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Two and a Half Men 

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A hedonistic jingle writer's free-wheeling life comes to an abrupt halt when his brother and 10-year-old nephew move into his beach-front house.
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 30 wins & 70 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Jon Cryer ...  Alan Harper / ... 262 episodes, 2003-2015
Angus T. Jones ...  Jake Harper / ... 226 episodes, 2003-2015
Conchata Ferrell ...  Berta 211 episodes, 2003-2015
Charlie Sheen ...  Charlie Harper 178 episodes, 2003-2011
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The Harper brothers Charlie and Alan are almost opposites but form a great team. They have little in common except their dislike for their mundane, maternally cold and domineering mother, Evelyn. Alan, a compulsively neat chiropractor and control-freak, is thrown out by his manipulative wife Judith who nevertheless gets him to pay for everything and do most jobs in the house. Charlie is a freelance jingle composer and irresistible Cassanova who lives in a luxurious beach-house and rarely gets up before noon. Charlie "temporarily" allows Alan and his son Jake, a food-obsessed, lazy kid who shuttles between his parents, to move in with them after Alan's separation/divorce. The sitcom revolves around their conflicting lifestyles, raising Jake (who has the efficient, caring dad while having a ball with his fun-loving sugar uncle who teaches him boyish things), and bantering with Evelyn and various other friends and family. Other fairly regular characters include Charlie's cleaning lady ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Charlie Lives! (syndication) See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Ashton Kutcher's That 70s Show (1998) co-star and future wife Mila Kunis appeared in Two and a Half Men: Lan mao shi zai wuding shang (2014) as Vivian. Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis were married a year after the episode's broadcast on 4th July 2015. See more »

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The location on the umbrella stand switches from the left side of the door to the right side and some times its not even there at all. See more »

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[repeated line]
Berta: [whenever she sees a big mess being made] I ain't cleaning that up!
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Crazy Credits

The Chuck Lorre Productions vanity card at the end of each episode consists of the words "Chuck Lorre Productions", the vanity card number, and a short essay or mini screenplay that changes with each episode. Topics have included a riff on slang words that Lorre wants to coin, the reason a certain scene containing the line of dialog that was used as the episode's title was edited out, and a screenplay about Lorre's assistant entering his office and finding him curled up in the fetal position. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Robot Chicken: The Godfather of the Bride 2 (2011) See more »

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Two and a Half Men Theme
Music and Lyrics by Grant Geissman, Lee Aronsohn and Chuck Lorre
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most creative joke writing I've ever seen in years
16 April 2004 | by yoshuSee all my reviews

This show flat rocks!

Charlie Sheen has a reputation for being a wild child, John Cryer plays the perfect neurotic boob, and the writers play perfectly into the juxtaposition of the two. Toss in a juvenile (Angus Jones, aka Jake) and the scenes become flat hilarious, as the adults attempt to deal with often raunchy mature topics, while keeping the kid in the dark.

This show has some of the best creative writing I've seen in years. No clichéd 'dumbed-down for the masses' or hackneyed pratfalls here, all are setup and timed with perfect execution by the players. Some of the darkest, driest and quick-witted performances on TV in years, very reminiscent of the quirkiness and off-the-cuff repartee of Woody, Norm, et.al. on Cheers. One of the best original laughs on TV these days, hope it survives for a long time! A real treat, amidst all the dumbed down humor that's seems to prevail everywhere else.


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English

Release Date:

22 September 2003 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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