TBBT and ‘Two and a Half Men’ got unlucky with their “thirteenth” season. Could an epic crossover make them lucky again? Scroll down for the complete story.
Two of Chuck Lorre’s biggest hits– ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and ‘Two and a Half Men’- got unlucky with their thirteenth season. Both the shows ended their run with the twelfth season. While fans expectantly wait for the shows to return, a new crossover theory is taking over the internet.
Will Chuck Lorre turn the lady luck by bringing the TV’s biggies together? Let’s find out!
- Unlucky thirteen: ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and ‘Two and a Half Men’ couldn’t make it to the thirteenth season
- When ‘The Big Bang Theory’ met ‘Two and a Half Men’
- How about turning the lady luck with an epic crossover between CBS’s biggest hits
The concept of an epic crossover between Chuck Lorre’s ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and ‘Two and a Half Men’ may seem absurd as both the shows are poles apart. But, the idea is not too difficult to perceive for the eagle-eyed fans of the shows. In fact, they have already found points of contact between both the shows.
The former show’s catchphrase “Bazinga” has been heard on the latter, and the latter’s lead character Charlie Harper (Charlie Sheen) has been seen hanging around on the former. Instances of many more such overlappings are abundant in both the shows. Let’s take a look at some of them, and explore the possibility of this super-exciting crossover!
Unlucky thirteen: TBBT and ‘Two and a Half Men’ couldn’t make it to the thirteenth season
The 12-season-long journey of ‘Two and a Half Men’ has been full of controversy. The public feud between Charlie Sheen and Chuck Lorre, that led to Sheen getting fired from the show, is no secret. The show even managed to continue in the aftermath of Sheen’s exit.
After firing Charlie Sheen, Chuck Lorre killed his character on the show and brought in Ashton Kutcher as the new lead. Kutcher praised Charlie’s work before his debut. “I can’t replace Charlie Sheen, but I’m going to work my ass off to entertain the hell out of people”, he said.
‘Two and a Half Men’ received a boost with the hype around Ashton Kutcher. His debut episode was seen by whooping 28.7 million people, the highest ever in the series’ history. The show won in three out of four Emmy nominations and seemed “less evil” now, in comparison to Charlie Sheen’s era. In short, Kutcher had saved the show from its doom. But even the Kutcher charm could not save the show from the unlucky number thirteen. As soon as the series reached the count of 12, things started going bad for the show.
The ratings were down, fans were bored, and, in 2012, former star Angus T. Jones called the comedy “filth” and asked people to stop watching it. A show that managed to drive past big controversies in the past, could not take it anymore after season 12. It felt like the unlucky number 13 had played its game.
Similar things happened to ‘The Big Bang Theory’. Chuck Lorre had sorted out everything for season 13 and season 14 until Jim Parsons shocked everyone with his announcement. He expressed his lack of interest in continuing with Sheldon’s role any further. All of a sudden, Jim Parsons was bored, his Aries zodiac sign signalled him to stop doing TBBT. Later on, he confessed that he wanted to slow down a bit and focus on his personal life.
Sheldon Cooper, played by Jim Parsons, was the fulcrum of ‘The Big Bang Theory’. Chuck Lorre could not drive the show for the thirteenth outing without him. So, instead, he announced the cancellation with season twelve.
When “Bazinga” was heard on ‘Two and a Half Men’
In the twentieth episode of the tenth season of ‘Two and a Half Men’, Jake used the famous expression from ‘The Big Bang Theory’- “Bazinga”. Viewers often hear this expression from Sheldon in TBBT. People around Jake, in the show, got confused. Jake then quips that it’s from a television show!
Additionally, the episode itself is titled “Bazinga! That’s From a TV Show”. This seemingly hints at Lorre’s intent to affect an overlapping or crossover between the two shows. Even though this crossover did not materialize earlier, the time is still ripe.
The Ohshikuru theme song on ‘The Big Bang Theory’
Fans of both the shows were delighted when they suddenly heard Charlie Harper’s jingle “Oshikuru: Demon Samurai” on TBBT. This happens in the third season of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ in the episode titled “The Gothowitz Deviation”.
When Charlie Sheen was hanging in the same bar as the gang of TBBT
Charlie Sheen appeared as himself on ‘The Big Bang Theory’ while ‘Two and a Half Men’ was on still on air. Raj tells Sheen at a bar that he’s going to be in People magazine and Charlie nods. Before Charlie Sheen’s scene, Raj is seen boasting about his coverage in Time magazine to his friends.
How about turning the lady luck with an epic crossover of CBS’s biggest hits
Since Chuck Lorre holds the strings of both the shows, he can intertwine them into something like an Arrowverse crossover. Chuck Lorre has created his own universe of successful series on CBS. Both ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and ‘Two and a Half Men’ were stung by the bad luck of thirteen.
Audiences generally enjoy crossovers. These special episodes often lead to a doubling of the viewership because fans of all the shows combine in the crossover. Though ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and ‘Two and a Half Men’ have ended, fans are far from moving over the shows. The excitement remains for both the shows and it might be a good idea to exploit this excitement.
A special crossover season of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and ‘Two and a Half Men’ seems like a fun idea, with double the comedy and double the fun. We hope Chuck Lorre is listening and finally makes a decision which is in sync with the demands of the fans.
Let us know if the idea of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and ‘Two and a Half Men’ crossover excites you too. How do you think this crossover can move forward? Share your thoughts in the comments box below.