Charlie Sheen and Chuck Lorre’s feud has been subject to discussion ever since the actor was fired from ‘Two and a Half Men’. When the series finale aired, the fan-favourite Charlie Harper was expected to make a final appearance. Instead, the show’s creator Chuck Lorre humiliated Charlie Sheen by killing off his character!
‘Two and A Half Men’ has been regarded as one of the best comedy sitcoms on television. Chuck Lorre aka the “King of Sitcoms” wrote a series about a rich jingle writer living a luxurious life. The show revolved around Charlie Harper’s (Charlie Sheen) character who was selfish, arrogant, a womanizer, and lived a carefree life. To compensate for the character’s flaws, the writers threw in Alan, his uptight brother, and his nephew Jake. The two joined Harper in his Malibu beach house and several moments of comedy transpired. The sitcom is one of CBS network’s most popular shows but has been full of controversy.
Why was the character of Charlie killed in Two and a Half Men?
- Why did Chuck Lorre fire Charlie Sheen?
- How did Charlie Harper die?
- Are Chuck Lorre and Charlie Sheen friends now?
Charlie Sheen’s charm had captured the attention of viewers up until the eighth season, but it only lasted until he was fired. The actor was replaced by Ashton Kutcher who took on the role of Walden Schmidt, a billionaire who buys Harper’s house. Chuck Lorre killed Sheen’s character in the series, in a finale full of insults. Keep reading to find out how and why Charlie Harper met with his inevitable end.
Why did Chuck Lorre fire Charlie Sheen?
Charlie Sheen had a pattern of inappropriate behaviour during his time on ‘Two and a Half Men’. After the eighth season, unable to put up with his tactics anymore, the actor was fired by the show’s producers. The controversy began when the actors’ rehabilitation program forced the show into a production hiatus.
His self-destructive behaviour caused him to default on his contract. He was unable to dedicate his time to the show and even admitted to drug use. Charlie Sheen’s media rants knew no end, the actor incessantly made derogatory comments about the show and Chuck Lorre!
Sheen refused to return for a new season and announced that he would return only if Chuck Lorre wasn’t involved. A fitting reply arrived from the ‘Two and a Half Men’ producers when they terminated Sheen’s contract and replaced him.
How did Charlie Harper die?
In retaliation to the trouble caused by Charlie Sheen’s action off-screen, the show’s producers and writers killed off his character! The sitcom’s finale was a dig at him, and included jokes about drug use, and hinted at the actor’s scandals. At first, the season 9 premiere saw Harper die after getting hit by a train, a set up to introduce Kutcher as his replacement. In the series finale, however, it turns out that Charlie Harper had been alive through the years. He was being held as a prisoner for four years, in the basement of an obsessive lover.
Charlie Sheen never once appeared in the episode but, instead, viewers were presented with a lookalike. The Sheen look-alike maintains his back to the camera throughout the episode when suddenly a giant piano falls and crushes him. The scene then dramatically shifts to Chuck Lorre who says “winning“, a catchphrase Sheen used during his interviews.
Are Chuck Lorre and Charlie Sheen friends now?
Chuck Lorre and Charlie Sheen’s longstanding feud has made fans wonder if they have resolved their differences. According to a report posted by the “Daily Mail”, Sheen confessed that he wants to mend things with Chuck Lorre.
The star said,
“I haven’t in person. It is a thing I really want to mend. And he lives close by, I could easily go by and just drop a note under his door with my phone number, which I should, and I will”.
Charlie Sheen originally took responsibility for their fall out, admitting,
“I kind of poisoned the waters and I take responsibility for all of that”. He added, “You know I was really stupid and juvenile and uh, (Chuck is) one of the best and the brightest that this industry has ever had the pleasure of witnessing”.
Charlie Sheen seems to be a changed man since he commented on his former colleague, but there’s been no update on their friendship since. Charlie Sheen was the soul of the series, but Ashton Kutcher was just as charming. Do you agree? Let us know in the comments!