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So Charlie Sheen, 'Two and a Half Men' is Cancelled, you screwed over your cast and crew, AND you rip Ryan Howard?


water cooler logoIf the public wasn’t fed up yet with Charlie Sheen’s drunken rants and overall egregious behavior, Thursday might have been the final straw.

Sheen appeared on (of all places) Alex Jones’ radio show. As he talked with Jones, it’s quite possible that the “real” Charlie Sheen finally showed his true colors to the public. Here are some of the classic quotes taken from this broadcast (courtesy of http://www.startribune.com)

On alcoholism:

Sheen says it's a "bootleg cult" with a success rate of only 5%, while his is 100% and added, "Newsflash .. I am special and I will never be one of you."

Sheen’s response when Jones tells Charlie he sounds like Thomas Jefferson:

"I'm not Thomas Jefferson. He was a p***y! But I dare anyone to debate me on things."

On his drug and alcohol issues, "I have a disease? Bulls**t! I cured it ... with my mind."

Former Phillie Lenny Dykstra was on Jones' show last week along with Sheen, and he completely backed him. Enough said. Oddly enough, Sheen even took a swipe at Ryan Howard at one point in the interview.

This redefined "train wreck." Nothing is worse than two cluless human beings stroking each others egos and justifying their behavior. How bad is it when someone like Sheen makes Dykstra sound like a Rhodes Scholar. Moreover, Jones was just as clueless as Dykstra. Don't believe me? Listen...



Now lets go back to Thursday, when Sheen took a swipe at ‘Two and a Half Men’ creator Chuck Lorre, who has expressed his recent frustruations regarding Sheen on the vanity cards at the end of each episode of 'Men.'

In response to these current events of the ever changing Sheen soap opera, CBS pulled the plug on ‘Men’ for the remainder of the season. And although it is renewed through 2012, don’t be surprised if Charlie Harper has threatened to throw Alan out of the house for the last time.

Sheen makes $2,5 million for each episode of the series, which is one of CBS’ biggest money makers. The show outperforms first-run episodes of other shows when repeats are aired. Needless to say, there will be plenty of those for the next seven months.

It’s obvious that Sheen is in dire need of help. This is nothing we haven’t discussed at the dinner table on more than one occasion. One can only imagine what his parents and siblings are going through with this. What is lost in the muddle is that Sheen has completely put the screws to his cast, as well as the 300 crew members of “Men,” who AREN’T making $2.5  a show. The inexcusible actions of a single man putting all of those workers out of a job show Sheen's lack of respect for anyone. I wouldn't WANT to ever work with him again, regardless of how big he is.

The cast won’t discuss this publicly because they won’t bite the hand that feeds them. As much as CBS would love to insert “Charlie and Alan’s long lost cousin” into Sheen’s role, there is no way that ‘Men’ can continue without him (just watch ‘Chico and the Man’ after Freddie Prinze died). In saying that, I would KILL to go off the record with Jon Cryer and ask him how he REALLY feels about Sheen.  Even if Sheen truly recovers, could he ever go back to that set after bashing Lorre and leaving the cast and crew out to dry?

In some “beyond my level of comprehension” sort of way, Sheen has always been able to win over the public no matter what trials and tribulations he brought upon himself.

After this, it’s highly unlikely that the public will be so forgiving anymore.

Contact Joe Vallee at jvallee@philly2philly.com

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