Did The Writers Of Two And A Half Men Predict The Downfall Of Charlie Sheen?
The adventures of hotel-rampaging knife enthusiast Charlie Sheen were bound to come to an end, however briefly, at some point. So, the actor's long delayed entrance into a rehab facility after an epic 36-hour bender came as no surprise to most -- especially the writers of his hit "comedy" series Two and a Half Men. The title of the show's Feb. 7 episode is, eerily enough, "Three Hookers and a Philly Cheesesteak."
First off, bravo to the creative geniuses over there at Men for yet another delightfully misogynistic episode title. It seems like a brilliant idea to play up this notion of cutting women down when your show's biggest liability is a man who went after his wife with a knife, had a screaming hooker locked in a hotel closet and shot then-girlfriend Kelly Preston in the arm. Yeeeeeeah.
As for some critiques, the cheesesteak seems like a waste. While $20,000 worth of disco snow will no doubt get the jaw working overtime, who is going to have an appetite after that? Though, having not viewed the episode, perhaps there is some sort of scavenger hunt theme where Charlie must obtain three hookers AND a philly cheesesteak -- one of which seems near impossible on the California-set sitcom.
The good news is that the show's recently announced hiatus means that the writing staff can spend more time putting their clairvoyant abilities to work. Even TMZ-loving sidekick Jon Cryer could join in the fun!
Oh, and heads up. The episode after this is entitled "That Darn Priest."