25 Weird And Rare Facts About Two-And-A-Half Men.
"The day you start accepting limitations is the day you start dying, and I am not dying, my friend. I am living life to the fullest. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go throw up and take a nap." - Charlie
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1/20. Charlie Sheen became the highest paid actor on a comedy television show in 2008 with a reported $300,000 paid per episode for this show. By 2011, that had risen to $1,800,000.
2/20. Alan's alimony is $3875.32 per month.
3/20. Berta wasn't originally supposed to be a recurring character, but Conchata Ferrell proved to be such a hit with the audience, that she became a regular cast member at the start of season two.
4/20. Charlie Sheen does not play the piano on the show. He is dubbed by composer Grant Geissman, who plays offstage while Sheen fakes it on a dead keyboard. With composer Dennis C. Brown, Geissman also writes the music for the jingles Sheen's character creates.
5/20. Jon Cryer is the only cast member to appear in every episode.
6/20. It is revealed that Charlie was a planned child whilst Alan was only conceived because Evelyn "didn't want to smear her lipstick." Evelyn also told Alan he was the product of "a pitcher of Margaritas and a gas-station condom".
7/20. Production was halted during the eighth season due to Charlie Sheen publicly making disparaging remarks about CBS and creator Chuck Lorre. Only 16 episodes were produced that season instead of the usual 22 to 24. CBS and Warner Bros. terminated Sheen's contract. He was replaced with Ashton Kutcher in the ninth season.
8/20. Though he plays the younger brother on the show, Jon Cryer is actually five months older than Charlie Sheen. Cryer's birthday is April 16, 1965 and Sheen's birthday is September 3, 1965.
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9/20. Before playing Chelsea, Jennifer Taylor played four different women in three different episodes, including the Pilot. (All four were of interest to Charlie in their respective episodes.)
10/20. When the show won the People's Choice Award in 2003, Angus T. Jones (Jake) accepted it on behalf of the cast and crew.
11/20. Blythe Danner was the original choice for Charlie and Alan's mother, she appeared in the original unaired pilot. But she reluctantly had to drop out due to other conflicts.
12/20. Each episode derives its title from a line in the working script.
13/20. Alan has been to bed with five women previously dated by Charlie: Sherri (who threw him out before they had sex), Norma, Kandi (whom he married and who divorced him), Melissa and Rose.
14/20. Dr. Melnick was initially named Greg instead of Herb.
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15/20. Every outfit worn by Rose, without exception, has a rose or pattern of roses.
16/20. Martin Mull (the pharmacist) always asks the question "What? Are you a cop?" Even in other tv shows.
17/20. Alan's cell phone's ringtone in the beginning of the series is Ludwig van Beethoven's "Fr Elise". In later seasons, his ringtone is a possibly covered version of Fifth Dimension's "Up, Up, and Away." One of the show's running gags is Alan's cell phone ringing at unexpected times and places.
18/20. April Bowlby made ten appearances as a guest star in season three. However, when she got bumped up to regular cast member status in season four, she only appeared five times.
19/20. In one episode, it is said that Walden (Ashton Kutcher) is an underwear model. In real life he had a brief career in modeling underwear.
20/20. Hugh Grant was originally signed to replace Charlie Sheen. His character was to be smooth-talking con man who tricks Alan into letting him move in without paying rent. But Grant decided that he did not want to commit to multi-year contract for a television series and backed out of the role.
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21/25. In one scene of the show, Alan is sitting at the kitchen table talking to his son Jake about a math test on which Jake got a bad grade. At the beginning of the scene Alan holds the open test in his left hand. When the camera switches back to him a second later the test is now in his right hand. Finally at the end of the scene the test is back in his left hand but is now folded.
22/25. In season 10, episode 17, Lyndsey asks Walden how many billionaires there are in the world, and Walden tells her that there are 1,226 which, according to Forbes Magazine's May 7th, 2012 annual review, was the correct figure when the episode aired. Forbes' subsequent report (March 3rd, 2013), released just 10 days after the episode aired, stated that there were 1426 billionaires in the world.
23/25. This was the second TV series in which Charlie Sheen's character had been named "Charlie." The first was Spin City.
24/25. Charlie Sheen puts his jacket on the same way his father Martin Sheen did in the series The West Wing.
25/25. In one of the episodes of season 11, while they are playing Pictionary/drawing, Larry yells out Duckie from "Pretty in Pink" to Lindsey, and Alan looks confused. Jon Cryer, who plays Alan, played Duckie in "Pretty in Pink".
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