The King is Dead

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The most popular comedy on TV, Two and a Half Men, appears to be dead, probably for good, thanks to the truly fucked rantings of Charlie Sheen. Now, I’m enjoying the same level of schadenfreude as every other comedy nerd out there at the death of this grotesque giant of a show, but it does make it harder to really savor this when Sheen is so very clearly ill. I mean, come on: “I’ve got magic. I’ve got poetry in my fingertips. Most of the time — and this includes naps — I’m an F-18, bro. And I will destroy you in the air. I will deploy my ordnance to the ground.” This guy needs help, badly, be it for a drug addiction or some other mental issue, and I hope he gets it.

So let’s just say congrats on your run, Chuck Lorre, and here’s to a smarter replacement.