Charlie Sheen Handpicks Best ‘Two and a Half Men’ Episodes for Pre-‘Anger Management’ Marathon
Three more days will see Charlie Sheen once again unleashed on all our television screens, with the debut of Sheen's post 'Two and a Half Men' vehicle 'Anger Management.' Ever since FX picked up the project, very loosely adapted from the 2003 film of the same name, eyes and ears have been on Sheen to see how he'd handle his first gig after exiting CBS' powerhouse sitcom. Still, who needs hard feelings? The Ma-Sheen wants you to see the very best of 'Men' first!
Perhaps attempting to bury the hatchet, FX has announced that it will air a marathon of the best 24 episodes of 'Two and a Half Men, hand-picked by its former star himself, none other than Charlie Sheen. Beginning Thursday, June 28 at 9:00 a.m. the 'Two and a Half Men' marathon will serve as a lead-in to the premiere of Sheen's new FX sitcom 'Anger Management.'
Of course, it's hot-topic to see Sheen having anything to do with 'Two and a Half Men,' again, given his spectacularly fiery exit and public meltdown, but the actor had his own words to say on letting bygones be bygones:
As I culled through the mass of shows, eight-plus years, I was met with a theme of innocence. These are the memories that I take from this epic time. Not necessarily the work, but the experiences, the friendships created instantly and over time. I hope viewers share a similar feeling or two and a lot of laughs when they tune in.
Who cares how it ended? When it was good, it was great. We were in the middle of something big, the return of the sitcom. We were hungry and we were winning.
The full list of Sheen's 'Men' episodes to air this Thursday on FX is below:
9 am “Pilot” | Charlie reluctantly allows Alan and Jake to live with him.
9:30 am “Go East on Sunset Until You Reach the Gates of Hell”| When Alan’s attempt to provide Jake with a fun-filled father/son weekend backfires, Charlie tries to console his brother by taking him to a local bar and getting Alan totally inebriated.
10 am “Merry Thanksgiving” | When Charlie finds out that his favorite former girlfriend, Lisa, is getting married, he desperately tries to prove to her that he has become a better family man.
10:30 am “Camel Filters and Pheromones” | Charlie’s cleaning woman brings her sexy and rebellious 16-year-old daughter Prudence to Charlie’s house.
11 am “An Old Flame with a New Wick” | Charlie’s old flame, Jill, comes for a visit, but had an operation and is now called “Bill.”
11:30 am “No Sniffing, No Wowing” | Alan takes Charlie to meet with his sexy and determined divorce attorney, Laura, after Judith expresses concern that Charlie is a bad influence on Jake.
12 pm “Just Like Buffalo” | When Jake imitates one of Charlie’s sexist remarks in front of Judith’s support group, the women decide that Charlie’s home is an unfit environment for the child.
12:30 pm“Back Off, Mary Poppins” | Alan feels hurt when Charlie asks him to stay out of the house while Charlie’s buddies come over.
1 pm “Yes, Monsignor” | Charlie encounters Lisa, the woman he thought was “the one” until she informed him of her engagement to another man.
1:30 pm “Smell the Umbrella Stand” | On a boring, rainy weekend, Charlie convinces Alan to ride with Jake and him to Las Vegas.
2 pm “Squab, Squab, Squab, Squab, Squab” | When Evelyn learns that Jake spent his entire spring vacation with his other grandparents, she pressures Alan into letting Jake stay with her for a night.
2:30 pm “Sleep Tight, Puddin’ Pop” | Charlie finds himself in a compromising position after getting drunk and spending the evening with his stalker, Rose.
3 pm “That Voodoo That I Do Do” | After Charlie’s romantic overtures toward attractive ballet teacher Mia are rejected, Charlie tries to prove to Alan that he can persuade her to go on a date with him.
3:30 pm “Santa’s Village of the Damned” | When Alan dates a cooking instructor, Sandy, both he and Charlie gain weight.
4 pm “Arguments for the Quickie” | When Charlie finds out that his ex-girlfriend, Mia, is in town with her dance troupe and wants him to come to her performance, he opts not to go and tries to behave as if he were no longer attracted to her.
4:30 pm “That Pistol-Packin’ Hermaphrodite” | As Charlie and Mia plan their wedding, their families meet, and things immediately begin to fall apart.
5 pm “Release the Dogs” | Unable to sleep, Alan takes Charlie’s suggestion and goes for a jog on the beach.
5:30 pm“Is There a Mrs. Waffles?” | Charlie finds success as a children’s singing star, making Alan miserable.
6 pm “David Copperfield Slipped me a Roofie” | Convinced that Alan’s family doesn’t fully appreciate him, Melissa invites Alan to live with her and her mom.
6:30 pm “Baseball was Better with Steroids” | Charlie starts to question his relationship with Chelsea when he hears that Mia is back in town.
7 pm “I Found Your Mustache” | Charlie and Chelsea have a post-breakup one-night stand.
7:30 pm “Gumby with a Pokey” | While Alan and Jake go to Sacramento to pick up a grandfather clock, Charlie gets a prescription for medical marijuana to help him sleep and forget about Chelsea.
8 pm “Hookers, Hookers, Hookers” | Lyndsey and Eldridge move into Charlie’s house after Alan burns down their home.
8:30 pm “Chocolate Diddlers or Mr. Puppy’s Dead” | When Charlie and Courtney break up, Charlie falls into a depression and goes to see his psychiatrist.
What say you? Can you leave memories of 'Two and a Half Men' behind enough to enjoy Sheen's new turn on 'Anger Management?' Will you tune in for the marathon? Sound off below!