DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
JUDD Nelson? Has anyone thought of Judd Nelson to replace Charlie Sheen? I like Rob Lowe best out of the list of names that are going round, and clearly he’s the most plausible if one of the criteria is they need a guy who can get all possible women into bed, but is that really Charlie Sheen’s appeal?
Sheen was never hot in the way Rob Lowe’s hot. The only thing I can see being against Judd Nelson is his age. And the fact he’s been on the show before, which I found out just then when I looked him up on IMDb to see to what degree he was employed.
He still looks all right, though. No worse than Charlie Sheen anyway. Or Jon Cryer.
If it comes to that, who looks more like they spent the better part of their adult life indoors knocking themselves about? Not Charlie Sheen.
All the replacement names coming up are from the old Brat Pack, or adjuncts: James Spader, Matt Dillon, John Cusack . . .
John Cusack. Please. If they went down that road, they’d have to replace Jon Cryer with Ethan Hawke and the kid with Dakota Fanning. And then sack all the writers.
But who cares? Probably really only the network and the sponsors.
It’ll be a weak old show without Charlie Sheen. And it’s pretty weak now.
They’ve finally got around to a Ponzi storyline tonight, and naturally it involves the chiropractor brother as the cheat who’s not above taking money from his mother.
But she’d do the same if the shoe was on the other foot, you get the feeling.
Charlie’s still involved with Rose, who is still married to Manny Quinn, a cardboard cutout in a bad wig.
This episode was called Three Hookers and a Philly Cheesesteak in the US, but by the time it got to our delicate ears the Three Hookers had gone missing.
This made me laugh more than the show itself. Two and A Half Men Channel 9, 7.30pm
Looks OK: Jon Cryer