The last ever episode of Two and a Half Men has now aired in the US, featuring appearances from John Stamos, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Christian Slater plus several of Charlie’s Harper’s exes.
There was much speculation about whether Charlie Sheen would make an appearance, but the episodes was aptly called “Of Course He’s Dead.”
The final sequence included a lookalike actor (whose face is never revealed) walking up to the beach house door and pressing the bell, before a piano is dropped on him. The camera pulls back to reveal
creator Chuck Lorre sitting in a director’s chair, telling the camera, “Winning!” – a reference to Sheen’s past claims.
A title card explained:
“I know a lot of you might be disappointed that you didn’t get to see Charlie Sheen in tonight’ s finale. For the record, he was offered a role. Our idea was to have him walk up to the front door in the last scene, ring the doorbell, then turn, look directly into the camera and go off on a maniacal rant about the dangers of drug abuse. He would then explain that these dangers only applied to average people. That he was far from average. He was a ninja warrior from Mars. He was invincible.
“And then we would drop a piano on him.
“We thought it was funny.
“Instead, he wanted us to write a heart warming scene that would set up his return to primetime TV in a new sitcom called The Harpers starring him and Jon Cryer.
“We thought that was funny too.”
Sheen took to Twitter to address his absence. “Attention World: If you’re looking for my much anticipated cameo on network TV, you’ll have to check out “The Goldbergs” Wed Feb. 25th on ABC! I go where the love is. c #OfCourseI’mNot”