Charlie Sheen selects favorite “Two and a Half Men” episodes for FX marathon

As his new FX series Anger Management gets set to debut this Thursday, June 28, Charlie Sheen will be taking a look back at his former series, Two and a Half Men, when FX presents a 12-hour marathon of Sheen’s 24 favorite episodes of Men on Thursday from 9am-9pm, leading into the series premiere of Anger Management.

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“I’ve said, it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish,” Sheen says, about the process of selecting the Two and a Half Men episodes for this marathon. “Being tasked with the opportunity of picking my favorite 24 episodes presented a scenario that was quite the opposite. As I culled through the mass of shows, eight-plus years, I was met with a theme of innocence.

“I felt lighter, younger. I could still hear the jokes, and the stories we all told in place of rehearsals. I can still see 9-year-old Angus riding his Razor up and down the camera aisle; his self-appointed surrogate guardian Chuck Lorre watching with pride and also concern.  I can hear the echoes of Jon’s genius, Conchata’s laugh, Holland’s leadership and Marin’s quiet grace. And the crew, the amazing crew.

“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 June 28 Two and a Half Men marathon lineup of Sheen picks features:

9am: “Pilot”
9:30am: “Go East on Sunset Until You Reach the Gates of Hell”
10am: “Merry Thanksgiving”
10:30am: “Camel Filters and Pheromones”
11am: “An Old Flame With a New Wick”
11:30am: “No Sniffing, No Wowing”
12pm: “Just Like Buffalo”
12:30pm: “Back Off, Mary Poppins”
1pm: “Yes, Monsignor”
1:30pm: “Smell the Umbrella Stand”
2pm: Squab, Squab, Squab, Squab, Squab”
2:30pm: “Sleep Tight, Puddin’ Pop”
3pm: “That Voodoo  That I Do Do”
3:30pm: “Santa’s Village of the Damned”
4pm: “Arguments for the Quickie”
4:30pm: “That Pistol-Packin’ Hermaphrodite”
5pm: “Release the Dogs”
5:30pm: “Is There a Mrs. Waffles?”
6pm: “David Copperfield Slipped Me a Roofie”
6:30pm: “Baseball Was Better With Steroids”
7pm: “I Found Your Mustache”
7:30pm: “Gumby With a Pokey”
8pm: “Hookers, Hookers, Hookers”
8:30pm: “Chocolate Diddlers or Mr. Puppy’s Dead”

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