One of the most famous brands of Two and a Half Men is its opening, “sung” by the main cast. However, Charlie (Charlie Sheen), Alan (Jon Cryer) and Jake (Angus T. Jones) never actually voiced the series’ theme. In fact, the music was composed by the sitcom creators themselves, Chuck-Lorre and Lee Aronsohn, with the help of professionals in the studio.
Over its 12 seasons, which ran from 2003 to 2015, the opening was also known to change as Jones grew up. In addition, it featured the introduction of Ashton Kutcher, after the actor stepped in as Sheen’s replacement in season 9, in a new role.
It’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time Lorre has taken on a composition. The creator of other famous comedies such as The Big Bang Theorywas responsible for the design theme of the 1990s of The Ninja Turtles.
In addition, composer Grant Geissman was also asked to help make the music. In fact, he is the one who actually plays the jingles on the piano, which, in the show, is Charlie’s work.
Two and a Half Men became one of the most popular series on TV. The plot began with Alan and Jake moving in with Charlie at his beach house after the chiropractor got divorced. In addition to its success on television, the show was also known for its behind-the-scenes problems.
During the title run, problems in Sheen’s personal life and his on-set behavior eventually led to his dismissal. Soon, he was replaced by Kutcher, who played a new character who buys the house in which the story takes place.
Jones was also the subject of controversy and ended up leaving the attraction. In the recordings of the last seasons, the actor’s involvement with a religion made him start to criticize the content of the series, although he returned for the last episode.
Recently, Sheen declared his willingness to reboot Two and a Half Men. However, his constant bickering with Lorre is hardly likely to cause a continuation of the hit series to be discussed.