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Of Course He's Dead is the two part final episode of Season 12 of Two and a Half Men and the final episode of the series. It aired on February 19, 2015.


Charlie Harper died four years ago. Or did he?


The cold open of the series finale begins with a flashback to Charlie's funeral where Mia asks why they cannot see Charlie's body and Rose explains that he was hit by a train and "his body just exploded like a balloon full of meat". In the present day, Rose merrily prepares tuna and vodka on a tray which she lowers into a pit in her basement for an unknown occupant.

Alan receives a letter informing him that $2.5 million in royalties for Charlie is waiting to be collected. Alan needs Charlie's death certificate so he can collect the money but is unable to find one, or any proof that Charlie is dead. Walden asks how Alan knows Charlie's dead and Alan realizes his only proof is Rose's word. Meanwhile, Rose enters her basement/dungeon singing a song about marriage and is shocked to find that her captive has escaped. Clues begin to mount that Charlie is still alive - Alan discovers that the royalty money has been claimed by an unknown person and deposited into an account in the Cayman Islands; Alan and his mother receive threatening messages while Jenny receives a mysterious check for $100,000 and an apology from someone who is sorry they were never there; Alan receives a FedEx package addressed to Charlie containing whiskey, cigars, and a knife Charlie used to wield while chasing Alan around the house.

Rose reveals to Alan, Walden, Berta and Evelyn that Charlie is still alive and tells them the whole story which was relayed in an animated sequence. She had caught him cheating with a hooker, a mime and a goat and stormed out. Charlie caught up with her at the train station where she tried to have her revenge by throwing him into the path of an oncoming train; however, his fall was deflected by the goat who fell into the train's path instead (and whose ashes were passed off as Charlie's). Rose bound and gagged Charlie, took him back to America, and imprisoned him in a dungeon underneath a house she bought in Sherman Oaks for four years until he escaped. After telling the story Walden receives a threatening message and he and Alan go to the police, while Evelyn goes into hiding. Alan and Walden go to the police and talk to to Lt. Wagner (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger), and in the process re-tell the story of Two and a Half Men, revealing various plot holes and weaknesses. The detective sends them home where they find life size cardboard cutouts of themselves wearing nooses. Jake Harper drops by and tells a surprised Alan and Walden that he left the Army and is now married, has 2 kids, and living in Japan when he received a mysterious $250,000 check and a note saying "I'm Alive", Jake gambled with the money in Vegas yielding $2.5 million in winnings. Jake then leaves and they're contacted by Lt. Wagner who tells them that Charlie has been captured; however, the suspect turns out to be Christian Slater. Alan, Walden and Berta (who has also received a check from Charlie, and announces that she will retire), celebrate and relax in lounge chairs, drinking Charlie’s scotch and smoking his Cuban cigars, thinking he’s been captured, when they see a helicopter carrying a grand piano, like the one Charlie used to play, approaching the house. Charlie, shown only from the back, approaches the door and had just rung the doorbell when the piano falls on him and crushes him to death. The camera pulls back and series producer Chuck Lorre, sitting in a director's chair, turns around and says "winning" (a Charlie Sheen catchphrase), only to have a piano fall on him as well, ending the episode, and the series. Scene cuts to Porky Pig in his famous quote "Th-Th-Th-That's all folks!" then zooming in to the Warner Bros. shield.


Guest Starring


Part 1
  • Chris Coppola
  • Caitlin O'Connor
  • Ludi Delfino
Part 2
  • Roger V. Burton
  • Michael Edwin

Title Quotation From

Alan, after Walden asks him how he knows that Charlie is really dead.


[The series' last lines]
Walden: Wow, look at that.
Berta: Someone's having a piano delivered by helicopter.
Alan: That's the kind of extravagant thing Charlie would do. He had a baby grand just like that.
Walden: It's coming right this way. You don't think...that it's possible that the cops got the wrong guy, do you?
Alan and Berta: [after a thought] Nah!
[Charlie, seen from behind, walks up to the front door and rings the doorbell. He is immediately crushed by the piano. Pull back to find, sitting in the director's chair...]
Chuck Lorre: [turning to audience] Winning.
[A piano crushes him]

Trivia and Goofs

  • Despite it being the final episode, "Of Course He's Dead" has a more tongue-in-cheek tone with more meta jokes, intentionally bad subversions, and many winks at the camera. it plays more like a satire of "botched" series finales then a legit episode. It is possible this was not considered to be a "canon" episode.
  • The only Two and a Half Men episode to air back-to-back on the same night on CBS.
  • Every single character who was ever part of the main cast over the course of all 12 seasons, appears in this episode in some capacity. Although Charlie Harper is played by a body-double (whose face is not revealed) instead of Charlie Sheen, and Louis is shown only in a photo.
  • Despite being a popular character, Herb does not appear in this episode, nor is there any mention of him. Elsewhere, Melissa does not appear when Alan calls several of his ex-lovers despite her having several flings with him. Neither do Kate, who was dating Walden for a long time, and Gretchen, who was engaged to Alan.
  • Rose's flashback involving Charlie Harper was demonstrated using CGI animation. It is unknown why.
  • Porky Pig and Pepe Le Pew from make cameo appearances in the CGI animation part.
  • Bizarrely, no-one tried getting Rose arrested for her crimes: kidnapping, attempted murder.
    • She also doesn't jump off the deck, finally admitting "That's stupid."
  • According to Chuck Lorre, the ending was going to be different at first by saying that: “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,” Lorre began. “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. He didn’t.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.”


Two and a Half Men Episodes
Season 1
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Season 2
Back Off, Mary PoppinsEnjoy Those Garlic BallsA Bag Full of JaweaGo Get Mommy's BraBad News from the ClinicThe Price of Healthy Gums Is Eternal VigilanceA Kosher Slaughterhouse Out in FontanaFrankenstein and the Horny VillagersYes, MonsignorThe Salmon Under My SweaterLast Chance to See Those TattoosA Lungful of AlanZejdz z Moich Wlosów a.k.a. Get Off My HairThose Big Pink Things With CoconutsSmell the Umbrella StandCan You Eat Human Flesh With Wooden Teeth?Woo-Hoo, a Hernia Exam!It Was Mame, MomA Low, Guttural Tongue-Flapping NoiseI Always Wanted a Shaved MonkeyA Sympathetic Crotch to Cry OnThat Old Hose Bag Is My MotherSquab, Squab, Squab, Squab, SquabDoes This Smell Funny to You?
Season 3
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Season 4
Working for CaligulaWho's Vod Kanockers?The Sea is a Harsh MistressA Pot Smoking MonkeyA Live Woman of Proven FertilityApologies for the FrivolityRepeated Blows to His Unformed HeadRelease the DogsCorey's Been Dead for an HourKissing Abraham LincolnWalnuts and DemerolCastrating Sheep in MontanaDon't Worry, Speed RacerThat's Summer Sausage, Not SalamiMy Damn StalkerYoung People Have Phlegm TooI Merely Slept with a CommieIt Never Rains in HootervilleSmooth as a Ken DollAunt Myra Doesn't Pee a LotTucked, Taped and GorgeousMr. McGlue's FeedbagAnteaters. They're Just Crazy-Lookin'Prostitutes and Gelato
Season 5
Large Birds, Spiders and MomMedia Room Slash DungeonDum Diddy Dum Diddy DooCity of Great RacksPutting Swim Fins on a CatHelp Daddy Find His ToenailThe Leather Gear Is in the Guest RoomIs There a Mrs. Waffles?Shoes, Hats, Pickle Jar LidsKinda Like NecrophiliaMeander to Your DanderA Little Clammy and None Too FreshThe Soil is MoistWinky-Dink TimeRough Night in Hump JunctionLook at Me, Mommy, I'm PrettyFish in a DrawerIf My Hole Could TalkWaiting for the Right Snapper
Season 6
Taterhead is Our Love ChildPie Hole, HerbDamn You, Eggs BenedictThe Flavin' and the Mavin'A Jock Strap In HellIt's Always Nazi WeekBest H.O. Money Can BuyPinocchio's MouthThe Mooch At The BooHe Smelled The Ham, He Got ExcitedThe Devil's LubeThank God for ScoliosisI Think You Offended DonDavid Copperfield Slipped Me a RoofieI'd Like to Start with the CatShe'll Still Be Dead at HalftimeThe 'Ocu' or the 'Pado'?My Son's Enormous HeadThe Two Finger RuleHello, I am Alan CousteauAbove Exalted CyclopsSir Lancelot's Litter BoxGood Morning, Mrs. ButterworthBaseball Was Better With Steroids
Season 7
818-jklpuzoWhipped Unto The Third GenerationMmm, fish. Yum.Laxative Tester, Horse InseminatorFor The Sake of The ChildGive Me Your ThumbUntainted by FilthGorp. Fnark. Schmegle.Captain Terry's Spray-On HairThat's Why They Call It "Ball Room"Warning, It's DirtyFart Jokes, Pie and CelesteYay, No Polyps!Crude and Uncalled ForAye, Aye, Captain DoucheTinkle Like a PrincessI Found Your MoustacheIxnay On The Oggie DayKeith Moon Is Vomiting In His GraveI Called Him MagooGumby with a PokeyThis Is Not Gonna End Well
Season 8
Three Girls and a Guy Named BudA Bottle of Wine and a JackhammerA Pudding-Filled CactusHookers, Hookers, HookersThe Immortal Mr. Billy JoelTwanging Your Magic ClangerThe Crazy Bitch GazetteSpringtime on a StickA Good Time in Central AfricaOw, Ow, Don't StopDead from the Waist DownChocolate Diddlers or My Puppy's DeadSkunk, Dog Crap and KetchupLookin' for Japanese SubsThree Hookers and a Philly CheesesteakThat Darn Priest
Season 9
Nice to Meet You, Walden SchmidtPeople Who Love PeepholesBig Girls Don't Throw FoodNine Magic FingersA Giant Cat Holding a ChurroThe Squat and the HoverThose Fancy Japanese ToiletsThank You For The IntercourseFrodo's HeadshotsA Fishbowl Full of Glass EyesWhat A Lovely Landing StripOne False Move, Zimbabwe!Slowly and In A Circular FashionA Possum on ChemoThe Duchess of Dull-in-SackSips, Sonnets and SodomyNot In My Mouth!The War Against GingivitisPalmdale, EchGrandma's PieMr. Hose Says "Yes"Why We Gave Up WomenThe Straw In My Donut HoleOh Look! Al-Qaeda!
Season 10
I Changed My Mind About the MilkA Big Bag of DogFour Balls, Two Bats and One MittYou Do Know What The Lollipop Is ForThat's Not What They Call It In AmsterdamFerrets, Attack!Avoid The Chinese MustardSomething My Gynecologist SaidI Scream When I PeeOne Nut JohnsonGive Santa a Tail-HoleWelcome to AlancrestGrab A Feather And Get In LineRun, Steven Staven! Run!Paint It, Pierce It or Plug ItAdvantage: Fat, Flying BabyThrogwarten Middle School MysteriesThe 9:04 From PembertonBig Episode. Someone Stole A SpoonBazinga! That's From a TV ShowAnother Night With Neil DiamondMy Bodacious VidaliaCows, Prepare to be Tipped
Season 11
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Season 12
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