The Harper brothers Charlie and Alan are almost opposites but form a great team. They have little in common except their dislike for their mundane, maternally cold and domineering mother, Evelyn. Alan, a compulsively neat chiropractor and control-freak, is thrown out by his manipulative wife Judith who nevertheless gets him to pay for everything and do most jobs in the house. Charlie is a freelance jingle composer and irresistible Cassanova who lives in a luxurious beach-house and rarely gets up before noon. Charlie "temporarily" allows Alan and his son Jake, a food-obsessed, lazy kid who shuttles between his parents, to move in with them after Alan's separation/divorce. The sitcom revolves around their conflicting lifestyles, raising Jake (who has the efficient, caring dad while having a ball with his fun-loving sugar uncle who teaches him boyish things), and bantering with Evelyn and various other friends and family. Other fairly regular characters include Charlie's cleaning lady ...
Charlie Lives! (syndication)
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Guest star Denise Richards, also Charlie Sheen's ex-wife, played Lisa in Two and a Half Men: Happy Thanksgiving (2003) and Two and a Half Men: Yes, Monsignor (2004) and guest star Sandra McCoy played Tina in Two and a Half Men: Working for Caligula (2006). They both also starred in the Wild Things series. Richards starred as Kelly Van Ryan in Wild Things (1998) and Sandra McCoy as Elena Sandoval in Wild Things: Diamonds in the Rough (2005). See more
The location on the umbrella stand switches from the left side of the door to the right side and some times its not even there at all. See more
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The Chuck Lorre Productions vanity card at the end of each episode consists of the words "Chuck Lorre Productions", the vanity card number, and a short essay or mini screenplay that changes with each episode. Topics have included a riff on slang words that Lorre wants to coin, the reason a certain scene containing the line of dialog that was used as the episode's title was edited out, and a screenplay about Lorre's assistant entering his office and finding him curled up in the fetal position. See more
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