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Ashton Kutcher Goes Naked On Two And A Half Men Premiere


Sep. 20 2011, Published 10:30 a.m. ET

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Well, one thing’s for sure, Ashton Kutcher is certainly comfortable in his own skin -- literally.

Making his debut as the leading man on the ninth season premiere of Two and a Half Men Monday, Charlie Sheen's replacement left his clothes in the dressing room for long stretches of the highly-anticipated episode.

Huge ratings were anticipated on Monday, after the show's eighth season was cut short and shut down during Sheen's public fallout with executive producer/creator Chuck Lorre this past spring.

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The show kicked off with a funeral for Sheen's fast-living alter ego Charlie Harper, playing off the vices of the character (and actor that played him) as a host of Harper's ex-girlfriends returned for his funeral, insulting his memory with a stream of sex jokes.

Harper's neighbor Rose, eulogizing the character, implied she murdered Harper after catching him cheating on her following their engagement in Paris, as he “slipped” on a subway platform and was hit by an oncoming train.

"I want you all to know that Charlie didn't suffer: His body just exploded like a balloon full of meat," she said.

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In another part of the episode -- and another likely dig at Sheen -- Harper's housekeeper lamented all he ever wanted was "clean sheets and hosing the vomit off the occasional drug-addled hooker."

Celebrity cameos on the episode included John Stamos (who was rumored to be a possible replacement for Sheen before Kutcher was cast); and Jenna Elfman and Thomas Gibson, stars of another mega-successful Lorre show, Dharma and Greg.

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After Harper's ashes were delivered to Alan Harper (Jon Cryer), Kutcher made his grand entrance, causing Alan to drop the urn, with the ashes making a huge mess.

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Later on we learn his character is Walden Schmidt, an Internet billionaire who's depressed over a lost love; bought the house that Harper owned; and likes to walk around in the buff.

We'll see more (probably, a lot more) of the new cast when Two and a Half Men returns Monday at 9/8c.



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