JoeBlowI appreciate your last line. I understand that I could be
wrong as well.I can only tell you that if you knew me at 16 and then
at 17 you would have been shocked at the change.Things I willingly
did at 16 I never would have done at 17 and I did try to dissuade friends from
going down my old paths.I would say that I did more than a 180 but
then, that would actually be less . . .I try to give folks the
benefit of the doubt.
"Is every young man you know of 17 mature and thoughtful? Could his
religious convictions have changed or at least firmed up?"Twin,
Certainly possible, but I doubt it. And while people can mature
some between 18 and 19 (per the one year contract that trackstar mentioned) they
seldom do a 180.The guy made lots of money. Maybe he did have a
change of heart. If so, walk away quietly.That would be much more classy
than badmouth the guy who made you rich while he is still paying you.Most people dont consider a 19 year old a 1/2 man. I am guessing he knew his
days were numbered.But, as always, I could be wrong.
Wow, so many kid bashers.At least after growing old enough to see the show
from a more mature prospective, he publicly declares it's trash.I'd say he's headed down a better path the Charlie.And I
don't see him judging any of you who have obviously seen the show a few
times.Too many judges with aching consciences.
The Scientist,I hardly think this qualifies as that evidence. I
know plenty of folks who walk away from money every day for something closer to
their hearts (and you probably do too). Yes, atheists do this as well. Why are
you upset?JoeBlow,Is every young man you know of 17
mature and thoughtful? Could his religious convictions have changed or at least
firmed up?BYUTrackStar,Can you play against type and be
okay? Sure. But is that not the same as the play or movie being against your
moral code.All,Please folks, give the kid a break. He
grew up and he learned something. Yeah, he made money along the way. Maybe he
will do something worthwhile with it. We’ll see.We should all
at least be able to understand that he had an up close and personal view of
Charlie Sheen. Even if the show had been a documentary about agricultural
methods, having Mr. Sheen on the set almost certainly made for some less than
wholesome experiences for a young man.
Thanks Track. I kind of figured that he had short term contracts.Kind of hypocritical to sign a recent contract, take the big bucks and then
complain publicly. I would think that CBS has grounds to show him the door.You sure you went to BYU? lol
Quibble over details all you want, but we have ample evidence that even the
self-righteous, "worthy" people have their price. No boggy. Just stop
declaring your moral superiority over nonbelievers.
JoeblowIn today's LA Times, quoting from the Hollywood
Reporter. It seems young Angus recently signed a one-year contract to do the
show at $350K per episode. I don't understand young Angus's problem
is. Vincent Price spent his most productive career years playing homocidal
maniacs. James Cagney made a career of playing gangsters. Neither Vincent nor
James were these characters in real life. Its called acting Angus.
2.5 Men, Big Bang Theory, Modern Family; they're all about sex. It's
get upset with the kid if you wish, but seeing the money he's making,
I'd say it takes a lot of courage, regardless of how much WAS made, to
finally say, "I can't do this anymore." Good for him, I
hope he can find something he can approve of and will bring him greater
So, This Angus has been on the show for 9 years, is pulling in over $300k per
episode has a net worth of over $15 million but JUST NOW has determined that the
show is "filth"Guessing that he signs contracts every one or
two years.I guess that he was not "mature" enough to
comprehend that the show was "filth" when he was 17+ and signing an $8
million contract.His motives and morals may have been a bit more
noble had he not gotten very rich before squawking. As a betting
man, I would have to think that the show was ready to let him go anyway.(and, yes, the shows content is for mature audiences. "filth"
Never seen it. We have TV and cable so we can watch special events, but
discovered years ago that there is so much more to life than watching most of
what is being produced for TV these days. His comment is not earth-shattering
news and could apply to most any soap opera, or sitcom over the last several
The fact that he is still cashing the royalty checks because the show also runs
in syndication shows how hypocritical this is. If he has any real values that
he purports, then he should quit the show immediately and give his income from
the show to charities.I will give him credit when he does, otherwise
he is a hypocrite.
Hutterite is absolutely correct. The show has not been the same since Charlie
left. FWIW, Big Bang theory is the only funny show on TV.My advice
for Angus... If you are truly unfulfilled; go make movies about the Rapture with
Kirk Cameron. Essentially, vanish from the face of the earth.... pun intended?
You folks criticizing it sure seem to know a lot about the show. :)
Can you imagine coming to your senses as a older teenager and realizing
you've been creating filth? It must be very disturbing for him, but better
late than never. Raunchiness and sex are the lowest common denominator so of
course Hollywood is "All In."
The kid's right. It hasn't been the same since charlie sheen left.
Plain and simple "Two and a half men" is a bawdy comedy. Success in
Television is measured by viewership. In the marketplace of ideas this show was
wildly successful. For 22 Minutes each week, the show came into your living
room. Its raison etre is simply to make us laugh and not change the channel.
While success has many Fathers. I dull show is an orphan. The show has run for
10 years now. I hope the CBS powers-that-be continue to pay the show's
writers truckloads of money to keep this old Track Star laughing weekly.
Also, me thinks the wee lamb Angus is suffering from sour grapes as his
episode appearence time has been cut back. Formerly cute child actors often
don't transition well to more grownup acting careers.
He's right, show is filth.
And yet he was 10 when he started the show. How many of us would have an
opinion at that age? I say good for him for speaking out, he has all but gotten
himself fired, not to mention this publicity might make things harder for his
He says -- [laughing all the way to the bank!]Capitalism -- selling
souls to the highest bidder since 4,00 B.C.
I was worried that Angus T. Jones would become "Charlie"! - sounds like
he is finally on the right track....
He keeps cashing the paychecks? If he is really looking to make right, he
should donate all the money he made of the "Filth" to charity.Looks like he is hedging for some sort of post show career with the religious
right. Also, he needs to have a talk with his parents about this job they have
all benefitted from.
After he got paid.
Unfortunately most sitcoms can be described as such.
Couldn't agree more!It's also illiterate, sexist, and
gives new meaning to the term "disgusting".