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Jeers to Two and a Half Men for treating its star's dead-serious self-destruction as a joke.

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CBS' inexplicably long-running sitcom continues to make light of Charlie Sheen's real-life debauchery, even as his alarmingly gaunt and haggard appearance reflects the toll it's taking on him. "We'll grow old together," Charlie told a bottle of booze on this week's episode before noting, "You're only 20, and you probably won't live to 21." Not so funny when you consider how many people are afraid Sheen won't live past his current age, 45.CBS president

Nina Tassler admitted the network has "a high level of concern" about Sheen's health but essentially said nothing could be done as long as he shows up on time for work. Meanwhile, cocreator Chuck Lorre seemed to mock Sheen's disregard for his own longevity in an end-title card. Addressing this week's Jackass-inspired subplot, he wrote, "This is extremely dangerous behavior that could result in injury or death. Please keep in mind that we employ a highly-paid Hollywood professional who has years of experience with putting his life at risk. And sadly no, I'm not talking about our stunt man." Who else could he be talking about?Do you think Two and a Half Men should quit it?

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