And So It Was That Death Came to Charles Foster Harper

Citizen Kane wrapped up Charles Foster Kane’s death in Rosebud and its brilliant parody of the early Time magazine newsreels, “News on the March.” Two and a Half Men is, at least according to the London Daily Mail (the usual grains of salt apply when dealing with Fleet Street), going for a slightly different approach to bury its iconic lead character:

He was dramatically fired from hit comedy series Two and a Half Men earlier this year, to be replaced by Ashton Kutcher.

But Charlie Sheen’s character in the series, Charlie Harper, faces a somewhat stickier end in the first episode of the forthcoming season.

According to reports, the jingle writing womaniser will be killed off, with cast members past and present attending his funeral. reports that the hotly anticipated episode will open with a memorial service attended by several of Harper’s girlfriends.

His beach side home will then go on sale, with real life celebrities viewing the house.

This is then likely to lead to Sheen’s replacement Ashton Kutcher buying the house with leading cast members Jon Cryer and Angus T Jones somehow remaining there with him.

The funeral aspect of the plot sounds a bit like Burt Reynolds’ The Man Who Loved Women, which itself was based on an earlier film by François Truffaut.

Well, those French cinephiles were pretty enamored with Welles anyhow, so it all comes full-circle.