Somebody tried to calculate this over at Yahoo Voices. This was their awesome synopsis:
How does Charlie afford this luxurious lifestyle? A quick look at the
MLS in Malibu reveals that even after the recent housing downturn,
Malibu beach houses cost anywhere from $1 million to $6 million or
more. A million dollar mortgage at 6% for ...
Quoting from Two and Half Men Wiki, in Season 7, episode 11 - "Warning, It's Dirty"
Evelyn reminds Charlie how forty years earlier, he had asked for a
little brother for Christmas, which in contrast puts in doubt whether
Alan was unplanned or not.
IMO, this proves that Charlie was the elder brother.
Charlie is the older brother. There are jokes in a number of episodes that establish this.Also, the Two and a Half Men wiki does confirm this:Dr. Alan Jerome "Al" Harper, DC, is a character from the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men. Portrayed by Jon Cryer, Alan is the hapless and helpless biological father of Jake Harper, roommate and best friend of Walden ...
It's because the show constantly places him in line to be the hapless character for the sake of comedy.
The main activities which define this are
Divorced and paid alimony
Son doesn't respect him
Lives at brother's place
Controlled by his mother
Berta (the maid) doesn't respect him
Falls for the wrong women
Then through the episodes we see that he always ...
It may be for various reasons
In television, cancellation refers to the termination of a program by
a network, typically because of low viewership, financial losses, or
unfavourable critical reviews. Other potential reasons for canceling
television programs include controversies involving the program's
cast, conflicts among the ...
The main person that calls and treats Alan as a loser is/was Charlie, and that was primarily because Alan is a moocher/freeloader. That is, even though they are brothers and Charlie would have been happy to help Alan out for a while, Alan took advantage of the generosity and permanently moved in.
Even worse, Alan was cramping Charlie’s lifestyle which of ...
Cause Charlie Sheen says so :)
On a rather serious note. I think divorce has got everything to do it. Let me put it with a realistic example if you look at current scenario of the events which unfold in modern day life it doesn't matter what you're in the past it always matter what you're in the present (Best example probably would be sports world i can ...
The series sort of implied he was past his glory days. During the show, he'd be writing jingles for health products, animes, and other medium to high budget ventures. In passing though it'd be mentioned he wrote jingles for Pepsi and big credit card companies. This would probably make him millions and for all we know he might have written jingles for other ...
There are several possible reasons for this.
The actor was so good they made them a regular, but their original character doesn't fit in the ongoing plot, as is often the case with disposable minor characters.
Jerry Orbach played a minor role in Law & Order as a lawyer, but later was cast as one of the two main police officers (a leading role). This ...
I'm going to say they're fake and created for the show.
IMDB Trivia states:
Charlie Sheen does not play the piano on the show. He is dubbed by
composer Grant Geissman, who plays offstage while Sheen fakes it on a
dead keyboard. With composer Dennis C. Brown, Geissman also writes the
music for the jingles Sheen's character creates.
However, as with ...
According to the following quote from s08e08, Alan is 2 years younger than Charlie (the parts in italic I added for context, those are not part of the actual transcript):
Alan says: You're gonna leave me alone with her?
Charlie replies: Hey, I was alone with her for two years before you were born.
Source: transcript by springfieldspringfield.
Charlie tried to kick out Alan more than once. One or two times he even succeeded (Jake was allowed to stay but Alan took him with him) but Charlie always wanted to have them back. Not to forget there's his bad feeling seeing both Alan and Jake having to stay at their mother's house, which he obviously considers a too big punishment, even for Alan (since he ...
As I wrote in the comments, the site was called BlunGoGo. It's explained in the season 9 opener:
Alan: So, just out of curiosity, how does someone get to be worth so much money?
Walden: Well, it's pretty simple really. You ever hear of BlunGogo.com?
Walden: You never will, because Microsoft bought it from me for $1.3 Billion. Then ...
Found it in season 11, episode 1:
Walden: I hired you to be my assistant to help you out financially because you had to close your chiropractical...
Alan: I did not have to close it, I'm in a rent dispute.
Walden: People in rent disputes don't fake their own deaths!
TVTropes has a Rule Of Funny
The limit of the Willing Suspension of Disbelief for a given element is directly
proportional to its funniness.
Any violation of continuity, logic, physics, or common sense is permissible if the result gets enough of a laugh.
This is the comedy equivalent of the Rule of Cool, and is accordingly weighted more ...
In S12E10, Alan says the following:
It's my chiropractic license all over again.
Your hand slips into one butt crack.
Source: transcript S12E10 by springfieldspringfield.
Based on that, it seems Alan touched at least one of his clients inappropriately, triggering a board review causing him to lose his license (this is established in S11E03, see ...
I think that may be real his lifestyle. His mother is real estate broker so house maybe was not so expensive. We dont know how many songs he sold, just that he challenge every year for prize so he is well known and gay friend made him a lot jobs. We dont know even how much he spend daily, i predict he dont go out,drink or bet every day, beer and alcohol is ...
Well, We know because of his Jingles he earned 2.5m dollars. That have been "Piling up" since he died. For 4 seasons or 4 years in TV age. Which makes him 625K$ a year or around 52K a month.
Last episode in the series when Alan got the cheque.
I hope this helps.