Today we know them as manly men, men, men, but it didn't start out that way.
Though the show seems to have been huge forever, "Two and a Half Men" began as a pilot back in 2003. Since that time, the series has gone through a lot of changes and even some controversies. Charlie Sheen became a rock star from Mars, Ashton Kutcher stepped in to replace him and later Angus T. Jones left. Amazingly, through all its ups and downs, "Two and a Half Men" has largely remained an Emmy-winning staple on CBS.
Now that the show is ending its 12-season-run this Thursday, here's a look back at the cast when it first began:
The "Two and a Half Men" two-part series finale airs Thursday, Feb. 19, on CBS.