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Did Ashton Kutcher channel Charlie Sheen on Dan Patrick's show?

November 7, 2011 | 12:35 pm

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Ashton Kutcher is taking to heart the idea of replacing Charlie Sheen — on the air and off.

Kutcher called into "The Dan Patrick Show" Monday morning to talk about his gig on "Two and a Half Men," proclaiming it to be "the best job I've ever had." ("Dude, Where's My Car?" is surely a close runner-up). In a segment that clocked in at 15 minutes, Kutcher also took the time to mildly confront Patrick for calling him "soft" — which the radio show host did in jest in an email to Kutcher's wife, Demi Moore, about fantasy football tips. Kutcher was more than a little offended by such a  term of endearment.

"I’m a put-dirt-on-it and walk-it-off kinda guy," the actor said.

Kutcher's appearance was hardly as off-kilter as his predecessor's bout on Patrick's program in February, when Sheen complained about his bosses at CBS for stopping production on "Two and a Half Men." That interview came at start of Sheen's recent cycle of extreme behavior, which included more call-ins to the morning show by Sheen. (At one point he advised Lindsay Lohan to "work on your impulse control.")

Eventually, Sheen's character, Charlie Harper, was killed off the CBS sitcom in the season opener this fall, with Kutcher filling the void as Walden Schmidt, a recently divorced Internet mogul who moves in Alan and Jake.

— Yvonne Villarreal

Photo: Ashton Kutcher is shown in September while attending the ceremony for Jon Cryer's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Credit: Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images