Megan Fox appears in the first season of “Two and a Half Men” in an episode titled “Camel Filters and Pheromones” (via IMDb). The actor plays Prudence, the granddaughter of Charlie’s housekeeper, Berta (Conchata Ferrell). It is revealed in the episode that Prudence, who is only 16, wants to marry her boyfriend Freddie (played by future “Shameless” and “Twilight” star Noel Fisher). She comes to Charlie’s because she doesn’t know where to go when her mother and grandmother disapprove of the engagement, and her appearance ends up being a distraction for the two and a half men themselves.
Rewatching, the episode is truly unsettling, as the joke surrounding Fox’s entire character involves two grown men ogling a teenage girl. Throughout her career, Fox has spoken of the issues she has taken with her status as a sex symbol in Hollywood. For example, at just 15, she was cast as a bikini-clad extra in “Bad Boys II.” The actress has since spoken out about the sexism she faced early in her career, especially when she was still just a teenager.
So, while we love revisiting Fox’s early work, we can’t help but cringe a bit from this particular episode of “Two and A Half Men.”