Ellen & Ashton Kutcher Backstage
Before Ellen started the show, she walked backstage to check on her special guest, Ashton Kutcher. When she got there, Ashton was wearing nothing but a robe. Ellen looked at him with a confused look.
“Maybe you wanna put clothes on?” she asked him.
Ashton explained that the primary advertisement for the new season of Two and a Half Men features him and his co-stars, Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones, nude. He said that the advertisement has been wildly successful and so he’s decided to do everything nude heretofore.
“Whatever I do I’m just going to do it nude,” he said.
Ellen: Ashton Kutcher Strips Nude
Then he tore of his robe and stood before Ellen fully nude. Well, sort of. His groin was entirely blurred out and it appeared as though he was wearing nude colored briefs. In any case, he was mostly nude and Ellen wanted her audience to believe he was fully nude.
Ellen stood there, feigning bewilderment as though she had no idea he was going to do this, and said, “I don’t think it’s a good idea.”
“I think it’s a great idea,” Ashton said.
Ashton Kutcher Naked In Front Of Ellen’s Mother Betty
The camera changed angles and revealed that Ellen’s mother, Betty, was also in the room.
“Mother, let’s go,” Ellen said as she grabbed her mother’s arm and pulled her out of the room.
As they were passing him, Ashton opened his arms and said, “Hugs?”
“No hugs,” Ellen shot back at him.
Obviously, the whole thing was staged, but it was still really funny. Ashton is absolutely shameless in the most delightful way. He really commits to the gag.
Due to the sensational nature of this moment, Ellen has talked about it on many subsequent episodes.