Charlie Sheen thinks the rumor about John Stamos replacing him on "Two and a Half Men" is a "tragic joke."
Charlie tells TMZ, "If they do that then they deserve their failures and the follies."
But Charlie is getting all hot and bothered for nothing. People directly connected with the show tell TMZ ... the off-handed comment about Stamos replacing Sheen was a joke.
We're also told there is NO plan -- at least not now -- to replace Charlie.