Ferrell’s time on Two and a Half Men helped propel her into a handful of other TV productions. Most recently, she signed on in the role of Shirley, for a brief run on the recently canceled comedy The Ranch in 2017, reuniting with her Men co-star Ashton Kutcher. She only appeared in five episodes of the show’s second season, but she brought her A-game, and reminded viewers of how entertaining she can be. A year prior, she also took part in one episode of the sitcom Grace and Frankie, making an extended cameo as Grandma Jean.
Aside from television, Conchata Ferrell also worked on a couple of big-screen productions, between retiring Berta for good and her unexpected passing. In 2015, she starred in the Christmas horror-comedy Krampus, as the peppermint Schnapps-loving Aunt Dorothy, pictured above. She also played Carmelita in the made-for-TV movie, Postal Jerks. The following year, she portrayed Mrs. Flanks in The Axe Murders of Villisca, and in 2018, she returned to the TV and Christmas movie scene for A Very Nutty Christmas. Ferrell’s last appearance will arrive in 2021 for the upcoming Tyler Spindel comedy Deported, thus bookending her incredible life and professional journey.
Though many fans will always remember her fondly as Berta of Two and a Half Men fame, it might be in their best interest to take a deep dive into her other works. Conchata Ferrell’s talents knew no bounds, and any production including her on the cast list was better for it.