CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Two and a Half Deaths

Season 8, Ep 16, Aired 5/8/08
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  • Episode Description
  • Grissom, Catherine, Nick, Greg and Brass are investigating the death of a well known TV star called Annabelle.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Chuck Lorre

  • Lee Aronsohn (I)

  • Alec Smight

  • Eric Szmanda

    Greg Sanders

  • William Petersen

    Gil Grissom

  • Fan Reviews (20)
  • The funniest episode they've ever done.

    By whiteraven2005, May 31, 2008

  • A great one time romp!

    By lisagraham, May 09, 2008

  • The writers of the sitcom Two and A Half Men actually managed to penned a fairly witty script filled with a few disfuctional Hollywood characters.

    By Dakotagirl823, May 09, 2008

  • Okay. What in the world was that?

    By keipots, May 09, 2008

  • The Merry Punsters.

    By lawgotham, May 09, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (21)

    • Brass (about Bud): So you like 'em for it? Grissom: There's nothing about this guy that I like. (holding an Emmy) But if he's smart enough to pull off a double homicide, he deserves one of these because he's a better actor than anyone on the show.

    • Grissom (on phone with her): Detective Flores is keeping us in the loop. We're gonna do lunch. Catherine: Okay, well don't go all Hollywood on us. See 'ya soon. (hangs up)

    • Hodges: Bud didn't marry Annabelle. Bud married Natasha pretending to be Annabelle. Catherine: Well, one thing's for sure. Neither one of them is pretending to be dead.

    • Brass: But you were newlyweds, why'd you sleep in different rooms? Bud: Well, she had kind of a rule about that. She didn't like to look at me after we had sex. Brass (shows him a picture of the rubber chicken): What did you know about the chicken? Bud: She didn't like to look at me during sex, either.

    • Brass (about Annabelle): Y'know, it's a tragic coincidence that she died two days after you qualified for half of what she's worth. Bud: Really? I thought that was the bright side.

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    Notes (4)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Dvě a půl smrti (Two and a Half Deaths)

    • Det. Carolina Flores tells Grissom and Brass that Natasha's body will be taken to Mission Road. The address of the Los Angeles County Coroner is 1104 N. Mission Road, in the city of Los Angeles.

    • Music Featured In This Episode: Club Donkey Ass (Interlude): OutKast Hallelujah: Jeff Buckley La La La: zZz

    • Original International Air Dates: United Kingdom: May 13, 2008 on Channel 5 Denmark: May 16, 2008 on Kanal 5 Norway: May 27, 2008 on TVNorge Australia: June 29, 2008 on Nine Middle East: October 26, 2008 on ShowSeries Sweden: November 3, 2008 on Kanal 5 Spain: January 6, 2009 on AXN Finland: March 4, 2009 on MTV3 Czech Republic: December 10, 2009 on TV Nova

    Trivia (3)

    • Bud: Whoa hey! Easy on the Emmy there buddy. Grissom: Is that what this is? This is an in-joke for the two series involved (Two and a Half Men and CSI) with this episode. Both have been nominated multiple times for Best Series Emmys in their respective categories, but neither has won the award.

    • The movie studio that Grissom and Brass respond to for the crime scene involving Natasha is Universal Studios, Hollywood. As Grissom and Brass are being driven to the scene, they pass a road marker labeled "Jay Ward Drive". Jay Ward was a prolific animator, responsible for such iconic characters as Super Chicken and Tom Slick, among many others.

    • Goof: When Megan Kupowski mourns over Binky, her dead dog, she is conveniently kneeling on a small red rug to protect her knees. The rug also changes positions during the scene.

    Allusions (13)

    • Tom Arnold revealed on Adam Carolla's podcast that this episode was based on Chuck Lorre's experiences producing Roseanne.

    • When Hodges is watching Annabelle's wedding, you can see that on his laptop, he is on Perezhilton.com Perezhilton.com is a gossip website documenting the lives of celebrities.

    • Brass (to Grissom): Forget it, Gil. It's Burbank. Brass' statement is a paraphrase of the last line of Chinatown, which dealt with the California water wars of the 1920's. The line also echoes the thought that the good guys don't always win.

    • When Grissom and Brass are being driven round the TV lot, Grissom draws Brass' attention to something by pointing. The camera shows Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones - the three stars of the TV series Two and a Half Men outside a trailer, the former 2 smoking cigars and Jake Harper biting the end off a cigar and spitting it onto the ground. Drawing further attention to the title of this CSI Episode.

    • Megan's new series is scheduled to be on CBS on Mondays. This is the day Two and a Half Men airs, and we all know the show's writers wrote this episode.

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