The New Adventures of Old Christine

Season 3 Episode 10

One and a Half Men

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Mar 31, 2008 on CBS
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Christine tries to control her hormones when her gynecologist says she may be entering perimenopause. Meanwhile, she and Richard clash over allowing Ritchie do cotillion at Westbridge.

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  • Click on the 'See All Quotes' tab above to understand why this episode was so funny. Many of the best ones came in early and got banished to the second page. Julia Louis-Dreyfus is going after (and will probably get) another Emmy for her recent efforts.moreless

    (...just checked back and saw the 5 to 2 disagreement... guess I'm crazy and putting my name on it, while others cower in the shadows... if Christina Applegate is watching - girl, I luv U 2).

    Think comedy on steroids. Then think Julia L-D on steroids. Finally, consider 'Old Christine' on steroids. That's what we got last night - all of the above.

    I still see where fans are sabotaging the ratings (in a farcical attempt to delude themselves into thinking that CBS doesn't look at the Nielsen Numbers).

    We open with Jason Alexander (he use to play in another sitcom - Steinberg, I think it was) 'under the hood' so to speak as Christine's MD.GYN. She's pre-menopausal - not my favorite topic - but for JLD, an opening into a whole new world of comedy. There was about a 4-minute stretch - after several prior great lines - that would qualify as one big comedy quote blurb as she and Matthew do their weekly dance of the star-crossed siblings.

    They are the new Burns and Allen, Lucy and Desi and Sid and Imogene of the 21st century. Lindsay and Marly were great and Richard has recently found his role as the suddenly-surprising voice of quippy-reason at the asylum.

    But Julia/Christine playing it butch was just hysterical. Do you recall those few times when she had Jerry, George and Kramer cowering at her womanly outrage back in the day? How about a whole episode of that?

    The producers should go to the network and sponsors and demand more money for next season - not wait around to get renewed.moreless
  • While Christine is often funny this is just a stand out/laugh out loud episide, just littered with brilliant one liners.

    While Christine is often funny this is just a stand out/laugh out loud episide, just littered with brilliant one liners. I would never usually bother writing a review of an episode, but this is about the best 20 minutes of comedy I have watch in the past couple of years. Pure Class.

    From her bemusement at all her doctors finding her so attractive, her son wondering what the vacum was to here outright agression when using the testosterone cream it was all side splitting stuff.

    Hopefully, Old Christine is on show that will keep on running for years to come. 100 words!moreless
  • Christine has symptoms of Pre-menopause, but refuses to believe that is what is happening, until all the symptoms become too real. A subplot involves Christine & Richard's disagreement about Richie's involvement with cotillion at school.moreless

    This was one of the funniest episodes of the season! I found it widely entertaining and clever. I laughed to the point of nearly hyperventilating. Dreyfus was in top form, along with the entire cast. I did not start out as a fan of the show, but seasons two and three have been quite entertaining. This episode, in my opinion was very witty and just fun to watch. I don't normally care for episodes about hormonal issues, but this episode just hit all the right buttons for me. I rank it as one of my favorite episodes of the show, right up there with the season 2 finale.moreless
  • The New Adventures of Manly Christine

    I was doubtfully convinced to watch this episode by my sister despite not loving past episodes of this series before and it was just how I remember it, just funny enough to keep your attention. It definitly grew speed and become funnier as time went on but this was simpily average on the level of sitcoms. If the episode continued as it did for about the first ten minutes it would have really been unenjoyable but it got it's wings and become more enjoyable. Basiclly Christine whining about her menopausle symptoms was boring until she took Barb's cream and started getting pumped with testosterone where it hit the highlight of the episode. It stalled out a little with the ballroom scene but still was funny enough to carry it through the episode. Overall, I felt this episoe was just funny enough to carry itself through without anything too steller to get exctied, or laugh hard, about.moreless
  • The times they are a changin'.

    Christine perhaps is peri-menopausal, she takes some testosterone cream from Barb and let the games begin.

    Guest starring was Jason Alexander and the irony is that CHristine has a lot of George (the Alexander charachter from Seinfeld) in her. Very self-centered, lack of tact. Shown here in this episode, that self centeredness is a winner, dealing with her family and friends and very nicely done dealing with the evil moms.

    This is a show and an episode where you willlaugh out loud.It's geared perhaps, to those of us over 40, but it is still a hoot none the less.

    I'm still befuddled as why this show rates so low here on I beg anyone who rated it low, please post a review, I want to know why.moreless
Jason Alexander

Jason Alexander

Dr. Palmer

Guest Star

Steven Hack

Steven Hack

Mr. Dupont

Guest Star

Lily Goff

Lily Goff

Ashley Ehrhardt

Recurring Role

Marissa Blanchard

Marissa Blanchard


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Christine: You know, this may be racist and sexist, but it's pretty damn adorable.
      Barb: That is certainly hard to pull off.

    • Christine: (to Marly and Lindsay) Listen, I have taken your crap for the last three years, and I'm gonna tell you something. If you ever make Ritchie feel unwelcome, or embarrass him, again, I would be thrilled for the opportunity to kick your sorry, tanned, bleach blond, Botox asses back to your tacky McMansions and your loveless marriages. You got that?

    • (trying on new suits)
      Ritchie: This doesn't fit me. These pants are too big.
      Richard: They'll fix them.
      Ritchie: My weiner itches.
      Richard: That's part of wearing a suit. That's why they give you long pockets.

    • Marly: Oh, yeah, my nanny just went through the change, too.
      Lindsay: Wait, I thought your nanny had a heart attack.
      Marly: Well, she was sweaty and missed two days of work—I don't know.

    • Christine: How was suit shopping?
      Ritchie: It was cool. The guy drew all over my clothes. I want to be a tailor!
      Christine: Ritchie, I told you, honey, we're not Jewish.

    • Richard: We agreed that you'd be in charge of health, education, and welfare, and I'd get sports. And learning which fork to use is about as close to sports as this kid's gonna get.

    • Barb: I've been perimenopausal for two years.
      Christine: Yeah, but you're much older than me.
      Barb: I'm two years younger than you.
      Christine: Oh, my God, you look awful.

    • Matthew: Christine, this is testosterone cream.
      Christine: So, what does that mean? (as she whips the top off a beer bottle one-handed).
      Matthew: Well, SIR... it means you've been rubbing yourself with male hormones.
      Christine: Well, Barb uses it, and she's...oh, God... I mean, I feel so much better. You know? I'm not hot; I can remember things; I'm sleeping like a baby. What's the down side?
      Matthew: Well, there's going to be an asterisk next to your name in the baseball Hall of Fame.

    • Christine: I went to the doctor, and he told me I might be perimenopausal.
      Barb: So, that's not menopause, it's peri - meaning not quite - like periodontist... not quite a 'dontist'.

    • Christine: (on Cotillion) Richard, why don't we just send him to Oppress-Women-and-Enslave-Them Camp?
      Richard: Because that's a sleep-away camp, and he can't do an overnight.

    • Christine: (on sending Ritchie to cotillion) He is not doing this. This is racist, this is sexist... this does not reflect my values.
      Richard: Says the topless anti-semite with the filthy house.

    • Barb: Is that the bra from the lost and found at the gym?
      Christine: Yeah. Nobody claimed it.
      Barb: You're nasty.

  • NOTES (7)


    • The Cream
      Christine is taking a cream that includes testosterone and Matthew mentions that she will have an asterisk next to her name in the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. This is a reference to MLB Home Run Champ, Barry Bonds, and 'The 'Cream' that he says he used that did not include steroids or HGH.

    • This title is a reference to fellow CBS show, Two and a Half Men.