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Two and a Half Men

Season 2 Episode 7

A Kosher Slaughterhouse Out in Fontana

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Nov 08, 2004 on CBS
out of 10
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133 votes

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Episode Summary

Charlie and Alan hire Berta's sister to cater a party their mother has conned them into throwing for her.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Absolutely horrible.

    Two and a Half Men, along with 30 Rock, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Arrested Development, is in the small group of elite sitcoms that have come out this decade and are really comparable to the golden days of comedy on television. There have been a lot of laughs over the years, a lot of classic moments, a lot of great episodes; this was not one of them.

    Just a horrendously-written and acted episode all around that felt so unnatural and awkward that I really hated everyone involved by the end of the episode. The payoff was weak, The Practice's Camyrn Manheim was as annoying as ever, and this was just a train wreck of a half hour of television. One of, if not the very worst, episodes of Two and a Half Men in series history. This was just pitiful.moreless
  • Loved it may contain mild spoilers

    This was one funny episode. I thought it was especially funny before the opening credits when Judith bought Jake around to Charlie and Alan's house and complained that Jake was being rude to her. She wanted to know where he was getting it from because neither Alan nor Charlie were badmouthing her to Jake. It was so obvious that it had to be their mother that was the problem. I also liked the part when Charlie was in bed and Daisy (Berta's sister) came in and started talking to him and she wouldn't let him get up to pee and then Daisy and Berta were fighting on top of him. Great stuff.moreless
  • Berta and her sister together leads to hilarious consequences.

    Charlie's mother wants the brothers to throw a party for her, and from then, all hell breaks loose. Berta's sister, a caterer (brilliantly played by Camryn Manheim) comes to cater the party, but the two sisters don't get along. The wrestling match on the bed was absolutely hilarious, as was the chat Alan has with his mother.

    Two and Half Men proves again, why it's one of the funniest shows on televison, with great witty banter between both the sisters as well as of course the brothers.

    I absolutely loved this episode and am so excited that this show hasn't suffered creatively as yet. I hope it just keeps getting better.moreless
  • An outstanding episode and definitely one my favourites, awesome...

    FYI, this was one of the most crack up events to date for any TV show. It was plotted great, the laughter was pretty much a 10/10. It's been a long time since I have seen anything so damn hilarious.

    I can just begin from the beginning of the episode because the entertainment began in the first five seconds to right on the end.

    Judith brought Jake over and immediately, Judith says "Aren't you gonna give me a kiss goodbye?". "Apparently not" replied Jake. In pretty much every scene of this episode, I was on the floor laughing out my eyes. The guest star named Daisy on tonights episode was just the hell comedy star. Her and Berta both turned this episode into something perfect. SO far I must honestly point out that this season is beyond amazing. It completely thrashes the first series. lol.

    Here are the example quotes from this episode that completely got me on the floor laughing out loud:

    1. "Baby aren't you gonna kiss me goodbye?" asked Judith to Jake. "Apparently not!" replied Jake. 2. "Daisy, may I talk with you for a minute?" asked Charlie. "Daisy is no longer inhabiting this earthly vessel" replied Daisy.

    3. There's so much more but it's just too much for this review. Overall, those of you who haven;t yet seen this must watch it! You will not be let down. It's one of the best on Two and a half men history. Really...moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Charlie says the title, "A Kosher Slaughterhouse Out In Fontana".

    • In Latinamerica, when Daisy said that Atzi Cuatzel was 500 years old, the subtitles said "400 years old".

    • Charlie Sheen can't play the piano, which is said on another episodes trivia, but, when Daisy is singing I am what I am, Charlie gives a thumbs up at Alan, Evelyn and Jake with his right hand, but the tone of what is being played would require his right hand to be occupied with the piano.

  • QUOTES (14)

  • NOTES (5)

    • The German episode title is "Ich bin eine Aztekenpriesterin", meaning "I Am an Aztec Priestess". The French title is "Charlie et le traiteur", meaning "Charlie and the Caterer". The Italian title is "Un party per mamma". The Spanish title is "Un Local Sadomaso por Fontana", meaning "A Local Sadomasochist in Fontana"

    • Camryn Manheim and Holland Taylor also appeared in the episode "Lynch Pin", of The L Word, and several episodes of The Practice.

    • Melanie Lynskey (Rose) didn't appear in the original airing of this episode.

    • This episode aired at 9:00 PM instead of its regular timeslot of 9:30 PM to accommodate Everybody Loves Raymond's shorter 18 episode season and a 90-minute CSI: Miami.

    • Roseanne was originally cast as Daisy Ray, but pulled out when she objected to some lines in the script.