Two and a Half Men

Season 5 Episode 12

A Little Clammy and None Too Fresh

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Mar 24, 2008 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Rose returns from England and plays nurse for an ill Charlie. Alan feels Jake pulling away from him.

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  • Rose takes care of an ill Charlie

    I loved this episode. Rose is back, and so is her sense of homour.

    Charlie caught the flu off a girfriend, so Rose who is back from London decided to take care of Charlie. Man was it hilarious...

    I liked the toilet scene of Alan, what a classic!

    I'm appalled by the writers strike but we still have a great season on our hands.

    Charlie was the complete big baby this time around, I couldn't believe he didn't spot it earlier. Rose is a nut case, but funny, and.. we love her.

    Then you have Jake, who only cares about the teenage company, overall... Thrilling episode!moreless
  • I hate how Rose has gone from ingenious and funny to the typical creepy stalker. As a character she has completely lost focus and this proves it

    This episode was frankly just a little too disturbing to be funny. Rose used to be a 3d character now she is just creepy and 1 dimensional. It doesn't help that the episode punchline of her enlisting the girl with the flu to trap Charlie was broadcast way before the conclusion either.

    As only an occasional watcher of 2 and a half men I have to admit that Jake now has potential though. He is actually becoming someone who doesn't want to hang out with his dad and that is funnier to me with Alan being the neurotic and everything. I hope that they stop with this whole creepy side of Rose and just make her nuts and a regular character again. She deserves better.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Berta: What's wrong with you?
      Charlie: I caught something.
      Berta: There's a surprise.

    • Jake: Hey, Rose, you wanna go see a movie later?
      Rose: Maybe. We'll see how your uncle's feeling. He's very, very sick.
      Alan: So, basically, what we're saying here is, you'll go to the movies with anybody but me.
      Jake: Not "anybody"—I wouldn't go with Hitler.

    • Charlie: (to his congested date) You can use this.
      Lulu: Nasal spray—thank you, Charlie, that's so thoughtful.
      Charlie: Well, you are gonna need to breathe through your nose.

    • Alan: Rose got you sick? It had nothing to do with you sticking your tongue down the throat of a flu-riddled bimbo?

    • Charlie: Mommy, I don't feel good.
      Evelyn: Oh, Charles, don't tell me you've got another case of the Bangkok drippy-drip.

    • Pedicurist: (in Korean, while doing Evelyn's toenails) I hate painting the hooves of this white she-bitch.

    • Jake: Do you really want to do something with me?
      Alan: Yes.
      Jake: How about if you drive me to the mall so I can see a movie with my friends and then you pick me up when we're done?

    • Charlie: Rose, I thought you were in England.
      Rose: I was asked to leave.

    • Rose: I'm a loving nurturer.
      Jake: Uncle Charlie says you're a crazy stalker.
      Rose: Po-tay-to, po-tah-to.

  • NOTES (3)

    • The German episode title is "Die Elefantenpille", and the Italian title is "Pillole per elefanti", both meaning "The Giant Pill". The French title is "Hors normes", meaning "Out of the Ordinary". The Spanish title is "Un poco espeso y huelo mal", meaning "A Little Thick and Bad Smelling".

    • International Airdates: Slovakia: January 26, 2010 on Markiza

    • This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #199.


    • As Charlie decides what he needs to help himself recover from his cold, he continues to add one more thing (cough medicine, Scotch, etc.), mimicking Steve Martin's moving-out scene (depicted in print ads) where Martin continues to add 'one more thing' he needs as he leaves his Bel Air mansion in the 1979 movie The Jerk.

    • Charlie refers to Rose as, "Nurse Ratched", comparing her to the malevolent nurse from Ken Kesey's 1962 novel/Milos Forman's 1975 film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

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