Two and a Half Men

Season 2 Episode 19

A Low, Gutteral Tongue-Flapping Noise

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Mar 21, 2005 on CBS
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Episode Summary

After Charlie takes Alan to an eye doctor, they end up at cafe where they bump into Charlie's ex-girlfriend, Sherri. While there Alan shows an interest in Sherri, and decides to ask her out. The problem is that Alan can't get over Sherri's relationship with Charlie.

Who was the Episode MVP ?


    Alan's bumbling, neurotic behavior in this episode made me want to ram my fists through the screen, grab, shake, and maybe slap some sense in to him. I classified this "Painful to watch" because it truly was, even though the show itself was great. Everything - even his psychological discomfort with the appearance of his patched eye, and the repeated accidents with the chairs - weren't hurdling his efforts to "score" with a woman like Alan never thought he could. I actually thought he had it made and was going to succeed, but his dragging references of Charlie into the mix made it a sudden recipe for disaster, and he just didn't know when to quit. Damn you Alan! :)moreless
  • Wicked...

    Heh, it was Alan's turn to be the one dating but the woman Sherri, Charlie's ex-girlfriend from the fifth episode of this season dumped Alan. So, likewise, Alan got dumped again. ROTFL, but not at Alan. I was laughing at the fact that one of his eyes was screwed up because of a piece of toast. Then in the end, the second eye got screwed.

    This episode was well done. A lot better than the previous, It was funny, memorable and the great storyline for the plot was there. But, why does Alan get dumped, why can't he ever find a real woman who will love and nurture him?

    Anyway, it was entertaining, and very enjoyable. A great show week like always.moreless
  • Alan gets dumped on AGAIN! Even he's "suppose" to have a chance he loses.

    When I first saw this episode I just figured that they ran out of story lines, b/c this was so bad. I understand that Alan's life is awful and that Charlie is teflon, but this is so nearly over the top it hurts to watch. This is an example of the writers failing to have creativity, it feels like they need to shake things up, add a new writer, ditch a few, bring in some actual ideas, and give Alan half a brain. The slapstick antics are usually good, but this episode just didn't work for me. They have made good shows after this which leads me to believe that it was just a mistake, but still it hurts to see this in rerun.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Alan: Sherri invited me to her house for dinner tonight. I think she wants to have sex.
      Charlie: With who?
      Alan: With me.
      Charlie: With you. Hang on a second. (looks at the newspaper) Nope, no snowballs reported in Hell, no sightings of flying pigs.

    • Charlie: So, how you getting to the restaurant?
      Alan: Sherri's picking me up.
      Charlie: Ah! Very convenient.
      Alan: Why? Because she's been here before? Because she's been here with you? Because you've had sex with her in every room in the house?
      Charlie: No, because you can't drive, but it's interesting to see how your mind works.

    • Alan: If I ever had a woman like that, I would cherish her, I would worship her, I would start a small country and put her face on a stamp so I could lick the back of her head.

    • Charlie: When making love, the way to slow yourself down is to think of something completely non-sexual.
      Alan: What do you think of?
      Charlie: You.

    • Alan: What does marriage have to do with sex?

    • Charlie: Alan, let me give you a piece of advice. Alcohol impairs your ability to make good decisions. We don't want you to lose that ability... we want her to.

    • Alan: I took a piece of whole wheat toast to the eye.

    • Charlie: Well, you know how women like you to go slow...
      Alan: Really? My ex-wife put a premium on brevity. Her motto was "less is more and none is perfect."

  • NOTES (5)

    • The German episode title is "Der Todestoast", meaning "The Death Toast". The French title is "Fiancé de substitution", meaning "Substitute Fiancé". The Italian title is "Toast mortale ninja", meaning "Deadly Ninja Toast". The Spanish title is "Un Ruido Gutural- Bucal", meaning "A Gutteral, Oral Noise".

    • John Shaffner and Ann Shea were nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series category for their work on this episode, in conjunction with "It Was Mame, Mom".

    • John Shaffner was nominated for an Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Award in the Television - Multi-Camera Television Series category for his work on this episode.

    • This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #134.

    • Marin Hinkle (Judith), Melanie Lynskey (Rose), Holland Taylor (Evelyn), and Conchata Ferrell (Berta) didn't appear in the original airing of this episode.