Two and a Half Men

Season 4 Episode 4

A Pot Smoking Monkey

6
Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Oct 09, 2006 on CBS
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Alan tries to hire his ex-wife's lawyer to help him win custody over the dog he and Kandi shared.

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  • Charlie gives Jake dating advice. Kandi tortures Alan.

    7.5
    I hate the Kandi subplot. Yes, she is beautiful, but it is all stupid jokes. This episode was very average. The Charlie and Jake stuff was OK, but the rest was really downhill. The only redeeming thing about the Kandi character was that she was nice. Now she is a mean and vindictive whore with the same stupid jokes. Two and a half men is great when it has smart writing that goes in unexpected directions. The premise would have you think it is a family show which it delightfully is not. Serial monogamy deserves satire. The switch to malapropisms and mean-spirited jokes is unfortunate.moreless
  • Alan & Kandi fight over custody of their dog. Charlie takes Jake shopping for his girlfriend.

    8.8
    I really enjoyed this episode but then I almost always love this show. Alan is once again on the divorce chopping block. Since he and Kandi don’t have children to fight over, they choose to argue over custody of their dog. While divorce can be a terrible thing to go through, the objects/possessions that they fight over can be quite comical. I used to work for a divorce lawyer and I’ve seen the dog custody fight first-hand (as well as fights over stereos), and it really can get quite comical to a bystander though I’m sure it’s really heart-breaking to the parties involved (actually, I’m not sure the stereo fight is all that heart-breaking). This was a good choice on the part of the writers for conflict. Realistic, but comical in a way that doesn’t make you feel so guilty for laughing at them. I loved Alan’s reaction when Judith told him that she had already given Kandi a reference to her previous shark of a lawyer, though it was a bit predictable when the lawyer came to Kandi’s door obviously her new lover. Ick. Alan used his key to go back into the apartment which now had an alarm system, took the dog home, then lied to the police about his presence.



    The dynamic between Kandi dumping Alan and Jake’s situation was very ironic. Charlie took Jake shopping for jewelry for his little girlfriend, Wendy Cho. Jake was drawn by the skull-themed jewelry but Charlie steered him towards more feminine themed-items. Charlie got Jake to admit that he was giving her jewelry to show his affection/love. Charlie, of course, picked out a more expensive piece of jewelry than Jake could afford but ended up paying for it so they could get out of there. Sadly for Jake, Wendy broke up with him before he could give her the present. Her reason seemed to be that he wasn’t smart enough for her. Like I said, irony. I certainly hope Charlie took the necklace back!moreless
  • This is the best episode of season 4 up to this point. Spoiler warning.

    8.4
    This was a hilarious installment of the CBS series 'Two & A Half Men'. This show is the number one sitcom currently on television and this episode demonstrates exactly why it is. Alan is in a custody battle with his ex-wife Kandi over their dog while Jake gets dumped by his first girlfriend. At a point in most long lasting series' you can really see when the actors begin to gain great chemistry and 'Two & A Half Men' has evidently reached that point. This is a great episode of television which I highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a good laugh.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Charlie: I may think with my penis, but at least I think!

    • Charlie: Still early, want to go shoot some hoops?
      Jake: Nah, I'm gonna go call Wendy Cho.
      Charlie: Hey, bros before Chos!

    • (Alan is on the phone speaking to Kandi)
      Jake: Hey, dad, how come you don't give me an allowance?
      Alan: Because your mother gives you an allowance. (to Kandi) Look, I'm just trying to be fair here.
      Jake: Speaking of fair, it doesn't seem fair that mom has to pay me and you don't.
      Alan: Hang on, Kandi. (To Jake) Let me explain something to you, every cent your mother has, comes from me. So when she gives you an allowance, it's really me giving you an allowance.
      Jake: I don't need to know how it works, I just need more money.

    • Alan: Oh, Judith, when did you start hating me so much?
      Judith: Well, let's see: I disliked you when we were married, I resented you when we divorced, but I don't think I hated you until you started having sex with that gorgeous 22 year-old dumbbell.
      Alan: OK, well, thanks for clearing that up.

    • Alan: (over the phone) Kandi, listen to me, our divorce doesn't have to be adversarial.
      Jake: (to Charlie) Bet she doesn't know that word.

    • Charlie: (to Jake) If you really want to make some extra cash, I'm sure we can find some household chores for you to do.
      Berta: Oh, yeah, there's big money in that.

    • Charlie: (to Jake) Who knows more about girls than your Uncle Charlie?
      Berta: Warren Beatty, Bill Clinton, Rosie O'Donnell...

    • Kandi: Are you sure it doesn't have anything to do with sex?
      Lawyer: Positive.
      Kandi: Huh, sure sounds like it: subpoenas.

    • Charlie: No dogs in my house. Especially stolen dogs that are big enough to make me their bitch!

  • NOTES (3)

    • The German episode title is "Wo ist der blöde Hund?", meaning "Where's the Stupid Dog?". The French title is "Le cadeau", meaning "The Gift". The Italian title is "Il cane della discordia", meaning "Dog of Discord". The Spanish title is "Un mono emporrado", meaning "An Annoying Monkey".

    • Though credited, Holland Taylor does not appear in this episode.

    • Alternate Title: Hey, That's my Kimono

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