Two and a Half Men

Season 8 Episode 3

A Pudding-Filled Cactus

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Oct 04, 2010 on CBS
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Though he accepted Lyndsey's offer to move in, Alan continues to use Charlie's beach house to have sex with Melissa.

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  • Alan: You'll never GUESS what happened!

    So, Charlie is like really happy that Alan finally moved out, and then he says he'll ocntinue to come here to have sex with Melissa. So Charlie tell him to do the wise thing and dump Melissa & keep Lyndsey. So he breaks up with her by phone.

    Later Melissa shows up to kick Alan's crotch but charlie tells him he is not there, so she kicks his crotch. He givesd her his address by she never appears again... (maybe car killed her). So meanwhile Alan is in his new house acting like Bill Cosby and then he accidentally leaves his pipe on a place were the drapes (and letar, the house) end up on fire. The episode ends with Lyndsey, Eldritch, Jake & Alan going to live at Charlie's.

    Title reference: Alan, describing Charlie. Saying he is prickly in the outside, but soft in the inside.

    Overall: Good. The best of the episode was the cliffhanger-y ending. 8/10.moreless
  • 803

    Man, they should change the name of this show to Alan and a half-hearted performance by Charlie. Charlie Shene clearly is still only doing this show for the paycheck, and having watched this episode I cannot blame him.

    The humor was few and far between in tonight's episode. I cannot even really say I laughed at anything. The idea of two women wanting to sleep with Alan, as he pointed out, just makes no sense and it astonishes me how far this show has drifted from its premise.

    Not the worst installment ever by any means, but this show is definitely struggling creatively right now.moreless
  • 803

    Not the greatest episode of Two & A Half Men but hey, it was entertaining. An entertaining half hour that was surprisingly devoid of laughter. This episode hardly ever made me laugh like a few other people said on here. I'm also not a big fan of the show being so focused on Alan.

    Give us more episodes like the premiere with Charlie, Alan and Jake being in the same plot. The fact that this episode was so focused on Alan's love life just annoyed me. Charlie didn't do much for me, basically all he did was complain about Charlie.

    The end helped the episode a bit, we've got quite a cliffhanger, and I'm excited to see Charlie's reaction in the next episode when Alan accidentally burns Lindsay's house down forcing the family to move in with Charlie. Everything else was just okay, but it was entertaining, so I'll give it that.moreless
  • an average episode

    in this episode Alan has finally left Charlie's house and after Alan goes to get booze he runs in Messila and Alan gets back together with her and has sex boy is he cheating on Lyndsey and this is something that Charlie will do and then it's hard for Alan to keep it a sercet and then afterwards Messila dumps alan and then Alan burns down Lyndsey's house and Alan has no choice but to go back to Charlies house man what would happen in the next episode we will have to wait and find out next time on 2 and a 1/2 menmoreless
Kelly Stables

Kelly Stables


Recurring Role

Courtney Thorne-Smith

Courtney Thorne-Smith

Lyndsey McElroy

Recurring Role

Graham Patrick Martin

Graham Patrick Martin

Eldridge McElroy

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Lyndsey : Alan, white meat or dark meat?
      Alan: (in singsong voice) I'll take a b-b-b-breast.
      Lyndsey: Is that supposed to be somebody?
      Alan: It's Bing Crosby.
      Lyndsey: Oh! Heh.
      Eldridge: Who?
      Jake: Bing Crosby. The black guy with the sweater, used to have a tv show.
      Eldridge: That's Will Smith, dumb-ass.

    • Lyndsey : (sees Alan with her grandfather's pipe) I love a man with a pipe.
      (Alan chuckles)
      Lyndsey: You should get some tobacco for it.
      Eldridge: (to Jake) Your dad's gonna smoke a dead guy's pipe.
      Jake: (to Eldridge) Yeah, well, at least he didn't get hair plugs and run off with my babysitter like your dad. (gets hit by Eldridge) Ow!
      Eldridge: (gets hit by Jake) Ow!
      Alan: (imitates Bing Crosby with the pipe) Now, boys behave yourselves or I'll pull out my b-b-b-belt.

  • NOTES (2)