Two and a Half Men

Season 1 Episode 11

Alan Harper, Frontier Chiropractor

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Dec 15, 2003 on CBS
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Episode Summary

While at the movies, the brothers bump into Judith and her new boyfriend. Seeing that Judith has changed her look, and the fact that Jake doesn't think he's as cool as Judith, prompts Alan to realize that if he wants to get back into the dating scene, he's going to have to change his look as well.moreless

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    Why does every TV show have to have the scene with someone repeatedly going in and out of a dressing room and sporting various ridiculous outfits with music playing in the background. But that one scene aside and this was still an enjoyable episode of Two and a Half Men. This was during the show's first season when the Charlie and Alan dynamic was still fresh and enjoyable and not so played out. And honestly, we all are a little bit like Alan Harper, going to a store and picking out similar clothes to the ones we have at home.moreless
  • This hilarious episode was focussed on Alan Harper, funny...

    Like the previous episode, Two and a half men show two consecutive episodes that were total memorable crack-ups.

    This episode centered on Alan Harper in which his ex-wife Judith began dating a close friend of Alan. Judith's new looks gave Alan the idea to do it himself.

    So, him and Charlie went on one of the most memorable shopping for clothes in the history of this show. Alan once again picked out all of the geaky clothes. It was hilarious until he finally picked something of value. The girls checked him out, he received positive feedback from Jake and Rose. Evelyn, on the other hand, was spending time with Jake while he was telling her about Spongebob Squarepants. "So bottom line, he's a sponge!" Said Evelyn. Lol, that was crazy. The funniest scene was when Alan said to his brother "I have a very nice ass for a guy my age". I mean what the...

    Anyway, overall, another week of hilarious entertainment. The show is rapidly getting better and funnier.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (10)

    • Alan: Rose, what are you doing here?
      Rose: Babysitting.
      Alan: Where's my mother?
      Jake: She left.
      Alan: Why?
      Jake: I don't know. We were watching SpongeBob SquarePants, and she stood up and said life was too short.

    • Alan: I just don't feel comfortable in this stuff.
      Charlie: I knew it, I knew you'd chicken out.
      Alan: Chicken out? I'm not even going to dignify that with a response.
      Charlie: At least your wife had the guts to try something new.

    • Charlie: How's it going in there?
      Alan: Whatever happened to zippers? I miss zippers.
      Charlie: I don't know, Alan, maybe there were too many injuries. Nobody ever got their balls caught in a buttonhole.

    • Evelyn: It never fails, does it. Whenever I would like to spend some quality time with my grandson, there's something more important going on.
      Jake: It's not fair, you know. I'm not the one getting clothes, so why do I have to go and be bored?
      Alan: You don't, you can stay here with grandma.
      Jake: What?
      Evelyn: What?
      Alan: Have fun.
      Jake: Wait, no, I'll be good, I swear!
      Charlie: Payback's a bitch, buddy.

    • Alan: Get your jacket, it's time to go.
      Jake: I don't want to go. I hate clothes shopping
      Alan: Well, you can't stay here alone.
      Jake: Why not?
      Alan: You know why not.
      Jake: But I don't have a turtle to put in the microwave anymore.
      Alan: Get your jacket.
      Jake: Fine. I'll put on my stupid jacket and we'll get in the stupid car and we'll go stupid clothes shopping.
      Charlie: Hey! Don't talk to your stupid father like that.

    • Evelyn: (discussing Spongebob Squarepants) S-s-so bottom line; he's a sponge!
      Jake: Yeah. His pants are square 'cause he's square' and so is his underwear. They're tighty-whities, but they're square.

    • Charlie: It's a public service when a gay chick goes lipstick rather than lumberjack

    • Alan: This is not who I am.
      Charlie: Yeah, but who you are, couldn't get laid underwater, with a tank full of oxygen.

    • Alan: Help me, Charlie, I wanna sing for no reason.

    • Alan: Well, you know what, it doesn't matter if I look cool. We judge a person by what's inside, not by what they wear.
      Jake: Lucky for you, huh.

  • NOTES (3)

    • The German episode title is "Bereit für die Grossaufnahme", meaning "Ready for a Close-Up". The French title is "Le chouchou de ces dames", meaning "Ladies' Favorite". The Italian title is "Un nuovo look per Alan", meaning "Alan's New Look". The Spanish title is "Alan Harper, cambia de imagen", meaning "Alan Harper, Change of Image".

    • John Shaffner and Ann Shea were nominated for an Emmy Award in the Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series category for their work on this episode.

    • Alternative title for this episode was "Makeover".


    • Alan says he's, "Ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille," borrowing Norma Desmond's famous last lines from the 1950 film Sunset Boulevard.