Two and a Half Men

Season 3 Episode 21

And the Plot Moistens

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM May 01, 2006 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Jake’s teacher has a meeting with Alan and Judith to discuss the lack of interest Jake has at school. Alan starts to fall for Francine, in a platonic way, because he is tired of the lack of intelligent communication he has with Kandi. Charlie helps Jake audition for his school musical.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Alan dates two women.

    Let's get one thing straight: this was really not that funny an episode by Two and a Half Men standards, but this was still a somewhat decent episode that was good for a few laughs. Jake was annoying, but that is just about always the case. Alan and Charlie were funny, and Kandi was less annoying than usual.

    The problem is that some of the storylines on this show have been done many times before. Chuck Lorre is a sitcom veteran and that's going to happen with people who have been in the business for a long time. After all, it's not like I've ever seen an episode about a musical done before.moreless
  • They can do better...

    This episode is basically Charlie trying to screw around with his brother’s life for some entertainment. When Charlie learns that all his seeing Jakes teacher, but only so he has some one intellectual to talk with, Charlie uses this as a way of getting Kandi expensive gifts from Allan, and thus making it very much fun for him to sit back and watch. The reason Alan even met with Jakes teacher was because she was concerned that Jake was not participating in any extracurricular activities, and so Alan is trying to get him to sing up for something and gives the idea of a musical.moreless
  • Not the best but ok

    I didn't like Alan cheating on Kandi. Jake butchering the Queen song was hysterical. I don't think anyone but Queen could sing that song. Alan and Judith having the teacher's conference was great. Alan saying Jake is too young to drink in the dark and complain about men was hysterical.
  • Clever, Humorous, and Original

    I just love the chemistry between Sheen and Cryer, this show is just fun and humorous. The writers do an excellent job at creating new and fun storylines and the actors banter so well together it's literally like peeking into someone's life.

    Watching the expression's on Charlie's face while Jake was practicing for his tryout for the school play was priceless. And the excuses he comes up with to cover for Alan are incredibly funny. HAH ... volunteering his time.

    Both the cast and the writers are doing an excellent job in keeping their viewers happy. I hope they keep up the good work!!moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Charlie: Oh, by the way, you need to buy Kandi a diamond necklace.
      Alan: Wha-What?
      Charlie: You told me to cover for you. I said you were out buying her jewelry.
      Alan: That's all you could think of?
      Charlie: Well, I could think of a lot of things, but only one made me laugh.
      Alan: I can't afford to buy her jewelry.
      Charlie: I know, that's what makes it funny.

    • Jake: She say what I'm in trouble for?
      Charlie: Nope.
      Jake: Boy, it's the not knowing that drives you crazy.
      Charlie: Yeah, like a pregnancy test.

    • Alan: I need to communicate after love making. I need to share.
      Charlie: Well maybe you should have thought of that before you started boinking a girl with the IQ of Tickle Me Elmo.

    • Judith: (on Jake's lack of hobbies) I don't know about his father, but I've tried to share some of my interests with him.
      Alan: Unfortunately, he's a little young to drink in the dark and bitch about men.

    • Charlie: You're already doing a hot 22-year-old and you're cheating on her?
      Alan: (ashamed) Yes.
      Charlie: I am so proud of you!

    • Charlie: So, Kandi, what's your favorite musical?
      Kandi: The trombone.

    • Kandi: Why would I fantasize about having sex while I'm having sex? Do you think about ham and cheese when you're eating a sandwich?
      Alan: Can't argue with that.

  • NOTES (1)

    • The German episode title is "Unmusikalisch und arrogant", meaning "Tone-Deaf and Arrogant". The French title is "Ma maîtresse et la maîtresse de papa", meaning "My Teacher and My Father's Mistress". The Italian title is "L'arte delle bugie", meaning "The Art of Lying". The Spanish title is "La trama se humedece", an exact translation.


    • When Jake is complaining that Alan's suggestion for the musical is gay, he picks "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen for his audition piece. Alan says "Oh, good, I was afraid he was going to pick something gay," referring to the fact that Queen's lead singer, Freddie Mercury, was a homosexual.

    • Alan performs the first quatrain of The Major General's Song in effort to get Jake interested in theater. This is from Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance.

    • The musical Jake is performing in at school is Man of La Mancha, based on Miguel de Cervantes' 1605 novel Don Quixote. He is singing its well-known song, The Impossible Dream.