Two and a Half Men

Season 4 Episode 6

Apologies for the Frivolity

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Oct 23, 2006 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Charlie is dating a woman whose personality and life are like his mother’s.

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  • in the mirror we see, yikes

    must say one of the best episodes in a while

    charlie is dating a divorsed woman, who happens to be in real estate, has 2 children and has a very sharp tongue, not afraid to use it for harsh words to

    the way charlie is blind for the obvious fact that he is dating a younger version of his mother is very very funny

    it makes an old theme of the series and gives it new bite

    the other characters are all there but only to support this one line, rose plays a small role, alan is nearly invisible, jake has some great lines, but in the end it is al about charlie and i must say well donemoreless
  • hahahah very very funny episode!!!!

    dammm what a nice episode . . . rebember just this one from the restaurant employee \\\" good choice ... on the FOOD \\\" HAHAHAHHA , very good episode , Jake was also very good biatch ! ! ! perfect analogy with lydia - mom ! i am watching the episode now and i just saw charlie getting the point of the analogy , nice one ! lets hope it keeps getting this good!moreless
  • Fantastic episode. The first 8 minutes are some of the best scenes ever !

    This episode reminded me of why I loved this show so much. This new girlfriend is so funny at making fun of every character... I saw the end coming with the 2 boys, but anyway, it was a real pleasure. The part where Jake talks about boobs is absolutely hilarious !
  • Funny.

    Two and a Half Men resorts to a lot of cliches, a lot of overly used sitcom plots and a lot of very predictable endings, but this was still a really funny episode of the show. I liked seeing Charlie date somebody who was not just a clueless bimbo, which is too often the case on Two and a Half Men. Seeing somebody who mocked him continually was a refreshing change of pace and made for some great scenes. The scene with her and Evelyn Harper having back and forth insults to each other really was the highlight of this episode.

    Good episode of Two and a Half Men tonight. Hopefully we can get more with a well-used guest star like this in the future, but the show seems to be drifting away from that.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Lydia: So, what grade are you in?
      Jake: Seventh.
      Lydia: Well, don't you worry when the other kids make fun of you; you'll show 'em some day.
      Jake: Nobody makes fun of me.
      Lydia: You're kidding?

    • Evelyn: So, Lydia, what do you do? I mean, besides my son.

    • Lydia: (talking about her kids with Charlie) I'm very careful about who I expose them to.
      Charlie: What's that supposed to mean?
      Lydia: Charlie, please.
      Charlie: Why can't I expose myself to your kids? (catches what he said) I mean why can't I meet your kids?

    • Lydia: Wow, this is some house. If you ever decide to sell I want the listing.
      Charlie: Well you'd have to kill my mom for it, so...sure.

    • Lydia: Evelyn Harper, I recognize you from your bus bench ads. People all over town are sitting on your face.

    • Evelyn: How many pieces of bacon are you going to eat?
      Jake: My record's fourteen. I barfed, but it still counts.

    • Charlie: She might be a bit outspoken, but I happen to find that very attractive.
      Jake: She must be dynamite in the sack.
      Alan: Where do you get this stuff from?
      Jake: Cinemax.

    • Lydia: If you were open to suggestions, it couldn't be better.
      Charlie: Oh, really, and how could it have been better?
      Lydia: Boo hoo, looks like I've pushed a button.
      Charlie: Looks like I didn't.
      Lydia: You can push an elevator button a hundred times, and it still won't come any faster.
      Charlie: Fine, the next time I'll take the stairs.

    • Berta: Come on Charlie. The only difference, between those two broads, is that you came out of one and you...
      Charlie: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa...
      (waving his arms in the air and closing his eyes)

    • Lydia: Alan, hi. So sorry to hear about your troubles.
      Alan: "Troubles?" What troubles?
      Lydia: Maybe I have it wrong. Charlie, didn't you tell me he was divorced, broke, and living on your couch?
      Charlie: I don't know what she's talking about...
      Alan: I am going through a bit of a rough patch, but I try not to think about it too much.
      Lydia: Well, good for you. I'd be suicidal.
      Charlie: You hear that? You have options.

    • Bobby: We haven't seen your mother here for quite some time.
      Charlie: Well, maybe you just didn't recognize her. Like Satan, my mother can take many forms.

    • Berta: Chose your words carefully, slim
      Lydia: Slim? (laughs) Why, thank you. I watch what I eat.
      Berta: Going in or coming out?

  • NOTES (3)

    • The German episode title is "Ödipus", meaning "Oedipus". The French title is "Maman bis", meaning "Mother Encore". The Italian title is "Complesso di Edipo", meaning "Oedipal Complex". The Spanish title is "Disculpas por la frivolidad", an exact translation.

    • This episode was included on the Emmy Awards 'For Your Consideration' DVD for this season.

    • Though credited, Marin Hinkle does not appear in this episode.