Two and a Half Men

Season 3 Episode 23

Arguments for the Quickie

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM May 15, 2006 on CBS
out of 10
User Rating
124 votes

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Episode Summary

Mia comes back to town with her dance troupe and invites Charlie to her performance. At first, he decides not to go and tries to convince Alan that he no longer has feelings for her. He goes to the see the performance and Mia explains that she wants some of Charlie’s sperm. Charlie responds by asking Mia for something.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • This plot has been done to death

    This is an original show. Why did they have to mess it up with this plot. Everyone knows there is no way Charlie is going to marry Mia. They didn't even date very long. Charlie has probably had STD's that have hung around longer. Why did they do this story?
  • Mia returns.

    If you are curious what the definition of a filler episode this episode.

    A dumb plot revolving around Charlie considering donating sperm for his ex-girlfriend Mia (yeah, because no show has done that before) occupied most of the time of tonight's episode. There was also a really dumb plot with Jake pretending he was a gangster, but thankfully that lasted for just a few minutes.

    It's episodes like this that make a lot of people hate this show. It's episodes like this that remind me that the writers are human and that even a great show like 2.5 Men can have some bad shows.moreless
  • This was a very good episode

    Aww, Charlie has just asked Mia to marry him in one of the most revealing, detailed great storyline based episodes ever.

    Hey there were a number of hilarious scenes such as Jake at the beginning along with Berta being her usual comedy. The whole story tonight was just very insipiring because it also goes into next weeks episode as well. The main excellent parts were just all over, the right words were said and the storylines have been done to their greatest. I'm so glad I saw this and I shall look forward to the exclusive season finale next week.

    The funniest tonight was Berta, Jake, Charlie and the asian guy at the end. But sperm? as silly as it was knowing that Mia wanted Charlie's sperm, it was fantastic.

    Overall, a very special episode with a great storyline. The fact that it is a "To be continued" just made it more interesting. However, I don't understand all the negative reviews by other users! This one was very good. No negatives...moreless
  • Not seen a bad show yet

    This show is hysterical. Where do the writers come up with this material. My husband and I love this show. We almost always laugh our heads off. My son watches it too. My brother-law loves it to pieces. Too bad all the other sitcoms are so lousy and can\'t come up with great ideas. I really miss Frazier. They should have kept him on but Two and a half men just about take its place.

  • oh how I loved this show... WHY?!?

    what a bad bad bad episode! Charlie was out of character and it was very poorly written. When the episode started, I figured Mia was back to tell Charlie that she IS pregnant... nope, she wants the man who constantly asked her if he could cheat on her to father her baby... ON PURPOSE!

    He accepts! With some of the worst logic that I've ever heard uttered, except for possibly internet trolls, and heads off to the sperm bank... they keep the jack booths right next to the waiting room apparently...

    He can't do it... something is preventing him... he's wants to marry her!

    Just simply poorly written... although Jake and Berta had some funny lines... I gave the show a 3 because the story line was 9th season Friends bad... no, no... it's 8th season That 70's Show bad... but it was still funny... at timesmoreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Mia: Why don't I get changed, and I'll stop by your house in a little while?
      Charlie: Sure, I'll be up 'cause, you know, I'm a night person.
      Mia: I remember.
      Charlie: Of course, if you come too late, I could be drunk.
      Mia: I remember.
      Charlie: Or there could be other women there.
      Mia: I remember.

    • Alan: (knocking on a door at the sperm bank): Charlie, you okay?
      Man: ¡Lárgate, baboso, que me quiero concentrar!
      Alan: Lo siento, señor.

    • Charlie: How about a quickie for old times sake?
      Mia: Oh, please. Charlie, I think you're a terrific guy. You're smart, and handsome, and talented...
      Charlie: All good arguments for the quickie.
      Mia: Will you let me finish?
      Charlie: Didn't I always?

    • Alan: So, what are you going to do? You gonna go to a sperm bank?
      Charlie: Well, I tried to talk her into a direct deposit. You know, straight from the tap. But she really dug in her heels. And not in a good way.
      Alan: And you're okay with it?
      Charlie: Well, why not? I've sent billions of solders out there. It's time for one of them to finally take the hill.

    • Charlie: I'm good genetic material, you know, easy on the eyes, and she wants to raise the kid alone which fits nicely into my lifestyle.
      Alan: Charlie, drinking, gambling and casual sex is not a lifestyle.

    • Charlie: Mia wants sperm.
      Alan: Well, don't look at me.
      Charlie: No, no, she wants my sperm. She wants me to make a deposit so she can make a baby.
      Alan: You're kidding.
      Charlie: Apparently, that's another one of its uses!

    • Mia: Charlie, I came here because… Well… I want your sperm.
      Charlie: All right, where do you want it?

  • NOTES (2)

    • The German episode title is "Die Samenspende", meaning "The Sperm Donation". The French title is "La demande en mariage", meaning "The Proposal". The Italian title is "Il gene Charlie", meaning "Charlie's Genes". The Spanish title is "Argumentos para un Rápidito", an exact translation.

    • This episode started late, at 9:20 ET, due to a 20-minute presidential address on immigration reform at 8:00.