Two and a Half Men

Season 1 Episode 17

Ate The Hamburgers, Wearing The Hats

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 23, 2004 on CBS
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Alan offends Charlie by choosing harebrained cousins as Jake's guardians in the event of his death.

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  • This was a freakin' funny episode of "Two and a Half Men"

    Alan offends Charlie by choosing harebrained cousins as Jake's guardians in the event of his death. I thought that this was an excellent episode of "Two and Half Men". This was seriously one of the funniest episodes that I have ever seen from this show. It was hilarious from start to finish. The storyline was well thought out and the humor is just fantastic. I'm sure even people that don't like this show will even enjoy it. Charlie being hurt and offended that Alan wouldn't give him custody of Jake for if Alan and Judith do die was funny. Alan offending his mother by saying how he was going to give custody to Jake to made me laugh so hard especially when the mother said "Keep the picture, I want you to look at it and feel shame" (or something like that). Jake saying how he wants a chili burger was hilarious. It was so funny when Charlie called Alan but Jake ended up having Alan's cell phone and answered it. The same thing happened at the very ending as well when Judith tried to call Alan but Jake ended up having Alan's cell phone... which also cracked me up. Jake saying that the burger at the hospital sucked was funny. More parts made me laugh so hard as well and you must watch this episode to see why. It was also nice that Alan decided to put Charlie in his will so Charlie can have custody of Jake if Alan and Judith ever do die. Overall, a hilarious episode of "Two and a Half Men". 10/10moreless
  • Really Funny

    Two and a Half Men Season 1 Episode 17 Ate the Hamburgers Wearing the Hats

    When Alan says Charlie wont have Jake in case he dies, Charlie feels recented. While playing basketball, Jake bumps his head and Charlie takes him to the hospital, what makes Alan reconsider.

    This one, Ate the Hamburgers wearing the hat, was a rlly funny Two and a Half Men episode. Rlly funny. Rlly good. Its one of the best in season 1. I love this show, and this episode justifies it. It is one of the best episodes in the season, and one of my personal favorites.moreless
  • Funny

    Laughter upon laughter, Two and a half men proves to be the worlds funniest comedy. There's no question about it, no other comedy series can beat this show!

    I liked the fact that Charlie was added in the will at the very end. Alan was discussing about who should get Jake in the case that Judith would die and then Alan. The choice was made and Alan told Judith that Charlie would get Jake in the end.

    This was only something to piss off Judith and made Charlie very upset. Later on, Evelyn came over to the Harper house and was shocked to discover that the custody of Jake would go to Jerry and Faye. Honestly, Evelyn was hell hilarious during the conversation. Alan was trying his hardest to avoid the conversation of "Who get's Jake when both Judith and Alan croak". Evelyn said the most hilarious thing: "Them! A couple of college professors of long island?". Rhode Island" Said Alan. "So, who am I thinking of that lives in Long Island?" asked Evelyn. "I have no idea" replied Alan. By that stage I was on the floor laughing off my head (ROTFL). It amazes me the great work that the producers do into making this show so well plotted and darn hilarious?! Each episode just seems to be better than the one before. Anyway, Charlie finally gained his wish of full-time custody to Jake in the case where both Judith and Alan died. Before hand, Jake hurt his head by being knocked over in a basketball game with Charlie. At the hospital, man it was a crack-up. "Is that the one with the spots?" asks Jake. "Yeah!" replied Charlie. "I don't know". Lol. It was just crack-up during their time at the emergency room.

    The funniest part was when Judith tries to call Alan on his cell phone but Jake has it, right next to her in the passenger seat. Overall, just a major crack up episode and one to watch over and over. simply great!moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Charlie: (holds Jake's hand as he is getting stitches in his head) It's okay, buddy, I'm right here with you. Go ahead, Doc.
      Jake: Ow! Ow! Ow!
      Charlie: (to doctor) Hey, go easy on the kid!
      Jake: No, you're squishing my hand!
      Charlie: Oh. Sorry. Did you feel the shot?
      Jake: No.
      Charlie: You're welcome.
      Doctor: Perhaps you'd prefer to wait outside.
      Charlie: I'd prefer a morphine drip and a sponge bath, but the kid needs me!

    • Charlie: No, you don't understand. He fell on his head. He's bleeding.
      Nurse: Okay. Follow my finger. (moves her finger to the left, right, up and down in front of Jake's face, and smiles) He's gonna be fine.
      Charlie: That's it? He's fine? That's not a medical test. That's how you hypnotize a chicken!

    • Charlie: (filling out a form for Jake at the hospital) First name. Jake. Ob?
      Jake: Mm-hmm.
      Charlie: Jacob. I knew that. What's your middle name?
      Jake: You don't know?
      Charlie: Of course I know. I'm just checking to see if you know. You fell on your head, dude!
      Jake: David.
      Charlie: David. Jacob David. Your parents sure went Old Testament on you, didn't they?

    • Charlie: (playing one-on-one basketball with Jake) Haha! Not so easy when I'm paying attention, is it?
      Jake: Not so hard, either.

    • Charlie: I'm gonna grab my keys, and we'll head to the hospital.
      Jake: I don't want to go to a hospital!
      Charlie: Did I say hospital? I meant Disneyland.

    • Alan: (to Charlie) If Mom's ever in a coma you're the one who has to decide whether to pull the plug.
      Charlie: Pull.

    • Alan: Last summer he actually fractured his ass doing a cannonball into the bath tub.

    • (filling out Jake's hospital form)
      Charlie: Is there anything you eat that makes you sick?
      Jake: I ate a worm once

    • Alan: (about Jake) I'm not giving him to anybody. He's not a five pound ham.

    • Jake: Uncle Charlie, show mom how you mop the floor with my hair.
      Charlie: It's actually more like dusting.
      Judith: What if you drop him and he cracks his head open?
      Charlie: Then I'd really have to mop.

    • (Charlie is filling out Jake's hospital forms)
      Charlie: Have you had one of the following: measles?
      Jake: I don't know.
      Charlie: Mumps?
      Jake: I don't know.
      Charlie: Chicken pox?
      Jake: Is that the one with the spots?
      Charlie: Yes!
      Jake: I don't know.

    • Charlie: (On the phone with Judith) Oh, hey, Judith. (rolls his eyes)Why do I have Alan's phone?...Why do you want custudy of that too.(Laughs)...oh come on,it's a little funny.Ya know what,I bet me and Alan switched phones by mistake.You want my number? Okay, it's 310-Lick-Me...hey it's not my fault if that's what it spells.

    • Jake: What?
      Alan and Charlie: Nothing.
      Jake: Then why did you say my name?
      Charlie: Get over yourself, nobody said your name.

    • Allen (After Charlie said he couldn't be trusted with Jake): He's a boy you can't keep him from getting hurt. Last summer he actually fractured his ass doing a cannon ball into the bath tub.

    • Charlie: Bought some hamburgers, bought the hats; Ate the hamburgers, wearing the hats.

  • NOTES (3)

    • The German episode title is "Hamburger und Mützen", meaning "Hamburger and Hats". The French title is "Un cheeseburger, s'il vous plait!". The Italian title is "Mangiato cheeseburgher .. provato cappelli", meaning "Ate the Cheeseburger, Tried on the Hats". The Spanish title is "Para comérnoslas con los gorros puestos", meaning "Eating with Hats Off".

    • This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #111.

    • Melanie Lynskey (Rose) doesn't appear in this episode.


    • When Charlie and Alan talk about Kansas (and who Charlie is thinking of that lives there), Alan mentions Dorothy and Toto. These are the main characters from L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz, who live on a farm in Kansas.