Two and a Half Men

Season 9 Episode 3

Big Girls Don't Throw Food

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Oct 03, 2011 on CBS
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Episode Summary


Walden hopes to start the process of winning back Bridget by taking her to dinner and seeks Alan's advice. Meanwhile, Jake gets ideas in his head when he learns Walden is a high school drop-out.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Ashton returns with his Kelso character, Jon and Angus now just read lines. No passion. Concheta still hits the spot, but it fall's short because of the others.

    I used to love this show, and it wasn't just a Charlie Sheen thing. They gel'ed together, played off each other, and you could tell the actors were truly having fun. It injected passion, and the lines were felt.

    If only Ashton could play a character other then Kelso. I really want to see them succeed, I was really hoping it would be fun and entertaining. But in the end, it isn't even a shell of what it was.

    I shame, really a shamemoreless
  • Unlike what most ppl are saying i did like the episode.

    Unlike what most ppl are saying i did like the episode.I honestly hadnt laugh like this with this show since long time ago cause lets face it season 8 was horrible.I really like where this season is heading,i mean sure it needs improvements but i really find Ashtons character Walden very fun and enjoyable to watch,i especially liked the chemistry between him and Jake in this episode and i hope we see them interact more in later episodes. I really think that Ashton is gonna save this show and his already helping things to pick up if u ask me cause come on the guy is awesome lol.Of course there are some things that i didnt like much,i think Walden is coming off a little more childish and naive than he should,i mean he has to be a bit naive or else why would he let a complete stranger and his kid live in his house but yeah i think its a bit too much,like the scene with that little girl it was kinda unnecessary.And the fart jokes are starding to get on my nerves a little but generally i did find the episode very fun.moreless
  • Worst episode ever

    This was the most boring episode of two and a half men ever. I wrote a review just yesterday about the last episode, which I found great (gave it a rating 9.0) and was really happy because I thought this will take a good end.

    Why is Ashton Kutcher the best paid actor in any series again? I dont know the answer, except he got a good agent ;), but I know that he does not deserve it. Anyway if this would have been a new series, I would stop watching it. If this continues at this level, a dead not moving charlie (and I mean really dead not the drunken drug abusing version of the last season) would be more funny.

    In three words: Horrible horrible horriblemoreless
  • Well, it still sucks...

    Well, sadly TAAHM still sucks, I mean it was actually kind of better than the first 2 episodes, but it still sucked. I personally just can't warm up to Walden, he is annoying and a whining baby.Jake is still super dumb, and it kind of gets annoying as well.Jake wants to drop out of school in this episode, because Walden also didn't finish school, and now he is a billionaire. Judith is not happy about that, and confronts Walden, and they end up making out, because Walden realizes it is actually over with his still wife Bridget.They met before for dinner, where she told him it is not going to work out, plus there is a very silly food fight with Walden and another kid.Berta is still the best thing about this show atm, but it doesn't hold it together.moreless
  • Triumph for Charlie Sheen. Let it die already!

    I was skeptical about Ashton Kutcher, simply don't find him funny at all.

    But quite surprisingly, he's not the (only) weak spot.

    The writing (of the entire season so far) is a disaster and doesn't make any sense at all.

    In the past, with good ol' Charlie Sheen, it was about a womanizer and his needy and wimpy brother.

    Now, suddenly we have 2 sissies. Don't get me wrong: I always found Alan quite entertaining (and actually could relate to him more than to womanizing Charlie). But he needs a strong counterpart. Not an even weaker and "more sissy" companion.

    And by the way: I thought, Ashton Kutcher's only asset would be his appeal on women? If so, he's definitely a miscast in the role of this permanent crybaby. If he's been casted for his talents as a comedian, even worse so...

    Let it die already!moreless
Nicole J. Butler

Nicole J. Butler


Guest Star

Amira Elliby

Amira Elliby

Six Year-Old Girl

Guest Star

Emile Ballard

Emile Ballard


Guest Star

Judy Greer

Judy Greer


Recurring Role

Ryan Stiles

Ryan Stiles

Herb Melnick

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Alan: (after arguing with Jake who will sleep on the air mattress) Alright. Alright. Forget about it. Look. Look. Okay. I will pack up my stuff and we will go back to Grandma's.
      Jake: Fine.
      Alan: (Scoffs) Fine. Okay. Don't come crying to me when she starts driving you crazy.
      Jake: I won't.
      Alan: Remember, at Grandma's, you gotta pee sitting down so there's no splatter.
      Jake: I'll manage. And that's how you pee, anyway.
      Alan: I'm not bluffing, Jake.
      Jake: I believe you.
      Alan: (gives up)All right. I'll sleep on the stupid air mattress.
      Jake: Good. Three more seconds and I would've folded.(leaves the room)
      Alan: Damn. (throws a fit)

    • Alan: (to Jake) You need to keep in mind that it's not like the old days. I'm a guest here.
      Jake: You mean like the old days when you were a guest here?
      Alan: I was not a guest.
      Jake: Right. Because guests eventually leave.

    • Jake: Did you know that Walden made his first million before he was 19?
      Alan: How many zeroes in a million, Jake?
      Jake: M-I-L-L-I-O-N. One!

    • Alan: Charlie was my brother. He loved having me here.
      Jake: Wow, denial isn't just a river in South America.
      Alan: Africa!
      Jake: What about it?

  • NOTES (4)

    • This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #354.

    • This episode debuts the new singing opening. Jake has moved from center rear to the front and left, with Walden taking over center rear.

    • This episode debuted a disclaimer in the end credits.
      "An actor on this program has a financial interest in the following entities:
      CHEGG, INC.
      Ashton Kutcher either owns a piece of or has other involvement with the cited companies. FCC rules require the disclaimer due to the stickers for those companies emblazoned prominently on Walden's laptop. Chuck Lorre was fine with Ashton's promoting, but CBS was not happy with the free advertising. The disclaimer appears in subsequent episodes where these stickers are visible.

    • International Airdates:
      United Kingdom: October 10, 2011 on Comedy Central
      Finland: September 6, 2012 on Sub
      Slovakia: October 8, 2012 on Markiza