Two and a Half Men

Season 1 Episode 12

Camel Filters + Pheromones

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jan 05, 2004 on CBS
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Episode Summary

When Berta is forced to bring her granddaughter Prudence to work with her, the boys find themselves a little preoccupied with her.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • 112

    I'm pretty sure the only reason this episode is one of the highest rated of the whole series is because of Megan Fox. Sure I got a couple laughs out of this episode, but honestly, it wasn't anything special. Just another day with Charlie and his antics with his brother Allen enjoying the ride.

    The one thing this episode is is probably memorable. "Oh yeah, that's the episode Megan Fox is in" Like I said, that's the only reason this episode got so overrated. We got some funny moments here where I found myself laughing but I doubt it's the best episode. An okay episode that didn't really fulfill any expectation of mine whatsoever.moreless
  • Yeah, pretty enjoyable, one thing that the writers can do is change the story of the episode quickly into something funnier, this one had that

    Yeah, pretty enjoyable, one thing that the writers can do is change the story of the episode quickly into something funnier, and this one did that.

    In my opinion, this wasn't one of my best but I can agree that it was very enjoyable and it just got more funnier aa time went by... The last few scenes were just a major crack up. Rose trying to get into bed with Charlie and Prudence's boyfriend trying to sleep with the Harpers. I also enjoyed the bit where both Jake and Alan walked straight into the door due to Prudence's good looks and being in a major hurry. Hell hilarious -- lol.

    The main focus on this episode was Jake who spoiled the whole weekend secret at the very end. Judith retrieved him from Charlie's and asked him, "Did you have fun this weekend?", and Jake replied: "Uncle Charlie says I don't have to tell you". Berta the housekeeper is also one of the best stars of the show, she nver fails to make the audience crack up.

    In conclusion, an impressive episode that improved drastically during the viewing.moreless
Noel Fisher

Noel Fisher


Guest Star

Lisa Arning

Lisa Arning

Cheryl Ann

Guest Star

Megan Fox

Megan Fox


Guest Star

Conchata Ferrell

Conchata Ferrell


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (9)

  • NOTES (4)

    • The German episode title is "Ich kümmere mich um Prudence", meaning "I Attend to Prudence". The French title is "Hormones et phéromones". The Italian title is "La nipotina", meaning "The Granddaughter". The Spanish title is "Tabaco y feromonas", meaning "Tobacco and Pheromones".

    • Steven V. Silver was nominated for a Emmy Award in the Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series for his work on this episode.

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

    • Holland Taylor(Evelyn) doesn't appear in this episode.


    • Prudence mentions her boyfriend wrote her a song called "Dear Prudence", to which Charlie responds, "Yeah, that sounds like something a bass player would do." "Dear Prudence" is a 1968 song by The Beatles. It was written by John Lennon, the band's rhythm guitarist, not bass player. Paul McCartney is the bass player in The Beatles.