Two and a Half Men

Season 2 Episode 2

Enjoy Those Garlic Balls

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Sep 27, 2004 on CBS
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Judith is dating Jake's pediatrician, and Alan is upset until Charlie points out that if she remarries, his alimony payments will end.

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  • This episode brought a light at the end of the tunnel for both Alan's relationship with Judith, and Charlie's feelings towards his mother. An impressive show tonight indeed...

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    This episode brought a light at the end of the tunnel for both Alan's relationship with Judith, and Charlie's feelings towards his mother. An impressive show tonight indeed...



    Again, not exactly the funniest episode but truthfully, tonights episode rocked in the way that a lot too place in it. For example, Evelyn found out why Charlie hates her but refused to take it as the proper reason. Also, Judiths new boyfriend Herb was spoken to by Alan about all the things he needed to know about Judith being a lesbian and all. It was charming how Rose decided to wear Charlie's pants. What does she really want to have sex with him and be with him after everything he's done to her, like their one night stand.

    However, I liked the scene where Evelyn asked Berta for coffee and Berta just said "Sure, nothings stopping you". Or, when Charlie signals coffee to Berta and she replies: "Get your own damn coffee!".

    Really, this show rocks and is as mature as it is immature if you know what I mean.



    Overall, a very impressive episode in which was probably the most successful for the best designed plot. It could have been funnier though, but all in all, it was great.moreless

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  • QUOTES (11)

    • Alan: Our pediatrician. My ex-wife is sleeping with our pediatrician.
      Charlie: I wonder if she gets a lollipop after every visit.

    • Charlie: (sees the size of Alan's alimony payment) Boy! You'd think for all that money, she'd at least come over and give you a lap dance.

    • Alan: So, you ever been married?
      Herb: My wife passed away.
      Alan: Oh, oh, I'm sorry. (pauses) No alimony, though. You gotta love that!

    • Charlie: So, where's Jake?
      Alan: Sleeping at a friend's. He'll get dropped off tomorrow.
      Charlie: Oh, man! I rented a movie I thought he'd like.
      Alan: Oh, what'd you get?
      Charlie: Don't worry. It's educational.
      (Charlie gives Alan the DVD)
      Alan: One Million Years B.C.? How is this educational?
      Charlie: Raquel Welch running from dinosaurs in a fur bikini? What is that, if not history?

    • Evelyn: Could I get some more coffee, Berta?
      Berta: Who's stopping you?
      Charlie: (signals coffee to Berta)
      Berta: Get your own damn coffee!

    • Alan: (showing Judith a toy Giraffe) I came to give you this.
      Judith: What is it?
      Alan: I made it for you.
      Judith: Just now?
      Alan: No, a long time ago.
      Charlie: It's symbolic.
      Judith: Alan, you're a disturbed man. You need help.
      Charlie: Enjoy those garlic balls!

    • Evelyn: Where were we?
      Rose: We were trying to figure out why Charlie hates you.
      Berta: Right.
      Evelyn: Well, Charlie?
      Charlie: Okay, fine, here it is. I'm not saying I hate you, but if I did, it might have something to do with the fact that you're a narcissistic bloodsucker who drove my father into an early grave, after which you married a succession of men who couldn't care less about Alan and me, which was fine with you, because you just looked at us like a couple of dancing monkeys that you could haul out whenever it suited you! And when it didn't, you just sent us to boarding school, or camp, or that kibbutz in Israel, where we got beat up because we weren't even Jewish! And now you come over here every chance you get to lay a guilt trip on me for not appreciating my cold, lonely, loveless childhood!
      Evelyn: (long pause, puts her hands on his shoulders) Well, obviously, you're not ready to talk about it.

    • Alan: I should apologize to you. Showing up here last night, unannounced-that's completely inappropriate and I came by to tell you it won't happen again.
      Herb: So, you came over unannounced to apologize for coming over unannounced?
      Alan: I was afraid you'd pick up on that.

    • Evelyn: (about Charlie) When he was little he would always suck on other people's thumbs.

    • Berta: (while sitting between Charlie and Evelyn) So, why do you hate your mother?

    • Alan: I begged her to do it with me in the hot tub. But she said it made her hair frizzy.
      Charlie: Well, apparently she found the right conditioner.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Beginning with this episode, Conchata Ferrell is elevated to the main starring cast.

    • The German episode title is "Ist das meine Hose?", meaning "Are Those my Pants?". The French title is "Un fils ingrat", meaning "Ungrateful Son". The Italian title is "Perché tu mi odi?", meaning "Why Do You Hate Me?". The Spanish title is "Disfruta las Bolas de Ajo", an exact translation.

    • Charlie Sheen, Ryan Stiles, and Jon Cryer all appeared together in Hot Shots!.

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