Two and a Half Men

Season 5 Episode 17

Fish in a Drawer

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM May 05, 2008 on CBS
out of 10
User Rating
204 votes

By Users

Episode Summary

CSIs investigate a death at Charlie's house.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • The plot bored me to death, and it wasn't funny at all

    The plot bored me to death, and it wasn't funny at all.

    Before watching this I was quite happy to know about an investigation where someone great would actually be killed to add to the lack of humor. But really, I was disappointed and bored. I'm not trying to rant here but all throughout this season and maybe parts of the previous, the comedy lacked and it somehow felt as though the episodes were rushed to production, so therefore there was no real time into giving detail. So far, Season 5 is my least favorite because it's "Boring" and just not funny in the slightest.

    This episode didn't feel rushed, but just a simple reasoning that the writers were still on strike. I thought the idea could have been extended to something that shall receive positive feedback. So, this episode (once again) was nothing special, or a particular standout. No character was really thought through carefully on the writers part. So, CSI visiting, a pointless one to be honest.moreless
  • CSI in Two and a Half Men!

    CSI is a great show, as so Two and a half Men, and in this episode a crossover of the two is just amazing!

    After Evelyn's and Teddy's wedding, Charlie's malibú beach house becomes a crime scene after Charlie fins Teddy's dead body. CSI comes to investigate.

    This episode was rlly great, pretty cool and great plot, and off course funny.. It was totally cool to see the CSI team in the episode. It was so funny. The episode turned out to b awesome. This season wasnt that good, most in the post strike eps (this strike ruinned everything!), but this ep brought this show up.moreless
  • A CSI parody!!

    I tell you, I was in stiches when I watched this episode. It was funny and well-written. It reminds me of dark comedies such as "The Cable Guy" and "The War of the Rose." One worry I do have is if this episode was too good. To me, this should've been a season finale. But oh well, let me state my points. I loved the whole story being a CSI spoof. Also, the cameo with George Eads was great. Other reviewers mentioned that it would've been great that Grissom and the "real" Catherine Willows were in the episode, but that didn't hurt the story at all. They actually had a "Katherine" look-a-like with revealing cleavage and a muscle-bound criminologist. The scene with Charlie being investigated as a suspect was hilarious. I like the line that he asked "Katherine" about her blouse being standard uniform. I also like the scene when Berta was being interogated as well. And finally, the scene with Teddy dead on the bed with his pants down and lipstick in that "uncompromising area" was funny as well. The ending was also a great twist. Who would've thought that Teddy and his Courtney were actually scam artists after Evelyn's money? The only thing I didn't like was the showing of Jake's internal anatomy. But other than that, it was a great episode.moreless
  • Death at Charlie's house!

    Wow! Part of the writer crossover between CSI and Two and a Half Men. The writers of the CSI have certainly done a very good job to this episode. This episode is special, interesting, and more importantly, FUNNY! I never expected this episode is so good, because the writer of CSI will write this episode. Apparently I am wrong. This is one very good episode.

    Charlie and his family are all taken by the CSIs to the police department to get their statement. Many things are revealed, and they are all shocking....Nice. This episode is good. I can't wait to see the episode "Two and a Half Deaths" written by the writer of Two and a Half Men.moreless
  • .

    This episode was really cool.I love detective and cop stuff with murders that need to be figured out.If someone wants to know the truth Teddy's name isn't Teddy and Courtney's isn't Courtney they find rich people and with a marriage steal their money.And at the Night of the wedding they were kissing in Charlie's bed when Teddy had a heart attack he died.The lipstick on his uncomftorable area :D was Courtney's lipstick and the hit on his head was when Charlie was stalking her they were in the appartment that is supposed to be hers and are well you know :D .And also the trip to Vegas the Private plane was all just from stolen Credit Cards and other stuff.Great episode :)moreless
Jamie Rose

Jamie Rose

Sloane Jagov

Guest Star

Michael Lowry

Michael Lowry

Wes Tosterone

Guest Star

John Burke

John Burke

Detective Henry Ketchum

Guest Star

Robert Wagner

Robert Wagner


Recurring Role

Jenny McCarthy

Jenny McCarthy


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Sloane: Jake, what I want to know is, were you in your uncle's room at any time today?
      Jake: No, I never go to my uncle's room.
      Sloane: Why not?
      Jake: 'Cause all the skin mags are in my dad's room.

    • Jenna: So, are you a friend of the bride or the groom?
      Alan: Well, the bride is my mother, so... the groom.

    • Evelyn: I just can't believe he'd cheat on me... on our wedding day!
      Courtney: Excuse me, my father is lying here dead.
      Evelyn: With his pants around his ankles and lipstick on his hoo-hoo.

  • NOTES (5)

    • The German episode title is "Eine Leiche zur Hochzeit", meaning "A Corpse at the Wedding". The French title is "Amour à mort", meaning "Love unto Death". The Italian title is "Matrimonio sfortunato", meaning "Unlucky Wedding". The Spanish title is "Pescado en el armario", meaning "Fish in a Closet".

    • International Airdates: Slovakia: January 28, 2010 on Markiza

    • This episode is part of a crew crossover with CSI: Crime Scene Investigation that Chuck Lorre pitched to Carol Mendelsohn. She and her team wrote this episode, and in exchange Chuck Lorre and his team wrote "Two and a Half Deaths" for her show. It also featured a specially reworked opening incorporating CSI's theme song, The Who's "Who Are You".

    • This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #209.

    • Music: "The Man I Love" and The Righteous Brothers' "Unchained Melody", both sung by Evelyn


    • Many visual elements, including the super-tight zoom-in on—and internal workings of—Jake and the grainy video style of potential death reenactments are borrowed from the CSI franchise.