Two and a Half Men

Season 5 Episode 17

Fish in a Drawer

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM May 05, 2008 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • 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

    • 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

  • Allusions

    • 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.