Two and a Half Men

Season 2 Episode 18

It Was Mame, Mom

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Mar 07, 2005 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Charlie is invited to a party hosted by a gay ad-executive named Eric, so Charlie asks Alan to pretend that he's his life partner, but then meets Eric's gorgeous ex-wife.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • The whole gay aspect of the episode was fairly great, but I've seen better

    The whole gay aspect of the episode was fairly great, but I've seen better.

    I liked the episode, another funny week of the show. Really, it wasn't as funny as I made it out to be. It could have been better, but I enjoyed the whole, Charlie and Alan pretending to be gay around a gay group of people. But Charlie admitting to his so called lover woman that he was 100% straight was the funny part. Evelyn was actually in the same shopping store as Charlie and the girl he was going out with. Well, not "Going out on a date personally". Really, Alan began to think that he was really gay hell it was funny.

    Then at the beginning, Jake asks "Do you suffer eroctile disfunction, one of three guys gets it. Mine's fine, it's got to be one of you two (pointing at Alan and Charlie).

    Lol, not as great as the previus five weeks but still good..moreless
  • gays, Evelyn, and Lucy Lawless!

    In this interesting episode, Charlie and Alan pose as a gay couple to impress a gay ad-executive. Unfortunately, Charlie meets the stunning Pamela (Lucy Lawless, Xena:Warrior Princess) and decides to try to seduce her. Thankfully, Evely sabotages him and our fair lady remains untouched by that chauvenistic bastard. Meanwhile, the gay ad-exec tries to get Alan into bed, a scene I found quite hilarious. Charlie somehow manages to get mre money out of the deal and Alan feels a sense of accomplishment over how atractive his @$$ is. I found this episode charming, amusing, and was impressed by the very real statement Lucy (Pamela) made over the whole gay sexuality, marriage and acceptance thing. The more you know, the more you grow!moreless
  • Charlie convinces Alan to pretend that they are a gay couple...

    Charlie is invited to a party by his ad-executive friend Eric who turns out to be gay So Charlie convinces Alan to accompany him to the party and pretend to be his partner. At the party Charlie sees Pamela, Eric ex-wife's and wants to sleep with her. Really funny part was when they are at the party and Alan is telling Eric about how he and Charlie "met" in the coffee shop. Later Charlie and Pamela goes clothes shopping and Charlie tells her that he lied about being gay They accidentally come across Charlie's mom and Charlie gets stage fright during a "performance" with Pamela...moreless
Nick Toth

Nick Toth

TV Narrator

Guest Star

David Starzyk

David Starzyk


Guest Star

Dayna Devon

Dayna Devon

Women in Store (uncredited)

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Alan: And if we're gonna be a couple, I want to be the husband.
      Charlie: Who's gonna believe you're the husband?
      Alan: Hey, of the two of us, I'm the only one who's been a husband.
      Charlie: You really thought you were the husband in your marriage?

    • Alan: (on Viagra pills) What they do, Jake, is that they dilate the blood vessels which allow more blood to easily flow to certain...
      Charlie: They're boner pills, Jake
      Jake: To get them or make them go away?
      Alan: To get them. Now go get ready for bed.
      Jake: What's the point? They're not good for anything.

    • Alan: Did you ever try [Viagra]?
      Charlie: Once or twice. Out of curiosity, not necessity.
      Alan: What did you think?
      Charlie: Not my thing. Like cork in the bat. You?
      Alan: Yeah, that's what my ex-wife wanted—more sex with me that lasted longer.

    • Evelyn: You're here, you're queer. I'm used to it.

    • Evelyn: The only time Charlie was ever in a closet was when he was a little boy trying on my hats and underwear belting out the entire score of Hello Dolly!.
      Charlie: It was Mame, mom.

  • NOTES (6)

    • The German episode title is "Pamela und Purzelchen". The French title is "Troubles érectiles", meaning "Erectile Dysfunction". The Italian title is "Dolce tesoro della casa!", meaning "Sweet Treasure of Home!". The Spanish title is "Era Mame, Mamá", an exact translation.

    • Joe Bella received an Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing For A Series category for his work on this episode.

    • John Shaffner and Ann Shea were nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Art Direction for A Multi-Camera Series for their work on this episode, in conjunction with "A Low, Guttural Tongue Flapping Noise".

    • This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #133.

    • Both Conchata Ferrell (Berta) and Marin Hinkle (Judith) didn't appear in the original airing of this episode.

    • Alternative title for this episode was "I'm Not Your Concubine".