Two and a Half Men

Season 5 Episode 2

Media Room Slash Dungeon

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Oct 01, 2007 on CBS
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Charlie acts strangely after spending an evening with his mother, and a woman Alan slept with behaves oddly the next morning.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Charlie likes his Mom spoilers

    While I was sat watching this episode I was wondering if someone had spiked my drink because I began to think I was halucinating, especially when Charlie started willingly hanging out with his mom - aka - the devil. The Charlie I know would never do that. Trust Alan to pick a woman who wants to kill herself after they sleep together. I started to think that Two and a Half Men was changing a lot but then at the very end it came back to normal ... Evelyn calling the husband on his cheating wife who was with Charlie just so she could sell the house ... classic Evelyn ... what a nice mother!moreless
  • Well at least it didn't suck...

    The episodes are starting to become the same humour week after continous week. The episodes tend to drag on and have for a while now. Guaranteed people who have liked this show from the start will (well at least the majority will) like the episodes that seem to keep rolling out of Hollywood on a radio flyer wagon. (I'm sorry that was a bad similie I was trying to say that the episodes are slowly moving on from Hollywood which means that the scripting is slow moving and almost in near inexistence.) Well after that being said I'm sure I'll get a lot of "Users who disagree" on this review, but truthfully that doesn't bother me if I accidently step on the "fans" hopes.moreless
  • Hugely entertaining and interesting SPOILERS

    This episode is about Charlie and his mother - always fun - except this time they get along, sort of. The sub plot is Alan and a mentally unstable woman. Jake doesn't really play a part in this episode.

    This episode has a great plot. Charlie getting on with his mother was extremely funny although only for people who watch Two and a Half Men regularly. For people that don't, this episode would have completely washed over them. The actress who plays Evelyn Harper, Holland Taylor, finally gets the screen time she deserves in this episode. The plot twist at the end is fantastic and is one of the great Two and a Half Men mother moments.

    The sub plot with Alan is also good fun and is used well although it was a very unimportant part of the show and took up only 2 scenes.

    This is a good episode and continues the good start to the seasonmoreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Alan: Charlie, I'm not gonna lie to some poor woman, just so you can dump her.
      Charlie: I'm not dumping her. We've just grown apart.
      Alan: Since you've picked her up at a bar last night?
      Charlie: People change...

    • Alan: Well, I'd love to help you out, Mom, but, uh, I have a date tonight.
      Evelyn: So, now it's Inflatable Sex Doll Night at Dodger Stadium?
      Alan: No, no, I really have a date. And the doll was a gag gift from one of my patients.
      Evelyn: Charlie, what about you?
      Charlie: I tried it once, but I prefer a real woman.

    • Evelyn: They say that he killed a famous writer just to prove a point.
      Charlie: Ooohh. And what was the point?
      Evelyn: ...I can kill a writer.

    • Evelyn: Teddy is out of town and I need an escort for the Civic Light Opera benefit this evening.
      Charlie: Why don't you just try one of those escort services?
      Evelyn: Charlie, if I were going to pay $200 per hour for a man, I would not be taking him to the opera.
      Charlie: That's fair.

    • Evelyn: That is the king of vaginal rejuvenation surgery. But interestingly, he's never used one himself, rejuvenated or otherwise.
      Charlie: Wouldn't that make him the queen of vaginal surgery?

    • Alan: You know what they say about nice guys?
      Sharon: Yes, they finish last.
      Alan: No, they finish in the shower.

    • Evelyn: Margaret, good to see you! How's married life?
      Margaret: Oh, just one long honeymoon.
      Evelyn: (aside, to Charlie) That's because she bangs a different groom every night.
      Charlie: (introduces himself) Hi. Charlie Harper.

    • Sharon: The image of you lying on top of me will haunt me forever.
      Alan: Did you want to be on top?

    • Berta: Morning.
      Alan: Morning. Hey, Berta, you're a woman.
      Berta: Where are we going with this, Zippy?
      Alan: I was just wondering-what does it mean when someone starts crying uncontrollably after sex?
      Berta: Well, in my experience, it usually means the conjugal visit's over.

    • Sharon: I'm sorry, Alan, I can't do this.
      Alan: Sure you can. I mean, you are... and if you'll allow me to say so, you're pretty good at it.
      Sharon: It's not you, it's me.
      Alan: Yeah, right!
      Sharon: What is that supposed to mean?
      Alan: Sharon, I have been rejected by... thirty two different women in my life, and you know what? It's never been me.

  • NOTES (3)

    • The German episode title is "Der Genius des Bösen", meaning "Evil Genius". The French title is "Ma mère, mon amie", meaning "My Mother, My Friend". The Italian title is "Una madre per amica", meaning "A Mother for a Friend". The Spanish title is "Salón comedor mazmorra", meaning "Dining Room Dungeon".

    • International Airdates: Slovakia: January 19, 2010 on Markiza

    • Janeane Garofalo also worked with Conchata Ferrell in the 1997 movie, Touch.


    • Alan's use of the phrase, "Yippie ki yay motheraccompanier," is a variation of the phrase used in all four movies of the Die Hard series by John McClance, who says, "yippie ki yay, motherfucker!"