Two and a Half Men

Season 1 Episode 10

Merry Thanksgiving

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Nov 24, 2003 on CBS
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Episode Summary

In an attempt to prove that he is a family man, Charlie invites Lisa over for Thanksgiving dinner

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  • A hilarious 'Merry Thanksgiving' event turned into a disaster

    Tonight, in a very hilarious episode, Charlie Sheen hooks back up with an old girlfriend Lisa and together they and the family spend 'Merry Thanksgiving' together.

    Probably the best and funniest lol episode so far this season. it was humorous, and a crack-up especially Evelyn. She was a nut case. So, Charlie invited the whole family to join him and Lisa just so that Charlie could win Lisa back as much as he could before she went off and married Bo bo.

    Gotta tell ya, hilarious and non-stop entertainment. Enjoyable from start to finish. . . . . . .moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Charlie says the title of the episode.

    • When Evelyn and Jake are on the sundeck, and she tells him that he might want to think about why he's the only kid there, her head is turned to one side. In the very next shot, it's turned to the other, with no time in between for her to have tilted it to the other side.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Charlie: Anyway, I now have a much deeper appreciation for... whaddya call'em? Traditional values.
      Lisa: "Traditional values?" This from a guy who offered my sister a car if she'd come to bed with us.
      Charlie: It was a joke, and I was drunk... but still, it showed a yearning for family.

    • Charlie: Live with me.
      Lisa: Charlie—
      Charlie: No, I'm serious. Move back in.
      Lisa: Really? And then what?
      Charlie: And then we'll see.
      Lisa: Wow, a commitment to "see." And what finger does that ring go on, Charlie?

    • Charlie: This is serious, Alan. I could lose her.
      Alan: Wow. And you care?
      Charlie: I love her, Alan. She's the only one I thought I might eventually wind up with.
      Alan: "Eventually wind up with." I'm touched. So, what, do you want to keep her warming up in your bullpen until the bottom of the ninth, when you lose your... arm?

    • Charlie: I need to show Lisa that I'm a family man.
      Alan: But you're not.
      Charlie: That's not the point. She's about to go off and marry some jerk, just because he loves her and wants to settle down.
      Alan: Oh, I see. You're Satan.

    • Charlie: What's so tough to understand? We're gonna have a big family dinner right here.
      Alan: Uh-huh. And whose big family were you planning on inviting?
      Charlie: You know: me, you, Jake, Mom, turkey. Just like the good old days.
      Alan: What good old days?

    • Jake: I am grateful for my mom and dad, and my Uncle Charlie, who in the past six months......(refers to a piece of paper) has proven himself as a man capable of s....s.....
      Judith: Significant.
      Jake: Significant change and growth.
      Charlie: (to Lisa) Too obvious?
      Lisa: Just a little.

    • Alan: Look, I appreciate your feelings for me, but I have to tell you, I really think your daughter deserves a lot of respect. I mean, it takes real courage to make changes in your life and not worry what everybody thinks.
      Judith: Thank you, Alan.
      Evelyn: That's true. The lesbians of my generation where to scared to come out of the closet.
      Lenore: Does that mean what I think it means?
      Alan: You haven't told them?
      Judith: No. I thought it would be more appropriate coming from your mother.
      Evelyn: Oh, I'm sorry. Did I faux pas?

    • Lisa: Charlie, you'll never change. Look at you. A grown man who can't even commit to long pants.
      Charlie: I can commit to long pants. I was just focused on the shirt today. And for your information, I've been going through changes like you wouldn't believe since the last time we were together.
      Lisa: Like what?
      Charlie: Well... I have a kid now.
      Lisa: Oh, God, Charlie! What poor girl did you knock up?
      Charlie: No, no. It's my nephew. He and my brother are living with me now. I'm like "Mr. Family Guy".
      Lisa: You're right... Family Guy. How is it going with your mom?
      Charlie: What the hell has my mom got to do with family?!

    • Alan: Okay, um, well, I'm thankful that I can spend the holiday with all the people I love and all the people who love me—and Judith.

  • NOTES (4)

    • The German episode title is "Der Truthahn und die Männlichkeit", meaning "Turkey and Masculinity". The French title is "Joyeux Thanksgiving", and the Spanish title is "Feliz Día de Acción de Gracias", both exact translations. The Italian title is "Il giorno del Ringraziamento", meaning "Thanksgiving".

    • This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #112.

    • Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen were in Scary Movie 3 together.

    • Denise Richards was Charlie Sheen's wife when this episode was filmed, and at the time, they had been married for 17 months. The couple divorced in November 2006, after about 4½ years together.