Two and a Half Men

Season 4 Episode 22

Mr. McGlue's Feedbag

5
Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Apr 30, 2007 on CBS
8.5
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132 votes
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Episode Summary

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Alan asks Charlie to help Jake with his book report so he can take the time to go to the DMV. Charlie agrees and then decides he wants to go to the race track and takes Jake with him. Alan is conned at the DMV.

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  • Jake wins money at the race track.

    7.0
    I think the writers of Two and a Half Men are smart enough to realize that this show's only worthwhile use of Jake is when he is being berated by Charlie. This is such an interesting dynamic that the show has created, a true uncle, nephew relationship where the uncle can be a heartless individual and yet the audience loves him more because of that behavior. The only somewhat relatable comparison would be Archie Bunker and "meat head" on All in the Family.



    This was an okay episode, but certainly not one of 2.5 Men's better offerings for the season.moreless
  • Much better than last two weeks

    9.2
    Last few episodes I reviewed I was not so happy with this show but I'm glad to say it's back strong.



    I know not everyone will like this episode because it spent time developing Jake's character which some people might not like.



    The main story is that Charlie takes Jakie to the track while Alan is at the DMV and Jake wins at 80:1 odds (so that's a lot of money).



    The comedy is brilliant and one of the best openings yet with Charlie coming home very, very drunk. The show is well executed by the actors although Jake being so naïve is slightly unbelievable.



    Still, this was a good episode and shows that they are back on track with this series and ending on a high.



    On a seperate note, Rose's show on Fox (Drive) was cancelled so hopefully she will be coming back next season.moreless
  • Homework is due on Monday so what its only saturday today, so lets go do things our parents wouldn't be happy with.

    9.1
    This episode starts off with Charlie drunk at his front door acting like himself. He then makes promises that he will help Jake with his homework, and then makes chilli. This was a funny funny episode. Jake then goes with Charlie to the race track and places bets on a horse with the highest odds and whens big. Watch the rest of the funny stuff that happens in this show it was a great episode. Jake makes me laugh so hard. the stupid things he does and just his character. I hope the season ending is jsut as good as every episode.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Alan: What a day. Just sitting and sitting and sitting.
      Charlie: Huh.
      Alan: It was like jury duty, without the fun of sending someone to jail.

    • Charlie: Just hide the money. Stick it into a shoe.
      Jake: Right. What about if I wanna wear it?
      Charlie: Then put it on another shoe.
      Jake: But not of the same pair, right?
      Charlie: Right.

    • Alan: (talking about Jake) Did you help him with his book report?
      Charlie: Yes, I did.
      Alan: Really?
      Charlie: No.
      Alan: Charlie, you said you'd help him.
      Charlie: Well, you said you'd only be living here for a couple of weeks.

    • Charlie: (talking about the money) So here's what you do. Hide it in your room-some place no one will look.
      Jake: Oh, I saw this movie once where they put the money on a plastic bag and hang it in the toilet.
      Charlie: Bad idea—your toilet seat has way too much action.

    • Jake: How much can I bet?
      Charlie: How much did you bring?
      Jake: I have to use my own money?
      Charlie: Boy, you really are your father's son, aren't you?

    • Charlie: Okay, I'm leaving.
      Jake: Bye.
      Charlie: If you need anything, ask Berta.
      Jake: Okay.
      Charlie: She won't give it to you, but she enjoys being asked.

  • NOTES (2)

    • The German episode title is "Schweinchen Glück", meaning "Little Pig's Luck". The French title is "Dr. Charlie et Mister Hyde". The Italian title is "Lezione di vita", meaning "Life Lesson". The Spanish title is "El pienso de Mr. Mcglue", meaning "Mr. McGlue's Feed".

    • Jon Cryer makes his directorial debut.

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Berta yells, "Hey! Richie Rich back with my crab legs yet?", referring to the star of the epynomous comic series created by Alfred Harvey.

    • Charlie calls Jake "Little Lord Fartleroy". This is in reference to Frances Hodgson Burnett's 1885 novel Little Lord Fauntleroy.

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