Two and a Half Men

Season 9 Episode 1

Nice to Meet You, Walden Schmidt (1)

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Aired Thursday 8:30 PM Sep 19, 2011 on CBS
5.5
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Following Charlie's funeral, Alan meets Internet entrepreneur Walden Schmidt.

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  • History Repeats Itself

    1.0
    When Michael J. Fox left Spin City and was replaced by Charlie Sheen the show was never the same and went downhill. The same can be said with Two and a Half Men but this time Ashton Kutcher replaced Charlie Sheen. But unlike Charlie Sheen Ashton Kutcher is worse. Except that Walden Schmidt is rich he is similar to Alan Harper. There is no contrast between them.
  • Ashton raised to the expectations and will rise even more by time.

    10
    Let's be honest here, Charlie Sheen screwed up big time, we all love him, and we all think that the show is not Two and A Half Men without him but what are we supposed to do? Give up on the show we love? Give up on Allen and Berta and Jake?

    No! I don't think we should be called fans if we do, Ashton Kutcher is hilarious and I think we all remember him from that 70s show he kicked a** didn't he? So why the hate people? I am sure he will prove him self by time and I am sure the show will go on.

    The first episode is funny, starting with a funeral that turned out to be funnier than we all expected in funerals! They brought most the girls Charlie Harper slept with, even Mia! It was hilarious.

    Then there was the house-selling. It was funny bringing famous guest actors especially Dharma and Greg, I could swear that they acted as if they own the show.

    The bringing up of Ashton was funny and the crowd yelled loudly-as expected. He is a great actor.

    Then he decided to buy the house and we will see how Allen will still be in the house. Still too many things to unfold in this season and fun is on its way.moreless
  • I did not expect two and a half men would be good without charlie but its great it made me laugh more than most of season 8.

    9.5
    This episode introduces us to the new character Walden Schmidt and kills off one of its main characters Charlie Harper. There werealotof laughs involving Charlies death and the best part was the hint that they gave us which is Rose (the one who killed Charlie because he cheated on her). I didn't like Walden that much at first but then things seem to be going well with him he made me laugh and feel sorry for him in the same time. Now its time to talk about the true star in this episode which is Alan he was so funny in this episode and without Charlie Sheen i think he will make us laugh even more in future episode. All in all this was an amazing episode and i hope that future episodes will be better and better.moreless
  • Bad without Charlie

    1.0
    "His body just exploded like a balloon full of meat." That is how it is described that Charlie Sheen's character dies in the season 9 premiere of Two and a Half Men. I have never been a huge fan of this show but it always had its moments. However, I have never seen a show do such a disservice to its fans than the half hour that premiered tonight. Yes, Charlie Sheen is, well, an idiot (I try not to use profanity as much as possible on here) but there's a difference between holding a grudge and giving a character a proper send-off.

    The closest thing we get to any form of sentiment is when Alan tries to decide what to do with the ashes, which he then spills all over the floor. When fans have followed a show for eight seasons with a certain star and that star is suddenly killed, they deserve more. The creator needs to grow up and learn how to put his feelings aside and write an unbiased television show.

    As for Ashton Kutcher, he was hit or miss. His character provided a few chuckles and smiles but nothing too hysterical. By the end of the episode his character had developed the same dynamic that Sheen's did with the show. The show will survive for as long as it can whether people by into the cheap replacement or not. However, this reviewer hoped that the show's writers could end this whole dispute with a little class. Instead I am sure they left fans, and maybe even many involved with the show, disappointed. Too bad. (1/10)

    Note: I will not be reviewing Two and a Half Men on a weekly basis. I was merely curious of how the show would handle itself given the difficult situation.

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  • The dead character was the funniest; That's where this show is heading.

    6.5
    The first five minutes of the show really compelled me and somehow made me believe that they'd pull it off without the great Charlie.

    A couple of scenes later, i'm looking at this dull character; Walden Schmidt and just thinkin' how the show has lost it's glory.

    At least @ Charlie's funeral the women he'd slept with made some witty comments and jokes, and the Harper family was hillarious. And somehow just the presence of Charlie Harper made the whole scene indulging and funny, even though he wasn't even there; That's the effecthe has.

    Don't get me wrong, I think Ashton is a great actor; done a couple of fun movies and That 70's show will always be a diamond of a comedy. But all his actions and jokes feel kind of enforced, and he doesn't fit in well with the surrounding and the rest of the set.

    That can however be due to the fact that we're all suffering from the Charlie-Sheen-sympton. He's been there, and he's done that. And my has he done it better than Ashton.moreless
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Alexis Krause

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Kelly

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Angelique Cabral

Angelique Cabral

Shannon

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Ryan Stiles

Ryan Stiles

Herb Melnick

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Jenny McCarthy

Jenny McCarthy

Courtney

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Emmanuelle Vaugier

Emmanuelle Vaugier

Mia

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    Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer in Two and a Half Men from the episode \"Nice to Meet You, Walden Schmidt (1)\"
  • © 2011 CBS Corporation


    Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer in Two and a Half Men from the episode \"Nice to Meet You, Walden Schmidt (1)\"
  • © 2011 CBS Corporation


    Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer in Two and a Half Men from the episode \"Nice to Meet You, Walden Schmidt (1)\"

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Alan: I'd like to take a moment to talk about my brother and his incredible love for life.
      Lydia: He also loved being spanked.
      Michelle: …while wearing my panties.

    • Alan: (while giving the eulogy) I understand some of you have "mixed feelings," but I think we can all agree that Charlie lived life to its fullest and gave it everything he had.
      Isabella: He gave me herpes.
      Chelsea: Chlamydia.
      Gail: Vaginal warts.

    • Alan: (looking at the ashes on the floor) That's my dead brother.
      Walden: Oh, I'm sorry I made you spill him.
      Alan: That's okay, that's okay. I'll Dustbust him later.

    • Rose: Charlie Harper was the love of my life, and a wonderful, wonderful man.
      Sherri: (faking a sneeze) Selfish pig!
      Rose: Sure, our relationship had its ups and downs, and the occasional restraining order, but in the end, we ran away together to Paris, where he asked me to marry him. I said yes, and the next few days were the happiest of my life. Nothing could spoil it. Not even when I came home from shopping and found him taking a shower with another woman.
      (everyone else murmurs in agreement that Charlie would do that)
      Rose: But I forgave him, because I loved him unconditionally. So you can imagine my horror when the very next day, he slipped on the Metro platform and fell in front of an oncoming train.
      Berta: (sotto voce) Never cross a crazy woman.

    • Alan: My point is, Charlie lived life on his own terms and-and never apologized for who he was.
      Mia: Yeah, blah, blah, blah. Why can't we see the body?
      Courtney: Yeah, I didn't come all this way to spit on a closed coffin.
      Alan: Okay, I understand how you feel, but, uh, due to the circumstances of his passing, the remains aren't exactly… spittable.

    • Walden: Guess what? I had sex with two girls last night.
      Alan: Great. I masturbated and cried myself to sleep.

  • NOTES (3)

    • This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #348, a picture of three cans: two upright and one toppled over.

    • Jenna Elfman and Thomas Gibson crossover their titular roles as Dharma and Greg Montgomery from Dharma & Greg, one of Chuck Lorre's earlier shows that ran from 1997–2002. Additionally, their co-star Joel Murray (who played Pete Cavanaugh) appears, but in an unrelated role as a deliveryman.

    • International Airdates:
      United Kingdom: September 26, 2011 on Comedy Central
      Finland: September 4, 2012 on Sub

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