Two and a Half Men

Season 6 Episode 2

Pie Hole, Herb

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Sep 29, 2008 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Alan goes too far in effort to collect $38 he loaned to Charlie. Evelyn arranges a job for Jake.

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  • Some extra lines that I thought of

    Charlie asked,"How much money would it take you to wrestle a gun from a mugger," and Alan replied,"Assuming a small to medium-sized mugger, at least

    After that this could've been said,

    Charlie: When do you ever see a small to medium-sized mugger?

    Alan: People do.

    Charlie: Alright, let's go for the type of mugger that's not an endangered species. How much would it take you to wrestle a gun from a large to extra large-sized mugger?

    Alan: Uh, well, for a mugger of that size, at least 1,000.

    When Alan comes back from work and said that he had to pay for lunch with his lucky Sacagawea dollar and his lunch was 2 gas station hotdogs, this could've been said.

    Charlie: Oh, Alan, everyone knows that Sacagawea dollars aren't lucky. After all, you've had one and what kind of luck have you had in your life? Besides bad?

    Alan: It was still important to me, Charlie. They don't make them anymore. They stopped making them after one year.

    Charlie: Probably because they found those things weren't lucky.moreless
  • I've gotten bigger laughs from other episodes of this show than this poor installment.

    I thought that this was a poor episode of "Two and a Half Men". It's not the worst episode that I have ever seen because there are more weaker episodes than this but I just didn't find this episode to be funny or entertaining. I did laugh a few times but they weren't that big though. The biggest laugh I've probably from this episode are the scenes with Jake. Sadly, Jake's part wasn't that huge in this episode. He was only in the beginning, a little bit of the middle, and the very end of the episode. Jake in the beginning of the episode did crack me up when he was chasing the ice cream truck and then Grandma said "I've should have hired a monkey". The very end of the episode when Jake was fired and the monkey has his job was very funny and a great way to end this poor episode. There weren't any more huge laughs after that. I didn't like Charlie and Alan were fighting over the money and how Charlie didn't pay back Alan his money. Both Charlie and Alan were irritating me in this episode and I didn't like it when Charlie kicked Alan out of his beach house. Alan accidentally ending up in Ginger's bed was pretty funny also. Like I said, this episode really isn't that good or funny to me. It's okay if you fans love this episode but I honestly did not love this episode. Overall, a poor episode of "Two and a Half Men". 4.5/10moreless
  • Charlie borrows $38 from Alan, and Alan cheeply requests it back immediately. Charlie is laid back about the situation, until Alan goes over the top to try and get his money back, which leads to his dismissal from Charlie's home.moreless

    This episode seemed a bit repetitive for me. Alan's character is exploited in this episode once again. The highlight of the episode is how cheap Alan is.

    Charlie borrows $38 from Alan, and Alan is insistant on taking it back immediately. The storyline seems a little uncreative for me, since Charlie is rich enough to use his own money for his own personal needs, and it is not explained well enough as to why he may need to borrow Alan's money. In that case, the storyline was lazily prepared.

    The repetive feature in this episode is Alan's removal from the House. Alan has been kicked out of Charlie's house before. With this poor storyline, it seems like this episode is only using this narrative for humour gathered through the audiences pity of Alan's character.

    What is done differently in this episode is Alan's return to Judith's house. Alan's short stay at Judith's comes to a quick end when Alan accidentally wanders into Judith's bedroom and starts cuddling up to her - Old habits die hard!

    The episode is definately funny, it's gags are enjoyable, but once again Jake is left in the background with no strong involvement in the main storyline, due to the lack of ideas for his ageing character. Jake's humour is still used from his stupidity, however the writers seem to be running out of ideas for him.moreless
  • The second episode of the sixth season.

    In the second episode of the sixth season of Two and a Half Men - Charlie borrows thirty eight dollars from Alan. Charlie tells him that he will pay him back the next day. When the next day comes, Alan asks Charlie for his thirty eight dollars. Charlie says he doesn't have it. Alan gets mad. Then, Alan sees Charlie just giving money out to Berta. Alan gets mad and drains Charlie's gas tank of his car. Charlie finds out and tells Alan that their even now. Alan says that he still owes him twenty four dollars and seventy eight cents. Charlie gets really mad and tells Alan to get out of his house. Alan and Jake leave and stay at Judith's house.

    Overall, this episode was ok. I wish that they would have done more of a storyline on Jake's first job though.moreless
  • "What do I know, I'll just shut my pie hole"

    So Alan is kicked out by Charlie after taking it to far to get back the thirty eight dollars he leant him (Like we haven't seen that before). Alan moves in with Judith for a night and Herb goes to Charlie's to pick up some of Alan's stuff and ends up spending quality time with Charlie on the balcony with scotch and cigars and talking about Judith. Alan who's sleeping on thesofa goes to the toilet in the middle of the night and by accident he goes into Judith's room and get's into her bed beside her.

    A all round great episode. Made me laugh.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Herb: (at Charlie's front door) Hey, Charlie.
      Charlie: Oh, hey, Herb. What's up?
      Herb: I came to pick up some stuff for Alan.
      Charlie: For Alan?
      Herb: Yeah, he's staying with Judith and I till he gets back on his feet.
      Charlie: Gee, Herb, I hate to be the bearer of bad news (sighs) but I've been waiting 6 years for that khaki-wearing weasel to get on his feet.
      Herb: Yeah, Judith mentioned that. Using a lot of the same words, interestingly enough.

    • Charlie: (to Alan) How was your day, darling?
      Alan: Fine. Except I had to pay for lunch with my lucky Sacagawea dollar.
      Charlie: What kind of lunch can you get for a dollar?
      Alan: Two gas station hot dogs that were a year old if they were a day, thank you very much.

    • Alan: Well, I've only got, uh, 35--Uh, $38. Charlie: That's it? That's your walking-around money?Alan: It's the perfect amount in case I get mugged. See, not so little that my attacker would get angry and try to pistol-whip me yet not so much I would feel obliged to fight for it and possibly get shot while wrestling for the gun.

    • Alan: How much money do you need?
      Charlie: A couple hundred.
      Alan: Who carries that kind of money around?
      Charlie: Strippers, bookies, prostitutes, and not entirely coincidentally, me.

    • Evelyn: (watching Jake) I should've hired a monkey.
      Charlie: You mean a different monkey.

    • Charlie: Okay, okay, look, you're not going out to have fun. You never go out to have fun, because you know why? You're not a fun guy!
      Alan: Oh, oh, I am very much a fun guy. We just have different definitions of fun, and mine doesn't include urinary tract infections and dry heaving.

    • (Jake is outdoors trying to hold a "Condos For Sale" sign)
      Alan: Thanks, Mom. This is a perfect first job for him.
      Charlie: First job? I think you're looking at the birth of a career.
      Evelyn: I was gonna have him put up fliers, but I didn't trust him with a staple gun.
      Alan: How much are you paying him?
      Evelyn: Obviously, too much. Look at him! (Jake is picking his nose) For the record, I promised him $20 and a Playboy magazine.
      Alan: Playboy?
      Evelyn: Don't worry. I'll Magic Marker over the ta-tas and hoo-hoos.
      Charlie: Oh, that's disturbing on so many levels.

  • NOTES (3)

    • The German episode title is "Ich hätte einen Affen nehmen sollen", meaning "I Should Have Taken a Monkey". The French title is "Herb, ta bouche", meaning "Herb, Your Mouth". The Italian title is "Chiudi il becco, Herb!", meaning "Shut Up, Herb!"

    • International Airdates:
      Latin America: November 11, 2008 on Warner Channel
      Czech Republic: January 13, 2010 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: September 28, 2010 on Markiza

    • This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #216.