Two and a Half Men

Season 4 Episode 19

Smooth as a Ken Doll

3
Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Apr 09, 2007 on CBS
8.6
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Alan is overjoyed at the prospect of giving Judith her last alimony check. Charlie decides to go along for the ride and meets Herb's sister Myra. Charlie and Myra bond over a common problem, their dislike for Judith.

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  • smooth as a ken doll

    7.5
    Judy Greer, who has guested on just about every CBS show appeared here as Herb's sister. Ryan Stiles and Judy Greer together might seem like a dream comedy duo for some, but Two and a Half Men missed a lot of opportunities here. Still though, it was a funny episode, about on par with most of the installments you have seen throughout this season.



    Charlie Sheen has been known to phone it in from time to time and this is one of those times, but he still had a few funny lines. Alan was good here, but that's usually a given.



    Good episode, but not great.moreless
  • I agree, probably one of the best on this entire season

    8.2
    Another clap for the writers. I enjoyed this episode as it was entertaining, but not only that, the story continues onto the next episode -- the wedding!



    Myra is cute, and good for Charlie. The layout of tonights episode was a good choice. Great storylines and another week full of action, suspense and yes like I mentioned: Entertainment. So, as we've seen this, what the hell is going to happen on the next show? Will bossy Judith and Herb marry, or not? More importantly my favorite was the Charlie/Myra story, I wonder what will become of them> They'll probably break up.



    Overall, great storylines with action turned this into a superb and well written episode.moreless
  • Best of the season so far

    10
    This episode is the best written and funniest episode of the season if not the show.



    Charlie meets Herb's (Judith's Fiancé) sister who he immediately becomes attracted to but begins to have feelings for her.



    Alan meanwhile celebrates writing his last cheque to Judith before she gets married.



    Both story lines are fantastically funny and superbly executed. Watching Charlie try to deal with his feelings and his confusion is brilliant and Myra plays the perfect woman for Charlie.



    Myra is the female version of Charlie and challenges him in many ways. She is completely different from the women Charlie usually dates and he has no idea what to do.moreless
  • Charlie the ladies man, finally may have met a girl that challenges his brain more than his shorts.

    10
    The writers are absolutely amazing. The show stays funny week after week. Nice to see Charlie finally, get a smart girl for a change. The adult content stays over the top, and over children's heads. The addition of Ryan Stiles (The boyfriend soon to be husband???? of Alan's ex wife on the show) has been wonderful. He is hilarious, and will only make the show that much better. The entire cast is perfect, and compliments the main characters. This is no doubt my favorite comedy on television. Finally we have a show that rivals past favorites such as Cheers, Mash and Seinfeld. This episode used all the characters, and kept us entertained, and hanging on for the conclusion.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Myra: (to Alan and Herb after Herb introduces Alan as Judith's first husband) So, how does this work? Do you get your original testicles back or does my brother give you his?

    • Myra: Charlie, I don't want to put any pressure on you, but ...I'm a virgin.
      Charlie: You are?
      Myra: Man, you've got to stop sleeping with dumb girls. It's rubbing off on you.

    • Berta: You know your problem? Phone cohones! When you're on the phone with her, you've got boulders between your legs. The minute you hang up, you're as smooth as a Ken doll.

    • Charlie: (After telling Myra she could stay in his house to get away from Judith and hearing her screaming "Herb" from the bedroom) Do you wanna come too?
      Herb: Are you nuts? With Myra out of the house I might get lucky tonight.
      Charlie: Really? She seems pretty angry.
      Herb: It's better when she's angry.

    • Charlie: What are you talking about? This is just an alimony check.
      Alan: Not an alimony check, this is my final alimony check... isn't it beautiful?

    • Alan: (Talking about Charlie to Judith on the phone) Okay, I'll tell him to keep his hands off Myra. And then, I'll tell the rain not to fall, the Earth not to spin and you to stop nagging me.

  • NOTES (4)

    • The German episode title is "Judiths Haus der Verdammten", meaning "Judith's House of the Damned". The French title is "Tante Myra 1/2", meaning "Aunt Myra, Part I". The Italian title is "Dacci un taglio", meaning "Give Us a Cut". The Spanish title is "Suave como un Ken", an exact translation.

    • This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #176, a photo of a gleeful Alan handing over his final alimony check to Judith.

    • Though credited, Holland Taylor does not appear in this episode.

    • Judy Greer is the second actress from Love Monkey that plays one of Charlie's lovers. The first was Katherine La Nasa ("Apologies For The Frivolity").

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Myra jokingly talks about putting on a spider costume and fighting crime as "the Scarlet Arachnid". This is a reference to Ben Reilly, a comic book character who was Spider-Man and the Scarlet Spider.

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