Two and a Half Men

Season 6 Episode 1

Taterhead Is Our Love Child

4
Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Sep 22, 2008 on CBS
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Charlie discovers an ex has a child that looks remarkably like him.

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  • Jake might not be Alan's

    9.0
    At the end, we see Alan dropping Jake off at Judith's and then the exterminator leaves and he resembles Jake A LOT and Judith seems to really like him. Alan tells Charlie that the exterminator has been coming over to the house forever. Charlie starts to suspect that the exterminator may be Jake's dad and not Alan but can't believe Alan never seems to notice. Then he sees a delivery man and a mailman who Alan seems to know well and they both resemble Jake, too. Just like Jake, they both have big bellies and bad haircuts.



    It makes you think that Judith is probably scamming Alan the way that woman was scamming Charlie. I mean Judith probably knows one of them is really Jake's dad instead of Alan but chose to keep saying that Alan is the dad because the other guys have pretty much dead end jobs that don't make as much money as a chiropractor like Alan does and we know Judith is a gold digger. I mean Judith probably married Herb because he makes more money than Alan does and figured she could get more money from Herb than she could off Alan's alimony.



    I figured there'd be a conversation:

    Alan: Do you honestly believe that Jake is not my son?

    Charlie: Well, it would certainly explain a few things.

    Alan: Like what?

    Charlie: Oh, like...EVERYTHING.

    It would because look at Alan and Jake, they don't look alike, they don't act alike, they don't even use the bathroom the same way. Alan enjoys peeing sitting down and Jake seems to miss the toilet a lot.



    I figured that at the end of the series, Alan would find out that Jake's not his son and that Judith knew all along and scammed him. Then Judith would have to start paying back all the money that Alan spent on Jake and now Alan would be living the easy life that Judith was living when Alan had to pay her alimony. Jake would ask Judith who his real dad is and Judith would say that she does have it narrowed down and then those 3 guys would appear at the door all at once and say,"Hi Judith."moreless
  • Season 6, Episode 1.

    9.5
    Wow! It is hard to think that any show out there can have such talented writers. In season 6, the show is still amazing. Charlie's ex has a son who looks like him, named Chuck.

    Alan: Hey, are you alright?

    Charlie: No, I'm not.

    Alan: What's going on?

    Charlie: Alan, I have always conducted my sex life according to three simple principles: One-if at all possible, ladies first; Two-it is easier to be forgiven than ask permission; and third and most important-the ten seconds it takes to put on a condom beats the hell out of the ten years you have to pretend to like soccer.

    Great episode! The kid isn't Charlie's, though. :)moreless
  • "Yes but typing is a job skill where as peeing is not"

    10
    So the thought of Charlie being a dad is what this episode is about. An ex-girlfriend has a kid who looks remarkably like Charlie. This lead to huge laughs and hilarious situations for Charlie. Charlie learns that a condom isn't 100% effective after a rather funny, swaying off topic, talk with his chemist. The scene with all the flashes of Charlie being a dad I found rather good. I reckon Charlie would make an awesome dad.



    I thought they could have dragged the plot out more instead of ending the whole Charlie having a kid storyline ending there.



    Good ratings as well with Viewers: 14.93 million (#2), A18-49: 5.3/12 (#1t).moreless
  • The Sixth Season Opener.

    9.5
    In the sixth season opener - Charlie discovers than an ex of his has a son that looks almost exactly like him and that his name is Chuck. lol. Short for Charles.



    So, Charlie is trying to find out if Chuck is his own child. His ex girlfriend would not tell him. So, it is killing him inside knowing that the child out there could be his own. Charlie then goes to his ex girlfriend's apartment and give her money for kind of Child Support and tells her that he will pay her every month. He leaves the apartment and a women comes up to her apartment and takes Chuck. His ex girlfriend wasn't the mom of Chuck. LOLmoreless
  • Charlie meets an old ex-girlfriend in the Cafe for the first time in over 8 years, and he notices her Kid looks awefully like him. With the possibility of having an accidental Son in the World, Charlie feels guilty for not being there to ramoreless

    6.5
    This episode was a good storyline, because being the bachelor he is, Charlie was bound to split at least one Condom.



    The whole episode is really surrounded around the possibility of Charlie having a child. The episode constantly teases the idea of the kid being Charlie's son, although the audience can't help but have doubts throughout.



    The Kid is hardly shown throughout the episode, so there is a small chance that he'll become a recurring character.



    Charlie eventually succumbs his issue by promising to give money to help raise his child.



    In a privaleged point of view scene, the audience then discovers that the kid didn't even belong to "Chrissy(?)".



    In other regions of the episode, it's now becoming more apparent that Jake isn't the little tubby kid anymore. Obvious growth in height, deepening of his voice and his character development shows his ageing. The script writers have managed to hold on to the "idiot" humour that has been fulfilled in Jake, but Jake cannot be oblivious to sexual phrases and discussions anymore, so the script writers have begun to keep him out of the conversations, which kills half the humour the audience once got from Jake.



    Evelyn makes an appearance in this episode. Her character has made no development. She still hates Charlie, and arrives at the most difficult times.



    The same with Berta's character, which hasn't changed. Berta is constantly walking around with her laundry, adding in her humerous one-liners, and voicing her sickening previous experiences.



    Overall, this is a good returning episode, after a disappointing 19-episode-Season previously. All humour is still well scripted, and character development is only obvious in Jake. It's a well scripted episode where Charlie once again tackles a previous relationship, rather than embracing any form of a new or current one.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Alan: Being a father is one of the greatest joys there is.
      Jake: Hey, Dad, where's the plunger?
      Alan: Uh, laundry room.
      Jake: Thanks. I over-wiped.
      Alan: No such thing, my son. (to Charlie) Where was I?
      Charlie: The joys of fatherhood.
      Alan: Right. (Charlie gives him a look) What? There was a time when he didn't wipe at all!

    • (talking about condoms)
      Russel: Whenever you're dealing with a manufactured product, there's always gonna be flaws in the process.
      Charlie: Yeah, but aren't they supposed to be tested before they go out, or in?
      Russel: Well, sure, but they don't test every one.
      Charlie: They don't?
      Russel: Masturbating's looking better and better, huh?

    • Charlie: What I've wanted to ask you is, do you think I've been a good role model?
      Jake: Are you kidding? You drink, you gamble, you have different women here practically every night. You're the best role model a guy could want!

    • Evelyn: So, Jake, how do you like high school?
      Jake: I'm in eighth grade.
      Evelyn: Ah. When do you start high school?
      Jake: Hard to say. Eighth grade's really kicking my ass.

    • Charlie: (on Jake's texting) Look at him. He can type 80 words a minute with his thumb, but he can't pee without hitting the shower curtain.
      Alan: Fortunately, typing is a job skill, and peeing is not.

    • Alan: Hey, are you alright?
      Charlie: No, I'm not.
      Alan: What's going on?
      Charlie: Alan, I have always conducted my sex life according to three simple principles: One—if at all possible, ladies first; Two—it is easier to be forgiven than ask permission; and third and most important—the ten seconds it takes to put on a condom beats the hell out of the ten years you have to pretend to like soccer.

    • Alan: (on condoms not being 100% effective) Haven't you read the package?
      Charlie: Who reads the package? It's not like a cereal box.

  • NOTES (5)

    • The German episode title is "The Wunschkind", meaning "The Planned Child". The French title is "Gogol est l'enfant de notre amour", an essentially exact translation. The Italian title is "Vecchie storie", meaning "Old Stories".

    • In this episode, Brendan Patrick Connor plays Clive, a mailman who Charlie suspects could be Jake's father. In the season 4 episode "Corey's Been Dead For An Hour", he played the adult version of Jake.

    • International Airdates:
      Latin America: November 3, 2008 on Warner Channel
      Czech Republic: January 6, 2010 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: September 28, 2010 on Markiza

    • Music: Harry Chapin's "Cat's in the Cradle", sung by Jon Cryer (Alan)

    • This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #214.

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