Two and a Half Men

Season 2 Episode 22

That Old Hose Bag Is My Mother

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM May 09, 2005 on CBS
out of 10
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Episode Summary

When Evelyn buys Alan a sports car, Charlie warns she'll expect payback, which she gets by forcing Alan to agree to accompany her on a blind double-date.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Hose Bag

    Pretty average episode of Two and a Half Men here. Did you laugh? Sure, but this was just so formulaic and everything seen here has been done to death on the show, and this type of behavior will probably continue on this program until the day it ends its run on CBS.

    I mean Alan going on a date with a crazy woman? Yeah, that has NEVER been done on Two and a Half Men before. I understand that storylines are going to be similar from time to time and that some people actually expect this familiarity and embrace it, but I just expect more.moreless
  • O...K. This episode is clearly an example of why I watch this series

    I disagree with the other guy's review on this episode. The storyline didn't matter to me as I was satisfied with the humor and laughs in it. I mean, Berta and Trudy were tonight's main crack-ups. Berta and her trick with the Harper family. But Trudy, oh boy... "BATMAN!". When she gets drunk, she gets drunk. I loved the scene of Alan and herself in the restaurant, typical. The Porsche business and Alan, great stuff. When I first watched this one, I wasn't too sure. Now to me it's just really great. I'm impressed with this weeks show but overly, this second season is way better than the first... Amazing! I enjoyed it, as the show always presents a great show.moreless
  • Viagra, sports cars and a drunk - not quite right for me.

    I was really disappointed with this episode because I have come to expect so much more from the team. Sure it had some great oneliners but they didn't quite make up for the fact that the main tag line was too weak.

    The joke with the housekeeper went on far too long, trying to get everyone out of the house so she could relax.

    Judith's reaction to Alan owning a Porsche was typical and frankly far too obvious to be amusing and funny as was the taxi ride Alan was forced into due to the car being a two seater.

    Nonetheless it was enjoyable if not one of the classics.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Charlie: (on the phone with Alan who is trying to ditch his drunk blind date) Alan, Alan, calm down, calm down! Listen to me. Here's what you do. Take her to a crowded club, pin a warning note on her back as a courtesy to the next guy, and run like hell!

    • Jake: How come it's a secret that dad is on a date?
      Charlie: Eh, it's not a secret, it's just never a good idea to tell a woman more than they need to know
      Jake: How come?
      Charlie: Because we love them and want to protect them. A clueless woman is a happy woman.

    • Evelyn: Oh, Alan, before I forget, I need to ask you a little favor.
      Charlie: Your soul, please.
      Evelyn: Charlie, for God's sake.
      Charlie: Careful, I don't think you're allowed to say "God" without, you know, bursting into flames or something.

    • Alan: Apparently your father mixed his heart medication with his Viagra, and they didn't want to waste the opportunity.
      Trudy: So he's not coming?
      Alan: Well...

  • NOTES (2)

    • The German episode title is "Es ist kein Frauenauto!", and the Italian title is "Non è un'auto da donna", both meaning "This Isn't a Woman's Car!". The French episode title is "Ma vieille peau de mère", meaning "My Mother's Old Skin". The Spanish title is "El Trasto Viejo es mi Madre", meaning "The Old Thing Is My Mother".

    • Final episode of Melanie Lynskey as a regular. From this point forward she is merely a guest star.