Two and a Half Men

Season 4 Episode 14

That's Summer Sausage, Not Salami

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 05, 2007 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Charlie sets Alan up with their new neighbor, but he gets jealous when the two form a bond.

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  • More like an original episode, with dating...

    The boys debated over who should get the new neighbour, as they've fought over who gets that particular woman a lot of times. My favorite was Frankie from Season 1 by the way.

    Yeah, there were some funny parts but I whilst watching I was kind of reminded of watching one of the original Two and a half men episodes.

    I liked the lady, she was good and in the end.. Slutty but I was entertained by Charlie's measures to get Alan out of the house, uhh... Right up until she told him that she wants to settle down, Charlie told Berta that he'd rather have Alan living with him that to sleep with her. They've done this kind of theme/story before I overall, I enjoyed it, laughed only a couple of times but the plot and the outcome turned it into a good episode.moreless
  • Funny, and a kind of dream that anybody can have.

    Charlie sets Alan up with their new neighbor. Both go to her house for Alan to welcome her to the neighborhood. Then the three of them were going to get something to eat but instead Alan and the new neighbor went. After Charlie sees that she is a more like him and not Alan. So, he goes to tell Alan that she is not good for him, and that he wants to be with her for Alan to back off.moreless
  • Charlie's plan to get Alan out of the house...

    and it backfires on him. Charlie has a new neighbor and it's special guest star, Brooke Shields. Danielle, her character doesn't give a great impression to charlie, but he figures she be perfect for Alan after they both have an interest for asadophylus milk. He figures they get married and finally move out of Charlie's house. After a date, Charlie sits down with a one on one conversation with Danielle, and they find out that they are a perfect match. He tries to steal Danielle from Alan but as she is drunk, she wants to sleep with both of them. Alan gets Danielle in the end, because Charlie has no interest in her anymore. I love how he makes his decisions from talking with his crotch.moreless
  • In this episode, we follow Charlie as he tries to set up Alan with the new neighbor Danielle so Alan can move out of the house. The idea was extremely farfetched, but as the bond between Alan and Danielle grows, so does Charlie’s jealousy.moreless

    The most popular and most bearable sitcom out there in the world of television delivers another decent episode full of sex-related humor and enough content to label this as a guilty pleasure. This time we have the assistance of the lovely Brooke Shields as the guest star of the episode. With a handful of fun one-liners, beautiful women, and a plot that doesn’t take a straight path in the least bit, Charlie Sheen and company provide half an hour of naughty entertainment. Acting runs this show from beginning to end. Whether its Charlie Sheen portraying himself, Jon Cryer maintaining his geeky composure without coming off as stereotypical, or the awesome Conchata Ferrell as the sarcastic housekeeper; they will always be there, ready for the next one-liner, next punch line, next successful delivery. The guest star Brooke Shields also gives a nice performance as the new neighbor. While the writing isn’t as stellar or groundbreaking as say, Seinfeld, it gets the job done and provides enough content to keep you from changing the channel. Two and a Half Men is a new version of “Married…With Children” in terms of brand of humor and inability to hold anything back. Few sitcoms have the guts that “Two and a Half Men” has, which have led to some backlash as well as praise. With already three years under its belt and still on top, as long as the writing and acting stays put, its going to be hard to dethrone this fun sitcom off the top of the ratings chart. It is good to see Sheen and Cryer, two good actors, getting some attention for their work after years of sinking beneath the radar.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Danielle: Oh, no, how will I stay warm?
      Charlie: I recommend the buddy system.
      Danielle: You're cute.
      Charlie: I know.

    • Charlie: I just thought you two might hit it off. I'm even making a little welcome basket for you to give to her.
      Alan: So, she's beautiful, rich and single. Why would she want me? I'm broke, middle-aged, twice-divorced, sleeping on your hide-a-bed, and sharing custody of a flatulent, underachieving son.
      Charlie: We're gonna need a bigger basket.
      Berta: We're gonna need chloroform and a rope.

    • Charlie: She works for me.
      Alan: Well then, tell her when something is on the shopping list, she should shop for it.
      Berta: I'm gonna slug him. Can I slug him?
      Alan: It's very simple. I've decided that I'm going to start drinking acidopholus milk. It promotes intestinal flora, which aids in healthy digestion. For three weeks I've been writing it on the shopping list. Yet, Berta insists on bringing home 2%.
      Charlie: Slug him.

    • Berta: He's gotta go, Charlie.
      Charlie: What am I gonna do, Berta? He's my brother.
      Berta: We could make it look like an accident.

    • Charlie: No woman ever came home from a date complaining that all she did was talk about herself.

    • Charlie: Danielle—she's not right for you.
      Alan: But you said she was perfect for me.
      Charlie: I was wrong. She's sick and twisted; that makes her perfect for me.

    • Danielle: Alan, you're a sweet, gentle guy. Charlie, you're a pig, but I find you very attractive. There's only one reasonable solution. I'll have to do you both.

    • Charlie: I am sorry about the hermaphroditic incident.
      Alan: 'I'm sorry' does not make up for leaving me in a hotel room with a girl who had a vestigial penis.
      Charlie: I didn't know! I was as surprised as you were!
      Alan: Charlie, no one was as surprised as I was.

    • (Berta asks Charlie about Danielle)
      Berta: Walk me through this again... She's beautiful, rich, divorced, and you want to hand her off to Zippy the Chimp?

    • (unpacking the groceries and checking them against her shopping list)
      Berta: "Salted butter"... Salted butter. "Extra large eggs"... Extra large eggs. "Acidophilus milk"... 2% milk, you whiny pinhead.

  • NOTES (3)

    • The German episode title is "Man fängt nie mit Blähungen an", meaning "Don't Start with a Fart". The French title is "La nouvelle voisine", meaning "The New Neighbor". The Italian title is "Salsiccia affumicata", meaning "Smoked Sausage". The Spanish title is "Eso es Salsa, no Salame", meaning "That's Salsa, not Salami".

    • The end credits feature Chuck Lorre's vanity card #171.

    • Though credited, Holland Taylor and Marin Hinkle do not appear in this episode.


    • When Berta threatens Alan, Charlie responds, "As long as my mother's alive, nothing happens to Fredo," playing on a line said by Michael Corleone in The Godfather: Part II.

    • Charlie's line, "We're going to need a bigger basket," is a reference to the quote "we're going to need a bigger boat" from Steven Spielberg's 1975 movie Jaws.