Two and a Half Men

Season 8 Episode 5

The Immortal Mr. Billy Joel

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Oct 18, 2010 on CBS
out of 10
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165 votes

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Episode Summary

While Charlie's off getting plastic surgery, Alan takes advantage and pretends to be him at a bar.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • funny

    in this episode after Alan has lost it all his life is screwed and he feels like the biggest loser on Earth poor guy and then Charlie leaves to Las Vagas but he is lying he goes to a place to get his eyes done not at a beauty place he gets Cosmic surgery and the Funniest thing in this episode Alan tooks Charlies money and pretants to be Charlie and Alan even wears Charlie's Clothes that was so Fu##ing funny and also was Charlies dream that after his Surgery he got Breast implants and it was so Fu##ing funny sh@tmoreless
  • 10/18

    Two and a Half Men is, the show really needs to end it this season. The ratings are strong and you still get a few chuckles out of it, but it is such an insult to a once quality program. Charlie Sheen continues to stumble around on the set drunk and get a 2 million dollar paycheck, and even Jon Cryer was dismal and underwhelming in this obscure storyline. I'm gladd Erinn Hayes is getting work, but the whole Nazi fantasy thing? Even Chuck Lorre should be embarrassed that he put that on TV. Offensive to me, not because of the concept but offensive to a comedy fan.moreless
  • Finally a good one

    This season has begun rather weak and this is finally a good episode.

    Alan taking Charly's place, that's a great idea! There was nothing too outrageous this time like burning down a house or such.

    For me, the show works best when it has the old storylines like in the first couple of seasons, why change that? If you must bring in a new character, bring back Chelsea.

    Also I'd like to see mire of Judith, Herb and, above all, Rose! What else is there to say? Don't wanna talk too much about this particular episode as it would just spoil it.moreless
  • I cant believe

    I cant believe that this episode is actually rated so high.It was one of the worst episodes ever.I didnt even smile once.This season is disappointing so far but the previews episodes had me at least smiling here and there like when Alan burned down Lyndseys house but this one was just plain bad.It was really missing creativity.I mean we barely see Jake anymore and his appearence is very brief.Charlie is getting very annoying with his constant complains about Alan living in his house,(we get it he doesnt want Alan but does he really need to repeat that all the time?) and Alan its just pathetic now.Pretending to be Charlie was completely pointless and unfunny.I dont know i just hope the upcoming episodes would be better.I want to see a plot about all 3 of them Alan,Charlie and Jake and not just focusing on one character.moreless
  • Charlie with breasts = hilarious.

    So, 2 plots

    Charlie's: So he is leaving, seemingly to Las Vegas. So it's revealed that he is on a clinicn getting his eyes done. He meets Evelyn. Then he returns, and tries to tell Alan that he got in a fihgti n Vegas, but Evelyn had already told him.

    Alan's: With Charlie gone, he grabs his hooker money, his clothes and goes to a bar. There he meets a chick, and tells her he is Charlie. He birngs her home, plays "We Didn't Start The Fire", and goes to bed with her. Turns out she is neonazi who enjoys rough sex. She makes Alan get a Hitler moustache.

    Overall: There were some great quotes (like ALan's: One guy had to ruin it for everyone) and good gags (Jake walking in on Alan spanking himself). So a good 9/10.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Alan: I don't get it, Charlie. I'm a good guy, I try to do the right thing and I have nothing to show for it.
      Charlie: You still grinding on the fact that you finally met a great gal, moved in with her, had a house you call your own, then burned it down with all your possessions and watched her run off with her ex-husband?
      Alan: Was it really necessary to list the entire fiasco?
      Charlie: I enjoy the occasional recap.

    • Alan: (gives Jake a check) Alrighty. Here we go. Thirty eight dollars and 41 cents for school pictures.
      Jake: Thanks. You forgot to sign it.
      Alan: No-- Did I? Oh, silly me. Ha, ha. (signs the check)Um, "Alan Jerome Harper, D.C."
      Jake: District of Columbia?
      Alan: Doctor of Chiropractic. You know, not everyone can use those letters after his name.
      Jake: Congratulations. Give me the check.(looks at the check) You put the wrong date.
      Alan: Oh, did I?
      Jake: Yeah. See? It's for next month.
      Alan: Ah, don't worry about that. That's just for bookkeeping purposes.
      Jake: This isn't gonna be like the check you gave me for the field trip to Catalina, is it?
      Alan: Hey, that was the bank's mistake.
      Jake: The teacher made me stay on the boat while everyone else went swimming with dolphins.
      Alan: Dolphins carry disease, Jake.
      Jake: (leaves with the check) Alan Harper, D.I.C.
      Alan: You're welcome.
      Jake: You're cheap.
      Alan: I'm not cheap, I'm broke. There's a difference.
      Charlie: (walks by Jake) He was cheap long before he was broke.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Airdates: Australia: November 15, 2010 on GO!; United Kingdom: February 21, 2011 on Comedy Central; Sweden: March 21, 2011 on TV6; Slovakia: June 25, 2012 on Markiza

    • This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #301, his first self-censoring. The real card (available on his website) tells the story of why Gretchen has a happy face armband. Though the two visuals had been in place since the script's first draft and CBS executives were in attendence during the episode's taping, it wasn't until five days before broadcast that Chuck was contacted by a Marty Franks and told Gretchen's swastika armband and Alan's Hitler moustache were not suitable for broadcast. Chuck was able to get them to settle for digitally altering the armband to a happy face and letting him keep Alan's Hitler moustache.