Two and a Half Men

Season 6 Episode 19

The Two Finger Rule

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Mar 30, 2009 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Chelsea's discovery of naked pictures of another woman on Charlie's iPhone leads to his swapping stories of sexual experiences during a drunken night with Alan, Herb, and Jerome.

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  • Chelsea finds nude pictures of Charlie's ex

    ~ Seriously, the new design of this website is driving me crazy. So.. This wasn't exactly a super fun episode of two and a half men. The first part began on a good note or rather the usual style characterized by Alan's lameness, Charlie's charm, and Berta's sharp sarcasm. I liked the idea that they continued on Alan's sleepover with his receptionists mother, but I don't understand why they didn't carry on with it. The story was going on fine until, Herb, Jerome, and the pizza guy joined the party. They just lost it - there wasn't a shred of comedy in the last 7-8 minutes.

    A new low for an amazing show.moreless
  • One of the best of the season

    Two and a Half Men's episode "The Two Finger Rule" was one, in my personal opinion, of the best episodes of the 6th season. Charlie's girlfriend, Chelsea, discovers pictures of naked women in his cell and gets angry,; Alan's ex-grilfriend, Melissa, is still mad at him for sleeping with his mother; Jake goes out with NFL player Jerome Burnett's daughter; Herb, Jerome and Gordon all show up at Charlie's house to talk about sexual misadventures from the past. All of these makes this a great episode for this great series. The facts that Jake is the only one with a date between all of them, that Charlie screw ups his latest relationship because of naked girls pics in his cell, that Charlie and Alan and Herb and Gordon and Jerome happen to have a painful past with women make this a great episode to see!moreless
  • Naked pics.

    At first glance this premise sounds boring, generic, cliched, but it was the side storyline it created with Herb, Alan, Charlie and Jerome which was simply fantastic.

    When you have a simple line like, "So, what are you guys talking about?" followed by, Masturbating in the Y." you know two things: this is Two and a Half Men and you're probably on the floor laughing.

    The scenes with the four guys dropping one liners (or zings, as they were called here) is why this show was great. Not smart, British humor like you might find from a Ricky Gervais show, but just good, bad-natured, pushing the limit of network TV and the FCC jokes.

    The singing at the end could have been done without, but I've grown accustomed to these stupid final scenes on the show. All in all though, an impressive episode.moreless
  • Great episode!

    The episode starts with Alan apologizing to his secretary for the incident where he slept with her mother while being stoned (that was also hilarious by the way). And in the mean time, Charlie seems to be in a nice relationship with Chelsea but as we all expected he screws it up... and then we have an episode.

    I must say that I'm not a big fan of Charlie's new girlfriend, but that is only my opinion, there is a lot of fun in Charlie having a serious relationship (or trying to have one) but I don't think it is the best.

    That being said and coming back to the episode, Chelsea gets mad at Charlie, Herb is having some problems with Judith and her pregnancy hormones and Alan... well Alan is being Alan as usual LOL. After a while of talking the new neighbor Jerome (the huge football player) joins them into what can only be called a support group for dumped guys. All of them talking and sharing experiences is awesome with a lot of laughs, specially with Herb who seems to be a very uptight guy, but tries to be like everyone else, and when you thought it could not be better, Gordon the pizza delivery guy who had something with Rose a while ago shows up and joins the club.

    Since I'm not a big fan of Chelsea I thought Charlie going to apologize was not great for my evil plans of her dumping him LOL but it definitely made me laugh. It is great to see Charlie noticing how pathetic his life would be if he were as lonely as the other guys and trying to fix things only to realize he made them worse.

    I think this was a great episode, I hope we can see more of this kind.moreless
  • Chelsea finds some nude pictures on Charlies phone and they aren't of her. Alan is trying to get back with his receptionist. It all ends with a guy thing at Charlies house with a lot of drinking.moreless

    Not one of the best episodes, but certainly not the worst. I thought it was entertaining and moved right along.

    The Charlie, Alan, and Berta scene at the beginning was classic Two and a Half Men. Chelsea getting mad at Charlie for something was eventually to be expected. So Charlie and Alan are feeling sorry for themselves. By the time they are done. Ryan Stiles (Judith's new husband), Micheal Duncan Clarke (Charlies new next door neighbor), and the pizza guy are all sitting around drinking with them. From that point on Charlie left and it got kind of silly, but predictable.

    It's great when Charlie goes to apologize to Chelsea and he still as always manages to put his foot in his mouth. I am sure she'll get over it.

    I still have to say a decent episode of this show is better than a good episode of most other sitcoms today. It's hard not to enjoy the one liners and banter between the brothers and Berta. Generally very well written.

    Thanks for reading...moreless
Michael Clarke Duncan

Michael Clarke Duncan


Special Guest Star

Ryan Stiles

Ryan Stiles

Herb Melnick

Recurring Role

J. D. Walsh

J. D. Walsh


Recurring Role

Jennifer Bini Taylor

Jennifer Bini Taylor


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Jerome: I couldn't be friends with the man who's puttin' it to my ex.
      Herb: Well, to be fair, there hasn't been a lot of "puttin'" lately.
      Alan: And after the baby there'll be even less.
      Herb: How's that possible?
      Alan: Not only will she not let you touch her, she'll interrupt you while you're touching yourself.

    • Herb: Judith calls mine "that thing."
      Alan: As in, "Get that thing away from me?"
      Herb: Yeah. How'd you know?
      Alan: Just a guess.

    • (discussing Jake's date)
      Jake: She's gorgeous. And smart, and popular—
      Herb: No kidding.
      Charlie: We don't get it, either.
      Alan: Maybe she's punishing her father.
      Jake: (excited) Let's hope so!

    • (Jake brushes past Judith and Herb, fighting in their doorway, to meet Alan)
      Jake: Hi, Dad; bye, Mom; good luck, Herb.
      Herb: Bye, Jake. Wish I was going with ya!
      (cut to Herb in the back seat as Alan and Jake drive back to Malibu)
      Herb: I knew it as soon as the words came out of my mouth.

    • Charlie: Oh, come on, fantasizing is NOT cheating.
      Alan: To women it is; they—they don't like the idea that you're mentally replacing them with someone else.
      Charlie: What if I'm mentally supplementing them with someone else? You know, like I'm making love to Chelsea, and in my mind, Rachael here is just helping out! (shows Alan the topless photo)
      Alan: Mmmmmmmmm.

    • Charlie: You sure you don't want a drink?
      Alan: Nah, when I'm depressed, alcohol just makes me worse.
      Charlie: Yeah, see, the key is to drink past that. It's not a sprint; it's a marathon.

    • Chelsea: Let's face it, Charlie, we both knew you were going to blow it eventually.
      Charlie: I didn't! I had my suspicions, but I wasn't sure!

    • Alan: (over the phone to Melissa) So, bottom line, I was drugged and molested by your mother, and I'm the bad guy?
      Berta: (to Charlie) Man, how many times have I heard you make this phone call?

    • Jerome: Celeste! Jake's here. So, how you been?
      Jake: We're walking down the pier, we're gonna play Skee-Ball, we'll be back by 11:00.
      Jerome: You're damn right you will.

    • Berta: Alright, I ordered your pizza. I'm going home.
      Charlie: Thanks, Berta. "I ordered your pizza, I'm going home." Two of the three things you want in a woman.

    • Charlie: Just what we need to brighten up our weekend: a large, sullen teenager with gas and questionable hygiene.
      Alan: There's nothing "questionable" about it.

  • NOTES (3)

    • The German episode title is "Die Zwei-Finger-Regel", and the French title is "La règle des deux doigts", both exact translations. The Italian title is "Cuori solitari", meaning "Lonely Hearts".

    • International Airdates:
      Latin America: April 28, 2009 on Warner Channel
      Australia: May 12, 2009 on Channel 9
      Czech Republic: May 12, 2010 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: October 18, 2010 on Markiza

    • This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #248.