Two and a Half Men

Season 3 Episode 17

The Unfortunate Little Schnauser

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Aired Thursday 8:30 PM Mar 13, 2006 on CBS
8.5
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Charlie is nominated for an advertising award, but he decides to boycott it because his arch nemesis always wins. The rest of his family tries to trick him into going. Rose is having relationship problems with Gordon and seeks help from Charlie.

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  • An episode to remember, and probably the longest wait in history as I haven't seen real comedy since the end of Season two. This one brought some of that homour backmoreless

    8.6
    Really great episode. It was so hilarious, and it was like the real comedy that was shown during the first two seasons. I was very impressed and inspired to start thinking "This show can finally provide hell hilarious laughter as well as the excellent storylines".



    Charlie was the laugh out loud character tonight. His sense of jelousy and the lack of motivation for this award made him the hit, classic hilarious character. I like Rose and her new boyfriend. That's a new line to this show and very decent one. Gorden is quite funny, and good for her. But obviously we know that Charlie and Rose will be together by the end of this whole show. Each character tonight had their great lines, it felt all organised and not rushed with great storylines, with the laughter for the comedy. So, in conclusion to this review: Very great episode with the storylines and the laughing times. Great one, and the longest wait for a very hilarious episode since the end of the second season.

    I hope the writers continue to keep it this way.moreless
  • Charlie is nominated for an advertising award, but he decides to boycott it because his arch nemesis always wins.

    10
    This episode was perfect. Jon Lovitz gives an amazing performance in this amazing episode of the third season of Two And A Half Men. I loved how Charlie hates his mother so much that he actually went to the awards. It was set up that she can get him to go. The song that Jon Lovits sang was terrible, but it was so hilarious. The writers of this show are very talented. This episode was very well written. It was great. It is exactly the reason I watch this series. Rose and Gordon were also good in this episode too. This episode is a series classic.moreless
  • Charlie is nominated for an advertising award, but he decides to boycott it because his arch nemesis always wins.

    10
    This episode was perfect. Jon Lovitz gives an amazing performance in this amazing episode of the third season of Two And A Half Men. I loved how Charlie hates his mother so much that he actually went to the awards. It was set up that she can get him to go. The song that Jon Lovits sang was terrible, but it was so hilarious. The writers of this show are very talented. This episode was very well written. It was great. It is exactly the reason I watch this series. Rose and Gordon were also good in this episode too. This episode is a series classic.moreless
  • Like a Thai massage...

    6.5
    This episode gets into the work life of Charlie, focusing on his nomination for an ad jingle award. An enjoyable sub-text is the ever mounting validation that Charlie & Alan mother is evil. While not a top flight episode, this remains one of the few consistently funny comedies left on television.



    I see in other reviews that there is a strong dislike for Jon Lovitz. You'd think he had run over several family pets based on the complete negative reaction he gets. I must be in the minority here that enjoys his style, his humor and his timing. Yeah, that's the ticket!



    For those who did not like The Unfortunate Little Schnauzer, I'm sure you'll stick with the show. You'll came back over the wall like Rose, devoted to the end.moreless
  • Save The Orphans....

    10
    This was probably the best episode of the season if I do say so my self. This episode was having me laughing my butt off almost the entire way. Both of the jingles were hilarious, but the Save the Orphans was clearly the best of them all. Whoever that actor was, he was hilarious. This episode was quite amazing I thought. Two and a Half men does it agian.
Jon Lovitz

Jon Lovitz

Archie

Guest Star

Loren Lester

Loren Lester

Emcee

Guest Star

Robert Clotworthy

Robert Clotworthy

Announcer

Guest Star

Melanie Lynskey

Melanie Lynskey

Rose

Recurring Role

J. D. Walsh

J. D. Walsh

Gordon

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Evelyn: Charlie, I need a favor.
      Charlie: Yeah, well, I need a healthy liver, and there's a long waiting list for both.

    • Charlie: Mom, you're looking nice today.
      Evelyn: That's nice, because inside I'm dead.

    • Rose: What's the name of that hemorrhoid cream again?
      Charlie: Fire in the Hole.

    • Rose: Every time we have sex I can feel his eyes burning a hole in the back of my head.
      Charlie: That's gonna keep me up at night.

    • Evelyn: This event isn't televised, is it?
      Charlie: No.
      Evelyn: Hmm, well I guess they only show the important awards.
      Charlie: (hands his keys to Alan) Congratulations, you've just been elected tonight's designated driver.
      Alan: Come on, just ignore her.
      Charlie: "Ignore her?" It'd be easier to ignore blood in my urine.

    • Charlie: An awards ceremony is like a Thai massage. If you don't know that there's gonna be a happy ending, there's no point in lying down.

    • Alan: Why are you so sure you're gonna lose?
      Charlie: Because it doesn't matter who wrote the best jingle. It's about who has the sexiest product. That's why the awards always go to car and beer ads. Over-the-counter medications just aren't hip enough.
      Alan: That hardly seems fair.
      Charlie: Tell me about it. Encourage people to get drunk and drive fast, great, here's an award; relieve the heartbreak of vaginal itching, they don't even want to shake your hand.

    • (Jake flies by on a shopping cart)
      Jake: Ramming speed!
      Alan: Jake.
      Charlie: Leave him alone. With his grades, he might as well get used to pushing shopping carts around.
      Alan: Are you saying my son is gonna end up working in a supermarket?
      Charlie: No, I'm saying he's probably gonna end up homeless.

    • Alan: So, any thoughts on what you'd like for dinner this weekend?
      Charlie: You decide, honey. I love everything you cook.
      Alan: Oh, so all of a sudden I'm a woman because I cook and try to make a nice home for you? (Charlie gives him a weird look) Okay, I heard it, too. Shut up!

    • Alan: (reading the newspaper) Hey, mom, here's some good news. It seems with medical breakthroughs, the average life span will soon be a hundred years.
      Evelyn: Wonderful, more time to be ignored by your children.

    • Gordon: (to Charlie) Rose says I have to talk to you or I can't have sex with her anymore.

    • Alan: I adore my son.
      Charlie: Somebody has to.

  • NOTES (2)

    • The German episode title is "Der Jingle-Mufti". The French title is "Les trophées de la vie", meaning "The Trophies of Life". The Italian title is "Il premio", meaning "The Award". The Spansih title is "El pobre y pequeño schnauzer", an exact translation.

    • Bruce Peters, Kathy Oldham, Bob La Masney, and Charlie McDaniel were nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Multi-Camera Sound Mixing for a Series or Special category for their work on this episode.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • When Jake speeds by Charlie and Alan on top of a shopping cart at the supermarket, he screams "Ramming speed!" borrowing a line from John Landis' 1978 film National Lampoon's Animal House, in which a character called D-Day yells the same thing as he's about to crash the "Death Mobile" into some bleachers.

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