Two and a Half Men

Season 2 Episode 9

Yes, Monsignor

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Nov 22, 2004 on CBS
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Episode Summary

When Charlie leaves the house to avoid a date that he can't stand, he ends up at a coffee shop, where he reconnects with his old girlfriend Lisa, now a divorcée with a child; Jake tries to justify to his father why he isn't doing so well in schoolmoreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • 209

    Man, I miss the days when Two and a Half Men was a great sitcom. Don't get me wrong, it is still good, it is still funny, but there is nothing like the first few years of the show. Charlie Sheen gave a great performance here in the fish out of water role of him trying to play the traditionalist man, and Denise Richards was not as awful as you might expect given the obligatory spousal casting that was done in this episode.

    Well-written, funny and relatable to the havoc that goes on between a lot of families during the holiday season.moreless
  • As sweet as it was hilarious

    On this episode, Lisa returned and her and Charlie dated again until Charlie accused Lisa of having commitment issues when we all know that Charlie is the one with those issues.

    Seriously, from Season 3 onwards we don't get episodes that are delighful and hilarious as the ones from Seasons 1 and 2. This episode was very great! So crack-up, like Jake thinking he's dumb or Berta with her wicked speeches. Everyone pretty much was great on this episode. Lisa and Charlie taking care of the baby was a feared income. But I enjoyed the ride for the TWO episodes (the other being "Merry Thanksgiving" on Season 1) that we see Lisa. Great episode, big boobies do equal bad back and overall it was an instant classic!moreless
  • Charlie tries to behave responsible and mature to get Lisa to get back together with him after she has divorced her husband and has a child.

    This episode is absolutely hilarious! Especially the ongoing throwing of the dirty diper of Lisa\'s baby to the neighbours deck and back is very funny! Also there were some other funny jokes which totally cracked me up. And of course the hopeless attempts of Charlie to appear mature and responsible to Lisa which, needless to say, fail (mainly due to his fear of intimacy).

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Lisa is cuddling with and burping her baby in bed with Charlie, Lisa says, "What a good burp!" But there is a close-up of her when she says this, and you can clearly see that it's Denise Richards who made the fake burping noise, not the baby.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Lisa: (when she gets back to Charlie's house with her baby) Are you gonna be okay?
      Charlie: Oh, yeah, I'm fine. It's just that nobody's taken a crap in my car since college.
      Lisa: Don't be such a baby.
      Charlie: (about the baby) Hey, tell her!

    • Charlie: So, what are you doing for dinner tonight?
      Lisa: You're shameless.
      Charlie: Thank you.
      Lisa: It's not a compliment.
      Charlie: Whatever. So, how about dinner tonight?
      Lisa: Charlie, a lot has changed.
      Charlie: So what? I'm older and wiser, and you're hot and on the rebound!

    • Lisa: (about her baby daughter) Oh, what a hungry little girl!
      Charlie: Of course she's hungry. She must have dropped half her body weight in that last diaper!

    • (Jake can't solve a math problem)
      Jake: Dad, are you and Mom related?
      Alan: (shocked) I'm sorry, what?
      Jake: Well, if you marry your cousin, your kids will be stupid, right?

    • Charlie: See you later. And by "later," I'm hoping tomorrow.
      Alan: Is there anything in your shower I need to know about?
      Charlie: Oh, come on. That's the most action you've had in months.

    • Lisa: (when Charlie wants her and the baby to stay overnight) I didn't bring my breast pump.
      Charlie: That's okay, we'll do it the old-fashioned way.
      Lisa: What are you gonna do, Charlie, milk me?

    • Berta: Just out of curiosity, what the hell happened in your brother's bathroom?
      Alan: Nothing.
      Jake: Dad was wrestling on the floor with a naked lady.
      Berta: The quiet ones are always the freaks.

    • Charlie: You look good.
      Lisa: You, too. Although if you're taking votes, I prefer the brown sock to the beige one.
      Charlie: Oh, I had to kind of dress in a hurry this morning.
      Lisa: Really? Did somebody's husband come home early?
      Charlie: Why do you always assume the worst? Can't I just be hung over?

    • Charlie: So what do you think?
      Berta: About what?
      Charlie: Lisa, me, the kid.
      Berta: Ok, let's see now... This is the same women you've broken up and gotten back together with for years, right?
      Charlie: Right.
      Berta: And she turned you down in order to marry somebody else?
      Charlie: Yes.
      Berta: And then the marriage fell apart and now she got his baby?
      Charlie: Ya.
      Berta: Sounds perfect. Go for it!

    • Lisa: Come to mama.
      Charlie: OK, time. "Come to mama" bumps me a little. Can we make it "come to Catholic school girl?"
      Lisa: Yes, Monsignor.
      Charlie: Hallelujah.

    • Alan: Hey, what's that splattered all over your shirt?
      Charlie: Coffee and breast milk.
      Alan: What happened? Did Starbucks merge with Hooters? Hooterbucks! I'd like a Double D Cup Latte, please...

  • NOTES (3)

    • The German episode title is "Ich kann gut mit Babys", meaning "I Can Be Good with Babies". The French title is "Courage, fuyons", meaning "Courage, Run Away" and is almost exactly the title of a 1979 French film about a man who leaves his wife to be with another woman. The Italian title is "Ti ricordi di Lisa?", meaning "Do You Remember Lisa?" The Spanish title is "Si, Monseñor".

    • Marin Hinkle (Judith), Melanie Lynskey (Rose), and Holland Taylor (Evelyn) didn't appear in the original airing of this episode.

    • Denise Richards was Charlie Sheen's wife when the episode aired, and Sam Sheen is their daughter.