Two and a Half Men

Season 4 Episode 16

Young People Have Phlegm Too

5
Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 19, 2007 on CBS
8.3
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Charlie's young, hot girlfriend takes him to a new club. She invites Alan to meet one of her friends but the men are shocked to learn that they are considered as being "old".

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  • I like this episode

    7.0
    In this episode Charlie learns that he's getting old so he does young people things and dates a 20 year old actress and Charlie doesn't have the energy to keep up and them at club here's a funny line from Alan "I'am Matthew Broderick. Your who? Matthew Broderick is gifted actor and on boardway!" Alan is funny pretenting to be Matthew Broderick. And them Charlie stuffers some pain and if something happens He leaves the house to Alan and Jake but has to pay a lot of money and Alan Pretents to be Matthew Broderick and a doctor fell for it man Young people have phlegm too.moreless
  • This is a good example of Charlie in his worst state, so adding that along with the storylines, it was a good episode

    7.7
    To me, this could be described as an episode like NO other: The one where Charlie decides to slow things down a little, that includes, drinking, women and gambling. He ain't young anymore, it's time for him to set his priorities straight otherwise he'll have a filthy and lonely death --



    But, the plot thickened as Charlie and Alan were considered as being "old" when going places, hell even in their own home! The Mathew Boderock thing was rad, Ferris Buellar and Alan being one in the same? Lol

    Once again, I didn't laugh much because there was nothing to laugh to but it had a good plot that turned into almost, a life changing decision for Charlie.



    In overall terms, once again there was very little humor but the plot had to one of the most fine examples of the men. Entertaining episode, just didn't have enough comedy (..again).moreless
  • Charlie's young, hot girlfriend takes him to a new club. She invites Alan to meet one of her friends but the men are shocked to learn that they are considered as being "old".moreless

    10
    This episode was so funny. It was very entertaining. I enjoyed watching it. It finally showed Charlie not being able to keep up with the young women he dates. It was very very amusing to watch. The writers of this show are very talented. They are very unique and creative, because every week we get a wonderful episode. This episode was yet another perfect installment to this amazing show. It was very well written. Charlie Sheen is such an amazing actor. She shines on screen. This episode was above average. This episode was one of the best episodes of the fourth season.moreless
  • A very funny, well-written episode.

    10
    This is probably the funniest episode thus far this season, and that's saying a lot because this show is really hilarious. The writers are creative and if you are a young teen, you probably wouldn't understand some of the jokes, but as an adult, we all can relate to some of the jokes. Well, let me get to the episode. First off, a great storyline. Charlie obviously is still shook up from Rose's departure and he is in the sack with a young lady who is old enough to be his daughter...After sex, she wants to do something else but Charlie can't keep up with her..She wants to go to a club, but his idea of breaking the boredom is to watch "The Daily Show" and eat mini-pizzas in bed. She calls him old and to prove he is still youthful, Charlie decides to go to the club with the girl and her friend and drags Alan along, who like Charlie was in bed eating mini-pizzas and watching "The Daily Show." The two men get to the club and Charlie is offended when he is considered old and Alan manages to annoy everyone with his complaining. Very funny, indeed!! Later on, Charlie has a scare at home when he has chest pains and must be sent to ER. (Later, it just turns out to be indigestion.) Was there any flaws in the episode? Not really. I think they could have their narcissist mom in the ER with Charlie and Alan, but that didn't really hurt the storyline. I like the fact that Alan kept saying he was Matthew Broderick when he wanted to get in the club and when he needed someone to look at Charlie in the ER. (Jon Cryer used to be mistaken for Matthew Broderick earlier in his career! Nice touch!) I also like the scene where the doctor told Charlie he was a "healthy 50", then Charlie replied that he was 40. and the doctor says, "Tell that to your liver!" And I like the tag scene where Charlie is at home depressed eating mini-pizzas and Alan of all people, takes him out and get him out of his funk. ( I won't tell you where Alan took him, but it was indeed hilarious!!) Overall, I great episode that I give a 10 out of 10...moreless
  • A great episode

    10
    Charlie's young, hot girlfriend takes him to a new club. She invites Alan to meet one of her friends but the men are shocked to learn that they are considered as being "old". some quotes from the espisode: Berta: (on Charlie) I wish you could have seen him in his prime. He was like Babe Ruth.

    Jake: He played baseball?

    Berta: No, he was a drunken whore-monger.



    Charlie: The day you start accepting limitations is the day you start dying, and I am not dying, my friend. I am living life to the fullest. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go throw up and take a nap.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Charlie says the title Young People Have Phlegm Too in this episode.

    • Alan's pretending to have been in Ferris Bueller's Day Off is especially funny since Charlie Sheen actually was in that movie. He played the punk teenager in the police station who hit on Shauna.

    • When Charlie is in the hospital and Alan is pretending to be Matthew Broderick, Charlie slips up and calls him Alan, and the doctor still thinks that he is Matthew Broderick.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Charlie: I'm in the best shape of my life. (hacks into a tissue and then looks at it) That doesn't belong inside of me.
      Jake: It takes a lot to gross me out, but wow.

    • Charlie: Let me tell you something, Alan, you're only as young as the women you feel... and lately, I've been feeling about 24.

    • Alan: Let's face it, we're both too old for the MTV-lifestyle.
      Charlie: MTV? Did they just defrost you?!

    • Berta: (on Charlie) I wish you could have seen him in his prime. He was like Babe Ruth.
      Jake: He played baseball?
      Berta: No, he was a drunken whore-monger.

    • Charlie: The day you start accepting limitations is the day you start dying, and I am not dying, my friend. I am living life to the fullest. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go throw up and take a nap.

    • Dr. Prajneep: The good news is that you are a perfectly healthy 50-year-old man.
      Charlie: I'm only 40!
      Dr. Prajneep: Tell that to your liver.

    • Charlie: It seems like yesterday I could party all night and eat and drink anything I wanted to. Now, a couple of Red Bulls and a waffle and I'm sittin' in the emergency room, prayin' for a fart.

  • NOTES (3)

    • This episode was included on the Emmy Awards 'For Your Consideration' DVD for this season.

    • The German episode title is "Auch junge Menschen sind mal verschleimt", meaning "Young People Are Phlegmy, Too". The French title is "Le vieux de quarante ans", meaning "An Old Man of 40". The Italian title is "Tutti in pista", meaning "All on Course". The Spanish title is "Los jóvenes también tienen flemas", an exact translation.

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

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • The TV show 'Partners' had a running subtle reference to the idea that, during the 1980's, Jon Cryer was frequently mistaken for Matthew Broderick. Jon Cryer's character would sometimes refer to Matthew Broderick movies such as "Ferris Beullers Day Off", exactly as he did in this episode of Two and a Half Men.

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