Two and a Half Men: Season 1, Episode 17

Ate the Hamburgers, Wearing the Hats (23 Feb. 2004)

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Charlie is offended when Alan chooses his married, responsible cousins as Jake's guardians.



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Alan enjoys winding up his ex, Judith, who just increased his alimony burden by pretending that Charlie will get custody of Jake if they both die. However, both Charlie and mother Evelyn take objection to hearing his actual choice for custody of Jake are two responsible cousins - agricultural Professors in Rhode Island. When Jake hurts his head playing basketball, Charlie is alone and gets a terrifying taste of improvising without paternal experience. Written by KGF Vissers

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Charlie Harper: [wants custody of Jake if something happens to Judith and Alan] All right, Alan, let me ask you something: If I'm here, and Jake's in Rhode Island, who's gonna teach him all the things he needs to know?
Alan: Jerry and Faye are both college professors.
Charlie Harper: I'm talking about the important stuff; about life. Face it... when the time comes, are those two *eggheads* gonna step up and get your kid laid?
Alan: You're not helping your case, Charlie.
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Alan's will
15 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

This seventeenth episode speaks about the decision of Alan to choose neither Charlie nor its mother as the guarding(nurse) of Jake if it turned out that he would die he and Judith. We have here a good solid episode with the relation Charlie-Jake which always pulls(entails) multiple funny situations in particular during the scene(stage) of the hospital. Charlie is once again in great form being of use to us a particularly incisive black humor and Jake makes us laugh by his(her) mixture of naivety and lucidity. Any injury time but can be a light lack of inventiveness at the level of the scenario which remains hungry. In spite of its small defects this episode asserts itself as one of time(weather) forts of this first season thanks to its varied humor (comic of repetition(rehearsal) with the cheeseburger and Alan's mobile(portable)) and constantly effective.

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