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I Can't Afford Hyenas 

Charlie's accountant Stan tries to make Charlie understand his desperate financial situation.

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Alan lectures Charlie for teaching Jake to gamble and tipping pizza boy Ted $50. Alas, Berta's shopping shows that his credit-card is maxed out and is cut up. Stan explains that four months of expenses which exceed his income have wiped him out financially, until his next royalties pay-out. After missing a shipping date by buying cheap generic stuff and having to tip Ted $2, Charlie swallows his pride, then tears up the check rather then dine with Evelyn. Rose volunteers a loan, pittance in her rich family, even begs he accepts it as a friend. Written by KGF Vissers

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2 February 2004 (USA)  »

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Berta takes her owed money from Charlie in trade using the coffee espresso maker, there just happens to be one on the table next to the normal coffee maker. See more »

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[Charlie has run into some financial trouble]
Charlie: I can't do this anymore. I quit.
Alan: You can't quit poverty, Charlie.
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References A Beautiful Mind (2001) See more »

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Written by Grant Geissman, Lee Aronsohn, and Chuck Lorre
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"Saving" Isn't in Charlie's vocabulary
20 June 2016 | by (victoria b.c canada) – See all my reviews

(Credit IMDb) Alan lectures Charlie for teaching Jake to gamble and tipping pizza boy Ted $50. Alas, Berta's shopping shows that his credit-card is maxed out and is cut up. Stan explains that four months of expenses which exceed his income have wiped him out financially, until his next royalties pay-out. After missing a shipping date by buying cheap generic stuff and having to tip Ted $2, Charlie swallows his pride, then tears up the check rather than dine with Evelyn. Rose volunteers a loan, pittance in her rich family, even begs he accepts it as a friend.

Charlie being broke isn't the first time this has happened on this show. That said, this is a funny episode! It's so funny to watch Charlie try to adapt to a normal lifestyle. Watching him trying to save money by buying cheaper booze and cheaper food gave me some chuckles. There are some cute moments on this show as well, including Charlie teaching Jake how to bet. I'd want Charlie as my uncle. He just seems like a lot of fun to be around. I'd NEVER let Charlie handle my money, though. That's a nightmare waiting to happen as proved by this episode. The ending is really well done. Charlie's search for a loan comes from the unlikeliest of sources.

7.5/10


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