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Sarah Like Puny Alan 

Charlie tries to nurse Alan back from the flu because he needs him for a double date with sisters.



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Desiree Barrington
Kathy (as Lori Lynn Lively)


Charlie enjoys teaching 'blank page' Jake dirty jokes. Alan has flu, so Rose imposes herself as his 'intimate' nurse, until Evelyn arrives and takes over. Charlie insists on double-dating with Alan, in order to have revenge on his ex, Kathy. Alan suddenly agrees because his date turns out to be the soap star Desiree. To get Alan back on his feet, the Harper boys go to the sauna but all they manage to do is catch the flu. Sick, the brothers exchange confidences about career frustrations and bicker about chiropractics, at the worst possible moment. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Romance


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12 January 2004 (USA)  »

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Charlie: Oh, come on Alan, her name is Desiree. That's like Desire with a "yay"on it.
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As with the end of every episode, Chuck Lorre has his own Vanity Card. This episode vanity card reads in part. "CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS 113 Every so often I'm hit with an overwhelmingly urge to write. An inchoate feeling wells up inside me and demands to substantiate itself through the power of words. When I sat down to write this vanity card, I was in the grip of such a feeling. Thankfully, it has passed." See more »


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There is a first time for everything Charlie!
5 March 2014 | by (victoria b.c canada) – See all my reviews

Alan gets annoyed over Charlie telling Jake some inappropriate jokes, warns Charlie that Jake is dealing with a flu of sorts. Charlie scoffs and claims he never gets sick. Alan winds up with Jake's virus, only two times more severe than Jake's. Meanwhile, Charlie is ecstatic over the thought of revenge sex with Kathy. Charlie manages to get Alan excited over double dating because Alan will wind up with a soap star. Plans change drastically when Charlie winds up with the flu. Let me just say that I love that Alan got sick before Charlie. Alan being sick before Charlie is justice and rings true. Considering how selfish Alan can be, I thought it was well done. On the other hand, I enjoyed the rare bonding between Charlie and Alan, where they are on the same page. There are some great moments in this episode. Rose's healing strategy was weird and amusing, Alan drinking from the tap when his mouth is full of germs was absolutely disgusting. Charlie says it perfectly "Not very hygienic"

Favorite quote.

Alan: Excuse me. Hasn't anybody noticed I'm sick and miserable here? Charlie: Yes, Alan, we noticed. Which is why we're gonna make like Hockey players and get the puck out of here!


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