Two and a Half Men (2003–2015)
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Why We Gave Up Women 

Charlie's spirit returns from Hell in the form of a middle aged woman to tell Alan to make some changes to his life after his heart attack.



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Episode cast overview:
Nurse Lorna
Dr. Kim
Lady #2 (as Abby Pivaronas)


Although Ava's exhausting stay-over convinced Walden he would be better off living with Alan, he dares not tell Zoey he changed his mind and lets them move in. Alan promises to move out but has a conspicuously conveniently timed cardiac crisis. Hospitalised as Walden male partner, Alan gets a visit from Charlie, incarnated in a crone as hell sentence, who convinces kid brother it's time to man up and stop depending on others. By the time he realizes that was a cruel prank, he's living in a rat-hole room, but resorts to his earlier trick again. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Romance





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30 April 2012 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Kathy Bates. See more »


When Alan is rehearsing his "Call 911" act at the front door, he falls against the window and the set wobbles. See more »


Walden Schmidt: [filling out forms when Alan has to go to the Emergency Room] I want him to have the best possible care, so whatever it takes, I'll pay for it.
Nurse Lorna: You're gonna have to. The man's got the worst insurance policy I've ever seen... He's got a $500,000 deductible... Even at our prices, he ain't gonna hit that with one heart attack.
Walden Schmidt: All right, well, I'll just... I'll take care of it.
Nurse Lorna: Just check the box 'Domestic Partner'.
Walden Schmidt: Oh, no, we're just buddies.
Nurse Lorna: We got no 'Buddy' forms.
Walden Schmidt: Yeh, but...
Nurse Lorna: Just check the ...
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Featured in The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards (2012) See more »


Two and a Half Men Theme
Written by Grant Geissman, Lee Aronsohn, and Chuck Lorre
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Just bad and Kathy Bates as Charlie Sheen was distasteful
30 April 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The reason I tuned in to the show was because I thought they were going to bring Charlie back for one episode but instead Charlie was being played by Kathy Bates. Disrespecting Charlie saying he is in hell why because of his drinking, drug taking or his dating habits? Or because he put a roof over Alan and Jake's head. Come on its 2012 and a little side note to the writers "Start coming up with some good jokes.I think they should either make season 9 a dream, bring Charlie back or cancel the show. Oh and Kelso didn't put out one joke. Oh wait I mean Walden. Just shows you how ego and petty feelings get in the way of something great (Lorre and Sheen conflict). I think they should kiss, make up and start making the great TV show that I used to watch

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