Two and a Half Men (2003–2015)
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Charlie and Evelyn date members of the same family.



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Episode cast overview:
... Charlie Harper
... Alan Harper
... Jake Harper
... Evelyn Harper
... Tommy Pearson
... Olivia Pearson


Charlie tries to teach Jake how to avoid female scorn by carefully screening telephone calls. However, grandma Harper knows all the tricks and comes unannounced, to commandeer the boys for a dinner to present 'possibly' the new man in her life. When even Charlie is dragged there, it gets worse. Tommy Pearson's daughter Olivia is Charlie's unforgiving ex. Afterward Evelyn loses Tommy for good, with not even a call from him, and falls into unprecedented black gloom. Alan feels obliged to invite her, to the beach-house, where she makes life hell for the male trio, fitting her favorite musical acts 'These boots are made for walking'. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

27 October 2003 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Olivia Pearson: You said I was very special to you.
Charlie: You were!
Olivia Pearson: Yeah, me and three other women!
Charlie: I said you were special... not unique.
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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. "This is the official 'I have nothing worth writing about' vanity card. It will run whenever I have nothing worth writing about. Don't be surprised to see it quite a bit. From now on, when our schedule requires me to deliver a new card and I'm empty, I'll simply say 'Run one eleven'. A check of the one hundred and ten cards I've already written will quickly demonstrate that I should have written this card a long time ago. Why didn't I? Vanity. I have become so vain about my vanity cards. I was determined to write a new one each week because, well...I'm just that kind of guy. But I'm older and wiser now. I know when I have nothing to say. And that knowledge is freedom. Freedom from the constant need to win your approval. And more importantly, freedom from the obsessive and relentless need to end each vanity card on a joke. Governor Schwarzenegger. See more »


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Love Me Tender
Written by Elvis Presley, George R. Poulton, and Vera Matson
Performed by Holland Taylor
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Oh Mother where for art thou?
25 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

Not the best episode of this shows first season, but then again I never found myself warming to the mother character played by Holland Taylor in the first place, and wasn't annoyed when her screen time got cut down in subsequent years.

This though remains a decent episode, and a fine example of how good the show was back at the start.

There's even unusually for 'Two and a Half Men' a bit of a sentimental finale, you could perhaps argue too sentimental. It is however lovely to see at this early stage the writers trying to flesh the Charlie character out. Sadly they would later give up and just make him a self/ex obsessed pain.

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