Charlie mentions that Alan has been living with him for five years, two months and ten days. This is almost accurate, as this episode premiered five years, two months and sixteen days after the pilot episode. See more
I'm not gonna' make it, Charlie.
[with a knowing smile
Didn't think you would.
No goals, no challenges, no... no gut-wrenching fears driving me forward. I mean, how do you stand it?
Me? Well, i have kind of an existential philosophy that shapes my outlook. It involves a willingness to let life carry me along in its wake as I contemplate its infinite mystery... Plus I drink and take a lot of naps.