Taking Some Time to Mourn the End of the "Two and a Half Men" We Know and Love
My “Stay Tuned” column today lists my five favorite episodes of “Two and a Half Men.” Now, here as promised, is the bottom half of my ten favorite episodes of “Two and a Half Men”…
10) “He Smelled the Ham, He Got Excited,” December 8, 2008 (Season 6)
Just when it seems there’s no hope for Jake’s (Angus T. Jones) future, Evelyn (Holland Taylor) discovers he may have a future as a chef—until he almost burns down her house.
9) “Twenty-Five Little Pre-Pubers Without a Snootfull,” November 10, 2003 (Season 1)
When Charlie (Charlie Sheen) ends up in charge of Jake’s school musical about the Industrial Revolution, it turns into a salute to his most popular commercial jingles. “It’s got oats and corns and wheat. It’s the sweetest breakfast treat…”
8) “Hey, I Can Pee Outside in the Dark,” April 19, 2004 (Season 1)
Jake is in a surly mood and nobody can figure out why—except Charlie’s housekeeper, Berta (Conchata Ferrell). This episode introduced Jane Lynch (“Glee”) as Dr. Linda Freeman, who would eventually become Charlie’s therapist.
7) “Squab, Squab, Squab, Squab, Squab,” May 16, 2005 (Season 2)
When Evelyn demands that Jake spend the night with her, she gets way more than she bargained for when he doesn’t react well to her dinner menu. I’ve never heard the word squab so many times in such a short span in my life. But every time is funny.
6) “My D---n Stalker,” February 12, 2007 (Season 4)
When faced with the prospect of losing her, Charlie finally admits his feelings for his stalker, Rose (Melanie Lynskey). Meanwhile, Allison Janney guest stars as a woman Alan meets online. I’ve always liked this one because Charlie shows a lot more heart than he usually does.
You can see a video that includes what I think is one of the funniest moments of the series here. It’s the scene from “Those Big Pink Things With Coconuts” where Charlie and Jake play quiz bowl. Of course now, it almost makes me want to cry more than it does laugh…
So what are your favorite episodes? Feel free to post a comment or let me know on Facebook.
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