Tuesday, May 6, 2008

"Two and a Half Men" Recap & Review - "Fish in a Drawer"

Two and a Half Men
"Fish in a Drawer"

Original Air Date: May 5, 2008

Victoria - TwoCents Reviewer

We start this with a recap of last week where I notice for the first time that Charlie asked Courtney to marry him during his mother’s wedding. Something tells me that she didn’t understand what he was trying to say because she said yes. I was too distracted by the weird wedding vows and the frozen butterflies to notice any of it. Wonder if guest star George Eads from CSI will investigate the butterfly deaths or something more sinister?

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  1. Two and a Half Men
    "Fish in a Drawer"

    Original Air Date: May 5, 2008

    Victoria - TwoCents Reviewer

    We start this with a recap of last week where I notice for the first time that Charlie asked Courtney to marry him during his mother’s wedding. Something tells me that she didn’t understand what he was trying to say because she said yes. I was too distracted by the weird wedding vows and the frozen butterflies to notice any of it. Wonder if guest star George Eads from CSI will investigate the butterfly deaths or something more sinister?

    Turns out Courtney actually heard and understood what Charlie was saying and she wants to marry him. Morals aside, I guess I would want to marry a guy who gives me $50,000 too.

    We get the first CSI-moment when Jake drops a Strawberry he’s stealing from the cake on his shirt and they go all tight-focus-on-the-shirt-fibers thing. The next is when the usual Two and a Half Men intro is replaced by a CSI version. The corpse that is to be CSI fodder turns out to be Teddy, the groom. Courtney finds out by accidentally rolling onto her dad as he lies dead on the bed with his pants down.
    Charlie and Alan decide to go down stairs and tell their mom who is in the middle of serenading the reception goers with love songs. And by serenade I mean torture. When Evelyn finds out she is pissed. It’s obvious Ted died while cheating on her. She asks for some time alone with him and uses that special time to cancel her honeymoon trip and book a trip to Fiji – solo. Way to mourn it out Evelyn!

    They finally call the cops, who bring in CSI. They discover a bruise on the back of Ted’s dead head. The CSI team look a lot like the original CSI squad, if CSI were a porno. The red head has got the biggest knockers ever and is wearing a tank top that is cut to her navel.

    FYI - George Eads at this point is just a guest who hits on someone Alan hits on at the reception. Screen time – 6 seconds. Talk about a totally useless guest star. Why they pimped that out with advertising I have no idea. Not really worth boasting about.

    Charlie gets interrogated about how he found the body and he lies about being with Courtney. Evelyn gets interrogated next and she’s more concerned with the crappy police coffee than she is with how or why her new hubby is dead. CSI thinks that she killed him after catching him with another woman. She doesn’t seem to care. Berta hits on the male CSI investigator during her interrogation and requests a cavity search. Love that Berta! Even Jake gets interrogated but he cares more about donuts than Dead Teddy. We get to see more of Jake’s insides as he digests some hot chocolate. Where this is going, I have no idea.

    Alan is way paranoid and a total spaz at his interrogation. But he opens up, so much so he kinda makes his mother look guilty. Apparently all of Evelyn’s husbands have died in ways she calls “the usual” – like heart attacks, food poisoning and water electrocution. Yeah, a toaster in the bath tub is SUCH a common way to die… if you’re a Looney Toons character. Eventually it all leads to Courtney – which makes sense because she was the one in need of cash.

    The CSI team discovers that it’s Courtney’s lipstick on Dead Ted’s package. Which I would have screamed out in horror at if the CSI Porno Squad hadn’t followed up that news with news that Courtney and Teddy aren’t related. Their real names are Nathan Crunk and Sylvia Fishman and they’re Grifters who were trying to swindle Evelyn’s money – and Charlie’s – which they kind of accomplished.

    In the end Charlie seems more turned on by Courtney than pissed off at losing $50,000 and Evelyn rebounds with a realty mogul in Fiji while Alan and Jake are, well, Alan and Jake - AKA boring and under-utilized.

    Oh and speaking of under-utilized…. I mean Jake… we see one more shot of Jake’s innards – which include a gas bubble and end with a big old fashioned fart. What the point was to that? Again, I have no idea.

    Recap in Quotes:
    “That’s why I gave him six months. I’m rooting for him.” – Charlie on how long Evelyn and Ted’s marriage will last.

    “Time to cut the cheese. Get It?” – Jake

    “If you keep rubbing up against me I’ll be able to catch my mom’s garter without my hands.” – Charlie

    “There’s a kinky bad?” - Charlie

    “This might be a mood breaker.” Charlie to Courtney when they find Ted dead.

    “You son of a bitch” The mom when she sees her husband dead.

    “Of course not, I already married the man.” Mom on if it was her that was getting it on with Ted

    “Who do you think was smoking your father’s sausage?” Berta to Courtney.

    “So if they’re not going to cut the cake can I have some now?” Jake’s first thought after finding out Ted is dead.

    “It’s like a Jackson Pollack painting.” On finding semen everywhere around Charlie’s bedroom, even the ceiling fan.

    “Slap on the wrist crime or pack my bags, tape my butt shut crime?” - Charlie

    “What is that non dairy creamer? Just take me to the green mile and be done with it.” - Evelyn

    “He took me to Vegas and got me a hooker.” Alan on why he liked Teddy.

    “Yeah, let’s try banging your head for a while.” – Ted

    “I’ll wait for you!” Charlie to Courtney.

    “Got a postcard from the black widow.” Alan

    “No matter what life throws at her, she always lands on her back.”- Charlie

    The phrase used as the episode title, “Fish in a drawer” came when Evelyn explained how Charlie and Alan’s dad died from food poisoning. She announced guiltily, “Nobody told me you don’t keep fish in a drawer!”

    So what did you guys think of the episode? Are you glad Courtney and Teddy are gone? Were you surprised that they are con artists? Does anybody else besides me want to see and episode where Berta gets laid? Put your two cents in the comments!

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  2. So who was the female CSI?

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  3. Not sure who played the female CSI but it was a a spoof of Marge Helgenberger's character for sure.

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