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Two and a Half Men Episode: "A Jock Strap in Hell"

Season 6, Episode 5
Episode Synopsis: Charlie tries to help Jake's former teacher, who became a stripper after dating him, but things go from bad to worse when she has a religious conversion.
Original Air Date: Oct 20, 2008
Guest Cast Rob Poynter: Judith Harper Alicia Witt: Evelyn Harper
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Season 6, Episode 5
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Length: 22:00
Aired: 10/20/2008
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Two and a Half Men Episode Recap: "A Jock Strap in Hell" Season 6, Episode 5

Charlie appears to have a conscience when he actually feels bad about the way he treated Jake's former 5th grade teacher, who became a stripper after she dated him. Charlie wants to help her out, but things take a turn for the worse after she has a religious conversion.

The first scene shows Alan, Charlie, and Jake at the drug store. They are there to get Jake a jock strap for gym class. Jake wasn't wearing one to class because he says it felt like he was flossing his butt crack. Charlie says to think of it as a "bra for your balls." All of a sudden, Jake's former 5th grade teacher, Miss Pasternak, bumps into the guys.

I had a feeling they would somehow put Miss Pasternak back on the show, especially because they mentioned her briefly in last week's episode when Jake told Charlie he was jealous of him because Charlie dated her and she had a hot body.

Anyway, Jake tells Alan and Charlie that Miss Pasternak went bananas and bit the teacher after Charlie dumped her. Miss Pasternak comes over and tells Charlie that she got fired from teaching and became a stripper. "You ruined my life, Charlie Harper!" Miss Pasternak yells at Charlie. She then asks, "How can you live with yourself, you horrible, evil man?" Charlie, Alan, and Jake were leaving, but Jake answers, "He drinks."

At the house, Charlie sits down with Jake to have a little talk with him, but Jake really wants no parts of it. Charlie wants to apologize to Jake for the run-in with his former teacher. Jake asks Charlie, "What do you do to get these women so pissed at you?" Charlie admits to Jake that he is wrong for treating women the way he has. He tells Jake to learn lessons from his experiences so that he never has to treat women the same way he has. Jake is confused. He asks Charlie if he really has to learn anything, and Charlie tells him no. Jake then asks him why he's taking up his time if he doesn't have to learn anything, and Charlie apologizes and walks away.

Later, on the balcony, Alan announces that he has some good news: it turns out that his kid's jock strap is too small. Charlie doesn't seem to really pay much attention to this. He has more serious issues on his mind. He asks Alan if he really is a mean, horrible person. Alan makes it sound like it's not all Charlie's fault, because Miss Pasternak did decide to sleep with Charlie. We then find out that Miss Pasternak's stripping name is Desiree Bush. Charlie continues to feel bad about the way he treated Miss Pasternak. "Maybe you're finally developing a conscience" Alan tells Charlie. Charlie is just surprised that the liquor isn't helping to make his bad feelings go away. Charlie then decides to take responsibility for the damage he has caused, so he heads off to the strip club with Alan.

It turns out that the strip club isn't a strip club, but rather it's a bikini club. At the bikini club, Charlie tells Miss Pasternak how bad he feels about the way he treated her, and tells her that he wants to make it up to her. He comes up with the idea for Miss Pasternak to become a private tutor for a special needs student, and that he would match her pay with what she's making at the bikini club. After he mentioned this last part, Miss Pasternak agrees. The special needs student that he has in mind is Jake. Alan seems to only agree to this because Miss Pasternak was giving him a lap dance at the time Charlie suggested this to her.

After tutoring Jake, Miss Pasternak tells Charlie that Jake isn't exactly the "quicker picker-upper." Charlie agrees that the kid is an idiot. Miss Pasternak thanks Charlie for helping her get her self-respect back. She also tells him that she used to really hate him, but she likes this Charlie because he has a big heart. Charlie doesn't want Miss Pasternak to sleep at the hotel because he feels bad, so he offers her Alan's room. She asks him where he would sleep, and he says, "If there's any justice…at the bottom of the ravine."

I thought this part was funny. Charlie tells Alan that Miss Pasternak would only be there until she gets back on her feet. Alan says, "That's what I said and I've been here for 6 years." Charlie heard that last part, and asks him if he's really been in his house for 6 years, and Alan pretends that he doesn't hear him.

That night, Miss Pasternak wakes Charlie up because of a dream she had. In her dream, God sent Charlie to her to help her. She suddenly became very religious and spiritual. She makes Charlie kneel next to her on the floor so that they could pray while the spirit was present and within them. Charlie says that "It's weird… us both being on our knees at the same time."

The next morning, Miss Pasternak walks into the kitchen and says, "What a glorious day to bask in the lord!" I think she wants to perform an exorcism on Jake, but I could be wrong. She definitely wanted to do something to Jake. She asks Alan if he wants his son to go to hell. Alan replies, "That depends…do they have a college prep course?" Miss Pasternak wants everyone to go to church. Alan said that Sundays are me days. Miss Pasternak said, "It's not a me day; it's a he day." After she leaves the room, Charlie says that he has said this before but he'll say it again, "Boy, can I pick them!"

At church, Jake leans over and tells Alan that he promises to do better in school if Alan will just get rid of her, referring to Miss Pasternak. We then see Berta staring at Charlie. He asks her why she's staring at him. She says she doesn't want to miss it when he bursts into flames. Miss Pasternak is sitting next to Charlie, and she tells him that God speaks through her, and that He wants Charlie to be in her life. As soon as everyone was supposed to get up to receive a special blessing, Charlie runs right out of there.

The next scene shows Charlie lying on the couch smoking a cigar. Alan and Jake come home and Charlie tries to hide himself on the couch because he's afraid it's Miss Pasternak. Jake's head is all wet…he says they tried to drown him. Alan says that Jake got baptized. Jake said they were all lining up and that he thought there was food.

Alan tells Charlie that Miss Pasternak had another meltdown after she realizes that she has been dumped by him again. Alan says she grabbed bills from the collection plate and was grinding on a minister. Charlie says that he still has guilt but has learned to live with it. Alan tells Charlie that everyone around him ends up suffering. "So it's not my fault right?" Charlie asks Alan. He tells him no. The last scene shows the guys walking into the kitchen, thinking everything is ok, but we see Miss Pasternak beginning to climb up the balcony, kind of in the same way that Rose does. Looks like someone is very angry about being dumped by Charlie Harper more than one time!

It's nice to see Charlie is gradually developing a conscience, although it looks like he most likely will never change. I have a feeling they will probably bring back more of Charlie's exes in future episodes. This might not be the last we see of Miss Pasternak!

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Charlie appears to have a conscience when he actually feels bad about the way he treated Jake's former 5th grade teacher, who became a stripper after she dated him. Charlie wants to help her out, but things take a turn for the worse after she has a religious conversion.

The first scene shows Alan, Charlie, and Jake at the drug store. They are there to get Jake a jock strap for gym class. Jake wasn't wearing one to class because he says it felt like he was flossing his butt crack. Charlie says to think of it as a "bra for your balls." All of a sudden, Jake's former 5th grade teacher, Miss Pasternak, bumps into the guys ... read more

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