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Two and a Half Men Episode: "Fart Jokes, Pie and Celeste"

Season 7, Episode 12
Episode Synopsis: Jake tries to win back his ex-girlfriend by writing her love songs, while Alan and Herb try to hide their friendship from Judith.
Original Air Date: Jan 11, 2010

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Season 7, Episode 12
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Length: 22:03
Aired: 1/11/2010
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Two and a Half Men Episode Recap: "Fart Jokes, Pie and Celeste" Season 7, Episode 12

On this week's Two and a Half Men, the boys in Malibu have their fair share of relationship issues — and each one is a little more complicated than the last.

First, we'll focus on Charlie. He and Chelsea have a conversation regarding whether or not he will get up early to take her to the airport — turns out he'll just call her a cab. Then, Chelsea learns that there are compromising videos of her on his iPhone. She deletes them, and then invites him upstairs to give him something to remember her by. Unfortunately, Chelsea gets sidetracked, so Charlie heads upstairs to (ahem) take care of himself. And that's about as complicated as you get with Charlie — quick, easy, and uncomplicated.

Now, on to Jake. He is still reeling from his breakup with Celeste and blames Charlie for causing it. Being the sensitive uncle that he is, he tells Jake that he's too young to get hung up on a girl. "You like fart jokes and pie." Jake corrects him: "Fart jokes, pie, and Celeste." After that comment, Charlie gets the first of two drinks sprayed in his face. "Not so sexy when it happens to you, is it?" Berta asks. That one took me a minute to get!

Jake decides to win Celeste back by writing a song with words that rhyme with her name, including chest (of course) and Budapest (didn't see that one coming!).  And in a "will he ever learn" moment, he also decides to accept some more advice from Uncle Charlie, which includes telling Celeste that he'll understand if she never wants to see him again. No surprise here, but Celeste tells Jake that she never wants to see him again. Poor Jake really thought she was the one. Not THE one, mind you, but the one who is pretty, likes him, and would let him do stuff to her one day. In the end, Jake gets a call from Nicole and goes to join her on the pier. Who's Nicole? It turns out that even Jake doesn't know. And that's about as complicated as you get with Jake — hormones, angst, and a little tricky.

Last, but not least, we have Alan. Alan has been feeling a bit lonely lately. His Internet dating doesn't seem to be working out, Charlie would rather Alan jump into the ocean than to have to spend time with him, and Jake is being a stone-cold bummer. When Herb stops by the house, Alan takes a chance and invites him to lunch. The two men get along famously, swapping jokes over some shish kabob (how do you tell a kabob to be silent? Shhhh, kabob). That is, until Judith calls (Herb's ringtone for her is "I've Been Working on the Railroad." Hilarious!). She apparently doesn't think it's a good idea for the two of them to be hanging out. And although Herb is a grown man and can make his own decisions, he's no match for Judith.

Before leaving each other, Alan and Herb make plans to go to a flea market the next day. The plan goes to hell when Alan shows up at Judith's house and she informs him that they've decided the two of them won't see each other again. Not one to take rejection lightly (understatement of the year), Alan goes around to the back of the house and tries to get Herb's attention the way any self-respecting man would — he throws pebbles at the window until Herb opens it.  They make a half-hearted attempt to end their friendship, but as Alan walks off Herb decides to go with him. Unfortunately, the trellis that he tries to climb down is not made for a man of Herb's size and he ends up falling flat on his back. Alan runs off, leaving Herb to deal with Judith all by himself. Not to worry, because Herb shows up at Alan's door a little later in a neck brace. Judith thinks Herb's at physical therapy and the two of them decide to make good use of what little time they have together. And that's what you get with Alan — pathetic, strange, and as convoluted as you can get!

How did you feel about the episode? Did it seem to you that Jake's voice became much lower since the last time we saw him? Are you curious as to why Chelsea's screen time seems to be quite limited these days? And were you at all uncomfortable with the way Herb and Alan behaved with each other, or do you think the things they have in common (neither one sleeping with Judith) is the perfect reason for them to bond? Weigh in!!

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On this week's Two and a Half Men, the boys in Malibu have their fair share of relationship issues — and each one is a little more complicated than the last.

First, we'll focus on Charlie. He and Chelsea have a conversation regarding whether or not he will get up early to take her to the airport — turns out he'll just call her a cab. Then, Chelsea learns that there are compromising videos of her on his iPhone. She deletes them, and then invites him upstairs to give him something to remember her by. Unfortunately, Chelsea gets sidetracked, so Charlie heads upstairs to (ahem) take care of himself. And that's about as complicated as you get with Charlie — quick, easy, and uncomplicated.

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Premise: A hit sitcom built on often-raunchy material, starring Charlie Sheen and, later, Ashton Kutcher begins with the premise of a Malibu bachelor (Sheen) whose life is disrupted when his brother and 10-year-old nephew move in with him. In the ninth season, Kutcher replaces Sheen, playing a billionaire with a broken heart. Briskly written and performed, the sitcom had fun spoofing Charlie Sheen's bad-boy reputation (which ultimately led to his exit from the series) and Jon Cryer's nervous energy.

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