Maybe it's because Charlie Sheen might be leaving Two and a Half Men, but the show seems to be less and less about Charlie each week and pushing Alan more center stage.
Don't get us wrong, Jon Cryer is great as Alan and deserved his Emmy, but his character was always meant to be supporting. Too much Alan Harper can drive anyone insane. Just ask the guy's two ex-wives or even his mother.
With that rant said, we weren't huge fans of "I Called Him Magoo," which relied too heavily on Alan and his relationship with Lyndsay. While we'll take the gorgeous and hilarious Courtney Thorne-Smith over Jennifer Bini Taylor's boring Chelsea any day, the two of these characters do not make Two and a Half Men.
The show is definitely strongest when it has more of the cast interacting together, and not on their own separate plot lines. While there were still some decent laughs, if this is what the show is going to be without Charlie Sheen, count us out.
Our favorite Two and a Half Men lines from the episode are after the jump.
Berta: I miss the 80's but you don't see me snorting blow of a DeLorean. | permalink
Lyndsay: It's like the horse head scene in The Godfather.
Alan: Could be worse. Could be the prom scene from Carrie. | permalink
Prostitue: What kind of sex does charlie want?
Charlie: Oh i get to choose? It's kind of like Baskin Robbins. You know if they charged $1,000 a scoop. | permalink
Prostitute: What's my role in this?
Charlie: You don't think I'm a good role model, yet paradoxically you want to have kids with me. | permalink
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