In "Skunk, Dog, Crap and Ketchup," Alan did he best to scare away the strongest female character on Two and a Half Men.
Courtney Thorne-Smith may not possess the best comedic delivery, but she pulls off Lyndsey's sarcastic lines just well enough to do something Chelsea and other recent love interests on the show weren't able to do: make us laugh.
Thorne-Smith definitely learned one important thing from Sheen: the lines are strong enough that just laying them out there is enough to elicit laughs. It also helps that her character grew into something much more impressive last night with even more back history.
We not only learned the name of her softcore porn (Cinnamon's Buns), but also learned how she was able to afford that nice house in the Valley. No, it wasn't from fat alimony and child support checks.
Lyndsey apparently ran an illegal bookie operation under the guise of a candle shop. Very impressive, and enough to include her on our Two and a Half Men cast page.
I hope Lyndsey sticks around for awhile, and not just because I spent five whole minutes creating her character bio, but because she adds some much needed funny, attractive estrogen to the show that even Berta can't provide on her own.
Overall, a classic, generic sitcom plot device such as jealousy was taken to ridiculous heights in a way only Two and a Half Men can achieve. It felt like some of the older seasons. Well done.
We'll leave you with our favorite Two and a Half Men jokes and quotes from the episode:
Charlie: Wow, you really missed the signals.
Alan: What signals?
Charlie: For me it was her taking off her sweater and saying, "Quick do me before Alan gets back from his trumpet lesson." | permalink
Lyndsey: I think you underestimate your brother.
Charlie: Oh, it's not an estimate. I already got the bill. | permalink
Alan: Charlie, if you do what I think you're going to do, I swear I will never speak to you again.
Charlie: Really? Then by all means tell me exactly what you think I'm going to do. | permalink
Lyndsey: I'm way past guys like you.
Charlie: What do you mean guys like me?
Lyndsey: I mean guys I have to dip ammonium before I let them anywhere near me. | permalink
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