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Two and a Half Men Review: "Giant Cat Holding Churro"

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This week may not have featured Jake or any special guest stars (like last week's Jenny McCarthy), but there was still plenty of love for old Two and a Half Men fans.

For starters, we finally got to see Lyndsey's much talked about soft core porn, Cinnamon's Buns, and its partially simulated sex, in a nice throwback to last season. Plus, a Melrose Place joke?!? You know they've been saving that cute line.

Pot Brownie

Then, we got plenty of fun references to Alan's past that previously seemed forgotten. It's good to know the writers remember Alan's possible daughter and generally shadiness. Let's just see it come back as a plot point next.

As far as Charlie's replacement? Ashton Kutcher was much more in his That 70's Show element as a stoned Walden. But, as the wise Homer Simpsons once said, reefer and drunk are two very different elements. Stoner comedy definitely felt a little out of place on Men.

Sure, being high finally excused Walden's out-of-place idiocy, and I'll give them the "Giant Cat Holding Churro," but could a batch of pot brownies really result in a room full Malibu College volley players?  If so, I to need try Berta's recipe some time.

Your thoughts on the episode? Ashton growing you yet?

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Rating: 1.8 / 5.0 (348 Votes)

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Every once in awhile, someone will angrily post a comment like: "Get over it people, Charlie Sheen is not coming back!" Yet it seems to me stars have returned to other shows in the past, either gradually (in guest appearances), or full time. Besides, it's certainly not impossible to make it happen if both parties agree, especially these days! Of course it's possible!

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Bring Charlie back or end the show.. Ashton K. brings nothing to the show!

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Saw the first 3 episode and its a big let down with AK's nudity and lame joke. Never liked Alan's character due to the same lame desperate guy who can never change (getting bored of him) and now you have Charlie gone....definately will stop watching this show. Chuck Lorre need to bring Charlie back since he is the reason why people watched the show. Even his lifestyle reflects on a lot of viewers. How many of us can relate to AK's Character? Or how many of us are actually as desperate and petty as Alan?? The show was funny because it relates to real life....and its funny to watch on tv as how writers and actors spin it off to make it entertaining...

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The show is so bad, and so many mistakes buttttttttt the worse is Ashton ""wife "" gosh ,,,She was Charlie's lover !!! Alan ex wife New Husband sister ....No other actress could fill that spot,,,,,strange She was already on that house on Charlies bed :))) Hey no one saw charlies body,,,perfect,,,,,Lets have have charlie come back and tell everyone He had Hidden cameras on the house ,,,,every room,,,now he knows who will take his money after he really die,.,,,,

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When the new season of Two And A Half Men premiered, I already knew that Charlie Sheen was not coming back. But, I decided to give the new season a chance. BIG MISTAKE on my part!!!!! The Comedy Central Roast Of Charlie Sheen on Comedy Central (which made it's debut on September 19th, the same night as Two And A Half Men's season opener) was A LOT FUNNIER!!!!! After watching 2 episodes of the new season, I WAS DONE!!!!! Back in the day, Ashton Kutcher was SO AWESOME on That 70's Show!!!!! Sadly, I CANNOT say the same about him currently on Two And A Half Men. Nope. The Bottom Line for me: Chuck Lorre...dude, either dump Ashton and get Charlie back or cancel the show PERIOD!!!!! Ashton's just not cutting it for me. And, I know that others (as in fans of the show) agree with me!!!!! The other Bottom Line for me: The show is NOTHING without Charlie Sheen!!!!! PERIOD!!!!!

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remon wrote:
The show was called 2 and a half men, for a reason, the concept was all about two men and one boy. Jake isnt a boy anymore and Ashton isnt a man. The show should be called 2 dimwits and a desperado! Let me guess, the 2dimwits are Jack and Walden (A transfered Kelso to the 21th century). And Alan as desperado.

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This show will ruin Ashton Kutcher. He is usually very funny. This is a really bad character for him. And it doesn't make sense that Jake and Alan have no tears for Charlie. There was love between these family members, it's ridiculous to not show some grieving period, which could easily make for interesting episodes. I think personal animosity is interfering with the creative process here. What a shame.

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THE RATINGS STARTED AT APPRX. 28 MILLION AND HAVE DROPPED TO 14 MILLION AFTER ONLY 5 EPISODES. I COULD ONLY TAKE THE 1ST 2. I'D RATHER WATCH CHARLIE SHEEN IN THE RERUNS. LORRE HAS TAINTED A CLASSIC SHOW THAT HAD TREMENDOUS CHEMISTRY AND WIT. THANKS TO LORRE'S BIG EGO AND LACK OF WRITING TALENT, THE SHOW IS FALLING INTO THE TOILET LIKE IT'S STORYLINE. BTW, DANCING WITH THE STARS GOT ALMOST 19 MILLION VIEWERS. SO MUCH FOR CLAIMING TO BE #1 IN THE MONDAY 9 PM TIME SLOT.SEASON 9 WILL BE IT'S LAST!!! (UNLESS CHARLIE RETURNS!) EVER NOTICE THAT THE ONLY ONE'S WHO LIKE KUTCHER ARE THE WOMEN. THEN AGAIN, WHY DO YOU THINK WE MEN WATCHED BAYWATCH OR THE ORIGINAL CHARLIE'S ANGELS, (HINT) IT WASN'T FOR THE ACTING!

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This is a lame duck writing staff in their last season.

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A.K. should be replaced. HORRIBLE