Two and a Half Men Review: Greetings, Conan the Humanitarian

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Judy Greer must have set some kind of record on the most recent episode of Two and a Half Men.  

The actress has now played Aunt Myra, Bridget and Dani. At least last night's appearance was intentional and the audience was in on the joke. Plus, she gets bonus points for bringing along the beautiful Kiki, the bimbo resonsible for uttering the episode title, "The Squat and Hover."

Alan and Walden

Greer wasn't the only guest star who returned: as Jane Lynch reprised her role as one of my favorite supporting characters, Dr. Freeman. While Ashton Kutcher's phoned-in acting and failure to play off this comedic legend hurt this scene's potential to compete with Lynch's past appearances, it still had some great lines and laughs.

Also guest starring? True Blood's hunky Joe Manganiello. He stopped by to give Ashton Kutcher a run for his masculine money, making men everywhere feel inadequate. Of course, his character wasn't just good looking, he was Conan the Humanitarian. 

Speaking of which, with wit like that, writers are definitely tweaking Walden Schmidt. So many of his moronic tendencies seem to be slowly disappearing and they're finally giving him the witty lines other characters have been spewing for years. Now, if we could just get rid of the obligatory nude scene that Jake, Alan and the audience are all painfully subjected to each week.

Another positive for Walden / Kutcher? (That's right.  Two in one review.) The budding friendship between Walden and Alan is finally starting to feel like it's working. Just continue to tweak Walden and keep playing off the nine years of flamboyance Cryer has put into the character with classic gay jokes... and we'll have an actual buddy comedy on our hands!

Overall, it was a decent half hour. The show is becoming much more watchable. Now, cue the pleases for Charlie Sheen to return...


Editor Rating: 3.2 / 5.0
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Wow.. I keep finding myself watching this show each week since it started.. Not because I love the new story line or I think that it is a great show.. I find myself curious to see how they are going to make it any more gay or better for that matter. I think that they need to change it from Two and A Half Men to GAF (Gay as Folks) there are more innuendo of Allen being gay than watching Carson Kressley on Dancing With the Stars.. Not sure where Mr. Lorre's head is at. Watching Aston is like watching Kelso from That 70's show all over again.. Very disappointing. And from what I see of next weeks trailers it is going to go to an all time low..


It would be funnier if they actually made Alan gay.


Dear Chuck Lorre, instead of spending your millions on a character your beloved viewers obvious dislike, go beg to Charlie Sheen for his role back. He is the one who gave you your millions.


I had to turn it off. It was so painful to watch a great show at one time dying.


the show is only getting worse. had to turn it off. will watch reruns to get my charlie fix


The writing is now beyond poor. The naked scenes are boring. I watched "Dancing with the Stars" but flipped at the commercials for the sake of watching a train wreck.


As long as there's 10million+ viewers the show stays. We gotta send the kill the show message. STOP WATCHING THE TRAINWRECK {re:SEASON 9} and the show will terminate.
However, Please feel free to watch the CHARLIE reruns... This would also send a clear message.


Why don't they just say that it was a really bad dream and bring Charlie Sheen back. I really tried to like the new show but just can't enjoy it anymore. Either they do a bad dream episode or let the show die and we can
continue to enjoy the old reruns. I think everybody but Ashton carry it anyway. He is the same guy from that 70's show.


Never mind the comments some make like "Get over it people, Charlie Sheen is not coming back!" Of course they can figure out a way to bring him back if thet really want to! It's not like trying to reach someone from another dimension! I've seen other people return to former shows that they've left. Like that tired saying, "It's not rocket science!"
But if they can't get Charlie Sheen back, and Lorre can't swallow his pride, then they should just keep Alan, and change it to 'One and a Half Men', which I think would do considerably better than the way it's going now.


The new show is way too sophomoric - the old one somehow pulled it off thanks to Charlie. The show now sucks. If you can't bring Sheen back then try making Allen rich as suggested above - it's got to be better than Kutcher gratuitously waving his penis around - stupid and not funny.

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Two and a Half Men Season 9 Episode 6 Quotes

Jake: Dad, please tell me I'm not done growing.
Alan: Knock yourself out.

If I had hope in one hand and poop in the other, guess which one would be full?