Two and a Half Men (season 3)

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Two and a Half Men Season 3
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Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 24
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Original run September 19, 2005 –
May 22, 2006
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 May 13, 2008
Region 2 May 19, 2008
Region 4 July 23, 2008
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List of Two and a Half Men episodes

The third season of Two and a Half Men originally aired between September 2005 and May 2006.

Production[edit]

The executive producer of the show for this season were the show's creators Chuck Lorre & Lee Arohnson. The shows production company is Chuck Lorre productions, The Tannenbaum Productions and Warner Brothers Television. The head writers for this season where Chuck Lorre and Lee Arohnson. Other writers in this season were: Susan Beavers, Eddie Gorodetsky, Don Foster, Mark Roberts, Jeff Abugov and Jim Patterson. Gary Hovalson, Assad Keleda, Rob Schiller, Lee Arohnson and James Widdoes were the directors for this season.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

This season of the series received seven Primetime Emmy Award nominations and received its first nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series, but lost to The Office. Charlie Sheen received his first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, while Jon Cryer received his first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Martin Sheen received a nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for playing Rose's father, Harvey. Charlie Sheen also received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy. The show also received a nomination for the Producers Guild of America Award for Best Comedy Series. Angus T. Jones won a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy) - Supporting Actor.

List of episodes[edit]

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
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49 1 "Weekend in Bangkok with Two Olympic Gymnasts" Gary Halvorson Chuck Lorre & Lee Aronsohn September 19, 2005 (2005-09-19) 15.04[1]

The TV in Charlie's house is broken and Alan offers to climb up on the roof and fix it. He manages to do so, but falls off the roof and badly injures himself. He tells Charlie to ring Judith and tell her not to bring Jake over as Alan is unable to look after him, but Charlie offers to do so. Jake then talks Charlie into taking him out to dinner and then to the video store - pushing Charlie more and more to his limits with his rudeness and persuading behavior. After Jake ruins Charlie's chances of hooking up with a woman in the video store, Charlie tries to drop him back at Judith's, only to find her unavailable. Jake then laughs and Charlie chases him.

Title quotation from: Charlie, after Alan asks him if his injuries spell "weekend dad".
50 2 "Principal Gallagher's Lesbian Lover" Gary Halvorson Susan Beavers & Eddie Gorodetsky September 26, 2005 (2005-09-26) 14.37[2]

Jake gets suspended from school after drawing an offensive picture of a girl in his class that has large breasts. Alan has to have a meeting with the school about this, and asks Charlie to look after his office that day. While at the office, Charlie mistakenly hires a masseuse who later turns out to be a prostitute. This brings in more and more customers and the business turns into a brothel. Meanwhile, at the school, Alan meets the mother of the girl that Jake insulted, and manages to insult her and Jake's principal and embarrass himself.

Title quotation from: Alan, naming a female who may come round to kick his ass later that night.
51 3 "Carpet Burns and a Bite Mark" Gary Halvorson Lee Aronsohn & Don Foster (teleplay)
Chuck Lorre(story)
October 3, 2005 (2005-10-03) 14.21[3]

Alan has been dating a lot, and Charlie soon finds out that it has been one woman - his ex-wife, Judith. He tries to stop Alan, and even brings Rose, Evelyn and Berta to interfere - but Alan ignores them all. After having sex with Judith and getting into yet another argument with her (this time about their dull sex life while married) Alan decides not to see her anymore. Jake almost walks in on the two on numerous occasions, causing Alan to leap out of Judith's window and return back to Charlie's home in his underwear.

Title quotation from: Charlie, to Alan, explaining that a dinner can end well.
52 4 "Your Dismissive Attitude Toward Boobs" Gary Halvorson Eddie Gorodetsky & Mark Roberts (teleplay)
Chuck Lorre & Lee Aronsohn (story)
October 10, 2005 (2005-10-10) 15.24[4]

Berta wants to move in to the house for a few days as her brother is staying at her place and Alan says she can. Charlie isn't happy about the fact that Alan didn't ask his permission, causing riffs between the two. Berta encourages the two to argue, and Alan angrily moves out and goes apartment hunting with Evelyn. But the apartment he moves into is terrible, and he begs Charlie to let him remain at the beach house. It is later revealed that Berta doesn't even have a brother.

Title quotation from: Charlie, when Jake doesn't want to see an R-rated movie.
53 5 "We Called It Mr. Pinky" Gary Halvorson Mark Roberts & Susan Beavers October 17, 2005 (2005-10-17) 15.56[5]

A woman that Charlie has been dating tells him she loves him. Charlie responds with "thank you," and the woman takes umbrage to this. She says that Charlie has unresolved mother issues and Rose says the same during a talk the two later have. Charlie later confronts his mother about these issues. Meanwhile, Jake asks Charlie and Alan for advice about a girl at school because she gives him a cupcake. Jake later realizes that he doesn't need a girl as he can cook his own cupcakes, which actually taste good.

Title quotation from: Evelyn, to Charlie, saying the nickname for his penis.
54 6 "Hi, Mr. Horned One" Gary Halvorson Chuck Lorre & Lee Aronsohn (teleplay)
Eddie Gorodetsky & Mark Roberts (story)
October 24, 2005 (2005-10-24) 16.77[6]

Charlie begins dating a strange, spiritual darker woman named Isabella (Jodi Lyn O'Keefe). Alan tries to talk him out of it because he dislikes her and finds her creepy. When Isabella finds out that Alan thinks she's a bad influence on Jake, she seemingly puts a "spell" on him, causing him to have a blinch on his eye. Isabella takes Charlie to a party and she and her friends drug him and try to convince him to sell his soul to the devil. Later, it turns out that Isabella knows Evelyn, and she tells Isabella to leave Charlie alone, while he, Alan and Jake accompany Evelyn to a fancy-dress party.

Title quotation from: Jake, during a seance with Isabella.
55 7 "Sleep Tight, Puddin' Pop" Gary Halvorson Chuck Lorre & Lee Aronsohn (teleplay)
Eddie Gorodetsky & Don Foster (story)
November 7, 2005 (2005-11-07) 16.19[7]

Charlie and Alan throw a small birthday party for Rose (after she forced them to), and after a night of drinking, Charlie wakes up to find Rose in his bed. Her irate father, Harvey (Martin Sheen), comes to ask Charlie about what the future holds for him and Rose, but the unexpected happens when Evelyn shows up, revealing that Evelyn to Harvey is much alike Charlie to Rose.

Title quotation from: Harvey, spying on Evelyn as she's going to bed at Charlie's home.
56 8 "That Voodoo That I Do Do" Gary Halvorson Eddie Gorodetsky & Mark Roberts (teleplay)
Chuck Lorre & Lee Aronsohn (story)
November 14, 2005 (2005-11-14) 15.17[8]

Charlie sees an attractive ballet teacher named Mia (Emmanuelle Vaugier) at a coffee shop, but she isn't interested in him, causing him to go head over heels to win her. Desperate to woo her, Charlie bribes and tricks Jake into taking ballet lessons so he can get closer to her. The problem is that Jake gets a crush on her as well. In the end, Charlie manages to get closer to her, much to Jake's anger and dismay.

First appearance of: Mia

Title quotation from: Charlie, about making his move on Mia.
57 9 "Madame and Her Special Friend" Asaad Kelada Chuck Lorre & Lee Aronsohn (teleplay)
Jeff Abugov & Susan Beavers (story)
November 21, 2005 (2005-11-21) 15.74[9]

While Charlie's having a shower with his latest girl, Kimber (April Bowlby), Charlie's eldery neighbour, Norma (Cloris Leachman), arrives at Charlie's and requests to have Kimber's car moved, but she then takes a liking to Alan. Later on, she bribes Alan with a platinum Rolex and a Beverly Hills company for him if he sleeps with her which proves to have fatal consequences. Meanwhile, Charlie tries to stop Jake from sending money to a TV priest.

First appearance of: April Bowlby as Kimber. She would later be renamed Kandi for further episodes.

Title quotation from: Bobby the waiter, while making the order for Norma and Alan.
58 10 "Something Salted and Twisted" Rob Schiller Chuck Lorre & Lee Aronsohn (teleplay)
Eddie Gorodetsky & Mark Roberts (story)
November 28, 2005 (2005-11-28) 16.53[10]

After another snide from his mother, Alan vows to stop seeking the approval of women, and goes to Charlie, who offers his help by taking him to a bar to get a girl and get drunk, which ends up badly.

Title quotation from: Charlie, after the bar waitress offers him some pretzels.
59 11 "Santa's Village of the Damned" Rob Schiller Don Foster & Susan Beavers (teleplay)
Chuck Lorre & Lee Aronsohn (story)
December 19, 2005 (2005-12-19) 17.71[11]

Alan starts dating Sandy (Josie Davis), his cooking instructor and a woman with a Martha Stewart complex. She ends up ruining home with her obsessions, and stays for weeks after Charlie and Alan start liking her food, getting fat. Also, Alan is horrified when he finds out that Sandy still believes in Santa Claus.

Title quotation from: Charlie, after seeing his own house decorated by Alan's girlfriend.
60 12 "That Special Tug" Rob Schiller Chuck Lorre & Lee Aronsohn (teleplay)
Don Foster & Susan Beavers (story)
January 9, 2006 (2006-01-09) 17.20[12]

While out with Charlie, Alan has an emotional breakdown - in a bookstore, in a restaurant, in the cinema, and finally in Charlie's car (where Charlie has a breakdown and kicks him out from the car). This drives Charlie to see his therapist and explain the problems of Alan.

Title quotation from: Charlie, while talking to two woman about his "depression".
61 13 "Humiliation is a Visual Medium" Rob Schiller Mark Roberts & Eddie Gorodetsky (teleplay)
Chuck Lorre & Lee Aronsohn (story
January 23, 2006 (2006-01-23) 17.07[13]

Charlie finds himself in a relationship that is not based on sex. After he suggests to Mia that since they're not having sex, he should have sex with someone else to satisfy himself, Mia instantly breaks up with him. Charlie sinks in to a mild depression, and after Jake fails to make him feel better, Alan decides to help Charlie win Mia back. After this again fails, Charlie decides to woo a girl named Kandi (April Bowlby). After Mia catches him, Charlie breaks it off with Kandi and he and Mia finally start a committed relationship.

Title quotation from: Alan, while explaining to Charlie how to get Mia to forgive him.
62 14 "Love Isn't Blind, It's Retarded" Gary Halvorson Don Foster & Susan Beavers (teleplay)
Chuck Lorre, Lee Aronsohn & Jeff Abugov (story)
February 6, 2006 (2006-02-06) 16.33[14]

Mia tells Charlie that since Kandi has been calling him for a while, he should let her know he's in a committed relationship, which Charlie only pretends to do when Alan runs off with her, causing Mia to leave in anger. After apologizing to Mia and briefly meeting her parents, Charlie takes Mia to an expensive hotel so they may finally have sex, however the evening doesn't start off to great. Meanwhile, Alan spends the night with Kandi and then asks her out again the next morning with Charlie's permission. Kandi says yes.

Title quotation from: Charlie, as he talks to Alan about his consummation.
63 15 "My Tongue is Meat" Gary Halvorson Chuck Lorre & Lee Aronsohn (teleplay)
Eddie Gorodetsky & Mark Roberts (story)
February 27, 2006 (2006-02-27) 17.04[15]

Charlie has trouble keeping up with Mia's healthy lifestyle, which includes morning runs, protein shakes and no fast food, cigars or alcohol. Charlie eventually begins drinking, smoking and even smuggling hamburgers with the help of Rose behind Mia's back. She eventually finds out while she and Charlie are out eating dinner, where Charlie finally lets out his anger causing Mia to break up with him permanently. Charlie then disappears to Vegas for a few days to get over this. Meanwhile, Jake's repeated talks of topics such as the Death Penalty begin to irritate Alan.

Title quotation from: Charlie, after Mia kisses him and notices his breath smells of meat.
64 16 "Ergo, the Booty Call" Gary Halvorson Don Foster & Susan Beavers (teleplay)
Chuck Lorre & Lee Aronsohn (story)
March 6, 2006 (2006-03-06) 17.06[16]

Alan has trouble deciding if he should bring Kandi to Jake's birthday party to meet his mom, ex-wife, brother's housekeeper and the stalker (Rose). In the end, he brings Kandi after all. Meanwhile, Rose tries to get her new boyfriend, Gordon (J. D. Walsh), to act more like Charlie. Also, Jake takes Viagra (mistaking it as vitamins) with coffee and unknowingly stays in his bathroom after taking it.

Title quotation from: Alan, fudging an explanation to Jake about the booty call.
65 17 "The Unfortunate Little Schnauser" Gary Halvorson Mark Roberts & Eddie Gorodetsky (teleplay)
Chuck Lorre & Lee Aronsohn (story)
March 13, 2006 (2006-03-13) 17.37[17]

Charlie's jingle is nominated for an advertising award, but he decides to boycott it because his arch nemesis (Jon Lovitz) always wins. The rest of his family tries to trick him into going, where his nemesis wins again, and even ends up sleeping with Evelyn. Rose is having relationship problems with Gordon and seeks help from Charlie.

Title quotation from: Charlie, to Evelyn, when he says he won't go on a blind date with one of her real estate client's daughters.
66 18 "The Spit-Covered Cobbler" Gary Halvorson Chuck Lorre & Lee Aronsohn (teleplay)
Eddie Gorodetsky & Mark Roberts (story)
March 20, 2006 (2006-03-20) 16.72[18]

Alan starts to have financial problems when he starts paying for Kandi's bills, so Charlie tries to get him to break up with her. Meanwhile, Judith is after Alan because he is late in paying his alimony check.

Title quotation from: Charlie, to Jake, describing Alan and Judith by using a metaphor.
67 19 "Golly Moses, She's a Muffin" Gary Halvorson Mark Roberts & Eddie Gorodetsky (teleplay)
Chuck Lorre & Lee Aronsohn (story)
April 10, 2006 (2006-04-10) 14.05[19]

Charlie is surprised to find out that Kandi has been living with them for the last three weeks. Alan is having a tough time helping Kandi earn a living. Charlie has lost his sense because of the dry-spell he is going through.

Title quotation from: Berta, describing Kandi's physique.
68 20 "Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Burro" Gary Halvorson Susan Beavers & Don Foster (teleplay)
Lee Aronsohn & Chuck Lorre (story)
April 24, 2006 (2006-04-24) 14.47[20]

Alan tries to win Kandi back. Meanwhile, Charlie starts to sleep with Kandi's mom, Mandi (Gail O'Grady), and Judith gets set up with Kandi's father, Andy (Kevin Sorbo), and Kandi moves with Judith. Eventually, Alan and Kandi reconcile in Judith's jacuzzi, where they end up with Judith and Andy.

Title quotation from: Charlie, to Alan, about a show, while in bed with Mandi.
69 21 "And the Plot Moistens" Jerry Zaks Chuck Lorre, Lee Aronsohn & Mark Roberts (teleplay)
Eddie Gorodetsky & Jim Patterson (story)
May 1, 2006 (2006-05-01) 14.31[21]

Jake's teacher, Francine (Julia Campbell), has a meeting with Alan and Judith to discuss the lack of interest Jake has at school. They all suggest that Jake should audition for a part in the upcoming school musical. Alan starts to spend time and bond with Francine, particularly over their love for theater plays, the board game Scrabble and overall intellectual conversations - something Alan doesn't receive from Kandi. Because of this, Francine offers Jake a lead in the school play. At the musical, Kandi accidentally lets slip to Francine that she and Alan are sleeping together, terminating Alan and Francine's relationship.

Title quotation from: Charlie, after he makes an excuse on behalf of Alan.
70 22 "Just Once with Aunt Sophie" Lee Aronsohn Lee Aronsohn & Chuck Lorre May 8, 2006 (2006-05-08) 14.87[22]

A girl from Jake's school named Wendy-Cho (Stephanie Brown) invites him to his first boy-girl party. Jake is nervous at first, but Alan and Charlie convince him to go. They also take him out to get a new change of clothes and a haircut. Jake finds Charlie's advice more helpful than Alan's, and Alan becomes upset that Charlie never helped him when he was younger - especially when Charlie receives a call from Jake saying that the party "is going well". Alan is worried that Jake will turn out to be like Charlie, until Jake later expresses his idea to marry Wendy-Cho, which leaves Charlie to explain that Jake is actually just like Alan.

Title quotation from: Alan, about the first (and only one) time he "copped a feel"
71 23 "Arguments for the Quickie" James Widdoes Chuck Lorre & Lee Aronsohn (teleplay)
Susan Beavers & Don Foster (story)
May 15, 2006 (2006-05-15) 11.04[23]

Mia comes back to town with her dance troupe and invites Charlie to her performance. He decides not to go and tries to convince Alan that he no longer has feelings for her. He goes to the see the performance after all and Mia explains that she wants to talk to him privately. She later reveals that she wants Charlie's sperm in case she would ever want a child. Charlie declines, but responds by asking Mia to marry him. She says yes.

Title quotation from: Charlie, before Mia explains that she wants Charlie's sperm.
72 24 "That Pistol-Packin' Hermaphrodite" James Widdoes Chuck Lorre & Lee Aronsohn (teleplay)
Susan Beavers & Don Foster (story)
May 22, 2006 (2006-05-22) 15.51[24]

Charlie and Mia start making their wedding arrangements with the help of Alan. Things begin to fall apart when their two families meet each other at a meal and the meal becomes a disaster in a snap. Following a heated argument, Charlie and Mia eventually decide on a small ceremony in Las Vegas, but Charlie calls it off at the last second because Mia announces that she wants Alan to move out to make room for a nursery. Alan then spontaneously proposes to Kandi, and after she says yes, Alan announces that he will be moving out of Charlie's house anyway, causing Charlie to get drunk.

Title quotation from: Charlie, describing Mia's police officer sister.

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