"That may have been one of the best 'Two and Half Men' ever."
So said Joe Centers, who watches the show regularly. I've only seen clips while surfing channels and watching commercials, but Monday's show had me cracking up.
First of all, there was a bevy of hysterical one-liners. My favorite was Charlie saying to Courtney (Jenny McCarthy's character) after they found the corpse of Courtney's "father" in bed: "This might be a mood breaker."
And how many erection jokes were there? Tasteless, yes, but quite funny. ("Yeah, that's a stiffy." Charlie to Courtney: "That's not my elbow — or that, either.")
The "CSI" writers seemed to really let loose and poke fun at potentially silly situations they've had in their own show. Their flashbacks were like REALLY bad soap operas.
Charlie's grimace when the CSIers were going to break out the blue light to look for semen wasn't even as funny as the follow-up lines: CSI guy: "It's like a Jackson Pollock painting." Charlie: "The ceiling fan is kind of a cute story."
Did you notice the take-off on The Who's "Who are you?" in the theme song? ("Whoooo are you? Men men! Men men!") Or how about the writers and director indirectly recognizing they put Catherine in borderline inappropriate clothes? ("I'm findiing that tanktop awfully distracting. … Is that police issue?")
I had my doubts about how well they could pull off this crossover.
In one word: outstanding. Don't you find it interesting that this part was much better than the "Without a Trace" two-part crossover — and that series is in the same genre as "CSI"?