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This article contains episode summaries for the Season 1 of Two and a Half Men.

Season Summary

In the United States, original episodes of season 1 aired on CBS from Monday, September 22, 2003 to Monday, May 24, 2004.

In the United Kingdom, season 1 premiered on BBC Two on Monday, September 6, 2004 and aired from Monday, September 6, 2004 to Thursday, October 7, 2004.

The season consisted of a total of 24 episodes.

DVD Overview

Charlie Harper is a bachelor in paradise, complete with Malibu beach house, a job with huge income, and a very active dating life. Then his uptight brother Alan, in the throes of a divorce, moves in - and brings his 10-year-old son Jake with him. Sorry, Charlie. It looks like paradise lost.

Starring Charlie Sheen as Charlie and Jon Cryer as Alan. As the brothers reestablish a sense of family, Charlie also bonds with Jake (Angus T. Jones). Evelyn Harper (Holland Taylor) is the guys' domineering mother, Judith Harper (Marin Hinkle) is Alan's icy ex and Melanie Lynskey is Rose, who thinks one date with Charlie means lifelong commitment. Meet the Harper men - two adults, one kid and no grown-ups.



Recurring Guest Stars

Awards & Nominations:

The show was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards but lost all three of them. The show won the People's Choice Awards for Best New Comedy Series and was nominated for two Young Artist Awards for Best Family Television Series (Comedy or Drama) and for Best Performance in a TV series (Comedy or Drama) and won one for Angus T. Jones for playing Jake Harper. It won the ASCAP award for Top TV Series and it also won BMI Film and TV Award for Best Music in TV. It was also nominated Casting Society of America for the casting of a series.


Image Title  Air Date # Summary Title quotation from
Taahm-1x01.jpg Pilot September 22, 2003 1.01 Charlie's life is turned upside down when Alan and his son, Jake, move in with him. Charlie
Taahm-1x02.jpg Big Flappy Bastards September 29, 2003 1.02 Charlie begins to learn how to parent Jake while Alan attempts to get Judith back. Charlie
Taahm-1x03.jpg Go East On Sunset Until You Reach The Gates Of Hell October 6, 2003 1.03 Alan fears he is losing his son so he goes drinking with Charlie. Charlie
Taahm-1x04.jpg If I Can't Write My Chocolate Song, I'm Going To Take A Nap October 13, 2003 1.04 Alan has trouble with Berta and Charlie needs to get Jake and Rose to follow his suggestions. Charlie
Taahm-1x05.jpg The Last Thing You Want To Do Is Wind Up With A Hump October 20, 2003 1.05 Jake's soccer league leads to Alan and Charlie having encounters with some sexy soccer moms. Alan
Taahm-1x06.jpg Did You Check With The Captain Of The Flying Monkeys? October 27, 2003 1.06 Charlie and Evelyn are dating members of the same family. Charlie
Taahm-1x07.jpg If They Do Go Either Way, They're Usually Fake November 3, 2003 1.07 Judith gets worried when Jake draws the tattooed buttocks of a female surfer friend of Charlie's who walks around his place half naked. Alan feels concern for Judith when she befriends the surfer girl. Charlie
Taahm-1x08.jpg Twenty-Five Little Pre-Pubers Without A Snoot-ful November 10, 2003 1.08 Alan tricks Charlie into joining he and Judith in leading Jake and his classmates in the school's annual music show. Charlie
Taahm-1x09.jpg Phase One, Complete November 17, 2003 1.09 Charlie wants to dump a female friend that Jake has grown close to. Alan and Rose bond over a game of Scrabble. Rose
Taahm-1x10.jpg Merry Thanksgiving November 24, 2003 1.10 In an attempt to prove that he is a family man, Charlie invites Lisa over for Thanksgiving dinner. Charlie
Taahm-1x11.jpg Alan Harper, Frontier Chiropractor December 15, 2003 1.11 While at the movies, the brothers bump into Judith and her new boyfriend prompting Alan to realize that if he wants to get back into the dating scene. Alan
Taahm-1x12.jpg Camel Filters And Pheromones January 4, 2004 1.12 When Berta is forced to bring her granddaughter Prudence to work with her, the boys find themselves a little preoccupied with her. Berta
Taahm-1x13.jpg Sarah Like Puny Alan Jannuary 12, 2004 1.13 Needing him for a double date with a pair of sisters, Charlie tries to nurse a flu-ridden Alan back to health. Alan
Taahm-1x14.jpg I Can't Afford Hyenas February 2, 2004 1.14 Stan, Charlie's accountant, tries to explain Charlie's financial woes to him. Charlie
Taahm-1x15.jpg Round One To The Hot Crazy Chick February 9, 2004 1.15 Against Alan's judgment, Charlie falls for a seemingly crazy woman named Frankie. Charlie
Taahm-1x16.jpg That Was Saliva, Alan February 16, 2004 1.16 Frankie tells Charlie and Alan why she and her daughter are on the run; Frankie's daughter has a crush on Jake. Charlie
Taahm-1x17.jpg Ate The Hamburgers, Wearing The Hats February 23, 2004 1.17 Alan offends Charlie by choosing harebrained cousins as Jake's guardians in the event of his death. Charlie
Taahm-1x18.jpg An Old Flame With A New Wick March 1, 2004 1.18 Charlie is stunned to learn his ex-girlfriend is now a man... and dating his mom. Berta
Taahm-1x19.jpg I Remember The Coatroom, I Just Don't Remember You March 22, 2004 1.19 Judith's sister, Liz, hits on Alan at Jake's birthday party; Evelyn prefers alcohol to cake. Liz
Taahm-1x20.jpg Hey, I Can Pee Outside In The Dark April 19, 2004 1.20 Judith believes that Jake is having a hard time dealing with his parents' divorce after he starts annoying everyone with his non-stop guitar playing. Alan
Taahm-1x21.jpg No Sniffing, No Wowing May 3, 2004 1.21 Charlie jeopardizes Alan's divorce settlement by sleeping with his attorney, Laura. Alan
Taahm-1x22.jpg My Doctor Has A Cow Puppet May 10, 2004 1.22 Charlie attempts to cure Alan of his recent bout of sleepwalking; Jake sees his therapist. Jake
Taahm-1x23.jpg Just Like Buffalo May 17, 2004 1.23 Charlie tries to sweet talk Judith's divorcee support-group into letting Jake continue to spend weekends at his place. Charlie
Taahm-1x24.jpg Can You Feel My Finger? May 24, 2004 1.24 A pregnancy scare has Charlie heading to the doctor for a vasectomy. Dr. Andrew Sperlock