THE CRAZY ONES – Season 1 Episode 17 – SPOILERS
Sometimes a TV show unintentionally shares a theme with another show adjacent in the schedule. It happened when the tenth episode of THE CRAZY ONES and TWO AND A HALF MEN both discussed models on the same night. It just happened again with the same two shows.
In episode #241 of TWO AND A HALF MEN, this exchange took place:
WALDEN: How is it that Señor Strongman has two girls and I have none?
JENNY: Because you’re not willing to lie and treat women like crap so you can get laid. You’re a romantic. You think every girl that you meed is your soul mate. You’re ready to move in after the first date. We have a term for guys like you in the lesbian community. It’s ‘lesbian’.
On THE CRAZY ONES, which immediately follows, Owen (Steve Talley) has moved into Syd’s apartment after their first make-out session. Since Owen is living with her, Syd is unwilling to use her own bathroom. She goes to the local smoke shop to use the restroom, which requires that she buy a pack of cigarettes for the privilege. Sydney is forced to buy 23 packs of smokes before Owen finds her tobacco stash and confronts her about her ‘habit’.
Owen, it turns out, is afraid of babies. This doesn’t concern Syd in the least, but it’s a deal-breaker for Simon, who really wants grandkids. Owen’s great ambition is to move to an island in France where everyone lives to be nearly 100, and has no intention of settling down in Chicago. Syd and the ex-waiter part ways amicably. OBSERVATION: Owen may have some trouble locating his island, which is probably not in France. He is likely referring to the Greek island of Ikaria.
It is morning, and Syd wants to go the office, but Owen tries to promote tardiness.
OWEN: A very wise person once said: “No matter what you do, it’s bound to be a waste of time in the end, so you might as well go mad.”
SYDNEY: Who was that, Jack Kerouac?
OWEN: Kim Cattrall
Sydney was correct. The quote is from Kerouac.
The best scene for Gellar has three parts. Part I – Sydney, while applying makeup, asks Siri: “Are the needles they use for permanent makeup painful?” Siri responds: “Did you say, ‘Was Abraham Lincoln gay?'” Part II – Syd gets coffee-drenched when a co-worker bumps into her. About to yell at him, she spots Owen across the room, reconsiders her reaction, and laughs it off. Part III – Lauren finds Syd
in a closet, chowing down on cupcakes, icing on her face.
Also in this episode we learn that, while Zach was on vacation, Andrew asked Lauren to see the opera Der Rosen Kavalier with him, and she declined. (Anyone with an inkling about the significance of that, please comment.)
A CRAZY ONES FANTASY: Jenny (Amber Tamblyn) from 2.5 Men turns up in the offices of Simon & Simon to negotiate a price for one of her late father’s jingles. Sydney is put in charge of the negotiations. Please?
Hamish Linklater (Andrew) is in a couple of interesting, soon-to-be-released films. First he’s Tommy Altman in THE ANGRIEST MAN IN BROOKLYN, about soneone trying to figure out what to do with the final moments of his life. It’s directed by Phil Alden Robinson, who wrote the screenplay for FIELD OF DREAMS. Robin Williams is in the cast of that as well. Also, Linklater has an as yet unspecified role in Woody Allen’s romantic comedy MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT, due to be released on 26 July.