Tuesday, October 12, 2010


On a recent episode of 'Two And A Half Men', Alan Harper thanked his brother Charlie for all that he had taught him over the years about women (and cheating on them). As such, he called Charlie "sensai", which is "used to show respect to someone who has achieved a certain level of mastery in an art form or some other skill." (Wikipedia)

In response, Charlie said, "You're welcome, Grasshopper" as he slammed the door in Alan's face.

For us in the Trueniverse audience, the mention of "Grasshopper" was supposed to be a call-back to the TV series 'Kung Fu'. When he was a boy, the main character Kwai Chang Caine was often called "Grasshopper" by his teachers at the Shaolin temple. Its most famous, and most parodied, use was in the phrase "Snatch the pebbles from my hand, Grasshopper."

(I said "snatch". Heh heh. Heh heh. Heh heh.)

But for the inner "reality" of Toobworld, there should be a different reason why Charlie called Alan a grasshopper.

And I think it's just because Alan reminded him of the insect......


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