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"That Was Saliva, Alan"
Season 01
Episode 16
Total Episode Count 16
Air Date February 16, 2004
Directed By Andrew D. Weyman
Written By Chuck Lorre & Lee Aronsohn
Episode Guide

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That Was Saliva, Alan is the 16th episode of season 1, and the 16th episode overall.


The plot of this episode continues from the previous episode.

Upon Joanie addition to their trip, Alan and Charlie prompt Frankie to tell them regarding the whole situation. Joanie, in short, tells them that her grandparents were keeping her from going with Frankie, and were trying to prove that Frankie was mentally ill.

Upon reaching the Malibu Beach House, Frankie explains to the brothers that she married a rich guy, and his parents remained unhappy from the marriage. After his death, they tried to take Joanie away from her, claiming that Frankie was mentally ill.

Seeing the sudden baggage which Frankie carried, Charlie no longer remained enthusiastic for her to stay, while Alan, knowing her better, changes his mind and starts figuring out ways to help her. Jake later arrives, and Joanie suddenly has a crush on him. Alan willing to make Frankie’s stay as comfortable as possible, gives them his room.

That night, Frankie and Alan have a heart-to-heart talk, and later kiss, due to which, Alan starts crying; claiming “It’s been so long since anybody’s touched me”. Charlie, watching them, gets shocked that Alan for the first time had won a girl instead of him.

While Frankie and Alan’s romance blossoms, Jake starts avoiding Joanie. Alan takes all for a picnic lunch, which Charlie refuses to tag along with. Charlie then explains to Frankie that Alan always looks for a committed relationship, and would probably ask her to settle with him.

At the picnic, Alan starts asking Frankie to stay with him, but she politely refuses, saying that her life is completely messed up, and she needs to settle it first. She then tells him that she would be moving tomorrow to Seattle to stay with her brother for some time and start a new life. But Alan and Frankie do end up spending the night together.

The next day they leave, but not before Frankie gives Alan her bra as a memory to her.


Guest Starring


Scene 1

[Frankie and Alan kiss, and Alan starts crying]

  • Frankie: What's the matter?
  • Alan: I don't know! It's been so long since anybody's touched me!

[Alan goes to bed with Charlie]

  • Charlie: Alan?
  • Alan: Yes?
  • Charlie: It's been so long since anybody's touched me!

Scene 2

  • Joanie: Hi I'm Joanie!
  • Jake: Hey, [To Alan and Charlie] I'm gonna go play in my room.
  • Joanie: Can I come?
  • Jake: Whatever.

[The two of them go off]

  • Charlie: If he can keep up the attitude for another 30 years he's gold.

Title quotation from

Charlie, after Alan explains the rush of feelings he has for Frankie.

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