I'm hugely fond of this particular breakdown, but it's definitely nostalgia-tinged as this is when I properly became hooked on the series first time round. Funny you mention this, because there's an almost identical sequence with another character later in Season Four with very similar results. Again, this convenient practice has re-emerged in Season Four with another character. Except the newer one is even more silly because numerous other main characters also live in the same building. Not like a 1970s British sitcom star? It makes him Dr Ackerman. I've already made my feelings on Alan's unlikely ladykiller status and incessant lip smacking perfectly clear, so I won't wake that beast again.