A hedonistic jingle writer's free-wheeling life comes to an abrupt halt when his brother and 10-year-old nephew move into his beach-front house.
Judith Harper- Melnick (played by Marin Hinkle)is Alan Harper's first wife and the mother of Jake Harper. She used to be a member of the Harper Family.. She seems to despise Alan and takes any chance to humiliate him. She was the first woman Alan ever slept with, but their marriage was cold and she said that the only time she was ever happy being sexual was when she was pregnant with Jake. Alan often calls out her hypocritical behavior (mostly directed at her disapproval of him having girlfriends around Jake, when she has had relationships with another woman and various men herself) but also seems to still have feelings for her, going as far as having visions of her and her new husband when he began dating a mutual friend of theirs. She made no secret of living luxuriously with Alan's alimony, going as far as to get breast implants. She has since remarried to Dr.Herb Melnick (Ryan Stiles), Jake's pediatrician, a union that brought joy to Alan because it meant he no longer had to pay alimony. She still makes Alan pay child support for activities she doesn't want to trouble Herb with. As of season 6 episode 6, she is pregnant with either Alan's or Herb's child. It hasn't been mentioned since then, but very may will be resolved by the end of the season or in an episode in the 7th season.
Judith Harper Quotes
|Season 4 / Episode 13: - Don't Worry, Speed Racer|
Alan Harper: Jake can hear you two in bed.
Judith Harper: Oh God! Oh God!
Herb: He didn't hear that.
|Season 4 / Episode 7: - Repeated Blows to His Unformed Head|
Jake Harper: It's your fault I have bad grades.
Judith Harper: Why is it *my* fault?
Jake Harper: Oh, you know.
Judith Harper Photos
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