"Two and a Half Men" star Jon Cryer is on the ET stage with our Mark Steines to talk about a very special episode of the hit CBS comedy.
What makes the episode special for Jon is that it is the third time he has directed the show -- and he admits it is hard work!
"It's a different part of the brain than when you're in front of the camera," Jon tells Mark. "It's a totally different skill. When you're an actor, you're just acting in the moment and you can be funny and loose. If you're the director you go, 'Oh, no. If you're standing there, everything is ruined.'"
Jon says that he is slowly developing his directing chops, but at some point, he plans to be proficient.
That said, he still remembers his first time. He says he remembers thinking, "Wow, I'm in over my head."
In the "Sir Lancelot's Litter Box" episode, Charlie (Charlie Sheen) reluctantly agrees to let Chelsea (Jennifer Taylor) move in -- and then mourns the loss of his bachelor pad.
"Charlie's an incredible pro," Jon says. "When we started that particular episode, his babies had just been born. If you recall, Max stayed in the hospital for a long time. And for Charlie that was just brutal. How do you concentrate on anything? How do you work when you're worried about your child? The guy came every day, having not slept because he tried to sleep at the hospital. [He would] come in as white as a sheet. Every day he hit his marks, hit the laughs, and was just incredible. I have admiration for the guy."
The "Sir Lancelot's Litter Box" episode of "Two and a Half Men" airs Monday night at 9 p.m. on CBS.