VIDEO: Ellen's New Temp -- Jon Cryer?!?

Mar. 3 2011, Published 9:35 a.m. ET

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With Two And A Half Men shut down for the season -- if not permanently -- Jon Cryer needed a part-time gig, and got a helping hand from his show biz pal Ellen DeGeneres.

Cryer, who plays Alan Harper on the in limbo CBS comedy, is seen on Thursday’s Ellen show working in the talk show host's office as a temp receptionist, answering phones with his show suspended for the time being (Relax, it's a bit.)

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While the skit was all in good fun and laughs, Cryer did not spill the beans about what's really on everyone's minds: Charlie Sheen, and what Jon’s take is on the latest antics from his Two And A Half Men co-star. Cryer has kept quiet in the wake of Sheen's falling out with the show's creator and executive producer Chuck Lorre.

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In January, prior to Sheen's and Lorre's tiff, Cryer was a little more forthcoming with Conan O'Brien about Sheen's life in the fast lane.

Cryer joked that he'll often check the Internet to see if he needs to go into work, as Sheen's unpredictable antics can wreck havoc on call times, like the day when "they found Charlie's car... at the bottom of a cliff.

"So you're thinking, 'Wow, sure hope Charlie's okay.'"

"So he comes into work and it's like, 'Hey, Charlie. How's it going, man,' and you're checking for scratches -- my mind had come up with this whole thing, that he'd crashed the car and then clawed his way back up the cliff," Cryer said.

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"So I said, 'How are you doing, man?' and he said, 'I'm doing okay, except that somebody stole my car and ran it off a cliff last night.'

"And normally you would not believe that from somebody," Cryer said. "But from Charlie Sheen, you believe that. Because that happened to him -- twice."

Cryer's temp gig will be shown on Thursday's Ellen. Check your local listings for time and channel in your area.



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