The Best Episodes Directed by Chuck Lorre

#1 - The End of the Innocence (2)

Dharma & Greg - Season 4 - Episode 24

After catching Dharma innocently hanging out with her old college tutor---and failed suitor---Charlie, an enraged Greg moves out. Then the misunderstanding turns into a crisis as they both get caught up in the planning of their mutual friends' impending wedding, compelling Greg to seriously reevaluate his own crazy marriage. But when he finally sees the light, it may be too late.

star 8.48

#2 - Dharma Drags Edward Out of Retirement

Dharma & Greg - Season 2 - Episode 20

When Greg rather reluctantly gives Dharma half of his on-line investment account, she becomes obsessed with profit (even borrowing from her parents), but unwisely follows a tip from a friend of Larry's and sinks everything into a San Francisco company that promptly sinks even further. When she appeals to a recently retired Edward for help, he quickly rejuvenates the business, which happens to merchandize women's fashions for men: edrag.com; but Kitty objects that Edward's golden years were reserved for her.

star 8.42

#3 - Educating Dharma (1)

Dharma & Greg - Season 4 - Episode 13

When Dharma decides to go to college, she meets a professor who stirs some feelings that could disrupt her marriage. (Part 1 of 2)

star 8.39

#4 - Be My Baby

Dharma & Greg - Season 3 - Episode 24

Dharma's vision of a baby sets her and Greg to officially start trying; Pete asks for Greg's help after getting fired; Abby celebrates the onset of menopause.

star 8.39

#5 - Tie-Dying the Knot

Dharma & Greg - Season 3 - Episode 8

Abby and Larry decide to make it official after thirty years of unwedded bliss, provided they can get Kenny Loggins to sing at the ceremony. Meanwhile, Greg comes full circle on his search for tranquility a part-time resident of the local park comes to him with a legal problem.

star 8.39

#6 - It Never Happened One Night

Dharma & Greg - Season 2 - Episode 21

Dharma pushes her mother-in-law's fortitude to the absolute limit when she presents Kitty with an award at a country-club luncheon -- and later wrecks her car.

star 8.33

#7 - Love, Honor & Ole!

Dharma & Greg - Season 4 - Episode 2

Dharma tries to reconnect with her old life by planning a wild road trip to Mexico with her friends. When Greg decides to go along for the ride, Dharma's friends are less than pleased. Meanwhile, Larry lands a job as a night security guard with Edward's company in order to get medical insurance for the baby.

star 8.25

#8 - Drop Dead Gorgeous

Dharma & Greg - Season 3 - Episode 13

Finding that Greg is overwhelmed with paper work (and that her own efforts to help only lead to desktop carnal encounters), Dharma determines to hire him a first-rate legal secretary. She tries to get pointers from Greg's former secretary Marlene, but discovers that Marlene's only real skill is in dodging work. After submitting applicants to a battery of tests, both skill-related and New Age, Dharma finds the perfect secretary: the intelligent, caring, spiritually centered Kim -- who also happens to be a former fashion model. Despite Jane's skepticism, Dharma insists she trusts Greg completely and goes out of her way to throw Kim & Greg together, going so far as to have her accompany Greg to a dance with Kitty and Edward while she goes to a Smothers Brothers vineyard jamboree with Abby and Larry. When the car brakes Kim supposedly had serviced fail, Dharma's trust looks like a fatal mistake...

star 8.24

#9 - The Best Laid Plans

Dharma & Greg - Season 3 - Episode 19

For the first time in her life, Dharma gets depressed about her sex life when she discovers that Greg can't make a move in the bedroom without checking his day planner first. Meanwhile, a depressed Greg confides in Pete, who convinces him the only logical explanation for the downturn in his sex life is that Dharma is seeing someone else.

star 8.19

#10 - The Trouble with Troubadour

Dharma & Greg - Season 3 - Episode 15

Dharma lends a helping hand to singer-songwriters Lyle Lovett and k.d. lang when their fame and fortune leaves them unfulfilled. Meanwhile, a sarcastic hotel clerk spoils plans for the couple's romantic Valentine's Day getaway.

star 8.17

#11 - Good Cop, Bad Daughter

Dharma & Greg - Season 3 - Episode 14

Dharma's friendship with two police officers gets her anti-establishment father Larry hot under the collar, and the family feud threatens to ruin Abby's surprise birthday party.

star 8.16

#12 - See Dharma Run Amok

Dharma & Greg - Season 2 - Episode 18

Election day is here, and Dharma has finally mastered the art of politics. But it's her own body that teaches her that lying can lead to flu, rashes, eye sties, oozing sores and even a bout of the gout.

star 8.15

#13 - Camel Filters + Pheromones

Two and a Half Men - Season 1 - Episode 12

When Berta is forced to bring her granddaughter Prudence to work with her, the boys find themselves a little preoccupied with her.

star 8.14

#14 - The End of the Innocence (1)

Dharma & Greg - Season 4 - Episode 23

Dharma drags Greg to a kooky couples counselor after he finds a lost love letter from her old college tutor. But when she refuses to avoid her other man, Greg takes a stand that could cause a parting of ways for the mismatched pair.

star 8.12

#15 - Kitty Dearest

Dharma & Greg - Season 4 - Episode 19

Greg loses his cool with Kitty after another one of her annoying charity events, creating a cold front between the stubborn mother and son. While Dharma tries to bring back the love, Kitty goes out and gets herself a better little boy.

star 8.12

#16 - An Old Flame With a New Wick

Two and a Half Men - Season 1 - Episode 18

Charlie is stunned to learn his ex-girlfriend is now a man (Chris O'Donnell).

star 8.09

#17 - The Paper Hat Anniversary

Dharma & Greg - Season 2 - Episode 4

It's traditional to fight on your first anniversary (even if Hallmark doesn't have a card for it): Dharma and Greg stage an argument to escape their parents' planned celebration, but in concocting the excuse Greg says Dharma was being ""flighty,"" and the gloves come off. While they drive out of the city, Dharma retaliates by calling Greg a ""stick in the mud,"" and soon their car is stuck in the mud when he tries to demonstrate how impetuous he can be. (Not very.) They hike to a diner, but find it closed because of a death in the owner's family; just as Greg breaks a pane in the door in order to use the phone, a highway patrolman happens by and the young couple get caught in a charade of being the replacement cook and waitress. There's a nice unspoken continuity with the first season episode in which Greg really did become a short order cook, and it's nice to see him sharing Dharma's role-playing game, even if unwillingly. But Dharma looks tense and unhappy even before Greg accidentally i

star 8.07

#18 - Welcome to Hotel Calamari

Dharma & Greg - Season 3 - Episode 2

Dharma tracks the missing Greg down at a seedy motel. (I missed this episode and it has not yet been rerun.)

star 8.05

#19 - Valet Girl

Dharma & Greg - Season 2 - Episode 7

Greg is forced to make a very embarrassing public admission when he sees the first girl he claims to have slept with and her jealous husband makes some serious threats. Meanwhile, Dharma and Greg attend the wedding of Kitty's housekeeper and offer to park cars as a wedding gift.

star 8.04

#20 - Mother and Daughter Reunion

Dharma & Greg - Season 4 - Episode 1

In the fourth-season opener, Abby's plans for the new baby rattle Dharma, because Abby's admission that she and Larry made mistakes raising Dharma – like letting Timothy Leary babysit – threatens Dharma's memories of her childhood as idyllic. When Abby's pregnancy is threatened by complications, Dharma feels obscurely responsible, until a visit from the spirit of her dead friend George sets her straight. Meanwhile, Greg's advice helps Pete and Jane make a move to repair their crumbling marriage: they announce they are getting divorced.

star 8.04

#21 - A Closet Full of Hell

Dharma & Greg - Season 2 - Episode 6

A hilariously spooky Halloween episode finds the couple engaged in amorous horseplay (Dharma showing Greg how to do a strip-tease for her) on the eve of their house-warming party when the dogs sniff out something eerie in their new apartment: a hidden storage closet full of antique dolls. Although Dharma senses evil, Greg talks her into going ahead with the event while he cleans away the dolls, but in the middle of the party Dharma discovers the dolls have quietly returned to their former positions, together with two new dolls which bear an alarming resemblance to Dharma and Greg. Abbie intervenes with an exorcism (to Pete's amusement), then all seems well until the newlyweds hear heavy footsteps in the attic at midnight, and discover a single doll hung from the ceiling. Greg determines to spend all night in the attic to find out once and for all what is going on, joined by a reluctant Dharma, and they are both terrified when a trapdoor opens to reveal a screaming elderly woman who dem

star 8.02

#22 - Just Like Buffalo

Two and a Half Men - Season 1 - Episode 23

Charlie tries to sweet talk Judith's divorcee support-group into letting Jake continue to spend weekends at his place.

star 8.01

#23 - It Was 'Mame', Mom

Two and a Half Men - Season 2 - Episode 18

Charlie is invited to a party hosted by a gay ad-executive named Eric, so Charlie asks Alan to pretend that he's his life partner. While at the party, Charlie meets Eric's ex-wife Pamela, and tries to sleep with her without Eric finding out.

star 8.00

#24 - Dharma and Greg's First Romantic Valentine's Day Weekend

Dharma & Greg - Season 1 - Episode 16

A romantic Valentine's Day weekend turns out to be anything but for Dharma and Greg. It all begins when Greg downloads a travel brochure promising a cozy getaway at the Red Rose Inn in upstate snow country. Unfortunately, things don't go quite as planned. En route, they get ticketed for speeding when Greg tries to make up time lost burying a dead animal that Dharma spotted by the roadside. Worse still, when they arrive at the inn they discover it's just an ordinary little house with no snow and only a backyard trailer to accommodate guests. Meanwhile, Kitty misinterprets Larry's talk about an animal-shelter swap meet to mean wife swapping, and she and Edward find themselves strangely disturbed by the idea.

star 8.00

#25 - Smell the Umbrella Stand

Two and a Half Men - Season 2 - Episode 15

Alan starts to worry about a medical procedure that he is facing, and to get his mind off it, Charlie suggests they go to Las Vegas.

star 8.00

#26 - If They Do Go Either Way, They're Usually Fake

Two and a Half Men - Season 1 - Episode 7

Judith gets worried when, for a school assignment, Jake draws the tattooed buttocks of a female surfer friend of Charlie's who is in the habit of walking around his place half naked. Then Alan gets worried about Judith after she becomes friends with the surfer girl.

star 7.98

#27 - I Did It for You, Kitty

Dharma & Greg - Season 3 - Episode 5

Faced with Kitty's midlife crisis, Dharma decides to help her fulfill her lifelong dream of winning a beauty pageant.

star 7.97

#28 - Dharma Does Dallas

Dharma & Greg - Season 4 - Episode 15

Dharma gets to know Greg's dysfunctional cousins and in-laws just in time to keep Edward from making a huge mistake in choosing his successor as head of the firm.

star 7.96

#29 - I Think, Therefore I Am in Trouble

Dharma & Greg - Season 5 - Episode 16

Supermodel Claudia Schiffer guest stars as Gretchen, a drop-dead gorgeous new lawyer in Greg's office about whom he's having sexual fantasies. Guilt-ridden over his inappropriate thoughts—especially since it's his ""four-and-a-half-year anniversary"" with Dharma—Greg tries desperately to get Gretchen off his mind, to no avail.

star 7.96

#30 - Twenty-Five Little Pre-Pubers Without a Snootful

Two and a Half Men - Season 1 - Episode 8

Alan tricks Charlie into joining him and Judith in leading Jake and his classmates in the school's annual music show.

star 7.92

#31 - One Flew Over the Lawyer's Desk

Dharma & Greg - Season 3 - Episode 1

Questioning his place in the universe, Greg begins a journey of self-discovery by exploring his reasons for becoming a lawyer.

star 7.92

#32 - Hey, I Can Pee Outside in the Dark

Two and a Half Men - Season 1 - Episode 20

Judith believes that Jake is having a hard time dealing with his parent's divorce, after he starts annoying everyone with his non-stop guitar playing. So she suggests that they send Jake to a therapist. Alan doesn't agree at first, but after thinking about it, he believes it might not be such a bad idea.

star 7.90

#33 - Can You Feel My Finger?

Two and a Half Men - Season 1 - Episode 24

A pregnancy scare has Charlie heading to the doctor for a vasectomy.

star 7.89

#34 - Play Lady Play

Dharma & Greg - Season 3 - Episode 4

Dharma agrees to play drums for a friend's teenage garage band. Meanwhile, she helps Greg through his crisis by purposefully invoking arguments with him.

star 7.89

#35 - I Remember the Coatroom, I Just Don't Remember You

Two and a Half Men - Season 1 - Episode 19

Judith's sister, Liz (guest star Teri Hatcher), hits on Alan at Jake's birthday party; Evelyn prefers alcohol to cake.

star 7.89

#36 - A Lungful of Alan

Two and a Half Men - Season 2 - Episode 12

Alan is jealous of Charlie when an old classmate, who's now a beautiful woman, seems to be more interested in Charlie.

star 7.86

#37 - A Bag Full of Jawea

Two and a Half Men - Season 2 - Episode 3

Charlie tries to save Jake from school suspension for giving his teacher (Missi Pyle) the finger by romancing her, but his several attempts fail every time.

star 7.86

#38 - Those Big Pink Things with Coconut

Two and a Half Men - Season 2 - Episode 14

The brothers throw out their mother, after she insults the way Alan is raising Jake. When Alan and Charlie ignore her phone calls, to get their attention she ends up in the hospital. When Alan and Charlie show up at the hospital they aren't sure if she's faking, and try to call her bluff.

star 7.84

#39 - I Can't Afford Hyenas

Two and a Half Men - Season 1 - Episode 14

Stan, Charlie's accountant, tries to explain Charlie's financial woes to him.

star 7.84

#40 - Brought to You in DharmaVision

Dharma & Greg - Season 2 - Episode 9

Dharma is surprised when both Jane and her parents accuse her of having changed because she is busy attending a society fundraiser with Kitty then alarmed when Kitty congratulates her on having changed to the extent that young socialites thinks she's ""a hoot and a half."" Her identity crisis is confirmed by a visit from the spirit of her Indian friend, George, who directs her to retreat to the Redwoods to find herself and conveys a cryptic message to ""save the young one."" An uncomprehending Greg reluctantly lets her go, persuading her to take Jane with her; then, upon seeing George in a dream, rushes to the woods in Larry's van to save Dharma and Jane, who have adopted a bear cub while remaining oblivious to the nearby presence of its angered mother. Best lines: George to Dharma: ""You might have mentioned that you moved. I scared some skinny guy in the shower half to death!""; Larry, fleeing from the mother bear, slips on something in the woods and mutters, ""That answers that question!""

star 7.84

#41 - Go East on Sunset Until You Reach the Gates of Hell

Two and a Half Men - Season 1 - Episode 3

After spending a day at Disneyland, Jake gets sick and wants to go to his mothers' house, to have her take care of him. This sends Alan into a state of misery, as he realizes he's losing his wife, and son. Charlie suggests that they go drinking, and Alan agrees. After drinking the boys take a cab home, but at one point they end up at their mothers, where they try to tell her what they think of her, but fail in getting the point across.

star 7.83

#42 - The Last Thing You Want to Do Is Wind Up with a Hump

Two and a Half Men - Season 1 - Episode 5

After spending a night in Las Vegas, Charlie decides to live up to his promise that he made to Jake about attending his soccer game. During the game, Charlie sets up a play-date with an unattached mother named Kate, and they hit it off. During one of their dates, Charlie seems like he's ready for a serious relation. Alan sets up a meeting with Gloria (one of the soccer moms) to write a soccer newsletter, but Gloria has other intentions for the evening, and he has no idea. During the evening another soccer mom, Brooke, tries to move in on Gloria's plans.

star 7.81

#43 - Turn Turn Turn

Dharma & Greg - Season 2 - Episode 3

Experimenting to see if her parents can be trusted to mind the baby, Dharma and Greg take the baby to the movies with them, but the incessant crying annoys the patrons around them, Dharma's crying. Abby approached Kitty to see if they can agree on a compromise between their family traditions for the baby's naming ceremony, which results in a huge gathering and a minister, a rabbi, and a shaman. (Yes, they tell jokes.) Even Kitty, with the help of Larry's special cookies, gets into the swing of things; and all is happiness until a telegram arrives: Donna has changed her mind and wants the baby back.

star 7.81

#44 - Alan Harper, Frontier Chiropractor

Two and a Half Men - Season 1 - Episode 11

While at the movies, the brothers bump into Judith and her new boyfriend. Seeing that Judith has changed her look, and the fact that Jake doesn't think Alan is as cool as Judith; prompts Alan to realize that if he wants to get back into the dating scene, he's going to have to change his look as well.

star 7.77

#45 - Yes, Monsignor

Two and a Half Men - Season 2 - Episode 9

When Charlie leaves the house to avoid a date that he can't stand, he ends up at a coffee shop, where he meets his old girlfriend Lisa. He finds out that she broke up with her husband, and now has a child. Now he must try to convince Lisa that he's okay with her having a child. While Jake tries to justify to his father why he isn't doing so well in school.

star 7.76

#46 - Sarah Like Puny Alan

Two and a Half Men - Season 1 - Episode 13

Charlie finally gets a chance for a double date with a hot neighbor, who is out for revenge on her cheating husband, and her sister who's a hot soap opera actress, and needs Alan to come along. The problem is that Alan gets sick from Jake, so Charlie takes them to a steam room to help Alan get rid of his flu symptoms. This backfires, as Charlie also gets sick, but he has no intentions of canceling the date.

star 7.76

#47 - Back Off, Mary Poppins

Two and a Half Men - Season 2 - Episode 1

Alan learns that Charlie belongs to an exclusive men's group, and he begs his brother to let him join.

star 7.74

#48 - Enjoy Those Garlic Balls

Two and a Half Men - Season 2 - Episode 2

Judith is dating Jake's pediatrician, and Alan is upset until Charlie points out that if she remarries, his alimony payments will end.

star 7.71

#49 - Trick or Treat

Roseanne - Season 3 - Episode 7

Roseanne, mistaken for a guy in her lumberjack Halloween costume, plays along with some braggarts and learns about machismo.

star 7.71

#50 - Bad News from the Clinic?

Two and a Half Men - Season 2 - Episode 5

Charlie meets his match when he falls for a woman who's better at playing hard to get than he is.

star 7.70

#51 - Did You Check With the Captain of the Flying Monkeys?

Two and a Half Men - Season 1 - Episode 6

Charlie tries to teach Jake to avoid certain calls that Charlie doesn't want to deal with, like his mother (Evelyn) for one. Evelyn gets so frustrated with not being able to talk to Charlie, that she decides to drop in while in the neighborhood. She invites them to dinner, to meet her new boyfriend (Tommy). When the brothers get over to their mothers house, Charlie is shocked to realize that Tommy's daughter is Olivia, one of the people he has been avoiding. Olivia tries to confront Charlie about their situation, but doesn't get the answer she wants, and throws a drink in his face, then storms off. After a week of not being able to contact their mother, Alan gets worried about her. So the brothers decide to go to her house and see if she's okay. They find her sitting in the dark and drinking, and she informs them that Tommy dumped her for a younger women. Later the brothers get Jake to try and cheer her up.

star 7.70

#52 - Instant Dharma

Dharma & Greg - Season 1 - Episode 11

Dharma's parents arrive for their weekly yoga class only to find Dharma in tears because all her other students have deserted her for the popular self-defense class across the hall. Greg's efforts to cheer her up only get them evicted from Kitty's operatic fund raising evening. Clearing out her locker, Dharma curiously wanders into the self-defense class that turns out to be run by a wacky woman named Spyder, who is promoting herself with alarmist flyers about a massive increase in crime in the neighborhood. When Dharma protests that this is a lie, Spyder intimidates her physically, then invades a depressed Dharma's nightmare about breaking her non-violent principles and retaliating. When Dharma does attempt to remonstrate with Spyder, both she and Greg get their butts kicked.

star 7.67