The BEST Episodes of Andy Richter Controls the Universe
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 21, 2021
Andy Richter Controls The Universe. HIS own Universe. And we get to see what that looks and sounds like every moment. Even when the moments are not pretty. Andy is a short story writer, who makes his living by working at a huge faceless company in present day Chicago, writing Technical Manuals. In his active, fertile, writer's imagination, we see (and hear as he narrates) the stories of his daily life, as they should be, could be, might be, and even actually how they are. Andy shares his office with the company's newest employee, and Andy's newest friend, the frail, jumpy, odd, loveable Byron. Also inhabiting Andy's world is his best friend Keith, who is "so good looking" that Andy must fight his own "prejudice against the 'attractive,' who seem to get everything they want, unlike ordinary humans." Supervisor Jessica.
#1 - Wedding
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 23, 2002
The gang goes out-of-town to a co-worker's wedding and are all put in compromising positions. Jessica and an obnoxious mailroom worker get together, and Andy mysteriously ends up in bed with Byron.
#2 - Crazy in Rio
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 5, 2003
Freddy Pickering inherits control of Pickering Industries. But Andy and the gang wonder if Freddy should be in control of anything.
#3 - Holy Sheep
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 15, 2002
Byron has become a follower of Zumanism, which worships a giant, stunningly beautiful sheep. Meanwhile, to prove she's not shallow, Jessica tries to ignore the appearance of an otherwise great guy.
#4 - Grief Counselor
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 26, 2002
Everyone arrives at work Monday morning to an awful odor.
#5 - Little Andy in Charge
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 2, 2002
Andy's gorgeous new girlfriend makes a bigoted remark, and late-night partying becomes Jessica's MO for business success after a good meeting on no sleep.
#6 - The Second Episode
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 9, 2002
Andy finds yet another officemate named Andy, and meets neighbors who idolize him from his frat days.
#7 - Pilot
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 19, 2002
Andy finds his once private office is now to be shared the new Technical Illustrator to Andy's writings, a very timid and somewhat peculiar Byron.
#8 - France
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 10, 2002
A business trip to France is at stake as Andy and Byron jockey for Jessica's favor, with Andy promising to care for her cat, which he loses.
#9 - We're All the Same, Only Different
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 1, 2002
Andy and his co-workers compete for the finders fee offered to the person who brings a new writer into the company, which is said to be looking for a "person of color".
#10 - Duh Dog
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 24, 2009
While working on a manual for a deep frier, Byron proposes livening it up with a cartoon character. Andy tries to sarcastically shoot the idea down by suggesting a cartoon dog that tells people stupidly obvious facts, but when executives aren't thrilled with Andy's manual, Byron suggests the "Duh Dog" and the idea takes off. Meanwhile, Keith becomes addicted to fried food.
#11 - Relationship Ripcord
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 17, 2002
After Andy eavesdrops on Jessica's neighbor's therapy session, he wants to date her.
#12 - Bully the Kid
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 14, 2004
Andy is asked to baby-sit Jessica's nephew, and ends up being blackmailed in the process.
#13 - Twins
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 8, 2002
Andy suspects Jessica is being shared by twin brothers. Wendy volunteers to nurse Byron back from an injury.
#14 - Charity Begins in D Block
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 24, 2009
After seeing how much charity work Byron, Keith, and Wendy do, Andy and Jessica feel guilty, so they join a program to help prisoners channel their rage into writing.
#15 - The Show Might Go On
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 22, 2002
Andy finds out that the reason Wendy moved to Chicago was to pursue her dream of singing, but her career hasn't taken off. When Wendy decides to quit singing and pursue her other dream of marriage and a family, Keith, put on the spot about their relationship, conspires with Andy to help Wendy's singing career.
#16 - The Maid Man
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 12, 2003
Andy sleeps with Jessica's cleaner causing Jessica to replace her with an old married couple recommended by Byron.
#17 - Gimme a C
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 16, 2002
Andy and his friends tangle with a cost-cutting executive named Praeger.
#18 - Final Fantasy
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 24, 2009
Wendy writes a medieval short story about her relationship with Keith, and Byron unintentionally becomes a pimp.