The BEST Episodes of Andy Richter Controls the Universe

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 30, 2021

Network: FOX

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.

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#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.

star 9.80
64 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Tim Doyle
Crazy in Rio

#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.

star 9.80
64 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Michael A. Ross
Holy Sheep

#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.

star 9.60
35 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Jennifer Celotta
Grief Counselor

#4 - Grief Counselor

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 26, 2002

Everyone arrives at work Monday morning to an awful odor.

star 8.87
71 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Michael A. Ross
Little Andy in Charge

#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.

star 8.87
70 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Jim Bernstein, Michael Shipley
The Second Episode

#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.

star 8.85
66 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Victor Fresco

#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.

star 8.71
77 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Victor Fresco

#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.

star 8.47
62 votes
Writers: Will Gluck
We're All the Same, Only Different

#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".

star 8.03
66 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Victor Fresco
Duh Dog

#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.

star 8.00
64 votes
Writers: Tommy Blacha
Relationship Ripcord

#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.

star 7.97
35 votes
Writers: Jim Bernstein, Michael Shipley
Bully the Kid

#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.

star 7.97
34 votes
Directors: Bryan Gordon
Writers: Bryan Behar, Steve Baldikoski

#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.

star 7.95
66 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Rob Ulin
Charity Begins in D Block

#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.

star 7.94
64 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Dave Jeser, Matt Silverstein
The Show Might Go On

#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.

star 7.92
64 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Jay Dyer
The Maid Man

#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.

star 7.92
63 votes
Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Matthew Weiner
Gimme a C

#17 - Gimme a C

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 16, 2002

Andy and his friends tangle with a cost-cutting executive named Praeger.

star 7.57
67 votes
Directors: Will Mackenzie
Writers: Jennifer Celotta
Final Fantasy

#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.

star 7.19
36 votes
Writers: Eric Kaplan
Saturday Early Evening Fever

#19 - Saturday Early Evening Fever

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 24, 2009

Andy's grandmother also happens to be Byron's girlfriend.

star 7.09
65 votes
Writers: Tommy Blacha