Andy Richter Controls the Universe

The BEST episodes of Andy Richter Controls the Universe

Every episode of Andy Richter Controls the Universe ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Andy Richter Controls the Universe!

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.

Last Updated: 11/9/2022Network:FOX
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Crazy in Rio
star
9.80
64 votes

#1 - Crazy in Rio

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/5/2003

Freddy Pickering inherits control of Pickering Industries. But Andy and the gang wonder if Freddy should be in control of anything.

Directors: Andy Ackerman
Wedding
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9.79
63 votes

#2 - Wedding

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/23/2002

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.

Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writer: Tim Doyle
Holy Sheep
star
9.60
35 votes

#3 - Holy Sheep

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/15/2002

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.

Directors: Andy Ackerman
Little Andy in Charge
star
8.85
67 votes

#4 - Little Andy in Charge

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/2/2002

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.

Directors: Andy Ackerman
Grief Counselor
star
8.84
69 votes

#5 - Grief Counselor

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/26/2002

Everyone arrives at work Monday morning to an awful odor.

Directors: Andy Ackerman
The Second Episode
star
8.83
64 votes

#6 - The Second Episode

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/9/2002

Andy finds yet another officemate named Andy, and meets neighbors who idolize him from his frat days.

Directors: Andy Ackerman
Watch Now:Amazon
Pilot
star
8.68
75 votes

#7 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/19/2002

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.

Directors: Andy Ackerman
Watch Now:Amazon
France
star
8.47
62 votes

#8 - France

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/10/2002

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.

Directors: John Fortenberry
Writer: Will Gluck
We're All the Same, Only Different
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8.03
66 votes

#9 - We're All the Same, Only Different

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/1/2002

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".

Directors: Andy Ackerman
Duh Dog
star
8.00
64 votes

#10 - Duh Dog

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/24/2009

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.

Directors: John Fortenberry
Relationship Ripcord
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7.97
35 votes

#11 - Relationship Ripcord

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/17/2002

After Andy eavesdrops on Jessica's neighbor's therapy session, he wants to date her.

Twins
star
7.97
65 votes

#12 - Twins

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/8/2002

Andy suspects Jessica is being shared by twin brothers. Wendy volunteers to nurse Byron back from an injury.

Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writer: Rob Ulin
Bully the Kid
star
7.94
35 votes

#13 - Bully the Kid

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/14/2004

Andy is asked to baby-sit Jessica's nephew, and ends up being blackmailed in the process.

Directors: Bryan Gordon
Charity Begins in D Block
star
7.94
64 votes

#14 - Charity Begins in D Block

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/24/2009

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.

Directors: Andy Ackerman
The Show Might Go On
star
7.92
64 votes

#15 - The Show Might Go On

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/22/2002

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.

Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writer: Jay Dyer
The Maid Man
star
7.92
63 votes

#16 - The Maid Man

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/12/2003

Andy sleeps with Jessica's cleaner causing Jessica to replace her with an old married couple recommended by Byron.

Directors: Andy Ackerman
Gimme a C
star
7.53
66 votes

#17 - Gimme a C

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/16/2002

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

Directors: Will Mackenzie
Final Fantasy
star
7.19
36 votes

#18 - Final Fantasy

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/24/2009

Wendy writes a medieval short story about her relationship with Keith, and Byron unintentionally becomes a pimp.

Directors: John Fortenberry
Writer: Eric Kaplan
Saturday Early Evening Fever
star
7.09
65 votes

#19 - Saturday Early Evening Fever

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/24/2009

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

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