The BEST episodes of Better Off Ted

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As the head of research and development at Veridian Dynamics, Ted Crisp must deal with nutty scientists, crazy coworkers and hazy ethical boundaries.

Last Updated: 1/19/2023Network:ABC (US)
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Jabberwocky
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8.03
1337 votes

#1 - Jabberwocky

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 8/11/2009

Ted creates a phony project for Linda after she hears that Veridian is going green, which becomes problematic when other staffers want to join the cause.

Directors: Michael Fresco
Writer: Michael Ross
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Lust in Translation
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8.01
1012 votes

#2 - Lust in Translation

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/19/2010

Ted romances a beautiful German executive who can't speak a word of English. It doesn't matter Veridian is developing a translation device for her company, enabling the two to communicate. The problem is, the voice of the device is Phil's, which ruins the mood for Ted.

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Racial Sensitivity
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7.97
1582 votes

#3 - Racial Sensitivity

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/8/2009

Ted discovers that Veridian has a problem when their new motion detection system proves unable to recognize black people.

Directors: Paul Lazarus
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Swag the Dog
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7.95
1187 votes

#4 - Swag the Dog

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/9/2010

Phil and Lem embark on a quest to gain respect around the office, Veronica goes on a reluctant treasure hunt inside the Veridian building, and Ted has to confront rumors of staff favoritism.

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Mess of a Salesman
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7.91
1140 votes

#5 - Mess of a Salesman

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/26/2010

Ted helps his fast talking brother, Billy, get a job selling lab equipment for one of Veridian's biggest suppliers, but no good deed goes unpunished, as Billy proceeds to sell Veridian more equipment than they could ever use and corrupts Phil and Lem in the process. Meanwhile, a charity for girls that Veridian supports gives Veronica an award, but when she and Linda learn that the company actually gives very little of the money it raises to the charity, they set out to make things right.

Directors: Marc Buckland
Writer: Tim Doyle
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It's My Party and I'll Lie If I Want To
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7.85
1163 votes

#6 - It's My Party and I'll Lie If I Want To

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/2/2010

Veronica is suspicious that Ted might be using his daughter to bond with the boss in an effort to advance his career. Meanwhile, Phil and Lem tentatively start a friendship with Linda.

Directors: Michael Spiller
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The Impertence of Communicationizing
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7.82
1122 votes

#7 - The Impertence of Communicationizing

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/12/2010

When a typo in a memo about inappropriate behavior at Veridian Dynamics orders employees to now engage in offensive language, Ted tries to convince the company to correct the error, but not before the insults start flying. Meanwhile, Veronica is afraid, and guilty. If the company can make such a stupid mistake, can it be that her own promotion is the result of a typo on a memo meant for W. Palmer and not V. Palmer?

Directors: Michael Fresco
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The Lawyer, the Lemur and the Little Listener
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7.79
1272 votes

#8 - The Lawyer, the Lemur and the Little Listener

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/15/2009

When a wave of layoff hits Veridian and little Rose seems to have inside info because of a friend in her Hive playgroup, Veronica tries to pump her for information, much to Ted's disapproval. Meanwhile, Linda is elated to sell her first children's book -- until someone points out that her lead character, a lemur, is the spitting image of Phil -- and Lem starts a passionate affair with one of the company lawyers, only to find out that his paycheck is being docked for the "billable hours" he's spending with his new girlfriend.

Directors: Chris Koch
Writer: Tim Doyle
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The Great Repression
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7.75
1167 votes

#9 - The Great Repression

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/1/2010

When a misunderstanding leads oddball Sheila to falsely accuse both Ted and Linda of sexual harassment, Veronica comes up with a solution to avoid having them punished. She convinces Veridian to classify sexual harassment as a disease so anyone accused of it can't be held responsible. But when the employees get wind of the new rule, things start to get a little crazy in the office.

Directors: Reggie Hudlin
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Bioshuffle
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7.73
1212 votes

#10 - Bioshuffle

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/30/2009

When Veronica, Linda, and Ted end up having to share offices, tensions grow between them.

Directors: Michael Fresco
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The Long and Winding High Road
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7.72
1076 votes

#11 - The Long and Winding High Road

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/12/2010

Ted insists on taking the high road after his nemesis at work comes up with almost the exact same project that Ted's team has been working on. But Veronica will stop at nothing to get the upper hand, enlisting Linda and even little Rose's help in sabotaging the rival project

Directors: Michael Spiller
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Love Blurts
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7.72
1416 votes

#12 - Love Blurts

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/8/2009

Veridian Dynamics tries matchmaking employees based on their genetic compatibility in hopes of saving on health insurance bills from imperfectly bred children. Ted and Linda balk at this until they meet their supposed matches -- Greg for Linda and Danielle for Ted -- and are instantly attracted despite themselves. Meanwhile, after Veronica finds out Lem is her perfect genetic match, she hounds him to make a donation to a sperm bank

Directors: Michael Fresco
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Pilot
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7.67
1890 votes

#13 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/18/2009

Ted Crisp works at Veridian Technologies in the research and development department and loves his job. However, Ted is taken aback when he learns the company has cryogenically frozen one of the scientists in his department.

Directors: Michael Fresco
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It's Nothing Business, It's Just Personal
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7.66
1132 votes

#14 - It's Nothing Business, It's Just Personal

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/29/2009

When Veronica's sexy magician boyfriend Mordor comes to town and she starts slacking off at work big time, Ted tries to interfere in her love life to get her back on track. Meanwhile, Lem is perplexed when he is mysteriously given a bright red lab coat while everyone else has plain white ones... Is someone at Veridian trying to tell him something?

Directors: Marc Buckland
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Trust and Consequence
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7.63
1394 votes

#15 - Trust and Consequence

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 7/14/2009

Veridian blames Linda for a perfume with unexpected side effects, and friends fall out when they're forced to testify.

Directors: Michael Fresco
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Through Rose-colored HAZMAT Suits
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7.58
1560 votes

#16 - Through Rose-colored HAZMAT Suits

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/1/2009

When Ted's nanny calls in sick, he is forced to take his daughter Rose to work where Veronica bonds with her. Meanwhile, Ted learns where he stands with Linda when her ex-boyfriend arrives in town.

Directors: Michael Fresco
Writer: Justin Adler
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Win Some, Dose Some
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7.57
1516 votes

#17 - Win Some, Dose Some

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/15/2009

Linda is accidentally dosed with an experimental drug that has some unusual side effects.

Directors: Michael Fresco
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Change We Can't Believe In
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7.55
1005 votes

#18 - Change We Can't Believe In

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/5/2010

Ted struggles with an overly talkative security guard who worships him and wants to be his best friend. Meanwhile, a terrified Phil and Lem face the prospect of working alone with Veronica for the first time.

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You Are the Boss of Me
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7.55
1422 votes

#19 - You Are the Boss of Me

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/23/2009

Lem and Phil reluctantly invite Ted to their Medieval Fight Club. Linda tries to befriend Veronica.

Directors: Michael Spiller
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Father, Can You Hair Me?
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7.54
1396 votes

#20 - Father, Can You Hair Me?

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 7/21/2009

A shocking piece of news impacts the rivalry between Veronica and her father, who is the CEO of another big company. Elsewhere, Ted thinks Phil and Lem's potential cure for baldness will impress his hard-to-please dad.

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Beating a Dead Workforce
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7.48
1241 votes

#21 - Beating a Dead Workforce

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/5/2010

After an employee literally drops dead in the midst of Veridian's big push to finish a major project -- a machine that ironically will get people to sleep -- Veronica tries to use the incident as inspiration to make the staff work even harder.

Directors: Marc Buckland
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Secrets and Lives
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7.48
1201 votes

#22 - Secrets and Lives

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 8/11/2009

The team learns a shocking secret about Veronica when an invention goes awry. Meanwhile, Linda tries to set up Ted with another woman.

Directors: Michael Spiller
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Get Happy
star
7.48
1329 votes

#23 - Get Happy

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/5/2009

After a survey reveals that the staff is unhappy, Veronica tries to improve their morale.

Directors: Gail Mancuso
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Heroes
star
7.47
1690 votes

#24 - Heroes

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/25/2009

Ted tries to get Phil to sign a waiver to protect Veridian from possible future litigation over the side effects from his cryogenic freezing. Elsewhere, Phil and Lem try to create beef despite having no meat in the lab.

Directors: Michael Fresco
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Goodbye, Mr. Chips
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7.38
1402 votes

#25 - Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/22/2009

Ted inadvertently deletes himself from Veridian's system when he tries to fix his employee ID, and, as the lab falls into chaos, his peers try to remedy the situation.

Directors: Michael Spiller
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