The BEST Episodes of Better Off Ted
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 21, 2021
Network: ABC (US)
As the head of research and development at Veridian Dynamics, Ted Crisp must deal with nutty scientists, crazy coworkers and hazy ethical boundaries.
#1 - Jabberwocky
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 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.
#2 - Lust in Translation
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 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.
#3 - Racial Sensitivity
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 8, 2009
Ted discovers that Veridian has a problem when their new motion detection system proves unable to recognize black people.
#4 - Swag the Dog
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 24, 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.
#5 - Mess of a Salesman
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 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.
#6 - It's My Party and I'll Lie If I Want To
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 17, 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.
#7 - The Impertence of Communicationizing
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 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?
#8 - The Lawyer, The Lemur and the Little Listener
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 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.
#9 - The Great Repression
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 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.
#10 - Bioshuffle
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 30, 2009
When Veronica, Linda, and Ted end up having to share offices, tensions grow between them.
#11 - Love Blurts
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 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
#12 - The Long and Winding High Road
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 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
#13 - Pilot
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 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.
#14 - It's Nothing Business, It's Just Personal
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 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?
#15 - Trust and Consequences
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 14, 2009
Veridian blames Linda for a perfume with unexpected side effects, and friends fall out when they're forced to testify.
#16 - Through Rose-Colored HAZMAT Suits
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 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.
#17 - Win Some, Dose Some
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 15, 2009
Linda is accidentally dosed with an experimental drug that has some unusual side effects.
#18 - You Are the Boss of Me
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 23, 2009
Lem and Phil reluctantly invite Ted to their Medieval Fight Club. Linda tries to befriend Veronica.
#19 - Change We Can't Believe In
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 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.
#20 - Father, Can You Hair Me?
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jul 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.
#21 - Secrets and Lives
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 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.
#22 - Beating a Dead Workforce
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 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.
#23 - Get Happy
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 5, 2009
After a survey reveals that the staff is unhappy, Veronica tries to improve their morale.
#24 - Heroes
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 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.
#25 - Battle of the Bulbs
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 22, 2009
Lem flips out when his mother, a brilliant scientist who has always intimidated him, comes to visit and begins an affair with Dr. Bhamba. Meanwhile, Ted gets miffed when Linda suddenly gets all the credit after she makes a suggestion to improve on his prize project, a light bulb that burns forever.