The BEST Episodes of Less Than Perfect

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 16, 2021

Network: ABC (US)

Plucky secretary Claude Casey, assistant to a TV news anchorman, must deal with goofy friends and obnoxious coworkers while making her way in New York.

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Claude's 15 Minutes of Christmas

#1 - Claude's 15 Minutes of Christmas

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 17, 2004

Claude is put in charge of organizing the GNB on-air holiday greeting, but is alarmed to learn that there are strict criteria to determine who can represent the company - putting her in hot water with Owen, Ramona and Carl, to whom she had promised an appearance. Meanwhile Lydia refuses to rearrange her holiday plans with Jeb when he announces they must accommodate his son, George, and Kipp and his new girlfriend, Annie, encounter holiday relationship turbulence.

star 9.00
3 votes
Sex, Lies and Office Supplies

#2 - Sex, Lies and Office Supplies

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 24, 2006

After listening in on Lydia's phone call, Claude realizes that Lydia's about to cheat on Jeb, so she intervenes... but she later comes to regret it. Meanwhile Owen decides that he's going to seduce Lydia; and Jeb's plan to roast his boss takes a drastic turn when he loses his voice and sends in Kipp to give his speech.

star 8.50
2 votes
Rules

#3 - Rules

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 28, 2003

Claude navigates the tricky rules of the dating world.

star 8.40
5 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Justin Adler
New York Evening

#4 - New York Evening

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 14, 2003

Claude's plans for a glamorous New York evening can't get off the ground.

star 8.33
6 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Cynthia Greenburg
Roomies

#5 - Roomies

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 18, 2003

In Washington, Claude must share a hotel room with Lydia and Kipp.

star 8.00
5 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Cynthia Greenburg
Claude's Extreme Makeover

#6 - Claude's Extreme Makeover

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 25, 2005

Claude wins an extreme apartment makeover by the ""Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"" design team at a charity auction. While the designers (and Owen) redesign her apartment, Claude has to spend the night at GNB -- where there is a surprising amount of late night activity and intrigue. Upset over his breakup with Lydia, Jeb bonds with Carl and the two go on a bender; Lydia arrives in hooker attire, claiming that she's fleeing the police; and Kipp makes out with the cleaning lady.

star 8.00
7 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Earl Davis
And The Award Goes To

#7 - And The Award Goes To

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 20, 2006

When Lydia feels like she doesn't get enough recognition, Jeb and Claude concoct the idea of giving her a fake award. But, the pair get too over their heads after Lydia gets too excited by the award. Owen shows off his carpentry skills to various employees. And Claude accidentally belittles Carl, which puts a strain on their relationship.

star 8.00
4 votes
Banished and Famished

#8 - Banished and Famished

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 23, 2006

Claude's annoucement for the 22nd Floor hits the rocks when Lydia adds a list saying that the 4th Floor workers are banned from the snack bar, which forces Ramona and Owen to eat in their office.

star 8.00
4 votes
Choices

#9 - Choices

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 23, 2003

Claude accepts a new job assignment, leaving Kipp to take her old position.

star 7.86
7 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Justin Adler
All About Claude

#10 - All About Claude

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 4, 2003

Ramona gets territorial when an old adversary comes back into the picture.

star 7.86
7 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Chuck Tatham
Claude on One Knee

#11 - Claude on One Knee

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired May 18, 2004

Claude nudges Jeb into marrying Lydia in an effort to push her rival out of the office.

star 7.83
6 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Christine Zander
Get Away

#12 - Get Away

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 11, 2005

Will loans his beach house to Claude and Charlie, who find that the uninvited Lydia and Jeb are there. Meanwhile, when Ramona's computer crashes, she finds herself oddly attracted to the dorky software technician; Will's water-massage-table arrives after his departure to Aspen, where he intends to break up with his girlfriend; and Kipp and Carl compete to win the affection of a lovely news producer.

star 7.83
6 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Sarah Jane Cunningham, Suzie V. Freeman
Casey V. Kronsky

#13 - Casey V. Kronsky

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 8, 2005

To complete the GNB Management Training Program, Claude and Kipp must supervise a department. Claude is assigned to Supplies, where she struggles to assert her authority over hypersensitive Owen. Meanwhile Kipp is assigned to Operations, which he soon learns is the janitorial department. At first appalled at blue collar life, Kipp later embraces his new masculine side. Lydia fills in as Jeb's secretary, which proves awkward since they've broken up. Carl recieves 18 health code violations in the cafeteria, but the inspector agrees to wave them if he'll sleep with her.

star 7.83
6 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Dan Cohen, F.J. Pratt
From the Office of Will Butler

#14 - From the Office of Will Butler

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 30, 2003

Claude helps Carl get a job in the office cafeteria.

star 7.80
5 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Rob LaZebnik
The Devil Wears Burberry (1)

#15 - The Devil Wears Burberry (1)

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 18, 2006

Upon returning from vacation, Claude learns that her boss, network anchor Will Butler, has resigned, leaving her jobless. Luckily her trusty friends, Owen and Ramona, have secured her a position as a temp on the 4th floor, right back where she started three years ago. Jeb Denton, the new anchorman, has promoted his wife, Lydia, to producer, and Claude's worst nightmare comes true when she's offered a job as Lydia's assistant. She hesitantly accepts the job on condition that she be given more responsibility, but working for Lydia proves to be a dangerous bargain. Meanwhile, Owen becomes addicted to Carl's new soft serve ice cream machine.

star 7.80
10 votes
Writers: Кристин Зандер
Claude the Expert

#16 - Claude the Expert

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired Apr 15, 2005

Claude encourages Charlie to audition for a band, but she's dumbfounded when he reveals he got the gig and has to leave town indefinitely. Will wins Kipp from Jeb in a card game and gives him to Claude as a gift -- so Claude willingly lets him do her job. Meanwhile, Ramona and Owen plan a surprise birthday party for Carl. Depressed over her breakup with Jeb, Lydia (""the spinster Weston"") becomes Owen's ""pancake whore,"" but Claude interferes and Lydia winds up having an impromptu wedding with Jeb at Denny's.

star 7.75
4 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Justin Adler
Flirting with De-feet

#17 - Flirting with De-feet

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 6, 2006

Claude is concerned when Carl doesnt seem to be affected by her flirting with Ethan (Joey McIntyre), the copy repairman. Meanwhile, Ramona finds out that Kipp is making money on the side as a foot model, and she demands to get involved. Owen takes the photos of their feet together, but when they find them online, it turns out that someone has turned their shoot into a bizarre sexual scene.

star 7.75
8 votes
22 Minus 1 Equals 4

#18 - 22 Minus 1 Equals 4

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 2, 2004

Mitch bumps Lydia down to the fourth floor, making Owen and Ramona unhappy.

star 7.71
7 votes
Directors: Skip Collector
Writers: Chuck Tatham
Why Are You Hurting Claude?

#19 - Why Are You Hurting Claude?

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired May 30, 2006

Ramona detects with her "laydar" that Claude and Owen are sleeping together. Owen's in the dark until he walks into Claude's bedroom -- where it's not dark. Meawhile, Jeb & Lydia are constantly fighting at work, and Kipp loses his trust fund and looks to Ramona to help him budget his money, and Owen shops for a new doorknob.

star 7.71
7 votes
It Takes a Pillage

#20 - It Takes a Pillage

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 7, 2003

Following a burglary, friendly Claude is taken advantage of by her neighbors.

star 7.60
5 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: J.J. Wall
The Crush

#21 - The Crush

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 17, 2004

Jeb's son develops a crush on Claude.

star 7.60
5 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Rob LaZebnik
Pilot

#22 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 1, 2002

Plucky office "floater" Claude Casey lands a dream assignment as secretary to the network's news anchorman.

star 7.59
73 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Terri Minsky
The Girl Next Door

#23 - The Girl Next Door

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 2, 2003

Claude's dinner with Carl leads to misunderstanding.

star 7.57
7 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Claudia Lonow
Claude's Apartment

#24 - Claude's Apartment

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 24, 2004

Claude matures her apartment for a date with Mitch.

star 7.57
7 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Mike Dieffenbach
You Can Leave the Lights On

#25 - You Can Leave the Lights On

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 14, 2005

Claude's ex-boyfriend, Charlie, returns to GNB and they decide to give their relationship a second try, so Ramona convinces Claude to buy some sexy lingerie to reignite their passion. Meanwhile, GNB has upped security and reinstated the studio tour, putting pressure on Ramona and Owen to perform as if they had an audience; and Jeb at last seems to appreciate Kipp's work, but he changes his tune when Kipp's great story idea (men with silly beard styles) results in horrible reprocussions.

star 7.57
7 votes
Directors: Ted Wass
Writers: Cynthia Greenburg