Less Than Perfect

The BEST episodes of Less Than Perfect

Every episode of Less Than Perfect ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Less Than Perfect!

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.

Last Updated: 9/14/2022Network: ABC (US)
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Claude's 15 Minutes of Christmas
star
9.00
3 votes

#1 - Claude's 15 Minutes of Christmas

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/17/2004

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.

Sex, Lies and Office Supplies
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8.67
3 votes

#2 - Sex, Lies and Office Supplies

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 6/24/2006

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.

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New York Evening
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8.14
7 votes

#3 - New York Evening

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/14/2003

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

Directors: Ted Wass
Rules
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8.00
7 votes

#4 - Rules

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/28/2003

Claude navigates the tricky rules of the dating world.

Directors: Ted Wass
Roomies
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8.00
5 votes

#5 - Roomies

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/18/2003

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

Directors: Ted Wass
Claude's Extreme Makeover
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8.00
8 votes

#6 - Claude's Extreme Makeover

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/25/2005

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.

Directors: Ted Wass
Claude the Expert
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8.00
5 votes

#7 - Claude the Expert

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 4/15/2005

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.

Directors: Ted Wass
Why Are You Hurting Claude?
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7.88
8 votes

#8 - Why Are You Hurting Claude?

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/30/2006

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.

Choices
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7.86
7 votes

#9 - Choices

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/23/2003

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

Directors: Ted Wass
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All About Claude
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7.86
7 votes

#10 - All About Claude

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/4/2003

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

Directors: Ted Wass
Claude on One Knee
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7.83
6 votes

#11 - Claude on One Knee

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/18/2004

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

Directors: Ted Wass
And The Award Goes To
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7.80
5 votes

#12 - And The Award Goes To

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/20/2006

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.

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Banished and Famished
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7.80
5 votes

#13 - Banished and Famished

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/23/2006

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.

From the Office of Will Butler
star
7.67
6 votes

#14 - From the Office of Will Butler

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/30/2003

Claude helps Carl get a job in the office cafeteria.

Directors: Ted Wass
The Devil Wears Burberry (1)
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7.67
12 votes

#15 - The Devil Wears Burberry (1)

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/18/2006

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.

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22 Minus 1 Equals 4
star
7.63
8 votes

#16 - 22 Minus 1 Equals 4

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/2/2004

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

Directors: Skip Collector
Get Away
star
7.63
8 votes

#17 - Get Away

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/11/2005

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.

Directors: Ted Wass
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It Takes a Pillage
star
7.60
5 votes

#18 - It Takes a Pillage

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/7/2003

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

Directors: Ted Wass
The Crush
star
7.60
5 votes

#19 - The Crush

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/17/2004

Jeb's son develops a crush on Claude.

Directors: Ted Wass
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I Hear An Ear
star
7.60
5 votes

#20 - I Hear An Ear

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/23/2006

Claude and Kip get into an argument as she as about to become assistant to Jeb and Lydia.

Pilot
star
7.59
73 votes

#21 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/1/2002

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

Directors: Ted Wass
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The Girl Next Door
star
7.57
7 votes

#22 - The Girl Next Door

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/2/2003

Claude's dinner with Carl leads to misunderstanding.

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

#23 - Claude's Apartment

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/24/2004

Claude matures her apartment for a date with Mitch.

Directors: Ted Wass
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Red Carpet Claude
star
7.57
7 votes

#24 - Red Carpet Claude

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/19/2006

When Jeb is described as boring, Claude decides to get him publicity. But instead ends up getting it for herself.

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Ignoring Lydia
star
7.56
9 votes

#25 - Ignoring Lydia

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/22/2004

Jeb pays Claude to be Lydia's best friend.

Directors: Ted Wass

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