The BEST Episodes of Less Than Perfect
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 7, 2020
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.
#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.
#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.
#3 - Rules
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 28, 2003
Claude navigates the tricky rules of the dating world.
#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.
#5 - Roomies
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 18, 2003
In Washington, Claude must share a hotel room with Lydia and Kipp.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#9 - Choices
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 23, 2003
Claude accepts a new job assignment, leaving Kipp to take her old position.
#10 - All About Claude
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 4, 2003
Ramona gets territorial when an old adversary comes back into the picture.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#21 - The Crush
Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 17, 2004
Jeb's son develops a crush on Claude.
#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.
#23 - The Girl Next Door
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 2, 2003
Claude's dinner with Carl leads to misunderstanding.
#24 - Claude's Apartment
Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 24, 2004
Claude matures her apartment for a date with Mitch.
#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.