The Best Episodes of NewsRadio

"NewsRadio" showcases the hilarious antics of the whimsical #2 news radio station in New York City. The corral of characters are eccentric and witty, and they surprise each other with their back-and-forth banter. Their workplace humor also supplies an abundance of laughs amidst this unlikely bunch of colleagues.

Super Karate Monkey Death Car

#1 - Super Karate Monkey Death Car

Season 4 - Episode 4

Andrea forces the staff to take lie detector tests. Lisa fears she will not pass the test due to her extensive criminal past. Jimmy has his book, which failed in the U.S., translated into Japanese then back into English.

star 8.41
34 votes
Directors: Tom Cherones
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The Public Domain

#2 - The Public Domain

Season 4 - Episode 3

Dave tries to get Matthew rehired amidst chaos. Andrea hires a man to share Dave's Job, Jimmy brings a camera crew into the office to film a documentary, and Bill prepares for a new career as a singing political satirist a la Mark Russell.

star 8.33
33 votes
Directors: Tom Cherones
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Movie Star

#3 - Movie Star

Season 3 - Episode 8

James Caan visits WNYX to study Bill and prepare for an upcoming film role, but gets distracted and ultimately enthralled by a nervous Matthew. Dave decides to buy a television for Lisa, revealing his passion for Green Acres. Jimmy takes Beth and Catherine to a Knicks game.

star 8.30
37 votes
Directors: Tom Cherones
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Stocks

#4 - Stocks

Season 3 - Episode 9

Matthew returns from a Japanese vacation bearing gifts, including a katana for Dave. Mr. James teaches Beth the intricacies of the stock market.

star 8.24
34 votes
Directors: Tom Cherones
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The Crisis

#5 - The Crisis

Season 1 - Episode 4

Dave's first news crisis is compounded when everyone learns he bought Matthew a new desk.

star 8.20
71 votes
Directors: James Burrows
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Space

#6 - Space

Season 3 - Episode 24

NewsRadio in Outer Space. The year is 2228, humankind is nearly extinct and those who remain are constantly on the run from killer robots. Matthew dates an android. Dave and Lisa discuss moving in together after 93 years dating. Joe, after living in suspended animation for 83 years, tries to fix the life support system.

star 8.19
26 votes
Directors: Tom Cherones
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Stupid Holiday Charity Talent Show

#7 - Stupid Holiday Charity Talent Show

Season 4 - Episode 8

Dave unveils a previously hidden talent to compete in a charity talent show. If a WNYX staff member wins, Mr. James will re-hire Matthew in this incredibly hilarious episode.

star 8.15
26 votes
Directors: Tom Cherones
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Bill Moves On

#8 - Bill Moves On

Season 5 - Episode 1

The news crew copes with the loss of their good friend, Bill, after he dies of a heart attack.

star 8.12
25 votes
Directors: Tom Cherones
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Freaky Friday

#9 - Freaky Friday

Season 5 - Episode 20

Jimmy and Matthew switch places for a day, with life altering results. Dave bans max from the breakroom.

star 8.10
20 votes
Directors: Skip Collector
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Pilot

#10 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

On his first day as WNYX's news director, Dave finds that he must fire his predecessor.

star 8.10
102 votes
Directors: James Burrows
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Chock

#11 - Chock

Season 4 - Episode 11

Dave finds it hard to say no when his old college a cappella singing group 'Chock Full o' Notes' reunites for Dave's 32nd birthday, hoping to take the pop charts by storm. Meanwhile, Lisa tries to motivate Matthew without reducing him to tears. Joe has a beef with one of Dave's friends.

star 8.10
21 votes
Directors: Tom Cherones
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Smoking

#12 - Smoking

Season 1 - Episode 3

To get Bill to comply with a new no-smoking ordinance, Dave agrees to give up drinking coffee.

star 8.09
76 votes
Directors: James Burrows
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No, This is Not Based Entirely on Julie's Life

#13 - No, This is Not Based Entirely on Julie's Life

Season 2 - Episode 1

Beth takes erotic photographs or herself to energize her relationship with her boyfriend. Joe booby traps the refrigerator when someone continually steals his daily gelato.

star 8.09
67 votes
Directors: Alan Myerson
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4:20

#14 - 4:20

Season 4 - Episode 20

Joe fights Matthew in a no-holds-barred match at Mr. James' men's club smoker. Bill is extremely worried that Walt will ask Lisa on a date. We learn Dave's technique for getting rid of an unwanted visitor; act insane.

star 8.08
25 votes
Directors: Judi Elterman
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Jumper

#15 - Jumper

Season 4 - Episode 1

Bill tries to get an exclusive on-air story when a suicidal man is perched outside Dave's window.

star 8.08
28 votes
Directors: Tom Cherone
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The Real Deal

#16 - The Real Deal

Season 3 - Episode 22

When Bill and producer Lisa's new show 'The Real Deal' is on the verge of cancellation, they do everything in their power to recruit Jerry Seinfeld to appear. Matthew reveals that he's never gone 'all the way' before.

star 8.07
28 votes
Directors: Tom Cherones
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Catherine Moves On

#17 - Catherine Moves On

Season 4 - Episode 7

Each staffer offers up a very different version of events of the day Catherine announces she's leaving WNYX. Joe realizes that Catherine's always yearned for him.

star 8.07
30 votes
Directors: Tom Cherones
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Pure Evil

#18 - Pure Evil

Season 4 - Episode 6

Dave hatches a scheme of 'pure evil' to get his job as news director back, including approving Bill's obscenity laced imaginary conversations with the president. Lisa tries hard to do a good job as news director. Matthew lives in the office.

star 8.06
30 votes
Directors: Tom Cherones
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The Secret of Management

#19 - The Secret of Management

Season 4 - Episode 9

Bill hire's a gentleman's gentleman, Cadbury, to oversee his life. Mr. James teaches Lisa 'The Secret of Management'. Matthew feels left out when Bill doesn't congratulate him on being rehired.

star 8.06
31 votes
Directors: Tom Cherones
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The Cane

#20 - The Cane

Season 2 - Episode 9

Bill's new cane, which he carries for no particular reason, annoys Dave. After it's stolen, Dave is the target of Bill's wrath. Jimmy's all-night office brainstorms stokes Dave and Lisa's competitive fires. Matthew and Joe get on each other's nerves.

star 8.05
60 votes
Directors: Alan Myerson
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Led Zeppelin

#21 - Led Zeppelin

Season 2 - Episode 18

Dave and Lisa announce they're breaking up. Lisa insists any further communication be done in memorandum format. Dave tries to keep his 24-page memo private. Mr. James continues his wife search.

star 8.05
41 votes
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Goofy Ball

#22 - Goofy Ball

Season 2 - Episode 2

Jimmy gives Beth and Matthew a new product, a 'goofy ball', to test. Lisa decides it's time to tell Mr. James about her fling with Dave. Bill buys a stun gun from Joe when he fears he's being stalked.

star 8.04
69 votes
Directors: Alan Myerson
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Who's the Boss? (1)

#23 - Who's the Boss? (1)

Season 4 - Episode 12

After Bill pesters Lisa once again, Dave and Lisa hatch an evil plan to make Bill the boss to teach him a lesson. Bill's reign is eerily efficient. Joe goes on a sympathy strike to support another of Mr. James companies.

star 8.04
23 votes
Directors: Gregg Heschong
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President

#24 - President

Season 3 - Episode 1

Mr. James decides to run for President of the United States while Lisa declares to expose all of his secrets. Matthew grows a 70's style moustache to ""get chicks"".

star 8.04
52 votes
Directors: Tom Cherones
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Inappropriate

#25 - Inappropriate

Season 1 - Episode 2

An affair jeopardizes Dave's working relationship with Lisa.

star 8.04
85 votes
Directors: James Burrows
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