The Best Episodes of NewsRadio

Last Updated: Nov 10, 2018

"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 8.47
43 votes
Directors: Tom Cherones
Writers: Josh Lieb
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The Crisis

#2 - The Crisis

Season 1 - Episode 4

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

star 8.30
83 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Josh Lieb
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Padded Suit

#3 - Padded Suit

Season 5 - Episode 19

Dave vents aggression on the staff, threatening to fire someone. Matthew wears a padded suit to learn Joe's karate-like martial art, Joe-jitsu. Mr. James leads a crusade against Mother's Day.

star 8.28
21 votes
Directors: Dave Foley
Writers: Ron Weiner
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The Public Domain

#4 - 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 8.27
41 votes
Directors: Tom Cherones
Writers: Joe Furey
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Jumper

#5 - 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 8.24
38 votes
Directors: Tom Cherone
Writers: Paul Simms
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Coda

#6 - Coda

Season 2 - Episode 20

Dave, Bill and Mr. James work on a promotional spot. Lisa helps Joe study for a test. Matthew tries to sign up people for a summer house in the Hamptons.

star 8.23
47 votes
Writers: Brian Kelley, Lewis Morton
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Pilot

#7 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

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

star 8.23
120 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Paul Simms
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Review

#8 - Review

Season 3 - Episode 2

A new coffee shop is opened on the first floor of the Criterion Building. Matthew becomes obsessed with Scott Adams' Dilbert cartoon.

star 8.22
54 votes
Directors: Tom Cherones
Writers: Josh Lieb
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Movie Star

#9 - 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 8.21
47 votes
Directors: Tom Cherones
Writers: Lewis Morton
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Catherine Moves On

#10 - 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 8.21
38 votes
Directors: Tom Cherones
Writers: Josh Lieb
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Stupid Holiday Charity Talent Show

#11 - 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 8.21
34 votes
Directors: Tom Cherones
Writers: Alan J. Higgins
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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 8.20
88 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Brad Isaacs, Josh Lieb, Paul Simms
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Who's the Boss? (1)

#13 - 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 8.20
30 votes
Directors: Gregg Heschong
Writers: Josh Lieb
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Led Zeppelin

#14 - 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 8.19
52 votes
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Bill Moves On

#15 - 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 8.19
32 votes
Directors: Tom Cherones
Writers: Paul Simms
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The Cane

#16 - 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 8.18
72 votes
Directors: Alan Myerson
Writers: Brad Isaacs
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The Secret of Management

#17 - 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 8.18
38 votes
Directors: Tom Cherones
Writers: Joe Furey
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Space

#18 - 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 8.18
34 votes
Directors: Tom Cherones
Writers: Joe Furey, Josh Lieb, Paul Simms
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President

#19 - 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 8.17
63 votes
Directors: Tom Cherones
Writers: Paul Simms
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French Diplomacy

#20 - French Diplomacy

Season 4 - Episode 5

Dave and Lisa breakup. Bill gets himself into trouble when he advocates the beating of foreign diplomats. Matthew opens his own dentistry practice.

star 8.17
35 votes
Directors: Tom Cherones
Writers: Paul Simms
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No, This is Not Based Entirely on Julie's Life

#21 - 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 8.17
77 votes
Directors: Alan Myerson
Writers: Paul Simms
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Apartment

#22 - Apartment

Season 5 - Episode 12

Dave and Lisa fight for an apartment, which Max decides he wants; Joe and Beth ""fix-up"" the show's website.

star 8.16
26 votes
Directors: Skip Collector
Writers: Tom Saunders, Kell Cahoon
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Zoso

#23 - Zoso

Season 2 - Episode 15

Bill enlists Joe and Matthew's support to try to convince his girlfriend that he's British. Beth tries to sell 'Fat Albert'-style hats to a department store. Lisa uses Mr. James negotiating tips to ask Dave for a raise.

star 8.15
49 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Joe Furey, Josh Lieb, Lewis Morton, Paul Simms
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Wino

#24 - Wino

Season 5 - Episode 16

The formerly evil Johnny Johnson returns to the station, now a homeless wino, to claim Lisa's hand in marriage. Lisa finds it hard to resist Johnny... despite his noxious odor.

star 8.14
21 votes
Directors: Tom Cherones
Writers: Sam Johnson, Chris Marcil
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Our Fiftieth Episode

#25 - Our Fiftieth Episode

Season 3 - Episode 20

Bill is committed to an asylum when he's judged mentally incompetent. Lisa is forced to do the 'McNeal Perspective' with Joe in Bill's absence.

star 8.14
36 votes
Writers: Paul Simms, Joe Furey
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