The BEST Episodes of NewsRadio
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jul 1, 2020
"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.
#1 - Stocks
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 11, 1996
Matthew returns from a Japanese vacation bearing gifts, including a katana for Dave. Mr. James teaches Beth the intricacies of the stock market.
#2 - President
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 18, 1996
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"".
#3 - 4:20
Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 29, 1998
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.
#4 - Bill Moves On
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 23, 1998
The news crew copes with the loss of their good friend, Bill, after he dies of a heart attack.
#5 - Arcade
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 23, 1996
Dave worries that the past will repeat itself when an arcade game, Stargate Defender, is installed in the hallway. Lisa and Dave take the SATs to prove they're not getting dumber. Bill is obsessed with the stale, plastic, leathery sandwiches from a vending machine.
#6 - Halloween
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 30, 1996
Mr. James requests that the reticent staffers wear costumes to his Halloween party. Lisa convinces everyone to dress up by promising that Dave will wear the most outlandish costume ever. A psychic tells Bill the exact date of his death..36 years in the future.
#7 - Movie Star
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 20, 1996
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.
#8 - Presence
Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 14, 1996
Jimmy loses Bill in a poker game. Lisa competes in Jimmy's place to win him back. Joe uses a hidden camera inside a Boba Fett action figure to keep up with the action.
#9 - Xmas Story
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 19, 1995
Matthew is upset when he realizes Mr. James gave everyone except him a new convertible for Christmas. Meanwhile Bill is stalked by a homicidal Santa Claus.
#10 - Houses of the Holy
Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 10, 1996
Joe does an admirable job filling in for an ill Catherine, much to Bill's dismay. Beth dates Mr. James' nephew who is a depressed motivational speaker, in a form of a magician.
#11 - Sweeps Week
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 9, 1995
Dave's ex-girlfriend from Wisconsin arrives for a visit, under the assumption that they are still dating, and proceeds to make Lisa nervous. Guest stars Janeane Garofalo as Nancy, and Bill Geisslinger as Tom P. Baxter.
#12 - Pilot
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 21, 1995
On his first day as WNYX's news director, Dave finds that he must fire his predecessor.
#13 - Chock
Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 13, 1998
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.
#14 - Daydream
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 13, 1996
Daydreams plague staffers on an unbelievably hot day. Among others, Beth fantasizes that she's being stalked by Matthew, who's taking on horror movie guises; and Joe dreams he turned each of the staffers into androids.
#15 - Led Zeppelin
Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 31, 1996
After announcing they've broken up, Lisa decides she'll only communicate with Dave in writing.
#16 - Review
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 25, 1996
A new coffee shop is opened on the first floor of the Criterion Building. Matthew becomes obsessed with Scott Adams' Dilbert cartoon.
#17 - Led Zeppelin II
Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 28, 1996
A fire in the building sets everyone's nerves on edge. Bill tries to escape. Dave and Lisa get back together. Mr. James continues his wife search.
#18 - No, This is Not Based Entirely on Julie's Life
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 19, 1995
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.
#19 - Stupid Holiday Charity Talent Show
Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 16, 1997
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.
#20 - Bill's Autobiography
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 21, 1995
Bill is approached with a book deal to write his autobiography.
#21 - Towers
Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 2, 1999
Matthew's 30th birthday causes him to adopt the persona of an 18 year old. Lisa protests Jimmy's plan to build a 200 story skyscraper.
#22 - The Song Remains the Same
Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 18, 1996
Mr. James disrupts the office with his early April Fools' Day practical jokes. Bill is interviewed by a Wall Street Journal reporter. Lisa and Matthew compete for the right to cover the New Hampshire primary.
#23 - Super Karate Monkey Death Car
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 4, 1997
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.
#24 - Coda
Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 21, 1996
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.
#25 - Smoking
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 4, 1995
To get Bill to comply with a new no-smoking ordinance, Dave agrees to give up drinking coffee.