NewsRadio

The BEST episodes of NewsRadio

Every episode of NewsRadio ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. 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.

Last Updated: 8/5/2022Network: NBC
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Stocks
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8.62
144 votes

#1 - Stocks

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/11/1996

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

Directors: Tom Cherones
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Bill Moves On
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8.48
189 votes

#2 - Bill Moves On

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/23/1998

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

Directors: Tom Cherones
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
President
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8.47
223 votes

#3 - President

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/18/1996

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"".

Directors: Tom Cherones
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
4:20
star
8.44
182 votes

#4 - 4:20

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/29/1998

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.

Directors: Judi Elterman
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Arcade
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8.41
212 votes

#5 - Arcade

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/23/1996

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.

Directors: Tom Cherones
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Halloween
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8.38
152 votes

#6 - Halloween

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/30/1996

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.

Directors: Tom Cherones
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Movie Star
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8.33
178 votes

#7 - Movie Star

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/20/1996

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.

Directors: Tom Cherones
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Presence
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8.32
181 votes

#8 - Presence

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/14/1996

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.

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Xmas Story
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8.30
204 votes

#9 - Xmas Story

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/19/1995

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.

Directors: James Burrows
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Houses of the Holy
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8.29
187 votes

#10 - Houses of the Holy

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/10/1996

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.

Directors: Gregg Heschong
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Sweeps Week
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8.27
209 votes

#11 - Sweeps Week

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/9/1995

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.

Directors: Peter Bonerz
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Daydream
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8.26
213 votes

#12 - Daydream

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/13/1996

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.

Directors: Tom Cherones
Watch Now:iTunes
Chock
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8.25
187 votes

#13 - Chock

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/13/1998

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.

Directors: Tom Cherones
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Pilot
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8.22
280 votes

#14 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/21/1995

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

Directors: James Burrows
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
No, This is Not Based Entirely on Julie's Life
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8.20
191 votes

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

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/19/1995

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.

Directors: Alan Myerson
Watch Now:iTunes
Review
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8.19
212 votes

#16 - Review

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/25/1996

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

Directors: Tom Cherones
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Led Zeppelin II
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8.19
184 votes

#17 - Led Zeppelin II

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/28/1996

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.

Directors: James Burrows
Watch Now:iTunes
Stupid Holiday Charity Talent Show
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8.17
190 votes

#18 - Stupid Holiday Charity Talent Show

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/16/1997

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.

Directors: Tom Cherones
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Towers
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8.15
121 votes

#19 - Towers

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/2/1999

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.

Directors: Judi Elterman
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Super Karate Monkey Death Car
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8.14
227 votes

#20 - Super Karate Monkey Death Car

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/4/1997

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.

Directors: Tom Cherones
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Bill's Autobiography
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8.12
173 votes

#21 - Bill's Autobiography

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/21/1995

Bill is approached with a book deal to write his autobiography.

Directors: Michael Lembeck
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The Song Remains the Same
star
8.09
185 votes

#22 - The Song Remains the Same

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/18/1996

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.

Directors: Tom Cherones
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Coda
star
8.09
179 votes

#23 - Coda

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/21/1996

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.

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Led Zeppelin
star
8.07
183 votes

#24 - Led Zeppelin

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/31/1996

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.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Cane
star
8.06
237 votes

#25 - The Cane

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/12/1995

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.

Directors: Alan Myerson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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