The BEST Episodes of NewsRadio
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 4, 2019
"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 - 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.
#2 - Jumper
Season 4 - Episode 1
Bill tries to get an exclusive on-air story when a suicidal man is perched outside Dave's window.
#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.
#5 - 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.
#6 - 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.
#7 - 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"".
#8 - The Crisis
Season 1 - Episode 4
Dave's first news crisis is compounded when everyone learns he bought Matthew a new desk.
#9 - 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.
#10 - Smoking
Season 1 - Episode 3
To get Bill to comply with a new no-smoking ordinance, Dave agrees to give up drinking coffee.
#11 - 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.
#12 - Pilot
Season 1 - Episode 1
On his first day as WNYX's news director, Dave finds that he must fire his predecessor.
#13 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#18 - 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.
#19 - 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.
#20 - 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.
#21 - 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.
#22 - Injury
Season 3 - Episode 25
Matthew faces a large medical bill when he's injured while goofing off around the office. A sympathetic Dave claims it was a work related mishap, earning Matthew Workman's comp. Mr. James and his lawyer, Roger, search for the truth. Meanwhile, Bill takes offense at a rival stations' use of the word 'penis' and air several McNeal reports using the same word.
#23 - Sleeping
Season 3 - Episode 21
Jimmy suffers a heart attack. His lawyer insists Jimmy stay in the break room while recovering from his coma. Lisa realizes she hasn't completed all her goals in life, and decides to have a baby.
#24 - Xmas Story
Season 2 - Episode 10
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.
#25 - Copy Machine
Season 4 - Episode 18
The office mourns the loss of Ted, from accounting, until Dave realizes that nobody knew him, at all.