NewsRadio

The WORST episodes of NewsRadio

Every episode of NewsRadio ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst 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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Flowers for Matthew
star
6.73
118 votes

#1 - Flowers for Matthew

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/28/1998

Joe creates a ""smart drink"", with extreme results; Lisa becomes Max's confidante.

Directors: Tom Cherones
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Plan Bee
star
6.93
195 votes

#2 - Plan Bee

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/30/1997

Jimmy hires Andrea, an efficiency expert, when the station needs to cut funds. The staffers rally around an inept Matthew to try to preserve his job. Bill auditions for a television job.

Directors: Tom Cherones
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Spooky Rapping Crypt
star
7.00
113 votes

#3 - Spooky Rapping Crypt

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/15/1998

Beth wants to start profit-sharing; Matthew thinks of abuse after undergoing hypnosis.

Directors: Tom Cherones
Watch Now:iTunes
Ploy
star
7.16
115 votes

#4 - Ploy

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/9/1999

Max pretends to quit to hopefully get Beth to beg him to stay. When the ploy fails, Dave has to swallow his pride to get Max back. Lisa's new hyphenated last name, Miller-Johnson, irks both Joe and Matthew.

Directors: Tom Cherones
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Assistant
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7.17
117 votes

#5 - Assistant

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/16/1999

Lisa's new assistant turns Joe and Dave into rivals; Max complains about the lack of sofa in the men's room.

Directors: Tom Cherones
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Boston
star
7.18
114 votes

#6 - Boston

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/9/1998

Dave tries to tape a message for students at his alma matter; Lisa tries to cure her speech impediment.

Directors: Tom Cherones
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Stinkbutt
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7.29
145 votes

#7 - Stinkbutt

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/5/1999

Dave fights to hang Joe and Beth's strange painting in the lobby; Matthew starts dressing like Lisa.

Directors: Tom Cherones
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The Lam
star
7.29
120 votes

#8 - The Lam

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/11/1998

Lisa admits her attraction to Johnny; Dave must exploit their relationship to protect Jimmy.

Directors: Tom Cherones
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
New Hampshire
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7.32
112 votes

#9 - New Hampshire

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/4/1999

Jimmy returns to finalize the sale of the station and tries to persuade one staff member to relocate to New Hampshire with him.

Directors: Tom Cherones
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Beep, Beep
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7.32
180 votes

#10 - Beep, Beep

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/18/1998

Mr. James gives Matthew a small toy car. Mr. James urges Dave and Lisa to get back together when a secret study reveals they're more productive when they're a couple.

Directors: Tom Cherones
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Meet The Max Louis
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7.35
152 votes

#11 - Meet The Max Louis

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/7/1998

Jon Lovitz joins the cast as Max Louis, hired because of a connection to Bill. The idea of ""Y2K"" wreaks havoc at the office.

Directors: Tom Cherones
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Wedding
star
7.39
115 votes

#12 - Wedding

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/2/1999

Lisa gets married to Johnny, despite Dave's attempt to talk her out of it.

Directors: Tom Cherones
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Retirement
star
7.44
114 votes

#13 - Retirement

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/27/1999

Mr. James announces that he's selling the station and retiring to New Hampshire. Dave believes it's a ploy. Lisa organizes a retirement party to convince Mr. James to stay.

Directors: Judi Elterman
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Lucky Burger
star
7.44
121 votes

#14 - Lucky Burger

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/14/1998

It comes out that Max doctored his resume; Lisa goes undercover at a restaurant.

Directors: Tom Cherones
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Monster Rancher
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7.46
183 votes

#15 - Monster Rancher

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/15/1998

Matthew takes Lisa on a date. The office has trouble adapting to a new intern, Mr. James' nephew, Walt.

Directors: Tom Cherones
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Clash of the Titans
star
7.46
115 votes

#16 - Clash of the Titans

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/24/1998

Jimmy is freed from prison, to realize that Johnny has stolen his empire.

Directors: Tom Cherones
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Jail
star
7.46
120 votes

#17 - Jail

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/4/1998

After a case of mistaken identity, Jimmy is sent to jail. His vice president, Johnny, takes over.

Directors: Tom Cherones
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Noise
star
7.47
151 votes

#18 - Noise

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/21/1998

Dave learns he has high blood pressure, causing Joe to install a sound machine. Matthew becomes motherly toward Max, after a conversation with Beth.

Directors: Tom Cherones
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Pure Evil
star
7.47
221 votes

#19 - Pure Evil

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/18/1997

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.

Directors: Tom Cherones
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The Secret of Management
star
7.48
218 votes

#20 - The Secret of Management

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/1/1998

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.

Directors: Tom Cherones
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The Breakup
star
7.48
199 votes

#21 - The Breakup

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/31/1995

Dave and Lisa have a fight after Dave calls her the 'b-word'. Beth manipulates the two into 'coming out' in front of the whole staff. Catherine finds out Bill's real first name.

Directors: Peter Bonerz
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Physical Graffiti
star
7.48
176 votes

#22 - Physical Graffiti

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/24/1996

Dave is jealous when Lisa constantly talks to her ex-boyfriend. Joe is the facilitator in a practical joke war between Catherine & Bill.

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Padded Suit
star
7.49
115 votes

#23 - Padded Suit

Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/13/1999

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.

Directors: Dave Foley
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Sinking Ship
star
7.50
182 votes

#24 - Sinking Ship

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/12/1998

The episode spoofs the movie Titanic, where Walt and Dave sketch Lisa nude and give her heart shaped necklaces. Soon, though, the ship starts to sink...

Directors: Tom Cherones
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Luncheon at the Waldorf
star
7.51
277 votes

#25 - Luncheon at the Waldorf

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/2/1995

When Bill asks Beth to a fancy luncheon, everyone suspects his motives. Dave questions the staff's spendthrift ways.

Directors: Peter Baldwin
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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