Off the Air

The BEST episodes of Off the Air

Every episode of Off the Air ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Off the Air!

This series is presented without explanation or narration as a showcase of surreal footage—animations, short films, music videos, viral videos, film, and television clips, stock footage and morphing psychedelic imagery—arranged around a single loose theme (expressed in the episode title) and blended without pause into a single continuous presentation. The series does not air on a regular schedule, with new episodes airing unannounced.

Last Updated: 8/5/2022Network: Adult Swim
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Death
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9.67
36 votes

#1 - Death

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/30/2014

Life without the hassle of living.

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Transportation
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9.66
38 votes

#2 - Transportation

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/6/2015

From here to there, but never back again.

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Winter
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9.33
6 votes

#3 - Winter

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/1/2019

The ultimate bookend to humanity.

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Robots
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9.32
44 votes

#4 - Robots

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/7/2014

Surreal footage of robots

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Dreams
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9.00
2 votes

#5 - Dreams

Season 10 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/29/2020

Trying to keep up with reality.

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Sound
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8.86
7 votes

#6 - Sound

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/30/2018

Listen with your eyes.

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NEWNOW
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8.75
12 votes

#7 - NEWNOW

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/29/2015

Now, new.

Fire
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8.67
3 votes

#8 - Fire

Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/26/2019

It's all around you.

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Worship
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8.64
42 votes

#9 - Worship

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/22/2014

Surreal footage of worship

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Light
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8.63
19 votes

#10 - Light

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/1/2013

Surreal footage of light.

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Space
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8.62
21 votes

#11 - Space

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/5/2011

Mercury Freedom 7 footage supplied by NASA / Archive.org Porculpa - Your Fault by Lyn Hagan Opening Credits by Adam Fuchs (stock footage from Getty Images) Toy Robot in Space! by James Trosh Giant Leap by Kyle Botha Zeroing by Andrey Nepomnyaschev Space Ghost stock footage (featuring George Lowe) Hell / ????? by David O'Reilly Excerpt from Outside In by Stephen Van Vuuren Noisebox in Space by 12foot6 Carl Sagan - A Glorious Dawn (Symphony of Science) by John Boswell, featuring Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking Quantum Leap animation by Thomas De Rijk Apollo 11 Launch NASA film transfer by Spacecraft Films

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Liquid
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8.59
17 votes

#12 - Liquid

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/21/2015

Slippery when wet. Featured videos: Run Walter Run footage provided by Newsflare Phantom Water Reel by Chris Bryan Helium Shark by Thomas Marque Ice Crystal Timelapse by Shawn Knol Additional photography provided by Alan Steadman Machine Networks 2013 by Ryan Tyler Martinez of the Southern California Institute of Architecture Most Incredible Volcano by Geoff Mackley BBBB by Natalia Stuyk A Family Affair by Ed Schrader, Kevin Sherry, and John Voigt Bubble Device #2 by Nicholas Hanna Music video for "Bryn Marina" by David Jude Harris Splashy Duck by William Anderson Atomic bomb footage provided by VCE Digital, Inc. The Huber Experiments – Vol. 2 by Erik and Matthew Huber Vagabond Mutant Liquid by Tobias Stretch Dry Lights by Xavier Chassaing; composed by Thomas Vaquie Kayakers in Drainage Ditch by Rush Sturges and Men Marr Featured music: "Parade (Dominik Eulberg Remix)" by Rone "Summer Storm" by Fox + Sui "Bryn Marina" by Sound of Ceres "Vertical" by Vessels "Great River Road" by Zach Schimpf "The Mountain Dew" by the Clancy Brothers

Progress
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8.50
2 votes

#13 - Progress

Season 10 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/29/2020

Comfort is the enemy.

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Hair
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8.42
12 votes

#14 - Hair

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/2/2014

The tangled web we weave.

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Coping
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8.40
5 votes

#15 - Coping

Season 10 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/9/2020

You are not alone. Well, maybe a little bit. Yeah, definitely pretty much alone.

Patterns
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8.33
3 votes

#16 - Patterns

Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/31/2019

Watch, rinse, repeat.

Body
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8.28
18 votes

#17 - Body

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/1/2012

CORDS (hear us and have mercy) by Sara Lundberg. A Cappella performed by Linda Ohlin, Carina Aronsson, Gustav Nordlander, and Carl Slettengren Stock footage supplied by iStock.com , Archive.org Visible Human Project supplied by US National Library of Medicine All Ways by Color Chart Take This Pill by David Firth going to the store by David Lewandowski Hot Dog Hustle by Thomas Hunter SyncBody by Daihei Shibata. Artwork by Hiroshi Sato. Sossidge Arms shorts by Chriddof Go Pro On a Hula Hoop by Nick Saik Amalgamide Tide by Taras Hrabowski Stinks by Glogman Johns 15 Denier by Harry Handyside

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Color
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8.24
21 votes

#18 - Color

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/30/2012

Surreal footage of color. Featured videos: LSD GIRL footage provided by T3Media Head On – Lior Ben Horin This Girl Can Handle a Shotgun – Brandon401401 Grindin' – Rogier van der Zwaag The Biggest Domino Circle - 11,000 Dominoes! Youtube Record! – TheRealMcJoni and TheDominoator Dahlia – Michael Langan The Doldrums – Plastic Horse Dinosaurs – Kristofer Ström Paint – Sony Bravia and Fallon London Datamosh – Yung Jake Bars & Tones – Andre Chocron Optimist – Brian Thomson Stock footage supplied by iStock Featured music: Grindin' – Nobody Beats the Drum The Doldrums – Paul White Dinosaurs – 16bit La Gassa Ladra performed by Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Performance conducted by Senja Karel Datamosh – Yung Jake Perpetuum Mobile – Penguin Cafe Orchestra Serve The People – Handsome Furs

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Nature
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8.18
17 votes

#19 - Nature

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/31/2013

Surreal footage of nature. Featured videos Visions of the Wild USDA film provided by Prelinger Archives Brats by Ian Cheng Hyper Geography by Joe Hamilton Stock footage provided by Getty Images Australian Tree Fern timelapse by The Upthink Lab Fungia Food by Coral Morphologic Staring Out the Window by Ninian Doff Woos by PetPunk What's Up? by Liam Lynch A Walk in the Woods by Weebl Madam Butterfly by Gabriel Kempers Land by Hiraoka Masanobu The Ghostly Voices Once Said! by Randy Knott Featured music "Brats" by Liars "Into the Deep Time (One Sun)" by Candy Claws "Staring Out the Window" by Fulton Lights "What's Up?" by Liam Lynch "Humming Chorus" by Giacomo Puccini, performed by Apollo Symphony Orchestra "The Ghostly Voices Once Said!" by Randy Knott

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Nightmares
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8.17
12 votes

#20 - Nightmares

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/22/2012

Surreal footage of nightmares. Featured videos: Real Demons Caught on Tape – Justin Martinez Plaster Casts of Everything – Patrick Daughters of Riff Raff Films Superduper – Thomas de Rijk Coaster Test – Steve Cutts Headcleaner – Alessandro Bevari Her Lovely Fears – Ben Wheele Homelands – Jimmy Joe Roche Zombie Bands Suck – Liam Lynch Stock footage supplied by iStock You Ruined It – Michael Langan Crooked Rot – David Firth Music by Marcus Fjellström Nightmares Fear Factory Souvenir FEAR pics – Nightmares Fear Factory Image manipulation by Geoffrey Lillemon (Random Studios), Christy Karacas, Brandon Lively, Dax Norman, Trey Wadsworth, Terry White (Fly Bitches) Featured music: Journeyman – Amon Tobin Plaster Casts of Everything – Liars Headcleaner – Einstürzende Neubauten Dust Flesh and Bones – Matt Elliott Battery Point – Beak>

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Animals
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8.17
30 votes

#21 - Animals

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/1/2011

"Big Bounce" from Prelinger Archives El Hombre Y La Tierra Zodiac Animals by lilFUCHS Cows and Zebras by Taras Hrabowsky Meow Mix by Cyriak Harris "Triple Jump" advertisement for JAL The Music Scene by Anthony F. Shepperd Cheese Rolling footage by SoGlos.com

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Food
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8.14
22 votes

#22 - Food

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/25/2011

Think Globally, Act Locally by William Lamson FOOD by Dax Norman Digestive System by Flix Productions Medical Animation The Huber Experiments Vol. 1 by Erik & Matthew Huber Western Spaghetti by PES Something by Cyriak Harris Ecological Apple by Andreas Soderberg Oyster Vision by Morphologic Studios Automato by Bill Feinup & Barry Kudrowitz

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Love
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8.11
9 votes

#23 - Love

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/28/2018

It's inside of you right now.

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Health
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8.11
9 votes

#24 - Health

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/29/2018

9 out of 10 doctors disagree.

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Holes
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8.09
11 votes

#25 - Holes

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/24/2015

There's one beneath you right now.

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