Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot25 March 1995
Dave Nelson begins his new job as WNYX News Director, but first he has to fire his predecessor.
28 March 1995
Dave and Lisa begin their office romance. Matthew inadvertently uses colorful language live on air.
Season 1, Episode 3: Smoking1 April 1995
To help Bill quit smoking, Dave gives up coffee. Lisa is worried Joe saw her and Dave together at the movies.
Season 1, Episode 4: The Crisis11 April 1995
The station covers a subway derailment and Dave tries to get Matthew tunnel access, while the staff resents Dave's decision to order Matthew a new desk.
Season 1, Episode 5: Big Day18 April 1995
Dave has to decide the annual bonuses. Bill is upset over people leaving food on his desk.
2 May 1995
Beth attends a fancy luncheon with Bill despite Lisa's concern that he will take advantage of her. Dave tries to solve the station's budget problems.
9 May 1995
Dave's old girlfriend visits from Wisconsin who believes they are still a couple. Bill interviews a "business visionary" friend of Mr. James.
19 September 1995
Beth sends her boyfriend naked pictures of herself, making Lisa worry about not being sexually adventurous. Joe looks to catch the office gelato thief. Mr. James takes his vacation in the office.
Season 2, Episode 2: Goofy Ball26 September 1995
The staff play with a Goofy Ball, a toy made by one of Mr. James' companies. Joe tries to set Dave up with a fashion model. Bill thinks a stalker is trying to kill him.
10 October 1995
The office mascot, Mike the rat, is killed in a trap. Dave is seen as heartless for thinking of him as just a rodent.
31 October 1995
In the aftermath of a big fight, Dave and Lisa are tricked into revealing their affair to the staff. Catherine learns Bill's real first name.
Season 2, Episode 5: The Shrink7 November 1995
The stressed-out staff gets help from a psychiatrist. Dave is bothered that the doctor is Lisa's former lover.
Season 2, Episode 6: Friends14 November 1995
Beth's copycat friend temps at the office. Security guards won't Bill into the building without his ID.
21 November 1995
Bill is offered a book deal to write his autobiography.
28 November 1995
Matthew gets a title bump to "Coordinating Producer" and tries to boss the staff around. Mr. James announces his wife candidate search and tries to negotiate a marriage. Lisa looks for a new job and tries her hand at MTV News.
Season 2, Episode 9: The Cane19 December 1995
Bill's recent purchase of a cane aggravates Dave. Matthew is concerned that Joe hates him. Dave is not prepared for the annual staff retreat and is upset with Lisa for not informing him about it.
Season 2, Episode 10: Xmas Story19 December 1995
No one believes Bill when he tells them that a bell-ringing Santa is threatening to kill him. The staff is disappointed by Mr James' cheap Christmas presents, so he gives new cars to everyone... except Matthew.
7 January 1996
Mr James frightens everyone by negotiating the sale of the station to a buyer who will probably fire most of the staff.
14 January 1996
Dave accidentally overhears the staff mocking him.
4 February 1996
Dave takes speech lessons from Bill before introducing him at a Broadcasting Society function. Matthew learns a lesson about gambling from Joe.
18 February 1996
Mr James decides to play April Fools' pranks in February, which really puts Bill on edge, because today is the day that a Wall Street Journal reporter has come to profile him.
Season 2, Episode 15: Zoso25 February 1996
Beth seeks the secret to negotiation, while Lisa requests a raise from Dave.
10 March 1996
When Catherine is out sick, Bill puts Joe on the air in her place, expecting him to do badly. At the same time, Beth is inexplicably fascinated by Mr James' weird, nerdy nephew.
24 March 1996
Dave finally confronts Lisa about her relationship with Stewart but his actions have dire consequences; Joe helps Bill and Catherine wage a prank war against each other... but why?
31 March 1996
Dave and Lisa tell the staff they've split up and Mr. James hopes to find a wife by the end of the business day.
Season 2, Episode 19: Presence14 April 1996
Once a year, Mr James plays poker with other station owners, and the stakes are pieces of their respective stations. Mr James loses the coffee machine, and then he loses Bill. Mr James realizes he's lost his magic, so Lisa plays as his proxy.
Season 2, Episode 20: Coda21 April 1996
Matthew nearly loses it when he tries to get the staff to rent a house in the Hamptons together. Bill and Dave can't agree on a baseball promo, and spend an exhausting day with Mr James and a sound editor.
28 April 1996
Joe is bothered by the building's new security cameras; Mr James thinks he's found the perfect wife candidate, he just needs to work out what's wrong with her; a fire in the building freaks Bill out but makes Dave and Lisa hot under the collar.
Season 2, Episode 22: The Injury4 June 1997
After seriously injuring a hand, Matthew is in a hard spot not having any insurance, so Lisa comes up with a plan that Dave falsify a report. Bill causes a problem by repeatedly saying "penis" on air, both in a news story, and in a follow up apology for saying it.
Season 3, Episode 1: President18 September 1996
Mr James announces he's running for President and challenges Lisa to dig up the dirt that will stop him; Beth, Joe, Catherine and Bill hold an intervention to convince Matthew to shave off his mustache.
Season 3, Episode 2: Review25 September 1996
Matthew believes he's discovered "Dilbert" and wants to do a special segment about it. Dave flatly refuses to allow it, and Matthew quits. The staff argues over an important review of the station, unable to agree whether it's good or bad.
2 October 1996
Because of budget problems, Mr. James tells Dave to get rid of the free snacks in the break room, which leads to a revolt lead by Bill.
Season 3, Episode 4: Arcade23 October 1996
Bill is devastated when Beth has the old sandwich machine removed from the office, Dave is horrified when she replaces it with a classic arcade machine; Lisa is so worried she's losing her smarts she re-sits her SAT's.
Season 3, Episode 5: Halloween30 October 1996
The staff are upset when Mr James doesn't invite them to his big Halloween party because they think they're too cool to dress up; Lisa volunteers Dave to wear "the most outrageous costume ever" to get them into the party spirit.
6 November 1996
Dave feels confident about WNYX's chances at a broadcasting awards dinner but the rest of the staff don't share his enthusiasm; Catherine invites Joe to be her guest at the black tie affair but worries about what he's going to wear.
Season 3, Episode 7: Daydream13 November 1996
The office thermostat is broken and the heat is getting to the staff. Everybody in the office has delusional daydreams. Dave deals with low station ratings.
Season 3, Episode 8: Movie Star20 November 1996
James Caan researches a movie role with Bill but gets distracted by Matthew. Dave tries to convince Lisa to let him buy her a TV.
Season 3, Episode 9: Stocks11 December 1996
Beth inherits some money and asks Mr. James for stock tips. Matthew returns from Japan.
Season 3, Episode 10: Christmas18 December 1996
All the staff wants to leave early for Christmas, which delays Lisa's meeting Dave's parents in Wisconsin. Matthew helps Mr. James pick gifts for his rich friends. Bill has Beth record a commercial with him.
18 December 1996
Bill decides to join a gym. The staff learns a shocking, horrifying secret Dave Nelson has been keeping from all of them .
Season 3, Episode 12: Rap8 January 1997
Tensions rise in the office after a local magazine names Lisa cutest reporter in New York. After Joe alerts Bill that he's had his treble all the way down in his car and turns it up, Bill becomes shocked and outraged over the lyrics rap music has, previously not hearing them without the treble.
15 January 1997
Once again, Bill has humiliated Matthew. This time however, Matthew punches Bill in the face, which makes him act like he owns the place.
29 January 1997
Mr. James going on a fishing vacation, but in order to still be at the office Joe sets up a two-way satellite box, which drives the staff crazy as they have to take it around the office. A new complaint box is installed and promptly abused.
Season 3, Episode 15: Rose Bowl5 February 1997
Jimmy has bought a box of fake movie memorabilia while the annual job evaluation conversations are coming up.
Season 3, Episode 16: Kids12 February 1997
Mr. James brings in a group of little kids for the office to mentor, while he takes their teacher out to dinner. Dave goes on the hunt to find out who's been leaving porno magazines in the break room, while Lisa struggles with the possibility it might be Dave.
Season 3, Episode 17: Airport19 February 1997
Stranded in the St. Louis airport for days because of a snow storm, Dave is forced to deal with Bill and his revolt against friendly Midwestern people. Lisa tries to deal with being boss, though Mr. James doesn't show the enthusiasm she had hoped. Mr. James goes on a mission to stop Joe and Catherine from becoming romantically involved.
Season 3, Episode 18: Twins12 March 1997
Mr. James decides to rectify the stations continuing problem of being over budget, by selling office equipment. Matthew's "twin" brother pays a visit, but the staff knows something is up when neither brother look alike. Bill alienates the entire office.
19 March 1997
The staff deals with noisy new neighbors the floor above them. Catherine is unhappy with Bill after the way he reads a commercial and that he fakes endorsement over a product he's never tried.
2 April 1997
After a scuffle and being arrested all over a parking ticket, Bill is committed for psychiatric evaluation. With Bill gone, things quickly fall apart one air.
Season 3, Episode 21: Sleeping7 May 1997
After a surprise prank by Matthew, Mr. James has a small heart attack and per his wishes, he convalesces in a comatose state with the WNYX staff. Lisa suddenly decides she wants to have a baby.
7 May 1997
After Bill's new radio show, The Real Deal With Bill McNeal gets canned for low ratings, Bill and co-host Lisa struggle to find a surprise guest to peak Mr. James' interest. Matthew announces to the staff he's still a virgin.
Season 3, Episode 23: Mistake14 May 1997
After being a little too honest in a radio magazine interview about his job and staff, Dave draws the wrath of the staff. A new temp brought in to re-sort paper work proves to be as weird, if not weirder, than Matthew.
Season 3, Episode 24: Space21 May 1997
The gang shows us what a space episode would be like. Matthew dates a porn star robot. Bill goes for a space walk and gets locked outside. Joe accidentally sets off the self destruct system and everybody is forced into hypersleep. Matthew accidentally kicks the cord and shuts down their life support. Bill and Matthew repopulate humanity in the lab.
Season 4, Episode 1: Jumper23 September 1997
A man threatens to jump off Dave's office window ledge unless he can read a statement on the air.
Season 4, Episode 2: Planbee30 September 1997
The station is losing money and Jimmy decides to bring in an efficiency expert and cut costs. Matthew picks that day to be more odd than usual.
29 October 1997
While Andrea keeps bugging Dave, Mr. James lets a camera crew film in the office for a documentary about him. Bill is working on a musical act.
4 November 1997
Andrea wants everybody to take a lie detector test while Mr. James does a book reading of his autobiography.
11 November 1997
Lisa mistakingly believes she's been dumped by Dave, which Andrea finds out about and leads to an investigation of the relationship. Andrea deludes herself into thinking she and Lisa and friends. Bill causes Mr. James legal trouble after suggesting foreign diplomats be dragged out from cars and beaten for not paying parking tickets, and one subsequently is. Beth and Joe discover Matthew has a real talent.
Season 4, Episode 6: Pure Evil18 November 1997
As the new boss, Lisa attempts to make a good first and serious impression on the staff, which ends in epic failure. Dave, trying to get his job back, decides to become "Pure evil" and unleash Bill, which doesn't bring the results he hoped for. Matthew is now living in Lisa's office, having been kicked out of his apartment.
25 November 1997
When Catherine decides to leave WNYX, each staff member recalls a different version of the event.
16 December 1997
Because of a bet he made, Mr. James promises to rehire Matthew if somebody from WNYX wins a talent show.
1 January 1998
When Lisa hears Mr. James once told Dave the secret of good management, she desperately wants to know too.
6 January 1998
Bill announces he's adopting a baby.
Season 4, Episode 11: Chock13 January 1998
On his 32nd birthday, Dave gets visited by three old college friends of his who want him to quit his job and join their old a capella singing group.
20 January 1998
Dave and Lisa make Bill the boss to teach him a lesson. Joe is on strike.
3 February 1998
Mr. James tells Dave and Lisa to run for the position of boss, even though they both don't want to be the boss.
24 February 1998
Because things have been disappearing from his desk, Dave has a card-operated security door installed at the station entrance. Meanwhile, Bill is hired to do a TV commercial for a blue-jean company.
3 March 1998
Lisa and Beth try to find out why Matthew has gotten a brother from the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Dave seemingly becomes paranoid when Bill suggests Lisa has a secret new boyfriend, which leads Bill, Joe, and Mr. James on the hunt for whom the guy is.
Season 4, Episode 16: Beep, Beep18 March 1998
Using information secretly collected by secret office observers, Mr. James notices Dave and Lisa's productivity levels were higher when they were dating, so Mr. James set out to try and get them back together, but when that fails, Bill steps in. Mr. James gets Matthew a small red car for his birthday, which he drives around the building and meets a girl with.
Season 4, Episode 17: Balloon25 March 1998
Mr. James announces he is going to circle the Earth in a hot air balloon. Bill tries to quit smoking by instead using chewing tobacco.
8 April 1998
After a co-worker nobody knew dies in a freak incident involving a copy machine Joe modified, Joe blames himself for the man's death. An old college friend of the departed shows up wanting to know more about Ted, and the staff, lead by Bill, make up lies.
15 April 1998
Mr. James has Dave take in his only normal nephew, Walt, to train, which he has Bill do. Matthew tells Dave he has a crush on Lisa and wants to ask her out. Walt has a crush on Lisa.
Season 4, Episode 20: 4:2028 April 1998
Jimmy sponsors an ultimate fight contest between Mathew and Joe. Bill begins recording his conversations with Lisa.
6 May 1998
Due to Beth's vacation, the guys now consider WNYX an all-male work floor, despite Lisa still being around.
12 May 1998
A spoof on the film Titanic
23 September 1998
After Bill's funeral, the staff deals with their grief. Catherine comes back to read some private messages as part of Bill's last will. Matthew wants to believe Bill is still alive and traveling the world.
7 October 1998
Dave thinks its time to hire Bills replacement. When the staff resists he considers going with a long time friend of Bill, Max Louis. As it turns out, Max is a horrible radio personality and gets fired from every job he has. Joe needs to fix all the computers in preparation for Y2K. Electronics around the office randomly explode.
14 October 1998
Matthew does what he can to get Max fired. Lisa goes undercover to investigate a fast food restaurant.
Season 5, Episode 4: Noise21 October 1998
Dave is more stressed than usual, so Joe decides to make him a white noise machine for relaxation. Dave loves it and eventually becomes so mellow he refuses to work. Max infringes on Lisa's special show "This Day in History" by broadcasting ridiculous live interviews with historical figures and twisting of facts.
28 October 1998
Matthew becomes brilliant after drinking Joes Brain milkshake.
Season 5, Episode 6: Jail4 November 1998
Mr. James is arrested and held for possibly being the legendary bank robber D.B. Cooper, and while he's out his office has called in Johnny Johnson to fill his place, much to Mr. James' dismay; Johnson quickly makes positive impressions on the staff. Afraid Lisa is uncovering to much damning evidence on Mr. James, he assigns Matthew to the story.
Season 5, Episode 7: The Lam11 November 1998
With Mr. James on the loose after breaking out of prison, Dave and Lisa must try to get the green duffel bag away from Johnny Johnson, which is made harder since Lisa has the hots for Johnny. The rest of the staff refuses to believe Johnny is evil.
24 November 1998
After beating the D.B. Cooper case in court, Mr. James comes back to find he cannot get rid of Johnny since he was made CEO in Mr. James' absence. Now the staff and Mr. James must find a way to get back Jimmy's empire.
Season 5, Episode 9: Boston9 December 1998
Max tries to help Lisa with her speech impediment and accidentally uncovers her hidden Boston accent.
15 December 1998
Beth and Mr. James clash over employee profit-sharing. After undergoing hypnosis, Matthew believes he endured Satanic ritual abuse from Lisa.
Season 5, Episode 11: Stinkbutt5 January 1999
Joe and Beth paint a self-expression mural in the lobby. Max insists that Mr. James' security consultant is an impostor. Matthew wears the same outfit as Lisa to the office.
Season 5, Episode 12: Apartment12 January 1999
Dave and Lisa fight over a new apartment, and once the land lady tells them she needs one reference from each, they immediately go to Mr. James, whom lets the staff decide. To spice up the "crappy" WNYX website, Joe sets up a webcam in the break room.
Season 5, Episode 13: Towers2 February 1999
Wanting to leave a lasting legacy, Mr. James proposes to build two 200 hundred story buildings shaped like his initials. Freaking out over turning 30, Matthew shows up to work dressed and acting like a British punk rocker, rebelling against society.
Season 5, Episode 14: Hair9 February 1999
Mr James wants to do business with a computer billionaire, but is shocked when he finds the man has casual clothing, a beard, and long hair. Joe takes Jimmy on a hypnotic psychoanalysis to find he's terrified of hippies ever since his violent experience back in 68.
Season 5, Episode 15: Assistant16 February 1999
Lisa discovers her contract allows her to have an assistant. When the new gal shows up looking hot and acting flirty, the boys go crazy and the women get irritated. Max is upset the women have a couch in their rest room and demands the same. Things get ugly when Jimmy overdoes the mens room and people cant agree to the rules of its use.
Season 5, Episode 16: Wino23 February 1999
Matthew finds Mr. James' evil nemesis who almost put him away in Federal prison and stole his company, Johnny Johnson, a homeless wino living in a subway station. Johnny claims to no longer be evil and seeks to still marry Lisa.
Season 5, Episode 17: Wedding2 March 1999
During Lisa and Johnny's wedding, which Dave strongly opposes, Johnny is arrested for theft. Lisa must decide whether to stay married to him.
Season 5, Episode 18: Ploy9 March 1999
Max threatens to quit, but nobody takes him serious since Beth tells them it's just a ploy to get her to go out with him. Lisa wants to hybrid her last name with Johnny's last name, but most of the staff has different ideas.
13 April 1999
Angry nobody even pretends to do their job and ignores him, Dave plans on firing somebody. Max and Matthew get Joe to teach him his special blend of forms of karate, called Joe-Jitsu. Displeased with how Mother's Day cheapens motherhood, Mr. James goes on a mission to destroy Mother's Day.
20 April 1999
Matthew and Mr. James switch jobs for a day and Dave bans Max from the kitchen.
Season 5, Episode 21: Retirement27 April 1999
Mr. James announces he's retiring and moving to a big cabin in New Hampshire. Matthew worries that once Mr. James is gone, Dave will fire him, and immediately starts getting paranoid. Lisa plans a going away party, which Dave believes is a waste of time and that Mr. James is just pulling another one of his crazy schemes.
4 May 1999
In the series finale, Jimmy James shock jocks WNYX by returning from his titanic retirement cabin. Homesick James adores his farm's pet sounds, but pines for the blue, flaming news zoo's beastly noise, and Dave's mom. To shed his two-tone mourning jacket, he begs Dave to run his new tiny, tinny New Hampshire radio station. But now, ex-cheese-head Dave loves the Big Apple, and gets an evil urge to unload cat-loving Matthew via bait and switch. Will other news crew kiss off the great escape artist's golden call of the wild to his green acres ? Is this an alien conspiracy?
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