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"Better Off Ted" (2009) More at IMDbPro »

Season: 1 | 2
Year: 2009 | 2010


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot

18 March 2009
Ted Crisp is the head of Research & Development at Veridian Dynamics, a top-line corporation, striving to make it to the top. Ted has an uneasy friendship with his boss, Veronica Palmer - she is always wanting something from him to add to the business, from bio-warfare pumpkins, to uncomfortable leather chairs. Dr. Lem Hewitt and Dr. Phil Myman are two research annalists that work in Ted's group and are always competing against one another to get ahead. Linda Zwordling is a young intern and test consultant to office-test the various experiments the lab puts out. Ted is a recent divorcée raising a 10-year-old daughter, named Rose, after his wife left him to find herself as well as to "save the world". Ted's latest assignment involves recruiting Phil to be cryogenetically frozen as a public relations experiment for the company's research purposes.

Season 1, Episode 2: Heroes

25 March 2009
While Phil and Lem work in the lab to create "beef without cows," Veronica takes steps to ensure that Phil won't sue the company for his botched freezing.

Season 1, Episode 3: Through Rose Colored HAZMAT Suits

1 April 2009
When Ted's nanny calls out sick, he is forced to take his 10-year-old daughter, Rose, to work with him. There Veronica bonds with her and shows the youngster first-hand about running a corporation in the mean-spirited way. Meanwhile, Ted tries to find out where he stands with whatever romance he has with Linda. Linda's ex-boyfriend arrives in town and shows up at the office wanting to spend the day with her.

Season 1, Episode 4: Racial Sensitivity

8 April 2009
Veridian comes up with an extremely insensitive solution to a problem with its motion sensors that do not detect black people, and Ted finds out that Linda now has a boyfriend who is extremely likable.

Season 1, Episode 5: Win Some, Dose Some

15 April 2009
Ted throws his daughter's wrapping paper-selling contest when he finds out a handicapped girl is in the competition and to purposely lose a bet with Veronica. Meanwhile, Linda gets mad at Phil and Lem when they accidentally dose her.

Jay Harrington ... Ted Crisp

Portia de Rossi ... Veronica Palmer

Andrea Anders ... Linda Zwordling

Jonathan Slavin ... Phil Myman

Malcolm Barrett ... Lem Hewitt

Isabella Acres ... Rose Crisp

Rocky McMurray ... General McMillan

Natalia Reagan ... Mindy

Alison Robertson ... Kathy

Billy Stevenson ... Lonny (as Bill Stevenson)

Vivian Bang ... Debbie (uncredited)
T.C. De Witt ... Bruce the Cat Guy (uncredited)

Adam DeVine ... Josh (uncredited)

Chris Dotson ... Joe (uncredited)
Gregor Joackim ... Man at Urinal (uncredited)

Donald Li ... Office Worker (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 6: Goodbye, Mr. Chips

22 April 2009
A computer error may cost Ted his job, but Linda and the scientists in the lab come up with a plan to save him.

Season 1, Episode 7: Get Happy

5 May 2009
Veronica tries to not be so cold and Ted tries to befriend the older men at Veridian after the results of an office study are revealed, and Linda's request for individuality in the office has unexpected results.

Season 1, Episode 8: You Are the Boss of Me

23 June 2009
Phil and Lem invite Ted to Medieval Fight Club while his daughter is away with his ex-wife, but come to regret their decision. In addition, Linda comes to regret becoming Veronica's friend.

Season 1, Episode 9: Bioshuffle

30 June 2009
A toxic leak from a biocomputer creates tension between Linda and Ted when they are forced to share Ted's office. Meanwhile, the new shared workspaces creates a potential romantic interest for Lem.

Season 1, Episode 10: Trust and Consequence

14 July 2009
Veronica tries to convince Linda to be the scapegoat after Veridian is sued for a faulty product, and Lem finds out that Phil lied to him about going to M.I.T..

Season 1, Episode 11: Father, Can You Hair Me?

21 July 2009
Veronica has an awkward reconciliation with her father after she finds out that he has a year to live, and Ted wants Phil and Lem to rush testing for a hair-growing formula so he can give it to his dad for his birthday.

Season 1, Episode 12: Jabberwocky

11 August 2009
Ted steals money to give Linda a secret "green" project. When Veronica asks about the missing money, Ted tells her about a fictional, "revolutionary" project, which soon becomes the talk of the company.

Season 1, Episode 13: Secrets and Lives

11 August 2009
The office finds out that Veronica is secretly working as a magician's assistant, Linda sets up a date for Ted, and Phil tries to improve his self-confidence.

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: Love Blurts

8 December 2009
Veridian tries to play matchmaker for its employees, but the motives are less than altruistic. Ted's and Linda's matches cause friction between the two, and Veronica finds out that she's matched up with Lem.

Season 2, Episode 2: The Lawyer, the Lemur and the Little Listener

15 December 2009
When a wave of layoff hits Veridian and little Rose seems to have inside info because of a friend in her Hive playgroup, Veronica tries to pump her for information, much to Ted's disapproval. Meanwhile, Linda is elated to sell her first children's book -- until someone points out that her lead character, a lemur, is the spitting image of Phil -- and Lem starts a passionate affair with one of the company lawyers, only to find out that his paycheck is being docked for the "billable hours" he's spending with his new girlfriend

Season 2, Episode 3: Battle of the Bulbs

22 December 2009
Ted becomes jealous when Linda upstages him and desperately seeks another way to receive Veridian's approval, and Lem becomes upset when a colleague in the lab begins sleeping with his mom--a famous scientist who despises Veridian's work.

Season 2, Episode 4: It's Nothing Business, It's Just Personal

29 December 2009
Ted gets in trouble with Veronica when he provides relationship advice to her new lover, and Phil and Lem compete over a new red lab coat that has mysteriously surfaced in Lem's locker.

Season 2, Episode 5: The Great Repression

1 January 2010
Linda and Ted face sexual harassment charges from an overreacting coworker, but Veronica's solution to the problem creates unexpected complications. Meanwhile, Lem and Phil try to save a robot that is replaced by a human.

Season 2, Episode 6: Beating a Dead Workforce

5 January 2010
Veronica exploits the death of an overworked Veridian employee in order to motivate the rest of its overworked workforce to work even harder to meet an important deadline.

Season 2, Episode 7: Change We Can't Believe In

5 January 2010
Ted struggles with an overly talkative security guard who worships him and wants to be his best friend. Meanwhile, a terrified Phil and Lem face the prospect of working alone with Veronica for the first time.

Season 2, Episode 8: The Impertence of Communicationizing

12 January 2010
A new corporate memo causes all Veridian employees to insult their colleagues, Ted tries to prove that he's not over-controlling on an MRE project, and Veronica suddenly feels uncontrollable guilt over her last promotion.

Season 2, Episode 9: The Long and Winding High Road

12 January 2010
Ted tries to take the high road with one of his bitter rivals in Research and Development after they come up with competing products, while Phil and Lem search for a scapegoat after they break the lab thermostat.

Season 2, Episode 10: Lust in Translation

19 January 2010
Ted dates a German businesswoman whose company wants to buy a translating device from Veridian, but a minor adjustment by Phil threatens to kill the romance and the deal. Meanwhile, Linda invents a new game and defeats Veronica.

Season 2, Episode 11: Mess of a Salesman

26 January 2010
Ted gets his brother a job selling lab supplies, and Phil and Lem go overboard buying items they don't need. Veronica is set to receive an award from the Veridian Foundation to help raise money for a charity she doesn't know about.

Season 2, Episode 12: It's a Party and I'll Lie If I Want To

17 August 2010
Phil and Lem create a new lie detector device which ends up creating havoc for Linda and her family. Meanwhile, Ted and Veronica use their respective daughter and niece as pawns to gain favor with Chet, the boss upstairs.

Season 2, Episode 13: Swag the Dog

24 August 2010
The Company implements a new reward system which Phil and Lem take advantage of. Ted and Linda try to stop office rumors that they are sleeping together, while Veronica gets stuck occupying the former CEO of Veridian.

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