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Better Off Ted 

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In a science-based company, a manager tries to keep control of his scientists while being pressured by his shrewd boss.

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Victor Fresco
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2   1  
2010   2009  
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Series cast summary:
Jay Harrington ...  Ted Crisp 26 episodes, 2009-2010
Portia de Rossi ...  Veronica Palmer 26 episodes, 2009-2010
Andrea Anders ...  Linda Zwordling 26 episodes, 2009-2010
Jonathan Slavin ...  Phil Myman 26 episodes, 2009-2010
Malcolm Barrett ...  Lem Hewitt 26 episodes, 2009-2010
Isabella Acres ...  Rose Crisp 14 episodes, 2009-2010
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In a science-based company, a manager tries to keep control of his scientists while being pressured by his shrewd boss.

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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You can listen to the soundtrack for the show by Scott Clausen on Sound Cloud. See more »

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Veronica: The company loves its money. If they could, they'd go to strip clubs and throw naked women at money.
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One of the funniest shows to ever be cancelled
1 April 2018 | by jimjoe12543See all my reviews

I do not know what happened with ABC between 2004 and 2016, but they underfunded, misrepresented, lacked promotion, and otherwise failed every worthwhile TV show they produced. Better Off Ted is the poster-child of this complete corporate incompetence.

What should have been a 6-9 season show was reduced to a measly TWO seasons. The show had some of the best on-screen chemistry between characters -- Phil and Lem, Linda and Ted, Veronica and Veronica. Very rarely do TV shows cause me to laugh out loud, and even rarer than that do they make it happen every episode, often a few times.

Yes, the show is corny. Yes, it is light-hearted. Yes, it actually has a lot of humanity and critique of the industrial military and corporate culture of America while making you think it's corny and light-hearted. Yes, it even handles issues of gender and race in a respectful, yet still corny and light-hearted way. Does anyone at ABC understand how difficult that is to do? What a shame.

I've always thought there would be a few shows I would like to revive once I hit the lottery (I've got a system, it's a sure thing!). Better Off Ted is in the Top 5.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Victor Fresco Project See more »

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1.78 : 1
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