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Better Off Ted 

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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Cast

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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Official Sites:

ABC [United States]

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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Veronica's metal office chair is the same chair from the police station in Demolition Man (1993). See more »

Quotes

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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Referenced in Fallout: New Vegas (2010) See more »

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Better Off Ted has promise
19 March 2009 | by scarletmindedSee all my reviews

I just saw the pilot for this show and want to write about how I liked it. Mainly because I feel shows aren't given time to find an audience and maybe me voicing my like of the show will give it a chance.

The show reminded me a bit of the movie Brazil, except a sit com. The music, the setting -- especially the part about making chairs uncomfortable with workers in order to increase productivity --, a few of the characters, though I doubt this show would even touch the dark comedy of Brazil. What I am saying is that it has that sort of bleaker comedy spirit.

It's smart too. Jokes are pretty rapid fire and I think it will do good playing after Scrubs because I feel Scrubs fans would stick around to watch this. Originally I thought maybe this was a spin off from Scrubs with the character Ted...no really I did. Andrea Anders was in the short lived spin off from Friends, Joey, so maybe I have that on the brain.

I was hooked from the whole, "can you make a mouse that can stand 195 degree temps?" to the pumpkin weapons, so I hope this show is given a chance to get an audience. I'll watch it whenever it's on. It's got a lot more going for it than your typical sit coms.


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