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Better Off Ted

Better Off Ted

ABC 2009

Ted, a successful but morally conscious man, runs a research and development department at a morally questionable corporation, Veridian Technologies. No achievement is too far fetched and no invention too unorthodox for Veridian. Ted loves his seemingly perfect job; he loves his superhuman boss, Veronica, and colleagues Lem, Phil and Linda, but he's starting to take a closer look at the company's extremely questionable practices... especially when they try to cryogenically freeze one of Ted's scientists for testing purposes.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Better Off Ted

Better Off Ted - S1E4

#1 - Racial Sensitivity (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Ted discovers that Veridian has a problem when their new motion detection system proves unable to recognize black people.

The episode was rated 8.31 from 301 votes.

Better Off Ted - S2E13

#2 - Swag the Dog (Season 2 - Episode 13)

Phil and Lem embark on a quest to gain respect around the office, Veronica goes on a reluctant treasure hunt inside the Veridian building, and Ted has to confront rumors of staff favoritism.

The episode was rated 8.25 from 194 votes.

Better Off Ted - S1E12

#3 - Jabberwocky (Season 1 - Episode 12)

Ted creates a phony project for Linda after she hears that Veridian is going green, which becomes problematic when other staffers want to join the cause.

The episode was rated 8.23 from 236 votes.

Better Off Ted - S2E12

#4 - It's My Party and I'll Lie If I Want To (Season 2 - Episode 12)

Veronica is suspicious that Ted might be using his daughter to bond with the boss in an effort to advance his career. Meanwhile, Phil and Lem tentatively start a friendship with Linda.

The episode was rated 8.15 from 192 votes.

Better Off Ted - S2E10

#5 - Lust in Translation (Season 2 - Episode 10)

Ted romances a beautiful German executive who can't speak a word of English. It doesn't matter Veridian is developing a translation device for her company, enabling the two to communicate. The problem is, the voice of the device is Phil's, which ruins the mood for Ted.

The episode was rated 8.14 from 205 votes.

Better Off Ted - S2E5

#6 - The Great Repression (Season 2 - Episode 5)

When a misunderstanding leads oddball Sheila to falsely accuse both Ted and Linda of sexual harassment, Veronica comes up with a solution to avoid having them punished. She convinces Veridian to classify sexual harassment as a disease so anyone accused of it can't be held responsible. But when the employees get wind of the new rule, things start to get a little crazy in the office.

The episode was rated 8.09 from 234 votes.

Better Off Ted - S2E11

#7 - Mess of a Salesman (Season 2 - Episode 11)

Ted helps his fast talking brother, Billy, get a job selling lab equipment for one of Veridian's biggest suppliers, but no good deed goes unpunished, as Billy proceeds to sell Veridian more equipment than they could ever use and corrupts Phil and Lem in the process. Meanwhile, a charity for girls that Veridian supports gives Veronica an award, but when she and Linda learn that the company actually gives very little of the money it raises to the charity, they set out to make things right.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 196 votes.

Better Off Ted - S1E3

#8 - Through Rose-Colored HAZMAT Suits (Season 1 - Episode 3)

When Ted's nanny calls in sick, he is forced to take his daughter Rose to work where Veronica bonds with her. Meanwhile, Ted learns where he stands with Linda when her ex-boyfriend arrives in town.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 276 votes.

Better Off Ted - S1E1

#9 - Pilot (Season 1 - Episode 1)

Ted Crisp works at Veridian Technologies in the research and development department and loves his job. However, Ted is taken aback when he learns the company has cryogenically frozen one of the scientists in his department.

The episode was rated 8.02 from 396 votes.

Better Off Ted - S1E5

#10 - Win Some, Dose Some (Season 1 - Episode 5)

Linda is accidentally dosed with an experimental drug that has some unusual side effects.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 255 votes.

Better Off Ted - S2E4
#11 - It's Nothing Business, It's Just Personal
Season 2 - Episode 4

When Veronica's sexy magician boyfriend Mordor comes to town and she starts slacking off at work big time, Ted tries to interfere in her love life to get her back on track. Meanwhile, Lem is perplexed when he is mysteriously given a bright red lab coat while everyone else has plain white ones... Is someone at Veridian trying to tell him something?

The episode was rated from 220 votes.
Better Off Ted - S2E8
#12 - The Impertence of Communicationizing
Season 2 - Episode 8

When a typo in a memo about inappropriate behavior at Veridian Dynamics orders employees to now engage in offensive language, Ted tries to convince the company to correct the error, but not before the insults start flying. Meanwhile, Veronica is afraid, and guilty. If the company can make such a stupid mistake, can it be that her own promotion is the result of a typo on a memo meant for W. Palmer and not V. Palmer?

The episode was rated from 206 votes.
Better Off Ted - S1E13
#13 - Secrets and Lives
Season 1 - Episode 13

The team learns a shocking secret about Veronica when an invention goes awry. Meanwhile, Linda tries to set up Ted with another woman.

The episode was rated from 210 votes.
Better Off Ted - S2E6
#14 - Beating a Dead Workforce
Season 2 - Episode 6

After an employee literally drops dead in the midst of Veridian's big push to finish a major project -- a machine that ironically will get people to sleep -- Veronica tries to use the incident as inspiration to make the staff work even harder.

The episode was rated from 223 votes.
Better Off Ted - S2E1
#15 - Love Blurts
Season 2 - Episode 1

Veridian Dynamics tries matchmaking employees based on their genetic compatibility in hopes of saving on health insurance bills from imperfectly bred children. Ted and Linda balk at this until they meet their supposed matches -- Greg for Linda and Danielle for Ted -- and are instantly attracted despite themselves. Meanwhile, after Veronica finds out Lem is her perfect genetic match, she hounds him to make a donation to a sperm bank

The episode was rated from 234 votes.
Better Off Ted - S1E9
#16 - Bioshuffle
Season 1 - Episode 9

When Veronica, Linda, and Ted end up having to share offices, tensions grow between them.

The episode was rated from 245 votes.
Better Off Ted - S1E2
#17 - Heroes
Season 1 - Episode 2

Ted tries to get Phil to sign a waiver to protect Veridian from possible future litigation over the side effects from his cryogenic freezing. Elsewhere, Phil and Lem try to create beef despite having no meat in the lab.

The episode was rated from 298 votes.
Better Off Ted - S1E8
#18 - You Are the Boss of Me
Season 1 - Episode 8

Lem and Phil reluctantly invite Ted to their Medieval Fight Club. Linda tries to befriend Veronica.

The episode was rated from 237 votes.
Better Off Ted - S1E10
#19 - Trust and Consequences
Season 1 - Episode 10

Veridian blames Linda for a perfume with unexpected side effects, and friends fall out when they're forced to testify.

The episode was rated from 241 votes.
Better Off Ted - S1E7
#20 - Get Happy
Season 1 - Episode 7

After a survey reveals that the staff is unhappy, Veronica tries to improve their morale.

The episode was rated from 250 votes.

Last updated: nov 28, 2022



This show is a GEM. It's so funny! If you haven't seen it you should give it a try.


Fun little show. Can't get enough of the Viridian Dynamics adverts. Nice and witty, with engaging characters.


I feel like if this show wasn't on ABC it would do a lot better. Or if it were made today. They should reboot.


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