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Better Off Ted

Season 1 2009

  • 2009-03-17T21:00:00-07:00 on ABC (US)
  • 21 mins
  • 4 hours, 31 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Comedy
As the head of research and development at Veridian Dynamics, Ted Crisp must deal with nutty scientists, crazy coworkers and hazy ethical boundaries.

14 episodes

1x01 Pilot

  • Series Premiere


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.

1x02 Heroes

  • 2009-03-24T21:00:00-07:00

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.

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.

1x04 Racial Sensitivity

  • 2009-04-07T21:00:00-07:00

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

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

1x06 Goodbye, Mr. Chips

  • 2009-04-21T21:00:00-07:00

Ted inadvertently deletes himself from Veridian's system when he tries to fix his employee ID, and, as the lab falls into chaos, his peers try to remedy the situation.

1x07 Get Happy

  • 2009-05-04T21:00:00-07:00

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

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

1x09 Bioshuffle

  • 2009-06-29T21:00:00-07:00

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

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

A shocking piece of news impacts the rivalry between Veronica and her father, who is the CEO of another big company. Elsewhere, Ted thinks Phil and Lem's potential cure for baldness will impress his hard-to-please dad.

1x12 Jabberwocky

  • 2009-08-10T21:00:00-07:00

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.

1x13 Secrets and Lives

  • 2009-08-10T21:00:00-07:00

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


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