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The Best Episodes of Better Off Ted

Every episode of Better Off Ted ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Better Off Ted!

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.

Genre:Comedy
Network:ABC

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The best episode of "Better Off Ted" is "Racial Sensitivity", rated 8.8/10 from 435 user votes. It was directed by Paul Lazarus and written by Michael Glouberman. "Racial Sensitivity" aired on 4/8/2009 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Jabberwocky".

  • Racial Sensitivity
    8.8/10 435 votes

    #1 - Racial Sensitivity

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2009-04-08

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

    Director: Paul Lazarus

    Writer: Michael Glouberman

  • Jabberwocky
    8.7/10 352 votes

    #2 - Jabberwocky

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2009-08-11

    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.

    Director: Michael Fresco

    Writer: Michael A. Ross

  • Bioshuffle
    8.2/10 293 votes

    #3 - Bioshuffle

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2009-06-30

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

    Director: Michael Fresco

    Writer: Michael A. Ross

  • The Great Repression
    8.2/10 254 votes

    #4 - The Great Repression

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2010-01-01

    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.

    Director: Reginald Hudlin

    Writer: Becky Mann, Audra Sielaff

  • It's My Party and I'll Lie If I Want To
    8.2/10 212 votes

    #5 - It's My Party and I'll Lie If I Want To

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2010-08-17

    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.

    Director: Michael Spiller

    Writer: Mike Teverbaugh

  • Swag the Dog
    8.2/10 218 votes

    #6 - Swag the Dog

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2010-08-24

    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.

    Director: Lee Shallat Chemel

    Writer: Michael A. Ross

  • Through Rose Colored HAZMAT Suits
    8.1/10 315 votes

    #7 - Through Rose Colored HAZMAT Suits

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2009-04-01

    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.

    Director: Michael Fresco

    Writer: Justin Adler

  • Lust in Translation
    8.1/10 251 votes

    #8 - Lust in Translation

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2010-01-19

    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.

    Director: Lee Shallat Chemel

    Writer: Michael Shipley

  • Trust and Consequences
    8.0/10 273 votes

    #9 - Trust and Consequences

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2009-07-14

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

    Director: Lee Shallat Chemel

    Writer: Mike Teverbaugh

  • Secrets and Lives
    8.0/10 274 votes

    #10 - Secrets and Lives

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2009-08-11

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

    Director: Michael Spiller

    Writer: Dan O'Shannon, Mike Teverbaugh

  • Goodbye, Mr. Chips
    7.9/10 296 votes

    #11 - Goodbye, Mr. Chips

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2009-04-22

    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.

    Director: Michael Spiller

    Writer: Becky Mann, Audra Sielaff

  • Get Happy
    7.9/10 298 votes

    #12 - Get Happy

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2009-05-05

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

    Director: Gail Mancuso

    Writer: Mike Teverbaugh

  • You Are the Boss of Me
    7.9/10 271 votes

    #13 - You Are the Boss of Me

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2009-06-23

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

    Director: Michael Spiller

    Writer: Dan O'Shannon

  • Love Blurts
    7.9/10 271 votes

    #14 - Love Blurts

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2009-12-08

    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

    Director: Michael Fresco

    Writer: Kat Likkel, John Hoberg

  • The Impertence of Communicationizing
    7.9/10 246 votes

    #15 - The Impertence of Communicationizing

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2010-01-12

    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?

    Director: Michael Fresco

    Writer: Mike Teverbaugh

  • Win Some, Dose Some
    7.8/10 291 votes

    #16 - Win Some, Dose Some

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2009-04-15

    Linda is given an experimental drug that has some unusual side effects.

    Director: Michael Fresco

    Writer: Elijah Aron, Jordan Young

  • Father, Can You Hair Me?
    7.8/10 263 votes

    #17 - Father, Can You Hair Me?

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2009-07-21

    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.

    Director: Michael Fresco

    Writer: Michael Glouberman

  • Battle of the Bulbs
    7.8/10 237 votes

    #18 - Battle of the Bulbs

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2009-12-22

    Lem flips out when his mother, a brilliant scientist who has always intimidated him, comes to visit and begins an affair with Dr. Bhamba. Meanwhile, Ted gets miffed when Linda suddenly gets all the credit after she makes a suggestion to improve on his prize project, a light bulb that burns forever.

    Director: Marc Buckland

    Writer: Michael Shipley

  • Heroes
    7.7/10 337 votes

    #19 - Heroes

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2009-03-25

    Due to Phil's after effects from the cryogenic experiment, Ted tries to get him to sign a waiver to protect Veridian from possible future litigation. Elsewhere, Phil and Lem try to create beef despite having no meat in the lab.

    Director: Michael Fresco

    Writer: Victor Fresco

  • The Lawyer, The Lemur and the Little Listener
    7.7/10 246 votes

    #20 - The Lawyer, The Lemur and the Little Listener

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2009-12-15

    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.

    Director: Chris Koch

    Writer: Tim Doyle

  • Beating a Dead Workforce
    7.7/10 227 votes

    #21 - Beating a Dead Workforce

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2010-01-05

    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.

    Director: Marc Buckland

    Writer: Ingrid Escajeda

  • It's Nothing Business, It's Just Personal
    7.6/10 233 votes

    #22 - It's Nothing Business, It's Just Personal

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2009-12-29

    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?

    Director: Marc Buckland

    Writer: Victor Fresco

  • Change We Can't Believe In
    7.6/10 240 votes

    #23 - Change We Can't Believe In

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2010-01-05

    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.

    Director: Lee Shallat Chemel

    Writer: Elijah Aron, Jordan Young

  • Mess of a Salesman
    7.6/10 244 votes

    #24 - Mess of a Salesman

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2010-01-26

    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.

    Director: Marc Buckland

    Writer: Tim Doyle

  • Pilot
    7.5/10 423 votes

    #25 - Pilot

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2009-03-18

    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.

    Director: Michael Fresco

    Writer: Victor Fresco