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The Best Episodes of NewsRadio

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

The office politics and interpersonal relationships among the staff of WNYX NewsRadio, New York's #2 news radio station.


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The best episode of "NewsRadio" is "Bill Moves On", rated 9/10 from 450 user votes. It was directed by Tom Cherones and written by Paul Simms. "Bill Moves On" aired on 9/23/1998 and is rated 0.4 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Super Karate Monkey Death Car".

  • Bill Moves On
    9.0/10 450 votes

    #1 - Bill Moves On

    Season 5 Episode 1 - Aired 1998-09-23

    The news crew copes with the loss of their good friend, Bill, after he dies of a heart attack.

    Director: Tom Cherones

    Writer: Paul Simms

  • Super Karate Monkey Death Car
    8.6/10 442 votes

    #2 - Super Karate Monkey Death Car

    Season 4 Episode 4 - Aired 1997-11-04

    Andrea forces the staff to take lie detector tests. Lisa fears she will not pass the test due to her extensive criminal past. Jimmy has his book, which failed in the U.S., translated into Japanese then back into English.

    Director: Tom Cherones

    Writer: Josh Lieb

  • Smoking
    8.4/10 484 votes

    #3 - Smoking

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 1995-04-04

    A new law bans smoking in the workplace, to Bill's dismay. Lisa thinks that Joe saw her and Dave at a movie.

    Director: James Burrows

    Writer: Paul Simms, Josh Lieb

  • Arcade
    8.4/10 370 votes

    #4 - Arcade

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 1996-10-23

    Dave worries that the past will repeat itself when an arcade game, Stargate Defender, is installed in the hallway. Lisa and Dave take the SATs to prove they're not getting dumber. Bill is obsessed with the stale, plastic, leathery sandwiches from a vending machine.

    Director: Tom Cherones

    Writer: Brian Kelley

  • Bitch Session
    8.3/10 372 votes

    #5 - Bitch Session

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 1996-01-14

    Dave accidentally overhears the entire staff mocking and insulting him. Jimmy tries to lift Dave's spirits.

    Director: James Burrows

    Writer: Brian Kelley

  • Complaint Box
    8.3/10 362 votes

    #6 - Complaint Box

    Season 3 Episode 14 - Aired 1997-01-29

    Dave has reason to whine when a complaint box is put up and the staff begins lodging groundless gripes against each other and their belabored leader.

    Director: Tom Cherones

    Writer: Lew Morton, Brian Kelley

  • The Cane
    8.2/10 387 votes

    #7 - The Cane

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 1995-12-12

    Bill's new cane, which he carries for no particular reason, annoys Dave. After it's stolen, Dave is the target of Bill's wrath. Jimmy's all-night office brainstorm stokes Dave and Lisa's competitive fires. Matthew and Joe get on each other's nerves.

    Director: Alan Myerson

    Writer: N/A

  • Daydream
    8.2/10 392 votes

    #8 - Daydream

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 1996-11-13

    Daydreams plague WNYX as they sweat out a broken thermostat. Among the reveries: Matthew is Beth's worst nightmare; and Bill is every woman's fantasy.

    Director: Tom Cherones

    Writer: Paul Simms

  • Movie Star
    8.2/10 366 votes

    #9 - Movie Star

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 1996-11-20

    James Caan pays a visit to research a role. That brings out the worst in Bill and Matthew. Meanwhile, Dave's idea for a birthday gift doesn't thrill Lisa.

    Director: Tom Cherones

    Writer: Lew Morton

  • Houses of the Holy
    8.1/10 357 votes

    #10 - Houses of the Holy

    Season 2 Episode 16 - Aired 1996-03-10

    Joe does an admirable job filling in for an ill Catherine, much to Bill's dismay. Beth dates Mr. James' nephew who is a depressed motivational speaker, in a form of a magician.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Brian Kelley

  • Presence
    8.1/10 350 votes

    #11 - Presence

    Season 2 Episode 19 - Aired 1996-04-14

    Jimmy loses Bill in a poker game. Lisa competes in Jimmy's place to win him back. Joe uses a hidden camera inside a Boba Fett action figure to keep up with the action.

    Director: Lee Shallat Chemel

    Writer: Alan J. Higgins, Josh Lieb

  • Rap
    8.1/10 349 votes

    #12 - Rap

    Season 3 Episode 12 - Aired 1997-01-08

    Envy rears its ugly head when Lisa is named "Cutest Reporter in New York"; Bill leads a crusade against rap.

    Director: Tom Cherones

    Writer: Alan J. Higgins

  • Led Zeppelin Boxed Set
    8.1/10 342 votes

    #13 - Led Zeppelin Boxed Set

    Season 3 Episode 13 - Aired 1997-01-15

    Bill's abuse--and Dave's advice--cause Matthew to adopt an abrasive attitude toward his co-workers.

    Director: Tom Cherones

    Writer: Chris Marcil, Lew Morton

  • Jumper
    8.1/10 340 votes

    #14 - Jumper

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 1997-09-23

    Bill tries to get an exclusive on-air story when a suicidal man is perched outside Dave's window.

    Director: Tom Cherones

    Writer: Paul Simms

  • The Public Domain
    8.1/10 347 votes

    #15 - The Public Domain

    Season 4 Episode 3 - Aired 1997-10-28

    Dave tries to get Matthew rehired amidst chaos. Andrea hires a man to share Dave's Job, Jimmy brings a camera crew into the office to film a documentary, and Bill prepares for a new career as a singing political satirist a la Mark Russell.

    Director: Tom Cherones

    Writer: Joe Furey

  • Catherine Moves On
    8.1/10 326 votes

    #16 - Catherine Moves On

    Season 4 Episode 7 - Aired 1997-11-25

    Each staffer offers up a very different version of events of the day Catherine announces she's leaving WNYX. Joe realizes that Catherine's always yearned for him.

    Director: Tom Cherones

    Writer: Josh Lieb

  • Big Day
    8.0/10 410 votes

    #17 - Big Day

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 1995-04-18

    Mr. James assigns Dave the task of doling out the annual bonuses. Each staffer gets the standard $400 bonus except for two, one of whom receives a $3,000 'Big Bonus', and the other 'The Shaft'. In the B-story, Bill complains to Dave about all the clutter that mysteriously finds its way to his desk.

    Director: Alan Myerson

    Writer: Paul Simms, Joe Furey, Josh Lieb

  • President
    8.0/10 365 votes

    #18 - President

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 1996-09-18

    Mr. James decides to run for President of the United States while Lisa declares to expose all of his secrets. Matthew grows a ‘70s style mustache to "get chicks".

    Director: Tom Cherones

    Writer: Paul Simms

  • Halloween
    8.0/10 371 votes

    #19 - Halloween

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 1996-10-30

    Dave and Lisa try to get the staff psyched for Jimmy's Halloween party, but it's Dave who learns the holiday can be a drag.

    Director: Tom Cherones

    Writer: Chris Marcil, Sam Johnson

  • The Real Deal
    8.0/10 350 votes

    #20 - The Real Deal

    Season 3 Episode 22 - Aired 1997-05-07

    The staff is shocked by Matthew's love life; Bill gets some bad news about the fate of his radio show.

    Director: Tom Cherones

    Writer: Paul Simms, Joe Furey

  • No, This is Not Based Entirely on Julie's Life
    7.9/10 399 votes

    #21 - No, This is Not Based Entirely on Julie's Life

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 1995-09-19

    Beth takes erotic photographs of herself to energize her relationship with her boyfriend. Joe boobytraps the refrigerator when someone continually steals his daily gelato.

    Director: Alan Myerson

    Writer: Paul Simms

  • Goofy Ball
    7.9/10 399 votes

    #22 - Goofy Ball

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 1995-09-26

    Jimmy gives Beth and Matthew a new product, a 'goofy ball', to test. Lisa decides it's time to tell Mr. James about her fling with Dave. Bill buys a stun gun from Joe when he fears he's being stalked.

    Director: Alan Myerson

    Writer: Paul Simms

  • The Breakup
    7.9/10 376 votes

    #23 - The Breakup

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 1995-10-31

    Dave and Lisa have a fight after Dave calls her the 'b-word'. Beth manipulates the two into 'coming out' in front of the whole staff. Catherine finds out Bill's real first name.

    Director: Peter Bonerz

    Writer: Paul Simms

  • Station Sale
    7.9/10 361 votes

    #24 - Station Sale

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 1996-01-07

    Jimmy negotiates with a media conglomerate to sell the station so he can meet with their attractive representative. Matthew handcuffs himself to a chair to protest a sale, while the rest of the staff schemes up ways to keep their jobs.

    Director: Tom Cherones

    Writer: Leslie Caveny, Lew Morton, Brian Kelley

  • Review
    7.9/10 354 votes

    #25 - Review

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 1996-09-25

    A new coffee shop is opened on the first floor of the Criterion Building. Matthew becomes obsessed with Scott Adams' Dilbert cartoon.

    Director: Tom Cherones

    Writer: Josh Lieb