Better Off Ted

Season 1 Episode 6

Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Apr 22, 2009 on ABC
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Ted's record as an employee gets deleted from the company computer. While he attempts to reestablish his corporate identity, Linda steps in as team leader.

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  • Ted loses his identity owing to a system flaw

    The show still continues with some really immature script writing. There is absolutely nothing special about it. A 20 minute storyline with some goofy stuff executed by some goofy actors summarizes everything. But the problem here is -despite everything, this no-strings attached show is just like an one night stand. You can go on without expecting anything in return from this show. It's like after watching it, you wont feel guilty for wasting you precious half hour. At the same time, you would not get a elated feeling, that you get after watching the best comedy on TV.

    Ted here finally decides to break the rules after discovering that the system has him as Ted Chips instead of Ted Crisp. Till that time he is non existent in the company. An attempt to change it, would require a reboot of Veridian's global system - meaning a shutdown of all facilities, a cost intensive measure. The gang decides to plant a virus in the mainframe to force the company to reboot. But as luck would have it, they get caught. Veronica finally steps in by breaking a few rules to make the shutdown happen. Lame plot - but was fun nevertheless.moreless
Chip Chinery

Chip Chinery


Guest Star

Patricia Belcher

Patricia Belcher


Guest Star

Carla Jimenez

Carla Jimenez


Guest Star

Terry Rhoads

Terry Rhoads


Recurring Role

Maz Jobrani

Maz Jobrani

Dr. Bhamba

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (19)

    • Ted: Sometimes big companies make big mistakes. Like yesterday's, which caused a million fish in Lake Michigan to grow fur.

    • Linda: Don't bother with HR. I can fake any ID with a razor blade and wite-out. Trust me, I've been 21 since I was 15.

    • Linda: You love rules. You should marry a rule and have little rule children, then build a house made of rules.
      Ted: You mean a house made of my own children?
      Linda: That's between you and your conscience.

    • Ted: I think I know my last name. It's the one thing my father and I agree on.

    • Phil: This jet pack project is going to be so exciting. Jet packs are the ultimate dream of every scientist. Skies teeming with ordinary citizens strapped to rockets.
      Lem: Flying through the air at 60 miles an hour in any direction. (thinks about it) A lot of people are going to die.

    • Dr. Bhamba: Stop it! We're scientists, not people who can examine every variable of a phenomenon to determine an accurate understanding of a specific event. Ted's late. We can't know why any more than we can unlock the secrets of the universe.

    • Veronica: But rebooting would shut down Veridian's entire worldwide operation. And that means money, which the company never parts with unless forced to by a government stronger than they are. And there's only three of those left.

    • Veronica: Okay, fine, I'll take care of your precious lab. Leave it all to me. So, Linda, you're in charge of the lab. I leave it all to you.
      Linda: Me?
      Veronica: I don't like it down there. it's chilly, the people are odd, and it smells like science.
      Linda: Well, I'm not a huge fan of that place either. Last time I was down there, I got chased by some weird eight-legged bird.
      Veronica: Ah, the octo-chicken. We had such hopes for that.

    • Voiceover: Veridian Dynamics. Individuals--we believe everyone is special, irreplaceable, and will follow the thing walking in front of it. That's why we celebrate all individuals, even ones going nowhere. Veridian Dynamics--because you can't spell "individual" without "Veridian." And "U." And an "L."

    • Dr. Bhamba: And why do you get to be in charge? As I recall, you were the only one who ran from the octo-chicken.
      Linda: Well, it freaked me out when it came down from its web.
      Dr. Bhamba: You're weak and have no leadership qualities.
      Linda: I can lead. Maybe you're just a crappy follower, did you ever think of that?

    • Linda: I can't believe the company is treating you like this. Doesn't it make you want to scream or put your fist through a wall or rub your junk on the CEO's chair?
      Ted: Yes, yes, and I only use my junk for good, not evil. With great junk comes great responsibility.

    • Ted: You know, I'd like to believe after everything I've done for this company over the years, they'd show me a little more loyalty than this.
      Veronica: Yes, I know it's hard to accept that giant companies don't care about people. I know how hard it was for me when I first realized it... when I was 8.

    • Linda: Listen to my tone and not my words. We can't just stand here and let them take Ted away from us. He is the shiniest employee we have.
      Lem: Did you just say "shiniest"?
      Linda: Again, listen to my tone and not my words. We have to do something.
      Phil: Linda's tone is right. We can't function without Ted.

    • Linda: We're not here because the company needs us. We're here because we need you. You bring out the best in each of us. You take a bunch of barely functional, socially awkward semi-creepy scientists, and one beautifully normal product tester, and make us a team.

    • Linda: Oh, shoot.
      Ryan: What's wrong, Linda? Is your card not working?
      Linda: No, it's not the card. it's these damn breasts of mine. Ugh, I'm taking this new medication and it's making 'em so big and perky. Do they looks strange to you?
      Ryan: Don't worry about those breasts, Linda. They're top shelf.
      Ted: Hmm.
      Linda: You can't tell from over there. Come closer.

    • Lem: Did you disable the camera?
      Dr. Bhamba: Did you disable your stupid-question filter?
      Lem: I thought I did.

    • Ted: None of this would've happened if it weren't for you.
      Linda: Hey, my boobs worked their ass off.

    • Veronica: I should have you all fired or demoted, or put you in the tank with the octo-chicken.

    • Veronica: Legal says you have to wear a parachute.
      Lem: Why? At the height I'm going, a parachute will be useless.
      Veronica: Not from a legal standpoint. Good luck.

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Airdates:
      Latin America: October 19, 2009 on Canal FX
      Czech Republic: April 27, 2010 on Prima COOL
      United Kingdom: August 10, 2010 on FX