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Episode Guide

    • Bitch Session
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      Dave's thin skin is pierced.
    • Look Who's Talking
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      Bill decides to give fatherhood a try which meets with varied reactions from his coworkers.
    • Complaint Box
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      After new Employee Conduct Guidelines are introduced Dave finds himself spending the rest of the day fielding frivolous complaints from the staff, a situation complicated by the fact that a vacationing Jimmy is constantly keeping in contact through a satellite hook-up.
    • Beep, Beep
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      Jimmy begs Dave and Lisa to get back together, saying that their affection makes them more efficient workers. Meanwhile Matthew gets a little car for his birthday.
    • Sleeping
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      After suffering a major heart attack, the comatose Jimmy convalesces in WNYX's break room. To help him recover the entire staff spends time talking to Jimmy leading to moments of self reflection and expressions of affection for the unconscious boss. But after reflecting on her own life, Lisa suddenly realizes she wants to have a baby. With Dave. Now.moreless
    • Mistake
      Season 3 - Episode 23
      Dave is horrified to discover that he was insultingly truthful in a major magazine interview and as a result is forced to issue apologies to outraged co-workers but has to work especially hard to mend fences with Lisa. Meanwhile Matthew is terrified of losing his position as the office's resident weirdo to a temp.moreless
    • Security Door
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      Dave has a security door installed in the office, but the staff undermines its function. Bill becomes a pushover when he is hired for a television commercial.
    • Bill Moves On
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      The news crew copes with the loss of their good friend, Bill, after he dies of a heart attack.
    • Bitch Session
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      Dave overhears co-workers talking about him while he's under his desk. Mr. James smooths everything out.
    • Jumper
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      A suicidal man is on the ledge outside Dave's office window. Bill tries to get an exclusive interview with the jumper.
    • Catherine Moves On
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      Catherine suddenly quits WNYX. Jimmy asks everyone why she left. Each person's story is exaggerated in some way, and doesn't answer why.
    • Twins
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      When Jimmy starts removing furniture and equipment from WNYX due to budget shortfalls, Dave sets out to investigate where the missing money went and the trail leads to Bill. Meanwhile Matthew introduces everyone to his identical twin brother (Jon Stewart) who looks nothing like him.
    • The Secret of Management
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      Lisa pressures Jimmy to teach her the secret of management. Bill gets a butler. Matthew feels neglected.
    • The Trainer
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      Bill finds himself the victim of a Fitness Club fraud, while the rest of the staff discover a shocking secret about Dave's heritage.
    • Christmas
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      With everyone anxious to leave work and head off on holidays, Dave finds himself doing everybody's job and delaying his trip to visit his parents with Lisa. Also Bill recruits Beth for a radio ad only to discover the director wants her and not him.
    • Copy Machine
      Season 4 - Episode 18
      The office mourns the loss of Ted, from accounting, until Dave realizes that nobody knew him, at all.
    • 4:20
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      Jimmy gets Joe and Matthew to appear in a charity boxing match; Walt thinks about asking Lisa out; Bill tries to uncover a secret office romance.
    • Monster Rancher
      Season 4 - Episode 19
      Bill dislikes the new office intern; Matthew tells his true feelings for Lisa.
    • Balloon
      Season 4 - Episode 17
      Jimmy plans to go around the world in a hot air balloon, until Dave finds out that he is full of "hot air". Meanwhile, Bill switches from cigarettes to chewing tobacco.
    • Super Karate Monkey Death Car
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      Andrea makes the staff take lie detector tests. Mr. James hypes his autobiography at a book reading.
    • Space
      Season 3 - Episode 24
      This absurd one-off explores what the show would be like if it was set in the future on a different planet.
    • Houses of the Holy
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      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.
    • Pure Evil
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      After switching jobs with Lisa, Dave vows to regain his old job by being evil. Lisa's staff meetings go awkwardly. Dave's evil plan to let Bill have fake interviews with Bill Clinton makes Bill famous. Matthew sleeps on the couch in Lisa's office.
    • Airport
      Season 3 - Episode 17

      While Dave and Bill are snowed in at the St. Louis airport airport temporary boss Lisa is ordered by Jimmy to break up Joe and Catherine's office romance. Meanwhile Beth and Matthew pay a visit to Bill's bachelor pad.

    • Led Zeppelin Boxed Set
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      After being humiliated by Bill, Matthew punches him out. As a result the balance of power in the office drastically changes as Bill becomes humble and cordial while Matthew becomes an overbearing, obnoxious jerk.
    • Our Fiftieth Episode
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      After arguing about a parking ticket Bill is locked up in a mental institution. While Dave and Catherine try to spring him, Lisa and Joe take over Bill's show leading Joe to adopt some outrageous on air tactics.
    • 12/16/97
      Jimmy promises to rehire Matthew if someone from WNYX wins a talent show. Dave's knife throwing act is promising until he meets his old nemesis and becomes too nervous to perform. Bill ruins Beth's song. Matthew's ventriloquist act is pathetic, but he wins the competition on pity alone.
    • Office Feud
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      Work at WNYX is disrupted by a noisy new upstairs neighbor driving Joe to retaliate. Also Catherine is offended by a new series of live on air ads featuring a street talking Bill.
    • Big Brother
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      Matthew is assigned a Big Brother, who makes eyes at Beth; Joe, Jimmy, and Bill try to uncover Lisa's love life.
    • The Injury
      Season 3 - Episode 25
      After an uninsured Matthew severely injures himself while playing games, Dave falsifies a worker's comp claim to cover his treatment. Unfortunately Jimmy smells a rat and sets out to uncover the truth. Meanwhile Bill endlessly editorializes about an offensive word he heard on the air.
    • The Public Domain
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      Dave tries to get Matthew his job back. Bill sets up a piano in the elevator and sings about politics. Jimmy brings a camera crew to the office to film a documentary.
    • Daydream
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      Daydreams plague staffers on an unbelievably hot day. Among others, Beth fantasizes that she's being stalked by Matthew, who's taking on horror movie guises; and Joe dreams he turned each of the staffers into androids.
    • Planbee
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      Mr. James hires an efficiency expert to fire someone in the office to save money. The staff all knows it's going to be Matthew and try desperately to save his job.
    • Halloween
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      Mr. James is having the annual staff Halloween party and the WNYX'ers aren't invited.
    • Review
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      A new coffee shop is opened on the first floor of the Criterion Building. Matthew becomes obsessed with Scott Adams' Dilbert cartoon.
    • Sinking Ship
      Season 4 - Episode 22
      The episode spoofs the movie Titanic, where Walt and Dave sketch Lisa nude and give her heart shaped necklaces. Soon, though, the ship starts to sink...
    • Presence
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      Mr. James gambles away Bill in a poker game, losing him to a station in Atlanta, Ga. Lisa has to win him back, without knowing how to play poker. Meanwhile, Bill says his goodbyes and Joe, Beth and Katherine camp out in the hotel room above the poker game, trying to give Lisa an edge.moreless
    • Rap
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      Bill's love for rap music turns to outrage when he hears the lyrics for the first time. Meanwhile Lisa has to deal with Catherine and Beth's jealousy when she is selected as New York's Cutest Radio Reporter.
    • The Real Deal
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      Bill's show the real deal is at risk of being cancelled. He meets Jerry Seinfeld at a restaurant and edits a taped interview which make Jerry look like a bad guy.
    • Led Zeppelin
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      Setting up a command post in the office Jimmy tries to find a wife by end of the business day. Meanwhile Matthew agonizes over Lisa and Dave's break-up and Lisa makes a sensitive confession to Beth.
    • Led Zeppelin II
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      Jimmy brings his fiancee to be to WNYX just as the building catches fire. Everyone face the prospect of death in different ways, but the potential disaster just might be what is needed to get Dave and Lisa back together.
    • Kids
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      When Dave finds an abandoned porno magazine in the break room he sets out to find the owner, a task complicated by an invasion of small children who have been invited to the station by Jimmy in a bid to win the heart of their attractive teacher.
    • French Diplomacy
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      When Dave dumps Lisa, efficiency expert Andrea investigates the affair and arrives at a surprising decision that changes the face of the office. Meanwhile Matthew's secret life is uncovered and Bill's editorializing wins him some unwanted attention.
    • Assistant
      Season 5 - Episode 15
      Lisa's new assistant turns Joe and Dave into rivals; Max complains about the lack of sofa in the men's room.
    • Smoking
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      A new law bans smoking in the workplace, to Bill's dismay. Lisa thinks that Joe saw her and Dave at a movie.
    • The Cane
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      Bill's obsession with a fancy, new walking cane annoys Dave. Also, Mr. James organizes a staff retreat in his office.
    • The Song Remains the Same
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      Lisa becomes upset when Dave gives Matthew one of her assignments. Bill tries to make sure that Mr. James' early April Fool's pranks won't get in the way of his interview with a Wall Street reporter. Beth falls in love with a man that she's never met after going through his desk.moreless
    • President
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      Mr. James decides to run for President of the United States while Lisa declares to expose all of his secrets. Matthew grows a 70's style moustache to "get chicks".
    • Arcade
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      Beth replaces the sandwich vending machine in the office with an arcade game. Lisa and Dave retake the SAT, but the arcade game keeps Dave up the night before the test. Bill falls apart when he can't get his favorite sandwiches.
    • Movie Star
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      Catherine and Beth compete for Jimmy's extra ticket to a Knicks game. James Caan talks to Bill to research for a movie role. Dave tries to buy Lisa a television.
    • Physical Graffiti
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      The friction between Dave and Lisa over Lisa's ex-boyfriend Stewart (Wallace Langham) comes to a head after the three of them go to dinner together. Bill and Catherine engage in escalating practical-joke warfare, egged on by double agent Joe.
    • Stocks
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      When Beth comes into some money, she turns to Jimmy James for investing advice. Advice that Bill desperately wants to hear. Meanwhile after returning from vacation Matthew's new obsession for all things Japanese drives everyone crazy, while Lisa is shocked to hear that the staff thinks she can trade on her sexual relationship with Dave to get office supplies.moreless
    • Jackass Junior High
      Season 4 - Episode 21
      While Beth is on vacation, Lisa is the only woman in the office.
    • Big Day
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      Bonus day. Mr. James makes Dave decide who gets the "big bonus" and who gets the shaft.
    • The Breakup
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      Tired of having to lie for them, Beth forces Dave and Lisa to tell everyone the truth about their relationship. Meanwhile, Catherine tries to find out when Bill was born.
    • Awards Show
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      Dave believes WNYX will overcome its jinx and finally win the local broadcasting awards. Matthew believes the office is infested with ants.
    • Coda
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      After renting an expensive summer house for a group vacation, Matthew runs into nothing but trouble organizing the staff for its use. Meanwhile Dave, Bill and Jimmy spend the day trying to create the perfect baseball promo spot.
    • Freaky Friday
      Season 5 - Episode 20
      Jimmy and Matthew switch places for a day, with life altering results. Dave bans Max from the breakroom.
    • Padded Suit
      Season 5 - Episode 19
      A request for job descriptions leaves everyone but Lisa dumbfounded; Dave wants to fire someone.
    • Bill's Autobiography
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      Bill tries to write his autobiography but gets depressed when he realizes he has done nothing with his life. Dave tries to get the rest of the office to cheer Bill up.
    • Friends
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      Beth's friend Sandi is hired on as an office temp re-igniting a rivalry that causes problems for Matthew and Joe. Meanwhile, Bill runs afoul of some security guards who refuse to let him into the building.
    • Station Sale
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      Jimmy tells the office that he is thinking of selling WNYX. The staff work hard to try to get him to change his mind.
    • Massage Chair
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      Mr. James makes Dave get rid of free snacks in the break room. Joe tries to win a date with Catherine by "rigging" useless things for her desk.
    • Rose Bowl
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      Jimmy realizes that the movie memorabilia he bought is fake, and has Joe help him sue the guy who sold it to him. Dave uses Lisa's idea to have members of the staff perform each others' performance review. Lisa gets mad at Dave because he didn't give her credit. Jimmy's lawsuit is going badly until he uses a secret phrase Joe knows that invariably causes judges to rule in your favor. After the staff shows their hatred of the peer performance reviews, Dave finally gives Lisa credit for the idea.moreless
    • Flowers for Matthew
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      Joe creates a "smart drink", with extreme results; Lisa becomes Max's confidante.
    • Boston
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      Dave tries to tape a message for students at his alma mater; Lisa tries to cure her speech impediment.
    • Negotiation
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      Dave gives Matthew a in-name-only promotion to coordinating producer. Lisa's search for new career opportunities lands her a gig on MTV News. Meanwhile, Jimmy begins a search for a new wife.
    • Spooky Rapping Crypt
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      Beth wants to start profit-sharing; Matthew thinks of abuse after undergoing hypnosis.
    • Who's the Boss, Part 2
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      Jimmy calls for an election to decide who gets to run the station.
    • Who's the Boss?
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      Dave and Lisa team up to teach Bill a lesson by making him the boss; a labor strike puts Joe at odds with Jimmy.
    • Xmas Story
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      Dave asks Mr. James to reconsider his Christmas gifts to the staff after they get together to give him a special present. Meanwhile, a Santa Claus working in the lobby harasses Bill.
    • In Through the Out Door
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      Bill helps Dave overcome a fear of speaking when Dave has to do an introduction at a local broadcaster's function. Meanwhile, Matthew tries to learn how to small talk with guys from Joe.
    • Chock
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      Dave's old college friends show up hoping to reunite their singing group. Matthew continously breaks down into tears as Lisa yells at him. Joe has problems with one of Dave's friends.
    • Noise
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      Dave learns he has high blood pressure, causing Joe to install a sound machine. Matthew becomes motherly toward Max, after a conversation with Beth.
    • Towers
      Season 5 - Episode 13
      Matthew's 30th birthday causes him to have a mental breakdown of sorts as he adopts a an over-the-top punk persona. Jimmy announces his plans to build a 200 story skyscraper in the heart of Manhattan as his lasting legacy.
    • Apartment
      Season 5 - Episode 12
      Dave and Lisa fight for an apartment, which Max decides he wants; Joe and Beth "fix-up" the show's website.
    • Sweeps Week
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      Dave's old girlfriend Nancy visits, still under the impression that she and Dave are an item. Meanwhile, Jimmy insists Bill interview a "financial visionary."
    • Goofy Ball
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      Joe who mistakenly thinks that Dave needs a date introduces him to several beautiful models that are in the building for a photo shoot. Bill worries that a stalker is after him and Jimmy introduces the staff to goofy ball.
    • Stinkbutt
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      Dave fights to hang Joe and Beth's strange painting in the lobby; Matthew starts dressing like Lisa.
    • The Shrink
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      When tension rises in the office, Jimmy brings in a therapist to help cool things down. Dave gets uncomfortable because the therapist is one of Lisa's ex-boyfriends. Meanwhile, Matthew refuses to leave the office despite being horrible sick.
    • Rat Funeral
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      When the office pet rat dies, the staff hold a funeral. Dave who dislikes the rodent tries to figure out why everyone thinks that he is a cold and heartless person.
    • 9/19/95
      Beth sends erotic pictures of herself to her "long distance" boyfriend in London. Meanwhile Joe tries to catch the person that is stealing his gelato out of the freezer every morning.
    • Hair
      Season 5 - Episode 14
      Jimmy's fear of hippies causes him to blow a big deal; Max and Beth spoil Lisa's dog.
    • Lucky Burger
      Season 5 - Episode 3

      It comes out that Max doctored his resume; Lisa goes undercover at a restaurant.

    • Ploy
      Season 5 - Episode 18
      Max quits, but Beth suspects it is a ploy for her to go out with him; Lisa decides to hyphenate her name with Johnny's.
    • Luncheon at the Waldorf
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      Bill invites Beth on a lunch date which she accepts despite Lisa's fear that Bill will take advantage of her. The tables are turned when Beth sticks her tongue down Bill's throat. Dave tries to get to the bottom of WNYX's severely bloated financial problems
    • Meet The Max Louis
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      Jon Lovitz joins the cast as Max Louis, hired because of a connection to Bill. The idea of "Y2K" wreaks havoc at the office.
    • Zoso
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      Beth hopes that her new hat -- based on the one Donald wore in "Fat Albert" -- is a business opportunity that Don Green (George Hamilton) can't refuse. Jimmy gives Beth some negotiation tips, but Lisa finds that they don't work so well on Dave when she asks him for a raise. Bill's relationship with his new girlfriend is complicated by the fact that she thinks he's British.moreless
    • Inappropriate
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      After sparks fly at dinner, Dave and Lisa try to hide their feelings from their co-workers. After a slip-up on the air, Matthew worries about being fired.
    • New Hampshire (2)
      Season 5 - Episode 22
      Jimmy returns to finalize the sale of the station and tries to persuade one staff member to relocate to New Hampshire with him.
    • The Crisis
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      Dave deals with his first challenge as news director when a subway train is derailed. Back in the office, Matthew's new desk causes friction among the staffers, whom all want new desks.
    • Pilot
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      A midwesterner gets a job as news director at a New York radio station. He gets an odd reception when his boss wants him to fire his predecessor.
    • Jail
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      When Mathew suggests doing a story on the legendary hijacker D.B. Cooper, both Jimmy and Dave are against it. However, when Jimmy is suddenly arrested and charged with the nearly three-decades-old hijacking, one of his managers arrives to oversee the station. Meanwhile, as Beth and Joe make plans to break him out of jail, Lisa's investigation begins to uncover evidence that suggests Jimmy is really D.B. Cooper. As a result, Dave puts Matthew on the story to keep from uncovering evidence that would harm their boss. Upon arriving from his post in Kuala Lampur, Johnny Johnson immediately begins to take charge at WNYX. While Dave is impressed with his ability to charm the staff, Jimmy tells Mathew that he must be fired at once. As Johnny continues to impress, Mathew finally gets around to delivering Jimmy's dire warning. So, as plans for a prison break continue to unfold, Jimmy notes that Johnny is out to take over his entire corporate empire and orders Dave to stop him.moreless
    • The Lam
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      As Dave is being grilled by the FBI as to Jimmy's whereabouts, Johnny Johnson continues endearing himself to the rest of the station's staff. Recognizing his evil intentions, Dave asks Lisa for help, only to find that she, too, has fallen under Johnny's spell. Meanwhile, a phone call reveals that Jimmy is hiding at Dave's boyhood home in Wisconsin. And when Jimmy orders Dave to get the green duffel bag that could implicate him in he D.B. Cooper hijacking, Lisa insists on using her seductive ways to get it. While Dave has his doubts, he has no choice but to accept her offer. But instead of getting the bag, Lisa is stunned when Johnny asks her to get married. Despite knowing that he's evil, Lisa cannot decide what to do about Johnny's proposal. As everyone else urges her to accept, Dave turns to Johnny to warn him to keep away from Lisa. Meanwhile, Johnny sends Matthew in an assignment to find Jimmy.moreless
    • Clash of the Titans
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      As Johnny is starting to celebrate his successful takeover of the James corporate empire, Jimmy prepares to mount a defense in the D.B. Cooper hijacking trial. With the case looking grim, even Dave sees that he'll probably be working for Johnny soon. However, when Jimmy reveals the identity of the real D.B. Cooper, actor Adam West comes forward to accept responsibility for the nearly three decades old crime. Back at the station, Jimmy discovers that Board of Directors has made Johnny the new CEO. Realizing that he's lost the battle to control the business, Jimmy agrees to leave, accepting ownership of a string of failing Internet cafes long with his choice of one employee. In a last ditch effort to see the business restored to its rightful owner, Lisa offers to marry Johnny if only he'll return the company to Jimmy. But after Johnny turns his own charms on Lisa, Joe challenges him to a fight to the finish, only to have his efforts undermined when Matthew backs him up.moreless
    • Retirement
      Season 5 - Episode 21
      After asking the staff about what they want to do in the future, Jimmy talks about selling everything and moving to a small New England town. But it still comes as a surprise when he claims that he's put the station up for sale so he can move to New Hampshire. And while Dave is sure it's a bluff, Lisa is convinced that Jimmy is serious. As Lisa sets Max to work listening for anything that would hint at the truth about Jimmy's plans, Matthew worries that a new owner would certainly fire him. In an effort to help him find another job, Beth and Joe team up to teach Matthew how to interview. Meanwhile, as Lisa begins making plans for a retirement party that will convince Jimmy to stay, Dave still suspects that all talk of leaving will be forgotten by the following day. As Matthew is prepared for a future as an astronaut, Lisa forges ahead with her plans for a modest retirement party, only to have Beth go overboard with a lavishly produced banquet.moreless
    • Wino
      Season 5 - Episode 16
      During an encounter with a violent beggar, Matthew is saved by Jimmy's archrival, Johnny Johnson. Though Jimmy made sure he was penniless following the attempt to gain control of the company, Johnny is still determined to make good on his promise to marry Lisa. But, while everyone else is convinced that it's Lisa he wants, Joe is certain that Johnny has other motives in mind. While disappointed to learn that he didn't completely crush Johnny, Jimmy offers to help him in his quest for Lisa. And when Joe accuses him of plotting to destroy Jimmy's empire, Johnny makes it clear that he isn't a threat. However, after helping to get Johnny cleaned up, Jimmy enlists Lisa in another effort to break him. And though she tries, Lisa cannot resist Johnny's charms. Realizing that she's too weak to say no, Dave agrees to deliver Lisa's refusal to Johnny. With Joe continuing to carefully guard Jimmy's interests, Johnny insists on hearing Lisa turn him down in person.moreless
    • The Wedding
      Season 5 - Episode 17
      As Lisa asks Jimmy to stand in and give her away when her father refuses to attend her wedding, Dave sets out to persuade her not to marry Johnny Johnson. However, Dave's efforts are set back when Johnny asks him to be the best man. And though Lisa admits that marrying Johnny is irrational, she still refuses to reconsider. Meanwhile, as Matthew throws a bachelor party at work, Dave agrees to be the best man, if only to keep the honor from going to Max. Once everyone arrives at Jimmy's estate for the wedding, Dave does his best to move things along to where he can object to the union. But even Dave's pointing out that the groom is a homeless drunk fails to derail the marriage. However, when he and Lisa are pronounced man and wife, Johnny is arrested and taken to jail when the ring he gave her turns out to be stolen. Although Jimmy offers the best lawyers money can buy, Johnny chooses to accept his punishment.moreless
    • The Negotiation
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      Lisa Looks for a new job.