Tuesday, March 21st, 1995
On his first day as WNYX's news director, Dave finds that he must fire his predecessor.
Tuesday, March 28th, 1995
An affair jeopardizes Dave's working relationship with Lisa.
Tuesday, April 4th, 1995
To get Bill to comply with a new no-smoking ordinance, Dave agrees to give up drinking coffee.
Tuesday, April 11th, 1995
s1e4: The Crisis
Dave's first news crisis is compounded when everyone learns he bought Matthew a new desk.
Tuesday, April 18th, 1995
s1e5: Big Day
Dave is assigned the task of deciding the station's annual bonuses.
Tuesday, May 2nd, 1995
s1e6: Luncheon at the Waldorf
When Bill asks Beth to a fancy luncheon, everyone suspects his motives. Dave questions the staff's spendthrift ways.
Tuesday, May 9th, 1995
s1e7: Sweeps Week
The unexpected arrival of his old girlfriend puts Dave in a delicate spot.
Tuesday, September 19th, 1995
s2e1: No, This is Not Based Entirely on Julie's Life
Beth takes erotic photographs or herself to energize her relationship with her boyfriend. Joe booby traps the refrigerator when someone continually steals his daily gelato.
Tuesday, September 26th, 1995
s2e2: Goofy Ball
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.
Tuesday, October 10th, 1995
s2e3: Rat Funeral
The staff is overly sentimental when Dave catches 'Mike', the office rat.
Tuesday, October 31st, 1995
s2e4: The Breakup
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.
Tuesday, November 7th, 1995
s2e5: The Shrink
Jimmy brings in a psychiatrist when the staff is stressed out.
Tuesday, November 14th, 1995
Beth and her copycat friend fight for Matthew. Bill is plagued by security guards who refuse to let him enter the building without his ID.
Tuesday, November 21st, 1995
s2e7: Bill's Autobiography
Bill is approached with a book deal to write his autobiography.
Tuesday, November 28th, 1995
Dave gives Matthew a in-name-only promotion to coordinating producer. Lisa looks for a temporary job as an MTV news anchor. Jimmy announces he's getting married and asks for help finding a wife.
Tuesday, December 12th, 1995
s2e9: The Cane
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 brainstorms stokes Dave and Lisa's competitive fires. Matthew and Joe get on each other's nerves.
Tuesday, December 19th, 1995
s2e10: Xmas Story
Matthew is upset when he realizes Mr. James gave everyone except him a new convertible for Christmas. Meanwhile Bill is stalked by a homicidal Santa Claus.
Sunday, January 7th, 1996
s2e11: Station Sale
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.
Sunday, January 14th, 1996
s2e12: Bitch Session
Dave accidentally overhears the entire staff mocking and insulting him. Jimmy tries to lift Dave's spirits.
Sunday, February 4th, 1996
s2e13: In Through the Out Door
Dave introduces Bill at a Broadcasting Society event after taking speaking lessons from Bill. Matthew learns about gambling from Joe, falling $20,000 into debt.
Sunday, February 18th, 1996
s2e14: The Song Remains the Same
Mr. James disrupts the office with his early April Fools' Day practical jokes. Bill is interviewed by a Wall Street Journal reporter. Lisa and Matthew compete for the right to cover the New Hampshire primary.
Sunday, February 25th, 1996
Bill enlists Joe and Matthew's support to try to convince his girlfriend that he's British. Beth tries to sell 'Fat Albert'-style hats to a department store. Lisa uses Mr. James negotiating tips to ask Dave for a raise.
Sunday, March 10th, 1996
s2e16: Houses of the Holy
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.
Sunday, March 24th, 1996
s2e17: Physical Graffiti
Dave is jealous when Lisa constantly talks to her ex-boyfriend. Joe is the facilitator in a practical joke war between Catherine & Bill.
Sunday, March 31st, 1996
s2e18: Led Zeppelin
Dave and Lisa announce they're breaking up. Lisa insists any further communication be done in memorandum format. Dave tries to keep his 24-page memo private. Mr. James continues his wife search.
Sunday, April 14th, 1996
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.
Sunday, April 21st, 1996
Dave, Bill and Mr. James work on a promotional spot. Lisa helps Joe study for a test. Matthew tries to sign up people for a summer house in the Hamptons.
Sunday, April 28th, 1996
s2e21: Led Zeppelin II
A fire in the building sets everyone's nerves on edge. Bill tries to escape. Dave and Lisa get back together. Mr. James continues his wife search.
Wednesday, September 18th, 1996
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"".
Wednesday, September 25th, 1996
A new coffee shop is opened on the first floor of the Criterion Building. Matthew becomes obsessed with Scott Adams' Dilbert cartoon.
Wednesday, October 2nd, 1996
s3e3: Massage Chair
Bill leads a revolution when Mr. James eliminates free snacks in the break room. Joe gives Catherine a variety of electronic gadgets to ingratiate himself with her. Bill buys a massage chair.
Wednesday, October 23rd, 1996
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.
Wednesday, October 30th, 1996
Mr. James requests that the reticent staffers wear costumes to his Halloween party. Lisa convinces everyone to dress up by promising that Dave will wear the most outlandish costume ever. A psychic tells Bill the exact date of his death..36 years in the future.
Wednesday, November 6th, 1996
s3e6: Awards Show
Dave believes WNYX will overcome its jinx and finally win the local broadcasting awards. Matthew believes the office is infested with ants.
Wednesday, November 13th, 1996
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.
Wednesday, November 20th, 1996
s3e8: Movie Star
James Caan visits WNYX to study Bill and prepare for an upcoming film role, but gets distracted and ultimately enthralled by a nervous Matthew. Dave decides to buy a television for Lisa, revealing his passion for Green Acres. Jimmy takes Beth and Catherine to a Knicks game.
Wednesday, December 11th, 1996
Matthew returns from a Japanese vacation bearing gifts, including a katana for Dave. Mr. James teaches Beth the intricacies of the stock market.
Wednesday, December 18th, 1996
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.
Thursday, December 19th, 1996
s3e11: The Trainer
All of WNYX is up in arms when they discover Dave is actually a Canadian, not a mid-westerner. Bill joins a health club. Dave tries to teach Jimmy table manners for his upcoming dinner with the president.
Wednesday, January 8th, 1997
Bill is outraged when he discovers that rap music has lyrics...offensive lyrics; Lisa is voted 'Cutest Reporter in New York' and attends a photo shoot with Catherine and Beth.
Wednesday, January 15th, 1997
s3e13: Led Zeppelin Boxed Set
Matthew, in his own mind, becomes the 'King of the Office' when he loses his temper and punches Bill. Matthew's reign of terror, including ordering various staffers to fetch his lunch, alienates the entire office. Meanwhile, Jimmy tries to best a Three Card Monte dealer at his own game.
Wednesday, January 29th, 1997
s3e14: Complaint Box
A newly installed complaint box makes Dave's life miserable. Mr. James goes fishing, but thanks to Joe's invention, the Garelli 5000, stays in contact with the office via satellite hookup.
Wednesday, February 5th, 1997
s3e15: Rose Bowl
WNYX staffers evaluate their co-workers, leading to problems based on Matthew's belief that Bill is a God. Jimmy buys fake movie memorabilia, unaware that the sled from Citizen Kane was named 'Rosebud' not 'Rose Bowl'. Joe represents Jimmy in a lawsuit against the man who sold the items.
Wednesday, February 12th, 1997
Jimmy implements a program allowing kids into the station to learn about radio, but ditches the students to hit on their teacher. Dave searches for a stash of dirty magazines.
Wednesday, February 19th, 1997
With Bill and Dave stuck in a St. Louis airport, Lisa takes command of the office. Her first task: stop Joe and Catherine from going to a movie. Beth and Matthew go to Bill's 'pleasure palace' of an apartment to water his plants. Back in St. Louis, Dave teaches Bill that being polite has its rewards.
Wednesday, March 12th, 1997
Matthew's 'identical' twin brother visits. Most of WNYX's furniture is repossessed when the budget is drastically slashed to accommodate a staffer's secret raise.
Wednesday, March 19th, 1997
s3e19: Office Feud
Joe engages in office warfare with the new noisy environmentalists upstairs. Catherine takes offense at Bill's newest sponsor, Rocket Fuel Malt Liquor. Lisa covers a White House Easter Egg hunt.
Wednesday, April 2nd, 1997
s3e20: Our Fiftieth Episode
Bill is committed to an asylum when he's judged mentally incompetent. Lisa is forced to do the 'McNeal Perspective' with Joe in Bill's absence.
Wednesday, May 7th, 1997
Jimmy suffers a heart attack. His lawyer insists Jimmy stay in the break room while recovering from his coma. Lisa realizes she hasn't completed all her goals in life, and decides to have a baby.
Wednesday, May 7th, 1997
s3e22: The Real Deal
When Bill and producer Lisa's new show 'The Real Deal' is on the verge of cancellation, they do everything in their power to recruit Jerry Seinfeld to appear. Matthew reveals that he's never gone 'all the way' before.
Wednesday, May 14th, 1997
Matthew is no longer the weirdest person in the office, when a strange temp comes in. Dave is featured in a national magazine where he inexplicably insults each staff member...and reveals his passion for tap dancing.
Wednesday, May 21st, 1997
NewsRadio in Outer Space. The year is 2228, humankind is nearly extinct and those who remain are constantly on the run from killer robots. Matthew dates an android. Dave and Lisa discuss moving in together after 93 years dating. Joe, after living in suspended animation for 83 years, tries to fix the life support system.
Thursday, June 5th, 1997
Matthew faces a large medical bill when he's injured while goofing off around the office. A sympathetic Dave claims it was a work related mishap, earning Matthew Workman's comp. Mr. James and his lawyer, Roger, search for the truth. Meanwhile, Bill takes offense at a rival stations' use of the word 'penis' and air several McNeal reports using the same word.
Tuesday, September 23rd, 1997
Bill tries to get an exclusive on-air story when a suicidal man is perched outside Dave's window.
Tuesday, September 30th, 1997
s4e2: Plan Bee
Jimmy hires Andrea, an efficiency expert, when the station needs to cut funds. The staffers rally around an inept Matthew to try to preserve his job. Bill auditions for a television job.
Tuesday, October 28th, 1997
s4e3: The Public Domain
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.
Tuesday, November 4th, 1997
s4e4: Super Karate Monkey Death Car
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.
Tuesday, November 11th, 1997
s4e5: French Diplomacy
Dave and Lisa breakup. Bill gets himself into trouble when he advocates the beating of foreign diplomats. Matthew opens his own dentistry practice.
Tuesday, November 18th, 1997
s4e6: Pure Evil
Dave hatches a scheme of 'pure evil' to get his job as news director back, including approving Bill's obscenity laced imaginary conversations with the president. Lisa tries hard to do a good job as news director. Matthew lives in the office.
Tuesday, November 25th, 1997
s4e7: Catherine Moves On
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.
Tuesday, December 16th, 1997
s4e8: Stupid Holiday Charity Talent Show
Dave unveils a previously hidden talent to compete in a charity talent show. If a WNYX staff member wins, Mr. James will re-hire Matthew in this incredibly hilarious episode.
Thursday, January 1st, 1998
s4e9: The Secret of Management
Bill hire's a gentleman's gentleman, Cadbury, to oversee his life. Mr. James teaches Lisa 'The Secret of Management'. Matthew feels left out when Bill doesn't congratulate him on being rehired.
Tuesday, January 6th, 1998
s4e10: Look Who's Talking
Bill announces plans to adopt a child. Beth and Joe attend a charity bachelor auction, with Beth impersonating a duchess and Joe playing her homosexual bachelor friend, to bid on Mr. James.
Tuesday, January 13th, 1998
Dave finds it hard to say no when his old college a cappella singing group 'Chock Full o' Notes' reunites for Dave's 32nd birthday, hoping to take the pop charts by storm. Meanwhile, Lisa tries to motivate Matthew without reducing him to tears. Joe has a beef with one of Dave's friends.
Tuesday, January 20th, 1998
s4e12: Who's the Boss? (1)
After Bill pesters Lisa once again, Dave and Lisa hatch an evil plan to make Bill the boss to teach him a lesson. Bill's reign is eerily efficient. Joe goes on a sympathy strike to support another of Mr. James companies.
Tuesday, February 3rd, 1998
s4e13: Who's the Boss? (2)
Mr. James announces an election for station manager, which neither Dave nor Lisa want to win. Joe's dysfunctional brothers visit the station to plan a surprise party for their parents. Matthew runs for floor fire marshal.
Tuesday, February 24th, 1998
s4e14: Security Door
Dave struggles vainly to get the staffers to properly use the recently installed security door. Bill enlists Lisa to do the negotiating when he's offered a job in a blue jean's commercial.
Tuesday, March 3rd, 1998
s4e15: Big Brother
Matthew is assigned a Big Brother, who makes eyes at Beth; Joe, Jimmy, and Bill try to uncover Lisa's love life.
Wednesday, March 18th, 1998
s4e16: Beep, Beep
Mr. James gives Matthew a small toy car. Mr. James urges Dave and Lisa to get back together when a secret study reveals they're more productive when they're a couple.
Wednesday, March 25th, 1998
Jimmy plans to go around the world in a hot air balloon, until Dave finds that he is full of ""hot air"". Meanwhile, Bill switches from cigarettes to chewing tobacco.
Wednesday, April 8th, 1998
s4e18: Copy Machine
The office mourns the loss of Ted, from accounting, until Dave realizes that nobody knew him, at all.
Wednesday, April 15th, 1998
s4e19: Monster Rancher
Matthew takes Lisa on a date. The office has trouble adapting to a new intern, Mr. James' nephew, Walt.
Wednesday, April 29th, 1998
Joe fights Matthew in a no-holds-barred match at Mr. James' men's club smoker. Bill is extremely worried that Walt will ask Lisa on a date. We learn Dave's technique for getting rid of an unwanted visitor; act insane.
Wednesday, May 6th, 1998
s4e21: Jackass Junior High
Lisa is treated like a male by office co-workers, who revert to their boorish selves when all other females are out sick.
Tuesday, May 12th, 1998
s4e22: Sinking Ship
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...
Wednesday, September 23rd, 1998
s5e1: Bill Moves On
The news crew copes with the loss of their good friend, Bill, after he dies of a heart attack.
Wednesday, October 7th, 1998
s5e2: Meet The Max Louis
Jon Lovitz joins the cast as Max Louis, hired because of a connection to Bill. The idea of ""Y2K"" wreaks havoc at the office.
Wednesday, October 14th, 1998
s5e3: Lucky Burger
It comes out that Max doctored his resume; Lisa goes undercover at a restaurant.
Wednesday, October 21st, 1998
Dave learns he has high blood pressure, causing Joe to install a sound machine. Matthew becomes motherly toward Max, after a conversation with Beth.
Wednesday, October 28th, 1998
s5e5: Flowers for Matthew
Joe creates a ""smart drink"", with extreme results; Lisa becomes Max's confidante.
Wednesday, November 4th, 1998
After a case of mistaken identity, Jimmy is sent to jail. His vice president, Johnny, takes over.
Wednesday, November 11th, 1998
s5e7: The Lam
Lisa admits her attraction to Johnny; Dave must exploit their relationship to protect Jimmy.
Tuesday, November 24th, 1998
s5e8: Clash of the Titans
Jimmy is freed from prison, to realize that Johnny has stolen his empire.
Wednesday, December 9th, 1998
Dave tries to tape a message for students at his alma matter; Lisa tries to cure her speech impediment.
Tuesday, December 15th, 1998
s5e10: Spooky Rapping Crypt
Beth wants to start profit-sharing; Matthew thinks of abuse after undergoing hypnosis.
Tuesday, January 5th, 1999
Dave fights to hang Joe and Beth's strange painting in the lobby; Matthew starts dressing like Lisa.
Tuesday, January 12th, 1999
Dave and Lisa fight for an apartment, which Max decides he wants; Joe and Beth ""fix-up"" the show's website.
Tuesday, February 2nd, 1999
Matthew's 30th birthday causes him to adopt the persona of an 18 year old. Lisa protests Jimmy's plan to build a 200 story skyscraper.
Tuesday, February 9th, 1999
Jimmy's fear of hippies causes him to blow a big deal; Max and Beth spoil Lisa's dog.
Tuesday, February 16th, 1999
Lisa's new assistant turns Joe and Dave into rivals; Max complains about the lack of sofa in the men's room.
Tuesday, February 23rd, 1999
The formerly evil Johnny Johnson returns to the station, now a homeless wino, to claim Lisa's hand in marriage. Lisa finds it hard to resist Johnny... despite his noxious odor.
Tuesday, March 2nd, 1999
Lisa gets married to Johnny, despite Dave's attempt to talk her out of it.
Tuesday, March 9th, 1999
Max pretends to quit to hopefully get Beth to beg him to stay. When the ploy fails, Dave has to swallow his pride to get Max back. Lisa's new hyphenated last name, Miller-Johnson, irks both Joe and Matthew.
Tuesday, April 13th, 1999
s5e19: Padded Suit
Dave vents aggression on the staff, threatening to fire someone. Matthew wears a padded suit to learn Joe's karate-like martial art, Joe-jitsu. Mr. James leads a crusade against Mother's Day.
Tuesday, April 20th, 1999
s5e20: Freaky Friday
Jimmy and Matthew switch places for a day, with life altering results. Dave bans max from the breakroom.
Tuesday, April 27th, 1999
Mr. James announces that he's selling the station and retiring to New Hampshire. Dave believes it's a ploy. Lisa organizes a retirement party to convince Mr. James to stay.
Tuesday, May 4th, 1999
s5e22: New Hampshire
Jimmy returns to finalize the sale of the station and tries to persuade one staff member to relocate to New Hampshire with him.
s0e2: Season 1 Gag Reel
s0e3: Season 2 Gag Reel
s0e4: Season 3 Gag Reel
s0e5: Season 4 Gag Reel
s0e6: Season 5 Gag Reel
s0e7: One Man NewsRadio
Wednesday, April 1st, 1998
s0e8: Our Fiftieth Episode (Bonus Pop-Up Video Episode)
Pop-Up-Video-style trivia version of episode 321, "Our Fiftieth Episode."
s0e9: Filming Episode #323: 'Mistake'
s0e10: A Visit To Andy's Trailer
s0e11: 'Space': From Table Read To Film
s0e12: Fourth Season One Man NewsRadio
s0e13: Fifth Season One Man NewsRadio
s0e14: "The Lost Episode" One Man NewsRadio