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Better Off Ted 

In a science-based company, a manager tries to keep control of his scientists while being pressured by his shrewd boss.

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Victor Fresco
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jay Harrington ...  Ted Crisp 26 episodes, 2009-2010
Portia de Rossi ...  Veronica Palmer 26 episodes, 2009-2010
Andrea Anders ...  Linda Zwordling 26 episodes, 2009-2010
Jonathan Slavin ...  Phil Myman 26 episodes, 2009-2010
Malcolm Barrett ...  Lem Hewitt 26 episodes, 2009-2010
Isabella Acres ...  Rose Crisp 14 episodes, 2009-2010
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In a science-based company, a manager tries to keep control of his scientists while being pressured by his shrewd boss.

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Victor Fresco Project See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Veronica's metal office chair is the same chair from the police station in Demolition Man (1993). See more »

Quotes

Ted Crisp: Don't blame me for how I look, God made me this way, and then he told me where to shop for suits.
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Absolute Genius
29 April 2009 | by bogsplattSee all my reviews

What a fantastic show. It is a hilarious satirical commentary on the offices of scientific research and technology companies. It is amazing how to close to reality some of their material cuts for those of us that work in R&D departments. It is also a very 'fun' show, the writers must really enjoy having a decent budget to make spoof advertising for their pretend corporation. Sometimes it is good to stand back from life and take stock of the really important things, and this satire certainly jabs away at the ludicrous of the modern office environment, where being creative requires a constant battle with the middle-management Ogres.


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