Sep 30, 1997
Season 4 Episode 2
Having had enough of the station's financial losses, Jimmy decides that the time has come for drastic action. While Dave offers to come up with a plan to keep everyone's job, Jimmy brings in an efficiency expert. And though Andrea does her best to put them at ease, everyone realizes that they could be the one who's fired. Although Matthew is more than willing to find a way to prove just how efficient they are, Joe, Beth, Lisa and Catherine all quickly realize that he's likely to be the first one fired. And despite their efforts to make him look good, Matthew manages to prove they are right. Meanwhile, seeing the handwriting on the wall, Bill auditions for a TV news job. In hopes of keeping Matthew on the staff, Dave sets out to convince Andrea that an anonymous accountant is the station's least effective employee. However, things backfire when, after Dave builds up Matthew, Andrea suggests doing without Lisa. Meanwhile, after seeing how much he's a part of the WNYX family, a make up artist sets out to sabotage Bill's TV audition. Finally, despite everyone's attempts to cover for him, Andrea identifies Matthew as the employee who'll have to go. And when she can't be persuaded otherwise, Bill is drafted to deliver the bad news, which Matthew manages to take in stride.