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Latest Episode: New Hampshire

May 04, 1999 Season 5 Episode 22 watch on (Paid)

Following Jimmy's departure, the station staff is too despondent to work. Insisting that his absence is only temporary, Dave feels vindicated when Jimmy returns. However, after announcing that he's back just long enough to complete the sale of the station, Jimmy takes Dave aside to complain about being lonely and asks him to move to New Hampshire, too. After insisting that he can spare no one, Dave reconsiders and suggests that Jimmy take Matthew instead. While Matthew suspects some powerful reverse psychology is being employed to get him to accept the offer, Beth, Lisa and Joe all agree that he would never make it outside New York. However, when Jimmy suggests that they all come along, Dave must then keep everyone from defecting. Meanwhile, after Matthew accepts the offer, Lisa decides to follow Jimmy to New Hampshire for the upcoming presidential primary election. In the wake of Lisa's resignation, Dave learns that Beth and Max are going to New Hampshire, too. And though she's upset with the idea that he would let her go so easily, it's only after she's taken her revenge that Beth learns Dave really tried to keep her. With Max and Lisa gone, Dave turns the on air duties over to Joe. But when Joe is also persuaded to accept Jimmy's offer, Dave is left as WNYX's last employee. However, just when he thinks he's alone, Dave discovers that Matthew has decided to stay in New York after all.

Retirement

Apr 27, 1999 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. After a brief toast from Joe and a special song from Max, Matthew provides a farewell dance routine. When called on to speak, Dave simply asks that the ruse be dropped so everyone, including Jimmy, can get back to work. However, once the banquet is over, everyone is surprised when Jimmy actually leaves for a new life in New Hampshire.
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Freaky Friday

Apr 20, 1999 Season 5 Episode 20

Having agreed to switch jobs for a day, Jimmy goes to work as a reporter at the station while Matthew becomes a tycoon. But as Dave keeps Jimmy from trying to make news that he can then cover, Matthew calls on Joe for help to turn on the computer in his new office. Meanwhile, after Dave bars Max from the breakroom for stealing food, Beth is caught using false names to cash in on a free CD offer. Out of boredom, Jimmy decides to do a little trading in the stock market for Matthew. But Matthew's efforts to do the same in his boss's account cost Jimmy his entire multi-billion dollar fortune. Meanwhile, as Beth tries enlisting the staff in an effort to hide her stolen CD's, Dave keeps Max from eating anywhere at the station. With Dave doing everything he can to keep Jimmy from killing Matthew, Beth resigns herself to the fact that her CD scam is going to send her to jail. However, when the investigator offers her $1,000 in cash to never discuss how she managed to get all the CD's, Beth is relieved. After deciding to forgive Matthew and get on with rebuilding his fortune, Jimmy learns that it was all a mistake and that he's still very rich. Finally, Max tricks Dave into restoring his breakroom privileges.
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Padded Suit

Apr 13, 1999 Season 5 Episode 19

Having finally had enough of the staff's lax behavior, Dave wants to set an example by firing someone. As an alternative, Lisa recommends giving them one more chance by asking everyone to submit a written description of their job. After receiving Lisa's forty-page submission, Dave asks for the others at a staff meeting. However, when everyone else falls short, he's still intent on letting someone go. As he and Max turn to Joe for martial arts lessons, a protective suit makes Matthew feel invincible to everything, including Dave's threats. And after deciding that once a year is too limiting, Jimmy sends Beth out to collect all the Mother's Day cards she can find before setting out to make every day one to celebrate mothers. After begging everyone to comply with Dave's request, Lisa is surprised when Jimmy takes to the air to announce his Million Mommas March on Washington, D.C. While a compassionate gesture towards Matthew causes to Max lose all respect for Joe's teachings, it doesn't take Dave long to realize that the job descriptions he's received were all written by Lisa. As Jimmy admits that the reason behind his efforts to honor mothers is because he forget his own mom's birthday, Lisa finally loses her patience, too, and recommends that someone be fired. But she soon finds that Dave has changed his mind after being allowed to take out his frustrations on Matthew's padded suit.
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Ploy

Mar 09, 1999 Season 5 Episode 18

When Max announces that he's quitting, Dave is more than happy to let him go. But when Beth claims that it's only because she hasn't given in to Max's request for a date, Jimmy asks Dave to talk him out of leaving. And when confronted about his choice, Max admits it's all a ploy to get Beth in bed. Meanwhile, Joe and Matthew disagree over Lisa's changing her name now that she's married. In order to keep Beth from learning the truth, Max asks Dave for help. To allow Max to save face, Jimmy orders Dave to let the staff see him begging him to stay. But even though Dave complies, Max still bolts. Meanwhile, as Joe insists that Lisa's name has value for her career, Matthew tries coming up with one that's more exciting. With Max gone, Beth is convinced that he wasn't faking it after all. Playing along, Dave doesn't admit to groveling as a way of getting Max to stay. After tracking him down in the men's bathroom, Dave suggests that Max's ploy may be working after all. But when Beth agrees to kiss him, she decides that Max is just too disgusting after all. Finally, the squabble between Lisa, Joe and Matthew reveals that Jimmy owns the rights to all their names.
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The Wedding

Mar 02, 1999 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. Admitting that Dave was right all along, Lisa wants the marriage annulled. But when Dave makes a humorous observation about the bright side of having a husband in prison, she changes her mind. Finally, still unable to set aside her feelings for Johnny, Lisa takes everyone to the jail to finish the wedding, even as Dave tries getting her to reconsider one last time.
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Wino

Feb 23, 1999 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. But when she finds the strength to do it, Jimmy and Max accuse her of being heartless. Finally, as everyone searches the local subway station for him in order to apologize, Johnny's charms are too much for Lisa to resist.
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Assistant

Feb 16, 1999 Season 5 Episode 15

When her contract reveals that she's entitled to an assistant, Lisa hires the lovely Foxy Jones. After getting one look at Foxy, Joe cannot keep from trying to get a date, forcing Lisa to seek Dave's help. But when he intervenes, Lisa suddenly sees that Dave and Foxy are also developing a liking for one another. Meanwhile, when Max complains about the ladies room having a couch, Jimmy installs one in the men's room, too. Yet, after Matthew and Max are both dissatisfied with a love seat, Jimmy converts their bathroom into a plush private club. As Foxy and Dave's attraction to one another grows, Lisa finds that she's getting virtually no work out of her new assistant. Unwilling to be pushed aside, Joe continues to court Foxy. But when she makes it clear that she's interested in Dave, Joe admits defeat. In retaliation for being banned from the women's lounge, Matthew imposes a similar ban on Beth when she wants to use the new men's room. However, when pressed, Matthew, Jimmy and Max all agree to consider her for membership in their exclusive new club. When Dave suggests keeping their budding romance under control at the office, he learns that Foxy is also interested in Joe. But when the two men can't agree to share her, she dumps them both. Meanwhile, following her membership interview, Beth is allowed in the new men's lounge. However, the clubby atmosphere is ruined when Matthew breaks the unspoken rule and uses the bathroom facilities. And once everyone else agrees, Jimmy returns the room back to its original condition. Finally, after Foxy quits, Lisa and Dave are left to discuss the futility of office romances.
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Hair

Feb 09, 1999 Season 5 Episode 14

As Jimmy prepares to meet with a young computer genius about a new business venture, he asks Dave to join them in order to make the atmosphere less intimidating. However, when the longhaired Erik Stark arrives, Jimmy orders Dave to get rid of him at once. When pressed for a reason, Jimmy admits to an irrational fear of men with long hair as the result of a thirty-year-old incident in which some hippies beat him up. Meanwhile, as Lisa is training her new dog, Beth and Max conspire to break almost all of Daisy's good habits. When Joe recommends hypnotism, Jimmy allows himself to be taken back in time to face his fears. With Matthew at his side, he makes his way through the office, circa 1968. However, when Matthew becomes a problem, Jimmy demands that he be removed from the hypnotic state, leaving him to go on alone. Meanwhile, after ruining Daisy's highly regimented diet, Beth and Max try to change her name. And once Lisa forbids her from playing with Daisy, both Beth and the dog disappear. At Dave's request, Joe brings Jimmy out of his trance. But when Joe insists on putting him back under, Jimmy thinks that he, Dave and Lisa are hippies. And when Matthew is accidentally hypnotized again, he also ends up back in Jimmy's dream. Finally, as a result of the hypnotism, Jimmy realizes that a gang of bikers, not hippies, attacked thirty years ago. And while Jimmy's fear is cured, Beth finally returns with Lisa's dog.
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Apartment

Jan 12, 1999 Season 5 Episode 12

When they both find themselves looking at the same apartment, Dave and Lisa each ask for a personal reference from their boss. Unable to make up his mind, Jimmy turns to the staff for their advice. But even Dave and Lisa's courting Matthew's vote by submitting to a series of questions fails to break the deadlock. Meanwhile, Jimmy gives Joe one day to improve the station's shabby Internet web page. In order to aid in their decision, the staff asks to see the apartment for themselves. While it doesn't help with the choice between Dave and Lisa, it does inspire Max to want the apartment for himself. And after persuading the landlady to accept just one more application, Max joins Dave and Lisa in their race. Meanwhile, Joe casts Beth, Matthew and Max in an outrageous soap opera to boost the visibility of WNYX's website. After giving each of the candidates a chance to state their views, Jimmy is prepared to let the rest of the staff choose which one gets the apartment. But when Beth, Joe and Matthew split their votes three ways, he decides to break the deadlock by having Dave, Lisa and Max each make their case over the Internet. And when she enlists a dog whose life would be in danger if she doesn't get the apartment, Lisa wins by a landslide. Finally, seeing the vote as the website's finest moment, Jimmy decides to close it down.
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Stinkbutt

Jan 05, 1999 Season 5 Episode 11

As Dave defends Beth and Joe's lobby artwork, Max accuses Jimmy's new personal security consultant of being an imposter.
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Spooking Rapping Crypt

Dec 15, 1998 Season 5 Episode 10

To boost employee morale, Jimmy wants to create a profit sharing plan at the station. However, when Beth beats him to the punch and asks for one herself, Jimmy decides he cannot give in to her demands, even though he just had the same idea himself. Meanwhile, following his first session with a therapist, Matthew accuses Lisa of ritual satanic abuse. Though Beth offers to negotiate, Jimmy declares he will bury her. And when Dave is unable to reveal the truth behind their boss's hard line stance, Beth decides she has no other alternative but to quit. Seeing Jimmy despondent over her leaving, Dave suggests simply telling Beth the truth about his plans. But Jimmy still won't give in for fear of appearing weak. Meanwhile, even though the evidence of Lisa's satanic connections are just Halloween decorations, Joe encourages Matthew to torment her anyway. When Beth returns to the office to inspire her former co-workers to rise up against Jimmy, Dave suggests that giving up her crusade for profit sharing will get her exactly what it is she wants. When Jimmy insists she be evicted from the office and threatens Beth with arrest if she ever returns, Dave arranges for a face to face meeting between them. And once Dave reveals the truth behind Jimmy's original plan, Beth backs down. Finally, Lisa decides it's easier to agree with Matthew than to fight him.
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Boston

Dec 09, 1998 Season 5 Episode 9

As Dave prepares an inspirational videotape as a favor to his old high school English teacher, Max points out that Lisa has a speech impediment. And it's only after he offers to help correct it that Lisa discovers everyone else agrees he's right. While helping tape Dave's speech, Joe listens as he encourages Mr. Thernstrom's students to set high goals. Pointing to his own disastrous experience in college, Joe asks Dave to not repeat his mistakes and to tell the students to aim low. Meanwhile, a suspected case of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome sidelines Beth. As he works on Lisa's speech problem, it doesn't take long for Max's efforts to bring back a working class Boston accent that she's successfully hidden for many years. Though her colleagues at the radio station have a field day making fun of her, Lisa proudly embraces her working class background. But once Jimmy hears her on the air, he decides to take matters into his own hands. Meanwhile, when he overhears Dave recommend that the students follow their hearts, Jimmy suggests otherwise. As Beth take Joe aside to admit she's faking her injuries in order to cover up an embarrassing nail polish job, Max tells Dave not to pay any attention to everyone's suggestions about the tape. Yet, after defending his co-workers, Dave then sets out to finish his speech while Jimmy works on Lisa. Finally, Dave completes the speech and sends it off, unaware that Mr. Thernstrom is really in the hospital for the mentally ill.
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Clash of the Titans

Nov 24, 1998 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. Despite his claims to the contrary, Max is barely able to conceal his loyalty to Johnny. When Dave refuses his new boss's friendship, he's demoted to reporter as Johnny makes himself news director. But the ploy backfires when Jimmy turns around and chooses Johnny as the employee he wants. And just as quickly as he's made his choice, he fires Johnny and restores the corporate order.
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The Lam

Nov 11, 1998 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. When Johnny offers to turn over the duffel bag to him if only Lisa will accept his proposal, Dave sets out to get her to agree to the marriage. However, after Dave admits to hoping they would one day get back together, Lisa is't so sure about what to do. With Jimmy and Matthew holed up in Dave's childhood bedroom, Lisa decides to turn down Johnny's proposal. As a result, Johnny gets revenge by giving the bag to Dave before calling the FBI and getting him blamed for Jimmy and Matthew's subsequent arrest.
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