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Bhamba Strikes Up Relationship with Lem's Mother on 'Better Off Ted' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Dec 23rd 2009 12:00PM
On 'Better Off Ted,' Lem can't handle the fact that Bhamba is having sex with his mother, an uptight super genius who has always been hypercritical of his talents.

In this clip, Lem confronts his mother over the relationship, and narrowly avoids seeing Bhamba's "clapper" due to a much-too-short robe.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Review: Better Off Ted - Battle of the Bulbs

by Mike Moody, posted Dec 23rd 2009 2:20AM
Better Off Ted Bulbs(S02E03) This wasn't the great Dr. Bhamba-centric episode I've been hoping for since season one, but it'll do. Watching Bhamba and Lem work together to solve Stella Clifton's insane equation was a blast. And so was learning about the disturbing lack of crocodiles in Bhamba's dreams. But this ep was less about my favorite wacky underused character and more about a competition between two co-workers and an odd dynamic between a mother and her son.

Let's start with Ted and Linda. Veridian finally gave Linda a pat on the back after she came up with an idea for a scented light bulb that comes in "aromas ranging from zucchini bread to fresh laundry." Good for her. Sadly, the company's decision to greenlight Linda's smelly bulbs meant Ted's idea for a super long lasting bulb was shelved. I was hoping to see Ted squirm a little more to win back the company's favor, but the focus fell more on Linda and her newfound confidence.

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ABC Planning Double Dose of 'Scrubs' and 'Better Off Ted'

by Jane Murphy, posted Dec 22nd 2009 12:45AM
ScrubsIs 'Scrubs' no longer getting love from ABC?

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the network will air two episodes of the medical school comedy, along with the little-seen 'Better Off Ted,' on Jan. 5 and 12. This will be proceeded by another new episode of 'Scrubs' on Jan. 1, which will air in between two new episodes of 'Ted.'

In other words: a lot of new episodes are coming -- and fast.

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Best and Worst TV of 2009: Jason's List

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 21st 2009 5:06PM
Daniel Wright2009 was a good year for television. It offered the resurgence of the comedy on network television, and the continuing growth of original programming on cable. In all honesty, I don't think I could just do a list of what was great and what was horrible on television because I would need pages and pages.

Instead, I'm going to focus on the things that really stood out this year. Sorry, Mad Men fans, but even though this was a great third season and an amazing finale, I expect it at this point. It's the only way I could come up with to keep my list manageable.

Also, as a point of protest I did not include Jon, Kate or the balloon boy hoax. These events got more attention than they deserved already this year, and I feel bad I even mentioned them.

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Veridian Dynamic's Strategy for Dealing with Fired Workers on 'Better Off Ted' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Dec 16th 2009 1:42PM
For employees fired from Veridian Dynamics, there's no well-intentioned pep talk from the boss or severance package. In fact, the newly jobless are lucky if they're not chased down like game animals.

Once an employee of 'Better Off Ted's' technology company has been marked for termination, an extraction team swoops in, packs up the employee's desk before they're aware of what's happening, and, if necessary, hunts them down should they choose to flee.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Review: Better Off Ted - The Lawyer, The Lemur, and The Listener

by Mike Moody, posted Dec 16th 2009 8:40AM
better off ted laywers lem(S02E02) Most people have trouble separating their work life from their life life. But if you're employed by Veridian Dynamics, your work life is your life life. Always and forever.

So, like Linda in this episode, forget about writing that children's book you've been talking about for years, because the company owns the rights to anything you create -- even stories about lemurs that look like unhappily married scientists. And, like Ted, don't bring your daughter to the company day care service. You'll just end up milking her for inside information about the latest round of layoffs. Oh, and like poor ol' Lem, never ever do it with a company lawyer on company time, unless you can afford $300 an hour.

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The Twelve Days of Festivus: Eleven babes worth watchin'

by Mike Moody, posted Dec 13th 2009 10:39AM
Olivia WildeOn the eleventh day of Festivus, TV gave to me ... eleven babes worth watchin' .

Festivus is here, and is there a better way to celebrate than by taking stock of all the alluring TV hotties we've been obsessing over this year? I think not. (It's sure a beats counting down the year's stinkiest shows, anyway.)

For this year's list, we decided to stray a little from last year's Maxim covergirl-friendly tally to highlight the small screen starlets who charmed us not only with their hotness, but also with their talent. So head after the jump as we celebrate the 11th day of Festivus by counting down 11 babes worth watchin'.

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Spoilers Anonymous: Better Off Ted, FlashFoward, Glee and much more!

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Dec 12th 2009 3:09PM

This is Spoilers Anonymous, a weekly column here at TV Squad where we supply you with the dirt on some of the more popular shows on the air. We'll never put spoilers up here on the main page in order to help the reformed stay unspoiled. If you have anything to add to the group, feel free to step up and let yourself be heard, either with our tips form or by emailing us at tvsquad at gmail dot com, or call and leave a message at (775) 640-8479. Your anonymity is guaranteed, if you wish to remain as such.

This week we have spoilers for: 90210, Better Off Ted, Desperate Housewives, Flashforward, Glee, Grey's Anatomy, How I Met Your Mother, Rules of Engagement, Supernatural, The Big Bang Theory, and Ugly Betty. (SPOILERS FOLLOW!)

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All Kona wants for Festivus

by Kona Gallagher, posted Dec 11th 2009 1:01PM
sue sylvesterI finally, and with great difficulty got the tree up, I've somehow gotten roped into holding a cookie exchange at my house this weekend, and I have glitter in places where glitter should not be. What's that smell? It smells like Festivus to me. While the main thing I want this year is to just lie very, very still in a dark room for a week or so, this is a TV blog, so let's talk about what TV could do to make me happy!

  • Stop with the long hiatuses already! I don't get to see a new episode of V until March, and I'm being forced into leading a Glee-less existence until April. Give it up already! If you have 3 months between new episodes, it's a new season, why not call it that? You know what I have been doing for the past 11 weeks? Watching the first 11 episodes of Dexter. This week, I will be watching episode 12, and then the season will be over. It's efficient and satisfying. The networks need to get on board.

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'Better Off Ted' Season 2 Episode 1: 'Love Blurts' (VIDEO)

by Elizabeth Chan, posted Dec 9th 2009 8:46AM
Malcolm Barrett stars as Lem on 'Better Off Ted' Companies everywhere might want to take a few notes notes from the season premiere of 'Better Off Ted.'

To save some money on healthcare, Veridian decides it will play the role of genetic matchmaker for its employees. Ted and Linda vow not to play the office dating game, until they meet their perfect matches. Everyone has a match except for Phil, who is told the company wants him to have a vasectomy. Taye Diggs guest stars.

Watch this full episode of 'Better Off Ted' after the jump!

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Review: Better Off Ted - Love Blurts

by Mike Moody, posted Dec 9th 2009 12:32AM
better off ted love blurts season two premiere
Great. Now I'm gonna be picturing Ted as "Aquated" for the next few days. (Surprise! He looks good in aquatights!)

Phil and Lem's hilarious superhero fantasy was only a tiny throwaway gag in a premiere full of wonderfully weird moments and plotlines. There was Ted's fake obsession with Utah, Veronica's real obsession with Utah, and Taye Diggs' obsession with dressing up like a bear and terrorizing innocent park dwellers. What's say we start off by discussing that last one?

At this point, I'm convinced that Diggs' contract with ABC says that he gets to appear on all of the network's shows. (I can't wait to see him on General Hospital.) I'm not complaining, though. The guy really knows how to deliver the funny (and the crazy). At first I thought his character was going to end up being Ted's bland and handsome rival for Linda's affections. Thankfully, the writers had something far more insane in mind. Hearing Diggs confess his secret to Linda – on their first date! – reminded me of why I love this show so much: It's just so damn bizarre! But Better Off Ted rarely feels like it's actually trying to be weird. Like Diggs, the show makes crazy look easy.

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Ask TV Squad: Ghost Whisperer and more!

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Nov 4th 2009 10:02AM
Ghost WhispererThe "Ask TV Squad" column, published every Wednesday, answers your questions about current and past TV shows, as well as about the celebrities appearing on TV. Every week, I will pick a question (or more) sent to us and provide answers in the column. If your question is not picked for a column, it may be answered in a subsequent column or in TV Squad's APB Podcast.

To submit questions to the "Ask TV Squad" column, you can post them below in comments or email them to asktvsquad@gmail.com.

This week, I answer questions about Ghost Whisperer, How to Make It in America and Better Off Ted.

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Gone Too Soon: Andy Richter Controls the Universe

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 7th 2009 11:03AM
Andy Richter Controls the Universe
When Andy Richter left Late Night With Conan O'Brien to establish his own career in acting, nobody knew that he'd come full circle and rejoin O'Brien years later. At the same time, nobody knew that creator Victor Fresco would do much the same thing.

Andy Richter Controls the Universe was one of those quirky shows that most people, who enjoy a dash of nonsense in their comedy, really dug. It was a very playful show about a guy working in a massive company. It featured a small ensemble with great chemistry on-screen, and had a unique look at big corporations.

A few years later, Fresco tapped that well again, and we got Better Off Ted, another comedy with absurdist tendencies set in a massive corporation with a small cast. Like Andy, it eked out a second season based more on critical acclaim than ratings. As someone who enjoys both shows, I find myself worrying that Ted will share Andy's ultimate fate, cancellation after the second season.

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What to Watch Aug. 10-16

by Kim Potts, posted Aug 9th 2009 3:00PM
This week on TV: A leaning tower of fondant on 'Cake Boss,' Criss Angel gets buried alive and the 'Mad Men' are back. -- By Kim Potts


Cake Boss'Cake Boss' (10PM, TLC)
We still love Duff and the 'Ace of Cakes' gang, but New Jersey baker Buddy Valastro is one of the best new surprises of the summer, and watching him in action as the titular head cake maker at Hoboken's Carlos Bakery has been the year's least-guilty pleasure. On the menu in tonight's episode: The Leaning Tower of Pisa, replicated in cake, and a lobster-themed cake that Buddy scrambles to assemble after the client mixes up the date.

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Fun Finds: June 27

by AOL TV Staff, posted Jun 27th 2009 12:00PM
Farrah Fawcett

-- Looking back on her career, Farrah Fawcett was a lot tougher than people think [Newsweek]

-- One critic wonders: Is 'The Philanthropist' the worst show ever? We take it he never saw 'Kath & Kim' [Miami Herald]

-- More bad news for Kate Gosselin: She's just one of Lemondrop's 12 Biggest Lady Douchebags [Lemondrop]

(more fun finds after the jump)

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