Better Off Ted (2009–2010)
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The Great Repression 

Linda and Ted face sexual harassment charges from an overreacting coworker, but Veronica's solution to the problem creates unexpected complications. Meanwhile, Lem and Phil try to save a robot that is replaced by a human.


Reginald Hudlin


Victor Fresco (creator), Becky Mann | 2 more credits »

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Episode credited cast:
Jay Harrington ... Ted Crisp
Portia de Rossi ... Veronica Palmer
Andrea Anders ... Linda Zwordling
Jonathan Slavin ... Phil Myman
Malcolm Barrett ... Lem Hewitt
Isabella Acres ... Rose Crisp
Merrin Dungey ... Sheila
Jennifer Irwin ... Denise
Jake Dogias ... Alvin
Jerry Kernion ... Keith
Zaid Farid Zaid Farid ... Steve
Christina Ferraro ... Gail
Kristi Clainos ... Erica
Wilmer Calderon ... Carlos
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aj Brody ... Willy


When a misunderstanding leads oddball Sheila to falsely accuse both Ted and Linda of sexual harassment, Veronica comes up with a solution to avoid having them punished. She convinces Veridian to classify sexual harassment as a disease so anyone accused of it can't be held responsible. But when the employees get wind of the new rule, things start to get a little crazy in the office. Written by ABC Publicity

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Comedy | Sci-Fi








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1 January 2010 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the room where broken robots are stored, a Dalek from the series Doctor Who (1963) can clearly be seen. It is immediately to the left of the entrance. See more »


Linda Zwordling: I don't want a sex disease! Especially one that's assigned to me by my supervisor.
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References Doctor Who (1963) See more »

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They don't understand sexual harassment. At all.
20 September 2018 | by stephljwroteitSee all my reviews

The episode begins brightly enough, with Ted walking through the office explaining how he doesn't sexually harass his coworkers, then demonstrates this by greeting a woman in a awkwardly formal manner. Then we pop into Veronica's office, where she has a problem with people in their department harassing each other, again, and suggests that maybe changing the lighting will help. We then find out that Linda hugged Shelia by nuzzling Shelia's breasts with her face, then later massaged her neck. Ted tries to smooth things over by telling Shelia to get to know Linda better, and to not fight it...

I think this episode was written by people who have no idea how to actually portray what sexual harassment is, and how easy it is to avoid. It is the easiest thing in the world to be professional, and not molest or harass your coworkers.

This episode wasted a moment that could have had an impact.

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