The can-do attitude is still alive and kicking at Veridian Dynamics! Ted (Jay Harrington) continues to juggle his feelings for the unconventional Linda (Andrea Anders) with the demands of his uptight boss, Veronica (Portia de Rossi). Meanwhile, as the head of Research & Design, he oversees every peculiar product created by his dream team of scientists, Phil (Jonathan Slavin) and Lem (Malcolm Barrett). From the hilarious ethical dilemmas to the mind-blowing inventions, the second season of this inventive comedy continues to bring strange things to life.
To save money on health care, Veridian plays matchmaker for its employees. The company posts a list of single workers they think should date each other based on genetic compatibility. Ted and Linda aren’t listed as a possible match for each other. Bummer, right? They make a pact to not participate in the company dating game.
Ted loves having Rose in Veridian’s after-care because he gets to see her more. The downside is all the boring stories his daughter rattles off each day about the children of his co-workers. But Rose’s gossip of a Veridian kid’s dad who is about to get fired piques her pop’s interest. Turns out one of her after-care classmates has a dad who is head of human resources.
Veronica wants Ted to make a job offer to a scientist named Stella Clifton (guest star Khandi Alexander). This has Lem a little on edge because Stella is his brilliant, sexy, judgmental mother. Ted convinces Veronica to nix the idea of hiring Stella because it would be way too upsetting to Lem. Crisis averted, right? Wrong. Lem is later devastated when he discovers that his mom is having an affair with Dr. Bhamba.
Veronica is dating a passionate man named Mordor, who also happens to be a world-class magician. Makes sense. You just don’t see a lot of guys named Mordor going to med school. All of Veronica’s extracurricular activities are taking a toll on her. She’s distracted and sleepy. But on the plus side, she’s having lots and lots of sex. Of course, that’s exactly what’s making her distracted and sleepy.
Linda is accused of sexually harassing another Veridian employee. She was trying to comfort a woman named Sheila who was grieving over the recent death of her cat. When Linda tried to give Sheila a consoling hug, her head ended up pressed against Sheila’s breasts. It happens. Ted says, “That doesn’t sound so sexual. It was just a hug that drifted boobwardly.”
Everyone at Veridian has been working around the clock to prepare for a convention known as Relax-a-Con, the world’s largest gathering of relaxation technology. The long hours have forced Ted to have Rose sleep nights on the sofa in his office. Morale is low and the workers are getting a little loopy from exhaustion. This becomes evident when Lem accidentally tosses a cup of hot coffee on a coworker named Jenkins.
Ted has been trying to avoid Ryan, the Veridian security guard who has a habit of sucking people into long, boring conversations. Chatting with Ted is the best part of Ryan’s day. Nevertheless, Ted tells Ryan that he needs to stop talking to him so much. This is hard for Ryan to hear. Then the chatty guard’s pregnant wife pops by to say what a great friend Ted’s been to her hubby. Awkward.
A memo that reads "Employees must NOW use offensive or insulting language in the workplace" is distributed throughout Veridian. Of course, the "now" was supposed to be "not." The typo is causing chaos, so Ted wants Human Resources to retract the memo. But that would suggest the company made a mistake. And the company doesn't make mistakes. Even that memo urging all employees to "carpoop" was deemed legit. Thankfully, it wasn't mandatory.
Pete Gilroy runs Veridian’s other Research and Development department. Pete’s team has always been in heated competition with Ted’s team. This is evident as the two development squads try to woo the big boss with a product dubbed the “Dream Glider.” It’s a magnetized outfit that allows the wearer to hover off the ground. Pete criticizes Ted’s version because the magnets on his vest look like breasts. Ted says Pete’s pants-like version looks like a diaper.
The Germans are coming! The Germans are coming! And one lovely foreign lady is totally heiss for Ted. (Heiss, by the way, is the German word for “hot.”)
Ted helps his brother get a job selling lab equipment; Veronica receives an award from a charity for girls that Veridian supports.
Download this never-before-seen episode now! Ted learns how to navigate the "kid mafia" after Rose is invited to a play date with Chet's daughter and Veronica is forced to find her own way into the club.
Download this never-before-seen episode now! Ted is put in charge of a new employee rewards system where the company doles out tickets exchangeable for prizes.