Better Off Ted Review: "Mess of a Salesman"

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Veronica: Saddle up, Linda! And say goodbye to common sense. | permalink

Against its better judgement, ABC aired its last planned episode of Better Off Ted last night in its unfortunate Tuesday lineup.  Oh why couldn't you give Ted a fighting chance on Wednesdays next to your other comedies?

Unfortunately, the final Ted outing, "Mess of a Salesman," was a decent one, but certainly not the series or even this season's finest effort.  We hope this doesn't end up being the series finale and ABC at least gives us a better episode to go out on a bang with.

Ted and Billy Crisp

This week's installment certainly had the potential to be a great episode.  Once we got past the cheesy interactions between Ted and his brother's silly interactions, Billy (Eddie McClintock) actually turned out to be a great character.

When paired with Phil and Lem, Billy made the two scientists even funnier character if that's possible.  The trio definitely got the most laughs out of us this episode as Billy pushes the two nerds into a wild streak.

Meanwhile, our new favorite pairing on the show, Veronica and Linda teamed up to take down the head of the Veridian Foundation (Rick Hoffman).  While not as strong as some of Veronica's other outings, her hilarious references to fawn, Linda's head butting, and the Foundation's fake commercial made it a decent plot line.

Overall, the plot line was decent and we liked how the two stories converged at the end.  Our only complaint would be the forced brotherly interactions between Ted and Billy that didn't seem to belong on this show.

It was a good episode of Ted, just not a good finale for the show.  Our rating and collection of Better Off Ted quotes from the episode after the jump.

Veronica: The forest will run red with the blood of woodland creatures who doubted little Veronica and will now pay with their furry little lives. | permalink
Phil: We can't leave work in the middle of the day. We're not Somali pirates. | permalink
Commercial: The Veridian Foundation... helping the world then telling people about it makes us feel so good. The Veridian Foundation... Helping people. By telling people we're helping the world. | permalink
Ted: Do you know how many times I didn't get laid in college because girls don't like getting hissed at by a jealous possum? | permalink

Review

Editor Rating: 3.5 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.3 / 5.0 (2 Votes)

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Better Off Ted Season 2 Episode 11 Quotes

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The Veridian Foundation... helping the world then telling people about it makes us feel so good. The Veridian Foundation... Helping people. By telling people we're helping the world.

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