While not a biting office satire and clearly lacking a Veridian commercial, this week's episode of Better Off Ted was the funniest and most quotable episode of season two.
In "Lust in Translation," Veridan was attempting to partner with a German company on a new translation device, and Ted grew quite close with one of the executives, Greta (Stefanie von Pfetten) outside of the office.
The hilarious twist being that in order to improve the device's voice it outputs (what could be better than a 90 foot robot?), they switch it to Phil's voice and Greta refuses to keep sleeping with Ted or working with Veridian if he won't let her use the device in bed.
While not as original as other Ted plot lines, this one led to some great mistranslation lines, German jokes, and awkward moments with Phil's voice coming out of a beautiful blonde woman. We definitely felt the main story line led to some of the funniest moments of the season.
Meanwhile, again we see Linda's cookiness playing of the straight Veronica very well as the two of them played "Linda Bagel" against each other. We never thought it'd work, but these two continue to prove they have a great dynamic together. Too bad ABC may only be giving us one more episode of Ted next week.
Even if the rest of America isn't tuning in, we know we'll be watching what will most likely be the season two finale next week. Now for the Better Off Ted quotes form this week's episode:
Ted: And listen. The Germans are all worried because, ironically, they think that Veridian is ruthlessly efficient and bent on world domination.
Phil: Wow. That's like when those Irish auditors thought our accounting department drank too much and wrote overly depressing poetry | permalink
Lem: We don't create evil things.
Ted: Some might see this long-range people-skinning laser as evil-ish.
Phil: Well, that was only designed so you could peel an orange in your kitchen while sitting comfortably in your living room.
Ted: Well, now it's used to peel enemy soldiers overseas while you sit comfortably in the Pentagon. | permalink
Ted: It's hard for me to fulfill my manly duties when Phil keeps telling me how much I'm pleasuring him.
Phil: Oh, my God.
Ted: Yes, you said that a lot last night. | permalink
Ted: What are you afraid of? If you... if you throw a game, it's gonna keep you out of the time-wasters hall of fame?
Linda: No. My position there is secure from getting my art history degree. | permalink
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