Less Than Perfect

2002 • ABC
8 reviews
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Season 1 episodes (22)

1 Pilot
GNB temp Claude Casey is offered a permanent job as assistant to news anchor Will Butler. The promotion irks Claude's friends, as well as her new coworkers, Lydia and Kipp.
2 Ice Cream With Lydia
Lydia is suspicious of Claude and believes she is sleeping with Will; Kip and Owen feud over a pen.
3 Claude the Liar
Claude reluctantly lies for Will and discovers she's good at it. Meanwhile 'floor buddies' Owen and Lydia and Kip and Ramona bond.
4 Queen of England
Claude worries that Will dislikes her friends; Lydia tries to save an expensive purse from being Bedazzled by Ramona; there's an office pool on when a coworker will finally change his pants.
5 The Vacation
Claude is forced to take a vacation, but instead of going to Niagra Falls, she lurks around the office, fearing her temp replacement may be trying to take her job.
6 The Pole
When Claude finds herself competing with Lydia, Ramona drags her to a stripper class to boost her self confidence. Meanwhile Kip enlists Owen to take the photo for his company i.d. badge.
7 Future Shock
After butting heads with a grouchy office worker, Claude fears that she'll eventually become like her. Meanwhile, Kip gives Owen an Armani suit as collateral for a loan; and Lydia obsesses over whether she'll be included in Will's autobiography.
8 Meet the Folks
Will unwittingly causes friction between Claude and her parents. Meanwhile, an intern swoons over Kipp.
9 Claude the Heartbreaker
While awaiting a second date with Charlie, Claude agrees to go out with Will's godson, Oliver. Meanwhile, Kipp schemes to get a promotion.
10 One Office Party Too Many
Everyone arrives at the Christmas party with an agenda that none of them are able to fulfill.
11 A Claude Casey Production
Claude produces an embarrassing anchorman demo reel for Kip. Meanwhile, it's the anniversary of Lydia's fling with Will and she tries to determine if he remembers it.
12 Claude's Got a Secret
Claude tries to keep her relationship with Charlie a secret, but her friends are determined to find out what she's hiding. Meanwhile, neither Kipp nor Lydia get what they bargained for when they go looking for mentors.
13 Telephone
When Claude's asked to watch Will's apartment for the weekend, all of her coworkers invite themselves over. Meanwhile, Kipp and Claude's rivalry is put on the back-burner when he discovers something shocking on Will's telephone.
14 High Maintenance
Will's new girlfriend rubs Claude the wrong way, so she meddles in their relationship. Meanwhile, Kipp and Lydia find themselves sucking up to Owen and Ramona, in hopes of scoring VIP access to an exclusive party.
15 Valentine's Day
Claude has phone sex with her boyfriend on Will's phone; Lydia discovers she has a secret admirer; Owen's latest crush is only looking for a man to sire a child.
16 Breaking Up
After Claude breaks up with Charlie, Ramona throws a slumber party to cheer her up. Meanwhile, Kipp offers to ghostwrite Will's autobiography.
17 Picture Perfect Party
Claude throws a formal party with disasterous results.
18 The New Guy
When it appears Will's contract won't be renewed, his coworkers concoct a scheme to save his job.
19 Oh Papa
Claude orchestrates a reunion between Owen and the father he never knew. Meanwhile, Kipp tries to find a gimmick to get noticed and Lydia gives Will a makeover.
20 A Little Love for Lydia
Lydia goes out with Claude's brother; Owen incites the wrath of Will.
21 Save the Squirrel, But Bet the Over/Under
Will throws a gala for a squirrel clinic. Meanwhile Carl gets Owen interested in gambling, and Kipp and Lydia discover the benefits of using Will's name.
22 The Umbrella
Claude is forced to decide whether to continue working for Will or to take a job as the assistant to the show's new executive producer.

About this show

Claudia "Claude" Casey moved up in the secretarial world of television news, from temp to the anchor's desk. After her boss hires her full time, Claude realizes she may be in over her head in this world of assistants fighting to get ahead. But Claude is determined to prove that though she may not be perfect, she's not going down without a fight.

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8 reviews
Regina Neil
October 5, 2020
Too funny
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