NewsRadio Season 3
S03 E01Sep 19, 1996
President Sep 19, 1996 Mr. James decides to run for President of the United States while Lisa declares to expose all of his secrets. Matthew grows a 70's style moustache to ""get chicks"".
S03 E02Sep 26, 1996
Review Sep 26, 1996 A new coffee shop is opened on the first floor of the Criterion Building. Matthew becomes obsessed with Scott Adams' Dilbert cartoon.
S03 E03Oct 3, 1996
Massage Chair Oct 3, 1996 Bill leads a revolution when Mr. James eliminates free snacks in the break room. Joe gives Catherine a variety of electronic gadgets to ingratiate himself with her. Bill buys a massage chair.
S03 E04Oct 24, 1996
Arcade Oct 24, 1996 Dave worries that the past will repeat itself when an arcade game, Stargate Defender, is installed in the hallway. Lisa and Dave take the SATs to prove they're not getting dumber. Bill is obsessed with the stale, plastic, leathery sandwiches from a vending machine.
S03 E05Oct 31, 1996
Halloween Oct 31, 1996 Mr. James requests that the reticent staffers wear costumes to his Halloween party. Lisa convinces everyone to dress up by promising that Dave will wear the most outlandish costume ever. A psychic tells Bill the exact date of his death..36 years in the future.
S03 E06Nov 7, 1996
Awards Show Nov 7, 1996 Dave believes WNYX will overcome its jinx and finally win the local broadcasting awards. Matthew believes the office is infested with ants.
S03 E07Nov 14, 1996
Daydream Nov 14, 1996 Daydreams plague staffers on an unbelievably hot day. Among others, Beth fantasizes that she's being stalked by Matthew, who's taking on horror movie guises; and Joe dreams he turned each of the staffers into androids.
S03 E08Nov 21, 1996
Movie Star Nov 21, 1996 James Caan visits WNYX to study Bill and prepare for an upcoming film role, but gets distracted and ultimately enthralled by a nervous Matthew. Dave decides to buy a television for Lisa, revealing his passion for Green Acres. Jimmy takes Beth and Catherine to a Knicks game.
S03 E09Dec 12, 1996
Stocks Dec 12, 1996 Matthew returns from a Japanese vacation bearing gifts, including a katana for Dave. Mr. James teaches Beth the intricacies of the stock market.
S03 E10Dec 19, 1996
Christmas Dec 19, 1996 With everyone anxious to leave work and head off on holidays, Dave finds himself doing everybody's job and delaying his trip to visit his parents with Lisa. Also Bill recruits Beth for a radio ad only to discover the director wants her and not him.
S03 E11Dec 20, 1996
The Trainer Dec 20, 1996 All of WNYX is up in arms when they discover Dave is actually a Canadian, not a mid-westerner. Bill joins a health club. Dave tries to teach Jimmy table manners for his upcoming dinner with the president.
S03 E12Jan 9, 1997
Rap Jan 9, 1997 Bill is outraged when he discovers that rap music has lyrics...offensive lyrics; Lisa is voted 'Cutest Reporter in New York' and attends a photo shoot with Catherine and Beth.
S03 E13Jan 16, 1997
Led Zeppelin Boxed Set Jan 16, 1997 Matthew, in his own mind, becomes the 'King of the Office' when he loses his temper and punches Bill. Matthew's reign of terror, including ordering various staffers to fetch his lunch, alienates the entire office. Meanwhile, Jimmy tries to best a Three Card Monte dealer at his own game.
S03 E14Jan 30, 1997
Complaint Box Jan 30, 1997 A newly installed complaint box makes Dave's life miserable. Mr. James goes fishing, but thanks to Joe's invention, the Garelli 5000, stays in contact with the office via satellite hookup.
S03 E15Feb 6, 1997
Rose Bowl Feb 6, 1997 WNYX staffers evaluate their co-workers, leading to problems based on Matthew's belief that Bill is a God. Jimmy buys fake movie memorabilia, unaware that the sled from Citizen Kane was named 'Rosebud' not 'Rose Bowl'. Joe represents Jimmy in a lawsuit against the man who sold the items.
S03 E16Feb 13, 1997
Kids Feb 13, 1997 Jimmy implements a program allowing kids into the station to learn about radio, but ditches the students to hit on their teacher. Dave searches for a stash of dirty magazines.
S03 E17Feb 20, 1997
Airport Feb 20, 1997 With Bill and Dave stuck in a St. Louis airport, Lisa takes command of the office. Her first task: stop Joe and Catherine from going to a movie. Beth and Matthew go to Bill's 'pleasure palace' of an apartment to water his plants. Back in St. Louis, Dave teaches Bill that being polite has its rewards.
S03 E18Mar 13, 1997
Twins Mar 13, 1997 Matthew's 'identical' twin brother visits. Most of WNYX's furniture is repossessed when the budget is drastically slashed to accommodate a staffer's secret raise.
S03 E19Mar 20, 1997
Office Feud Mar 20, 1997 Joe engages in office warfare with the new noisy environmentalists upstairs. Catherine takes offense at Bill's newest sponsor, Rocket Fuel Malt Liquor. Lisa covers a White House Easter Egg hunt.
S03 E20Apr 3, 1997
Our Fiftieth Episode Apr 3, 1997 Bill is committed to an asylum when he's judged mentally incompetent. Lisa is forced to do the 'McNeal Perspective' with Joe in Bill's absence.
S03 E21May 8, 1997
Sleeping May 8, 1997 Jimmy suffers a heart attack. His lawyer insists Jimmy stay in the break room while recovering from his coma. Lisa realizes she hasn't completed all her goals in life, and decides to have a baby.
S03 E22May 8, 1997
The Real Deal May 8, 1997 When Bill and producer Lisa's new show 'The Real Deal' is on the verge of cancellation, they do everything in their power to recruit Jerry Seinfeld to appear. Matthew reveals that he's never gone 'all the way' before.
S03 E23May 15, 1997
Mistake May 15, 1997 Matthew is no longer the weirdest person in the office, when a strange temp comes in. Dave is featured in a national magazine where he inexplicably insults each staff member...and reveals his passion for tap dancing.
S03 E24May 22, 1997
Space May 22, 1997 NewsRadio in Outer Space. The year is 2228, humankind is nearly extinct and those who remain are constantly on the run from killer robots. Matthew dates an android. Dave and Lisa discuss moving in together after 93 years dating. Joe, after living in suspended animation for 83 years, tries to fix the life support system.
S03 E25Jun 6, 1997
Injury Jun 6, 1997 Matthew faces a large medical bill when he's injured while goofing off around the office. A sympathetic Dave claims it was a work related mishap, earning Matthew Workman's comp. Mr. James and his lawyer, Roger, search for the truth. Meanwhile, Bill takes offense at a rival stations' use of the word 'penis' and air several McNeal reports using the same word.