Less Than Perfect

Less Than Perfect

2002 - 2009, Comedy
A temp works as an assistant to a television news anchor.

Episode Guide

  • Less Than Perfect - Sex, Lies and Office Supplies (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    Sex, Lies and Office Supplies

    Claude intervenes when she realizes that Lydia is about to cheat on Jeb; Owen plans to seduce Lydia; Jeb loses his voice.

  • Less Than Perfect - Banished and Famished (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Banished and Famished

    Claude makes an announcement; the fourth floor workers are banned from the snack bar; Ramona and Owen are forced to eat in their office.

  • Less Than Perfect - I Hear an Ear (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    I Hear an Ear

    Claude and Kipp get into an argument; Kipp is about to become assistant to Jeb and Lydia.

  • Less Than Perfect - And the Award Goes To (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    And the Award Goes To

    Lydia gets a fake reward; Owen's carpentry skills.

  • Less Than Perfect - Reinventing the Wheel (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Reinventing the Wheel

    Claude realizes that part of her job is predicting Lydia's mood swings and Owen gives her a tool to do it.

  • Less Than Perfect - Kipp Steadman's Guide to Dating (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Kipp Steadman's Guide to Dating

    Carl takes in Kip; Carl's dating tips; Lydia's gift to Jeb.

  • Less Than Perfect - The Owl Specialist (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    The Owl Specialist

    Claude tries to protect the owls that live on the roof of her apartment; Owen tries to get someone to be his emergency contact.

  • Less Than Perfect - Red Carpet Claude (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Red Carpet Claude

    Claude brings Jeb to a hip magazine party with the intention of raising Jeb's profile; Owen and Ramona start a protest at the cafeteria.

  • Less Than Perfect - Flirting With De-Feet (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Flirting With De-Feet

    Claude flirts with a repairman; Kipp and Ramona work as foot models.

  • Less Than Perfect - Why Are You Hurting Claude? (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Why Are You Hurting Claude?

    Claude clues Ramona in on her relationship with Carl but asks her to keep it from Owen.

  • Less Than Perfect - A Crush Grows in Brooklyn (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    A Crush Grows in Brooklyn

    Claude and Carl act on their attraction to each other but agree it should be kept secret from their friends at work.

  • Less Than Perfect - The Devil Wears Burberry (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    The Devil Wears Burberry

    Claude finds herself working with Lydia again and must come to the rescue when Lydia breaks down.

  • Less Than Perfect - The Devil Wears Burberry (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    The Devil Wears Burberry

    Claude returns from vacation to find herself jobless; Owen enjoys Carl's new ice-cream machine.

  • Less Than Perfect - Claude the Expert (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    Claude the Expert

    Claude encourages Charlie to try out for a band, which results in his leaving town indefinitely; Owen and Ramona throw a surprise birthday bash for Carl, but they are the ones who are surprised.

  • Less Than Perfect - Casey V. Kronsky (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    Casey V. Kronsky

    Claude and Kipp each get a department to supervise as part of their management training.

  • Less Than Perfect - Amicably Yours (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    Amicably Yours

    Claude realizes that Jeb and Lydia are using her and Kipp to make each other jealous.

  • Less Than Perfect - Claude's Extreme Makeover (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    Claude's Extreme Makeover

    Claude wins an apartment makeover at a charity auction, forcing her to spend the night at GNB, where the late-night action surprises her.

  • Less Than Perfect - Pre-Wedded Bliss (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    Pre-Wedded Bliss

    Claude gets stuck in the middle when she tries to help Lydia and Jeb with their prenuptial agreement.

  • Less Than Perfect - Get Away (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    Get Away

    When Will gives Claude the keys to his home in the Hamptons, Claude and Charlie go there for a romantic weekend alone, but when they arrive, they find Lydia and Jeb had the same idea.

  • Less Than Perfect - Distractions (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:


    Claude is excited to be starting the management training program with her new boyfriend, until Kipp joins the program and befriends him.

  • Less Than Perfect - Playhouse (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:


    Claude's boyfriend temporarily moves in with her, becoming so comfortable with their new living arrangement that he holds auditions for his new band in her apartment.

  • Less Than Perfect - I Just Don't Like Her (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    I Just Don't Like Her

    Carl's girlfriend, Viv, feels that Claude is a threat to their relationship, but when he breaks up with her, it is Claude who tries to get them back together.

  • Less Than Perfect - You Can Leave the Lights On (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    You Can Leave the Lights On

    Claude tries some sexy lingerie when her ex returns to GNB and they decide to try again, but the undergarments prove embarrassing when she is strip-searched at work.

  • Less Than Perfect - Emotions Eleven (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Emotions Eleven

    Members of the staff arrive at the annual retreat to find their former human-resources representative (French Stewart) eager to point out their workplace flaws.

  • Less Than Perfect - Claude's 15 Minutes of Christmas (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Claude's 15 Minutes of Christmas

    Claude promises Owen, Romona and Carl spots on the GNB on-air holiday greeting, but is unable to make good on it when she learns about the companies representation policy.

  • Less Than Perfect - Claude's Romantic Hideaway (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Claude's Romantic Hideaway

    Claude orchestrates a romantic date between Carl and Vivian, but when Vivian finds out, she does not appreciate the interference.

  • Less Than Perfect - Moms the Word (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Moms the Word

    Owen's moms, Judith (Valerie Harper) and Judy (Joanna Kerns), help Will with his girlfriend problems and encourage Carl and Ramona's gambling and drinking.

  • Less Than Perfect - We're Bad People (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    We're Bad People

    Claude and Ramona blackmail Kipp when they think that he took advantage of Ramona's GNB accounting mistake.

  • Less Than Perfect - Shoo-In (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:


    Ramona assures Claude that she will be in the management training program, but when Kipp also applies, she is less sure.

  • Less Than Perfect - From the Chair to the Couch (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    From the Chair to the Couch

    When Will blames an on-air blunder on his anchor chair, Claude finds nothing wrong with the chair and tells Will that he is being a diva.

  • Less Than Perfect - Knock, Knock, Who's Dead? (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Knock, Knock, Who's Dead?

    Ramona and Claude stumble upon an aged co-worker who has died, and when no one claims his belongings, Claude resolves to find his next of kin; Carl, decked out as a musketeer, flirts with a cafeteria patron dressed as a genie.

  • Less Than Perfect - Ignoring Lydia (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Ignoring Lydia

    Lydia drives Jeb crazy with talk of wedding plans, so Jeb offers to pay Claude to listen to her; Will's new publicist (Lucy Lawless) turns out to be an old flame.

  • Less Than Perfect - Ain't It a Shame Claude (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Ain't It a Shame Claude

    Claude attempts to play matchmaker between Ramona and the new office hunk, Mike (guest star Eric Palladino).

  • Less Than Perfect - Claude Wants to Know (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Claude Wants to Know

    Caleb (Will Friedle) tells Claude he's not ready for a relationship, so Claude decides to find out exactly what he didn't like about her.

  • Less Than Perfect - Supply Man Down (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Supply Man Down

    Will is jealous over publicity given to other network anchors, so Claude suggests he implement the paperless office policy to get some good press.

  • Less Than Perfect - Claude on One Knee (Season 2 Episode 24)
    Season 2 Episode 24:

    Claude on One Knee

    Claude tries to convince Jeb to propose to Lydia in order to get Lydia to quit her job and stay home.

  • Less Than Perfect - The Pimp Hat (Season 2 Episode 23)
    Season 2 Episode 23:

    The Pimp Hat

    Owen tries to cheer up a heartbroken Claude with a game of "Pimp Hat," where everyone picks a name out of a hat and dresses that person up.

  • Less Than Perfect - Claude's Roxanne (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:

    Claude's Roxanne

    Will hires Claude's best friend as his personal assistant, despite her lack of qualifications for the job; Jeb and Lydia think Kipp is losing his mind.

  • Less Than Perfect - Arctic Nights (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    Arctic Nights

    Claude takes over the office newsletter and enlists her coworkers as writers, assigning Owen the task of reviewing Eddie the sandwich guy; Kipp takes over the gossip column.

  • Less Than Perfect - Dating Protocol at GNB (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    Dating Protocol at GNB

    A ban on office dating has Claude and Mitch questioning whether they can date and work together.

  • Less Than Perfect - Riding in Cars With Falafel (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    Riding in Cars With Falafel

    Carl is irate when he finds out Claude wrecked his car and lied about why she needed to borrow it; to Lydia's dismay, Jeb hires Kipp as his assistant.

  • Less Than Perfect - 22 Minus 1 Equals 4 (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    22 Minus 1 Equals 4

    Claude's new boyfriend uses his influence to have Lydia moved to another floor; a beautiful nurse (Brooke Burke) tricks Carl into donating blood.

  • Less Than Perfect - Claude's Apartment (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    Claude's Apartment

    Owen and Ramona advise Claude to make her place look more posh before Mitch (William Ragsdale) arrives for dinner; Kipp's mother (Lesley Ann Warren) drops in to see old flame Will Butler.

  • Less Than Perfect - The Crush (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    The Crush

    A teenager falls in love with Claude; Carl, Owen and Ramona plan to grow tomatoes on a plot of land near Jeb's (Patrick Warburton) office.

  • Less Than Perfect - Love Stinks (Sometimes) (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    Love Stinks (Sometimes)

    Claude drinks a little too much on her date with a sophisticated new producer (William Ragsdale); Will tries to use former NBA player Bill Walton to intimidate Carl into trading a player on his fantasy team.

  • Less Than Perfect - Two Camps (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    Two Camps

    Claude and Kipp argue over who has the better boss; Carl gives Owen and Ramona a new thermostat.

  • Less Than Perfect - What About That! (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    What About That!

    Claude discovers she is not the only one Will has asked to write his public service announcement; while in the men's washroom, Owen and Carl meet "Good Morning America" weatherman Tony Perkins.

  • Less Than Perfect - Santa Claude (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Santa Claude

    Claude takes on the task of shopping for all of Will's Christmas presents for staff and for his girlfriend.

  • Less Than Perfect - Claude the Terminator (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Claude the Terminator

    Will tells Claude to fire his interior decorator, but she does not feel equal to the task; Owen and Carl disclose to each other that their fantasy girlfriend is Lydia.

  • Less Than Perfect - The Girl Next Door (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    The Girl Next Door

    Office rumors swirl around Carl and Claude after a spontaneous dinner date; to curb her outrageous spending habits, Lydia enlists Ramona as her financial adviser.

  • Less Than Perfect - Claude's Alternative Thanksgiving (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Claude's Alternative Thanksgiving

    At Thanksgiving, Owen is forced to tell his two mothers (Valerie Harper, Joanna Kerns) he is straight, not gay.

  • Less Than Perfect - Roomies (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:


    Rooming together in Washington, D.C., Lydia advises Claude on how to conduct herself in the nation's capitol.

  • Less Than Perfect - All About Claude (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    All About Claude

    Ramona's nemesis (Pamela Anderson) tries to make Claude her new best friend; Owen and Carl are obsessed with catfights.

  • Less Than Perfect - Rules (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:


    Claude forces herself to wait before calling a cute guy but loses his number; Kipp and Lydia's latest scheme involves cheese.

  • Less Than Perfect - Shampoo (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:


    Sparks fly when Claude reconnects with her high-school crush; Kipp and Lydia fight over an expensive shampoo; Carl bullies people into using his suggestion box.

  • Less Than Perfect - New York Evening (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    New York Evening

    Claude and her friends use one of Will's many party invitations to plan a big night out in New York; Kipp finds himself on the guest list for a bizarre bash. Patrick Warburton guest stars.

  • Less Than Perfect - It Takes a Pillage (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    It Takes a Pillage

    Claude organizes a community-watch program after her apartment is ransacked; a new political pundit (Patrick Warburton) joins the team.

  • Less Than Perfect - From the Office of Will Butler (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    From the Office of Will Butler

    Claude's clout gets Carl hired on the spot as the new cafeteria manager; an older woman promises to help Kipp's career.

  • Less Than Perfect - Choices (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:


    Claude accepts a position working for the executive producer (Michael Boatman), and Kipp tries to fill her shoes as Will's assistant.

  • Less Than Perfect - The Umbrella (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    The Umbrella

    Claude believes she can stay above the fray when a new executive producer (Michael Boatman) is brought in to shake things up.

  • Less Than Perfect - Save the Squirrel, but Bet the Over/Under (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    Save the Squirrel, but Bet the Over/Under

    Will chooses a squirrel clinic as the charity when asked to hold a benefit dinner; Carl gets Owen in trouble with a bookie.

  • Less Than Perfect - A Little Love for Lydia (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    A Little Love for Lydia

    Claude is caught in the middle when her older brother (guest star Richard Ruccolo) goes on a date with Lydia.

  • Less Than Perfect - Oh Papa (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Oh Papa

    Owen doubts his ability to be a parent until Claude and Ramona find his biological father (Barry Bostwick).

  • Less Than Perfect - The New Guy (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    The New Guy

    Claude enlists allies to help keep Will from being replaced by the hot-shot London bureau chief. Bob Odenkirk guest stars.

  • Less Than Perfect - Picture Perfect Party (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    Picture Perfect Party

    Claude decides to throw a party to celebrate her first two years in New York, but it becomes a disaster when Will arrives. Will Sasso, Beth Ostrosky and J.P. Manoux guest star.

  • Less Than Perfect - Breaking Up (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Breaking Up

    Depressed Claude accompanies Will's fiancee (guest star Jenny McCarthy) as she tries on wedding dresses and they run into Trista Rehn of "The Bachelorette." Will Sasso also guest stars.

  • Less Than Perfect - Valentine's Day (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    Valentine's Day

    Will overhears Claude and Charlie having phone sex; a baby-crazy woman (guest star Nicole Sullivan) pursues Owen's sperm.

  • Less Than Perfect - High Maintenance (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    High Maintenance

    Claude is obliged to run errands for Will's new girlfriend (Jenny McCarthy).

  • Less Than Perfect - Telephone (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:


    While house-sitting for Will, Claude invites her friends over; Kipp makes a shocking discovery about Will's speed-dial list.

  • Less Than Perfect - Claude's Got a Secret (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Claude's Got a Secret

    Claude and Charlie find it difficult to keep their dating a secret. Josh Braaten and Joanna Cassidy guest star.

  • Less Than Perfect - A Claude Casey Production (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    A Claude Casey Production

    Claude produces a demo tape for Kipp; Lydia remembers a passionate night with Will.

  • Less Than Perfect - One Office Party Too Many (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    One Office Party Too Many

    Claude, Lydia and Owen each make special connections at the wild office holiday party. Josh Braaten guest stars.

  • Less Than Perfect - Claude the Heartbreaker (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Claude the Heartbreaker

    Claude is dating two men at once for the first time in her life, and one of them is Will's godson, Oliver (guest star Aaron Buerge of "The Bachelor").

  • Less Than Perfect - Meet the Folks (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Meet the Folks

    Claude gets caught in the middle when her well-meaning but overprotective parents (guest stars Cindy Williams, Martin Mull) visit and Will backs out of having dinner with them.

  • Less Than Perfect - Future Shock (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Future Shock

    Claude sees her future personified in a hard-bitten assistant named Roz, and she decides to get a life outside of the office.

  • Less Than Perfect - The Pole (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    The Pole

    Claude simulates a striptease at her new exercise class; Owen and Kipp tinker with their identification photographs.

  • Less Than Perfect - The Vacation (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    The Vacation

    Claude feels threatened by a popular temp (guest star Pat Finn) after reluctantly agreeing to take a vacation.

  • Less Than Perfect - Queen of England (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Queen of England

    Kipp tricks Claude into offending her friends on the fourth floor.

  • Less Than Perfect - Claude the Liar (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Claude the Liar

    Claude learns that lying is part of her job description; the company assigns everyone a floor buddy in a program designed to help employees bond with one another.

  • Less Than Perfect - Ice Cream With Lydia (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Ice Cream With Lydia

    Claude is stunned but elated to get a dinner invitation from Will; Kipp and Owen battle over office supplies.

  • Less Than Perfect - Pilot (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:


    A spirited temp (Sara Rue) draws the ire of her co-workers when she lands a job as an assistant to a television news anchor (Eric Roberts).