Andy Richter Controls the Universe/Pilot
Guest Starring: Rick Hoffman (Arnich)
Andy Richter comes in to work one morning to two surprises: his best friend Keith slept with Wendy, the new secretary Andy has a crush on but has never built up the nerve to talk to, and Andy's small office is now also host to a new employee, technical artist Byron.
Outraged at his now cramped surroundings, Andy first tries pleading his case to his boss and friend, Jessica. She blames the situation on Arnich, another manager, but is unable to move Byron to another office. Andy then decides to sabotage one of Byron's diagrams, knowing that when Arnich checks the work, Byron will be fired, and Andy will have his office back. However, Arnich misses the mistake, and Andy's sabotage threatens to ruin a project.
Meanwhile, Wendy approaches Andy about her fling with Keith. She's worried about the fact that he hasn't called. Andy assures her that Keith is a good guy, and Wendy suggest that Andy should be more assertive and talk to her.
In an attempt to get Andy to accept his circumstances, Jessica brings Byron to a gathering of Andy's friends. Resistant at first, Andy eventually warms up to Byron. With no other choice, Andy confesses his crime, but Jessica cleverly ensures that Andy won't be fired by promising not to reveal that Arnich missed the obvious mistake.
Behind the Scenes
- The establishing shot of the Pickering Industries building is identical to the Duke & Duke building from Trading Places.
Allusions and References
- Power Rangers: Andy imagines him and his friends as superheroes, which is shown as a shot of the Power Rangers with Andy and his friends' heads superimposed on the Power Rangers' bodies.