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Stressed Eric

All Episodes 1998 - 2000

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  • Ended
  • BBC Two
  • 1998-04-19T23:00:00Z
  • 30 mins
  • 6 hours, 30 mins (13 episodes)
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Animation, Comedy
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Eric Feeble is a middle-class divorced father of two who resides in London, England. An average man, with a less than average life, Eric is endlessly at his wits end -- stressed out with his family, coworkers, and his life in general.
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13 episodes

1x01 Nativity

  • Series Premiere

    1998-04-19T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

It is Christmas time and the day of the school nativity play. Eric's son Brian has a tiny part in it as sheep number six but Eric thinks that even this could prove a landmark in the boys development especially given that Brian's sole achievement to date has been to put toy cars in his mouth. But then Brian's never been on stage before and there's no way of knowing how he will react to the pressure.

1x02 Sex

  • 1998-04-26T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

Although he's supposed to be writing a speech for work, Eric spends his day irritated that everyone else in the world is getting some. But his hopes are lifted when an old college fling calls him out of the blue and wants to go out. Problem is, Eric promised Claire that he'd take her to the non-allergenic carnival. So Eric, Claire, and his former flame are off to the carnival. At the end of the evening, Eric takes the old friend home, and the pair endlessly attempt to have sex -- quietly. As if that's possible....

1x03 Pony

  • 1998-05-10T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

When Eric needs to get £35 to pay the window washer, he is forced to break Claire's piggy bank to get the money. In doing so, he finds her diary and discovers she wants a pony. Finding that a pony is out of his price range, he gets a smelly donkey with removable ears. When Claire insists the donkey go in the Gymkhana at school, Eric has no choice but to enter the old thing in the competition. Meanwhile, Brian and Maria raise havoc with a chemistry set.

1x04 Hospital

  • 1998-05-17T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

While rushing off to a job interview, Eric gets his foot run over by a speeding ambulance. So it's off to the hospital where he's told that he's not enough of a priority case to be seen immediately. Mishaps abound while Eric's waiting in the hospital, ranging from a beating/stabbing to him acquiring pubic lice -- but that still doesn't make him enough of a ""priority case..."" Meanwhile, Claire's lips swell up while kissing her doll; Liz freaks when the city workers chop a limb off her tree; and Maria suffers from her usual hangover... Just another normal day at the Feeble residence!

1x05 Potato

  • 1998-05-31T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

Drowning in a sea of debt, Eric desperately seeks to improve his standing with his boss in the last ditch hope of a pay rise. So he volunteers to entertain a troublesome but important client, the Chairwoman of the potato development board Mrs Bont. Come the evening in question everything for once seems to be working out well. The table is laid, the food is out, the guests are about to arrive. Then Eric finds out he is just one potato short.

1x06 Tidy

  • 1998-06-07T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

A Japanese man agrees to work with Eric's company -- but he stipulates everything must be ""clean and tidy."" So Eric leaves it up to Alison to clean the office while he goes home to take care of the rat that crawled up through his drainpipe. But, as usual, Alison spends her day gabbing on the phone... Eric arrives at home to find that the rats have multiplied and the exterminator he's hired is useless. And to make matters worse, Liz shows up with her boyfriend picketing for ""rights for rats."" Meanwhile, Maria takes the children to the amusement park and ends up in a high-speed police chase....

2x01 Cricket

  • Season Premiere

    2000-08-29T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

When his kids return home from school with a collage entitled ""The Shame,"" Eric is shocked at the damage his repeated failure in school cricket matches is having on his children. This year, he resolves to do better...

2x02 Bursting

  • 2000-09-05T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

How hard can it be to find a working toilet in Europe's greatest metropolis? Eric is about to find out. Meanwhile back at home, Claire needs a costume for her school project, which leads Maria into open conflict with the Perfects.

2x03 Team

  • 2000-09-12T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

Power Enterprises sends its workers on a team-building exercise overseen by business guru Bezant DeVolle. Unfortunately for Eric, his team-mate is Alison, who proves to be as useless in the forest as she is in the office, and soon he finds himself in a hole - literally. It's not a good day for Brian and Claire either, as they are left in the less-than-capable hands of Liz and Caleb.

2x04 Tent

  • 2000-09-19T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

In an effort to woo the mother of his daughter's best friend, Eric agrees to let the kids camp out in the back garden. Unfortunately, his daughter's friend suffers from a plethora of allergies - which inevitably leads to disaster.

2x05 Crush

  • 2000-09-26T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

Brian has his first crush, which is particularly unfortunate as it's on Heather Perfect. Is she out of his league? Perhaps the school fete will give him the chance to impress her...

2x06 Au Pair

  • 2000-10-03T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

Eric is alarmed when he discovers a pornographic magazine which he believes belongs to Brian, and even more so when he discovers that it in fact belongs to Maria the au pair - and she's the centrefold! He sacks Maria and looks for a new au pair. Meanwhile Maria gives up drinking and undergoes an extraordinary transformation...

2x07 Drool

  • 2000-10-10T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

Eric's boss P.P develops a crush on Sherry the salad girl from the canteen. He over-promotes her and Eric is made responsible for her mistakes.

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