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Stressed Eric 

Eric Feeble is a man living in London who strives to survive his divorce, angry boss, rival family, almost alien children, drunken housekeeper and even his own "achievements".




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Series cast summary:
Mark Heap ...  Eric Feeble 13 episodes, 1998-2000
Morwenna Banks ...  Claire Feeble / ... 13 episodes, 1998-2000
Rebecca Front ...  Liz 13 episodes, 1998-2000
Gordon Kennedy ...  Various 13 episodes, 1998-2000
Doon Mackichan ...  Alison Scabie / ... 13 episodes, 1998-2000
Geoffrey McGivern Geoffrey McGivern ...  Caleb / ... 13 episodes, 1998-2000
Paul Shearer Paul Shearer ...  Doc 13 episodes, 1998-2000
Alison Steadman ...  Mrs. Perfect 13 episodes, 1998-2000
Alexander Armstrong 10 episodes, 1998-2000
Carl Gorham Carl Gorham 10 episodes, 1998-2000


Eric Feeble is a man living in London who strives to survive his divorce, angry boss, rival family, almost alien children, drunken housekeeper and even his own "achievements".

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Badder than Bart. See more »


Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

12 August 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eric im Stress See more »

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(13 episodes) | (3 episodes)


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Did You Know?


At the end of every episode, Eric's stress becomes so bad that the vein on his head strangles him. See more »


Paul Power: Feeble, I've got an eyelash in my eye, could you get it out?
[Eric licks Power's eyelash out]
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Alternate Versions

The American version shown by NBC features Eric's voice redubbed and British phrases Americanized (e.g. pants vs. trousers). See more »


Referenced in I Am Not an Animal - I Am an Animation (2005) See more »

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The best new comedy series for years.
13 March 2001 | by G.SpiderSee all my reviews

A TV programme which doesn't seem to have got the recognition it deserves, which is a pity, as it is the best original creation for years. The series is based around Eric Feeble, 40-year-old divorced father who, as the title suggests, is forever under strain. At home he has to cope with his alcoholic au pair, autistic son and a daughter who is allergic to just about everything. Added to that are Eric's hippy ex-wife who keeps turning up when he least expects it, and next-door neighbours the Perfects, who seem to make it their business to out-shine Eric at every turn. At work things are no easier. The quite irritatingly handsome and wonderful Ray Perfect is a highly successful executive at Eric's place of work, Eric's secretary is forever on the telephone organising her social life, and the boss. P.P. (who is incidentally my favourite character in this series, apart from Eric himself) rules the business with an iron rod. Other regular characters include Eric's psychiatrist Doc (an age-ing swinger) and elderly neighbour Mrs Wilson, who's trips out to post a letter always end in disaster.

There is plenty of biting humour and some great comedy moments. Storylines include a nativity play, an old flame of Eric's turning up, a desperate hunt for a potato, a parents V pupils cricket match and many more. What makes this series stand out is the fact that comedy is combined with darker undertones, reflections on the pressures of modern-day life and the cast of interesting, genuine and often not unsympathetic characters. A second series was broadcast in 2000. Let's hope for a third.

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