History WesternAnimation / StressedEric

25th May '16 1:21:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* CrapsackWorld: The whole world seems to be out to get Eric.
25th May '16 1:21:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheAlcoholic: Maria.
* BeehiveHairdo: Mrs. Perfect.

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* %%* TheAlcoholic: Maria.
* %%* BeehiveHairdo: Mrs. Perfect.



* ButtMonkey: '''Eric'''. [[UpToEleven Oh dear God.]]

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* %%* ButtMonkey: '''Eric'''. [[UpToEleven Oh dear God.]]



* ChickMagnet: Doc.

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* %%* ChickMagnet: Doc.



* DeliberatelyCuteChild: Claire.
* TheDitz: Brian.

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* %%* DeliberatelyCuteChild: Claire.
* %%* TheDitz: Brian.



* ElmuhFuddSyndwome: Claire again.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Doc.

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* %%* ElmuhFuddSyndwome: Claire again.
* %%* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Doc.



* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Every single damn time.
* FunnyForeigner: Maria to an extent.
* GirlishPigtails: Claire.
* GranolaGirl: Liz.

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* %%* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Every single damn time.
* %%* FunnyForeigner: Maria to an extent.
* %%* GirlishPigtails: Claire.
* %%* GranolaGirl: Liz.



* {{Jerkass}}: Pretty much everyone who isn't a Feeble.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Maria to an extent.

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* %%* {{Jerkass}}: Pretty much everyone who isn't a Feeble.
* %%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Maria to an extent.



* ParodySue: The Perfects.
* SadistShow: Probably the animated king of this trope.

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* %%* ParodySue: The Perfects.
* %%* SadistShow: Probably the animated king of this trope.



* SassySecretary: Allison.

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* %%* SassySecretary: Allison.



* StereoFibbing: Occurs in "Drool".

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* %%* StereoFibbing: Occurs in "Drool".



* TheTalk: Eric gives one in "Au Pair".

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* %%* TheTalk: Eric gives one in "Au Pair".



* TheVoiceless: Brian.

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* %%* TheVoiceless: Brian.
24th May '16 12:59:03 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: The Perfects.
7th Mar '16 8:42:14 PM Angeldeb82
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Think modern life is stressful? Well just be thankful that you're not Eric Feeble, the perpetually struggling forty-something and unfortunate star of this short-lived British animated series, and arguably one of the darkest shows ever made in this category. The series lasted for 13 episodes, broadcast in two seasons. The first season was broadcast in 1997, the second in 1999. The first series (but ''not'' the second) was co-produced by Creator/KlaskyCsupo.

Eric is a divorced father of two. He is the primary caregiver for both of his kids. Which is a stressful duty. Brian, Eric's son, seems to have a learning disability. He is 9 to 10-years-old, but has already flunked classes for three years. He doesn't speak at all, wanders aimlessly, and has a tendency to place random items into his mouth. Claire, Eric's daughter, is notably frail. She is 6-years-old and her immune system is hypersensitive. She has allegic reactions to just about everything, and has to eat special regulation food. Which doesn't stop her from craving for regular food. Maria, their Portuguese au-pair, is alcoholic. His ex-wife Liz currently lives with another man, and tries to rediscover herself through following NewAge ideas. Which doesn't prevent her from incessantly calling Eric when she feels like it.

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Think modern life is stressful? Well Well, just be thankful that you're not Eric Feeble, the perpetually struggling forty-something and unfortunate star of this short-lived British animated series, and arguably one of the darkest shows ever made in this category. The series lasted for 13 episodes, broadcast in two seasons. The first season was broadcast in 1997, the second in 1999. The first series (but ''not'' the second) was co-produced by Creator/KlaskyCsupo.

Eric is a divorced father of two. He is the primary caregiver for both of his kids. Which is a stressful duty. Brian, Eric's son, seems to have a learning disability. He is 9 to 10-years-old, but has already flunked classes for three years. He doesn't speak at all, wanders aimlessly, and has a tendency to place random items into his mouth. Claire, Eric's daughter, is notably frail. She is 6-years-old and her immune system is hypersensitive. She has allegic allergic reactions to just about everything, and has to eat special regulation food. Which doesn't stop her from craving for regular food. Maria, their Portuguese au-pair, is alcoholic. His ex-wife Liz currently lives with another man, and tries to rediscover herself through following NewAge ideas. Which doesn't prevent her from incessantly calling Eric when she feels like it.



* ButtMonkey: '''Eric'''. [[UpToEleven Oh dear god.]]

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* ButtMonkey: '''Eric'''. [[UpToEleven Oh dear god.God.]]



* CloudCuckooLander: The cleaning lady at Eric's work throws out all his work at the end of each day while singing "La la la-la laaah, stick it in the bin!"

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* CloudCuckooLander: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The cleaning lady at Eric's work throws out all his work at the end of each day while singing "La la la-la laaah, stick it in the bin!"



* OnceAnEpisode / RunningGag: The old lady's green letter dropping into the sewer.

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* OnceAnEpisode OncePerEpisode / RunningGag: The old lady's green letter dropping into the sewer.



* SeriouslyScruffy: Plays this trope for laughs with Eric. As he gets more stressed, the vein on his temple throbs [[OnceAnEpisode until it eventually bursts out and strangles him]]. Naturally, his environment tends to be rather cluttered, too.

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* SeriouslyScruffy: Plays this trope for laughs with Eric. As he gets more stressed, the vein on his temple throbs [[OnceAnEpisode [[OncePerEpisode until it eventually bursts out and strangles him]]. Naturally, his environment tends to be rather cluttered, too.



* TheyKilledKenny: Eric dies of stress at the end of every episode. Save Au pair.

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* TheyKilledKenny: TheyKilledKennyAgain: Eric dies of stress at the end of every episode. Save Au pair.
6th Mar '16 5:17:57 PM jmac9345
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* ButtMonkey: '''Eric'''. Oh dear god.

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* ButtMonkey: '''Eric'''. [[UpToEleven Oh dear god.]]
29th Feb '16 9:56:20 PM Gideoncrawle
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* CatchPhrase: Eric: MARIA!!!, GET A MOVE ON!, ALISON! WILL YOU SHUT UP?

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* CatchPhrase: CatchPhrase:
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Eric: MARIA!!!, GET A MOVE ON!, ALISON! WILL YOU SHUT UP?



* CrossPoppingVeins: Eric gets them several times an episode. At the end, they get so bad that they grab him by his throat!
** Lampshaded in Pony when Claire's diary says that she is too scared to ask Eric, because of this trope.

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* CrossPoppingVeins: Eric gets them several times an episode. At the end, they get so bad that they grab him by his throat!
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throat! Lampshaded in Pony "Pony" when Claire's diary says that she is too scared to ask Eric, because of this trope.his stess vein.



* IllGirl: Claire. She's allegic to virtually ''everything''.
** [[UpToEleven Claire's friend Julie is allergic to even more things, including air!]] Her mother says she feels stupid giving birth to a daughter more allergic than Claire.

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* IllGirl: Claire. She's IllGirl:
** Claire is
allegic to virtually ''everything''.
** [[UpToEleven Claire's friend Julie is allergic to even more things, [[UpToEleven including air!]] air]]. Her mother says she feels stupid giving birth to a daughter more allergic than Claire.



* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Maria.
29th Feb '16 9:47:43 PM Gideoncrawle
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* [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter Always Someone Worse]]: The Perfects.



* [[DownerEnding Downer Beginning, Middle and End]]: PlayedForLaughs, depending on your sense of humour.
1st Jan '16 7:43:20 PM nombretomado
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* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: This is another member of the One Word Episode Title club (see also ''Lou Grant,'' ''{{Smallville}}'', ''TheSecretCircle'', ''{{Revenge}}'', RosieAndJim, and TotsTV).

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* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: This is another member of the One Word Episode Title club (see also ''Lou Grant,'' ''{{Smallville}}'', ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', ''TheSecretCircle'', ''{{Revenge}}'', ''Series/{{Revenge}}'', RosieAndJim, and TotsTV).
22nd Nov '15 10:18:14 PM Cindylover1969
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Added DiffLines:

** Although when the first season was shown in the US, Eric was revoiced by Hank Azaria (all the other voices remained). Also, production went to a different company for its second season. (Which has never been repeated on British television.)
23rd Sep '15 1:32:35 PM DaveyDoodlebug
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Think modern life is stressful? Well just be thankful that you're not Eric Feeble, the perpetually struggling forty-something and unfortunate star of this short-lived British animated series, and one of the darkest shows ever made in this category. The series lasted for 13 episodes, broadcast in two seasons. The first season was broadcast in 1997, the second in 1999. The first series (but ''not'' the second) was co-produced by Creator/KlaskyCsupo.

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Think modern life is stressful? Well just be thankful that you're not Eric Feeble, the perpetually struggling forty-something and unfortunate star of this short-lived British animated series, and arguably one of the darkest shows ever made in this category. The series lasted for 13 episodes, broadcast in two seasons. The first season was broadcast in 1997, the second in 1999. The first series (but ''not'' the second) was co-produced by Creator/KlaskyCsupo.
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