The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin (1976-79)

the fall and rise of reginald perrin

Mildly amusing sitcom with Leonard Rossiter who fakes his own death as he tries to handle a midlife crisis. He has a boring life and works a boring job at Sunshine Deserts.

Opening episode:September 8,1976 – “Hippopotamus” – Reginald has the same routine every day. The company he works for is introducing a new line of exotic flavored ice creams to try and drum up new business. At a meeting with his boss, the overbearing C.J.,he spaces out and fantasizes about his secretary.

Back home his wife Elizabeth (Pauline Yates) says they’re going to visit her mother. He imagines a hippopotamus and eventually refers to her that way. Later in the week he decides to break routine but it doesn’t matter. He’s still bored and he badly wants a change. The episode has a funny bit with the company doctor. It ends with him screaming in frustration at his daily life.

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