Hjälp!

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Hjälp! (Help!) was a Swedish situation comedy television series, broadcast on the TV4 network. It revolved around a psychologist, Jeanette Placzycks, played by Stina Ekblad, who treated patients with a variety of problems.[1][2]

The series had three seasons, and it was broadcast in 2007 — 2009. According to TV4, the first season had peak viewing figures of more than 1.5 million viewers.[3]

The first season of the programme was reported to the Swedish Broadcasting Commission for treating a stuttering person as an amusing caricature in a way that ridiculed and humiliated people with the disability. The commission ruled that since the entire TV show presented exaggerated caricatures of mental issues and other disabilities, which were not intended to be taken seriously, the specific situations mentioned in the report did not violate the Swedish Radio and Television Act.[4]

The American actor Chevy Chase had a recurring part as a foreign correspondent in the third season of the series.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stina Ekblad i TV4:s nya humorserie" (in Swedish). Dagens Nyheter. 13 December 2006. Retrieved 8 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Komikereliten köar för hjälp" (in Swedish). Svenska Dagbladet. 23 January 2007. Retrieved 8 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Peter Magnusson, Sissela Benn och Annika Andersson i ny säsong av Hjälp!" (in Swedish). TV4 Group. 19 December 2007. Retrieved 8 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "Granskningsnämnden för radio och TV: Beslut" (PDF) (in Swedish). 11 June 2007. Retrieved 8 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "Chevy Chase to guest star in Swedish sitcom". The Local. 7 November 2008. Retrieved 8 September 2016. 

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