Percy tårar

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Percy tårar
Country of originSweden
Original language(s)Swedish
Production
Producer(s)Magdalena Jangard
Release
Original networkSVT
Chronology
Preceded byNilecity 105,6

Percy tårar (Percy Tears) was a Swedish 6-part television show broadcast by Sveriges Television in 1996. It was Killinggänget's follow-up to Nilecity 105,6. It was directed by Walter Söderlund and produced by Magdalena Jangard.

The loose plot of the series revolves around a number of mostly unrelated storylines which are told in segments in each episode. These segments are flanked by various stand-alone sketches that sometimes elaborate on minor characters.

Plot[edit]

The primary storyline concerns Percy Nilegård (Johan Rheborg), who has gone into psychotherapy, where he meets Dr J. Tull, which may not be his real name, and reveals how he took over another person's life to make money. Percy feels lonely and wants Dr. Tull to help him write his memoir. Their conversation then shifts to a series of flashbacks in which Percy relates the story of how he exploited the new boss of an old family-run brewery.

Other storylines include:

  • Christer Fuglesang tries to become the first Swede in space but has to deal with his extremely eccentric teacher Captain Klänning (Dress). Aside from being incompetent, Klänning also has a speech disorder which makes him incapable of properly pronouncing the word space (Rymd in Swedish).
  • Percy's sidekick Tommy Bohlin falls in love with a hotel receptionist and tries to win her heart. His attempts end in disaster.
  • A man develops an obsession with his new fireplace, eventually chopping up his house to feed the flames.

Trivia[edit]

  • One of the German astronauts that Fuglesang competes with is called Udo Dirkschneider.
  • The name of the psychotherapist is a reference to the British band Jethro Tull.