|This show is about a man named Eric and the stress of life that he has to deal with on a day to day basis. Whenever he gets really stressed, a vein in his forehead swells up. His kids are Brian and Claire. Maria is the au-pair. The Perfect's are Eric's neighbors, who they look down upon as a slob and a caveman. Liz is Eric's ex-wife, and the mother of the two kids. Eric works for Paul Power, and his secretary is Alison. When he is not worrying about one thing, it's something else. He can barely pay his bills, his son is incredibly dim, and his daughter is constantly sick from allergies. His life is hell.