Black Books: Season 1, Episode 1

Cooking the Books (29 Sep. 2000)

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Michael Parkhouse ...
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Bernard is struggling to cope with getting down to menial but essential tasks for his book shop, such as the accounts when a chance meeting with a customer, Manny, helps him out. Meanwhile, the owner of the shop next door, enlists the help of Bernard and his customers to find out exactly what an object from her shop is and in doing so misses an important appointment. Written by Robyn Cowen

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The Gag about tax receipts turned in to a jacket was actually used in a "tax time" commercial, with full suit of receipts. See more »

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Manny: [while assimilating the Little Book of Calm] When you rest, you are a king surveying your estate. Look at the woodland, the peacocks on the lawn. Be the king of your own calm kingdom.
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