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not planed. TV Show was canceled.
Michelle, Guido and Frankie have been co-workers and close friends for years. But when their boss gets fired, Guido gets a promotion and is replaced by the odd Alain Van Damme. No normal day passes on this work floor where impossible situations, hilarious moments and odd people are just a daily thing.
Guido has a hard time trying to acquire authority despite his former isle colleagues' familiarity and (im)practical jokes, while they keep cruelly excluding newcomer Alain. Lydia's instructions don't help, nor her excessive sensitivity and furniture substitution. When Guido asks another isle of three for a lunch, only Linda accepts, her turns out to be a lush involved in a divorce. Guido's wife Marianne and stock boy Ben are angry at him because of misunderstandings Michel and Frankie create.
Mean Michel invents a yellows cards system 'to shield Guido': colleagues can make each-other report their own peccadilloes. Only Franky applauds and adopts such childish nonsense, despite Guido's objections. Michel's wife demands he joins her urgently to use the best time in her reproductive cycle. Michel's car is broken, so he wants to borrow Guido's brand new company car. As the insurance forbids that, Guiod rather drives him. This starts a chain of lies and deceit turning on the cheaters, colleagues and relatives. Alain finds friendly Sammy is rather nature-obsessed, but is tickled pink the company newsletter wants to publish his solicitation anecdote.
Colleague Freek's warm welcome convinces Alain's equally cheerful pa to visit the office, which isn't unusual. He sympathizes with Guido's precarious social position, suggests sun-blinds to shield the subordinate ex-colleagues and sort of pushes it trough by telling chief Protput. This time Franky gets jealous of 'favored' Alain, insanely when his screw story appears on the website: he moves to another isle. As if that weren't bad enough, Guido discovers the blind has a huge Vandam marking and its remote soon goes wild.
As spring arrives, Frankie brings tulips, to which Alain is allergic. Guido is summoned to the annual secret event with him and Michel, but ordered by Lydia to attend a time management lecture. Frankie's incessant taunting finally drives Alain to an intimidating outburst. Guido tries to mediate, hears the root is exclusion and decides to do better. Alain is introduced to the roof picnic. Michel agrees it's time to give Alain a break. Alas Sami, who feels Alain is trying to avoid her, sneaks in after him, but the door locks behind her. Everyone expects Guido to give them priority.
Because Protut didn't inform him in time, Guido is booked both as coach of Dutch author Nolleke Lodiers' absurd lecture and workshop on group dynamics and a meeting with the firm's US owner, Robert 'Rob' Hasselbanks. With or without him, big baby Franky, perfectionist Michel and incompatible attitudes make every task a torturous demonstration of disharmony, none of which Nolleke acknowledges. Alain gets through being dumped. Freek is too honest about being all but a morning person.
After the Nolleke group spirit debacle, Lydia weighs on Guido because of Michel's uncooperative attitude, he for not defending his ex-colleague. So Michel supports Franky's crazy plan to turn productivity into an intricately complex challenges game. Lydia's absurd superstition makes her assume Sammy is Satan. An electric power problem doesn't help. Guido looses his patience and insists to see CEO Rik Nallaerts. Sir draws his own conclusions about the bumbling bunch.
After their department's debacle, Guido resigns and recommends Michel as his successor to Nallaert. The hand-over is even messier then usual, causing a fake birthday party as cover-up for the still unannounced promotion. Meanwhile the US owner orders Nallaerts to replace Protus, who took an indefinite break, with his originally Flemish confident Bert 'Bucky' Laplasse. His interview totally undermines Michel's confidence, which already shrunk now the shoe of responsibility is on the eternal know-it-all's own foot.
While the administrative department is still getting used to Michel as their boss, his boss Bucky keeps confusing everyone by sneakily probing for social dynamics. The old mates get stressed out, even Franky's loyalty to Michel seems wavering. Open-minded Freek enjoys this new change, Franky's sense of humor is the object of speculations. Smoldering resentments, like Sammy against Hans, are laid bare. Michel feels threatened, and indeed Bucky actually focuses on him.
Arrogant liar Bucky's crazy management style mind games continue to disrupt the department. For the team it's when and where to wear the non-obligatory 'Bucky's team' caps he gave them. For supervisor Michel it's the mission to start networking and elaborate his personal image, from motto ' a friend behind the red tape' to beard grooming. Franky gets permission to revive the trio's trivial quiz, now during breaks in the whole department on a voluntary basis.
When Alain realizes Sammy feels excludes, he, Freek and Linda join the birdwatcher on a trip in the wood, where they spot a rare species. Bucky's next cruel trick on Michel is a 'courage test' in the same wood, which finally pushes him over the limit of servile respect, but only shortly. Meanwhile Michel leaves in Guido's care the artificial 'baby' his pregnant wife Sonja made him mind.
Bucky forbids Michel's first functional initiative. Alain's birthday surprise for Liesje is mistaken by bitch Linda for perversion. Liesje invites colleagues for her private birthday dance party. As Bucky brags about being asked by Linda, Michel has to get himself invited. Sammy is happy with his bird watchers band of four. Franky feels too guilty about the virtual baby that he dares not oppose canceling the quiz.
Wim Opbrouck(Frankie Loosveld)
Tom Van Dyck(Alain Vandam)
Dirk Van Dijck(Michel Drets)
Sien Eggers(Lydia Protut)
An Miller(Liesje Walschaerts)
Lucas Van den Eynde(Bucky Laplasse)
Warre Borgmans(Rik Nallaerts)
Bruno Vanden Broecke(Sammy Tanghe)
Jeroen Van Dyck(Frederik "Fré" Van Rooy)
Tania Van der Sanden(Linda Hombroeckx)
Frank Focketijn(Guido Pallemans)
Peter Ceustermans(Hanz Rimmer)
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