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Comedy2006 - 20114 Seasons
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Lead Balloon (2006 - 2011)

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7.8/10
1.5K Votes
Comedy 2006 - 20114 Seasons

Rick Spleen is a world-weary comedian who ends up doing far too many corporate jobs to pay the bills.Lead Balloon featuring Jack Dee and Tony Gardner has one or more episodes available for purchase on iTunes, available for purchase on Apple TV, available for purchase on Prime Video, and 1 other. It's a comedy show with 27 episodes over 4 seasons. Lead Balloon is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a high IMDb audience rating of 7.8 (1,545 votes).

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Lead Balloon offers a unique perspective on the life of a comedian, Rick Spleen, who is not living the glamorous life one might expect but instead is stuck doing corporate gigs. This provides a fresh and humorous take on the comedy industry.

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The show has been well-received by audiences, boasting a high IMDb rating of 7.8 out of 10. This suggests that Lead Balloon is a hit among viewers and is likely to provide plenty of laughs.

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Despite its release in 2006, Lead Balloon's humor and themes remain relevant and relatable, making it a timeless comedy that can be enjoyed by audiences of different generations.

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EPISODE GUIDE

Lead Balloon Season 4 Overview

May 31, 2011 - Jul 5, 2011

Season 4 of Lead Balloon has 6 episodes that are not available to stream or rent on any services. Track the series to get notified when an episode becomes available on your services.

Lead Balloon Season 4 Episodes

Season 04, Episode 06 End
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Jul 5, 2011

Rick's prison hostage situation has made him a bankable celebrity again - though Marty is suspicious of the true facts...

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Season 04, Episode 05 Blade
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S04 E05 Blade
Jun 28, 2011

Donald orders everybody else out of the library, explaining to Rick that he has taken him hostage in order to...

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Season 04, Episode 04 Off
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Jun 21, 2011

Jobless after the Bargain Channel fiasco Rick kicks around the house wondering if Magda really did break her arm when...

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Lead Balloon Season 3 Overview

Nov 13, 2008 - Dec 23, 2008

Season 3 of Lead Balloon has 7 episodes that are not available to stream or rent on any services. Track the series to get notified when an episode becomes available on your services.

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Season 03, Episode 07 Nuts
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Dec 23, 2008

Following an incident involving Clive's mother during a performance of 'Peter Pan' in which he is starring,Rick looks forward to...

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Season 03, Episode 06 Mistake
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Dec 18, 2008

The printers have wrongly spelled Rick's name as Bick on his letter-heads so that when Magda brings her sister to...

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Season 03, Episode 05 Spikey
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Dec 11, 2008

The bad news for Rick is that his appearance on Phil Randall's phone-in show was a typical disaster and that...

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Lead Balloon Season 2 Overview

Nov 15, 2007 - Jan 3, 2008

Season 2 of Lead Balloon has 8 episodes that are available for Rent or Purchase on Prime Video, Apple TV, iTunes.

Lead Balloon Season 2 Episodes

Season 02, Episode 08 Lucky
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S02 E08 Lucky
Jan 3, 2008

Rick feels he deserves more out of life than endless corporate gigs for the likes of the Greenway supermarket chain...

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Season 02, Episode 07 Rita
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S02 E07 Rita
Dec 26, 2007

Rick has a small role in a film starring former Hollywood great Rita Stetler,Michael's father's pin-up girl but Rick considers...

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Season 02, Episode 06 Debacle
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S02 E06 Debacle
Dec 20, 2007

On the face of it Rick is - for a change - an amazing success when he performs a stand-up...

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Lead Balloon Season 1 Overview

Oct 4, 2006 - Nov 8, 2006

Season 1 of Lead Balloon has 6 episodes that are available for Rent or Purchase on Prime Video, Apple TV, iTunes, Vudu.

Lead Balloon Season 1 Episodes

Season 01, Episode 06 Fatty
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S01 E06 Fatty
Nov 8, 2006

When chat show host Adam Greene ribs him about being overweight Rick decides to exercise at the local gym. Unfortunately,...

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Season 01, Episode 05 Pistachio
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S01 E05 Pistachio
Nov 1, 2006

Rick buys a pistachio coloured motor scooter, which causes general derision and comments that it makes him look gay. He...

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Season 01, Episode 04 Allergic
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S01 E04 Allergic
Oct 25, 2006

Rick is working with comedy legend Bob Fairchild but takes a dislike to him and deliberately gives him coffee, knowing...

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Lead Balloon has a high IMDb audience rating of 7.8 (1,545 votes). The show is not at all popular with Reelgood users lately.

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Lead Balloon Overview

Rick Spleen is a world-weary comedian who ends up doing far too many corporate jobs to pay the bills.

Age rating: N/A
Number of seasons: 4 Seasons
Number of episodes: 27 Episodes

Extra Information

Related Genres: Comedy
Original Release Date: Oct 4, 2006
Show Status: Ended
Next episode release: N/A