Wednesday Trivia Question

What was the name of the shop opened by Reginald Perrin that sold useless products like square hoops, round dice and his son-in-law’s disgusting wine?

The marvelous Britcom “The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin” starred Leonard Rossiter as a middle-aged middle manager driven to bizarre behavior by his pointless job at Sunshine Desserts. Over the course of several series, Reggie Perrin fakes his death, assumes a new identity, returns to life and opens a commune. However, in season two, Perrin opened a shop full of worthless and impractical fare only to become a victim of his own success. But what was the name of the shop?

Grot. Yes, “Grot.” Wholly appropriate for the shop that sold “absolutely complete and utter rubbish” perhaps – but if you need a bell without a clapper or a tennis racquet sans strings it is the best place to shop.

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