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Ferdek in his armchair.

I declare that I'm going out and I don't know when I'll return!
~ Ferdynand Kiepski
There are things on this world, which weren't even dreamt of by physiologists.
~ Ferdynand Kiepski

Ferdynand Kiepski, also known as Ferdek, is the main protagonist in the famous Polish comedy series Świat według Kiepskich. His laziness and rabble are almost legendary.


Ferdek was born in 1950. Twenty-five years later, he married Halina in 1975 and they have two children Waldek and Mariola. Before 1981, he was selling water in Świdnicka Street in Wrocław.

Now he is unemployed, but often assumes businesses to earn money, but usually he fails. He lives in Wrocław on Ćwiartki 3/4 Street with his wife Halina and daughter Mariola.

Before there lived with them Halina's mother Rozalia (who was in conflict with Ferdek), but she died in 2007 and their son Waldek, who went to USA in 2005. He returned in 2011, but now he lives with his wife Jolanta Pupcia-Kiepska, who is hated by his father.

Ferdynand's next door neighbours are Marian and Helena Paździoch.

Ferdek hates Marian and is very often seen arguing with him but they also can collaborate to earn a lot of money. They also like drinking vodka together at night.

His second neigbour is Arnold Boczek. In earlier episodes they were good friends, but now Ferdek is very mean to Arnold and insults him constantly.

The third neighbour was old man Borysek. Ferdek liked him, but considered him a pervert.

He was often visited by Edzio ,who was the postman. Ferdek doesn't liked him, calling him octopus and thinks that he wa very stupid when it wasn't true.

In later episodes, his best friends are the homeless alcoholic Kazimierz Badura and (sometimes) the CEO of housing association Andrzej Kozłowski. He had a very good relationship with his son, but it got worse when Waldek returned from the USA.

Ferdek often argues with his daughter Mariola, but he really loves her.


Ferdek is very lazy, but clever. In older episodes, he was very enthusiastic and cheerful, but later became peevish, truculent, quarrelsome, unfriendly, and bearish. He is also very ill-tempered, argumentative, opprobrious, and quite arrogant. In his opinion the most important value in honor.

Main pastimes

  • Drinking beer called Mocny Full (in older episodes) or vodka (in current episodes)
  • Lying on armchair
  • Watching TV
  • Arguing with Marian Paździoch
  • Arguing with Rozalia
  • Insulting Arnold Boczek
  • Smoking cigarettes
  • Stealing Rozalia's pension
  • Coming up with new ways to earn money


Cycu, bring some beer to daddy!
~ Ferdynand Kiepski ordering his son Waldek to buy beer.
Get the hell out of here, beacuse you don't live here, but upstairs!
~ Ferdynand Kiepski calmy telling Boczek to go to his house.
You always want to, when I want to!
~ Ferdynand Kiepski arguing with Paździoch about how they both want to go to the toilet at the same time.
Mister, this a private, public toilet, mister!
~ Ferdynand Kiepski's reaction on what Paździoch is gonna do to the "private, public" toilet.
A lady flew with a airplane. They let bees bite their naked asses! Pa-ram-pam-pam. Pa-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra!
~ A happy Ferdynand Kiepski singing.
Halińcia... Are you sleeping?
~ The question Ferdek asks every week for thirty years.
What is it, dammit? It's night, dammit! I'm coming, dammit!
~ Ferdek waking out at 3 AM to open the door.
But Halinka, what more do you want? You have a washer, right, a fridge, a warm place, a bed, you also have a TV... What more can one want?
~ Ferdynand Kiepski telling his wife in what a place she lives.
Mister, I don't give a sh-t.
~ Ferdek saying he doesn't care about what happened to his neighbours.


  • Halina Kiepska – wife
  • Waldemar Kiepski – son
  • Mariola Kiepska – daughter
  • Rozalia Małolepsza – mother-in-law (died in 2007)
  • Jolanta Pupcia-Kiepska – daughter-in-law
  • Roman Kiepski – father(died,never appeared on the show)
  • Stanley Kiepski – brother
  • Władysław Kiepski – grandfather (died,never appeared on the show)
  • Mother (never appeared on the show,mentioned only in 215 episode)
  • Władysław Kiepski – uncle
  • Stanisław Kiepski – uncle (died in 2007,never appeared in the show)
  • Ziemowit Kiepski – nephew
  • Genowefa Kiepska – aunt
  • Cousin from Mongolia Rychu Zdzichu
  • Aunt Lutka
  • Jaś
  • Uncle Leoś and many other relatives


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