Before or during 2001
The story of Temp, a 29-year-old girl who can't get a boyfriend and has 12 hours to stop nuclear war with China
- "Theres this temp, right, she's 29, she can't get a boyfriend, oh my god! And she's got 12 hours to stop nuclear war with China."
- —Bernard Black's description of Tempocalypse
Tempocalypse is a novel written by Nergritte Riley following the story of a 29-year-old female temp who can't get a boyfriend and has 12 hours to stop nuclear war with China. It is written in such a way that it appeals to both men and women, as the author combines both romance and action in the same novel. It was the international bestseller in 2001. The book was released before or during 2001 and was sold in Black Books, and proved very popular.
- Tempocalypse is a pun combining the words 'apocalypse' and the main character's job title, a temp.
- The episode Fever revolves around the rising temperature. Thus the word "tempocalypse" also refers to the moment when the feared temperature of 88°F is reached which triggers Manny's condition.