History Series / TheOfficeUK

10th Jan '16 7:46:02 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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* SharedUniverse: David Brent goes on to appear in two episodes of Series/TheOfficeUS, placing both shows in the same continuity. The same goes for the 2016 film ''Life on the Road''.
13th Dec '15 12:51:27 PM Morgenthaler
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5th Sep '15 9:23:53 PM maxwellsilver
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* AgreeToDisagree: "Motivation"
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* BrokenAesop: Done by David. During an excercise on how ''not'' to deal with an irate customer, when acting as the customer he shouts "I think there's been a rape!" and says to always get attention, and when acting as the manager, has the other person say his room number, then states his hotel doesn't go up to that floor and that some complaints will be fake.

* DeadpanSnarker: Tim! * DeathFakedForYou: The tech support guy, Simon, is convinced that BruceLee's death was a cover-up to allow him to go DeepCoverAgent and bust up the Triads.
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* FailureKnight: Gareth. * ForTheFunnyz: David.
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* FailureKnight: Gareth. * ForTheFunnyz: David.{{Metaphogotten}}: Done by David. During an excercise on how ''not'' to deal with an irate customer, when acting as the customer he shouts "I think there's been a rape!" and says to always get attention, and when acting as the manager, has the other person say his room number, then states his hotel doesn't go up to that floor and that some complaints will be fake.

* SmallNameBigEgo: David.
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30th May '15 1:36:47 AM mack
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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Given the nature of the series, it happens with alarming regularity. However, a particularly {{egregious}} example is when David [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x1knZBDEQM reads John Betjeman's "Slough"]] at the end of "New Girl".
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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Given the nature of the series, it happens with alarming regularity. However, a particularly {{egregious}} example is when David [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x1knZBDEQM reads John Betjeman's "Slough"]] "Slough" at the end of "New Girl".
29th May '15 10:18:06 AM DoctorSleep
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* HateSink: Chris Finch has '''zero''' redeeming qualities. Following that, Lee is a terrible boyfriend. Tim's pregnant co-worker Ann is also very rude and self-absorbed. ** Neil was apparently meant to be this, but YMMV if he's really that hate-worthy. ** Averted with the warehouse workers in the end. They're pigs, but seeing them tell off an obnoxious pregnant woman makes them almost admirable.

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** Rachel in the second series.
22nd May '15 6:24:30 PM WillBGood
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* SmallNameBigEgo: David.

* TedBaxter: David.
26th Apr '15 5:40:20 PM tenryufan
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* StarMakingRole: Take a bow, Ricky Gervais.
19th Apr '15 6:58:47 PM BadSplice
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* BritishBrevity: Fourteen episodes (two six-episode seasons and a concluding two-part Christmas Special). Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant felt that as it is supposed to be a 'fly on the wall' documentary (rather than a work-com) it would stretch belief that the crew are still there months or years later. This is the biggest difference between it and the American version.
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* BritishBrevity: Fourteen episodes (two six-episode seasons and a concluding two-part Christmas Special). Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant felt that as it is supposed to be a 'fly on the wall' documentary (rather than a work-com) [[WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief it would stretch belief belief]] that the crew are still there months or years later. This is the biggest difference between it and the American version.
29th Mar '15 2:16:45 PM passivesmoking
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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: One of the central themes of the show is that you spend far more time with your coworkers than you do with your actual friends, family and loved ones. Tim lampshades this in the last episode, saying your work-mates are just people you share the same bit of carpet with for most of the week. Several characters also embody this trope, most notably David Brent (who tries so hard to be everybody's friend in spite of how unlikeable he is for the most part), and Chris Finch (who probably knows nobody really likes him, but doesn't really care).
7th Jan '15 2:05:13 PM StansCoffins
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** Brent also qualifies despite the more sympathetic aspects of the character. This is the guy who tried to throw his staff under the bus for a promotion and then lied that he turned it down (when in fact he failed a medical) to make them think he was a hero.
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