History Series / TheOfficeUK

6th Aug '16 11:03:25 AM Potman
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Inspired the highly successful [[Series/TheOfficeUS American adaption]] of the series. Also highly successful is the [[ForeignRemake German remake]] ''Series/{{Stromberg}}'', wherein the main protagonist Bernd [[CharacterTitle Stromberg]] (the German version of David Brent) works for an insurance company. It has also inspired French (Le Bureau), French-Canadian (La Job), Chilean (La Ofis), Israeli ([=HaMisrad=]), and Swedish (Kontoret) remakes, as well as a still in-development Chinese version.

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Inspired the highly successful [[Series/TheOfficeUS American adaption]] of the series. Also highly successful is the [[ForeignRemake German remake]] ''Series/{{Stromberg}}'', wherein the main protagonist Bernd [[CharacterTitle Stromberg]] (the German version of David Brent) works for an insurance company. It has also inspired French (Le Bureau), French-Canadian (La Job), Chilean (La Ofis), Israeli ([=HaMisrad=]), and Swedish (Kontoret) remakes, as well as a still in-development Chinese version.
and Finnish versions.
27th Jun '16 4:53:09 PM LentilSandEater
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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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* HateSink: HateSink:
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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, this but YMMV if he's really that hate-worthy.
is less hateable than Chris.
** Averted Downplayed with the warehouse workers in the end. They're pigs, but seeing them tell off an obnoxious pregnant woman makes them almost admirable.
8th Jun '16 3:26:08 PM YgothanEru
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* {{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.

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* {{Metaphogotten}}: {{Metaphorgotten}}: 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.
20th Feb '16 10:53:31 AM AfroThunder
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* Sucks At Dancing: David, with his cringe-makingly memorable attempt at sexy dance moves at an office party, which boil down to spasmodic and random arm movements, grunting, and gyrating.

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* Sucks At Dancing: SucksAtDancing: David, with his cringe-makingly memorable attempt at sexy dance moves at an office party, which boil down to spasmodic and random arm movements, grunting, and gyrating.
20th Feb '16 10:53:04 AM AfroThunder
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* Sucks At Dancing: David, with his cringe-makingly memorable attempt at sexy dance moves at an office party, which boil down to spasmodic and random arm movements, grunting, and gyrating.
13th Feb '16 4:51:25 PM WarriorsGate
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* {{Postmodernism}}: David Brent fancies himself as the kind of easy-going 'cool' boss people watch on the telly, and he self-consciously references other people's jokes and attempts to set 'a vibe' to get both his staff and the viewers to like him. But, since real life doesn't have a screenwriter creating a tone and vision, RealityEnsues when he painfully learns that that kind of stuff won't fly in 'real' life.
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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* %%* DeadpanSnarker: Tim!
* DeathFakedForYou: The tech support guy, Simon, is convinced that BruceLee's Creator/BruceLee's death was a cover-up to allow him to go DeepCoverAgent and bust up the Triads.



* FailureKnight: Gareth.
* ForTheFunnyz: David.

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* %%* 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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* TrustBuildingBlunder

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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".
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