History Series / TheOfficeUK

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* FreudianTrio: During the celebrity dating show, Bubble is the Id (making rude innuendo and tongue-in-cheek chauvinistic remarks), Howard Brown is the Superego (the refined, well-spoken accountant), and David Brent is the Ego (or rather, he constantly tries to be both the Id and the Superego depending on which he thinks will make him more popular).
13th Jun '18 9:40:40 AM dangerdan97
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Has a follow-up film that specifically follows Gervais' character, ''Film/DavidBrentLifeOnTheRoad''.
25th Apr '18 8:06:23 AM bravo104
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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Shelia clearly fancies Oliver, which he regards with equal parts bewilderment and horror.

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Shelia Sheila clearly fancies Oliver, which he regards with equal parts bewilderment and horror.
23rd Apr '18 9:45:10 AM bravo104
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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Shelia clearly fancies Oliver, which he regards with equal parts bewilderment and horror.
21st Mar '18 4:47:18 PM XFllo
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* StandardOfficeSetting: The series is set in a small regional branch office of a large corporation, which shows off the range of this setting: there's a receptionist desk at the front, open space with a bunch of desks in the middle, and private office with a door for the office manager.
21st Mar '18 3:53:04 AM Aurelian
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* SoulCrushingDeskJob: Most of the office, but Tim in particular.
4th Feb '18 1:49:17 AM Aurelian
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* HopeSpot: David gets one at the end of series 2 when it seems there's a chance Neil and Jennifer will reconsider his redundancy. We learn in the Christmas special that he still lost his job.
3rd Feb '18 2:49:57 PM Aurelian
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* {{Corpsing}}: The actress who plays Rachel loses it and starts laughing while Brent is doing ''that'' dance.
12th Jan '18 11:08:50 AM DavidDelony
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* AllThereInTheManual: The U.S. DVD release of the first series had a glossary explaining British slang and cultural references.
23rd Dec '17 3:00:01 AM ReginaRugina
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** Neil, by contrast, is much sterner and quickly grows weary of David's antics.

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** Neil, by contrast, is much sterner and quickly grows weary of David's antics. Although he is arguably an example due to being cross with David for not paying his staff.



** Gareth is a particularly repulsive hence spot-on example. Contrast this with his American counterpart Dwight, who is apparently quite the KavorkaMan.
** David Brent also, particularly with his new secretary in Series 1.

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** Gareth is a particularly repulsive hence spot-on example. Contrast this with his American counterpart Dwight, who is apparently quite the KavorkaMan.
KavorkaMan. Although Gareth did score with a married woman in Chasers.
** David Brent also, particularly with his new secretary in Series 1.1 and when he's too drunk to pull Lindsay.



* CringeComedy: It's almost physically painful to watch at times. A standout example is the second season premiere, where David follows an effortlessly funny introduction from his new boss, Neil, with an incredibly desperate comedy routine based on obscure inside jokes about other employees in the corporation. And despite nobody responding to the jokes, not even the ''one'' guy present who actually knows the employees being joked about, he just continues to double down on the schtick until he eventually just sits down in frustration.

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* CringeComedy: It's almost physically painful to watch at times. A standout example is the second season premiere, where David follows an effortlessly funny introduction from his new boss, Neil, with an incredibly desperate comedy routine based on obscure inside jokes about other employees in the corporation. And despite nobody responding to the jokes, not even the ''one'' guy present who actually knows the employees being joked about, he just continues to double down on the schtick until he eventually just sits down in frustration. There's also the lame motivational speech and the disastrous dance.



%%* DeadpanSnarker: Tim!

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%%* * DeadpanSnarker: Tim!Tim is the most consistent example, David has his moments where he's actually witty when not performing for the camera. Finchy is a Deconstructed, meaner example.



* HumiliationConga: In the final few episodes David loses his job, then finds out the motivational speakers won't be using his services again. He's reduced to begging Neil not to fire him. It gets even worse in the Christmas specials when he goes on a few disastrous blind dates and is reduced to degrading personal appearances in grubby night clubs. Finally he gets banned from the office and the Christmas dinner. He can't even persuade anyone to come out for a drink with him.

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* HumiliationConga: In the final few episodes David loses his job, then finds out the motivational speakers won't be using his services again. He's reduced to begging Jennifer and Neil not to fire him. It gets even worse in the Christmas specials when he goes on a few disastrous blind dates and is reduced to degrading personal appearances in grubby night clubs. Finally he gets banned from the office and the Christmas dinner. He can't even persuade anyone except Tim to come out for a drink with him.



* InDaClub: Deconstructed in the last ten or so minutes of "New Girl".

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* InDaClub: Deconstructed in the last ten or so minutes of "New Girl". Chasers is revealed to be a tacky, seedy place in which apart from the music, is no fun at all unless you are completely drunk.



* KavorkaMan: Chris Finch is an obnoxious, arrogant and sexist bully, and not particularly attractive, yet he is successful with women.

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* KavorkaMan: Chris Finch is an obnoxious, arrogant and sexist bully, and not particularly attractive, yet he is reasonably successful with women.



* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: Neil subtly does this to David a few times in the Christmas episodes. He keeps reminding David that he said he'd be bringing a woman to the party.

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* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: KickTheSonOfABitch when they're down more like. Neil subtly does this to David a few times in the Christmas episodes. He keeps reminding David that he said he'd be bringing a woman to the party.


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** David also tries to cheer Gareth up when he makes him cry in the Season 1 finale.
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