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The Office's free love freeway lives on - VIDEO

by Annie Wu, posted Jun 26th 2007 3:38PM
Free Love FreewayI am so incredibly giddy about this news, I don't even know where to begin. As a hardcore fan of the original The Office, my heart fills with glee whenever I see a mention of the show or one of the cast members. It's not that I want a third series, I just still need little things to guide me through this four year case of withdrawal. Heck, I spent the entirety of the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy being the only girl who wasn't swooning over Johnny Depp or Orlando Bloom because I was so happy to see gangly, wooden-eyed Mackenzie Crook onscreen.

Well, good news for anyone else who is still in need of some Office love. July 1st's Concert for Diana in London will feature a multitude of stars to celebrate Princess Diana's life. Among those stars will be Office stars Ricky Gervais and Mackenzie Crook, performing "Free Love Freeway" before introducing Sir Elton John.

There's no word on whether or not Martin Freeman will join in for some last-minute, high-pitched harmony, but I wouldn't count on it. Also, it's funny that in that very same episode as "Free Love Freeway", Brent serenaded Dawn with a Princess Di song to try and soothe her broken heart. I guess it wouldn't have been very appropriate to sing the Princess Di song at the concert...

Check out this list to figure out where to watch the concert in your region, and check out this video to re-live some good times with David Brent and the gang.

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Bah! NBC's stupid "highlights" version of the concert tastelessly omitted this performance. Now I've allowed my TiVo to believe I actually watch dreck like this... and for nothing!

July 01 2007 at 11:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I feel you on that 4 year withdrawal.

June 26 2007 at 10:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Funny. I would think "The Office" crowd would perform "Good night, my sweet princess." As Dawn pointed out, that song was originally about Princess Di. Then David and Gareth tried to explain how Lady Di dying in Paris applied to her romantic relationship.

Gareth: Your relationship is a bit of a car crash.

Dawn: In Paris?

Gareth: City of Love.

June 26 2007 at 9:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

She's dead whether they play the song or not, so why not play it? It's hilarious and an awesome song. Ninety percent of the people there will be there for the music and won't give a damn either way. I know I don't.

June 26 2007 at 9:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Yes, and the actor who played Gareth will be part of the performance. So even if he doesn't say the line, people will be thinking of it.

In any case, a comedic performance about a woman who has car trouble isn't right for a tribute to Princess Diana. Isn't this obvious?

June 26 2007 at 9:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

"She's dead.", is not part of the song. It was ad-libed by Gareth.

June 26 2007 at 6:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This isn't inappropriate? Are you having a laugh?

It's a song about a pretty girl whose car breaks down. And it includes this exchange:

David: Goin' home 'cause my baby's gone.
Gareth: She's dead!

This isn't going to remind anyone of anything? It would be funny anywhere EXCEPT at a concert for Princess Diana.

June 26 2007 at 6:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Awesome, I love that song, I use it as a ring tone on my phone.

June 26 2007 at 4:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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