Something about last night's Office felt very British-y - VIDEOS
Remember that last night Pam, out of pity for Michael, set him up on a coffee date with her landlord, who she thinks is really nice. So when the landlord -- who Jay called "a stunningly plain woman" in his review of the episode -- showed up, Michael let out a disappointed groan. A huge feeling of déjà vu came over me, and I realized something: this was the same reaction David Brent had to his stunningly plain date on the British version. Now I just had to find out in which episode this happened.
Thankfully the interweb tubes were able to quickly give me the answer: In the second half of the Christmas special, Gareth tries to set Brent up with a date he can bring to Wernham Hogg's Christmas party and show everyone at his former company how well he was doing. This is the second date, and Brent's aggrieved reaction to what he thought was an very unattractive woman was priceless, leading to an extremely uncomfortable date. Here's the video of the date:
Think the writers took a rare cue from their inspiration? Let me know in the comments.