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Ricky Gervais to guest-star on The Office?

by Brad Trechak, posted Jan 16th 2010 1:31PM
The Office (BBC)While promoting his new, self-titled animated HBO show based on his podcasts, Ricky Gervais hinted that his boss character of David Brent may make an appearance on the American version of The Office. Gervais and his writing partner and co-creator Stephen Merchant have already been associated with the show, having written two episodes, including the pilot.

Can you imagine the sort of repartee between Michael Scott and David Brent? Would they be friends? Would they be enemies? Does anybody remember the bit from the Emmy Awards in 2008 when Gervais demanded he be given Carell's Emmy? I'm not even watching it right now and that bit still has me laughing hysterically.

Sure, NBC doesn't need the promotion right now what with the late night controversies going on, but soon Conan will be gone and Jay will take back The Tonight Show. They'll need a new event to get people excited about something on their network and this could be it (well, I don't know about everyone else but at least I'd be excited).

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Dunder Mifflin is looking for a buyer... Wernham Hogg is looking for a way to expand it's market. Who would WH send over to oversee the transition?

Please please please...

January 26 2010 at 1:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jonathan C

i hope he doesnt do david brent actually. all david brent would do if he was on the show would talk about his life after the show. which he got into in the last two episodes of the office in slough.

so it could be the beginning of the end, a pep talk for michael about how to deal with the show once it airs. or david brent is famous and has changed and michael would like to see him.

whatever happens, looks like it could be the start of the show actually airing. he has to bring it up if they meet, and the show has to end sometime.

so i hope he was kidding and david brent doesnt show up.

January 16 2010 at 8:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

If memory serves, Carrell had accepted Gervais' Emmy for "Extras" from Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert in 2007 (the year of the "Emmys in the Round"); in 2008, Gervais was demanding HIS award back from Carrell.

January 16 2010 at 6:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

That would be so awesome. Michael Scott is different than David Brent, even though Steve Carrell was doing an impersonation in the first few episodes. You kinda like Michael Scott, but David Brent was just...gross. I'd love to see them interact.

And Gareth vs. Dwight? Can I just please watch them try to out-talk each other for an entire season? Beets? Cars? Their "military" "service"?

January 16 2010 at 3:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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