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Re: The Office
« Reply #135 on: January 14, 2006, 07:51:11 AM »
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I don't think this has been posted yet... Gervais is doing a series where he meets his heroes. In the can already is an hour long episode where he meets Larry David. I think its being broadcast soon after christmas.

some news on that HERE


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Re: The Office
« Reply #136 on: January 14, 2006, 08:07:38 AM »
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is that a fake tan on larry david?   :shock:

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Re: The Office
« Reply #137 on: January 22, 2006, 10:21:25 PM »
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they just read Karl's new diary out loud in the latest podcast!
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Re: The Office
« Reply #138 on: February 02, 2006, 01:28:56 AM »
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man, the American episodes are getting more and more obvious and contrived.
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Re: The Office
« Reply #139 on: February 02, 2006, 08:32:29 AM »
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true dat.  well arent they past 12 episodes yet?  i guess there's a reason the british one had to end there.  only so many hilarious things you can get out of this situation.
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Re: The Office
« Reply #140 on: February 02, 2006, 09:35:34 AM »
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Definitely but even now, it's funnier than the first season and funnier than I thought it ever would be, considering that it will never be the BBC series.

But I still say the weak link is Carell, or rather the direction they're moving his character.  He's bordering on scumbag and that's just not that funny. 

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Re: The Office
« Reply #141 on: February 02, 2006, 10:21:39 AM »
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I think scumbag is okay, I don't think he gets to say that many funny things though.  I think the jim and pam storyline are getting pretty contrived.  It was really weird, it went from first season when Jim was this supercool laidback dude to this season when he was just a wimpy dorky dude.  The writing was inconsistent and every episode seemed to be trudging on the same tension.
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Re: The Office
« Reply #142 on: February 10, 2006, 01:23:53 PM »
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4687784.stm

Gervais writing US Office episode

Ricky Gervais is to swap Slough for Scranton, Pennsylvania, as he has agreed to write another episode of The Office - but only for the US series.
Gervais and co-writer Stephen Merchant will pen an episode for the US remake of their BBC show, his spokesman said.

The comedy, starring Steve Carell in Gervais' manager role, is to return for a third US series after attracting an average of 10 million viewers.

Gervais recently wrote and appeared in an episode of The Simpsons.

US network NBC has commissioned another 22 episodes of The Office.

The American version re-locates the action from a dreary office block in Slough to an equally uninspiring working environment in Pennsylvania.

Gervais and Merchant have acted as executive producers on the remake, but have not previously written an episode.

The US version has not used the same scripts and storylines as the original.





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Re: The Office
« Reply #143 on: February 10, 2006, 03:22:09 PM »
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FUCKING SWEET.  i'm very very interested to see how it turns out.  the shows are so different.  reminds me:

1. i saw 'jim' on leno last night.  he was pretty funny and personable. 
2. carrell's hair has totally normaled out from the initial awful hairstyle they had at the beginning of the show.
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Re: The Office
« Reply #144 on: February 10, 2006, 09:33:50 PM »
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The past few episodes are getting funnier and funnier... Michel is out of control and Dwight is just hilarious. The one with the burned foot and the concussion was great, and the last one with the Carpet was also excellent. It's really filling the space of a good comedy. I havent watched My Name is Earl. Maybe I will...

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Re: The Office
« Reply #145 on: February 12, 2006, 11:06:40 PM »
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whoa, finally just saw the last episode where everyone went to warehouse and couldn't unionize.  it was finally depressing and funny again!
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Re: The Office
« Reply #146 on: March 01, 2006, 05:48:00 PM »
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The first podcast in series 2 is up, but it's no longer free.  :yabbse-sad:

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Re: The Office
« Reply #147 on: March 09, 2006, 11:00:39 AM »
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Gervais Added to Guinness Book of Records

British funnyman Ricky Gervais has been added to the Guinness Book of Records after scoring the world's most successful podcast. More than 500,000 fans a week have been downloading the Internet snippet and The Office creator is tremendously flattered. "We had our picture taken, I got a certificate and I put it on my wall, like a kid who brings home a picture. It's so great to be in it."
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Re: The Office
« Reply #148 on: March 09, 2006, 12:02:57 PM »
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anybody reads Dwight's Blog? Its the funniest thing...

http://blogs.nbc.com/office/

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Re: The Office
« Reply #149 on: March 09, 2006, 08:34:13 PM »
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i would never pay for listening the ricky gervais podcast. garam was right about the show's format getting boring after a while.  :ponder:
i don't know... i admire gervais' work, the office is one of the best teleseries i've seen and extras  was very decent, but as a personality i don't respect him that much.i think he said some stuff on the twelve podcasts that's equally stupid to karl's ramblings. i'm on the chris morris bandwagon now.
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