Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
It kind of blows my mind that the UK Office is 10 years old this year. I remember seeing it shortly after it aired on the BBC, which was unusual for me. I’m typically a few years behind on most TV, especially UK TV. I mean, I still haven’t seen Dead Set and I just recently watched all of Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace.
But I did see The Office early on, so much so that the thought of a US version of the show made me roll my eyes… I didn’t care for the show, actually, and gave up on it after the first two episodes just kind of brought out the same jokes as Ricky Gervais’ original. It wasn’t until people started saying the show was developing its own voice that I went back and now I watch every episode.
Gervais’ David Brent is one of my all time favorite TV characters. Even more so than Michael Scott Brent had a unique talent for digging a hole for himself that I constantly was amazed he could climb out of. Over the years they’ve made Michael Scott a very lovable goof, but Brent wasn’t as redeemable, which made his one moment of standing up for himself in the Holiday Special a stand-up-and-cheer one for me.
The whole cast is amazing, actually. Lucy Davis (before she fought zombies with Shaun), Martin Freeman (before putting on the furry feet) and Mackenzie Crook (before fighting Jack Sparrow) had brilliant chemistry.
Great, now I want to rewatch every episode.
Thanks to the BBC for putting these images out there to celebrate it’s anniversary. It’s a fun one with damn near everybody involved in the show, including the great Stephen Merchant. Click to (slightly) embiggen!
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Tomorrow’s behind the scenes pic really doesn’t wanna stay on this rock.