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Ricky Gervais has had his fair share of funny characters over the years. From the iconic David Brent of BBC’s The Office to his latest title character of Netflix’s Derek, there’s always a certain quality to his characters that get us falling to the floor in laughter.
TV comedies have been full of amazing couples over the years that we’d love to have spent more time with, but then there are those that we can only assume are absolute horrors to live with. Here are ten couples that each personify in different ways all of the things that we would abhor in a dual-roommate system.
Earlier this week, Netflix subscribers all over the country got some bad news when it was announced that the streaming service would soon be losing a huge chunk of its British TV series lineup. It turns out that news wasn't entirely true.
A recent binge-watch of The Office brought to light several great appearances by actors who were either lesser known, or at the very least, on the rise to screen success when they first appeared on the NBC series. In fact, we found ten actors whose paths crossed with the Dunder Mifflin staff before they hit bigger fame with other roles.
Halloween is just around the corner. Each year, some of our favorite programs bring us Halloween-themed episodes. Luckily enough, a good chunk of these episodes come with clever costumes. This year we’ve culled some of our favorite Halloween episodes of our favorite TV programs to bring you a quiz highlighting our favorite referential costumes.
Even though we’d never want to actually deal with Ricky Gervais’ brilliantly aggravating David Brent on a daily basis, it certainly is a discomforting pleasure to have him back in our lives every so often. This may be our first peek into Brent’s upcoming transition to the silver screen, and there’s arguably no better way to experience this self-inflated buffoon than in song.
Valentine's Day isn't for everyone. Whether you’re single, sick of it all, or somewhere in between, finding a way to distract yourself on the overtly lovey-dovey day is a necessity. But we’re not proponents of the mentality that if you’re not in love you must be miserable and bitter instead. It’s silly, and stupid, and a waste of everyone’s time. Plus what sort of monster would encourage you to be unhappy? (Spoiler Alert: not me.)
I know some of you have dreamed of rocking Pan’s comfy-looking (but not fashion forward) sweater sets and have dreamed of the day that you could place your own Dundie Award on the corner of your desk. Now that The Office has finally ended its nine season run, the sets have been torn down and NBC Universal is not above trying to earn a little extra cash by auctioning off a ton of props via eBay, which could make those dreams come true.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment has The Office: Season 9 in the works, and if you’ve been waiting to cap off your collection or just want to own the season so that you can watch the epic finale whenever you want, you’ll be able to buy a copy on Blu-ray or DVD beginning on September 3.
When The Office was first debuted, pretty much nobody in the cast fit the bill as "famous"-- even Steve Carell wouldn't be a significant movie star until The 40-Year-Old Virgin opened a few months after The Office's premiere. But Carell, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer and Rainn Wilson aren't the only now-famous names that were angling to get their parts
David Brent is back! Again! Ricky Gervais' beloved Office character is now offering guitar lessons to his fans. The video above popped up on Ricky Gervais' YouTube channel. Like Michael Scott, Brent is actually musically talented. But also like Michael Scott, he often doesn't know what he's talking about. What Brent lacks in actual wisdom, he makes up for in unintentional humor, and that's always what's worked so well for Gervais' character.
The Office was always about the difference between the life you wanted and the life you actually had, and peeking into that gap even when the characters couldn't do it themselves . All these characters deserved the happy endings they got… but not getting what you deserve can be a more interesting, and more true, way to go
NBC aired the final episode of The Office last night, closing out the Dunder Mifflin saga for once and for all. While we're told we'll need to wait a bit longer to hear the ratings results for the episode, which ran an extra fifteen minutes over the originally planned hour, NBC wasted no time getting the episode posted online for those who missed it or want to watch it over and over again.
Like any great series, the heart of The Office was in its characters. Sure, we've waited years to learn the full story behind the documentary, and the workplace humor certainly struck a chord for anyone who's ever worked in an office. But at its core, The Office has always been about its characters and the finale that aired last night did a great job of giving us an update on many of them.
That's exactly how The Office needed to end, with the most emotional "that's what she said" of all time, with the reunion of the Regional Manager and Assistant to the Regional Manager who meant more to each other than they probably should have, and with a return cameo that was expected but perfectly executed in its surprise