The Office:Michael Scott or David Brent(UK)?

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    The Office:Michael Scott or David Brent(UK)?

    Which boss do you think is funnier?

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_GgARlPcYk&NR=1]YouTube - Bro's Before Ho's[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JitDWQI9qc&feature=related]YouTube - David Brent : Free Love On The Freelove Freeway...[/ame]



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    Re: The Office:Michael Scott or David Brent(UK)?

    David Brent. Not even a contest. Love the US version, but it isn't as witty.


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    Re: The Office:Michael Scott or David Brent(UK)?

    Tough choice for me. David Brent is smarmier and more British-ly subtle.

    I've been a Carell fan since his early days on the Daily Show (Produce Pete, anyone?)

    I'm going to have to abstain.



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    Re: The Office:Michael Scott or David Brent(UK)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    David Brent. Not even a contest. Love the US version, but it isn't as witty.
    See I prefer Michael because he at least has some redeeming qualities. David is just such a jerk it makes the show hard to watch at times, and that's just not funny to me. Usually I like those uncomfortable moments but they are so frequent and prolonged in the UK version.



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    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    See I prefer Michael because he at least has some redeeming qualities. David is just such a jerk it makes the show hard to watch at times, and that's just not funny to me. Usually I like those uncomfortable moments but they are so frequent and prolonged in the UK version.
    I will agree that it is absolutely torturous every time David is on the screen. I think that's what makes it such a "bad guy" thing for me - and makes Dawn/Tim even more sympathetic. I absolutely understand where you're coming from, though.


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    Re: The Office:Michael Scott or David Brent(UK)?

    Speaking of "The Office", they're doing it again. They're focusing on the relationships and it makes the show sucky...in my opinion. The funniest bit of last night by far was the Cornell situation with Dwight and Andy. They need to stick to being in the office. Are they really out of ideas already?



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    Re: The Office:Michael Scott or David Brent(UK)?

    I do like Gareth better than Dwight though

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmvBF5VPOjE]YouTube - The Office UK - Gareth Asks Dawn For Advice[/ame][ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmvBF5VPOjE&feature=related"][/ame]



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    Re: The Office:Michael Scott or David Brent(UK)?

    Fact.. Dwight Schrute is better than Gareth.



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    Re: The Office:Michael Scott or David Brent(UK)?

    Quote Originally Posted by AnkenyCy24 View Post
    Speaking of "The Office", they're doing it again. They're focusing on the relationships and it makes the show sucky...in my opinion. The funniest bit of last night by far was the Cornell situation with Dwight and Andy. They need to stick to being in the office. Are they really out of ideas already?

    EXACTLY.. that show really hurt itself wasting time on the Jim and Pan thing. Less relationship stuff.... more comedy.



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    Re: The Office:Michael Scott or David Brent(UK)?

    I like Pam better than the UK girl and Dwight better than Gareth as well. I like their guy better than Jim though.



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    Re: The Office:Michael Scott or David Brent(UK)?

    As much as i love michael scott, david brent is so much better. Ricky Gervais plays that part perfectly.

    With that said, I love the US version of the Office too. This season has been great.



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    Re: The Office:Michael Scott or David Brent(UK)?

    David.

    I already miss Holly.


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    Re: The Office:Michael Scott or David Brent(UK)?

    Huge fan of Michael Scott, and Steve Carell in general, but David Brent is funnier. Every time he picks up a guitar is just a riot, like when he is trying to cheer up Dawn by singing her a song about Pricess Di. Too funny.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-xzPFvTVsw"]YouTube - The Office UK - David Tries to Cheer Up Dawn[/ame]

    or this one

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GewXbCho8KE"]YouTube - The Office UK - Freelove on the Freelove Freeway[/ame]


    I can't look at Gareth without thinking of him with a wooden eye, though.


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    Re: The Office:Michael Scott or David Brent(UK)?

    Tangent, feel free to ignore, but are there any other UK series' that have been brought over here that are great to watch? I'd be interested in Life on Mars and I can really recommend Coupling even though I need to check my balls at the door to watch that one.



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    Re: The Office:Michael Scott or David Brent(UK)?

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    Tangent, feel free to ignore, but are there any other UK series' that have been brought over here that are great to watch? I'd be interested in Life on Mars and I can really recommend Coupling even though I need to check my balls at the door to watch that one.
    I don't know exactly how it is categorized, but Extras with Ricky Gervais consitently makes me laugh. Here's a great clip with Daniel Radcliffe of Harry Potter fame.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9T5cxnowyA]YouTube - Extras - Daniel Radcliffe[/ame]


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