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Ricky Gervais to Write Episode of The Office

February 7, 2006 by  

Comedy genius Ricky Gervais is going to be writing an upcoming episode of the NBC hit show The Office. Gervais, along with Stephen Merchant created the UK version of The Office and are Executive Producers of the US version.

Gervais who starred as David Brent, the office manager portrayed by Steve Carrell in the US version of the hit show, seems pleased with the US adaptation. Gervais was quoted as saying:

“The success of the American Office is overwhelming. It’s a pleasure and honour to continue being involved….They’ve could’ve panicked and watered it down, overreacted for live studio catchphrases and unrealistic characters begging for laughs – but they didn’t.”

No word on what the ep will be about, or when it will air.

I really hope this is a validation for some of the UK enthusiasts who have not given the US version of The Office a fair shot. These are two different shows, and they should be viewed on their own merits. Both versions are laugh out loud funny, and should be enjoyed for what they are.

Thanks to Matt at The Laugh Machine for the heads up on the story.

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