The office: a Quote

Friday, December 10, 2004 11:40 AM
This is a show on BBC. I heard that it was a good show and so I watched it and love it. It's about this Manager of a paper company who sasys he is a good boss and tries to be an entertainer to everyone in the work place, but he obviously he is not. During one episode he his asked by some employer to train employees on how to do things in the work place. He says yes and has to answer a Q&A. This is one question in the Q&A. (This is the only thing he says about rides)

nterviewer: What is your biggest disappointment?

David Brent(manager): Alton towers

Interviewer: Oh, I have never been there.

David: It's rubbish. Next Question.

Has anyone seen the show? I would say it's not that great of a quote unless you the series and see what david is all about but it is so random and seems to come out of the blue.

Friday, December 10, 2004 12:22 PM
The Office is an awesome show. Heck, it won "Best Comedy" at the Golden Globe Awards this year. I highly recommend it, as many other shows on BBC America including Coupling and Little Brittain.
Friday, December 10, 2004 12:44 PM
Yeah, definitely one of my favorite shows. It's hard not to laugh out loud while watching it. I'm hoping that Santa will be bringing me a copy of the entire series this Christmas.
Friday, December 10, 2004 1:05 PM
I have yet to see The Office. I think it will be next on my Netflix queue.

I just ordered the first season of Coupling on DVD. I figured after renting it 3 times, it would be smarter just to buy it.

Friday, December 10, 2004 2:01 PM
I've had both series of the Office still sitting in their shrink wrap since earlier this year. Man, I've got to get around to watching them. Gotta, give a BIG thumbs up to Coupling. Hands down, one of the funniest shows I've ever seen. I used to resist Brit shows for a long time until a buddy of mine finally got me to submit. Now it's some of my favorite stuff I watch.
Friday, December 10, 2004 4:20 PM
The office makes me cringe. I was about halfway through the first season when I 'got it'. Now I love it.

But I still cringe,.

Friday, December 10, 2004 4:31 PM
Ricky Gervais dreamt up quite a character, didn't he?
Friday, December 10, 2004 5:10 PM

Pale Rider said:
I've had both series of the Office still sitting in their shrink wrap since earlier this year.

Just a heads up for anyone that doesn't know but after the first two -- and only -- seasons, they put out a two-part special.

Those last two episodes do a great job of tying up all of the loose ends (Dawn & Tim, David Brent's lovelife) and does so without comprimising the show's integrity for the sake of the happy ending that was missing after the second season.

So, if you're done with the second season Netflix also has the two-part Christmas party special.

Friday, December 10, 2004 5:57 PM
Thanks Paris. I'm actually waiting for the Christmas special to arrive (backordered). I believe that BBC America just ran it last month, right? I think this thread just gave me the inspiration to finally pop these in the dvd player this weekend;)
Friday, December 10, 2004 6:12 PM
The Office is a brilliant show. I can't say enough good things about it. When he said that about Alton Towers, I couldn't stop laughing. I'm glad there are other fans of the show on here.
Saturday, December 11, 2004 2:46 AM

Mamoosh said:
Coupling and Little Brittain.

"Yeah, but no, but yeah... Shup! You don't know nothing!"

I freaking LOVE Little Britain. I've been snagging series 2 episodes from usenet about 2 days after they air.

There is a DVD available of Little Britain Series 1 available, however it is not Region 1. So... "I'll just wait, then."

- John "But I'm a lady" Gilman

Saturday, December 11, 2004 4:14 AM
ROFL John...I forget sometimes how quoatable Little Brittain is.
Saturday, December 11, 2004 9:47 AM
I am the only gay in this village! ;)
Sunday, December 12, 2004 2:37 AM
Oh, Little Britain is more quotable than any other show I've seen in a long time.

* "I want that one."
* "Yeah, I know."
* "But I am a lady. I like to do ladies' things."
* "Neh, ehh, ehhh."
* "But I am the only gay in this village.
* "No, but yeah. But no but, yeah. But, no, but... shuddup. You don't know nothing."
* "Dust. No? Anyone? Dust. Anyone? No. Dust. Dust is, in fact, low in fat!"
* "So they want me to write the theme tune, sing the theme tune..."

Bonus points to anyone state-side who can name the episode in the first series (season) that references Alton Towers and what ride is mentioned.

Double bonus points if you can tell me what happened on the ride.

*** Edited 12/12/2004 7:38:36 AM UTC by Michael Darling***

Wednesday, December 15, 2004 1:24 AM
Not to double post but it's been a few days.

Back on the topic of Little Britain in episode 2.6 Lou is planning on taking his wheelchair-bound friend Andy to Chessington World of Adventures only to find out that Andy strongly disagrees and wants to go to France.

As par for the course (a running gag) Andy changes his mind in front of the Eiffel Tower and wants to to go Chessington instead.

Watch the show. It's as good as, or better than, The Office. Reruns of the first season are on BBC America right now and I expect that season two will start to show after it finishes its run on BBC2.


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