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British Comedy: The Office

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People who added this item 1255 Average listal rating (808 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.6
Years: 2001-2003
Broadcaster: BBC
Genre: Mockumentary, Sitcom
Written by: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
Stars: Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman
Episodes: 14
Episode Average: 9.071*
BEST EPISODES:
Christmas Special: Part 2 (2003), Training (2001)
*including specials
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SERIES ONE

(2001)
6 episodes
Series Score: 54
Episode Average: 9.00
Perfect 10's: 3
S1E1

DOWNSIZE

Originally broadcast: 9 July 2001
Written and directed by: Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant
Rumours about a branch closure leave the staff worried about their jobs, David shows a new temp around the various highlights of the office, and Gareth's far from pleased when Tim puts his stapler inside a lemon jelly.

"I said, 'If Head Office try and come here and interfere, they've got me to contend with. Ok, you can go and fiddle with Neil's people, but I'm the head of this family. You're not going to fiddle with my children. I am. If anyone does.'"
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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S1E2

WORK EXPERIENCE

Originally broadcast: 16 July 2001
Written and directed by: Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant
David reassures the team that there will be no redundancies at Slough, Gareth's tasked with finding out who created a pornographic image, and Jennifer Taylor-Clark demands to know what changes have been made.

"I will not have her tunnel bandied around this office willy nilly."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S1E3

THE QUIZ

Originally broadcast: 23 July 2001
Written and directed by: Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant
Tim's shocked when he receives a massive cock on his thirtieth birthday, David looks up Dostoyevsky to outdo a former Blockbusters contestant, and Finchy arrives to take part in the Annual Wernham Hogg Quiz Night.

"I was wondering if a military man like you - a soldier -
could you give a man a lethal blow?"
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S1E4

TRAINING

Originally broadcast: 30 July 2001
Written and directed by: Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant
Tim tries to be there for Dawn when her and Lee have a few problems, an outside facilitator is left stunned during a role-playing scenario, and David goes to get his guitar after revealing that he used to be in a band.

"I think you'll care when I tell you what the complaint is... I think there's been a rape up there!"
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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S1E5

NEW GIRL

Originally broadcast: 13 August 2001
Written and directed by: Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant
Tim decides that it's time to think of a future away from Wernham Hogg,
Donna announces that she's sleeping with someone from the office, and David makes an instant decision about who should be his new secretary.

"Yeah, and from behind because your breath stinks of onions. And I didn't tell you that, did I?"
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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S1E6

JUDGEMENT

Originally broadcast: 20 August 2001
Written and directed by: Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant
Tim explains that he is wasting his time doing a job that he doesn't enjoy, David's offered the job of UK Manager when Jennifer becomes a partner, and the team fail to see how good news is relevant to staff redundancies.

"Yeah, you don't need luck when you've got 71.4% of the
population behind you."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8
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SERIES TWO

(2002)
6 episodes
Series Score: 57
Episode Average: 9.50
Perfect 10's: 5
S2E1

MERGER

Originally broadcast: 30 September 2002
Written and directed by: Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant
The new UK Manager arrives when his old team are relocated to Slough, David fails to win his audience over during a meet and greet speech, and Jennifer has to have words after receiving complaints about a racist joke.

"Erm Dawn, hello. Er, it's just... I've been checking my diary. I've been overlooking something. So have you, actually. There's a 20 minute window I've got here - it says 'to wind up Gareth with Dawn'. So, shall we do that? Shall we?"
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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S2E2

APPRAISALS

Originally broadcast: 7 October 2002
Written and directed by: Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant
Dawn reveals her desire to be a children's illustrator during an appraisal, Gareth's unhappy when Tim moves in on a newcomer from Swindon, and David suggests a lunchtime drink to prove that he's far funnier than Neil.

"One amendment. If you do go all the way with Tim and you expect me to go in there afterwards, make sure he wears a condom. Right, sort of a rule."
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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S2E3

PARTY

Originally broadcast: 14 October 2002
Written and directed by: Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant
Gareth's very eager for Trudy to try a revealing birthday gift on properly, David is offered £300 for fifteen minutes work as a management expert, and Dawn can't help being jealous as Tim spends more time with Rachel.

"No, no, I like your little beard."
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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S2E4

MOTIVATION

Originally broadcast: 21 October 2002
Written and directed by: Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant
David offers Dawn £100 to help organise things at the training seminar, Gareth's not happy when he learns the truth about Tim and Rachel, and Neil lays down the law when Brenda tells him that she hasn't been paid.

"It's not a date, is it? She's got a boyfriend, and I'm paying her. What sort of date would that be? And £100. What would I get for that? Not that I would, 'cause you wouldn't obviously. Everything, I imagine."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 7

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S2E5

CHARITY

Originally broadcast: 28 October 2002
Written and directed by: Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant
The staff of Wernham Hogg get into the spirit of things on Red Nose Day, a charity dance by Neil and Rachel leads to a very different performance, and David's given a verbal warning when he fails to get a report finished.

"Word of warning, then. Out there they call them fanny packs. 'Cause fanny means your arse over there... not your minge."
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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S2E6

INTERVIEW

Originally broadcast: 4 November 2002
Written and directed by: Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant
Dawn reveals that she is moving to America after handing in her notice, Tim recommends Gareth after turning down the caretaker manager job, and David receives yet more bad news as his life falls apart around him.

"The toys? What are the toys? Is it Buckaroo? It's not Boggle, is it? If it's Ker-plunk, I'm coming round."
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10
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SPECIALS

(2003)




SPECIAL

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: PART 1

Originally broadcast: 26 December 2003
Written and directed by: Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant
David talks about living his life on the road since leaving Wernham Hogg, Dawn explains that she and Lee have outstayed their welcome in Florida, and Gareth suggests joining an agency to find a date for the office party.

"Actually, when that bit went out on telly, I was watching it with my family and I was mortified obviously, and my grandmother said, 'I'm not surprised she chose the other fella, I wouldn't kick him out of bed!' So, Lee, erm, if you're watching and you ever get bored of being with someone with her own teeth, Nana's up for it!'"
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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SPECIAL

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: PART 2

Originally broadcast: 27 December 2003
Written and directed by: Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant
David hopes that three free introductions are enough to find him a lady, Tim looks forward to seeing Dawn again when she pops in for a visit, and Neil insists that the office shouldn't be seen as some sort of social club.

"Sorry, can we not talk about my dead mother's breasts?"
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10
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Characters

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DAVID BRENT

Played by Ricky Gervais
14 episodes (2001-2003)
in... Motivation (S2E4)

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TIM CANTERBURY

Played by Martin Freeman
14 episodes (2001-2003)
in... Charity (S2E5)

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GARETH KEENAN

Played by Mackenzie Crook
14 episodes (2001-2003)
in... New Girl (S1E5)

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DAWN TINSLEY

Played by Lucy Davis
14 episodes (2001-2003)
in... Judgement (S1E6)

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KEITH

Played by Ewen MacIntosh
14 episodes (2001-2003)
in... Appraisals (S2E2)

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Ben

BEN

Played by Ben Bradshaw
14 episodes (2001-2003)
in... Work Experience (S1E2)

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JAMIE

Played by Jamie Deeks
14 episodes (2001-2003)
in... Charity (S2E5)

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SHEILA

Played by Jane Lucas
14 episodes (2001-2003)
in... Work Experience (S1E2)

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EMMA

Played by Emma Manton
14 episodes (2001-2003)
in... Judgement (S1E6)

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RALPH

Played by Alexander Perkins
14 episodes (2001-2003)
in... Training (S1E4)

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PHILLIP

Played by Phillip Pickard
14 episodes (2001-2003)
in... Downsize (S1E1)

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Lee

LEE

Played by Joel Beckett
13 episodes (2001-2003)
in... Christmas Special: Part 2 (Special)

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NEIL GODWIN

Played by Patrick Baladi
8 episodes (2002-2003)
in... Interview (S2E6)

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BRENDA

Played by Julie Fernandez
8 episodes (2002-2003)
in... Appraisals (S2E2)

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TRUDY

Played by Rachel Isaac
8 episodes (2002-2003)
in... Party (S2E3)

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OLIVER

Played by Howard Sadler
8 episodes (2002-2003)
in... Appraisals (S2E2)

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JENNIFER TAYLOR-CLARK

Played by Stirling Gallacher
7 episodes (2001-2003)
in... Judgement (S2E6)

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CHRIS FINCH

Played by Ralph Ineson
7 episodes (2001-2003)
in... The Quiz (S1E3)

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RICKY HOWARD

Played by Oliver Chris
6 episodes (2001)
in... The Quiz (S1E3)

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RACHEL

Played by Stacey Roca
6 episodes (2002)
in... Appraisals (S2E2)

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MALCOLM

Played by Robin Hooper
6 episodes (2001)
in... Work Experience (S1E2)

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JACKIE

Played by Angela Clerkin
6 episodes (2001)
in... Judgement (S1E6)

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PATRICK

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6 episodes (2002)
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TONY

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6 episodes (2002)
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DONNA

Played by Sally Bretton
5 episodes (2001)
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JOAN

Played by Yvonne D'Alpra
4 episodes (2001)
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Ray

RAY

Played by Tom Goodman-Hill
3 episodes (2002)
in... Party (S2E3)

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JUDE

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3 episodes (2002)
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GLYNN

Played by David Schaal
3 episodes (2001-2003)
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GORDON

Played by Ron Merchant
3 episodes (2001-2003)
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NATHAN 'OGGY' AKA THE OGGMONSTER

Played by Stephen Merchant
1 episode + 1 voice only (2001-2002)
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ANNE

Played by Elizabeth Berrington
2 episodes (2003)
in... Christmas Special: Part 2 (Special)

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KAREN ROPER

Played by Nicola Cotter
2 episodes (2001)
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MEL

Played by Martha Howe-Douglas
2 episodes (2003)
in... Christmas Special: Part 1 (Special)

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Part of the
British Comedy Collection
The Office is set in the Slough office of Wernham Hogg paper merchants. The everyday lives of the staff are seen through the cameras of a fly-on-the-wall film crew.

SERIES SCORES

Series 1: 9.00
Series 2: 9.50

FAVOURITE EPISODES

HOLY GODIVA
1. Christmas Special: Part 2
(Special - 2003)

2. New Girl
(Series 1, Episode 5 - 2001)

3. Training
(Series 1, Episode 4 - 2001)

4. Charity
(Series 2, Episode 5 - 2002)

5. Appraisals
(Series 2, Episode 2 - 2002)
ONION JACK
1. Christmas Special: Part 2
(Special - 2003)

2. Training
(Series 1, Episode 4 - 2001)

3. Appraisals
(Series 2, Episode 2 - 2002)

4. Charity
(Series 2, Episode 5 - 2002)

5. New Girl
(Series 1, Episode 5- 2001)
So what becomes of you my love,
When they have finally
stripped you of,
The handbags and the gladrags,
That your granddad had to sweat
so you could buy.

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