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  BBC - Comedy: The Office - Character Profile - David Brent
David Brent was the Regional Manager based at the Slough Office of Wernham Hogg.
He is a philosopher to rival Descartes, a musician to rival Texas, a dancer to rival MC Hammer - and has an acute grasp of political correctness.
Yet the BBC documentary crew that filmed him at work in The Office stitched him up and portrayed him as the 'boss from hell'.
www.bbc.co.uk /comedy/theoffice/characters/profile_david.shtml   (248 words)

  The Office (US TV series) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Office (alternate title: The Office: An American Workplace) is a television comedy about the day-to-day lives of office employees of the fictitious Dunder Mifflin Paper Company in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Rounding out the office are the stern salesman Stanley Hudson, who barely stands for Michael's constant references to his African-American heritage; the free-flowing Creed (played by musician Creed Bratton, formerly of The Grass Roots); the innocent and timid Phyllis Lapin; the bubbly and talkative Kelly Kapoor; and the depressed alcoholic single mother Meredith Palmer.
Dwight has on his office cabinet a bumper sticker promoting Froggy-101, a country-western radio station in Scranton, and on his desk are bobble-head dolls from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons baseball team.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Office_(US)   (3896 words)

 The Office - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first was the UK version, which was initially broadcast on BBC Two on 9 July 2001 and ran for two seasons and a pair of Christmas specials.
Both are set in the offices of a paper supply company, with a boss whose high opinion of his own managerial skills (and his sense of humour) are not shared by his employees.
Both feature an irritating "assistant to the regional manager" and two characters, an in-house sales representative and a receptionist, who are good friends with an apparent chemistry between them that gives the viewers the impression that their relationship could go beyond friendship if it were not for the fact that the receptionist is already engaged.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Office   (382 words)

 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Encyclopedia Articles @ HotAndCold.com (Hot and Cold)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO or USPTO) is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that provides patent and trademark protection to inventors and businesses for their inventions and corporate and product identification.
The US patent office also has a free help line called the "Inventors Assistance Center" where retired patent examiners will provide advice to members of the public on how to follow the procedures and rules of the patent office.
The Patent Office has recently begun (as of 2005) an aggressive hiring campaign for increasing the number of examiners in the business method area to help address the problem of undue delay in examination.
www.hotandcold.com /encyclopedia/U.S._Patent_and_Trademark_Office   (1213 words)

 The Office
One of the most vital roles played by the Secretary-General is the use of his "good offices" -- steps taken publicly and in private, drawing upon his independence, impartiality and integrity, to prevent international disputes from arising, escalating or spreading.
Shortly after taking office, the Secretary-General presented a sweeping reform package aimed at helping the United Nations to change with the times and adapt to a new era of global affairs.
A new post of Deputy Secretary-General was created to assist the Secretary-General in the array of responsibilities assigned to his office; the first holder of this position is Louise FrÈchette, who was Canada's Deputy Minister of National Defence before her appointment in 1998.
www.un.org /News/ossg/sg/pages/sg_office.html   (1110 words)

 Reviews on Office, The Look at tests, reports and read reviews: dooyoo.co.uk
Basically, the Office is a comedy programme shown on BBC 2 that poses as a mock "fly on the wall" documentary about office Life.
He is the scourge of offices and factories up and down the country - the awful boss who cracks terrible jokes, thinks he is god's gift to women and can still be one of the lads.
The Office was the surprise comedy hit of last year, a spoof documentary set in the Slough offices of a paper merchant called Wernham Hogg, which was so true to life that it was exceptionally difficult for the first episode or so to tell if we were actually seeing a real documentary or not.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /tv-programs/office-the/reviews   (1442 words)

This expression signifies etymologically a duty accomplished for God; in virtue of a Divine precept it means, in ecclesiastical language, certain prayers to be recited at fixed hours of the day or night by priests, religious, or clerics, and, in general, by all those obliged by their vocation to fulfil this duty.
The usage in France of the expression "saint-office" as synonymous with "office divin" is not correct.
At all events, during the course of the fifth century, the Office was composed, as to-day, of a nocturnal Office, viz.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/11219a.htm   (1356 words)

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Office closures are a French fact of life, with high labor costs prompting firms to shift jobs abroad and unemployment rates averaging more than 9 percent.
The Office creator Ricky Gervais is to interview four of his comedy heroes in a Channel 4 series due for transmission in June.
The Office star wrote and appears in the episode, which is due to be screened in the US in the spring.
www.angelfire.com /pa2/leothelion/BBCAmericaTheOffice.html   (8698 words)

 ☞ Office Supplies from Office1000.com
The home based office can be run like a well-oiled machine as long as the proper equipment and support is in place.
Telephones are an important part of a home based office along with the answering machines and fax machines.
Office furniture can be highly effective at home if given smaller perimeters than a regular sized office.
www.office1000.com   (641 words)

 The Office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Every day, entrepreneurs look at their offices and wonder what can be done to reverse the ravages of a stress-filled environment.
It's safe to say her office is as much her home as is her actual residence.
If you're considering an office redesign, Lowell suggests, "Think in terms of how you're going to feel in the space beyond the job that has to be done in the space." As an entrepreneur, connecting with your clients is key.
www.entrepreneur.com /article/0,4621,323472,00.html   (958 words)

 The Office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Office is not actually a reality show, it is written as a spoof reality show, which is one of the many things that makes it such genius writing.
I work in an office (which is different to the one depicted at Werham Hogg but is an office non-the-less) and I thought it insightful and on-the-mark.
Two years on most of the office staff are still there, Gareth being a pain, David not able to completely sever the ties with his old life while pathetically trying to extend his five minutes of fame via his "personal appearances".
www.jumptheshark.com /o/office.htm   (6901 words)

 The Office - Second Season
The British series The Office returns to BBC America with six new episodes in its second season.
A wickedly written, expertly acted take on self-deceptions born of class envy and sexual anxiety, and set in a sterile modern workplace, it’s a screamingly funny and often ferociously dark work that refuses to deal in easy answers or happy endings.
David Brent (Gervais), the rotund office manager whose desperate congeniality barely masks a seething hostility, is still force-feeding himself with delusions of his own grandeur.
www.culturevulture.net /Television/Office2.htm   (554 words)

 CNN.com - Golden Globes for 'The Office' - Jan. 27, 2004
Described as a "mockudrama," or spoof documentary, the program focuses on modern office life in a paper merchants in the town of Slough close to West London.
According to Gervais, a number of corporations have also bought the series on DVD to show staff how an office should not be run, an act he finds both flattering and exciting.
Due to the series' rise to stardom NBC are now filming a U.S.-version of the comedy tailored to the American palette and a pilot is being shot this February.
edition.cnn.com /2004/WORLD/europe/01/26/globaloffice.theoffice   (632 words)

 The Office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Dawn in the original, was a mixed bag herself and HER reaction shots were filled with panicked avoidance because she hadn't confronted the lies (about her fiance and her work as an illustrator) consuming her life.
As I write this midway through Season 2 of the Office I think it has improved 100% I am a GREAT fan of the British version and while I think the US version is inferior, I also recognize that it sets out to be a different show.
Ricky Gervais was crude, bigoted, thin-skinned, and universally disliked in his office -- the picture of the woman with Ricky's face, having sex with two men said it all as to what everyone thought of him.
www.jumptheshark.com /o/officenbc.htm   (7404 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The Office: Complete Box Set (Series 1 - 2 plus Christmas Specials) [2001]: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The brilliant and devastating comedy of The Office is brought to a satisfying conclusion in The Office Special, originally a two-part Christmas special on the BBC, set three years after the end of the faux-documentary's second season.
Okay, most offices don't have giant inflatable genitalia, or a comedy-for-charity day, but the core of it is frighteningly close to home.
Clearly destined for cult status, this is "The Office" as it was meant to be, with a darkly funny storyline culminating in a satisfying finale.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B0002IAQFY   (2013 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The Office Series 2 [2001]: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Office realy is a masterpiece, it is hillarious but in a much different way to something like fladder.
For all those who haven't seen the Office and who are thinking of buying it blind: as you might see from the other reviews, this is not something which everyone will find funny.
The Office is a spoof documentary about a boss and his office workers, set in Slough.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00008W63T   (1236 words)

 'The Office': NBC's Passable Duplicate Of the Brit Hit (washingtonpost.com)
Largely faithful in tone to the BBC series, which concentrates on the maddening banality of workplace-as-microcosm, NBC's "Office" still fails to score a direct hit, settling instead for an amusing approximation.
Back at "The Office,"' the central problem is the star of the show -- Steve Carell as boss Michael Scott is simply not as good as was Ricky Gervais as the boss in the British prototype.
Others in the cast are nearly as good as their British equivalents, including sweetie-pie Jenna Fischer as wistful Pam, the office receptionist who dares now and then to dream of escape from this drably suffocating environment, and two competing salesmen, John Krasinski as the coolly flippant Jim and Rainn Wilson as the slimy little Dwight.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A61846-2005Mar23.html   (948 words)

 Heeding the siren's call of free food in the office - The Boston Globe
Somehow, whenever there's food in the office, he knows exactly where it is. The better the leftovers, the earlier he's there.
When you're lumbering through a spreadsheet at 3:30 and you suddenly realize there might be cookies somewhere in your office, it's almost impossible not to jump from your desk in search of the treats.
A moment later, the six of us in the office were spotted walking single file to the sandwiches, like determined ants making our way to a fallen drop of sugar on the ground.
bostonworks.boston.com /news/articles/2006/12/24/heeding_the_sirens_call_of_free_food_in_the_office   (858 words)

 The Office Weblog
Office: Not just the obvious office software suite coverage but also Software as a Service, Web 2.0 online applications, and the changing nature of office and knowledge work (think time-shifting, virtual teams and companies, telecommuters, and free agents).
The theory was that, over time, Office would learn which menu items you used most often and would present those options in the shortened menus.
The Office Weblog is a member of the Weblogs, Inc. Network.
office.weblogsinc.com   (3002 words)

 Northern Attack
Meanwhile, the rest of the office copes with their new boss and the abolishment of all soft-minded dogoodedness.
For those of you who happily tune into Friday Night Lights every week (I know there are at least a few of you in the forums) and would like to keep it that way, I’ve created Fight for Lights in the hopes of persuading NBC to bring it back for another season.
I would like to thank the cast and crew of The Office, UK and US versions alike, for creating a show that manages to be both hilarious and infinitely touching at the same time.
www.northernattack.com   (1071 words)

 "The Office" (2001)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The story of an office that faces closure when the company decides to downsize its branches.
The humour of 'The Office' is varied and multi-layered - so varied, in fact, that it bears repeated viewing since there is so much there that is easy to miss.
They have their ups and downs, like any real person, and the humour really is a case of not knowing whether to laugh or cry - such a dark distinction that very few comedies have ever matched.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0290978   (428 words)

 Another Day at The Office - The BBC series returns for a melancholy farewell. By Dana Stevens
Not only do Office fans have to be patient about waiting for the next installment—it's been over two years since the end of the second season—they have to exercise patient attention in each individual episode, each individual scene.
Last night's so-called "Office Special" on BBC America was not really a reunion show but a kind of coda to the second season, which ended with all the major story arcs unhappily resolved, leaving an aching void in the hearts of fans.
Even though The Office specializes in what a friend of mine likes to call "cringe theater," and in almost unbearably melancholic tableaux of office life, the show is also ultimately very generous toward its characters and toward life.
www.slate.com /id/2108346   (1368 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The Office - The Complete Series 1 (2 Disc Set) [2001]: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
On the DVD The Office, Series 1 is tastefully packaged as a two-disc set appropriately adorned with John Betjeman's poem "Slough".
But her first day at work is dominated by a dirty picture of her boss that's been e-mailed around the office.
Based in the sales office of Slough based paper merchant Wernham Hogg, it follows the life of the office and its staff, most notably the manager David Brent (Ricky Gervais), a self-promoting, pompous and incompetent boss who sees himself as a "friend first, boss second.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B000063W2U   (1152 words)

 The Office
One of the major draws of the show during the first two seasons, besides the antics of Michael Scott and Dwight K. Schrute, was the Jim and Pam will-they-or-won’t-they relationship.
Don’t forget, The Office is on at a “special time” tonight (8:36/7:36c) after My Name is Earl’s supersized “Laugh ‘N Sniff” episode.
They sat down and decided that, although they'd set up The Office in a faux-documentary style and that the realism of the show was part of the appeal, the character of Michael Scott would be allowed to break down that wall whenever it was deemed necessary.
www.buddytv.com /The-Office.aspx   (1454 words)

 Defending NBC's The Office - A British import the network didn't mangle. By Kera Bolonik
And yet the writers at the NBC's The Office have done something unprecedented: With the exception of the pilot, which was a predictable re-enactment of the British script, The Office (Thursdays, 9:30 p.m.
The latter is apparent as early as the second episode, "Diversity Day," in which Dunder-Mifflin employees are subjected to two excruciating cultural awareness seminars after Michael performs a Chris Rock routine on "the two different kinds of fl people." The second of the two seminars is an impromptu forum run by the clueless perp himself.
The resident temp at Dunder-Mifflin, Ryan Howard (B.J. Novak) tries to assert his boundaries in the office when he says with a mixture of disgust and trepidation in "The Fire": "Stanley is the crossword puzzle guy and Angela has cats.
www.slate.com /id/2135824   (1114 words)

 "The Office" (2005)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium.
The exterior shot of the building the office is "in" in Scranton, Pennsylvania is across the street from a bar which is coincidentally named "The Office".
The Office (the bar) was actually condemned by the city a few years back.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0386676   (668 words)

That's been the general reaction from fans upon hearing that NBC was launching a U.S. version of the BBC comedy The Office (premiering Thursday, March 24, at 9:30 p.m., before settling into its regular time slot).
The good news for fans — and neophytes — is that the new sitcom is clever and insular, capturing all the drudgery, awkwardness, and rivalry of cubicle living.
But as every office drone knows, a copy is never quite as perfect as the original.
www.ew.com /ew/article/review/tv/0,6115,1037072_3_0_,00.html   (889 words)

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