On a day in which I watched four co-workers get the ax, it’s fitting that I bring you this piece of news of epic television proportions. Ricky Gervais will finally show up on NBC’s “The Office”. Not only will he show up, he’ll be playing the one and only David Brent. For those of you not familiar with David Brent’s greatness, he was the sales manager on the original BBC show that the NBC show was based on. Oddly enough, it was called “The Office”. Brilliant, as the Brits say.
This news comes hot on the heels of Gervais’ scorched Earth hosting of the Golden Globes. Is there any doubt that NBC held onto this piece of news until now? I’m sure that no matter what they say publicly, they are eating all this controversy/free publicity up with an effing spoon.
Source: All over the Internet. But mostly from here. And now, a dance off.