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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.33
http://www.tvline.com/2011/01/scoop-ricky-gervais-reclaims-his-office-job/

This is awesome. Pretty much what I wanted since Steve Carell was announced to be leaving The Office. It's the crossover The Office has managed to avoid until now but why the hell not with Carell leaving? Hopefully some of Ricky Gervais' award show shitting on Steve Carell will make it in the show. I can't wait for this.



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This is AWESOME. Take Michael Scott's reaction to Toby coming back from Costa Rica, and reverse it.

Now one can only hope that they decide to keep him on to replace Carell.




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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
OMGgggg. If this had been kept locked up as a surprise my head probably would've exploded when it aired. I hope they cameo every rumored replacement over the last month. Gervais, Danny McBride, Rhys Darby, Harvey Keitel(?), etc.
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Hopefully he brings his guitar and dancing shoes.



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.62
    Originally posted by BoromirMark
    This is AWESOME. Take Michael Scott's reaction to Toby coming back from Costa Rica, and reverse it.

    Now one can only hope that they decide to keep him on to replace Carell.


(Crosses fingers)




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#6 Posted on
    Originally posted by Vulture

    "David Brent will meet up with Michael Scott." Office executive producer Paul Lieberstein tells Vulture, "It's a little more than if you blink, you'll miss it, but if you don't set your TiVo right, you'll miss it."





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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.11
...well, that happened.

Part of me wishes that Brent had actually been one of the people in Andy's seminar, so it would've been an actual appearance. But methinks the cameo was arranged somewhat at the last minute and just cobbled together as a cold open so a Brent/Scott meeting could happen before Carell left the show.



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.24
    Originally posted by Big Bad
    ...well, that happened.

    Part of me wishes that Brent had actually been one of the people in Andy's seminar, so it would've been an actual appearance. But methinks the cameo was arranged somewhat at the last minute and just cobbled together as a cold open so a Brent/Scott meeting could happen before Carell left the show.


http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/01/ricky_gervais_will_cameo_on_am.html

You can tell the Gervais appearance was supposed to be a surprise. Looking at the cold open in that context, if it HAD been a surprise, it would have had jaws dropping and whatever Michael and David were saying and doing would have been secondary to "I can't believe they're on screen together!"

As the guy who started the thread, I ruined the surprise for some people, just as the surprise was ruined for me by whoever decided to leak the Gervais appearance to the media.

I thought the scene was funny. It was a throwaway, just for the sake of doing it. The only thing I actually found a little distracting was how fit and cleaned up David Brent is today considering how bald, bloated and gross he was on his show. (The same way Michael Scott was in season one before he cleaned himself up.)



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00

I was really, really skeptical about this working, but I loved it. It was really great seeing David Brent again.

    Originally posted by John Orquiola
    Looking at the cold open in that context, if it HAD been a surprise, it would have had jaws dropping and whatever Michael and David were saying and doing would have been secondary to "I can't believe they're on screen together!"


I entirely agree with you. I really wish I hadn't known about it ahead of time. I saw it on CNN, so it wasn't John's fault.
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The scene is here, for those that didn't see it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJbblKxxhc4

I thought it was decent (I only watched the clip not the show) but I'm also a fan of Gervais and not a fan of Carell.

I do wish it would have been longer (or at least an actual guest spot rather than cameo). I probably would have watched the whole show if it was.
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.11
The surprise was that I didn't know Gervais was appearing so soon. I thought his appearance was coming a couple of months down the road, not, like, a week after Paul Lieberstein's interview.



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#12 Posted on
    Originally posted by John Orquiola
    I can't wait for this.


That's what she said.
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#13 Posted on
Shouldn't the Brent character have noticed that he was being filmed by a documentary crew?

"Oh, that looks familiar." Y'know, some kind of response ...



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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.00
Did anyone else have to back it up about six times to understand what Brent said? Probably me just not being used to it.

I thought the rest of the show was good too. Particularly Oscar's frustration of not being in control of the Scrabble game. And Erin's inablity to think of anything not having to do with cows.
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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.69
Creed and Kevin just run away with it again.

(paraphrased) Creed: "Two eyes. Two ears. a mouth. a heart. a penis. I have just described the Loch Ness Monster"
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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.00
I just loved Jim's school chum immediately being angry with him. That scene cracked me up.
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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.00
Kevin & Creed won the episode, although I also loved The Business Bitch.



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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.11
I don't think I'm being hyperbolic by calling that the greatest moment in television history.







Because it was.




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