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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingspoint View Post
    Same here. British life is so completely different than US, and thus the jokes are 100% different. It's really a completely different show.
    Don't kid yourself. THe context, the situations, and even the characters are wholly derivative from the British sitcom.
    What's different is the affect, and the acting. And its a significant difference. I like Steve Carrell and the US Office is amusing, but its forgettable 5 minutes after the show. Its mindless amusement.
    The british show had an edge - that is the difference. The humor cuts deep. That kind of humor doesn't play in America. So they softened the show and the characters - extensively. THe US Office is a watered down version of the original.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    I thought I heard something about Gervais doing a guest appearance on the show here in the U.S. I don't know if he's reprising David Brent but I thought I heard something about that a while back.
    I'd watch that.

    Speaking of oversees sitcoms - did you ever see the aussie show "The Games." It ran for 2 seasons around 2000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betterread View Post
    Don't kid yourself. THe context, the situations, and even the characters are wholly derivative from the British sitcom.
    What's different is the affect, and the acting. And its a significant difference. I like Steve Carrell and the US Office is amusing, but its forgettable 5 minutes after the show. Its mindless amusement.
    The british show had an edge - that is the difference. The humor cuts deep. That kind of humor doesn't play in America. So they softened the show and the characters - extensively. THe US Office is a watered down version of the original.
    After watching both series, I would agree that a lot of the early stuff from the US version were also plots in the UK version as well. Dawn/Pam getting fake fired, downsizing at both places, etc. The UK version was a lot racier though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeDoux View Post
    I can't wait for the US version of "When the Whistle Blows."
    He's 'avin' a laugh!

    I like the idea of Ricky Gervais replacing Steve Carell. This is the first place I had read about that.
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    Re: Steve Carell Leaving The Office

    If you like the office you might like "The Brittas Empire". I forgotten about the show, but I used to watch it when I was stationed in England.

    There are some similiarities to the Office as the lead character is an inept manager of a leisure center.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Brittas_Empire

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    http://www.examiner.com/tv-in-nation...replacements-1

    Portia de Rossi (Arrested Development) and Michael Emerson (Lost) being considered as potential replacements.
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    Emerson and Quinn [Locke] are supposedly shopping a comedy around together.

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    Re: Steve Carell Leaving The Office

    Portia was awesome on the very cool Better off Ted, I might start watching again if she was on.
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    Re: Steve Carell Leaving The Office

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    Portia was awesome on the very cool Better off Ted, I might start watching again if she was on.
    I loved Better Off Ted, I wish it was coming back but yeah it would be cool if she came to the Office.

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    Re: Steve Carell Leaving The Office

    Quote Originally Posted by Razor Shines View Post
    I loved Better Off Ted, I wish it was coming back but yeah it would be cool if she came to the Office.
    Better Off Ted was great, but I knew it was too quirky to catch on.


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