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Re: The Office (Season 1 - 2005)
« on: July 29, 2012, 10:34:28 pm »

Nice to go back to where it all started for the American version of The Office. If you are a true fan of the show, then you are most likely a fan of the BBC version with Ricky Gervais and will immediately pick up on the fact that the Pilot is literally a translation of the BBC episode. From the way this was filmed, the jello gag and some of the ad-lib improvisation, you will feel right at home here. I love both versions for sure, but the American version of the show wouldn't really start to find itself until the second episode. Many people, myself included have criticized the Pilot as being a blatant ripoff of the BBC episode. That was my thought when I first saw the remake. But over the years I have soften quite a bit to actually really liking this one for many reasons.

I gotta point out something while watching this episode. I think it was the Season 5 DVD which had a Q&A Session with the cast of The Office and Steve Carell had mentioned that he has never seen an episode of the BBC version because he didn't want to be influenced by anything that Gervais had done. But while watching the Pilot, there are some words that Carell said that were vintage 'David Brent'. They both say the word 'Kinky' exactly the same way. I dunno, I think Carell definitely has seen some of the original Office or it was a major coincidence.
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