Tuesday, March 23, 2004

The Office

I just watched the first six episodes of the BBC show "The Office." It's simply brilliant. The characters can be so deliciously evil and despicable and yet completely endearing. I love how the British can deliver such raunchy humor, full of clever sexual innuendos, without falling back on lazy cuss words.

Some choice quotes taken from a fan community on Orkut:

David: "At one time or another, every bloke here in the office has woken up at the crack of Dawn [the receptionist]."

David: "Well, there’s good news and bad news. The bad news is that Neil will be taking over both branches, and some of you will lose your jobs. Those of you who are kept on will have to relocate to Swindon, if you wanna stay. I know, gutting. On a more positive note, the good news is, I’ve been promoted, so....every cloud... You’re still thinking about the bad news aren’t you?"

David: "There are some things I would never laugh about. Like the handicapped. There's nothing funny about them. You know, someone's walking down the street and they see a little handicapped and they go 'ooh you're not able bodied'. Well I say 'You know, at least that little handicapped feller is able-minded'....Unless of course they're not; you can't really tell with the wheelchair ones.'"

Gareth: "People look at me, they say he's tough, he was in the army he's gonna be hard, by the book. But I am caring, and sensitive. Isn't Schindler's list a brilliant film?"

Gareth: "He put my stapler in the jelly again!"