Tuesday, February 01, 2005
'Office' rubbishedNo, not the debased status of that Oval sanctuary, but the US version of the clever Brit TV show of that name.
All the fans knew it - despite the show's own brave-faced protests.
*No one* I know of any wit or comic sensitivity gave it an earthly once in the clutches of American scripters.
- The US David Brent is said to be called Michael Scott and played by Steve Carrell from The Daily Show.
- A Greg Daniels has been writing the pilot for the 'Merkan version and selected Newark, NJ, as having "an essential Slough-ness".
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