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The Office (BBC/NBC versions)
« on: Aug 25, 2004 at 06:40 PM »
The ads are out, coming soon on StarWorld! 

BBCs acclaimed comedy series that kicked the collective @sses of "Sex and the City" and "Monk" and "Arrested Development" and "Will and Grace" by winning the Golden Globe Best Comedy and Best Actor in a Comedy awards early this year, "The Office" is finally here.

Only 12 episodes long in its entirety, plus two Christmas episodes, this series may be short but stands unequaled in terms of its impact on TV Comedy.  Soon on StarWorld!!! Will post details as they come!

Arrright Wernham Hogg!!!
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Re: BBC's "The OFFICE" on StarWorld!
« Reply #1 on: Aug 26, 2004 at 08:41 AM »
you guys have got to watch this. it's effing hilarious! really well-written satire that deserved all the awards it got last year.

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Re: BBC's "The OFFICE" on StarWorld!
« Reply #2 on: Aug 26, 2004 at 12:27 PM »
BBCs acclaimed comedy series that kicked the collective @sses of "Sex and the City" and "Monk" and "Arrested Development" and "Will and Grace" by winning the Golden Globe Best Comedy and Best Actor in a Comedy awards early this year, "The Office" is finally here.

Story and format wise, The Office can kick Curb Your Enthusiasm's behind. Although, Curb is also another hilarious show (wonder why it's never aired here?). Dawn and Tim - story of my life...well, at least 1/4 of it. ;D
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Re: BBC's "The OFFICE" on StarWorld!
« Reply #3 on: Aug 26, 2004 at 12:35 PM »
Story and format wise, The Office can kick Curb Your Enthusiasm's behind.

Nah, disagree with you there. Larry David's humor is so much more my type than Ricky Gervais'. Besides, I see Ricky and get too depressed, since...

...I can relate too much...

 ;D

"Mah Na Mah Na..."
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Re: BBC's "The OFFICE" on StarWorld!
« Reply #4 on: Aug 26, 2004 at 01:25 PM »
I thought season 2 was funnier than season 1. Season 1 is still great but it was all over the place at times and the team hadn't really gelled.

More than the humor, I really heart The Office more for the really poignant love story at its core.

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Re: BBC's "The OFFICE" on StarWorld!
« Reply #5 on: Aug 27, 2004 at 01:34 PM »
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Just wait till the Christmas Specials.  ;) I hope StarWorld airs them too.


Sked's out:  Saturdays at 10:30 pm, replays Sundays 3:00 am. Starting September 4th.

Dang, kasabay ng SATC. Guess I'll have to catch that one on Tuesdays.

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Re: BBC's "The OFFICE" on StarWorld!
« Reply #6 on: Aug 29, 2004 at 09:22 AM »

...I can relate too much...

 ;D



my wife would agree with you regarding that...  although she admits that THE OFFICE is really funny, she can't stand to complete watching one episode because ricky g reminds her so much of her old boss!  ;D
The war is over...  Now bring on the classics on HD!

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Re: BBC's "The OFFICE" on StarWorld!
« Reply #7 on: Aug 30, 2004 at 02:05 AM »
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Just wait till the Christmas Specials.  ;) I hope StarWorld airs them too.

Yup, I've seen those as well thanks to Mr. H.

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Re: BBC's "The OFFICE" on StarWorld!
« Reply #8 on: Sep 02, 2004 at 06:03 PM »
Intense intense love for this show. Waxed rhapsodic about it long ago somewhere else in this forum, and am really glad its to be on Star World this weekend.

Just one worry though. If I recollect correctly, each episode is actually around 35 minutes long. Since Star World is showing it in a thirty minute block (10:30-11:00, I think), it seems that there will be major cuts in the episodes. There are a lot of "atmosphere" shots (shots of mundane office behavior that do not advance plot points), so I guess those would go, but still a shame if there are cuts.

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Re: BBC's "The OFFICE" on StarWorld!
« Reply #9 on: Sep 04, 2004 at 09:50 PM »
It's on tonight at 10:30.  Just to remind yo peeps.   8)

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Re: BBC's "The OFFICE" on StarWorld!
« Reply #10 on: Sep 05, 2004 at 06:58 PM »
loveditloveditloveditloveditloveditloveditLOVEDIT!!!!!!!


it's so refreshing to see another show that doesn't use canned laughter or a "live audience" and... i finally get the "mahna mahna" references now. LOL.  :P

i look at ricky and i keep wondering sino sya dito:  ??? ??? ??? ??? ???


(ha ha ha... "bangs heaven"!!) ang layo ano?!! no matter how you look at it.... i'd say he was the one on on the bottom ... but i can never be sure.  :-\
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Re: BBC's "The OFFICE" on StarWorld!
« Reply #11 on: Sep 05, 2004 at 08:23 PM »
it's so refreshing to see another show that doesn't use canned laughter or a "live audience" and... i finally get the "mahna mahna" references now. LOL.  :P

Oh crap.

You GOT the "mah na mah na" reference?

That means Star World is NOT showing The Office in the correct order. That's the pilot episode of Season Two.  >:(
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Re: BBC's "The OFFICE" on StarWorld!
« Reply #12 on: Sep 05, 2004 at 09:19 PM »
Season 1 Episode 1 naman kagabi. Just not sure if they cut some scenes. I forgot how much I enjoyed Gareth's character! Bilib sa sarili sobra. LOL!

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Re: BBC's "The OFFICE" on StarWorld!
« Reply #13 on: Sep 05, 2004 at 09:47 PM »
'Di ba yung "mah na mah na" season two, episode one, before the opening credits? May earlier "mah na mah na" ba?
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Re: BBC's "The OFFICE" on StarWorld!
« Reply #14 on: Sep 06, 2004 at 12:37 AM »
'Di ba yung "mah na mah na" season two, episode one, before the opening credits? May earlier "mah na mah na" ba?

LOL... ya got me there. i liked it so much that i immediately scoured the 'net and bumped into a discussion board and a few blogs about season 2's premiere episode. (how do you think i dug up such a "forgotten" pic like the one i posted above... he he he.  ::))

i always did wonder why you put that reference in your previous post... akala ko noon dahil favorite song mo lang 'yun but NOW, i finally get it... (because i read about it and not because i saw the "mahna mahna" perf last saturday. *sigh!*... i probably should've been more explicit when i said that. sorry po!  :P)

ayun tuloy... may spoiler na for season 2! ... not that a show like this can have spoilers. LOL.  :-X
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Re: BBC's "The OFFICE" on StarWorld!
« Reply #15 on: Sep 06, 2004 at 11:38 AM »
The "manah manah" was being shown as a trailer these past few days, that's why I think it was brought up here.  There was no manah manah last Saturday.  Besides the Sesame Street reference, is there something else we should "get" from manah manah?  I always thought the fact that it came from Sesame Street was nothing special, just a given -- just like the way the wazzuup came from the Bud commercial.  Shows how ancient I am.   ;D

Brent: "You steal 1000 post it notes at 12p you'd make... (mental computation failing him)...profit."

This show bloody rocks.  8)
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Re: BBC's "The OFFICE" on StarWorld!
« Reply #16 on: Sep 06, 2004 at 01:40 PM »
one of the funnier moments was when he told someone to use petty cash to replace the batteries for the talking fish... because ya "can't put a price on comedy"... ha ha ha.

and the stapler in the jell-o... priceless!

hey! it just occured to me... is tim the guy from "love actually"? ya know ... the nude body double/stand-in?  ???
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Re: BBC's "The OFFICE" on StarWorld!
« Reply #17 on: Sep 06, 2004 at 01:54 PM »
The "manah manah" was being shown as a trailer these past few days, that's why I think it was brought up here.  There was no manah manah last Saturday.  Besides the Sesame Street reference, is there something else we should "get" from manah manah?  I always thought the fact that it came from Sesame Street was nothing special, just a given -- just like the way the wazzuup came from the Bud commercial.  Shows how ancient I am.   ;D

Brent: "You steal 1000 post it notes at 12p you'd make... (mental computation failing him)...profit."

This show bloody rocks.  8)

part of the discussion was focused on how the term "muppet/moppet" was used after the mahna mahna performance... people were debating if it was referring to the actual muppets (kermit, miss piggy, etc. etc.) or if it was being used as a slang term (sa british kasi "moppet"=idiot) to tim & the rest of the guys.

quite an inane discussion really...  ::)

...  i haven't been lucky enough to see that promo.  >:( ... but because they already put it in the promo, i guess this means they'll be airing season 1 and 2 beck to back... yay!  ;)
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Re: BBC's "The OFFICE" on StarWorld!
« Reply #18 on: Sep 06, 2004 at 02:16 PM »
one of the funnier moments was when he told someone to use petty cash to replace the batteries for the talking fish... because ya "can't put a price on comedy"... ha ha ha.

and the stapler in the jell-o... priceless!

hey! it just occured to me... is tim the guy from "love actually"? ya know ... the nude body double/stand-in?  ???

Yep that's Martin Freeman.  He also played Ali G's beat box in "Ali G Indahouse".  He's also Arthur Dent in the upcoming Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy movie. 

I think airing Season 1 and 2 back to back won't be a problem since they're just 6 eps each.  What we should be praying for are the Christmas Specials.  These are important episodes because everything gets tied up brilliantly.
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Re: BBC's "The OFFICE" on StarWorld!
« Reply #19 on: Sep 06, 2004 at 02:35 PM »


Yep that's Martin Freeman.  He also played Ali G's beat box in "Ali G Indahouse".  He's also Arthur Dent in the upcoming Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy movie. 

I think airing Season 1 and 2 back to back won't be a problem since they're just 6 eps each.  What we should be praying for are the Christmas Specials.  These are important episodes because everything gets tied up brilliantly.

oh yeah...  you're right... siya nga 'yun. i just recently caught ali g on HBO... and i didn't recognize him right away. i guess that speaks volumes on just how much of an impression that movie made on me... he he he.

oh, i don't think it'll be a problem even if the entire show was 24 shows long.... i was kinda concerned kasi that star world might not have bought the entire package... minsan kasi for budgetary reasons, these cable shows can't afford to buy all the seasons.

naku! i hope that doesn't happen with the specials... dalawa lang naman pala.  ::)
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Re: BBC's "The OFFICE" on StarWorld!
« Reply #20 on: Sep 08, 2004 at 08:42 AM »
i didn't know martin freeman was in Ali G's show...  gotta check that out...

but wait till you see Keith (the big guy from accounting) as Ali G...  "Boyakasha!"   ;D

and they definitely should air the christmas specials!  those are essentials!!!
The war is over...  Now bring on the classics on HD!

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Re: BBC's "The OFFICE" on StarWorld!
« Reply #21 on: Sep 11, 2004 at 10:05 PM »
Tonight again at 10:30 pm StarWorld. Replay at 3:00 am.

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Re: BBC's "The OFFICE" on StarWorld!
« Reply #23 on: Sep 12, 2004 at 12:40 PM »
^

heheh...   loved that scene...  "INVETIGATION ROOM!"

next week:  Tim's birthday, Dostoyevsky, and "Blockbusters!"
The war is over...  Now bring on the classics on HD!

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Re: BBC's "The OFFICE" on StarWorld!
« Reply #24 on: Oct 04, 2004 at 11:02 AM »
Nice ep last Saturday.  An after-office look at the blokes and a drab profile of Slough.  David screens secretaries for himself and Gareth conducts an office safety seminar for Donna.

Brent + GQ perfume ads = one sweet smelling stud.  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: BBC's "The OFFICE" on StarWorld!
« Reply #25 on: Oct 06, 2004 at 11:06 PM »
astig! sana i can watch more.. usually im out kasi ng saturday night kaya di ko naabutan

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Re: BBC's "The OFFICE" on StarWorld!
« Reply #26 on: Oct 10, 2004 at 10:58 PM »
Satruday's ep started with Brent firing an employee (serious stuff), and somewhere along the way, the differences between midgets, dwarfs and elves were discussed. ;D ;D ;D  Goblins and piixies almost made it to the list but not quite.   

That's got to be the funniest opening so far.

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Re: BBC's "The OFFICE" on StarWorld!
« Reply #27 on: Oct 17, 2004 at 12:49 AM »
So it's on to the Second Series with the first episode tonight: Brent at his cringe-inducing best plus a lot of Tim-and-Dawn action including, of course, winding up Gareth:

Tim: "So Gareth, did you see that movie last night, 'Gaylord Say No?'"
Gareth: "No."
Dawn laughs.
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Re: BBC's "The OFFICE" on StarWorld!
« Reply #28 on: Oct 20, 2004 at 02:14 PM »
Ricky Gervais was supposed to be on Letterman tonight.  Wow! Two of my best regarded TV personalities sitting three feet apart and actually exchanging words.  Just the idea of it fritzes my mind.

Anyway, Brent was supposed to be promoting the Christmas Specials' regular airing (will there be one?) or the DVD release on Nov. 16, or both.  Any of your Stateside peeps who were not watching Game 6 of the Yankees-Red Sox finals get to see it?  How'd it go?

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Re: BBC's "The OFFICE" on StarWorld!
« Reply #29 on: Oct 25, 2004 at 01:25 PM »
Cringe-wise, last Sat's episode was the absolute *worst* so far. I'm as big a fan as any but I just couldn't look. I literally had to look away and shake my head in embarrassment.

And Excalibur was read by Brent...to a squirming Dawn.

Courtesy of Tigger at PEx:

Excalibur
By David Brent

I froze your tears and made a dagger
And stabbed it in my c*ck forever
It stays there like Excalibur
Are you my Arthur?
Say you are

Take this cool, dark, steel-ed blade
Steal it
Sheath it in your lake
I'd drown with you to be together
Must you breathe?
Cos I need heaven