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23rd Mar 2004, 17:39
I was wondering if anyone remembers, but in TOCS part 2 Tim goes off on a long piece to camera about work, and the people you work with, and the relationships that form, and i remember it being quite poetic. So does anyone have a copy of it, or know where i can get one? could i send off to the Beeb for one? it seems a bit steep to pay for the full script when i only want one little bit.
23rd Mar 2004, 17:56
Was total crap in my opinion and not worth keeping copy of...long since erased...
23rd Mar 2004, 19:20
I managed to get a DVD compilation of the second series from HMV in the W.End.
Maybe I have been in Brazil too long, but I really enjoyed the subtle, very British humour.
23rd Mar 2004, 19:35
I supplied a prop to the Office Xmas special.. there was a DJ in it... I supplied some of the crappy equipment he was using
(Rant - why do TV shows insist on using old style equipment for mobile DJs when so many of us are using very modern expensive lighting kit rather than the old traffic light style stuff.. grrrrr)
23rd Mar 2004, 21:35
If you just want the words I think I saw the script of the office series for sale in Waterstones - maybe they have the script for the christmas one too.
23rd Mar 2004, 22:33
Raptor, reach down the side of your sofa - might be where your soul is. The 2nd part, esp. with Tim & Dawn... berrrrilliant. I shed a tear.
The comedy mafia is a back soon. "Sean of the Dead" opens 9th April....:cool:
23rd Mar 2004, 23:11
I thought it was excellent as well.
Matty - I still have it on tape so I can transcribe the bit you are talking about if you like.
24th Mar 2004, 08:35
I agree with Paulo. It was very well written (the part you are talking about was pretty poignant to me also) and extremely well acted too. They did a really good job, especially on part two...the first episode was obviously weaker as it was setting up the second.
24th Mar 2004, 10:39
Was The Office a comedy??
I thought it was marginally more boring than watching the colour bars for 30 minutes!!:yuk:
24th Mar 2004, 10:47
Was The Office a comedy??
Depends how sophisticated your sense of humour is.
24th Mar 2004, 11:11
Are you more of a 'last of the summer wine' man Luke?;)
"The people you work with, are people you are just thrown together with. You don't know them, it wasn't your choice, and yet you spend more time with them than you do your friends or your family. But probably all you've got in common is the fact that you walk around on the same bit of carpet for eight hours a day.
And so, obviously when someone comes in who you have a connection with........ yeah, and Dawn was a ray of sunshine in my life and it meant a lot. But, if I'm really being honest, I never really thought it would have a happy ending.
I don't know what a happy ending is, life isn't about endings is it? It's a series of moments, and erm, it's like if you turn the camera off, it's not an ending is it? I'm still here, my life's not over, come back here in ten years, see how I'm doing then, cos I could be married with kids....you don't know......life just goes on......"
I think this is the bit you're after....... :ok:
24th Mar 2004, 14:10
'last of the summer wine'
I thought we were talking about comedy......
24th Mar 2004, 15:25
Confess, I'm kind of with Luke on this one - not that it's not obviously very well done ... the trouble for me is it's TOO well done, and brings in to sharp relief the utter depression that can be brought on by spending a third of one's life in a place like that ....:(
24th Mar 2004, 15:37
I think the word "sophisticated" as applied to The Office is somewhat misplaced.
As a matter of fact, yes! Along with M.A.S.H, two of the most professionally produced/acted/scripted/directed (especially directed, in the case of LOSW) comedy shows ever (I can become very boring on this subject if pushed, I used to work in the business - still do occasionally!).
Can see where you're coming from, but I'm still not convinced that "its very well done".
24th Mar 2004, 16:09
I have to disagree with you Luke. Let's face it comedy is, and always will be, subjective. My view is that The Office works very well because it is innovative and irreverent as well as having some of the better excellent acting and scripting of recent comedy shows.
I loved MASH too but I've never been a fan of LOTSW. It's a personal taste thing...
Only Fools and Horses also has a Christmas Special on but I didn't watch it (I thought it had finished a few years ago). Nevertheless I waited in for The Office and, despite high expectations, wasn't disappointed.
24th Mar 2004, 18:52
Thanks all for contributions
5150, that is the bit i was looking for, thanks for that. theres a long story as to why i only want that particular bit, perhaps will put it up in agony aunts one day (not going to here though).
Personally, i find LOSW very funny, or used to untill compo died, and the other one left. MASH remains funny.
The office i found was well observed, and very wry, but not belly-laugh funny in the way other things are (Peter kay's Phoenix Nights, Little Britain). Still, comedy is subjective.
24th Mar 2004, 22:47
The Office is the greatest comedic creation in the UK for many years. Extraordinarily sophisticated - while I quite agree that it is not belly laugh humour - it is more the type of cringe-making comedy that makes one realise the ludicrous nature of ones day-to-day existence, and is exceptionally well observed and acted.
24th Mar 2004, 23:31
I can speak from a discussion Mrs J and I had regarding the show. As I have never worked in an office environment before, I found the whole thing cringe worthy, and totally not funny. Mrs J loved it cause she was a Team Leader in an environment not unlike the show, and could relate to the whole thing (several "Hey, I work with a guy like that!"). But then again, I love South Park................