The Office is a unique soap opera re-cast as a sitcom and aired in the evening. It revolves around mundane and unfunny daily occurrences in a paper-merchant office in a part of Slough, England where one cannot smell the sewage treatment plant.
There are two incantations of this programme:
- The Office (TV series), a mockumentary by BBC2, created by Stephen Merchant and starring Ricky Gervais, probably before his transformation into the love child of Richard Dawkins and PETA.
- It was adapted by NBC in America as a helpful alternative to actual creative work on novel story ideas. The characters began to speak in a colonial twang, and ultimately, the programme became a program, or that's what she said. For details on this show, see The Office (US Version).
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