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Ricky Gervais Weighs In On Debate Over Whether UK Or US Office Is Better

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Ricky Gervais Weighs In On Debate Over Whether UK Or US Office Is Better

Ricky Gervais has weighed in on the long-standing debate over which is better: the UK or the US version of The Office. You can see what he reckons here:

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The original UK version ran for two seasons, with Gervais playing cringe-inducing boss David Brent and changing workplace one-liners forever.

In 2005 the idea made its way across the pond, with Steve Carell in the lead role of Michael Scott, and ran for a whopping nine seasons. 

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Naturally, there’s been much debate about which is better and now The Office creator himself has given his opinion. 

Speaking on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Gervais was asked which he preferred.

He replied: “I thought the British Office was the best, but my accountant assures me it’s the American.”

Well, you can’t argue with that. 

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Credit: NBC
Credit: NBC

This isn’t the first time Gervais has joked about how much the US version earned him. 

Last year, he appeared on The Office Deep Dive podcast where he responded to claims that the US counterpart was ‘bigger and better’. 

He said: "I remember once, after syndication, someone on Twitter sent me a tweet that said, 'The American version of The Office is so much bigger and better than yours. How does that make you feel?' And I said back, ‘F***ing rich.’”

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Gervais created the show with Stephen Merchant and the pair both worked as executive producers on the American version. 

Meanwhile, the third season of After Life is leaving viewers in tears after it landed on Netflix this month. 

Gervais has previously announced season three will be the last for the show, telling LADbible that the ending is ‘pretty perfect’. 

Credit: BBC
Credit: BBC
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He told LADbible: "There were a lot of options, and even right up to filming, there was, 'Can I do this? Is that too much?'

"I think I went with the right ending - I'm sure I'll have to explain it on social media for the next 10 years.

"But I stand by it and I think it's pretty perfect because, with no spoilers, the theme is - life goes on.

"It's just that, it's just - life goes on."

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He continued: "I'd say, again no spoilers, I'd say this is uplifting, this series.

"I think there's more hope. I think it's a positive message. I think it's beautiful. I think it's nice for things to be to be finite, and I think it's uplifting."

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Claire Reid
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