The Office (2001–2003)
8.7/10
709
1 user 1 critic

Motivation 

David's attempt at being cool includes sporting an earring. His session as a trainer arrives but his unique approach doesn't work very well. Tim and Rachel are carrying on at the office, ... See full summary »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Neil Godwin
...
Joel Beckett ...
Lee
...
Ray
...
Jude (as Jennifer Hennesey)
Matthew Holness ...
...
Keith (as Ewen Macintosh)
Che Walker ...
Speaker 1 Mark Found
Richard Cotton ...
Speaker 2 Richard Clark (as Richard Wills-Cotton)
Ben Bradshaw ...
Ben
Jamie Deeks ...
Jamie
Edit

Storyline

David's attempt at being cool includes sporting an earring. His session as a trainer arrives but his unique approach doesn't work very well. Tim and Rachel are carrying on at the office, much to Gareth's dismay. Dawn doesn't seem too pleased either. Neil takes David to task for not thinking things through before making decisions. He also tells him he's more worried about being popular than steering the ship in the right direction. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 October 2002 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

One of the speakers is called "Mark Found" - the name of the Sound Recordist for The Office (2001). See more »

Quotes

David Brent: You're all looking at me, you're going, "Well yeah, you're a success, you've achieved you're goals, you're reaping the rewards, sure. But, OI, Brent. Is all you care about chasing the Yankee dollar?" Let me show you something I always keep with me. Just a little book, Collective Meditations, and it's a collection of philosophers, writers, thinkers, native American wisdom, which I, and it's really showing you that, er, the spiritual side needs as much care and attention as the physical side. ...
See more »

Connections

References Dead Poets Society (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

The Best
(uncredited)
Written by Mike Chapman and Holly Knight
Performed by Tina Turner
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Better than all the rest...
14 January 2009 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

Undoubtedly the artistic and comedic climax of the second series, this episode contains Ricky Gervais' David Brent at his most David Brent: lovably moronic, profoundly full of it and shamelessly proud of every damn thing he does. The last few minutes of the show are nearly impossible to watch without cringing, but not because they're bad - they're just too amusingly cruel.

Picking up from the previous episode, David is asked to make a motivational speech to a group of people who are interested in a career in the business sector. He takes Dawn with him for assistance and thinks of various "made in Brent" gimmicks he could use to make the day memorable. As anyone who has met him knows, it will most certainly be memorable - for the wrong reasons.

The whole second half of the episode sees The Office at its bravest, most insightful and merciless. Its meticulous analysis of everyday working life combined with a very dark, painful brand of humor leads to one of the most outrageous set-ups in TV history. It's been said before that there's a slight trace of George Costanza in Brent's characterization, but we're way past that at this point - what David does with his speech puts even the most questionable Costanza scheme to shame. And that's before he butchers Tina Turner (the less said about it, the better). Astonishing


9 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page