The Office (UK)

Sunday, July 26 10 p.m. ET/PT

Gareth Keenan is now in charge and runs the office with military precision. David Brent is a sales rep, releases a pop single and finds an agent for his celebrity appearances.

Sunday, July 19 10 p.m. ET/PT

David Brent tries to convince himself that redundancy doesn’t matter.

Sunday, July 12 10 p.m. ET/PT

It’s Comic Relief day and Wernham Hogg is doing its bit. Dawn is selling kisses, Gareth is on a sponsored hop, and Keith looks great in his Ali G outfit.

Sunday, July 5 10 p.m. ET/PT

Tim and Rachel are openly canoodling in the office. Gareth can’t believe that she prefers “Fisher Price Man” to him.

Sunday, June 28 10 p.m. ET/PT

David Brent is asked to be an expert guest speaker by a company who organize business seminars.

Sunday, June 21 10 p.m. ET/PT

Gareth is determined to pick up the new girl, Rachel, but she is more interested in Tim. After a practice fire drill, David Brent completes the annual staff appraisals and tries to boost his popularity with a lunchtime trip to the pub.

Sunday, June 14 10 p.m. ET/PT

The Slough branch of Wernham Hoggs hosts a small party to welcome the new intake from Swindon following the merger.

Sunday, June 7 10 p.m. ET/PT

Jennifer arrives to give the final decision. The Slough branch is to be merged with Swindon and some people will lose their jobs. Dave has been offered Jennifer’s job, which he accepts.

Flinch. Wince. Explode in gales of guilt-ridden laughter. Starting May 3, The Comedy Network loads up on British wit with 90 minutes of Ricky Gervais. The network presents a double-dose of Gervais with THE OFFICE at 10 p.m. ET/PT, followed by his triumphant sophomore project, EXTRAS at 10:45 p.m. ET/PT, airing uncut and uncensored, back-to-back.

It seems many Canadians love to poke fun at the absurd, the over-hyped, and humdrum details of everyday life, and no one does it better than Ricky Gervais. His brilliant portrayal of the world’s best-worst boss, David Brent in THE OFFICE, connected with paper pushers across the country. Then, when EXTRAS premiered on The Comedy Network in 2008, viewers faithfully tuned in each week to watch Andy Millman struggle with egos and dunces on his way to fame and fortune. His masterful manipulation of the dull to hilarious is unmatched, and people who like to laugh can’t get enough.

To stiffen your funny bone, below are some memorable quotes from THE OFFICE, and EXTRAS:

THE OFFICE: David Brent-isms

“I haven’t got a sign on the door that says white people only. I don’t care if you’re black, brown or yellow – you know, Orientals make very good workers.” – Season 1, Episode 1, “Downsize”

“If you have lost both legs and both arms just go ‘at least I’m not dead’. Though I’d rather be dead in that situation to be honest – I’m not saying people like that should be put down. I’m saying that in my life I’d rather not live without arms and legs ’cause you know… I’m just getting into yoga.” – Season 2, Episode 4, “Motivation”

EXTRAS – Celebrity Guest Quotes

“If you do a film about the Holocaust, you’re guaranteed an Oscar … that’s why I’m doing it: Schindler’s bloody List …” Kate Winslet as herself in the role of a nun during the Holocaust. – Season 1, Episode 1, “Kate Winslet”

“How can I cheer up this orphaned kid? By showing him the DVD of Dodgeball? Well, sure, then he’ll be happy for an hour and a half, but what then? Do I show him Dodgeball again? Of course, he’ll get more out of it, because he’ll spot new things the second time round. It’s layered; it’s written that way. But how many times can I show him Dodgeball? Seven, eight, maybe. Then what?” – Season 1, Episode 2, “Ben Stiller”