Star Trek producer Rick Berman may soon be fired.
While searching through the classifieds for a new, larger place, I came across this ad:
“NEW AD – Downtown (01/30/04)
DOWNTOWN de la Montagne, luxury apt., large 42 bathrooms, indoor garage, with appliances. Available March 15. $1,850. 514-###-####. The Montreal Gazette, Area Code 514 “
What eccentric millionaire decided that he/she needed 42 bathrooms? Is it just rich person thing, like Aaron Spelling’s gift wrapping room? At least at the apartment-warming there won’t be a line-up for the bathroom.
Hey, indoor garage, cool…
Plans are afoot to bring the BBC’s successful series The Office to U.S. television. Normally, I’d think something like this is a bad idea. For every British sitcom that makes the transition successfully (All in the Family, Three’s Company) there are several more which fail like Coupling and a Fawlty Towers remake with John Larroquette in the John Cleese role. I just have doubts that the style of humour on The Office could translate well to American screens. British humour tends involve a lot of word play as well as the long-form joke in which a character reveal his or her nature through increasingly funny dialogue. American sit-coms rely more on physical humour and one-liners.
With that said, the news that former Daily Show reporter Steve Carrell is rumoured to assume the role of David Brent offers some promise. If you’ve ever seen Carrell (who, I just learned is also the voice of Gary, one half of the Ambigously Gay Duo) doing his thing on The Daily Show, you’ll know he’s probably the best guy for the job.
It’s hard to tell if we’ll get to see Tim taunting Gareth by calling him repeatedly on his cell-phone and calmly exclaiming “cock!” It also remains to be seen if the documentary style, lack of a laugh-track, and overall sense of quiet desperation that hangs over the office of Wernham-Hogg that stood as hallmarks of the original series will be maintained.