Will our Mondays ever be the same?
November 11, 2002
Poor old David Brent has been made redundant, and no-one at the Slough paper merchants cares a toss.
We have now seen through his bravado façade revealing a pleading little man on the edge of disaster but demeaningly asking for his job back.
But is it too late for our hero of the photocopier and 80g Basildon Bond? “If you want the rainbow, you’ve got to put up with the rain” muses David Brent, quoting his favourite philosopher Dolly – “she’s not all big tits” – Parton.
David Brent is the Munchkin of the office over which he presides with diminishing influence, now the Swindon lot have taken charge. He ponders a freelance lifestyle.
He chews over the fact that he could stay in bed in the mornings, and that at the end of his rainbow there’s another job awaiting him. “Slough’s a big place” he sighs, “but there’s Reading... Aldershot... Bracknell... Didcot... Yateley... Taplow... Winnersh... Burghfield!”
The BBC took ages commissioning this masterful
second series but it has turned out a phenomenal success and will, I predict, pick up every conceivable TV award worth having.
Are we going to get another series? It’s in the hands of the David Brents of the high offices of the BBC.