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    eddwo

    Just watched the first episode of the US version of The Office. They recreated it pretty much exactly, including the infamous Stapler in Jelly incident.

    UK


    USA



    You can watch the original UK version here.
    http://www.ifilm.com/ifilmdetail/2472195


    And someones attempt to recreate it here
    http://homepage.mac.com/elliottday/theoffice/stapler.html

    Actually I think the UK version is funnier.

    What other office pranks can people relate?

    (If its the one about Steve Ballmer and the office full of rubber balls we've heard it before)
    http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=27781

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    Erisan

    UK version is the best TV series what I have seen so far. It's just blazing!

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    Tom Servo

    From what I heard, the US version is an almost 1:1 remake of the UK one. If that's accurate, what's the point of the remake?

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    eddwo

    I could never understand why Americans talked about eating Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches.
    To me Jelly was something to have as a special treat, at birthday parties and such. The idea that someone would bother to mix it up, spend hours waiting for it to set, and then only use it in a sandwich seemed very strange to me, and a bit of a waste.

    It was years before I found out that Jelly => Jello, and Jam => Jelly. 

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    ScanIAm

    Hmmm...OK, to anyone who watched the (UK) TV version of the Office, did you eventually see the Xmas version?

    I usually hate shows that wrap stuff up that neatly, but it was done well.

    2nd only to Ricky Gervais playing the Guitar in ep3 (or 4 or 2...)

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    figuerres

    eddwo wrote:
    I could never understand why Americans talked about eating Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches.
    To me Jelly was something to have as a special treat, at birthday parties and such. The idea that someone would bother to mix it up, spend hours waiting for it to set, and then only use it in a sandwich seemed very strange to me, and a bit of a waste.

    It was years before I found out that Jelly => Jello, and Jam => Jelly. 


    reminds me of when the user "footballsim" was asking us to post with correct language and not slang...

    and how some folks say that "English" and "American" are really 2 different languages Smiley

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    W3bbo

    figuerres wrote:
    and how some folks say that "English" and "American" are really 2 different languages


    They're actually different dialects, originally "American" was just English with a few differences in vocabulary and spelling (like "color" - "colour")

    ...but now we're seeing an "American Grammar", like "whops, my bad" instead of "whops, my mistake" and "write me" rather than "write to me".

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