NBC has announced that it’s doing its own version of the BBC’s “The Office.” Instead of the ineffably uncomfortable Ricky Gervais, the manager will be played by Steve Carell. Here are predictions of the other ways NBC will get “The Office” all wrong:
The office staff is racially balanced.
Instead of making paper, the company makes ball bearings. Result: hilarity every time someone says “ball.”
Dawn is a gorgeous blonde with huge, sili-boobs. Running gag: Office staff keep dropping items in front of her so they (= we) can look down her sweater.
Because it’s apparently safer on TV to express gay stereotypes than racial stereotypes, the “Black cock” joke becomes a mildly risque jape about bending over in a prison shower.
Guest appearance: Joey!
Episode 10: When David’s father shows up, we see that Pop is just like his son, and we learn why David is so desperate to be loved.
Among the office staff: Hot lesbian couple.
Gareth being fixated on his army service is considered too chancy during a war, so instead he is a super patriot given to saluting inappropriately.
Cross-over episode in which David becomes a guest judge on American Idol so he can best Simon Cowell.
During the annual Christmas show, each of the actors gets to show off his/her special talent. Who knew that Keith had such a lovely singing voice?
It goes on for 8 seasons.
Final episode: Tim marries Dawn, followed by a group hug.