There exists an unfortunate propensity in American television culture to take anything the British manage to do halfway decently and remake it. This very rarely pays off. We can think of only one instance off the tops of our heads where a decent British show was turned into a decent American show. We’re speaking, of course, about The Office, that wacky mockumentary style sitcom about life in an office. To show proper tribute to the exception to the rule that any remade British TV series must suck, we’re breaking out The Office tattoos today.
The original British Office was created by and starred Ricky Gervais. The show is often called brilliant, which it most certainly is not. It’s just smart enough by a hair. Stephen Hawking is brilliant. Ricky Gervais is just Ricky Gervais, which really sucks for him and us. Never in the history of comedy has one man spent so much time laughing at his own jokes. And don’t even get us started on how shitty he makes atheists look.
Have you seen this guy host an awards show? Fucking hell, it’s so painful. If the rest of the world thought Ricky Gervais was half as funny as Ricky Gervais thinks he is… Well, I don’t fucking know what would happen, but we’d sure spend a hell of a lot more time laughing at Ricky Gervais than we do watching Ricky Gervais laugh at himself. God, what a smug prick.
Wait, what was the article about again? Ok yeah, so NBC remade the British Office with a decent cast led by Steve Carell. It launched the careers of Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, B. J. Novak, and Mindy Kaling, to name a few, and ran for nine seasons. And some people liked it enough to get tattoos of it. So, here are some sweet The Office tattoos.
Don’t these The Office tattoos just make you want to stab Ricky Gervais in the fucking neck? Or re-watch the beloved American version. Either way, we say go for it.