It was a match made in sitcom heaven.
Eight years after saying goodbye to playing David Brent on the British version of “The Office,” Ricky Gervais reprised his role as Wernham Hogg’s one time general manager on Thursday’s episode of the U.S. version of the show.
Previously described as a “blink and you’ll miss it” moment, the encounter between Gervais’ Brent and Dunder Mifflin’s regional manager Michael Scott, played by the departing Steve Carell, actually was a bit longer, lasting about a minute and five seconds.
The two bumbling suits encountered each other in an office building as Scott was heading into an elevator and Brent was leaving one.
After nearly crashing into one another, Brent quickly apologized.
Scott, fond of doing funny voices, imitated the Brit’s inflections and the two started up a brief conversation.
“What are you doing? Are you taking the mickey?” Brent asked
Scott explained he was not making fun of the Brit, but rather he was “working on an English character.”
After introducing themselves, Brent quickly began churning out the kind of comments that made his character intriguingly uncomfortable to watch on the British show.
Gervais recently blogged that he made the cameo as “a little thanks to Steve Carell.”
”[It was] a pleasure to work with the great man,” he added.
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