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Was The Office A Documentary?
August 24, 2017, 6:20 am
Filed under: A Bit Of Inspiration, Culture, England, Entertainment

The Office.

No, not the American rubbish, the original British classic.

God, what a show … hysterical, cringeworthy and with something that anyone who has ever worked in an office, would relate to.

Then there was David Brent.

Good natured but utterly delusional.

A terrible manager who thinks he’s a brilliant manager.

While there were elements of his character that I am sure viewers recognised in their bosses, you would never imagine one real-lif person could
contain all those traits.

Well, that’s what I thought as well until I watched this old video of English cricketer, Ian Botham.

It’s 16 minutes long … but if you need an added incentive to watch it, here’s one of the amazing quotes Mr Botham says to a TV audience of students.

“People don’t realise there are more deer in this country now than there were in days of Henry VIII. Fact.”

Sit back. Enjoy. Cringe.

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thats fucking tragic amazing.

Comment by andy@cynic

that tasche and mullet combo are fucking weapons of self destruction. and botham has more fucking chips on his shoulder than a fucking mcdonalds. this is the best fucking thing youve ever posted campbell.

Comment by andy@cynic

I can’t understand anything anyone is saying.

Comment by Billy Whizz

Unfortunately for Ian Botham, I can.

Comment by George

Now you know how we feel Billy.

Comment by Rob

This video is why I left the UK.

Comment by DH

The original mic drop moment is Botham saying “fact.”

Comment by DH

These days, he’s flogging a medical device “designed to increase leg circulation”

Comment by John

I originally read that as “designed to increase leg length”. With some of the claims Mr Botham makes in this video, that may not be unrealistic.

Comment by George

The Office wasn’t funny. It was too realistic for that.

Comment by John

I am in shock.

Comment by George


Comment by Lee Hill

“Listen, love…”

Comment by Marcus Brown

More astounding than Ian Botham’s grotesque answers were how smart the questions were. Those kids ran rings around him. Still, I suppose maybe even Campbell was sharp when he was younger.

Comment by Cat

Sharper. But not sharp.
And yes, those questions – and the background context they have – are killer. Way better than many people who are paid to “be curious” in their jobs.

Comment by Rob

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