The Office (UK)

Season 2 Episode 3

Episode 3

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Aired Unknown Oct 14, 2002 on BBC Two
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9.0
out of 10
Average
105 votes
  • A birthday party, problems with Neil and, of course, David's presentation...

    8.8
    It was just a normal The Office episode, nothing pivotal happened, except a few minor things.

    I take my word back about Neil. I thought that he was a jerk, but in this episode we can see that he is a nice person who wants to get along with everyone, and he even gives Brent a chance to save his job. He is truthful (which is painful to Brent), but that is a good thing when you have to warn a man to be better. Ricky Gervais had said that it would be easier to work under David Brent, because you can get along with him, but in this episode, Neil showed that he is a better boss to work under (not a double-meaning). He even made a birthday cake!

    David was also great in this episode. Although he received a warning from Neil, he was happy; because a public speaking company offered a nice job to him as a public speaker. He was a bit angry after he saw that Neil was also offered the job, but it didn't stop him from showing off...

    In conclusion, it was a nice little episode with nothing special (apart from the last scene after the credits)...
  • Nice Ninth Episode

    8.5
    This isn't the funniest episode but it is entertaining nonetheless, aswell as being realistic since its not only main cast members who have birthdays and this was pulled off very well.

    There isn't much of a central plot for the episode but, since the show is in documentary format, there shouldn't be anyway.

    David is very funny in the episode, especially when he's trying to convince people that he looks 30 even though nobody else does and they agree with his age (39/40) and Tim sneaking in the, um, inappropriate gift, into David's office is a hilarious addition.

    Overall, the episode has some great lines from all the characters and is a great installment for this mocumentary.
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