^ Brick, I'm insulted by that and I'm American.
You can't really compare the two shows. While they're based on the same premise, they're too radically different to judge them acurately. I love them both (and have seen all of both of them). But they are for two very different cultures. The British humour and the American humor are two very different things. Yes, there are people that like them both, but each show caters to each country. Besides, they are basically two different shows now. Clearly The Office US is not going to end the way the UK one ended. The US show has become a completely different show, like people before me have said, the way the story line developed was different, the way the US is more of a sitcom and the UK is clearly a mockumentary. I say, Ricky Gervais is the best for creating two wonderful shows. Also, some of the scenes in the British show would not be allowed on American television. I'm thinking specifically of a large... body part.