The Office (UK)

Season 1 Episode 4


Aired Unknown Jul 30, 2001 on BBC Two

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  • Only one thing: "Free Love On The Free Love Free Way"

    A perfect episode! Having so many plots that takes place in a training session, it made me laugh even after it was over. The whole episode is about a training session where Brent and Rowan are trying to teach "team-work". The episode starts with a fight between Dawn and Lee. Tim's hopes are high again and he is happy that he is a crying shoulder for Dawn. Brent hires Rowan, an outside consultant, but instead of letting him teach, he interferes all the time to show that he has also "learned" many things.

    Again, Gareth showed his humour by questioning the chicken's size and then doing some back vocals like: "She's dead..." after the verse of Brent's song: "Free Love On The Free Love Free Way". And I can't avoid the fact that it is a fantastic song!

    David showed his musical talent with his guitar and then letting Tim and Gareth do some supporting vocals at the end of the song. I found that it was absolutely hysterical when Rowan was looking at them singing all-together. One last thing, it was fun to see Tim resigning and then acting "cool" (just like in "Office Space") and then messing the whole thing up by asking Dawn out with charisma although Dawn and Lee were together again. It was a nice touch to the Hollywood clichés where the "hero" gets the girl by acting cool...

    The best part: David Brent's singing of "Handbags And Gladrags"