Since he disappeared from our screens in 2003, fans of The Office have been desperate to see more of Slough's nightmare boss David Brent, and they were finally rewarded this week. Ricky Gervais rescurrected his notorious character for an episode of the US remake, as a favour to the outgoing Steve Carell, who has played his American counterpart Michael Scott for six years. The one-minute scene can be seen above.
It's certainly a nice moment that fans should enjoy, although I found it a little underwhelming. There must have been tremendous pressure to make this worthwhile, so it was never going to live up to expectations. It felt slightly awkward to me, but I'm just glad they didn't dedicate a whole episode to David Brent, as it's best to leave him as an untarnished memory of the early-'00s. Still, it was a fun cameo to be taken lightly.
What do think? Did this tickle your funnybone, or leave you cold?