David Brent is the boss from hell on the BBC comedy series The Office. My cable company doesn't carry BBC America, so I wasn't able to see any of the episodes until Mark recently lent me the first season DVD. Watching the events on The Office is like watching a painful accident that also happens to be extremely funny. Some people can't take too much of it in a row, but I never have a problem keeping my eyes on a good train wreck in action.
David Brent is a sad little man and his bites of office wisdom are hilarious.
That's weird -- my co-workers and I were just discussing that show about ten minutes ago!
I'm lucky enough to get BBC America (which i should with the amount of stations we get, and the price of $50/month). And i was lucky enough to catch most of the 1st season of The Office. However, I've missed most of the 2nd season, and am hoping a saturday marathon is scheduled for programming soon.
The show is hilarious. And mostly because it's not canned humor from good-looking types, but rather regular people that everyone can relate to. Not to mention the inherent foolishness of office dynamics.