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The Office
The Office

Possibly the greatest British TV export since Tracey Ullman (and we didn't really want her anyway), The Office has become a huge success on the other side of the pond. It spawned four seasons of the US version and became the first British sitcom to win a Golden Globe, so it's easy to see how Ricky Gervais and Steven Merchant's benchmark show grew into such a monster. Touching on the universal ridiculousness of the workplace, The Office offered us some of the most bum-puckering comedy moments of the past decade and, thanks to the rotund comic foil that was Gervais' David Brent, the English language now has a permanent euphemism for dickhead bosses.

Best Episode
Christmas Special Part One. Despite being well used to Brent's talent for self-delusion, the sight of him dressed in white linen pyjamas singing a cover of If You Don't Know Me By Now will keep us in stitches for the next 100 years.

Did You Know?
The Cat Stevens song Sitting was originally considered for the theme music.

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