8 Best (Cringe) David Brent Moments

15 April 2016

13 years ago The Office introduced us to the world’s worst boss – David Brent!

This summer sees the British comic icon return to our screens as he now fancies himself as a rockstar on the road. This is bound to be a blockbuster.

Here at LNL, we’ve given you our 8 Best or ahem, Cringe (depending on what you think) David Brent moments!

#8 On how others see him. "When people say to me: would you rather be thought of as a funny man or a great boss? My answer's always the same, to me, they're not mutually exclusive."

#7 “You don't have to be mad to work here! In fact we ask you to complete a medical questionnaire to ensure that you are not.”

#6 “Every time you open your mouth you have this wonderful ability to continually confirm what I think.”

#5 "An amateur will stitch up a professional."

#4 “This is the accounts department, the number bods. Do not be fooled by their job descriptions, they are absolutely mad, all of 'em. Especially that one, he's mental. Not literally of course, that wouldn't work. Last place you'd want someone like that is in accounts... “

#3 “What does a squirrel do in the summer? It buries nuts. Why? Cos then in winter time he's got something to eat and he won't die. So, collecting nuts in the summer is worthwhile work. Every task you do at work think, would a squirrel do that? Think squirrels. Think nuts.”

#2 "You will never work in a place like this again. It's brilliant. Fact. And you'll never have another boss like me, someone who's basically a chilled-out entertainer." 

#1 On his 'rock and roll' credentials. "People see me, and they see the suit, and they go: 'you're not fooling anyone', they know I'm rock and roll through and through. But you know that old thing, live fast, die young? Not my way. Live fast, sure, live too bloody fast sometimes, but die young? Die old."

Lights, camera, action… more of the same please Brent! We love to have a giggle at LNL so if you don’t find these gags funny (who are we kidding, of course you do!) come and visit us for a wild night out at our Holborn hotspot, Sway.

Our new Gin Twist Cocktails are the perfect way to start your post-work drinks with your pals. Commisserate over your Office-like life and the banter from your boss. And um, we suggest making a couple of office inspired one liners yourself. We think after a couple of Raspberry and Basil Gin Twists, you’d be ready for your Office film cameo. 

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