The Office: The Quiz (2001)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Workplace Comedy, Mockumentary, Sitcom [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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It's Tim's (Martin Freeman) 30th birthday, so he shows up to work early, in the goofy radio hat his mother bought for him. David (Ricky Gervais) is excited because the quiz is tonight, and he and his pal Chris Finch (Ralph Ineson), sales rep extraordinaire, intend to dominate, as they have in years past. But David fears a threat when he learns that Ricky (Oliver Chris) was once a contestant on "Blockbusters," a television quiz show. Lee (Joel Beckett) and Dawn (Lucy Davis) present Tim with a giant inflatable penis. Lee talks about his plans for the future with Dawn. He figures they'll move in with his mum, and after having a few kids, Dawn might get a part-time cleaning job. "Got to dream a dream," sighs Dawn, and when Tim chuckles at this, Lee takes offense. David explains to the film crew, "There are things I would never laugh at. The handicapped," he elaborates. "Because there's nothing funny about them. Or any deformity." Dawn tries to organize drinks for Tim's birthday, but David is worried that it will interfere with the quiz. Gareth (Mackenzie Crook) is the quizmaster, which guarantees no shortage of questions about warfare. When Ricky and Tim team up to beat David and Finch, it leads to drunken recriminations, another challenge, and one employee's humiliation.

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manager, office-worker, working-class, suburbs