As the American “The Office” comes to an end on Thursday with its series finale, Ricky Gervais, the co-creator of the original BBC version, is winding the hype machine up for his Michael Scott counterpart, David Brent, to return. Gervais has just uploaded a video of Brent promoting his forthcoming May 20 thing, “The Return of Brent.” It’s slated to show what Brent’s been up to in recent years, and not much more is known other than that.
More clues come via the aforementioned clip uploaded, which features Brent in an instructional guitar video. After a few Guitar Center-worthy chord progressions, Brent looks directly into the camera and says: “So, you’ve tuned in… You want to play guitar. Okay. I’m not going to teach you… you’re going to teach you!”
It’s Gervais at his goofiest, a pitch-perfect send-up of exactly what it is: A video on the Internet of someone claiming they can teach you how to play guitar. It’s also two minutes, and surely you’ve got that to let during the work day. I mean, you’ve read this far, haven’t you?
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