'The Office' co-creator Stephen Merchant reflects on the UK and U.S. versions of the show

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For more than 15 years fans of The Office have debated which version of the workplace comedy is superior. Is it the original UK version or the U.S. adaptation?

You likely have a strong opinion, but on the latest episode of the Office Ladies podcast, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey (two stars of the American version) teamed up with Stephen Merchant (the genius who co-created the original British version of The Office with Ricky Gervais) to remind us all that both versions of the show are fantastic.

In this enlightening episode, Merchant compared and reflected on the two versions, shared how he first met Gervais, talked about filming and editing tricks, and explained how he ended up directing the Season 5 episode, “Customer Survey.”

It’s a must-listen episode for any fan of either version of The Office, but we’ll give you a taste of what’s in store here.

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