Ricky Gervais will reprise his role as David Brent in a cameo appearance on The Office. Amazingly, the guest stint, in which Gervais’s David Brent bumps into Steve Carrell’s Michael Scott, was shot way back in September and the internet is only now learning about it. Though it’s little more than “just the two of them interacting” outside of the Dunder-Mifflin offices, according to show-runner Paul Lieberstein, the notion of the buffoonish Michael Scott chatting away with Gervais’s equally pugnacious David Brent is certainly worth salivating over.
Set your DVRs for January 27th. Might be the only time I end up watching the sitcom this season, at least until Carrell’s final episode.