“Ed Truck. Yuck. Ed Truck was the manager before me. Horrible. He hated fun. It was like, “Oh, Ed Truck is walking toward us, so stop having fun. Start pretending to do work.” What a jerk! He’s You know what? I swore to myself that if I ever got to walk around the room as manager, people would laugh when they saw me coming and would applaud as I walked away.”
The inimitable Michael Scott (Steve Carell) in the critically acclaimed The Office (2005 – 2013).
There’s a lot of beauty in ordinary things. But isn’t that the point?
Pam Beasley (Jenna Fischer) in the brilliant mockumentary The Office: An American Workplace (2005- 2013). Based on the British version, the American adaptation was set in Scranton, Pennsylvania and tells of Michael Scott, Jim, Pam, Dwight and a wide array of memorable characters.
Manny: Help me! Tell me what to say! Cameron: (into phone) Ok. How about this? You are the prettiest, smartest, funniest girl in the sixth grade. I know you’re only 11 but I can’t stop thinking about you. I’ve loved talking to you online. I think we should become boyfriend and girlfriend. Cameron: (to customers) Oh no, it’ not what you’re thinking. I’m talking to a litte boy. Oh…
Rico Rodriguez and Eric Stonestreet in the multi award-winning ensemble cast comedy Modern Family (2009 – ). You can find other examples of the show’s humour hereand here.