Ricky Gervais's cameo on "The Office"

The controversial Golden Globes host makes a much-anticipated appearance on the American spin-off of his show

Published January 28, 2011 3:29PM (EST)

In the wake of his insult-filled Golden Globes appearance, NBC finally aired Ricky Gervais' much buzzed-about cameo appearance on the American "Office" last night. It was a brief, but fun moment -- Gervais' British character, David Brent, encounters Steve Carell's Michael Scott outside of an elevator bank, and the two engage in some hilarious (and, as would be expected, offensive) banter. Watch below:

By Thomas Rogers

Thomas Rogers is Salon's former Arts Editor. He has written for the Globe & Mail, the Village Voice and other publications. He can be reached at @thomasmaxrogers.

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