Is this a line from The Office UK or The Office USA? Quiz

Welcome to the ultimate test of your knowledge of all things ‘Office’-related: “Is This Line From the UK or the US Office?” quiz. In both its original UK form and US adaptation, the Office is considered a paragon of modern television, offering audiences a unique blend of comedy, drama, and a delectably awkward brand of humour that both amuses and resonates.

Our journey begins in the early 2000s with the UK Office, set in Slough. In a nondescript office building of the paper company Wernham Hogg, we meet a cast of memorable characters, each more unique than the last. At the helm, we have the painfully awkward yet endearing boss David Brent, played by the incomparable Ricky Gervais. His relentless attempts to be both a ‘cool boss’ and a stand-up comedian gave birth to a new era of cringe comedy. Characters such as the sardonic Tim Canterbury (Martin Freeman), the peculiar Gareth Keenan (Mackenzie Crook), and the lovable Dawn Tinsley (Lucy Davis) added depth to the grey backdrop of office life, delivering unforgettable lines and memorable moments.

Across the pond, the US Office took the reins from its UK predecessor and ran with them, crafting a world within the confines of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Steve Carell’s Michael Scott took the blueprint of David Brent and ran with it. The ensemble cast, including the likes of Rainn Wilson’s beet-loving Dwight Schrute, John Krasinski’s prankster Jim Halpert, and Jenna Fischer’s sweet-natured Pam Beesly, expanded over nine seasons, becoming one of the most loved sitcom casts in television history. The longevity of the series allowed the US Office to delve deeper into their characters, resulting in a myriad of unforgettable one-liners and humorous exchanges.

So, can you differentiate between the often cringe-inducing wisdom of David Brent and the well-meaning but misguided philosophies of Michael Scott? Can you tell apart a Tim Canterbury zinger from a Jim Halpert prank setup? This quiz will challenge you to recall who said what and determine if it hailed from Slough or Scranton.

Each line of dialogue in this quiz has been carefully chosen to test your knowledge, tickle your funny bone, and transport you back to the unforgettable moments that made both versions of The Office so extraordinary. So grab your stapler from the jelly, watch out for that rogue football, and let’s dive into the wonderful, awkward, hilarious world of The Office!

Is this a line from The Office UK or The Office USA?


  1. “I’m not superstitious, but I am a little stitious.”
  2. “I talk a lot, so I’ve learned to just tune myself out…”
  3. “Remember, you’re a toad in the hole. Yes, you’re a small sausage in a large hole.”
  4. “Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.”
  5. “People see me, and they see the suit, and they go: ‘you’re not fooling anyone’, they know I’m rock and roll through and through.”
  6. “If I had a gun with two bullets and I was in a room with Hitler, Bin Laden, and Toby, I would shoot Toby twice.”
  7. “I don’t give shitty jobs. If a good man comes to me, and says, ‘Thank you, David, for the opportunity and continued support in the work-related arena, but I’ve done that, I wanna better myself, I want to move on,’ then I can make that dream come true, too, a.k.a. for you.”
  8. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
  9. “Accept that some days you’re the pigeon, and some days you’re the statue.”
  10. “There’s a lot of beauty in ordinary things. Isn’t that kind of the point?”
  11. “Why are you people avoiding me? Does my forehead look big today?”
  12. “You don’t know me, you’ve just seen my penis.”
  13. “I think if you’ve got a T-shirt with a bloodstain all over it, maybe laundry isn’t your biggest problem.”
  14. “Avoid employing unlucky people – throw half of the pile of CVs in the bin without reading them.”
  15. “Sometimes I’ll start a sentence, and I don’t even know where it’s going. I just hope I find it along the way.”
  16. “I got made redundant once, I was gutted. I cried. It was a bank.”
  17. “I just want to lie on the beach and eat hot dogs. That’s all I’ve ever wanted.”
  18. “I’m the chillest dude.”
  19. “Society teaches us that having feelings and crying is bad and wrong. Well, that’s baloney.”
  20. “It’s a type of bulb…They use them in film and TV to stop the light hurting the actors’ eyes…”


  1. US Office (Michael Scott)
  2. US Office (Kelly Kapoor)
  3. UK Office (David Brent)
  4. US Office (Michael Scott)
  5. UK Office (David Brent)
  6. US Office (Michael Scott)
  7. UK Office (David Brent)
  8. US Office (Michael Scott)
  9. UK Office (David Brent)
  10. US Office (Pam Beesly)
  11. US Office (Michael Scott)
  12. UK Office (David Brent)
  13. US Office (Michael Scott)
  14. UK Office (David Brent)
  15. US Office (Michael Scott)
  16. UK Office (David Brent)
  17. US Office (Kevin Malone)
  18. US Office (Andy Bernard)
  19. US Office (Michael Scott)
  20. UK Office (Gareth Keenan)

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