David Brent doing his improvised “fuse of Flashdance with MC Hammer” dance is one of the highlights of the second series.

In the same way that when someone comes up to you on the street and says “stapler in jelly”, you’ll instantly be reminded of Tim making fun of Gareth, if they were to say “David Brent dancing about”, then you’re bound to think of, er, David Brent dancing about.

So I cooked up this little page to honour it.

You can see clip of the dance, which some mystery person compressed into a nice little mpg file here.

Trivia: The tune hummed during the dance is taken from the introduction to Disco Inferno by The Trammps. This was the groups only really big hit, reaching number nine in the R&B charts in 1977. Because the groups is relatively unknown, a fair few of you will be thinking that I’ve spelt their name with an extra ‘m’.

Two little flash things:

David Brent dancing-flash style!

It’s incredible what you can do with technology nowadays…

The secret behind the dance

Do It Yourself

On 26th November 2002, I put the final touches to my guide to the BrentDance.

I can assure you I’m not a journalist, but I obviously think like one! I say this because in the issue of the Radio Times that was published on 3rd December, they did a guide! And in The Sun on the 6th December-was also a guide! Anyway, now neither publication is in the shops any more, here are their guides (beware big images):

Not a lot of people…

Apparently, on New Year’s Day 2003, this happened (taken from thisisbuckinghamshire.co.uk):
“Three minutes into the second half Wycombe took the lead. Michael Simpson curled in a corner from the left and Roger Johnson headed the ball in at the back post. The resultant celebration matched his nickname, ie magic. He ran to the side of the pitch and performed the David Brent dance from The Office.”
And as if you needed proof: