Ricky Gervais' recent guest spot on the American version, and them winding up to Steve Carell's leaving the show got me interested in BBC The Office and I pulled out the boxed set. I spent a little bit of time snooping around the discs looking for hidden Easter eggs and I somehow wound up watching the first episode with the captioning turned on.
I was shocked and amazed over how much of the dialogue I’d completely missed the first time around because of the language barrier (they speak British English and I speak American English) and the speed at which they speak it.
If you own DVDs of any British shows or specials, I strongly advise you to go back and watch them again with captioning on. Even if you have a sharp ear for British accents, you might be surprised by what you're missing.
You can thank me later.