I’ve seen this video on a dozen sites today and no one has commented on the obvious foreshadowing just dripping all over the scene.  We know Michael Scott is leaving The Office, you can actually see the moment when Michael Scott sees himself in David Brent and decides this man is one of the best people in the world, and then there’s this conversation:

Brent: Where are you working?

Scott: Dunder Mifflin.

Brent: Any jobs going?

Scott:  No, not right now.

Brent: Just let me know.

When Michael leaves, you know he’s going to want to choose his own replacement to take care of his “family”.  Who better than someone he sees as a British version of himself?  Furthermore, if you’re the producer, who better to replace the star office manager than the star office manager of the original series?

I’m calling this now.