1) yarb - I love them both, in different ways. The UK one was intensely embarrassing (watch from the hall tv or setting off some peoples' humiliation squick) but brilliantly dark and pointed comedy, while the US one is less brutal but more bearable in large doses. I think the UK one would have been too much if it had gone on for, say, 3 seasons worth of 22 eps each.
Jan: Are you going to take care of this? Michael: Yeppers. Jan: (exasperated) What did I tell you about “yeppers�?? Michael: I don’t…remember… Jan: I told you not to say it. (as if to a child) Do you remember that? Michael: (squirming) Yeshhhh.