Tuesday Jan 12, 2010 at 12:01 AM Sep 8, 2011 at 1:24 PM 2. David Brent is fired This scene proves Gervais can do more than just comedy. After he's fired from Wernham Hogg, he begs for his job back. It's almost pitiful enough to make you feel sorry for the guy. And then he goes and demeans Dolly Parton.