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Extras - Ricky Gervais

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ghazi

Guest
Been watching this show lately on HBO and its hysterical. it's not as good as The Office but its still hilarious.

I was wondering if its already aired in the UK and if they are planning more seasons, or is it gonna be a short series like The Office?

Also, what accent does his female friend have (his roommate)?
 

hutch

Beaten by Chris Wright
5 January 2003
The only good episodes were the Les Dennis one and the last episode. The rest of them I found to be absolutely dire.
The Les Dennis one was a different class though, one of my favourite comedy episodes of all time.

**Les Dennis and Gervais are on stage in panto as 2 genies**
**Les Dennis is having a bit of a breakdown**

Kid in the audience: GET ON WITH IT!

Les: You bloody get on with it! IGNORANT!

:lol: That particular scene was performed to absolute perfection.
 

Siroco

League 2
10 June 2003
I thought the Kate Winslet dirty talk episode was brilliant.

Les Dennis episode was hilarious but most of us over here don't know who the hell he is anyway, so some of that was lost across the pond.

But Kate talking about "playing with her dirty pillows" and how she's aching for the "purple headed womb ferret"...
 

jogi

Little Thoughts
4 August 2003
Reykjavík
I thought the first two, the Ben Stiller one and the Ross Kemp one, were just ok. But the rest was brilliant. I thought Stephen Merchant as the useless agent was hilarious.
 

Clockender

is back...but for how long?
27 November 2001
East Lower, Block 13
Arsenal FC
ghazi said:
Been watching this show lately on HBO and its hysterical. it's not as good as The Office but its still hilarious.

I was wondering if its already aired in the UK and if they are planning more seasons, or is it gonna be a short series like The Office?

Also, what accent does his female friend have (his roommate)?
Her accent is Scottish!

I loved the episodes with Les Dennis and Samuel L Jackson.

Problem is, everytime I watch Ricky Gevais all I can see and hear is David Brent!!
 
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ghazi

Guest
I nearly choked in the Ben Stiller episode when Stiller lost it and put a gun to the kid's mom's head and said in a British accent, "Would it by funny if i killed your mommy?" :lmao:
 

kevano22

TDWFYU
2 August 2003
LOOOOOOOOL

yeah, extras was a hit and miss for me.

it was hilarious but i thought it coulda been funnier with more brent-style events happening
 
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ghazi

Guest
Just saw the Samuel Jackson one. . hilarious.

"I hate reggae!"
 

STR

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15 April 2003
Meh, I would have completely adored it in a universe where The Office and Partridge did not exist.
 
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Black

Guest
kevano22 said:
LOOOOOOOOL

yeah, extras was a hit and miss for me.

it was hilarious but i thought it coulda been funnier with more brent-style events happening

Hit and Miss and hilarious?

your being a bit picky then arn't you
 

Chris Davies

Chief PESsimist
Staff
14 May 2003
Tranmere Rovers
Did anybody see the last one?

Absolutely superb. More drama and philosophy than comedy but superbly well put together. They don't make enough TV like this any more.
 

Tim7

Retired Footballer
6 May 2003
Gravesend
Charlton Athletic FC
It was absolutely brilliant :) As you said, very well put together. Some of the comedy is quite obvious, but so well acted it doesn't matter :)
 

Jumbo_

-
17 August 2006
Manchester
Manchester United
Loved it, thought the rant in the Big Brother house was brilliant. Also enjoyed someone actually saying Catherine Tate's not funny for once aswell :lol:
 

Plan M

Banned
27 September 2007
Manchester United
Did you know that Ricky and Dawn French HATE each other?

I own all the Extras DVDs, genius comedy. The Xmas one was amazing.
 

Plan M

Banned
27 September 2007
Manchester United
I read an interview with him in the Independant - he just thinks she is really unfunny and doesn't understand why she is so big (no pun intended). He also thinks her husband Lenny Henry is shit.
 

pboreham

Kick. Snare. Hat. Ride.
5 August 2002
C*lchester
Southend Utd
Thought the X-Mas Special was ace. Getting pissed off with people saying it was 'rubbish' etc - I dont think you can compare it to the series of 'Extras'.

Take it as a stand alone piece of comedy/drama and enjoy it for what it was - absolutely superb.
 

Chris Davies

Chief PESsimist
Staff
14 May 2003
Tranmere Rovers
I read an interview with him in the Independant - he just thinks she is really unfunny and doesn't understand why she is so big (no pun intended). He also thinks her husband Lenny Henry is shit.
I agree in fairness, but then saying that I'm loving her "boys who do comedy" series.
 
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