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RE: Extras : Tragic - Comedy : Genius - 24/10/2006 12:43:43 PM   
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Ricky Gervais created David Brent. .


Thats not actually true. Merchant had just as much creative input, if not more when creating Brent. He made a short film for the BBC to get a job there that was made around the character and got the gig to make the season.

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RE: Extras : Tragic - Comedy : Genius - 24/10/2006 1:00:03 PM   
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Ricky Gervais created David Brent. .


Thats not actually true. Merchant had just as much creative input, if not more when creating Brent. He made a short film for the BBC to get a job there that was made around the character and got the gig to make the season.


While that might be true, Ricky was the one who brought the character to life.

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RE: Extras : Tragic - Comedy : Genius - 27/10/2006 3:45:52 AM   
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ORIGINAL: PedroSanchez

Ricky Gervais created David Brent. .


Thats not actually true. Merchant had just as much creative input, if not more when creating Brent. He made a short film for the BBC to get a job there that was made around the character and got the gig to make the season.


While that might be true, Ricky was the one who brought the character to life.


Has anyone ever seen the behind the scenes docu on The Office Series 1?

Stephen Merchant's sitting at the P.C. and Ricky has his feet up wrapping an elastic band around his face. That, to me, gives you an idea of who puts more input into the writing, it's like Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy all over again, albeit on a less impressive level.

Stan's the one who does all the work while Oliver is off playing golf.

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RE: Extras : Tragic - Comedy : Genius - 28/10/2006 1:15:51 AM   
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ORIGINAL: PedroSanchez

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ORIGINAL: James2183

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ORIGINAL: PedroSanchez

Ricky Gervais created David Brent. .


Thats not actually true. Merchant had just as much creative input, if not more when creating Brent. He made a short film for the BBC to get a job there that was made around the character and got the gig to make the season.


While that might be true, Ricky was the one who brought the character to life.


Has anyone ever seen the behind the scenes docu on The Office Series 1?

Stephen Merchant's sitting at the P.C. and Ricky has his feet up wrapping an elastic band around his face. That, to me, gives you an idea of who puts more input into the writing, it's like Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy all over again, albeit on a less impressive level.

Stan's the one who does all the work while Oliver is off playing golf.


Hmmm, I think that whole 'sketch' was slightly jokey and tongue-in-cheek. It was hardly a fly-on-the-wall moment.

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RE: Extras : Tragic - Comedy : Genius - 28/10/2006 1:17:24 AM   
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Well, overall thought it was very funny. Completely different to the first series though. No film-set of the week feel and even the title 'Extras' seemed redundant. Lots of the jokes this series were very post-modern, in-jokery. There was lots of Simpsons-style gags I thought, which isn't a bad thing.

One thing which bothered me this series was Andy's 'Brentishness'. From the opening episode there were times when he was too much like him and despite what some might say, I didn't think he was at all in the first series. Andy and Brent were two completely different people early on but have somehow started to merge this series from his small-minded attempts to appease the 'blokeish' mates (the main one being a diluted Finchy) by not kissing the guy on stage, to his giddiness about his celeb mates: "Theako's mad when he's had a few" complete with Brentish giggle. The gay-kiss was the worst because Millman is supposed to be the everyman of the show and I don't think he would have entertained such dick-heads in the first series.

Small gripes aside, it's never gonna' even sniff the same league as The Office (then, what is?), but in it's own right, quality and very very funny.


Peep Show.

Better writing, better performers, more cutting edge and in general more consistent, with more laugh out moments.


Yeahhh.........

Each to their own I suppose.

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RE: Extras : Tragic - Comedy : Genius - 28/10/2006 3:24:02 PM   
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Who really cares which one of them had the most input or is the better writer, the series was good and worth a watch.

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RE: Extras : Tragic - Comedy : Genius - 28/10/2006 3:27:41 PM   
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Listening to over 100 hours of their FXM shows, it's obvious that they're as funny and creative as each other. We should just be thankful that they were both able to join forces!

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RE: Extras : Tragic - Comedy : Genius - 28/10/2006 3:28:24 PM   
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Does anyone else think Gervais is a bit of a one-trick pony?

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RE: Extras : Tragic - Comedy : Genius - 28/10/2006 4:40:31 PM   
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Does anyone else think Gervais is a bit of a one-trick pony?


Yeah, but it's a good trick. Like a talking pony.


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RE: Extras : Tragic - Comedy : Genius - 1/11/2006 3:19:35 PM   
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Does anyone else think Gervais is a bit of a one-trick pony?


Yeah, but it's a good trick. Like a talking pony.



Don't think he is at all! I think he's a bloody brilliant actor and a comedy genius! Can't rate him highly enough, hugh hugh fan!

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RE: Extras : Tragic - Comedy : Genius - 2/11/2006 8:10:23 PM   
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Does anyone else think Gervais is a bit of a one-trick pony?


Yeah, but it's a good trick. Like a talking pony.



Don't think he is at all! I think he's a bloody brilliant actor and a comedy genius! Can't rate him highly enough, hugh hugh fan!


Who's Hugh Fan? I must have missed his cameo.

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RE: Extras : Tragic - Comedy : Genius - 19/3/2007 1:05:03 PM   
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Following the Office formula:

http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6466469.stm

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RE: Extras : Tragic - Comedy : Genius - 19/3/2007 2:09:39 PM   
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a good idea, do you reckon he'll get with Maggie or is that a bit too obvious?, there isn't as many loose ends as The Office is there?

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RE: Extras : Tragic - Comedy : Genius - 19/3/2007 2:22:10 PM   
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I don't think he'll get together with her romantically, more likely he'll make it big on a show that he wants to be on and she'll join him on it...

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RE: Extras : Tragic - Comedy : Genius - 20/3/2007 10:03:32 PM   
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a good idea, do you reckon he'll get with Maggie or is that a bit too obvious?, there isn't as many loose ends as The Office is there?


I agree - there really isn't any emotional answers that I need. I kind of think there isn't really any need for a 'conclusion' like there was for The Office - maybe Barry getting a role.


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RE: Extras - Second series - 7/1/2009 9:37:27 PM   
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This was image posted on Ricky Gervais' blog in December with "No Comment" written underneath;


Anyone want to speculate as to what it could mean? We know they're giving serious thought to another special, and in this picture they're definitely in their respective characters outfits.




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RE: Extras - Second series - 7/1/2009 9:42:11 PM   
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I'd like a special, but I'd love a spinoff where Darren, Barry and Dean Gaffney get up to hijinks in the Carphone Warehouse.

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RE: Extras - Second series - 7/1/2009 10:07:58 PM   
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I don't think that photo means anything. I think Gervais recently wrote that although it is something they both want to do, they haven't got the time at the moment. They're both doing new stand up, they've got the new series of audiobooks, Gervais film 'This Side Of The Truth' and then the Gervais/Merchant film 'Man From The Pru'. Oh and then the TV series that will follow that.

I don't really see the point of another special. Having said that, I just read my comment further up saying the same thing before the xmas special and I fucking loved that.


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RE: Extras - Second series - 7/1/2009 10:10:58 PM   
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The important thing is that they've wrapped up the emotional story and can concentrate on the comedy if they try and do another one.

But that photo doesn't mean anything unless they're coming out.

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RE: Extras - Second series - 7/1/2009 10:59:56 PM   
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I think there's time to fit in another special, the audiobooks probably only take a couple of hours to record, and 'This Side of the Truth" is in the final stages of post production.

I don't know how far into production 'Man From The Pru' is, but I'd like to think Stephen and Ricky dressed up as Darren and Andy once again for more than just sexual gratification.

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RE: Extras : Tragic - Comedy : Genius - 25/6/2009 11:13:59 PM   
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