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Old 07-25-2005, 12:15 PM   #1
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Apologies if this thread has already been started but what do people think of Extras? I saw the first episode last week and thought it was very funny.

Particularly love the bit where Ben Stiller goes "Do you know who I am?" to which the Ricky Gervais character goes " I can never remember is it Starsky or Hutch?" Ben replies " Is that supposed to be funny" to which Ricky replies " I don't know, you were in it, you tell me." Genius.
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Only seen the ads but not watched the programme yet. Loved the bit where the extras are sitting around:

EXTRA: You never been in The Bill? What about Casualty? You ever been in casualty?

RICKY: Of-course!

ANOTHER EXTRA: the TV programme?

RICKY: well, no...


Looks good though.
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Can't wait for this to come to America!
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I am downloading it I missed it! Someone give info on the show?
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Just saw it......... WHAT A SHOW!
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It is on BBC2 on Thursday's (about 9pm I think) for anyone who wants to watch it. If you liked The Office then I supsect you will like Extras as it is along similar lines.

If the rest of the series is as good as the first episode then it will be well worth watching.
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i missed the first eposide but seen the second last night.
really funny show!!
in particular i loved the bit with barry out of eastenders and the conversation about ross kemp being in spandau ballet!

comic genius!!
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Thought the first one with Ben Stiller was pretty good. I saw half of the episode last night but have to say that I wasn't that impressed with it. Will keep watching though.
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Missed the first but watched the second last night, I love the Gervais take on life.
Gob smacked by how good Ross Kemp was I thought he was superb.
I think this one's going to improve as it goes on, although we need more jokes about Reading, there was a line about Wokingham last night but it's not enough.
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I love Ricky Gervais but I don't think Extras is half as strong as the Office and not as funny as his stand up work. Still makes me laugh though!
Tarquin do you live in Reading?
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I watched the 1st ep, and didnt laugh once. Since then, I have gone for Bad Lad's Army over Extras!

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The 1st and 3rd episodes were great.
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yea the 3rd episode was class. The whole cathloic thing pure class!
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I love Ricky Gervais but I don't think Extras is half as strong as the Office and not as funny as his stand up work. Still makes me laugh though!
Tarquin do you live in Reading?
I don't live in Reading, but I'm just down the road and know the town really well, so as much as love the place I do enjoy hearing people take the piss out of it.
Are you from the Greater Reading area?

I thought that there would be more Reading jokes this week, what with it being Kate Winslet, who not only hails from Reading but is also married to someone from Reading. The show had another line about Wokingham this week so I'm a bit concerned that Gervais is trying to disguise his roots and make himself look more posh.

I like extras but you're right it's not a patch on his stand up which is outstanding and much under rated.
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I live in Basingstoke.. or Amazingstoke as I like to call it

You think Reading gets the piss taken out of it?!? Basingstoke has a terrible reputation lol
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