Ricky Gervais presents chat with celebrity guests as the foils for his outrageous black humour.
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 Himself - Host (6 episodes, 2000)
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 Nicola (2 episodes, 2000)
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Ricky Gervais presents chat with celebrity guests as the foils for his outrageous black humour.

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After Gervais made an offensive joke about the Special Olympics, guest Sir Jimmy Savile predicted it would be the shortest series in the world. It was cancelled after just six episodes. See more »

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Referenced in 'Extras': The Difficult Second Album (2005) See more »

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The Hair Song
Written by Stewart Ferris and Emma Burgess
Performed by Stewart Ferris and Emma Burgess
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User Reviews

Ricky before the office

i remember it was repeated 18 months or so ago and so i watched it

it was one of the funniest things ive ever seen

the interviews with celebrities were priceless and he made no bones about telling them they werent first choice and degraded them on a regular basis

there were little sketches he did with steve merchant before and after the breaks that were on a par with chris morris for dark humour (one involved ricky masturbating while steve hid in a cupboard and watched!)

the way he treated tony green (darts commentator) was funny

on one scene tony dressed in fishnet stockings while they did a game show called "ricky gervais's play your cards right" in the scene ricky turned over a playing card to reveal a homosexual pornographic image. ricky went mad but tony said "you like looking at them when its just me and you backstage"

its safe to say there was a whiff of homosexuality across the entire series

priceless


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