Extras: Season 2, Episode 1

Orlando Bloom (14 Sep. 2006)

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Andy finally gets the chance to make his sitcom, but things aren't going his way. Meanwhile Maggie is an extra on an Orlando Bloom film.

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Shaun Williamson ...
Keith Chegwin ...
Defense Lawyer
Andrew Buckley ...
Jamie Chapman ...
Katherine Jakeways ...
Colin Wakefield ...


Andy finally gets the chance to make his sitcom, but things aren't going his way. Meanwhile Maggie is an extra on an Orlando Bloom film.

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When Andy is saying the catchphrase (Is he Having A laugh?) he looks in the audience and sees other famous catchphrases on T-shirts. These include "Garlic Bread?" (Peter Kay), "Am I bovvverd?" (The Catherine Tate Show) and "I'm a lady" (the Emily Howard sketch from Little Britain). See more »


Keith Chegwin: Black people aren't funny.
Andy Millman: Black people are funny Keith.
Keith Chegwin: Name one black person that's funny.
Andy Millman: I can name you loads of black people that are funny... Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy.
Keith Chegwin: British.
Andy Millman: [pauses while thinking, after a period of silence, glances at a picture of Lenny Henry on the wall, looks back at Keith] Don't change the rules halfway through.
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References Multi-Coloured Swap Shop (1976) See more »

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Great start off for my most anticipated return
26 September 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Extras, is the sit-com for all sit-coms. The British style of "nothing I say should be funny but rarely isn't" writing is the reason I love finding shows like these.The show is far more advanced than traditional comedies and the on-set setting is a precursor to shows like Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Sure I can have a laugh (am I having a laugh?) at shows like My name is Earl and The Office or even How I met Your Mother, but the true feeling of comedy comes from British shows like Extras or Green Wing or Chef!.

There is a sense of love for comedy and the struggle of comedy that I feel when watching this show especially. Scenes like on-set explosion about the script he wrote and how it is being made a mockery of by the studio is a great ramble that I could see myself having if being put in a similar situation. Yet after seeing Barry and his current situation I think we would all find ourselves putting on silly glasses a couple nights a week. Just so that everyone there could 'have a laugh'.

I love the comparisons of human torture between and Maggie. In one situation Maggie must absorb a lashing of truths about herself from a successful 'friend'. A little later sits through a heavy dose of stupidity and discrimination. But in return we see both stars giving it back in a different way.

Episodes like these are built with the humor not being the punch line but yet something that shouldn't be funny. Isn't it nice to see Orlando Bloom sucking up to Orlando Bloom and then facing rejection from Maggie. The same rejection she was feeling when talking with Kimberly.

I only review shows that I enjoy. I may not enjoy every episode, but when I like a show I look forward to the next episode. But with Extras, I know that I will soak up every second with the 'towel of delight'. You will hear about it soon after.

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