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Andy Millman is an actor with ambition and a script. Reduced to working as an extra with a useless agent, Andy's attempts to boost his career invariably end in failure and embarrassment.
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 14 wins & 45 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Ricky Gervais ...  Andy Millman 13 episodes, 2005-2007
Ashley Jensen ...  Maggie Jacobs 13 episodes, 2005-2007
Stephen Merchant ...  Darren Lamb 11 episodes, 2005-2007
Shaun Williamson ...  Barry / ... 10 episodes, 2005-2007
Shaun Pye ...  Greg / ... 7 episodes, 2005-2007
Sarah Moyle Sarah Moyle ...  Kimberley 6 episodes, 2006-2007
Andrew Buckley ...  Gobbler 6 episodes, 2006-2007
Jamie Chapman Jamie Chapman ...  Brains 6 episodes, 2006-2007
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Andy Millman is an actor with ambition and a script. Reduced to working as an extra with a useless agent, Andy's attempts to boost his career invariably end in failure and embarrassment.

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Big, Big, Big stars. And this guy (season 2) See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK] | British Sitcom Guide

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Language:

English | German

Release Date:

25 September 2005 (USA) See more »

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Statisti See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Tea for the Tillerman
Written by Cat Stevens
Performed by Cat Stevens
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The Humor of Mean Hitting its Stride
23 January 2007 | by glgioiaSee all my reviews

The absolute hilarious look at show business as seen through the eyes of a couple of Waiting for Godot type scene extras. With each episode, Extras has gained momentum like a cartoon snowball.

You can call me crazy, but Ricky Gervais has merely channeled Carroll O'Connor's ghost, and made it his very own. The Gervais Merchant brand of humor likewise is more Norm Lear than anything else. We get the laughs from racial, ethnic, etc. punch-lined jokes because we are really laughing at the ignorance, insensitivity and gross stupidity of the joke teller, who is in the end, the ultimate joke. Every sacred cow topic or taboo joke in the book is conjured triumphantly on this show, and I sit and laugh I mean really laugh, right along with everyone else out there. Borat utilized the same principle. Unlike Borat however, Gervais and Merchant don't go overboard and falsely portray positive stereotypes. That lack of hypocrisy is what makes this show and The Office before it, far superior to Ali G, Borat and company. Make The Office and Extras a top priority in your viewing.


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