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> Ricky Gervais, Is he like Marmite?
Love him, hate him?
Love him, hate him?
Comedy genius [ 35 ] ** [26.92%]
I like him [ 46 ] ** [35.38%]
S'ok [ 12 ] ** [9.23%]
The Office was good but he's a one trick pony [ 19 ] ** [14.62%]
Don't get him [ 1 ] ** [0.77%]
Not funny at all [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Didn't even like The Office [ 4 ] ** [3.08%]
He's a cunt [ 9 ] ** [6.92%]
Don't care [ 4 ] ** [3.08%]
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post Aug 12 2005, 02:43 PM
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QUOTE (Cornetto @ Aug 12 2005, 02:34 PM)
He is a one trick pony, and I am willing to argue whoever says different.  mad.gif  wink.gif
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Well go on then... this thread is full of them. I wait with bated breath for a well reasoned argument...
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post Aug 12 2005, 02:47 PM
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I like Les Dennis, always have. So last night was a good episode. I get the feeling a lot of it might have been carthartic for him, to get some of the bitterness out, especially towards us, the fickle public.

Kudos to him for doing it.

Although the "I don`t really know" at the end was genius.
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post Aug 13 2005, 11:01 AM
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Good for Les. It was cruel but brilliant at the same time.

'I can't beleive it's my arse going up and down!'.
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post Aug 14 2005, 02:37 PM
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Ricky Gervais made a big mistake-

as David Brent he solidified his place within the international comedy circuit even acheiving acclaim from Larry David no less...but with Extras on BBC and HBO ( how!!?!!?!?) he has shown that he is a one trick pony faced old dog that cannot learn a new trick...

The comedy is hypnotic- in the sense that when the credits roll i actually say
"what just happened?" wacko.gif i zone out completely as his benile version of british humour washes over me... but on the other hand i now know how to assemble an AK-47 in 25 seconds...so i guess i got something out of it.

But who cares, he is now a very very VERY wealthy man...ugly as sin but rolling in enough dough to make me as a hetrosexual man see his.."inner beauty"...i say inner being his wallet in his inner breast pocket

But this is the face of the british sitcom...so far removed from the Steptoes and Only fools and horses and more contemporarily the Red Dwarfs and Thin Blue lines we have Black Books and Scrubs i mean Green Wing to contend with...not to mention the My Family;s and Something about Alices...and The Crouches and and...ohh what a world ....David Jason must be turning in his grave ( i know , shut-up)

So now that i have blamed Ricky Gervais and the BBC and C4 "elite" indirectly for the downfall of the modern britcom i'll be sure to look out for the rebuttles....


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post Aug 14 2005, 03:32 PM
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QUOTE (KINGofCOMEDY @ Aug 14 2005, 02:37 PM)
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I'm not sure what you just said!
I liked that bit though.
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post Aug 14 2005, 03:42 PM
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The Office was brilliant!

Gervais' stand up was pretty bad, Polatics was OK. But animals was appalingly bad. I felt like I was watching The Office, done in the style of a one man play.

The Office: The Musical.

Extras isnt too bad. But hes still playing Brent. I dont think this man is actually capable of doing any other character.

End verdict: One trick pony.

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post Aug 14 2005, 03:55 PM
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He's not playing Brent, and I wouldn't say he's a one trick pony. He's a funny bloke, from what I've gathered from interviews and the like. You're mistaking his use of his style of comedy in more than one production as him being only able to do that style. He does it because that's what he's good at. By the same score, all comedians are (to use that ever-so-tired-out phrase) one trick ponies, including Simon Pegg. It's not necessarily a bad thing.

And it was good that you explained what you meant by "inner beauty" too, KingOfComedy. That was a real headscratcher.
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post Aug 14 2005, 05:01 PM
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Everyone has a right to their own opinion, naturally. But I really don't understand how people can see David Brent and Andy Millman, and see them as the same character?!
Unless, maybe the fact that they have the same face is confusing you.
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post Aug 14 2005, 06:19 PM
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QUOTE (fear_of_pop @ Aug 14 2005, 06:01 PM)
Everyone has a right to their own opinion, naturally. But I really don't understand how people can see David Brent and Andy Millman, and see them as the same character?!
Unless, maybe the fact that they have the same face is confusing you.
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That reminds me of something Gervais said in an interview:
"Are you like David Brent at all?"
"I am in the way that we have the same face and vocal chords."
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post Aug 14 2005, 06:24 PM
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There are similarities, though; they both have a tendancy to say stupid/offensive things and then try to back-pedal furiously; they're both vain and want to be centre of attention most of the time; they're both happy to make a joke at someone else's expense.

The difference is that Andy Millman's much more self-aware and is genuinely liked and likeable.
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post Aug 15 2005, 12:33 AM
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Brent is the quintessence of 'smug git', he is cocky and arogant and thinks he has it all. Andy is a lot more modest despite being an actor, he's down to earth and makes jokes about himself as well as other people which sets him apart from Brent.
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post Aug 15 2005, 12:36 AM
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QUOTE (spacegurl @ Aug 15 2005, 01:33 AM)
Brent is the quintessence of 'smug git', he is cocky and arogant and thinks he has it all. Andy is a lot more modest despite being an actor, he's down to earth and makes jokes about himself as well as other people which sets him apart from Brent.
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i agree, andys really cute like when he was watching tv and thingy rang him.he was really cute then.
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post Aug 15 2005, 02:05 AM
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I suppose Stephen Merchant must enjoy getting a little bit more oppurtunity to portray on-screen the chemistry with his co-writer.
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post Aug 15 2005, 11:17 AM
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QUOTE (KINGofCOMEDY @ Aug 14 2005, 03:37 PM)
But this is the face of the british sitcom...so far removed from the Steptoes and Only fools and horses and more contemporarily the Red Dwarfs and Thin Blue lines  we have Black Books and Scrubs i mean Green Wing to contend with...not to mention the My Family;s and Something about Alices...and The Crouches and and...ohh what a world ....David Jason must be turning in his grave ( i know , shut-up)
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I wish I knew what you were saying here. It's worded rather confusingly.
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post Aug 15 2005, 11:21 AM
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QUOTE (Henry Krinkle @ Aug 15 2005, 12:17 PM)
I wish I knew what you were saying here. It's worded rather confusingly.
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Im suprised you kept reading after,
QUOTE (KINGofCOMEDY @ Aug 14 2005, 03:37 PM)
he is a one trick pony faced old dog
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