History Series / Extras

23rd Jul '16 12:44:52 PM nombretomado
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* AuthorTract: In the ChristmasEpisode. Andy Millman's breakdown on ''BigBrother'' and subsequent tirade against the empty pursuit of fame is expressing - nearly word for word - Gervais's own views on the subject as evidenced by many interviews.

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* AuthorTract: In the ChristmasEpisode. Andy Millman's breakdown on ''BigBrother'' ''Series/BigBrother'' and subsequent tirade against the empty pursuit of fame is expressing - nearly word for word - Gervais's own views on the subject as evidenced by many interviews.
4th May '16 9:13:16 PM nombretomado
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** In one episode, Andy is able to use his newfound fame to get into the VIP area of a club, only to be thrown out when DavidBowie and his entourage arrive. When he tries to get back in, the bouncer refuses because he's still never heard of him.

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** In one episode, Andy is able to use his newfound fame to get into the VIP area of a club, only to be thrown out when DavidBowie Music/DavidBowie and his entourage arrive. When he tries to get back in, the bouncer refuses because he's still never heard of him.
2nd Apr '16 11:04:26 AM nombretomado
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** Special mention has to go to Shaun "Barry off ''EastEnders''" Williamson AsHimself, Darren's only client besides Andy, whose entire character is based on the idea that [[IAmNotSpock he's only recognizable as his character from the show]] (he answers to "Barry" more often than his own name) and has accepted that he'll probably never get hired again.

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** Special mention has to go to Shaun "Barry off ''EastEnders''" ''Series/EastEnders''" Williamson AsHimself, Darren's only client besides Andy, whose entire character is based on the idea that [[IAmNotSpock he's only recognizable as his character from the show]] (he answers to "Barry" more often than his own name) and has accepted that he'll probably never get hired again.



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28th Nov '15 9:52:11 AM LentilSandEater
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* PervertDad: Bunny is repeatedly seen performing with his daughter in ways that make other characters cringe and look away. The fact that he's gay kinda averts this, though.

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* PervertDad: Bunny is repeatedly seen performing with his daughter in ways that make other characters cringe and look away. The fact that he's gay kinda averts this, though.makes it even weirder.
28th Nov '15 9:50:40 AM LentilSandEater
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* MethodActing: Deliciously parodied. Ian [=McKellen's=] acting method is to [[CaptainObvious pretend to be like the person he is portraying, and imagine how that character would act in that situation.]]

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* MethodActing: Deliciously parodied.parodied InUniverse. Ian [=McKellen's=] acting method is to [[CaptainObvious pretend to be like the person he is portraying, and imagine how that character would act in that situation.]]



* MoneyDearBoy: Parodied by Chris Martin of Coldplay: he's spends every scene he is in plugging their (then) new greatest hits album on everything from a sitcom to a public service announcement about starving children to his shirt.

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* MoneyDearBoy: Parodied InUniverse by Chris Martin of Coldplay: he's spends every scene he is in plugging their (then) new greatest hits album on everything from a sitcom to a public service announcement about starving children to his shirt.
28th Nov '15 9:47:37 AM LentilSandEater
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* DeconstructiveParody: RossKemp's appearance plays on - and deconstructs - his public image as a tough guy, and prompts the following gems:

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* DeconstructiveParody: RossKemp's Ross Kemp's appearance plays on - and deconstructs - his public image as a tough guy, and prompts the following gems:



** Before he is confronted by an angry VinnieJones and [[OhCrap almost soils himself]], his hard man reputation in tatters.

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** Before he is confronted by an angry VinnieJones Vinnie Jones and [[OhCrap almost soils himself]], his hard man reputation in tatters.
28th Nov '15 1:11:34 AM eneuman96
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* CerebusSyndrome: The last couple of episodes, especially the Christmas one, have fewer jokes as Andy transitions into full-on {{Jerkass}}, at least until he realizes the error of his ways by the end of the show.



* CringeComedy:

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* CringeComedy: Every episode has at least one sequence that makes you want to curl up and die.



** Every episode has at least one sequence that makes you want to curl up and die, most notably Andy's attempts to worm his way out of visiting a terminally ill child at the hospital.

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** Every episode has at least one sequence that makes you want to curl up and die, most notably Andy's attempts to worm his way out of visiting a terminally ill child at the hospital.



** Darren brings a prototype of a Ray Stokes doll to the BAFTA awards ceremony. Its voice box winds up malfunctioning and repeatedly saying the character's catchphrase very loudly, causing Richard Briers to destroy the doll and prompt a massive round of applause from the crowd while Andy, Darren, and Maggie sit in silence.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Maggie inadvertantly re-enacts the Rosa Parks incident by telling an actor, who happens to be black, to get off her bus (as the scripted actors and extras are meant to have different catering vans).

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Maggie inadvertantly inadvertently re-enacts the Rosa Parks incident by telling an actor, who happens to be black, to get off her bus (as the scripted actors and extras are meant to have different catering vans).



* MoralEventHorizon: Andy finally crosses this line when he has an extra ''fired'' for coming up to him and asking him for the chance to try out a few lines, citing that he was in the same position himself; Andy shows no remorse about this, and promptly tells Maggie that ''she'' can't talk to him on set anymore.



* StylisticSuck: ''When the Whistle Blows'' relies on trite, sophomoric humor and general sitcom cliches. This, however, doesn't stop the general public from eating it up.



** "When The Whistle Blows" is this to shows who rely on [[Series/LittleBritain wigs and catchphrases]], and old-fashioned [[WorkCom Work Coms]] with broad humor and obnoxious laugh tracks. It takes a special crack at ''Series/DinnerLadies'', with one character obviously doing a Victoria Wood impression.

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** "When ''When The Whistle Blows" Blows'' is this to shows who rely on [[Series/LittleBritain wigs and catchphrases]], and old-fashioned [[WorkCom Work Coms]] with broad humor and obnoxious laugh tracks. It takes a special crack at ''Series/DinnerLadies'', with one character obviously doing a Victoria Wood impression.
25th Oct '15 3:54:51 AM MrStath2015
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* MoralEventHorizon: Andy finally crosses this line when he has an extra ''fired'' for coming up to him and asking him for the chance to try out a few lines, citing that he was in the same position himself; Andy shows no remorse about this, and promptly tells Maggie that ''she'' can't talk to him on set anymore.
5th Jun '15 10:54:51 AM Psi001
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'''Ben Stiller:''' It still counts! ''[Stomps away, turns, realizes the entire cast and crew is staring at him; defensively]'' It still counts! ... It still counts. I did it. ''[Stomps off]''

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'''Ben Stiller:''' It still counts! ''[Stomps away, turns, realizes the entire cast and crew is staring at him; defensively]'' It still counts! ... It still counts. I did it. ''[Stomps off]''off sheepishly]''
19th Apr '15 7:12:47 PM BadSplice
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* CelebrityIsOverrated: Andy realizes over the course of the series, culminating in him expressing these sentiments in the finale on ''Celebrity Big Brother'' [[spoiler: and instead of capitalizing on his CareerResurrection, he instead goes off with Maggie to Heathrow Airport.]]
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