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Ricky Gervais [split topic]
« on: January 30, 2019, 05:25:04 PM »


LMAO

Re: Ricky Gervais [split topic]
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2019, 05:28:25 PM »
Fucking hell.

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Re: Ricky Gervais [split topic]
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2019, 05:29:22 PM »
Haha absolute state of that. Got to the “wearing hats all the time” baldness level.

Who commissioned this photo, and for what purpose? Is he plugging something, or is this a misguided vanity shoot?

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Re: Ricky Gervais [split topic]
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2019, 05:30:35 PM »
Mind = blown.

Re: Ricky Gervais [split topic]
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2019, 05:35:14 PM »
Perhaps the worst condemnation of Winston Churchill I've ever seen.

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Re: Ricky Gervais [split topic]
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2019, 05:45:04 PM »

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Re: Ricky Gervais [split topic]
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2019, 06:51:43 PM »
As if Churchill hadn't caused enough atrocities.

Desperate for a Glinner/Gervais twitter crossover event.

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Re: Ricky Gervais [split topic]
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2019, 07:46:01 PM »
It's got to the point of my hatred of him that I even hate his stubby little fingers, and that can't be healthy. Last time that happened it was Noel Gallagher's stubby fingers.

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Re: Ricky Gervais [split topic]
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2019, 08:07:00 PM »
Oh no!  I just cut myself on Gervais' edge.  Ouch!

What a pillock.

Re: Ricky Gervais [split topic]
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2019, 08:07:18 PM »
A while back I was listening to a quite early xfm show where Karl expresses how he doesn't really understand trans folk and Gervais delivers, as if explaining to a child, a fairly reasoned understanding of gender dysphoria, one that seems reasonable even by today's standards even if Karl's then misunderstanding might get him CANCELLED today.

It's funny how their roles have swapped over time. Even if Karl was playing his ignorance up it's nothing compared to who Gervais is willing to punch down on to be edgy.

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Re: Ricky Gervais [split topic]
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2019, 12:43:19 PM »
It's got to the point of my hatred of him that I even hate his stubby little fingers, and that can't be healthy. Last time that happened it was Noel Gallagher's stubby fingers.

Gervais, Noel Gallagher, Donald Trump, Suralan Sugar... There's something in this.

Christ, what a colossal valve. When is SuperNature out? I'm gagging for a hatewatch.

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Re: Ricky Gervais [split topic]
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2019, 01:13:45 PM »
His Netflix show starts proper soon.

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Re: Ricky Gervais [split topic]
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2019, 01:14:31 PM »
Friday 8th March.

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Re: Ricky Gervais [split topic]
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2019, 01:47:21 PM »
Best news for weeks.

Re: Ricky Gervais [split topic]
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2019, 02:12:16 PM »
Friday 8th March.

That seems like a very quick turnaround. Promises to be shite.

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Re: Ricky Gervais [split topic]
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2019, 03:03:13 PM »
That seems like a very quick turnaround. Promises to be shite.

He's been doing work-in-progress gigs for months now, and he's done about a bajillion. He should have the set nailed by now.

It will still be shite, of course.

Friday 8th March.

Thank you... Now, who's in for another CaB hatewatchalong? Get the popcorn in for 9pm?

I'm glad it's a Friday, watching Humanity on a Tuesday night while stone-cold sober was a real chore.

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Re: Ricky Gervais [split topic]
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2019, 03:07:09 PM »
Oh hang on, you were referring to Afterlife there, weren't you?

Fuck it, I'm still getting the popcorn in, Afterlife sounds like it could be the new Derek.

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Re: Ricky Gervais [split topic]
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2019, 03:08:18 PM »
Yeah I'm much more interested in a series than another stand up show. Praying for another Derek rather than another Life's Too Short.

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« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2019, 03:20:59 PM »
Oh hang on, you were referring to Afterlife there, weren't you?

Fuck it, I'm still getting the popcorn in, Afterlife sounds like it could be the new Derek.

How does a Netflix watchalong work? Surely we can’t be expected to watch all 6 eps in one go.

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Re: Ricky Gervais [split topic]
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2019, 05:57:56 PM »
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Netflix has ordered a new comedy series from Ricky Gervais, Variety has learned.

Titled “After Life,” the series follows Tony (Gervais), who had a perfect life. But after his wife Lisa suddenly dies, Tony changes. After contemplating taking his own life, he decides instead to live long enough to punish the world by saying and doing whatever he likes from now on. He thinks it’s like a Super Power — not caring about himself or anyone else — but it turns out to be tricky when everyone is trying to save the nice guy they used to know.

It sounds like the Mitchell and Webb parody of Nick Hornby, Nick Hornby Epiphany. And a bit like Pilkington's Sick Of It.

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« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2019, 06:30:53 PM »
How does a Netflix watchalong work? Surely we can’t be expected to watch all 6 eps in one go.

It could be like the more recent Derek hatewatchalong where we watch one episode a week at 9pm... Tuesday could be good again?

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« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2019, 07:00:57 PM »
It could be like the more recent Derek hatewatchalong where we watch one episode a week at 9pm... Tuesday could be good again?

I’m off work so I have a flexible schedule.

The recent watchalong floundered, I think I was the last one going and it was just too grim even for me. I only made it to the opener for season 2 (or to put it another way, one episode further than Pilkington made it and he was being paid for his time).

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Re: Ricky Gervais [split topic]
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2019, 11:56:50 PM »
It could be like the more recent Derek hatewatchalong where we watch one episode a week at 9pm... Tuesday could be good again?

We should definitely start a new thread for that. We'll work something out.

However, I don't think After Life will be a baffling, abysmal and hilariously deranged misfire on the scale of Derek. It'll probably just be tired, boring shite. I hope I'm wrong, obviously.

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Re: Ricky Gervais [split topic]
« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2019, 06:10:43 AM »
Wonder if there’ll be any atheist rants in it

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Re: Ricky Gervais [split topic]
« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2019, 08:00:08 AM »
We should definitely start a new thread for that. We'll work something out.

However, I don't think After Life will be a baffling, abysmal and hilariously deranged misfire on the scale of Derek. It'll probably just be tired, boring shite. I hope I'm wrong, obviously.

Yeah, I'll watch it just in case it's Derek-level bad (never even bothered with Life's Too Short) but I think it will just be shit rather than being astoundingly shit. Derek was the perfect storm: trying to justify his mong character by taking said character and making him the personification of kindness, except the show didn't seem to understand what kindness was, nor how old folks' homes work and weirdly had Kev shoehorned in so Gervais could make gross jokes despite the whole "kindness" theme. The only similarity After Life might have is in it's hilariously on-the-nose mawkishness and bizarre changes in tone (that came about due to poor writing) but, again, I doubt it can reach the heights of "What the fuck is he thinking?" that Derek achieved.

Re: Ricky Gervais [split topic]
« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2019, 08:07:35 AM »
It sounds a bit like Mr Pye by Mervyn Peake, although probably not as funny.

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Re: Ricky Gervais [split topic]
« Reply #26 on: February 01, 2019, 08:59:15 AM »
...but, again, I doubt it can reach the heights of "What the fuck is he thinking?" that Derek achieved.

Given Gervais need for autonomy and that his producer and executive producer worked on Life's Too Short, Derke Pilot and Derke, I have faith that we could be in for another baffling misfire

He's spent years now backing himself into the naughty corner, ranting on about how he should be allowed to behave just as he pleases and anyone who disagrees can like it or lump it. I figure this will be his Derek-esque, horrible, horrible redemption. See, I was just playing you guys because I AM THE MASTER OF MANIPULATION!

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Re: Ricky Gervais [split topic]
« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2019, 08:32:56 PM »
Is it too much to hope that Derek will actually be in this, if only fleetingly in an outdoor scene? A distant figure in the background staring at the camera.

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Re: Ricky Gervais [split topic]
« Reply #28 on: February 01, 2019, 08:42:16 PM »
Wonder if there’ll be any atheist rants in it

Oh I very much doubt it. Ahem.

Is it too much to hope that Derek will actually be in this, if only fleetingly in an outdoor scene? A distant figure in the background staring at the camera.

Oh please oh please oh please

Re: Ricky Gervais [split topic]
« Reply #29 on: February 01, 2019, 08:47:38 PM »
Maybe it's Derek that killed his wife, with a kind hug .