The Savagery of Ricky Gervais

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  1. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I went down a wormhole of Ricky at the Globes...someone compiled a collection of all his appearances.... the last one is only audio here but available elsewhere....fun to watch Hollywood react, some seem to love it (deniro) others....not so much. he was always barbed but it seems the last one he took it to new levels


     
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  2. footprintsinthesand

    footprintsinthesand Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 1

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    Just 'avin' a laugh :laugh:
     
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  3. Apesbrain

    Apesbrain Forum Resident

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    I'm over this episode, but I highly recommend After Life on Netflix if you really want to see Ricky Gervais shine.
     
  4. MYKE

    MYKE Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    This has to die off soon. I don't even watch TV, and am sick of hearing about this.
     
  5. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident Thread Starter


    whoa....this is very much an appreciation post...nothing negative....I just thought it was fun watching....:shrug:
     
  6. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    he just was having fun like they used to do in the days of future passed when people didn't melt at the thought of a bad word! LOL...OMG! I LOVED IT...probably the best thing ever at an awards show...all true not single word wrong...
     
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  7. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    it was, it was great, it was stunning! ...don't apologize...
     
  8. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    people don't do that anymore...it has to be PC checked and approved for one to be able to laugh at it...or ruination will follow...Say The Word...The Beatles...
     
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  9. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    movie or series?
     
  10. DetroitDoomsayer

    DetroitDoomsayer Forum Middle Child

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    6 episode series.
     
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  11. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    OK, thanks...
     
  12. showtaper

    showtaper Concert Hoarding Bastard

    Ricky's After Life series is very good. Funny, sad, angry, and touching sometimes all at once. I can't recommend it enough.
     
  13. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    thanks I 'll check it out!
     
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  14. jupiter8

    jupiter8 Forum Resident

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    this is one of my favorite Jason Sudeikis bits ever

     
  15. Sneaky Pete

    Sneaky Pete Forum Resident

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    I thought he brought some edge and humor to the otherwise dull, insincere, mutual admiration society world of awards shows.

    He was funny and I didn’t think it was over the line. Hollywood takes itself far too seriously.
     
  16. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    it's not just Hollywood it's everywhere these days...no more kidding!
     
  17. vamborules

    vamborules Forum Resident

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    Here's my thing with Ricky Gervais.

    He's a funny guy but the barbs lose a little of their impact after you take the highly-paid Golden Globes gig five times. In the end he is a Hollywood guy himself.
     
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  18. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident Thread Starter

    this last one I think he's legit trying to get not invited back, or maybe im falling for the gag
     
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  19. razerx

    razerx Who me?

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    Gervais has always been controversial on purpose. Didn't he say to Kate Winslet in "Extras" all you need to do to win an Oscar is to make a holocaust movie? And Winslet did win an Oscar for The Reader several years later.
     
  20. EdgardV

    EdgardV Forum Resident

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    Don Rickles son
     
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  21. Sneaky Pete

    Sneaky Pete Forum Resident

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    This is very true but at least he takes a few shots at the industry. Howard Stern used to be funny, pointing out the hypocrisy, hubris, and self-importance if Show business. Then he got on a big network TV show and over time he was completely defanged. Once he started to defer to the stars too much his humor lost a lot of its spark.
     
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  22. unclefred

    unclefred Coastie with the Moastie

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    I love to watch the old Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts.
     
  23. unclefred

    unclefred Coastie with the Moastie

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    Or "Go full retard."
     
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  24. DaveySR

    DaveySR Forum Resident

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    I think it says a lot that they feel the need to bring him in every now and then.:D
    I see it as less taking themselves too serious, and now more as unapologetic for their frequent circlejerking.
     
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  25. Trace

    Trace Senior Member

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    Be careful, you can't use that word any more, either.
     
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