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The Ricky Gervais Thing

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Songbird, Jan 6, 2020.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    I've always liked him, straight cuckoo that he is.

    Last edited: Jan 6, 2020
  2. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    I didn’t have much opinion about him until this. Now I like him.
  3. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    I think he's hilarious and I hope this isn't in fact his last time hosting. He's the perfect panacea for that petri dish of self-importance.
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  4. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Big fan of the original Office.

    Gervais plays the misanthrope, half jokingly, half seriously. He is not a fan of religion or,
    I think, the kind of self-religion practiced by Hollywood celebrities.

    Michelle Williams’ speech on women’s rights (really, just abortion rights) struck me as unfortunate. It wasn’t the theme of the night (bush fires and climate change), it wasn’t overly related to her role and it was delivered in a solemn way that belied the occasion. (Regardless of whether or not I agree with her, the “our very lives are at stake” tone seemed melodramatic.)
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  5. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Always liked him. Super acerbic wit. Has a way of delivering his material in a did-he-really-mean-that way. Which he does. But not really.

    Didn't like the original Office, probably a cultural thing. Enjoyed many other of his works, especially After Life on Netflix.

    Though I didn't watch his routine, I read most of what he said and found most of it hilarious.
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  6. Jake from State Farm

    Jake from State Farm Well-Known Member

    Speaking of Golden Globes

  7. DanielSimpsonDay

    DanielSimpsonDay Well-Known Member

    Liut and Jake from State Farm like this.
  8. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Spain had something to say about that lol

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  9. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    That’s a stretch.
  10. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    It’s what he does. The Golden Globes tolerates it because of their looser, mostly drunk vibe. He gets pretty close to a being really offensive but he doesn’t ever cross that line (although the joke about the Al-Qaeda streaming service probably was his wittiest).
  11. Fred siegle

    Fred siegle Well-Known Member

    Some people who worked with me at the Asbury park press will get a kick out of this one.
    “Speaking of boobs...”
  12. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    I doubt he's back.
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