Ricky Gervais Has a Word With HBO

Ricky Gervais

Now this is how you deal with a kerfuffle. Apparently the Reader’s Digest version is this: HBO had planned to release the finale of Extras exclusively on the complete series Region 1 box set. This pissed off a lot of US viewers because they had already purchased both seasons and they were looking at having to buy them again just to get the finale.

In a vid from his website, Ricky Gervais not only silenced the brouhaha by stating that the finale will be made available separately (since he went and spoke to HBO, he states), but also pointed out the reasoning behind some changes between the UK and US versions of the finale.

He then went further and endeared himself to HBO Home Video forever by saying rather than buying anything now, “…hold out even longer and buy the English version where we’ll be putting on loads of extras and things – but that won’t be available for ages.” Meaning the Region 2 BBC Home Video release and not the aforementioned Region 1 HBO Home Video release. Nice. The full video is below.

By | 2017-09-24T23:22:53+00:00 January 7th, 2008|Stimuli|0 Comments

Earth-1 Office to Cross Over With Earth-2 Office

The Office Crossover

TV Squad and Pop Candy reported that members of the original cast of The Office (i.e., from across the pond) will guest star this season on the U.S. version of The Office.

Alas, no plans for a Gervais/Carell faceoff on screen, though he and Stephen Merchant will be coming over to write an episode.

As a bonus, below we have some Ricky Gervais standup as he reads to you from the Bible. This is taken from his Animals show.


By | 2017-09-24T23:43:09+00:00 July 12th, 2006|Headsup|0 Comments

The Office: The Complete First Series (2001) – DVD Review

Office UK: Complete First Season DVD cover art


Series Created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant
Starring Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook, Lucy Davis


  • Contains all six episodes of the first season
  • Documentary: “How I Made The Office
  • Deleted scenes
  • Wernham-Hogg News booklet containing: Wernham-Hogg Personnel Files and Slough Slang – Glossary of the local lingo

Released by: BBC Video.
Rating: NR
Region: 1
Anamorphic: Yes.

My Advice: Rent it first before you buy.


By | 2017-09-24T23:52:45+00:00 October 30th, 2005|Reviews|0 Comments