Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 25 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|Finally, there was a running joke throughout both series that Andy Millman lost his virginity at the age of 28 to a girl who looked like which veteran British comedian?||"Extras" - Series One And Two
Ronnie Corbett . The look on Corbett's face when an old flame of Andy's announces this on stage at the BAFTA's is priceless!
Robert De Niro. De Niro looks thoroughly bemused until Millman's buffoon of an agent, Darren Lamb, shows him a "Stripper pen" which he is so enchanted by that the pair go off for a night on the town!
Sir Ian McKellan. Millman gets a part in a play, which is being directed by the theatre and TV veteran. He delivers some highly amusing lines when advising Andy how to act, but without a doubt the most gut wrenchingly funny scene ever in "Extras" - for me at least - involved Andy, a young lady and a bottle of fizzy water! Orlando Bloom had previously been in the very first episode of the series.
|Season two, episode four - Which pop star played himself as someone who greedily uses charity events and popular TV shows as a way of promoting his own band?||"Extras" - Series One And Two
Chris Martin. The Coldplay singer's cameo was one of the best things about series two. Of course, in the same episode, the ludicrous thought of newsreader Moira Stuart providing cocaine for the diminutive comedian Ronnie Corbett was equally amusing.
A dwarf. A complete accident, the "dwark-kicking" scene further villainized Millman in the tabloid press after a previous misunderstanding in a top class restaurant.
|David Bowie performed a song towards the end of his episode. It wasn't mentioned in the show but it actually has a proper title. What is its correct name? ||"Extras" - Series One And Two
Pug Nosed Face Song. In probably the most callous moment in "Extras" history, Andy is pouring his heart out to Bowie, who suddenly starts composing a song using our protagonist's predicament as the basis for it. It all gets VERY nasty, but somehow is still very funny!
|What is the first name of Andy's arch rival in "Extras", who pops up from time to time just to gloat about how well he's doing?||"Extras" - Series One And Two
Greg . This highly irritating character, played by the very talented Shaun Pye , is also extremely convincing. I've known LOTS of people like him!
|What politically incorrect item did Maggie try to hide from a guy she'd taken back to her place in the Samuel L Jackson episode?||"Extras" - Series One And Two
A golliwog. Maggie had taken a very amiable chap back to her flat and was horrified when she noticed the doll on her shelf. She desperately tried to hide it from him, thinking it may offend him because of his colour. This was my personal favourite episode from the 1st series.
|Les Dennis played an ultra-pathetic version of himself. This one was painful to watch because of the truth in it! What was the name of Les' real life adulterous ex-wife?||"Extras" - Series One And Two
Amanda Holden. Les happily admits that appearing in "Extras" changed his life for the better, after sending himself up BIG style! His actress ex-wife, Amanda Holden, had a much publicised affair with "Men Behaving Badly" star Neil Morrissey in 2002. They separated a year later.
Phone Sex. The phrase "polishing your bumpers" was completely innocent before this episode...
Super Army Soldiers. I have to admit, I laughed long and hard at this scene from a classic episode. Kemp hilariously played a "wuss" version of himself who is terrified of Vinnie Jones.
Ben Stiller. This was probably quite a tough one if you're not from the UK. Ross Kemp was scheduled to be the first guest star, but apparently Gervais preferred the Stiller one, so he led with this one instead. In America, the first episode shown was the Kate Winslet one, hence my earlier comment!
Andy Millman. As the title suggests, Andy cobbles what little money he has together by working as an extra on various films and television shows.
Darren Lamb . We find out Andy's agent's name when he introduces himself at the BBC HQ. Darren Lamb is played by co-writer Stephen Merchant.
When the Whistle Blows. Andy works with an 'overly gay' BBC comedy writer called Damon. Andy tells Maggie that he thinks that Damon is 'too gay', and once again, Maggie puts her foot in it, and tells Damon what Andy thinks of him.
We Will Rock You. Dullard refers to him and Andy as 'a tragic couple', to which Andy replies quickly with 'we're not a couple'. When Dullard presents Andy with the tickets to "We Will Rock You", Andy does the one thing he can - he dunks his face into his tomato soup and leaves.
|In Episode 5, starring Samuel L. Jackson, the 'Dullard' (who stalks Andy) does a favour for Andy and gets him a speaking role. The only thing that Dullard asks is that Andy does what in return?||"Extras" - Series 1
Takes him out for a meal at a restaurant. Dullard lets Andy have his speaking part in the film with Samuel L. Jackson, in return for a night out and a meal. Andy tries everything to get out of it because he doesn't want to go out to a restaurant with a previously divorced man who might be gay.
Aladdin. The play, "Aladdin", is run by a man called Bunny. Andy plays the part of the gay, tanned genie.
|In Episode 3, what is the name of the priest that Andy makes up at the Catholic prayer group?||"Extras" - Series 1
Father Michael O'Flatley. Andy runs over some highlights of the previous night for Maggie the day after the prayer group. Such highlights include 'lying to a priest in a room full of Catholics' and 'making a woman hate me for the rest of her life'.
She has Cerebral Palsy. Francesca and her sister Suzanne visit the set that the latter is working at, and Maggie meets Fran for the first time. Fran had a bit of spare time, because her tap-dancing class was cancelled. Maggie actually believes this, until Francesca tells her it was a joke.
|In Episode 2, starring Ben Stiller, who does Maggie refer to when she sees a 'big clumpy shoe'?||"Extras" - Series 1
Herman Munster. Andy and Maggie are at a drinks do and Maggie doesn't realise it, but the man that she fancies has one leg shorter than the other and that because of this he wears a big shoe. She refers to this man as the 'life and soul' of the party, and Andy replies with "Certainly the sole".
Super Army Soldiers. When Ross Kemp tells Andy that he was actually in the SAS, he asks Andy what he thinks SAS stands for. Andy says Special Air Service, but Ross says Andy is wrong and informs him that actual SAS people have told him that SAS stands for Super Army Soldiers.
|In Episode 1, starring Ross Kemp, who is filming a movie in the studio across the road from where Andy is working?||"Extras" - Series 1
Vinnie Jones. Ross Kemp keeps boasting to Andy that he is a tough man. When Vinnie Jones finds out that Kemp has been 'slagging him off', we see that Ross Kemp is just a coward.