Christmas Special

Season 2, Ep 7, Aired 12/27/07
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  • Episode Description
  • Maggie is still struggling as an actor whilst Andy has found success with When the Whistle Blows. However, the show has been changed so much, it no longer resembles his original idea. To make things worse, Greg is having the kind of success Andy craves, which leads Andy to ask himself what he really wants from fame and whether he really wants it at all.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ricky Gervais

    Andy Millman

  • Scott Baker


  • Stephen Merchant

  • Ashley Jensen

    Maggie Jacobs

  • Liam Barham


  • Fan Reviews (7)
  • A perfectly constructed sleight at fame. The conclusion of this groundbreaking series is at once hilarious, powerful and resonant. All engines firing on the comedy and drama front.

    By julianerik, Feb 21, 2008

  • the finale

    By thefanof, May 21, 2010

  • what to say...

    By Ploki_Ikolp, Nov 29, 2008

  • Hollywood cliches and Ricky Gervais ripping himself off! How is that possible? I don't know!

    By nannernanner, Jan 21, 2008

  • This was such a disappointing last episode, I think all other episodes of the show were brilliant and think they should have left it where it was.

    By stewie1423, Dec 28, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Andy: At least nip to the kitchen, make me a cheese sandwich, you cook. Gordon Ramsay: Cock. Haven't you had enough cheese sandwiches, fat boy? Andy: Oh, you round puffy-faced git! Gordon Ramsay: You catchphrase shouting wig-wearing wannabe! Andy: You publicity hungry failed footballing fuck! Gordon Ramsay: You're a has been! Go home! Andy: You think you're so hard, don't you 'cause you shout at people who work in kitchens? Who works in kitchens? Ooh, women and gays. Oh, and the French! You're well hard. Gordon Ramsay: Let's just leave it at that, shall we? I don't want to get into a fight. I heard your girdle can explode at any minute.

    • Maggie: Any jobs going? Agent: Not really, no. I mean, aside from the extensive training needed, we are a bit overstaffed. I think the only way there would be a vacancy is if one of these guys got an acting job. Barry: Or if one of us dies. Dean: That is more likely. Barry: Statistically, yes.

    • Andy: To the general public, there is no difference between me and that (Ray) Doll. Agent: What? Little, fat ugly thing - Pathetic?

    • Barry: Kids can be cruel, eh? Agent: Yeah, they can. Barry: What do they say? Agent: You know what they say. Barry: What: "lanky four-eyed twat"? Agent: Yeah. Barry: "Weirdo, goggle-eyed geek"? Agent: Sometimes. Barry: "Frankenstein's albino gonk". Agent: I never heard that one.

    • Andy: [Discussing 'The Ray Doll'] Oh, thank God for the exploitation of 10-year-old children. Agent: Absolutely. And the funny thing is, of course, is that's your key demographic!

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    Notes (3)

    • In the United States version of this episode, the doll which the store manager showcases with 2 of the person's (in)famous quotes is a replica of Kramer from Seinfeld; In the UK version, the doll which the store manager showcases with 2 of the person's (in)famous quotes is a replica of Jade Goody.

    • In the U.K. version of this episode, the last T-Shirt displayed after the the Ray, Gobbler and Mr. Yamaguchi shirt, depicts Victoria Wood with the phrase: A.S.D.A.! on it. In the United States version of this episode, the last T-Shirt displayed is of Sigourney Weaver with an advertisement for DirecTv.

    • This episode premièred on the HBO network in the United States on December 16th, 2007, and aired in the UK for the first time some eleven days later.

    Trivia (1)

    • Karl Pilkington, Ricky and Stephen's podcast companion, makes an appearance: He is the fan with the black jacket outside Ivy, who rejects the autograph.

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