Episode 1: Ben Stiller

Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 7/21/05
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  • Episode Description
  • Andy is an extra on the set of a movie about the Balkans conflict, which is being directed by, Ben Stiller. As Andy attempts to win himself a speaking role by befriending Goran, [the Croatian man whose story is being told], he is drawn into the friction that has developed between Stiller and Goran.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ricky Gervais

    Andy Millman

  • Boris Boscovic


  • Ashley Jensen

    Maggie Jacobs

  • Thomas Byrne


  • Steve Jackson


  • Fan Reviews (8)
  • "If I blew your mom's face off in front of you... would that make you laugh?!"

    By Shoxxu, Oct 20, 2012

  • was that ending ment to be funny? i don't know u where in it

    By hitman2, Aug 31, 2005

  • Not one of my favorites.

    By gbvfan13, May 25, 2007

  • laugh out loud...

    By xblvr, Apr 02, 2007

  • A good start for this show.

    By Yegg84, Feb 16, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Goran: No, but this is my story, my memories, my tribute to my dead wife. Ben Stiller: Would you stop going on about your fucking dead wife?

    • Ben: How can I cheer up this orphaned kid? By showing him the DVD of Dodgeball? Well, sure, then he'll be happy for an hour and a half, but what then? Do I show him Dodgeball again? Of course, he'll get more out of it, because he'll spot new things the second time round. It's layered - it's written that way. But how many times can I show him Dodgeball? Seven, eight, maybe. Then what?

    • Goran [showing photographs]: My wife, again. Andy: Oh, I shouldn't look at that, was she sunbathing? Goran: No, she is dead. Lying in the street. Andy: Oh, I see now. Why did you... Goran: Why did I take photograph of her? Andy: Yeah... Goran: To show the world what must be shown. This is why I want film to be made by Ben Stiller. Andy: Ben Stiller of Zoolander? Sure. Goran [forcing the photograph]: You look - dead, naked, you look. Andy: I am, but I'm only looking at her dead, naked face. Where did you get these developed?

    • Andy: Bye, nerd. Ben Stiller: Oh I'm a nerd? Andy: Yeah. Ben Stiller: I'm a nerd! I've, I've kissed, Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore. I er... slapped Jennifer Aniston's butt... Maggie: In films. Ben Stiller: Still counts.

    • Ben Stiller: Who are you? Andy: Nobody. Ben Stiller: What's that? Who? Andy: Nobody. Ben Stiller: That's right. Nobody. Yeah, and who am I? Andy: It's either Starsky or Hutch, I can never remember. Ben Stiller: Was that supposed to be funny? Andy: You tell me, you were in it.

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    Trivia (2)

    • Ben Stiller was nominated for an Emmy Award in the United States for his guest starring performance in this episode.

    • Goran approaches Andy towards the end of this episode to tell him that he has been given a line as ‘Journalist 2’. After reviewing the scene, Andy tells Goran that ‘Journalist 1’ has more lines and that he wants that role instead. However, a few moments later he refers to the role that he wants as ‘Journalist 2’ – which is the role originally given to him.

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