Episode 2: Ross Kemp

Season 1, Ep 2, Aired 7/28/05
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  • Episode Description
  • Fellow extra and rival, Greg is working on a film with Vinnie Jones, he's got a line too. Andy is working on a television programme with Ross Kemp and as usual, he hasn't got a line, so Maggie persuades him to ask Kemp if he can get him a line of dialogue. Ross Kemp is keen to convince Andy that his hardman image on TV is also true in reality. Andy isn't convinced, especially when Ross is confronted by Vinnie Jones.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ricky Gervais

    Andy Millman

  • Raymond Coulthard


  • Stephen Merchant

  • Ashley Jensen

    Maggie Jacobs

  • Emma Gilmour

    Female Extra

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • "Beating him up and that... kicking him in the b0ll0cks"

    By Shoxxu, Oct 20, 2012

  • The "difficult 2th episode" ended up even better than the first one.

    By Yegg84, Feb 17, 2006

  • Well written (as always) and very funny.

    By gbvfan13, May 24, 2007

  • not my fav...

    By xblvr, Apr 02, 2007

  • Better than the first episode.

    By samelen, Mar 14, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • [Andy and Maggie are discussing Ross Kemp's hair over lunch] Maggie: It's, like, cool. It's like Vin Diesel. Andy: Vin Diesel? Are we looking at the same bloke? Have another look. Look at him. He looks more like Zippy from 'Rainbow.'

    • Film Director: [To Wardrobe Lady] Hey, who are we using for the girl by the carriage? Wardrobe Lady: [Points to Maggie] We thought this one. Film Director: Oh, no. No, I said I needed some decent tits, and they're... they're rubbish.

    • Agent: Live and learn don't you? Barry: This isn't living though, is it? Agent: "Come on, Barry, don't start that again mate , I've got loads of jobs for you here. Barry: Yeah, like what? Agent: Well there's a light flickering in the gent's upstairs you could have a look at that could you, have a tinker with that? Barry: Yeah, I could... Agent: Yeah? Barry: ...could do that. Agent: That's just the beginning.

    • Andy: Are your parents still sending you money? Greg: Well yeah, either that or I threaten to sign on, and lo the cheque doth commeth in the post. Andy: Good. Greg: Keeps the wolf from the door. Andy: How is the door of the house your parents bought you, is that alright? Greg: Yeah it's fine. Andy: Good.

    • Andy: You just want someone to call up and give me an advert? Agent: That would be amazing, that would be brilliant. Andy: Okay. Make sure the phone's on the hook then. Agent: You joke about it, it was unplugged for two days - no-one noticed. Tsk!

    Notes (3)

    • Gervais intended this to be the first episode, and it appears as such on the DVD, however the BBC swapped episodes one and two around, but restored the correct order when they repeated the series at Christmas.

    • The joke that Shaun Williamson is so readily identified with his former EastEnders character, that even his own agent calls him 'Barry'. This is carried through to the end credits which list him as playing Barry (rather than playing himself, which is actually the case).

    • The music played at the end of every episode of Extras is, 'Tea for the tillerman' by, Cat Stevens.

    Trivia (1)

    • Shaun Pye who plays Greg, is better-known as a comedy writer, writing for such shows as, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross and Never Mind the Buzzcocks.

    Allusions (1)

    • Greg: Well yeah, either that or I threaten to sign on, and lo the cheque doth commeth in the post. “Sign on”. This term is slang; it is used to describe the way in which unemployed people in the United Kingdom can receive state benefits. To claim the money to which you are entitled, you must visit the benefit office and sigh the appropriate form. The money you receive can then be spent on lager, gambling video games or various narcotics. You could even spend it on food or medicine.

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