Episode 6: Patrick Stewart

Season 1, Ep 6, Aired 8/25/05
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  • Episode Description
  • Andy has written a script for a sitcom. As he is working on a production with Patrick Stewart, he gives him the script and asks him if he can help by passing it on to people in the business. Stewart is able to "make it so" as he has a production company. The BBC shows interest and Andy is asked to make a pilot. He starts working on the script with a script editor from the BBC, an outrageously camp man who Andy finds difficult to tolerate because he is "too gay". He makes the mistake of mentioning this to, Maggie.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Stephen Merchant

    Andy's agent

  • Marlon Bulger

    Male Extra

  • Ricky Gervais

  • Guy Henry

    Iain Morris

  • Shaun Williamson


  • Fan Reviews (6)
  • "But by then i have seen everything...i've seen it all"

    By Joshywaa, Sep 03, 2008

  • One of the BEST of the series.

    By gbvfan13, May 19, 2007

  • make it so...

    By xblvr, Apr 24, 2007

  • Brilliant episode

    By bendixon, Aug 31, 2005

  • best episode in series.

    By gob_lor, Aug 28, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Damon: I'm not too gay for you, then? Iain: Damon. Damon: I said I wasn't going to say anything, but he's lying through his teeth. Excuse me. Iain: Your friend, Maggie, is it? She told him what you said about him. Andy: What did I say about him? Iain: That he's "too gay". Andy: No, she's an idiot. She's an idiot. Iain: So you didn't say that? Andy: Yes, but he wasn't meant to hear it.

    • [Andy enters room, singing 'Celebrate good times'] Maggie: Did you get it? Oh, brilliant! Andy: Oh, yes. Maggie: Well done. Greg: Someone's celebrating. Wealthy old relative popped her clogs? Andy: No, sir, why am I celebrating? Could it be because of the TV show the BBC has just given me? Greg: TV show? Andy: Yeah, a pilot for a sitcom. Greg: What sitcom? Andy: Sitcom that I wrote. Greg: You're not funny. Andy: Well, BBC begs to differ.

    • Agent: I don't get Barry any work, and he's happy. Barry: I'm not entirely happy. Agent: All right, Barry. Calm down. If you've got an issue, have a private meeting with me. You've been hanging around him to much.[Pointing at Andy]

    • Agent: Even if I haven't done anything towards this, please can I still have my 12.5%? Please? Andy: Yeah, why not? Agent: Yeah? Thank you. I mean, that is sort of the way it's done.

    • Agent: You're probably wondering why I called you in for an unscheduled meeting. Andy: Got the wrong day?

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    Notes (2)

    • For his performance, Patrick Stewart was a 2006 Emmy Award nominee for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series.

    • The name of Andy’s agent is revealed in this episode as Darren Lamb.

    Trivia (2)

    • In the last moments of the episode, while the camera pans out and Andy and Maggie walk away, there's a giant Alfie poster on the side of the building. Alfie's star, Jude Law, was supposed to star in this episode (instead of Patrick Stewart), but withdrew at the last minute.

    • The song featured in this episode is, 'Gonna make you a star' by David Essex. It reached No. 1 in the U.K. Top 40 in October 1974.

    Allusions (2)

    • Stewart lampoons his best-known role and stereotypes surrounding "Trekkies" when he finds out that Andy has never seen Star Trek: The Next Generation, even though (he notes with surprise) the man has no girlfriend.

    • The initial scene, featuring Patrick Stewart as Prospero, is a nod to the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, Emergence, the initial scene of which features Patrick Stewart as Captain Picard coaching Brent Spiner as Data in exactly the same scene. Stewart also appeared as Prospero in a Broadway production of The Tempest in 1995.

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