Season 2 Episode 4

Episode 4: Chris Martin

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Oct 05, 2006 on BBC Two



  • Trivia

    • In this episode, Ricky Gervais' character, Andy, is nominated for a BAFTA award for Best Comedy Performance.

      Ricky won this award three years in a row for his role as David Brent in The Office

      Ashley Jensen was nominated for her role as Maggie in the first series of Extras, but didn't win.

    • 'Tea for the tillerman' was performed especially for Extras by Chris Martin.

    • The song featured in this episode is, 'Oh pretty woman' by, Roy Orbison - it reached No. 1 in the U.K. Top 40 in September 1964.

  • Quotes

    • (Andy runs into a holding Stephen Fry in the Gents - Fry is holding his BAFTA)
      Stephen Fry: [Referring to 'When the Whistle Blows'] Looks a bit desperate. That's all I'm saying.
      Andy: I don't really feel desperate. As I say, it's a knockabout comedy. I'm not into 'high art'.
      Stephen Fry: Ah yes, but as Oscar Wilde so wonderfully put it: 'We're all in the gutters, but some of us are looking at the stars.'
      [Stephen Fry makes the 1st of many 'almost' exits from the restroom]
      Andy: He was probably looking up men's trousers, the old poof.
      Stephen Fry: Sorry?
      Andy: He was looking up at the stars, yeah.
      Stephen Fry: Yes, that's right. I'm off to be looking at some stars myself right now.
      Andy: (Voice lowered, but threatening) You're going to be seeing some stars in a minute.
      Stephen Fry: What?
      Andy: Nothing! Why do you keep coming back in?

    • Agent: What is the best news you could receive today?
      Andy: You're going on full time at the Carphone Warehouse.

    • Chris Martin: Can we get on with this? I've got to do AIDS and alzheimers and land mines this afternoon, and I want to get back to Deal or No Deal ... plus Gwyneth's making drumsticks.

    • Agent: What news could you get that would mean you finally got the critical respect you've been looking for?
      Andy: I don't know BBC1 comedy with catchphrases and stupid wigs filmed in front of a live studio audience of morons, is suddenly considered cool.
      Agent [laughs] That's never going to happen is it?

    • Maggie: Is that the woman you lost your virginity to?
      Andy: Who?
      Maggie: The one that looks like Ronnie Corbett.
      Andy: That is Ronnie Corbett. Why would she be wearing a tuxedo?
      Maggie: She might be a lesbian.
      Andy: Then why would I lose my virginity to a lesbian?
      Maggie: Don't know she might have turned lesbian after you slept with her.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Allusion to the film Pretty woman: when Andy and Maggie return to the clothes shop and Andy flashes his gold credit card. Roy Orbison's song - Pretty woman – is playing in the background.