Extras is a very special show. It is brilliant in so many different ways it is difficult to figure out where really to begin when one wants to explain how good this show is. Ricky Gervais and Stephen Marchant (who play Andy, and Andy's agent, respectivley) did the impossible and managed to top themselves and make a show more funny, more satirical, more hair pullingly awkward then the Office(a show which Gervais and Marchant both wrote/directed as well)
The thing i found most hysterical about this show was the way the famous guest stars played completley and hilarious exaggerations of themselves. The best one by a long shot is the performance of Patrick Stewart in the season finale of series 1.
The encounter between Millman(Gervais' character) and Stewart in Stewart's trailer is among some of the best comedy ever witnessed on television. Stephen Marchant and Ricky Gervais have established themselves as perhaps one of the best comedy duos of all time, and this episode highlights tbat brilliantly.