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Karl Pilkington, Ricky and Stephen's podcast companion, makes an appearance: He is the fan with the black jacket outside Ivy, who rejects the autograph.
When Andy is in the taxi driving to the meeting with Robert De Niro, his phone beeps from the message Maggie sends. But when he reads the message, you can see his Motorola phone is on silent.
The song featured in this episode is, 'Wouldn't it be good' by, Nik Kershaw - it reached No. 4 in the U.K. Top 40 in January 1984.
The song featured in this episode is, 'Boys keep swinging' by, David Bowie - it reached No. 7 in the U.K. Top 40 in May 1979.
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.
Although Maggie claims that she doesn't find Orlando Bloom particularly attractive, she can be seen removing a poster of him from her wall in Series One, Episode Six, when Andy tells her to grow up.
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.
The song played in the is episode is 'There's nothing like this' by Omar. It was released in 1991 and reached No. 14 in the U.K. Top 40 in June of that year.
Kate Winslet claims you need to be in a film about the holocaust to win an Oscar. Four years after this episode first aired Kate Winslet won an Oscar for her role in The Reader, a film about a former guard of a Nazi concentration camp.
Andy's agent makes an amazing discovery. If you enter "58008" into a pocket calculator and turn it upside down ... you get
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.