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Ricky Gervais Meets Doctor Who

Extras, the brilliant BBC sitcom by Ricky Gervais of The Office, expertly skewers British notions of celebrity as It follows Andy Millman, an English film extra whose big break, a comedy called When The Whisle Blows, is perverted through network interference into a broad comedy of the worst caliber.

The last episode, a 90-minute Christmas special just aired and it focuses on Millman’s latest attempts to be taken more seriously as an actor. Needless to say, unable to get work, he finds himself forced to resort to the lowest of the low to keep his profile up: a guest spot as a gigantic slug of Doctor Who.

I think this clip is probably better at skewering the old Doctor Who than the new one, but either way, it’s pitch perfect.

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