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post #1 of 20
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Ricky Gervais up to replace Jason Segel in The Muppets 2.
post #2 of 20
I think Gervais' downbeat curmudgeony side could actually be a perfect foil for the muppets' cuddliness. What are the odds Gervais starts out Scroogey but has his heart melted somewhat by the Muppets?
post #3 of 20

We're going from Christoph Waltz to Ricky Gervais? Maybe the man's right and there is no god.

post #4 of 20
This is great news. Gervais is perfect for this given his experience creating the Flanimals.
post #5 of 20

So this is to The Great Muppet Caper what the last Muppets was to The Muppet Movie. I'm down with that as long as Charles Grodin makes a cameo.

post #6 of 20

Gervais has been trying to adopt a cuddlier persona for a while now (in his movies at least) but the problem is, his nastiness seems to be his real personality (that or he's one hellava actor at playing nasty). I could see him playing off that in a Muppet Movie, so, maybe ya?

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We're going from Christoph Waltz to Ricky Gervais? Maybe the man's right and there is no god.

 

No, we went from Waltz to Ty Burrell.  Christoph was in talks to be the villain of the piece, not the lead.

post #8 of 20

I can see it working actually. Of course we have to know the plot but yeah it could work.

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Gervais has been trying to adopt a cuddlier persona for a while now (in his movies at least) but the problem is, his nastiness seems to be his real personality (that or he's one hellava actor at playing nasty). I could see him playing off that in a Muppet Movie, so, maybe ya?

 

 

As crazy as this sounds, I soured on Gervais after listening to his podcasts where he just shits all over Karl Pilkington. I get that is part of the joke, but then in every interview I saw after that, Gervais just seems to be a bigger douche. If it is an act, then it has become a Kaufman-like, life imitating art performance piece.

post #10 of 20

I don't care about Gervais and his social, religious, and/or political views. My thing with him is I don't think he's funny in the least. In fact, I find the guy incredibly annoying, he is English after all not exactly a people known for their great sense of humor. So, as a big Muppets fan this is sad news for me to hear.

post #11 of 20
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he is English after all not exactly a people known for their great sense of humor.

 

Gah?

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I don't care about Gervais and his social, religious, and/or political views. My thing with him is I don't think he's funny in the least. In fact, I find the guy incredibly annoying, he is English after all not exactly a people known for their great sense of humor. So, as a big Muppets fan this is sad news for me to hear.

Lol.
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I don't care about Gervais and his social, religious, and/or political views. My thing with him is I don't think he's funny in the least. In fact, I find the guy incredibly annoying, he is English after all not exactly a people known for their great sense of humor. So, as a big Muppets fan this is sad news for me to hear.

 

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I don't care about Gervais and his social, religious, and/or political views. My thing with him is I don't think he's funny in the least. In fact, I find the guy incredibly annoying, he is English after all not exactly a people known for their great sense of humor. So, as a big Muppets fan this is sad news for me to hear.

 

This may be the most singularly bizarre statement I've ever read on this site, and that includes everything Fleed's ever posted.

post #15 of 20

@ History Buff.

 

Same as everyone else here.  Perhaps you meant, "English humor can be an acquired taste?" Even then, that's a pretty broad brush you're painting with there.

 

Unless you were being facetious somehow, and it's right the hell over our heads?

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 ...he is English after all not exactly a people known for their great sense of humor.

 

 ...he is English after all not exactly a people known for their great sense of humor.

 

 ...he is English after all not exactly a people known for their great sense of humor.

 

May I suggest that you diversify to being a Comedy History Buff?

post #17 of 20
It's an especially odd remark in the context of the fact that Gervais himself is known for creating one of the most iconic comedies of all time!biggrin.gif
post #18 of 20

How could somebody not LOVE this?!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kr9_5uZn6ds

post #19 of 20
Maybe it's just me but I assumed that line was a winky joke. History Buff isn't usually that clueless.
post #20 of 20

It was mostly sarcasm but nonetheless, I don't find Gervais funny. Though I did think he was funny in an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm....but that was mostly because of Larry David.

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