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Best Introduction to America

Ricky Gervais, Golden Globe Awards 2004
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Ricky Gervais had a memorable Golden Globes moment

Ricky Gervais When Britcom ''The Office,'' on the little-seen BBC America cable channel, won an upset victory as Best Comedy Series, creator-star Ricky Gervais hardly knew what to say. ''I'm not from these parts,'' he explained. ''I'm from a little place called England. We used to run the world before you.'' He seemed just as surprised during his second win of the night, for Best Actor in a Comedy. He admitted he had nothing more to say and was ''just milking the time, really'' until the producers cued him off the stage. It was the kind of awkward but funny humor that's made a cult hit of ''The Office.''
Originally posted Jan 25, 2004