Ricky Gervais shares his favourite clip from The Ricky Gervais Show

"I love making Karl role play as he gets so caught up in it"

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It may be hard to picture the usually unassuming Karl Pilkington as a ruthless boss who fires his employees with a single phone call – but that’s where this little vignette from The Ricky Gervais Show comes in.

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“This is mine and Karl’s favourite clip from the show,” Ricky tells us. “I love making Karl role play as he gets so caught up in it.”

Be warned: the following clip contains some strong language

The Ricky Gervais Show started life as a series of record-breaking podcasts involving Ricky, Karl and Stephen Merchant, before receiving an animated makeover for Channel 4 and HBO.

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The Season 3 DVD and Seasons 1 to 3 DVD box set are out now  and Ricky will be live on tonight’s One Show on BBC1 from 7pm.