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Ricky Gervais writes backup Oscars script for James Franco and Anne Hathaway

February 24, 2011 | 10:37 am

Ricky Gervais Oscars

At his blog, recent Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais posts his advice to Oscar hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway: "They will do an absolutely fantastic job and don't need my help, but I've written a little opening in case they have a few minutes to fill."

Below, some sample lines from Gervais' script (Beware: the full text on his website includes language that some may find objectionable):

AH: No comedians tonight. And do you know why? Because comics are ugly.

JF: Especially that rude obnoxious one who played the Steve Carell part in the English remake of The Office.

AH: But you can all relax because Ricky Gervais is in London ... (Nervous laughter) He's doing some charity work. Yeah, he's visiting orphans with cancer. He's telling them what bald little losers they are ...


-- Tom O'Neil

Photo: Ricky Gervais hosting the Golden Globes earlier this year. Photo credit: NBC.