"EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT GEORGE MICHAEL ON HBO'S EXTRAS!
"...I just finished watching the episode, which is also the series finale, and I have to give credit to Michael for not being afraid to mock himself. That said, I'm not particularly thrilled to have a popstar frequently busted for using drugs and cruising public places for sex used for laughs on a hit sitcom. Yes, the show spoofs celebrities quirks with exaggerated portrayals, but I'm not sure just how how exaggerated this one was.
To give you an idea of what to expect, check out this picture of Michael along with Andy Millman (Ricky Gervais) and Bunny (Gerard Kelly) sitting on the "queers" bench (aka the "waiting bench") in a London park. ..."
"...this bit of dialogue as Michael heads off into the bushes.
Bunny (to George): Come on then you. I'll give you a quickie.
George: Oy. I'm not that desperate, Matey.
Bunny: Cheeky, bastard!
George (waling away): Actually, will you do me a favor and look out for paparazzi. I'm gonna go and try over there.
Bunny: Love to. Cheers. I've had him before, you know. "
by Michael Jensen, Editor
December 7, 2007