The Making of Equality Street

  • Published on Mar 21, 2013
  • Ricky takes you behind the scenes of Equality Street.
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Comments • 543

  • Laurie Coulthard
    Laurie Coulthard 6 years ago +116

    David Brent is one of the greatest comedy characters, he just cracks me up

  • D Still
    D Still 6 years ago +62

    Such genius. He captures a cringe worthy persona so perfectly.

  • Brownwyn18
    Brownwyn18 9 years ago +5

    This is freakin' hilarious!!! I love Ricky's laugh... and I honestly don't know how they get anything accomplished... I'd be laughing all the time on every take. Brilliant!!!

  • Tobbe E
    Tobbe E 8 years ago +73

    Wonder how many retakes they have to do in total because of Ricky bursting into laughter.

    • dominik sukala
      dominik sukala 3 years ago +2

      They had to do 28 retakes.

    • ellecieloazul
      ellecieloazul 6 years ago

      +Zerpent I I wonder if everyone else is allowed to fuck up that many times? And still keep their jobs?

  • T B
    T B 3 years ago +65

    It was this trail blazing record that inspired me to become a better man. I tore up my KKK membership card and never looked back. It was a game changer! Still have a bit of fear and distrust of midgets but Rome wasn't built in a day. Peace 'Yawl'.

  • Mason Caldwell
    Mason Caldwell 8 years ago +26

    I couldn't tell if Ricky was in character or not at first. Says a lot about the relation between Ricky and David Brent.

  • William Holderby
    William Holderby 9 years ago +1

    Ricky, such a welcomed thing having Brent back - thanks so much and please keep them coming. The inner nerd in me was sort of hoping that he had hooked up with the date from the Christmas Party 10 years ago, she was perfect for him. Not a lot has been exposed about where he is now on the lady front, but by looks - he is still alone :)

  • crackalacking OAFAAF
    crackalacking OAFAAF 9 years ago +1

    I love this video and you gotta love his passion for comedy he is always in the zone !

  • Phoenix Cometcrest
    Phoenix Cometcrest 8 years ago +48

    When Brent turns around to see the "Kenyan guy with mental eyes" it just kills me :D

  • patatasfries
    patatasfries 9 years ago +2

    Ricky's a good actor and director, tho sometimes he confuses me if he's in character or he's just Ricky...brilliant!

  • Jamie Leeson
    Jamie Leeson 5 years ago +33

    A master of all things funny!

  • StarGirl69
    StarGirl69 Year ago +2

    One of my FAVOURITE David Brent songs I blast it in the car like everyday

  • Kirsten Schuhmann
    Kirsten Schuhmann Year ago +1

    Pure comedy genius and really a good song by the way!

  • TeamAlfie
    TeamAlfie 9 years ago

    It's great how Ricky manages to keep in character during the making of.

  • drunknutterLUFC
    drunknutterLUFC 9 years ago

    Oh my days i am crying after seeing the making of the video. Absolute pure class just as i stopped laughing when i thought the vid was ending Brent jumped out infront of the other guy at the start of the music video and i burst out laughing again lol

  • honeyglamourdancehug
    honeyglamourdancehug 9 years ago

    I loved equality street! didn't think he could do better. I actually thought the tune and lyrics were brilliant - didnt think I would.
    Aw Derek is now my favourite show, mesmerising :)

  • briglass
    briglass 9 years ago +2

    love it when the "making of" is longer than the actual thing

  • SWANbeats1
    SWANbeats1 9 years ago +1

    I love watching Ricky laugh

  • Oscar Saris
    Oscar Saris 5 years ago +24

    I love how this captures all these people who are so blatantly racist in showing they're not racist.
    Just goes to show that unintentional racism is still racism.

    • David Bloom
      David Bloom 5 years ago +6

      Rick Sanchez Biddly biddly biddly biddly biddly biddly bong yo!

  • Nina Agi B.
    Nina Agi B. 8 months ago +1

    There are moments when he is more like Derek. "Name an instrument" at 2:46 Love it!

  • CookPass Babtridge
    CookPass Babtridge 9 years ago +25

    "You don't see heels like those much nowadays".... "You can still find 'em"

    • Benan Ozkan
      Benan Ozkan Year ago +2

      One of the greatest epic lines ever! I mean he has bunch of them lol

  • InvitΓ©
    InvitΓ© 3 years ago +2

    the David Brent character is the perfect scapegoat of our time !

  • JimDoor88
    JimDoor88 9 years ago

    just finished watching The Office for 87 times, assure myself that it is the best TV show ever broadcast, than i go around youtube watch this epic shit and almost dying with laughter becouse of Ricky/David...Darwin bless those two guys.

  • Archie & Alfie
    Archie & Alfie 9 years ago +4

    lol - I could watch RIcky corpsing ALL day! Love it.

  • nick campbell
    nick campbell 9 years ago

    He comes from a very working class background and worked extremely hard and still does to this day cuz he appreciates what he has, you're a fool hating on a guy whose shown more commitment and kindness this week than you have in your whole life

  • Conrad Schafman
    Conrad Schafman 9 years ago

    She's the serpent who guards the gates of hell!!!!! I know it was a one-off, I have a deep love for moving, profoundly funny shows like the office, and I'm a huge Steve Merchant fan so I'd hoped they'd come together to revisit Brent, even though it's a one-off. I still think Ricky's hilarious and the sketch is absolutely fantastic, just wanted more SMerch

  • iheartbillywilder
    iheartbillywilder 9 years ago +1

    That lucky, lucky street. For one day it was filled with the glorious music that is Ricky Gervais' laugh.

  • TheDevilEnamored
    TheDevilEnamored 9 years ago

    Well, if you enjoy seeing David Brent again, I'm pretty damn sure you'd enjoy it if they made more of The Office. But whatever. That's just my opinion anyway.

  • jeanmalan
    jeanmalan 9 years ago

    I'm sure he'll come back when Ricky decides to do something of quality again.
    These recent shows and appearences aren't really on the level of Extras or The Office.

  • Emma Cooney
    Emma Cooney 6 years ago +4

    see the face on dom---priceless..recording studio episode is classic...shes the serpent who guards the gate of hell.ilmfao.ricky is a comedy genius

  • Mike
    Mike 9 years ago

    Brilliant, you're a fking genius Gervais, but you already know that... Thanks for bringing back the Brentmeister.

  • Archie & Alfie
    Archie & Alfie 9 years ago

    Me and my brother Archie (also a boxer dog) could watch Ricky corpsing ALL day! LOVE it!!! :)

  • TWLuck
    TWLuck 6 years ago +45

    "I suppose it's like Elton John passing on his wisdom to one of Blue... Don't know which one"

  • macca96tm
    macca96tm 7 years ago +6

    Rickys a legend

  • Conor Boden
    Conor Boden 7 years ago +180

    "Mega-racial but anti-racist"

  • William Wyn Farrell
    William Wyn Farrell 9 years ago

    Tom Basden, professional, witty, great job!

  • TheDevilEnamored
    TheDevilEnamored 9 years ago

    Omg. Too funny. Now we just need The Office back!

  • Bjarke Haldrup
    Bjarke Haldrup 8 years ago

    "Anti racism is a code word for anti White"
    The fact that you believe that says a great deal about your character.

  • xFSNxSniping
    xFSNxSniping 9 years ago +1

    His laugh us the best laugh that I've ever heard!! :D

  • SightSeer
    SightSeer 2 years ago +6

    I live on Equality Street - the neighbors ignore each other equally.

  • Bontem
    Bontem 9 years ago

    Keep them coming RG

  • jim
    jim 9 years ago

    "You're legs are crap".... really made me laugh lol

  • meg
    meg Year ago

    Actually love this!!! πŸ’–

  • JimsEquipmentShed
    JimsEquipmentShed 9 years ago

    Favorite line "......Their not lite." Priceless, you guys are funnier than hell. B-)

  • shenmeowzo
    shenmeowzo 9 years ago

    fantastic. so glad you put up vids like this.

  • Kris B
    Kris B 4 years ago +1

    I like the crew laughing at 3:22

  • Julius Caesar
    Julius Caesar 9 years ago

    LOVE IT!!!!!!

  • corynne swint
    corynne swint 9 years ago

    can't wait to see it !!!!

  • Atwan Wavy
    Atwan Wavy 9 years ago


  • ellecieloazul
    ellecieloazul 6 years ago

    This is gonna be brilliant

  • DJZ
    DJZ 9 years ago

    i actually listen to this song and LOVE IT as if im ina that strange?

  • 1paulsreay
    1paulsreay 9 years ago +1

    dwarfs aren't babies, you cant just pick them up, they've got rights. BRILLIANT

  • Michael Stack
    Michael Stack 4 years ago

    you know the coffee cup has beer in it

  • J
    J 9 years ago

    Man the instrument miming bit should have been on the actual released video

  • Becky
    Becky 9 years ago

    keep re-watching this just for Ricky's 'bidly bong' at 1:50 hahahahahaha

  • D413373R
    D413373R 9 years ago +9

    "biddilly biddilly biddilly biddilly biddilly biddilly bomb ski!" LOL!

  • MrDominic152
    MrDominic152 9 years ago

    He's blocked me on Twitter for some unknown reason ?! I love gervais's comedy... Bring back Brent!

  • TheOmnipresent12
    TheOmnipresent12 9 years ago

    You have GOT to love Ricky Gervais! So 'king funny!!!

  • TheDevilEnamored
    TheDevilEnamored 9 years ago

    I don't know; if the US version of The Office is still going, the English version definitely can.

  • bigshot201
    bigshot201 9 years ago

    ' go and make some friends' lol love it.

  • Nate Rowe
    Nate Rowe 9 years ago +1

    1:57 for a laugh you can't forget.

  • firsy
    firsy 9 years ago +1

    its hard to tell when hes in character lol

    MAYO MONKEY 11 months ago +1

    You need to do a remake called Equity Street.

  • gareth08100
    gareth08100 9 years ago

    love it...only have to see Rickys face and I am laughing...its tongue in cheek for gods sake people.Rickys way of lightening up racism

  • Eben Clukey
    Eben Clukey 7 years ago +11

    It plays like a track from Ali G's greatest hits.

  • MNiDave
    MNiDave 9 years ago

    i keep repeating at 4:11 deffo the best part

  • MNiDave
    MNiDave 9 years ago


  • vishal Etwaroo
    vishal Etwaroo Year ago +1

    Ricky has a killer voice

  • Bruce Wayne
    Bruce Wayne 9 years ago +2

    You said im "complaing about something i cant control"
    You have no idea how a consistant message works Anti White.
    Anti racist is a codeword for Anti White.

  • Stan Gosling
    Stan Gosling 9 months ago

    Doc rocks!!

  • SharpSharp
    SharpSharp 9 years ago

    oh, my. I LOVE THIS ! :D

  • george hamilton
    george hamilton 9 years ago

    bidly bong makes me laugh so much ahhaha, classic

  • hellonearth1066
    hellonearth1066 9 years ago

    How can anyone take directions from Gervais wearing that suit looking just like Brent... I'd be so confused.

  • Christian David
    Christian David 5 years ago +1

    πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ classic

  • Steve Platt
    Steve Platt 9 years ago

    how can the sound engineer keep a straight face

  • katrinartbyks
    katrinartbyks 8 years ago

    I love it

  • Fatz X
    Fatz X 9 years ago

    love the beginning its sick

  • Alzdem
    Alzdem 9 years ago


  • Otto Toksik
    Otto Toksik 3 months ago

    There is a painful irony in the fact that Doc Brown didnt get to say anything in this video. I mean maybe he didnt want to, maybe they did that on purpose, but its still pretty ironic.

  • Bigby B
    Bigby B 9 years ago

    Spoken like a true keyboard warrior. Go make an example of someone... I'll wait.

  • rocco ferraro
    rocco ferraro 9 years ago

    I love this racist video, there is nothing wrong with racism. It brings like minded people together and separates colors of the rainbow!
    Oh and Ricky Gervais is brilliant , keep me laughing!!

  • Chris
    Chris 9 years ago

    Loved that bit.

  • Joshua Ollerton
    Joshua Ollerton 9 years ago

    Can't believe the bongo/piano scene got cut hahahaha!

  • VimFuego72
    VimFuego72 9 years ago

    The chubby funster has still got it!

  • Archie & Alfie
    Archie & Alfie 8 years ago

    I could watch Ricky corpsing for HOURS :)

  • The Journeymen
    The Journeymen 9 years ago

    The guy who plays the studio technician has a great comedy feel and timing.

  • rdesagun
    rdesagun 9 years ago

    The bongo part just too funny.

  • organzola40
    organzola40 6 years ago +26

    Do you even know what a bongo is?!

    • Benan Ozkan
      Benan Ozkan Year ago +1

      I know I am late but I laughed so hard when Tom asked that!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • mickieg1994
    mickieg1994 9 years ago

    i love the biddly bong bit

  • Anner Chisline
    Anner Chisline 9 years ago

    I thought it was about Quality Street candies my gram had during the holidays. Ooops.

  • michael 232
    michael 232 3 years ago

    Fluckin fantastic! Can't understand why he hasn't been arrested?

  • SF Drums & Media
    SF Drums & Media 9 years ago


  • frstvan
    frstvan 9 years ago

    Genius. Total genius

  • Kai Johnson
    Kai Johnson 8 years ago

    I remember when this channel was called Plumpard!

  • Preet .Rai
    Preet .Rai 9 years ago

    Ricky created David Brent alone, he had that character before he met Merch. The office story however was created by both.

  • meggwon
    meggwon 9 years ago

    Funniest song ive ever heard!

  • Gareth Pugh
    Gareth Pugh 9 years ago

    I suppose it's like Elton John passing on his wisdom to one of Blue. Don't know which one...

  • Furious Stylez
    Furious Stylez 7 years ago +161

    Bidly bidlyy bidlyy bidlyy bidlyy bidlyy bidlyy BONGGG YOO!!

  • hgjhg hhh
    hgjhg hhh 9 years ago

    you know cadburys are gonna have you over this!

  • mcm0009
    mcm0009 9 years ago

    couldnt agree more