As David Bowie tributes pour in after his death on Sunday, fans are looking back at some of his most memorable appearances on the screen.
One of them was a 2007 episode of the comedy series “Extras.” The genre-bending rock star appeared as himself as he met the show’s star, Ricky Gervais, who most recently hosted the Golden Globes.
In the scene, Gervais plays an actor who’s landed a starring role on a sitcom, which allows him just enough fame to sit in a VIP area, which is not all that he thought it would be. Then he spots Bowie and decides to strike up a conversation with him.
Gervais laments the fact that he feels like he sold out to get the show on the air, and with that, Bowie turns to a nearby piano to play an original tune that features lines like, “Pathetic little fat man/No one’s bloody laughing/The clown that no one laughs at/They all just wish he’d die.”
Bowie doesn’t stop there: “He’s got no style/He’s got no grace/He’s banal and facile/He’s a fat waste of space.”
The legendary British singer-songwriter’s official Facebook page confirmed the news of his death late Sunday night.
“David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief,” read the post.