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Old Music Video Reveals That Ricky Gervais Was Surprisingly, Uncomfortably...Hot?

By Joanna Robinson | Videos | June 27, 2013 | Comments ()


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Okay there is no way on earth that most of you didn't already know that Ricky Gervais was the lead singer for an 80s New Wave group called Seona Dancing. You had to know. Especially, I imagine, if you live in the UK. But somehow it escaped my attention and if I can ruin just one life with this information, so help me it will be worth it. Because Gervais was once a dead sexy David Bowie knock-off. This changes everything.

I'm really upset that I'm probably the last person on earth to know this. I blame each and every last one of you for not telling me earlier. More images because, HOLY CATS.

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  • Viking

    This is news to me. I had no idea he could sing, much less like that. How did he get through making that video without collapsing into his usual side-splitting giggles? I imagine that is what he does when he watches this video these days.

  • Hawkeye Fierce

    This changes NOTHING! I am still just a restraining order and one long, extended uncomfortable silence away from stalking this man.

    Which is how my people show love.

  • Miss Laaw-yuhr

    This is totally going into my rotation with Billie Piper's videos when I want to time travel back to an alternate reality of my youth.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    He looks like Cristiano Ronaldo.
    http://images2.fanpop.com/imag...

  • BWeaves

    NO, I'M THE LAST TO KNOW.

  • ZizoAH

    Now, I am!

  • mb

    He looks an awful lot like Billy Tipton.

  • apsutter

    Woah....he was PRETTY! He kind of reminds me of a young boy George a little bit. This also supports the theory that "pretty" baby faced guys age terribly.

    *I also didn't know but that's not a huge surprise because I still haven't seen the uk office and don't follow his career that closely. That video, however, does make me miss new wave.

  • Genevieve Burgess

    He reminds me a bit of young Wil Wheaton, in that both of them were lovely but didn't have enough chin to carry them through to full adulthood.

  • SugarSmak

    Oh sweet, sweet British 80s synth-pop! 80s Gervais would have a place on my bedroom wall next to Paul Young, Nik Kershaw and Wham for sure!

  • Mrs. Julien

    I heard a Paul Young song in Dunkin Donuts this past weekend. I resisted the temptation to sing along loudly.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I would love to hear his cover of "Let's Go to the Mall."

    sidebar: everything about this news (news to me!) is #97 on my "Top 200 Reasons I Will Never Stop Loving 80s Music." (suck on that, Buzzfeed)

  • Mrs. Julien

    Ah, youth.

  • F'mal DeHyde

    I was a young adult back then and I liked this kind of music but I've never heard of this group... so I definitely didn't know Gervais used to be the lead singer.

    I think he looks better now, the androgynous thing didn't really work for him. Great eyebrows though.

    ETA: he looks a little King Joffreyish the more I look at the photos. hehe

  • eva-lon

    This is all I can think of whenever someone refers to themselves as a "young adult:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

  • delle

    Yes....my first thought is that I'd have to say that he looks more like the strange lovechild of Bowie and Joffrey than a Bowie knockoff per se.

  • Ah I will never get tired of this being rediscovered.
    I also love his little mate. Looks like Ricky's penchant for having a tall, freakish-looking sidekick was established fairly early on.

  • Batesian

    Yes, but are we not going to talk about that other dude's hair? Seriously, he's like Flock of Seagulls and anime had a baby.

  • hippyherb

    hahahahaha. Brilliant.

  • barlowjk

    That is one parody-worthy video. Anyway he's only hot in a specific malnourished British way, i.e. not up close. Kind of like Pete Doherty.

  • Vikring

    There is absolutely nothing sexy about Pete Doherty.

  • Washington Irving

    Muad'Dib?

  • DehydrationStation

    Look at the size of that boy's head. It's like an orange on a toothpick. Oooh, that was offsides, wasn't it? Tonight he'll cry himself to sleep... on his huge pillow!

  • Hawkeye Fierce

    There there now, Heed. (Lookatit! It's like Sputnik: spherical but quite pointy in parts.)

  • DataAngel

    This might explain his fascination with Karl Pilkington's head.

  • Cz

    There's a very David Bowie meets Annie Lennox androgyny thing going on here. And man, those eyebrows. Ps. I didn't know either. Still disbelieving.

  • Nope. You're not the only one who didn't know. Ricky's working those rolled up sleeves.

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