Johnny Depp calls out Ricky Gervais in 'Life's Too Short': 'No one makes fun of Tim Allen on my watch and gets away with it!'

No one ever doubted that you would get your comeuppance Ricky Gervais, but kudos for somehow making it happen on your own show, to your own benefit. Brilliant! In case you missed it, Gervais called out, well, pretty much everybody at last winter’s Golden Globes. He had particularly nasty things to say about Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie’s nominated film The Tourist, but Depp has now been given the chance to retaliate via an appearance on Gervais’ upcoming BBC2 comedy series, Life’s Too Short.

The show stars Warwick Davis (Willow!!!) as the head of a talent agency for little people, and Gervais recurrs as himself. In the clip, Depp strolls into the office and passive-agressively vents his Gervaisian frustrations in the form of backhanded compliments. “How great for you,” he deadpans when Gervais says he’s been writing his own films. “That must be so great.” Ha! It’s childish, and I love it. Watch the clip below: 

Does this remind anyone else of the Louis CK/Dane Cook joke-stealing face-off of summer 2011? Like Gervais, Louis plays a version of himself in that series, and both showdowns were mutually beneficial. I mean, Depp was even able to tease Dark Shadows, his upcoming Tim Burton directed remake of the 1960’s gothic soap opera, which is going to be amazing. It mean, it has to be. It can’t not be. But the question is this, PopWatchers: Did you laugh? Let us know in the comments, and stop making fun of Tim Allen!

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  • Chelsea

    “How great for you” LOVE it. Makes me want to go and watch my UK Office DVDs.

  • zoot

    LOVE Johnny Depp!!! didn’t know he could be so funny

    • Joan

      ITA. Loved it…”Nobody makes fun of Tim Allen on my watch”

  • noggster

    “No one makes fun of Tim Allen and gets away with it on my watch” His delivery was awesome.

    • Laundry

      Just in a little bit like this one you can see what a great actor Depp is.

      • Ames

        Was he acting? I don’t know, but I’m certainly not going to test it by making fun of Tim Allen, that’s for sure.

  • Alex

    You don’t have to mention Willow. I mean, he played one of the Ewoks, too. How cool is that?

    • Chelsea

      He was also Flitwick in ALL the Harry Potters as well as Griphook in Deathly Hallows.

  • garrison

    this is the best thing Johnny’s been in in the past 3 years

    • punch drunk fool

      Sweeney Todd was good, at least I think so
      Anyway this was funny i didn’t know Depp had the comedic timing hes got here haha

  • Brian

    “Helena Bonham Carter?”
    “How’d you know?”

    • Ana

      Ha! That was the best part.

  • gigi

    Funny. Isn’t this show suppose to air on HBO or Showtime? Definetly will check it out.

  • John

    Great HBC joke….
    Depp, Burton and she must be able to take a joke.

    • Uh

      “Helen Bonham Carter thinks you’re an idiot!” haha Awesome!

  • Annie

    I’ll watch Johnny Depp do anything.

    • Lexi

      Me too! even the Tourist!

  • Oprah

    Johnny Depp is a hack, Ricky Gervais is awesome. Haters gonna hate.

    • sigh

      omg, do you actually have a sense of humor?

      • Chelsea

        In reality, clearly Depp doesn’t care that Ricky “made fun” of him so I hope you don’t think this was him actually calling him out.

      • Chelsea


      • Stevex

        Johnny and Ricky later make up, and celebrate by stuffing Warwick Davis into a toilet. Check out Gervais’ blog to see for yourself.

    • @Oprah

      You’re an idiot!

  • MCJ

    Depp is hilarious…well actually Depp is divine!

  • Uh

    Depp is million times better actor and way funnier than Ricky is and this just proves it. Haha what a cool guy Johnny is to make fun like this with Ricky.

  • googoo

    I didn’t want to laugh, but I did.

    • Laundry

      I wanted to laugh, and I did!

      And oh yeah the video with Johnny Depp was pretty funny too.

  • Vlh

    Looking forward 2 this show. Isn’t Johnny from Florida? That accent is very Madonna.

    • amy

      Actually Johnny was born in KY., his family move to Florida in 1970. He had a very troubled childhood! As you can tell I’m a big fan!

  • Elisha

    When Ricky made the Tourist joke at the Golden Globes everyone assumed Ange and Johnny were horribly offended. They weren’t at all. Before it even happened I read they were both fans of his as they are both big on British comedy and they hate the “Hollywood Royalty” mentality so they love a joke at their own expense. The two even admitted themselves the movie was just an excuse to work together and get to film on location in Venice. I’d say Ricky and Johnny have actually become great friends now.

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