Ricky Gervais thinks 'This Is Spinal Tap', the 1984 mockumentary, is the funniest movie ever made.
Ricky Gervais thinks 'This Is Spinal Tap' is the funniest movie ever made.
The 'Muppets Most Wanted' star is a huge fan of the 1984 mockumentary about the misadventures of a clueless British rock band in the 70s and says it has been a huge influence on him.
He said: ''This Is Spinal Tap is the funniest movie ever created and the biggest influence on my comedy. I first saw it when I was in a band and thought this was made for me. I even know by heart the lines from the film. We're never going to see a film as good as that again.''
The 52-year-old funnyman - who created the hit show 'The Office' - also says he was heavily influenced by 'The Godfather' when he first saw it too.
He added to People magazine: '''The Godfather' made me want to be powerful and respected. I wanted to go down to the pub and say, 'Turn this music down' and have them say, 'Sorry Don Gervaisy, of course.' ''