October 27th, 2011
12:45 PM ET
If it feels like Gervais' routine at the Golden Globes was a lifetime ago, it's because it sort of was, but that doesn't make this clip from the comedian/actor's new show any less funny.
Gervais recruited Johnny Depp to play the disgruntled Hollywood star still ticked that Gervais had the nerve to "trash" him "in front of, like, 200 million people at the Golden Globes," as "The Rum Diary" actor says in the clip for the sitcom "Life's Too Short."
Upon being introduced to Gervais, Depp falls into character: "I actually remember him from the Golden Globes," he says. "I'm fine. Just doing another film that's probably going to make loads of money. Probably a lot more money than any film you've ever made."
When Depp reveals why he's being so antagonistic towards Gervais, he tells the Brit funnyman, "I want you to know this, and I want you to carry this with you for the rest of your days. No one makes fun of Tim Allen on my watch, and gets away with it." Burn!
In perhaps the biggest compliment to the talents of the two stars, Gervais had to tweet an explanation that this dust-up was just for laughs on "Life's Too Short."
"This is why mankind is finished. Loads of people think the Johnny Depp clip is real," he wrote Thursday. "I kid you not. It is 100% scripted! Unbelievable."
The series, also starring Warwick Davis and Stephen Merchant, is debuting overseas in November and will head to HBO in 2012, according to the Washington Post.
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