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Ricky Gervais jokes about Extras prophecy after Samuel L Jackson gaffe

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Ricky Gervais has joked about the latest correct prediction from his BBC sitcom Extras after Samuel L Jackson was mistaken for Laurence Fishburne.

The fifth episode of Gervais's series in 2005 featured Maggie (Ashley Jensen) mistaking Jackson - playing himself - for The Matrix actor Fishburne.


Earlier this week, the Avengers actor was congratulated on his "Super Bowl commercial" - starring Fishburne - by KTLA's entertainment anchor Sam Rubin.

Gervais noted that this is the third moment that Extras has correctly predicted, following Kate Winslet's Oscar win and Lionel Blair's participation in Celebrity Big Brother.


Last month, Gervais pointed out his show's fortune-telling nature, joking that Ross Kemp will now "knock out a horse".

Samuel L Jackson reacted angrily to Sam Rubin's mistake, saying: "There's more than one black guy doing commercials.

"I'm the 'What's in your wallet?' black guy. He's the car black guy. Morgan Freeman is the other credit card black guy."

Jackson currently stars in RoboCop, which is out now in UK cinemas and opens in the US on February 12.

Watch a trailer for RoboCop below:



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