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Posted at 08:44 PM ET, 01/15/2012

Golden Globes opening monologue: Did Ricky Gervais nail it or blow it? (Poll and video)

Ricky Gervais arriving at the Golden Globes. (Matt Sayles - AP)

If anyone of the Golden Globe Awards attendees was concerned about being insulted during Ricky Gervais’s opening monologue, they needn’t have expended the energy.

The people and organizations chiefly insulted during his show-launching series of jokes were the Hollywood Foreign Press, NBC, Kim Kardashian and Jodie Foster, target of the most off-color remarks so far.

After noting that he was allegedly not allowed to make fun of Mel Gibson again this year, Gervais quipped that he was specifically not allowed to mention Jodie Foster’s “Beaver,” the film the two co-starred in last year.

Of course, Gervais could not let this double entendre pass without capitalizing on it.

“I haven’t seen it myself,” he added. “I’m speaking for a lot of guys here who haven’t seen it either. But that doesn’t mean it’s not any good.”

Foster had been happily hamming along on-camera until Gervais got to the “speaking for a lot of guys” part, at which point the camera cut away.

Aside from that — and a very funny moment when Gervais asked Johnny Depp onstage if he had seen “The Tourist” yet — it was a pretty run-of-the-mill monologue. Amusing, but hardly the controversial piece of work the Foreign Press and NBC had been hyping.

Of course, the night is still young. But regarding his opener, how did you think Gervais did?

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