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Savannah Guthrie

Ricky Gervais barks and bites with his return as Globes host

Could the Golden Globes' bad boy do it again? The answer was a biting yes.

Ricky Gervais, whose three-year stretch as Globes host both tickled and clobbered his audience, was back on duty Sunday after yielding the task the past three years to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

His return found him rested, ready and once again the life of NBC's Globes party as he sank his canines into show-biz propriety.

"Relax, I'm going to try to be nice," he claimed during his monologue.

Not likely. The shock value of his "Globes" monologues has dulled by now, but he can still draw blood. (And he proved a welcome palate cleanser for anyone who watched the Globes...