An Idiot Abroad *discussion on all episodes*

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    jpcapili

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    Has anyone caught the first two episodes? I thought it's very funny.

    It is a spin-off book featuring Ricky Gervais, Karl Pilkington and Stephen Merchant

    The series has 7 episodes covering China, India, Jordan, Mexico, Egypt, Brazil and Peru.

    The central premise of both the television series and the book is that Pilkington has no interest in global travel and so Merchant and Gervais make him travel, for education and comedy purposes respectively, while themselves staying in London and monitoring his progress.
     
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    scooterboy

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    A listings search on tivo.com shows no results when I enter the title.

    What channel and when is this on?
     
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    Dignan

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    Sky 1 HD, probably not "legal" yet. The show does exist out there.
     
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    It's a wonderfully funny show. I know that Ricky says but there are moments when you just can't believe Karl is real. My favorite moments are actually when he really does see the wonder in the places he is visiting.
     
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    It's great! Thanks for the suggestion! I had no idea this show existed.
     
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    +1 :up:
     
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    Dignan

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    Wow is that series funny. I had a smirk on my face most of the time.

    It reminds me of the things Ian Wright or Michael Palin would probably have wanted to say on trips to strange lands. Fans of Amazing Race, Lonely Planet, The Ricky Gervais show etc.. Also fans of the Long Way Round series.

    Thanks for the heads up.
     
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    caslu

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    Okay folks, don't try that penis trick at home.... AGGGHHHH!!!!
     
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    This weeks episode was great, it had all aspects. At times Karl was happy, funny, and totally pissed off, he got the whole thing going.

    I'll spoiler this so as not to spoil it if you have not seen it yet

    his comment about Jerusalem being like Pac Man because of all the religious groups chasing you was comical.

    It was clear he knew about the "kidnapping" in advance

    His refusal to get on the camel and running away from the dancers was wonderful.
     
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    "Karlos" in Mexico was hysterical. Personal favorite was the bit on cowboys.
     
  13. lambertman

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    This has been picked up by Science Channel (yes, Science Channel) and will start airing in January.

    Press Release
     
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    Also airing on the Discovery Channel, starting Jan 21.

    Barbeedoll
     
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    Wanted to bump this for people who were interested. Tonight on Science Channel.

    Absolutely Brilliant.
     
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    If you think that you have a Season Pass for An Idiot Abroad, check again and check this thread in the Season Pass Alert forum.

    (Summary: The program guide altered the name sometime last week and which invalidated Season Passes made previously. Also all episodes other than the preview are stamped with the date they premiered in the UK, so a 'new episode only' season pass will skip them).
     
  17. Hoffer

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    I just learned of this show Friday. I loved the Ricky Gervais podcasts with Karl. I'm 15 minutes into the episode where Karl goes to India. So far, so good!!
     
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    I just watched the first episode this week! I loved it! The others are waiting for me to watch.
     
  19. scooterboy

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    So far I've seen the Wall of China episode and the India episode.

    I have to say - based on what Karl has seen so far, I agree with him. I wouldn't go to either of those places if those are the conditions there. I'll stay right here thank you very much.

    Then again, my rule of thumb for traveling is "if ice is a luxury there, I'll stay here". It's not that ice is that important to me. It's just a very good indicator that they will not have the conveniences that I need in order to enjoy myself.
     
  20. bareyb

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    Yeah. Traveling is overrated. Especially now... I'd rather watch shows like this. :)
     

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