An Idiot Abroad (2010–2013)

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Brit Karl Pilkington has led a sheltered life. Not having done any traveling, he enjoys living within the comforts of what he knows, basically that being what is purely British. As such, ... See full summary »

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Brit Karl Pilkington has led a sheltered life. Not having done any traveling, he enjoys living within the comforts of what he knows, basically that being what is purely British. As such, his friends, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, decide to send Karl to various parts of the world to experience unfamiliar cultures. Stephen believes that travel is a life broadening venture, and hopes that Karl will indeed feel like his life is enriched by these travels. Ricky, however, hopes that Karl will hate every minute of his travels. For Ricky, this experiment is the most expensive gag for his own pleasure that he could have conceived. Written by Huggo

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Narrator: The seven wonders of the world. Christ the Redeemer. The Taj Mahal. The Great Pyramids. Truly man's greatest achievements. But there's one man who sees them differently.
Himself - Presenter: [viewing a picture of the pyramids] If that was on my road, the counsel would be on it to go get that down. It's a death trap.
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Gervais and Merchant sends an idiot abroad.
23 September 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Ricky Gervais and Steve Merchant offers their best friend, Karl Pilkington, the opportunity to visit the seven wonders of the world. Karl is not keen as he's never been a keen traveller and prefers staying in his comfort zone. So the documentary has an extremely 'fish out of water' feel about it. And Karl sees the world differently!!! He's the funniest man on the planet when he's confused, tired or struggling - and he constantly experiences all three from start to finish. Gervais and Merchant keeps in contact with him throughout his travels, ordering him to do challenges and hoping he'll have a breakdown. Karl is very politically incorrect but he gets away with it because he is an idiot.


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