Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant talk to Karl Pilkington about important things in life whilst Karl provides anything but intelligent answers. Comedy at its finest with wonderful animation.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Ricky Gervais ...  Self 39 episodes, 2010-2012
Stephen Merchant ...  Self 39 episodes, 2010-2012
Karl Pilkington ...  Self 39 episodes, 2010-2012
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Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant talk to Karl Pilkington about important things in life whilst Karl provides anything but intelligent answers. Comedy at its finest with wonderful animation.

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The Extremely Animated Series Returns. (season 2) See more »


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This television show was basically the podcast set to new animation. The podcasts were edited down to fit into the half-hour format and additional sound effects and music were added for comic effect. See more »

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Karl Pilkington: I think there are some bacteria that have better lives than that.
Stephen Merchant: That's GOT to be offensive.
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The Karl Pilkington Show, More Like!
18 January 2013 | by TheDoctorAndSee all my reviews

When you watch this show, it is hard to not be in stitches at what Karl says. Ricky's laugh also adds some comedic value to some of what Karl has said.

This show includes much dialogue from the earlier podcasts of Gervais, Merchant and Pilkington, but has been given a kind of Hanna Barbera- esque animated backdrop. We are treated to scenes during the conversations to give us an idea of how this would/did happen in real life. It also includes newer dialogue, i.e. An Idiot Abroad is even mentioned in some episodes.

Despite the fact that the Show is called "The Ricky Gervais Show", the real star is Karl Pilkington. I assume it was called this because Ricky was more famous than Karl when the podcasts started (if Karl was famous at all at this point). Fans of Ricky's laugh will not be disappointed to hear it in most, if not all, episodes, usually after Karl has given his point of view on something.

I would highly recommend that you watch this, along with "An Idiot Abroad", which also stars Karl Pilkington, but with less screen time for Gervais and Merchant.

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19 February 2010 (USA) See more »

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The Ricky Gervais Show See more »

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