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The Ricky Gervais Show 

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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ricky Gervais ...  Himself 39 episodes, 2010-2012
Stephen Merchant ...  Himself 39 episodes, 2010-2012
Karl Pilkington ...  Himself 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 Animated Masterpiece Returns. (season 3) See more »


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Official Sites:

HBO [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El Show de Ricky Gervais See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Karl Pilkington: Some people have this sixth sense, they know people are looking at them.
Stephen Merchant: With your perfectly round head I think it's possible people are looking at you all the time.
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Connections

Featured in Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #17.39 (2009) See more »

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Irresistibly funny. I love Karl.
5 July 2012 | by GrowlytedSee all my reviews

There's something so irresistible about Karl Pilkington. I discovered him through the books first. Then I enjoyed watching An Idiot Abroad. I'm not a fan of Ricky Gervais usually, but that doesn't matter here. Karl takes all the teasing in his stride and can give as good as he gets. He's not a victim, although it may come across that way to some viewers. Ricky & Steve both love him and if Karl wasn't happy, he wouldn't keep on working with them. The animation is brilliant. The title sequence alone pulls you in. I don't believe there's that much acting involved. Karl is a unique person and his outlook is refreshing. His Diary is always a highlight. One of the funniest series ever, whether or not you heard the original podcasts.


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