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, ...
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Ricky and Stephen send Karl on his first trip to perhaps Karl's worst nightmare: China. The reason that Karl is so afraid of this locale is that what he is exposed to of Chinese culture - that being ...
Karl isn't overly concerned about going to Mexico beyond Ricky and Stephen's assertion that it probably is the most dangerous place from a personal safety perspective than anywhere he's traveled thus...
Sick of It is a scripted comedy series that sees Karl Pilkington take on two roles - himself, and the voice inside his head, as he muddles through the mundane life he may have led if he hadn't met Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.
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
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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.
Karl Pilkington - Presenter:
[viewing a picture of the pyramids]
If that was on my road, the council would be on it to go get that down. It's a death trap.
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I love Karl Pilkington and have loved this series to date (4 episodes). I agree with many other reviews that certain parts were disappointing e.g the Israeli kidnapping, but in the main the show has been fantastic. Karl Pilkington is both the weirdest bloke I've ever seen but at the same time the most normal too....go figure! I love his monologues and anecdotes and my only complaint would be that the show should have more of these and fewer gimmicks/stunts.
As a concept, the show is great. Miserable, small-headed Manc going around the world's most prestigious and cultural locations moaning about them all. If you can just ignore the occasional blatant contrivance and enjoy the show for what it is, you'll love it.
Best line ever on the nudist beach, "Never seen anyone bend down as much as that bloke!" - quality!
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