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Great TV show: An Idiot Abroad

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  1. BethsZygote

    BethsZygote In Utero VIP

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    Is my favorite non drama on TV. It follows Karl Pinkerton around on world travels which he basically hates.

    Its plot is they are shooting a (fake) reality show. Karl is sent to different parts of the world and Karl is a simpleton who generally hates doing any activities. Karl is seen interacting with different cultures around the world, and often he talks to the cameraman and points out the most inane things about his travels, sometimes stumbling into different ways of seeing basic things in society at large. If you like deadpan humor. (Steven Colbert is almost certainly the most famous US deadpan(er) currently active), you will love this show.

    The first series (read:season) Karl goes to the 7 wonders of the world,
    the second is "Karls Bucket List",
    and the third season he is teamed up with Warwick Davis (Willow) as they see world attractions. Warwick plays the "straight man" in the their comic routine (ive only watched the first ep of series 3).

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    The scenery is incredible, so are the camera angles, and obviously i think the writing is incredible.
     
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    From the thread title I thought Beff had gotten a travel show :eek:
     
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    him trying to take a crap in China is funny
     
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    Karl *Pilkington lol... Totally agree the show is hilarious, and Karl has always been hilarious, ever since the XFM show
     
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    You haven't seen the new one yet, with Warwick Davis have you? I didn't think that has been broadcast in the US yet.....
     
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    It's available online, they've aired 3 episodes already
     
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    Agree. Very funny show. Carl has a great dry sense of humor, which sometimes can be missed with the Thick British accent.
     
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    Season 3 with Davis is only 3 episodes, but it's pretty good. There's no room for filler and the dynamic between Karl and Warwick is entertaining. I believe it's only aired on Sky 1 in the UK so far, but there are ways around that as you might suspect.
     
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    That's what I thought - that it was a short season. I want to wait to see it on TV. If it's not going to air in the US, then of course I'll watch it online. His next project is also with Karl called Derek. Ricky feels that Netflix is the future, so Derek will only be available through them. His blog says it is slated to air in late January.

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    Oh and p.s. this was Ricky's Christmas list. I might need some rocket skates...
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    I could eat a knob at night.
     
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    Just looked it up, Idiot Abroad 3 airs in the US on the Science Channel starting Jan. 19.
     
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    YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!! Thank you! Justified and an Idiot Abroad in the same month!!!:D
     
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    Mr K Dilkington is an unintentional comic genius
     
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    It's sad because not only is An Idiot Abroad done but so is the Ricky Gervais show on HBO. That's also with Karl!!:bigcry:
     
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    Have you seen the episode with the Honey Buckets ?

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    He knows somewhat what hes doing.
     
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    OMG yes I have.......I've seen all of the episodes at least twice. My husband and I giggle like little girls.
     
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    That sucks. I love that animated show. :(
     
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    It is a bummer. Gervais wrote that he believed the best audio bits had been used and he didn't want to start watering down the product. Good on him, though I think he might underestimate how much the cartoons added to the audio content. That animator did such a great job of capturing their characters and the humor in the little details of their stories.
     

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