An Idiot Abroad, Season 1HDClosed Captioning
Open iTunes to preview or buy TV shows.
Ricky Gervais and longtime friend Stephen Merchant are sending their uncultured colleague, Karl Pilkington on a quest to discover the Seven Wonders of the World. Not a man known for his taste or wisdom, Pilkington's journey is the stuff of legend and has to be seen to be believed. Join the adventure and discover what happens when they send An Idiot Abroad.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoChina||Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant send reluctant Karl Pilkington to see the Great Wall of China. En route Karl is forced to experience traditional fire massage, l earn the ancient art of Kung Fu, and discovers a disturbing fact about his future.||43:28||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoIndia||Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant send reluctant Karl Pilkington to India to see the Taj Mahal. But before he can get there, he's forced to visit the largest religious festival in the world, stay in an Ashram with a living Saint, and play with cow poo.||43:16||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoJordan||Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant send reluctant Karl Pilkington to see Petra in Jordan. But before he even gets there, Karl's forced to go on a tour of the Middle East that takes in the religious sights of Israel, a tour of Palestine, and the Dead Sea.||42:56||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMexico||Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant send reluctant Karl Pilkington to see Chichen Itza in Mexico. Arriving in the middle of the Easter celebrations, Karl witnesses a crucifixion, is forced to do Mexican wrestling, and learn cowboy skills.||43:06||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEgypt||Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant send reluctant Karl Pilkington to Egypt to see the Great Pyramids. He tries out a traditional Egyptian outfit, experiences Cairo night life, and comes across a restaurant whose staff are all deaf.||43:00||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoBrazil||Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant send reluctant Karl Pilkington to Brazil to see Christ the Redeemer. But before he can even get there he takes part in the Rio Carnival, immerses himself in Rio's gay scene, and learns about Brazil's beaches.||42:50||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPeru||Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant send reluctant Karl Pilkington to Peru to see his final wonder of the world, Machu Picchu. But before he gets there he's unexpectedly dropped in the middle of the Amazon where he's forced to survive in the jungle.||44:18||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoKarl Comes Home||Karl Pilkington finally returns home after travelling around the world to see the Seven Wonders of the World. Back in Britain he's quizzed about his travels abroad by his friends Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, who want to find out if he's actually learned anything from his experiences.||43:52||$2.99||View in iTunes|
5 Stars for Karl, 0 for iTunes
Did I really just pay 2 bucks for a bleeped, network TV version of this show? There's a warning in the beginning that there will be foul language and mild nudity, but why bother with that when it's all bleeping and editing? The show loses so much character with the bleeps. Disappointed, iTunes. If we can buy uncensored records, surely this must apply to TV.
This show is was a great idea by funnyman Ricky Gervais. They send their very close-minded friend, Karl, around the world to see the 7 wonders. The thing is, Karl hates traveling and sees no point in learning about other cultures. His view points on everything from food, language, the way people look, and even the 7 wonders themselves are hillarious. Kept me laughing. Definately a must watch show! And if you get a chance, watch the preview episode. It's an inside view of the show and the idea behind it. Lots of candid interviews, and makes the episodes that much funnier.
Karl Pilkington is hysterical! His strange view of life and the people he encounters is perfect for someone that is traveling the world! I can't stop laughing!!!