An Idiot Abroad, Season 1HDClosed Captioning
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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|
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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!!!
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.
Looks like I'm the only one here who thinks this series was absolutely horrible. I watched "China" and it was OK; I liked to see the people and view a country that has been closed to the outside world for so long. But then came "India" and I was thoroughly disgusted. Close minded or not, I thought the practices of these people to be beyond belief. Yet Karl was supposed to broaden his horizons and be accepting no matter what. First it puzzled me, then it become pure repulsion.
The situations Karl was purposely put in and the mockery of him was nothing short of sadistic. The idea that we are to "understand" the world, no matter how different from our own, is simply asking too much. We all have boundaries that we are comfortable with and there is nothing wrong with that. But many times IMO this season crossed them way too often. I really felt sorry for Karl, who ends up as the most intelligent of the lot. Ricky and Stephen have a mean streak and it simply was not funny to see them mock their "friend". With friends like these, who needs enemies?
Shame on the producers of this mess.