The Ricky Gervais Show, Season 1HDClosed Captioning
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From the Creators of The Office and Extras comes the new comedy series, The Ricky Gervais Show. The series is an animated version of Gervais' podcasts that earned a spot in The Guinness Book of World Records for the most downloads. It is voiced by Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, and colleague and friend Karl Pilkington whose offbeat musings inspire many of the storylines which include the merits of 20th century inventions; Karl's suggestion for population control; how philosophy has evolved through the ages; Karl's round head; and his thoughts on charity.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSpace Monkey||Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant briefly explain the ongoing experiment of turning their pointless conversations with friend and colleague Karl Pilkington into an animated series and then settle down to pointlessly discuss a range of topics.||22:55||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoKnob At Night||Stephen provides conversation fodder in the form of fan emails, leading to discussions about a lion that laid waste to Cambodian midget fighters. Karl shares his experiences of being conned when hes given in to his charitable instincts.||23:36||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoCharity||Karl revisits his concept for improving the life cycle. Pilkington also shoots holes in the practice of donating a goat to an African family in lieu of giving a holiday gift, and finds flaw with the assumption that space travel is pleasurable.||26:18||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoDolphins||Karl defends facials as more reasonable than enemas, and the friends discuss the customs of tribes in Papua New Guinea. Fan email raises the specter of armed dolphins and, in Monkey News, Karl relays the tale of a lonely monkey brought home by a zookeeper.||20:31||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoGlass Houses||Ricky and Stephen challenge Karls interpretations of famous sayings such as, People who live in glass houses shouldnt throw stones. Stephen questions Karl on what hes learned since his New Years resolution to learn something new every day.||24:03||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoCobblers||Karl considers what body part he could do without and explains why he likes to do the dishes. Other headier topics include Descartes and Platos untimely demise, as well as Karls feelings about the usefulness of the saying A stitch in time saves nine.||26:26||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Diary||Karl is back from holiday where he decided to start a diary. Ricky begs to read some of it, revealing a new invention Karl has come up with: A watch that counts down the days and time to ones death.||24:25||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoNuts||Responding to fan emails, Karl is put on the spot about whether he would choose Ricky or Stephen to rescue from a sinking ship. The guys read from Karls new massive diary. Other topics include: face transplants, Karl's lessons for children and suggestions for redesigning various creatures (the camel, the octopus). In Monkey News: An airline with striking workers resorts to a chimpanzee co-pilot, but is busted by an older female passenger in search of nuts.||25:30||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|9||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Jockey||In a newly minted segment Questions for Karl, the anointed pundit discusses time travel and adult diapers. Stephen reads more entries from Karl's diary, which entertain Ricky immensely. In Monkey News: A 1950s gangster was duped into using a monkey as jockey in an important race.||24:05||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|10||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Fight||Karl holds forth on what his approach would be to teaching. He throws out a few examples of provocative discussion topics including a dishwasher being found on Mars and dinosaurs as a form of population control. Questions from fans lead to a discussion about the viability of changing the length of a day. Stephen reads from Karl's diary, highlighting observations about whistling, worried ducks and a different kind of doppelganger. In Monkey News: A man with failing eye sight who ends up at a chimp doctor.||24:53||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|11||HDClosed CaptioningVideoBeetles||This weeks topics include Karls Valentines Day advice, interpreting Wittgenstein and the rights of fish. Stephen and Ricky explain Kafkas Metamorphosis, and Karl ponders life as a beetle as well as other insects. In readings from Karls diary, we hear Karls observations about various sayings and articles hes read as well as a visit to his family. In Monkey News: Karl announces this will be the final segment.||24:18||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|12||HDClosed CaptioningVideoNoises||Stephen and Ricky have Karl complete the Inside the Actors Studio questionnaire which leads to lively discussion about worm and flower cognition. Karl ponders organ donation in light of the possibility of an afterlife. Stephen reads from Karls Diary, which includes musings on slippers, plumbing snafus, and germs.||25:23||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|13||HDClosed CaptioningVideoFreaks||Karl ponders his entry interview with God at the Pearly Gates and reminisces about his youth. Stephen reads from Karls Diary, hi-lighting passages about alien mind reading and whether having ones head on backwards is harder than having ones hands reversed. Finally, Karl offers his top five list of freaks.||24:46||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Do you need to spend $10 more for the hd version of an animation? No.
I watched this on HBO and I can't stop! The thoughts of Karl Pilkington are so funny and unique and the animation puts those thoughts and abosurdities to life. I watch these over and over and always find something new and funny!
One of the funniest shows I've ever seen. And you can watch it over and over again because you'll always see funny stuff you missed the first time.
If I could give one show 6 stars, this would be it...but because I can only give it 5 I now have to go back and change all my other 5s to 4s.