Here are three special episodes of
The Ricky Gervais Show, featuring those doyens of the medium, the eponymous multi-award winning Ricky Gervais; Steve Merchant (
Extras); and the round-headed idiot savant, Karl Pilkington.
Part I: Halloween
Ghostly drivel abounds as Steve consults an SMS-based oracle, Karl experiences a kidney probing, Steve visits Bristol, Karl becomes a Godfather, and Ricky tells of some lighter moments at the morgue. (Includes a CD-giveaway contest that has already expired - sorry!)
Part II: Thanksgiving
Karl is unfamiliar with the American public holiday mentioned in the show's title and launches a campaign for a calendar-free society. Ricky explains the origins of Thanksgiving, prompting him to ask Karl who might be a good choice for a present-day pilgrim father. Steve brings up the sterling work mice are carrying out in the name of medicine. Karl's hypochondria comes to the fore as he describes a recent visit to a leg-rubber who prescribes a toe-based soporific. More readings from Karl's diary; UFOs; the will to live; Madeira cake; Relative merits of gay and heterosexual men's pornographic magazines; Oxfam's extended product lines; and Karl is concerned about the shortage of new sounds. Plus there's a (now defunct, obviously) competition to win copies of Karl's book and the new CD box set.
Part III - Christmas
Karl reflects on the year past and singles out an unlikely highlight; Steve stocks up on yuletide essentials; Karl advocates an anarchic Christmas and complains about his domestic chores; Karl's diary draws to a close with revelations of bothersome footwear, cravat-luggage, not-so-current affairs, bees, beds, and worry-holes; and Ricky provides an emotional exit en route to the orphanage.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Gervais, Merchant and Pilkington Strike Again
Simply amazing. For a while I forgot how hilarious this trio is, but was quickly reminded and ended up cackling to myself whilst listening in my car. And changing lanes (not a particularly sane look).
However, I did find it slightly bizarre that the English podcast-ers dedicated two segments to what are primarily (in the case of Thanksgiving: exclusively) American holidays. In the words of Mr. Pilkington; "I don't know why we are doing this." Yet I suppose Karl's drivel doesn't need a contextual theme, it stands alone.
Please continue the podcasts Karl!
Never are you more of a comedic genius than when you are locked in a little room in London with Ricky and Steve.
This was free
In Part 1, Ricky says they are doing these three free podcasts as a thankyou to the fans who bought all their last podcasts. Now they are charging for it? And they way they treated fan site Pilkipedia for hosting these files as a free download (before they started charging for it) was disgraceful. Shame on you Ricky and co.
Extremely funny stuff and very good value for money
These guys are hilarious - especially Karl. His unique way of looking at things is extremely funny and at times it does actually make a wierd kind of sense.
Some people whinge about the cost of these (in light of the fact that Ricky says that they are giving them to the fans for free). First of all noone is twisting anyone's arm to make them buy it, secondly it costs $4 AU and I for one think that $4 is exceptionally cheap for some very funny material. If you're worried about spending $4 don't buy that pie you were going to have for lunch.