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An Idiot Abroad

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TV Show
2010-2012
1h 0m
English
Sky One
Comedy, Documentary, Adventure, Travel
3 Seasons
19 Episodes
An Idiot Abroad is a British travel documentary television series broadcast on Sky1 and Science, as well as spin-off books published by Canongate Books, created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant and starring Karl Pilkington. The ongoing theme of both the television series and the books is that Pilkington has no interest in global travel, so Merchant and Gervais make him travel while they stay in the United Kingdom and monitor his progress.
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Latest Episodes

The Short Way Round China
The Short Way Round: China
Season 3 Episode 3
December 14th 2012
The Short Way Round India
The Short Way Round: India
Season 3 Episode 2
December 7th 2012
The Short Way Round Venice
The Short Way Round: Venice
Season 3 Episode 1
November 30th 2012
Karl Comes Home
Karl Comes Home
Season 2 Episode 8
November 11th 2011
Climb Mount Fuji
Climb Mount Fuji
Season 2 Episode 7
November 4th 2011
Route 66
Route 66
Season 2 Episode 6
October 28th 2011
Meet a Gorilla
Meet a Gorilla
Season 2 Episode 5
October 21st 2011
Whale Watching
Whale Watching
Season 2 Episode 4
October 14th 2011
Dolphin Swim
Dolphin Swim
Season 2 Episode 3
October 7th 2011
TransSiberian Express
Trans-Siberian Express
Season 2 Episode 2
September 30th 2011
Created By: Ricky Gervais

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Redouaaane says...
11 years ago
I wish there was a version of An Idiot Abroad with Ricky Gervais as a commentary track, his laugh cracks me up!
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SpoBo says...
13 years ago
Karl for president imo :o
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deluxe3 says...
2 years ago
While it's true that the show is partially scripted, I don't think it takes anything away from how ingenious it is. Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant go out of their way to put Karl Pilkington in hilarious and uncomfortable situations all around the world. Whether a true persona or not, Karl is a simple minded-man, who has never traveled outside his small town and hates doing things outside his comfort zone. There is not a lot that Karl likes or understands. Ricky & Stephen make sure to push every button for our enjoyment. The first season has Karl exploring the countries of each of the Seven Wonders. Each episode of the second season has Karl fulfilling bucket list items, but not Karl's. They let him choose 7 things to do from a list of a 100. Needless to say, Ricky and Stephen have plenty of surprises for Karl along the way. Warwick Davis joins Karl for the last season. Their strong dislike for each other is hilarious. Funny all the way through. I belly-laughed so many times. Don't hesitate to watch this if you're looking for some fun. 8/10
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bAN01TgAZ says...
13 years ago
Sky is bringing out season two this autumn. Nice!
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