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.
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What Doesn't Kill You, Only Makes You Stronger.
One of the shortest series, but in my opinion, one of the funniest and most original yet. Fairly cheap so good value for money so stands its one as one of the best from all 5 series.
Having listened to the vast back catalogue of Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington including their XFM shows and Guide To series, this was an obvious purchase.
Honestly the interaction between the three friends is the main reason I keep coming back - that and listening to the zany yet often insightful nonsense that constantly spills out of Karl Pilkington's mouth is probably the highlight. That and Ricky's laugh.
I have to say all three - they work best when they riff off of each other.
The only downside was that it finished! Could have listened for hours. I will definitely be looking for the others in the series.
Although this season of Ricky Gervais' podcast doesn't QUITE meet the incredibly high standards previously set in previous editions, it's still solid gold.
So this is totally hilarious Karl is totally on point with this one... I love Ricky's reactions to Karl's stories... One of my favorite episodes lol
"one of the best"
enjoyed it. one if the best of the series. that's all I have to say about that.
Great stuff. Three British men (one an idiot) arguing about virtually every subject imaginable. Ricky Gervais, Steven Mitchell, & Karl Dilkington.
"Laugh out loud funny!"
This is my go to listen when I run out of new material. No matter how many time I listen to it I laught out loud. Carl is my hero.
"Genius x 3... but audio could be better"
I love the raw, spontaneous nature of their exchanges... and thanks to the animated HBO series, I could picture much of this in my head as well... but the audio needs balancing. Ricky's laugh is SO loud, and Karl's talking sometimes so mumbled, that it is difficult to find a good volume.
"I still can't figure out if he's for real"
Not really, these are a one shot deal for me, a bit like when someone tells you a joke, it's not as good the second time.
Yes and I do immediately after I listen
There are three of them, Ricky has a strange laugh, Karl is monotone ...I don't like Steve at all
THE KARL SHOW...with Ricky and steve
"Wish I listened to these sooner"
As with the previous ones, this season of the Ricky Gervais Show was funny, with lots of moments in which I couldn't help but wonder if Karl's dialogue is scripted. He is a psychological experiment in podcast form.
"Karl Dilkington has a head like an effing orange."
That dopey, round-headed, shaven monkey...
He's 'avin a laugh.
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