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Karl Pilkington: An Idiot Abroad (Blu-ray)

Featuring: Karl Pilkington, Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 15 years & over

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  Hilarious New Outlook on Travel

| | See all Rambo456's reviews (1259)

Never heard of Karl Pilkington, got this on the basis that Ricky Gervais was involved in it.
And as with most things involving Ricky Gervais, it turned out to be a very good laugh.
Karl Pilkington and his views on other Cultures, Countries and People is just hilarious.
The Countries visited are all interesting, and you get a tourists eye view of the countries and people,
as opposed to the perfect view you get on other travel shows.
Funny, Informative and Different. One to Watch.

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| | See all chimpcheng's reviews (1)

This show is brilliant. If you have the BD or DVD then you MUST get the book, if you have the book then you MUST get this series.

Funny, informative and told from the "everyman" POV, you will not regret picking this up.

  Karl = Genius, that's right, he's a genius I tell you

| | See all YeahNice's reviews (9)

Loved every moment of this series. Karl is a comedy legend and deserves the success that this show has brought. I know there is mixed opinions about Karl but anyone who dislikes him... well the humour has simply gone straight over their head in my opinion.

This show is more cleverly put together than it would first seem and I recommend it to anyone who fancies some great down to earth fun.


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Great show, down to earth humor that hasn't been around enough recently. They MUST do another series, only with all 3 of them travelling, that would be histerical.

  The 8th Wonder?

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Watch out, the title is a little esoteric; Karl is far from stupid. We're all familiar with the podcasts, the extras on the DVD of The Office, yet this doc manages to perfectly situate you between the exotic 7 wonders and the far from exotic perspective of Pilkington.
Not as clever as The Office, or as subversive as Extras, it stands on its own amongst the three as being the most honest, and reflective of the stereotypical Englishman. It makes for hilarious viewing; his seemingly ad-libbed one liners and puerile, contradictive approach to man's greatest achievements are clearly the highlight, coupled with some cruelly amusing situations Gervais and Merchant put him in.
As with all their work, it's a love - hate relationship, but the viewer is left wondering whether Karl could qualify as the 8th Wonder of the World. Highly recommend.

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  One of the most original and funny shows in recent years

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This show will have anyone laughing from the start. if you're familiar with the Pilkington/Gervais/Merchant trio (and I'm putting Pilkington first on purpose) then you will know what sort of person Karl Pilkington is, if you're not familiar with them then I'd recommend getting the podcasts/audiobooks or watching The Ricky Gervais Show (which is an animated version of the original podcasts).

The show follows Karl Pilkington, a round-headed Manc feller who has a really obscure outlook on everything. It's not fair to call him stupid because he's clever in his own way, so things that happen to him and things that he says during the show are genuinely hilarious because he's not being offensive, he just doesn't know any better.

If you're into slapstick comedy, this isn't for you. If you're into watching a funny funny man travel to the seven wonders (with a head like an orange), this is right up your street.

  Funniest thing i have ever seen.

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After watching the first episdoe i immediately pre-ordered the series. I have never laughed so much in my life. From every little comment Karl has to his funniest reaction. Karl manages to pull off what any other travel show have never, and probably wouldn't want to do. And that's showing every little flaw he comes across. He rarely says anything good about the places he goes to if anything at all, and ive never laughed so much in my life. A must see for any comedy fan. Looking forward to the rest of the series, and a great collection to have on my shelf.

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