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The Ricky Gervais Show

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Gervais, Merchant and Pilkington's record-breaking banter, accompanied by specially-created animation

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Gervais, Merchant and Pilkington's record-breaking banter, accompanied by specially-created animation

Series 2 Summary

More animated chat from the indefatigable trio. In Series 2, subjects include kidney stones, the animal kingdom, Karl's thoughts on camping and Stephen's embarrassing anecdotes from a recent trip to Rio de Janiero. To name but a few.

  • Clive Warren

    Episode 1

    Karl pitches a bizarre idea for a film, in which the comatose hero, played by Clive Warren, has his brain transplanted into his widow's head.

    Stephen reads from Karl's Diary, which reveals his thoughts about the continent of Australia and why he hates camping and spending time with his in-laws.

  • Two Karls

    Episode 2

    Karl imagines what life would be like if he had a doppelgänger.

    Meanwhile, Ricky poses a logic riddle that Karl has difficulty solving and Stephen shares some embarrassing travel anecdotes.

  • Bee stroking

    Episode 3

    Ricky teaches Karl some facts about animals.

    Karl offers a misguided theory about evolution, then recounts the latest scientific breakthroughs in medicine.

    Stephen reads once more from Karl's Diary, outlining his thoughts about the Congo, the decline of gadgets, and watching films with subtitles.

  • Chameleons

    Episode 4

    Karl addresses one of his pet peeves: animals that are treated like people. He also issues a public safety announcement for chameleons, and Stephen reads from his diary.

  • Giant goldfish

    Episode 5

    Karl reveals that he often goes on walks to observe ants, moths and other insects - and that, once, he saw a bee have a heart attack.

    Later, Stephen asks Karl a question usually posed to guests on American TV series Inside the Actors Studio.

    From Karl's diary, Stephen reads a news report that a new sea creature has been found. He also recites 'If moths had eyes, would they be happier?', an original poem by Karl.

  • Stick insects

    Episode 6

    Karl tells the story of having kidney stones and ponders a phenomenon.

  • Book of freaks

    Episode 7

    Stephen recounts his night out at a London club and Karl writes a poem about a bothersome person he once met in hospital. Ricky casts doubt on Karl's story about a monkey toll-operator.

  • Karl with Shampoo

    Episode 8

    Ricky reads some predictions for the future, prompting Karl to share his theories on them.

  • Dr Karl with Ricky

    Episode 9

    Karl contemplates how many different species are actually needed in the world, and whether or not we should keep looking for new forms of life.

    Ricky describes a vehicle powered by human waste, which Karl enthusiastically endorses.

    Later Ricky and Karl describe their fantasy designs for the world's most perfect animal; Ricky tries to redesign the human body with Karl's help, and Karl questions if inventions like vacuum cleaners and toasters are necessary.

  • ricky_gervais_show: Animation of Karl Pilkington

    Episode 10

    Karl reminisces about an overabundance of breath mints throughout his childhood.

    After years of nursing a childhood leg injury, Karl visits a massage therapist with dubious credentials.

  • The Ricky Gervais Show: Animation of Ricky Gervais

    Episode 11

    After contemplating memory, Ricky and Karl perfom a role play in which they are the two lobes of Karl's brain.

    In Karl's diary, he explains why Martians are more advanced than Earthlings, describes what happens when a horse walks into a bar, and asks whether we're running out of new sounds.

  • The Ricky Gervais Show: Karl

    Episode 12

    Ricky, Stephen and Karl discuss the nature of art. Should old urinals or sharks in formaldehyde be considered as works of art?

    Ricky contemplates the viability of dramatic subject matter as performed by colourful foam puppets; Karl defends whistling as a valid form of artistic expression; and Ricky visits an art gallery.

  • The Ricky Gervais Show: Ricky, Karl and Stephen

    Episode 13

    Ricky and Stephen challenge Karl to describe his ideal version of the world but Karl is suspicious of a perfect life.

    Karl explains his snack eating rituals to Ricky and Stephen in the park.

The Ricky Gervais Show synopsis

Gervais, Merchant and Pilkington's record-breaking banter, accompanied by specially-created animation

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