Sunday, February 20, 2011

An Idiot Abroad

This weekend, a friend of mine turned me on to a hidden gem on the Science network (which by the way I had never heard of until this week and it turns out the previous article is on it too). If you are familiar with Ricky Gervais, you will adore this show. Produced by Gervais, the show follows Ricky's close friend Karl Pilkington traveling around the world. The kick behind it is Karl isn't the worldiest or most PC person. He has clearly never traveled or met foreigners.

To be honest you spend the entire show laughing at Karl, and it is incredibly entertaining. Karl is a moron. But his one liners make you crack up. Additionally, Ricky and Stephen Merchant call and mock Karl throughout the episode. Karl is attempting to visit the wonders of the world. So far we have watched Mexico, Egypt and India and I have already set a season pass. He spent the entire mexico episode looking for Mexican jumping beans. My husband had a good laugh at watching Karl try to comprehend the squat toilets in India.

SET YOUR TIVOS! It airs on the science network on Sat nights at 10pm :)

Be warned you might need a Brit to translate a line or two. Crazy Brits!


Maggie Cats said...

I discovered this show while visiting the Science Network page while researching the whole Firefly thing, and had just DVRed a bunch of Idiot Abroad eps@! I haven't watched them yet, but hearing that they are actually good makes me more excited. Hurray!

Jennifer said...

Mike and I got hooked on this show a few weeks ago...he found it while channel surfing one night and before we knew it we were cracking up. Good stuff.

Anonymous said...

the fucker in glasses above the other two fuckers is an actor of `Hall Pass`