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About THE RICKY GERVAIS SHOW & Episode Guides

About THE RICKY GERVAIS SHOW & Episode Guides

The Ricky Gervais Show Aired From February 19, 2010 -  July 13, 2012 On HBO

About the Show:
Derived from the original XFM radio show and having broken world records as a podcast download, THE RICKY GERVAIS SHOW has now been drawn into a superbly funny animated series featuring the musings of Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington. The animation combines the simplicity of Hanna-Barbera with the wackiness of Genndy Tartakovsky and is colourful and surreal, bringing the much loved series to life in a new light.


Actor’s name

Character’s name

Ricky Gervaisvoiced Himself
Stephen Merchantvoiced Himself
Karl Pilkingtonvoiced Himself


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Season 1

Episode 1: Space Monkey
Ricky and Stephen debate the merits of 20th century inventions with Karl; the guys introduce ``Monkey News.''

Episode 2: Knob at Night
Stephen shares a story about a Cambodian ring fight and an e-mail from a fan; Karl tries to avoid donating to charities.

Episode 3: Charity
Topics include Karl’s theory on a reverse-aging process; Charitable gifts for families in need; The merits of space travel; A choice of superpowers; Personal mottoes. Also: a “Monkey News” segment about a Moscow TV station.

Episode 4: Dolphins
Karl admits that he is getting a face rub at a spa; The customs of undocumented tribes in New Guinea; Ricky and Karl’s trip to an antiquities store; A fan’s e-mail warns of dangerous dolphins.

Episode 5: Glass Houses
Karl answers questions from fans; Karl deciphers the true meaning of sayings; Karl's New Year's resolution; "Monkey News."

Episode 6: Cobblers
A fan asks Karl which body part he could live without; Fan mail questions for Karl; "Monkey News."

Episode 7: The Diary
Ricky and Stephen read passages from Karl's diary; Nicknames; "Monkey News."

Episode 8: Nuts
Karl answers fan E-mails, Stephen reads more from Karl's diary; Karl discusses how he would redesign animals; "Monkey News."

Episode 9: The Jockey
Questions for Karl; Karl's Diary; Monkey News.

Episode 10: The Fight
Karl discusses his teaching methods; Questions for Karl; Karl's Diary; Monkey News.

Episode 11: Beetles
Karl gives advice for Valentine's Day; Karl imagines what it would be like to be a beetle; Karl's Diary; final Monkey News.

Episode 12: Noises
Inside the Actors Studio questionnaire; Karl discusses the afterlife; Karl's Diary.

Episode 13: Freaks
Inside the Actors Studio questionnaire; Karl's Diary; Karl's Top 5 Freaks.



Season 2

Episode 1: Clive Warren
Karl tells Ricky and Stephen about his pitch of a movie starring "Clive Warren" and Rebecca De Mornay; Stephen reads more pages from Karl's diary, revealing Karl's dislike of camping in Australia and his tendency to save insects from falling into a swimming pool.

Episode 2: Doppleganger
Karl discusses what his doppelganger would be like; Ricky gives Karl a riddle; what Karl does not like about Ricky's cat; Stephen discusses his holiday to Rio for Carnival.

Episode 3: The Fly
The trio discuss animals and diseases; evolution; a fly that is kept as a pet; Karl's Diary.

Episode 4: Onion
Ricky relates some interesting animal facts; after remembering that he needed to add an onion to his grocery list, Karl asks himself a deep question; entries from Karl s diary include Karl pondering why people bother to take pictures of mimes.

Episode 5: Insects
Karl shares the fact that he often goes on walks to observe ants, moths and other insects; Karl ponders the best animal to be if everything were the same size as humans; Stephen asks Karl a question posed to guests.

Episode 6: Kidneys
Karl tells the story of having kidney stones; Karl ponders a phenomenon; Karl's Diary; and more.

Episode 7: Night Club
Karl ponders height extremes when he learns that one of his new fans is the actor Warwick Davis; Stephen tells the tale of him visiting a night club.

Episode 8: Future
Karl makes several predictions about humanity's distant future.

Episode 9: Natural History
Ricky talks about undiscovered species and shares an idea for the "Car of the Future".

Episode 10: Leg Rubber
Karl discusses childhood memories of Tic Tacs, and tells of his recent visit to a "professional leg rubber".

Episode 11: Mrs. Battersby
Karl shares his thoughts about the two sides of the brain and the "sixth sense".

Episode 12: Art
Karl discusses art and suggested adaptations of literature and film featuring The Muppets.

Episode 13: Munchies
Ricky asks Karl if he would give up his real life to live in a virtual-reality isolation tank. And Karl discusses his thoughts about happiness.



Season 3

Episode 1: Bryan's Brain
Topics for the third-season premiere include Karl's theory on museum collections; an invention for a mug coaster; and a fashion-trend disappointment. Also: Karl's movie idea about a man whose brain is transplanted into Tom Cruise's body.

Episode 2: Comic Relief
Topics include Karl's thoughts on wills and suggestion of marriage as a tax shelter. Also: Stephen recalls a costume from his childhood; Karl pitches an idea for charitable pursuits.

Episode 3: Armed Forces
Karl explains why he'd like to join the Army and recounts his most harrowing acts of bravery.

Episode 4: Room 102
Topics include Room 102, based on George Orwell's Room 101 from "1984"; an idea for stopping overweight people from eating late-night snacks; and what Karl would take to a desert island.

Episode 5: Karl's Day
Karl describes a typical day in his life, which includes spending time alone working on do-it-yourself projects.

Episode 6: The English
Ricky, Stephen and Karl share their definitions of what it means to be an Englishman. Also: Karl explains why, if he wasn't English, he'd rather be Italian.

Episode 7: Law & Order
Topics include Karl's views on capital punishment; Ricky's observance of the Ten Commandments; and how Karl would deal with a hostage situation.

Episode 8: Medicine
Topics include Karl's thoughts on medical advancements; sickness; and an idea for a machine that would enable physicians to feel their patients' pain.

Episode 9: Earth
Topics include the origins of the universe and the evolution of creatures other than humans. Also: Karl discusses the downside of recycling; world travel; and restroom encounters.

Episode 10: Society
Topics include the laws of society and what Karl would do if he were in a position of authority. Also: Stephen asks Karl how he would have reacted had he been on the bus with Rosa Parks in Alabama in 1955.

Episode 11: Wartime
Topics include Karl's thoughts on the importance of historic artifacts and how his book will be viewed in the future. Also: Karl ponders the meaning of popular wartime expressions and what life is like for a soldier's spouse.

Episode 12: World Cup
Topics include Ricky and Stephen watching soccer's World Cup while sharing a hotel bed; the problems of overzealous sports fans and cheating in sports; Ricky's childhood soccer tryout; and Karl's saliva production.

Episode 13: Year
Topics in the Season 3 finale include Karl's thoughts on the insect world; and Stephen's embarrassment when buying condoms. Also: entries from Karl's diary about cutting avocados, dating twins and visiting his parents.

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