Wednesday, January 26, 2011

An Idiot Abroad


Sticking for a bit to the TV theme, I’ve found another outstanding show on the Science Channel. It is the brain child of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. This pair worked on a radio show together and there they met radio producer Karl Pilkington. Pilkington was quite a character who had narrow minded opinions on everything that were just too funny to be ignored.

One thing they found funny about him was that he had never traveled abroad. His biggest trip was to Wales and his comments about how the Welsh needed to learn to speak English was priceless comedy. So Gervais and Merchant came up with the idea to send Karl on several trips to see the wonders of the world and record his impressions as a travel documentary.

This series can be seen on the Science Channel on Saturdays at 10pm. Set your DVRs. You can find entire episodes on line.

Here is a clip of the reluctant traveler Karl Pilkington commenting on traditional Chinese food. An Idiot Abroad Clip And if you want more Here is more

4 Comments:

Blogger qandlequeen said...

Okay, the China clip? DISGUSTING!!!!

I'll have to check out the show, it looks entertaining. Most of the travel shows ooh and ahh over exotic stuff and this guy is horrified by it. That's much more my pace.

4:31 AM  
Blogger darev2005 said...

I'm not keen on eating fetuses either. I tend to lean more towards food I can recognize. Beef. Chicken. Pork. The occasional irritating idiot. But I just chew them up and spit them out. That can't really be called eating them.

6:39 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

QQ he finds everything revolting. It is seriously funny stuff.

Darev, You've become so mid-west.

5:28 AM  
Blogger Bpaul said...

Great find sir.

11:01 PM  

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