#1
I've seen several references to Karl Pilkington here, mostly by UK folks... Here (America) he has the two Idiot Abroad seasons, but very few people actually know who he is... Does he have more shows in the UK, or is he just more popular?

I think he's hilarious, so I don't get why his shows aren't as popular here... I think Ricky Gervais kind of ruins it for most people.
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#3
Just An Idiot Abroad as far as I know. He's a regular character throughout a bunch of Ricky Gervais things though, eg. The Ricky Gervais Show.
#4
Nope. He was on The Ricky Gervais show on XFM and that's how they became friendly. They do a show version of it, where segments of it are animated and i'm fairly sure that gets shown in the US.

Karl Pilkingtons humour increases tenfold when you live around the area he did and get all the little quirks he comes up witht hat you normally hear everyday.
#6
Because An Idiot Abroad airs on the Science Channel here, which no one watches.

I think he's hilarious.
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#7
I think Ricky is just as funny as Karl, but he is definitely more suited to writing rather than just being funny out loud, like Karl is.
#8
Sometimes, just the look in Karl's face is enough to crack me up. There's something stupidly funny about his ramblings.
#9
I love him. I've listened to all the podcasts, all the XFM shows and watched both seasons of an idiot abroad.
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#11
They do a show version of it, where segments of it are animated and i'm fairly sure that gets shown in the US.(Invalid img)
#12
The guy is a legend, what's everyone's favourite An Idiot Abroad moments?
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#13
I guess people here just don't watch the show, then...

The guy is possibly one of the funniest people I've seen. He's both funny to watch and to hear. Which is kind of rare. It's like he isn't trying to act like a monkey. lol
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#14
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Nope. He was on The Ricky Gervais show on XFM and that's how they became friendly. They do a show version of it, where segments of it are animated and i'm fairly sure that gets shown in the US.

Karl Pilkingtons humour increases tenfold when you live around the area he did and get all the little quirks he comes up witht hat you normally hear everyday.

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#15
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#17
ricky gervais just gets on my tits, hence why i don't watch anything he's in.
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#18
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I don't understand him.

I mean he must be aware that the show is mocking him.

I think he is a comedian who plays the part of an idiot very well, but I don't believe that he is actually that stupid.


Nah, you can't fake that sort of thing.

Thing is... he's not actually THAT stupid. A lot of the stuff he says is fair enough, it's just the way he says it and everyone makes fun of him for it. I mean, yeah, he's a bit thick but he's not that bad.
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#20
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He isn't stupid, he just isn't eloquent.

IE - Talking about the subconscious mind he says "Am I in control of my brain, or is it in control of me?" which obviously sounds as thick as pigshit.
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#23
If I listened to Karl's 'quirky' opinions on his own... it wouldn't be funny. Proof = AIA

He's only funny when Ricky and Steve are mocking him... and then he's still not funny, Ricky and Steve are.
When on his own, his stupidity (and don't make him out as some misunderstood genius.. he's not) is just frustrating.
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#24
Head like a ****ing orange. I'm a massive Pilkington fan. I love the clip where he gets his prostate examed.
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#25
Love him and An Idiot Abroad. Only I think he got a little bit too comfortable with things in season 2. Took some of the fun out it, since he actually seems to enjoy most of the crazy stuff.
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EDIT: OT most of his best quotes come from the Ricky Gervais show, like his idea about Australian wildlife which is genius.
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#30
I absolutely love him, Ricky and Steve are a really good environment for drawing out his nonsense but Ricky can be infuriating when he won't let him speak.

The old XFM shows are just spectacular, I genuinely can't comprehend some of it was broadcast. Like the episode where Karl tries to say all Chinese people look the same, and when he's talking about 'little gay fellas' etc.
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#31
I think Karl is the second coming of Christ, but he put all his stats into wisdom and nothing else.
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