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Post  El Guapo on Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:53 pm

People either love or hate Karl Pilkington. There isn't much middle ground. If you've been following the XFM radio show and podcasts over the past few years, you'll be well aware of the man and may even be part of his ever-growing cult following -- the bald Manc tw@t who began his career as the radio producer for Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant single-handedly stole the show from both of them, effectively making it The Karl Pilkington Show.

Gervais had the rather genius idea of sending Karl around the world for this documentary to give his take on the "seven wonders of the world" (this was, in fact, its original title, before Gervais changed it in post-production to An Idiot Abroad, unbeknownst to Pilkington himself).

If you "get" Pilkington then you will adore this. You'll find his dry humour and insights to be brilliant. (His detractors claim he's simply stupid, but there is a certain level of genius to the majority of his comments and quick wit, including that story about the toad at the end of episode one and how he masterfully tied it together with the theme of the episode itself and his earlier experiences attempting to eat one of the creatures.) It's just great fun. I can't wait to watch the rest of the season. And if by chance you stumble across this show and enjoy it, do yourself a huge favour and go download the XFM shows and podcasts featuring Ricky, Steve and Karl -- some of the funniest recordings you'll ever listen to.



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Post  El Guapo on Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:54 pm

Episode 1 - China


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Post  El Guapo on Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:57 pm

Episode 2 - India


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Post  El Guapo on Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:59 pm

Episode 3 - Jordan


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Post  El Guapo on Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:04 pm

Episode 4 - Mexico


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Post  El Guapo on Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:06 pm

Episode 5 - Egypt


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Post  El Guapo on Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:07 pm

Episode 6 - Brazil


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Episode 7 - Peru


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Post  El Guapo on Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:10 pm

Episode 8 - Karl Comes Home


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