The Ricky Gervais Show

The Ricky Gervais Show

  • Seasons:
  • 2
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What do comic superstar Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant have in common besides creating side-splitting television? They’re both obsessed with Karl Pilkington! Serious hilarity continues in the second year of this animated comedy series, as these clever conversationalists grapple with such weighty topics as the decline of gadgets, Karl’s kidney stones and the most bizarre film idea ever. Episodes also include readings from Karl’s Diary, original poetry and strange nature facts. Don’t miss the shocking season finale when Ricky and Stephen coax a groundbreaking reaction from Karl!
What do comic superstar Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant have in common besides creating side-splitting television? They’re both obsessed with Karl Pilkington! Serious hilarity continues in the second year of this animated comedy series, as these clever conversationalists grapple with such weighty topics as the decline of gadgets, Karl’s kidney stones and the most bizarre film idea ever. Episodes also include readings from Karl’s Diary, original poetry and strange nature facts. Don’t miss the shocking season finale when Ricky and Stephen coax a groundbreaking reaction from Karl!

Season 2 (13 episodes)

  • 1. Clive Warren

    Original air date: 01/14/2011 Runtime: 23:21 min.

    Original air date: 01/14/2011 Runtime: 23:21 min. Karl pitches a bizarre idea for a film, in which the comatose hero, played by 'Clive Warren,' has his brain transplanted into his widow's head. Stephen reads from Karl's Diary, sharing his thoughts about the continent of Australia, why he hates camping, and spending time with his in-laws.

  • 2. Doppleganger

    Original air date: 01/21/2011 Runtime: 23:52 min.

    Original air date: 01/21/2011 Runtime: 23:52 min. Karl imagines what life would be like if he had an exact doppelganger. Ricky poses a logic riddle that Karl has difficulty solving. Entries from Karl's Diary include his difficultly understanding art, why he hates Ricky's cat and when medical science goes too far. Stephen shares some embarrassing anecdotes form a recent trip to Rio de Janeiro.

  • 3. The Fly

    Original air date: 01/28/2011 Runtime: 24:17 min.

    Original air date: 01/28/2011 Runtime: 24:17 min. Ricky teaches Karl some interesting facts about animals. Karl offers a misguided theory about evolution then recounts the latest scientific breakthroughs in medicine. Stephen reads from Karl's Diary, sharing his thoughts about the Congo, the decline of gadgets and watching films with subtitles.

  • 4. Onion

    Original air date: 02/04/2011 Runtime: 24:53 min.

    Original air date: 02/04/2011 Runtime: 24:53 min. Karl addresses one of his pet peeves, animals who are treated like people, and issues a public safety announcement for chameleons. He considers the question, 'Does the brain control you or do you control the brain?" In Karl's diary, Stephen reads about the futility of taking a picture with a mime and why we should do away with birthday presents altogether.

  • 5. Insects

    Original air date: 02/11/2011 Runtime: 24:35 min.

    Original air date: 02/11/2011 Runtime: 24:35 min. Karl shares that he often goes on walks to observe ants, moths and other insects and that he once saw a bee have a heart attack. Karl asks if everything were the same size as humans, what would be the best animal to be. Stephen asks Karl a question posed to guests on inside the Actors Studio. In Karl's diary, Stephen reads a news report that a new sea creature has been found and a recitation of Karl's original poem, "If moths had eyes, would they be happier."

  • 6. Kidneys

    Original air date: 02/18/2011 Runtime: 24:09 min.

    Original air date: 02/18/2011 Runtime: 24:09 min. Karl discovers he has a kidney stone and spends time in the hospital. Ricky stops by to visit and mock him. Karl considers animals that look like things and wonders if that's difficult for them. Ricky asks Karl if he believes everything he reads is true, and if so, how Noah was able to get all of the animals into the ark. In Karl's diary, he describes a romantic getaway with his wife. Karl offers romantic advice, "Don't go out of your way too much." Stephen has an awkward encounter in the pool.

  • 7. Night Club

    Original air date: 03/04/2011 Runtime: 24:24 min.

    Original air date: 03/04/2011 Runtime: 24:24 min. Karl says he wouldn't mind life as a littler person, since everything from food portions to cities would be bigger for him. Stephen recounts his night out at a London club. During a stay at the hospital, Karl has a bothersome neighbor and later writes a poem about it. In Monkey News, Ricky casts doubt on Karl's story about a monkey toll operator in the jungle.

  • 8. Future

    Original air date: 03/11/2011 Runtime: 24:27 min.

    Original air date: 03/11/2011 Runtime: 24:27 min. Ricky reads some predictions for the future from an academic study, which leads Karl to share his theories. Stephen asks the guys if today were the end of the world, what would they do with their last day?

  • 9. Natural History

    Original air date: 03/18/2011 Runtime: 24:09 min.

    Original air date: 03/18/2011 Runtime: 24:09 min. Karl contemplates how many different species are actually needed in the world, and whether or not we should keep looking for new forms of life. Karl questions if inventions like modern vacuum cleaners and toasters are necessary. Ricky describes an automobile powered by human waste, which Karl enthusiastically endorses. Karl tells a story of his father's friend who used to own a misbehaving monkey. Ricky and Karl describe their fantasy designs for the world's most perfect animal. Ricky tries to redesign the human body with the help of Karl.

  • 10. Leg Rubber

    Original air date: 03/25/2011 Runtime: 23:36 min.

    Original air date: 03/25/2011 Runtime: 23:36 min. Karl reminisces about an overabundance of breath mints throughout his childhood. Karl dismisses cures for blindness found via research with mice. After years of nursing a childhood leg injury, Karl visits a massage therapist with dubious credentials. Ricky, Stephen and Karl describe their earliest memories. Karl finds an adult magazine in his doctor's waiting room and learns more about alternative lifestyles.

  • 11. Mrs. Battersby

    Original air date: 04/01/2011 Runtime: 23:28 min.

    Original air date: 04/01/2011 Runtime: 23:28 min. After contemplating the concept of memory, Ricky and Karl role-play as the two lobes of Karl's brain. Karl describes a childhood weekend of talkative ghosts and befriending pocket calculators. Karl pretends he manages a plumbing company and gets tough with his employees. In Karl's diary, he explains why martians are more advanced than earthlings, describes what happens when a horse walks into a bar, and questions whether or not we're running out of new sounds.

  • 12. Art

    Original air date: 04/08/2011 Runtime: 23:13 min.

    Original air date: 04/08/2011 Runtime: 23:13 min. Ricky, Stephen and Karl discuss the nature of art, and whether old urinals or sharks in formaldehyde should be considered artistic works. Karl describes the benefits living in an apartment with a huge mirrored wall, and tells the story of a woman from his childhood who only communicated via reflection. The trio discuss sculpture and the importance of their appropriate placement in public spaces. Ricky contemplates the viability of dramatic subject matter as performed by colorful foam puppets. Ricky visits an outsider art gallery. Karl defends whistling as valid form of artistic expression.

  • 13. Munchies

    Original air date: 04/15/2011 Runtime: 23:20 min.

    Original air date: 04/15/2011 Runtime: 23:20 min. Ricky and Stephen challenge Karl to describe his ideal version of the world as conjured in a magical isolation tank, but Karl is suspicious of a "perfect" life. Karl describes his theory of the "Problem Hole." Karl's Auntie Nora prepares a curry that doesn't age well. Karl explains his snack eating rituals to Ricky and Stephen in the park. Young Karl gets his biggest wish, but not the desired results. Finally, Karl profiles a wealthy man he met on holiday, leading Ricky and Stephen to coax a surprising reaction out of Karl.