An Idiot Abroad

An Idiot Abroad

DVD - 2011
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In this hilarious series, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, co-creators of The Office and Extras, send their friend Karl Pilkington around the world. Karl thinks he's visiting the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World but along the way the 'Little Englander' must endure camel rides, jungle treks, tribal customs, and local oddballs while dining on toads and testicles, and searching for a clean bathroom.
Publisher: United States : British Broadcasting Corporation, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780780682115
0780682114
Branch Call Number: 910 IDI
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (approximately 347 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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ausnos
Sep 17, 2017

I rather enjoyed watching Karl Pilkington as he explored the many wonders of the world. Some scenes and episodes were dry for me, but Karl's humourous pessimism, and the cringe-worthy foods and sights that he encounters (and eats) makes up for it. I particularly enjoyed Karl's trip to Brazil because of the majestic scenery, and the cool carnival they have there.

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Maoisdead
Feb 11, 2017

This is a truly funny series- for those who like their travel programs with a touch of irreverence, this series is a refreshing and laugh provoking TV show.

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Earlgrey454
Nov 09, 2016

This was recommended to me by a friend who described it as sort of a real-life comedy. Personally, I didn't think it was especially funny, and I thought it was actually better as a travel series, showing interesting (and uncomfortable) things the usual travel shows NEVER show.

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jimg2000
Aug 18, 2015

Satirical and often rare footages of the famous tourist sites or tourist traps in the eyes of Pilkington:
Bejing and the Great Wall
Cairo and the Pyramids
Holy men (babas) and the Taj Mahal
Jerusalem and Petra
Amazon tribe and Machu Picchu

Read up on much more of Pilkington's facts (with giant grain of salt) of those places in "An Idiot Abroad: The Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington, 2010."

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sugahara
Jul 30, 2015

I first saw this on Cable. It's very hilarious of the situations that they subject Karl to do while traveling to different countries. They purposely make him uncomfortable. They book the worst hotels or sleeping conditions, for him to stay at too. But he meets the most interesting tribal people and others in his travels. I really recommend this series, especially if you can't afford to travel overseas much.

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Orangeted
Feb 04, 2015

Absolutely love this. Can't wait for the library to get the second ones. I travel a lot and am a middle aged woman and these vidoes are hilarious. Karl you are a poor English sot who shouldn't travel but lucky for me you do. Gervais is a GENIUS

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Bookworm39
Sep 24, 2013

This Movie was quite Hilarious. Shows the poorer part of a number of Countries and some of the unbelievable things that the people there eat.

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Green_Fox_6
Aug 03, 2013

This is the most underrated show ever. Karl Pilkington is a genius everything he says is hilarious. This is the funniest show I have ever watched

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karmafarmer
Mar 25, 2013

Character annoyances could be lessened by allowing a day or two between viewing episodes. Probably would benefit by having episode selection in specific order [check imdb for that I guess]. Ricky's prediction of it being a laugh-fest undone by his own mean-spiritedness. Enjoyed Karl's perspective -quite often being you don't appreciate your own country as much as when you travel to others. His genuine comments and a feeling my mind had "been broadened" - even ever-so slightly, crude scenes & all- will probably bring me to watch the sequel series.

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ThelmaPickles
Dec 05, 2012

If you are an adolescent male you might find this enjoyable if not, move along. It's basically a dude travelling the world, staying in the filthiest hotels and eating the most disgusting food.

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ausnos
Sep 17, 2017

Sexual Content: No sexual content but there are a lot of nude scenes such as in India, and a nude beach in Brazil.

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Green_Fox_6
Aug 03, 2013

Sexual Content: Not sexual but there is nudity. When karl goes to india there is a scene where karl meets a man up close full frontal nudity. You can see everything

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Green_Fox_6
Aug 03, 2013

Coarse Language: Unlike the show on tv, this is not censored and has many f words and s words

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ausnos
Sep 17, 2017

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Aug 03, 2013

Green_Fox_6 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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