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[[caption-width-right:294:[[Series/AnIdiotAbroad It's doin' me 'ead in.]]]]

-->''"I've learnt that my brain isn't as interested in stuff as I am."''
-->-- '''''Karl Pilkington'''''


Karl Pilkington (1972 -) is an English television personality, comedian, actor, author and former radio presenter, best known for his work with Creator/RickyGervais and Creator/StephenMerchant. He appeared on ''Radio/TheRickyGervaisShow'' where he gained prominence for his [[CloudCuckoolander unique philosophy and outlook on life]]. His fame increased after appearing as the presenter of ''Series/AnIdiotAbroad'' where Ricky and Steve sent him round the world, much to his own discomfort.

It was Karl himself who best summed up his worldview: [[TheEeyore "I don't like fun"]]. He is not a fan of holidays, parties, traveling, or anything that has to be planned in advance.
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!!Tropes relating to Karl Pilkington:
* AnimatedAdaptation: In ''Radio/TheRickyGervaisShow''.
* AscendedExtra: Was originally only the producer of ''Radio/TheRickyGervaisShow'' but wound up being a regular after Ricky and Steve found out that Karl's unsual worldview was a humour they had to exploit.
* BrutalHonesty: Karl is never one to hide his thoughts. When asked on a chat show what his motivation for making "TheMoaningOfLife" was, Karl replied [[MoneyDearBoy "Yeah, it's a job, innit?"]]
* ButtMonkey: To quote Ricky Gervais: [[ComedicSociopathy "There's nothing funnier than Karl in a corner being poked with a stick.]] [[WithFriendsLikeThese I am that stick".]]
* CloudCuckoolander:
* TheEeyore
* FreakyIsCool: He's interested in 'Freaks', such as {{The Elephant Man}}.
* FriendToBugs: Many of his stories from ''Radio/TheRickyGervaisShow'' involve insects and his fascination with them.
* GeniusDitz: Depending upon how you read him. While his thoughts are very odd, his reflections are occasionally strangely insightful and intelligent.
* MemeticMutation: Many things that he has said, especially when he said [[ItMakesSenseInContext "I could eat a knob at night."]] on ''Radio/TheRickyGervaisShow''.
** Also, he has a head shaped like a ''fucking orange''.
* OopNorth: A native of Manchester, a veritable CloudCuckooLand the way he tells it.
* ResignedToTheCall: His reaction to going around the world in ''Series/AnIdiotAbroad''.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The now-infamous "Mr K. Dilkington" letter received by Karl and explained in one of his diary segments. Made particularly annoying for him that they suggest he's one of their most valued customers, and later crosspollenates with MyNaymeIs when someone sends an e-mail addressing Karl as such. And later used mercilessly by Stephen and Ricky.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: It's not that Ricky and Steve don't like him as such -- as a matter of fact they seem to think he's the best thing since sliced bread -- but they're just ''awful'' to him most of the time and quite understandably can't respect someone who's got such utter bollocks spilling from his mouth.
* VerbalTic: He ends sentences and that with "and that".
* [[WhenSheSmiles When He Smiles]]: Given his [[TheEeyore normal demeanour]], on the few occasions when you actually see him smile or laugh, it makes a huge difference.
-->'''Creator/RickyGervais''': I made Karl laugh . . .
* WithFriendsLikeThese: With Ricky and Steve, especially Ricky.
25th Mar '14 8:30:14 AM SeptimusHeap
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[[caption-width-right:294:[[AnIdiotAbroad It's doin' me 'ead in.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:294:[[AnIdiotAbroad [[caption-width-right:294:[[Series/AnIdiotAbroad It's doin' me 'ead in.]]]]



Karl Pilkington (1972 -) is an English television personality, comedian, actor, author and former radio presenter, best known for his work with Creator/RickyGervais and Creator/StephenMerchant. He appeared on ''Radio/TheRickyGervaisShow'' where he gained prominence for his [[CloudCuckoolander unique philosophy and outlook on life]]. His fame increased after appearing as the presenter of ''AnIdiotAbroad'' where Ricky and Steve sent him round the world, much to his own discomfort.

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Karl Pilkington (1972 -) is an English television personality, comedian, actor, author and former radio presenter, best known for his work with Creator/RickyGervais and Creator/StephenMerchant. He appeared on ''Radio/TheRickyGervaisShow'' where he gained prominence for his [[CloudCuckoolander unique philosophy and outlook on life]]. His fame increased after appearing as the presenter of ''AnIdiotAbroad'' ''Series/AnIdiotAbroad'' where Ricky and Steve sent him round the world, much to his own discomfort.



* ResignedToTheCall: His reaction to going around the world in ''AnIdiotAbroad''.

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* ResignedToTheCall: His reaction to going around the world in ''AnIdiotAbroad''.''Series/AnIdiotAbroad''.
8th Jan '14 4:23:18 AM LongLiveHumour
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Karl Pilkington (1972 -) is an English television personality, comedian, actor, author and former radio presenter, best known for his work with Creator/RickyGervais and Creator/StephenMerchant. He appeared on ''Series/TheRickyGervaisShow'' where he gained prominence for his [[CloudCuckoolander unique philosophy and outlook on life]]. His fame increased after appearing as the presenter of ''AnIdiotAbroad'' where Ricky and Steve sent him round the world, much to his own discomfort.

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Karl Pilkington (1972 -) is an English television personality, comedian, actor, author and former radio presenter, best known for his work with Creator/RickyGervais and Creator/StephenMerchant. He appeared on ''Series/TheRickyGervaisShow'' ''Radio/TheRickyGervaisShow'' where he gained prominence for his [[CloudCuckoolander unique philosophy and outlook on life]]. His fame increased after appearing as the presenter of ''AnIdiotAbroad'' where Ricky and Steve sent him round the world, much to his own discomfort.



* AnimatedAdaptation: In ''Series/TheRickyGervaisShow''.
* AscendedExtra: Was originally only the producer of ''Series/TheRickyGervaisShow'' but wound up being a regular after Ricky and Steve found out that Karl's unsual worldview was a humour they had to exploit.

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* AnimatedAdaptation: In ''Series/TheRickyGervaisShow''.
''Radio/TheRickyGervaisShow''.
* AscendedExtra: Was originally only the producer of ''Series/TheRickyGervaisShow'' ''Radio/TheRickyGervaisShow'' but wound up being a regular after Ricky and Steve found out that Karl's unsual worldview was a humour they had to exploit.



* FriendToBugs: Many of his stories from ''Series/TheRickyGervaisShow'' involve insects and his fascination with them.

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* FriendToBugs: Many of his stories from ''Series/TheRickyGervaisShow'' ''Radio/TheRickyGervaisShow'' involve insects and his fascination with them.



* MemeticMutation: Many things that he has said, especially when he said [[ItMakesSenseInContext "I could eat a knob at night."]] on ''Series/TheRickyGervaisShow''.

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* MemeticMutation: Many things that he has said, especially when he said [[ItMakesSenseInContext "I could eat a knob at night."]] on ''Series/TheRickyGervaisShow''.''Radio/TheRickyGervaisShow''.
8th Jan '14 3:44:50 AM LongLiveHumour
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-->'''Series/RickyGervais''': I made Karl laugh . . .

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-->'''Series/RickyGervais''': -->'''Creator/RickyGervais''': I made Karl laugh . . .
8th Jan '14 3:44:36 AM LongLiveHumour
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Karl Pilkington (1972 -) is an English television personality, comedian, actor, author and former radio presenter, best known for his work with RickyGervais and StephenMerchant. He appeared on ''TheRickyGervaisShow'' where he gained prominence for his [[CloudCuckoolander unique philosophy and outlook on life]]. His fame increased after appearing as the presenter of ''AnIdiotAbroad'' where Ricky and Steve sent him round the world, much to his own discomfort.

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Karl Pilkington (1972 -) is an English television personality, comedian, actor, author and former radio presenter, best known for his work with RickyGervais Creator/RickyGervais and StephenMerchant. Creator/StephenMerchant. He appeared on ''TheRickyGervaisShow'' ''Series/TheRickyGervaisShow'' where he gained prominence for his [[CloudCuckoolander unique philosophy and outlook on life]]. His fame increased after appearing as the presenter of ''AnIdiotAbroad'' where Ricky and Steve sent him round the world, much to his own discomfort.



* AnimatedAdaptation: In ''TheRickyGervaisShow''.
* AscendedExtra: Was originally only the producer of ''TheRickyGervaisShow'' but wound up being a regular after Ricky and Steve found out that Karl's unsual worldview was a humour they had to exploit.

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* AnimatedAdaptation: In ''TheRickyGervaisShow''.
''Series/TheRickyGervaisShow''.
* AscendedExtra: Was originally only the producer of ''TheRickyGervaisShow'' ''Series/TheRickyGervaisShow'' but wound up being a regular after Ricky and Steve found out that Karl's unsual worldview was a humour they had to exploit.



* FriendToBugs: Many of his stories from ''TheRickyGervaisShow'' involve insects and his fascination with them.

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* FriendToBugs: Many of his stories from ''TheRickyGervaisShow'' ''Series/TheRickyGervaisShow'' involve insects and his fascination with them.



* MemeticMutation: Many things that he has said, especially when he said [[ItMakesSenseInContext "I could eat a knob at night."]] on ''TheRickyGervaisShow''.

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* MemeticMutation: Many things that he has said, especially when he said [[ItMakesSenseInContext "I could eat a knob at night."]] on ''TheRickyGervaisShow''.''Series/TheRickyGervaisShow''.



-->'''RickyGervais''': I made Karl laugh . . .

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-->'''RickyGervais''': -->'''Series/RickyGervais''': I made Karl laugh . . .
30th Dec '13 7:52:59 PM RevDave
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* BrutalHonesty: Karl is never one to hide his thoughts. When asked on a chat show what his motivation for making "TheMoaningOfLIfe" was, Karl replied [[MoneyDearBoy "Yeah, it's a job, innit?"]]

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* BrutalHonesty: Karl is never one to hide his thoughts. When asked on a chat show what his motivation for making "TheMoaningOfLIfe" "TheMoaningOfLife" was, Karl replied [[MoneyDearBoy "Yeah, it's a job, innit?"]]
25th Dec '13 7:15:41 PM mightyjack
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* BrutalHonesty: Karl is never one to hide his thoughts. When asked on a chat show what his motivation for making "TheMoaningOfLIfe" was, Karl replied [[MoneyDearBoy "Yeah, it's a job, innit?"]]


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* GeniusDitz: Depending upon how you read him. While his thoughts are very odd, his reflections are occasionally strangely insightful and intelligent.
7th Sep '13 3:00:04 PM BibsDibs
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* ButtMonkey: To quote Ricky Gervais: [[ComedicSociopathy "There's nothing funnier than Karl in a corner being poked with a stick.]][[WithFriendsLikeThese I am that stick".]]

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* ButtMonkey: To quote Ricky Gervais: [[ComedicSociopathy "There's nothing funnier than Karl in a corner being poked with a stick.]][[WithFriendsLikeThese ]] [[WithFriendsLikeThese I am that stick".]]
2nd Apr '13 10:51:25 PM Lullabee
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* TheFriendNobodyLikes

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* TheFriendNobodyLikesTheFriendNobodyLikes: It's not that Ricky and Steve don't like him as such -- as a matter of fact they seem to think he's the best thing since sliced bread -- but they're just ''awful'' to him most of the time and quite understandably can't respect someone who's got such utter bollocks spilling from his mouth.
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