History Radio / TheRickyGervaisShow

10th Jun '17 10:25:11 AM nombretomado
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** Poor gift-giving is a bit of a theme of the show. Karl blames his traditional lack of effort on the childhood experience of buying his mother (who's "into gnomes") a Victoria Plum figurine that she hated, and on the year he got a computer without enough memory to play any games, which caused him to throw up out of sheer anguish. Ricky is revealed to have [[ConvenienceStoreGiftShopping bought his entire family scratch cards for Christmas]] and recalls the year he realized he was too old to just wrap things he'd found around the house to give to his older siblings. And the main attribute of Steve's father of which we're aware is his lack of gift-buying sensitivity: his birthday gifts to the adolescent Steve included "The Making of ''[[Music/MichaelJackson Thriller]]''" and the collected wartime speeches of WinstonChurchill ("Never forget, son"), and for his twentieth wedding anniversary, he passed over Steve's suggestion of a makeover/spa day and dinner for his wife in favor of a stainless-steel trowel ("Do you think I should've got it engraved?") and an industrial-size tin of coffee. Years later, Steve mentions that his father finally got his mother an appropriate Christmas gift -- a gold bracelet -- and then spent the entire day bragging to people about it.

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** Poor gift-giving is a bit of a theme of the show. Karl blames his traditional lack of effort on the childhood experience of buying his mother (who's "into gnomes") a Victoria Plum figurine that she hated, and on the year he got a computer without enough memory to play any games, which caused him to throw up out of sheer anguish. Ricky is revealed to have [[ConvenienceStoreGiftShopping bought his entire family scratch cards for Christmas]] and recalls the year he realized he was too old to just wrap things he'd found around the house to give to his older siblings. And the main attribute of Steve's father of which we're aware is his lack of gift-buying sensitivity: his birthday gifts to the adolescent Steve included "The Making of ''[[Music/MichaelJackson Thriller]]''" and the collected wartime speeches of WinstonChurchill UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill ("Never forget, son"), and for his twentieth wedding anniversary, he passed over Steve's suggestion of a makeover/spa day and dinner for his wife in favor of a stainless-steel trowel ("Do you think I should've got it engraved?") and an industrial-size tin of coffee. Years later, Steve mentions that his father finally got his mother an appropriate Christmas gift -- a gold bracelet -- and then spent the entire day bragging to people about it.
8th Jun '17 12:04:21 PM N8han11
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* ArtifactTitle: Even Ricky argues the show by this point is "[[EnsembleDarkhorse Karl]] says something [[CloudCuckoolander MENTAL]]".


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** It's hard to feel sorry for Steve when Karl offends him.
** Karl finally beating Ricky on the lateral thinking puzzle is one of the most satisfying moments in the history of radio.
1st Jun '17 4:08:38 PM ironballs16
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* 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.

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* 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 [[NotHelpingYourCase he's one of their most valued customers, customers]], and later crosspollenates with MyNaymeIs when someone sends an e-mail addressing Karl as such.
24th Apr '17 11:40:49 AM Golondrina
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* AccidentalArt: Karl's story of how SalvadorDali came to think of making a lobster telephone after throwing a lobster at another artist in a restaurant and it happening to land on a nearby phone. Ricky naturally tells him that it's a load of bollocks.

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* AccidentalArt: Karl's story of how SalvadorDali Creator/SalvadorDali came to think of making a lobster telephone after throwing a lobster at another artist in a restaurant and it happening to land on a nearby phone. Ricky naturally tells him that it's a load of bollocks.
22nd Apr '17 8:43:06 AM bravo104
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* TheAloner: Karl mentions that the astronaut who remained in the Lunar Orbiter during the Apollo 15 mission (Alfred Worden) became "the loneliest man ever in the world."
7th Apr '17 10:12:32 PM SuperSauce
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** He can also become visibly annoyed when not allowed to make his point. One notable example is when he gets sick of Ricky and Steve making fun of his "problem hole" analogy to the extent that he folds his arms and pouts.
4th Apr '17 2:46:57 PM FingerPuppet
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* TenMinuteRetirement: When especially angry after Rockbusters or Monkey News, Ricky would vow it's the last time they're doing that feature, only for it to be brought back a few weeks later.



* TwentyMinuteRetirement: When especially angry after Rockbusters or Monkey News, Ricky would vow it's the last time they're doing that feature, only for it to be brought back a few weeks later.
4th Apr '17 2:43:58 PM FingerPuppet
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* TwentyMinuteRetirement: When especially angry after Rockbusters or Monkey News, Ricky would vow it's the last time they're doing that feature, only for it to be brought back a few weeks later.
27th Mar '17 2:26:05 AM Buck
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* Karl was once asked about what he would change about schools and how lessons are being taught, Karl managed to make Ricky agree with him by saying that teachers should ask open-ended questions in order to make students think of their own answer and interpretations.

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* ** Karl was once asked about what he would change about schools and how lessons are being taught, Karl managed to make Ricky agree with him by saying that teachers should ask open-ended questions in order to make students think of their own answer answers and interpretations.
27th Mar '17 2:25:01 AM Buck
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* Karl was once asked about what he would change about schools and how lessons are being taught, Karl managed to make Ricky agree with him by saying that teachers should ask open-ended questions in order to make students think of their own answer and interpretations.
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