History Radio / TheRickyGervaisShow

29th Jul '16 11:18:22 PM Timjames98
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* TokenReligiousTeammate: Karl counts as a downplayed version of this. While he doesn't consider religion a big part of his life, he DOES believe in ghosts, Noah's Ark, an Afterlife, and many other supernatural concepts that Steve and Ricky consider ludicrous.
15th Jul '16 2:41:29 AM ConCass
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** Karl ''genuinely'' believes that leaf insects evolved as a result of a beetle and a leaf "getting it on", and in the same conversation reveals that he thinks at some point a stick evolved into a stick insect. Ricky's attempt to explain that there is no biological relation between the two is lost on him.



* {{Cloudcuckooland}}: The Manchester estate where Karl grew up. So far, we've heard of "the lady whose mom was a witch", Shorts Man (who used short shorts to flash people), a woman who kept a horse in her house and had a son who chased cars, Jimmy the Hat (who never wore a hat), Scruffy Sandra (ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin), a man who tattooed himself and accordingly had terrible tattoos on his dominant arm, and Karl's uncle Alf who had a mattress in the back of his van but slept in a rubber dinghy. Among many others.

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* {{Cloudcuckooland}}: The Manchester estate where Karl grew up. So far, we've heard of "the lady whose mom mum was a witch", Shorts Man (who used short shorts to flash people), a woman who kept a horse in her house and had a son who chased cars, Jimmy the Hat (who never wore a hat), Scruffy Sandra (ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin), a man who tattooed himself and accordingly had terrible tattoos on his dominant arm, and Karl's uncle Alf who had a mattress in the back of his van but slept in a rubber dinghy. Among many others.



* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Happens to Karl OH SO MUCH. For example, he was talking about idiomatic expressions, and he said he didn't get "don't throw rocks if you live in a glass house", since he can't see why anyone would wreck their own house by throwing rocks from inside it. Ricky and Stephen were howling in laughter.

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Happens to Karl OH SO MUCH. MUCH, due to his famous inability to understand metaphors. For example, he was while talking about idiomatic expressions, and he said he didn't get "don't throw rocks if you live in a glass house", since he can't see why anyone would wreck their own house by throwing rocks from inside it. Ricky and Stephen were howling in laughter.



* CryingWolf: Occasionally becomes a problem for Karl; he spends so much time talking about stuff which is obviously ludicrous nonsense that when he actually says something that has the element of truth to it (or is indeed just entirely accurate), Steve and Ricky are automatically primed to reject it out of hand.

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* CryingWolf: Occasionally becomes a problem for Karl; he spends so much time talking about stuff which is obviously ludicrous nonsense that when he actually says something that has the element of truth to it (or is indeed just entirely accurate), Steve and Ricky are automatically primed to reject it out of hand. This isn't even as rare as you'd think.


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** Karl is known to have difficulty finding the right words to get his point across, so on the occasion where he does say something correct, he may either get important details wrong or make it ''sound'' like his usual nonsense. One example is when he says that animals who interact with humans will learn certain behaviours from them to adapt to human society; while Ricky and Stephen dismiss it, it's not only true, but it's actually the very reason why domesticated house-pets exist.
11th Jun '16 8:44:00 AM MeleKalikimaka
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* MissingStepsPlan: Some of Karl's feature ideas in the XFM days, since he seemed to make up a punny title and then try to create a feature around it.


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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Steve's reaction to Karl's second film idea ("Bryan's Brain"). Karl's idea was that the studio would hype having a Tom Cruise lookalike in ''Mission Impossible 8'', while Steve thought there'd be more tension of the studio coerced Bryan into maintaining the lie that Tom Cruise [[ItMakesSenseInContext hadn't died in an on-set accident]], à la the "Paul is dead" conspiracy.
6th May '16 6:53:35 AM aye_amber
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''The Ricky Gervais Show'' is an [[{{Podcast}} online radio show]] starring comedians Creator/RickyGervais and Creator/StephenMerchant (of ''Series/TheOfficeUK'' fame) and producer KarlPilkington. The show started as a weekly radio show on UK digital music station XFM, but has gone online since 2005. For a number of years, it held the Guinness record for most downloaded podcast. {{Creator/HBO}} aired three seasons of an AnimatedAdaptation of the podcast, running from 2010 to 2012.

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''The Ricky Gervais Show'' is an [[{{Podcast}} online radio show]] starring comedians Creator/RickyGervais and Creator/StephenMerchant (of ''Series/TheOfficeUK'' fame) and producer KarlPilkington.Creator/KarlPilkington. The show started as a weekly radio show on UK digital music station XFM, but has gone online since 2005. For a number of years, it held the Guinness record for most downloaded podcast. {{Creator/HBO}} aired three seasons of an AnimatedAdaptation of the podcast, running from 2010 to 2012.
3rd May '16 2:46:01 PM bravo104
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* DisabilitySuperpower: Karl considers Autism to be a superpower; he also thinks it's a far better disability to have than [[SadlyMythtaken a "cyclop".]]
17th Apr '16 11:37:20 AM bravo104
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** When discussing how to solve world hunger, rather than constantly giving them supplies, Karl suggest giving the impoverished the tools to become reliant. Ricky says it won't work because [[CriticalResearchFailure there's no water in Africa whatsoever.]]
14th Apr '16 3:03:41 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Ricky and Karl frequently accuse Steve of being this, although Steve is quick to argue that he's actually just a lot more sensible about money than them. For instance, one of Ricky's accusations was that Steve preferred getting cheap sandwiches for lunch rather than going to a restaurant, to which Steve retorted that you only ''need'' a sandwich or something similar for lunch, and that Ricky just tended to overindulge when eating out. On another occasion, Karl accused Steve of being tight-fisted after Steve made a big deal about Karl not paying him back 50p that he was owed, which prompted Steve to point out that the ''actual'' problem was that Karl arbitrarily decided that he wasn't going to pay Steve back because it was such a small amount of money rather than letting Steve actually make the choice to waive the debt.
25th Mar '16 6:35:58 AM MeleKalikimaka
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* {{Corpsing}}: Karl had trouble getting through one Monkey News segment because Ricky kept making him laugh.



* DeusExMachina/: During the monkey news segment about the bank robbery, the Monkey in questions turns up out of nowhere, disarms the robber, steals the cash and runs off with no explanation of where he came from or what he was planning. Still, he at the very least saved the customers from being killed by the gunman.

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* DeusExMachina/: DeusExMachina: During the monkey news segment about the bank robbery, the Monkey in questions turns up out of nowhere, disarms the robber, steals the cash and runs off with no explanation of where he came from or what he was planning. Still, he at the very least saved the customers from being killed by the gunman.


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** Ricky's response to Karl's questions about the world getting too heavy.
-->'''Ricky:''' I think we've got to kill off endangered species and burn trees. That's the only way the earth can survive!
24th Mar '16 4:17:42 PM nombretomado
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* CripplingOverspecialization: In discussing bodies of knowledge in connection with quiz shows, Karl suggests that there's snobbery about being an expert on something like ''CoronationStreet'' and suggests a respectable "brainy" specialty would be "[[PretentiousLatinMotto Latin Tattoos]]"

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* CripplingOverspecialization: In discussing bodies of knowledge in connection with quiz shows, Karl suggests that there's snobbery about being an expert on something like ''CoronationStreet'' ''Series/CoronationStreet'' and suggests a respectable "brainy" specialty would be "[[PretentiousLatinMotto Latin Tattoos]]"
21st Feb '16 8:58:35 PM SuperSauce
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* AluminiumChristmasTrees: Ricky and Steve occasionally miss the mark when it comes to accusing Karl of saying gobbledygook. One example, used in the animated show, is the term "top brass" to refer to the policeman in charge (in this case, during an example of a hostage negotiation).


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* EskimosArentReal: Ricky and Steve occasionally miss the mark when it comes to accusing Karl of saying gobbledygook. One example, used in the animated show, is the term "top brass" to refer to the police officer in charge of an operation (in this case, during an example of a hostage negotiation).
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