History Radio / TheRickyGervaisShow

20th Jan '17 11:45:51 AM Buck
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: When The trio was talking about how to cure world hunger. Ricky mocks one of Karls ridiculous ideas for solving the problem but when Karl asks what his idea is as a solution, Ricky's response is to fumble and quickly say that he doesn't know and doesn't want to pretend to know.
4th Jan '17 5:21:14 AM Psyclone
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** The show itself focuses nearly entirely on Karl rather than Ricky. Ricky himself said it was "farcical" that the show kept being named after him.
4th Jan '17 5:18:48 AM Psyclone
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** The show itself focuses nearly entirely on Karl rather than Ricky. Ricky himself said it was "farcical" that the show kept being named after him.
17th Nov '16 2:02:37 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: When Paul "The Party Animal" Parker was first mentioned in the cartoon, he was imagined as a schoolkid wearing bowling shoes and a Doctor Who scarf who was asked to plan his school's parties. From his second appearance, where he was discovered to be an adult, he was reinvented into a Ferris Bueller-esque legit party animal.

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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: When Paul "The Party Animal" Parker was first mentioned in the cartoon, he was imagined as a schoolkid wearing bowling shoes and a Doctor Who ''Series/DoctorWho'' scarf who was asked to plan his school's parties. From his second appearance, where he was discovered to be an adult, he was reinvented into a Ferris Bueller-esque legit party animal.
23rd Sep '16 10:25:03 PM nombretomado
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* BluffTheImpostor: On the XFM show, they discussed BritneySpears holding a concert at a small gay nightclub in London. However, to get tickets, the bouncers would "quiz" you to ensure you were a frequent patron. Steve and Ricky, of course, acted out this scenario.

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* BluffTheImpostor: On the XFM show, they discussed BritneySpears Music/BritneySpears holding a concert at a small gay nightclub in London. However, to get tickets, the bouncers would "quiz" you to ensure you were a frequent patron. Steve and Ricky, of course, acted out this scenario.
23rd Sep '16 1:30:08 AM ConCass
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* Flanderization: Bizarrely, a RealLife example. In the old XFM shows, Karl was more vibrant and laughed just as much, and as loud and clear, as the other two, but by the time of the podcasts that became the animated series, Karl almost always has a constant poker face, even then only breaking it when he gets frustrated. In a season 1 (2002) episode, Karl outsmarts Ricky with a riddle (see the DumbassHasAPoint entry above), and celebrates by cheering and shouting at the top of his lungs - something fans who have only seen the series couldn't even ''imagine'' Karl doing. In the entire animated series, Karl only laughs once - to which Ricky and Steve are delighted - and it's only a quiet chuckle. Either Karl is putting it on for the podcast, or being with Ricky has just broken him.
5th Sep '16 7:25:26 AM erforce
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-->''Oh, this is ABSOLUTE BOLLOCKS!''
-->'''Ricky Gervais''' basically describing the entire show.

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-->''Oh, ->''"Oh, this is ABSOLUTE BOLLOCKS!''
-->'''Ricky
BOLLOCKS!"''
-->-- '''Ricky
Gervais''' basically describing the entire show.



** They once dedicated an entire segment of the radio show to Karl's stories about his "near-death experiences" as a kid. The first involved choking on a Mr. Freeze pop (which he credits with giving him a sense of a new lease on life, as a result of which he went to school for three whole days in a row); the second was a snowy day when his mother didn't think it was safe to go out, so he had to sneak out to do his paper route in time to get back and watch ''ThePinkPanther'', and he got caught in an upstairs window and almost fell; and the third was during the martial-arts craze in the eighties when he tried to "kick his height," but froze at the apex of the kick to try to get his father's attention, lost his balance and hit his head on the ground. There was also the story about the time he ate too many cream cakes and had a bad stomachache. His mother called the doctor, who sarcastically said he didn't have long to live, which his mother believed until Karl's dad came home and phoned the doctor to check. Ricky tactfully suggests that in another family, they might have realized the doctor was joking.

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** They once dedicated an entire segment of the radio show to Karl's stories about his "near-death experiences" as a kid. The first involved choking on a Mr. Freeze pop (which he credits with giving him a sense of a new lease on life, as a result of which he went to school for three whole days in a row); the second was a snowy day when his mother didn't think it was safe to go out, so he had to sneak out to do his paper route in time to get back and watch ''ThePinkPanther'', ''Film/ThePinkPanther1963'', and he got caught in an upstairs window and almost fell; and the third was during the martial-arts craze in the eighties when he tried to "kick his height," but froze at the apex of the kick to try to get his father's attention, lost his balance and hit his head on the ground. There was also the story about the time he ate too many cream cakes and had a bad stomachache. His mother called the doctor, who sarcastically said he didn't have long to live, which his mother believed until Karl's dad came home and phoned the doctor to check. Ricky tactfully suggests that in another family, they might have realized the doctor was joking.
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.
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