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Old 10-07-2010, 09:42 PM   #51
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Re: Karl Pilkington - an idiot abroad

There's a clue there
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:50 AM   #52
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For me this show gets more laughs per minute than any other tv show on atm. Every episode so far has just been a riot.
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Old 10-08-2010, 04:25 PM   #53
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That's an expert strawman by Ricky.
Depends who he is directing it at. There have been plenty of reviewers, commentators and forum posters he has directed this at and it has not been a strawman in the slightest. The idea that it is completely scripted is a slight strawman, but the idea that Karl is a completely created character and is an actor (called Graham by some apparently) has definitely been made by a number of people.

Are you of the idea that all is not as it seems with Karl?
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Old 10-08-2010, 04:27 PM   #54
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For me this show gets more laughs per minute than any other tv show on atm. Every episode so far has just been a riot.
+1. No different to the radio shows/podcasts/audiobooks really, anything they produce is consistently more funny than virtually anything else on tv.
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Old 10-09-2010, 01:52 AM   #55
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Amazing show, this.
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Old 10-09-2010, 01:58 AM   #56
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he exaggerates his personality, its an act to an extent but he is still unbelievably funny and wont stop me from enjoying this show, the preview show was hilarious.
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Exaggeration by Karl but he isn't an actor. Listen to season 1 of XFM.
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Old 10-09-2010, 07:23 AM   #57
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Generally an entertaining show but I find Gervais and Merchant incredibly annoying.

This would be a lot better if they had no part of it.

Also, it's pretty clear Pilkington is playing up to the role now, and while it's still entertaining it's beginning to feel a little contrived.
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Old 10-09-2010, 03:56 PM   #58
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The best insight into the mind of Karl is to listen to the old XFM shows for the little contests. The clues and answers he comes up with are so convoluted and don't make sense.
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Old 10-09-2010, 07:59 PM   #59
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Generally an entertaining show but I find Gervais and Merchant incredibly annoying.

This would be a lot better if they had no part of it.
WPOAT?

They are responsible behind the entire show, it would not be a reality if it were not for them. They also are behind all the amusing things that happen to Karl (Ex: hostage training).
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:30 PM   #60
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Generally an entertaining show but I find Gervais and Merchant incredibly annoying.

This would be a lot better if they had no part of it.

Also, it's pretty clear Pilkington is playing up to the role now, and while it's still entertaining it's beginning to feel a little contrived.
What an absolute turnip you are.
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:57 PM   #61
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"Camel's have been around for years, the ships of the desert, that's what they're known as...we've ended up with Titanic."

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Old 10-10-2010, 07:41 AM   #62
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Karl is just completely awesome. I'm loving the series so far.

You can't watch it without laughing.
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Old 10-10-2010, 08:10 AM   #63
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and karl is a stupid genius btw

lol when he was shooting the SCOUSER.. "hes looked like he was up to no good, he looks like hes from liverpool"

i cant believe they gave karl a ****ing glock
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:41 AM   #64
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WPOAT?

They are responsible behind the entire show, it would not be a reality if it were not for them. They also are behind all the amusing things that happen to Karl (Ex: hostage training).
I just find the interchange between the three repetitive and tiresome.
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Old 10-10-2010, 04:36 PM   #65
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and karl is a stupid genius btw

lol when he was shooting the SCOUSER.. "hes looked like he was up to no good, he looks like hes from liverpool"

i cant believe they gave karl a ****ing glock
Obviously the podcasts and radio shows haven't taken off in Israel. There is no way anyone who knows who Pilkington is would have given him a pistol. That is a ****ing scary thought.

Reminded me of the monkey news where a chimp robbed a bank.
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Old 10-10-2010, 10:05 PM   #66
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Meh, he's a weird guy who says lots of silly things, but he's not a sociopath or a violent criminal.
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Old 10-10-2010, 10:42 PM   #67
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I am enjoying this show but I don't think Karl pulls off being a main character. He is so amazing on the XFM shows when he just pops in for a contest or white van man but on his own...I'm just not sold. Still entertaining show though.
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Old 10-11-2010, 03:01 PM   #68
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Re: Karl Pilkington - an idiot abroad

So how do us Americans manage to watch this in some form?
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Old 10-12-2010, 12:46 AM   #69
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Re: Karl Pilkington - an idiot abroad

Have you tried the internet?
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Old 10-12-2010, 02:21 AM   #70
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So how do us Americans manage to watch this in some form?
here's a hint: we're not allowed to talk about it on 2+2. If you still can't figure it out, pm me.
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Old 10-12-2010, 10:44 AM   #71
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Re: Karl Pilkington - an idiot abroad

Meh, I'm not getting how this is supposedly super awesome. It's entertaining enough for me but I hardly lol even once per episode. Karl makes observations that are mainly quite ordinary with some amusing ones mixed in. The idiot in the title is just to provoke and sell the show. I've considered myself a fan of Ricky (loved Extras, The Office) but in this he just tilts me and I'd smash his face in if given a chance (jk).

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They are responsible behind the entire show, it would not be a reality if it were not for them. They also are behind all the amusing things that happen to Karl (Ex: hostage training).
What difference does that make? You don't have to actually appear in a show even if you wrote it.
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Old 10-12-2010, 12:06 PM   #72
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god you are useless burdz.

i enjoy the show. i laugh a few times per episode but don't consider it to be ridiculously funny.

i like the below image because i really enjoy it when ricky talks about how smart karl is (this was more common in the xfm days). nowadays it's just 'LOL HE HAS A HEAD LIKE A ****ING ORANGE WHAT A STUPID MANC TWONK' x1000, which gets tedious as hell.
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Old 10-12-2010, 12:06 PM   #73
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:30 PM   #74
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Just watched the 3rd episode.

Pretty disappointed in it, wasn't that funny. First two episodes where brilliant too.
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:38 PM   #75
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Agreed, third episode was relatively weak.
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