However, this feature was a consistent favourite of both Gervais and Merchant. Gervais and Merchant were amused when Karl first showed them the diary, revealing to be a large desk-diary and not a smaller pocket-diary that would have been easier to carry. Finde die neuesten Titel, Alben und Bilder von Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant … Are you actually aware you are on the radio or has someone just secretly stuck a microphone on you?" He also asks "Do we need 'em?" Rezensionen auf Deutsch übersetzen . The confrontational interactions among Gervais, Merchant, and Pilkington often result in Monkey News becoming a sort of collaborative shaggy dog story. , Gervais, Merchant and Pilkington broadcast two hour-long holiday specials on Radio 2 during the 2005 holiday season, the first airing on Christmas Eve and the second on New Year's Eve.. Knob News has a format which is an amalgam of Monkey News and Educating Ricky. At the end of the sixth episode, Gervais and Merchant agreed to put the show on an indefinite hiatus. 85. The first episode became the number one download within hours of launch and the … Posted by 2 hours ago. Although Karl was hired to just "press the buttons", Ricky and Steve got him … The trio, who have been talking drivel ever since, later went on to create one of the most downloaded podcasts in history. Such as on 2 August 2003, when Ricky brought in a tin of "Cock Soup" then he and Steve made obvious sexual innuendos about the soup, while maintaining they were referring to "cock as in the bird", and later the two played with the name of philosopher Immanuel Kant and its obvious similarity in sound to the word "cunt". Some classic stories include a man who was abducted by aliens for three days and he grew a beard, a man who was beheaded and his corpse took 32 steps after decapitation, the infamous tale of the hairy Chinese kid and the origin of the phrase "don't let the cat out of the bag". 30 comments.  Artist or Band. On 25 November 2007, Gervais, Merchant and Pilkington released a special bonus podcast for free. The show relies heavily on the wit and bizarre theories of Pilkington, who was now unemployed, having left his job as radio producer at XFM. That Jamaican fella doesn't want anything. All other known features were abandoned, with the rest of each episode focusing instead on conversation. Ricky's World Famous Film Review: Gervais's film review was one of the earliest features included in the show in which he reviewed a film he had recently seen. Ricky and Steve continue to probe Karl with questions from 'Inside the Actor's Studio' 21,99 € Karl Pilkington - Auf der Suche nach dem Sinn des Lebens [2 DVDs] Karl Pilkington. In the UK, the first series began airing on 23 April 2010 on Channel 4. Described mockingly by Merchant as their "biggest fan" although "not afraid to offer some constructive criticism", someone calling himself Richard Anderson would e-mail the show regularly in the early days of the Xfm show. Clue: That Jamaican fella doesn't want anything. The feature is often accompanied with Gervais's extreme frustration at the terrible quality of the clues and him encouraging Pilkington to get through the feature as quickly as possible. Due to the phenomenal success of the show, Ricky was important enough to now be given his own producer, one Karl Pilkington. Karl started keeping a record of his thoughts and experiences whilst on holiday in Gran Canaria with his girlfriend, Suzanne. This programme brings you the best of Ricky Gervais: The Early Years. He would play a track of the hip-hop genre to Gervais and Karl. In November 2010, Ricky announced that a new series of podcasts would be recorded in 2011 and a new audiobook series where Karl will be an agony aunt answering listeners' problems. Gervais and Merchant often made fun awarding VHS tapes as prizes, complaining that Karl and XFM were too cheap to purchase the films on DVD. , Four more episodes were released on 15 September 2008 through the iTunes Store. Initials: ND. It was later released for free to the public in October of that year. The third on the series was an audio clip from a previous edition of Monkey News, synchronised with a flash animation. The Ricky Gervais Show. The World Cup released. Their last show for XFM aired on 2 July 2005, after which they chose to switch the show's format from radio to podcasting. share. On one occasion he told Karl to cut Gervais' microphone when Ricky would not cease his interruptions. This feature was mainly used as a way to introduce new listeners to the mind of Karl Pilkington and was only used during the earlier days of the XFM shows. Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington discuss their TV show, An Idiot Abroad. Initials: B. Cheeky Freak of the Week was a relatively short-lived feature, which only existed during the earlier days of the XFM shows. The Education of Karl: Following the revelation of Karl's GCSE results, a sole E in History, Gervais decides to give Karl a piece of homework, usually a short biography of an important historic figure, which Karl must report on each week. Gervais and Merchant also found humour in the very mundane answers the White Van Man of the week would give (the most famous of these being a comment about Sainsbury's bringing in square tins: 'That should be interesting for meatballs'). Although Karl was hired to just "press the buttons", Ricky and Steve got him … 10 hours ago. More recently, after a particularly nonsensical statement or one containing no evidence, Ricky will repeatedly state "It's unbelievable", or simply yell "Bollocks!" As with several other of his short-lived features, Karl had come up with the title before the actual concept of the feature, and it was discontinued when Karl, upon viewing a most likely illegal animal poaching website, realised that raising chimps wasn't as cheap as he'd originally hoped. Ricky Gervais and Steve Merchant returned to XFM, the alternative London-based radio station in September 2001 after the first series of The Office had been broadcast. For its animated television adaptation, see. Rockbusters was conceived by Karl Pilkington and was played on Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's long running XFM radio show between 2002–2004 and brought back in 2005. In the NME test Radio Broadcast Stephen Merchant claims he met a man in Vietnam who shouted at him, "Oy oy, Karl Pilkington's got a head like a fucking orange". This series was released all at once as an Audiobook, almost two hours in length and split into four half-hour episodes. The English followed on 21 April (2 days prior to St. George's Day). During their podcast, Ricky and Steve try to disprove monkey news by "casually" talking of the story being told and how the central character could not possibly be a monkey due to the need for high intelligence, specialized knowledge, or the fact that a monkey would be immediately recognized by onlookers, etc. During the XFM shows, some of the more explicit taglines would have to be altered as to not create trouble with the "radio authorities". Eine Person fand diese Informationen hilfreich. This series differs because they were recorded at the same time. A special podcast was made available as a giveaway to people who went to see Gervais' standup tour Fame, which showed from January to April 2007. Gervais and Merchant first worked together in radio on the London-based alternative radio station Xfm London. He would often interrupt Pilkington to express outrage and disbelief. Ricky Gervais and Steve Merchant returned to XFM, the alternative London-based radio station in September 2001 after the first series of The Office had been broadcast. Höre Musik von Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Karl Pilkington wie The Xfm Vault: The Best of the Ricky Gervais Show with Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington: From the Radio Show Where it All Started, The Ricky Gervais Show: The Podfather, Parts I, II, & III: Episodes from the Record-Breaking Podcasters & andere. 8. The ninth was Pilkington talking about Gervais's cat; Ollie. The episode aired on Monday 9 June 2008, 12pm (BST).  The pair often joked how it was acceptable to say "cock" referring to the male bird but not say "cock" referring to a penis. This season saw the return of Karl's Diary as well as a new feature based on Karl's attempts at Poetry. card. Gervais incorrectly stated that chimpanzees do not have opposable thumbs, when trying to prove that a chimp could not use a tool to perform surgery. A classic example of this feature is when Karl believed that Eric Clapton's "Wonderful Tonight" was about a disabled man in a wheel chair, while having little evidence for this belief. A Song for the Ladies was a feature Merchant ran, similar to Gervais's feature, however as he is single he would dedicate a favourite song of his to the ladies listening. Hot New Top Rising. The trio, who have been talking drivel ever since, later went on to create one of the most downloaded podcasts in history. DVD.  Bell believes they switched to a podcast format for greater control over content and access to a larger audience. in a very similar fashion to Monkey News. In one XFM show, he became so frustrated that he left the room before Karl finished the segment. In this instance Gerry & The Pacemakers' cover of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "You'll Never Walk Alone" made up the first two words of the phrase. Gervais co-created The Office and Extras with Merchant, while Pilkington rose to fame on The Ricky Gervais Show. Clue: That part of my leg is English. Rising. That Film Sounds Good was a feature run by Gervais, where he picked a song from a film and played that (not to be confused with his film review). This competition, initially named Crosswords before adopting a listener's suggestion, was introduced when Karl was finding it hard to come up with new Rockbusters clues. Ricky Gervais Karl Pilkington & Steve Merchant shenanigans. The feature also was never given a proper name and Karl often described it as merely 'the film thing'. This morphed into Do We Need 'Em?, in which Karl would call an animal expert and argue for the extinction of a certain animal species, which he felt was useless and "getting in the way". The jingle for it was Ricky shouting 'Ooh! 4,0 von 5 Sternen funny, although I wasn't sure what it … A new (though short-lived; it was only presented in the first episode) feature was also introduced in order to replace Pilkington's "Monkey News", called "Real Monkey News", where Gervais attempts to present facts about chimpanzees which are factual and scientific. Join. when discussing an animal or thing he deems unnecessary. in a high-pitched, sustained, and stereotypical hard-rock style. There are no contests or any interaction from the listeners as the previous series contained. Stephen Merchant was often more patient and frequently admonished Gervais by shouting, "Let him finish!" 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