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HBO “The Ricky Gervais Show” – BOYZ sneeky peeky

Posted by ImaJustSaying on March 26, 2011


Do any of you folks appreciate Ricky Gervais or watched his HBO Show?    For those of you who don’t, let me catch you up to speed.

The Ricky Gervais Show is a comedy audio show in the UK starring Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, and Karl Pilkington, later adapted into an animated televised version debuting for HBO  in 2010. The show started in November 2001 on Xfm, and aired in weekly periods for months at a time throughout 2002, 2003, 2004, and mid-2005. In November 2005, Guardian Unlimited offered the show as a podcast series of 12 shows.  Throughout January and February 2006, the podcast was consistently ranked the number one podcast in the world; it appeared in the 2007 Guinness World Record for the world’s most downloaded podcast, having gained an average of 261,670 downloads per episode during its first month.  According to the BBC, by September 2006, the podcasts of the series had been downloaded “nearly 8 million” times.

Gervais and Merchant (despite Karl’s protests) filled the show with sexual innuendos, in which they used the term “cock” multiple times. During later shows both Gervais and Merchant pointed out that they got into trouble with the radio authority for using the word “cock”, the pair often joked how it was acceptable to say “cock” referring to the male bird but not say “cock” referring to a penis.  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 “cxnt”.

With too much to detail to explain, lets just say the Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant had gotten into heaps of trouble over the sexual innuendoes and other controversial dialogue.  They were fired, rehired..    Xfm thought Karl Pilkington as producer  could keep the dynamic duo clean.  Well, as much as Karl tried to keep things clean, Ricky and Stephen started to turn their questions and buffoonery towards Karl and that’s how the three of them became the new team.

The HBO skits are mainly surrounding Karl’s crazy rhetoric such as Monkey News, Knob News and others. 

The show consists of past audiobooks with animation, drawn in a style similar to classic era Hanna-Barbera cartoons, describing jokes in a literal context.  Here are a few clips that give you some insight to the style of programming.. If you peeps don’t have HBO on demand..  your killin me!

New shows airs on Fridays at 9pm ET

Ricky Gervais Website/blog

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7 Responses to “HBO “The Ricky Gervais Show” – BOYZ sneeky peeky”

  1. Jelly...Peanut butter and Jelly....Jelly bean...whatever! said

    I LOVE Ricky Gervais!!! Have you seen “An Idiot Abroad” yet? Karl Pilkington is sent out by Ricky and Stephen to different locations in the world, intentionally putting him in uncomfortable situations, just to see how he will react.
    It is hilarious. Gervais calls this his biggest practical joke ever.

  2. PBJ not yet.. I think I have downloaded it but with all the packed tv shows lately I havent watched a movie in weeks.. I will make a point to do so tonight since its saturday and my DVR is all caught up. tankies spankies!

  3. Jelly...Peanut butter and Jelly....Jelly bean...whatever! said

    You won’t be sorry! I know what you mean about catching up. I don’t think I will ever watch all the shows and movies I have recorded! LOL!

  4. Leigh said

    Love this show! Also loved Extras!

  5. hey Leigh!!! How are ya woman!! I think I just watch this show to hear Ricky G cackle.. everytime he cackles.. so do I! lmaoo

  6. Monkeys news has me rolling..

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