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  • Summary: On a podcast, Karl Pilkington admitted that he doesn't see the fuss about the Seven Wonders of the World, despite never going to see even one of them. Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant respond by sending him around the world to experience the Wonders for himself. An Idiot Abroad, filmed in high definition, is the documentary travelogue series that covers Pilkington's journey as he visits landmarks like the Great Wall of China and the Great Pyramids of Egypt. Expand
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Documentary, Travel
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  1. Jan 25, 2011
    This show is clever and funny. Lands small messages about big issues, but doesn't dwell on anything deep. Karl Pilkington takes you on a journey and you can relate to most of the things he says, and he says pretty much everything he thinks. He's not a character, this is who is, and that just adds to the show. Great hidden gem on TV. Expand
  2. Jul 1, 2013
    This show is absolutely brilliant, I laughed so much during Karl's adventures and I am so sad they're over! The show is based on sending an "idiot", which lets set straight is not an idiot, around the World and sees how he reacts to certain situations normal people would be intimidated by or scenarios that are completely absurd. He reacts so different then normal people, which makes this show so hilarious and unique. This show also has Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant in it, they are the "players" in the show, they send him on his trips. This T.V. show is a good travel show too, it shows some very cool parts of the World, like Mt. Kilimanjaro or the Great Wall of China. He also travels to Route 66 in the U.S., I love Karl as an actor and a person and this show would be nothing without him. You have got to go and watch this and try not to laugh during an episode, especially his "homecoming" episodes. You will have to get the slang and other words they use, but that just makes it more fun to watch. Expand
  3. Mar 12, 2011
    This show is so funny! Karl Pilkington is so fun to watch and travels to these amazing places we see a different side too. He always speaks his mind and is not always so happy with the outcome. Keep traveling we want to watch! Expand
  4. Jul 29, 2013
    The show is absolutely everything right with television. Season 2 is just as good. Karl is the best personality ever. From start to finish filled with laughs. Expand
  5. Aug 12, 2011
    Truly fantastic. You'll end up in tears laughing your head off when you watch this! I also have the book (also called An Idiot Abroad) which is one of the most funniest books I've ever read! All I can say is: Bring on the second series! Expand
  6. Nov 3, 2014
    Determined to broaden the mind of their ex-producer and friend Karl Pilkington Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant (Writers of 'The Office' and 'Extras') send him on a journey around the world to visit the seven modern wonders of the world. Travelling to places like the Great Wall of China and the Great Pyramids of Egypt would be the journey of a life time for most people, but Karl is not most people.

    Anyone who has listened to the trio's radio show or podcasts will feel immediately at home with An Idiot Abroad. Gervais and Merchant do their level best to push Karl to his limit and beyond and his miserable yet unique view on the world is as funny as ever, some of his reactions to the different cultures he experiences are simply hysterical.

    Part travel show, part comedy An Idiot Abroad is a must watch.
  7. Mar 5, 2013
    Very funny, Karl Pilkington is just an amazing naturally funny person, it was a great idea to sent him abroad, this is event funner if you have listened to the old xfm shows and the podcasts just fyi. Expand

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