Wednesday, March 30, 2011

If you don't laugh, you'll cry

A couple of weeks ago Husband and I got hooked on The Ricky Gervais Show podcasts, after watching the show An Idiot Abroad, featuring one of the guys on the show. Have you ever listened (or watched the animated version on HBO)?

Karl Pilkington

It's Ricky Gervais and Steven Merchant, the creators of The Office. Also, another man, Karl Pilkington. Karl was the producer Ricky and Steven got when they started their show on XFM. The show is mostly Karl saying things, and Ricky and Steven called him stupid. And this guy definitely is stupid. An absolute moron. The show is so addictive, because you cannot believe the things he says. He thinks a monkey flew a space shuttle, then killed himself afterward because life wasn't as great as when he was an astronaut. He doesn't understand that the brain controls the human body. He thinks we've (as a society) have invented all that needs to be invented. Yes, it sounds like this guy's persona could be created by Gervais and Merchant, but they've assured people they aren't good enough to do that. It took a year to create one season of The Office.

Another month of listening to these 3 guys, and we're going to have English accents. I already use "brillant" and "maniac" way more than I ever have.