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The travel documentary series The Moaning of Life follows Karl Pilkington around the world as he tries to see how people in different areas deal with the obstacles, challenges and important events in their lives. The series starts with Pilkington exploring how different cultures and customs affect decisions related to marriage in New Delhi, Bangalore, Los Angeles, California and Las Vegas, Nevada.

Over the course of the series, Pilkington investigates customs related to happiness, kids, vocation and money, and death.

Sundays 9:00 PM et/pt on sky 1
1 Season, 11 Episodes
October 20, 2013
Documentary & Biography
8.1/10
Cast: Karl Pilkington, John Montgomery, Richard Yee
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  • Karl investigates how we should spend out limited time on the planet as he finds out what he will be like as an old man.

  • As Karl explores the impact of waste on our planet, he meets a roadkill chef, as well as a man who has found a unique use for old bottles.

  • Karl discovers the alleged benefits of 'urine therapy' as he explores the lengths people go to in order to stay healthy.

  • Karl meets a group of vigilante superheroes in San Diego as he goes in search of people with unique attitudes towards life.

  • Karl continues to investigate life's big questions by explores the key factors that shape our people's identities, including gender, accents, hair and clothes, He heads to Los Angeles where he goes for a stroll on Newport beach dressed as a woman, before travelling to Atlanta to meet a man who has made a business out of putting hair back onto the heads of bald men. Karl's journey also takes him to Las Vegas, where he speaks to those who make a living out of looking like celebrities.

  • Karl Pilkington goes back on the road in search of the answers to more of life's big questions, beginning by heading to America to consider the point of art. He meets artists who make sculptures out of dog muck, attempts to create a masterpiece from his own vomit and strips down to his pants for a spot of performance art in Times Square.

  • Karl attempts to find out more about at the different attitudes to death in the world's different cultures.

  • Karl attempts to find out more about career paths in the world's different cultures.

  • Karl attempts to find out more about having children in the world's different cultures.

  • Karl attempts to find out more about achieving happiness in the world's different cultures.

  • Karl attempts to find out more about marriage in the world's different cultures.

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