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The Ricky Gervais Show is an animated comedy talk show that is broadcasted on HBO in the United States, and throughout the U.K. The show is hosted by British comedian Ricky Gervais. Ricky Gervais along with fellow British Comedian Stephen Merchant, and fellow radio show host, Karl Pilkington have hilarious conversations that are turned into animated episodes.

This show has no holds barred. They talk and laugh about everything from girlfriends and animals, to strange encounters and family members. The main comedic feature of the show is Karl Pilkington and his humorous antics. Most of their jokes and debates start with the things this guy says.

Each episode has Ricky filling Karl's brain with random facts in order to pull funny stories and hilarious tidbits from Karl's mind. Another episode starts with Karl talking about an afternoon in the garden when he sat there and let drool fall from his mouth to see when it would run out.

Most episodes contain sidesplitting arguments. Such as Ricky and Karl talking about travelling toilets wherein Karl says he would be ok with going to the bathroom in his pants while driving a long way so he wouldn't have to stop. He also finds chocolate fountains useless.

Karl says computer chips came from aliens and the three of them discuss the matters of an alien coming to Earth to and scientist finding the computer chips. Ricky questions him to prove any holes in his opinions.

Karl remains stubborn on most of his opinions. Ricky, Karl, and Steven humorously argue all points important and hilarious.

This series first aired in 2009. It has been showed on HBO for three seasons.

Fridays at 9:00 pm on HBO
3 Seasons, 39 Episodes
February 19, 2010
Animation & Cartoon, Comedy
Cast: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Karl Pilkington
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  • In the third season finale, Karl shares his perspective of the insect world and Stephen shares his embarrassment when buying condoms. Also: entries from Karl's diary about cutting avocados, dating twins and visiting his parents.

  • Topics include Ricky and Stephen watching the World Cup while sharing a hotel bed; the problems of overzealous sports fans and cheating in sports; Ricky's childhood soccer tryout; and Karl's saliva production.

  • Topics include Karl's perspective on the importance of historic artifacts and how his book will be viewed in the future. Also: Karl considers the meaning of popular wartime expressions and what life is like for a soldier's spouse.

  • Topics include the laws of society and what Karl would do if he were in a position of authority. Also: Stephen questions Karl about what he would have done had he been on the bus with Rosa Parks in Alabama in 1955.

  • Ricky discusses the origins of the universe and the evolution of creatures other than humans. Also: Karl talks about the downside of recycling, world travel, and restroom encounters.

  • Ricky, Stephen and Karl discuss Karl's ideas on medical advancements, sickness, and an invention of a machine that would enable physicians to feel their patients' pain.

  • Ricky, Stephen and Karl discuss capital punishment, a hostage situation, and the observance of the Ten Commandments.

  • Ricky, Stephen and Karl define what being an Englishman is. Later, Karl explains why he would choose to be Italian if he wasn't English.

  • Karl shares what a typical day for him looks like.

  • Topics include Room 102, based on George Orwell's Room 101 from "1984"; an idea for stopping overweight people from eating late-night snacks; and what Karl would take to a desert island.

  • Karl discusses why he's interested in joining the Army and recounts his most harrowing acts of bravery.

  • Ricky asks Karl his opinion of wills and the suggestion of marriage as a tax shelter. Also: Stephen recalls a costume from his childhood; Karl pitches an idea for charitable pursuits.

  • In the third season premiere, Ricky asks Karl his theory on museum collections; an invention for a mug coaster; and a fashion-trend disappointment. Also: Karl's movie idea about a man whose brain is transplanted into Tom Cruise's body.

  • Ricky asks Karl if he would sacrifice his real life to live in a virtual-reality isolation tank. Karl contemplates his thoughts about happiness.

  • Stephen poses the question, 'What is art?'. Ricky recalls seeing the animated film 'Animal Farm' in school, and contemplates other great works of literature and film that could be portrayed by the Muppets.

  • Karl shares his thoughts about the two sides of the brain and sixth sense, which leads into the story of his childhood encounter with a ghost named Mrs. Battersby.

  • When prompted by Ricky, Karl recalls reminiscing with his family about the time his dad scored 30 crates of Tic Tacs. Stephen asks Karl for an opinion on the breaking science news that blind mice have been made to see.

  • Ricky cites research that claims there are thousands of undiscovered species, leading Karl to wonder if it is worth finding unknown species.

  • Topics include the future, the possibility of computer chips being implanted in one's brains and Karl's strategy to play University Challenge.

  • Karl considers what he would prefer - being really tall or really short. Stephen reveals details about his night out to a London club.

  • Karl visits the Cotswolds.

  • Karl reveals that he enjoys going on walks to observe ants, moths and other insects.

  • Entries from Karl s diary include Karl pondering why people bother to take pictures of mimes; Ricky relates some interesting animal facts; after remembering that he needed to add an onion to his grocery list, Karl asks himself a deep question.

  • Topics include Ricky reading a few little-known facts to Karl such as the revelation that sharks are immune to cancer, Karl recounting medical news and, from Karl's diary, his observations on The Congo, mishaps when ordering takeout and his visit to a gadget shop.

  • Topics include Karl's answer to a fan email asking "If Karl could spend a day with his doppelganger, what would he do with him?", Ricky posing a logic riddle for Karl to solve and, from Karl's diary, why he doesn't understand art, why his aunt wants to cover her backyard with Astroturf and why he doesn't like Ricky's cat. Also, Stephen shares anecdotes from his trip to Rio de Janeiro.

  • Topics include Karl description of his recent pitch to a movie studio and, from Karl's diary, reasons why he wouldn't like to travel to Australia, the story of the last time he went camping and a recent visit to his girlfriend's parents.

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He may be banned from the Golden Globes, but comedian Ricky Gervais is still well-loved by HBO.

"The Ricky Gervais Show," an experimental animated affair created by Gervais and his producer-pal Stephen Merchant, has been renewed by HBO for a third season.

For those who haven't seen the show, here's the skinny: Gervais has had a very popular podcast for a number of years now (since 2005, in fact.

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