Watch The Ricky Gervais Show Season 3
Season 3, Episode 13
aired: Fri, Jul 13, 2012
Karl ruminates on the insect world; Stephen recalls the horrors of buying condoms.
Season 3, Episode 12
aired: Fri, Jul 6, 2012
Ricky, Stephen and Karl ponder the problem of overzealous sports fans; Karl shares his saliva-volume test.
Season 3, Episode 11
aired: Fri, Jun 29, 2012
Karl wonders if his book will someday be considered a masterpiece; Karl reveals his thoughts on the meaning of wartime.
Season 3, Episode 10
aired: Fri, Jun 22, 2012
Ricky, Stephen and Karl discuss the laws of society and civil rights.
Season 3, Episode 9
aired: Fri, Jun 15, 2012
Karl contemplates the beginnings of the Universe, evolution, recycling and toilets abroad.
Season 3, Episode 8
aired: Fri, Jun 8, 2012
Karl shares his thoughts on medical advancements, being sick and his idea for a new machine for doctors.
Season 3, Episode 7
aired: Fri, Jun 1, 2012
Ricky, Stephen and Karl discuss capital punishment, the Ten Commandments and hostage negotiation.
Season 3, Episode 6
aired: Fri, May 25, 2012
Ricky, Stephen and Karl discuss the essence of Englishness, and what other nationality Karl would like to be.
Season 3, Episode 5
aired: Fri, May 18, 2012
Karl describes to Ricky and Stephen a typical day in the life of Karl Pilkington.
Season 3, Episode 4
aired: Fri, May 11, 2012
Ricky, Stephen and Karl discuss what things Karl would banish from the world, and what item he would take if stranded on an island.
aired: Fri, May 4, 2012
Karl explains why he would have liked to join the Army and recounts his most harrowing acts of bravery.
Season 3, Episode 2
aired: Fri, Apr 27, 2012
Karl, Stephen and Ricky shed new light on charitable causes.
Season 3, Episode 1
aired: Fri, Apr 20, 2012
Karl ruminates on museum collections, his invention for a mug coaster, and a new movie pitch.
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season 2, episode 13
aired: Fri, Apr 15, 2011
Ricky and Stephen challenge Karl to describe his ideal version of the world as conjured in a magical isolation tank, but Karl is suspicious of a "perfect" life. Karl describes his theory of the "Problem Hole." Karl's Auntie Nora prepares a curry that doesn't age well. Karl explains his snack eating rituals to Ricky and Stephen in the park. Young Karl get his biggest wish, but get the desired results. Finally, Karl profiles a wealthy man he met on holiday, leading Ricky and Stephen to coax a surprising reaction out of Karl.
season 2, episode 12
aired: Fri, Apr 8, 2011
Ricky, Stephen and Karl discuss the nature of art, and whether old urinals or sharks in formaldehyde should be considered artistic works. Karl describes the benefits living in an apartment with a huge mirrored wall, and tells the story of a woman from his childhood who only communicated via reflection. The trio discuss sculpture and the importance of their appropriate placement in public spaces. Ricky contemplates the viability of dramatic subject matter as performed by colorful foam puppets. Ricky visits an outsider art gallery. Karl defends whistling as valid form of artistic expression.
season 2, episode 11
aired: Fri, Apr 1, 2011
After contemplating the concept of memory, Ricky and Karl role-play as the two lobes of Karl's brain. Karl describes a childhood weekend of talkative ghosts and befriending pocket calculators. Karl pretends he manages a plumbing company and gets tough with his employees. In Karl's diary, he explains why martians are more advanced than earthlings, describes what happens when a horse walks into a bar, and questions whether or not we're running out of new sounds.
season 2, episode 10
aired: Fri, Mar 25, 2011
Karl reminisces about an overabundance of breath mints throughout his childhood. Karl dismisses cures for blindness found via research with mice. After years of nursing a childhood leg injury, Karl visits a massage therapist with dubious credentials. Ricky, Stephen and Karl describe their earliest memories. Karl finds an adult magazine in his doctor's waiting room and learns more about alternative lifestyles.
season 2, episode 9
aired: Fri, Mar 18, 2011
Karl contemplates how many different species are actually needed in the world, and whether or not we should keep looking for new forms of life. Karl questions if inventions like modern vacuum cleaners and toasters are necessary. Ricky describes an automobile powered by human waste, which Karl enthusiastically endorses. Karl tells a story of his father's friend who used to own a misbehaving monkey. Ricky and Karl describe their fantasy designs for the world's most perfect animal. Ricky tries to redesign the human body with the help of Karl.
season 2, episode 8
aired: Fri, Mar 11, 2011
Ricky reads some predictions for the future from an academic study, which leads Karl to share his theories. Stephen asks the guys if today were the end of the world, what would they do with their last day?
season 2, episode 7
aired: Fri, Mar 4, 2011
Karl says he wouldn't mind life as a littler person, since everything from food portions to cities would be bigger for him. Stephen recounts his night out at a London club. During a stay at the hospital, Karl has a bothersome neighbor and later writes a poem about it. In Monkey News, Ricky casts doubt on Karl's story about a monkey toll operator in the jungle.
season 2, episode 6
aired: Fri, Feb 18, 2011
Karl discovers he has a kidney stone and spends time in the hospital. Ricky stops by to visit and mock him. Karl considers animals that look like things and wonders if that's difficult for them. Ricky asks Karl if he believes everything he reads is true, and if so, how Noah was able to get all of the animals into the ark. In Karl's diary, he describes a romantic getaway with his wife. Karl offers romantic advice, "Don't go out of your way too much." Stephen has an awkward encounter in the pool.
season 2, episode 5
aired: Fri, Feb 11, 2011
Karl shares that he often goes on walks to observe ants, moths and other insects and that he once saw a bee have a heart attack. Karl asks if everything were the same size as humans, what would be the best animal to be. Stephen asks Karl a question posed to guests on inside the Actors Studio. In Karl's diary, Stephen reads a news report that a new sea creature has been found and a recitation of Karl's original poem, "If moths had eyes, would they be happier."
season 2, episode 4
aired: Fri, Feb 4, 2011
Karl addresses one of his pet peeves, animals who are treated like people, and issues a public safety announcement for chameleons. He considers the question, 'Does the brain control you or do you control the brain?" In Karl's diary, Stephen reads about the futility of taking a picture with a mime and why we should do away with birthday presents altogether.
season 2, episode 3
aired: Fri, Jan 28, 2011
Ricky teaches Karl some interesting facts about animals. Karl offers a misguided theory about evolution then recounts the latest scientific breakthroughs in medicine. Stephen reads from Karl's Diary, sharing his thoughts about the Congo, the decline of gadgets and watching films with subtitles.
season 2, episode 2
aired: Fri, Jan 21, 2011
Karl imagines what life would be like if he had an exact doppelganger. Ricky poses a logic riddle that Karl has difficulty solving. Entries from Karl's Diary include his difficultly understanding art, why he hates Ricky's cat and when medical science goes too far. Stephen shares some embarrassing anecdotes form a recent trip to Rio de Janiero.
season 2, episode 1
aired: Fri, Jan 14, 2011
Karl pitches a bizarre idea for a film, in which the comatose hero, played by 'Clive Warren,' has his brain transplanted into his widow's head. Stephen reads from Karl's Diary, sharing his thoughts about the continent of Australia, why he hates camping, and spending time with his in-laws.
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aired: Fri, May 21, 2010
Karl ponders his entry interview with God at the Pearly Gates and reminisces about his youth. Stephen reads from Karl’s Diary, hi-lighting passages about alien mind reading and whether having one’s head on backwards is harder than having one’s hands reversed. Finally, Karl offers his top five list of freaks.
aired: Fri, May 14, 2010
Stephen and Ricky have Karl complete the ‘Inside the Actor’s Studio’ questionnaire which leads to lively discussion about worm and flower cognition. Karl ponders organ donation in light of the possibility of an afterlife. Stephen reads from Karl’s Diary, which includes musings on slippers, plumbing snafus, and germs.
aired: Fri, May 7, 2010
This week’s topics include Karl’s Valentine’s Day advice, interpreting Wittgenstein and the rights of fish. Stephen and Ricky explain Kafka’s ‘Metamorphosis,’ and Karl ponders life as a beetle – as well as other insects. In readings from Karl’s diary, we hear Karl’s observations about various sayings and articles he’s read as well as a visit to his family. In Monkey News: Karl announces this will be the final segment.
aired: Fri, Apr 30, 2010
Karl holds forth on what his approach would be to teaching. He throws out a few examples of provocative discussion topics including a dishwasher being found on Mars and dinosaurs as a form of population control. Questions from fans lead to a discussion about the viability of changing the length of a day. Stephen reads from Karl’'s diary, highlighting observations about whistling, worried ducks and a different kind of doppelganger. In Monkey News: A man with failing eye sight who ends up at a chimp doctor.
aired: Fri, Apr 23, 2010
In a newly minted segment “Questions for Karl,” the anointed pundit discusses time travel and adult diapers. Stephen reads more entries from Karl’'s diary, which entertain Ricky immensely. In Monkey News: A 1950s gangster was duped into using a monkey as jockey in an important race.
aired: Fri, Apr 16, 2010
Responding to fan emails, Karl is put on the spot about whether he would choose Ricky or Stephen to rescue from a sinking ship. The guys read from Karl’s new massive diary. Other topics include: face transplants, Karl’'s lessons for children and suggestions for redesigning various creatures (the camel, the octopus). In Monkey News: An airline with striking workers resorts to a chimpanzee co-pilot, but is busted by an older female passenger in search of nuts.
aired: Fri, Apr 9, 2010
Karl is back from holiday where he decided to start a diary. Ricky begs to read some of it, revealing a new invention Karl has come up with: A watch that counts down the days and time to one’s death.
aired: Fri, Mar 26, 2010
Karl considers what body part he could do without and explains why he likes to do the dishes. Other headier topics include Descartes and Plato’s untimely demise, as well as Karl’s feelings about the usefulness of the saying “A stitch in time saves nine.”
aired: Fri, Mar 19, 2010
Ricky and Stephen challenge Karl’s interpretations of famous sayings such as, “People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.” Stephen questions Karl on what he’s learned since his New Year’s resolution to learn something new every day.
aired: Fri, Mar 12, 2010
Karl defends facials as more reasonable than enemas, and the friends discuss the customs of tribes in Papua New Guinea. Fan email raises the specter of armed dolphins and, in Monkey News, Karl relays the tale of a lonely monkey brought home by a zookeeper.
aired: Fri, Mar 5, 2010
Karl revisits his concept for improving the life cycle. Pilkington also shoots holes in the practice of donating a goat to an African family in lieu of giving a holiday gift, and finds flaw with the assumption that space travel is pleasurable.
Knob at Night
aired: Fri, Feb 26, 2010
Stephen provides conversation fodder in the form of fan emails, leading to discussions about a lion that laid waste to Cambodian midget fighters. Karl shares his experiences of being conned when he’s given in to his charitable instincts.
aired: Fri, Feb 19, 2010
Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant briefly explain the ongoing experiment of turning their pointless conversations with friend and colleague Karl Pilkington into an animated series – and then settle down to pointlessly discuss a range of topics.