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Ricky Gervais Show: The Complete Fifth Season | [Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, Karl Pilkington]

Ricky Gervais Show: The Complete Fifth Season

The record-breaking, chart-topping comedy phenomenon returns for a fifth season - all four episodes are here as a single download. Ricky Gervais, of course, is the award-winning co-creator and star of The Office (upon which the current NBC hit series is based) and HBO's Extras. Steve Merchant, who also stars in Extras, is his long-time creative partner. Karl is a pile of protoplasm that mimics the functions of a human being.
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Publisher's Summary

The record-breaking, chart-topping comedy phenomenon returns for a fifth season - all four episodes are here as a single download.

Ricky Gervais, of course, is the award-winning co-creator and star of The Office (upon which the current NBC hit series is based) and HBO's Extras. Steve Merchant, who also stars in Extras, is his long-time creative partner. Karl is a pile of protoplasm that mimics the functions of a human being.

Don't forget to download The Complete First Season , The Complete Second Season, and the The Complete Third Season of the Ricky Gervais Show, plus The Podfather Trilogy - Season 4 of the Ricky Gervais Show.

©2008 Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Karl Pilkington; (P)2008 Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Karl Pilkington

What the Critics Say

"If Mr. Gervais made only podcasts for the rest of his career, I'd keep downloading." (The New York Times)

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    Jiayun Midlothian, VA, USA 07-08-10
    Jiayun Midlothian, VA, USA 07-08-10
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    "Love it!"

    I've downloaded all Ricky-Stephen-Karl audio books, love these guys, have to say they are some of the most funny comedians, well, can't really call Karl a comedian but anyhow... download it, you'll love it.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Wilson Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada 10-23-08
    Wilson Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada 10-23-08 Member Since 2006

    Lord of petty electronics

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    "Funny but short"

    I am perhaps spoiled by the length and fairly consistent humour of the first season of the Ricky Gervais podcast. It was quite lengthy, and fairly consistently hilarious.

    To be fair, Season five is definitely funny, and for those who feel bad for Karl from time to time, it is nice to see Ricky and Steven get their share as well.

    Sound quality, as always is excellent. Generally funny content. Karl seems to be getting wiser, which makes him stand up for himself more effectively even if we do miss his riduculously bizarre ideas and assumptions.

    For those who heard all four previous seasons, I would compare it in quality to Season 3, definitely it is better than season 2.

    Perhaps the most telling line, though, comes near the start of the file, when they are having an abortive start to the recording session and after some discussion about whether people should have to pay for such crap (forget the exact quote, might have been "drivel") Karl says something like "don't worry, we'll leave this bit out if we have enough material. If people are hearing this, then it didn't go well".

    I suspect that about summed it up. They got together, had a few laughs, but whatever tensions have been keeping them out of the studio until now must have limited the amount of content generated.

    Well, that's my theory anyway. Can't complain about the price, only a couple of bucks, but definitely not worth an audible credit.

    Anyone who has never heard them before should start with Season 1, it is their best material and is a lot of content for the buck.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    kevin elk grove, CA, United States 10-02-09
    kevin elk grove, CA, United States 10-02-09
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    "Great stuff!"

    Inane but hilarious as always. If you are new to The Ricky Gervais Show start with the earlier seasons to get a feel for the format. It started with a podcast so it's not quite like a book-on-tape or a radio show. The worst thing about the show is that there is never enough of it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Bev Alton, IL, USA 10-13-08
    Bev Alton, IL, USA 10-13-08 Member Since 2003
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    "Laugh Aloud"

    After listening to every podcast these three have recorded I feel like I can almost predict some of their responses. I find myself laughing outloud at some of their bickering and story telling. Well worth a listen.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Art Richmond, VA, USA 09-16-08
    Art Richmond, VA, USA 09-16-08
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    "Complete drivel"

    Absolute, complete, non-stop drivel from Fatty, Googly Eyes and Orange Head. EXACTLY as advertised.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Roxanne LePard 10-01-14 Member Since 2010
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    "LOVE these guys!"

    These 3 never fail to make me laugh. I adore them. I find it as funny the 5th time I listen to it as I did the first.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Brea, CA, United States 11-04-13
    Amazon Customer Brea, CA, United States 11-04-13 Member Since 2010

    Professional Opportunist

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    "A Formula That Works"
    What made the experience of listening to Ricky Gervais Show: The Complete Fifth Season the most enjoyable?

    I was smiling most of the time as I listened, and laughing every episode.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Bite sized snippets, moved all over the road


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Stories involving animals take them to places you would not expect, but are thankful they did.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Belly laughs during traffic, that always help the commute!


    Any additional comments?

    The don't deviate from the formula from episode to episode, but that is not a bad thing. They found what works and stick with it. I've enjoyed most things Ricky and his crew have put together and this podcast just strengthens my affection toward the products.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Niels J. Rasmussen Edmonton, Alberta Canada 12-11-12
    Niels J. Rasmussen Edmonton, Alberta Canada 12-11-12 Member Since 2012

    Dr. Nils Rasmussen

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    "Their Previous Material Was Slightly Better"
    Any additional comments?

    Although, like the title says, I found this volume of the Ricky Gervais podcasts not quite up to par with their previous material, I still thought it was amazing. Definately worth your money.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Laces Out 02-27-12
    Laces Out 02-27-12 Listener Since 2010
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    "last and least"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    not especially


    Any additional comments?

    This is the least funny in the Ricky Gervias show series. I have laughed repeatedly at the trilogy, but this one, just wasn't as funny.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    James T. Jenkins Rio Rancho, NM US 07-12-09
    James T. Jenkins Rio Rancho, NM US 07-12-09 Member Since 2004
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    "Strange Program"

    The program is quite different in format from other talk shows. It is too strange for my taste. Too much emphasis on deviant behaviors (alternative life styles), in my opinion.

    0 of 19 people found this review helpful
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  • Karen
    SchweichGermany
    12/21/08
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    "Listening to this makes life worth living!"

    I would honestly walk over hot coals to know that these people would continue to make podcasts into their nineties. This is not comedy in the usual sense, this is listening to three naturally funny personalities conversing in a way you just have to listen to for yourself - to know is to enjoy! Listen to them all! I do feel a bit sorry for Karl Pilkington though, I think they can be a bit rough on him! I think he is a genius in his own way, quite clearly!
    Most of it rubbish but amongst it sometimes there is a deep statement, love him! Listen and you will be hooked!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Richard
    bexleyheath, kent, United Kingdom
    12/19/09
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    "Ricky, Steve and Karl on top form."

    Love it. I have every piece of audio theyve ever done, and love it all. Its so unique, and not just their comedy, each audiobook is different, not as repetitive as i thought it'd be.

    Just cant wait for the rest of their "Guide to" series :D

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jonathan
    Bembridge, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
    5/16/09
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    "GENIUS"

    I ONLY SUBSCRIBE BECAUSE OF THESE PODCASTS / AUDIOBOOKS. GERVAIS, MERCHANT AND PILKINGTON ARE IN A LEAGUE ENTIRELY OF THEIR OWN.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sara
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    9/10/13
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    "L.M.A.O"
    What did you like most about Ricky Gervais Show: The Complete Fifth Season?

    I laughed from beginning to end, Ricky's laugh is so infectious.....


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    They all bounce off each other perfectly...


    Any additional comments?

    Omg Sooooo funny....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jonny
    MILFORD HAVEN, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Fantastic"

    I love this trio! They are so funny. I listen to various series most days. It can be embarrassing when I'm listening to them while undo the weekly shop because they have me roaring with laughter!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Matt
    HARPENDEN, HERTS, United Kingdom
    11/8/10
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    "A Successful Formula"

    Enjoyable up to a point.

    However I wonder if this threesome can go on much longer when the only substance appears to be the loveable baffoon (Pilkington) being the butt of all the jokes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steve
    Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom
    9/19/08
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    "Ricky Gervais Show: The Complete Fifth Season"

    As usual this is absolutely wonderful and it's so good to hear the three guys back with each other again. The only problem is, when I downloaded this, I expected each individual episode to be its own file... but they are all in one long file, which is wrong. If I want to listen to episode 2 only, I need to forward all the way through episode 1. Absolutely crazy.

    7 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • Susan
    LondoonUnited Kingdom
    5/11/10
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    "Funny in parts"

    This is a very cheap download and while it is very funny in parts, it is basically just ramblings - and it doesn't last long either.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • darren
    warminster, United Kingdom
    6/28/11
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    "really pants, i cant believe this cost me money"

    a complete and utter waiste of my time and money. i jewned so much my jaw locked and spent the day in a&e which was more fun. why o why bother ricky and the two mutants with mics. shame on yous give the earnings to charity as recompence.

    0 of 7 people found this review helpful
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