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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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    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 Altus, OK, United States 02-27-12
    Laces Out Altus, OK, United States 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 18 people found this review helpful
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