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The Podfather Trilogy - Season Four of The Ricky Gervais Show Performance
The Podfather Trilogy - Season Four of The Ricky Gervais Show
Written by: 
Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Karl Pilkington
Narrated by: 
Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, Karl Pilkington
The Podfather Trilogy - Season Four of The Ricky Gervais Show Performance

The Podfather Trilogy - Season Four of The Ricky Gervais Show

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Publisher's Summary

Here are three special episodes of The Ricky Gervais Show, featuring those doyens of the medium, the eponymous multi-award winning Ricky Gervais; Steve Merchant (The Office, Extras); and the round-headed idiot savant, Karl Pilkington.

Part I: Halloween
Ghostly drivel abounds as Steve consults an SMS-based oracle, Karl experiences a kidney probing, Steve visits Bristol, Karl becomes a Godfather, and Ricky tells of some lighter moments at the morgue. (Includes a CD-giveaway contest that has already expired - sorry!)

Part II: Thanksgiving
Karl is unfamiliar with the American public holiday mentioned in the show's title and launches a campaign for a calendar-free society. Ricky explains the origins of Thanksgiving, prompting him to ask Karl who might be a good choice for a present-day pilgrim father. Steve brings up the sterling work mice are carrying out in the name of medicine. Karl's hypochondria comes to the fore as he describes a recent visit to a leg-rubber who prescribes a toe-based soporific. More readings from Karl's diary; UFOs; the will to live; Madeira cake; Relative merits of gay and heterosexual men's pornographic magazines; Oxfam's extended product lines; and Karl is concerned about the shortage of new sounds. Plus there's a (now defunct, obviously) competition to win copies of Karl's book and the new CD box set.

Part III - Christmas
Karl reflects on the year past and singles out an unlikely highlight; Steve stocks up on yuletide essentials; Karl advocates an anarchic Christmas and complains about his domestic chores; Karl's diary draws to a close with revelations of bothersome footwear, cravat-luggage, not-so-current affairs, bees, beds, and worry-holes; and Ricky provides an emotional exit en route to the orphanage.

©2007 Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington; (P)2007 Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington

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    Niels J. Rasmussen 12-11-12 Member Since 2016

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    "Simply Amazing"
    Any additional comments?

    Although this season of Ricky Gervais' podcast doesn't QUITE meet the incredibly high standards previously set in previous editions, it's still solid gold.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Rich Wishon Bothell, WA USA 01-04-16
    Rich Wishon Bothell, WA USA 01-04-16

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    "Hilarious!"

    So this is totally hilarious Karl is totally on point with this one... I love Ricky's reactions to Karl's stories... One of my favorite episodes lol

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    Amazon Customer Big Bend, WI 10-19-15
    Amazon Customer Big Bend, WI 10-19-15
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    "one of the best"

    enjoyed it. one if the best of the series. that's all I have to say about that.

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    PhantomOfAmazon California 03-04-15
    PhantomOfAmazon California 03-04-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Top Notch"

    Great stuff. Three British men (one an idiot) arguing about virtually every subject imaginable. Ricky Gervais, Steven Mitchell, & Karl Dilkington.

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    Roxanne LePard 10-01-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Laugh out loud funny!"

    This is my go to listen when I run out of new material. No matter how many time I listen to it I laught out loud. Carl is my hero.

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    Kimmie Mc Orlando, FL 11-08-13
    Kimmie Mc Orlando, FL 11-08-13
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    "Genius x 3... but audio could be better"
    Any additional comments?

    I love the raw, spontaneous nature of their exchanges... and thanks to the animated HBO series, I could picture much of this in my head as well... but the audio needs balancing. Ricky's laugh is SO loud, and Karl's talking sometimes so mumbled, that it is difficult to find a good volume.

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    Michele 02-22-13
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    "I still can't figure out if he's for real"
    Would you listen to The Podfather Trilogy - Season Four of The Ricky Gervais Show again? Why?

    Not really, these are a one shot deal for me, a bit like when someone tells you a joke, it's not as good the second time.


    Would you recommend The Podfather Trilogy - Season Four of The Ricky Gervais Show to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes and I do immediately after I listen


    What three words best describe the narrator’s voice?

    There are three of them, Ricky has a strange laugh, Karl is monotone ...I don't like Steve at all


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    THE KARL SHOW...with Ricky and steve


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    Jeff Harris 12-13-12
    Jeff Harris 12-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Wish I listened to these sooner"

    As with the previous ones, this season of the Ricky Gervais Show was funny, with lots of moments in which I couldn't help but wonder if Karl's dialogue is scripted. He is a psychological experiment in podcast form.

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    Kevin Drexel Hill, PA, USA 01-09-09
    Kevin Drexel Hill, PA, USA 01-09-09
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    "Karl Dilkington has a head like an effing orange."

    That dopey, round-headed, shaven monkey...
    He's 'avin a laugh.

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    "Packs a punch despite length"

    One of the shortest series, but in my opinion, one of the funniest and most original yet. Fairly cheap so good value for money so stands its one as one of the best from all 5 series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Arjun
    12/3/15
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    "More nonsense from the mind of Karl Pilkington.."
    What made the experience of listening to The Podfather Trilogy - Season Four of The Ricky Gervais Show the most enjoyable?

    Having listened to the vast back catalogue of Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington including their XFM shows and Guide To series, this was an obvious purchase.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Podfather Trilogy - Season Four of The Ricky Gervais Show?

    Honestly the interaction between the three friends is the main reason I keep coming back - that and listening to the zany yet often insightful nonsense that constantly spills out of Karl Pilkington's mouth is probably the highlight. That and Ricky's laugh.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?

    I have to say all three - they work best when they riff off of each other.


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    "Brilliant"

    The only downside was that it finished! Could have listened for hours. I will definitely be looking for the others in the series.

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