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The Ricky Gervais Guide to... THE ENGLISH.

In celebration of St. George's Day, this last episode in the present series focuses on The English - their culture, history, and how they are perceived internationally.

Join Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, and Karl Pilkington as they take tea, maintain a stiff upper lip and generally comport themselves as fine examples of the Bulldog Breed.

In this episode: Karl harks back to halcyon days; Ritzy crackers; the archetypal Englishman; weddings; Karl on cafe culture; help the aged; Ricky's royal etiquette; dung beetles and dead badgers; fair play and the crossbow; dragon slaying and tongue-grabbing; Steve's spectacles; and Ricky reads a Brooke.

©2009 Ricky Gervais (P)2009 Ricky Gervais

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Hilarious

How facts take this team off into diverse discussions and explanations is absolutely hilarious.

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Not funny anymore

Its in decline, unfortunately Carl has lost the innocence that made his so engaging and brilliant. He has got full of himself in a way that exposes the mean-spirited sides of his personality.
Now its just more London media, who are very satisfied with themselves, yapping.

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I like David Mitchell.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I like David Mitchell. I like David Mitchell. I like David Mitchell. I like David Mitchell. I like David Mitchell. I like David Mitchell. I like David Mitchell. I like David Mitchell.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I like David Mitchell. I like David Mitchell. I like David Mitchell. I like David Mitchell. I like David Mitchell. I like David Mitchell. I like David Mitchell. I like David Mitchell.

What about Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant & Karl Pilkington’s performance did you like?

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Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

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Stupid funny!!!

This series of discussions makes me laugh out loud no matter where I am. I sometimes feel a little sorry for Karl, but he holds his own for the most part. While he's a little out there, I sometimes find myself thinking, wow, what an interesting way to look at things. I'm sure this series was put together to share Karl's strange take on life with the rest of the world, but I feel that Ricky sometimes forgets that. He often verbally attacks Karl for being an idiot. But Steve brings balance to the situation by insisting that he is interested to hear what Karl has to say. I love the dynamic between the three of them.