>It's a Karl and Ricky listen to Eric Clapton to see if he's singing about a little crippled fella in a wheelchair episode
>It's a Karl talks about a shadow in Boston knocking people off their bikes episode
Yes, strange how you can be thinking about eating a burger and later that night actually eating a burger. Its weird how the paranormal works, isn't it?
You're an idiot. Play a record
>It's an episode that guest stars Dave Hill from Slade as Suzanne
I've honestly listened to every XFM broadcasts, all of the podcasts and the guide to... series and any one offs I could find probably 20 times over. It would be my go-to sitting on the tube/falling asleep fare and it was always comforting to go back and start at their first XFM show after having left it for a while.
Are there any particular podcasts that I'm missing out on?
My fucking sides, that's actually real? I thought the chat show one was definite BS, although Karl saying it was Cher and then she said it was the best interview she'd ever done was hilarious.
Fuck now I need to relisten to Monkey news, Ricky about to explode with rage gets me every time
Kek, Steve was right. Karl never had the balls to start ripping the shit out of Gervais back then.
It's funny seeing Karl get more and more confident as the series go on, and he starts actively abusing Steve first
like when they're talking about steve's new telly. karl says if you have to keep moving backwards with a larger TV, why not just get a small one and sit closely. ricky asks why do people go to cinemas, and karl says "see films that aren't out yet"
>mfw imagining them trying to get away with all the swearing on lunch time radio now
Truly a product of the times. Waiting for Ho Lee Fuk to show up in Derek
>Monkey flies past on a tricycle
>Ricky and Steve burst out laughing
>"There's always a part of the story you can't predict"
>the monkey called crap with it's name tattooed on it's head is real
>It's a "Ricky points out he speaks French by spouting the same phrase about his aunt and a pen" episode
Americans are more uptight about swearing, but there's no way you'd get away with calling somebody a Twat nowadays. Even then, they probably only got away with so much because XFM was a weird, indy station that didn't get high viewership
Listening to XFM recordings is the only thing that gets me through the winter blues.
The woman I thought i'd spent the rest of my life with cucked me and kicked me out with nothing, I haven't been able to find a job for 4 months, I got double cucked and had a kid with this fucking trollop phony so I'm having to come up with $400/mo for daycare doing all matter of random bullshit, all my friends have moved away/cut off contact in the last year, all the girls I used to be interested in turned into tattoo'd tinder whores, fuck this ((((currentyear)))). But at least I have Karl and Ricky and Steve and they aren't going anywhere. Top tier friendship simulator with good replay value.
Always got Karl m8
>it's a karl gets a wig and you can literally see the joy in his eyes episode
>Hitler goes into a bunker in Berlin, it's all kicking off and apparently, like, Germany sort of surrenders says "it's all over, forget it, we can't beat ya"
>He was really annoyed with this and thought "Ah, I can't show me face around here"
>It's a 'Ricky won't shut up about Cat Stevens' episode
>It's a 'Steve plays a shitty hip hop track' episode
>It's a 'the boys get butthurt about winning a bronze in the sony's' episode
This, I live not far from Manchester and Karl's manner of talking and attitude are all too familiar.
He's like my nan in many ways. Always saying incredibly dumb shit that is retarded on an abstract level but with a degree of witticism as well.
>Asked if he’d consider reading any more Monkey News, he said: ‘No. It was of a time. It would be like Brother Beyond bringing a new album out.’
Fucking hell, that analogy is so Karl.
>>It's a Karl tries to get rid of a desk and a futon on air episode
>its a karl talks about suzannes fat arse and that builder wanting to have a sandwich at the pub across the road
Did alright for himself eventually.
He's makes travel documentaries woth a comedic edge.
The funny thing is they hated the XFM shows when they did them and thought they were a shitty waste of time nobody would care about.
But there's more comic gold in those shows than any other thing any of them have made.
Even the podcasts aren't as good because it's less natural and bits were scripted.
>A woman cheats on a man
>Man doesn't get custody of the kid
>Man still forced to pay child support
Why is this still the case? It's fucking disgusting.
I'd have them lock me up rather than pay.
Either that or I'd kill my wife lel.
>that the time the XFM show made the headlines because Karl took the piss out of a disabled woman
>the episode after when Karl's asked to apologise on air and just mocks her again
>its a Karl tries to eat 10 hamburgers at once while Ricky shouts at him episode
>And Karl Pilkington, a man without formal academic qualifications or any awards to speak of. But he's good at other things, cleaning windows for example. WITH HIS FUCKING TONGUE, GUMP.
In all seriousness, has a very nice house in North London and does the occasional travel show for Sky, for the rest of the time i imagine he does absolutely nothing and just rakes in royalty money.
He really does hate being spotted and stuff so he probably just stays in his house most of the time, 'potting around'.
>These threads are always comfy
Agreed. Although sometimes I think I am the only American in these threads and it's a bunch of Brits enjoying the radio shows / podcast on a deeper level than I'm capable of.
For hearing Rick and Steve shitting on "nerdy" media (dr who, lotr) so often, I'm surprised they never had a go at Star Wars
>....turns out, big monkey fella
Who else /doodleswhilstlistening/ here?
Nah, I'm American and I'm going through the XFM show at the moment, it's fantastic
>Karl's explanation for The Bangles Rockbuster
>tfw all of the webcam footage is gone forever
Also my captcha is 1049
I got my American friend into the shows recently. He saw an episode of The Ricky Gervais Show on HBO when it was airing and thought it was boring, but when I explained that Karl is a real person and not a character his interest was piqued. He can't get enough now.
I don't see how any English speaking person with a sense of humour couldn't love these shows. They're downright inimitable, there is nothing else like them.
Steve is a cheap, spiteful, gutless worm. Sure he's funny, but he's a prissy fucker when he wants to be. As soon as anybody starts picking on him, he gets defensive and draws a line.
Karl's weirdness is fairly remarkable even here.
Although I can relate to a lot of the stuff he says since I also come from a working class family from the north of England.
All the little references he makes to things happening on his estate and all the politics that goes on in those kinds of communities seems familiar.
But the thing is with Karl is there's just so much of it. It's a kid who had a pet magpie, never went to school because he was in wales, had a uncle called tattoo Stan, had another uncle who thumped a Monkey, had a dad who sorted him 20 crates of Tic Tacs and also wanted to throw his dead budgie on the fire, but not before his mum got some feathers and glued it to a rock to keep the other budgie company.
Everything is just so odd. I can maybe give a handful of examples of equally eccentric people or things that have happened to me.
But with him it seems to be everything.
Steve comes off as a bit sycophantic towards Ricky at times, but the chemistry between Steve and Karl makes for some amazing radio.
>right... I'm NOT an invalid...
Ricky has a talent for playing those two off against each other. All he has to say is "Ooh he's done you there," or he'll egg Karl on knowing he's about to say something disgustingly rude to Steve.
They're all entertaining to listen to but Steve is the only one I'd actually want to meet and have a conversation with. Hello Ladies is massively underrated as well.
Been listening to it since 2011 and I honestly still have trouble keeping a straight face on the train or in the supermarket. It was fucking impossible at first though. Years of just hoping no one saw me grin like a psychopath.
He was found not guilty but it definitely cast a new light on the paedogeddon episode of Brass Eye that he appeared on
Wasn't Rolf on that?
Because he allegedly used to go around the prisons with Jimmy Savile, raping all the young lads.
Chris Morris definitely knew about Savile as well. He did a bit on On the Hour where he basically said that Savile had died at a hospital and everyone there was relieved and wished it had been more painful.
She's a regular on The Unbelievable Truth (BBC radio panel show chaired by David Mitchell) and sometimes I wonder if she's been invited out of sympathy, or because she's a woman and the BBC is obsessed with tokenism nowadays.
She's very nice but she has no banter.
From his show
"I'm really into cup cakes now... my life seems to be having a cup cake and a cup of tea, and then filling the time between the next cup cake and cup of tea."
what a miserable bastard
IT makes me really sad that if these three where on air today they'd be absolute rekt for their political incorrectness..
I guess Gervais got away with the Golden Globes though.. so maybe it'd be okay.
Yea it was good I especially liked the part where he took advantage of his goggle eyed freakishness and had that camera close up.
I personally think Steve could be better at stand up then Ricky, because Ricky was really cheap for some of his content. Such as taking the mick out of religion.
>It's a Ricky reads out obvious satire but treats it as if it's real episode
puke fest, always have to skip this one because he's a comedian and should know satire when he sees it.
Well they'll have to make up and become friends again for that to happen...
ricky is probably too arrogant for that to ever happen, and probably resents KArl for leaving his show in the second season ruining whatever character arc he wanted to create.