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The Ricky Gervais Show on XFM, Series 2

Episode 25 Aired 08 February 2003

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An important show that sees the first mention of the Infinite monkey theorem, and the first appearance of the little Jamaican fella(s) in Rockbusters. The film clip this week is The Graduate.


#1. More Features Than Karl Has on His Face - [00:00:00]

Ricky begins the show by comparing Karl to Morph. He tells the features line up which includes Rockbusters, Karl in a Film, and Monkey News (as it was called then).


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#2. Michael Jackson's Hands - [00:01:40]

Ricky wants Karl to go straight into it because he has nothing to say. Steve puts him on hold though, to discuss Karl's thoughts on Martin Bashir's Michael Jackson documentry. Karl main issue with Michael was the size of his hands, and to Steve's surprise, Ricky agrees. Ricky tip toes into libelist territory using the term "tranny". Further discussion on the documentary ensues. Karl switches the subject to a show featuring Siamese twins that blew his mind. The twins were connected at the forehead. Karl speculates and lists questions he would've asked, like "How would you buy her a birthday present?"


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#3. We're Not Taking the Mickey - [00:08:11]

Karl is still buzzing about the conjoined twins. The discussion continues about the twins' careers. Ricky thinks they are called Molly and Dolly but Steve insists one was named Reba. Karl thinks they should act more like a duo. Karl swears one said she was adopted, which launches Steve and Ricky into a roleplay of an adopting parent and an orphanage owner.


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#4. The Newest Quiz in Town - [00:11:50]

Karl's Film feature is introduced by Ricky. This week it's The Graduate. Karl brings up the two big-headed web-handed kids and the shape of his head in the skit. The prize for the quiz is a VHS copy of The Graduate (Karl had to get it himself). Karl thinks it's not worth having on DVD because it's an old film.


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#5. Throw Away Prizes - [00:16:25]

Ricky and Steve continue to prod Karl over not getting the DVD. Ricky demands he get the DVD for the prize despite being 18 quid.


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#6. Have They Read Shakespeare? - [00:18:15]

Ricky whinges more about the prizes. Karl brings up a debate he and Steve had earlier about the infinite monkey theorem. Ricky adamantly defends infinity, but Karl is not having it. He believe that multiple monkeys wouldn't be on the same page, one monkey would know what he did in the past. Ricky begins to get upset and howls at Karl.



#7. You Do Me Head In - [00:22:53]

Someone e-mails in to defend Karl, but misses Karl's point. Ricky continues to attempt to explain the theorem. Karl resorts to saying how stressed out he is and how much Ricky annoys him. Karl begins besmirching the names of Einstein and Newton saying that they're not that good. The origin of the monkey discussion stems from Noel Gallagher's quote saying he would have been the greatest song writer if he had done Wonderwall before the Beatles came about. Karl launches into a bizarre tirade about locking kids in a room by themselves and then one day putting a guitar next to the bed. Eventually one would pick it up and start strumming and would eventually write Hey Jude. Karl ties this to the monkey theorem which causes Ricky to leave the room.



#8. Two Guys and a Buffoon in a Room - [00:29:09]

A fan e-mails in that the monkeys would type "Karl Pilkington is a genius." an infinite number of times. Ol' Richard Anderson has e-mailed in with some constructive criticism too. Ricky calls Steve a goggled-eyed freak and Karl latches on. He inquires what Steve does for Valentine's Day. Is he happy that he doesn't have to spend any money or does he wish he had a girlfriend?


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#9. Karl in a Seductive Environment - [00:33:46]

Karl replays The Graduate clip before a winner is announced. Ricky thinks E.T. would be good for next time.


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#10. That's Terrifying! - [00:37:11]

The fans want Rockbusters, so Karl is permitted to continue with it. Steve mentions the usual tat and a White Stripes single for prizes. Karl takes it away. Ricky and Steve find themselves upset and confused at Karl's sound effect Rockbuster.


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#11. How Have You Lived This Long? - [00:42:15]

Ricky and Steve try to nickname Karl "Pillockton". Karl says a lad named Mark used to call him this. Mark's mom wouldn't let Karl inside the house, so Karl had to stand outside his bedroom window and play video games. Apparently, Mark's mom was obsessed with cleanliness. In return for video game playing, Mark would get pies from Karl's mum.



#12. 17th Century? - [00:46:30]

Ricky was screaming during the track much to the dismay of Steve and Karl. Ricky introduces Monkey News (and starts calling it Monkey News). This week it's about a monkey/chimpanzee going around Hackney nicking DVDs. Karl is puzzled by the fact that they took fingerprints despite knowing it was a monkey. Karl concludes there are multiple monkeys stealing. Karl gives a bonus monkey news about a monkey getting onto buses and reading the paper.


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#13. De Trout Spinners - [00:50:45]

The monkey in Hackney is confirmed and Karl is chuffed. Rockbusters is a failure; no one even attempted to answer all three. Ricky scolds Karl and threatens to bin it. After the answers, Ricky is rendered speechless.




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Aired:08 February 2003
Type:Radio Rip
MP3 Filesize:37.2 MB (96 kbps)
Runtime:53 minutes, 34 seconds
Added to Podrot:22/05/2016
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Artist:Ricky Gervais
Album:The Ricky Gervais Show on XFM, Series 2
Published by:XFM
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