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The Ricky Gervais Show on XFM, Series 2

Episode 29 Aired 08 March 2003

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Claire Sturgess stands in for an apparently unwell Karl. Ricky gives outs digit of Karl's phone number every five minutes until Karl finally phones in.


#1. I Never Take That Hour and a Half Off - [00:00:00]

Ricky never believes people when they say they're ill and never takes days off. Steve points out he never actually does a full day's work. Ricky and Steve watched the Oliver the Humanzee documentary at Karl's urging but it was rubbish. Lee Evans looks a bit like a chimp.



#2. Karl is Very Much a Humanzee - [00:02:27]

Claire gets reprimanded for interrupting Ricky and for promoting Zoe Ball's show. Chat about how Karl compares with Oliver. Without Karl there's not much of a show to be had.



#3. It's Expired - [00:05:46]

Oliver conversation continues. Mickey Dolenz is a Monkey. Richard Branson is a lovely bloke. Ricky and Steve were off to America to discuss making The Office in the States. Ricky is capable of turning a story about plums into a story about balls. Steve's expired passport story. Steve wonders, "When will I know all these things?" and is not old enough to back in a lorry driver or call a bartender "Chief".


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#4. Where is Karl - [00:12:54]

Karl doesn't want to be contacted. What swears would Ricky call Karl? Call in, Karl.


#5. I Must Have That Chimp - [00:14:52]

Karl hasn't called. Claire has a sore bottom. An email about Vincent Pace, Oliver's owner who was impressed by Oliver's mojo.


#6. It's Like Having Karl - [00:16:57]

Karl has changed his outgoing message. Richard Anderson has emailed in. Claire can't work out how to put through Karl's call.


#7. He's Not Ill, Obviously - [00:18:24]

Another failed attempt at putting through Karl's message anders wonders if Karl is in his garden. Ricky leaves a message for Karl and threatens to give out his phone number. Karl's throwing away a week's wages in Manchester. Still rubbish without Karl.


#8. He's Defying Me - [00:22:07]

Who does Karl think he is? Karl's been slagging Steve off in the week saying he looks like an alien in Men in Black II.


#9. We've Got Nothing - [00:24:00]

One more digit. Attempt at a great show without Karl. Ricky and Steve try Karlesque anecedotes.


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#10. A Big Crush on the Scottish Widow - [00:25:34]

Has Graham Coxon been replaced? Claire interrupts again. When is her radio show? Steve wants The Scottish Widow to move on, with him.



#11. He Can Just Call - [00:29:45]

Ricky's in a Rock mood. Steve understands Rock now and wishes he could play the guitar. He wants to write a hymn to Karl. One more digit.


#12. There's No One Any Good Working Here - [00:31:17]

Steve enjoys it when Karl is absent. The only proper Xfm DJ is Ian Camfield, who's nearly 13 now and is half Vance. Columbo is brilliant. Ricky plays Rush.


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#13. Hannibal Sometimes Disguises Himself as an Elderly Chinaman! - [00:33:58]

Every type of music is in that Rush song. Once Camfield rushed in to defend The A-Team.


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#14. I Put Some Wet Jeans On - [00:36:07]

Karl calls in with an explanation for why he's ill. Maiden vs. clothes horse. Karl has no chair at home. He'd turned off the radio show to watch the football. Brief Oliver chat with KP. If he receives any phone calls from strangers, Ricky and Steve don't know anything about that. Karl vs. Steve.


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#15. He Could Be Your Brother - [00:40:45]

More on the Steve/MIB II alien likeness. Steve retorts with the Karl/Oliver likeness, but Karl doesn't smoke; that does. Karl has Restless Leg Syndrome all over (like Elvis or a vibrator). Amanda Lamb is the Scottish Widow. Ricky and Steve end the show angry.


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Aired:08 March 2003
Type:Radio Rip
MP3 Filesize:31 MB (96 kbps)
Runtime:44 minutes, 32 seconds
Added to Podrot:24/05/2016
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Artist:Ricky Gervais
Album:The Ricky Gervais Show on XFM, Series 2
Published by:XFM
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