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The Ricky Gervais Show on XFM, Series 2

Episode 51 Aired 16 August 2003

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The final show of Series 2, before Ricky and Steve are away filming the Office Special.


#1. Embarrassing Being on Xfm - [00:00:00]

Ricky and Steve don't need to come back after their upcoming break, and largely do the show to ridicule Karl. Steve thinks Xfm is just for background music during hoovering, but Ricky doesn't think the fans hoover at all. You've got to Rainbow something.


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#2. Can't Wait for Three O'Clock - [00:02:42]

Since You've Been Gone has everything, and is for Camfield. Steve gives out the email and Ricky makes an attempt at the Xfm phone number. Karl's paid peanuts for this and has no fun. Ricky was playing an accordion to annoy Karl, and Steve thinks Ricky will be relentless when he doesn't see Karl regularly and that Xfm won't take his badge away.



#3. Are You Sure You're Not a Bender? - [00:05:58]

A listener emails in with a plea. Ricky lied to Karl to get him to come 'round last night. Ricky gave up looking for a book and beckoned Karl for a wrestle. His pant-clad antics led Karl to compare him to a gay sumo wrester. Extensive discussion about Karl noshing off Nero.



#4. Knob News Extra - [00:11:33]

Ricky and Steve have a book about man's bodies, from which they got today's Knob News about the world's smallest functioning penis. More Nero chat and Karl continues to deny that he'd ever "do it". Karl tells about a sex ed class he had as a kid and his classmate Paula who fainted during the video.



#5. I Only Made 18p Today - [00:17:28]

Ricky walked past some tramps near Shaftsbury Avenue today planning their social calendar and proceeds to speculate on their day-to-day conversations. Steve is annoyed by a tramp who asked him the time. Ricky has 8 standing orders, Steve feels as if people are just trying to take his money between his house and the tube and Karl is now helping out Africa, but doesn't like giving out his bank details. Karl moved from his last flat because of the hassle of tramps and charities.


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#6. It's Just Some Words - [00:25:00]

For the last show, Karl has brought back Rockbusters and Ricky and Steve attempt to explain it, without much enthusiasm.


#7. It's All Slang - [00:28:15]

Karl has done some research on Ebonics. Why use police slang like 187? Steve and Ricky query just how cryptic Cockney rhyming slang actually is. Lots of new words get in the dictionary. Karl talks about when he tried to read The Guv'nor by Lenny McLean, but the pages were in the wrong order.



#8. We Don't Need Him - [00:34:14]

Karl doesn't like reading books but tried to learn about Einstein from a science magazine. Suzanne suggested he read it aloud to himself in the bedroom but he still couldn't understand it. Ricky tries to explain how time is relative, and Karl also has thoughts on Newton.



#9. They're Gonna Tear Us to Shreds - [00:39:24]

Karl as dimis mancoid. The Daily Telegraph are listening in today. Steve is taken aback by this news and is embarrassed by the show so far. Does Karl look between the lines? Karl attempts the word "antediluvian" but thinks it's "antidewean". Ricky and Steve love The Telegraph, its font, the Tory party and think it's too inexpensive.



#10. Buy The Telegraph - [00:44:33]

The people who work at Xfm are drug users, alcoholics, and sex offenders but normally Ricky and Steve talk satire. Oh, Proust. Ricky loves politics and has something to say about John Prescott and George W. Bush.


#11. I'm Exposing Myself While Looking at Some Free Fanny - [00:47:00]

Time for the "usual" round-up of the news, because they always try to be informative. Policeman caught photographing up woman's skirt. Karl recaps about the people outside his window at his old flat, and tells of his new neighbours who are moved in but have no curtains. While he was washing up he saw a woman with no knickers on and gave her a sly look at his arse cheek for the sake of fairness.


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#12. It's Not Cryptic, It's Wrong - [00:54:09]

Rockbusters answers; Ricky is livid and Steve insults the winner.


#13. Are You Familiar With Hundredth Monkey? - [00:56:07]

Steve wants to thank the emailers and listeners even though they never reply. Adam and Joe are filling in for them starting next week. Ricky explains his methodical expertise on driving his friends almost to the point of madness. The link begins to break down as Karl can't get through a Monkey News extra about monkeys washing potatoes. The proper Monkey News is about a monkey football team in Costa Rica, who have a goalkeeper with a PhD in Physics. Goodbyes all round, to end the link.


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Aired:16 August 2003
Type:Radio Rip
MP3 Filesize:43 MB (96 kbps)
Runtime:1 hour, 2 minutes, 1 second
Added to Podrot:06/06/2016
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Artist:Ricky Gervais
Album:The Ricky Gervais Show on XFM, Series 2
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