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The Ricky Gervais Show on XFM, Series 2

Episode 6 Aired 28 September 2002

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Karl is absent as Suzanne has taken him to The Canary Islands for his birthday. Claire Sturgess stands in for him.


#1. You Haven't Probed Me Enough - [00:00:00]

The show starts and Ricky announces that Karl is away. Suzanne has taken Karl to Gran Canaria for his 30 birthday and Sturgess is standing in. Ricky suggests doing White Van Claire in Karl's absence.



#2. Uneasy Listening - [00:02:26]

Ricky and Steve discuss The Smiths, and then move onto bad band names and albums. They hypothesise a fictional band called Agent Provocateur. The lines are opened up to the public for bad album names, but Steve calls it out as Moyles-esque.


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#3. Golfy Golfy Golf Golf - [00:06:23]

Claire's album selection is a success, but she loses her cred by dropping a call. After hearing a few more titles, the boys become discouraged and drop the album name routine. Ricky recalls the Moyles' Call-In story, where he and Steve called in attempting to subvert his competition. Ricky attempts to have some amusing observations and wants the public to join in.


#4. That's One of the Banana Splits - [00:09:37]

Ricky wants to play Pink. Steve fires back with some Pink trivia, but everything goes downhill when Ricky cannot recall all the Banana Splits. Steve threatens Xfm with pop tunes.


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#5. Murder She Did - [00:13:25]

The Pink discussion continues after (and before) a quick ad link. Steve thinks that they may not be getting a lot of calls in due to the anti-war march, who he thinks will not have much of an effect. Steve brings up his pipe cause and asks Claire's opinion on it. Ricky thinks snuff should come back. Steve wants the cape back in style so he can sweep into a room, but Ricky thinks he'd look like a freak with a cape on. Crime solving shows are discussed. Pink finally gets played.


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#6. The Strokes - Kids Are Mental - [00:20:37]

The backlash from playing Pink is felt. Ricky queries why he is on the show. Steve wonders why people even requests songs on the radio, further alienating people. Ricky reveals that they contractually agreed that Steve would make less money. The Strokes are actually played to redeem the situation.



#7. Eight Minutes of Crackin' Music - [00:23:10]

Ricky is upset. He bargains with the listeners that he will give them good music so long as they crank up the volume.


#8. Did Karl Write the Office Too? - [00:24:37]

Ricky praises The Who, and says that the song contained one of his favourite lyrics. He opens the line for his other favourite lyric which was from Life on Mars by David Bowie. A listener e-mails Ricky and Steve out about Karl providing all the material for the show. Ricky spazzes out over the competition and having Bowie lined up.


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#9. Mechant! - [00:28:28]

The show moves on after another quick ad link. Ricky and Steve discuss aliens from adverts. Claire declares the show is spiraling. She tells a story about someone at Xfm who cried because of David Bowie being in the vicinity. Steve receives a scalding e-mail, the classic "Mechant" insult, leaving him confused. Ricky thinks it may be a Japanese fella who hates Steve. Claire defends Steve's hair. Steve doesn't want to pay for a catalogue from Habitat.. unless it had sexy ladies and a centerfold.


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#10. Two Quid Tip - [00:35:42]

Steve's hair is the topic again as Ricky inquires how much it cost. It was 22 pounds, but Steve payed Gavin 24.


#11. Musical Crimes - [00:37:06]

Steve slams Ricky for not being up to date on movies and music. Steve spins a Stevie Wonder track. After the track, Steve has some trivia about the song. Ricky recalls his first album. Claire's first was a disco fever compilation. Steve's first purchase was the greatest hits of The Stranglers. Mozart solved crimes in his spare time. Claire ends the show with some Electric Six. Karl will be back next week (supposedly).


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Original audio source: XFM
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Aired:28 September 2002
Type:Radio Rip
MP3 Filesize:29.3 MB (96 kbps)
Runtime:42 minutes, 8 seconds
Added to Podrot:06/06/2016
Pre-recorded: No
Best of: No
Artist:Ricky Gervais
Album:The Ricky Gervais Show on XFM, Series 2
Published by:XFM
Guests:No guests

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