An Idiot Abroad

60 minutes

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant are outraged that Karl has written off the Seven Wonders claiming they’re all "a bit s**t" having never seen any of them with his own eyes. They’ve thrown down the gauntlet to send him around the globe to force him out of his comfort zone. Stephen wants the experience to broaden Karl’s mind and change his outlook on the world. Ricky wants Karl to hate every minute of it for his own amusement. Dispatched on what many would term a journey of a lifetime, the 'little Englander' will be putting his misgivings to one side as Karl finds out for himself what the fuss is about. He will travel to the Great Wall of China, Christ the Redeemer in Brazil, Petra in Jordan, Machu Picchu in Peru, Chichen Itza in Mexico, the Taj Mahal in India and the Great Pyramids of Egypt. Meanwhile Gervais and Merchant will be keeping a watchful eye from London, monitoring every step of Pilkington’s journey. The conclusion of the series will see the weary traveler returning home to report on his findings.

60 minutes

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant are outraged that Karl has written off the Seven Wonders claiming they’re all "a bit s**t" having never seen any of them with his own eyes. They’ve thrown down the gauntlet to send him around the globe to force him out of his comfort zone. Stephen wants the experience to broaden Karl’s mind and change his outlook on the world. Ricky wants Karl to hate every minute of it for his own amusement. Dispatched on what many would term a journey of a lifetime, the 'little Englander' will be putting his misgivings to one side as Karl finds out for himself what the fuss is about. He will travel to the Great Wall of China, Christ the Redeemer in Brazil, Petra in Jordan, Machu Picchu in Peru, Chichen Itza in Mexico, the Taj Mahal in India and the Great Pyramids of Egypt. Meanwhile Gervais and Merchant will be keeping a watchful eye from London, monitoring every step of Pilkington’s journey. The conclusion of the series will see the weary traveler returning home to report on his findings.

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Watch An Idiot Abroad Season 4 Episode 6 - Karl Pilkington's greatest journeys; Route 66.

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Karl Pilkington's greatest journeys; Route 66.
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Watch An Idiot Abroad Season 1 Episode 1 - China

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s1e1 China
September 23, 2010
Karl Pilkington visits China, making a few new friends at the Great Wall and trying on some forward-thinking new sunglasses.
Series Premiere
Watch An Idiot Abroad Season 2 Episode 3 - Dolphin Swim
s2e3 Dolphin Swim
October 7, 2011
October 7, 2011
Dolphin Swim
Watch An Idiot Abroad Season 2 Episode 4 - Whale Watching
s2e4 Whale Watching
October 14, 2011
October 14, 2011
Whale Watching
Watch An Idiot Abroad Season 2 Episode 5 - Meet a Gorilla
s2e5 Meet a Gorilla
October 21, 2011
October 21, 2011
Meet a Gorilla
Watch An Idiot Abroad Season 2 Episode 6 - Route 66
s2e6 Route 66
October 28, 2011
October 28, 2011
Route 66
Watch An Idiot Abroad Season 2 Episode 7 - Mount Fuji
s2e7 Mount Fuji
November 4, 2011
November 4, 2011
Mount Fuji
Watch An Idiot Abroad Season 2 Episode 8 - Karl Comes Home
s2e8 Karl Comes Home
November 11, 2011
November 11, 2011
Karl Comes Home
Season Finale
Watch An Idiot Abroad Season 3 Episode 1 - Venice & Macedonia
s3e1 Venice & Macedonia
November 30, 2012
November 30, 2012
Venice & Macedonia
Season Premiere
Watch An Idiot Abroad Season 3 Episode 2 - India
s3e2 India
December 7, 2012
December 7, 2012
India
Watch An Idiot Abroad Season 3 Episode 3 - China
s3e3 China
December 14, 2012
December 14, 2012
China
Watch An Idiot Abroad Season 3 Episode 4 - A Commentary
s3e4 A Commentary
December 21, 2012
December 21, 2012
A Commentary
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This is an outstanding, hilarious travel show... you'll never see a more surly and reluctant traveler. He actually does have a good time every now and then, despite his best efforts.
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A hilarious show where poor Karl Pilkington is constantly ridiculed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. In every episode, Karl goes outside of his comfort zone and faces the a new location with plenty of challenges along the way. Definitely worth watching!
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