The Podfather Trilogy - Season Four of The Ricky Gervais Show

  • by Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Karl Pilkington
  • Narrated by Ricky Gervais, Karl Pilkington, Steve Merchant
  • 1 hrs and 57 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

Here are three special episodes of The Ricky Gervais Show, featuring those doyens of the medium, the eponymous multi-award winning Ricky Gervais; Steve Merchant (The Office, Extras); and the round-headed idiot savant, Karl Pilkington.Part I: Halloween
Ghostly drivel abounds as Steve consults an SMS-based oracle, Karl experiences a kidney probing, Steve visits Bristol, Karl becomes a Godfather, and Ricky tells of some lighter moments at the morgue. (Includes a CD-giveaway contest that has already expired - sorry!)Part II: Thanksgiving
Karl is unfamiliar with the American public holiday mentioned in the show's title and launches a campaign for a calendar-free society. Ricky explains the origins of Thanksgiving, prompting him to ask Karl who might be a good choice for a present-day pilgrim father. Steve brings up the sterling work mice are carrying out in the name of medicine. Karl's hypochondria comes to the fore as he describes a recent visit to a leg-rubber who prescribes a toe-based soporific. More readings from Karl's diary; UFOs; the will to live; Madeira cake; Relative merits of gay and heterosexual men's pornographic magazines; Oxfam's extended product lines; and Karl is concerned about the shortage of new sounds. Plus there's a (now defunct, obviously) competition to win copies of Karl's book and the new CD box set.Part III - Christmas
Karl reflects on the year past and singles out an unlikely highlight; Steve stocks up on yuletide essentials; Karl advocates an anarchic Christmas and complains about his domestic chores; Karl's diary draws to a close with revelations of bothersome footwear, cravat-luggage, not-so-current affairs, bees, beds, and worry-holes; and Ricky provides an emotional exit en route to the orphanage.

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Packs a punch despite length

One of the shortest series, but in my opinion, one of the funniest and most original yet. Fairly cheap so good value for money so stands its one as one of the best from all 5 series.
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- Warren Dance "What Doesn't Kill You, Only Makes You Stronger."

Crazy as usual

The gang are their usual crazy selves with Karl stealing the show again. Great stuff!
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-05-2008
  • Publisher: Glyn Hughes