We have been trying to make ourselves happy in this dreary weather. Dreary weather, shitty people, argh, give us a break! Karl is naturally funny, or at least the editing makes him funny. We don't see him as an idiot because we had reacted that way in some of these places. Dreary! Too bad we finished the season already. Got to find another sunshine.

From Wiki : An Idiot Abroad is a 2010 light entertainment travel documentary television series broadcast on Sky1, as well as a spin-off book published by Canongate Books, created by and featuring Karl Pilkington and his radio show colleagues Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.

An Idiot Abroad charts Pilkington's reaction when visiting the New Seven Wonders of the World as well as to the situations he's placed in, the country's cultural habits and idiosyncrasies. It was stated by the shows producers that Pilkington has no prior warning about these situations. Gervais commented: "This is a (more real) documentary than most others you'll ever see on television. We don't plan it, he doesn't know what's going to happen.

Though the New Seven Wonders of the World include the Colosseum in Rome, Pilkington does not visit here. Rather, he substitutes this for the Great Pyramids in Egypt. The show was originally going to be called Karl Pilkington's Seven Wonders.

The ongoing theme of both the television series and the book is that Karl Pilkington indicates he has no interest in global travel and so Merchant and Gervais make him travel, for the purposes of the documentary, while they themselves stay in London and monitor his progress. There is an official podcast, to accompany the programme and book of An Idiot Abroad.

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