The Ricky Gervais Show: Season 1 (2010)



Critic Consensus: Despite being mercilessly mocked by Gervais and Merchant, the loveably pathetic Karl Pilkington remains the glue that holds The Ricky Gervais Show together.


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Air date: Feb 19, 2010
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Derived from the original XFM radio show and having broken world records as a podcast download, "The Ricky Gervais Show" has now been drawn into a superbly funny animated series featuring the musings of Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington. The animation combines the simplicity of Hanna-Barbera with the wackiness of Genndy Tartakovsky and is colorful and surreal, bringing the much loved series to life in a new light.


Critic Reviews for The Ricky Gervais Show Season 1

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (16)

The series...suffers from crude animation that only gets in the way of enjoying Pilkington's far-fetched thoughts and Gervais' bewildered reactions. In this case, it's better to be heard and not seen.

Jun 20, 2018 | Full Review…

The star is not the pompous Gervais or Merchant, who object and giggle throughout each segment, but the one member who never laughs or even smiles, yet entertains the heck out of us.

Jun 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Far better than cartoon characters sitting around a table, would have been to place the real Gervais, Merchant, and Pilkington in the back booth of a smoky English pub.

Jun 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Accompanied by such static imagery, Pilkington's unique idiocy loses its allure.

Jun 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Pilkington's musings are sometimes amusing and always pointless, but the animation almost totally nullifies the first and intensifies the second.

Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…
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The way "The Ricky Gervais Show" looks, Gervais comes across as someone attacking a poor, random fool who can't fight back.

Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…

I have no qualms recommending the series to the right person. But, to be honest, the show completely lacks the genius one expects from the creators of The Office. Gervais simply spends way too much time mocking someone he calls his friend.

Jun 18, 2018 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

For once, Gervais has proven not to be the towering comical genius he thinks he is.

Jun 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Although most of the episodes are the pair laughing at and giving Pilkington a hard time while he goes on his own tangents; the result is comedy at its best!

Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…

The renderings of Ricky, Stephen, and Karl hit the mark, as they are appropriately put-upon, jaunty, and dour, respectively.

Jun 19, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

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