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An Idiot Abroad

An Idiot Abroad

Sky One 2010

Karl Pilkington is sent to foreign countries under the guise of visiting the New Seven Wonders of the World. Most of each episode focuses on Karl’s reactions to cultural differences and idiosyncrasies in the countries he visits.

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The 10 Best Episodes of An Idiot Abroad

An Idiot Abroad - S2E8

#1 - Karl Comes Home


Season 2 - Episode 8

Karl is reunited with Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant after returning home and he reflects on his experiences. There are also a few surprises.

The episode was rated from 193 votes.

An Idiot Abroad - S2E5

#2 - Meet a Gorilla


Season 2 - Episode 5

Karl heads of to Africa to go meet a Gorilla. Before he travels to Uganda, Karl agreed to start in South Africa as he’s been there on holiday he heard it was alright. Ricky and Steve want Karl to have an authentic African experience so they arrange some time in a slum with a family and helping a charity rebuild a shelter. Karl visits Jessica the Hippo who lives with a family and Ricky sends him to join a Rhino conservation project before heading off traveling through the impenetrable forest in Uganda before coming ‘face to face’ with a Gorilla.

The episode was rated from 247 votes.

An Idiot Abroad - S2E6

#3 - Route 66


Season 2 - Episode 6

Karl wants to drive along the legendary Route 66 in the USA in an open top Cadillac but Ricky and Steve have other ideas. Along the way they want him join a high school choir, hang out with New Age therapists, meet the Amish before ending his journey by Wingwalking.

The episode was rated from 268 votes.

An Idiot Abroad - S2E7

#4 - Climb Mount Fuji


Season 2 - Episode 7

Karl’s last “thing to do” is seeing Japan’s most spiritual destination: Mount Fuji. On arrival in Japan Karl gets lost in Tokyo. Ricky and Steve put him up in a ‘capsule’ hotel, send him to a Sumo wrestling stable, arrange for Karl to meet a Zen Master and send him on the world’s steepest rollercoaster. And he has to attempt to climb Mount Fuji.

The episode was rated from 255 votes.

An Idiot Abroad - S2E2

#5 - Trans-Siberian Express


Season 2 - Episode 2

Karl takes a trip on the Trans-Siberian Express. He is expecting luxury, but Ricky and Steve have other ideas for the trip.

The episode was rated from 292 votes.

An Idiot Abroad - S1E3
#6 - Jordan
Season 1 - Episode 3

This week, Karl Pilkington's voyage takes him to Petra in Jordan, by way of Israel. What will he make of the 'rose-red city half as old as time'?

The episode was rated from 370 votes.
An Idiot Abroad - S2E1
#7 - Desert Island
Season 2 - Episode 1

Karl makes his way through the 'Bucket List' that has been created. First up he ends up spending a a night on a private island.

The episode was rated from 331 votes.
An Idiot Abroad - S1E6
#8 - Brazil
Season 1 - Episode 6

Tag along with Karl Pilkington as he takes up temporary residence in Rio de Janeiro. On his way to Christ the Redeemer, he experiences a back wax and Brazil's famous beaches.

The episode was rated from 255 votes.
An Idiot Abroad - S3E3
#9 - The Short Way Round: China
Season 3 - Episode 3

It's the final part of the journey as Karl and Warwick get ready to make their way to China. A surprise makes sure that the series ends on a high.

The episode was rated from 259 votes.
An Idiot Abroad - S1E2
#10 - India
Season 1 - Episode 2

Karl travels to India and gives own unique verdict on its ancient customs and vibrant culture.

The episode was rated from 412 votes.

Last updated: oct 18, 2021



I wish there was a version of An Idiot Abroad with Ricky Gervais as a commentary track, his laugh cracks me up!


Karl for president imo :o


Sky is bringing out season two this autumn. Nice!



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