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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 Worst Episodes of An Idiot Abroad

An Idiot Abroad - S3E1

#1 - The Short Way Round: Venice


Season 3 - Episode 1

Karl is joined by Warwick Davis as they attempt to follow in the footsteps of Marco Polo. They begin their adventure in Venice.

The episode was rated from 324 votes.

An Idiot Abroad - S2E4

#2 - Whale Watching


Season 2 - Episode 4

Karl isn’t really prepared for the arctic conditions in Alaska. Ricky and Steve have also planned some dog sledding, a meeting with Innuits and a visit to the North Pole. When Karl finally gets to catch his whale watching cruise, he learns that Ricky and Steve have stuck him on a deep sea fishing trawler.

The episode was rated from 248 votes.

An Idiot Abroad - S1E7

#3 - Peru


Season 1 - Episode 7

Reluctant explorer Karl Pilkington visits Peru, where he is unhappy with the Amazon jungle's toilet arrangements, and fails to impress a local tribe with his hunting skills. Arming himself with oxygen, the Mancunian then sets off on a high-altitude, eight-hour trek to witness Machu Picchu, the fortress city of the ancient Incas.

The episode was rated from 278 votes.

An Idiot Abroad - S1E5

#4 - Egypt


Season 1 - Episode 5

Karl Pilkington's journey continues in Egypt, where Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant have arranged for him to sample the local culture. He tastes delicacies including rabbit meat, takes a boat ride down the Nile and is entertained by a belly dancer, before visiting the pyramids.

The episode was rated from 310 votes.

An Idiot Abroad - S2E3

#5 - Dolphin Swim


Season 2 - Episode 3

Karl gets the chance to swim with some dolphins but with Ricky and Steve as the holiday planners there are a few surprises.

The episode was rated from 280 votes.

An Idiot Abroad - S3E2
#6 - The Short Way Round: India
Season 3 - Episode 2

Karl and Warwick's journey continues as they make their way to India. Laughing yoga and parts in a Bollywood film are trumped after Karl experiences his first holiday highlight.

The episode was rated from 250 votes.
An Idiot Abroad - S1E1
#7 - China
Season 1 - Episode 1

Karl Pilkington's journey begins in the Far East. As well as casting his verdict on The Great Wall of China, he immerses himself in the culture with laugh-out-loud results.

The episode was rated from 533 votes.
An Idiot Abroad - S1E4
#8 - Mexico
Season 1 - Episode 4

Karl travels to Mexico where he pays a visit to Chichen Itza. He also tries his hand at wrestling, learns how to become a cowboy, and hunts for a Mexican jumping bean.

The episode was rated from 337 votes.
An Idiot Abroad - S1E8
#9 - Karl Comes Home: The Debrief
Season 1 - Episode 8

Reluctant globetrotter Karl Pilkington is reunited with Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant to reflect on his journeys to the seven wonders of the modern world, considering whether travel has truly broadened his mind.

The episode was rated from 224 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: may 16, 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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