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OMG — Louis Theroux’s addicted to meth? . . . My Emmys highlight this year was when Ricky Gervais was handing out the whatever trophy and one of the people up for it was called Bucky Gunts and Ricky was just thrilled there was somebody with a name like that, and he was like, wow, I didn’t think you were still allowed to say these words on television . . . it was hilarious.
Anyway, Bucky Gunts won, and Ricky Gervais was more excited than Bucky Gunts was. I hate saying this, because I love this man so much, and Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington, but sometimes I don’t always find The Ricky Gervais Show completely hilarious.
It’s not them though, it’s totally my fault. It must be. Because I watched tonight’s episode, just to double check, and laughed and laughed.
Karl Pilkington had one of his council estate stories about a woman who walked around with a baby in a pram. He described her as homeless only she actually lived there where he and his family lived in a housing estate, and she didn’t have a baby in the pram either, it was a bucket with a face drawn on it.
Karl is ridiculously funny, and Ricky Gervais just laughs stupidly at everything he says which makes me laugh more.
Laughs: They’re sitting there as cartoons, which I quite enjoy. One of their favourite topics is monkeys. And penises. Of course. They blend them tonight, almost seamlessly, in a wonderful story — from a newspaper, apparently, but I think you and I know that’s pretty unlikely — about a chimpanzee mauling. Please don’t write in now and tell me a chimpanzee isn’t a monkey, you’ll be missing the point and come off as humourless, and I don’t know that you’ll want that. They also get in a discussion about Carol Thatcher eating a kangaroo’s penis. Bit of a local angle for us, which is a nice touch. The Ricky Gervais Show SBS, 9.20pm Louis Theroux: Addicted to Crystal Meth BBC Knowlege, Foxtel/ Austar, 8.30pm
The Ricky Gervais Show.