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Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant send their friend around the world in “An Idiot Abroad”

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Idiot Karl Pilkington

In a calculated, reaching, but still funny televised endeavor, the duo behind The Office and Extras will fly their idiot friend around the world. Said idiot is Karl Pilkington, a hater of "anything foreign, everything different."

Gervais calls the series a "documentary," which we believe is British for "reality show."

When did Gervais develop that laugh? Jesus. Anyway, An Idiot Abroad: a ruthless exercise in celebrity schadenfreude, or an awesome way to make money? Both! It's slated to air in the UK this fall but no word yet when it will screen in America.

Via AVClub