An Idiot Abroad (2010–2012)
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Meet a Gorilla 

Karl travels to Africa to see wild gorillas. Prior to visiting the gorillas, Ricky and Steve send Karl to teach at a school, rebuild a hut, go bungee jumping, visit a domesticated hippo, cook for a king, and go animal tracking.

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Episode credited cast:
Karl Pilkington ... Self - Presenter
Ricky Gervais ... Self - Executive Producer
Stephen Merchant ... Self - Executive Producer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luke Campbell ... Self - Interviewer
Benjamin Green Benjamin Green ... Interviewer
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Ricky's suggestion of the next bucket list item to do - meeting the endangered mountain gorilla in its natural habitat - does impress Karl, if only because of their likeness to humans (Ricky states they are 98% genetically identical to humans). Although the gorillas Karl will meet are located in Uganda, Stephen and Ricky think Karl should see other parts of the sub-Saharan African continent while he's there anyway. They first send him to South Africa to help with a charity advising local children and rebuilding huts, which ends up unnerving him primarily because he requires a security guard on his stay. While Karl's there, Stephen and Ricky encourage him to partake in an activity which he didn't do on a previous trip. Karl then drives to a residence, the owners who have a hippo as a pet that has access to the inside of the house. Next, he visits with the Ndebele tribe, where he will learn their painting techniques, while he cooks a meal for their king. He is next sent to take part is ... Written by Huggo

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Karl: [watching hippo leave] That's Suzzane from the back...
[to cameraman]
Karl: Can't use that.
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References Gorillas in the Mist (1988) See more »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 2012 (USA) See more »

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RiSK Productions, Sky See more »
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