An Idiot Abroad

A friend suggested that I watch the show, “An Idiot Abroad, The Bucket List”.  When it comes to movies and TV shows, I have a preference for comedies, even though very few actually make me laugh.  Some I will find amusing and smile quite a lot while watching them, but very few make me actually break out into full blown gut-wrenching laughter.

This show did just that.  I watched the episode “Climb Mt Fuji” and honestly I laughed so hard that I couldn’t breathe at times.  I have since watched more episodes and laughed at them all, not as much as I did the first one, but they have all been funny enough, each one having at least one or two moments where I just burst out laughing.  I love a show that can make me laugh that hard.

Humor is a subjective thing, so no one else may find it as funny as I did. But in my opinion it is the funniest show I have seen in a while.

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Comments (3)

  1. Walkaboutman

    I agree. I remember being at the movies with my sister when I was about 17-18….she is 3 years younger. We were watching one part of the movie when something bizarr happened and I burst out laughing……..and I was the only one…..I could see the humour or irony in what just happened. My sister was very embarassed and I heard others laughing at my laughter as my sister whispered to me….“That wasnt supposed to be funny”. I told her (between fits of laughter) that it was to me. I chuckled for minutes afterwards with tears in my eyes. I could hear that my laughter was still triggering others around the movie theater,,,,,,which cause a ripple effect where we seemed to keep triggering each other. Dammed if I know what the movie was…but it doesnt really matter…laughter is very infectious. For me, when I watch anything, my mind takes it further as to what could happen…..I may appear to laugh at nothing, but those that know me can tell….I just had an idea and will share with them….I am grateful for that gift. When I visit my elderly clients as a community care worker, I want it to be a positive experience and generally leave with a smile on their face. There is enough sadness in the world, without us adding to it. I have actually told my wife that when I die, I would like the song played…….“Always look on the bright side of life” by monty python…….thats me to a tee..lol

    May 27, 2012
    1. Southern_Grace

      One other thing that struck me about this show was the hysterical laughter from Ricky Gervais. I realized that I had been missing an open secret in life, laugh! Laugh, laugh, laugh. Enjoy life and laugh!

      On a sidenote, it is admirable that you provide care to the elderly. I was a HRD for several long term care companies, eventually ending my career with the veterans care board. People who provide care to the elderly are truly special people, especially when that care is given from the heart.

      May 27, 2012
      1. Walkaboutman

        Thank you. I feel blessed that I have so many wonderful people. I love hearing about their lives, at times I feel like I am walking along with them and they are showing me around back in time. I am a very visual person and have a good imagination.It is sad when I lose one of them when they pass away……as I have also lost a friend.

        May 27, 2012
  2. JAWO

    I’ve only seen the first show, and the idiot was Ricky Gervais, not Karl Pilkington. Karl Pilkington might not be a genius, but I wouldn’t call him an idiot. Some of his views on the places he visited were informative and insightful, more honest than most travel shows.
    I’d like to see a show with Karl Pilkington and without the other two, interesting without the nasty “humour”.

    August 18, 2012
    1. Southern_Grace

      I think Karl represents those of us who are hesitant to step out of our comfort zones. I don’t think he is an idiot but I can identify with him and his experiences in that I would much likely be the same way. I should clarify that when I mentioned loving Gervais’ laughter I did not intend to imply enjoying his laughter at the person of Karl, but rather enjoying the act of laughing at the experience of life. It reminds me that I take life too seriously and don’t laugh and enjoy it as much as I should.

      August 20, 2012