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“An Idiot Abroad,” Route 66 style

A few days ago, the British satirical comedy “An Idiot Abroad” took its main character, the dim-witted Karl Pilkington, down the Mother Road.

You’ll see the Blue Whale of Catoosa, Bottletree Ranch, and a few other Route 66 landmarks, along with bizarre side trips.

Note: This episode contains some profanity and an adult situation or two. It’s in four parts:

I’ll acknowledge that British satire often is an acquired taste. But this left me cold, and my Twitter feed indicated that even fans of the show considered this episode to be weak.

Producer Ricky Gervais has done better work, and undoubtedly will again.


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