Ready for more Ricky? HBO has just released details on the May 2012 episodes of The Ricky Gervais Show and it’s pretty safe to say poor Karl is going to have a very difficult month.
The Ricky Gervais Show May Episodes
Episode #29: “Armed Forces”
Debut: FRIDAY, MAY 4 (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: May 4 (midnight), 6 (3:45 a.m.), 7 (11:00 p.m.) and 8 (midnight)
HBO2 playdates: May 5 (8:00 p.m.) and 10 (1:10 a.m.)
Karl learns from Ricky that he is very popular among members of the armed services and recounts how, as a kid, he looked up to his older brother, who was in the army, and longed to join himself because he made his bed so neatly. Also, Karl describes a harrowing day when he defended a pie from a bank robber, among other acts of bravery.
Episode #30: “Room 102”
Debut: FRIDAY, MAY 11 (9:00-9:30 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: May 11 (midnight), 13 (3:50 a.m.), 14 (10:30 p.m.) and 15 (midnight)
HBO2 playdates: May 12 (8:30 p.m.) and 17 (2:20 a.m.)
Ricky suggests they play “Room 102,” a take on George Orwell’s Room 101 from “1984,” and asks Karl what he would banish to Room 102 forever. Also, Karl shares his idea for keeping overweight people from eating in the middle of the night, and chooses the one item he would take with him if stranded on a desert island.
Episode #31: “Karl’s Day”
Debut: FRIDAY, MAY 18 (9:00-9:30 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: May 18 (midnight), 20 (4:15 a.m.), 21 (11:15 p.m.) and 22 (midnight)
HBO2 playdates: May 19 (8:30 p.m.) and 24 (2:25 a.m.)
After Karl insists that he is really a happy-go-lucky guy at heart, spending most of his time home alone on DIY projects, Ricky and Stephen ask him to take them through a typical day in his life.
Episode #32: “The English”
Debut: FRIDAY, MAY 25 (9:00-9:30 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: May 25 (midnight), 27 (4:15 a.m.), 28 (11:40 p.m.) and 29 (midnight)
HBO2 playdates: May 26 (8:30 p.m.) and 31 (1:35 a.m.)
Ricky, Stephen and Karl take turns describing the quintessential Englishman, and Karl explains why, if he could be any nationality other than English, he’d choose to be Italian.