19 October 2002/Transcript
A Little Big Hungover or Still a Bit Drunk
Doves…Caught by the river, on Xfm 104.9. I’m Ricky Gervais... Steve Merchant... Karl Pilkington and everything…
No...I'm gonna be honest with you...
Little bit hungover, don't feel very well. I don't know if I'm hungover or still a bit drunk, but I don't feel->
You sound like you're still a bit drunk.
Yeah. So what I'm worried about-
Then you do every week, so...
What I'm worried about is... that the standard will slip.
Yeah? I'm not right on the ball, urm and, the other thing is I haven't had a lot of time to prepare the show today.
So I don't... And I - and, I don't really... I don't feel...you know.
Yep. I haven't done any... Karl...
Have you finished that sentence?
I... don't make me laugh because it- it hurts as well. And the other- the other- there's another side effect to me being a little bit hungover, and um drunk or whatever, right, is that I can be annoying.
Right, yes, yes.
'Cos I just to amuse myself I sort of like turn my body off a little bit and just poke, and like-
Like that, and annoy people and that... I wanna- I wanna sort of like cl-
Well you do the physical equivalent of freewheeling.
Yeah, yeah! I sort of like, I sort of wanna climb on Karl and go to sleep on him.
Do you know what I mean? Both annoy him, and it'd be comfortable.
Which is... you know, can be annoying.
Do you know, just a quick little thing to make this show a bit easier; if you'd put your hand up when you want one of us to speak... Cos it's not quite- I'm not quite sure when the sentences are finished.
The hands are up!
Ok, good. So um- well-
The hands are up.
Ok, good, all right. Are you just going to keep them up for the rest of the show, or are-
No. Karl, do what you, what you've... Uh?
Good, alright. Do you wanna- Is there any excuse as to why you're a bit hungover?
Too much wine.
Last night, yeah...
Yep. Good, good. 'Cos this is the only- I mean this is the only work you've got to do all week-
-unless I'm very much mistaken, you don't have to do anything. You just sit at home eating- eating cheese-
-um, and then occasionally you do a bit of um, sort of shadow boxing-.
-And that's exersise... And then you sit at home and watch TV.
Is that roughly what you did this week?
Uh-huh. So this is... the only two hours you've had to do anything for all week, this is the only thing you had to prepare for...
Yes, I... Who can plan a hangover?
You know, you'd think th- Karl, you said you had some stuff.
<What have you got?
I love the fact that whereas I was a little bit slow, Karl there leapt into action, to keep this show afloat, keep the pace up! Go on.
...Right... well, uhh...
Karl, are you hungover as well or .
Do you know, I'm just a bit annoyed, 'cos I'm with you.
Do y' know what I mean?
He hasn't got much to do all week...
You're having a laugh.
What angers me is I kind of hoped that maybe I could have quite a long career in radio, and I sort of feel like I'm... I don't know, the words 'sinking ship'-
Those words spring to mind.
'Cos if you... Karl, you're just a chancer anyway, you weren't even supposed to be on air and we made you into something of a household name and that's cool.
And Ricky's already a celebrity, he's got it stitched up, he's got coroporates, he's got you know, voiceover work, but I've got nothing, I'm running on empty I've got... You know, I'm not... nothing, I've got nothing, I'm sort of dependent a bit on this, financially and...
And...you two are sort of bringing it down really.
Do you reckon I could get my own show, Karl?
Karl, Karl, Karl. Tell him what, no, Karl, Karl, tell him how funny I was out there with the bin, that... a minute ago.
So anyway, come on, right.
I'm bored of this.
Tell you what. Will we tease them with what we've got coming up next.
Yep, Karl, tease us after the next record.
'Cos I think we've already got 'em for two hours.
Yep, yep, we've hooked them Karl, don't worry, this is textbook radio.
What's this? Badly Drawn Boy?
Song: Badly Drawn Boy - You Were Right
Pete Horton's In It
I've Just Nicked Five of Your DVDs
Flea to Glasgow
You're Obsessed with Puns
Have You Heard That One About Worms
What's Tomato With You
Cold Play, Scientist, on XFM 104.9. Right. Competition, innit?
No, it's Educating Ricky part two.
Oh, is it? I wasn't even listening. He's doing all the work, I wasn't even listening. Oh, I nearly spilt some water now on that. What's this one again, then?
What's the er, teaser headline?
Teaser headline is "What's tomato with you?"
Go on, then.
How excited were you when you came up with that? You couldn't wait to tell us, could you? He-hee!
I think it's a good one because you won't forget it now, will you? Like the worm one. What's special about the worm?
A lot of people think that if you cut a worm in half, two worms will grow, but no, what happens is, if you cut the head end slightly nearer the tail than the head, the tail will die but the worm with the head will be ok, so it's exploded a myth and taught me something.
Right, so, the second one, part two of Educating Ricky, uh, "What's tomato with you?"
What this one's about is, er... ages ago...
Ricky and Steve laugh.
There's never a date, there's never a country...
I love the attention to detail! OK, settle down children, this is A-level History. Right.
"Once upon a time..."
Yeah, yeah. "When a mental place with swords was a king, forget his name, but he was a loony, uh, so, and it was literally ages ago. So er, good luck in the exam!"
So like, you know, all right, many years ago...
Oh yes, yeah yeah yeah, cleared that up, go on.
They thought tomatoes were poisonous.
Ricky sniggers. Steve laughs.
Right? Because what they-
Hold on, are they going to be proved wrong at the end of this story?
Because I don't want to give away the ending, but... is it something to do with the... are they poisonous, tomatoes?
Oh, you're having a laugh.
I don't believe it.
Go on, go on.
I could have been eating tomatoes all this time!
Oh, Steve, what's tomato with you, anyway?
OK, so, wait a minute.
Oh, “what’s tomato with you?”.
Let’s just recap quickly, recap quickly. Many years ago, when people thought tromatoes were poisonous…
Go on, yeah.
They didn’t know they were poisonous then because they were still eating them. But what was happening was-
Well they’re not.
But they’re not poisonous.
Ah! But hang on a minute…
All right, I’m not going- I’m just going to listen. I’m not going to talk now.
OK, I’m not going to talk anymore.
So, if you remember, years ago, they didn’t have, like, pottery plates.
They had lead plates, right?
What are you talking about?
Just let him talk-
Sorry, what year is this?
Let him talk…
Plates made out of lead, and what they’d end up doing, they’d say, “Right, do you want a tomato?” and they’d go, “Yeah, all right,” and they’d put the tomato on the lead plate and cut it, and because of the acid in the tomato, right, it would sort of… er, sort of, make the lead runny, and the lead would go into the tomato, and they’d say, “Oh, it’s lovely this,” and they’d be eating it, they’d get food poisoning, lead poisoning and what have you, and they’d be really ill. So they thought tomatoes were poisonous so they didn’t eat them for many years.
And when you say they, do you mean the people of Narnia?
Yeah! This didn’t happen, Karl.
Where was this happening?
Err… sort of in Britain… and that.
You put him on the spot there! Oh, I hope there’s no uppity pupils in this school when they go, “What do you mean, sir?”—“Oh, if you’re gonna… oh, I’m fed up with you…”
Do you understand?
So, so- the, the-
First of all, Karl, where did you get this information from?
Where did I get that…
'Fortean Times' as well?
You can’t remember.
I don’t know where I got that from.
Ricky and Steve snigger.
But… what I don’t… why don’t you think it makes sense?
But, what? Somoeone once got lead poisoning from a tomato?
Not just one, loads, and then all of a sudden…
Why is this educating me?
Because I’m telling you that tomatoes used to…
But I can’t take anything away from this! I don’t know what to take away from this! What have I learnt? What have I learnt? Don’t mix lead with tomatoes?
Why is this educational in any shape or form? What are you talk- what are you telling me?
Ricky taps the desk.
“A long time ago in the land of Glunk, right, where the Ninnies did slib, right, they thought tomatoes were poisonous because they ate of plates of lead!” What are you talking about?
We all know tomatoes aren’t poisonous.
Both: Ricky and Steve laugh.}}
What are you talking about?
Is that what we’re taking from the story?
Is that the moral of the story? Don’t believe these people that I’d never heard of before? What are you talking about, Karl?
I just… I think it’s a bit weird.
I think it’s a bit weird, yeah!
Is this the same people who were spreading those malicious worm rumours?
My hangover’s coming back. I’ve got to get some water. Play a record--that was rubbish.
Don't Go and Be Murdered
Just Look Better
It Was Pushing People Off Their Bikes
Karl starts telling a story
There's a shadow somewhere, no right, thers a shadow, I think it's in America, it's on a quiet road, i'm guessing somewhere like Boston,...
Somewhere like Boston, and people at night used to see this shadow moving about and they'd go "what's that?", right, and it got known, the little local town got known for this shadow, but it didn't cause any problems
What are you talking about?
You've lost me
No, d'you know like some places get famous, like Scotland's got the loch ness monster, an' that, but it doesn't cause any problems
Right, so theres this shadow walking about on the road
What do you mean? ...again, rubbish, nonsense, where did you read this?
THIS was on the INTERNET.
OH, SORRY! I thought it was sh*te! ..I didn't know it was on the internet
So this shadow was moving about
Independently of an object?
Yeh, and the local mayor, an' that, is like, "yeh, it's a bit weird, but it's not harming anyone"
HAHAHA, the mayor involved
He was elected to that post?
(American accent)"Hey, mayor we got a problem down here, seems like a shadow","Well its not causing anybody probems"
But that's the thing, it was left for years, and then it did start causing problems
I see that's it, if you leave these shadows to go unchecked, Rick, they go crazy, you let them run amock in the city, you've got to stamp down on roaming shadows
Yeh, what did the shadow do?
It was pushing people off their bikes!