Episode 1 Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington discuss a variety of unusual topics including the benefits of 20th-century inventions, population control, supernatural events, and prehistoric times. Also introduced: a segment called "Monkey News," in which Karl explains the origins of space travel.
Episode 2 Topics include a lion-mutilation story in Cambodia, what to know about donating to charities, public nudity, violence in animal sanctuaries, and sexual aids for men and women.
Episode 3 Topics include Karl's theory on a reverse-aging process; charitable gifts for families in need; the merits of space travel; a choice of superpowers; and personal mottoes. Also: a "Monkey News" segment about a Moscow TV station.
Episode 4 Topics include Karl's upcoming trip to a spa; the customs of New Guinea tribes; a visit to an antiques store; and an e-mail about dangerous dolphins. Also: a "Monkey News" segment about a zookeeper's marriage.
Episode 5 Topics include the meanings of certain idioms; Karl's list of the Top 50 "Freaks of All Time" he'd like to meet; and New Year's resolutions. Also: a "Monkey News" segment about a rescue by the New York City fire department.
Episode 6 Topics include philosophers; the meanings of certain idioms; and non-essential body parts. Also: a "Monkey News" segment about a builder's complaint on a construction site.
Episode 7 Topics include excerpts from Karl's diary; and childhood nicknames. Also: a "Monkey News" segment about an Olympic bobsled team.
Episode 8 Topics include what the future looks like for hedgehogs; a man's reaction to a kidney transplant; and Karl's choice to save either Ricky or Stephen from a sinking ship. Also: a "Monkey News" segment about an airline strike.
Episode 9 Topics include talking to animals; aversions to meetings; and Karl's girlfriend's haircuts. Also: a "Monkey News" segment about a 1950s gangster and a racehorse.
Episode 10 Topics include school curricula; physical altercations; human anatomy; whistling and happiness; birds and flight; and the origins of the universe. Also: a "Monkey News" segment about eye surgery.
Episode 11 Topics include romantic gestures for Valentine's Day; observations by philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein; homelessness; and a trip to Malaga, Spain. Also: a "Monkey News" segment about a 1960s space mission.
Episode 12 Topics include "Inside the Actors Studio"; organ donation; footwear for an elephant in India; and the futility of scientists' efforts to eradicate germs.
Episode 13 Topics for the first-season finale include communication with extraterrestrials; "Inside the Actors Studio"; different body types of humans; and Karl's list of freaks.