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6th-Sep-2010 01:02 pmTitle
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Week one hundred and thirty-five - August/September 2010

We have a new podcast out, available at iTunes. [iTunes link]

It's a sneak preview of An Idiot Abroad which starts September 23rd at 9pm on Sky1 HD. 

Please download it. It's free and very funny. Honest.

I'm at The Hammersmith Apollo all this week with the last ever Science shows. 

If you can't get to see it live, order the DVD [Amazon UK link]

The bonus material is fun too.

Week one hundred and thirty-four - August/September 2010

  Recorded some bonus features with Karl and Warwick Davis today for my live DVD 'Science'. [Amazon UK link] 
Amazing. Fucking amazing. I'm not going to give anything away but Karl asked Warwick some of the most gob-smacking questions imaginable.

Just got to record the actual stand-up show now.

Don't forget this by the way...




Oh, and the website is live now too.

Twitter away like mother fuckers!

Have a great weekend.     

He's such a twitter stalker.
EXTENDED TRAILER FOR AN IDIOT ABROAD

I'm so happy :DDD


lol this is sssssssssooooooooooooo funny

Gerv & Smerch at their best


LAST NIGHT WAS THE PREVIEW EPI FOR AN IDIOT ABROAD. IF I FIND LINKS I WILL POST. IT WAS FUCKING AMAZING.
4th-Sep-2010 02:51 amTitle
OH MY GOD.

GO TO http://sky1.sky.com/an-idiot-abroad NOW!!

An Idiot Abroad: Karl's Travel Diaries: China

I was up early again so I managed to talk to Suzanne before she went to bed - I told her that I was off to see the Wall.

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An Idiot Abroad: Karl's Travel Diaries: India

I really didn't sleep well at all last night - I felt really ill - woke up in the night being sick, and I also had a dodgy belly.

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An Idiot Abroad: Karl's Travel Diaries: Jordan

I met Ibrahim in a cafe - he had quite a caveman-type face and hair style - the only thing that ruined the look was the fact he seemed to have that 'wet look' gel in his hair that Michael Jackson used to use. Either that or his cave is really, really damp.

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An Idiot Abroad: Karl's Travel Diaries: Mexico
I was up early this morning to see the Wonder - Jamie wanted me to see it without having tourists everywhere. Problem was I still couldn't see it, as we got there so early it was still pitch black.

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An Idiot Abroad: Karl's Travel Diaries: Egypt

I went to the Pyramids site again, this time by van - It was heaving today. We were there early, but we still weren't the first. Coachloads of people were entering.

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An Idiot Abroad: Karl's Travel Diaries: Brazil
I was woken at ten past 5 this morning by Christian - he said we needed to leave by half 5 for our helicopter ride. I was really struggling.


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An Idiot Abroad: Karl's Travel Diaries: Peru
After a quick toilet stop we set off - we had four or five porters with us - these are men who help carry heavy loads. They can carry as much as a donkey. Even though they were carrying a lot of gear they were still hard to keep up with.


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3rd-Sep-2010 03:15 pmTitle
The film that changed my life: Stephen Merchant
LOVE  THIS XD
WERE YOU SHAKING AND CRYING ALSO?? RICKY @ THE EMMYS

  Week one hundred and thirty-four - August/September 2010

  Hope you liked the pics from Sky Mag

As you can see, Steve and I are laughing and Karl looks uncomfortable. 

This is because,
  1. Karl didn't want to do the pose in the first place.
2. Throughout the shoot I was saying things like, "Karl are those your testicles touching my back?" and Steve kept saying that he had an erection.

By the way, Sky Movies are showing The Invention Of Lying from September 10th. 

Or order the DVD and get all the lovely extras. [Amazon UK link] 

Here's that feature I did for Variety on the greatest primetime schedule.   

Week one hundred and thirty-four - August/September 2010

  Thanks to the press of the world for all the lovely reviews of my stint at the Emmys

Thanks to the Emmys for always letting me do anything I want.

Thanks to Bucky Gunts, the most famous man in America at the moment, for having that name. 

Thanks to the photographers for not telling me I looked like a pasty George Michael.


   

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BUCKY GUNTS!!!!  PLUS! RSK IN SKY MAG
CEMETERY JUNCTION BLOOPER

LOL AHAHAH


Tip top shape @ Emmys.
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Beard was too heavy though.
27th-Aug-2010 03:38 pmTitle
RICKY & STEVE DO THE GAY UNDERTONES INTERVIEW. AMAZING BEAUTIFUL STUNNING SEXY ETC

Lovely. Also I love how Steve touches Ricky constantly LOLLLL.


Smerch talks.
Bideo!


Empty round headed shaven chimp like buffoon
Uploaded by CaptainSneddon. - Full seasons and entire episodes online.

If it doesn't work then HERE and also HERE


Blagh
Week one hundred and thirty-three - August 2010

Surprise, surprise, it's sunny in L.A.

I should be in the UK plugging Cemetery Junction on DVD so I was wondering if you could do that for me. Just make a sandwich-board and walk up and down busy high streets. Thanks.

Or just buy it yourself. it's up to you.

  The Mirror are doing their bit;

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+ Steve gets some money for old rope. Good job Smerch. ALSO, here and here are interview from him.
What's the secret of your partnership with Ricky Gervais?
At the core, it's a shared set of interests and values. We've been working together for 12 years and it's by turns like a marriage and a brotherhood. My suspicion is that we can do stuff apart, but when we do stuff together it will be better. It's got that kind of spark to it.
Mmmm best.
15th-Aug-2010 01:58 pmTitle
Bloggy!
Week one hundred and thirty-one - August 2010

Recorded Alan Carr: Chatty Man tonight with Steve. Great fun, but the edit could be tricky. Can't wait to see what they do with the first question and answer. Alan said that I looked fit and slim and asked me my secret. I of course answered, "AIDS". We'll see if they keep that in or not. It's on Sunday and repeated Monday.

Have a nice weekend.   

Week one hundred and thirty-one - August 2010

Exclusive. This is the only image released from the next series of Curb. It is from a scene at a dinner party where me and Larry really don't see eye to eye, but I can't tell you more than that I'm afraid. They don't usually let photos out this early but I got personal authorization from the man himself for this website only.

Ready..? 


 



Just did my 4th and final night at Birmingham Arena. (did a couple earlier in the year remember) It was great by the way, so thanks to everyone who came along and laughed and gasped loudly.

I have some amazing news too. We are about to start work on developing a Chinese 'The Office'. How cool is that?

I'm worried they will pull out when they see the first episode of An Idiot Abroad though. 

Oh well.     
ALSO!!!
An Idiot Abroad - The Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington

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PLEASE BUY THIS!!!!!
NEW PROMO FOR AN IDIOT ABROAD

KARL. IN SHORTS!!!! SHORTS!!!!!


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Wassup sexy
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LOOL @ those 3 guys checkin out Ricky. Awesome.
9th-Aug-2010 06:25 pmTitle
A WHAT present? Geeezzz, rich people.
Week one hundred and thirty-one - August 2010

Locked off another episode of An Idiot Abroad. It's such a funny series. Karl, just talking about stuff, sounds like carefully crafted one-liners. He's amazing. Especially when he's angry, scared, tired or ill. Which is all the time.


   

  There's never been a programme like it. Because there's never been such a dopey whinging Manc like it either.

The book is finished too. It's basically "Karl's Diary" but in foreign countries. Perfect. [Amazon UK link]     



  Week one hundred and thirty - August 2010

Jane got me a "walking with wolves" day as part of my birthday present. It was amazing. Almost spiritual. It really affected me and I want to visit them again. I was quite scared at first as they are still wild and their bite is three times stronger than a pit bull. They are magnificent though. I highly recommend it.

The alpha male came over to me at one point. I froze. He jumped up and put his paws on my shoulders, (yes, he was fucking huge), and started licking my mouth. "Don't move," they said. "He likes you. He can smell what you had for lunch." (I hope he doesn't write for Pandora's Box in The Independent or everyone will know.)

Cemetery Junction is on at The Mann Theatre in Glendale L.A. this week. From what I can work out it's going to be filled with famous people. I've had about 40 emails from actors and directors and comedians saying they have tickets for it. Don't bother them; let them watch the film. They may be on the Oscars panel. Or, sit behind them and laugh and cry loudly, saying things like, "ooh, it's made me reconsider my whole existence. Brilliant!"

And remember, if a Hollywood producer comes over to you and licks your face, don't move.

ORDER THAT BOOK OMG
4th-Aug-2010 05:21 pmTitle
Ricky will play HIMSELF on The Simpsons this time. YAYS. Maybe' it'll be a bit better than the last one. :/
Blog updates
  Week one hundred and thirty - August 2010

There are still articles appearing about me taking over from Steve Carell on the American version of The Office. Maybe I haven't made it clear enough. I suppose it doesn't matter what I say for the world of entertainment news, so let's try a new approach.

Report one of the following...

I am definitely taking over from Steve Carell on The Office. Yes, I have been asked to take over as the new boss at Dunder Mifflin. I said yes. They made me an offer I just couldn't refuse. I will once again play David Brent and I take over next season. I can't wait. Steve Merchant and I will also write and direct. I will remain Executive Producer.

or...

I'm not taking over from Steve Carell and will just continue to make millions for doing fuck all because I created the show and all the characters, and own the format and it's being syndicated now and I get paid every time any episode of any version is played anywhere in the world, and I stopped my version at its height and I don't think I can improve on that, and I don't want to go back to that and get up at 6am every day of the week for 7 years.

Only one of these is true. I don't know which one to believe. What would you do if you were me?   

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Ricky you slyyy dog :P
Oh my god. OHH OHHHH!!
Many thanks to Pilkipedia for this. GO HERE FOR MORE ♥
30th-Jul-2010 08:51 pmTitle
OMG AHAHAHAHAH
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His faceee! *dies*
Ricky continues to do too much for charity.

    Week one hundred and twenty-nine - July 2010

Spent the day in the edit again. Finished episode 1 of An Idiot Abroad. Steve and I were laughing all the time. I think Karl will become a right bald cult.

Also wrote a little piece for Variety about my favourite TV shows of all time. It's part of a bigger feature centred around the Emmys.

Always fun

I'll have to take in my suit a few inches. Nice.

Have a great weekend.   



Spent the day in the edit cutting the "pre-series episode" of An Idiot Abroad. I cannot wait for this show to air. Karl is the funniest, baldest, grumpiest  Manc twat in the world.

Gimp.




Look at his dopey face.

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THIS IS AWESOME. 13 mins of Rick/Steve/Karl. + A VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH THEM AS WELL THAT'S NOT AVAILABLE FOR ME BOOOO
OMG WATCH THIS NOW

NEW "AN IDIOT ABROAD" PROMO

HERE is the first if you missed it before.

Some GIFS from both promos:

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KARL DANCING. I think this is the best thing ever. EVER.

MORE GIFS!!!

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Watching him move and speak is a joy. I'm so happy. Can't wait! Shaking & crying :')))

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Week one hundred and twenty-eight - July 2010

The on-air promos we did for Sky turned out so well that they want to make them into a little programme to show before the series starts. Could be good to introduce Karl to a new audience so they don't think he's an actor called Graham or something. Stay tuned.

Finished the pilot for Life's Too Short too. Just have to write the series now. 




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I've never been so exited to see Karl's baldy roundy head
OMGGGGG.
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READ the article to go with that here.
LOTS OF RSK GOODNESS IN VIDEO FORM.

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I missed them :D


Ricky filming CYE
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Wonder who that woman is...
Hotpix lol
LOOK IT'S KARL!
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IDC I think he looks great :)
Love this shoot
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wow
The Smerch was @ the US alternate Tim's wedding IRL
ahah wow
The Ricky Gervais show: 'Here we go again, flogging something' RSK together again!
Blagh
  Week one hundred and twenty-eight - July 2010

  Did a day of stills publicity for Sky. 




  Yes, it was my best day ever.

At one point I decided to wrestle Karl to the ground. Don't worry, the whole day was also filmed as a DVD extra on Science. 

Thanks to everyone who bought The Ricky Gervais Show today. It is the number one TV title at the moment apparently, so you have made a certain Manc twat very happy. (Well, "happy" is probably going a bit far, but you know what I mean.)

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CONGRATS TO RICK ON CONTINUING TO REST ON HIS LAURELS! The RG Animated Show is nominated for an Emmy. LOOOOOOOOOL.
RICKY ON LOUIS CK'S SHOW. I gotta watch this show. HYSTERICAL
Elmo jus LOOOVVESS Ricky

Can't believe this is real life haha


And LOOONNG blogs
Week one hundred and twenty-six - July 2010

So The Ricky Gervais Show got nominated for an Emmy. This one is probably more exciting than the ones for The Office, Extras and my stand-up.

The second season is going very well and we've really condensed material to make everything really strong.

Pre order the DVD. [Amazon UK] It's Emmy nominated you know. (Ha ha. I just thought of all the haters.)

Having a great time on Curb. 

 


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DO READ! THERE ARE PICS--NOT JUST WORDS :D
Another brills promo:

Oh god Karl! AHAHAHAHAH I'm dyin


OMG OMGGGGGGG THAT PICTURE
Week one hundred and twenty-five - June 2010

Well it's official. Steve Carell will leave The Office after this next season. It was of course inevitable (and sad), but I wish him all the luck in the world. He is quite possibly the nicest, hardest working man in America and it has been a joy working with him over the last six years. (And taking the piss out of him at every award show.)

It was expected of me, as executive producer, to persuade him to stay on. With syndication in full swing the more successful the show remains, the more billions we all make. It was tempting, but the truth is, I believe he is doing the right thing. He's fulfilled his contract and more, and is a huge film star now. (I knocked it on the head after 12 episodes and a Christmas special.) I'd be lying if I said he should do more. He shouldn't. He should move on, continue to do great work, and buy a new house every time The Office is repeated somewhere. (That's what I do. Maybe I'll buy one next door to him one day. That'll fucking teach him.)

Good Luck Steve.

OK, so Carell is a megastar. Now on to Pilkington.

Let's up the game a bit. You must all leave a comment on a message board or forum today. You have to convert one non-believer to the way of The Round Headed One. There is only one Gump. Go forth.

Another weird freak I've taken under my wing is the great, (fat bald ginger slob), Louis C.K.. His new show starts tonight on FX. Watch it. It's going to be superb.



Fantastic day's shooting on Life's Too Short. 

We were filming at a disused airforce base. A hundred acres of empty road, derelict buildings, and even tennis and basketball courts.

We wrapped very early and made the most of the facilities.






Me and Steve won.

I'd like to say we thrashed them, but we didn't. It was really close. (I should've known better. I wont pick him next time.)       

Week one hundred and twenty-four - June 2010

My favourite review of the animation.

 

  I can only assume that it must be a spoof. But just in case; please order now and annoy the haters some more. 

A huge thank you to the Twitter army out there. I understand that Karl Pilkington was a trending topic. (I must admit I don't fully know what that means as I am 49 now, but thank you anyway.)

Had more champagne and cake on my birthday than you should to be honest. Was sung happy birthday by a crowd of people that included Chris Martin, Noel Gallagher and Richard Ashcroft. The harmonies were spot on. Normal.

LOL "HATERS". HE'S A HATER. HE HATES TWITTER BUT HE TALKS ABOUT IT CONSTANTLY.
Nice Ricky article from BANFF.
Damn I've not been updating. :/
  Week one hundred and twenty-four - June 2010

It's a big day. No, not my birthday. Today, Sky confirmed that my suggestion for the title of our show is official.

Ready? It's called, AN IDIOT ABROAD. Karl is not happy. Perfect. I actually reveal it to him in show 7. It's hilarious. All the way round the world up to then he thinks it's called "Karl Pilkington's Seven Wonders".

Here's a little message we did for Amazon

Karl was right. They didn't put it on the front page. Bunch of lying... etc   
AHAH watch the video

25th-Jun-2010 06:04 pmTitle
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GERVAIS!
OFFICIAL! Rick on Curb next season. I'm calling it now. He's gonna be "acting" like he "acted" in his Marriage Ref appearance. Sort of like "WHAT IS GOING ON. I AM BRITISH AND CONFUSED BY AMERICANS. THIS IS SO ODD" lol I'm so excited though. SO SO EXCITED
I really don't care about this show or this person. Life's Too Short lowdown.
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Week one hundred and twenty-three - June 2010

I do my Q and A today at the Banff TV Festival. Then tonight I receive the Peter Ustinov comedy award. I don't know how to play it really. I usually play the arrogant card - you know... "good choice, this is beneath me etc." - but then I read the blurb about me. It's the most flattering, over-the-top introduction I've ever had. If I do the blasé bit I'm worried they'll think I'm really ungrateful. If I cry and thank everyone I've ever worked with, I'm just a different kind of twat. It's a tricky one. I'll let you know how it goes.

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I SAVED THE EPIC FOR LAST......

KARL PILKINGTON 7 WONDERS PREVIEW. KARL DANCING IS AMAZING. AMAZING.

12th-Jun-2010 11:49 amTitle [*news, *ricky's blog, podcast]
Holy...HHHAAAAA
Week one hundred and twenty-two - June 2010

The FREEEEEE!!!!!!!!!! Ricky Gervais Guide to The World Cup will be available for download in time for England's first game.

Hope you like it. It's more of a gentle ramble than usual. There's something almost existential about it. Like three old souls trying to fill an eternity.

We did a little photo especially...




Have a nice weekend.   

Week one hundred and twenty-two - June 2010

Found the last location today for Life's Too Short. It feels great doing this project. Just like The Office and Extras. Starting from scratch, just me and Steve in a room crafting a brand new show. It doesn't get better than that for me

Started animating the second series of The Ricky Gervais Show too. We're thinking of giving Steve the new beard he's got in real life. He will look just like Shaggy from Scooby Doo.

  Well done to everyone behind the campaign to make the Pilkpanzee mega famous. Keep up the good work



Did some press for The Ricky Gervais Show DVD. Karl was amazing. We did a little video for retailers too. It's like an internal thing you do to motivate the reps and buyers. Just a "thanks for getting behind the dvd" type thing. It wasn't that simple. Karl started slagging them off for needing motivation. At one point I think he shouted something like "get off your arse." I'll try to get hold of it and stick it on this website.

Then we did the podcast. We didn't want to do any more audiobooks (for at least a while), but I thought it might be fun to do a free one as we were all together anyway. It wasn't fun for Karl. He winged for the entire time. He did however confess to us one of the most idiotic things he's ever done. It involves dribbling. Look forward to that.

We also did an interview for The Guardian Online. At one point I'm pretty sure Karl was persuading people not to bother buying the DVD. Perfect.

Until all this new drivel hits the airwaves here's some old shit. I love the way, as soon as we start role playing, Karl is caught up in the scenario like it actually happened.     
GO GET THE NEW GUIDE IT'S OUT NOW

CEMETERY JUNCTION goes Straight-to-DVD in U.S.

:/
Ummm are they friends? I don't think so.

That 2 times he's done a message for him WTF


Here are a million boring blog updates

  Week one hundred and twenty-two - June 2010

Started thinking about my speech today for my Banff award next week. I'm just going to start crying, thank God and get back to the bar. Easy.

My first Banff award makes a little appearance in this video

It's wonderful displays of the English language like that, that lead to me still being honoured at prestigious ceremonies.

I'm going to miss the first England game too. Still, mustn't grumble. 

Because we are sick of everyone going on about the World Cup we have decided to do The Ricky Gervais Guide To The World Cup. Makes perfect sense yeh? We're recording it tomorrow and we'll try to get it out for the weekend.

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+Ricky wants to stop bullfighting.

I remember his matador quote about getting gored to death. LOL WHAT


Also...
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DAT ASS! hahah
27th-May-2010 08:11 pmTitle
OK THESE BLOGS HAVE PICS.
Week one hundred and twenty - May 2010

Did a little thing on the final of American Idol last night. It was Simon's last show so I sent a little message

  It kept me away from insulting disabled people for a while I suppose. 

Remember the good old days when people got irony?

  Song.       



  Have you ever wondered what Karl would look like without flesh?

Saw this in a shop on Rodeo Drive.




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OMG this is sooo hot
I AM NOT ASHAMED TO SAY IT WOW
I don't watch American Idol but...WHAT
8:42 p.m. Ricky Gervais is live-on-satellite paying "tribute" to Simon. "Enjoy your retirement," Gervais says. "You shouldn't be working at your age anyway." That was vaguely funny, but not necessarily worth Gervais' time.
THE HELL?
16th-May-2010 04:49 pmTitle
AWWW QT picture.
  Week one hundred and eighteen - May 2010

My last day in New York.

Had a fantastic time at "The Garden" again.

Picked up a nice review too.

"No one specializes in outrageously bad taste quite as adorably as Ricky Gervais" The Hollywood Reporter.

One for the DVD I think.

Off to LA now.

Have a great weekend

P.S. Don't forget to watch The Ricky Gervais Show tonight.

Episode 5 in The UK, episode 12 in The US.   

Week one hundred and eighteen - May 2010

Did another episode of "Louie", Louis C.K.'s new comedy for FX. It's great. (Not because of me obviously, it's such a fresh and honest idea. And really funny.)

Did the second warm-up too. I'm ready and raring to go. 

We've decided on the cover of the DVD for The Ricky Gervais Show.

 


  I have no idea how we managed to get a 12 certificate but there you go. You can pre-order it now at Amazon UK.       



Did the first warm-up at Hunter College. What a great audience. So smart and can take anything. One joke that usually gets a gasp got a round of applause. Such a myth that Americans don't get irony. Who started that?

Doing some more stuff with Louis C.K. today. Can't wait. That fat ginger slob passes all the necessary freak tests to be a very good friend of mine.

This song is in my head. 
Meh
Ricky and Steve together completes my life

Never stops being funny


RG EPI 12
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