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We spoke with Ricky Gervais’s best friend, Karl Pilkington. He is the star of “An Idiot Abroad,” and a genius philosopher.
I wanted to do something ages ago, we did it on the radio show. It’s called “Do We Need Them?” What I’d do is I’d go through all the species that exist and just say, “Right, what if we take that off the planet? What effect would it have?” It’s just like bees. People say if bees die out, the world would end apparently. Now, I don’t know if that’s true, if that’s some bee enthusiast who managed to write a good document and people believe this. I read the other day that bees have started to work in airports, they teach them to sniff out bombs… Animals are dying out, but some are also changing. You’ve got dogs doing more jobs than they ever had in their lives now. When you’ve got bees doing jobs, who’d have thought that would have happened?
So maybe in the program, I’d look at, I’d go, are bees needed to keep the planet going? If so, why are they doing that job? What’s that animal doing, what’s the panda doing? Everyone’s panicking about the panda dying out, but what’s a panda doing? Every time I see a panda, it’s on its ass doing nothing. It’s not like it’s having kids. Well leave him! What would happen without the panda? That’s all I’m saying. It’s just looking at nature; it is amazing, but what’s it all doing? Do we need everything that’s on here?
“I think at this time of year, people look back to ‘The West Wing,’ because we would like to see that kind of idealized government, and those kind of — those kind of leaders,” Lowe told Piers Morgan on Friday night.
“And, honestly, I think, behind closed doors, our real leaders are more similar to ‘The West Wing’ people than not, in fairness. My experience in Washington has always been the people are there for the right reasons, and they really believe in the great themes that ‘The West Wing’ dramatized. They just probably don’t wear makeup as well as we do.”
Nope, real Washington certainly isn’t as handsome as Sam Seaborn. Also: Ann Perkins!
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