Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Gerhard Reinke's Wanderlust - Thailand

Gerhard Reinke's Wanderlust was a short-lived series made by Comedy Channel in 2003 which retains a spot in my heart as one of my favourite shows. A mock travel documentary series, it follows host Gerhard Reinke (played by Josh Gardner) as he explores tourist destinations around the world. Reinke is the kind of host who is to be found wearing swimming costumes that reveal a bit too much, catching herpes from kissing the Blarney Stone in Ireland, and getting addicted to coca and captured by Marxist rebels on the Inca Trail.

Only 6 episodes were ever made, but the show retains a cult following, fervently hoping it will return to production. The 3 videos below comprise the very first episode, when Reinke visits Thailand. It's low-budget production suits its mock-travel format perfectly, and the humour, often subtle and sometimes not so subtle, is brilliant. Enjoy.

Like this? You may like:

My week in Bangkok, Part 1 and Part 2

Danny Bhoy - A Visitor's Guide to Scotland

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