Synopsis by Hal Erickson
From the creators of cable TV's The Man Show and Crank Yankers, this wickedly satirical travelogue was a vehicle for comedian Josh Gardner, who introduced the character of disingenuous German travel show host Gerhard Reinke on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Each episode was filmed a different exotic locale, where Reinke would invariably get into trouble by making stupid cultural gaffes, asking nitwit questions, and failing to make proper provisions for his journey. In Thailand, Gerhard tries and spectacularly fails to understand the local jokes; in Ireland, he gets drunk and performs a klutzy step dance; in the Andes, his light-headedness is aggravated by overindulgence of the coca bean; and so on. The six-part Gerhard Reinke's Wanderlust made its American cable bow on March 8, 2003.