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Ricky Gervais Guide To Society-John Booper

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Lebanon, PA

#1 Dec 1, 2009
In one passage, Ricky presents a scenario to karl where Karl is dead and is being sexually assaulted by a gay rapist. Karl comes back to life, the rapist has a heart attack from the shock, they both land on the floor in a compromising position and Suzanne, Karl's girlfriend, enters the room. Ricky asks Karl, "What would say?" Karl responds, "I got a John Booper." Ricky and Steve break out in laughter. I don't get it. Guessing it's a British in-joke? Ricky's laugh makes it funny anyway, but what does that mean?


#2 Dec 6, 2009
I've just been listening to this too, and I'm English... I've never heard that expression before either! The only things I can think of are that it's a Manchester term, as Karl's from Manchester, or it's a private joke between the three of them... I doubt it's rhyming slang as that's only really used by through and through Londoners and none of them are from London.

Williams Lake, Canada

#3 Dec 10, 2009
I think Karl says something along the lines of, "We've gotta join Bupa" which is a private health insurance company in the UK.

Salford, UK

#4 Dec 11, 2009
Yeah thats it i think Meg but it does sound a lot like John Booper. I laughed anyway the shit he says even though I didnt get it.

Portsmouth, NH

#5 Jan 5, 2010
Thanks for clearing that up folks! I'm glad my googling of "John Booper" got me here. Gotta be "..Join BUPA", joke makes sense that way, being that he's now got AIDS and all...thanks again.

London, UK

#6 Jan 31, 2010
Yeah, he did say 'We've gotta join Bupa'. It's private healthcare.

Salem, MA

#7 Feb 27, 2010
lol @ Chris...I did the same!

Milton, Canada

#8 Mar 24, 2010
add me to the list of people who got here by googling "John Booper"


#9 Mar 27, 2010
googled 'john booper' too

Landsdale, Australia

#10 Mar 27, 2010
googled it as well, glad i finally found out what he said!

Falmouth, KY

#11 Mar 29, 2010
I took the same path here as everyone else!

Wythenshawe, UK

#12 Mar 29, 2010
Thnx, makes sense now. They shud make more guides to, there hilarious

Doonside, Australia

#13 Apr 11, 2010
That helps so much. i still lauged at ricky;s laugh because its contagous! haha

Sarnia, Canada

#14 Apr 16, 2010
I also just heard this and googled John Booper. I honestly don't know which is funnier, Karl's joke or how many of us googled John Booper; thanks Meg.

Market Weighton, UK

#16 Apr 19, 2010
Also googled John Booper...

Revere, MA

#17 Apr 19, 2010
After playing back the scenario around ten times and still not understanding what he said. I decided to google John Booper. Freaking hysterical. They better do some more guide to's they are the best.

Mumbai, India

#19 Apr 22, 2010
ahh finally the answer ..
'join BUPA' it is !!

Den Haag, Netherlands

#20 Apr 26, 2010
'John booper' in google brought me here aswell. First hit haha.

Cape Town, South Africa

#21 May 1, 2010
Also googled John Booper...

Auckland, New Zealand

#22 May 2, 2010
yeah same as everyone else.

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