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Karl Pilkington Finds a Use for The Elder Scrolls’ Oblivion Gates

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Karl Pilkington is in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and he’s asking the important questions.

Okay, maybe not technically in, since this is the work of YouTuber HuffingtonPants, but this new video had us grinning from ear to ear. It sees comedian/presenter/Ricky Gervais collaborator Karl Pilkington roaming around Cyrodil, as seen in Oblivion, fourth entry in the Elder Scrolls action-RPG series.

Aside from running away from imps and tumbling down a hill, he asks a potentially world-changing question. Why can’t you just chuck stuff in the Oblivion gates? Got a mattress or a sofa to get rid of? Just drag it over to one of those glowing portals, give it a shove and there you go.

It’s a sound solution, especially since the Hero of Kvatch will probably come along and shut them. Thinking of invading the mortal world, eh Mehrunes Dagon? Let’s see what you make of this stomach-churningly stained duvet!

In fact, the more we think about it, the more we wonder if this whole invasion of Cyrodil started because people were just hurling everything into Dagon’s realm. We’re only half-kidding, too. Liverpool’s 200-year-old Williamson Tunnels ended up being used as a dumping ground, so it’s not that far fetched.

You can check out the video above, or subscribe to HuffingtonPants’ channel here, which has Karl exploring many other titles.

Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.