If you do not subscribe to pay cable's HBO network, or even if you do, but cannot wait until Friday to see the animated debut of The Ricky Gervais Show, or the second-season premiere of Life & Times of Tim, for that matter, well, no worries, friends.

For a sneak peek at the first half-hour of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant taking the Pilk out of Karl Pilkington as cartoon characters, just point your Internet to this page on iTunes and download this week's episode for freebies. UPDATED 2/18! HBO has put it up on YouTube, too. Watch it here:

And if you'd like to see this week's return of Tim and his awkward animated adventures, well, the grown-up kids at CollegeHumor have an exclusive hosting page where you can watch that. Right now, if you'd like.

That's the news, and I am here.