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Comedian Romesh Ranganathan travels to Sri Lanka to learn about his parents' country

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In his final week Romesh really wants to spend quality time with his mother Shanthi. Last week, while he was in Mexico, she had been spending time with her long lost relatives the De Silva family in LA. It turns out that Shanthi has got on very well without him in their time apart.
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Shanthi heads out to Sri Lanka to join Romesh and find out what he has learnt.
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Romesh tries to fulfil a dream of his mother's by performing in a Sri Lankan Tamil drama.
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Romesh splits from his mom to join his Uncle Ragu on a spiritual journey around Mexico. As the journey was originally planned by Romesh's late father and Ragu, and Romesh has vowed to try to be much more positive to ensure his uncle enjoys their time together.
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Romesh must look after his 12-year-old cousin Krishna, who's the more grown-up of the two.
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Romesh is reunited with his cousin Krishna at a cowboy ranch in Colorado, where Shanthi wants Romesh to use the experience to teach Krishna how to become a man. Romesh struggles to make his horse do anything and as a result gets demoted to increasingly awful ranch hand duties, while Krishna spends the day riding.
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Uncle Rubaharan introduces Romesh to the ancient Sri Lankan martial art known as angapora.
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Romesh's enthusiastic younger brother Dinesh is joining him on a tour of the Deep South with their Uncle Guru. In New Orleans, the sibling rivalry gets off to a bad start when they take part in a professional wrestling match. Things do not get any better when Guru turns up in an RV to take them cat-fishing in Mississippi.
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Romesh's mother derails their America trip to take them to Canada for a big family reunion. Romesh starts by helping out his seven-year-old cousin in a breakdancing performance in his local primary school, before Uncle Ragu arrives.
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Romesh visits Batticloa to meet his Uncle Ragu but is soon leading the poor man astray.
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Romesh and Shanthi kick off their trip in Tampa, Florida, where they have arranged to meet Romesh's cousin Pratheep, who has set up an all-American week. Romesh starts the trip as his means to go on by trying to get rid of his mother at a Floridian retirement park, but Shanthi is having none of it.
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Sent to receive a traditional blessing, Romesh has a chicken rubbed on his head.