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Old June 23 2008, 11:45 AM   #16
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^Mostly, yes. It's not really about the cars.

The show regularly has such challenges. Such as Buy a Porsche for less than £1,500, buy a car for less than £100 etc. The three presenters buy their cars and then put them through a series of challenges - including driving them to the track which at least one of the cars manages to fail.

Then there are the Epic Races which are just brilliant. Clarkson will drive some sort of ridiculously expensive, ultra fast supercar while Hammond and May will travel via public transport (planes, trains, boats, buses etc) in a race from one point to another (usually somewhere in London and to somewhere in mainland Europe or vice versa).

The show is, as you've noticed, based mainly around mucking about.
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Old June 23 2008, 11:46 AM   #17
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I've only seen one episode of the show on Youtube. Something about taking three ratty old British autos from the 70's and running them over an obstical course (staying in place on an incline with the parking brake set, or who can drive the farthest with the car filled with water before it leaks out).

Are all the episodes that goofy and fun?
Yep, that's how the show always is.
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Old June 23 2008, 11:56 AM   #18
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Great start of the new season, the police car thing was brilliant - although as usual their spectacular failure was rather predictable.
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Old June 23 2008, 11:57 AM   #19
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^Top Gear: Ambitious but rubbish!
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Old June 23 2008, 11:58 AM   #20
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^Top Gear: Ambitious but rubbish!
Very British, then?
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Old June 23 2008, 12:11 PM   #21
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What was the thing Jeremy "Found on the internet" before he brought up the crash picture?
Difficult to tell, because it was just shown on the small screens from far away, but I think it's a woman in a bikini lying on the beach or so:

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Old June 23 2008, 12:13 PM   #22
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What was the thing Jeremy "Found on the internet" before he brought up the crash picture?
Difficult to tell, because it was just shown on the small screens from far away, but I think it's a woman in a bikini lying on the beach or so:

With Hammond's reaction, I don't think so.
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Old June 23 2008, 12:18 PM   #23
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Wow, after the slight ribbing Clarkson got on Have I Got News For You because apparently he doesn't believe in Global Warming, I decided to check out the show just for kicks... I mean, I don't care about cars in any meaningful way so the show just doesn't interesting me, but the way he tore down the Prius was just hilarious. I can just imagine environmentalists declaring him an idiot in angry letters.
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Old June 23 2008, 12:21 PM   #24
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With Hammond's reaction, I don't think so.
Well, unless there's an HD version of Top Gear somewhere, I don't think I'll be able to make a better guess.

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Wow, after the slight ribbing Clarkson got on Have I Got News For You because apparently he doesn't believe in Global Warming, I decided to check out the show just for kicks... I mean, I don't care about cars in any meaningful way so the show just doesn't interesting me, but the way he tore down the Prius was just hilarious. I can just imagine environmentalists declaring him an idiot in angry letters.
Oh yeah, Clarkson doesn't give a shit about the environment - no car can be too powerful and fast for him, and speedlimits/traffic laws/etc. are all rubbish for him obviously.
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With Hammond's reaction, I don't think so.
Well, unless there's an HD version of Top Gear somewhere, I don't think I'll be able to make a better guess.
I kinda think that was the point... But now it has me wondering what was so bad they couldn't show it.
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So, just finished the episode and now I guess I get the appeal... the weird shit they do near the end. I guess my indifference toward cars makes the rest of the show kind of boring, but it's that "Mythbusters" tomfoolerly that makes it interesting.

I'm honestly curious to see how the American and Australian versions of the show will work. Well, more the American version I suppose.
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Old June 23 2008, 01:04 PM   #27
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Probably a tranny with the balls hanging out the bikini bottom or something.

The great thing about top gear is, you dont even have to like cars, or be that interested in them.

Its just three grown up kids messing around with big toys, and thats all it needs to be.
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Old June 23 2008, 01:33 PM   #28
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Probably a tranny with the balls hanging out the bikini bottom or something.

The great thing about top gear is, you dont even have to like cars, or be that interested in them.

Its just three grown up kids messing around with big toys, and thats all it needs to be.
Yep, that's the appeal of the show. I didn't watch it for years for the same reason firehawk12 stated.
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Old June 23 2008, 01:37 PM   #29
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I thought the police cars were brilliant, couldn't stop laughing when James May played his Ice Cream van siren - although they messed up the continuity, after Hammonds stinger fell off during their timed lap, the next scene showed him driving through towards the line with the tyre and mats still attatched neatly - other than that though is was spectacularly funny.
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Old June 23 2008, 03:13 PM   #30
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Ahhh, I get it now. Thanks.

It may be rubbish, but because its British it just seems a lot more clever than something we'd come up with here in the states.
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