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Old November 9 2008, 10:14 PM   #136
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I was about to make a new thread, but I remember this one would still be around.
So how come no discussion of the last 2 episodes?
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Old November 9 2008, 10:18 PM   #137
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I was about to make a new thread, but I remember this one would still be around.
So how come no discussion of the last 2 episodes?
Some of us aren't on GMT.

Last week's lorry episode was f-ing hilarious, even if it was completely staged. It just felt a lot more spontaneous than the early episodes last season did, which IMO is a good thing.

I should have more to say about the second episode later this week. Judging from the kickass teaser in the first episode, it looks like they saved up this year's budget for this half of the season--it looks like every other episode will have them going abroad and cocking about. And that's also a good thing.
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Old November 9 2008, 10:20 PM   #138
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I just assumed someone else would start one to be honest!

So far this series has been better than the last one I think. I was genuinely weeping last week during parts of the lorry challenge. I mean, I knew it was all going to go wrong, but the glory of Top Gear is that even though you can see things coming, they still hit the spot. I couldn't see for tears when that care fell out of the lorry or when Clarkson pulled up ablaze.

The lorryist controversy has pissed me right off though. It was completely tongue-in-cheek and made light of a ridiculous urban myth, just the Beeb said this week. I was glad they completely ignored it this week with the fake apology.

This week's 'holiday' was really good too. It actually felt like it WAS factual and was still entertaining.
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Old November 9 2008, 10:26 PM   #139
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Well I missed last weeks, otherwise I would have resurrected this thread (Or started a new one earlier. I set the repeat to record, then they preemted it for fucking Autumn Watch, so I'm just going to see if I can get it on iPlayer.
I did like that Jeremy took the piss about the "apology" he owed for last weeks ep, though.
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Old November 9 2008, 10:39 PM   #140
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He gave the police officer the finger. I want to see "Will and Jeremy do up houses in Surrey."
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Old November 9 2008, 11:19 PM   #141
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Last week's was a brilliant opener - this week's was OK, just "normal" Top Gear if you know what I mean...
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Old November 10 2008, 09:33 AM   #142
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The first episode (with the lorries) was awesome. Last night (which I'll watch today) should be great too.
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Old November 10 2008, 12:19 PM   #143
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I liked this week's episode, they are always fun when they go to the US. Although I think they should have really trashed the Challenger, just for Chrysler refusing to lend them a car.
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Old November 10 2008, 12:34 PM   #144
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Motoring show Top Gear has been using Morse code to insult Strictly Come Dancing.

The programme's soundtrack was overdubbed with dot-dash beeps last week, tapping out the message: "Strictly Come Dancing is crap."
I was wondering what the morse code was saying.
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Old November 10 2008, 12:51 PM   #145
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that's so Top Gear
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Old November 10 2008, 03:11 PM   #146
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BBC in trouble, people complain about presenter Clarkson. Describing Truck Drivers he had said on the show: 'You've got to change... check mirror and murder a prostitute.'
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Old November 10 2008, 03:22 PM   #147
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That was last week, the Beeb already responded saying it was a joke and that's the sort of thing people expect from the show.

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We received complaints from viewers who were unhappy with comments made by Jeremy Clarkson that featured in Top Gear on Sunday 2nd November 2008.

The BBC's response

"Top Gear is BBC Two's long-running motoring show and its audience has clear expectations of Jeremy Clarkson's long-established and frequently provocative on-screen persona and exaggerated humour.

These references did not go out without the BBC giving them careful consideration and we did not intend to cause offence.

We took the view that their inclusion was justified as we were taking an urban myth about the world of lorry driving, and then exaggerating it to an absurd level. The comments should be seen within the context of the programme".

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Old November 10 2008, 03:51 PM   #148
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Loved both episodes so far i do not know if it is just me but James May seem a lot more confidence this series first he over took with the lorries then this week on the mountain road.
It said on the TG site that they have not been able to sell Hammond's car because just after they got it cleaned up ready to sell the credit crunch hit so if we see a budget episode we know why.
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Old November 10 2008, 06:37 PM   #149
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May is scaring me at the moment. Where's the real May gone?
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Old November 10 2008, 06:39 PM   #150
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May is scaring me at the moment. Where's the real May gone?
He's just so completely crushed that the Dacia Sandero is not coming to the UK that he's lost all will to live.
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