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Old Aug 12th 2010, 1:24 pm
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Originally Posted by el_richo View Post
...Airing Top gear in the UK
When Top Gear changed from the consumer programme format with Count Quentula, Tiff etc. to the 'three blokes having way too much fun' format, I wasn't initially a fan. However I've warmed to it over the past few years mainly because, in the age of 'elf and safety and 'you can't do that because...' it is refereshing to see so much money spent on doing silly things for general amusement. The car stuff is almost a byproduct now.

The US version will of course be totally cack.

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Old Aug 12th 2010, 1:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Atlantic Xpat View Post
When Top Gear changed from the consumer programme format with Count Quentula, Tiff etc. to the 'three blokes having way too much fun' format, I wasn't initially a fan. However I've warmed to it over the past few years mainly because, in the age of 'elf and safety and 'you can't do that because...' it is refereshing to see so much money spent on doing silly things for general amusement. The car stuff is almost a byproduct now.

The US version will of couse be totally cack.
^^^ What he said.
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Old Aug 12th 2010, 5:13 pm
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I could accept that, maybe 10 years ago. Nowadays comedy and entertainment is so widespread across the countries through the internet I really think that supposed justification is losing it's edge.
I don't agree. Much of the humour on Top Gear, re Vauxhall drivers, parts of the UK etc, will mean absolutely nothing to most Yanks. I remember watching an episode with a couple of guys who work in a high end muscle car shop and most of the humour was completely lost on them. They also said that they couldn't understand Clarkson and co because they talked too fast and most of the people had "funny accents". They did have a good time laughing at the funny little cars though.
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Old Aug 14th 2010, 2:19 am
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This is definately the worst idea ever. let them take fifth gear if there going to balls up a show.
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Old Aug 14th 2010, 2:28 am
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What's the problem? It's made for a completely different audience. If you prefer the UK version, it's still going to be on.

People will complain about anything these days....
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^^^ What he said.
Yes, that

Originally Posted by GavinR View Post
I don't agree. Much of the humour on Top Gear, re Vauxhall drivers, parts of the UK etc, will mean absolutely nothing to most Yanks. I remember watching an episode with a couple of guys who work in a high end muscle car shop and most of the humour was completely lost on them. They also said that they couldn't understand Clarkson and co because they talked too fast and most of the people had "funny accents". They did have a good time laughing at the funny little cars though.
There are a number of cradles in the office that torrent the UK version and think it's great.
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Old Aug 14th 2010, 7:48 am
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Originally Posted by jericho View Post
What's the problem? It's made for a completely different audience. If you prefer the UK version, it's still going to be on.

People will complain about anything these days....
I'm with you on this one. Who gives a shit.
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Old Aug 14th 2010, 7:18 pm
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It's all a bit 'Top Shot', that other latest History channel show. Yeah. No go in my opinion.
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