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Top Gear USA Jan 29, 2013

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Idearat, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. Idearat

    Idearat Active Member

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    Zzzz...
     
  2. Jesda

    Jesda CAPTAIN AWESOME

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    I did chuckle at the rickshaw.
     
  3. billboard_NE

    billboard_NE North Shore MA

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    I thought the chatter heading over the Mexican border was pretty funny, first car ever pulled over heading into Mexico...
     
  4. ClutchBrake

    ClutchBrake Pass the gravy!

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    Enjoyed it well enough.
     
  5. phox_mulder

    phox_mulder I get paid 2watch TV

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    Same here.

    For what it is it is usually watchable, and sometimes even enjoyable.

    History Channel, for the love of all that is holy, STOP CALLING IT TOP GEAR!!!!
    Name it something else, I'm sure it is eroding at the Top Gear brand.


    phox
     
  6. Hoffer

    Hoffer Eat Lightning ----- Poo Thunder

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    The thing that stinks is UK Top Gear is so good. It boggles my mind that an American that likes cars, wouldn't like that show. UK drives such amazing cars. The US version just drives Cadillacs and Corvettes. Don't get me wrong, I like Cadillacs and Corvettes, but European cars are so much nicer. :)
     
  7. TonyTheTiger

    TonyTheTiger Pro Troll Magnet

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    Thanks, Phox. I've been saying that since the first episode of series one!

    I mean, come on! They even had to CGI in the fireworks, for Pete's sake.

    Change the name and disassociate this with a REAL TV program already!
     
  8. midas

    midas I heard that

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    Very few of the cars in the U.K. version are actually made in the U.K. A Pagani is no more a domestic car in the U.K. than it is here in the U.S. But we also know that the cars in the U.K. version are provided by the manufacturers. They are not bought by the show. I suspect the U.S. version is so poorly looked upon that they just don't have the same opportunities.
     
  9. ADent

    ADent Active Member

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    I think the 'split the block' line was crap - that wasn't that hard of a hit. The producers found the bus rickshaw and needed to 'kill' the bus.

    I guess the UK adventures are rigged too, some less obviously than the TG USA ones though.
     

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