R.I.P. Top Gear

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  1. Mar 27, 2015 #41 of 241
    RonDawg

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    BTW for those who think the BBC is being unduly harsh on Clarkson, keep in mind that nearly a year ago a DJ was forced to resign after he played a song which contained the N-word. Except the DJ didn't know in advance that the 82 year old song contained the N-word. This incident occurred after complaints about the Burma episode.

    Contrast that with Clarkson, who should have known that "slope" was potentially offensive (since he already knew it was a slang term for East Asians) and yet got put on probation by the BBC even though he supposedly uttered the N-word on camera some years earlier. And AFAIK David Lowe does not have Clarkson's boorish reputation nor did he strike any of his co-workers in frustration.
     
  2. Mar 27, 2015 #42 of 241
    DouglasPHill

    DouglasPHill Cynical old guy

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    I'm ok with what all have posted here. I wish the BBC had let law enforcement do its thing and also see if Clarkson would enter an anger management program. Maybe put Top Gear on hiatus while it all gets worked out.
     
  3. Mar 29, 2015 #43 of 241
    murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    How can you say I assumed that catering services are done the same way as they are in the USA, when I said in my post -- in the very part of it that you quoted -- that I knew they DON'T do things the same way in England? :confused:

    You missed the entire point of my post, which was that if you ARE at the mercy of the hotel restaurant to feed your cast and crew, then you'd better arrange your shooting schedule so that you don't have to feed everybody on cold cuts at the end of a long day.
     
  4. Mar 29, 2015 #44 of 241
    RonDawg

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    You said:

    First of all, what makes you think it's "cheaping out?" How about, "it's done differently?" Or, maybe "such services were not available where they where filming at the time." Why do you think it's always about money?

    Again, if a show has the kind of budget to shred a set (or more) of 4 tires at say $400 each per show, and if they have the kind of budget to destroy brand new cars, I highly doubt they were being "cheap." Short-sighted maybe.

    *I* missed that point? You even quoted it:

     
  5. Mar 29, 2015 #45 of 241
    BrettStah

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  6. Mar 30, 2015 #46 of 241
    Bob Coxner

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    Some of the reports say this went far beyond a temporary tantrum by Clarkson.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/11493270/Jeremy-Clarkson-to-be-sacked-by-the-BBC.html

    "It is understood a report into the so-called ‘fracas’ at a North Yorkshire hotel, concluded that presenter spent 20 minutes verbally abusing producer Oisin Tymon, before launching a 30 second physical assault on him."

    If true, I can't imagine the BBC (or any other corporation) had an alternative to firing him.
     
  7. Mar 30, 2015 #47 of 241
    jamesl

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    then why do you keep posting ?
     
  8. Mar 30, 2015 #48 of 241
    Craigbob

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  9. Mar 30, 2015 #49 of 241
    pgogborn

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    They have it in the U.K. where it is called location catering.

    Allegedly:

    After the days shooting they were provided with a helicopter to fly them to a not cheap hotel >
    http://simonstonehall.com/

    They kept the helicopter waiting for several hours while they got drunk in a pub.

    When they arrived late at the hotel the chef had gone home but the hotel staff had prepared cold meat and cheese platters. Clarkson told his producer he wanted an 8oz sirloin with fondant potatoes, pan-fried wild mushrooms, grilled cherry tomatoes and peppercorn sauce.

    After Clarkson's 30 minute racist rant which ended in a physical assault the hotel manager prepared his steak and chips.

    Major U.K. broadcasters ITV, Channel 4 and Sky have said they will not be offering him a contract.
     
  10. Mar 31, 2015 #50 of 241
    RonDawg

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    It's not a cheap hotel, but it's not outrageously expensive either. For a standard double the rate was £110/night for mid-June. I paid more than that for a shoe-box sized room in NYC that didn't even have its own ensuite bath.
     
  11. Mar 31, 2015 #51 of 241
    murgatroyd

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    Well (if true) that's different, isn't it?
     
  12. Apr 1, 2015 #52 of 241
    Jon J

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    Now that I've seen it on the internet I know it must be true. ;)
     
  13. Apr 1, 2015 #53 of 241
    verdugan

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    It's been widely reported in newspapers as well.
     
  14. Apr 1, 2015 #54 of 241
    MarkofT

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    Where Texas...
    Newspapers or tabloids?
     
  15. Apr 2, 2015 #55 of 241
    RonDawg

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    Now the head of the BBC is getting death threats over Clarkson's firing. Really people?

    Per the Daily Mail, Tymon is also getting threats:

     
  16. Apr 2, 2015 #56 of 241
    pgogborn

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  17. Apr 2, 2015 #57 of 241
    TonyTheTiger

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  18. Apr 2, 2015 #58 of 241
    DouglasPHill

    DouglasPHill Cynical old guy

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    I'll leave the season pass until they have shown the last three eps with the 3 amigos or I decide they are not going to show them. Then season pass good by.
     
  19. Apr 3, 2015 #59 of 241
    RonDawg

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    Neither...
    At least the ones who don't normally do the show with full-faced helmets on the entire time. The Stig is still being featured.
     
  20. Apr 3, 2015 #60 of 241
    midas

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    Hasn't The Stig actually changed a few times over the course of the show?
     

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