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Old 03-02-2013, 22:26
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Aye, that was awfully dull. Only Mick Fleetwood's tales of rock debauchery livened it up.
So why did you bother watching then? Only an idiot would sit through a show for an hour that they didn't like.

I don't watch Dancing on Ice as I know I hate it.
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Old 03-02-2013, 23:39
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So why did you bother watching then? Only an idiot would sit through a show for an hour that they didn't like.

I don't watch Dancing on Ice as I know I hate it.
The FM watched it and evidently didn't rate it, it's allowed you know.
Does the FM hate Top Gear, it might help to ask before going on the attack.

I dipped in, got the hump with the chair and fire extinguisher 'gag' with Jeremy playing the idiot and wandered off again.
What was the Black thing Hammond was driving in the US?
Edit: Dodge Viper.
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Old 04-02-2013, 00:08
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So why did you bother watching then? Only an idiot would sit through a show for an hour that they didn't like.

I don't watch Dancing on Ice as I know I hate it.
I watched it because mostly, Top Gear has been enjoyable over its many years, so I was hopeful it might get better further into the show. I'll be doing the same next week too, sorry.

How do you know you hate Dancing on Ice, if you have never watched it? Perhaps you did watch it once, to form your opinion of it, which by your reasoning would make you an idiot.
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Old 04-02-2013, 00:39
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The FM watched it and evidently didn't rate it, it's allowed you know.
Does the FM hate Top Gear, it might help to ask before going on the attack.

I dipped in, got the hump with the chair and fire extinguisher 'gag' with Jeremy playing the idiot and wandered off again.
What was the Black thing Hammond was driving in the US?
Edit: Dodge Viper.
They did seem to give far too much time to the American trip. I kept expecting there to be a couple of other items but they seemed to give the whole show over to them. It was mildly amusing until they ended with the usual ridiculous driving around in circles wrecking the tyres. I am sure it could have been edited down to half the length but I presume they wanted their money's worth out of the trip.
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Old 04-02-2013, 00:44
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They've done cars being chased by planes before, ....
A car is never going to outrun an aircraft like those two. I could not understand why the did not just hit the brakes so the aircraft overshot them. Even when driving down the track they could zig-zag, anything to make it more difficult for the aircraft to target them.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:33
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You get a great sense of deja vu watching TG these days. How drawn out was that news section lol. It's usually 2 minutes and moving on, there was some awful filler going on there.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:08
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It's the car being reviewed, not the driver.
Does the passenger not travel in the car, then?
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:12
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I know you're finding your little joke/gee up amusing, but I'd be surprised if anyone else finds it amusing.
You must be walking around in a perpetual state of surprise, then.

Something that adds to a show, and makes it even more informative, entertaining and funny is, surely, not to be sniffed at.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:28
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Does the passenger not travel in the car, then?
Yes, as does the driver. But the driver is not being reviewed especially as the driver is a unique individual that varies from car to car, family to family.

So your idea, like all of your others, is pointless in the extreme.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:45
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Noticed it started well before the advertised time of 20:00. Just saying...
I noticed that as well, however by the time I had turned over, it seems the only bit I missed was the 'what's coming up tonight'.

A car is never going to outrun an aircraft like those two. I could not understand why the did not just hit the brakes so the aircraft overshot them. Even when driving down the track they could zig-zag, anything to make it more difficult for the aircraft to target them.
I thought the same too, hiding a yellow car at the side wasn't going to fool anyone.

OK episode, some parts funny/informative, some parts an opportunity to use bathroom/make a cuppa.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:53
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I noticed that as well, however by the time I had turned over, it seems the only bit I missed was the 'what's coming up tonight'.

I thought the same too, hiding a yellow car at the side wasn't going to fool anyone.

OK episode, some parts funny/informative, some parts an opportunity to use bathroom/make a cuppa.
Pretty much the same for me, passed the hour pleasantly enough, but not a classic by any stretch of the imagination.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:01
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If every episode was a classic, they would all be average
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:01
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If every episode was a classic, they would all be average
Good point
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:13
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Ironically usually being a detractor of TG's nonsense, I actually enjoyed most of last night's programme although I didn't know who the 'star' was - seemed a nice enough bloke though/
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:24
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Second week running that I've switched off half way through.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:33
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Ironically usually being a detractor of TG's nonsense, I actually enjoyed most of last night's programme although I didn't know who the 'star' was - seemed a nice enough bloke though/
That was Mick Fleetwood from Fleetwood Mac.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:36
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Last night's episode was fine. Perfectly enjoyable and typical Top Gear. Who cares if ideas get recycled, I'd rather them do that than the show be cancelled.

I think some people here just want to moan for the sake of it. Must be jealousy!
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:59
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Last night's episode was fine. Perfectly enjoyable and typical Top Gear. Who cares if ideas get recycled, I'd rather them do that than the show be cancelled.

I think some people here just want to moan for the sake of it. Must be jealousy!
I don't "just want to moan", I want to be entertained, and I hoped TG would do that. I'll be the first to sing its praises if they do a great episode. I loved their Africa road trip, but this one was a bit dull.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:04
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That was Mick Fleetwood from Fleetwood Mac.
I have heard of Fleetwood Mac but didn't associate him with them. Have never heard their music but why would I?;
I have spurned all pop music throughout the decades (seven and a half of them). I prefer classical music or decent dance music and big band music, not noise. IMHO of course!
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:08
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Do viewers expect a classic everytime?
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:47
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Does the passenger not travel in the car, then?
My god doing what you want would make the programme mind numbingly boring.
Top Gear is not the sort of programme that does reviews that you want them to. For them you should buy motoring magazines.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:33
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I have heard of Fleetwood Mac but didn't associate him with them. Have never heard their music but why would I?;
I have spurned all pop music throughout the decades (seven and a half of them). I prefer classical music or decent dance music and big band music, not noise. IMHO of course!
You'd have to have lived a very sheltered life not to have heard Fleetwood Mac music many times, in films, TV adverts, etc.

You probably just didn't know it was them playing.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:48
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You know, today is the second time they've pretended one of the presenters is dead - first was that car chase in Albania and James was supposedly dead
It seemed a bit of a stretch this time, given he was alive during the news bit.
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Old 04-02-2013, 13:03
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You'd have to have lived a very sheltered life not to have heard Fleetwood Mac music many times, in films, TV adverts, etc.

You probably just didn't know it was them playing.
What a condescending remark to make. You shouldn't assume that everyone know these so-called pop idols.
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Old 04-02-2013, 13:09
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If people still don't know about Mick Fleetwood or Fleetwood Mac, then listen to a song by them called "The Chain". Its the theme tune to the BBC Grand Prix coverage.
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