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Old 17-02-2013, 21:43
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Enjoyed the rugby section much better than I expected overall a good episode that one
It dragged on too long. It was obvious they would end up playing expensive dodgems with the cars.
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Old 17-02-2013, 21:45
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I was expecting Bruce to be the star in the reasonably priced car.
The other two seemed real but I wondered if he was a look-alike. He is such a bad actor that hard to tell even when he is playing himself!
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Old 17-02-2013, 21:48
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The other two seemed real but I wondered if he was a look-alike. He is such a bad actor that hard to tell even when he is playing himself!
He was named in the credits.
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Old 17-02-2013, 21:59
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Another fantastically good episode. The gear-lever section in the news reminded me when Mr Q would pick me up in his car when we first started dating.
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Old 17-02-2013, 22:17
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Very good episode.

Impressive that they could get Mat Le Blanc, Bruce Willis, Eric Clapton and Lewis Hamilton all on the same show.
I'm not sure if that's Clarkson doing his best to burn through the BBC budget or just showing off who's in his phone contacts.

Wasn't completely comfortable with the car rugby.
Didn't really see the need to wreck quarter of a million quid's worth of cars just to make the point that they're well-built.
The whole show seemed to have a vague whiff of ass-kissing Kia to it.

And then, of course, there's LH's SIARPC time.

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Old 17-02-2013, 22:23
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At the end of Wales 22-22 Australia a couple of years ago, they let MONSTER TRUCKS loose on the Millennium Stadium pitch....

....which considerably improved it.
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Old 17-02-2013, 22:26
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Very good episode.

Impressive that they could get Mat Le Blanc, Bruce Willis, Eric Clapton and Lewis Hamilton all on the same show.
I'm not sure if that's Clarkson doing his best to burn through the BBC budget or just showing off who's in his phone contacts.

Wasn't completely comfortable with the car rugby.
Didn't really see the need to wreck quarter of a million quid's worth of cars just to make the point that they're well-built.
The whole show seemed to have a vague whiff of ass-kissing Kia to it.

And then, of course, there's LH's SIARPC time.

What are the odds that Vettel now wants a second stab at it...
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Old 17-02-2013, 22:27
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Very good episode.

Impressive that they could get Mat Le Blanc, Bruce Willis, Eric Clapton and Lewis Hamilton all on the same show.
I'm not sure if that's Clarkson doing his best to burn through the BBC budget or just showing off who's in his phone contacts.

Wasn't completely comfortable with the car rugby.
Didn't really see the need to wreck quarter of a million quid's worth of cars just to make the point that they're well-built.
The whole show seemed to have a vague whiff of ass-kissing Kia to it.

And then, of course, there's LH's SIARPC time.

They weren't all there on the day though. LeBlanc probably filmed his bit when he was last on. Willis has been in the country. Is he a fan? who knows. Dunno about Clapton. Maybe his is a neighbour of Clarkson or something. I've got nothing agaist a cameo though. It's a nice comic touch to the review.
Hamilton was the only one at the studio and even his lap was recorded when they could get him the perfect weather.

I doubt Kia mind donating several cars to be destroyed. It's good publicity for them and they already have a tie up with TG.
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Old 17-02-2013, 22:31
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I actually thought Clapton was that guy from the Shadows!!! By Christ he's aged.
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Old 17-02-2013, 22:37
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I was slightly disappointed by the Mexico car test part
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Old 17-02-2013, 22:41
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I was slightly disappointed by the Mexico car test part
Yes, I was expecting more. I was actually disappointed by the whole episode apart from the ruby at the end, This was one of the least interesting TGs for a long time.
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Old 17-02-2013, 22:44
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They weren't all there on the day though. LeBlanc probably filmed his bit when he was last on. Willis has been in the country. Is he a fan? who knows. Dunno about Clapton. Maybe his is a neighbour of Clarkson or something. I've got nothing agaist a cameo though. It's a nice comic touch to the review.
Hamilton was the only one at the studio and even his lap was recorded when they could get him the perfect weather.

I doubt Kia mind donating several cars to be destroyed. It's good publicity for them and they already have a tie up with TG.
Oh yeah, I realise that.
It's just that by bunging them all in one episode rather than spreading them out across the series they seem to be saying "Look who we can get if we want to!"

Nothing wrong with it mind you.
It's kinda like how, when they did a review of some hatchback, Clarkson opened the glove-box and Jodie Kidd was inside it.
It's good entertainment because it's so surreal.

Be nice they gave Bruce Willis a shot at SIARPC too.
I mean, if they did get him down there cos he was a fan of the show, surely they'd take the opportunity to give him a go on the track as well?
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Old 17-02-2013, 22:51
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If Willis is not the guest next week (even if its "off tape") I'll be surprised
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Old 17-02-2013, 23:01
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Oh yeah, I realise that.
It's just that by bunging them all in one episode rather than spreading them out across the series they seem to be saying "Look who we can get if we want to!"

Nothing wrong with it mind you.
It's kinda like how, when they did a review of some hatchback, Clarkson opened the glove-box and Jodie Kidd was inside it.
It's good entertainment because it's so surreal.

Be nice they gave Bruce Willis a shot at SIARPC too.
I mean, if they did get him down there cos he was a fan of the show, surely they'd take the opportunity to give him a go on the track as well?
I thought it was Sienna Miller in the glove box.
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Old 17-02-2013, 23:07
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It was Ms Miller. The car was the Renault Twingo which went to Belfast among other places.

edit! It was a Skoda Yeti off roader.
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Old 17-02-2013, 23:18
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I'm getting bored of Top Gear now, and I say that as a fan.
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Old 17-02-2013, 23:18
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Jodie Kidd was in the one where the Australian Top Gear presenters came over and they drove the two cars stuck together with the brakes on top and steering wheel on bottom I watched that one on Netflix recently
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Old 17-02-2013, 23:23
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Yep, you're right. My aplogies
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Old 17-02-2013, 23:46
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Be nice they gave Bruce Willis a shot at SIARPC too.
I mean, if they did get him down there cos he was a fan of the show, surely they'd take the opportunity to give him a go on the track as well?
Maybe they saw the one show and decided against it. Mind you Clarkson is a much better interviewer that the presenters of the one show.
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Old 18-02-2013, 00:09
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It was Ms Miller. The car was the Renault Twingo which went to Belfast among other places.

edit! It was a Skoda Yeti off roader.
The twingo was Ross Kemp in the boot
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Old 18-02-2013, 00:39
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Maybe they saw the one show and decided against it. Mind you Clarkson is a much better interviewer that the presenters of the one show.
Was that actually filmed at Dunsford? To be honest they probably just said look dress up like John Maclean and do this bit in a Kia and it's a bit of free publicity and no dick heads trying to interview you.
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Old 18-02-2013, 01:50
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I thought it was one of the best episodes for a while, each item was enjoyable, really liked the Kia road test bit, looking at thar Suzuki cant belive how old that car is and all it's ever done has been thrashed around the track.
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Old 18-02-2013, 06:43
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I cringed for that pitch! But as others have said, it was probably being relaid
Thought the handbrake turn chat went on too long as did the rugby.
The cameo appearances were impressive and there was some good Top Gear silliness
I wonder if Vettel will want to come back for another go in the RPC now?
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Old 18-02-2013, 07:09
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The pitch was probably due for a relay other wise they would never get permission to do it
Exactly. They saw their chance and they took it.

Didn't think I'd like the rugby section but uhm I loved it
Same here. A welcome change from car footy.

I was slightly disappointed by the Mexico car test part
And me, was neither funny nor informative - it fell flat. Most of the solo Hamster bits tend to do so though.

Fair play to LH beating SV by over a second in the dry. Came across well and was wise to dampen any lofty expectations of Mercedes this season (if pre-season testing is anything to go by. Gary Anderson has also been pretty unimpressed by their new car).
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Old 18-02-2013, 08:34
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Yes, I was expecting more. I was actually disappointed by the whole episode apart from the ruby at the end, This was one of the least interesting TGs for a long time.
I agree, it seemed a bit of a filler episode.

And is it just me, or is Hammond morphing into Roy Castle
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