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Old 17-03-2013, 13:12
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It did seem slightly that the log smashing the rear window was either simulated or rather planned

It seemed like someone had it in their hand and deliberately smashed the window, and it didn't look like a rough hit either
Lots of moments like that feel staged to me. I don't care. Comedy usually is scripted.
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Old 17-03-2013, 14:41
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Lots of moments like that feel staged to me. I don't care. Comedy usually is scripted.
Spot on.

Top Gear is more staged than a pantomime, but I don't care.

That's what makes it such entertaining TV.
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Old 17-03-2013, 14:45
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i think clarkson said on his twitter a new series in the summer

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Series Twenty

Clarkson confirmed on his Twitter account that Top Gear would return in summer 2013.[3] Filming for a long distance race between a Toyota Corolla and a Americas Cup yacht for the forthcoming series was completed in New Zealand in March 2013. [4]
Ah, I had missed that - so it could be any time from June to August then.
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Old 17-03-2013, 20:02
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Best of Top Gear on now
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Old 17-03-2013, 21:03
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The P45 sketch was hysterical
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Old 17-03-2013, 21:08
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The P45 sketch was hysterical
That will be one to look back at for years to come
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Old 17-03-2013, 22:04
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The P45 sketch was hysterical
That's what I want from Top Gear. Them building completely impractical and random things. The snow plough/harvester was so transcendentally hilarious in places I had difficulty breathing.

I don't tune in for detailed reviews of the Kia Accord and Peugeot 307, for cars I might actually buy.
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Old 17-03-2013, 22:08
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I realise that they are designed to be close, it just wouldn't work if there was even a couple of hours between them, but you're not telling me the producers can accurately predict that Jeremy in a car can do a 1000 mile journey and turn up at a restaurant 5 minutes before James and Richard who have taken a ferry, 3 trains, 2 buses, a taxi and a 500 yard dash!
you should be able to work it out like that, i am sure sometimes they get told to hold back, i have been told the ski one was very real ...well the last stage of it. lets not forget that its not always that close, Natwest tower one JC had been there over an hour before the others turned up.
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Old 21-03-2013, 12:42
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That's what I want from Top Gear. Them building completely impractical and random things. The snow plough/harvester was so transcendentally hilarious in places I had difficulty breathing.

I don't tune in for detailed reviews of the Kia Accord and Peugeot 307, for cars I might actually buy.
Yeah, there should be more of that and more specials
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Old 22-03-2013, 20:52
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Maybe it being a bit more unscripted but they'd have to follow them the whole time to get something hilarious

I wonder how much of it is scripted. In the USA road trip a few weeks prior where they stuck a banana in Richard's car, and he was quite angry about it (calling Jeremy a bastard), do you reckon he would have known they were deliberately trying to sabotage him?
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Old 22-03-2013, 22:26
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Heads up - MAN LAB is back on Thursday.
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Old 24-03-2013, 18:03
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That's what I want from Top Gear. Them building completely impractical and random things. The snow plough/harvester was so transcendentally hilarious in places I had difficulty breathing.

I don't tune in for detailed reviews of the Kia Accord and Peugeot 307, for cars I might actually buy.
I do. When they review a car it's still a great show. When they "build" a contraption, "race" someone, lick a guests ar*e on SIARPC or do their pre scripted poor excuse for comedy on this weeks news it's pitiful - truly pitiful.

Just had to log into DS to register my utter disbelief that they have made "the best of" for this series into a two parter lololololololol - could have squeezed it into 20 minutes no probs at all.
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Old 24-03-2013, 18:51
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Just had to log into DS to register my utter disbelief that they have made "the best of" for this series into a two parter lololololololol - could have squeezed it into 20 minutes no probs at all.
Too many funny moments
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Old 24-03-2013, 22:32
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Why on earth would you do that? Top Gear hasn't been that show for at least a decade.
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Old 25-03-2013, 03:59
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Why on earth would you do that? Top Gear hasn't been that show for at least a decade.
Correct you are.

Started watching it again since I got sky plus - they usually have a minimum of 1 decent car review in their hour slot - oh we're not worthy! - so I just find that and watch and enjoy. Granted most of time it is some sort of supercar rather than a type that I could afford but I still really enjoy these reviews esp if Clarkson doing it for the nostalgia and Partridge flashbacks.

And sometimes if we're really lucky we get a couple of episodes per series where they actually do review and compare affordable everyday cars. Personally I think the show would do much better if they brought this format back as I don't know many people who think the show has improved in recent years but yes hard to knock it's overall success - baffling to me as it may be.
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Old 25-03-2013, 05:39
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And sometimes if we're really lucky we get a couple of episodes per series where they actually do review and compare affordable everyday cars. Personally I think the show would do much better if they brought this format back as I don't know many people who think the show has improved in recent years but yes hard to knock it's overall success - baffling to me as it may be.
So you essentially want old Top Gear? Which was canned because it was no longer popular.

Top Gear is one of the BBC's most popular exports precisely because of the current format. The rest of the world aren't interested in reviews of the Mondeo Titanium, baffling as that may be to you.
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Old 25-03-2013, 13:22
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And sometimes if we're really lucky we get a couple of episodes per series where they actually do review and compare affordable everyday cars. Personally I think the show would do much better if they brought this format back as I don't know many people who think the show has improved in recent years but yes hard to knock it's overall success - baffling to me as it may be.
It's not baffling at all. Reviews of everyday cars are tedious. Sounds like you should watch Driven..... oh, wait, no, that failed didn't it? Can't think why.
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Old 30-03-2013, 15:09
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I found that Shackleton chair advert on YouTube - I think someone mentioned that they filmed it for the show especially.

They've filmed a long distance race between a Toyota Corolla and an Americas Cup yacht in New Zealand - we should see it soon.
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Old 09-04-2013, 21:10
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Still haven't figured this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frqvoVY1wSU

And there is this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGZkC-pd-2E

Anyone have any idea about what the first one was?

This is also a rather funny moment http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CbRwRgFuTs
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Old 11-04-2013, 19:55
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Did you know that TG is quite popular in Iran?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22020822
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Old 15-04-2013, 13:00
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Now that Top Gear is off our screens for a while, does anyone know if the BBC are planning on showing the new series of Top Gear USA any time soon?
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Old 15-04-2013, 13:18
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^^^^

BBC3 don't seem to like showing anything "popular" so probably not. Must be there remit these days.

Shame really, as I've enjoyed the earlier series.
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Old 15-04-2013, 20:19
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Just watching a repeat on BBC Three and the cool wall is on.

Has it been officially dumped these days?
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Old 15-04-2013, 20:33
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Perhaps they couldn't think of anyway to have it accidentally burst into flames or roll out of control down a hill.
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Old 15-04-2013, 20:54
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Just watching a repeat on BBC Three and the cool wall is on.

Has it been officially dumped these days?
Don't know - but the Mexican stand-off between Richard and Jeremy had me laughing

Looking back at series 19 episodes, is it visible in the studio? When they did it at the time (2011), it was the first time they had done it in about two years I think. So, I think it's less frequent but I doubt they've gotten rid of it completely.
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