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K9
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on: December 07, 2008, 05:30:01 PM

Is anyone else watching this?

Personally I've enjoyed this season far more than the last, their ideas are simpler, and executed with more wit. While it's not quite back to the Hilux-testing greatness, the contrived situations seem less over-the-top than some. Also, the three hosts seem far more relaxed with each other, even if it is becoming clearer than ever that Hammond is being lined up to take over from JC at some point.

Also, tonight's road test of the Ford Fiesta had me cracking up constantly.

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Reply #1 on: December 07, 2008, 06:54:13 PM

Yeah, I feel the Fiesta was really put through all the conditions a UK driver is likely to have to deal with why so serious?

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Reply #2 on: December 08, 2008, 07:05:39 AM

Well I rather liked the last episode of Season 11 but most probably because I'm german ;). I especially like the ability of them making a fun (and funny review) on a very emotional level and you still get all of the facts.

I'd just think that they should do more reviews of normal cars in that way just like they did in the first three seasons.
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Reply #3 on: December 08, 2008, 10:21:50 AM

I got interested in this show because of a very funny review of a Vespa that was posted on a scooter board I frequent. I've watched something like three episodes and two of the three (amphibious vehicles & caravans) had me laughing so hard there were tears dripping down my face.

I never thought I'd end up with a car show on season pass.

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Reply #4 on: December 08, 2008, 11:20:53 AM

Ha, missed that!

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Reply #5 on: December 09, 2008, 05:59:54 AM

I've been watching it for a few years, it's always good for a few laughs.

Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
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Reply #6 on: December 09, 2008, 03:47:05 PM

I've  been watching Top Gear since the early 90s and Righ probably watched it since it started up a bajillion years ago.  It's hilarious.  We also got the magazine until we left Britain, though we always pick one up at airports.  We've even watched some of it's more terrible offspring - and I mean terrible.  I don't think we missed many episodes until we moved to the US.  Unfortunately, I can no longer remember what is on when and which channel.  Oh well. 

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Reply #7 on: December 09, 2008, 09:53:42 PM

BBC America, channel 264 (I think) on directv. Not sure about day/time.

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Reply #8 on: December 10, 2008, 07:12:35 AM

Telling me that was just weird.

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Reply #9 on: December 10, 2008, 08:57:55 AM

It's often on BBC America on Monday nights. I love this show, though the BBC America broadcasts tend to happen at least 6 months to a year behind the UK ones. I just now saw the episode where Hammond came back from the crash.

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Reply #10 on: December 13, 2008, 02:40:37 AM

I can get my wife to watch it. I'm not much of a gearhead myself, but just the host interactions and some of the "tests" are so humorous to watch. Them taking the 3 cars across the African desert was pretty amazing.

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Reply #11 on: December 13, 2008, 03:37:44 AM

It's often on BBC America on Monday nights. I love this show, though the BBC America broadcasts tend to happen at least 6 months to a year behind the UK ones. I just now saw the episode where Hammond came back from the crash.

That must be a repeat, because I've seen it before.
Telling me that was just weird.

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Reply #12 on: December 15, 2008, 04:17:29 AM

It's often on BBC America on Monday nights. I love this show, though the BBC America broadcasts tend to happen at least 6 months to a year behind the UK ones. I just now saw the episode where Hammond came back from the crash.

Hammond has a book out, I was a bit surprised just how bad his brain injury was after the initial few days.  There was a lot of fuss in the UK media after the accident which died down when it was obvious he was going to live through it.  But it was touch and go for a long time after that on just how much of a recovery he would make.  He spent weeks just playing with lego shacked up with his wife in hospital rooms, doesn't sound too bad but he really didn't know wtf for a long time.

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Reply #13 on: December 15, 2008, 01:55:32 PM

My favorite episode is still the one where they rented cars to drive across 4 states in America. And not just because they spent a rainy 3 hours or so driving through my state.

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Reply #14 on: December 15, 2008, 03:36:56 PM

and getting nearly killed while trying to ridicule some rednecks in southern Georgia
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Reply #15 on: December 15, 2008, 04:57:55 PM

That one just made me cringe.

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Reply #16 on: December 16, 2008, 12:33:18 PM

and getting nearly killed while trying to ridicule some rednecks in southern Georgia

That was actually Alabama, but yes. That was money.

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Reply #17 on: December 17, 2008, 09:39:48 AM

Whenever my friends and I go to spend a week at this cabin in Oneonta, NY; this show seems to be always playing marathon style. That's how I got my first taste and it was awesome.
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Reply #18 on: December 19, 2008, 10:14:08 PM

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Beautiful area. We used to go to a Pagan fest in the Ashokan campus Columbus Day weekend.

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Reply #19 on: December 20, 2008, 10:47:11 AM

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Reply #20 on: December 29, 2008, 01:03:07 AM

The caravans on fire is my favourite one - been watching it for a few years now on youtube until it got to BBCA down here. A Dutch friend tuned me into it.


Link to the Caravan episode:
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Reply #21 on: January 03, 2009, 06:42:17 PM

I am in the middle of the Vietnam special. All I can say is I never thought I would see something funnier than The Germans, but this is.

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Reply #22 on: January 04, 2009, 03:46:46 PM

The Vietnam Special was  awesome, for real

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Reply #23 on: January 07, 2009, 11:55:39 AM

The caravans on fire is my favourite one - been watching it for a few years now on youtube until it got to BBCA down here. A Dutch friend tuned me into it.


Link to the Caravan episode:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5B6srQTTEAA

I prefer this caravan test:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtztZz7A4xA

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Reply #24 on: January 12, 2009, 07:48:58 AM

The Vietnam special was awesome, I really miss my Minsk cry

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Reply #25 on: June 18, 2009, 12:00:05 PM

Necro, season 13 is firing back up in the UK this sunday! There's some pictures from season 13 online at the main top gear website.

Motorcycle vs train vs car seems to be the first big race this year probably airing sunday.
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Reply #26 on: June 19, 2009, 04:08:19 AM

I'm going to see this being filmed on the 1st \o/

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Reply #27 on: June 19, 2009, 02:23:51 PM

I'm going to see this being filmed on the 1st \o/

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Reply #28 on: June 19, 2009, 05:42:26 PM

Not sure, my mother got them. I'll find out and let you know.

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Reply #29 on: June 21, 2009, 07:45:56 PM

BEST STIG EVAR!!!  awesome, for real

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Reply #30 on: June 22, 2009, 04:59:39 AM

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Reply #31 on: June 29, 2009, 07:59:26 AM

Episode last night was one of the most amusing that we have had for some time.

This segment cracked me up

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Reply #32 on: June 29, 2009, 08:45:14 AM

Episode last night was one of the most amusing that we have had for some time.

This segment cracked me up

Some of the shots in the office was comical... the picture of the queen and the fokker dr1 on Jame's desk, Hammond with teeth whitener and spitfire, (didn't notice what was on jezzer's desk was it a picture of the female actor he loves). And of course the stig in the background photocopying his helmet.
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Reply #33 on: June 29, 2009, 08:47:38 AM

snap, I completely missed that.

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Reply #34 on: June 29, 2009, 07:13:53 PM

snap, I completely missed that.


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