History Fridge / TopGear

20th Apr '16 5:34:29 AM esa-saari
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*** Actually, people who are afraid of heights are more worried about the sudden (and probably lethal) stop after the fall.
16th Jul '15 3:34:02 AM sylogg
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16th Jul '15 3:34:01 AM sylogg
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** That's the whole point of the joke.
8th Feb '15 1:58:05 AM maxwellsilver
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* I thought for a while that the upcoming American version of ''TopGear'' to be aired on the History Channel was an example of NetworkDecay... until I realized that the History Channel probably doesn't air many automotive ads. The brilliance of the original version of ''Top Gear'' is that, since it airs on Creator/TheBBC, they can't advertise anything, freeing the hosts to give their honest opinions about cars as opposed to making the show a glorified infomercial. Airing the American version on a network that doesn't rely on advertising revenue from automotive manufacturers would help preserve that impartiality. Time will tell if the show is any good, though, but that's a reason to hope for the best. --{{Tropers/ferrarimanf355}}
** You haven't seen the latest season of ''IceRoadTruckers'', have you?

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* I thought for a while that the upcoming American version of ''TopGear'' ''Series/TopGear'' to be aired on the History Channel was an example of NetworkDecay... until I realized that the History Channel probably doesn't air many automotive ads. The brilliance of the original version of ''Top Gear'' is that, since it airs on Creator/TheBBC, they can't advertise anything, freeing the hosts to give their honest opinions about cars as opposed to making the show a glorified infomercial. Airing the American version on a network that doesn't rely on advertising revenue from automotive manufacturers would help preserve that impartiality. Time will tell if the show is any good, though, but that's a reason to hope for the best. --{{Tropers/ferrarimanf355}}
** You haven't seen the latest season of ''IceRoadTruckers'', ''Series/IceRoadTruckers'', have you?



*** Which also explains why the members of the club are so furious about the presenters, seeing how they potentialy destroy still functional models for fun.

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*** Which also explains why the members of the club are so furious about the presenters, seeing how they potentialy potentially destroy still functional models for fun.
3rd Jan '15 3:16:13 PM TheUnsquished
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* I thought for a while that the upcoming American version of ''TopGear'' to be aired on the History Channel was an example of NetworkDecay... until I realized that the History Channel probably doesn't air many automotive ads. The brilliance of the original version of ''Top Gear'' is that, since it airs on TheBBC, they can't advertise anything, freeing the hosts to give their honest opinions about cars as opposed to making the show a glorified infomercial. Airing the American version on a network that doesn't rely on advertising revenue from automotive manufacturers would help preserve that impartiality. Time will tell if the show is any good, though, but that's a reason to hope for the best. --{{Tropers/ferrarimanf355}}

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* I thought for a while that the upcoming American version of ''TopGear'' to be aired on the History Channel was an example of NetworkDecay... until I realized that the History Channel probably doesn't air many automotive ads. The brilliance of the original version of ''Top Gear'' is that, since it airs on TheBBC, Creator/TheBBC, they can't advertise anything, freeing the hosts to give their honest opinions about cars as opposed to making the show a glorified infomercial. Airing the American version on a network that doesn't rely on advertising revenue from automotive manufacturers would help preserve that impartiality. Time will tell if the show is any good, though, but that's a reason to hope for the best. --{{Tropers/ferrarimanf355}}
13th Aug '14 2:20:09 PM StFan
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* The "Stig Farm" sketch after the departure of the Ben Collins Stig makes a lot more sense when you remember that Clarkson enjoyed HarryAndPaul's "Clarkson Island" sketch, which similarly had Clarkson clones raised on a farm and some of them turning out to be defective.

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* The "Stig Farm" sketch after the departure of the Ben Collins Stig makes a lot more sense when you remember that Clarkson enjoyed HarryAndPaul's ''Series/HarryAndPaul''[='s=] "Clarkson Island" sketch, which similarly had Clarkson clones raised on a farm and some of them turning out to be defective.
27th Mar '14 12:02:16 PM BKelly95
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* While James is doing his first top speed run in the Bugatti Veyron, he says "No wonder Michael Schumacher retired. He's slower than I am." This statement becomes a little more meaningful when you remember that James' nickname is "Captain Slow".
21st Oct '13 6:32:37 PM othergrunty
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*** Which also explains why the members of the club are so furious about the presenters, seeing how they potentialy destroy still functional models for fun.
30th Jun '13 9:05:22 AM maxwellsilver
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30th Jun '13 9:05:12 AM maxwellsilver
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* The Morris Marina will forever be known as the show's perennial ButtMonkey, which could lead people to wonder how a club of people who ''like'' the car, i.e. the Morris Marina Owner's Club, could even ''exist.'' But let's not forget: in the 2 events the Marina (seriously) took part in (its premier showing against other Communist-built cars, and the "Rear Wheel Drive vs. Front Wheel Drive" race where James was forced to use it in a race), ''it was victorious.'' Apparently there is something to this dinky little car after all. (So long as it stays clear of pianos.)

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* The Morris Marina will forever be known as the show's perennial ButtMonkey, which could lead people to wonder how a club of people who ''like'' the car, i.e. the Morris Marina Owner's Club, could even ''exist.'' But let's not forget: in the 2 events the Marina (seriously) took part in (its premier showing against other Communist-built cars, and the "Rear Wheel Drive vs. Front Wheel Drive" race where James was forced to use it in a race), ''it was victorious.'' Apparently there is something to this dinky little car after all. (So long as it stays clear of pianos.))
** Then again, it is also the number one scrapped car in Britain (out of over 807,000 sold, only 745 are still on the road), and there's also the cars it was competing against.
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