History YMMV / TopGear

22nd Aug '16 6:39:22 AM MrChips2301
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** In the Winter Olympics special Hammond concludes (after a survival challenge pitting him against a car) that "if you want to drive to the North Pole, buy a Hammond". The next year, Clarkson and May would drive to the North Pole ''without'' Hammond. Hammond raced them on a dog sled and never actually made it all the way.
28th Jul '16 5:43:04 PM MrChips2301
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** After reeking havoc to a Norwegian town in the Snowbine Harvester challenge, Jeremy comments that "as [they] weren't actually being stoned by an angry mob [they] went to bed". Three years later, Top Gear legitimately were stoned by an angry mob in Patagonia and had to flee to the border.
4th Jul '16 9:37:53 AM Geoduck
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* ReplacementScrappy: Chris Evans has not been well-received, being the target of a never-ending barrage of criticism from the moment rumors about his potential selection started to come up. On the other hand, Matt Le Blanc was very well received with critics and viewers noting that he simply slipped into the presenting role as if he'd been doing it his entire life.

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* ReplacementScrappy: Chris Evans has not been well-received, being the target of a never-ending barrage of criticism from the moment rumors about his potential selection started to come up. On the other hand, Matt Le Blanc was very well received with critics and viewers noting that he simply slipped into the presenting role as if he'd been doing it his entire life. Evans didn't last long with the show, announcing his departure in July 2016.
1st Jul '16 11:04:22 PM maxwellsilver
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** In the Patagonia Special (or Episode 0 of the 22nd Series / 2014's Christmas Special), Jeremy explains the story of why he chose a Porsche 928. [[spoiler: Because it enabled him to meet his dying father one last time. He said on-screen that he was sure he wouldn't have been able to say good-bye to his father if he hadn't tested the 928 that week in 1994.]]

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** In the Patagonia Special (or Episode 0 of the 22nd Series / 2014's Christmas Special), Jeremy explains the story of why he chose a Porsche 928. [[spoiler: Because it enabled him to meet his dying father one last time. He said on-screen that he was sure he wouldn't have been able to say good-bye goodbye to his father if he hadn't tested the 928 that week in 1994.]]



* TheWoobie: Typically averted: RuleOfFunny and StiffUpperLip generally turn a suffering character into a ButtMonkey rather than a Woobie.
** Played straight with Richard Hammond's gigantic, near-fatal accident in the Vampire.

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* TheWoobie: Typically averted: RuleOfFunny and StiffUpperLip generally turn a suffering character into a ButtMonkey rather than a Woobie.
** Played straight with
Richard Hammond's Hammond after his gigantic, near-fatal accident in the Vampire.
17th Jun '16 2:17:12 PM ClintRider
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* OlderThanTheyThink: The announcement of the new hosting line-up in early 2016 provoked many accusations that the BBC were bowing to political correctness by daring to have presenters who weren't white men. Even though the pre-2002 show had almost as many female presenters as male ones, and also a handful of occasions where ethnic minority presenters would have host a segment on the show.
9th Jun '16 2:01:55 PM SilentHunterUK
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** When Clarkson couldn't get his car out of the mud, he shouted in frustration "I hate working on Top Gear!" That was in his last episode, one he was only featured in & wasn't allowed back to host.

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** When Clarkson couldn't get his car out of the mud, he shouted in frustration "I hate working on Top Gear!" That was in his last episode, one he was only featured in & wasn't allowed back to host. In fact, the assault that lost him the job took place when he got back to the hotel from that particular shoot.
6th Jun '16 6:02:14 AM bombadil211
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* ReplacementScrappy: Chris Evans has not been well-received, being the target of a never-ending barrage of criticism from the moment rumors about his potential selection started to come up. On the other hand, Matt Le Blanc was very well received with critics and viewers noting that he simply slipped into the presenting role as if he'd been doing it his entire life.
18th May '16 10:36:41 AM ButterKing4Ever
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: As soon the first trailer of the Replacement Hosts was relased the YouTube Dislike Bar could pretty much you this how many long time fans of Clarkson, Hammond & May felt.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: As soon the first trailer of the Replacement Hosts was relased released the YouTube Dislike Bar alone could pretty much tell you this that was how many a lot of long time fans of Clarkson, Hammond & May felt.Era Fans felt about the change.
1st Apr '16 1:22:11 AM ButterKing4Ever
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*TheyChangedItNowItSucks: As soon the first trailer of the Replacement Hosts was relased the YouTube Dislike Bar could pretty much you this how many long time fans of Clarkson, Hammond & May felt.
2nd Mar '16 7:35:01 PM Meneth
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*** In the episode that aired just prior to the accident, Hammond crashes a van. Harsh or Hilarious depending on your point of view:
--> '''Clarkson:''' So... actually, he could be dead.
--> '''May:''' Well, there's a police car at the scene of the accident, so...
--> '''Clarkson:''' Well, if he is dead, and you fancy a job on TopGear, why don't you write to us at "I'm better than Richard Hammond ''was''"
--> '''Hammond:''' I may have overcooked that a bit.
--> '''Clarkson:''' BBC, Woodlane, London, W12 70S.
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