"I’m Andrew Younghusband. Is one week enough time to learn how to drive as well as a local in a city that has some of the most dangerous traffic? We’re about to find out."
A spin-off of Canada's Worst Driver
, where its host Andrew Younghusband spends a week in a foreign locale to learn the (often disorderly
) nuances of being a driver there, and then attempts to perform a final test to see if he can do it "properly" (as assessed by a local citizen).Hilarity Ensues
Six episodes have been produced, and at least five more have been green-lit as of November 2013.
This series provides examples of
- The Alleged Car: A lot of the cars Andrew drives are like this:
- Asian Drivers: Episodes have included Dehli (India), Bangkok (Thailand), Ulaan Batoor (Mongolia) and Manila (the Philippines).
- Bribing Your Way To A Driver's License: It's not just Margherita; Papa CJ claimed he got his license home delivered for $6.
- Also the reason there won't be a Russia episode anytime soon: since everything in Russia runs on bribes, the production team has no clue how much it'll cost and thus can't properly plan for it.
- Continuity Nod: When stopped by the Peruvian police, Andrew was willing to show his Filipino license as well.
- Corrupt Cop: Papa CJ notes that bribing traffic cops is so ingrained in Indian driving culture that India is the only place where a cop will give you change when you bribe him.
- Deadpan Snarker: Andrew claims the Tata Nano "goes from 0 to 60 in less than a week"
- Don't Explain the Joke: The segues in Peru...are done by segways.
- Drives Like Crazy: A cab driver claimed that there are "no rules" for driving in New Delhi. He's not kidding.
- The driving test turns out to be nothing more than driving around a divider in a parking lot and not running over a dog that happened to be sleeping next to it.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: The tuk tuks in Thailand just made it...well, obvious with the gear shifters.
- In a World: Used for the fake trailer Crazy! Amizo Crazy!.
- Never My Fault: Andrew does this inadvertantly during the VIP convoy in Mexico City, when he doesn't keep up with the lead car, but calls himself out on it in the narration.
- Non-Nazi Swastika: Brought up during a blessing ceremony that involves painting a swastika on a new car; "Who knew?"
- Police Are Useless: Regardless of what the official laws of the road in a given locale are, a lot of them aren't adequately enforced. In Lima, Andrew was actually cut off by a police car.
- Signing Off Catchphrase: Usually to the effect of "Come for the x, come for the y, but don't drive here!"
- Spin-Off: Of Canada's Worst Driver
- There Should Be a Law: Played straight and averted. Going against oncoming traffic is usually illegal no matter where you are. Some countries do allow 2 wheeled vehicles to drive on the dotted white lines, however.