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* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: Craig Singhaus' "The High Road" and "Roadside America" solo segments pretty much served as this in every episode.

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* PornStache: Craig Singhaus sported one of these in the late 1990s.


''Motor Week'' (stylized as a single word: '''''[=MotorWeek=]''''') is a long-lived American TV automotive magazine series produced by Maryland Public Television and featured on various Creator/{{PBS}} affiliates nationally since 1981. Billing itself as [[AluminumChristmasTrees "Television's Original Automotive Magazine"]], it is basically formatted as [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a car magazine for television]]. Accordingly, the show features automotive news segments, mini-reviews (the "Car Keys" segments are a brief introduction to the features of a recently introduced model that might receive a more in-depth review in the future; the "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Long-Term Updates]]" are updates on how well a car has held up ''after'' the review and many miles of use), a [=DIY=] repair segment called "Goss' Garage" (hosted by Pat Goss) and most recently a news segment on how automotive technology is catching up with municipal and federal "green" initiatives. It can be considered a TransAtlanticEquivalent to ''Series/TopGearUK'', at least in its original pre-reboot form when it had a more serious and educational tone. Recently, their reviews and conclusions have been criticized for being "soft" and non-objective in their criticism.

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''Motor Week'' (stylized as a single word: '''''[=MotorWeek=]''''') is a long-lived American TV automotive magazine series produced by Maryland Public Television and featured on various Creator/{{PBS}} affiliates nationally since 1981. Billing itself as [[AluminumChristmasTrees "Television's Original Automotive Magazine"]], it is basically formatted as [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a car magazine for television]]. Accordingly, the show features automotive news segments, mini-reviews (the "Car Keys" segments are a brief introduction to the features of a recently introduced model that might receive a more in-depth review in the future; the "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Long-Term Updates]]" are updates on how well a car has held up ''after'' the review and many miles of use), a [=DIY=] repair segment called "Goss' Garage" (hosted by Pat Goss) Goss, who died on March 19, 2022) and most recently a news segment on how automotive technology is catching up with municipal and federal "green" initiatives. It can be considered a TransAtlanticEquivalent to ''Series/TopGearUK'', at least in its original pre-reboot form when it had a more serious and educational tone. Recently, their reviews and conclusions have been criticized for being "soft" and non-objective in their criticism.


* TheAce:
** Lisa Barrow was a highly capable off-road driver and thus was their go-to reporter whenever they covered an off-road event.
** Pat Goss always has the answer for viewer's car care questions, no matter how difficult or off-the-wall.
* TheAllegedCar:
** Craig Singhaus was prone to drive these. John Davis once noted that the exhaust note heard at the end of each episode (from the late 1980s through the 1990s) is a recording of Singhaus' Ford Mustang with the muffler rotted off.
** On that note, Singhaus once presented a segment about the "winter beater".



* AscendedExtra: Craig Singhaus and Lisa Barrow can be spotted as nameless test drivers in the early seasons before they became feature reporters in the late 1980s.



* BunnyEarsLawyer: Craig Singhaus. While he seems like the kind of guy that you wouldn't trust to pull your car into a parking spot, he's actually a capable high-performance driver and was one of the show's longest-serving test drivers, having been with the show from its very earliest seasons before being promoted to a feature reporter.



* EarlyBirdCameo: Craig Singhaus and Lisa Barrow can be spotted as nameless test drivers in the early seasons before they became feature reporters in the late 1980s.


* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: Craig Singhaus' "The High Road" and "Roadside America" solo segments pretty much served as this in every episode.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: During the show's first six seasons in the 1980s, the show had more of a typical "newscast" look with an indoor studio and newsdesk-style presenting. By the start of season 7 in 1987, the show is now presented outdoors with John Davis walking among various cars (used to be the ones actually reviewed in the show, now seemingly random leaning towards high-end, high-performance luxury models).

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: EarlyBirdCameo: Craig Singhaus and Lisa Barrow can be spotted as nameless test drivers in the early seasons before they became feature reporters in the late 1980s.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
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During the show's first six seasons in the 1980s, the show had more of a typical "newscast" look with an indoor studio and newsdesk-style presenting. By the start of season 7 in 1987, the show is now presented outdoors with John Davis walking among various cars (used to be the ones actually reviewed in the show, now seemingly random leaning towards high-end, high-performance luxury models).
** Their review videos didn't have background music until the mid-1990s.


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* LargeHam: Craig Singhaus


* FollowTheLeader: In the late 1990s ''Car and Driver'' and ''Motor Trend'' magazines launched short-lived TV shows that were copies of ''[=MotorWeek=]''; hence the addition of the word "Original" in their slogan "Television's Automotive Magazine" as aformentioned in the Aluminum Christmas Trees entry above.


* Flanderization:
** The car reviews were more thorough in earlier episodes, with even a specific list of "hits" and "misses". In recent years, ''[=MotorWeek=]'' has been criticized for being too non-objective in their car reviews.
** Similarly, the ''Goss' Garage'' segments used to be more in-depth and for a while revolved around Goss giving advice to viewers who would write in with their car problems in a manner similar to ''Radio/CarTalk'', while today they revolve around general car care advice and how not to get scammed by a shop. In fairness, when ''Goss' Garage'' premiered it was common for laymen to work on their own cars, a practice that has faded over time as cars came to require less maintenance and have generally become too advanced for most people to service themselves. Now that a scan tool is required to diagnose most problems, Goss would wind up answering most letters with "Take it to a professional."


* AluminumChristmasTrees: ''[=MotorWeek=]'' bills itself as "Television's (Original) Automotive Magazine", though this isn't exactly accurate since it is pretty much an Americanized version of ''Series/TopGearUK'', which started airing four years prior. In fairness, ''[=MotorWeek=]'' added the word "original" to the slogan in response to ''Motor Trend'' and ''Car And Driver'' launching short-lived copycat programs in the late 1990s; but, from a purely American perspective, the slogan does make sense.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: ''[=MotorWeek=]'' bills itself as "Television's (Original) Automotive Magazine", though this isn't exactly accurate since it is pretty much an Americanized version of ''Series/TopGearUK'', which started airing four years prior. In fairness, ''[=MotorWeek=]'' added the word "original" to the slogan in response to ''Motor Trend'' and ''Car And Driver'' launching short-lived copycat programs in the late 1990s; but, from a purely American perspective, the slogan does make sense.sense as the country's longest running program of its kind.


** "Hello, and welcome to [=MotorWeek=]! We're glad to have you with us!" (Recent shows, however, have John Davis introducing it with "Hi, I'm John Davis, and this is [=MotorWeek=]!")

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** "Hello, and welcome to [=MotorWeek=]! We're glad to have you with us!" (Recent shows, since the early/mid-2010s, however, have John Davis introducing it with "Hi, I'm John Davis, and this is [=MotorWeek=]!")


* AluminumChristmasTrees: ''[=MotorWeek=]'' bills itself as "Television's (Original) Automotive Magazine", though this isn't exactly accurate since it is pretty much an Americanized version of ''Series/TopGearUK'', which started airing four years prior. In fairness, ''[=MotorWeek=]'' added the word "original" to the slogan in response to ''Motor Trend'' and ''Car And Driver'' launching short-lived copycat programs in the late 1990s.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: ''[=MotorWeek=]'' bills itself as "Television's (Original) Automotive Magazine", though this isn't exactly accurate since it is pretty much an Americanized version of ''Series/TopGearUK'', which started airing four years prior. In fairness, ''[=MotorWeek=]'' added the word "original" to the slogan in response to ''Motor Trend'' and ''Car And Driver'' launching short-lived copycat programs in the late 1990s.1990s; but, from a purely American perspective, the slogan does make sense.


** Similarly, the ''Goss' Garage'' segments used to be more in-depth and for a while revolved around Goss giving advice to viewers who would write in with their car problems in a manner similar to ''CarTalk'', while today they revolve around general car care advice and how not to get scammed by a shop. In fairness, when ''Goss' Garage'' premiered it was common for laymen to work on their own cars, a practice that has faded over time as cars came to require less maintenance and have generally become too advanced for most people to service themselves. Now that a scan tool is required to diagnose most problems, Goss would wind up answering most letters with "Take it to a professional."

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** Similarly, the ''Goss' Garage'' segments used to be more in-depth and for a while revolved around Goss giving advice to viewers who would write in with their car problems in a manner similar to ''CarTalk'', ''Radio/CarTalk'', while today they revolve around general car care advice and how not to get scammed by a shop. In fairness, when ''Goss' Garage'' premiered it was common for laymen to work on their own cars, a practice that has faded over time as cars came to require less maintenance and have generally become too advanced for most people to service themselves. Now that a scan tool is required to diagnose most problems, Goss would wind up answering most letters with "Take it to a professional."


''Motor Week'' (stylized as a single word: '''''[=MotorWeek=]''''') is a long-lived American TV automotive magazine series produced by Maryland Public Television and featured on various Creator/{{PBS}} affiliates nationally since 1981. Billing itself as [[AluminumChristmasTrees "Televisions original automotive magazine"]], it is basically formatted as [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a car magazine for television]]. Accordingly, the show features automotive news segments, mini-reviews (the "Car Keys" segments are a brief introduction to the features of a recently introduced model that might receive a more in-depth review in the future; the "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Long-Term Updates]]" are updates on how well a car has held up ''after'' the review and many miles of use), a [=DIY=] repair segment called "Goss' Garage" (hosted by Pat Goss) and most recently a news segment on how automotive technology is catching up with municipal and federal "green" initiatives. It can be considered a TransAtlanticEquivalent to ''Series/TopGearUK'', at least in its original pre-reboot form when it had a more serious and educational tone. Recently, their reviews and conclusions have been criticized for being "soft" and non-objective in their criticism.

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''Motor Week'' (stylized as a single word: '''''[=MotorWeek=]''''') is a long-lived American TV automotive magazine series produced by Maryland Public Television and featured on various Creator/{{PBS}} affiliates nationally since 1981. Billing itself as [[AluminumChristmasTrees "Televisions original automotive magazine"]], "Television's Original Automotive Magazine"]], it is basically formatted as [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a car magazine for television]]. Accordingly, the show features automotive news segments, mini-reviews (the "Car Keys" segments are a brief introduction to the features of a recently introduced model that might receive a more in-depth review in the future; the "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Long-Term Updates]]" are updates on how well a car has held up ''after'' the review and many miles of use), a [=DIY=] repair segment called "Goss' Garage" (hosted by Pat Goss) and most recently a news segment on how automotive technology is catching up with municipal and federal "green" initiatives. It can be considered a TransAtlanticEquivalent to ''Series/TopGearUK'', at least in its original pre-reboot form when it had a more serious and educational tone. Recently, their reviews and conclusions have been criticized for being "soft" and non-objective in their criticism.


** "Come drive with us! Next!"

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** "Come "(So) Come drive with us! Next!"



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: During the show's first seven seasons in the 1980s, the show had more of a typical "newscast" look with an indoor studio and newsdesk-style presenting. Starting in 1987, the show is now presented outdoors with John Davis walking among various cars (used to be the ones actually reviewed in the show, now seemingly random leaning towards high-end, high-performance luxury models).

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: During the show's first seven six seasons in the 1980s, the show had more of a typical "newscast" look with an indoor studio and newsdesk-style presenting. Starting By the start of season 7 in 1987, the show is now presented outdoors with John Davis walking among various cars (used to be the ones actually reviewed in the show, now seemingly random leaning towards high-end, high-performance luxury models).



* FollowTheLeader: In the late 1990s ''Car and Driver'' and ''Motor Trend'' magazines launched short-lived tv shows that were copies of ''[=MotorWeek=]''; hence the addition of the word "Original" in their slogan "Television's Automotive Magazine" as aformentioned in the Aluminum Christmas Trees entry above.

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* FollowTheLeader: In the late 1990s ''Car and Driver'' and ''Motor Trend'' magazines launched short-lived tv TV shows that were copies of ''[=MotorWeek=]''; hence the addition of the word "Original" in their slogan "Television's Automotive Magazine" as aformentioned in the Aluminum Christmas Trees entry above.


** "Hello, and welcome to [=MotorWeek=]! We're glad to have you with us!"

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** "Hello, and welcome to [=MotorWeek=]! We're glad to have you with us!"us!" (Recent shows, however, have John Davis introducing it with "Hi, I'm John Davis, and this is [=MotorWeek=]!")


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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: The show is a weekly review of motor vehicles.


* AluminumChristmasTrees: ''[=MotorWeek=]'' bills itself as "Television's Original Automotive Magazine", though this isn't exactly accurate since it is pretty much an Americanized version of ''Series/TopGearUK'', which started airing four years prior. In fairness, ''[=MotorWeek=]'' adopted that slogan in response to ''Motor Trend'' and ''Car And Driver'' launching short-lived copycat programs in the late 1990s.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: ''[=MotorWeek=]'' bills itself as "Television's Original (Original) Automotive Magazine", though this isn't exactly accurate since it is pretty much an Americanized version of ''Series/TopGearUK'', which started airing four years prior. In fairness, ''[=MotorWeek=]'' adopted that added the word "original" to the slogan in response to ''Motor Trend'' and ''Car And Driver'' launching short-lived copycat programs in the late 1990s. 1990s.



* FollowTheLeader: In the late 1990s ''Car and Driver'' and ''Motor Trend'' magazines launched short-lived tv shows that were copies of ''[=MotorWeek=]''; hence the use of the slogan "Television's Original Automotive Magazine" as aformentioned in the Aluminum Christmas Trees entry above.

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* FollowTheLeader: In the late 1990s ''Car and Driver'' and ''Motor Trend'' magazines launched short-lived tv shows that were copies of ''[=MotorWeek=]''; hence the use addition of the word "Original" in their slogan "Television's Original Automotive Magazine" as aformentioned in the Aluminum Christmas Trees entry above.

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