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neckbeard
Jan 25, 2004

Oh Bambi, I cried so hard when those hunters shot your mommy...


New OP, courtesy of bennyfactor!


Top Gear Series 21! Now almost as old as old Top Gear! New episodes of the series began airing February 2nd on BBC2, and in an unheard of feat of transatlantic content delivery, will air just 8 days later on BBC America (beginning February 10th).

Upcoming episodes will contain a review of the Golf Mk VII, the Dacia Sandero (Good News!), a mess of new supercars, Jeremy racing a hydrofoil on a jetski, a trip to SE Asia, Chernobyl, and the requisite threadshitting about scripted bits and too many fakey explosions..

For those who have been dead for the past 10 years or so, Top Gear is a car-related entertainment show on BBC2 which, for the most part consists of a car review, the hosts cocking about amidst a series of challenges and a celeb interview

Starring:
Jezza Clackson


Mister Slowly


The Hamster


and Stigadict Cumberbatch


PS don't be an idiot and talk about

Somebody fucked around with this message at 19:04 on Feb 7, 2014

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whiskas
May 30, 2005


India sounds promising, their specials in 3rd world countries have been pretty funny so far. The Vietnam episode is probably one of my favorites.

InitialDave
Jun 14, 2007

I Want To Believe.


neckbeard posted:

Don't talk about torrenting/downloading the show
Why would I need to?

Ziploc
Sep 19, 2006
MX-5

More gifs please.

Godzillas Gorilla
Mar 9, 2007



whiskas posted:

India sounds promising, their specials in 3rd world countries have been pretty funny so far. The Vietnam episode is probably one of my favorites.

I really like the specials as well that they have in 3rd world countries. I thoroughly enjoyed the one where they had to get 4x4 vehicles and drive through the rainforest in Bolivia, to the "most dangerous road in the world", to Chile and the desert, and finished at the Pacific Ocean.

I'm very excited for the new season to come out. They're always very entertaining and I find myself laughing at least a couple of times during each episode.

meatpimp
May 15, 2004

Psst -- Wanna buy

EVERYWHERE
some high-quality thread's DESTROYED!



That first post made my brain bleed.

Mr. Wiggles
Dec 1, 2003

I would never shop at Costco. The paper towels won't fit into my sports car!


Very excited. It's really the only good show on TV anymore (well, there's a couple of exceptions, but nothing else gets close for quality). Can't wait to see James drive a Rolls Royce through India, declaiming on the lost glory of the Empire.

Throatwarbler
Nov 17, 2008

Oct 3, 2016 00:06: SO I'm also in 1st year classes and it's going pretty well I think.

Dec 9, 2016 15:46: Well I just took my first law school final exam. I think I've made a huge mistake.

I don't like and have otherwise no interest in Tog Gear at all but I might catch the China episode for nostalgia's sake. The pics look interesting.

http://www.chinacartimes.com/2011/1...d-cold-beijing/
http://www.carnewschina.com/2011/12...-china-special/
http://www.carnewschina.com/2011/12...-updated-story/
http://www.carnewschina.com/2011/12...lming-in-china/
http://www.carnewschina.com/2011/12...t-4-with-movie/


Chinese Stig



Some kind of Chinese copy of the Austin Montego, in fine running order no doubt. Truly the sun never sets on the British (Leyland) empire.


Full line up of vehicles

Throatwarbler fucked around with this message at 18:36 on Dec 20, 2011

djdanno13
Apr 20, 2004

Killing Nazi Zombies since June 14 1775



Was waiting for the new Top Gear thread. Looking forward to the India special as well. Seeing as it's the most dangerous place to drive in the world I think it'll be pretty interesting.



Edit: What has to be posted in every Top Gear thread.

pt.1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgABbHPdwH4
pt.2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0i0...feature=related

djdanno13 fucked around with this message at 18:40 on Dec 20, 2011

Solar Coaster
Sep 2, 2009


So excited for new Top Gear!!

Slo-Tek
Jun 8, 2001

WINDOWS 98 BEAT HIS FRIEND WITH A SHOVEL

Are they going to do a film segment at Datangshan? I saw there were some stills last year where they were dinking around in the huge crazy outdoor/under-a-goddamn-mountain aviation museum north of beijing, but I don't know if they made a segment out of it.

I hope they did.

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

neckbeard posted:

Don't talk about torrenting/downloading the show

Not even over I Player?

meatpimp
May 15, 2004

Psst -- Wanna buy

EVERYWHERE
some high-quality thread's DESTROYED!



BigPaddy posted:

Not even over I Player?

That's neither torrents nor downloads.

reddeathdrinker
Aug 5, 2003

Scotland the What?

Throatwarbler posted:



Some kind of Chinese copy of the Austin Montego, in fine running order no doubt. Truly the sun never sets on the British (Leyland) empire.



It's a copy of the Austin Maestro. The Montego was the next model up, with a proper boot...


Both had magical powers - the steel they were made of magically turned to rust within 3 days of manufacture. From 326,000 Maestros registered as paying road tax in 1995, there are now only 468 currently taxed on British roads. The Montego has fared even worse - from 234,000 chugging about in 1995, there are now only 105 examples currently road legal in the UK. (Source - http://www.howmanyleft.co.uk )

G-Dub
Dec 27, 2004

The Gonz

I wish Richard Hammond was left at home for every segment of every show.

CAT INTERCEPTOR
Nov 9, 2004

I think you mean dont piss in the sink....again!

djdanno13 posted:


Edit: What has to be posted in every Top Gear thread.

pt.1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgABbHPdwH4
pt.2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0i0...feature=related

No it doesnt. What an unfunny twat

Rivethead
Feb 22, 2008

The boys at work sure ain't gonna like this!

Cat Terrist posted:

No it doesnt. What an unfunny twat

Just like "Can you imagine waking up and finding out you're a Mexican?!". How the gently caress can you say something as racist and rear end in a top hat-ish like that on public television without getting fired? I enjoy the info on cars but the racist poo poo has to go.

Ok Comboomer
Oct 20, 2007



Cat Terrist posted:

No it doesnt. What an unfunny twat

This is hilarious, and the point he makes is totally valid.

Ok Comboomer fucked around with this message at 21:52 on Dec 20, 2011

Mr. Wiggles
Dec 1, 2003

I would never shop at Costco. The paper towels won't fit into my sports car!


There are no funny standup comics since Bill Cosby retired.

On the bright side, Top Gear is funny, but not as funny as the people who don't like it.

Hermansen
Sep 2, 2006

Breaker, Breaker,
High Ball, Ten Ten,
Till We Do It Again,
Captain Slow.


Jimmy Carr begs to differ.

InitialDave
Jun 14, 2007

I Want To Believe.


Cat Terrist posted:

No it doesnt. What an unfunny twat
I don't disagree with his point, but yeah, he ain't funny. It's like watching someone who has read about stand up and humour in an encyclopedia, but never actually seen or experienced it before deciding to have a crack at it themselves.

neckbeard
Jan 25, 2004

Oh Bambi, I cried so hard when those hunters shot your mommy...


Ziploc posted:

More gifs please.


Reaction to seeing a frostbitten penis in the Polar Special, which is my favorite of the specials. Although, any of them can be used as an introduction to the show, you really get their personalities coming out moreso than in the regular episodes.









After I posted this thread I went out to finish my Christmas shopping and picked up the December issue of Top Gear magazine, which is awesome, but pricey over here in Canada ($12.95) However, if you've got someone you still need to buy something for who likes cars and/or Top Gear you can't go wrong with a copy of the magazine.

Dave Inc.
Nov 26, 2007
Let's have a drink!

djdanno13 posted:

Edit: What has to be posted in every Top Gear thread.

pt.1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgABbHPdwH4
pt.2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0i0...feature=related

I can't tell if this is a stand-up bit or a bitter professor throwing in jokes while giving a lecture on...something.

365 Nog Hogger
Jan 19, 2008

by Shine


Do the English have some sort of institutional hatred of Mexico? Every single British panel show I watch has at some point had a digression where everyone just gets really racist toward Mexicans.

InitialDave
Jun 14, 2007

I Want To Believe.


Not that I'm aware of. If we did, it should only really come out once we've got bored of abusing Europeans, and that's not happening any time soon.

CAT INTERCEPTOR
Nov 9, 2004

I think you mean dont piss in the sink....again!

Electric Bugaloo posted:

This is hilarious, and the point he makes is totally valid.

Here's a video of the kind of people this "comedian" is speaking to

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSqkdcT25ss

Slo-Tek
Jun 8, 2001

WINDOWS 98 BEAT HIS FRIEND WITH A SHOVEL

Reichstag posted:

Do the English have some sort of institutional hatred of Mexico? Every single British panel show I watch has at some point had a digression where everyone just gets really racist toward Mexicans.

At a guess, it is probably distant enough from the popular conscience that they felt like they could make the joke because nobody would care. Like an American comedian taking a strident position against Austria, making fun of their chamber music and lederhosen.

Though they aren't especially good at it. I prefer the jokes about prostitute murdering truckers, myself.

Slo-Tek fucked around with this message at 22:31 on Dec 20, 2011

echoplex
Mar 5, 2008

Stainless Style


InitialDave posted:

I don't disagree with his point, but yeah, he ain't funny.

Stew Lee is amazing. Back to your Micheal MacIntyre DVDs, you.

InitialDave
Jun 14, 2007

I Want To Believe.


echoplex posted:

Stew Lee is amazing. Back to your Micheal MacIntyre DVDs, you.
Who? Billy Connolly, mate.

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

Did someone say Top Gear gifs?









meatpimp
May 15, 2004

Psst -- Wanna buy

EVERYWHERE
some high-quality thread's DESTROYED!



Ziploc posted:

More gifs please.

Silly me, I thought this was sarcasm.

Rev. Dr. Moses P. Lester
Oct 3, 2000


I love Top Gear and I love Stewart Lee.

Ok Comboomer
Oct 20, 2007



Cat Terrist posted:

Here's a video of the kind of people this "comedian" is speaking to

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSqkdcT25ss

Oh come on.

Look, I love Top Gear to death but I'm not gonna pretend that Jeremy Clarkson's publicly-made opinions on most things that lie beyond the realm of "the M3 is the best car in the world but it's driven by twats" aren't terrible, reprehensible, and stupid.

Now, he gets a pass on it because "it's Top Gear and it's a funny show and we think cars are cool" but if you can't get why Stewart Lee- who is a professional and respected Funny Person, and has been for almost two decades- would want to skewer that, then you've either got the same persecution complex about the "Looney Left" that Clarkson gets accused of having (he does), or you aren't very good at getting humor.

angryhampster
Oct 21, 2005



Been going on a TG kick lately in preparation of the new series. REALLY looking forward to the India special. I imagine they'll have nothing but lovely things to say about the cities.

destructo
Apr 29, 2006


G-Dub posted:

I wish Richard Hammond was left at home for every segment of every show.
I too, wish it could be James & Jezzers's Car Fun Time, but

explosivo
May 23, 2004

Fueled by Satan

What's everybody's favorite, non-special episode of TG? I forget the episode but I love the one where they try to find the best driving road.. in the world.

I love at the end how pissed off May is because his Aston Martin sucks so much to ride in.

Aurune
Jun 17, 2006



neckbeard posted:



?

Applebees Appetizer
Jan 23, 2006



The first Top Gear episode I saw was the guys driving through Alabama, and I thought Clarkson was an insufferable rear end in a top hat. Then after watching some more episodes realized it's just his act and he's a genius.

Saga
Aug 17, 2009


Electric Bugaloo posted:

Look, I love Top Gear to death but I'm not gonna pretend that Jeremy Clarkson's publicly-made opinions on most things that lie beyond the realm of "the M3 is the best car in the world but it's driven by twats" aren't terrible, reprehensible, and stupid.

Lazy, feckless teachers of the Poors, how I hate you and wish you would die! (PS please send millions of pounds of your licence fee money to the usual bank account in the Cayman Islands).

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/201...estigated-ofcom

(e: It's OK folks, I'm just "joking", except about the money of course.)

Saga fucked around with this message at 06:43 on Dec 21, 2011

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McStephenson
Jun 16, 2008

reading The Internet

leica posted:

The first Top Gear episode I saw was the guys driving through Alabama, and I thought Clarkson was an insufferable rear end in a top hat. Then after watching some more episodes realized it's just his act and he's a genius.

Agreed. Sure there's some semblance of somewhat reprehensible opinion in there but he's a TV personality. He is entertaining. I hope this doesn't go down the path of expounding on the morals of Top Gear on the first drat page and running on for 10 shittastic, grueling pages.

Also India special is going to be incredible. Driving an MG Midget and then seeing a mini go through those conditions... hilarious and i'm sure it will be torture for Hammond.

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