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But seriously, one thing I love about James is just that joke about how he's so slow he names all his tools etc. during challenges. For example, when they're fitting the doors to their vehicles in the van challenge, and James ran out of time...
James: I was about to finish.
Richard: You weren't, you were fiddling with your spanners, polishing them...
Jeremy: You were, you'd given them all names, this is Geoffrey, this is Ian, this is Steven...
well it may not be the completely correct word but you get the drift that he's the thinking one, although sometimes a bit too much as your examples show but he's still the sensible one in attitude if not aways in what he says.
|James is the straight guy? ... how? when? where? May: "The reason, I think, that the Porsche is the best car is, you know when you drive some cars, you get a, a sense that the car is smiling, when you're driving?" Hammond: "What on earth are you talking about?" May: "To test for speed, they'd have to give the driver a hoover." Hammond: "Eh?" May: "You know when you're at a big party, at the end of it everybody's asleep, the bloke who's on speed is always hoovering." Clarkson: "The rock and roll years, with James May!" Do I need to give more examples? OK sure, if you insist one more then... Clarkson: "Listen, but Uma Thurman's got big hands, you're not going to say "get out of my house", are you?" May: "Yes." Hammond: "Because she's got big hands?" May: "I don't like girls with big hands." Clarkson: "Why don't you like girls with big hands?" May: "Well it just looks wrong, doesn't it? You get a woman with big hands that goes, 'Hi James, I'm Uma!'" (Exaggerates big hand movements)|
Hehe. And when discussing what they keep in their car...
James: The only thing I keep in my car is a little paint brush for cleaning dust out of the switches. And I always like to have the air vents lined up so they're really completely symmetrical, and if anybody moves them...I get really angry.
Richard: You're scaring me now, mate.
Clarkson: "I don't think men and women should be allowed to go out with one another.
Hammond: I don't think it works!
Clarkson: Men should go out with men.
Hammond: You're making me nervous. Stop it.
Jeremy has his moments too.
May: "To test for speed, they'd have to give the driver a hoover."
May: "You know when you're at a big party, at the end of it everybody's asleep, the bloke who's on speed is always hoovering."
Clarkson: "The rock and roll years, with James May!"
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They are all great. But Jeremy is the heart of this show. So my vote goes to him.
I really think he's one of ten funniest guys on TV right now. And thanks to him everybody who whatched Top Gear couldn't resist and only wants more of it.
|I'ma fan of Jeremy Clarkson, even though I'm German. Isn't that funny? Greetings, Frank|
Just goes to show, not everyone thinks Jezza's jokes 'go too far'. Nice to see ya around
Has anyone mentioned James' sense of direction yet? I love when he gets lost...
|I don't think his jokes go too far - he's actually really funny and there's a core of truth in everything he says, so it can be called satire. Those who feel insulted by him, simply lack a sense of humour in my eyes. A little self reflection would do him good at times, though Greetings, Frank|
True, on all counts. He does admit he can be hypocritical, at least...
|Strange as it might seem but a show that celebrates cars the way Top Gear does, would never be made or aired by German TV stations. The most car-crazy country in the world, the only one in the Western world without a general speed limit, wouldn't allow such a TV show. That is our hypocrisy. Some time ago one of our leading car TV shows collected a number of super cars on the very same VW test track in Ehra-Lessien where James May drove the Bugatti Veyron last week. The group of cars was as follows: Dodge Viper SRT 10 Porsche 911 Turbo Corvette Z06 Aston Martin Vanquish S Mercedes SLR McLaren Ford GT Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Lamborghini Murcielago LP 640 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 They were all collected there for a shootout to find out which are the fastest and best accelerating ones and to check if the test results match with the numbers the manufacturers give you. Now, just imagine what a show Top Gear would have made of such a setup. And now believe me when I say that the most exciting moments were when they put the final results on screen. That was the ONLY interesting moment of the whole show. The rest was boring. They did not even show all of the cars in action!!! Can you imagine it? Thank heavens for Top Gear with people like Jeremy, James and Richard. Greetings, Frank|
They didn't...show them all? But...what was the point of having them all there then??? What was the point of having the show on at all? Just post the damn times in a newspaper or something if that's what they're gonna air.
Strange. Is it true, by the way, that the autobahns [sp?] are actually going to have an actual limit all the way down them?
|Clarkson, very funny and he speaks his mind, doesn't care who offends if he has an opinion he will say it and i like that type of attitude.|