The show is Top Gear, a massive hit on UK television and now airing on BBC America on Monday night's at 8 p.m. Yes, it's a show about cars, but it's absolutely freakin' hilarious. I could give a shit about cars. I drive a 1998 Ford Escort with over 100,000 miles. It's paid for, insurance is cheap and the A/C blows nice and cool on these hot Georgia days. Basically, I'm driving it til the wheels fall off. But Top Gear is clever, the skits they do about turning mini-vans into convertibles or trying to make amphibious cars (like in the clip above)are brilliant. The segments where they test drive cars are so cinematic and beautifully done, that I want to be on a twisty road in Scotland with the top down driving 200 miles an hour. The hosts -- Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May -- are jovial and sarcastic Brits. Maybe you won't find it funny. Maybe it's my love for all things British, but this show is now appointment television for me.


what the fuck is television?
Collin said…
Television (often abbreviated to TV, T.V.; sometimes called , telly or the tube, bloob tube or boob tube, or idiot box in British English)
leadbuffalo said…
Is that your car, mate? It is the wrong way up! That was hysterical, C, thank you! J
Anonymous said…
I always knew you were secretly straight. LOL!!!

Jennifer said…
Does this show feature any gratuitous nudity? Today I watched my TiVo of Dr. 90210, and it showed this dumb blonde who was a rabid car afficionado. It was all about how she had her hooters inflated to the size of basketballs, I guess so she'd look even sluttier at classic car shows and NASCAR races.
Collin said…
Sorry, Jen, no nudity. Unless there is an occasional flash of man-boob.
This show is the greatest. I loved it when they pulled their emmy out of a shopping bag.


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