BBC Top Gear Thread 2021

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sbk1972

761 posts

53 months

Monday 24th January
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Topgear has become Pheonix Nights with cars !

blingybongy

3,283 posts

123 months

Monday 24th January
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sbk1972 said:
Topgear has become Pheonix Nights with cars !
Except Phoenix Nights was comedy genius.

DaveGrohl

751 posts

74 months

Tuesday 25th January
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LuS1fer said:
FiF said:
WarrenB said:
After listening to the Smith and Sniff podcasts it's also increasingly obvious how much of a role Richard Porter (aka Sniff Petrol) played in everything too. Between the three of them (Clarkson, Willman and Porter) they came up with some absolutely fantastic ideas and got the mix between entertainment and cars spot on. TG now seems to be focusing on entertainment, with the automotive side a bit of an afterthought.
You're kidding, of course, automotive was always subliminal to entertainment - smashing cars up, dropping them from great height and the utterly appalling Transit hovercraft or tragic CGI camping or caravanning fires. Shocking vat of crap at times.
Wow, how sad must your life be? That Transit hovercraft bit had me struggling to breath at times, one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen on telly. Childish? Yup biggrin

DaveGrohl

751 posts

74 months

Tuesday 25th January
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blingybongy said:
sbk1972 said:
Topgear has become Pheonix Nights with cars !
Except Phoenix Nights was comedy genius.
Totally +1

DSLiverpool

13,533 posts

179 months

Tuesday 25th January
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DaveGrohl said:
blingybongy said:
sbk1972 said:
Topgear has become Pheonix Nights with cars !
Except Phoenix Nights was comedy genius.
Totally +1
Phoenix nights and “life’s too short” are two of the funniest programmes I’ve watched.

sbk1972

761 posts

53 months

Tuesday 25th January
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If honest I never watched Phoenix Nights back in the early 2000s. Only watched both series a month a go :-) Was quite funny and can understand why it was so popular.

Newarch

2,045 posts

14 months

Tuesday 25th January
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sbk1972 said:
If honest I never watched Phoenix Nights back in the early 2000s. Only watched both series a month a go :-) Was quite funny and can understand why it was so popular.
Where did you watch that? I've been trying to find it for years. Absolute comedy gold as I recall it.

LuS1fer

38,787 posts

222 months

Tuesday 25th January
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DaveGrohl said:
Wow, how sad must your life be? That Transit hovercraft bit had me struggling to breath at times, one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen on telly. Childish? Yup biggrin
That suggests one of us has had a sad life but I'm not convinced it's me, TBH...

sbk1972

761 posts

53 months

Tuesday 25th January
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Newarch said:
Where did you watch that? I've been trying to find it for years. Absolute comedy gold as I recall it.
I have one of those firesticks with Crystal Tv installed on it.. Found it in there.

Doofus

19,536 posts

150 months

Tuesday 25th January
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LuS1fer said:
DaveGrohl said:
Wow, how sad must your life be? That Transit hovercraft bit had me struggling to breath at times, one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen on telly. Childish? Yup biggrin
That suggests one of us has had a sad life but I'm not convinced it's me, TBH...
My thoughts exactly. "Struggling to breathe" over somethig "childish"? Blimey.

waynecyclist

3,395 posts

91 months

Tuesday 25th January
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Doofus said:
LuS1fer said:
DaveGrohl said:
Wow, how sad must your life be? That Transit hovercraft bit had me struggling to breath at times, one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen on telly. Childish? Yup biggrin
That suggests one of us has had a sad life but I'm not convinced it's me, TBH...
My thoughts exactly. "Struggling to breathe" over somethig "childish"? Blimey.
That hovercraft scene was one of the most staged ever from what I have read on it.

PH User

22,011 posts

85 months

Tuesday 25th January
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I like a bit of childish humour, growing old is for boring people.

Little Pete

1,097 posts

71 months

Tuesday 25th January
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DaveGrohl said:
blingybongy said:
sbk1972 said:
Topgear has become Pheonix Nights with cars !
Except Phoenix Nights was comedy genius.
Totally +1
Another vote from me. Phoenix Nights was written by Peter Kay and Dave spikey though. Without being spoon fed a good script, McGuinness is woeful.

Spleen

4,658 posts

98 months

Tuesday 25th January
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Little Pete said:
Another vote from me. Phoenix Nights was written by Peter Kay and Dave spikey though. Without being spoon fed a good script, McGuinness is woeful.
That man again. What is it about him that has the BBC wetting itself to get him on just about everything? Genuinely don't get it.

PH User

22,011 posts

85 months

Tuesday 25th January
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Spleen said:
Little Pete said:
Another vote from me. Phoenix Nights was written by Peter Kay and Dave spikey though. Without being spoon fed a good script, McGuinness is woeful.
That man again. What is it about him that has the BBC wetting itself to get him on just about everything? Genuinely don't get it.
Great rant, but Phoenix nights was on channel 4.

Spleen

4,658 posts

98 months

Tuesday 25th January
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PH User said:
Spleen said:
Little Pete said:
Another vote from me. Phoenix Nights was written by Peter Kay and Dave spikey though. Without being spoon fed a good script, McGuinness is woeful.
That man again. What is it about him that has the BBC wetting itself to get him on just about everything? Genuinely don't get it.
Great rant, but Phoenix nights was on channel 4.
I wasn't talking about Ch4, I was talking about the BBC. Nice try at pedantry though.

PH User

22,011 posts

85 months

Tuesday 25th January
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Spleen said:
PH User said:
Spleen said:
Little Pete said:
Another vote from me. Phoenix Nights was written by Peter Kay and Dave spikey though. Without being spoon fed a good script, McGuinness is woeful.
That man again. What is it about him that has the BBC wetting itself to get him on just about everything? Genuinely don't get it.
Great rant, but Phoenix nights was on channel 4.
I wasn't talking about Ch4, I was talking about the BBC. Nice try at pedantry though.
Yeah sure.

So what programs is he on the BBC?

Bonefish Blues

20,377 posts

200 months

Tuesday 25th January
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The one under discussion is a good start smile

cuprabob

11,043 posts

191 months

Tuesday 25th January
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... and Question of Sport, Catchpoint and I Can See Your Voice

Edited by cuprabob on Tuesday 25th January 20:44

Bonefish Blues

20,377 posts

200 months

Tuesday 25th January
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...and the special with his wife talking about their experiences of parenting autistic children.

But other than those, he's on nowt for the BBC.