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Old 03-01-2013, 05:14 AM
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Hopefully this weeks Africa special will be up to that standard.
I really liked the Botswana episode.

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Old 03-01-2013, 06:30 AM
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I'll have to wait until I see each episode 1735 times on Dave to compare this series to the others
That's one of those things I get - Dave TV Top Gear all afternoon, with the silly Dave TV commercials. I was watching an old TG, where Clarkson said, "Welcome to the Christmas special". Hammond said, "but it's July, mate." Clarkson, "but not if you are watching this on Dave in 2014."
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:53 AM
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I really liked the Botswana episode.
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I think the "Specials" are cool as they're not as scripted - Just three guys having fun. [Except when they almost got shot in Louisiana! (?) ]

The Middle East one where they go find the baby Stig was up there too IMO.

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Old 03-02-2013, 04:43 AM
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+1

I think the "Specials" are cool as they're not as scripted - Just three guys having fun. [Except when they almost got shot in Louisiana! (?) ]

The Middle East one where they go find the baby Stig was up there too IMO.

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They were crossing Alabama at the time when they entered the "Hick Town". I was born and raised in Alabama (though a nicer part of it), so I was cringing from the moment they put those slogans on the sides of the car. I knew they really were asking for it and they just hadn't a clue - they still thought it was just silly nonsense at that point. I know some people think that scene was scripted but, knowing Alabama, I see that as a very plausible response to such things.

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Old 03-02-2013, 05:03 AM
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I really liked the Botswana episode.
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But any episode they have to "mend" their rigs is a goody.



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Old 03-02-2013, 05:18 AM
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That was a good one too.

Agreed.

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I quite enjoyed the custom caravan challenge where clarkson puts an apartment's block on top of a Citroen and the reliant robin clarkson crashes no end.

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They were crossing Alabama at the time when they entered the "Hick Town". I was born and raised in Alabama (though a nicer part of it), so I was cringing from the moment they put those slogans on the sides of the car. I knew they really were asking for it and they just hadn't a clue - they still thought it was just silly nonsense at that point. I know some people think that scene was scripted but, knowing Alabama, I see that as a very plausible response to such things.

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They are seriously lucky no one got shot, they're still fighting the Civil War down there.
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They are seriously lucky no one got shot, they're still fighting the Civil War down there.
They are lucky they weren't shot, but there's no Civil War in Alabama.

I moved from Alabama to Pennsylvania for 2 years before coming to the UK. The people of Alabama are not still fighting the Civil War - Pennsylvanians just wrongly assume they are, and frequently promote this falsity without any first hand experience of Alabama. I lost count of how many times I was asked if I enjoyed wearing shoes now that I was living up in the civilized north... yet the city that I was born in (Huntsville, Alabama) put man on the moon.

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Old 03-08-2013, 04:16 PM
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They are lucky they weren't shot, but there's no Civil War in Alabama.

I moved from Alabama to Pennsylvania for 2 years before coming to the UK. The people of Alabama are not still fighting the Civil War - Pennsylvanians just wrongly assume they are, and frequently promote this falsity without any first hand experience of Alabama. I lost count of how many times I was asked if I enjoyed wearing shoes now that I was living up in the civilized north... yet the city that I was born in (Huntsville, Alabama) put man on the moon.

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I'm glad to hear it, but the Deep South still scars the crap out of me!
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:16 PM
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I'm glad to hear it, but the Deep South still scars the crap out of me!
Try going there. Just don't denigrate the local culture like Top Gear did and you'll be warmly welcomed.

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Old 03-09-2013, 10:36 PM
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Try going there. Just don't denigrate the local culture like Top Gear did and you'll be warmly welcomed.
+1

My ex is from Tennessee and her step-mom was *annoyingly* polite!

As you said, I don't think that whole thing was staged - It's just there's certain things you don't say (or write on your car) out loud!...... I could be wrong, but believe the guys (and the camera crew etc) were genuinely shocked at the reaction.

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Try driving through certain parts of Glasgow,Manchester or London with Celtic/Man Utd or Millwall are crap and I'd imagine you'd get a similarly swift reaction.
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