Clarkson fired, Top Gear taken off schedules

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  1. glunark

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  2. Cookiee Monsta

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    BBC should sack him. Then he'll get hired for Fifth Gear!
     
  3. gunnerk19

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    "And on that bombshell... Goodnight!"
     
  4. NormanF

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    It will be interesting to hear what happened this time. Maybe he threw a fit after saying he liked the new Corvette and then he and James said they liked their trucks.
     
  5. Grey

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    Considering the stuff he gets slapped on the wrist for publicly, i'd be surprised to know what he said privately that was bad enough to suspend him.

    Either way I don't suspect this will amount to anything.
     
  6. Cephus

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    I don't either, Jeremy is the only reason most people tune in to Top Gear anyhow.
     
  7. Jedioz

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    I love Top Gear , all the other countries versions never lasted because the casts were awful ,and that includes the Aussie one.
    But the show is getting a bit tired and to contrived ,Jeremy is a great entertainer who needs to hang it up before he makes a total c-o-c-k of himself.
     
  8. RogueTrooper

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    TG died about 5 seasons ago......annoying whining pom is only entertaining for so long;)....the whole story is a media stunt to stop people switching off.
     
  9. BD Jones

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    I stopped watching TG three seasons ago. It just became repetitive and boring, and it wasn't just the pacing of the episodes. I could basically predict when the same lame jokes would occur. The "specials" were the worst. Too predictable.
     
  10. 0neiros

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    Word is he Punched a producer. For this he is suspended??? It's a Producer...People THINK about punching them on an hourly basis. I applaud him for not punching the producer's Intern, but the actual producer.
     
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  11. glunark

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    A fracas is not necessarily a physical fight, can just be loud and boystrous, which is Jezza in a nutshell.
     
  12. gizmo

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    Haha. People are offended by everything these days. We've become a race of whining politically correct baby's offended at the drop of a hat. His character is what makes the show. Maybe the producer was an * and needed to be put in his place.Its probably just a publicity stunt though.


    Ben
     
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    Now the question is: What triggered the punch? I had assumed he made one too many racist jokes until this morning when I saw on the news ticker at the bottom of the US morning show "Good Morning America" that he was accused of punching a producer.
     
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    I signed.
     
  17. CutThumb

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    The last few seasons were a bit poorer than they should have been, and it all got very contrived and a bit boring. But this season has improved considerably and was actually very funny. Got to say Gillian Anderson was simply stunning last week , a goddess driving a reasonably priced car at speed !!!!!!! These days TV comedy and entertainment is so bland because of the restrictions of political correctness its just too boring to watch. Most of the programs I enjoyed decades ago would never get made or airred. Really, the stuff they are complaining about is ridiculous mild when you compare it to some of the true life horror and real drama that nobody hesitates to transmit with little care other than to say "some veiwers may find some scenes distressing." Top gear presenters pretend to be the "Three Stooges" on wheels , its all an act and well scripted and it strikes a cord with many of us. I wish the BBC would just lighten up anjd let people get on with it. Jezzers just your grumpy uncle playing at being a bit of a berk!!!!
     
  18. glunark

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    I think other channels are literally waiting with open checkbooks if the BBC do decide to fire him.
     
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    Jezza for Prime Minister!!!

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    To be honest the bloke has become a parody of himself, right wing, tax dodging, racist, sexist, idiot.....and even sadder is the 'media' outcry, a sorry indictment of both UK popular culture and the state of the majority of our press, rather than the actual importance of the story.....mind you beats Big Brother stories I guess
     
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  24. Grey

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    Are these supposed to be bad things?
     
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    I credit him for the popularity of the Honey Badger.
    No it didn't start with the youtube video.
    It started with the TG safari episode.
     
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    ??????
     
  27. Wes R

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    There's no top gear without him. The BBC has had it's politically correct panties in a bunch over him for awhile now and this was the thing they needed to get rid of him. So far in comments on various sites there's more support for him than the BBC or the person he fought with. Actually most folks think the other person is the one who needs fired.
     
  28. Cephus

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    Yet it's stupid to get rid of him at all, he is the only reason they have a successful show. Without him, they lose the #1 show they own. That's like Disney saying they're going to stop releasing Frozen because they're mad at the director.
     
  29. Brent M

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    I've been an avid fan of Top Gear ever since it was re-formatted in the early 2000's and without Clarkson there simply is no show. The brilliance of TG is the chemistry between Clarkson, Hammond and May. If you take any one of them off the show it just wouldn't be the same as evidenced in some of the specials they have done between seasons where it's just two of them together. There's no arguing that Clarkson is an arrogant, pompous blowhard and I'm sure he's a miserable guy to be around in real life, but he's * good on the show and I hope the BBC reinstates him as soon as possible because I really want to see the final three episodes of this season.

    Btw, that petition is over 865,000 signatures now so hopefully the BBC will get the message and realize that it's not fair to punish the viewers by keeping him on the sidelines.
     
  30. Jeyl

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    Isn't this the guy who complained that the Prius was too quiet?
     
  31. Philly

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    I wonder if they will refund my TV license fee, it's the only show on the TV I watch live.
     
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  33. jarroth

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    well said.

    but to be honest, only things i realy enjoy are thier competitions, celeb in reasonably priced car and not the brabling about new cars and how good/bad they are according to the amount of money flowing in thier direction. dont tell me they are givin honest reviews on new cars. ford ka sucks, but the fiat panda is great.... its the same car! just diferent bodywork.
     
  34. vintageslant

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    A mate of mine saw him at some car show years back. He was doing a Q&A off camera in the days before we all carried HD video devices on our pockets. He was very funny, quick witted and totally controversial. Just what you would expect him to be. As I see it if whatever he did/didn't do wasn't serious enough to involve the police then why the hell do any of us know about it? Surely there should be some way of sorting it out in house? I mean the BBC have a great record of keeping things to themselves don't they. :-/
     
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    Re: Clarkson suspended, Top Gear taken off schedules

    Here's an interesting interview with Clarkson's waiter from that evening. There's a little bit of swearing in the clip, so it may be NSFW...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48h-q-FEBSw

    Cheers,

    Kraig
     
  39. Usagi Pilgrim

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    Yeah, the language is pretty rough, but I haven't laughed that hard in a long time.:lol
     
  40. vintageslant

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    Excellent find, very funny.:D
     
  41. The Terminator

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    0.988 million signatures, whoa :thumbsup
     
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  43. gunnerk19

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    Nice FV433!
     
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    Re: Clarkson suspended, Top Gear taken off schedules

    he made racists comments, said truckdrivers spend free time rape and kill ugly prostitutes, he would shoot workers on strike and allegedly said the n word and whatnot more. in every show he slams a heavy weight joke on one deligation of the human race.

    on his defence: he makes fun of everyone acting stupidly and doesnt matter who you are, where your from or if you are white black, yellow, green, blue or whatever color. his preview and opinion about cars: left ear in, right ear out. watching the competition jeremy, james and richard have, priceless.
     
  46. vintageslant

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    So do you think showing the whole world that you can come tank driving at www.tanks-alot.co.uk was just an accident? Talk about an opportunity well taken. As a former APC driver I know that drive would not have been easy. Respect to that crew.:thumbsup
     
  47. madmikeee

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    British humor ...lot's of dead pan sarcasm.
     
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  48. Cephus

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    That exact same video has been used with different subtitles for lots of different things. No clue what's really being said, my high school spanish is far too spotty, but just thought I should bring it up.
     
  49. glunark

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    He never said rape or ugly.
     
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    The stig helmet is * expensive :p
     

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