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Top Gear earlier tonight

So they decided to go on a caravan holiday. It’s a disaster from start to finish. They manage to make the labradoodle sick, crash the caravan into a metal post leaving a service station, get cautioned by the police for holding up traffic whilst attempting a U turn, crush the awning on another caravan when parking up and then burn down their caravan (and the one next door) by a starting a chip pan fire.

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It makes for brilliant TV (I haven’t laughed so much in ages), but there comes a point when you think it must be rigged. Both the police and the fire brigade were involved here. I mean come on, surely someone got bollocked for it?

On the plus side they destroyed another two caravans. It’s also a fairly damning statement of caravan owners out there and in a way it makes you feel sorry for them. OK, they may hold you up on the roads for hours on end, but when they get there to their chosen destination, most of them don’t seem to do a great deal. It’s pretty grim. Personally I can’t see the logic in spending so many thousand for a tin box on wheels. I’d rather stay in a local bed and breakfast than have my home on wheels.

Oh, and it’s official James May looks like a Quaker.

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James May                Quaker

Tracey said,

July 17, 2006 @ 10:42 am

Ha ha! I wondered why he looked familiar with that hat on! That comes from being made to eat copious amounts of porridge as a kid before going to school.
I liked the bit when they all got in the caravan and forgot to pull out the stabilisers.
The caravan fire was definately staged, there was no sign of the people “next door”, and stangely there wasn’t anything inside the awning when James drove into it. I did think it was funny that James rescued his tatty old suitcase and Richard emerged with a bottle, and Jezza tried to save Richard’s dressing gown before it all went up.
Still, it made me laugh so much it hurt. Can’t wait for the Caterham building challenge and the White Van challenge!

Emily said,

July 17, 2006 @ 12:36 pm

I haven’t laughed so much in ages ( well 5 weeks since top gear has been on). I came in yesterday night after been on the drink all after noon and sat down to watch it on Teleport Replay. I loved it all, Jeremy’s face when the asked that old couple what they did, ” Fill up the loo”, his face was like ” what the hell, ywhy did i sign up fo this?”

Fire most probs staged but funny all the same ” I threw the cushion out the window, and I think I may have torched it” PSML

Paul said,

July 17, 2006 @ 9:34 pm

Tracey, I had that same familiar feeling about it. It was only when I went in the kitchen later and saw the Quaker Oats on top of the fridge it dawned on me. I’m surprised he didn’t have porridge for breaky instead of spam.

Emily, that bit about the loo had me in stitches too. Richard then getting pulled off into the caravan. God knows what went on!

It does kinda put you off the idea of a caravan holiday!

Rose said,

July 18, 2006 @ 4:44 pm

Absolutely excellent show, shame it wasn’t appreciated by all – see http://www.thisisdorset.net/display.var.838400.0.0.php I have mailed an appropriate reply which should be published in letters section in near future!

Classic TG – but I do feel sorry for James being picked on so much…

Ah ..

Aadil said,

October 5, 2006 @ 5:01 pm

can you send me some of your latest action please AND say to richard i hope he get beter and i can see him on TV

Aadil said,

October 5, 2006 @ 5:03 pm

say to richard i hope he get beter and i can see him on TV

Zooey Deschanel said,

January 10, 2008 @ 10:32 pm

It’s scary, but I actually find him quite attractive in that hat!

I think I need a psychiatric assessment – either that or the work stress is getting too much for me.

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