Author Topic: Matt LeBlanc - Top Gear  (Read 4331 times)

LEE

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Re: Matt LeBlanc - Top Gear
« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2016, 05:41:58 pm »
No Cenotaph footage to be shown.

But I assume everyone will be happy with the "Donuts" on public roads, just as long as it's not near the cenotaph?

The basic formula sounds the same, demonstrating that it's fine to act like a total twat on public roads in 2 tons of metal.
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Re: Matt LeBlanc - Top Gear
« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2016, 06:07:28 pm »
That's Top Gear.

Fog lights on - check
Tailgating - check
Hooning round corners - check
Talking on handeheld comms devices - check
Distracted talkngi to camera - check

and so on
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Re: Matt LeBlanc - Top Gear
« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2016, 06:27:15 pm »
Well, according to Gizmodo, there will be 7 presenters....

Chris Evans
Matt LeBlanc

Eddie Jordan
Chris Harris
Sabine Schmitz
Rory Reid
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Re: Matt LeBlanc - Top Gear
« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2016, 08:27:29 pm »
No Cenotaph footage to be shown.

Except on the bbc news front page
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Re: Matt LeBlanc - Top Gear
« Reply #29 on: March 15, 2016, 07:57:48 am »
No Cenotaph footage to be shown.

Except on the bbc news front page

Yep, the BBC gets to promote the prog on the 'news' while showing how 'responsible' the new TG is by not showing the fuckwittery they filmed. Great.

Andrew

Re: Matt LeBlanc - Top Gear
« Reply #30 on: March 15, 2016, 09:30:05 am »
Yep, the BBC gets to promote the prog on the 'news' while showing how 'responsible' the new TG is by not showing the fuckwittery they filmed. Great.

Glad it wasn't just me that went 'huh?' Here is what we're not going to show you??

Tbh, I actually don't even get it. What was it that they were doing that had to be done in central London? Or any town town street for that matter? Couldn't they prat about like that on a airfield/race track?

I'm not objecting to the "pratting about" in cars per se, even though it's not my thing, I just don't get why it had to be where it was.

Kim

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Re: Matt LeBlanc - Top Gear
« Reply #31 on: March 15, 2016, 12:39:38 pm »
I'm not objecting to the "pratting about" in cars per se, even though it's not my thing, I just don't get why it had to be where it was.

Makes the programme more marketable to TV companies in ABROAD.
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LEE

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Re: Matt LeBlanc - Top Gear
« Reply #32 on: March 15, 2016, 12:43:50 pm »
I'm not objecting to the "pratting about" in cars per se, even though it's not my thing, I just don't get why it had to be where it was.

Makes the programme more marketable to TV companies in ABROAD.

It teaches 18 year old Chavs in Citroen Saxos that public roads are for driving like a twat on (not that they didn't know this already).
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Re: Matt LeBlanc - Top Gear
« Reply #33 on: March 15, 2016, 12:55:06 pm »
No Cenotaph footage to be shown.

Except on the bbc news front page

Yep, the BBC gets to promote the prog on the 'news' while showing how 'responsible' the new TG is by not showing the fuckwittery they filmed. Great.
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Re: Matt LeBlanc - Top Gear
« Reply #34 on: March 15, 2016, 01:14:48 pm »
I'm not objecting to the "pratting about" in cars per se, even though it's not my thing, I just don't get why it had to be where it was.

Makes the programme more marketable to TV companies in ABROAD.

It teaches 18 year old Chavs in Citroen Saxos that public roads are for driving like a twat on (not that they didn't know this already).

This, except it reaches every impressionable, void of personality, halfwit, bonehead, knuckledragger who ever gets behind the wheel.   IMO it makes the roads a more dangerous place for the rest of us. 

Kim

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Re: Matt LeBlanc - Top Gear
« Reply #35 on: March 15, 2016, 01:17:21 pm »
While I'm inclined to agree, Top Gear isn't even in the top 10 things that make the roads dangerous.
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Re: Matt LeBlanc - Top Gear
« Reply #36 on: March 15, 2016, 02:46:27 pm »
While I'm inclined to agree, Top Gear isn't even in the top 10 things that make the roads dangerous.
Top 11 maybe?

Re: Matt LeBlanc - Top Gear
« Reply #37 on: March 15, 2016, 03:28:23 pm »
I think from the clips shown, and George Osborn's tweets, the premise of the clip was Matt LeBlanc as an American sight seeing in London in very powerful car. Downing street happens to be very close to the Cenotaph, so depending on which side of the street you were standing, he could have been doing donuts by the centotaph, or doing donuts by Downing street.

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Re: Matt LeBlanc - Top Gear
« Reply #38 on: March 15, 2016, 03:32:57 pm »
While I'm inclined to agree, Top Gear isn't even in the top 10 things that make the roads dangerous.

This, in spades, plus the fact that they're already impressionable, void of personality, bonehead knuckledraggers whether they watch Top Gear or not. See also the ad nauseam discussions in other threads about Strava and irresponsible cyclists.

Re: Matt LeBlanc - Top Gear
« Reply #39 on: March 15, 2016, 03:44:17 pm »
The donuts I saw on Sunday morning as I went through there, were in the middle of the junction of Parliament Street, Great George Street and Bridge Street, where the white bus is here.
It did cross my mind at the time that, given the surprising amount of rubber on the road, someone must have spent a significant amount of time there doing that - the anomaly being that - how could they get away with that, with the amount of police / security that is present there all the time.

From the limited footage I've seen, it looks like they may've been using the bit of road which leads to the Cenotaph (It's still Parliament Street, and not yet Whitehall at that point) as a run-up to the bit at the junction. The presence of the of the Cenotaph in what looks like the background (it was, apparently, shot with a long lens, so everything is foreshortened) may be coincidental.

But I'm speculating. What isn't questionable is that the new show has managed to generate itself an enormous amount of PR, just a few days before it is first broadcast.

Kim

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Re: Matt LeBlanc - Top Gear
« Reply #40 on: March 15, 2016, 03:51:21 pm »
I think from the clips shown, and George Osborn's tweets, the premise of the clip was Matt LeBlanc as an American sight seeing in London in very powerful car.

That would be very dull television if it were realistic.
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