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Bingo! We have a winner.

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Sadly, the Del Prestons of this world are getting harder and harder to find.

"So there I am, in Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, at about 3 o'clock in the morning, looking for one thousand brown M&Ms to fill a brandy glass, or Ozzy wouldn't go on stage that night. So, Jeff Beck pops his head 'round the door, and mentions there's a little sweets shop on the edge of town. So - we go. And - it's closed. So there's me, and Keith Moon, and David Crosby, breaking into that little sweets shop, eh. Well, instead of a guard dog, they've got this bloody great big Bengal tiger. I managed to take out the tiger with a can of mace, but the shop owner and his son... that's a different story altogether. I had to beat them to death with their own shoes. Nasty business, really. But, sure enough, I got the M&Ms, and Ozzy went on stage and did a great show. " -Del Preston.
Very funny...never heard it before.

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Some of these guys make these demands as a lark to see if people are dumb enough to do it. Just call their bluff.
What if they're not bluffing, then what?


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I heard when Prince performed at the BBC, he said he wouldn't do stairs or the lift, so they had to have some men carry him up and down the stairs.
You don't really believe that one do ya?


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I don't see why anyone doesn't think the BBC can re-boot this show with another cast of entertaining characters. People move on all the time; change is the operative word in show business. There are a lot of talented, funny guys over there across the pond who could probably step in with their own brand of entertaining schtick and keep the show's light brand of humor chugging along.
They would have to find people who have a car background or it wouldn't be credible: journalists, former drivers, etc.


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So, here's a name for you. It would be a bold step (primarily because he's not British), but nobody knows more about cars, loves cars more, and is one of the funniest people alive. He might be willing to do it if the schedule was light enough and the travel arrangements could be worked out. (I really don't think he needs the money.)

Gentlemen, I give you... this guy as the new host for 'Top Gear'...!
He is the perfect guy for the AMERICAN version of TG.
The Brits wouldn't buy him IMO.


BTW, Leno does have a YouTube Channel where he, essentially, has his own show based out of his "garage."
I watch it all the time.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQM...L38KPm8kM-4Adg

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What if they're not bluffing, then what?

Then the show doesn't go on, the patrons get a refund and they are told right on stage why the show didn't go on. See how many times the performer does that. Oh, and they get no money for the gig. That usually handles it.

You don't really believe that one do ya?

Ah yes I do. Came from some one rather high up at the BBC back then. It was told to me directly not hearsay.

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You don't really believe that one do ya?

Told about a guy who renamed himself some unpronounable gibberish and insisted everyone flummox around trying to address him that way, "yes," I do tend to believe it.

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Told about a guy who renamed himself some unpronounable gibberish and insisted everyone flummox around trying to address him that way, "yes," I do tend to believe it.
Gotta be a Saturday....

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I believe there was talks of Leno doing American Top Gear, and he said no way. Jay is a funny and a car guy, but trying to watch a reboot of the UK version with a nicer american guy, wouldnt work. We all want that brash JC
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I believe there was talks of Leno doing American Top Gear, and he said no way.
Can't say I blame him...
Why put himself in a situation where he would constantly be compared to a UK show?


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Jay is a funny and a car guy, but trying to watch a reboot of the UK version with a nicer american guy, wouldnt work. We all want that brash JC
Unlike JC, Leno doesn't have an acid wit.

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Can't say I blame him...
Why put himself in a situation where he would constantly be compared to a UK show?



Unlike JC, Leno doesn't have an acid wit.
Ive always wanted to see the original ABC or NBC pilot of top gear they did with Adam Carolla. I think Adam Carolla would be JCs American doppleganger. Ive watched Adam on Love Line and The Man Show, hes very boasting and brash. I still enjoy American Top Gear, its another car show, though I wish Adam Ferra and Rutledge would learn to drive like their UK counterparts could. Hammond and May may not have been race car drivers but at least they could power slide a $250k Ferrari with no issue while talking on camera. That and I just miss car reviews
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Ive always wanted to see the original ABC or NBC pilot of top gear they did with Adam Carolla. I think Adam Carolla would be JCs American doppleganger.
The show was never supported well by the $$$ people and the chemistry between the hosts just wasn't there.
IIRC, Carolla has a YouTube Channel devoted to car stuff.


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I wish Adam Ferra and Rutledge would learn to drive like their UK counterparts could.
Also, their car knowledge seems to be limited.


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Hammond and May may not have been race car drivers but at least they could power slide a $250k Ferrari with no issue while talking on camera. That and I just miss car reviews
+100000000000


TG's reviews and The Stig was awesome stuff....they will be missed.

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