Originally Posted by Tack
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.
Originally Posted by JWhip
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?
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?
Originally Posted by archiguy
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.
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.