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« Reply #75: March 25, 2015, 09:57:53 AM »
There's an American Top Gear? .

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« Reply #76: March 25, 2015, 10:22:27 AM »
Jeremy Clarkson: 'I haven't heard a thing'

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-32048660


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« Reply #77: March 25, 2015, 10:36:53 AM »
http://jalopnik.com/jeremy-clarkson-officially-fired-from-top-gear-1693551101/+marchman

hopefully May and Hammond go elsewhere with him. The bbc say they'll renew the show, but good luck with that 

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« Reply #78: March 25, 2015, 12:09:33 PM »
I bet Clarkson wishes he hadn't sold the rights to the BBC now.

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« Reply #79: March 25, 2015, 12:17:30 PM »
I bet Clarkson wishes he hadn't sold the rights to the BBC now.

Is he prevented from going to netflix with May and Hammond and filming another show about cars? The BBC paid alot of money for one year of a show, bet they reget buying the rights

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« Reply #80: March 25, 2015, 12:29:18 PM »
Netflix original series: Top Steer featuring Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond.

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« Reply #81: March 25, 2015, 02:13:55 PM »
Is he prevented from going to netflix with May and Hammond and filming another show about cars? The BBC paid alot of money for one year of a show, bet they reget buying the rights

Typically they'll negotiate a non-compete as part of the severance agreement, or it may already be in the employment agreement.

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« Reply #82: March 25, 2015, 02:20:29 PM »
Typically they'll negotiate a non-compete as part of the severance agreement, or it may already be in the employment agreement.

they chose not to renew the employment agreement (there's also an assumption that you're entitled to earn a living so non competes often fail regardless)

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« Reply #83: March 25, 2015, 03:09:39 PM »
Sounds like May doesn't want to stay on without Clarkson.


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« Reply #84: March 25, 2015, 03:31:03 PM »
Netflix original series: Top Steer featuring Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond.
Only if they actually ride longhorns in each episode.

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« Reply #85: March 25, 2015, 04:55:35 PM »
It's totally ok that Clarkson physically attacked his producer, you guys!

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« Reply #86: March 25, 2015, 05:01:46 PM »
It's totally ok that Clarkson physically attacked his producer, you guys!

He had it coming to him. 

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« Reply #87: March 25, 2015, 05:03:37 PM »
It's totally ok that Clarkson physically attacked his producer, you guys!

bbc had to fire him, but as a sports fan and someone who enjoys tv, rooting for/watching douche bags/felons is nothing new

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« Reply #88: March 25, 2015, 05:04:26 PM »
Clarkson sacked

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It is understood a report into the so-called ‘fracas’ at a North Yorkshire hotel, concluded that presenter spent 20 minutes verbally abusing producer Oisin Tymon, before launching a 30 second physical assault on him.

The outburst came after Clarkson, who is one of the BBC’s best paid stars, was informed he could not have steak and chips after a day’s filming because the hotel where they were staying had stopped serving hot food.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/11493270/Jeremy-Clarkson-to-be-sacked-by-the-BBC.html

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So he abused and assaulted his producer for 20 minutes over not being able to get a steak room service? I...uh...wow.


Seems like an alright guy, to me!

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« Reply #89: March 25, 2015, 05:06:35 PM »
He had it coming to him.

He does look a lot like Nathan

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« Reply #92: March 25, 2015, 09:59:50 PM »
Clarkson's behavior is inexcusable and the BBC did the right thing IMHO, but this still sucks.

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« Reply #93: March 25, 2015, 10:04:02 PM »
Clarkson's behavior is inexcusable and the BBC did the right thing IMHO, but this still sucks.

Yep.  What's clear is that they never took adequate corrective action until he was over the edge.  Not unlike a toddler throwing a temper tantrum.  If the parents give in, kid learns bad behaviour pays.

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« Reply #94: March 26, 2015, 06:29:03 AM »
Netflix original series: Top Steer featuring Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond.

With the Clig?

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Re: The Bloody Top Gear Thread
« Reply #95: March 26, 2015, 07:56:32 AM »
What's a good starting point for getting into this show?  I've got a week of straight up boring programming and need something to listen to.

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« Reply #96: March 26, 2015, 09:20:11 AM »
What's a good starting point for getting into this show?  I've got a week of straight up boring programming and need something to listen to.

the Vietnam road trip- it's a pretty good introduction to them, more character, less about the cars. The first amphibious car episode is probably their most famous.

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« Reply #97: March 26, 2015, 12:00:30 PM »
I find I can tune in and watch it whenever. It's pretty much going to deliver on comedy. 

That said, if you don't like Brit humor in general, or if you get butthurt at people bashing Murican cars, you may want to go elsewhere.

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« Reply #98: March 26, 2015, 12:46:57 PM »
Yep.  What's clear is that they never took adequate corrective action until he was over the edge.  Not unlike a toddler throwing a temper tantrum.  If the parents give in, kid learns bad behaviour pays.

most networks let their big-time on-air personalities do whatever the freak they want, only enabling their already huge egos to grow even stronger. good idea to let egomaniacs do whatever they want, imo!

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« Reply #99: March 26, 2015, 02:12:26 PM »
What's a good starting point for getting into this show?  I've got a week of straight up boring programming and need something to listen to.

There's so much great stuff it's difficult to point you to a starting spot.  A few highlights off the top of my head (just about everything is available on youtube):

- Top Gear Winter Olympics
- US Challenge
- Attempt to build a car capable of crossing the English channel
- Vietnam challenge
- Middle East Challenge
- North Pole Challenge
- Reliant Robin Space Shuttle
- Search for the source of the Nile

Most of the latest season has been great as well.