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Posted 3/25/15
Oh well. I can't say I blame the BBC for this decision. Now Top Gear will fade into the realm of nostalgia for me. I signed the petition so I'm not entirely pleased with the outcome but this was always going to be a hard decision. One thing is for sure though, I will miss Top Gear.

The last few episode were a bit boring compared to how it usually is though - I hope this was for the best.
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Posted 3/25/15
My beloved show is now missing an important figure.
Well let's say they were waiting for that moment to happen.
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Posted 3/25/15
Well I certainly won't be watching Top Gear anymore it just won't be the same show without him.
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Posted 3/25/15 , edited 3/25/15
Probably best to kill the show, let Clarkson show some contrition, do some other projects elsewhere, and then come back in a couple of years and reboot the show.
Posted 3/25/15 , edited 3/25/15
They've said they plan on continuing the show, if they are smart they'll rebrand it (ideally they'd just kill it) otherwise it will just languish and wither cause whether the BBC cares to admit it or not, Clarkson, May, and Hammond are Top Gear. Twenty two seasons of them will not be easily replaced. Personally, I've no interest in watching any further incarnations, the spin offs (American Top Gear for instance) already feel pretty hollow.
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Posted 3/25/15 , edited 4/25/15
Clarkson is as racist as one can be. Anyone defending him saying he only "jokes around" is in serious delusion. Clarkson got a warning to stop doing unneccesary bad publicity, but this time he didn't offend anyone just with words - he decided to first abuse his producer for over 20 minutes verbally and after he didn't get his way like a spoilet brat he is, he assaulted his producer who is also a CO-WORKER. Why? Because he didn't get food. big whoopdydoo, he's a millionaire, he could have ordered take-away.

Firing him is the least one can do to him. Utterly disgusting that someone defends a psychopath maniac like that just because of a tv-show. Slam him a charge and slam him in parol for a while. That would teach a normal person to behave, but no, not this rich brat.
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Posted 3/25/15 , edited 3/26/15
Well the final news is a downer, also understandable. If I recall, though, James and Richard have said in the past that if Jeremy leaves then they're leaving too because it would just be weird working alongside someone else at this point. Still, I wouldn't be surprised if another network picks Jeremy up and we see him in something else. Top Gear's probably my favourite TV show, though, so I'm certainly bummed out.
Posted 3/25/15 , edited 3/25/15
This may finally be the reason why I cut the cord on dish. I was going to watch the Dr who new season this autumn but I am no longer going to watch anything on the BBC until they put Clarkson back on. I also read something similar about richard Hammond and James may leaving top gear if Clarkson goes and that they were not going to renew their contract for top gear they were giving the option for the new series but I think they turned it down so that ended pretty quick.
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Posted 3/25/15

Janne24 wrote:
Firing him is the least one can do to him. Utterly disgusting that someone defends a psychopath maniac like that just because of a tv-show. Slam him a charge and slam him in parol for a while. That would teach a normal person to behave, but no, not this rich brat.


I completely agree.

It is rather ironic that the UK entertainment industry has been criticised for turning a blind eye to the criminal activities of their key talent in the past few decades because of their status and profitability. The first case of new criminal behaviour that pops up and multitudes of the public sign a petition asking for the employer to turn a blind eye again.

Should I start a petition to bring back Rolf Harris?
Posted 3/25/15 , edited 3/25/15
You must be mentally challenged if you think they'd sack someone in a car show for breaking car law rules.
Most drivers in the UK break the law. The speed cameras here are off.
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You must be mentally challenged if you think they'd sack someone in a car show for breaking car law rules.
Most drivers in the UK break the law. The speed cameras here are off.


Not sure who you are aiming that at as I can't spot any comments in this thread talking about driving offences/car law (unless I have missed one?). I'm guessing you could be pointing that at me for my general comment that they should deal with staff who break the law.

The core issue in this case is about the verbal and physical assault of an employee by another employee. However, I will give some examples below of how a TV company may need to deal with someone on a car show who broke driving laws. I hope you find my answers aren't mentally deficient in anyway.


The first issue is the context in which the law was broken. If it was broken as part of the making of a TV show then the producer and company would share culpability in the crime. It would be unlikely that the star would be sacked except for the most extreme of crimes.

The second issue is the scale of the crime. If the presenter was caught speeding they would get a fine and perhaps some penalty points on their driving licence. As long as their licence isn't revoked from having too many penalty points then they should be able to continue working (the case could be either embarrassing for the company or useful publicity depending on how it spins out). If the presenter's licence is revoked then it would be difficult to see how they could continue in their post without the ability to drive.

That is for minor driving offences, but for major ones such as drink driving or causing death by dangerous driving then there is less wriggle room for the company. Anything that results in a custodial sentence for the presenter would make it almost impossible for the presenter to continue, if only for the fact that their incarceration would interfere with filming schedules.
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Okay so an update on the story. All the presenters and the show's producer have all resigned as a result of Jeremy's termination. Rumor has it the band of millionaires will start a new show somewhere else.
Posted 3/26/15

MidoriNoTora wrote:


Log0 wrote:

You must be mentally challenged if you think they'd sack someone in a car show for breaking car law rules.
Most drivers in the UK break the law. The speed cameras here are off.


Not sure who you are aiming that at as I can't spot any comments in this thread talking about driving offences/car law (unless I have missed one?). I'm guessing you could be pointing that at me for my general comment that they should deal with staff who break the law.



Nope. I was talking to the wall.
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Okay so an update on the story. All the presenters and the show's producer have all resigned as a result of Jeremy's termination. Rumor has it the band of millionaires will start a new show somewhere else.


And on that bombshell, it's time to end. GOOD NIGHT EVERYBODY!
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Posted 4/24/15

evilotakuneko wrote:


MysticGon wrote:

Okay so an update on the story. All the presenters and the show's producer have all resigned as a result of Jeremy's termination. Rumor has it the band of millionaires will start a new show somewhere else.


And on that bombshell, it's time to end. GOOD NIGHT EVERYBODY!


Yep, and no doubt BBC will be salty about it. They'll probably try to copyright that phrase.
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Posted 4/24/15
Nice, he punched a producer? lol
Well, we can still play the game !
Posted 4/25/15
Top Gear will return 2016 and probably have some younger presenters.

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