Sunday, August 03, 2008

Top Gear: smoking!

I can't find it on BBC iPlayer and cannot thus show you the relevent clip, but on BBC2 they are currently showing a Best Of Top Gear episode. It is the episode in which the three are challenged to build amphibious cars that will cross the Channel.

However, when introducing the piece in the studio, the three are pretending—yes, that is pretending, mark you—to smoke pipes. And guess what...?

Yes, the Beeb have graciously showed the presenters holding their pipes but whenever one of them places the pipe in his mouth, the BBC has pixellated out the offending screen area and placed, in the bottom middle of the screen, a big notice saying...
CENSORED

I mean, seriously, what the fucking fuck? Can we expect the same in any programme that features smoking—any re-runs of Life On Mars, for instance?

Or is it merely pre-watershed that smoking is so evil that even the simulation of it must be hidden away from the innocent kiddies?

Absolutely un-fucking-believable.

UPDATE: In the comments, IanPJ says that there might be another motive behind this, a rather more noble motive.
I understand from a source that must remain nameless that this is the doing of Jeremy himself.

It is his way of taking the piss out of all the people who complained when the original episode went out.

Never one to miss an opportunity to take a pop at the bansturbators in our midst is our Jeremy.

If this is the case, apologies to the Beeb and many, many kudos to Clarkson (who, if this is true, might actually be on his way to becoming something of a hero of mine)...

UPDATE 2: I've found the clip...


Perhaps it's obvious that it's a joke but I think that the point could have been made a little more comprehensively, for those who do not follow the programme on a regular basis...

6 comments:

DC said...

Don't worry - next it will be opposition MP's.

DC said...

Although to deal with another fad they could pixellate out obese people - it would be a lot of fucking pixels though.

IanPJ said...

I understand from a source that must remain nameless that this is the doing of Jeremy himself.

It is his way of taking the piss out of all the people who complained when the original episode went out.

Never one to miss an opportunity to take a pop at the bansturbators in our midst is our Jeremy.

Jock Coats said...

I must admit I immediately assumed it was having a dig.

Oscar India said...

Heh. Good attempt to reverse out of the box.....

Roger Thornhill said...

If you notice, the current series has Jeremy doing the "I found this on the internet...(audience groans) and then I found this (cut to images of new car or whathaveyou)" gag which another dig.

If anyone has seen the "Two girls one cup reaction" viral, it is a shame nobody did the "Two nostrils one finger reaction" to take the mick out of Brown...