What's your opinion on Jeremy Clarkson?

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  1. Foinikas

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    I used to like him,but then I found out that he has said a lot of controversial things and...well I don't agree with a lot he has said.So I was wondering what do you guys think about him and the stuff he says?
     
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    I think he's a funny idiot. As in he says a lot of stupid stuff, and also says a lot of funny stuff. And a lot of the stuff that's "controversial" are deliberate I believe, to get publicity for Top Gear and his many other ventures. He's paid to be a loud mouthed buffoon, and he does it very well. unlike some though he is not just an idiot, he can be very funny.
     
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    As Mububban points out, he's got wit, and he's a likable goofball.
    I have to admit, I've been a fan of Top Gear for awhile now... but then I'm a 'car guy' so it's not surprising.
     
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    Mub and Sparrow have summed him up well enough - heck I often watch Top Gear and I've no interest in cars what so ever - although I'll be quick to remind that its not just him but the dynamic between he and the other two co-presenters that really nails the show.


    I think if you want as close a look at the real Clarkson instead of the act then watch some of the Top Gear challenge videos - whilst they are still heavily edited events they do tend to cut a bit closer to the person behind some of the act (although its not all an act ;)).
     
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    best guy on Television, fan of him, I have read most of his books. And I aam general fan of Top Gear, best show ever to be made.

    Btw those guy are Friends in RL too, and they do funny stuff out side TV too.
     
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    Lol I don't know anything about cars but I watch Top Gear when I find it on TV :p
     
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    I don't like the guy very much considering he's pretty discriminating and no it's not all just an act. Anyway he is funny, can't deny that. I enjoy watching Top Gear and I'm always excited to see new supercars. Last I saw an episode concerning the Zonda R... Fantastic car. But I'm just in love with the Ferrari Enzo lol
     
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    As overread says the three presenters work well together which is more than you can say about the Top Gear USA show.

    JC is okay and plays up to the camera/audience.
     
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    Wasn't he the one who said that..umm...public workers? In Britain have to be rounded up and shot in front of their families for complaining about money problems?
     
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    Probably - but in all honesty if you took his statement seriously then you're more a fool than he is ;)
     
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    I think most people in the UK tend to laugh at him rather than with him. He's just a harmless, conservative twat lol
     
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    I used to like him but then I heard about all the weird stuff he's said and it's like..."huh?"
     
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    Well in the UK most people don't like his views lol We just ignore that because he's still funny.
     
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    He's an entertainer - you don't come for his political insight or his views on the stock market or life. You come because, for a short while, he has the ability to take you somewhere else where you laugh till you cry and where you get to see some silly and amazing things (eg trip to North pole - by car).

    I think a great part of his appeal is not just himself though, when in Top Gear its the dynamic between all 3. My dad often says its like a modern "real" take on Last of the Summer Wine - its 3 (british) blokes doing daft and crazy ideas. Though granted they get to do it with a bigger budget and an airfield instead of a shed; but the idea is still the same.