• Dec 16, 2010
The crew from Top Gear US are jumping over to the set of another certified car nut's show. Jay Leno will play host to Tanner Foust, Rutledge Wood and Adam Ferrara tonight at 11:35 pm on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. While cars will no doubt be a central point of the discussion, we're curious to see what Jay has to say about the show. Last time he spoke about it, Leno predicted it would suck.


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      • 3 Years Ago
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      • 4 Years Ago
      Tanner is the best thing about this show. For, one thing he can actually drive, really well at that. And he actually has some interesting stuff to say about the cars he reviews. Not just Clarkson-ish howling about power all the time either. So his car review segments are pretty good, but the in studio stuff kills me. They have to stop with that damn canned laughter.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I have to admit, the optimism I had is starting to wane a bit. It still isn't "bad" per se (I guess), but it is... boring. It is very boring. I know these things take time, but man.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Boring = bad. The show is lousy.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Dang Alex... Hate'n the TG:US!

        That last show did suck, but I'd watch that rerun over a lot of shows. At least they're trying.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I HATE late night TV talk shows, but I might be willing to watch this one.

      I haven't seen the latest episode of TG:America, but is that Tanner Foust guy always a d0uche or what?

      I wanted to smack him on the previous episode where he kept on harping on how Rutledge brought a Japanese car into a duel in the South. Shut the F up d0uche, you sound like some 80 year old hick that might have fought against the Japanese in WWII, not some 30 year old "kid" in the year 2010.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Show me any of those cars that did moonshine running "back in the day", it was a ridiculous premise and poorly executed. When the UK guys harp on each other for their car choice it's funny, when they tried to COPY that same banter with one d-bag and two irritating automotive invalids, it sucked. Why are they trying to copy British humor? They suck at it. Adm Farrara in particular knows how to be funny but they some how make him the least funny of the three with bad writing.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You don't know which one is Tanner Foust, huh?

        Even so, how is that any different when either Jezza or The Hamster get onto Capt. Slow for the car he purchases in a challenge?

        By the way, the challenge was about moonshine running and how NASCAR was started. Show me a Nissan Z31 300ZX that did moonshine running back in those days.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Um, Tanner Foust bought the Japanese car, and Rutledge (who bought a Thunderbird) was the one ragging on the Nissan.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Tanner Foust is the professional driver who brought the Nissan, you dolt. Rutledge is the chubby, bearded one. Keep your tantrums contained if you can't even get the presenters right.
        • 4 Years Ago
        ^ the fat one with the beard. The one that looks like some overweight preppy urbanite, but apparently is a southern hick at heart. I honestly don't remember their names and the fact that on both episodes that I have seen a couple of them wore similar clothes didn't help matters.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If Hammond, Clarkson, or May were to praise this show or these presenters, IN ANY CAPACITY, for getting a segment, interview, or vehicular choice, most of you

      "THE ONLY TG IS UK TG. PERIOD! FOREVER!!"

      clowns would retract your statements.

      You can tell the segments are TG:UK inspired or written. If Jeremy drove an Evo against Royal Army skiers, none of you would take issue with it.

      If Hammond drove the Nissan 300ZX in the bootlegging challenge, NONE of you would take issue with it.

      If James brought the big boat Cadillac to the bootlegging challenge, NONE of you would take issue with it.

      If Jeremy did the doughnut challenge in the 370Z and barfed, like he did in the Prodrive P2, none of you would bash the segment.

      In the first episode, That Lamborghini Challenge would be an extremely difficult one for TG:UK to produce. Each of them are in love with the Balboni. It worked for TG:US. Why they left it to top speed to choose the best, I do not know.

      Ferrara's take on the new Gulwing Merc is very much a plagiarised rip on Clarkson's TG:Magazine / online article review of it. He didn't know why he didn't love it, but liked it for being imperfect.

      But it's not your anointed presenters. No, it's some new guys who think they can replace your beloved TG:UK presenters. They're not trying to replace them. They're trying to honor them.
        • 4 Years Ago
        "you can tell they are UK inspired or written."

        What? They are RIPPED OFF. And they don't even managed to rip them off well. Everything about this show sucks. I am pretty sure the three hosts have never seen TG UK. They introduce the Stig like he's there to clean the gutters, their test track is complete garbage, they have hardly talked about a car at all in 3 episodes, when they do directly rip off a TG UK stunt, they get it wrong.

        That Viper vs. Cobra garbage. WTF. They thought the point of pitting a car against an attack helicopter was to actually see if the car could evade the helicopter? So much so they actually put a scoring system on the car? These people just don't get it. No one gave a flying ***K whether or not the Apache could catch Jeremy's Exige, we wanted to see some awesome driving and hear him talk about the car. All we got from Faust was a bunch of smokey donuts and a lot of giggling like a little girl.
      • 4 Years Ago
      In episode 4 with the Hennessey VelociRaptor 475 race was good, I actually enjoyed that part like a regular Top Gear show.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Leno's prediction was (and is) right. The show DOES suck. Why the History Channel even bothered to copy the very successful British Top Gear is something I still can't figure out. Why didn't they just come up with an entirely new format? How could they have POSSIBLY believed that an American version of the exact same show would work? I suppose stupidity reigns in the front offices of the major TV networks afterall(!).
        • 4 Years Ago
        The History Channel didn't bother to copy Top Gear, they're just the channel that airs the show. The BBC are the ones that produce this show and the UK version.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I love the moon shine and the Ford Raptor stints. Albeit, in the beginning it felt like Tanner was trying to advertise the Raptor car. But man, that race against that parachute dude was amazing, a kick ass off roading monster doing 77 mph and a kick ass army dude racing down to earth. Wow, it was fun!

      I still think... Adam Ferrara? The comedian dude sucks. He did shine in the moonshine bit where he totally bend the crap out of his car. Seriously, the benz gullwing review. He stated he didn't like it but he didn't really give a real good reason why? Other than something is missing... or it's just not that, that being the old classic gullwing.

      The fat dude, forgot his name, is decent, I'm still not so sure if he's a piston head or just a red neck... I also think he's trying to be the freak/weirdo angle when he tried to lick the Raptor which is... whatever. So far, Tanner is my favorite.

      The paint car crap, el camino and del sol was stupid btw. I also think they're getting better at interacting.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Some parts are effortless (Raptor), some others (paintball) suxed hardcore.

        Rutledge is OK, Tanner could lay off the cute and that Yank could do something else. Replace him with Adam and you'd have a goddam show.

        And about rednecks- when it comes to cars, it's good to have one on your side.
      • 4 Years Ago
      the show (still) sucks but now enough to make me skip it :P
        • 4 Years Ago
        instead of 'now' read 'not'
      • 4 Years Ago
      If Adam Farrara was gone and replaced by either Adam Carrola or Matt Farrah, we'd be singing a different tune.

      The approach is fine. The set is fine. The writing is fine. They're new, and don't have the camaraderie that TG: UK has developed over the years.

      This is much better than first gen (current) TG: UK. We don't have obnoxious car nerds without TV presence. We don't have a used car segment. And we don't blather on about The Stig's webbed buttocks or his upside-down genatalia.

      The Big Star Small Car segment needs major work, but that's mostly because those guys never hosted or played the role of interviewer.

      It will get better. You guys are bashing a great wine for not behaving like it aged for 10 years.

      Read that last sentence again.

      Down with Farrara. Keep Wood. He's JUST weird enough, and yet an accurate personality for the U.S. audience. It'll get better. Breath, boys. Breath.
        • 4 Years Ago
        They should get rid of Farrara, and the other two guys should drive him to the airport. All three of them are horrible to watch. Faust is just annoying, he always has been, he would have made a good Stig though, wince he's the only one that can drive. Wood is a pompous ass, which is why they cast him, but he doesn't have 30 years of TV journalism to back it up like Clarkson does, so he just looks the idiot.
      • 4 Years Ago
      3 of the most annoying people on TV sit down with the most annoying person on TV? this I gotta see.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Definitely think the show is getting better every week. Had my doubts but, I'm enjoying watching it.
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