Top Gear has a habit of poking fun at, um, everyone. Considering that, we find the idea that "Dear Leader" Kim Jong-un is thinking about allowing the world's greatest motoring show onto the ultra-censored screens of North Korea to be kind of surprising. After all, what will happen when Clarkson and Co. crack wise about anything related to the Hermit Kingdom? It won't be good.

The decision to select TG, alongside British television staples like Dr. Who and Teletubbies, came after many months of negotiations between the Communist regime and the BBC, according to The Independent.

"Extensive inquiries have been made about what these three shows involve and if they would be suitable for the [North] Korean people," a source in the capital, Pyongyang, told the paper. "Anything too political was not suitable but these are entertainment shows, and one of them is for young children."

According to The Indepndent, North Korea's sole broadcaster, Korean Central Television, only airs programming for six and a half hours each night. Citizens who watch unauthorized programs, meanwhile, could face death - 80 people were shot last year for allegedly watching pirated programs from arch-nemesis/neighbor South Korea. That makes expanded programming a pretty solid idea, from a human rights standpoint.

Here's hoping that this deal doesn't fall through, and that however many gearheads there are in North Korea will finally get to enjoy Jeremy, Richard and James.


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      Bandit5317
      • 8 Months Ago
      "Citizens who watch unauthorized programs, meanwhile, could face death..." Well that escalated quickly.
      b.rn
      • 8 Months Ago
      The North Koreans will enjoy the blind thrashing of anything American or Japanese.
        bakedpatato
        • 8 Months Ago
        @b.rn
        they never have anything good to say about South Korean cars either
      lasertekk
      • 8 Months Ago
      Wonderful. These blokes are going to start a shooting war after they insult dear whatever.
      Neez
      • 8 Months Ago
      Yes, lets show them cars they'll never be able to afford. They can't even buy electric cars because they have no power to plug them in.
        zepeda1
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Neez
        Exactly what I was thinking. I'm sure they'll apprecaite seeing super cars doing donuts, while eating their one cup of goverment rice. Thanks fearless leader!
      jebibudala
      • 8 Months Ago
      "Citizens who watch unauthorized programs, meanwhile, could face death" = USA in 5 years.
      hemusbull
      • 8 Months Ago
      Yeah, the trio likes wide empty roads and enormous privileges when filming...Being untouchables is their political credo the same way like the bloody killer over there. Hey three weirdoes, don't make this favour to the most bloodiest dictator!
      Ron Faldik
      • 8 Months Ago
      Show them the very best of the best auto's then follow with a trailer that says..... AND YOU CAN'T HAVE ANY OF THESE CARS