The Worst Top Gear Episode Ever..

The Worst Top Gear Episode Ever..

Top Gear is the unofficial favorite car show amongst contributors here at MyComputerNinja. Nearly every episode falls into the category of “Great Automotive Video Journalism”. The episodes seem to just keep getting better, but there HAS to be a bad one here or there.. every show has them. Happy Days has the now infamous shark jumping episode, and of course, we have the Indiana Jones series nuking of the fridge.

In reviewing many of the Top Gear episodes, the staff of MyComputerNinja presents the Worst episode of Top Gear:

The winner is: Season 4, Episode 2: Richard “The hamster” Hammond gets brainwashed by a hypnotist and an ~ahem~ Nun drives a monster truck.  The best part is the hypnotist has to brainwash Hammond off camera for fear the “viewers would be affected”, and the nun has to wear fire fighters getup because they most likely don’t have a nomex suit that fits properly. “The hamster” then is instructed to think a plastic pedal car is a real Porsche 911, and drives it around and pretends to crash it and be very upset. James May is also guilty in this episode, because he drives Fab1, a hillariously ugly pink super long vehicle with 6 wheels, 4 to steer and 2 to drive. It is almost embarrasing to watch.

Jeremy Clarkson does review the Mercedes-McLaren SLR at the very beginning and Hammond reviews the reason people drive the Cadillac Escalade, so you may actually want to watch those parts. Just turn it off once the guest interview starts, because the guest for the episode is a hypnotist, which kicks off the madness. It is definitely the only Top Gear episode we have ever seen where most of us found ourselves wondering “When will this be OVER??”.

Here are some clips from the episode..

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  • Xdreazmfurk

    actually i find reviews pretty boring and the hypnotist thing seemed for real and was far more interesting to know something about conditioning of the human psyche than a dull car review like a thousand of others. the only downside of that was that it was made on a car show, so if you are expecting to see cars it’s a downer. the reviews they make are very inaccurate by the way, you learn more about cars just watching a painfully boring episode of fifth gear than all episodes of the fun the top gear series put together. so considering it a car show it’s pretty wrong, it’s more like entertainment with a little bit of real car knowledge.

  • Big Bamboozal

    Good call, the first 5-10 mins about the SLR is the only thing worth watching. That hypnotist crap is painful to watch, only a complete moron would believe that was for real.

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