Why British TV is Better Than American TV

Bloggified by Jake on Friday, August 13, 2010

In the last four days, I've watched three seasons of "Top Gear." I would have watched more, but that's all that was available on Netflix Watch Instantly.

I haven't laughed so hard in a while, and when you consider it's an informational program and not a sitcom, that's saying something.

The highlight came in episode 9 of series 10 when the guys prepared a car for a 24-hour endurance race. BBC rules prevented them from having sponsors, but since a race car wouldn't look like a race car without sponsor logos on it, they made up sponsors.

After putting logos on either side for Peniston Oil and Larsen Biscuits, Richard and Jeremy confess to one another that they are nervous about the race. In an emotional exchange, they both admit they expect to do poorly.

"I'm afraid of looking foolish," they say in this shot. Click it if the words on the doors are too small to read.Brilliant television. Let's see Rick Bayless do that on "Mexico: One Plate at a Time!"

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