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Three old very unwise men: What made old Top Gear so special?

Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond are likely the most famous gearheads ever. What made their show so special?

14w ago

If you ask almost anyone on this platform, what they think of New Top Gear, they would say it's 'rubbish'. Okay, that's unfair, this platform is made by the previous presenters of Top Gear, the famous three unwise men, Clarkson, Hammond and May.

But putting aside these childish arguments, trying to hold on to the past, we see a program that is really good, but not as good as the old one with those three. Why isn't it so good? And how can they do better?

Truly, what made it so special?

This is an easy one to answer. The connection between the hosts, and their personalities. Notice something about the new top gear, that all the hosts seem like they don't know each other, and that their relationship is scripted? Yeah, you're probably not wrong about that.

Hammond, Clarkson and May have been on Top Gear together for over 20 years, and in that time, they form pretty rare connections. They know everything about each other, and they love to hate each other. They have a connection that I am willing to say has never been on any other show among their presenters. And the connections don't stop there.

These presenters also have a special connection to their audience. Back when crowds were a thing, Top Gear used to be recorded in front of a live studio audience. This gave the presenters the opportunity to interact with the audience, which in Clarkson's case meant insulting them! But still, people loved them for that. And to add that to their personalities, the audience loves Clarkson's confidence and humor, May's mental age of a 150, and Hammond's childish nature. It is what makes them special. And that's made the show special as well.

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Comments (6)

  • They’re three good friends who love to mock one another in good jest! They also happen to drive and build fun cars and go on silly adventures, opening the eyes of many who cannot travel the world.

      3 months ago
  • It was very much the chemistry between Clarkson, Hammond, and May that made the show amazing. They could always make whatever it was interesting, amusing, and exiting. They made a car show that even non car enthusiasts can enjoy.

      3 months ago
  • You're very right there!

      3 months ago