Who do we thank for ruining a great show?

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I'm American and this new version SUCKS. It's too ... American! Gone are the uniquely British witticisms as well as their way of turning a phrase and use of British slang expressions. The new host is totally lame. Geez, I'm sure at least one of those corporate creative geniuses thought there ought to be a Tool Time Pamela Anderson look-alike in hard hat, bikini, and construction boots to be a host as well. Why stop there? Go ahead and trash it completely.

PS What happened to the grinning welder-dude that appeared in the bumpers before/after a commercial break? Sigh .. change is NOT always good guys.

-- Tom (thomasjw@ix.netcom.com), January 03, 2001


that is completely true, but something else i think they should do is come up with some new ideas for contest. So far every one of the "new" shows i've seen has had the same task as one of the British shows did.

-- Austin (eagle_83@yahoo.com), January 03, 2001.

Austin, they may just want to make sure that everything the first U.S. season does is actually possible. Remember, with an established challenge, they've already (well, hopefully) had two teams prove that it could be done. With a new one, they're only hoping that the job is doable in two different ways in tne hours.

How much would the people who are NOT already fans care about the show if every episode ended with two half-completed junk heaps and Cathy trying to put the best face on things? There are probably a lot of new people coming in now that there's a "local" version with teams from places they've heard of.

-- YCDK (ycdk@hotmail.com), January 03, 2001.

I'm Canadian and this new version "SUCKS" up here too!. It's this new guy. He doesn't fit!! Bring Back Robert, Please I'm begging you.... This new guy is slow death. You'll surely kill the show.

-- Joe Debicki (jdebicki@hotmail.com), January 04, 2001.

Bring Back Robert!

-- Douglas Carmichael (dcarmich@xnet.com), January 04, 2001.

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