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I was just going through the posts and found this:
I emailed someone at rdfmedia the scrapheap challenge site about Robert Llewellyn. And the guy there said: "I think they were keen to have someone that it would be easier for Americans and Canadians to relate to"
I speak for the Canadians by saying that we don't relate to this new host. Everyone related well with the other host.
To the new host: Doing a good job but people miss the old host.
-- Dpry (email@example.com), January 04, 2001
> To the new host: Doing a good job but people miss the old host.
Wow, that's pretty generous. I'd say he's doing a pretty cruddy job. :(
Graham (also canadian)
-- Graham Ballantyne (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 04, 2001.
Yeh Dpry. Call a spade a shovel. George SUCKS! I know it, you know it and 100% of Canadians and 98% of Americans know it.
-- Joe Debicki (email@example.com), January 04, 2001.
Canadians can't relate......nuff said!
-- Duane Flatmo (Flatmo@humboldt1.com), January 04, 2001.
Count me in as 100% of Canadians who don't like George. However, he can only improve seeing that he's hit rock bottom!! Maybe a nice challenge would be an "eliminate George machine".
-- Daniel Aubin (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 04, 2001.
Gee I can't say better how that "ANOYING" little guy keeps on speaking trying to make it interesting but actually making my dad fall asleep on the sofa!! If any one has pitty on us may he take off that idiotic Ameicanized imitation of Robert (or at least trying). By the way i think your too kind to that dump Yank! He's no good!! If you call that cruddy job good than anything must be good for you. All i hope is that they BRING BACK ROBERT!!!!!!!
-- Stephanie Aubin (email@example.com), January 04, 2001.
Everyone I was just trying to be nice. I don't really like his style, and I do prefer Robert, but I don't want to say some of the nasty things that some people here have said.
P.S. got the email address wrong on the first post. If anyone emailed me, please re-send to firstname.lastname@example.org not techieguy.com
-- Dpry (email@example.com), January 04, 2001.
Got my email wrong again.
IT is firstname.lastname@example.org
-- Dpry (email@example.com), January 04, 2001.
Robert is English, George is American. If nothing else they show us that Canadians really aren't american! I could certainly relate more to Robert.
I've been thinking since I watched my taped episode 1 of JW about the cultural differences on the show. I've grown accustomed to the English style. The Nerds really did have to make some adjustments to fit in to Scrapheap. The JW contestents were in their own element (albeit in a foreign country).
I wonder how they managed to find the junked american cars in the UK?
Remember though, There is still the Scrapheap challenge going on. Junkyard wars did not replace it, it is only the american version. Hopefully TLC will air the next season of Scrapheap as well as the American version!
Michael (Canadian P. Eng.)
-- Michael Steeves (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 05, 2001.
I worked on setting the show up - you wouldn't believe the problems we had finding ewnough US junk. I'm told that vast tracts of land in the US are covered in scrap cars but very few have made it over the Atlantic! The proudest moment was when a real New York taxi cab found its way in...
Seriously though, I'd be interested to know if anyone felt that the yard was overly "British" in its junk content. If so, does it matter?
-- Nat (email@example.com), January 08, 2001.
I think it was reasonably obvious that it was a British junkyard, and that may mean that the contestants found stuff they didn't expect and didn't find what they did expect (not quite so many big full frame cars with big V-8 engines, I suppose...)...
...But quite frankly I don't think it makes a whole heck of a lot of difference. There's lots of bits of scrap iron in the pile, and the teams turn it into neat machinery.
-- Dave Althoff (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 08, 2001.
Nat,you did a real bang up job on stocking the yard with American bits,and you can see that the American teams were very happy to to have some familiar pieces to deal with,which was evident with what got built with the dragsters segment.With a fat v8 and a VW front end,this was the type of things that fill our yards here.We all hope that the season you're taking applications for now has as good a yard,since rumour has it you're setting one up in the US.Keep up the great work!!
-- The Zipper (email@example.com), January 08, 2001.
Didn't bother us in the least about the euro focus of the yard. It was nice to get to destroy stuff that we don't get in the US. We were afraid of whitworth fasteners (but thats what vice (mole) grips are for), and leery of Lucas bits, but other than that...
It was fun to play with the Reliant, tho I do wish the 2CV had been there instead. As a bike mechanic, I would have had particular satisfaction from hacking apart french machinery.
But then again, I have never cared for the huge V8 american iron. The only heavy american iron I want to deal with says "Bridgeport" and "Hardinge" on its nameplate. (ok, Logan or South Bend would also do)
-- Jeff - The NERDS (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 08, 2001.