Give George a chance : LUSENET : Junkyard Wars : One Thread

We loved Cathy and Robert together. They had such a gentle nice humor. George took a huge chance, Robert left him some pretty big shoes to fill. We had fun getting to know George and his quick sense of humor. He's a really nice guy. Try to keep an open mind and give him some credit for having the guts to take on such a amazing show. George put himself in some pretty scary places during our competitions, keep watching. Change is not always comfortable, but hey, it's STILL a GREAT SHOW!

Comming next week, Team Art Attack

June Moxon Ken Beidleman (Beetle)

-- June Moxon/Ken Beidleman (, January 04, 2001



With all due respect, 98% of the posts on all forums have been negative about George. The show is great, but he is a very bad fit, and his humor doesn't work for me. Most of us fans are well educated engineer/tech types, probably college graduates and professionals, and with mature judgement have turned the thumbs down on George.

-- Matt Rice (, January 04, 2001.

Yes I saw all that too and thank you for the respect. I hope that people will be a little kinder to him, even if they don't like him. Remember Robert did this for a long time and he was so great at it. What a hard person to follow. Just watch George, I think you'll see some changes as he goes. We did and hope it comes through on camera.

-- June Moxon (, January 04, 2001.

George is sooo annoying, lets go get some "punkins" it wasnt very funny. He makes the show worse

-- kevin (, January 04, 2001.

Hello June,

I'm willing to give George a chance but I agree with all those who consider him a liability for the show. Maybe he should have taken some time to get hints from Robert beforehand. Better yet, he should have screened the early scenes to see how badly he came across. I wish him the best of luck and I shall defer “judgement” until a few more shows. Maybe he does get better, it is a tall order to fill Robert’s shoes

I still think JYW is a cool show but I feel that the American teams’ attitudes are a bigger problem than George. These guys take everything sooo seriously. Come on, tell these guys to enjoy themselves, the challenge is in the junkyard and in the team-work not in the winning.

I’m still looking forward to next week’s shows, especially that the challenges seem all-new instead of remakes of previous challenges.

-- Daniel Aubin (, January 04, 2001.

Btw, did anyone notice that George improved in the second show? He wasn't nearly as annoying, and actually began to click with Cathy. Now, I have no idea if they are showing these shows in the order they were made, but there is a pretty good chance they are. If that is the case, then George will improve with time.

I'm sure he is aware of his performance, and I'm sure - as with any new host with any program - he will become more comfortable with time.


-- Chris Rake (, January 04, 2001.

I agree, the americans are to up tight. relax, it snot just abour winning!! i wish i could be on the show.

-- kevin (, January 04, 2001.

I agree with June... give the guy a chance. So he is not Robert, get over it! I missed Robert too, but as I watched the first two shows on tape, AFTER reading all the negative stuff written about George, I expected much worse. He is pretty funny, and if you guys that "hate" him already would just watch with an open mind, you might just see something you like! If you don't, then quit watching, go watch something else, and leave us to enjoy it ourselves! I actually think alot of you are just jumping on the bandwagon so to speak, "Let's hate the new guy!" kind of like an angry mob! I felt like George and Cathy had good rapport, and this could actually work. I miss the British slang as much as anyone else, and maybe we will get to see the British episodes, (if they are still filming them) and get twice the JW fix we all have come to know and love.

-- Rhonda (, January 05, 2001.

Hi June, I thought you were hilarious in the opening, "intro" sequence, and in almost every scen you were in. When you did that genuflection thing in front of your rocket I laughed until tears cam into my eyes. That was why the lipstick-eyelash-panyhose thing came as such a betrayal. I, my field I work with and around men all day, most are terrific, but some just have to be avoided, and the ones to avoid tend to look and sound like George...

-- Jayne Ayre (, February 25, 2001.

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