New Host is a Loser : LUSENET : Junkyard Wars : One Thread

Please, please, please -- lose the new U.S. host! The UK hosts are excellent: they contibute to the enjoyment of the show through low-key interactions and subtle humour.

The new bozo is a pain in the ass. He is obnoxious, annoying and vapid. He detracts from my enjoyment of the program. Let's gte back to the original!!

-- Richard Pringle (, January 07, 2001


Richard, There are two shows now. Junkyard Wars, in the states, with George and Cathy. And Scrapheap Challenge, in Britain, with Robert and Cathy. Watch the one you want . This season has been taped in advance so you can't just get rid of George. I think where they confused some people was when they started showing the British series over here to introduce it to America, they called it Junkyard was really scrapheap with a different name. I'm pretty sure that both shows will broadcast over here throughout the year. I'll watch both! I can't get enough no matter who's hosting. Hell I have friends sitting around me cracking more jokes than George during the show.

-- John Gap (, January 07, 2001.

Well said! We had a pile of fun talking about / making fun of George. We kept hoping that he would get dropped kicked by Cathy, or welded to a post!

-- Rick (, January 07, 2001.

Damn, I kinda liked the new guy. He was not as good as Robert Llewellyn but he kinda grew on me. He seems to know alot about the labor work involved and his jokes were just as cheesy as Robert's. He does not appear to be as intelligent as Robert, and therefore does not bring that sort of wit to the show. But all said and done, I think he is a pretty good, younger, American version of Robert. He is almost the same guy with less experience and no accent.

-- (, January 08, 2001.

I think TLC's ruined a great show--not only is the new host an ass, but the quirkyness of the Brits is gone. There's a lot more chest-beating and self-congratulations. After the first US show the teams didn't even shake hands! And why are they solving the same problems as the Brits did? (dragsters, football/pumpkin chuckers?) This is a slicked-up placebo. I hope "Scrapheap" makes it back on the air.

-- Peter Levinson (, January 08, 2001.

This new guy is a totle joke, he's not funny and he is just a plain loser! And the hole show has lost it's's personality.losse bozo fast!!!

-- Travis Mealing (, January 09, 2001.

The new host sucks. Most of the comments above have already made the point, but he is so lousy that I will shellac him a little bit more. Robert was an excellent host, and the show was completely enjoyable. Now it seems like a cross between chest bumping/high fiving cavemen and idiotic contestants jumping up and down on the Price is Right. My fingers are crossed that Robert will return, complete with the wide grey tie.

-- Steve Epstein (, January 10, 2001.

soggy rice not nice. Not nice rice is only nice, and would only suffice, for a couple of spliced lice. Soggy rice should be stuck in a vice and be squeezed by a couple of sliced mice.

-- Luke Malm (, January 10, 2001.

Hey, got complaints? E-mail or call them in and get it changed!!I hate the poor sportsmanship on the part of the host and the teams!

-- T.C. Baker (, January 11, 2001.

I say get Tim Allen from "Home Improvement". I Think that would be a Scream.

-- Darren Rumas (, January 11, 2001.

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