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Junkyard Wars is truely the best trash on television.
I fell in love with the show last year, the show was new, creative and it was real. The part I liked best was the way it was hosted, two people just having fun watching the contestants work. The humour was funny, spontanious and very clever. The hosts did a great job at keeping the audience entertained. They also worked very well together, enhancing each other's presentation.
With the new "American" version, the humour is different. It's very predictable and seems very scripted. And George doesn't seem to be able to keep up with Cathy's sense of humour. (George is scripted isn't he?)
Why did you change hosts, was it that Robert couldn't come back or was it a deliberate new tactic in changing the show to compensate for the "american" audience.
My opinion would be that George should find another job and Robert should come back. If the Americans loved the show so much when it was in the UK then I'm sure they would still love it if Robert and Cathy were the hosts for the american version.
Just on a side note, this isn't the first time a British show came to America for an american version with a host that doesn't know what funny is. "Who's Line Is It Anyways" when it started in America lost it's funny host to make way for a non-funny very scripted Drew Carrey.
Anyways, no matter. I'll still watch it every wednesday and love it. Keep up the good work Cathy and company.
From Frank (in Canada, eh)
-- Frank (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 18, 2001
I'm wondering....does anybody on here read the other posts? This....why did Robert Leave thing is getting Old. Robert is still Hosting The U.K. Version under the title of Scrapheap challenge. No I agree the new Version is nothing compared to the U.K. version. But If anything, Maybe the American Version will fail....and we'll Be STuck with only the U.K. Version......WE can only hope :o)
-- JunkMan (email@example.com), January 18, 2001.
In response to Junk Man: I don't believe that the "anti-American" posts should stop. The only valid point ever made by the pro-new-format contingent was that it was pointless to complain because the first "American" season had already been taped. Now that the season is coming to an end, we should remind the powers that be of the flaws in the current format. If they believe that we've grown accustomed to the lesser version, be could be stuck with it forever.
-- Caroline (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 19, 2001.
Drew Carrey is SOOOOOOO much better than that British host. Keep in mind that the best actors on that show were not even British.
-- Adam (email@example.com), January 20, 2001.
It's way way way too Americanized! And Whose line stunk when it became Americanized. Iron Chef was a joke when it was Americanized, Croc Hunter now stinks....I think I watch too much tv.
-- Phil (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 21, 2001.
Yeah, you do watch to much TV. Iron chef? Croc Hunter? thanks for the insight on where you're comin from.
-- frank (email@example.com), January 21, 2001.
Well I signed on to add yet another anti-americanized Junkyard wars note. But lo and behold Frank has made every point that I was planning on bringing up. In short, Frank and Cathy are a great team and should be the host of a joint Junkyard Wars/Scrapheap challenge show (seeing as how without a satellite dish most of us cannot watch scrapheap anyway).
-- brian hunt (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 29, 2001.
Iron Chef? how did that show become Americanised? I've only ever seen it in dubbed English....
-- (email@example.com), February 12, 2001.
I didn't think that the British version of "Whose Line Is It Anyway" was all the funny. The only funny people that were on the British version are the ones who carried over to the American version. The American version is much better, and Drew Carrey is my FAVORITE person on the show. Yes, the host position does seem to have a somewhat scripted feel to it, but it was that way in the British version too. And just as a side note, Iron Chef isn't Americanized, it's only dubbed in english so more people can enjoy the show. The people on the show still make the same types of food, they all speak the same language they did before, and there are still the same type of judges on the pannel.
-- Allison (Kupcake04@hotmail.com), July 30, 2002.