Did you see the commercials you whiners?

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Did all you whiners see the commercials. You will not get to see your British version. And, as I've said all along, there are now two versions of Junkyard Wars. So all you Robertphiles can watch him for four or five weeks. And after the British season has run through, the cry-baby Robert fans can stop watching the show for another four or five weeks while the rest of us enjoy the exact same show with an american host. I for one will continue to watch, regardless of the host, because I like the show. So the whiners can watch in little month long spurts while I (and the rest of the true fans) can watch every week. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

-- www.geocities.com/kablamotheclown (kablamotheclown@yahoo.com), January 25, 2001


P.S. George is God, Rogert is, well.... Kryten.

-- www.geocities.com/kablamotheclown (kablamotheclown@yahoo.com), January 25, 2001.

Think again, Mr. Ha Ha Ha. The first season is over, and the next has yet to be filmed. You, therefore, will also be unable to watch your second rate version of Scrapheap Challenge. And once again, we "whiners" are not anti-George. He is only the symptom of a much larger problem. The show is ruined, but it's not George's fault.

-- Caroline (crieker@kunzlaw.com), January 25, 2001.

Hey Caroline! The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Oh my god the problem is out of control, the symptoms are compounding..... help, sombody, please help!!! get real girl!

-- John Gap (mindthegap64@hotmail.com), January 25, 2001.

Hey Caroline!!!!! Don't f-ing patronize me. The implication was such that while we joyfully watch the British version they will film the American version, hence a non-stop running of the show. If your are not anit- George, then could you possible get it into your head that this post was not aimed at you, or are you so vain that everything is aimed at you. As far as my remark about whiners, If you think the show is ruined, don't f-ing watch it, watch your British version and shut the hell up about the American version being so bad. It is the same damn show, quit mistaking a British accent for wit or origionality. And if you don't want crude responses, then maybe you should calm down before you post one yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- www.geocities.com/kablamotheclown (kablamotheclown@yahoo.com), January 25, 2001.

YOU GO BOY!!!!!!

-- joe perdue (sus806@a0l.com), January 25, 2001.

Caroline.... Maybe you hadnt noticed that our copycat Junk Yard Wars is not only the same program, but run by the same freaking people as the Scrapheap Challenge

-- Danny (cdkinser@bellsouth.net), January 26, 2001.

Alas, it is NOT the same show. Though it is hardly "ruined," I concur that it is not as amusing as its British counterpart. Which begs the question of course, why? Not that I'm stereotyping or have any form of negative view of the Brits, far from it actually....but if push comes to shove I'd take American tinkering over British bodgering anyday.

So why have the teams been burdened with experts who basically take over? Or why have teams been selected who are such pansies they don't suggest anything themselves?

I would love to see the final episode of this version of JYW be the design and implementation of a "reduce George & all experts on file to molecular fragments" device. With the next and all further episodes hosted by luscious Cathy and amusing Robert, no experts and challenges which don't require doping the heap with a practically assembled project. (The finale this season...jesus..."OK teams, build a rocket! And here is your engine & propellent...Ok, and your parachute...and your deployment device...so actually your challenge is...build a f*cking tube of some kind." Yay. Compare that with the building demolition episode of the Brit show. Now that was cool.)

Enough already, I'm done!

-- JamesT (KindaNutty@uswest.net), January 28, 2001.

The American version is just not as good. The experts pretty much say "we're going to build a 3-wheeled garfblaster" and then there's a shot of the team members running through the junkyard with a voiceover by one of the hosts saying "they're building a 3-wheeled garfblaster." Then there will be a cute cartoon drawing of a garfblaster, with a voiceover explaining how big garfblaster engines are, followed by a closeup of someone welding while the team captain explains in the background that they have plans to beg/borrow/steal the third garfblaster wheel from the other team.

We don't get to see them actually solving problems anymore! In the final, for example, there were lots of great shots of the Long Brothers' homemade lathe, but I would have liked to have seen them going, "we need a cone...it has to be perfect...maybe we can find one...we might have to make one. What can we make it out of? How are we going to do it? Hmmm...I know, a drill. That's insane! Let's see if it works..."

And boy, talk about handing them their completed project...my family has decided that the teams should have to decide they need an altimeter, accelerometer, and/or an explosive charge before they get them.

Besides, just about anything is funnier with a British accent.

-- longlivethequeen (coe_doerffer@hotmail.com), January 29, 2001.

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