It was a fantastic show. The New Yorker scene was not scripted, The joke tanner made was about an audience member that being made fun of throughout the filming because he claimed "his" New Yorker was on of the best cars that has ever been made. Right after the joke you can see myself and my wife in the next frame. I am the guy in the back looking at the camera. Not the better looking guy standing next to my wife. They moved all of us around, but i have to admit. She was the cutest audience member.8/10 for me.
Really solid episode, didn't realise until watching this episode just how much I'd missed Top Gear USA, the three have a great chemistry. Have to admit I did skip over the guest and worried a little bit with the car being hit, I'm assuming it was scripted although that comment at the end about a New Yorker made me think it was the couple they showed's car. Fireworks too were starting to push it abit, but they didnt dwell on the jokes/scripted bits as much as TG UK might do at times.
Actually enjoyed watching this episode more than last week's Top Gear with the stupid car chase piece. It's great to have both Top Gear back on TV at the same time though.
Funny thing is that that car was not the crews and that part was not planned. It was a sweet lady that owned the car. Tanner talked about how he met a new "friend" that day.The New Yorker also had a space-saver spare tyre on the left rear. It was probably a non-runner.