- Oct 28, 2010
- Chicagoan In Exile
- 2008 Honda Fit Sport
I haven't seen the QI exchange but I can imagine what it was like. I had doubts about Richard doing PEL from the moment we heard about it - not from his ability to do it - but from the response he was likely to get. PEL had a flawed premise (ie the animals weren't live) which had nothing to do with Richard but for which he took a lot of the flak. I can only assume one of the reasons he was assigned the task was that the programme was a BBC Worldwide global production - and Worldwide needed globally known presenter - they used him for the Sports Relief Global programme as well at about the same time.
It's really irrelevant why they used them. He was a bad choice. Julia Bradbury, meanwhile, did a great job. And did you notice that she did all the voice-overs for the recap series?
And to be completely anal, Richard hadn't worn his beads as a necklace for a good year before PEL was filmed so I'm not sure Whitehead even saw PEL but why let reality get in the way of a good (?) joke at someone's expense?
First of all, it's "Whitehall", not "Whitehead". He's only one of your country's most popular young comedians, and a well-known figure on TV. Second, the joke shows just how bad Richard's image is right now. Stupid Richard's done damage to him, even more than years of Total Wipeout. If you weren't such a rabid fangirl, you'd realize this.
I watched Crash Course S2 ep 1 tonight (and pretty damn good it was too) and wondered again why we don't get to see that Richard on Top Gear very often these days.
Because either Richard won't let them, or someone is purposely doing it to him at TG and he's letting them do it, probably for the money. He has a family to feed, just like Moja's mom.