Maybe it was the Aeschylus reference last week, or maybe blokes don't like allusions, but this show was fairly light on the references.
Reference: "You've been to Dixons, you're men of the world."
Heh: Dixons gets referenced fairly frequently on Top Gear, and I've finally gotten around to looking it up. Dixons Retail is a British-based electronics megastore. It's sort of like the Best Buy of the U.K., so visiting one is not exactly a marker of cosmopolitanism.
Reference: "Imagine the whole of the French Air Force crashing into a fireworks factory--that's how much of a laugh this car is."
Heh: The Top Gear blokes, and really, quite a large portion of British humorists, enjoy needling the French for their rather lackluster performance in World War 2. In addition to the FAF remark, the Stig drove a French car with a turning radius so poor, it "surrendered" on the curves.
|The Top Gear blokes, featuring Richard Hammond doing his best Harry Potter impersonation, Jeremy Clarkson being tall, and James May sporting some truly epic hair.|