Truly, I couldn’t be happier Jay moved to ten o’clock. I love the monologue. New on his show is this segment called Green Car Challenge where he places his guests inside a Ford Focus EV. They race around a track twice for a time and that time is placed on a board against his other guests. Yes, slight rip off of TopGear but all ideas come around that go around. Don’t be mad, each is different and has merits.
As you can see, the track is this little dinky thing out back of studio in Burbank. Holy cramped Batman. And hot. I realize he shoots late in the day, but when I watch them all go outside to stand on the blacktop, I start to sweat. Of course, you could shine a flashlight on me and my butt gets hot. Sorry girls, someone beat you to this fine catch.
1. The chicanes need to be coned off so future drivers don’t pull a Drew Barrymore
2. Heck, the entire course needs to have cones to add penalty time
3. One day someone is going to back up after over shooting the finish and kill Jay
And finally… Green Car Challenge? Do you see how much crap they shoot onto the car and track? Guess where all of it goes after being used for our entertainment. I guarantee they aren’t paying interns to repack the streamers. Personally, I blame Ford for overlooking this part of their product placement. Green marketers that really believe in the products they are pushing instead of jumping on the EV bandwagon wouldn’t have missed this detail.