Top Gear Stig Introductions To Essays


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Some say this is the story of Top Gear's Stig introductions...


Some of the most enduring gags on Top Gear have been the introductions of everyone's favorite tame racing driver, The Stig. Over the years, all sorts of rumors have been put forth, including absurdities like the Stig's proclivity for facing magnetic north, his fear of ducks, and his aggression towards both horses and France.

For that, you'll want to head over to the always-funny Sniff Petrol, a satirical site ran by Top Gear script editor Richard Porter. Porter, along with hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May, wrote the scripts for the long-running show. He reveals not only how the "Some say..." line developed, but how it contributed to the Stig's personality, which he describes as "a mix of Kimi Raikkonen, the keyboard player from Pet Shop Boys, and a 15-year-old boy forced to go on holiday with his parents."

Head over to Sniff Petrol for a look.

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We know hardly anything about Top Gear’s famous racing driver, even Jeremy Clarkson knows little about him… in fact, we’re not even sure the Stig knows who he is.

A twitter fan page writing what could be true of the masked racer, has attracted a legion of followers, with witty suggestions.

Some say... @stigquotes is hilarious

Over one hundred thousand people follow @stigquotes and receive the humorous daily tweets.

We’ve picked out some of the funniest and most retweeted quotes.

Popular... Over 100k followers

1. Some say under his helmet, is another smaller helmet and under that is another helmet and under that is a poster of Miley Cyrus

2. Some say he was once bitten by a king cobra, and after 6 days of agonizing pain, the cobra died

3. Some say he is the third member of the Daft Punk

4. Some say he slept with all the presenters from fifth gear

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5. Some say he won a medal at the Olympics and then ate it

6. Some say he fired Donald Trump

7. Some say... Even the Stig doesn't know who he is

8. Some say he licks Jeremy Clarkson’s arm pits every Friday

9. Some say he runs over cows in a Bowler Nemesis in his spare time

10. Some say that the Apollo missions where to deliver his love letters to the moon

11. Some say his children where The Beatles

12. Some say he is afraid of ducks

13. Some say that he once punched Justin Beiber square in the nuts

14. Some say he is the man that Justin Bieber was drag racing... And he obviously won

15. Some say he likes Mondays

16. Some say he was the one that threw the water bottle at Justin Bieber

17. Some say he can touch MC Hammer

18. Some say he washes like a cat when no one is looking

19. Some say he can taste the rainbow

20. Some say he thinks Castrol GTX is coffee

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21. Some say he was laid off as a F1 pilot, because he drank the fuel

22. Some say he made Einstein edit his Theory of relativity... twice

23. Some say his heart beat rate is monitored by RPM

24. Some say... Stig never takes his helmet off

25. Some say that he punched a man in the soul

26. Some say that it was him who trained Batman in the art of keeping a secret identity

27. Some say he tune a V8 engine but he cannot tuna fish!

28. Some say that when he brakes hard he never leaves skid marks, and when he showers he wears a shower cap on his helmet

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29. Some say he had an affair with Kimi Raikkonen

30. Some say his suit is to protect the car if HE crashes

31. Some say he frequently participates in staring contests with the sun, and always wins.

32. Some say he's the reason we didn't die in 2012

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