|Top Gear Margovya|
|No. of Episodes||11|
|Original Run||August 31, 2013; November 22, 2013 - January 24, 2014|
|Written by||Yelizaveta Vulvanova|
|Directed by||Marvik Vulvanov|
|Top Gear Margovya chronology|
The tenth series of the car magazine show Top Gear Margovya began broadcast on Let's Talk Margovya on August 31, 2013, and ended on January 24, 2014 with a total of eleven episodes aired. The second part of the Pan-American Special aired ahead of the rest of the series, being broadcast alongside the grand finals' night of the thirty-fifth season of Svolochy Showdown on August 31, 2013, while the rest of the tenth series aired starting November 22, 2013 with ten more episodes expected. Aside from the second part of the Pan-American Special, the series featured another two-part special, called The Run Special. Initially, Let's Talk Margovya declared this season the final one unless the show reaches its target viewer count, however, due to the broadcast success of the Pan-American Special, Let's Talk Margovya decided to renew TGM's contract for another ten series.
|Overall no.||No. in series||Reviews||Guest||Airdate|
|98||1||Maserati Quattroporte, Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, Bentley Arnage, Declasse Voodoo||None||August 31, 2013|
Main Article: Top Gear Margovya: Pan-American Special
The second part of the Pan-American Special picks up where the first part left off, with Gavrina, Tanya, Maria, and Lev boarding the Turbo-Colon Ferry on its first ever journey. Unfortunately, the ferry service, while being the first to directly service Turbo, Colombia and Colon, Panama, does not really have the newest ferries, so the four of them have to share a single room. Also, they forgot to bring money to pay for the food being served onboard, so they hold a meeting around a table in the ferry's dining room while eating the last of their MREs where they decide how to manage to eat on the ferry without paying for the food. They eventually decide to become the ferry's house band for the duration of the journey, and instead of money, they get paid with free food courtesy of the ferry line. The girls, having done the same thing in the Russian Far East during the Russian Far East Special, are notably less enthusiastic with the performance than Lev.
|99||2||Lubovenko Beauty, Ford Focus, Khristenko D-oomsday, Yakovich WWZ, Lubovenko Desperation||Megan Young||November 22, 2013|
|Introduction: The four kick off the tenth series by having prepared a special performance by Tanya for her birthday celebration. Also, they also announce that they were "forced" to celebrate Beauty Awareness Week in Margovya, with Maria remarking "Thanks a lot, Hafim!", and that because of this, everything that they will do is related to beauty, including their Star in a Reasonably Priced Car segment.
Main Review: Tanya reviews the Lubovenko Beauty, which, according to her, would actually win all Big Four International Beauty Pageants for Margovya had it become a real woman. It has a top speed of 352 kilometers per hour, an acceleration of 0 to 60 in 4.1 s, and perfect in handling. She introduces the new Pimp, which she calls "Pimp 2.0" for his "improved" personality and attitude, which was given to them this time by the fifth Interceptor. The new Pimp drove the Beauty around the Top Gear Margovya test track, which posted a lap time of 1:16.6.
News: No car-related news for today, instead they discussed the newest list of the Top 100 Greatest Actors/Actresses of All Time in Margovya, in which they all took a spot, with Maria ending up on the sixty-fourth spot, Tanya placing at number forty-five, Gavrina making the top twenty, and with Lev being one spot behind the Top Ten. When the girls complain about how Lev is placed higher than great actors like Baba Filitov (19), Marko Mendayov (15), Susana Bulshitova (12), Matvey Rasapinsky (16), and them obviously, Lev suddenly makes an ambiguous statement, saying "Oh, you've always liked me on top anyway"
Challenge: As part of their celebration of Beauty Awareness Week, the four were tasked to modify a car of their choice from the exterior to the interior and enter them in a Car Beauty Pageant. Maria buys a Ford Focus, Gavrina brings her Khristenko D-oomsday (as to make it not look like threatening about the end of the world), Tanya buys a Yakovich WWZ ("Even though Lev used it to hurt my guitar"), while Lev brings his Lubovenko Desperation, which earned even more ridicule from the girls, with Gavrina going as far as saying "Looks like you're getting more and more desperate!" After they got their cars, they started modifying the interiors first. Tanya increased the WWZ's speed to make it go 382 kilometers per hour at top speed, improved its tires, handling, and added more nitro, while she increased the acceleration from 4.1 to 3.0 s from 0 to 60. Meanwhile, Maria improved the brakes of her Focus, and improved its tires as well. She focused more on the drifting abilities of the car, while she tuned the engine to go only 354 kilometers per hour. Gavrina on the other hand tuned her D-oomsday to go a "fast" 419 kilometers per hour at top speed and focused more on the nitro, suspension and handling, while ignoring the tires, brakes and its weight of about 5,000 kilograms. On the other hand, Lev is becoming more desperate in modifying his Desperation, as his attempts to make it better only makes it worse. The result, the Desperation now increased its weight from 1,400 kg to 4,100 kg, its brakes now hard to control, its handling poorer, and its drifting horrible, although its top speed increased to a "magnificent" 437 kilometers per hour and its acceleration at a "staggering" 2.6 s from 0 to 60. Meanwhile, on the exteriors of the car, Tanya paints her WWZ light blue and painted images of Roland Tidzhomov's face and "private parts" all over the car, much to the ire of Maria. Gavrina on the other hand painted her D-oomsday yellow, and was supposed to paint the Top Gear Margovya logo across the right side of the car, however, she saw Lev take off his clothes while working on his car, and so Gavrina painted a full body picture of Lev naked by mistake. Meanwhile, Maria painted her Focus light orange, and painted full body pictures of some of her crushes, the list including Hafimwahlid Talnaev, her husband Roland, and Gennady Elemat. Lev tried to use the same distraction he did to Gavrina on Maria, however, Maria threw a whole bucket of paint on Lev's face. Meanwhile, in order to not make his car look "too desperate", Lev paints his Desperation red, and tried to paint full body pictures of Tanya, Gavrina and Maria in bikini outfits, however, he painted a naked full body picture of Conrada Cortesova by mistake. After they modified their chosen cars, they prepare for the second part of the challenge, which is the pageant itself, after another segment.
Star in a Reasonably Priced Car: Filipina beauty queen and Miss World 2013 titleholder Megan Young sits down with Lev and talks about her early life, her acting career and the Miss World 2013, which won her the crown for the Philippines for the first time. She also talks about the controversies regarding her victory in the pageant, and about then people who criticizes her and questions her victory in the Miss World. Before Young did her lap, Lev's lap around the track was shown to finally introduce him as a permanent presenter of the show. Lev posts a lap time of 1:42.06 in the Innova with Gavrina in the passenger seat, and Tanya and Maria at the back, a bit slower than his lap as the Pimp did around the track. After Lev's lap, the new Pimp's lap around the track in the Innova was shown next, recording a lap time of 1:38.74. Young herself drives around the track in 1:54.7.
Challenge Part 2: With Gavrina having painted clothes on Lev's full body naked painting and with Lev having replaced Cortesova's naked picture with the Top Gear Margovya logo, the quartet finally proceeded to the actual car beauty pageant, in which the winner will receive
After some time, the results were released, and the winner is announced. Based on their performances in the pageant, the results were:
Harassing Tanya's Guitar: Right after Tanya's performance of "Wrecking Ball" at the beginning of the episode for her birthday performance, her wrecking ball suddenly "spinned out of control" while she was riding in it, while Gavrina tries to "stop" the ball from spinning by hitting it with Tanya's guitar.
Trivia: Conrada Cortesova shoots a few scenes as the Fifth Interceptor in which he/she gave Pimp 2.0 to the presenters.
Trivia Question: The Top Gear Margovya Trivia Question is the latest addition to Top Gear Margovya's outrageous lineup of unbelievable reviews, intolerable challenges, nosebleeding news, and stupefying stars in the Reasonably Priced Car, even though it is shown only at the end of the episode, and the winner will be announced in the next episode, and this winner will be given a random award. This episode's question: "Megan Young is Miss World 2013, and a judge in this episode's Car Beauty Pageant. But who among these is not one of the other judges? A. Yelizaveta Vulvanova, B. Conrada Cortesova, C. Arya Nukova?" (Answer: B) The lucky winner will get a Top Gear Margovya Series 9 DVD autographed by the four presenters and Young.
|100||3||Yakovich P-uevskaya, Yakovich X4, Joylong Majestic, Andropov K-tolov, Khristenko A1||Terentiy Nakhimov||November 29, 2013|
|Introduction: The girls (and boy) declare that Top Gear Margovya is now celebrating its one hundredth episode, and started reminiscing about their past episodes, even including the episode wherein TGM almost got cancelled when Gavrina drove a car through the Margovyan Palace, with Gavrina remarking that "[she] and Gennady had some business afterwards anyway". When asked where, Gavrina replied that it was in |
Main Review: Lev reviews the Yakovich P-uevskaya, and comments that this car was his very first car, the same day he first made out with Yordana Puevskaya. The P-uevskaya has a top speed of 375 kilometers per hour, and has a 0 to 60 time of 3.4 seconds. The Pimp drives the P-uevskaya around the test track and posts a lap time of 1:19.3.
News: Gavrina announces that the fourth batch of Top Gear Margovya merchandise is finally out in the market, including the newest batch of TGM T-shirts, with pics of Lev, Gavrina, Maria or Tanya and the titles of their respective songs imprinted on it. Tanya announces that she has just bought a Yakovich X5, and yet another computer malfunction occurred, so Tanya got the car for only 5,200 margots instead of 5.2 million. Lev announces that he has just sold six of his Lubovenko Desperations for only 500,000 margots each, and the money will go the the victims of typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The release of the Turbo and Sport versions of the Yakovich U-Shut up, Lubovenko Beauty, Khristenko D-oomsday and Yakovich WWZ were discussed. Tanya was going to play the official trailer for Lev and Gavrina's upocming movie, Vegetables on a Wedding, however, she accidentally on purpose played a controversial video of Lev and Gavrina "swallowing" and "tampering" each other with inside the restroom of a local bar somewhere in Oriondovich, Pontival.
Challenge: In celebration of Top Gear Margovya's one hundredth episode, the quartet are asked to drive one hundred laps around the 3.5-kilometer Top Gear Margovya test track, however, they have to pick a car out of only four selected cars: the Andropov K-tolov, Yakovich X4, Joylong Majestic and Khristenko A1. Maria immediately takes the K-tolov, Lev takes the Majestic, remarking that "it suits [his] long vegetables"; Tanya takes the X4, while poor Gavrina's stuck with the A1. The quartet will not race around the track; they will go there one by one. Tanya went one hundred laps in 1:51:12 with the Yakovich X4; Lev makes the challenge in 1:57:15 with the Joylong Majestic; Maria does the hundred laps in 1:54:45 with the Andropov K-tolov, while Gavrina makes a slow 2:27:06 with the Khristenko A1.
Star in a Reasonably Priced Car: Margovyan painter and now-actor Terentiy Nakhimov finally makes his comeback in Top Gear Margovya after ninety-eight episodes. He sits down with Gavrina and talks about his success in painting, and his sudden transition in acting, including his first movie role, the 2010 film Looking at Love the Wrong Way, alongside Boris Sorbariyev, Boris Yazenev and Yordana Puevskaya. Nakhimov drives around the test track in 1:57.6.
Harassing Tanya's Guitar: While doing the one hundred laps around the track challenge, Gavrina bangs around Tanya's guitar anywhere in her A1 whilst cursing Tanya herself for leaving her with one of her most hated cars.
Trivia Question: Gavrina is an admitted hater of the boy band A1, and the Khristenko A1 has sufffered from her ire. But which of these is not a real Khristenko car? A. A999, B. G50, C. S6969" (Answer: C) The winner will get
|101||4||Yakovich X5, Toyota Corolla Altis, Chevrolet Camaro, Yakovich U, Peel P50||Martin Johnson||December 6, 2013|
|Introduction: The presenters announce that they are dedicating this episode to Paul Walker, the actor who was famous for the Fast and the Furious movies, after which the camera pans to Tanya, who was crying loudly, not because she is saddened by the death of Walker (she is, though), but rather because Roland Tidzhomov "broke up" with her the night prior. The presenters then began discussing about the circumstances leading to Walker's death, up to and going as far as Gavrina saying that she had "business" with Walker the night before the accident.
Main Review: For the moment she has been waiting for, Maria finally gets to review the Yakovich X5, the newest model of the Yakovich X series, which has been proven to be the best car ever made by Anton Yakovich to date. It has a top speed of 439 kilometers per hour, has a 0 to 60 time of about only 2.75 seconds, enhanced tires, perfect handling, and a light weight of only 908.867 kilograms. The Pimp (Introduction by Gavrina: "Some say that he watches The Fast and the Furious a lot, and that he's looking forward for the upcoming release of the movie 377 kph, but all we know is that, he's Pimp 2.0!"), who, instead of a gas mask, wore a Paul Walker mask on his face, drove the X5 around the test track, where it posted a lap time of an incredible 1:08.75, making the X5 the fastest car ever tested, and the first car to have ever gone around the track in less than seventy seconds.
Challenge: Before the presenters kick off with the segment, they wanted to relive the memory of Paul Walker by playing a clip from the film 2 Fast 2 Furious in which Walker's character drives his car in reverse as fast as he could in a busy highway. In a nod to that, the presenters were asked to drive a car in reverse along a twenty-kilometer freeway. Tanya picks her Toyota Altis, Gavrina chooses her Chevrolet Camaro, Maria buys herself a Yakovich U for the challenge, and Lev looks in his stock of Peel P50's to be sold for charity money, and picks one of them. However, as the race starts, Lev realizes that the P50 has no reverse gear, and he therefore pushed his car backwards throughout the whole race, with the help of the Pimp, though, while the girls began reversing their cars, and even shifting their cars' reverse gears. However, despite having to push the P50, Lev won the race, and later it was revealed that someone sabotaged the girls' fuel stock prior to the race, which explained why Lev won the race.
News: Before the presenters start with the segment, they play more clips from the Fast and the Furious series, one of which was from 2 Fast, in which Paul Walker's character drives a car at top speed whilst staring at Eva Mendes's character (plus an accompanying video clip of Lev attempting to do the stunt back in 2004 to impress Gavrina, but ends up hitting a big tree along 8th Avenue). The presenters announce their still ongoing support for the victims of typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, with Lev commenting that they should stop doing charity works any moment, else one of them might be taken away next. Maria announces that executive producer Yelizaveta Vulvanova has just donated
Star in a Reasonably Priced Car: American singer-songwriter and Boys Like Girls frontman Martin Johnson makes his grand return as the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car, the first time a foreign celebrity has ever returned to the show after a previous guesting. Johnson sits down with Gavrina and talks about updates in his career, and the recent success of Boys Like Girls' third studio album, Crazy World. Right after the main interview, Gavrina and Johnson began talking about their favorite scenes in the Fast and the Furious movies, with Johnson saying that he's also looking forward for the release of 377 kph. Since this episode is a tribute to Paul Walker, Johnson was allowed to use the Yakovich X5 around the track before his official timed lap, in which he posted a lap time of 1:16.74. In his timed lap in the Innova, Johnson posted a lap time of 1:38.75, one millisecond behind the Pimp's 1:38.74.
Harassing Tanya's Guitar: While doing the lap in the X5, Johnson suddenly noticed Tanya's guitar in the backseat, so he placed it into the pedals and stepped on it as he floored up.
Trivia: During the end credits, everyone in the cast and crew had their first names replaced with Paul, in memory of Paul Walker (examples like Paul Kumilyova, Paul Kalinina, Paul Atolova, Paul Arigov, Paul Vulvanova and Paul Pimp). Martin Johnson was the only exception, but he agreed to be credited as Martin Paul Johnson.
Trivia Question: This episode is dedicated to the memory of Paul Walker, star of the Fast and the Furious franchise. But what made Tanya very emotional during the episode introduction? A. Her breakup with Roland Tidzhomov, B. Paul Walker's death, C. The commercial failure of her cover of Miley Cyrus's Wrecking Ball (Answer: A) The lucky winner will get a box set containing all of the six Fast and Furious movies, autographed by the franchise's cast members.
|102-103||5-6||Audi A1, Nissan 370Z, Pagani Huayra, Lubovenko Desperation||None||December 13/20, 2013|
|Main Article: Top Gear Margovya: The Run Special
The girls (and boy) announce that they are in London, United Kingdom to participate in a massive street race called "The Run", a race challenge organized by "some car magazine show in London" as their own version of the 2011 Need For Speed installment, Need for Speed: The Run. The race would cover about 11,400 kilometers of track from London to Anadyr, Russia, and whoever arrives at Anadyr first will receive a grand prize of $50,000,000, and since the presenters are running out of money to be given to charity foundations, they decided to race with other professionals and get that money.
To start off, the presenters have to get a car of their choice and use them as their official vehicles for the race. Tanya gets a Nissan 370 Z, Lev takes the Lubovenko Desperation he used in the Car Beauty Pageant, Maria takes her Pagani Huayra, while Gavrina forgot to bring a car, so she went to a car dealer in London to buy herself one, but they ran out of stock, so Gavrina was stuck with the Audi A1. However, when they were about to start the race, Maria went to the bathroom to relieve herself before the race starts when Gavrina "snatched" her Huayra and replaced it with the A1.
To enter the race, they must head on to the English channel, where twenty-five ferries that can hold exactly thirty cars each are waiting for them, meaning that only 750 racers can be accommodated in the race. Tanya was the first of the presenters to arrive at the channel, placing 697th and being accommodated in Ferry # 24. Gavrina arrives at Top 707 and was also accommodated in the twenty-fourth ferry. Maria arrives next, at Top 743 and boarded on the last ferry, while Lev came in last, not only among the presenters, but among the other racers, as he came in at Top 750 and was the last one to board the last ferry. While boarded on the ferry, Tanya and Gavrina discussed on how they are going to beat the other racers before they race among themselves onto the finish line in Anadyr. On the other hand, Maria and Lev once again forgot to bring money to pay for their food in the ferry, and obviously they can't perform as a house band, as Tanya and Gavrina are boarded in another ferry and can't join them. So, what they did was to perform as dancers, although their dances are more like that of strippers (even including a part where Lev wore only underwear and danced Gentleman while Maria, in her "torn-but-surprisingly-seductive" underwear, did a twerk). This was proven effective, although Maria was taken to bed by some other racers afterwards.
As their respective ferries arrived at their first race point somewhere in France, the racers began starting their engines and going as fast as they can. The trip to Anadyr is divided into nine stages, and each stage is composed of about four to seven challenges each, totaling fifty challenges overall. While inside the ferries, two electronic signboards were placed in each of the cars, one on top of the vehicle and one inside the car, below the dashboard, so that the racer can keep track of his/her position in the race. When the racer is eliminated, his/her rank board is automatically disabled, notifying him/her that he/she is out of the race. A speaker is also installed in each of the racers' cars, so that they may get the full details of each challenge.
For Part One of the Run Special, the presenters will take on twenty-seven challenges over five stages:
After each stage, the remaining racers will be given six hours to take a break, get some sleep, fill their cars with gas, eat, or even make out, and during this break, racers are not allowed to get back in the race, else it will be regarded as cheating and violators will be disqualified from the race. The first six-hour break was uneventful for Lev and Gavrina, but while checking in to some hotel in Kaliningrad, Tanya accidentally meets Roland, who is also a racer in the run, the first time she met him after their "break-up" during Paul Walker's special tribute episode. First, they talked about their break-up, until it resulted into a physical fight, and after a few minutes their fight was immediately uploaded in YouTube for Lev, Gavrina and Maria to see. However, before their six hours is up, Roland gives Tanya a box of chocolates as a peace offering. A few minutes later, their six-hour break has lapsed, and all racers are called to get back in the race.
Trivia Question for Part 1: After Maria "entertained" some of the other racers on the Dover-Calais ferry that she and Lev boarded, she talked to him about not doing another stripper act again if ever they ended up on another ferry. Which two singers did she mention in her conversation with Lev? A. Bruno Mars and Demi Lovato. B. Justin Timberlake and Madonna. C. Tom Jones and Whitney Houston. (Answer: A). The lucky winner will get a special collector's edition of Need for Speed: The Run signed by some of the game's voice actors.
For Part Two of the special, the remaining 370 racers will take on the remaining twenty-three challenges over four stages. However, before the continuation of the run, the special took a look back at Nizhniy Novgorov, where, apparently, Tanya has her runs again, right after she got punched by Maria in the stomach during their girl fight after the fourth stage. While she was doing her "business" in the same gas station restroom where she reconciled with Roland, she was visited by another "very special" person: Chris Masters, another racer in the run, who got eliminated in the last challenge at Top 371, which means Lev made the Top 370 and will continue the run. Meanwhile, after Tanya has done her business, she had business with Chris in Room 405 of Hotel Nizhniy, then the camera pans to the adjacent room, where Maria and Roland are doing the same business. Meanwhile, back at the border between Russia and China, Lev and Gavrina are still talking to each other on either side of the border, with Lev telling Gavrina how nervous he was while waiting for who made the close second. When it was announced that Lev made it (it was revealed that it was Masters who made the Top 370, but he gave the position to Lev; a VTR of what happened was shown), Lev suddenly hugs Gavrina and kisses her, not really minding the public display of affection. After the epic six-hour break between the fifth and sixth stage, the run finally continued (and so did Tanya's "runs").
Race 50: For the final race, the remaining twenty racers would have to race to Bering Strait Bridge, wherein the finish line is the International Date Line, and only one racer can win the race. However, there area few twists: The road is extremely muddy and wet; the organizers have hired one hundred eliminated racers to throw random stuff at them (except dangerous stuff like bullets, knives, hydrochloric acid, etc.), and that racers can be eliminated while the race is going on, and in every fifteen kilometers of the race, five racers are automatically eliminated. At first, Lev's performance is doing great, however, when he was less than one kilometer to the finish line, he was still at Top 5. Due to desperation, he prayed to Sta. Conrada, and he immediately advanced to Top 2 at the last 300 meters of the race, wherein the leading racer is none other than James May, the presenter in the original Top Gear who is often dubbed "Captain Slow" by his co-presenters, much like Maria in Top Gear Margovya. While thinking of how to get the top spot, something fell out of the sky, and right into Lev's hands: Tanya's guitar, which has been blown by the wind from the Ural Mountains since Part 1. Right after the guitar landed on Lev, he immediately threw it in front of him, hitting the leading opponent's front bumper, making him lose control while Tanya, who witnessed the event, shouted "My guitar!" Lev takes the top spot, wins the run, and had $50,000,000 transferred to his account.
Before the credits roll, the four presenters are seen at Acapulco, Mexico, now heading back to Margovya after Lev's victory in The Run. However, before they continue heading back to Margovya, they were told by the producers to stop by an abandoned 3.5-kilometer circuit and have their cars tested by Pimp 2.0, who was unexpectedly with them. Tanya's 370Z posts a lap time of 1:18.5, Gavrina's Huayra makes a lap time of 1:13.79, Maria's A1 makes a 1:18.5, and Lev's modified Desperation records 1:15.6. The Special's ending shot is that of Tanya and Gavrina inside the girls' bathroom in a local restaurant in Acapulco, with Tanya defecating once again, and with Gavrina having a pregnancy test with her iPhone.
Trivia Question for Part Two: What did James May say when his car struck the guitar that Lev threw at him in the final leg of the race? A. "Oh, cock!" B. "What in the world!?" C. "By God, I've struck something!" (Answer: A). The winner will get
|104||7||Tesla Roadster, SEAT Léon Cupra, Chevrolet Orlando, Yakovich M13 Roadster||Gavril Remontadov||December 27, 2013|
Main Review: Gavrina reviews the Tesla Roadster, the first highway-capable all-electric vehicle in serial production. Gavrina states that "it's good, for an electric car," but she continues that she still prefers gasoline-powered cars over electric ones, although the Roadster came very close to convincing her otherwise. With an acceleration speed of 0 to 60 in only 3.9 seconds, she says that it's comparable to other gasoline-powered sports cars, like the Khristenko A999 and Lubovenko LUBO-LXIX, and if it keeps up that performance, then it could have a chance of competing with the aforementioned cars. The Pimp 2.0 drives it around the Top Gear Margovya test track in 1:24.5.
Challenge: Maria's husband, Roland, had given her a SEAT Leon Cupra sports hatchback as a birthday present, while Gavrina borrowed her brother's "slightly used" Chevrolet Orlando MPV. They are given a series of challenges to test their cars, including an obstacle course challenge against a Minchev Bobcat, a top speed challenge, a braking challenge, a drag race that involves the two presenters pushing their cars, and parking their cars in the middle of the heavy Ciudad de Celebridad city center traffic. Gavrina claims victory as the Orlando is an MPV and therefore a practical car, but Maria counters that by saying that the Leon is a sports hatchback, and that that quality trumps practicality every time.
News: The presenters talk about BMW's plans to acquire the controlling interest of the Minchev, Lubovenko, and Khristenko motor companies. A second Not So Socialist EP, A Look Into the Future, featuring covers of Treasure, Made in the USA, Wrecking Ball, I Knew You Were Trouble (featuring Pristina Leonova), and One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks) (featuring Orental Gibitov and Hafimwahlid Talnaev), was released at the day of the episode's broadcast.
Star in a Reasonably Priced Car: Gavril Remontadov, star of the comedy TV series hit There's the Way, Where's the Will?. is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car. He sits down with costar Tanya, and they talk about the success of the their respective series, Remontadov's car history, and his reaction to El Cuatro Colores's prediction that his father, Gavril Remontadov Sr., could become president of Margovia. Remontadov went around the Top Gear Margovya test track in 1:53.9.
Harassing Tanya's Guitar: Gavril Remontadov has the crew play a clip from There's the Way, Where's the Will? wherein he smashes up a guitar as part of an in-show joke, and then Tanya suddenly bursts into the stage and proclaims that the guitar that Remontadov just smashed was hers.
Trivia Question: Which Margovyan car company is not a potential target for BMW? A. Khristenko. B. Yakovich. C. Lubovenko. (Answer: B). The winner will get
Bonus Clip: The four presenters play a multiplayer race in Need for Speed: The Run, with Lev winning the round once again.
|105||8||Porsche 911 GT2, Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera, Porsche Cayenne, Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, Audi A1, Khristenko A1||Andrea G.||January 3, 2014|
|Introduction: The presenters welcome the year 2014 with a presentation, with them performing their respective songs (with Lev performing Gentleman, with Maria performing Made in the USA, with Gavrina performing Come and Get It, with Tanya performing Wrecking Ball, and after which the four of them performed Not So Socialist's latest single, Turn Away.
Main Review: Tanya reviews the Porsche 911 GT2, and says that she can't forget the time that she used it while playing Need for Speed: The Run. It has a 0 to 60 time of 3.9 seconds, and a top speed of 301 kph, and Tanya did find the car very hard to handle. The Pimp 2.0 drives it around the test track in 1:22.8.
News: For the news segment, the presenters announce that the movie 377 kph was a blockbuster success, grossing about
Challenge Part 1: The presenter wanted to know if the Audi A1 and Khristenko A1 can jump over two Yakovich M98 monster trucks, the biggest legal monster truck ever built by Anton Yakovich, lengthwise, so they again called the TGM stunt man. However, the TGMSM is still recuperating at Ruslan Dumayev Memorial Hospital, so they introduce a substitute, the TGM stunt woman. The stunt woman made the jump successfully with the Audi A1, but with the Khristenko A1, she crashed right into the windshield of the second M98, and later she takes off her mask, revealing herself to have been Gavrina, who was immediately taken to Ruslan Dumayev Memorial Hospital.
Challenge Part 2: While Gavrina is recovering at Ruslan Dumayev Memorial Hospital, the remaining presenters then talked about 377 kph, and were given a set of challenges, which are similar to the stunts that were done in the film, but first, they had to acquire any car and modify it to have a top speed of at least 377 kilometers per hour (at least 400 kph, to be sure). Tanya buys a Porsche Cayenne, Maria takes her Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, and Lev takes his Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera. After they have acquired their cars, they proceeded to the modification. Tanya modified her Cayenne to go at most 428 kph, Maria fixes her Competizione to make it go 465 kph at top speed, while Lev tuned his Superleggera to go at most 449 kph. After they fixed their engines, three challenges were prepared for them:
Harassing Tanya's Guitar: In the video clip of Not so Socialist and other cast members of Three Queens celebrating Lev's funeral-like 27th birthday party on August 28, 2008, Lev was supposed to knock on wood three times to prevent the idea of him entering the 27 Club from becoming true, but since it's the 27 Club and its prime targets are musicians, Lev took a guitar and hit it against the wall 27 times. Tanya then stopped the clip and proclaimed that the guitar that Lev hit was hers.
Trivia Question: This episode had once again given life to the issues regarding the controversial 27 Club, right after musician Vsevolod Arigov died at age 27. But who among these people is not a member in the club? A. Kurt Cobain B. Marko Mendayov C. Amy Winehouse (Answer: B). The lucky winner will get the full DVD of 377 kph autographed by
|106||9||Lexus ES, Scania R, Iveco Stralis, Renault Magnum, Volvo FH16||Vasily Borisov||January 10, 2014|
Star in a Reasonably Priced Car: Vasily Borisov is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car. He sits down with Gavrina and talks about recent developments with the new Interceptors movie, promising the audience and viewers that "a big change is coming." He goes around the TGM test track in 2:01.59.
Harassing Tanya's Guitar: Gavrina runs over Tanya's guitar with her Iveco Stralis when Tanya is not looking.
|107||10||Yakovich M57, Andropov K-linin, Andropov K-milyov, Andropov K-tolov, Andropov K-rigov||Jennifer Lopez||January 17, 2014|
|Main Review: Lev finally fulfills his dream to review an old car in Top Gear Margovya by reviewing the 1970 model of the Yakovich M57, the exact same make and model that Marvik Ribabov had driven the night he was killed in an accident. The M57 has a top speed of a respectable 271 kph, which is "good for a 1970's sports car", and according to Lev it makes him feel like a 1970's actor. The Pimp 2.0, who wore a Marvik Ribabov mask on his face, drives the M57 around the test track and posts a lap time of 1:26.8.
News: The presenters announce that in celebration of Marvik Ribabov's 66th birth anniversary, their record label, as well as executive producer Yelizaveta Vulvanova had given them a break until January 20 to visit Ribabov's grave at Cemeterio del Celebridad, and that they, along with the whole cast of The Interceptors, including the cast of the original series, have visited Ribabov on January 15, three days before his exact birthday and had a "small" party. However, after the party is over, the four were the only ones left at the cemetery, and they visited the graves of other prominent celebrities in the cemetery, until they found a grave with Lev's complete name written, the birth date written August 28, '81, and the death date written January 15, '14. To prove that they weren't kidding, they showed the audience the actual photo of the grave, plus a video of Lev running away after seeing the grave.
Challenge: The presenters take on another fuel economy test, as they hear about rumors saying that the latest model of most Andropov sports cars are very wasteful in fuel. To test that out, they took their respective Andropov K sports cars, Tanya with the K-linin, Gavrina with the K-milyov, Maria with her K-tolov, and Lev with his K-rigov, all of them being 2014 models. They try to drive around a 20-kilometer freeway course, and must beat the wasteful-car-fuel-benchmark of 18.55 liters, or at least beat the very-wasteful-car-fuel-benchmark, which is 26.88 liters. Tanya's K-linin used up 23.44 liters, Gavrina's K-milyov took up 25.46 liters, Maria's K-tolov used up 26.79 liters, while Lev's K-rigov took up a total of 38.06 liters of fuel, with the K-rigov exceeding the "Pimp 2.0's fuel-spending-spree-benchmark", which is 37.50 liters, which proves that the rumors really are true, and that frugal and practical people shouldn't buy the latest Andropov sports cars.
Star in a Reasonably Priced Car: American singer, actress and dancer Jennifer Lopez sits down with Maria and talks about her success in her acting and singing career. She also talked about her upcoming concert in the Amanda Viktoriyovskaya Theatre this coming February 1. Lopez drove around the Top Gear Margovya test track in 1:48.6.
Harassing Tanya's Guitar: During the video of Lev seeing the mysterious grave in Cemeterio del Celebridad, after Lev saw the grave, he immediately took Tanya's guitar and smashed it against the tomb.
Trivia: After the episode ended, it was clarified that the one resting in the mysterious grave in Cemeterio del Celebridad was a Margovyan Triangle revolutionist named Lev Vladimirovich Arigov, who was born in August 28, 1881 and was killed by Russian forces on January 15, 1914 in Ratoroncios, and was buried without a casket in a random lot which would become Cemeterio del Celebridad about fifty years later.
Trivia Question: The 2014 model Andropov K-Rigov has proven itself for being the most wasteful car that was ever reviewed by the presenters. But which of these cars is not an Andropov sports car? A. K-onev B. K-Pop C. K9 (Answer: C). The lucky winner will get a VHS copy of both the 1971 film The Roaring Twenties: The Movie and its 1997 remake signed by both of the films' respective main cast.
|108||11||Nissan Sentra, Yakovich M98, Joylong Majestic, Peel P50, Yakovich X5||Arya Nukova||January 24, 2014|
|Introduction: The presenters announce that they are now done with the tenth series, and soon the Innova will finally be replaced as the Reasonably Priced Car, so that guests can return to record a new lap. Lev adds that after another series, Pimp 2.0 may be revealed again, as rumors that maybe he is a drug dealer from Kolumbiyanovsk, Balkonovich, or that maybe he is just an X-Rated DVD Vendor from Yobatav, Arbatskaya are starting to spread out again.
Main Review: Tanya reviews the seventh-generation Nissan Sentra, the first time a compact car was reviewed in the show. Tanya comments that it's slightly better than its previous model, as it has better fuel economy, and its engine output returns 97 kW and 174 Nm of torque. Plus, it is lighter than the previous model, making it easier to handle. Pimp 2.0 drives the Sentra around the track in 1:27.7.
News: Gavrina announces that the Yakovich X6, the newest addition to the X series, is currently under production and is about to be evaluated by the Ministry of Trade on February. Maria adds that the X6 has slightly less performance than the X5, but it has a better look, better fuel economy, and less weight. Also, with rumors that Gavrina is dating Senior Associate Justice Viktor Boevsky widely spreading across the country for the past few months, with Tanya showing the most recent pictures of them in a local restaurant in Vulvanovskaya, Sta. Conrada and in Boevsky's mansion, Gavrina finally confirms her relationship with Boevsky.
Challenge: For the first time in Top Gear Margovya, the presenters will be taking the "Do your own challenge", in which they will be doing a specific challenge on their own based on their selected cars. Tanya picks the Yakovich M98 monster truck, Gavrina picks the Yakovich X5, Maria picks the Peel P50, and Lev chooses the Joylong Majestic. After acquiring their preferred cars, their challenges were given:
Star in a Reasonably Priced Car: Senate President Arya Nukova makes her grand return as the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car. She sits down with Maria and talks about updates in her career, and her plans after she steps down as Senate President in October 2014. She also shares her preferred candidate in the upcoming Senatorial conclave. Nukova drives around the test track in 1:47.9.
Harassing Tanya's Guitar: While Gavrina is driving her Yakovich X5, Maria suddenly places Tanya's guitar in the track, causing Gavrina to run over it.
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