Summary of article in Billed Bladet #14, 2012. (*)
Prinser i Top Gear - Princes in Top Gear.
Written by our motoring correspondent Trine Larsen.
The Top Gear show visited Copenhagen last week and (naturally) Joachim and his two oldest boys went to see it.
Our reporter caught the trio on the way in and Joachim, accompanied by some of his petrolhead friends said: "I'm looking forward to see what they have come up with. I like to watch Top Gear on TV and as often as possible". (**)
Joachim admits he's a fan of the show: "It's so well put together and funny. It's refined/sophisticated but at the same time it has a rough edge, which I like. There is bullying but in banter like way, so I'm very amused".
Q: Isn't it... pardon the expression... a laddish show? (***)
J: "Ha, ha, yeah...no swearing in front of the children.
But yes, it's true, it is. And in the TV-show there is what you call good machine shop humour". (****)
And the almost exclusive male audience (*****) had a great evening. Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Danish Anders Breinholt were hosts.
Volvo's (being the natural friends of caravans) were flattened, cars were used as curling stones and Anders Breinholt was placed in a shopping trolley and used as a bowling ball, pushed by a car.
Joachim, Felix and Nikolai met the hosts after the show back stage and Nikolai and Felix got autographs. They left around 22.00.
By then our reporter was waiting for them.
The Princes said: "It was a lot of fun".
The show was in English but Felix said: "I understood most of it".
Q: Have you seen your dad make some of the tricks and stunts, which we saw in there?
J: "Well, that was an honest reply.
It has been a lovely evening and nice to share it with the boys. But now it's time to go home, they are going to school tomorrow".
(*) As the observant among you may have noticed this is Tuesday and BB usually hit the streets on Thursdays. That's because of Easter.
(**) He's in luck then. The same network, TV3, that featured a series with Joachim racing, show Top Gear constantly and yes, it's a favourite at the Muhler home as well. Mrs. Muhler too! Her favourite is James May.
(***) A nuance is here lost in the translation. The Danish word for laddish is drengerøv = boy's-arse.
(****) Machine shop humour = værkstedshumor = Dirty jokes, male banter, jokes that are in no way politically correct. In short: Fun!
(*****) Wonder if that has something to do with the Hamster not being there? I once visited a fansite dedicated to him and if you think this board can sometimes be obsessive about royals, you ain't seen anything! The exclusive female members positively dissected Richard Hammond!
Kataryn, you flatterer, you.
Der er vist dømt sovs = The rulings says: sauce = said when something is a little bit over the top.