Have you seen it yet? We have, so make sure you get onto Amazon Prime straight away (sign up here) and take a look at the new Season of The Grand Tour. We’re on episode 2 at the moment, but by the time you see this article episode 3 could be out, too. Mainly because, for the first time ever, it’s coming out the very next day!
If you have already seen the first half of the Colombia Special, then you would have seen a subtle wink to something that caused outrage during the first season of the motoring show: Clarkson, sat in his Jeep eating ice cream, complaining and questioning why Hammond and May thought the Jeep Wrangler he was driving was a gay icon.
Throughout the show, Hammond and May had made remarks about the Jeep Wrangler being an icon in the LGBT circles. But the kicker was the fact that he was eating an ice cream while complaining about it.
This subtle joke refers back to when Hammond said that ice cream was ‘gay’ during the sixth episode. In regards to a Rolls-Royce’s interior Clarkson said,
“The only problem is that in one of those, you couldn’t enjoy a chocolate Magnum ice-cream.”
Hammond replied with,
“It’s all right, I don’t eat ice-cream,” replied Hammond. “It’s something to do with being straight.
“Ice-cream is a bit – you know. There’s nothing wrong with it, but a grown man eating an ice-cream – it’s that way, rather than that way…
“I’m right. I can’t believe you can’t see that. It’s easy. It’s in front of you.”
???? hello & here's the full richard hammond 'ice creams are gay' piece and yeah, it's awful pic.twitter.com/JhDisRsc1Q
— ollie cole (@ProducerOllie) December 26, 2016
If you spotted this and roared out in laughter like we did, then well done. If you didn’t, then go back and watch it – you call yourself a fan!