WATCH: Richard Hammond’s First Impressions of America

Richard Hammond in Season 2 of ‘Richard Hammond’s Crash Course,’ which begins airing on BBC AMERICA on Monday, October 22.

Previously, we posted Richard Hammond‘s choice for the most common misconception Americans have about British people. Today, the Crash Course host reveals his earliest impressions about our young nation, and his observations might surprise you. Watch:


“I thought, if the U.K. were as English as America is American, we’d all be running around with bowler hats on, carrying umbrellas, saying Good morning!, with newspapers under our arms,” Hammond says. Do you agree with his observation? Tell us below.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

See more posts by Kevin Wicks