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.

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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.