WATCH: Richard Hammond on What Americans Don’t Understand About Brits

Richard Hammond in ‘Richard Hammond’s Crash Course,’ which begins its second season on BBC AMERICA on Monday, October 22. (Photo: BBC AMERICA)

Richard Hammond has spent a lot of time on these shores, much of it taking on frightening occupations for his BBC AMERICA series Richard Hammond’s Crash Course (which premieres its second season Monday, October 22 at 10/9c).

In his extensive travels, the Hamster has learned a lot about how Brits and Yanks differ. What’s one thing Americans just don’t get about those “fussy” Brits? Well, as Hammond explains, stereotypical British “arrogance” isn’t really what it seems…

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded'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.
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