Then we had the traditional presenter pranks, which seem to be more juvenile under Amazon’s reign judging from James May’s gear knob replacement. Watching a terrified Hammond wake up to find himself suspended by a helicopter was amusing, though, even if it was blatantly staged. The biggest problem, however, was the pacing – this special was overlong, to say the least. In short, there wasn't enough material to justify two episodes: the shorter first episode was 45 minutes of filler material, while part 2 was overstuffed with jarring comedy to pad out the runtime to an hour. These issues probably wouldn’t have been so noticeable with tighter editing - the special would have worked better if it was condensed into a standard hour-long episode.