I like the UK version a bit better too, but I also like the US one. They seem to be developing their own style, more and more distinct from the UK version as time goes on. As a viewer, one just has to stop tyring to make the US hosts fit into the UK character's roles, none of them really fit that well anyway, and it makes for a more enjoyable show to just let them be who they are.
Still having said that "shitting my pants" is just never going to sound as funny as "soiling my knickers" to a American ear.
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