The Amazing Race – From Phuket to Bangkok
Has there been a more stupid team on The Amazing Race then the brother’s and stuntmen Mark and Michael?
Tonight’s stupidity included:
- Leaving bags behind when they left on the boat up the canal;
- Breaking the race rule that you cannot use your own possessions to barter therefore incurring a four hour time penalty; and the most hilarious
- Not realising the girls in their karaoke taxi were actually guys.
I was actually disappointed that it was a non-elimination round, but I am not sure of how much more fuckery of theirs I can take.
Anyway tonight’s leg started in Phuket with Victor and Tammy the first to leave the pitstop. And this is where I got confused. They left at 9.27 pm, but the cheerleaders did not leave until 12.31am and the stuntmen about eight minutes later. But the stuntmen only copped a one hour time penalty in the previous episode so why did Victor and Tammy get such a bit head start.
Not that it mattered as all the teams were on the same plane to Bangkok.
Jaimie and Cara started out the same way they ended last episode, haranguing the poor Thai people. Jamie admitted the language barrier does her head in and she becomes really aggressive. It is a wonder the Bangkok taxi drivers did not ban them.
First to the Roadblock was Luke and Margie, and the challenge was to build a propeller for a canal boat. I thought it was a bit rough that Luke made Margie do the roadblock considering she had collapsed in the heat in 12 hours prior.
I was vaguely amused that Victor struggled with his propeller, considering he would have been bitching and moaning at Tammy if she had taken as long as he did. By the way does anyone else think Tammy is absolutely stunning.
After receiving their next clue, the stuntmen, and the black sisters just presumed because they were on the boat they would be returning on it. Big mistake – did they not realise the canals are a transport system in that city?
The stuntmen at least had their fanny packs, but the girls had left that behind as well as Jennifer’s shoes. So they had no money to pay taxi drivers. They decided to keep on racing and worry about it when they got to the pit stop. LaKisha did not look happy the whole leg.
The brothers had different views on what to do. Mark wanted his pack so they ended up going back for it prior to doing the Detour. Michael bitched at Mark saying “That’s your problem you just want to play you don’t want the $1 million”.
The Detour was a choice between Broken Teeth or Broken Record.
Broken Teeth was fitting five people with dentures from ones in a bowl, whereas broken record was sitting in a mini van singing thai karoke for five miles with some lady boys. Or as Tammy said “Oh gosh it is Mai Thai trannies”.
Neither of the detours were particularly hard or taxing.
Margie and Luke arrived at the pitstop first and won a trip to Puerto Rico. Luke should thank is mum for that considering this episode she built the propeller and fitted all the people with their teeth.
Jamie and Cara were team number two. The sisters were in third, but since they did not have their travel documents Phil would not check them in. So they had to go back to get them.
This meant Victor and Tammy were third. The stuntmen then arrived when they were told they had broken the no bartering rule twice so would cop a four hour penalty. However lucky for them it was a non-elimination round. They will be three hours behind taking off after the last team, as well as having to do a speed bump. They cannot possibly survive this. Can they?