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The Amazing Race – Vietnam – Ducks and Mud

Tonight the race when from Tokyo to Cai Be with all the teams catching up at the airport so it was even except for the poker girls who had to complete a speed bump in this leg.

Thoughs on the episode:

  • Canaan has something in common with Xenogene from Beauty and Geek as he is sexually pure. This is because of his faith. But his faith does not extend to not saying “I want to rip her head off right now” when he was frustrated with his girlfriend Mika later in the race.
  • Regular commenter Sourkraut is right about the huge backpacks, I hope they have to fly Qantas at some stage of the race as those packs will well and truly not be allowed as carry on luggage;
  • I love the way Sam and Dan showed outrage at the girls lying about their occupation, but then admitted to wanting the girls to think they are straight;
  • The poker girls managed to get all the teams off side by being found out that they had lied to everyone about their occupation.
  • I kept on expecting a motorbike in Ho Chi Minh city to slip under one of the cars in the flooded streets;
  • The beauty queen Erika is intense she said she ‘was going to throw up’ because she was on a bus that was leaving an hour later than the other one, also condescending to Zev when she said she “was so proud of him” for giving his jacket to a wet guy. Also did we really need to see her g-string in the duck challenge?
  • Lance is a tool, and it cracked me up that the poker girls were dubious about being a lawyer, to be honest I am too.
  • Phil is looking particularly hot this season (ok sorry that comment was a tad self indulgent).
  • The mud challenge was evil.
  • Megan and Cheyne seem really nice.
  • The Roadblock of moving all the ducks in ten minutes would have been tough, but it also gave people at the back of the pack to move up some places. I like challenges like that.
  • Gary and Matt came in first and deservedly so they ran a great leg, and Jessica and Garrett were eliminated, and deserved to be considering he pushed a guy on a motobike out of the way.


1 Wurstsemmel { 10.16.09 at 8:44 am }

Let’s get to your most important comment, RR. Phil is looking hot, hot, hot this season. Enough reason to watch just there, eyebrow or no eyebrow. If Sourkraut can eye up the blonde bimbos, us girls can feast our eyes on Phil.

Hmm. Back to the race. Quite a bit of inter-team deception going on but I have to say fewer of the teams stand out this time around. I’d be pretty hard pushed to name any of the teams and can only list about three or four teams as in the Globetrotters, the poker gals etc.

I did, however, notice that guy Garrett push that Vietnamese man off his motorbike. What an ass.

I guess it’s only episode 2. Hoping for a bit more drama (and there are hints of wrestling with Phil next episode – can we all sign up?) and more of the eyebrow.

2 Reality Raver { 10.16.09 at 12:06 pm }

Lance the wrestling lawyer is a complete tool, almost reminds me of Johnathan of Johnathan and Victoria fame. I hope he sticks around for a few more episodes. I am glad Phil hasn’t fallen for facial enhancements like Botox and filler.

3 Anna { 10.16.09 at 10:46 pm }

RR don’t nock the botox and filler until you have tried it!

4 Jacqui { 10.17.09 at 8:16 pm }

Loved the duck challenge, so funny to watch! Was waiting for someone to fall completely into the mud and wrestle their team mate!

5 sourkraut { 10.18.09 at 10:30 pm }

Does your comment mean that Phil is the male equivalent of a blonde bimbo?
Reality R
Thanks for the episode description, as i missed it while on my own amazing race from Taupo to Sydney which started at 8am and finished at 7pm! (coulda come from KL or Tokyo in that time!)

6 sourkraut { 10.18.09 at 10:32 pm }

How do you know he is not on Poxtox or/and filler?

7 Reality Raver { 10.18.09 at 11:24 pm }

Anna – I will neither confirm nor deny whether I have considered botox and filler – at the moment still researching.

Sourkraut – I delude myself and think that Phil has depth. And he looks too rugged, but he does appear to dye his hair. Did you get my email?

8 sourkraut { 10.19.09 at 1:16 pm }

it sounds like Phil is like the “lumberjack” in Monty Python’s brilliant song………”Oooooohhh and I thought you were so rugged?” O dear I just shot myself in the foot!
PS replied to your e-mail last nite. Thanks but Unfortunately I donT think Ill be there that night so will have to tape the ep and comment later