The Amazing Race – Joey and Richard Are Indeed Hard Core
Well Joey and Richard with all their mantras and saying obviously don’t have the one “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”.
Joey was unbelievable tonight. She was pouting because the WA models, and Kelly would not help her and when in a final desperate attempt at the back of the pack she got lucky when Mel helped her out with the caveat of waiting a few minutes, and not to overtake them. She decided to ignore it. Her two minutes was the time it took to rip the next clue open.
Considering they are only into the second leg and they have managed to piss off most of the teams they may struggle in the race from here on in.
The other ironic thing of this “focus, achieve, believe” pair is they think they are more intelligent then they really are. They have struggled at most of the challenges. Richard who would consider himself an alpha male, struggled to drain oil from a car! Joey ended up pushing him out of the way to complete it.
The thing they need to realise to have a motivation code 105 is not normal, “Come on babe 105 push it”. Apparently it is the number of squats Joey has done.
However I do want them to stick around in the Race for awhile as they are such good TV.
Also Betty Friedman would be turning in her grave if she heard 21 year- old Anastasia say “I want to give my opinion and then let the man make the decision, I think it works well in relationships”.
Christ Chris is a major tool with his attitude to Anastasia and I suspect most women. The way he speaks to her – run Anastasia run.
Some of his classic lines tonight were:
” Not to talk because you are an idiot” ,
“90% of the stress is you and 10% is this airport”,
“You are evil”.
Hopefully her parents will have a word on the QT with her after they see this series. They should just refuse to pay for the big Greek wedding.
Conversely Mo and Mos are just delightful, and I was so glad they got through this leg even though they were carrying the 30 minute penalty.
They are hilarious they said ” I think the other teams think because we are fat we can’t run, and because we are muslims will have a hard time getting on planes. But I like to look at it as a positive”.
The teams had to travel from Lombok to Ho Chi Minh city where there were to go to Ho Chi Minh square and find a lady in a traditional Vietnamese hat who has a fan with their teams name on it.
Sam and Renae were the first out of the pitstop, and they went straight to a travel agent to book flights the whole way, ensuring they were in the first bunch to arrive in Vietnam.
I like them but they did crack me up when they said this with straight faces, “Modelling is a definite advantage, as everytime you are in the limelight you have to shine”. Having said that they are a strong team.
The Farmers thought you could get a bus to Ho Chi Minh city, and Richard the entrepreneur sounded like he was going to Ho Chi Minge city. In his dreams.
As Dave from the married bikers teams, was in the chaos of Denpasar airport from made an interesting point ” this not having any control over your life sucks big time”. I had never looked at the race with that perspective before. You are trapped in some sort of racing vortex.
The teams all flew in at different time, however due to poor weather all were on the same flight to Hue.
They then went to local garage for their next clue and boy there was a bit of rough behaviour around the clue box.
They had to pick an ex army jeep change the wheels and an oil change.
Jeff and Luke were the first to finish but then went with the wrong detour.
The choice between the detours were:
Carry fowl – to carry chickens to a market stall – heavy work, but fairly straight forward; or
Caribou which had to steer a caribou through a marked path until you find a flag. Unfortunately for a lot of teams their caribou were uncontrollable. Actually for all teams they were uncontrollable.
The teams that picked fowl detour finished quicker.
I did laugh when Mel said she didn’t know what a caribou was and was surprised it was an animal when she rocked up to the detour.
After finishing the detour first Nathan and Tyler arrived at the Roadblock at Khai Dinh Tomb.
The Roadblock was “Whose in line for a King’s ransom?” it was about finding coins and then putting them in order from first king to last. And that is where it got tricky most teams had to go back to the other temple to get the order. Mo or Mos whoever did the roadblock (no I am not saying middle eastern men all look the same) were methodical and managed to get the order first go.
Anastasia was struggling but did not go back, and was in fact the first out of there. I think luck was involved.
Chris was proud of the fact that she might be crying up there because she was too scared to come down to tell him she could not do it. Seriously what a dick. At least with Joey and Richard they treat each other with respect.
Joey was struggling and was peeved Kelly wouldn’t help her, maybe Kelly just has good judgement of character. Kelly called them hard core.
Even though Chris and Anastasia left for the pit stop first they could not find it and were the third team to arrive, after the male models and the farmers.
Nathan and Tyler won two tickets to the grand final MCG, and a behind the scenes tour of the sports museum plus luxury accommodation and flights up to $5000. Ok it is not a trip to Costa Rica but then we are a much smaller market.
Mos and MO were fourth to the pitstop but incurred a 30 minute penalty, but they ended up being team number seven. These guys are going to be converting girls to islam.
As written above Richard and Joey are truly foul. Joey would still be back at the roadblock if Mel had not helped her out. They had no shame in overtaking them. In fact her conscience was clear in her mind by the end of the cab ride.
However it did not matter as siblings Ryot and Liberty were the last team to arrive and conversely the first team to be eliminated from The Amazing Race.