The Amazing Race – Team Dickheads Triumph
Clearly Joey and Richard don’t believe in karma, as Joey brushed away her overtaking Mel and Alana in last week’s episode as “some people are just too emotional”. There was some karmic payback when they got the dodgy taxi driver from Hong Kong Airport who took them to Aberdeen Tunnel, rather than the Aberdeen dock.
However from then their luck did turn for the better.
The teams had to fly from Vietnam to Hong Kong get a taxi to Aberdeen Marina Club and then get a ferry to the Jumbo Chinese Restaurant where their own table was awaiting them with 1000 fortune cookies on them with one cookie holding a clue.
Tyler and Nathan were the first of the teams to leave the pitstop. However, all the teams were on the same plane from Ho Chi Minh so it was a level playing field.
The farmers were finding Asia not their scene. One drawled “I could handle the pace of Melbourne after this”.
Sam and Renae the models from WA were saying they we are not blond bimbos, however they did not prove it when they said “Where is Hong Kong? Singapore?” Wouldn’t you inhale an atlas if you knew you were going on the show?
The first ferry to the restaurant left the dock leaving Christina and Anastasia at the there – did he say the f word?
“Left muscles and Bambi their shaking their fists” said Dave from biker couple. I am loving their laconic sense of humour.
All the teams caught up at the Jumbo Floating Restaurant after biting into the cookie they then had to read out the middle.
For Team entrepeneurs or as I have termed the Team Fuckwits this was inspiring as it was all mantras. She was yelling out “you will be a winner” and unfortunately she found the clue first, and it was a fast forward which meant if they did it they could fast track to the pit stop if they completed one challenge.
They are clearly not well liked, as one team yelled out “come on guys someone has to follow them.” And it was Mo and Mos. I love Mo and Mos, but I would not be putting money on them to win the race. They bumble around at the bottom of the pack most of the time. Put it this way I was not feeling hopeful they would catch them.
The fast forward at the temple was the first team to get their head shaven would win the fast forward and then race to the pit stop. Joey who confessed she loved her hair so much she had brought her hair straightener on the race was all for doing it. But the way she said to the monk “I have hair extensions” in a bad chinese/french accent as if that makes it so much easier to understand…..NOT.
Of course she had to yell “bring it” and do fist pumps while it was being done. I would love to know what they think of their edit.
The pit stop was the A Ma Cultural Village and of course Richard and Joey were first to arrive.
All the other teams went for the detour it was a choice between Dancing lion or Kung Fu, both involved learning moves and replicating them, however Kung Fu had the added issue of breaking six tiles.
Mo and Mos had to go back to the detour, as they said “we were so in love with coming in first” they had automatically gone on the Fast Forward but missed it.
Tyler and Nathan meanwhile were at Kung Fu and they were struggling to remember the routine. As were most teams.
In fact Ann-Marie and Tracey left Kung Fu to go to the lion dance.
Nathan and Tyler ended up being the first to leave the detour, and head to Macau unlucky for them a lot of the teams caught up with them on the ferry terminal.
Mo and Mos were doing the dance and were hilarious they said “I had to stick my head near parts of body I don’t want to stick my head near”. Once they got to the gambling tables at the Casino they again said “they were not good muslims.”
I was amused that Sam who was a VIP dealer at the Perth casino had no idea how to play baccarat. Actually even after seeing them all play I still don’t get it. By the way props to Renae for the way she smashed the six tiles back at the detour.
At the Casino Alana and Mel were the first to get out of there. Renae and Sam were the next, but they got the bad taxi driver .
The Roadblock was having to put the the Chinese Astrology in order. Alana and Nathan worked together and completed it efficiently and ran to the pitstop. Making them second and third. Dave and Kelly were team number four, followed by the Farmers.
Renae and Sam cracked at the Roadblock and used their express pass to get through. Personally I thought they panicked. Mo and Mos gave up and did not complete the Roadblock and took the 4 hour time penalty. Meanwhile Ann-Marie had to keep on plugging away but decided to default as well and her and Tracey were eliminated from the race.
Mo and Mos when called onto the pitstop said there is nothing to celebrate here. It was a bit of a lacklustre finish by both of them. They will have to get lucky next week as they will start 4 hours behind the eight teams.