The Amazing Race Australia – Should The Boys Have Been Penalised?
Well it was a controversial episode on The Amazing Race Australia with indigenous cousins Dane and Adam penalised 30 minutes at the pitstop for breaching the rules.
They had sold off some of their items of clothing for money so they could take a tuk tuk to the pit stop. However I wonder if they still would have been in breach if they had begged? This would have been far worse in a third world country like India. It was not like the boys were flogging fake Chanel No 5 as the real thing, they in fact were selling brand new Nikes worth $150 for 200 rupee.
Personally I thought it was a bit harsh.
The episode commenced in the Phillipines with Tarryn and Ross the first to leave and the other teams close behind. What was interesting was in last week’s episode was the way it was edited it looked like it was much closer for last place between the Alpha males and the Italian Sisters. In fact the girls arrived at the pit stop over an hour later.
Not that it mattered as they all caught up at the airport to get the plane to India.
No surprise that the dippy hairdressers were very excited about it all. This literally was their spiritual homeland.
At the airport the mystery of why James was with cougar Sarah deepened. She was crappy that he would not buy her a drink and wanted her to wait to get on the plane, however once he did get her some water she reduced herself to his age and refused to drink it. Chances of this relationship going long term is zero. However props to Sarah for giving 100% in all the challenges she is not holding him back.
Joseph from the sibling team is coming across as a bit of a tool and he said “her [Grace] weaknesses will be covered by my strengths”. Grace seems lovely and her way of dealing with him is to ignore him and do her own thing.
The other tool on the show is Paul who thinks he is the “master mind of the situation”. Steve wasn’t not looking real happy about THAT comment. Also I thought Steve was looking well and truly over his partner and it was only the second leg of the race. What are the chances that Steve will implode at Paul at some stage on the race?
Once they arrived at India they had to go to a temple and search each turban to find the word correct printed on them. If it was wrong they had to re-wrap it and put it back on the guys head. The Alpha’s were the last to leave here for the detour, however the Policeman got the dodgy tuk tuk driver who did not know where they were going. They ended up changing drivers.
At the Detour it was either Pull or Poo
Pull – was where the team must milk a cow and collect half a litre of milk each and Poo was to make 50 dung bricks. Most of them did pull, with the hairdressers getting good karma and were out first. Loving this team.
Sticky and Sam had the bad luck of having the bowl kicked over. This was because Sticky could not hold the bowl plus milk and they had a bad tempered cow. They swapped challenges and ended up overtaking the italian girls on the dung brick challenge.
The Italian girls have no competitive instinct by the time Paul and Steve arrived Emilia told them the best technique for making them stick to the wall!
One of the twins gagged when her cow pooed, considering a day or so before she was chowing down on duck embryos I would have thought fresh cow pat would be nothing.
Sarah continued her high maintenance ways as she hopped out of a tuk tuk and got into another, but hey it was working for them they were actually getting to places without too much drama.
The next challenge was to do a Bollywood dance number and acting scene. That dance must have taken awhile to learn as all teams were up the front of their backing dancers.
The hairdressers nailed the dance but the stuffed up the hindi dialogue so out came the aura spray that rectified their delivery. They were second to finish after Sticky and Sam who nailed it in one go, but the hairdressers somehow got ahead as they were leaving. But this lead disappeared and the dippy hippies ended up arriving third at the pitstop.
Sticky and Sam were first to the pitstop not a bad feat considering they switched during the detour, and they won a trip to the Japanese Moto GP. They were thrilled. The cheerleaders who also made up time at the Bollywood challenge came in second.
Adam and Dane were broke and had run out of cash. Tarryn and Ross were going to buy train tickets for them both but could not get on the right line and they did not have enough to give them money for a tuk tuk. Dane and Adam just told them to go and that is when they sold off their gear. They arrived seventh but then were given the 30 minute time penalty and unfortunately for them the Italian girls arrived three minutes before the time period finished and they were eliminated. For the second week in a row the girls have lucked out and will continue to be in the race.
Order of arrival at the pitstop:
1. Sticky and Sam
2. Cheerleaders – Michelle and Jo
3. Hairdressers – Sue and Teresa
4. Tarryn and Ross
5. Paul and Steve
6. Kym and Donna
7.The cops – Shane and Andrew
8.Joseph and Grace
9. James and Sarah
10. Lucy and Emilia
11. Adam and Dane (Eliminated)