The Amazing Race – When A Bad Decision Effects Your Whole Leg
Buzzfeed have put up a list of 86 Things That Happen On Every Season Of The Amazing Race and it is hilarious.
Here are a couple of my favourites:
12. Yet another team will be dating, and talk about how they want to get closer and think the race will be a perfect experience to do so. This is complete and utter bullshit and they will fight like gamecocks.
32. At least one contestant will cry because a challenge like shaving their head or going down a water slide is “too difficult.”
36. At some point, the teams will have to drive a car with stick shift. This happens every season, yet there is always at least one team who is totally and utterly unprepared to do so.
And of course this one “Through the powers of editing, every episode will seem like a down-to-the-wire footrace, even though you know halfway through the episode who is going to be eliminated on this leg of the race” is pertinent to last nights episode of the race.
Margie and Luke were always going to struggle to make up the time they lost after they took the gamble to see if they could get a stand by seat on the direct flight from Kuala Lumpar rather then risk a 30 minutes transit time in Singapore.
They didn’t get on the flight and were ten hours behind. Even with some crafty editing and a difficult Roadblock where the teams had to make a shirt they were never going to be in it. Phil Keoghan teared up when he had to tell them they were eliminated. As usual Margie was all class and Luke was zen about it.