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The Amazing Race 10, Episode 2 Insider Clips: Oh Kellie, You’re So Fineby Heathyr Fields Ford -- 09/28/2006
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Not only did I think a little cheer-song to serenade the cheerleaders out the door would be nice, but its insidious little melody might stick in your heads, and then my work is done. I was going to go for the “Duke of Earl” reference, but couldn’t figure out what to call Duke, since Earl wouldn’t fit. Ah well.
Kudos to CBS for organizing the clips better this week, so I could click on “Episode” and have them all there. Plus, they all played! I’m beyond thrilled! What I haven’t seen yet are any Mat Chats! Nor do I see Phil’s diary or other info like that. I guess I’d better look around more, as I liked those components.
Duke, the Deceiver?: At a dinner with all the teams, Duke is passing around a mini notebook and asking for everyone’s name and email addresses. Jokes ensue about him sending spam mail. Peter can’t wait to hear Duke’s jokes. One of Team Abrasive (Lyn & Karlyn) has a nasty look on her face as it passes around, and she whispers something to Mary. Mary pipes up to see the book again, and she rips her name out. She thinks Duke might use that information to cancel flights or other reservations. It seems to me he already would know their names, but maybe not last names? So I guess it might make a difference. Anyway, others follow suit, and they all joke with Duke that at the end of the race, they can all exchange the info, but right now, they don’t trust him!
Cheerleaders Go Bye-Bye: The blonde one babbles how they wanted to be the first female duo to win, but she doesn’t think girls can do it if you, like, have challenges with arrows. Right. The brunette admits they sucked at navigating, but she’s way too excited recalling how they beat boys at some things. Really deep there, girls. Sheesh.
Team Bicker Places Blame: First, let me start off by saying that I truly detest couples who have to have long, drawn-out decision-making processes on whether or not they should “take it to the next level.” The only couples worse than these sorts of couples are the ones compelled to do so on national television. It will either naturally evolve or it will not. If you have to think about it, you probably are actually seeking reasons not to break up because on some deeper level, you realize that the two of you are doomed, but you are fooling yourself.
But I digress. This clip first shows Rob, post-leg, explaining that the race is hard, and that Kimberly doesn’t understand him. He wonders if it’s his tone or what, and he seems truly intent on figuring out what it is. He then mentions how, in the moment, he was on a cart, going fast, his knees were getting thrashed, etc., and he was trying to tell her to go more carefully. He also fills us in on the little tidbit that she’s deaf in one ear. Apparently, Little Miss Don’t Talk To Me That Way often bitches at him that she cannot hear him, but when he, under stressful situations and in pain, yells loudly so she can hear him, she freaks out and reads something into his tone that isn’t there, and becomes a pissy wench. He reasons that she is sensitive, and he wants to be respectful of that, but he is not her father, and he does not want to baby her. Dang, I actually sort of like him right here. He adds that she acts like she thinks he’s a baby sometimes too.
Remember where I said “doomed”? So far, totally believing it.
Next, we see Kimberly. She is disappointed in how things turned out, and in how he reacted to his pain or his competitiveness. She whines that her feelings got hurt, and she let him know it. This is when she does her little “girl power” statement that he has to know he can’t talk to her like that no matter what. What? He can’t speak loudly so she can hear him because she’s partially deaf? He can’t show frustration during stress? He can’t yell out to stop when something is happening that’s causing him pain? Sister, you better be DEAD silent during labor if you ever get preggers, then. It cuts both ways, babe.
She does add she knows he didn’t mean it. She finally admits she didn’t like how she reacted either. However, she ties it all up with his actions. In other words, she acted like a baby, cried, and yelled, but only because of how he acted first. It makes her feel bad, she says. She is hurt and disappointed, and she hopes he doesn’t do it again. Do you detect a theme? YOU, Rob, are at fault, and YOU must change, so I can be my perfect self and not react badly, because it’s YOUR fault if I do. She says it was a stressful day, and she will see how he handles additional stressful days. Wow.
Shay Shay Never Sounded So Dirty: Yes, I know that’s not how you spell it. But that’s how it sounds, so there. I think it’s “xie xie,” but correct me if I’m wrong. Anyhoo, Tom & Terry tell us they had someone write down in Chinese that they need money, and they are going to use the cards with that on there to try to beg for money. They want extra money to pay for things like food, so they can conserve what they’re given. Good idea. They assault some poor guy on a moped and hand him the cards. He reads it, and they start repeating “xie xie” over and over again in such a bizarre tone. It really sounds sort of dirty sexy. I’m highly amused, and a smidgen creeped out. They get some money, and they wander off musing that they should try it in New York. Riiight.1 2 3 Next-->
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