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The Amazing Race 10, Episode 10 Insider Clips: Cho Long and Thanks for All the Fishby Heathyr Fields Ford -- 11/22/2006
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Well, one of the two teams remaining that I wanted gone is gone. While I think I’d adore the Cho brothers in person, as far as the race? No. Way too many people who would enjoy the “amazing” and the “race” part got passed by so we could have people who intentionally held themselves back multiple times, to their detriment, for some warped sense of integrity that didn’t exist. So hey, if you’re in the area, I’ll buy you a drink and enjoy y’all, especially if you’re shirtless and wearing a ponytail. Rawr. However, three of the four remaining teams race well. And all four of them know it’s a race, so that’s good.
Let’s jump into the clips, since I’m exhausted after holding birthday party #1 and 2 today (yes, twins). Later this week, birthday party #3 will occur. I bought them all Play Station Portables. Do you know how much all this crap is!?! Now I need to win The Amazing Race! As has been my wont lately, clip titles in bold have little, if anything, to do with the clips, and more to do with my mood or some random theme I’ve chosen.
Speaking of random: go see Borat.
The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t. Lyn drives away from the tank task, exhilarated from the experience (and I don’t blame her!). She explains she never felt she was quite in control, and part of it was because she couldn’t hear the guy up top well because of her hat and “his inability to speak English clearly.” I was with her until that remark. How about because of YOUR inability to understand him clearly? Yes, it’s nitpicky, but it really is a better, less negative, less “it’s all YOUR fault” way of looking at things. I can’t understand strong Vietnamese accents to save my life. It’s my failing, not theirs! They’re trying, and they speak English, and I can’t claim a second language (six years of high school and college French were LONG forgotten, sadly).
Anyway, the clip. Lyn says that she’s not going to try to worry about what they might be doing up ahead anymore because your imagination just runs wild. Just roll with the punches, she advises. Karlyn adds that part of the thrill of the race is seeing what they throw at you next. That is what she’d miss if they couldn’t keep racing.
Other than that brief moment, they were quite nice in this clip, lending credence to my belief that when they are happy or around people they have decided are okay, then they are okay. Don’t get me started on their freakin’ hypocrisy as shown in the episode, though! For the love of every god there is, if you don’t like someone stopping a gagillion times for directions (what the hell was that anyway?), then STOP FOLLOWING THEM. And if they start following you, after you following them for AGES, don’t tell us that they need to start running their own race. Idiots.
Oops, got me started. Whoa, Nellie.
Ah, this is obviously some strange usage of the word “safe” that I wasn’t previously aware of. Lyn drives after the rap task, and Karlyn jokes about all her students seeing her. Oh, god, she’s a teacher? I must have blocked that. Anyway. Lyn says she’ll be embarrassed when her students see her. She doesn’t care about all of America seeing her, just her students. She says there is one high schooler she always gets on about appearance, so he’ll get on her now about her rap outfit. Heh. Karlyn is what would be considered reasonably happy for most, downright giddy for her, as she talks about the rap and the fun she had.
The Guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate. Tyler spots a hitchhiker as he drives, and they decide he seems like a nice guy. James says he can get cozy with him (in the back), and I must say, while these two are probably not gay, they are so totally getting the gay edit. It’s highly amusing, and the best part is, they’re just so casual and open that I bet it bothers them not the slightest. Good for them! Anyway, James adds that the guy would be so weirded out. They start making jokes like, “Go for a ride, buddy? An AMAZING ride.” It’s all I can do not to laugh loudly and wake up the hobbits. I snarfle to myself instead. It’s less satisfying, but no one gets scared.
“Holy sh*t!” exclaims Tyler, with the Amazing bleep of an edit on the profanity, “did you see that chick?” James did not, as like a good boy, he was navigating and studying the map. Tyler informs him that she was workin’ it, and that she had a kid. James says he likes kids. Then he segues into, “I feel so dirty right now, it’s unbelievable.” Watching it, it’s obvious he changed a train of thought. Typing it, not so obvious. Heh.
We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty! Rob & Kimberly and Erwin & Godwin are in the airport studying up on Chernobyl, which is entertaining since they never go there. However, Rob is reading all kinds of stuff, but jokes that it’s just like Hawaii. Erwin remarks that people do go there for tours and stuff. Rob talks about how people are still being born with deformities. Rob jokes that as a task, they’ll have to drink something radioactive, but they can chase it with tequila.
I’m spending a year dead for tax reasons. Rob & Kimberly are dressed in rap chic and going over their lines for the upcoming hootenanny. Kimberly appears to have a nifty little rap going, and I did enjoy the brief clip we saw of her. CBS, this should have been on your site! Full clips of their raps would have been great! Ah, well, Rob & Kimberly discuss a bit who should do what lines and how many they should each do. It takes a bit of doing, but it never gets truly nasty like some of their earlier fights, and before you know it, the clip is over as they’re walking in to do their rap.
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes. Erwin chats in the backseat as Godwin drives. He has traveled a lot, but he says that before, he always had lots of guidebooks and weeks of advanced planning. I have no problem believing that. Here, he says, he is forced to rely on the goodwill of others, or hoping they can pay for help. He’s never had to ask so many people for assistance before. It’s good, he continues, because it helps you realize how interdependent you are. He’ll be much more open about approaching people now when traveling. He points at the clue as an example and states that he only has this little clue that’s in Russian (probably Ukrainian, but hey), so he has no choice but to ask for help. He reiterates that a bit of money and the goodwill of others gets them through.1 2 Next-->
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