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TAR with no game :( But we've got Chippendales

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by rfisher, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. Sk8fun

    Sk8fun Active Member

    My daughter watched with me and was shocked to see someone she knows. The short guy of the short guy/tall guy pair was a substitute teacher at her school just last week. Now we have reason to cheer for a team. I hope they stay on a long time just because it's fun to know someone.

    Side note. I can't stand the twin girls. I liked them from the promo but then with ever screach and whine they lost me. So glad the engaged couple are gone. I cringed hearing their last comment.
  2. allezfred

    allezfred Master/Mistress of Sneer Staff Member

    I was :fragile: thinking the Chippendales would be kicked out. Thank goodness it was the awful Stepford wife/husband team! :cheer:

    Loving Team Gay Goat Farmers! I can see Team Mutt & Jeff and Team Sri Lanka getting on my nerves though.
  3. liv

    liv Well-Known Member

    These teams got immersed in TAR right away. First they have to rappel the bridge, then eat Frog fallopian tubes in a rather, um, unpalatable food challenge? usually they have to do that a little further on in the race. I could NOT have done that part unless I hadn't been told what I was eating.

    None of these teams strike me as being that with it so far. Glad to see the first team leave, he needed to be taken down a peg or twelve.
  4. Bev Johnston

    Bev Johnston Well-Known Member

    I really dislike the twins so far, and Mutt and Jeff are kind of meh. I think I'm having flashbacks to the short stunt men, so maybe I shouldn't take that dislike out on Jeff. Or Mutt. Whatever. I don't see the monster truckers staying in it for too long, either. They seemed a bit clueless.

    I love the Goats and of course the Chips. I was THRILLED to see the Chips getting into their "costumes" in the preview of the upcoming season. Please God, please, please, please... I never ask for anything... PLEASE let them stay on my screen for the majority of this season!!!!
  5. Erin

    Erin Well-Known Member

    I was traveling last week, so finally got a chance to watch. So far, all I can figure out is that I like Tall Guy/Short Guy and am annoyed by the twins. Can't tell apart the various dating couples yet or the various blonde women.

    That is really cool - did she like him? I take it yes, since you said you wanted to cheer for him.
  6. Sk8fun

    Sk8fun Active Member

    Yes. She said he's a really nice guy. When he said something sarcastic on the show my daughter said that's exactly how he is, funny. They weren't featured much in the previews coming up which might be a bad sign. Hopefully they're not out too soon.
  7. DaveRocks

    DaveRocks Wheeeeeeee!

    Very cool!

    Everyone also cheer for Josh and Brent. We're likely to see lots of bickering, but they really are great guys!
  8. dbell1

    dbell1 Well-Known Member

    Delayed on the east coast - just started at 8:32. Pa and Ma trucker are somewhere in the air WAY behind the others and he's boasting about being first. The only people they're in front of are the eliminated Lumberjack and Doormat. :p
  9. rfisher

    rfisher Will you rise like a phoenix or be a burnt chicken

    At least they're running their own race. As he said 20 times. I'm not certain what's the point of racing the cattle

    My balloon animal would have to be a snake since I wouldn't be able to make anything else.
  10. star_gazer11

    star_gazer11 practising choreo

    I wonder how close the eliminated team was. Thank goodness for CTV, :wall: football delays.
  11. dbell1

    dbell1 Well-Known Member

    I'd have done the ice. The fish would have been the end of me. :lol:

    Too bad monster trucker got off the plane. I really wanted him to be last.

    Amy's a rock star.
  12. ks1227

    ks1227 Well-Known Member

    The twins are frickin' hilarious! :rofl:

    And most of the guy-eye-candy survives.

    But I was sort of hoping for either the monster truckers or the substitute teachers to get eliminated. :shuffle:
  13. Garden Kitty

    Garden Kitty Tranquillo

    I would have felt bad for the substitute teachers since the one would have blamed his inability to make balloon animals for the elimination.

    Sorry to see Amy go, she is amazing :respec:
  14. BelleBway

    BelleBway a monkey stole my title

    I would have too. But otoh I always hate seeing a team leave because they had lousy cab luck, especially when it is a capable and likable team.
  15. Parsley Sage

    Parsley Sage Well-Known Member

    A friend of mine has a similar medical history and I know it takes her extra effort to do simple tasks so to see someone compete on TAR after that kind of illness and amputations is incredible.
  16. BaileyCatts

    BaileyCatts Well-Known Member

    I definitely would have done the ice challenge. The smelly fish alone woulda made that decision for me. :lol: The ice may have been heavy but at least it cooled you down in that heat, but without the fish smell.

    Still not at the point where I hate anyone enough to want them out, but those Monster Truckers can go any time now. They are just a few notchs below my hate 'em level.

    When the ice fell and broke on the first team, I thought they would have to go and start all over again. Good thing that didn't matter as it happened to many teams it seems.

    Seems like there will be many meltdowns next week. Should be interesting. :EVILLE:
  17. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

    Amen to this!
    She was a true competitor, in the best sense of the word,
  18. liv

    liv Well-Known Member

    I would have done the ice too. I would not be able to stand the fish smell,...but those twins have no issue with "getting it done!!!" Laughed at Phil telling them they stunk!!

    Hate it when the cab drivers are the main reason for teams being eliminated, especially teams that are well liked, but that's part of the race too.

    I could not have done the balloon challenge. I was at a fair recently and was just awed at the balloons being made for my nephew. Boggled my mind.
  19. Domshabfan

    Domshabfan A proud P/C fan

    Agreed with everything you wrote, Team Lanka is just annoying especially during the Ping Pong game, though they did win few points with their dance.
  20. purple skates

    purple skates Shadow Dancing

    The twins need to get off my screen soon! Their voices when they screech are :yikes: :scream:
  21. Garden Kitty

    Garden Kitty Tranquillo

    I agree that the Twins' voices can be grating, but I love that at least so far they've been smiley and happy even when doing disgusting things like dunking their hair in the fish barrel.
  22. purple skates

    purple skates Shadow Dancing

    True. Maybe I could just mute them. :lol:
  23. Spareoom

    Spareoom Well-Known Member

    I mean, would you rather have screechy cheerfulness or whiny "BAAAAAABEEE....I CAAAANT...." Think about it. ;)
  24. Erin

    Erin Well-Known Member

    They were a lot better this week...and on reflection, it was only one twin that was really annoying last week, Nadiya, when berating her sister during the ping pong challenge. I noticed that Natalie was much more supportive when Nadiya was doing the eating challenge.
  25. made_in_canada

    made_in_canada INTJ

    I don't actually find the twins that annoying. They definitely get shrill but it's not really whiny. That's much more annoying to me.
  26. allezfred

    allezfred Master/Mistress of Sneer Staff Member

    If Southpaw was from Sri Lanka, she'd be one of the twins. Or maybe both of them. ;)

    Have to say I warmed to them a bit this episode. :shuffle:

    Think I want Monster Truckers to go next even though the whole "I married my dead best friend's wife" thing was touching, but also a bit icky at the same time.
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  27. Fridge_Break

    Fridge_Break #HotMessExpress

    Well I have loved the twins from the first minute they were on the TV (erm, computer screen... I've missed both of the episodes in real-time so far :eek: ), I seriously had to pause the video because I was laughing so hard at the "The clue asked 'who likes to party?' and if this were real life, I'd say me, but this is the Amazing Race and since the task probably wasn't going to be to down 30 bottles of tequila..." :rofl:

    I guess they are my favorite team right now just because I'm massively amused by them (I can see how others find them highly annoying), but I really don't think I have a favorite at the moment. All I know is that this season has been great so far, and has gotten me super amped up about the series again. The last couple seasons have been a bit :blah:, I'm thinking that won't be the case this time. :)
  28. BYTCH

    BYTCH Celebrating Prancer's Specialness

    :rofl: PML :rofl:
  29. shan

    shan Well-Known Member

    Just watched the first two episodes...

    I feel ill after watching the eating section of the road block. I don't care what you call the "dessert" but the slurping was :scream: :scream:

    Annoyed with the twins at the ping pong part, but warmed to them somewhat. If only they could stop yelling I might like them.

    :( at Amy/?? being eliminated b/c of the cab driver. :mad:

    Tomorrow night's episode looks pretty good!!

    I still don't know very many of the teams, even by nickname. I know:
    annoying monster trucker who married dead best friend's wife,
    a thousand dating couples
    random blonde girls (are they related?)
  30. shan

    shan Well-Known Member

    :yikes: at having to carry 20 plates of food.