Here’s Some Real Memorable Moments from 10 Years of The Amazing Race

Here’s Some Real Memorable Moments from 10 Years of The Amazing Race

CBS posted a nice video highlighting ten moments from the last ten years of The Amazing Race in celebration of its 10th Anniversary.  But I couldn’t help but feel like they dropped the ball with some of the choices, so I decided, why not collect some of my own choices for the best, most memorable moments in TAR’s 10 year history.

Here they are!
Best Breakdowns
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Most Heartwrenching Moments

Best LOL Moments

Best Foodie Moment
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Best NSFW Moment

Best Finishes

Best Overachieving Moments

Best OMG Moments

Best Display of Karma
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The Amazing Race 8 Season Wrap-up







THE AMAZING RACE, SEASON 8: FAMILY EDITION WRAP-UP 

Well, I still remember Phil Keoghan on THE EARLY SHOW saying that season 8 was going to be a team of 4 people from the same family. “WTF?” I thought to myself. “How the hell is this going to work?”

So, premiere night approached with me and my doubts, but then as the minutes counted down to 9:00PM, my excitement and love for THE AMAZING RACE just all came back.  Seeing all the teams with Phil there with his arm raised up ready to say “GO!” just reminded me why I love this show so much.

Yeah, they only stayed in the Americas, but have you ever been to Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon, Canada, Panama, AND Costa Rica in 25 days? Let alone seeing the world’s biggest office chair or the old lady’s shoe house or even the Tree of Utah. I wouldn’t mind traveling their same route.

And as the RACE progressed, I enjoyed myself more and more and despite probably having half of TAR fans quitting the show (or at least this season), I continued to love the season. The family aspect definitely added a different dynamic to the whole thing, and it was fun seeing 40 people (!!!) running around doing ROAD BLOCKS and DETOURS…

Carissa Gaghan was a great little girl, she competed with the best of the ’em, and no doubt she and her parents and brother would have made it far had it not been for the stupid red coffee bean. Bill and Tammy could have definitely ran the regular RACE themselves as well. Great family. 

The Paolos, whom I completely hated at first, rapidly grew to be one of my favorite families. Their in-fighting reminds me of TAR3’s Teri and Ian, though Teri and Ian were never as harsh as the Paolos. Still, they were tough competitors too, they made first a couple of times.

The Rogers were an early favorite of mine, I wish they made it further. The Blacks didn’t have the time to make themselves known, while the Aiellos were a fun family while they lasted.

The Godlewskis are pretty funny when they’re not fighting, actually even when they’re fighting they’re funny. They could’ve been the first all-female team to win the RACE. The Bransens were good competitors as well, though what really gets me about them is the daughters and their disrespect for their dad, at least lack of respect. 

The Weavers… I really don’t know. There are times when you want to sympathize with them (like at the Finish Line last night) but then there are times when you want to tell them to shut their Big Mac holes. Joking around and name calling is all part of the RACE, but the way they presented their “Christian values” and being “above” all the things the other teams were doing when they were doing those things themselves just showed their major hypocrisy.  Still, I think they are just totally oblivious, or were oblivious on the RACE. I guess now, they know what they look like.

And of course the Linzes. I think they rank at the top of my favorite teams list behind Kris & Jon (TAR6), John Vito & Jill and Teri & Ian (TAR3). That is the way you run THE AMAZING RACE. Have fun, be strong, be competitive, and just enjoy everything. I think they are the only team that has won THE AMAZING RACE that I am completely 100% for.

So THE AMAZING RACE 8: FAMILY EDITION is over, and THE AMAZING RACE 9 is ready to premiere after the Olympics in February. I love me my TAR8, but bring on the regular RACE! 


So, here are the season rankings, which always seem to change every time. I guess I reevaluate the seasons.





THE BEST SEASON OVERALL
1. TAR3
2. TAR8 (yes… that high)
3. TAR1
4. TAR6
5. TAR5
6. TAR2
7. TAR4
8. TAR7

THE MOST DESERVING WINNING TEAM
1. Nick, Alex, Megan, and Tommy Linz (TAR8)
2. Uchenna & Joyce (TAR7)
3. Rob & Brennan (TAR1)
4. Chip & Kim (TAR5)
5. Chris & Alex (TAR2)
6. Flo & Zach (TAR3)
7. Reichen & Chip (TAR4)
8. Freddy & Kendra (TAR6)

THE MOST DESERVING FINAL 3 TEAM (NON-WINNERS)
1. Kris & Jon (TAR6)

2. Teri/Ian (TAR3)
3. Ken/Gerard (TAR3)
4. Kelly/Jon (TAR4) 
5. The Bransens (TAR8)
6. Frank/Margarita (TAR1)
THE BEST FINALE (regardless of winner)
1. TAR8 (that was one exciting finale)
2. TAR3
3. TAR5
4. TAR2
5. TAR1
6. TAR6
7. TAR4
8. TAR7

THE BEST GROUP OF TEAMS
1. TAR3
2. TAR8 
3. TAR1
3. TAR5
3. TAR6
5. TAR2
6. TAR4
7. TAR7

MY FAVORITE AMAZING RACE TEAMS OF ALL TIME
1. Kris & Jon (TAR6)
2. John Vito & Jill (TAR3)
3. Teri & Ian (TAR3)
3. The Linz Family (TAR8)
5. David & Margarita (TAR1)
6. Don & Mary Jean (TAR6)
7. Meredith & Gretchen (TAR7)

THE TOP TEAMS (NOT IN TOP 3) THAT SHOULD HAVE GONE FURTHER
1. John Vito & Jill (TAR3)
2. The Rogers Family (TAR8)
3. Dennis & Erika (TAR5)
4. The Gaghan Family (TAR8)
5. Charla & Mirna (TAR5)

Recap: The Amazing Race 8, Episode 12 – “You got big money for me?”







EPS 08-12: EPISODE TWELVE: 25 DAYS, 50 CITIES, AND MORE THAN 600 CONSECUTIVE HOURS AS A FAMILY…

Running commentary tonight…

Ooo… lol, I remember that underground city from Francais class… lol, looks cool… I guess Lindsey Bransen doesn’t like the French, me either… lol

Rolly a man? whatever… The Bransens are in the lead, but just watch there be an hours of operation… OMG, Alex Linz was only helping Rolly get up, and ALEX was the one that tripped, come on Mama Weaver… chill out…

The Linzes and the Weavers found an earlier flight… there goes the Bransen lead… Should Mama Weaver really be yelling like that in the airport? Damn, one hour and 25 minutes behind the Bransens are now… YAY! Curling! I love curling lol, that’s fun stuff, I’ll be watching that event in the Olympics in February… lol the cameraman went on the escalator instead of the stairs…

What the hell??? Linzes… come on!!! You know the box was intentionally put there, becuase the producers KNOW that teams would miss it… geez Linzes, get it together!

COMMERCIAL: I wonder why they don’t have the Pillsbury dough boy do the “hehe” anymore… nor does he talk…

Back to the show… she said “tout droit” … bad luck for the Linzes… The Bransens make the same mistake… lol does Rolly know how to read????? I hate Ted…

Man, curling is so much fun… but that isn’t exactly how you play though lol…

The Weavers make the dumbest comments… hahaha “… La Porte J, which means ‘the Door J’…” that’s the funniest thing I’ve ever heard… Phil cracks me up…

The logging thingy looks cool too… ewe, Ted sucks… I hate that guy…

I want to go to Montreal now… lol, Mama Weaver just called her son “wierd” … Megan wanted to do it…

Are the Weavers that far ahead? lol… Oh great, the Bransens caught up…

Finally, the Linzes finish… all right, they better catch up to the Weavers… lol those Buick golfcarts are the best… all right they’re all together… wow, they have to look through the entire stadium… damn, $40 an hour… oh crap, the taxis have been there for a LOONG time…

Cool, they get to sleep on the field? Yay! the Weavers are last… lol, Mama Weaver is fast asleep… uh oh… Rolly Weaver is getting pissed… wow, will this be the final leg? the whole two hours? that’s awesome…

They get food on a charter? lol the boy is pissed or slow… I didn’t know the CN Tower was a “wonder of the modern world”… Canada is cool… Hmm, where else did they have to search the city for a flag? Tough stuff… What the hell was that recycling mat thing? lol… now THIS is a huge leg, even bigger than those double legs…

They all had to squeeze into the elevator… wow, this is really is an extended/super leg, TWO DETOURS and a ROAD BLOCK… lol that shoes detour sucks… lol… HAHA jackass Rolly… trying to high jump…

The sailing looks fun… oh damn, that detour REALLY sucks… you have to go through EVERY SINGLE woman to find who fits the shoe… omg… All right Bone… hurry it up… Oooo, Niagara Falls…

They really did do a complete circle of the United States, North and Central America really…Those look fun, the boats… like at Disneyland or something… OMG… FINAL DESTINATION CITY: Lewiston New York… come on, let’s go… The Final ROAD BLOCK!! OMG its just steps away!!!!!!!!!!!

Dude, this isn’t Survivor, what’s with the puzzles… lol… oh man, this is the most nerve wracking finale ever… come on Nick… GOOOO LINZES!!!! OMG, dude…

This has been the best TAR finale ever… omg that was freakin’ nerve wracking… the most exciting, the most edge of your seat finale since TAR2’s San Francisco footrace… wow… I think this was the best finish ever… seriously, the best… Are the Paolo boys crying because they lost? or becuase they are just so happy… wow… the best winners, the best finale ever…

The Weavers come in 3rd… rightfully so… you know that last moment with them makes my sympathize with them… if i forget all their hyprocrisy…but they have gone through a lot in the last year…

“WHO DEY!!”

Season wrap-up tomorrow…

Don’t miss THE EARLY SHOW with the final 3 teams, WEDNESDAY morning from 7AM-9AM and watch the “Race for 2nd Place” online at CBS.COM/GMC

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QUOTES FROM EPISODE 08-12
Lindsey: “Canada huh?”
Wally: “Its French speaking there…”
Lindsey: “FRENCH?!?! Crap!”

Taxi Driver: “You want me to go fast?”
Linzes: “Yeah!”
Taxi Driver: “You got big money for me?”

Nick: “There’s a lot of sexy babes around here”
Tommy: “I KNOW DUDE!”

Weaver: “We don’t even know what ice is…”

Bransen: “Holy shees”

Tommy: “I love this game… I’m moving to Canada”

Tommy: “Im going to build my own curling rink in Cincinatti Ohio”

Phil: “… La Porte J, which means ‘the door J'”

Megan: “We should ask old people.”
Alex: *blank stare*
Megan: “Well, they were around during the time”
Nick: “That makes sense”

Tommy: “That thing is sweet… like a big golf ball”

Nick: “Alex is a fat lard.”

Alex: “I’m slippery”

Wally: “Imagine if I had to do this”
Bransen: “I know… Dad’s flabby body flying through the air”

Driver: “Good luck eh!”

Wally: “I’m going to kick somebody’s ass”

Bransen: “I’m going to have a smokin’ ass”

Bransen: “We’re going night-night”

Bransen: “Ewe dad, you’re all sweaty, that’s disgusting”

Bransen: “FOr the love of Christmas”

Tommy: “I’m like Popeye”

Bransen: “That mom is a wacko”

MY RANKINGS FOR EPISODE 08-12
LINZ
BRANSEN
GAP
WEAVER


Recap: The Amazing Race 8, Episode 11 – “Do we need to wear pants?”







EPS 08-11: THE FAMILY CHRISTMAS CARD

Not that happy about the Hours of Operation in this ep… kinda takes the excitement and adrenaline from finding out it was a double leg… they might as well have had a non-elimination since they had a mini-pit stop at the ranch anyway… and the Weavers… once again… “Woe is me” … Umm, keeping yourself locked in your camper and and not making any attempt at being cordial with the other teams, and you still wonder why they don’t seem to be friendly to you back?

I thought those were good DETOURS… the teepee makes up for a missing TAR5 task where the final 3 teams had to build a teepee in Vancouver, but was never shown on TV… I want to ride in a wagon, kinda like riding a calesa… lol… The ROAD BLOCK wasn’t too exciting, but damn, those golf carts are nicer than most cars… A Buick Lucerne golf cart, looks like something you’d see on The Apprentice…

Again, Utah and Wyoming look like beautiful places to visit for a day or two… The LINZes looked really good in those outfits, they looked like they belonged in them and the time of the ‘ol Western… the other teams, not so good, the GODLEWSKIs were funny at first, but then got really annoying when they were seducing Buffalo Bill… Irma, Bill’s daughter, looked kinda scary sometimes, but her expression was funny during the Godlewski stuff… Christine did a great job at the DETOUR though, she literally carried her sisters on her shoulders… great job

I think the Chief wasn’t too keen on the WEAVERs when they were building the teepee… lol.. oh yeah, what was up with Linda Weaver and Megan’s “snooty wave” … Megan wasn’t even waving at her, she was talking to the Godlewskis or even the Bransens, not the Weavers… geez… paranoid… The disrespectful BRANSENs got another one of the best prizes in TAR history… First, gas for life (or for a couple years) and now a car… they are very lucky so far, which is why they will not win the million bucks…

It would be so sweet to see a TAR2-style finale where the Weavers would be running ahead to the finish line, but the Linzes outrun them when they arrive seconds later… but a Linz blowout would be fine 🙂 … GO LINZES!!!


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QUOTES FROM EPISODE 08-11
Godlewski: “We don’t have time to dilly-dally”

Christine Godlewski: “Just focus, maybe we’ll go eat some turtles.”

Rebecca: “What is a turtle ranch?”

Linda Weaver: “Its where they make lots and lots of turtles.”

Alex Linz: “I love early morning jogs”

Nick Linz: “We’re your regular urban cowboys.”

Megan Linz: “It’d be nice if my pants stayed up.”

Michelle Godlewski: “My ass hurts”

Christine Godlewski: “No peepee stops”

Nick Linz: “Do we need to wear pants?”
Tommy Linz: “No”

A Bransen: (to Wally) “Why do you have to be such a pain in the ass?”

Megan Linz: “All they have to do is search for balls?”

Megan Linz: “I’ve never seen a golf cart like that before”

Wally Bransen: “Take the purple”
Bransen: “NO We’re blue dork”
Wally Bransen: “I don’t care what color we are”

MY RANKINGS FOR EPISODE 08-11
LINZ
GODLEWSKI
BRANSEN
GAP
WEAVER


Recap: The Amazing Race 8, Episode 10 – “Can I have another partner please? One with a smaller mouth.”







EPS 08-10: DON’T TALK TO ME LIKE I WAS AN ANIMAL OR SOMETHING

Running commentary tonight, sorry for this “stream of conciousness” style this week 🙂

Wow… the Weavers arrived FOUR HOURS after the 3rd place team… How the hell did they get lost? And boy are they crazy… they are definitely psycho, lots of mood swings… lol at Rolly being pulled by the baloon…

I’ve always wanted to be in a hot-air balloon… That was pretty cool…

Look at Wally doing the work for his disrespectful, ungrateful daughters… geez… And see, to all the Linz haters, Megan just encouraged the others…

Wow, that’s a lot of damn salt… reminds me of TAR6’s salt ROAD BLOCK… and that Tree of Utah? lol… to add color and beauty? lol I don’t really think so… I guess if I was there in person, it would look better, but on TV, not that colorful…

Woah, the Godlewskis just exploded… tensions are running high… but they don’t deserve to be called “bottle blondes and [boob jobs]” (stupid Weavers)…

Where the hell are the Linzes??? Darn TAR production team… draining people’s batteries… THAT’S SABOTAGE!!! hmm… the Weavers are the annoying family! Why can’t the production team get it right? THEY’RE the ones that need to be sabotaged…

What the hell is up with the Bransens and their Dad… geez… The Linzes are hilarious…

Wyoming looks beautiful… Is this now the Godlewski’s 2nd time to back up their car camper? Man, that’s hard stuff…

Oh yeah… they’re all caught up… oh, never mind… damn… bad timing… but its okay, I know this is a double leg… See, Nick knows “zomething is up”

lol at Phil just sitting there, I think that is the most relaxed Phil has ever been on the air… lol… Have they watched TAR the last two seasons? Don’t they know what a double leg is???

HAHAHAHAHA at the Weavers being pulled over…

I think 2nd best episode of the season so far… I like these TO BE CONTINUED super double legs…


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QUOTES FROM EPISODE 08-10
Balloon Guy: “That thing weighs about 700 pounds so if you want to pick it up… feel free”

Bone: “How do you like dem apples?”

Weaver Mom: “I’m not so cool with heights… THE AMAZING RACE has cured me”

Bransen: “I suck at hammering”

Godlewski: “I never make contact”

Godlewski: “Can I have another partner please? One with a smaller mouth.”

Megan: “What is that? Big balls?”

Bransen: “What the hell is this? The Tree of Hemorrhoids?”

Nick: (referring to the railroad detour): “It only took me three strokes.”
Tommy: “Just like in bed”
Megan: “Dumbass

MY RANKINGS FOR EPISODE 08-10
LINZ
GODLEWSKI
BRANSEN
GAP
WEAVER


Recap: The Amazing Race 8, Episode 9 – “Its against our beliefs to be treated so badly”







EPS 08-09: HOW’S THAT FACE FEEL?

It was an okay episode…

Am I the only one whole likes the LINZes? I don’t think they’re cocky… they’re just excited lol… and FINALLY, FINALLY they came in first… but they get the trip to Wyoming… where’s the trip to the Caribbean or Europe or something… oh well, they made less mistakes this week than they have been… and they continue to be freakin’ hilarious… lol… GO LINZES!

I think I’m starting to learn the GODLEWSKI‘s names… Michelle is the shortest one and Christine is the one who no one listens to… and the BRANSENs are just… there… again… Is it common to call your father by their first names? “Wally!”

And to the mixed bag of nuts… the WEAVERs… am I the only one who hates them? Or at least annoyed by them… I just can’t get over how hypocritical they are… They really are hypocrites above everything else…

That bear was cool… 🙂 … Bart the Bear … The DETOUR resembled an actual regular TAR detour… and the ROAD BLOCK was kinda boring, but it would be fun to do… The last YIELD was used on the Weavers, which was good… I don’t see how it can come back to bite the Linzes in the ass as they said in the previews… there are no more yields left…

Nothing much to comment on in this episode… I think one of the weaker ones this season… evidenced by the lack of funny quotes…

*Morning After Edit*
Actually, after sleeping on it, I have more to say… lol…

Utah is very beautiful. I remember looking a postcards from Zion and I always wanted to visit… it looks breathtaking, literally.

And why was Phil encouraging them? The Weavers wanted to quit… Never has a TAR team wanted to quit before unless they had an injury or had some unfortunate circumstance. The Weavers are putting it all on their hypocritical selves. I know Phil is so passionate about the show, he probably wanted to just tell them to “Get the hell outta my Race!” … JONATHAN BAKER… arguably the most hated RACEr of all time, yeah he abused his wife, but he realized that and during the Race, 40% of the time he loved her and he enjoyed running it, plus he gave Senegalese children candy.
Plus what was that comment to the bicyclists? “You’re not Lance Armstrong!” or something like that. SHUT UP you little punk…and the Utah bashing… ugh…

You have to go watch the videos at CBS.com… there’s one of the LINZes who can’t get the gas pump to work correctly. It is freakin’ hilarious…


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QUOTES FROM EPISODE 08-09
Linda Weaver
: “Its against our beliefs to be treated so badly”

Tommy: “Miss Utah?”
Nick: “Miss Latin Utah… even better!”

Alex: “Let’s go ask this lady.”
Tommy : “That’s a dude”

Tommy: Well, hello, Boo-boo. How about a pic-i-nic basket?”

Nick: “If we lose a teammate, we’ll just go do the bikes”

MY RANKINGS FOR EPISODE 08-09
LINZ
GODLEWSKI
BRANSEN
GAP
WEAVER


Flashback Recap: The Amazing Race 6, Episode 7 – “One of you… I’m going to break in half.”

No new AMAZING RACE tonight, so here’s one from one of the best episodes in TAR history… the historic 2nd part of the first ever double leg… and of course that bowl of tabasco sauce they had to eat in the ROAD BLOCK… lol… Also, quotes from episode 5…








>EPISODE 6-7: ONE OF YOU… I’M GOING TO BREAK IN HALF

Well we got our mega leg… and first off I have to say… TAR6 has officially tied TAR3 as the best season of TAR ever… And we’re only halfway through the season…

Okay… Lori & Bolo caught up and are now in 1st place… It was hilarious the way they just easily drank the blood… That labyrinth was freaky… (By the way, the AOL sn they used to get their e-mail was loribolar6 and the sender was Routemarkerar6 lol)… that day was also August 25th…

Anyway… intense stuff at the Rail Museum… I never saw a scramble like that for numbers ever on TAR… Freddy… woah, someone was drinking that morning… what an asshole… even Jonathan was telling him to calm down, now when that happens you know you’re going overboard… loved Bolo making fun of him… anyway… how disgusting, but freakin’ hilarious was him throwing up into his soup, then eating it again… lol… it made Kendra cry… lol… She was the one who made him throw up… she made him look at the throw up on the floor

I love Jon & Kris… what a perfect DETOUR for Jon… he plays Water Polo… but the teams easily scored goals, I thought the players were suppose to be really good… Anyway… they are my favorite team of all time now… lol, first Jon commented on how hot Kris looked and now she did the same for him… why not, they really are… What can you not like about them… I felt bad for Jon though, he was about to cry… lol… Another funny moment when he was telling the chef to put a little less spice next time… “Just tone it down a little crack next time.” … in the car “… “Between the bowl of tabasco sauce and the screeching violins… it was like a torturous project.”

That ROAD BLOCK ranks up there as one of the most memorable (swimming in a frozen lake in your underwear… the masks…) Heron & Aiden… oops I mean Aaron & Hayden… As soon as Victoria starts upchucking, there goes Aaron… and then that music, what the hell… that was just chaos at the restaurant… That was a great scene in the restaurant with the three teams… I was surprised at Rebecca… but then she threw up outside… Jonathan is screaming at Victoria in the restaurant (“You can’t do this drama queen”) and then in the car he’s all like “I’m sorry I made you do that” oh man… AMAZING stuff… Victoria looked horrible afterward…

I want to ride a Finnicular (Finniculi, finnicular?)… they look cool… I thought F & K were going to be eliminated… sad that Gus & Hera were eliminated… I really liked them…

THE BEST EPISODE OF THE SEASON

NEXT WEEK: During a Roadblock, Teams go barefoot to complete a task popularized by Lucille Ball.
So they get to make wine with their feet and then get attacked by a crazy Italian woman who they get into a grapefight with…. lol WOW, my two favorite shows of all time together I LOVE LUCY and THE AMAZING RACE

DELICIOUS SOUP:


QUOTES FROM EPISODE 06-05: QUIT FOLLOWING US!
Mary Jean: “I just looked in the mirror, I look 40 years older than when we left.”

Bolo: “Just be quiet, mouth”

Hayden: “Just becuase you’re 5’5″ and on steroids…”

Jonathan: “You gotta have an appreciation for the people who make Mercedes”

Hera: “That is the perfect example of why running too fast is bad”

Taxi driver: “You need a fast taxi, ya?”

Mary Jean: “We’ve got to be missing something, big time, major”

Don: “I’ve always wanted to make sausage”

Victoria: “Leave me alone.”

Jonathan: “I never promised to leave you alone. That’s why I married you.”

Bolo: “Why you gotta be a bitch?”

Hera: “We have to find our pictures… Hera? Black people?”

Rebecca: “Pay attention!”
Adam: “Oohh, I’m paying attention”

Hera: “I don’t think you’re allowed to drink it Daddy”

Adam: “Ewe. he’s eating it.”

Hera: “You’re looking like a freakin’ wash!”

Gus: “Its good beer”

Hera: “You’ve got a problem”
Gus: “I woud’ve liked to stay a little while longer, that was excellent beer”

Hera: “I would’ve liked it better if my Dad was listening to me.”

Rebecca: “Push, push, a little more”
Adam: “I WANT MORE than 7 inches… Can I get one of these for my home?”

Adam: “I’m surprised Jonathan isn’t here, he’s the biggest weiner of them all”

Don: “Go ahead, and push it in nice and slow”

Mary Jean: “I’m pushing as hard as I can”

Mary Jean: “We were going ‘7 inches, 7 inches’… My God, 7 inches is really big!”

Mary Jean:”I love when you drive like a madman”

MY RANKINGS AFTER EPISODE SEVEN:

GAP


GAP

GAP



Recap: The Amazing Race 8, Episodes 7 and 8 – “You look ridiculous!” / “I don’t roll with the punches… I punch.”







EPS 08-07/08-08: YOU LOOK RIDICULOUS/I DON’T ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES… I PUNCH

Who the hell was that kid? lol… he looked so lost and then confused by the Weavers’ intentions to be Christian…

Anywayz…. the LINZes… like TAR6’s Jonathan said: “I don’t understand why we fundametally can not be first place.” The Linzes have encountered some slightly bad, but not RACE threatening luck… in these two legs, they had the luck to get the later plane and then after the DETOUR, their slow boat allowed the GODLEWSKIs to get in front of them and eventually get first place. At least they’re still in the RACE, and they’ve been finishing in either 2nd or 3rd since their disastrous first leg. They’re fast becoming one of my favorite teams ever… almost up to the league of Kris & Jon and John Vito & Jill and David & Margaretta… They are so freakin’ hilarious…

And the team whose my opinion of did a complete 360, kinda like their ROAD BLOCK… the PAOLOs… once you get used to their hostile, loving nature, you grow to love them too… lol… I can’t really remember a team from the past to compare them to… maybe kinda like TAR3’s Flo… she whines, complains, is annoying, but you still like her… lol… Too bad they were PHILiminated… One of the funniest moments in TAR history has to be them putting on their clothes before the pit stop in the 7th leg only to see the BRANSENs running up behind them… lol… Phil said it best: “…you look ridiculous” …

And about the non-elim… with this FAMILY EDITION, it is kinda easy to tell when the non-elimination legs will happen… I think the producers will probably change something for TAR9 in response to that…

The WEAVERs are just a paradox… they talk about being Christians and then go and contradict themselves when they make fun of, insult, or just do “mean” things to other teams… throwing garbage? making fun of the PAOLOs becuase of their father’s occupation? They talk about others being mean and then minutes later, they do exactly what they’ve been condemning…

I feel sorry for Wally Bransen… his daughers are a handful and they don’t even listen!

Two AMAZING ROAD BLOCKS tonight… I would love to do both of those; the fighter planes and that race track looked freakin’ awesome… the DETOURs were pretty good too… not too easy, but not that difficult if done correctly either…

I’m sure a lot of people are excited *sarcasm* about them returning to American soil… but I would want to go the Grand Canyon… it looks beautiful there…

Two fun hours of THE AMAZING RACE though… I am definitely enjoying the RACE, and I wish the TAR fans that dumped the show initially have returned to see the RACE they all know and love 🙂

And damn, do I love the soundtrack to this show… it would be great if they released a soundtrack with all the scores they use…


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QUOTES FROM EPISODE 08-07/08-08
Tommy Linz
: “These sticks are going up my ass”

Godlewski: “Oh look! There’s oxen!”

Mama Paolo: “What the hell we going to Phoenix Arizona for? I want to go to New Zealand!!”

Godlewski: “Oh my God, its hotter than snot”

Mama Paolo: “I don’t know why your dad doesn’t knock your head off your damn soldiers”

Godlewski: “We have to get there like the freakin’ wind”

Phil: “Who drove today?”
Tommy Linz: “I did!”
Phil: “Put the young man behind the wheel huh? Do you even have a license?”

Philiminator: “Paolo Family… You look ridiculous.”

Alex: “We’ve lost the battles, but we haven’t lost the war.”
Nick: “I don’t like losing battles.”
Tommy: “I don’t roll with the punches… I punch”

Nick: “She looks like a dog with her head out the window.”

Linz: “Air Biscuit is up and running… Air Biscuit has lost conciousness”

A Linz: “Just you and that joystick between your legs

DJ: “I’m really excited to see the biggest pothole in the world.”

Godlewski: “Push it between your legs and pump!”

Mama Paolo: “Don’t be yelling at me. I’ll take your freakin’ head off!”

The Paolos: “Its heavy damn it!!”
and
“Mom! Damn it!”
and
“Son of a bitch.”

Megan: “Phil… where the hell are you?”




MY RANKINGS FOR EPISODE 08-07/08-08
LINZ
PAOLO
GODLEWSKI
BRANSEN
GAP
WEAVER

Recap: The Amazing Race 8, Episode 6 – “Winners never quit and quitters never win!”







EP 08-06: I’M SICK OF DOING STUFF I CAN’T DO

Well… where to start… the WEAVER family… I guess the chismis about them is true… Supposedly they were the only family who didn’t help the SCHROEDERS after Hurricane Katrina… and tonight we saw them calling other teams retarded as well as make fun of a GODLEWSKI’s boobs and Papa PAOLO’s occupation… Yay for them being YIELDed, boo to them beating the GAGHANs…

And the GAGHANs… Gosh darn it… they deserved to go farther, but their mistakes kept piling up and their Meredith & Gretchen luck just ran out… So sad seeing Carissa crying when they were Philiminated, kinda like when Charla & Mirna were eliminated…

The LINZes… the elusive “…you are team number one” … well, even though it would be nice to be the #1 team, as long you’re team number 1 in the most important leg of the RACE… the last one…

And the number one team for the 2nd time, the PAOLOs… they get more enjoyable every week… So freakin’ hilarious… They have become very endearing… lol…

The GODLEWSKIs are hanging in there and the WEAVERs are nothing special…

Another “needle in a haystack” ROAD BLOCK… this time, the GAGHANs almost suffered… well, they did suffer a similar fate to the last haystack ROAD BLOCK victims Lena & Kristy, only it wasn’t as severe, though they never caught up… and the DETOUR wasn’t all that exciting and am not surprised that they didn’t spend too much time showing it on the air…

It was fun seeing the teams gang up against the WEAVERs 🙂 especially at the bus station, the frantic screaming was hilarious, and it turned out that it didn’t make a difference anyway… Still, it was a very, very good episode…

And how about the stupid choice for the season 6 Amazing Achievement… ADAM??? WTF??? There were so many more amazing achievements in season 6, and they chose that crap? After last week’s crap of a choice, they top that with this week’s… Next week, watch them make Rombuh’s Road Block quitting the Amazing Achievement for season 7…


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QUOTES FROM EPISODE 08-05
Billy Gaghan: “We have to run to Costa Rica Carissa… can you do that?”

Panamanian Man: “I don’t have money… I have… love”

Marion Paolo: “I’m comin!”
DJ Paolo: “Yeah, so is Christmas”

Carissa Gaghan: “Hey dad! I hope it says KIDS ARE FREE”

Tommy Linz: “You proved yourself Megan. You are now a Linz boy. Here are your golden balls.”

Megan Linz: “21 years… 21 years guys I’ve been waiting to get my balls”

Carissa Gaghan: “Can we go fast on this road?”
Bill Gaghan: “Not too fast”
Billy Gaghan: “Come on dad… is that all you’ve got?”

Dad Paolo
: “I DON”T KNOW DAMN IT!”

Carissa Gaghan: “Winners never quit and quitters never win!”




MY RANKINGS FOR EPISODE 08-06
LINZ
GAGHANPAOLO
GAP
GODLEWSKI
BRANSENWEAVER

Recap: The Amazing Race 8, Episode 5 – “That lady needs to take her crazy pills”







EP 08-05: WE’RE GETTING OUT OF THE COUNTRY, GIRLS
(Was that even said in the episode???)

Okay, before I talk about the best episode of the season, let my get my nitpicks out of the way. TAR NEEDS to bring the FAST FORWARD back to its original and REAL purpose… a chance for a trailing team to get back into the Race… TAR! Bring it back to every leg of the Race… and make it more than just getting hair cut or jumping off a crane or bridge…

And then there was the huge atrocity of making Colin passing Karen in the Philippine Ascender ROAD BLOCK the AMAZING ACHIEVEMENT of TAR5? There were plenty other moments that actually deserved to be called amazing… How about Charla carrying that slab of meat? Or Linda climbing up to the bridge? geez… I just hope they pick a deserving moment for TAR6 next week (my 2nd favorite season)… how about Don crying after Mary Jean completed the salt ROAD BLOCK in Senegal?

Now on to the episode… best of the season so far… we get out of the United States and into Panama… There was really no reason to rush to the 2nd ticket counter since obviously the flights were probably pre-determined… And a common TAR-ism… the endless “RAPIDO!” or “ANDALE ANDALE!” por favors in Spanish-speaking countries… as well as the little racial cracks like the Weavers and their “burrito” or “conquistador” blurts… Speaking of the WEAVERS, yes, they are weird… yeah they lost their father, but cookiness has nothing to do with that… right?

“Bitch” was used a lot in this episode, including one outburst by Daddy Bill Gaghan right in front of little Carissa and Billy… “SON OF A BITCH!” … What a hit Tammy Gaghan took when her face just connected with the back of the van.. Thank God it wasn’t Carissa Gaghan who did the faceplant with the van, though she did make contact with the ground after tripping on her mother which probably caused her to fall into the van… but they escape last place again…

And the GODLEWSKIs, the first team to actually prepare for a non-elim and have it actually be a non-elim… the BRANSENs are falling on my list of teams…

My team, the LINZes got bad luck with the boats… (“That Florida lady was telling them to slow the boat down… bitch”) … Tommy Linz aka “Bone” is freakin’ hilarious… I love this team, GO LINZES!!

The DETOURs were simple enough… and the ROAD BLOCK was one of those “Go to the end of the line” ones… Bill Gaghan hit one of the park on his first at bat! Good going… and Nick Linz on his 3rd pitch too…

Seeing them in another culture definitely brought about the classic TAR into the Family Edition… this season has definitely been good still, but with them going out of the country it just made it better…


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QUOTES FROM EPISODE 08-05
Carissa Gaghan: “Better to be second to last than eliminated”

Carissa Gaghan: “I’m excited FINALLY that we’re getting out of the US”

DJ Paolo: “Ma I know! I’m not retarted”

Godlewski: “Be nice to your mom!”

Carissa Gaghan: “Darn it all!”

Tommy Linz: “Los al-e-gat-ors in la agua?”

Nick Linz: “We’re looking for a dude in a hammock”

Bransen Girl: “Dad, you’re on my thing”

Tommy Linz: “What’s up dude? I’m bone”

Tommy Linz: “That Florida lady was telling them to slow the boat down… bitch”

Alex Linz: “That lady needs to take her crazy pills”

A Linz Brother: “Let’s roll donkey”

Mama Marion Paolo: “52 years old and I’m bungeee jumping. What the hell was I thinking?”

Bill Gaghan: “Son of a bitch”

Nick Linz: “Son of a bitch”

Godlewski 1
: “Damn it! And I don’t usually swear.”
Godlewski 2: “This is baseball. You can swear”

Philiminator: “Do you know its illegal in Panama to wear underpants over your underpants over your pants?”

MY RANKINGS FOR EPISODE 08-05
LINZGAGHAN
GAP
PAOLO
GAP
GODLEWSKI
BRANSENWEAVER