Recap: The Amazing Race 8, Episode 4 – “Should I send them a farewell moon shot?”






EP 8-04: THINK LIKE AN OFFICE CHAIR

Okay… this was the best episode of the season so far. It had all the classic TAR elements of frantic confusion, ironic but funny tasks, and best of all, it was full of hilarious quotes as you will see below.

The task at the race track was hilarious… everyone thought it would be race cars… lol… sorry, just party bikes. Those look interesting, like zorbs… but how scary was it with the Paolos on the track and a freakin’ storm coming. That was just another example of TAR’s amazing cinemetography. Speaking of the Paolos, why did I enjoy them so much during this episode? They went from annoying to embarrisingly endearing with their in-fighting. I guess after four episode, I understand that they really do love each other.

No ROAD BLOCK this week, but the DETOUR was very interesting. The log cutting didn’t seem to favor the Gaghans at all, but they switched from playing black jack to the logs and both Carissa and Billy just stood there as their parents did all the work. Still, Carissa continues to steal the show with some pretty random quotes… lol…

Stassi Schroeder has Flo-size breakdowns, while the whole family almost had a Flo-attack at the end… There is only ONE Flo Pasternack… don’t try to imitate! lol But it was sad to know that they were eliminated in their hometown and only a few weeks later, they would lose their home to Hurricane Katrina.

The Bransen/Linz friendly rivalry is very refreshing to see. The Linzes are fast joining Kris & Jon and John Vito & Jill as one of my favorite teams of all time. I hope they and the Gaghans make it to the end.

The Godlewskis are okay… nothing to sway me either way yet… but that backpack meltdown was funny.

OUT OF THE USA NEXT WEEK! Finally, even though I enjoyed going around the US, it will be nice to get out of the States for a while. I’m suspecting the first non-elimination round next week? The Paolos were holding a FAST FORWARD clue, so it probably will be non-elim next week…

Anyway, great, great episode this week. This FAMILY EDITION ain’t half bad. In fact, its starting to trump a few of the regular seasons… definitely more enjoyable than SEASON 7 with Rombuh… 😉


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QUOTES FROM EPISODE 08-04
Bransen Daughter: “When I see the word ‘Alabama’ I think ‘ugly'”

Tommy Linz: “You two fruit loops need to cut it out.”

Marc Schroeder: “What’s the name of the town?”
Char Schroeder: “Anniston… like Jennifer”

Tommy Linz: “Look at that big ass chair dude”

Marc Schroeder: “What a neat little office chair”

Tommy Linz: “How do you like dem apples?”

Walter Bransen: (referring to the Party Bikes) “This is probably like a half time show in these places”

Alex Linz: (referring to the Party Bikes) “This is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen”
Tommy Linz: “My butt hurts dude”

Marc Schroeder: “Its a freakin’ bike”

Stassi Schroeder: “Dad! You’re a pain in my ass”

Carissa Gaghan: “I wish I had longer legs”
Tammy Gaghan: “We wish you had longer legs too”

Tommy Linz: “Nice full moon tonight huh?”

Carissa Gaghan: “I don’t like these trailers. They’re evil”

Tony Paolo: “Sonnuva bitch”

Walter Bransen: “Should I send them a farewell moon shot?”

Nick Linz: “Let’s all just pop out and go see Lester”

Carissa Gaghan: *singing* “Where’s your lucky pen? Where’s you lucky pen? Where’s my lucky pen? Lucky pen!”

Christine Godlewski: *crying* “I want to get my backpack”

Linda Weaver: “Lake Ponchatrain… Its one of the five great lakes”

Nick Linz: “We gotta get out and huff it.”
Tommy Linz: “Oh yeah!”

Nick Linz: “All right, we’re going to huff it”




MY RANKINGS FOR EPISODE 08-03
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