Recap: The Amazing Race 9, Episode 6 – “We got to go on foot, ding dong.”
EP 09-06: SLEEP DEPRIVATION IS REALLY STARTING TO IRRITATE ME
First of all, dancing Phil? Can he get any more cooler? Phil is awesome, the best reality show host ever. Donald Trump’s dance on Monday was pretty funny too, but Phil’s was better because it was so unexpected!
Anyway… the episode was pretty good. Not in the sense of exciting rank changes since everyone pretty much stayed in the same positions from when they left except for the switch at the top and David & Lori slipping into last to be PHILiminated.
Italy seems like a great place to visit, especially the smaller towns. That town, Catina, looked so beautiful. The amphitheatre was pretty cool, and it seems bigger than it looks. The market definitely reminds me of markets in the Philippines, so I totally knew how Joseph & Monica felt. The PIT STOP looked great too…
Anyway, I was reminded of a couple past seasons during tonight’s episode. Counting the heads on the fence reminded not of TAR6’s IKEA DETOUR, but of TAR3’s “count the marked trees” and “find the number of the metal head” DETOUR. Tonight’s task didn’t really mess anyone up. Though Fran & Barry seemed a little confused a couple of times.
After the amphitheatre, they move on to the DETOUR… The Big Fish/Little Fish DETOUR was reminiscent of TAR4’s fish carrying DETOUR, especially the fish blood and guts dripping all over everyone. It was pretty funny seeing the people almost getting poked and confused as to what was going on… Americans carrying swordfish around. The Kayak Polo ROAD BLOCK reminded me of the TAR6’s Water Polo ROAD BLOCK.
We finally got to see more of the back burned teams. Of course, Monica‘s breakdown wasn’t all that big. It was just frustration on both Joseph & Monica‘s parts about where the hell Jagino was. That guy didn’t seem happy at all. Anyway, that was nowhere a Flo-sized breakdown, which is good. MoJo is still my favorite team. I still can’t get over how likeable this cast is.
Ray & Yolanda showed a little more personality today, or at least the editors showed them more. I am definitely sad that David & Lori were the ones PHILiminated. I was kinda hoping/expecting a non-elimination.
Fran & Barry continue to be mistake-proned, and they actually got a little pissed tonight. Lake & Michelle are still very annoying, but they are definitely harmless.
Eric & Jeremy were not as annoying in this episode as they have been. I don’t think they made one horny comment! And its official, BJ & Tyler are just plain annoying. Their shtick is already old. Their little fake sign-in sheet was cute, but not worth 2 minutes of airtime. I don’t know if these two teams dominating is because they are the best Racers ever or if they are just among sub-par teams.
Good episode overall, finally, TAR proves that they don’t need drama with argumentative couples or intense super-competitive alpha males to have an enjoyable TAR season.
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QUOTES FROM EPISODE 09-06
Lori: “You got to drive like you mean it.”
Barry: “I see a fabulous statue up ahead… without a head”
BJ: “I feel like I’m holding a wet cat”
Michelle: “Calm your ass down! Its a town of 400,000 people” Lake: “And they’re all right here!” Michelle: “Right!”
Fran: “That was fun.” Barry: “That was way fun”
Michelle: “Barry and what’s her name found it dang it”
Lake: “It says we got to go on foot. We got to go on foot ding dong.”
Lake: “You think this sonnuva bitch gon let us steal his fish?”
Lake: “Can you handle it?” Michelle: “I’m thinking I can’t. You’ve got to get that ball in that hole”
Monica: “Would you like to have dinner with us?” Phil: “Eh… well, if you have a shower maybe.”