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
Most Heartwrenching Moments
Best LOL Moments
Best Foodie Moment
Best NSFW Moment
Best Overachieving Moments
Best OMG Moments
Best Display of Karma
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
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?”
With a whopping 92 percent popularity rating on CBS.com, Jon Buehler and Kris Perkins easily qualify as this season’s most beloved Amazing Racers. Honestly, how could you dislike these sweet long-distance daters? In a season filled with screaming matches and shoving incidents, the hot couple charmed viewers with their positive attitudes and genuine affection for each other. Believe it or not, they are just as nice in real life. Here, Jon and Kris discuss their relationship and why they’re really OK with finishing second.
TV Guide Online: It’s safe to say that, like last time, this race was determined by a single plane ride. Jon Buehler: Yeah, that was definitely the deciding factor. We did ask the American Airlines guy several times, “Are you sure this is the first plane to land in Chicago?” And he kept saying that he was absolutely positive. So we just took his word for it, got the tickets and ran over to the Internet cafe to find information about where the Water Tower was in Chicago. Kris Perkins: We hadn’t experienced any problems with that sort of thing throughout the entire race. Most people were honest when their flight wasn’t the first one in. In retrospect, it was the wrong move, but at the time we were like, “OK, we got the tickets, let’s move on to the next thing.”
TVGO: You made up time in the air, though, landing only five minutes after the United flight touched down. And weren’t you on the same train into the city as Freddy and Kendra? Kris: We thought we were, but it turned out that wasn’t the case. The MTA lady who helped us said, “They’re on the train, you better hurry up and get down there.” But they really weren’t. We were actually on the train behind them, and [the trains] ran at about eight-minute intervals.
TVGO: So ultimately, how many minutes were you behind Freddy and Kendra coming to the finish line? Jon: We’re really not sure, but I think we were about seven minutes behind. We were just coming into the pizza parlor as they were leaving. We got through that pretty quickly and we were able to find a cab pretty quickly that knew where it was going, whereas I think Freddy and Kendra got a little lost. But once we hit that train, we were delayed about ten minutes. So if that train hadn’t come, I’m not sure how much closer it would have been.
TVGO: You were easily the most popular team, largely because of your positivity. Watching the show, did you ever think, “Geez, shouldn’t we have yelled at each other just once?” Kris: [Laughs] We just really don’t do that. It’s just not part of our personality, I guess. Jon: We’ve always enjoyed each other’s company, and we really just loved being there and having the opportunity to enjoy this experience. I ran the race with my best friend and you can’t ask for anything better than that. Kris: Jon and I woke up every morning and we couldn’t believe where we were. We’d wake up and go, “Can you believe we’re in Ethiopia?” And we were both healthy and safe, so it’s like, what’s bad?
TVGO: Does it feel weird to have strangers come to you raving about your relationship? Kris: It fills me with pride. I’m very proud of Jon and [myself] and to have people recognize that feels very good. Jon: It’s very inspiring. It inspires us to continue on with how we are and to just stay tight and respect each other. It’s a great thing and it’s neat to see that everyone saw our relationship and really appreciated how we were with each other.
TVGO: You had been long-distance dating for about a year before the race. Was this the longest time you’d spent together in person? Kris: We actually spent the month before we left for the race together. But I think the race itself is the longest time anyone ever spends with each other — 24/7 for thirty days? That takes a lot. Jon: Before the race, we wanted to get on the same page, so we trained together and ate together to get ready for the whole thing in general. We wanted to be a tight unit going into the race and be ready for whatever they were going to throw at us. Kris: Even before the race, we tried to see each other as often as possible, but sometimes there would be a week in between. But we would always talk on the phone four or five hours a day. So I think our friendship and getting to know each other went to a different level, more so than on a date of two hours here or two hours there. Jon: When all you have is the phone to communicate, you learn a lot about somebody else over the course of several hours. We built an excellent friendship above all.
TVGO: Was it hard to watch a couple like Jonathan and Victoria fighting? Kris: I think it’s too bad that people let negative things come into their relationship and that they didn’t enjoy the race as much as they could have. Jon: A lot of the other contestants have said that they wish they enjoyed the race more instead of arguing. But you know, to each their own. We just tried to stay away from the negativity that was going on at certain times and run our own race.
TVGO: Would you do anything differently if you ran the race over? Kris: I wouldn’t change a thing. Well, maybe I wouldn’t drink the water in Sri Lanka. I did spend a night with the toilet after that! Jon: All in all, I’m really proud of how we ran the race. I’m just so proud of how everything ended up. Kris: Yeah, it just wasn’t our time. Besides, everything that $1 million could buy, we have. Jon: Yeah, the money was never a huge factor. We were out at this big party the other night after the finale, and we were overwhelmed by the support [from fans]. That was worth more than any amount of money you could possibly imagine.
TVGO: What’s next for you both? You live together now, right? Jon: Yeah, we’re living together in Arizona now, but we also have a place in California. My business is in Arizona, so right now we’re just settling down. Once we can step away, then we’ll probably head back to California. We both love to travel and love the whole travel industry. We’ve actually talked to a couple of people from different magazines, so maybe we’ll get in touch with them and do some travel editorials. That would be fun to do.
TVGO: Finally, do you have a favorite Race memory? Kris: For me, it was the times when Jon and I were off by ourselves enjoying where we were and not having the pressure of having to get to a flight. Jon: While we were between legs in Sweden, we were sequestered on this boat and at night, we would grab a cup of tea, sit out on the bow and realize what was going [on] and how cool this whole experience was. Kris: Yeah, everyone else was sleeping and we kind of snuck away and just sat up there. Our strategy was never to be eliminated just so that we could see every place possible.
Just read an interview with Kristy of Lena & Kristy (who, if they had not run into such bad luck with hay would probably have been just at lovable as Kris & Jon) who said that the train arrived literally 30 seconds after F&K started running… so Kris & Jon still could’ve had a chance to catch up… STUPID TRAIN AND AMERICAN AIRLINES TICKET AGENT!!!!
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA It was an okay episode… Gaius is so weak… geez… Boomer/Sharon is greatting pretty annoying… and not just becuase she’s a cylon… and how about Chief and his crew… weird people… lol… President Laura Roslin wasn’t as badass this week… and I’m sure that if there ever were an overthrow of Roslin 😉 her trusty assisstant Billy Keikeya will become President, or at least have a big part of the new administration
Ugh.. sat through SPD while eating breakfast and it just got worse from last week… they snuck in a sexual innuendo and gave off a 70s cheap cop show vibe… ewe… HOWEVER, there are rumors that there WILL be a DINOTHUNDER/SPD team-up… I can’t wait to see SPD get owned by DT 🙂
EPISODE 6-13: 4 CONTINENTS, 24 COUNTRIES, 40,000 MILES
I love Kris & Jon… they are just amazing… not once in this whole RACE did they fight, yell, degrade each other, insult each other, insult the country they were in, or lose their cool… every chance they had, they would enjoy their surroundings (no matter where they were), have fun, motivate each other, encourage each other, love each other, love other people… they are just simply the BEST team to ever run THE AMAZING RACE… they appreciated everything, made few mistakes, were very strong, always pulled ahead using their strength and intelligence… and like Jon said about Kris in Africa… They both looked “damn good” running the Race… I just can’t say enough about them… CONGRATULATIONS ON A TRULY AMAZING RACE
Freddy & Kendra were the last team I wanted to win out of the Final Four… Kendra acted like a spoiled bitch the entire Race… she made incredibly racist comments about ALL the “third world/ghetto” countries, if not most of all the countries… She and Freddy would constantly fight over the most unimportant things… and we saw a lot of that again tonight… Freddy was so cocky the entire Race… from thinking he could “break [Lori & Bolo] in half” to thinking he and Kendra could fly into first every leg… he was incredibly smug, and luck played a big part in them winning… They called their Chinese taxi driver a “dumbass” … very polite … and then Freddy asking the police officer to lead their taxi because it was an “emergency”… geez… They would have been eliminated in Ethiopia had it not been for Adam and Jonathan‘s stupid mistakes… And how that “dying child” crap at the airport… what a frackin bitch… NO MORE MODELS ON THE AMAZING RACE… becuase they will probably be cocky and spoiled…
Hayden & Aaron would’ve been my 2nd pick to win… up until tonight’s episode… They exploded and almost began acting like Jonathan & Victoria (no to each other, but to the Chinese people and their backpacks)… and they quit… No matter what… you should never quit THE AMAZING RACE as seen in season 1… while it wouldn’t have mattered tonight, their quitting showed their weakest parts that can’t really justify a $1 Million. Congrats on their engagement though… we’ll see tomorrow if they are still engaged… lol
Adam & Rebecca let their relationship or whatever they call it hurt them big time in the Race… From uncondusive sunglasses to lost sunglasses… Adam & Rebecca were a mess… they got through every leg on pure luck…
As for the finale… let’s go in order… the mix-up with captioning Kris & Jon as Hayden & Aaron was funny… I was very surprised by the anger they showed… after that they deserve to be eliminated… and quitting is never a good thing…
TAR6 will be the one with the hardest ROAD BLOCKS for sure… those keys were brutal, but Kris managed to figure out that you only try the big locks pretty quick… she should’ve gone up to 7pm, but their frustration set in…
I did not like both DETOUR and ROAD BLOCK in Hawaii when the final city was not Honolulu… the ROAD BLOCK should be in the final city, just like TAR3 with “travel by foot” a mandatory task… taxis should not be the deciding factor… and neither should be ticket agents who don’t want passengers to go to another airline…
Pizza? Instead of promoting a little pizza joint… they should’ve had a ROAD BLOCK in Chicago… I liked how they started and ended in Chicago… Of course I hated the ending… but what can I do? I was on the edge of my seat starting at 10:35PM… I had my hands folded, praying that Kris & Jon would win (yeah… there are more important things to pray for, but I will before I go to sleep)… what about that train? where did that come from? anyway… the racist and the cocky asshole won season 6 of THE AMAZING RACE… I think now the most undeserving winning team ever…
THE BEST TAR FINALE (regardless of winner): 1. TAR6 2. TAR3 3. TAR1 4. TAR2 5. TAR4 6. TAR5
THE MOST DESERVING WINNING TEAM 1. Rob/Brennan (TAR1) 2. Chip/Kim (TAR5) 3. Chris/Alex (TAR2) 4. Flo/Zach (TAR3) 5. Reichen/Chip (TAR4) 6. Freddy/Kendra (TAR6)
THE BEST OVERALL SEASON 1. TAR6 2. TAR3 3. TAR1 4. TAR4 5. TAR5 6. TAR2
THE BEST GROUP OF TEAMS 1. TAR3 1. TAR6 3. TAR1 4. TAR5 5. TAR2 6. TAR4
THE MOST DESERVING FINAL THREE TEAMS WHO ARE NON-WINNERS 1. Kris/Jon (TAR6) 2. Kelly/Jon (TAR4) 3. Teri/Ian (TAR3) 4. Ken/Gerard (TAR3) 5. Frank/Margarita (TAR1)
THE LADY OF THE FIELD I was cracking up when I saw this… in the premiere episode of SEASON 6, in Iceland, Lori & Bolo stopped and asked some woman for directions… what was funny about it was it was this woman standing in a field, alone, no one for miles, with a shopping bag… lol… when it first aired, I was like “Where the frack did she come from?” lol
Kris & Jon had very bad luck with the taxis… Everyone made it seem like they were going to bitch the drive out or Jon hits the driver… but all he did was throw the money onto his lap… and it was pretty understandable, even with the editing, you can tell they were on the road a long time… They also seemed very tired… they need to cut back the late night clubbing… lol… Anyway… Kris and Jon dominated the DETOUR … Kris barely complained, these two are physically, mentally, and emotionally strong… They got frustrated, but who wouldn’t… its not like they NEVER get mad, its just they never were put in that situation during the RACE and its the Final Four, there’s gotta be a lot of stress… AND! They almost got run over by a taxi, motorcycle AND a bus!
I think knowing this was a non-elimination took a little of the excitement (and worry) out of my viewing experience, but it was still a great episode… reminiscent of TAR3 going to Vietnam… I hate that “slashing” sound effect, it usually signals a mistake, but they were throwing it in left and right…
Anyway… what’s up with Freddy using “proper” words like “timely” and “expeditious” … lol… it just seems so out of place with his other expression “One of you… I’M GOING TO BREAK IN HALF!” … Kendra was less annoying this week…
Hayden & Aaron are still funny… but they really remind of a less likable Flo & Zach… even though Flo whine a lot, you enjoyed her and Zach‘s little fights… lol… Adam & Rebecca really argue a lot, but they still kiss and make up… wierd people… or really, wierd person (Adam)…
I think I will only be happy if Kris & Jon win… they have to win, but I’m not going to have high expectations… hmm… it should be a close finish… I wonder if its like TAR2 where the final stretch is a footrace… or TAR3 where the taxi decides your fate… I think it should have the teams walk (or run actually) from ROAD BLOCK to PITSTOP… TAR4‘s ending sucked the most, followed by TAR5… too predictable… TAR2 was the most exciting , then TAR1 and TAR3…
NEXT WEEK! The 2 hour season finale of SEASON 6… Its gonna be good!
The Amazing Race powerhouse also known as Kris & Jon led their way into first this leg… they would fall behind a little, but just smoke the competition… first at the DETOUR then at the ROAD BLOCK… all the while staying calm and cool… they are seriously the best… their placing so far in the race has been: 2 … 1 … 2 … 1 … 4 … 2 … 4 … 3 … 1 with an average placing of 2nd… please, please… I hope there isn’t a huge upset at the end of this race… I love this quote: Jon: “Hey Holmes… you’re taking us in the wrong direction.”
I’m glad they had that little dedication at the beginning of the episode to the tsunami victims and then Phil at the end talking about helping out…
I think they did the most traveling in one REGULAR leg ever… 5 or 6 different destinations with 2 or 3 more tasks in addition to the DETOUR and ROAD BLOCK… Kendra continues to whine… but she and Freddy were tolerable during the DETOUR and the elephants…
Another Adam & Rebecca blow up… well really, just another Adam crying session… Lori & Bolo could’ve done well, but they were not very methodical, and at times would get very tired… How about Kris trying to comfort Bolo… just amazing… Hayden & Aaron were okay… but dissing Kris & Jon is a big no-no…
Loved that scramble to the PIT STOP… first outside with the running and the TukTuks… then at the pool… Rebecca fell into the pool after she was DENIED by Phil at the mat… lol… Kris‘s comment (and tonight’s episode title) is perfect… “Its all in the details” … they didn’t read the clues, so they didn’t know to jump in the pool… but damn, they all checked in within a minute and a half of each other at least… This was the first time I was pissed at the HOURS OF OPERATION… 4:00PM? geez…
Anyway… one more episode until the 2 hour season finale!