Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Amazing Race - Season Premiere Blog Gathering

Jackie's TV Blog, Amazing Race, TAR

Yes, it's time for ... The Amazing Race! Yay! I'll be writing a more thorough review for TV Squad a bit later tonight, but this is the place for the party! I'll update the post here with important events and all are welcome to join us in the comments area. Margo is running the pool and may your team (or mine) win the first leg! Once again, Zoetawny has created yet another spiffy show logo for the blog. Have I mentioned that she rocks lately?

It's off to Switzerland. I don't like Preston and Jennifer and they're living up to my expectations.

Pit Stop Order
1. Margie and Luke (YAY!) - won a trip to Mexico
2. Tammy and Victor
3. Mark and Michael
4. Mel and Mike
5. Amanda and Kris
6. Brad and Victoria
7. Jaime and Cara
8. Kisha and Jen
9. Steve and Linda
10. Christine and Jodi
11. Jennifer and Preston -- Philiminated

74 comments:

Delee said...

Yippee

becky said...

Jackie, selfish little witch that I am I hope your team wins! Of course it is my team too.

Zoetwany, excellent work -- again!

Petals said...

I recognize the gay Hollywood writer from The Good Girl and other lil movies. But I don't want him to win. I like the stunt men & the older, fit couple and Steve & Linda.

Petals said...

Mike's resume':
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0925234/

Delee said...

Knew Flt attendants would have a leg up at times.

Petals said...

I hope the stewardesses remain nice, and not get all catty. SO far they seem sweet.

Delee said...

Oh crap the dam was in the previews, bungie jump or something. That thing is high!!!

Petals said...

stuntmen will LOVE this jump!

Delee said...

No fair the stuntmen have an edge in this...

becky said...

I already dislike Preston! Don't care much for Steve either. I do not care for men who are disrespectful to their wife/girlfriend or women in general. Don't care for disrespectful women either.

Leslie said...

I am a little behind..i really like not having all the airport time shown. Hopefully it means more of the actual race being shown.

Petals said...

When I grow up, I'd like to be like Bad & Victoria.

nomad said...

Oh, I can't wait to see it!! Two and half more hours for me!

Delee said...

Interlocken is amazing, Samantha Brown went there.

Jackie said...

I'd LOVE to do that bungee jump!

Petals said...

Nomad - is this ruining the show for you? I'll try not to give too much away.

Switzerland is like a dream/fantasy place for me. Not only is it cold & beautiful, but my love Roger Federer is from there. (Wonder if he's made that jump?)

Delee said...

OK Jackie you can do it for the team...

Petals said...

Jackie - me too! I actually said "amazing" as I was watching. Corny, huh?

Delee said...

Petals, you are too much...you and your hunky tennis dudes...HAHA

becky said...

Jackie said... I'd LOVE to do that bungee jump!

Okay, team buddy, this one is yours!

Leslie said...

Nope- not me, I could not step off that ledge....okay, manybe for a million dollars!

Delee said...

At Interlocken there is a train to the top of one of the Alp Mt and ice tunnels. WOnder if that is where they will go...

Delee said...

nope cheese toting, swiss cheese no less...haha

Petals said...

D - Yup, I gotta lotta love for my tennis dudes. Oh, your new picture is precious! Is it real?

Petals said...

Runaway cheese!!!!!

Delee said...

Major entertainment for the locals!

Delee said...

Found it on the internet...forget where. Sucker for animals

Delee said...

Bowling with cheese.

Petals said...

seems like just rolling the cheese wheels down is a much more effective way to move them.

Petals said...

D - it's so cute it looks like a puppet. Awww...

Delee said...

WOW we even get yodeling!!!

becky said...

The natives are loving the cheese haulers. Love the guy sliding down the hill.

The "little people made up some time.

I REALLY dislike Steve. I don't think I can stand him very long.

Delee said...

I really like your Marde Gras mask too and your V'day pic was sweet

Delee said...

Wobbles does that when he is cleaning his face, of course I would never get a pic of that myself. Wets his paws then cleans his ears.

Delee said...

Glad mother and son team hit the mat first.

Petals said...

Yeah, whoever it was that slip halfway down the hill on his butt - that was FUN-NY!

Petals said...

AWESOME!!!!!!

Delee said...

2 of the 1st 3 teams have handicaps yet they did not let it affect them. Marvelous

Petals said...

OMG! I had no idea the stuntment were oompa loompas! WOW! Really, I couldn't tell 'til I saw them standing there. The jokes are too obvious, so I won't write them, cuz they're cool guys.

Delee said...

Those cheese carriers are garbage, no way are those the real thing.

Petals said...

WOW - most of the younger, "fit" teams are still hauling cheese.

Anonymous said...

this cheese thing is the funniest thing i have seen in a while!

Delee said...

WOW what a ending, thought the fly girls would be last. Editing kept us on edge.

Petals said...

That was an "amazing" first episode.

Delee said...

Great first episode, hope rest at same level.

Good night all hope some have off for Presidents Day.

Petals said...

I shoulda TiVo'd this; it's worth a re-watch.

becky said...

Great show! Catch you guys later. I think this will be a good season. For one thing Ken and his wife are not on it! LOL

Delee said...

Look for it at cbs.com and watch on your puter

Petals said...

Oh yeah, D. Thanks!

Have a good Presidents Day, everyone!

meb said...

I have the stunt guys with sydney and jennasmom... they were pretty good... of course the bungy jump would be nothing to either of them. they came in 3rd... good enough for me.

Leslie said...

Poo- my team is out first leg. I thought they would last a while as Preston seems fairly athletic, but I know that is not the only factor. Oh well..I will have fun cheering on the others.

sizzie said...

I watched and it was fun. Our team is still in it, lynn1 and Caroline. and they are darn good looking too. A dating couple.

Okay, I laughed during the cheese thing but felt bad, 'cause I could see it was difficult..almost impossible to do. And the falls looked painful.

The one flight girl who had to jump was interesting to watch. It will be good to see if she uses the same method for other parts of the race. She was frightened, calmed herself quitely, and then seemed to not make a sound when she jumped. Or did I miss a scream?

Margo said...

Steve was very smart with his cheese sled. But it doesn't look good for next week.

Anonymous said...

Didn't hear her scream but she sure had her eyes clenched tightly shut when she jumped off. More guts than I have.

rozee said...

Yeah for Brad and Victoria! Orkmommy, we are in the middle of the pack! They seem to get along great.

Laurie said...

I'm watching the cheese part now. I couldn't do this at all, so I feel bad about laughing at them, but it is funny to watch!

I'm not liking my Steve/Linda team much tonight. He is so rude to her and she seems too wimpy.

If I ever get to Switzerland, I want to relax and enjoy all the beauty!

Laurie said...

Well, that was a great show! It was a close finish and somehow my team is still in the game. I'm not at all sure Steve and Linda will make it one more week, though!

PDX Granny said...

I'm still watching, but have to comment. There are already two teams I'm tired of. Preston & Jennifer and Steve & Linda. It's just too early in the game to be grinchy to each other!

OMGosh! The cheese! I feel so sorry for them all. Parts are so funny, but it's amazing that nobody is getting hurt.

Yippee!! Jeannemarie, our guys won!

Sydney said...

WOw, that was a great episode! I had to watch it late on TIvo due to other plans but my men are still in. The couple who got booted may love each other and get married but I sure was glad to lose the typcially cast "bickering couple" from the get go. Now if the Virginian couple can just not take up the mantle it'd be nice.

I was worried about my team, but I knew they'd be fearless on that jump. WOW, Have you ever seen a bungee that went so far down?

Definitely a few impressive teams, from just their introductions. The airline gals, the harvard sibs, the "older" couple from Ohio, and I have a soft spot for the Gay dad and son. I know they prolly won't make it to the end but what a great experience to share. And I never assume my hearing impaired fellow man was any less than. I'm glad they won the first round, but I hope his hearing isn't made into an issue every ep. They're very capable.

Siz, I picked up on the airline stewardess who got her sh*t together and did that jump without a peep or a grimace. It was just downright maturity. Very impressed!

Margo said...

**********TAR POOL************
Sorry Donna in Fl, Karen & Leslie you have been philiminated.

Amanda & Kris – Caroline, Sizzie & Lynn1
Cara & Jaime – Nana in NW, Monty924 & Donna in AL
Jennifer & Preston – Donna in FL, Karen & Leslie
Linda & Steve – Laurie, Nomad & Margo
Mark & Michael – Sydney, Jennasmom & MEB
Tammy & Victor – Rbennie & Delee
Brad & Victoria – Rozee & ORKMommy
Christie & Jodi – Zoetawny & SueGee
LaKisha & Jennifer – KarenJC & Patti
Margie & Luke – PDX Granny & Jeannemarie
Mel & Mike – Jackie & Becky

RBennie said...

Great show last night. I'm loving my team so far (Tammy & Victor). I hope you like them too Delee. I'll try to blog along next week, but it gets a little hectic for me trying to watch and type at the same time, LOL. I'm surprised to see Preston & Jennifer go so early, but I can't say I'm sad about it. I don't see Steve and Linda lasting very long. She really seems to have no stamina at all.

Sydney said...

RBennie -- this show is even harder to blog live than Survivor. You could just wait til the commercials and type stuff in then, and read later worst case!

Sydney said...

Leslie -- If you want to join Meb and Jennas mom and I to cheer on Mark and Mike, you're welcome... since we share Sydney on Survivor, it only seems right! Meband Jennasmom rock too.

Jackie -- I can;'t believe you said you'd want to do that Bunbgee! Cool. It would leave you feeling like you could do anything if you did but it would not be my first choice...

Donna in AL said...

I did not get to watch last night because of a death in the family, great-uncle.

Our team did alright with Nana and Monty cheering them on though. A co-worker of mine has a deaf son attending Rochester!! I will have a find out if he knows this guy on TAR.

Delee said...

I wonder if Jackie could bungie jump with the new knee and the bad knee? Since tying to the legs are involved.

rBennie, all I can say is we will see.

I hope 1st place finishes are more spread out this season. Got tired of the same ones winnning and winning the trips and prizes.

Makes ya wonder, do not some watch the show and see how phyically fit you must be and there is always running...

Zoetawny said...

Happy President's Day!

What a great beginning to a new season of TAR! I watched not knowing who I had in our pool but had to jump on the pc to find out if I had already been philiminated. Whew! Sugee, we made it.

I was afraid I might have gotten "Linda" and Steve in our pool. I didn't like the way he was treating her but he mellowed a bit as the show went on. We'll have to see more episodes to see if he encourages her or invalidates her efforts.

Jackie...

I'm happy you don't dislike (my team) Christie and Jodi. Jodi, who is the older one, seems to have a lot of determination and was encouraging Christie to never give up. I glad they're not just a couple of "dumb blondes". I would have a hard time cheering them on.

Jackie...

I can't imagine wanting to bungee jump. You must have been more of an athlete than me. ;) I think I would jump much the same as Jodi, eyes closed, too scared to death to even scream out loud.

The cheese challenge even had my (unwilling to watch TAR) hub laughing his head off. The cheese carriers were a joke. Did they really use those contraptions to carry cheese? But, I'm sure it must not have been up and down a huge hill. I think I might have sat on one of those cheese rounds and slid my way down that hill. :D

Catch up with you later!

Leslie said...

Sydney- I will happily join you in rooting for Mark and Mike! I like (mostly) all of the teams, although Steve and his wife were a bit annoying. He did kick but on the cheese hill! Next week looks like it will be every bit as good as the premire!

Anonymous said...

I am sorry my team was philiminated. Now I will just cheer on other teams. I like the mother and son and also the brother and sister.


Karen

Anonymous said...

Zoetawny,

I couldn't figure out why the rest of the teams didn't just roll the cheese down the hill. No got penalized when the first teams accidentally dropped them and they rolled down the hill. They just retrieved them at the bottom and put the cheese on the stacks. It seemed like a much faster way to get the cheese to the bottom.

TSF

rozee said...

I am telling you I practically fell off the couch laughing so much at the cheese carriers breaking. Thinking, thank God it wasn't me and no one seemed to be hurt badly. But you are right about not having to REALLY carry the cheese the correct way. The Virgian guy took three and rigged them like a sled while she slid down with the 4th. MY team had nothing on their rears, so I wonder how they made it without sliding? The editing did not show them. See you next Sunday!

Sydney said...

Leslie -- OK! It's awwn!

Jennasmom said...

Finally got to watch the show. I never get to watch anything live! Thank goodness for Tivo! Glad our stunt boys are still in it. Leslie, welcome aboard the Michael & Mark team!

And I don't think I could do that bungee jump for even a million dollars as I would die from a heart attack and not be here to collect it!

Caroline said...

I'm a little behind in my Tv this week, my friend from N. Carolina is up for a week's vacation. But now that I watched the ep, I have to say it was awesome.

Sizzie, Lynn1...I love our team. They were my fav from the intro videos Jackie posted and I look forward to rooting them on. And since we didn't see much footage this week, I'll take it as a good sign that they worked together and had very little drama.

The cheese wheel challenge was hysterical. I would have loved to see how that one team made it without getting their butts dirty. I never could have done the bungee jump and I know things like that are the main reason I could never be on this show.

And I also agree that in the beginning of the season I hope we see lots of different teams come in first...it'll keep it more exciting towards the end of the season.

meb said...

Welcome to our team Leslie... I really like Mark and Michael... they are short, so don't run as fast, but they are stunt men, so probably strong and will be good in most of the challenges.

I didn't really see any team that I didn't like except the one that went home.

The older couple (the husband) needs to encourage his wife which I think he was trying to do in the end. But in the beginning, he was not very kind. She can't run... he'll have to accept that. Didn't he know that before they applied for the show? Wouldn't you try to get physically fit before applying to be on a show like this?