Sunday, March 04, 2012

The Amazing Race 20 Blog Party - 03/04/12


Be still, my heart. The show is actually starting on time here on the East Coast! Oh my. I supposed we shouldn't get used to it, eh?

As it airs here, I'll be updating this post with the major events. However, the real fun is in the comments area. Everyone is welcome to join in to cheer or jeer the teams!

The teams are heading to Paraguay. The Detour is Stacked Up or Strung Out. Stacking watermelons or attaching strings to harps. The Border Patrol guys are way ahead of the other teams. The Roadblock is to perform a cultural dance with a water bottle balanced on their heads. Er, well ... one head.

Whoa! Art and JJ are at the Pit Stop and no other team has even finished the Detour! They won a trip to the Bahamas. Rachel and Dave used their Express Pass when they realized that all the other teams were already at the harps. Most of the teams switched from watermelons to harps.

Dave ended up breaking all the bottles in the dance. While they arrived second at the Pit Stop, they have to wait out a two-hour penalty. Rachel and Brendon came in third, which became second. Then the Jersey/Staten Island "Fitness" team came in third. Kentucky, four. Nary and Jamie, five. Rachel and Dave's penalty is up, six. Kerri and Stacy, seven.

Vanessa and Ralph made it to eight. The twins were last and were Philiminated. 

74 comments:

Nickelpeed said...

Here we go!! Drink up!!! ;-)

Nickelpeed said...

I bet this is a non-elimination episode?

Becky said...

Hey, Jackie and Penny. How are you today?

Jackie said...

I'm just stunned that it's starting on time here!

Jackie said...

I'm thinking this week or next should be a non-elim.

Petals said...

*~*splash~*~

Merrilee said...

Splish Splash y'all!

Petals said...

Hey guys. Is everyone having a good night?

Nickelpeed said...

I am doing great. How about you, Becky? How's Maggie?

SueGee said...

Hi everyone - still not used to this new comment page!

SueGee

Nickelpeed said...

I know, Jackie, for once it's starting on time!

I might not make it here Wednesday night. Have to work. Won't get off until 8 p.m. I will try to make it home in time to at least get the last part of Survivor. That means I have to watch it late again. :-(

Becky said...

Maggie is doing well, Penny. Thank you for asking. Maggie is one tough cookie. Now if it were Pebbles she would be milking it like crazy.

Hey, Merrilee, Petals and Sue!

Becky said...

Boy, some ugly sides are showing.

Becky said...

I thought the farm boys would do better.

Nickelpeed said...

OMG! That's terrible. And, they laugh at them! :-(

Merrilee said...

No beuno!

Nickelpeed said...

Oh no. This might mean they are eliminated. O.O

Nickelpeed said...

LOL. Sneaky farm boys!!!

Petals said...

yeah... they act all surprised at the tasks. What did they think they were signing up for?

Nickelpeed said...

Some of these teams are nasty!!!

Petals said...

wait...she could see Rachel's WHAT? I didnt see anything showing. Am I stupid?

Becky said...

Oh, Brenchel are being ugly!

Merrilee said...

I couldn't do that bottle dance.

Nickelpeed said...

Wow, they got through this really fast!

~~Silk said...

As a retired bellydancer, I can do the bottle thing!

Nickelpeed said...

Smart thing to do, but it's so early in the game.

meb said...

Becky, whoever the other girl was was being ugly first. Oh My... can't believe I'm taking up for Brenchel. Well. fair is fair!

Petals said...

Cool Silk!!! I wish I could bellydance.

Nickelpeed said...

That is so cool, Silk. My daughter has taken belly dancing and she loves it!

Joe in NY said...

Hi folks

Nickelpeed said...

This is not good. I think they could be eliminated. Not good at all.

I like them. :-(

Joe in NY said...

2 hours is an awfully long time

Nickelpeed said...

Hi Joe!

~~Silk said...

Started in 197-something on the advice of my chiropractor. Best thing ever for a bad back. Danced pro in DC clubs in the early 80s. Now just in my kitchen.

Petals said...

Hey Brainiac Boyfriend.

Merrilee said...

Paybacks are a B!tch, Vanessa.

Nickelpeed said...

How wonderful, Silk! I didn't realize it would be good for a bad back. My daughter absolutely loves it.

Joe in NY said...

Hi Petals. Still hungover?

Hi Nickelpeed.

meb said...

Not to quit... ??? just go on to the next comp... that's not quitting to me.

That using your head thing is hard!

Becky said...

I couldn't do the bottle thing.

Nickelpeed said...

Wow - Rachel! I have to say that was REALLY good. And Joey!

Nickelpeed said...

My gosh, she is SUCH a drama queen.

Becky said...

Rachael is such a drama queen.

Nickelpeed said...

Dang, they are so lucky. And, they gave up their express pass, too. Wow.

Nickelpeed said...

This is actually sad for these last two teams.

Joe in NY said...

Wow, I can't recall such a time spread between first and last...

Nickelpeed said...

Who's going to make it????

Becky said...

Is it just me are are the legs harder this year?

Nickelpeed said...

These are hard. I feel sorry for these two teams. I like the twins.

meb said...

When did they give up their express pass. I thought that was why they incurred the penalty, because they didn't. Anyone?

meb said...

I also bet this is a non-elimination round.

Joe in NY said...

I'm kind of hoping this is an elimination round. You know how the non-elim rounds go: the next leg has a plane or something that causes them to all bunch up again. It would really suck to finish like 12 hours ahead of the last place team this week and end up losing to them next week.

Joe in NY said...

OMG. That is so hard!

Nickelpeed said...

This is taking forever!!! I can't imagine how frustrated they are. Dang it, the twins are gone.

Becky said...

Meb, the guy broke all his bottles trying to balance them.

Nickelpeed said...

:-(
:-(

Becky said...

I hate to see the twins go.

Nickelpeed said...

Well, I'm sad. Dang it.

Okay. Well, hopefully I'll see you all Wednesday night after work. I'll be late joining in though.

Night

meb said...

Crap! I really liked them.

Joe in NY said...

I'm okay with that outcome. They were so far behind, one of those last couple teams HAD to be eliminated.

Becky said...

See you guys Wed night.

Nickelpeed said...

I liked the twins, too. :-(

meb said...

I know Becky, but if they used the express pass they wouldn't have had to do the bottles. That's why I didn't think they had used the express pass as Nicklespeed commented.

Oh well... see you all next TAR.

Petals said...

Aww, yeah. I was hoping it was a NON this week.

Boyfriend - uhm, yeah. I am still a bit hungover. My gf and I were having wine last night, then my (other) bf & I had "words", so I just chugged.

Everything is cool today. I stayed in, as you know.
xoxoxoxoxox

Joe in NY said...

see y'all Wednesday

Petals said...

Rachel always cries with NO TEARS!!! How is that possible?

meb said...

Oh no! Rachel is crying next week. Drinking time for sure!

Nickelpeed said...

They skipped both the watermelon and harp challenge

Nickelpeed said...

That's why they gave up the express pass.

Jackie said...

The Express Pass let them skip the Detour, but they had to do the Roadblock. It's only good for one task.

meb said...

Ahhh! Thanks Nicklespeed and Jackie for the explanation. I didn't realize that. Little slow tonight.

Jackie said...

Thank you all for stopping by!

Brent McKee said...

Yeah, they ditched the Watermelons but were smart enough to go to check out the Harp task. When they saw all the other teams there doing the Harp they decided to use the Express pass to go on to the Roadblock.

There's a theory at TV Without Pity that says you should always take the "most photogenic" Detour task, as that will probably be the easiest. Which I guess leads to the question of which task is more photogenic: Watermelons or Harps?

Margo said...

**Pool Update**

Art & J.J.- Auntie Leigh, Caela, Sydney
Brendon & Rachel - Donna in FL, Jennasmom, Lynn 1
Dave & Rachel - Pam in NJ, Rbennie
Joey "Fitness" & Danny - Brent McKee, Karen in CA, Indiana Jane
Kerri & Stacey - Ed in OH, Margo
Mark & Bopper - Delee, Nana in NW, Petals
Nary & Jamie - Merrilee, PDXGranny
Vanessa & Ralph - Jackie, ML, Monty924

Adios
Misa & Maiya - Laurie, Terry in PA, Zoetawny
Dave & Cherie - JOEY, MEB, SueGee
Elliot & Andrew - Becky, DKNYNC, Donna in AL