Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Amazing Race: March 17, 2013 Episode Blog Party


Yipes! The promos say that one team will quit tonight, another will be eliminated! I fear it may be David and Connor quitting. I sincerely hope not as they are very enjoyable to watch and they're pretty darn incredible, too. But, with David's Achilles tendon injury and being on crutches, I don't see how they can last much longer.

The show is going to be on time again here -- I believe that just might be a world record. As it airs, I'll update this entry with the major happenings. So, if you're trying to keep track, refresh this page to see the latest. But, as always, the real party is in the comments. Come join us!

Teams are on their way to Hanoi, Vietnam. Sigh. Dave said they're going to fly to Hanoi and be eliminated since doctors recommended surgery on his leg within seven days.

Caution -- U-Turn ahead.

They hit a bunching up point in Hanoi and still don't know who was eliminated in the prior leg.

Yes, Dave and Connor went to the mat early ... to disqualify themselves. What a great father and son team! Now, they're someone I'd like to see be given another chance in the future.

The rest of the teams plan on targeting the Roller Derby Moms and YouTube couple (Joey and Meghan) with the U-Turn.

The Roadblock sounds way complicated. Listening to a song touting Vietnam socialism, finding a poster with phrases used in the song, etc. After completing the Roadblock, the teams have to take part in a Vietnamese bamboo stick dance which looks like another level of Double Dutch without ropes to me!

Detour: Make Your Move -- a giant chess game using people. Or Make Your Meal, pick up live chickens, purchase ingredients, prepare two dishes of a cultural Vietnamese dish.

It's a Double U-Turn and they remain anonymous doing it. Pam and Winnie, first there, U-Turned Meghan and Joey.

1. Pam and Winnie - also won a trip to Whistler Ski Resort. They're my blog pool team. Yay!

Joey and Meghan U-Turned Chuck and Winona, a team which has all but U-Turned themselves anyway.

2. Max and Katie
3. Mona and Beth
4. Bates and Anthony
5. Caroline and Jennifer

Chuck and Winona are pitiful. 

6. Joey and Meghan
7. Chuck and Winona ... NOT Philiminated because Dave and Connor left the race. Apparently they don't have a Speed Bump ahead either like in a non-Philimination leg.

56 comments:

Nickelpeed said...

I'm early. ~~~~SPLASH~~~

Hi everyone!!!

I wonder which group doesn't finish a task?

lynn1 said...

Hi Jackie & everyone

Jackie said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

lynn1 said...

Happy St Patty's to you too.

lynn1 said...

People have been parading and celebrating for 2 days around here

Becky said...

Hey, Jackie, Penny, Lynn and others who arrive.

Happy St. Paddie's day to all of you, especially Jackie and Vincent.

Nickelpeed said...

Happy Saint Paddy's Day, too!!

I hate to see the father and son leave. Dang.

Joe in NY said...

Hi folks

Sharon S said...

Hi everyone!

Nickelpeed said...

Hi Becky, Jackie, Lynn!!

Joey is so crazy and a little bit strange. LOL

Nickelpeed said...

You think anyone will use the U-turn??? Uhmmmm

Becky said...

Sorry, but I do not care for Pam and Winnie (she ain't a Pooh).

lynn1 said...

Oh I hate to see my team go but I respect their decision

Nickelpeed said...

This is so sad. Really sad.

Becky said...

Oh, darn. I hope if they ever have a "bring back past competitors" race that the father and son come back.

Nickelpeed said...

Makes me want to cry. I like these two and would rather see them win than anyone else. :*-(

lynn1 said...

Ditto Becky

Joe in NY said...

They had to go. If you don't have the Achilles surgery soon after the injury you will usually end up permanently crippled especially at his age. Kind of surprised they let them stay in the race as long as they did.

SueGee said...

Hi everyone!! Hope you are having a beautiful, restful Sunday!

SueGee on the Left Coast

Nickelpeed said...

Glad they do not speak Vietamese.

SueGee said...

I actually saw a woman yesterday with a mullet. Started giggling and had to turn away not to LOL. I don't think I have seen one in person since the 70's or 80's?


SueGee on the Left Coast

Becky said...

WOW! Mullet Hair got it.

Becky said...

I remember doing a bamboo dance in elementary school.

Nickelpeed said...

This is cool

SueGee said...

My husband took his Senior Trip to Vietnam (nice way of saying he got drafted). He stayed in the south tho :o)


SueGee on the Left Coast

Becky said...

SueG, sorry, but I had to laugh when I read about your hubby's senior trip.

Mine received orders for Viet Nam, but they army pulled him to be on the rifle team, so he never left the States.

Becky said...

Wait until they find out they left the chicken behind.

Becky said...

Good, I am glad that Joey and Meghan got it right.

Becky said...

I REALLY don't like the "best friends" now.

Nickelpeed said...

I joined the Air Force a year after they pulled everyone out. Thank God.

Nickelpeed said...

This is not good for Joey and Meghan

Nickelpeed said...

Why? Chuck and Wynonna are slow anyway? Why not pick someone who is a real threat? I guess they look at it as they could be Chuck and Wynonna on a foot race?

Nickelpeed said...

oops, beat

Nickelpeed said...

LMAO!!! Don't they have to use those chickens? LOL

lynn1 said...

I think chuck & Wy are going to be philiminated

Jackie said...

Well ... *I* thought my blog pool team did just fine. Pam and Winnie! :-)

Nickelpeed said...

I don't know, you think anyone will be eliminated? Since the father and son left, I don't think anyone will be eliminated.

Jackie said...

Lynn - I think Chuck and Winona have been out of their element all along. I mean, a mullet, really.

Becky said...

Sorry, Jackie.

SueGee said...

Watch out - you're talking about MY pool team (haircut and all)


SueGee on the Left Coast

lynn1 said...

I was happy for Pam & Winnie. I agree Chuck and Wynonna have not been doing well since day one.

Nickelpeed said...

O_o @ Chuck and Wynonna

Nickelpeed said...

Holy cow, these are terrible taxi drivers!!

Anonymous said...

Yes, yes, Joey and Meghan.. YES!

SueGee said...

I don't feel sorry for the teams that are just plain Stupid. I do feel sorry for those that are running a good race and then get a bad break like a taxi ride. But that is why it is the Amazing Race


SueGee on the Left Coast

Becky said...

Good, I am glad that they are still in the race.

Sharon S said...

I can live with tonight's results. I hope that married couple end up at the end of the pack next time though.

Nickelpeed said...

I thought so! Wow, are they lucky!!!!

Becky said...

Thanks for hosting us, Jackie. See you on Wed.

lynn1 said...

I'm glad that no team was eliminated tonight

Nickelpeed said...

Thank you for hosting Jackie. Appreciate it. Will see everyone Wednesday!!! Have a good week, all!!

Jackie said...

Sharon - Max and Katie? He's a bit self-righteous, methinks.

Jackie said...

Thanks for coming by, everyone!

lynn1 said...

Thanks Jackie. Goodnight everyone

Anonymous said...

The Amazing Race is one of my favorite television shows, however, what's the reason we had to go to Vietnam and expose the Veterans of Vietnam to the B-52 Memorial? A wreckage of an American Bomber in which Americans probably lost their lives. It sits in a stagnant pool of crap, nice memorial Vietnam. This sickens me and although I am a Vet, I am not a Vietnam Vet and my heart bleeds for those Race fans to have seen that, discusting. I think we could have skipped that country and the hole Communism is.

terry in spring hill said...

I had to same feeling about the memorial and then for the contestants to have to listen to that ode to socialism song. That's one thing, but why did amazing race feel to the need to place the song again over the closing credits?