Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Amazing Race All-Stars: 'Can't Make the Fish Bite' Blog Party - March 23


With CBS hosting the March Madness college basketball games, I'm surprised to see ANY new primetime shows. I'm not surprised it's delayed. As the show airs here on the East Coast, I'll update this entry with the major happenings -- refresh the page to get the latest news! As always, the real party is in the comments area. Come join us!

60 Minutes started at 7:42pm EDT, so I expect we'll start at 8:42-ish. 

Since last week was a non-Philimination leg, Magnificent Margo's pool standings remain ...

Flight Time & Big Easy - Laurie, Donna in FL, nicklepeed
Jen & Caroline - Lynn1, Buzzmaam, DLA
Dave & Connor - Becky, Auntie Leigh, Rochelle
Margie & Luke - Donna in AL, Monty924, PDXGranny
Brendon & Rachel (Brenchal) - Terry in TX, Brian
Jessica & John - Sharon S, David, Rbennie
Cord & Jet (Cowboys) - ML, Nana in NW, Delee
Leo & Jamal (Afganimals) - Jackie, Jennamom, Merrilee

Philiminated --
Mark & Mallory - SueGee, jonMD1627, Margo
Joey & Meghan - Brenda, Zoetawny, Dusty

Ah, it's 8:41 and the show is starting! It's weird that they're in the same place where the missing Malaysian flight took off from.

The teams are heading to Sri Lanka.

Uh-oh ... Brenchal is closed out of the flight that has everybody else aboard. Instead of a direct flight, they're taking one with a thirty minute connection. They're desperate and know they're taking a big chance. Luke and Margie are also closed out of the main flight. They're going standby on the main flight as the Singapore connection scares them.

The other teams didn't realize it was a non-Philim last week until Flight Time spread the word.

Brenchal made the connection. Luke and Margie have to take the next flight, putting them way behind. Brenchal gets there first after taking their desperation move.

Once in Sri Lanka, they must visit a Buddhist temple for a blessing and their next clue. All the teams except Margie and Luke are on a scenic train to Galle.

Detour -- Fishing pole -- wade into surf on stilts, each catch a fish. Spin control has them performing a native dance that combines dancing with spinning a disc-like plate on a rod.

Cool ... Dave and Connor are first through the Detour! They're my favorite team. (Although, of course, I want Leo and Jamal to win because of the blog pool.)

Margie and Luke finally arrived and are on their way to the temple. The majority of the teams have already finished the detour. Jessica and John gave up on the fishing and are heading to the dancing.

Roadblock - Who wants to put the pedal to the treadle? Sewing a shirt. Connor thinks he has no skills, but at least he took a semester of sewing in junior high! That's more than many have done. I took my course in 8th grade. I'd fail the task.

Whoa! Jessica and John made it through the dancing like a quick breeze. Margie and Luke are on the train. Brenchal has hit the speed bump and have to silk screen fifteen t-shirts.

Woot! Connor got his shirt approved first! They're on the way to the Pit Stop. Caroline and Jennifer are next done.

Pit Stop --
1. DAVE AND CONNOR - each won 5 grand. This is the leg they bowed out with Dave's injury in their season.
2. Jennifer and Caroline
3. Jet and Cord
4. Leo and Jamal
5. Jessica and John
6, Flight Time and Big Easy
7. Brendan and Rachel (I can't believe I'm kind of liking them this season.)
8. Margie and Luke -- Philiminated.

Luke held up well, saying that it was a fantastic experience to be on the race three times.

52 comments:

lynn1 said...

HI Jackie

Nickelpeed said...

~~~Splash~~~~ FINALLY it's on. Geesh!

Thank you Jackie for hosting us. It's greatly appreciated.

Hi everyone who comes in after me!!

Jackie said...

Hey, Lynn! Just a bit late at the starting gate tonight!

Jackie said...

Hi, Penny and others who will drop in.

lynn1 said...

Hi Penny

Sharon S said...

Hi Penny, Lynn, and Jackie!

lynn1 said...

Hi Sharon

Nickelpeed said...

Yikes, this is so risky for both of them.

Nickelpeed said...

Crap.

Sharon S said...

I hope Marge and Luke make it.

Nickelpeed said...

she needs to keep going and hold the gate. That is just so risky. They usually close gates that close to departure.

Nickelpeed said...

I do, too Sharon

Jackie said...

Reminds me of when I had to scurry the length of the huge airport in Atlanta for a short connection. GAH! I made it, but ... boy the knee was screaming (recovering from surgery).

Nickelpeed said...

Darn it. I feel sorry for Marge and Luke. Darn it.

Nickelpeed said...

Wow, that was a risk that paid off for them. Holy Cow.

Wait until the others find out they're already there. LOL

lynn1 said...

It looks like Margie and Luke are in trouble but you never know

Nickelpeed said...

That is too, too funny. This game is not for the faint of heart. LOL

Joe in NY said...

Well, at least Brenchel are back in it.

I do kind of hate it when they do this whole clumping up thing.

Given the extra speed bump for Brenchel and Margie and Luke's plane problems, it's looking like the same last 2 teams as last week. LOL

Joe in NY said...

Does it strike anyone else that dressing up in traditional garb by non-believers might be viewed as disrespectful by many people?

David said...

Hi everyone. ;-)

This reminds me of the fall shows with me a few minutes behind you east coasters.

Sharon S said...

Feel bad for Margie and Luke.

Sharon S said...

Oh my gosh -- that looks terrifying!

Nickelpeed said...

I would not do the dancing. That's hard. Fishing all the way.

lynn1 said...

Joe When I have traveled to countries where islam was the predominate religion as a nonbeliever I felt I was respecting their customs when I wore caftans and covered my head when I visited some of the beautiful Mosques that were open to tourist

Nickelpeed said...

Well, fishing is definitely a waiting game. My husband loves it, not me. LOL

Nickelpeed said...

I couldn't do that either.

Jackie said...

All of those fish together might make a meal for two. Doesn't seem worth the effort. However, a big fish would probably knock them off the stilt poles!

Sharon S said...

Seems as though they are pretty much all equally disadvantaged with the sewing. Might be a chance for Margie to make up time?

Nickelpeed said...

I hope Marge and Luke can catch up. I like them all, so I'd hate to see any of them go. :-(

Joe in NY said...

lynn1

It's one thing to wear a head kerchief or head covering as a sign of respect. I think it's a little different when they are doing it lik e it is halloween.

Nickelpeed said...

Wow, John has grown up a lot since his last race.

Nickelpeed said...

I feel sorry for these people though. They probably only get paid 50 cents or less a shirt.

lynn1 said...

Joe with the camera crew and some of the folks who are racing it does seem a bit disrespectful

Nickelpeed said...

I feel kind of sorry for some of these people who are standing their with Phil. They've probably never seen $5,000 in a lifetime.

Jackie said...

I've read that TAR pumps a lot of money into the local economies where they visit. They're welcome just about anywhere they go ... and I would guess they pay the country reps quite well to wait with Phil. Perhaps not 5,000, but ...!

Nickelpeed said...

Good, that's great to hear, Jackie. I just feel bad for these 3rd world countries. It's good that they pay them well.

David said...

I am sure TAR pays all of the performers to hang out all day. So it would be a good amount of money into their economy. Wonder how much they paid those people to hang out in the bar a few seasons ago and get drunk waiting for beers, LOL

Nickelpeed said...

Man, they are not showing Marge and Luke at all.

Nickelpeed said...

Big Easy reminds me of Charles Barkley. LOL

Sharon S said...

Flight Time has a great smile.

Nickelpeed said...

Darn, Marge and Luke are last. They thought they'd be last. :-(

Nickelpeed said...

Good sport this time. Just sad they're last.

Sharon S said...

This season is tough. I even like the teams I didn't used to like.

Nickelpeed said...

Well, thank you Jackie.

I'll see everyone Wednesday. Have a great week!!!!

Sharon S said...

Yes, thanks Jackie. Hope everyone has a pleasant start to their week.

Jackie said...

Luke has grown up a lot. But I don't really want to see them a fourth time on the show!

Jackie said...

Sharon -- Me, too. I can't believe I actually sort of kind of like Brenchal this season! (Again, I'd rather not see them again after this.)

Sharon S said...

I agree with the repeats Jackie. I am really enjoying Survivor this year with an entirely new cast.

Jackie said...

Thanks for coming by!

lynn1 said...

I am with you Jackie, I don't dislike margie and Luke but three times is enough for me.

lynn1 said...

Thanks Jackie. Nite everyone

monty924 said...

My DVR didn't tape the show tonight... grrrr!

I see that I've been philiminated from the pool, so I can officially root for my favorite team in the race - Flight Time and Big Easy. Yay!