Sunday, May 11, 2014

The Amazing Race All-Stars: 'Hei Ho Heidi Ho' Blog Party - May 11


I hope everybody has had a nice Mother's Day! But, it's on with the show here. (And the blog party!) We're coming down the home stretch tonight. Unless it's a non-Philimination, tonight's episode will determine the final three teams running for the million dollars. I know many folks were upset with the ouster of Jet and Cord last week. However, they did mess up in addition to being U-Turned. That's the way the cookie crumbles and the race is lost.

The only team I personally don't like seeing in the final four is Jennifer and -- they've been helped way too often! I'm not all that thrilled with Brendon and Rachel, but I realize most of my "not thrilled" has to do with their many other times on shows I watch. Enough already! I'd be most happy with a Dave/Connor win, but I wouldn't mind it if Leo and Jamal won it all.

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 it always is, the real party is in the comments area ... come join us as we watch the show!

The latest blog pool standings from the Magnificent Margo:

Jen & Caroline - Lynn1, Buzzmaam, DLA
Dave & Connor - Becky, Auntie Leigh, Rochelle
Brendon & Rachel (Brenchal) - Terry in TX, Brian
Leo & Jamal (Afghanimals) - Jackie, Jennamom, Merrilee

Philiminated --
Mark & Mallory - SueGee, jonMD1627, Margo
Joey & Meghan - Brenda, Zoetawny, Dusty
Margie & Luke - Donna in AL, Monty924, PDXGranny
Jessica & John - Sharon S, David, Rbennie
Flight Time & Big Easy - Laurie, Donna in FL, nicklepeed
Cord & Jet (Cowboys) - ML, Nana in NW, Delee

Teams ready?

The teams are headed to London, then Liverpool. They'll each have to score two soccer goals against a pro goalie to get their next clue. Leo and Jamal, soccer enthusiasts, get there first. They finish and it's on to an historic raised aqueduct for the next clue. Brenchel is through next. Dave/Connor arrive at the soccer stadium last.

Roadblock - Learn and perform a verse of traditional Welsh poetry. "Hei ho Heidi Ho." They learn it while on a boat on the aqueduct.  Brendon got the difficult poem first, then the girls got it. Uh-oh ... Dave and Connor are in last place right now.

Shoot it or Boot It -- Shooting a target in the sky or booting with Wellingtons.

Now Leo and Jamal are the ones trailing.

The girls get through the clay pigeon shooting first and are the first headed to the Pit Stop. Dave and Connor are right after them. They go different directions. Someone must be wrong. Brendon and Rachel are almost through the Wellington toss. Leo and Jamal finally arrived at the Detour clue.

OH NOES! Brenchel didn't read the clue right! They have to do it over! Rachel breaks down.

Pit Stop --
1. Dave and Connor!!! Also won a trip to Fiji.
2. Caroline and Jennifer -- actually did well on their own this leg.

Brenchel finished the re-do while the cousins are still shooting. Now both teams are heading to the Pit Stop.

3. Brendon and Rachel. (Sigh.)
4. Leo and Jamal -- Philinated.

There goes my blog pool pick. Now I can give Dave and Connor my FULL support!

65 comments:

Nickelpeed said...

HI EVERYONE!!! Thank you for hosting us, Jackie!

I miss the Cowboys. :-(

Nickelpeed said...

Where is everyone???

I hear an echo....hello (((hello)))

:-)

Becky said...

Hey, Jackie and Penny. Happy Mother's Day.

Jackie said...

Hi, Penny! I don't think people are used to the show starting on time!

Jackie said...

Hey, Becky.

Nickelpeed said...

Happy Mother's Day!!

How you doing Becky?

I really do not want the blondes or the Afganies to win.

Nickelpeed said...

I know, it's unusual to see it start on time.

I just do not want these guys to win...I really don't. It was their fault the Cowboys left. Just do not like them that much.

Becky said...

I am good, Penny. Thanking God that he gave me another Mother's Day with Momma.

Becky said...

Thanks for hosting, Jackie.

Nickelpeed said...

That is a cool aquaduct!

Becky said...

I don't want the country singers to win. I hope it is Dave and Connor.

SueGee said...

Howdy everyone!! Happy Mother's Day - including Moms with furry children!!

SueGee on the LeftCoast

Jackie said...

Happy Mother's Day!

Joe in NY said...

hi folks

Becky said...

Darn!

SueGee said...

I will be in and out of here as I finish cooking dinner. I already got one dinner cooked for me this week on mt birthday, so I'm outa luck today LOL (My son lives in Iowa)

SueGee on the LeftCoast

Joe in NY said...

somehow I don't quite understand how the girls got any girls. They had zero velocity, any halfway decent goalie could have gotten there....

Nickelpeed said...

Come on Connor and Dave. I just do not want them to leave.

Nickelpeed said...

Joe, I think the goalie just let them go. I guess it's a perk to be blonde and beautiful.

Joe in NY said...

er..that was "girls got any goals" LOL. I'm pretty sure the girls could get girls.

~~Silk said...

Brenchal's goalie didn't even try!

I've crossed that aguaduct on a narrowboat. I needed a stiff drink first!

Nickelpeed said...

How did the blondes get there so fast??

Nickelpeed said...

I would love to cross this aqueduct!!!

Joe in NY said...

you would think a singer would have an advantage here since they should have a good ear for sounds...then again, those blondes are pretty much bad at everything.

Sharon S said...

Hi everyone -- late here, but glad I'm not missing the whole show! Isn't this stretch sometimes a non-elim?

Joe in NY said...

Silk,

From that distance, if there's any velocity to the corners, the goalie can't get there. Brenchel had some mustard on the ball. It's the blondes that were a little suspicious because they were moving soooo slowly...

But, now I'm delving in a conspiracy theory when I don't believe in them! LOL. I imagine the goalies had some rules they had to follow.

Nickelpeed said...

That was pretty good.

Now Connor needs to get it right.

Sharon S said...

What is with Jamal's faces?

Nickelpeed said...

Dave should have done this and not Connor

Joe in NY said...

jamal is like totally overacting. LOL

Becky said...

Well, the last of my kids just called. I missed all of the singing up to now.

Nickelpeed said...

Can you believe I have my husband watching this. He usually goes to bed early. He telling Connor to not get nasty and to put some oomph behind it. LMAO

~~Silk said...

Is Jamal the one with the knee injury?

Becky said...

Penny I thought Dave should have done it too. I heard Connor's last try and it was b-a-d!

Nickelpeed said...

I'm worried about Connor and Dave. They need to pick up their pace.

Nickelpeed said...

Becky, I'm so glad the last of your kids called. I though my daughter forgot, but she called about a half hour ago.

Good, maybe Dave and Connor moved ahead. Good.

~~Silk said...

My great-grandmother spoke only Welsh. 60 years ago, I understood it. Now it's all Welsh to me...

Nickelpeed said...

Go CONNOR!!!!

Joe in NY said...

I would think the "Wellies" were the much better choice unless you really are a good shot.

Joe in NY said...

I would think the "Wellies" were the much better choice unless you really are a good shot.

Joe in NY said...

Considering how many times the blondes got lost, it would be interesting if Jamal and his brother went home because they got lost.

Nickelpeed said...

Holy Cow~ How did they do that??? LOL

Becky said...

Good, they are back in the game.

Sharon S said...

wow...rookie mistake

Becky said...

Melt down time!

Nickelpeed said...

Crap. That's terrible. Oh no. Read the clue guys.

Stop crying Rachel!!!!

Nickelpeed said...

Rachel and Branden haven't really be that bad this time around. I hate to see them lose because of this mistake. But, that's why you have to read the clue.

Nickelpeed said...

Just do it Rachel. GO!!

Nickelpeed said...

GOOD!!! Woohoo

Becky said...

Wonderful!!!!! Go Dave and Connor!

Becky said...

Jackie, before I forget, thank you for hosting!

Joe in NY said...

I would have died laughing if they had the wrong boots again...

Nickelpeed said...

I don't know how they did this. These blondes have gotten lost and helped all the time. Wow.

Okay, who's going to be the third team????

Becky said...

Brenchel has not been bad this show. I just hope they are finished putting them on reality shows. I really can't see Rachael on Survivor! Well, that might be funny.

Nickelpeed said...

I work Wednesday, so won't be here for Survivor. And, I work on the finale. I'm bummed.

Sharon S said...

Wow...I feel bad for Leo and Jamal.

Nickelpeed said...

Well, despite all their problems and faults, I am kind of happy Rachel and Branden made it.

I'm not a fan of the Afghanies. That's a hard loss though.

Nickelpeed said...

Thank you so much, Jackie. I really appreciate it. See everyone next Sunday.

Happy Mother's Day all of you!

Sharon S said...

Thanks for hosting us Jackie.

Sharon S said...

Penny, I'm bummed you are working during Survivor too. We'll miss you.

Jackie said...

Thank you all for coming by!

Nickelpeed said...

No, you are right, Becky, Rachel does not belong on Survivor. She'd be the first one voted out. LOL

Nickelpeed said...

Rachel will love that.

Nickelpeed said...

Now THAT is cool!!!!

Yi-Chen Chiang said...

hello, just pass by your blog while I just finish watching today's Amazing race. haha. I cannot believe Rachel misunderstood the clue, AGAIN! (remember she interpreted to pump the gas in the wrong cars in old episode?). Of course she was breaking down, huge mistake, but this lucky couple made it through to final 3. (I think Brendon was very understanding, patient, and encouraging to calm Rachel down, and that helped). Anyway, for me, I hope Dave and Conner will win this season. ;)