• You know how I feel about product placement – annoying but necessary. However, I liked how the Snapple placement was incorporated into the challenges. The tea theme was a nice touch, and I loved how the seemingly throwaway task in China to taste the tea turned into an integral part of the Roadblock. Good move, Show.
• Looking at departure times – The Cowboys barely edged out Garlory last week (2 minutes), and finished almost two hours ahead of the Silver Surfer and his buddy Galactus (Fantastic Four – look it up).
• India remains a Race standby. Always good for some visual imagery. Mallory already loves it, and Ron was surprised so many people were there for a midnight flight. Ron, it is INDIA. There are 12 people in the shower with you when you wake up.
• Hysterical that Ron’s cabbie almost got them hit by a truck – not for the danger, but for the irony that Ron almost did that himself in the first leg.
• More fun – The Trotters faking out Mallory and others (but it was funnier because it was Mallory) at the bunching by pretending the clue box/sign in sheet was down the street. Heh.
• More Mallory-isms – The Race is like “living like people live, moving like the people move.” Except for the camera crews, the challenges, the Pit Stop food, the spoon-fed SUVs, but other than that, exactly like it.
• More funny things – Kent can’t find the Snapple. I think I read that children’s book to my kid recently.
• Were the sisters really searching around India for a Snapple factory? Or did I dream that? They probably had a better shot at finding Snapple’s customer service center. I did kind of enjoy Jen’s reaction when she realized the clue was in the cap – let’s just say it rhymed with “Shut the Truck Up.”
• I can do without Kent calling Vixen’s breasts pillows. Fairly certain she would be on board with that.
• The Trotters made a pact not to take a penalty this season – kind of scary that this required a pact.
• Another favorite part – the adorable Indian schoolchildren, all dressed in green, gathered around the Cowboys. They were like two Pied Pipers for kids who like to talk about gravy.
• Not sure why I found the small dots of paint on Flight Time’s bald head so funny.
• Poor Cord has no idea how to count to five. Says a lot about the Oklahoma school system.
• Lastly, gotta love any show that reduces Globetrotters to tears, in a good way. Let’s see the Celebrity Apprentice try to do that!
Roadblock – Identify the same tea that they drank in China among 1000 unmarked cups of tea. Flight Time, Mallory, Luke, Zev, Kisha, Jet, Kent and Ron.
Detour – Hindu Art or Bengali Literature. In Art, you paint, dress and adorn a statue of Ganesha, one of the most widely known Hindu diety. In Lit, you gather up eight stacks of children’s textbooks and get into a rickshaw school bus and deliver them to a school as you direct the driver on how to get there. Doing Art – Goths, Margie/Luke, Ron/Chris, the Sisters and the Trotters. Doing Lit – Garlory, Cowboys and The Tracksuit Twins.
Order of Finish – Garlory (the rupees, the tea and a Bollywood dance and feast), Cowboys, Ron/Chris, The Silver Dudes, Goths, Sisters, Trotters and Margie/Luke (ELIMINATED).
Next Week – Sisters are getting dirty and Zev doesn’t like this place. It is quite noisy.
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