Monday, November 10, 2008

TAR13, Recap Leg 7, 11/9/08

Welcome to Leg 7! Last time, on You Have Fire on Your Head; That’s INSANE!, teams bounded from Cambodia to TAR’s favorite destination: India. Starr takes a shining to Dallas, and vice versa, apparently. The Superbads finish the Roadblock first, shockingly enough, and then self-implode on the detour. Nick and Starr finish first for the third time in the race, but Ken and Tina finish last and are non-eliminated. Who will be eliminated. . . next? (click for more)

Arrival at the pit stop last episode:
1st – Nick/Starr, Team HSM! *jazz hands*, arrived at 8:55 PM
2nd – Kelly/Christy, Team Missing Bra, 9:02 PM
3rd – Toni/Dallas, Team Himbo, arrived at 9:10 PM
4th – Terence/Sarah, Team Asshat, 9:31 PM
5th – Andrew/Dan, Team Superbad, 9:44 PM
6th – Ken/Tina, Team Mom and Dad Evans, 9:51 PM

Baha’i House, New Dehli, India

8:55 AM Nick/Starr (1st)
Clue: Take a taxi to Deshbandhu Apartments and search for Gate 4 in order to enter the complex central park for your next clue. You have $21 for this leg of the race.

9:02 AM Kelly/Christy (2nd)
9:10 AM Toni/Dallas (3rd)
9:31 AM Terence/Sarah (4th)
9:44 AM Andrew/Dan (5th)
– Kelly: “I’d make out with Andrew!” Christy: “Well, then I’d get Dan, but he’d start pacing when he got done kissing!”
9:51 AM Ken/Tina (6th)

Teams find taxis waiting for them outside of Baha’i House and take them to arrive at Deshbandhu Apartments in the following order:

1- Nick/Starr
2- Toni/Dallas
3- Kelly/Christy
– who let their taxi go, because they don’t like him. Bad move.
4- Terence/Sarah
5- Andrew/Dan
6- Ken/Tina

And teams come to the sixth roadblock.

Who’s ready for a colorful experience?

In this roadblock, one team member must participate in an Indian festival called Holi that involves tossing paint at the participants. The Roadblocker must run through a barrage of people to one of three ladders and climb the ladders to search through a bunch of “Try Again” envelopes to find one of six that says “The Amazing Race” to get their next clue.

The following team members complete the Roadblock.

1- Starr
2- Dallas
3- Kelly
– who misreads the clue (Shocking) and keeps bring envelope after envelope to Christy, and getting very upset in the process.
4- Terence – Terence: “Who’s my girl?” Sarah: “You are! No, wait, I am!”
5- Dan
6- Ken

After much yelling, screeching, painting and craziness, teams complete the Roadblock in the following order:

1- Nick/Starr
2- Toni/Dallas
3- Terence/Sarah
4- Andrew/Dan
5- Kelly/Christy
6- Ken/Tina
– and Kenny is topless while Tina has bright green hair.

Teams are then instructed to navigate the Indian streets and travel to Old Dehli, and the Charity Birds Hospital, located on the grounds of a Jain temple, where they must remove socks and shoes. Once there, teams should search the cages and find the one that has their next clue.

However, once they arrive, Ken and Tina find the Speed Bump.


A speed bump is a task that must be performed by the last place team on a non-elimination leg. Once they complete this task, they may return to the place where the speed bump occurred and continue the leg. In this, the first of two speed bumps on this race, teams must travel to Gurudwara Sisganj Sahib Temple and do community service in India by serving Holy Water to all of the Sikhs on the temple grounds. Once all of their thirsts have been satisfied, they may get their next clue.

Teams complete the Speed Bump in the following order:

1- Ken/Tina

So, Ken and Tina go to the temple. They serve the water fairly quickly, and Tina even learns some Hindi! They then complete the task, and get into a taxi (Which they get out of in order to clear traffic) to get their next clue.

Now, if a team didn’t have to do the Speed Bump, teams went directly to Charity Birds Hospital and arrived in the following order:

1- Nick/Starr
2- Toni/Dallas
3- Terence/Sarah
4- Andrew/Dan
5- Ken/Tina
6- Kelly/Christy

And now, we get the Detour Clue.

Bleary Eyed OR Teary Eyed

I must interject here that this has got to be one of the best (and most random) task descriptions EVER. No, really, ever.

*Bleary Eyed: Teams must travel to Nai Sarak and find the marked pole on the street corner. Once their, they must follow the power lines down the street and find the number tags on the power lines amongst all of the advertisements and signs on the streets. Once at the end of the street, teams find the man with the sewing machine, who checks their numbers. If they get the numbers right, he will send them across the street to New India Stationers to plug in a Musical and light-up Ganesh statue to get their next clue.
*Teary Eyed: Teams must travel to the spice market and find Ram Bhandar to pick up 2 40 pound bags of chiles. Teams then carry the chiles a quarter mile to Shwan Kumar and Sons to grind the peppers with a mortar and pestle to the line in the bowl. Once complete, the grocer will give them their next clue.

1-Nick/Starr choose Bleary Eyed
2-Toni/Dallas choose Bleary Eyed
3-Terence/Sarah choose Teary Eyed
4-Andrew/Dan choose Bleary Eyed
5-Kelly/Christy choose Bleary Eyed
6-Ken/Tina choose Bleary Eyed

Teams complete the detour in the following order:

1- Toni/Dallas
2- Nick/Starr
3- Terence/Sarah
4- Ken/Tina
5- Andrew/Dan
6- Kelly/Christy
– Kelly: “Please, God, help us not be sixth.” God: “Look, if you had done ANYTHING right this leg, I might actually be listening. No, no, wait, I’m in the tub. See ya, have fun, oh, and do you want to know something? I pushed your bra over the ledge, yeah, that’s right, I did it, me GOD. So whatever, have fun. WOO!”

Teams must now take a taxi to Humayuns Tomb and find the final resting place of Isa Khan, the PIT STOP of the seventh leg of this racearoundtheworld. The last team to arrive MAY be eliminated!

When we arrive, the greeter seems to be busy. . . watering the grounds. Wow, we go from flaming headgear to hired help? That’s a step down.

1- Nick/Starr – who win a trip for two to Kauai. That makes four folks; Colin and Christie, watch out!
2- Toni/Dallas
3- Terence/Sarah
4- Ken/Tina
5- Andrew/Dan
6- Kelly/Christy

And Kelly and Christy are eliminated. Big loss, I’m sure. But great placing for an all female team!

1st – Nick/Starr
2nd – Toni/Dallas
3rd – Terence/Sarah
4th – Ken/Tina
5th – Andrew/Dan

Next week: KAZAKHSTAN! And it looks like a Fast Forward, and all five teams going for it?!?!? That hasn’t happened since we went to less than -1 Fast Forwards on a race. Not that I’m bitter. Oh, and Andrew and Dan break down, and maybe, just maybe GO AWAY. Until next time. . .

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