Monday, November 17, 2008

TAR13, Recap Leg 8, 11/16/08

Welcome to Leg 8! Last time, on Our Regular Greeter Was Busy So We Hired The Groundskeeper teams pussy-footed from New Delhi to Old Delhi where teams were pelted with paint and water balloons. Kelly was annoyed, Ken and Tina were speed bumped, and Nick and Starr finished in first. AGAIN. That makes four. Andrew and Dan are clueless as usual, but Kelly and Christy are slower and are 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 10:14 AM
2nd – Toni/Dallas, Team Himbo, arrived at 10:24 AM
3rd – Terence/Sarah, Team Asshat, 10:43 AM
4th – Ken/Tina, Team Mom and Dad Evans, 11:48 AM
5th – Andrew/Dan, Team Superbad, 12:00 PM

Humayun’s Tomb, New Dehli, India

10:14 PM Nick/Starr (1st)
Clue: Fly 1000 miles to Almaty, Kazakhstan. Once there, take a taxi to Al El Agro Chicken Factory for your next clue. You have $403 for this leg of the race.

10:24 PM Toni/Dallas (2nd) – Dallas: “All I know about Kazakhstan is Borat.” Toni: “We won’t mention that.”

Starr and Dallas sneak away together to an internet café where they book tickets together while making out. Or something like that. I think Nick and Toni were there too. They find the early flight to Almaty arriving at 11:50 pm the next night.

10:43 PM Terence/Sarah (3rd)
11:48 PM Ken/Tina (4th)
12:00 AM Andrew/Dan (5th)

Teams arrive at the airport in the following order:

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

In our first airport scramble of the race, Team HSM and the Himbos booked their reserved flights, and Ken and Tina go to the right counter first to get their tickets on the same flight. As Terence and Sarah are booking the second flight, Andrew and Dan arrive and are shut out. So, the flights stacked like so:

First Flight, Lufthansa via Frankfurt, arrives 11:50 pm
1) Nick/Starr
2) Toni/Dallas
3) Ken/Tina

Second Flight, Aeroflot via Moscow, arrives 1:20 am
1) Terence/Sarah

Third Flight, Emirates via Dubai, arrives 7:00 am
1) Andrew/Dan

The Amazing Yellow, Orange and Green lines make their connections in order to fly to the former Kazakh capital. Teams arrive in the following order:

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

AND we hit our first HOH of the race, since the Chicken Factory does not open until 7:30 am. The Frat Boys just make it and there is a run for the cluebox, where teams grab the clue in the following order:

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

And teams come to the seventh roadblock.

Who’s feeling peckerish?

In this roadblock, one team member must search the chicken coop for one of seven golden eggs. Once a roadblocker finds one, they give it to the proctor for the next clue.

And then, behind the Roadblock envelope, we find the FAST FORWARD!


Recall (if you can, since we see these so rarely anymore) that a fast forward is a task that can be performed to allow one team to skip all remaining tasks and head directly to the pit stop. However, each team may only use their fast forward power once on the race, so they must decide when it is more advantageous to use it. In this, the second of TWO fast forwards on this race, teams must travel to a nearby restaurant and eat a local delicacy, which turns out to be sheep butt fat. Each team member must finish their meal to get their next clue and to skip all remaining tasks and travel directly to the Pit Stop.

Teams decide to go for the Fast Forward in the following order:

1- Nick/Starr
2- Terence/Sarah

So, both teams arrive at the restaurant and start eating. One minor problem: Terence is a vegetarian. So, when he finally realizes that STARR is finished way before him, Terence and Sarah give up and head back to the Roadblock. Anyway, Nick and Starr gets their Fast Forward and takes a taxi to the Pit Stop in Pan Filev Park at the Old Square.

In the meantime, the following team members complete the Roadblock.

1- Andrew
2- Toni
3- Tina
4- Sarah

After much searching under chickens, teams complete the Roadblock in the following order:

1- Toni/Dallas
2- Andrew/Dan
3- Ken/Tina
4- Terence/Sarah

Teams are then instructed to find the giant crane trucks and travel by truck to the Koktabe Arch at the base of the foothills of the Tienshan Mountains. Teams then follow the marked path to the Mongol Warriors and wait for their next clue.

The teams arrive at the Mongols to receive their clue by falcon in the following order:

1- Toni/Dallas
2- Ken/Tina
3- Andrew/Dan
4- Terence/Sarah

And now, we get the Detour Clue.

Play Like Mad OR Act Like Fools

*Play Like Mad: Teams must travel by taxi to the Museum of Folk Musical Instruments and learn how to play two traditional Mong instruments. Once they learn a simple tune, the team must travel to a local park and play the song for the equivalent of $1.50 in tips and take it to their teacher for their next clue.
*Act Like Fools: Teams must travel by taxi to the Children’s Puppet Theater and don a two-person cow costume. They then walk in the cow costume to a nearby milk stand, drink the glass and find their clue on the bottom of the glass to go to Zelgany Bazaar. Teams must then find the butcher and present themselves to get their next clue.

(Paul: “I am not walking around Argentina in a cow costume.” Nicole: “Hell NO.” Toyouke: “Hee.” Kmanpat: “Oh wait, wrong show. All of these people will TOTALLY act like fools.”)

1-Toni/Dallas choose Act Like Fools
2-Ken/Tina choose Act Like Fools
3-Andrew/Dan choose Act Like Fools
4-Terence/Sarah choose Act Like Fools

And speaking of, Dallas missed the milk stand on the first pass, Ken and Tina return the cow suit before getting their clue and have to go back to get it, Andrew and Dan leave their tennis shoes at the costume shop, and Terence and Sarah have a great quote. Terence: “Good job my love.” Sarah: “Good job my cow. . . boyfriend.” I think his ox was broken.

Teams complete the detour in the following order:

1- Toni/Dallas
2- Ken/Tina
3- Andrew/Dan
4- Terence/Sarah

Teams must now travel BY FOOT to Old Square in Pan Filev Park, the PIT STOP of the eighth leg of this racearoundtheworld. The last team to arrive MAY be eliminated!

1- Nick/Starr – who each win a 180 horsepower waverunner. Nick: “You sound like a broken record Phil.”
2- Toni/Dallas
3- Ken/Tina
4- Andrew/Dan
– who take a taxi to the Pit Stop and have to go back and walk it. And they STILL finish fourth.
5- Terence/Sarah

And Terence and Sarah are eliminated. But Terence couldn’t swallow the meat. At least Sarah trusted him. :P Asshat.

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

Next week: Teams are off to Moscow, and Dan apparently has never learned how to march. Look, the Russians are laughing at him! And Nick and Starr have the unthinkable happen to them. . .they break a nail! No, actually, a bad cab driver, but still. Until next time. . .

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