Tuesday, November 24, 2009

TAR15, Recap Leg 10, 11/22/09

Welcome to Leg 10! Last time, on Hottie Estonian Guys in the Mud, teams took a ferry across the Baltic Sea to Tallinn, Estonia. There was the discovery of the elusive candle-a-bra, and the Gays and the Globes got in a tripping match in a bog. But in the end, Gary and Matt found that seven minutes behind is too far behind and were sadly eliminated. And who will be eliminated. . . next?

Arrival at the pit stop last episode:
1st – Meghan/Cheyne, Malibu Ken & Barbie
2nd – Sam/Dan, The Hot Boys
3rd – Flight Time/Big Easy, The Globetrotters
4th – Brian/Ericka, Team Yin-Yang

Keava Rava Overlook Tower, Keava, Estonia

12:00 AM Meghan/Cheyne (1st)
Clue: Fly 700 miles to Prague, Czech Republic! Once there, travel to Old Town Square and find the Vintage Praga, which is a Czech convertible. Once there, the man in the convertible will give you your next clue. You have $0 for this leg of the race.

Cheyne informs us that his only goal is final three and that he and Meghan are taking it one leg at a time.

12:19 AM Sam/Dan (2nd) – Sam: “Prague? SWEET!” Dan: “What’s Prague? Do they speak Spanish?” Sam: “No, it’s a country.” (Auburnium0513: “When did Prague become a country?”)
12:20 AM Flight Time/Big Easy (3rd)
12:22 AM Brian/Ericka (4th) – Brian: “We’re looking for Vintage Prada?” (Toyouke: “PraGa, not PraDa. Sigh. Although, "Go to the Old Town Square and look for a man in a vintage jacket" is a totally acceptable task.”)

Teams travel to the airport and arrive in the following order:

1- Meghan/Cheyne
2- Sam/Dan
3- Brian/Ericka
4- Flight Time/Big Easy

The teams then find out that the fastest way to Prague will be a flight at 5:20 am to Riga Latvia on Air Baltic, and then transfer to a flight to Prague at 8:15 am. (Auburnium0513: “Looking up a Praga online, smart!!” Toyouke: “Did two teams just decide not to look up what a Praga was? Really? “) The Amazing Red Line then takes the travelers to their next destination. They arrive in the following order:

1- Meghan/Cheyne
2- Sam/Dan
3- Flight Time/Big Easy
4- Brian/Ericka
– who make the silly decision to take public transport to the city center instead of a taxi. (Toyouke: “Oohhh....subway?”) And while it is tempting to do on a leg with no additional money, in a pinch, the taxi gets your there the fastest, especially if it isn’t rush hour. Just saying.

Teams arrive in the Old Town Square and find the Praga in the following order:

1- Meghan/Cheyne
2- Sam/Dan
– (Toyouke: “Oh, the Globetrotters copy us all the time! They are following us! But it's totally OK for us to follow Meghan and Cheyne!”)
3- Flight Time/Big Easy
4- Brian/Ericka
– Brian: “Maybe a Praga is a man on a horse.” (Toyouke: “Did...did Brian just say he's looking for a horse?”)

Teams are now instructed to take a taxi to Kayaky Troya and find their next clue. Teams arrive in the following order:

1- Sam/Dan
2- Meghan/Cheyne
3- Flight Time/Big Easy
4- Brian/Ericka
– (Toyouke: “OK I distinctly heard Brian say "Wait for us?" to the cab driver. I'm not sure if they subtitled it, like they do when they know it will be important later. But I heard him.”)

And we get the Detour Clue.

Fast & Furious OR Slow & Steady
*Fast & Furious: Teams change into wetsuits and do a man made white water rafting run through a course to get their next clue. Teams must complete the course without falling off the raft or they will have to restart the course. Once complete, teams pull the ribbons at the end to get their next clue.
*Slow & Steady: Teams complete an aerial ropes course and pull the ribbons at the end of the course to get their next clue.

(Toyouke: “Both these Detours suck. Well...Slow looks like you might just have to pull yourself and it's not that steep. So, doable, if you don't have the skill or strength to kayak.” Kmanpat: “I’d worry too much about tipping over.” Toyouke: “Wuss.”)

1-Sam/Dan choose Fast & Furious – and they attempt three times. Each time, Dan whines, Sam gets distracted and they flip over. (Toyouke: “This whole conversation between Sam and Dan is really dirty out of context. ‘Why am I in the front right now?’ ‘You're digging in!’ ‘Only the left side!’ Hee.”) So they Bald Snark to Slow & Steady. (Auburnium0513: “Good lord, Sam and Dan have turned into very bitchy gay men...”)
2-Meghan/Cheyne choose Slow & Steady
3-Flight Time/Big Easy choose Slow & Steady
4-Brian/Ericka choose Slow & Steady

Teams complete the detour in the following order:

1- Meghan/Cheyne
– but can’t get off the rigging because Flight Time actually finished first and heard Cheyne babble about him taking a long time. So he then goes and takes his time on purpose. (Toyouke: “See, Cheyne, that's why you should be quiet. You gave him the idea to screw you over.”)
2- Flight Time/Big Easy
3- Sam/Dan
– who finally complete an option, and proceed to bargain with Brian and Ericka cabbie to take them to their next destination. Which he does. (Toyouke: “"Smart", or "Asshat". How can Dan be such a whiny bitch about Big Easy and then steal a cab?”)
4- Brian/Ericka

Teams now find that the ribbons they pulled spell Stavovske Divaldo, which is the Estates Theater and the location of their next clue. Teams arrive in the following order:

1- Meghan/Cheyne
– who take a taxi and leave the Globetrotters after deciding to help them. (Auburnium0513: “Why help them? Keep them in sight, and so you know where your competition is.”)
2- Flight Time/Big Easy
3- Sam/Dan
4- Brian/Ericka

And teams come to the tenth roadblock.

Who can remain composed under pressure?
In this roadblock, one team member must search the 600 seat theater (Toyouke: “That really is a gorgeous theater.”) for a miniature mandolin (Toyouke: “World's Tiniest Mandolin!”) in a case while avoiding decoy instruments and empty mandolin boxes. (Toyouke: “They hid decoys? Awesome.) Team members then take the instrument to Don Giovanni on stage, who either laughs in your face (Don Giovanni: “Ha ha ha ha HA! No.” Toyouke: “Bwahaha! Mockery! This task is great.”) or gives you your next clue.

The following team members complete the Roadblock.

1- Cheyne – who grabs any instrument that he can find. (Toyouke: “Yeah, not miniature and not mandolins.” Auburnium0513: “I don't think that Cheyne knows what miniature means...”)
2- Big Easy
3- Dan
4- Ericka
– (Toyouke: “EVERYONE knows Ericka can't remain composed under pressure.”)

(Auburnium0513: “Check in the candles? What about the candle-a-bras? Are there candle-a-bras there?”)

Teams complete the Roadblock in the following order:

1- Meghan/Cheyne
2- Sam/Dan
3- Flight Time/Big Easy
4- Brian/Ericka

Teams get their clue and find that they must now take a taxi to Prague Castle, the PIT STOP of the tenth leg of this racearoundtheworld. The last team to arrive MAY be eliminated!

1- Meghan/Cheyne –who win a trip to Lanai, Hawaii. (Toyouke: “My feelings on Meghan and Cheyne are: blah.”)
2- Sam/Dan – (Toyouke: “What's with the bitchface? If you're going to steal a taxi, then own it. Don't look all pissy when someone just states the facts.”)
3- Flight Time/Big Easy
4- Brian/Ericka

Phil: “Brian and Ericka, you are the last team to arrive. Did you enjoy the race? Well, good, because you get to do it again tomorrow!” This is the LAST of the three nonelimination legs and they are still in the Race. But they’ll have a Speed Bump. That should be fun.

1st – Meghan/Cheyne
2nd – Sam/Dan

3rd – Flight Time/Big Easy
4th – Brian/Ericka

Next week: Teams play around in Prague at night, which looks like it includes ringing telephones, giant clay men and beer carrying. I’m not quite sure what any of that is, but I’m sure it will be fun. Until next time!

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