Monday, November 30, 2009

TAR15, Recap Leg 11, 11/29/09

Welcome to Leg 11! Last time, on Mom, Don Giovanni Laughed At Me!, teams flew from Estonia to Prague, Czech Republic. It was the Barbies versus the Globtrotters, and the Gays stealing Yin-Yang’s taxi. In the end, Meghan and Cheyne still ended in first, and Brian and Ericka ended in last place in the last non-elimination leg. And who will be eliminated. . . next? (click for more)

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

Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic

9:46 PM Meghan/Cheyne (1st)
Clue: Take a taxi to the Spanish Synagogue, oldest Jewish house of prayer in the city, to get your next clue. You have 113 for this leg of the race.

10:13 PM Sam/Dan (2nd) – Sam: “We’re going insane.” Dan: “We just want to run a friendly race.”
10:17 PM Flight Time/Big Easy (3rd) – Big Easy: “We’re going to show off who we really are.”
11:40 PM Brian/Ericka (4th) – Brian: “We’re going to overcome more than a speed bump.”

Teams arrive at the Spanish Synagogue in the following order:

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

However, once they arrive, Brian and Ericka 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 third of three speed bumps on this race, teams must find M1 Pub and pay a visit to the Green Fairy by using a three step process to create a shot of absinthe. Then they must each drink their shot for the bartender and get their next clue.

Teams complete the Speed Bump in the following order:

1- Brian/Ericka

So, Brian and Ericka drink. Brian: “This is a party, not a Speed Bump! And I don’t even drink!” Ericka: “It doesn’t help that we’re surrounded by pretty girls.” Brian: “We are? I didn’t notice.” And they get their next clue.

Now, if a team didn’t have to do the Speed Bump, teams come to the eleventh roadblock.

In order to obtain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.

In this roadblock, one team member must solve a roadblock described as Kafka-esque. They must enter a warehouse filled with ringing phones and answer them to find the five that give letters out on the other end. These letters spell FRANZ. Once all five letters are received, teams must fill out a form for the supervisor and list the letters in the correct order. If they do, the supervisor gives you your next clue.

(Auburnium0513: “I'm not sure how I feel about this phone task. It seems like a different version of Swedish roulette.” Toyouke: "Dude. That's not even a question. We should get jobs as clue writers.")

The following team members complete the Roadblock.

1- Meghan – who says each letter out loud. Meghan: “Rabbit, Zebra, Ferret. . .” (Auburnium0513: “What IS an animal that starts with N? All I can come up with is numbat...” Kmanpat: “How about newt?”)
2- Dan – “This supervisor is the biggest douche ever.” (Toyouke: “Dan is an asshat. I can't imagine that's anything new.”)
3- Big Easy – who asks Dan If he wants to work with him. Big mistake.
4- Brian – who is extremely polite to the guys on the phone. Brian: “Hello? Can you repeat that?”

(Auburnium0513: “Wouldn't you write down the letters FIRST before worrying about all the rest of the questions?”)

Teams complete the Roadblock in the following order:

1- Meghan/Cheyne
2- Sam/Dan
– Dan, as he title quotes on his way from the roadblock: “It starts with F!” (Auburnium0513: “You are such an asshole! You agreed to help each other!”)
3- Brian/Ericka – who had written out all the combinations before submitting. Brian: “And I did it drunk, too!”
4- Flight Time/Big Easy – who give up and quit the task and take a four hour penalty. (Toyouke: “Nooo! 4 hours! This is an elimination leg!” Auburnium0513: “Oh Globetrotters...I hope this doesn't knock you out of the Race.”)

Teams are then instructed to go to the Kryocentrum to get their next clue. They arrive in the following order:

1- Meghan/Cheyne
2- Sam/Dan

3- Brian/Ericka
4- Flight Time/Big Easy
– who arrive and get a clue telling them to go directly to the Pit Stop. Not good. (Auburnium0513: “You know you're far behind and eliminated when you get a different clue than everyone else...sad. I liked the Globetrotters.”)

Teams are then treated to 2 minutes of the coolest holistic treatment on the planet at -180° in their skivvies. (Toyouke: “This is the most random task. Stand in the cold?”) Teams complete the task in the following order:

1- Meghan/Cheyne – Cheyne: “I feel bad for polar bears.”
2- Sam/Dan – Sam: “My ass is too big to fit in these.” (Kmanpat: “No worries. Wear them anyway.”) Attendant: “Take off your stuff.” (Toyouke: "I'm surprised there was no shrinkage comment.")
3- Brian/Ericka

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

1- Meghan/Cheyne
2- Sam/Dan
3- Brian/Ericka

And we get the Detour Clue.

Legend OR Lager
*Legend: Teams make a golem using a prepared structure and wet clay. Teams then transport the Golem to the Old New Synagogue, where a rabbi will approve the golem and give teams the next clue.
*Lager: Teams go to a local brewery and pick up pints of beer to deliver to a local pub. Once all 30 glasses have been delivered, teams will get their next clue.

(Auburnium0513: “I'd go Lager all the way! Let's hear it for server training!”)

1-Meghan/Cheyne choose Legend – where Meghan takes the lead and gets a very tired Cheyne through the task. (Toyouke: “That's Cheyne yelling? Psshh.”)
2-Sam/Dan choose Legend – where there is much bitching from the peanut gallery. Sam: “We can’t have dirt on the Golem; the rabbi will be pissed!” (Toyouke: “Jesus, Dan is a whiny bitch. I'm not really paying attention but nothing exciting is happening except the golems are heavy and Sam and Dan dropped theirs. And you know what Sam? HE'S COVERED IN MUD.” Auburnium0513: “Waah, it's so heavy! Good grief! You boys are whining more than Ericka! I really hope the Rabbis reject the broken-armed man.”)
3- Brian/Ericka choose Lager – who are fighting drunk people the whole way. Ericka: “Touch me and you’ll get punched!” (Toyouke: “I'm sad for Ericka, but I'm impressed she dropped the glasses when they were by themselves and not near the drunk people. If these drunks aren't hired by production, which I'm pretty sure not all of them are, because their faces are blurred, that seems unsafe. Hee, this redeems Ericka slightly. She will cut you. Plus, you're trying to steal beer from random people on the street and you're going to complain about American attitude?”)

Teams complete the detour in the following order:

1- Meghan/Cheyne
2- Sam/Dan
– Dan: “I was a baby!” (Kmanpat: “Yes, yes you were. Now put on a diaper.”)
3- Brian/Ericka – who arrive with their last beers to find the bartender asleep.

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

1- Meghan/Cheyne –who win 2 52” LDC HD TVs. Whoop de doo.
2- Sam/Dan
3- Brian/Ericka
– (Toyouke: “OK, they were cute spazzing out.”)
4- Flight Time/Big Easy

And Flight Time and Big Easy are eliminated, after we were treated to “Sweet Georgia Brown” and a compilation of the Globe’s best moments.

1st – Meghan/Cheyne
2nd – Sam/Dan
3rd – Brian/Ericka

Next week: Finale! Las Vegas! Reverse Bungee! Cirque Du Soleil! Elvis! Poker Chips! Winner! Until next time!

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