I too was DYING to see the Weavers have to put that puzzle together. I was sadly disappointed. Not only would they only get Florida correct but they would then start making rude comments about the other states and countries and why can't the world just be FLORIDA etc.

DaisyLou2 at December 14, 2005 08:40 AM

I was soooooooooooooooo wanting to see the Weavers work on the puzzle (not that I would have done very well, but still...).

Anyone else catch a few "el fasto's" when the weavers first got in the taxi in Montreal? Ted didn't seem to mind.

I still think they should have had a poutine challenge in Montreal.

Soosan at December 14, 2005 09:32 AM

I thought for sure the title of the post would be, "Praise Jesus the Weavers didn't win!"

Count me three as one dying to see the Weavers do the puzzle. Actually they probably would have made Rolly do it and he would have done OK. Last night when he tried to jump over that yellow gate and didn't make it, and was like "Rats!" and then the editors played some "Wah wah waahhh" music? Comedy gold.

The final 3 teams were on the Early Show. The Linzes are giving half the mil to their parents and splitting the other half evenly among all the siblings, of which there are 7. Awww. Bones joked that he and Lindsey Bransen are now dating. The Weavers were dumb as usual and when one of the girls admitted to the animosity between them and the other temas the rest of the family shot her this, "SHUT UP!" look. Ha.

Phil looked hott with a buzz cut.

Jane at December 14, 2005 10:08 AM

You’re so right, freakgirl, somehow they made a puzzle very exciting! Almost, but not quite, a stick save for this sad season. God I love those Linz kids. I’d want mine to be like them, only mine would be Russian and Guatemalan and Chinese kids, of course. Who dey!
On ‘The Morning Show’ they said they’ll give half the cash to their parents and then split the other half among the SEVEN siblings. There are six boys and Megan

Michael at December 14, 2005 10:41 AM

I enjoyed when one of the Weaver gals upon reading they were going to Canada exclaimed "And we have to wear our cut-off's!"

because those cut-offs aren't a problem in the US of A? :)

Soosan at December 14, 2005 10:47 AM

Oops. Sorry about echoing you Jane. You snuck in before I copy/pasted.

Doesn't Phil look like Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow in that screencap?
http://tinyurl.com/7vze7

Michael at December 14, 2005 10:51 AM

Thank goodness for the Linzes.

That's about all I have to say.

Most interesting thing of the show was after all the heartwarming Linz/Bransen goodness at the final mat, there was not a single piece of footage of the Weavers being asked about other teams. And, in the montage, there was very little love going towards the Weavers by the eliminated teams.

Now, on to February. 5 continents 60,000 miles. Boy Crazy Chicks. Nerds!!!!!

Jason at December 14, 2005 11:17 AM

Does anyone know who won the car? I can't bear to watch any more Weaver business so I can't bring myself to watch the thing on cbs.com.

Sandy at December 14, 2005 11:18 AM

Freakgirl sez: "best-scenario ending for a season that tried my patience and, at times, bored me to tears."

And Jen sez: Word, sister.

Jen in AZ at December 14, 2005 11:19 AM

YEAH! Those Linz siblings are fabulous. I am not surprised they are giving their parents half of the money. Even Wally's statement was great. That "they are a tribute to their parents."

Grace at December 14, 2005 11:22 AM

The Bransens won the Yukon.

Jane at December 14, 2005 12:00 PM

The Bransens won the car thank goodness!

Amy at December 14, 2005 12:01 PM

Thanks, guys. Yay Bransens!

Sandy at December 14, 2005 12:02 PM

So, correct me if I'm wrong. The Bransens have now won free gas for lifetime, plus another car earlier in the race, and now a Yukon? SWEET.

freakgirl at December 14, 2005 12:13 PM

Yay Bransens! How sweet was Wal-der at the end? I hope those girls watched the show and were appropriately embarrassed about how they treated him at times.

Michael at December 14, 2005 12:21 PM

I don't know, Michael. I'd say Wally played the part of a "cranky old man" enough times to balance out however his daughters might have treated him. Although I get the impression that 99% of the time, they all treated each other very well. But the editors just had to show us those 1% moments to keep things interesting.

What amazes me is that I can't really think of a single time when the three Bransen girls treated each other badly. Quite a contrast to the constantly bickering and whining Gadlewski sisters. I have a feeling that was definitely Wally's influence. Although the Linz siblings certainly got along fine without any parental supervision.

Anyway, big WOOT on the outcome of this race. My prayers to THE LORD were answered! Which is really saying something, since I'm an atheist.

GeekBoy at December 14, 2005 12:38 PM

My favorite Wally moment had to be last night, in the stadium, when he muttered, "I am going to KICK somebody's ASS."

freakgirl at December 14, 2005 12:43 PM

I can't believe there are 6 Linz Boys.... and I thought I had it bad with 2 older brothers and no sisters. I can't think of any time the Linz siblings even raised their voices at one another. I love it.

I am most looking forward to next season for one reason....

GEEKS!

Soosan at December 14, 2005 01:10 PM

(i love nerds)

Soosan at December 14, 2005 01:11 PM

By the end, even the Bransens had completely turned on the Weavers. There's no way those people were just edited to look rude and unkind. I'd love to call them faux-Christians, but I don't really have a right to say that. I'll just call them losers.

yahtzee at December 14, 2005 01:53 PM

they weren't so much rude as they were completely and utterly aggravating. Ok, they were rude. (and losers, tee hee!)

Soosan at December 14, 2005 02:05 PM

Yay Linzes!!!! I lub’em.

I must admit during the great Canadian “praise the lord” taxi ride, I went upstairs and scrubbed out the undersink rubbish bin, with bleach and everything! Anything to get away from Frau Frizzy Reaver constantly saying, I asked God for a taxi driver who would do Everything for us and not criticize us but would instead join in using God as a wishlist answerer. Gah.

My Linz family, never never never did they put each other down. Every setback just made them try harder and rally each other to do better. I think I’m going to take a quick ride and visit with the 6 Linz boys and just roll around in their Linzness for a while.

I’m in a mood, Charlotte. Okay?

luscious loulou at December 14, 2005 02:41 PM

lock me in a room with the Linz boys, and the brothers from the Rob/Amber season and I'd be one happy girl.

I do think it's funny that i *still* don't really know many team member names... family edition, so confusing! Please never do this again.

Soosan at December 14, 2005 03:08 PM

In case you all are bored:
http://tinyurl.com/al3et
Being a 'Nati girl I of course was rooting for the Linzes the entire season. Who Dey indeed!

Sara at December 14, 2005 03:30 PM

Sara, now we HAVE to get together and celebrate over some skyliners or a 3-way!

Michael at December 14, 2005 06:40 PM

Finally watched it...YAY Linzes! They made me cry, and so did the Bransens. All dried up by the time the Weavers came to the mat, though.

Oh, they made me so mad. I love how Ma Weaver was all indignant about the name-calling when they passed the Linzes in the golf carts, but earlier in the season she just laughed while her kids called other teams, "retards."

It was weird seeing our familiar highway signs on TAR. And I have no idea why the clue said La Tour CN since Toronto is not a French-speaking city. I was surprised that no one had ever heard of the damn thing.

Did anyone notice the impromptu Vaudvillian act between Rolly and the elevator operator?

Rolly: Do you like your job?
Elevator dude: It has it's ups and downs.

I adored how the Linzes got so into the curlling. I've been dying to try curling. I'm going to see if Remy's aunt will take us...she curls three times a week.

Maggie at December 14, 2005 09:24 PM

WHO DEY! seriously, congratulations to them. i agree with FG and [most] everyone else: best possible scenario.

as soon as the word geography was uttered, my siblings unanimously shouted, "EVERYONE WOULD GET PWN3D BY SARA ON THAT!" which, of course they would.

bring it, february. can't. fucking. wait. see you punks then.

sar at December 14, 2005 09:24 PM

Oh elevator jokes, they never get old. You know I have vague memories of similar jokes given by the Elevator guys at the CN tower. Now this is from when I was a tot, so it may never have happened. I was scratching my head over "La Tour CN" as well... maybe it was so it wouldn't be so obvious... but I mean it is a fairly well known landmark is it not?

I agree about the highways... it was SO strange to see them driving on the QEW. so strange! To think I could have passed them on a highway. The Linzes... the Linzes!! eeee

I wish my coworker watched this show... she studied at McGill, and I'm sure she would have gotten a kick out of seeing the campus on tv.

Soosan at December 14, 2005 10:56 PM

i totally heard that, maggie. and sister said "oh! [elevator dude] made a punny!"

sar at December 14, 2005 11:48 PM

Whooooo what an interesting end...count me in the crowd that wished to see the Weavers do the puzzle. Would have wondered if they made comments on every state that they had been in and every state that the other teams were from. ugh.

Yep by the time they all got to the stadium, the Bransens aligned with the Linzes and Poppa Bransen even said that Ma Weaver was a whacko.

This crowd was at least curteous in applauding the Weavers- remember the Colin/Christie thing where we zoomed in on some mouthing "no Colin!!!".

LOL @ the Weaver girl admitting as much that there was animosity...I hate to say it but that family may have more problems in rank in the near future....losing a parent that young is never easy.

FuzzDuckie at December 15, 2005 04:13 AM

You know, I was reading another board and they were talking about Ma Weaver and those shirts she wore with initials (CAW) and hearts on them? I just assumed they were to respect her late husband whose name she invoked at every opportunity. Turns out they are the initials of her fiancee.

freakgirl at December 15, 2005 08:32 AM

by the way.... I want free gas for a year. I'm just sayin...

Soosan at December 15, 2005 09:33 AM

freakgirl, that's creepy. If I were the lawyer for the race track and the driver I would be all over their shit for the way they were on the show. I'd subpoena TAR's tapes and use them any way I could. For instance, when they "knew" how to do the horse corralling thing and didn't need safety instructions? That's the kind of attitude that gets you run over.

Sandy at December 15, 2005 10:41 AM

Wait...wait! Ma Weaver is engaged? And their family is supposedly STILL so broken up about losing their father? HUH? If I was in mourning or trying to get over the loss of my husband...I don't think I'd be engaged!!!

Grace at December 15, 2005 10:46 AM

I know, right?

freakgirl at December 15, 2005 10:53 AM

I wanna know what those kids think of their new daddy.

Maggie at December 15, 2005 01:00 PM

I too am floored by this new Chris/CAW information.

Jane at December 15, 2005 02:00 PM

it's just shocking because there was no mention of him on the show at all. I wonder if they didn't want to lose the sympathy vote.

I am happy she's found new love though.. they were poo poo heads on the show, but i still wish their family the best.

(ahhh another snowstorm for the drive home....)

Soosan at December 15, 2005 03:24 PM

It's over? YAY! I feel I made the right choice deleting my Season Pass after the third ep. Bring on February.

Janet at December 15, 2005 04:54 PM

Today's paper mentioned that the Linz family was recruited to try out for the show when a TAR scout spotted them at the airport in Cancun. Hmmm, I wonder what he/she saw in them?

Michael at December 17, 2005 12:06 PM

abs? mmmmmm abs...

(abtinis)

Soosan at December 17, 2005 09:06 PM

Soosan? You're fired.

Maggie at December 19, 2005 01:46 PM
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