No kidding, was that soome intense killer fatigue in just the third leg of the race or what? Hate the Weavers. Loves the Linzs. And free gasoline for LIFE for the Bransens? Sheesh!

Jane at October 12, 2005 09:40 AM

Greatest Pit Stop Prize EVER!

freakgirl at October 12, 2005 09:42 AM


Sadly, no Pedroland yet. :(

Are you going to have fast fowards? Wondering...

Soosan at October 12, 2005 09:49 AM

I meant "are we", not "are you". WE!! I'm delirious, I'm going crazy... Ahhh... I'm a Weaver. Tra la la la happy happy dance, I'm happy...

Soosan at October 12, 2005 09:53 AM

Can I just say ... I know there are people out there determined to hate the Gaghan kids (clears throat, TWOP, ahem). But seriously, you have to give those kids props. At times, they seem to be smarter than their parents, and last night, they made the Weaver kids look like infants. And so far, their lack of physical strength hasn't really hampered them as a team, while their lack of weight seems to have helped. Still, the Gaghan's as a team have been kind of hanging out toward the back of the pack the last couple of weeks, so I worry about their future.

GeekBoy at October 12, 2005 10:45 AM

Pardon my semi newbie ignorance.. what does TWOP stand for?

Soosan at October 12, 2005 11:02 AM

It's Television Without Pity, a very popular site for snarky recaps of tv shows. I used to be a huge fan - still am for some recaps/boards - but many people have gotten sick of the "groupthink" that seems to permeate some of the forums there.

freakgirl at October 12, 2005 11:06 AM

talk about snarky...freakgirl. You take every chance you can to cut TWoP down.

Donny at October 12, 2005 11:16 AM

I wasn't the one that brought it up. And "snarky" is the word they use themselves to describe their recaps. Snarky is why they are funny.

What the hell?

freakgirl at October 12, 2005 11:28 AM

hmm *awkward silence*

I like the Gaghans too! And lovin the linz family, as well as the ... ok frankly I like every family but the Weavers. Looks like the Godleweski (sp?) sisters have a meltdown next week tho, which strikes me as odd. The chippier they are, the harder they fall?

Soosan at October 12, 2005 11:36 AM

The Linzes crack me up. "I have to fart." I love toilet humor.

freakgirl at October 12, 2005 11:42 AM

The Linz family is fun to watch. But those boys need to respect their sister! The Gaghan family rocks. Those kids are low maintenance and mellow. In comparison to the ever yelling New York family. "I'm tired!" "Then you should have slept!" DUH! Then the two boys horsing around until the stepmom drops by to tell the kid to "shut his pie hole." Classic response of "She's a bitch." I wonder how much fun THEY are having watching themselves on tv? And the Weaver famiy...Bi-polar? Why was that lady worried about being on a BUS to an unknown destination? It's not like the show would put them in any real danger. What was there to worry about?

Grace at October 12, 2005 11:51 AM

I'm loving the Linz siblings more all the time. It's like I'm back home again. They are prototypically Cincy suburb kids. East side, I'd wager. A brother and sister at Miami of Ohio, as my brother and sister were, and a U.C. alum, like muah.

What kind of mother tells her stepson to shut his pie hole? She is a bitch.

I know the Weaver's have had it rough, but I'm so tired of all the Jesus stuff already. If you believe in him, he gave you two legs, a brain and free will. Shutup and use them.

Also, that screen cap of Phil shows that he's giving Julie Chen a run for the title of Host With The Most (Prominent Genitalia).

Michael at October 12, 2005 12:40 PM

All my favorite teams were on the first bus last night, so that made me happy.

I've never cared for the Gaghans, and I won't be sorry to see them go (whenever they do). Their attitude, yuck.

I was sorry to see the Aiellos go. I liked their spirit and mindset.

elizabeth at October 12, 2005 02:42 PM

I'm truly curious and not being a snot, elizabeth, but what don't you like about the Gaghan's attitude? The one thing I don't like about them is that they seem to wander around for long periods of time without asking for directions.

freakgirl at October 12, 2005 02:58 PM

I agree with Elizabeth -- don't care for the Gaghans (more the parents than the kids). As an example, to paraphrase the mother said last night: We're raising our kids to be young adults so they don't hold us back in the race.

Eliz & Yahtzee: anti-GroupThink.

yahtzee at October 12, 2005 04:45 PM

i think that time on the bus with the Weavers was probably one of the most awkward things i've ever watched other than R.Kelly on the VMAs. she was like doing that laugh/crying thing, but even her family was looking at her like "...seriously, shut up."

my team this year is the bransen's. i can't believe FREE GAS FOR LIFE. jealous.

also, michael, i thought phil looked HOTT last night. love him.

sar at October 12, 2005 05:10 PM

Thanks for the explanation, yahtzee. I agree that the Gaghan kids are very precocious - sometimes that can be annoying; at this point I don't find it so. That particular comment didn't bother me. At least they weren't sitting around slapping each other and calling their mother a bitch. Heh.

freakgirl at October 12, 2005 05:16 PM

How embarassing must it have been for Mrs. Schroeder to have watched that last night and known that probably everyone she knows watched it too?

Also, I think it was a horrible decision to send these people to a NASCAR track (next week). I'll be curious to see what Phil says to the Weavers on the mat.

And, boy, some of the outfits Phil wears make clear that he's the Host with the Most. Commando!

yahtzee at October 12, 2005 05:26 PM

sar, make no mistake, even if I have reservations about his get-up, I still always have the urge to grab Phil by the ears.

Michael at October 12, 2005 06:17 PM

I would hope that the show planned the events before choosing the families.. otherwise that race track thing is pretty mean.

Gagha for the Gaghans? :)

Soosan at October 12, 2005 06:48 PM

I'm HAPPY the Aiellos are gone. Too much raging male testosterone for me. Plus, I'm not big on all-male teams, so now that we know that either an all-female team (the Godlewskis) or a co-ed team (all other families) will win, I'm happy.

As for the Linzes, I don't like them. Not since they knocked the Blacks out. And I don't care for the way they treat Megan.

The Gaghans just rock my world every week. I LOVE little Carissa. She seems to spot things before anyone else does. In the first week, she spotted the Weavers in front of them, and this week, she spotted the sign pointing the way to the space museum before the rest of her family. They may not win, but I hope they get far. They have survived three legs. I hope they get better ranks again!

I'm SO jealous of the Bransens. Free gas for life? I can't believe it! I'd give ANYTHING for that prize! So glad they've moved up to first!

I'm loving the Godlewskis, as well. They keep placing high, and that's a good achievement for them. Yeah, their screeching is a little annoying, but their overall team dynamic is fine. Also, they have $20,000 to show for their good racing in the first leg, so that's REALLY saying something.

The Schroeders are great. Hope to see them continue rising in the ranks. I hate the Paolos and I want them gone. The Weavers? Rolly and Rachel are the only ones I like right now. Rebecca's too spastic and Linda's too . . . God-fearing.

Jamison at October 12, 2005 07:00 PM

Funny, I never really noticed the Linz bros. treating their sister so poorly. Maybe I have some apologizing to do to mine?

Michael at October 12, 2005 07:56 PM

i love the Linzes, too. they're my favorite team, even though i picked to be the Bransen's. also.. watching that thing they rode last night made me want to barf. in case sister and i ever get on TAR, i immediately said "I AM SO NOT DOING THAT." last night uncle commented, "it just doesn't seem like TAR without the Indian train." so true. so true.

sar at October 12, 2005 09:57 PM

"Don't hug him, he's full of shrimp."

I feel like such an outsider - not only am I loving this season as much as the other TAR's, but I think I'm in love with Mama Paolo...

And centrifugePhil? I watched that scene 3 times, squealing.

keith at October 13, 2005 01:55 PM

I thought this week's episode was the dumbest so far, for all of the reasons that you mentioned. Not only were all of the tasks (with the exception of the mud thing) lame, but the entire race was really inconsequential, except for how fast the teams got from the bus to the space camp place. That alone determined the final placement order.

JustUsMoms at October 13, 2005 05:02 PM

I'm really not digging this season at all, but the only family I DO kind of like is the Gaghans. Go figure.

Rain at October 14, 2005 12:12 AM

The Gaghans ARe the Best In THe whole AMazing Race ANd i THink THat They ARe gonna win it all

Andrew W at October 30, 2005 12:20 PM
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