I too really want to know what is up with the whole, "The team that was in first place is now in last place due to a production error. Please enjoy the rest of the show." Why aren't they getting time credits? And what the hell is the production crew doing that they keep running out batteries - playing poker by headlight while the teams sleep?

It angers me how much I allow the Weaver team to get a rise out of me. I wish I could ignore their behavior and and not let it raise my blood pressure about a hundred points, but I'm just not strong enough. I hate them so very much.

The eldest Godlewski sister, Michelle, is really mean to Chrissy. It's totally uncalled for. Chrissy may be a little excitable and over-eager but Michelle is downright cruel towards her.

I really hope the Linz'z and Godlewski's did not just sit on that bench at Yellowstone for an hour and a half waiting for Old Faithful. There has to be other stuff to do at the park.

Jane at November 30, 2005 10:12 AM

I've resisted jumping on this season with both feet -- up until now. It's mediocre and lame. There's no mojo at all. Of course, I'll keep watching at least as long as the Linz eye candy is on display.

In short, I agree with everything FG so eloquently said.

yahtzee at November 30, 2005 10:27 AM

Seriously, another production error, why can't that happen to the Weavers!!

My love for the Linz family just increases every week. I have never seen them get short with each other, even when they have been kicked down. I also love their kid humour. Also, did they make a wisecrack about one of the guys in bed? I forget what the context was, but it happened so fast! love them! I love that Meg is able to stay sane with those 3 crazy brothers. It's not easy being the only girl (trust me!)

If the weavers win I I I I ... I just don't know...

Soosan at November 30, 2005 10:38 AM

They did Soosan. The older brother said he finished the railroad tie in three strokes.
Bone: Just like in bed!
cut to...
Megan (rolling eyes): Dumbass.

Michael at November 30, 2005 10:42 AM

oh right! See? I love them. What's not to love?

Soosan at November 30, 2005 10:43 AM

All the battery draining issues...doesn't seem to happen with all those beat up foreign vehicles that the other season's have been using, eh?

As for the love of the Linz family? They are a great group of siblings. Fun. Laid back. Really a fantastic representation of family. Kudos to the Linz parents!

On the other side of the spectrum, the Weavers were their not-so-pleasant selves. I continue to shake my head whenever I watch them. I can't believe they think THEY are the NORMAL ones in the race.... But I do have to say I was hoping one of them would jump out of the hot-air balloon basket and roll down that hill. he-he-he!

Grace at November 30, 2005 11:14 AM

For those of you who are Firefly fans, I've taken to calling the Weavers the "Reavers".

That pretty much says it all.

GeekBoy at November 30, 2005 11:19 AM

There was also some creative editing with regard to the coming attractions. They made it look like when the balloons collided, the Weaver's were in one of the balloons and were screaming in fear of falling out. Now of course I know it wouldn't happen, but I was looking forward to seeing it. Oh, that Mark Burnett got me again.

bb at November 30, 2005 11:38 AM

he's a sly fox ole burnett. Isn't it bruckheimer tho?

When the Linz family wasn't on screen after having an obvious lead I was thinking "Imagine there was another battery problem.. yeah right, no way"

Soosan at November 30, 2005 11:45 AM

Burnett doesn't do TAR. But it was a very Burnett-like fakeout.

freakgirl at November 30, 2005 11:54 AM

Ah, that was great, Geekboy. When dealing with Reavers or Weavers, you count yourself lucky if they just kill you straightaway.

This show is suck. They don't DO anything. There is no suspense. They always end up separated by meaningless 15 minute increments. I've never been so thankful that I find ball jokes so funny or there'd be nothing here for me. Well, Phil.

Michael at November 30, 2005 12:28 PM

I almost felt sorry for that poor, ugly Utah statue. I remember driving by it on a trip from California to Salt Lake City, and thinking, "Man. That's kind of ugly." Then I read up on it, and learned that the state of Utah hates it too, so much so that they didn't even build a turn-off or rest stop near it. If you want to get a closer look, you have to pull over to the side of the road--illegally.

Obviously, I'm a big fan of roadside attractions and weird America, but there's nothing inherently exciting about it. It's stuff that you look at, not stuff that you partake in, so it's just not condusive to an exciting TAR.


Rain at November 30, 2005 12:58 PM

The three strokes thing was goood. Hah.

Okay. I wasn't watching the screen but heard these quotes:

"They're bottled blondes and implants."


"We can beat desperate housewives."

Now for 2 points each, who said which about whom? :D


luscious loulou at November 30, 2005 01:18 PM

Those are Weaver quotes!

freakgirl at November 30, 2005 01:27 PM

The first was from one of the lovely Reaver girls (can I use that, GB? lovin' it) about the Godlewski sisters, I believe.

Ditto the second, no?

Michael at November 30, 2005 01:31 PM

aren't the weavers also hair dyed as well? (minus Rolly). Don't call someone out on it when you also have roots. They are just so gosh darn hypocritical I want to.. i don't know what I want to do.

I think i may just dislike them more than certain individuals from bb6.

(at what point does someone watch too much tv?)

Soosan at November 30, 2005 01:36 PM

You're asking the wrong people, Soosan. ;)

I also mentioned last night that I'll eat my hat if Ma Weaver isn't sporting a crappy dye job herself.

freakgirl at November 30, 2005 02:13 PM

Ahhh, "at what point does someone watch too much tv?" The age old question...

I think you should be commended for drawing comparisons between TAR and BB6. If you made a profound reference between Macbeth and Willy Loman, would anyone accuse you of reading too much??

bb at November 30, 2005 02:18 PM

aw, you made me blush.

Soosan at November 30, 2005 02:24 PM

Every time I watch the Weavers, I go through a mental checklist game of Weavers: Hate More/Hate Less Than...

Jonathan/Victoria? Hate less.
Jase/Scott? Hate more.
Ivette/Maggie? Hate equally.
Flo? Hate MORE! But time may have dulled that pain.
Survivor Ami? Hate more.

freakgirl at November 30, 2005 02:43 PM

Survivor Ami. I actually have her Playboy shots on my hard drive. Not sure why.

Like y'all said before, with the Weaver hate, you have to focus it on the mother because she's responsible for those kids.

Michael at November 30, 2005 03:07 PM

How does Rolly not HATE his family? He's the only one of them I can semi-stand, and he about lost my half love last week at the Yield. But seriously, y'all, they make him do EVERYTHING. I would go batshit crazy on them.

The Linzes totally fought the first couple weeks. But they've settled down now. My sister has dibs on Bone, though, FG. And I might love Nick a little too much for my own good. Last night sister said, "YAY! Tommy's wearing WHO DEY this week!"

I missed like half the ep because we were watching the Biggest Loser 2 finale 'cuz we figured out about a second into it that it was going to be an obnoxious Super Leg. gah. I agree. This season should be O-VER.

sar at November 30, 2005 04:47 PM

Oh, and I agree with you, Jane. Michelle is a total bitch to Chrissy. And then the other two jump on board. I think Michelle must have stepped on all their necks when they were kids.

sar at November 30, 2005 04:49 PM

At first I was bent out of shape because it looked like this was going to be the only series of TAR that they decided not to show in Australia. Then it became apparent that we are definately NOT getting this series, and you know what, not upset anymore. :-)

Maybe our network must have had the pre-release heads-up that it was the suck.

The Other Andrew at November 30, 2005 05:14 PM

The suck and then some. This go round has really taken the shine off TAR and you know how I likes me some shiny things, right?

Michael at November 30, 2005 06:07 PM

Oh, and sar, I was jumping between TAR and The Biggest Loser, too. I had NEVER seen a single episode of it until last week. It's awesome! That one trainer dude is frigging HOT. And all the crying? Love it. My friend Michelle called me last week and made me tune in. She's gonna try to gain about 15 more pounds and then get on that shit.

Michael at November 30, 2005 06:10 PM

I don't know what the stupid Linz love is about. I hate them. They're everything I don't want to be. Testosterone-driven frat boys who speak in nothing but toilet humor and sexual innuendos, which is highly inappropriate. I can semi-stand Megan, but Alex, Nick, and Tommy get on my last nerve. If they'd take it down a notch, I could probably bear them a bit more.

My Godlewskis are definitely falling apart. I think their fighting is going to be their undoing, although I hope not. If they end up getting eliminated, I want the Bransens -- and ONLY the Bransens -- to win. I will feel . . . so-so if the Weavers win. But I will join the ranks of those who say this season is bad if the Linzes win.

Jamison at November 30, 2005 06:47 PM

I feel like I don't even know you anymore, Jamison.

Michael at November 30, 2005 07:54 PM

I agree this whole family addition idea lacks everything we have come to love about TAR. The producers did not have the funds to do this right--like actually leaving this country--I mean really leaving.

I am on board for the Brensens.
I still do not understand why everyone hates the Weavers--they do not have the corner on rudness.

The sisters really get on my nerves and I didnt hear anyone apologize to anyone. Oh well.................

I dont get why there is not time make ups for production errors?????

Bubbi at December 1, 2005 09:03 AM

You made me laugh so hard, reminding me about the homeschooling. That's awesome.

I like what your mom said about how the Weaver kids have been raised. I would really like to know how they feel about the way they come off on camera. If they aren't embarassed at all or don't see any problem, then they're really beyond any scope of reality.

I hope that the next TAR goes back to their original, exciting, wonderful format. This season was horrendous. I used to love this show so much that if we somehow screwed up taping an episode, I would literally cry. Now if we miss one, I don't even care.

I did think it was funny that the Weavers had to panhandle right after shovelling all that coal. They looked pathetic. I noticed they could really turn on the charm, sweetness and light when they need money from strangers.

Maggie at December 1, 2005 01:46 PM

I think all of Christine's sisters are mean to her. Perhaps not all of them to the same degree, and perhaps not all of them instigate the hatred. But all of them join in, and none of them stick up for her. Chris seems like a decent person; her sisters come across like wicked witches. My heart goes out to her.

Amy at December 6, 2005 04:05 PM
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