Amazing Race 8 Recap: Black Family Philiminated
I had pretty low expectations from the Amazing Race: Family Edition, but, I have to say, I really enjoyed the premier episode. The teams seemed awfully confused to be driving to Pennsylvania. One team even questioned if the clue meant "Pennsylvania, the state?". As if there's another Pennsylvania out there somewhere.
The highlight of the episode was, of course, the guest appearance by Season One stars Kevin & Drew as NYC hot dog stand vendors. I was shocked that only one family seemed to recognize them. You'd think they'd be bigger fans. In any case, I was happy to see the lovable frats. Wouldn't it be fun if this season's families encountered more of our favorite teams along the way? The could see Team Cha Cha Cha in Miami, the Boston boys, Lena & Kristy in Utah and even Blake & Paige in the heart of Texas.
As for the tasks: I loved the trek across the Delaware and the flag was a nice, patriotic touch. The detour was clever. What seemed like the easier option was actually far, far, far more demanding.
After the teams treked through New York City and Pennsylvania's Amish country, the aptly named Black family was Philiminated. They seemed like nice enough people, although the younger kid seemed a little shady and more than a tad bitter throughout the leg. So, here's a fond farewell to 3/4 of the Black team and a "smell ya later" to the other quarter.
Since this first episode is all about meeting the new teams, here's my take on the remaining nine:
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|# September 28th, 2005 6:58 AM _nic0le_|
|Yes there is a pennsylvania ave. in New York, plus it was hard to think during those kind of intentions. But I had said the same thing until I had thought about it. Also, I was so sad that the Black family was eliminated, those little boys were adoreable!! Oh well, I guess I will just have to get used to my favorite teams being elimated. |
|# September 28th, 2005 7:58 AM cherlynda|
|I really liked the teams with the kids also. I guess maybe you have to have kids to realise how sweet all these kids seemed....except for those horrible older boys who always yelled at the Mom...(remind me of on of my children). I was sad to see the Black family go....I thought the boys were also so cute.
At this point my favorite team is your least favorite...I like the Weavers and want them to win or at least get some prize. Its not the Jesus thing its the Dad thing. I also like the family that runs marathons with the two little kids. I give them lots of credit for taking two little kids along and not losing their tempers with them. I am sure I would not be that way. Anyhow I look forward to the rest of the race.
|# September 29th, 2005 10:23 AM kris|
I kept thinking about how your family would have reacted to the various tasks. I can easily picture Jordan running with the old flag in his hand. He and Cale would have hammed it up big time!