The Amazing Race: I Feel Like I Just Kissed a Goat
November 1, 2014 6:18 AM - Season 25, Episode 6 - Subscribe

The teams continue racing through Morocco.

In this episode, teams have trouble finding markers, destinations, and putting together 7 piece puzzles. (Mrs. Dentist has exactly 0 problems completing a task out of eyesight and yellrange of her husband.) There are horses to be fed, goats to be milked, butter to be made, pottery yards to be navigated, tall tents to be raised, ziplines to swing down, and rope and plank bridges to be crossed. All this plus: Gorgeous castles and minarets, stunning canyons, and - most importantly - BIRDS ON HEADS.

Oh, and a team is put out of our misery.
posted by julen (7 comments total)
The scientists are really directionally impaired, and I'm not sure they can survive being second-to-last all the time.

Even though they were getting along "better" (although being ostentatiously nice and passive aggressive isn't that much better than shrieking), I was glad to see Mom and Daughter go.

I think there's a real disparity between the three most successful teams (surfers, dentists, cyclists) and the rest. It's hard to imagine more than one of that threesome not being in the finals.
posted by julen at 4:35 PM on November 1, 2014 [1 favorite]

Glad to see the mother/daughter gone. You're right julen, even when they were getting along it was super tense.

Without them (and the realtors), it's quite a drama-free season. While other reality shows like Big Brother thrive on drama, The Amazing Race works best when it's people having fun, amazing scenery and glimpses into other cultures.
posted by Gary at 1:16 AM on November 2, 2014 [3 favorites]

After this episode, my SO predicted the surfers, dentists and cyclists would be the final three, and it's hard to argue with that. Aside from chance and the dreaded incompetent taxi driver, of course.
posted by pmurray63 at 10:21 AM on November 2, 2014 [1 favorite]

I really hate the dentists. Loathe despise and abominate them. The hubris, the sanctimony, the smug. UGH!

I like the surfers and the cyclists. The I enjoy watching people really think through the race, as well as folks immersing themselves in the experience. I admire the athletic teams, I'm charmed by folks who speak a few languages, I appreciate it when the racers are kind and friendly with locals. I live for the moment when they get into a cab and DON'T say, "Go fast! We're in a race!" or worse, "RAPIDO!" It's even more terrible if they're in Brazil, or Italy or *shudder* India. Jeez!

Is it so freaking hard to be gracious travelers?
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 2:25 PM on November 2, 2014

Of the other teams left, I'm rooting for the scientists to bumble into the final 3 (preferably at the expense of ol' twinkleteeth) mostly because they seem like they are enjoying the experience and actually like each other.
posted by julen at 5:42 PM on November 2, 2014

So -- the bird-on-bird hat. Is that a thing? Or did the producers say "Hey, local greeter! We've got this kickass idea for your headgear...."
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 10:28 AM on November 3, 2014

I was over in the Hunger Games thread when it occurred to me that Jim is totally Caesar Flickerman. Don't you think he would look great with blue hair? AHAHAHAHAHA!
posted by Madamina at 5:36 PM on November 3, 2014

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