Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant
Last time, the teams left India for Thailand,
where they searched for a gorilla, played with a tiger, got stepped on by an
elephant, and went to temple. Mark & Michael incurred two penalties, costing
them the lead. Tammy & Victor pick up their third first-place finish, while Mel
& Mike pick up their tickets to Elimination Station.
WAT THEP NIMIT TEMPLE
2127 HOURS LOCAL TIME
After the 12-hour break, Tammy & Victor
grab their clue and head on out.
FLY TO BANGKOK, THAILAND!
Make your way almost 400 miles to the city of
Bangkok, Thailand! Once you land, travel by taxi to a local boat garden and
search the ground for your next clue.
You have $53 for this leg of the Race.
Victor & Tammy decide that they were
going to take things one leg at a time, all the while focusing on the
Cara & Jaime get frustrated... well,
Cara, mainly, as they question the authorities on whether or not a BMW
can be a taxi.
Mark & Michael, still reeling from their
last leg mishaps, swear that it won't happen again.
Victor & Tammy try to get a hold at Thai
Airways to get a reservation for the first flight out of Phuket. The
first flight leaves at 7:25, but they need to wait until 6 when the
Margie & Luke, having recovered from last
leg as well, make their way. Margie's drinking a lot of water this leg.
Kisha & Jen are on their way as well.
All five teams will be on the same flight
Margie & Luke are the first to a cab,
followed by the other teams... and somehow Kisha & Jen manage to pass
them. And both of their cabbies are talking to each other, and as they
do, locals shout directions, so the two teams know where they're going.
Turns out that they were wrong. Oh well.
Margie & Luke are the first team to
arrive at the boatyard, and they get this as their reward...
WHO'S READY TO PROPEL THEMSELVES FORWARD?
Figure out how to attach an unwieldy rod to a propeller on a
long-tail boat. It will only work when secured the right way. Once your
propeller is working properly, you will receive your next clue.
Margie takes on this task, as does Jaime.
Margie's the first to finish!
Now that you
have your propeller attached, navigate your boat through the Bangkok canals.
Using the maps in your clues, locate the Peninsula Pier to find your next clue.
Tammy & Victor arrive at the Roadblock
with Mark & Michael, just as Jaime finishes. They head out, but before
they do, they return for their bags.
Victor just tries to do what Jaime did.
Kisha & Jen are the final team to arrive.
Mark & Michael grab their bags from the
cab and return to the boat to head out. Kisha & Jen also head out... but
they leave their bags at the dock with the wallet, the passport, and
Victor finally finishes the Roadblock...
but the propeller doesn't work, so they have to do it all over again!
They fix it, but they have to make a stop for their stuff.
As it happens, Jen realizes that they
have their packs and bags, but not their travel bags! That would be
Margie & Luke are the first to reach the
pier and this clue...
BROKEN TEETH or BROKEN RECORD?
BROKEN TEETH: Make your way to the Street of Happy Smiles.
Once there, find matching pairs of dentures for five patients. When all of your
patients are smiling, the orthodontist will hand you your next clue.
BROKEN RECORD: Make your way to a parking lot and choose a
party taxi equipped with an onboard karaoke system. Once on board, they'll have
to run a five-mile course and join a group of locals in singing along with a
well-known Thai pop video until you reach your destination.
Margie & Luke go to the dentists,
figuring that they're really bad singers, Luke moreso than Margie. Cara
& Jaime sing, as well as Mark & Michael, but first they have to get back
to their bags... How they plan on doing that without a boat is anyone's
As it happens, Margie & Luke's cabbie
knows the dentist.
Kisha & Jen start singing. Tammy & Victor
sing as well, citing their Chinese... ness.
Mark & Michael decide to head to the
Detour, then figure out what they're going to do about their stuff.
Meanwhile, Kisha is walking through the streets of Bangkok with no shoes
Margie & Luke arrive at the dentist's,
but soon realize just how hard looking through other people's mouths...
and other people's teeth are.
Cara & Jaime's cabbie doesn't know where
they're going. Mark & Michael find another cabbie to get them back to
the boatyard. They don't need their bags to do the task, but at the same
time, they want their bags because there are some things in there that
And now... THIS... is AMAZING RACE IDOL!
Kisha & Jen, Cara & Jaime, and Victor & Tammy pick up their respective
party people and belt out a tune... in Thai.
What they say: .... well, we don't know
what they say.
What we say: .... Stick to racin'.
Luke is trying to put bottom teeth on the
top, while Mark & Michael are trying to dig their way out of the hole
they're in, using local cabs. All the while, Mark accuses Michael of
"not wanting the million dollars, but wanting to play". He'd rather have
his important objects d'art than a million bucks.
Back at the dentist, we're knocking out
smile after smile, and it helps that Margie, as a nurse, isn't afraid to
get her hands dirty (C-Note: the nurses I work with would do well to
follow her example). They finish in time, and are soon smiling
MAKE YOUR WAY TO THE PIT STOP!
Make your way to the next Pit Stop, Phya Thai Palace.
WARNING! The last team to check in may be
Back at the party vans, Kisha has two
questions... 1) Are those transvestites? (C-Note: "DING!") and B) Why do
they wear so much makeup? (C-Note: "Dischord")
And question three... Why are we in a
party van with three transvestites? (C-Note: I know this one... Profit?)
PHYA THAI PALACE
Margie & Luke are the first to spot the
palace, but will they meet Phil and the happy local first? Eh, judging
by the other teams' progress... probably.
Margie promises not to faint due to lack
of water this time. She may faint when Phil gives her the news,
"You are team... number... ONE!" They've
won a great trip to Puerto Rico (C-Note: and Phil... never do that
Kisha & Jen are the second to make their
way to the Pit Stop. But they have no money to hire a cab.
Jaime & Cara are the third to make their
way to the Pit Stop... but they can't find a cab that knows where the
Tammy & Victor are the fourth to make
their way to the Pit Stop... and they're in a bitch hurry.
Kisha & Jen get a free cab ride to the
Pit Stop. All they have to do is answer a barrage of trivia questions..
Mark & Michael get to their old cab... s.
There are two cabs there. Luckily, they get to the correct cab. Now
they're on their way to the Detour.
Cara & Jaime's cab and Victor & Tammy's
cab are taking two separate routes to the same end. The Munozes are back
on the race course, and worried that they may have not enough money,
they get the idea to barter what they have on their back. Meanwhile,
Cara & Jaime clock in at #2.
Victor & Tammy stop somewhere to ask
where they are... Meanwhile, both that team and Kisha & Jen are at the
mat in relatively similar times. HOWEVER... Kisha & Jen left their
travel bags at the Roadblock. They will not be able to leave Thailand
without it and the contents therein, so they have to go back and get
them before Phil can check them in! ALL the way back.
That means that Victor & Tammy, though
they were fourth to arrive at the Pit Stop, are actually team #3. Let
this be a lesson... assume nothing.
Mark & Michael trade in what little money
they have, a flashlight, and a compass to get back on the race course.
Which means... time for more singing! They make their second mistake of
the leg here... assuming that they're pleasing girls.
Kisha & Jen get their travel bag and head
back to the Pit Stop. Meanwhile, Mark & Mickey barter their way to the
Pit Stop... with a carabiner. Who'll reach the crash mat first?
It's going to be... MARK & MICHAEL! BUT there's a
ruling on the field. It is a violation of the Race rules to use personal effects
to settle a bill. The penalty is two hours, but since Mark & Michael did it
TWICE, the time is doubled to FOUR hours.
Kisha & Jen are the last team to arrive... but
because Mark & Michael are still in PT, they're actually team #4. Mark & Michael
are brought in to check in. The GOOD news is that this is a non-elimination leg.
The BAD news is that they'll have to navigate over a Speed Bump next leg. The
EVEN WORSE news is that they still have 3 hours 10 minutes of PT to serve. That
time will be applied to the next leg of the Race. Will they be able to catch up?
AFTER LEG 7:
PHUKET, THAILAND to BANGKOK, THAILAND
Margie & Luke (+3 - Trip to Puerto Vallarta, Trip to St. Lucia,
Trip to Puerto Rico
2) Jaime & Cara (EVEN)
3) Tammy & Victor (-2) - Hybrid Go-Carts,
Ocean Kayaks, Trip to Oahu
4) Kisha & Jen (+1)
5) Mark & Michael (-2 with PENALTY TIME)
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