"The FINALS!" -
We started with six... now we're down to two: the comeback-kids of
the Baker family (father Duane, mother Terri, niece
Kira, and son Kody), who came back from elimination to
contention, and the Benavides family (father Brian,
mother Lori, son Brandon &
niece Katie), who really got last week's bootees the
Taylors a bit peeved.
One of these families is
going to Hawaii, but first, they're going on a scavenger
hunt... Each task will take anywhere from 1 to 10
minutes off of their final race time. The tasks for the
Universal City Walk Scavenger Hunt are...
Go to Adobe Road, find the
Snyder's Pretzel display, and juggle three bags.
Then give the three bags away and bring back one
Go to Hot Topic and grab a Cold
Heat soldering iron from the maintenance man's
Go to Cafe Tu Tu Tango and make
the oldest wear cow ears
Cruise over to the NASCAR Motor
Speedway and pick up one tire
moment of zen
Go to the Zen Zone. Sit at the
counter and inhale fresh oxygen for one minute, then
get a scalp massage and bring back the massager
Go to Hard Rock Cafe, find the
souvenir guitar, inflate it, and bring it back
to Gladstones, put on a bib, pull a lobster out of
the tank and twirl it around. Put the lobster back
and keep the bibs on until the hunt is done
Find one chair and four whoopie
cushions at Sparky's and take turns sitting down
Get up on the City Walk Stage.
Grab four maracas and four strangers
Like last week, they
can't run. Teams will have 45
minutes to complete the tasks. Pay special attention to
Robosapiens, for they hold the key to special
information and important decisions. Time will not be
counted until the end.
The Bakers will listen
to the kids more and focus on what Kody calls "inner...
whatchamacallits... or stamina. Yeah, let's go with that
one". The Benavides family keeps focus on beating the
Bakers a second time. Forty-five minutes... started 30
seconds ago. Better get going!
Both teams go for ten
minutes first. But the Benavides are the first on stage,
and they do it correctly. Next, the teams take on the
whoopie cushions, the lobster (Katie has a fear of
pincers and Kody thought he was doing the chicken
dance), the guitar, the oxygen, the speedway, the cow,
Hot Topic, and the pretzel stand.
One thing, though.. the
Benavides family forgot that they were supposed to keep
their bibs ON! The Bakers miss the Snyder's display.
Both teams are back at home base, and it's time for the
Challenge 1: Bucking
Bull: Made famous on an episode of "I Hate My Job",
the players must head over to the Saddle Ranch Chop
House and the adults must ride a mechanical bull for 2
minutes. Succeed, and Amy will give you the next clue.
Brian lasts all of 7
seconds. Duane has this handled for 33, giving new
meaning to the phrase, "Cowboy up." Then Lori is up..
and over. Terri, on the other hand, matches her
husband's 34. Terri's knocked off at 1:54... In the end,
the Bakers git'er'dun at five turns. From there, it's a
bowling trip in a cab. The Benavides get it done.. in
significantly longer time.
Brian was on for 49
seconds. Lori... 1:11.
Challenge 2: Bowled
Over: For each trivia question answered correctly, a
family pairing gets a frame of bowling. Once you've
knocked over 40 pins, Amy will send you to your next
Lori & Katie keep
bowling gutters. Terri and Duane walk the bowling
challenge. The Bakers are done first, and... hey, don't
forget your clue! The Benavides are in second. They've
got to hurry up.
Challenge 3: Stairway
to Heaven: It's the big climb, as the teams must
climb 100 stairs (or at least one teammate at any time
while the others take the escalator) to get to the
finish line. The Bakers are first.
What an ending. But what
about the Scavenger Hunt? Both families completed all
ten tasks, but the Bakers didn't get 11 minutes credited
for two failed tasks. Will it be enough to save the
Reminder, the winning
team will go on the ultimate family vacation in Hawaii.
This one came down to the wire. The envelope, please. By
a mere 46 seconds... the winners of the first Family
Face-Off is.... THE BAKER FAMILY! But for giving it all
they got and then some, the Benavides are going to the
Kalahari water part in Wisconsin, America's largest.
They also get an HPI Racing RC car from the last episode
and the Nintendo Gamecube.
So that's it, game over,
right? Wrong. You're going to be in Hawaii, but we
wouldn't want you to go without some cash... so here's
Amy with a check for $25,000!
Change-in-the-game Moment really did change the game.
The Benavides family would have won the series had they
remembered to keep their bibs on for the entire race.
They lost eight minutes credit for failing to do so.
If you can rustle up
three of your familials and would like a chance at the
ultimate family vacation, you can check out
Nickatnite.com and click on the Family Face-off button
to see how you can be a contestant on a future series.
It's a guy on an electric chariot. Can't miss it. Thanks
for watching, and we'll see you soon...