"Stoddard vs. Martinez
vs. Beauregard" - November 29
It's a whole new game, and three whole new families.
mother Jill McPhail (42; instructional aide), cousin
Sabrina (38; stay-at-home mom), cousin Ashley Arellano
(16; high school junior), and daughter Casey McPhail
(15; high school sophomore).
Mike (31; general contractor), mother Isa (31, office
manager), nephew David Graciano (15; high school
junior), and son Alex (12; 6th grader).
And finally, the
Beauregards: father Johnny (31; training
coordinator), mother Tiffany (26; school secretary),
nephew Josh (12; 7th grader), and daughter Janaya (12;
Starting with the
Hunt: Each team will get a list of ten things to do
in Hollywood. Each task will take anywhere from 1 to 10
minutes off of their final race time. The tasks:
Find silver scale, weigh
yourselves. Heaviest one must take souvenir pig.
Go to Hats & Tings and retrieve
four identical hats.
Spin pizza dough
Find a great white shark
Find the Great White Shark and
write his name on one souvenir
Serve a hot dog
Go to "Craig's Hot Dog on a
Stick." Put on aprons and sell a hot dog.
Inflate a raft
the Virgin cola display. Every member must drink a
Do a yo-yo
Feed a seagull
to Kincaid's Bay House. Everyone must feed fish to a
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.
Stoddards: They try the
5-minute task first, as both Jill & Sabrina like to be
in control. In a panic, they serve the first hot dog
they can find (5 minutes).. But it isn't Craig's Hot Dog
on a Stick, so give me back my five minutes (0 minutes).
They find the right shop... or is it just the editing
talking. We'll see. For now, they head to the Great
White Shark... and give up. Then after getting some hats
(2 minutes), they head to Kincaid's.
wants people to underestimate him. He's definitely the
heaviest, so give him the pig (1 minute). Then it's off
to Hats & Things (3 minutes). Then they head to the
Shark... and Johnny needs to calm down. Did they get the
name they were looking for? For now, it's off to
Craig's, for a dippity-do... and a long wait for one.
And got it! (8 minutes). Now to Kincaid's. Tiffany can't
make it, but Josh says to go for it. They do... and get
a bucket (18 minutes).
Martinezes: Isa is the
only one who doesn't like action. She'll see her fair
share with the 1-minute task (1 minute). They head to
the Shark as well, thanks to a kiosk map. They pass over
the Beauregards TWICE, and twice they're told the wrong
direction. They don't listen, though. They come out with
matching hats (3 minutes) and head to Craig's, where a
Robosapien awaits. They get his envelope, which is good
for four Lakers tickets. What he doesn't know is that
the price is the 5 minutes for the task. Then they go to
the 7 minute task... tired. After quitting before they
begin, they go to Kincaid's to feed fish... to seagulls.
But then Mike figures that by the time they're fed,
it'll be too late, so it's back to base.
Final results... will be
tallied at the end of the race. Now to the race, which
consists of three challenges.
Challenge 1: Ride'em
Surfer: One team member will surf on a mechanical
surfboard until they fall off. Then another family
member will try it. Lather, rinse, repeat until you've
surfed a combined 3 minutes. Then John will give you
your next clue.
Josh is the smallest of
all the players... and falls off the quickest at 7
seconds. Alex makes the switch at 37 seconds, handing it
off to Mike. Same with Sabrina. Mike is loving the
board, while Johnny does some board loving of his own...
and off at 1:07. Here comes Tiffany. Mike is owning the
board at 2 minutes and counting. Tiffany then makes the
switch, while Mike takes a dive at 2:53. Alex needs the
final seven... They get it! Martinez is first to the
next challenge, which they'll get to via Rad2Go scooter.
Casey needs to hang on
for second. She can't, so it's on Ashley. Got it! And
the Beauregards are in third.
Challenge 2: In the
Can, In the Sand: Underneath the sand are film
canisters with TV trivia. Dig them up, answer four
questions correctly, and Amy will send you to the final
challenge. Watch out for Wild Cards: Oscars.
Between actual questions
and junk, this is pretty entertaining to watch. The
Martinezes and the Beauregards are out in front with 1
each to the Stoddards' zero. Make that three for the
Martinezes while the Beauregards find... a frying pan.
Good for Iron Chef. Bad for this. But they make up for
it by finding an Oscar. The Stoddards find their first
clue. The Martinezes find another Oscar for the win. Now
it's onto the final challenge at San Pedro. The
Beauregards are right behind after answering a question
on the Sopranos.
And Amy can't believe
it. Time runs out on them, as they try to find an answer
on "The Bernie Mac Show"... with Cedric the Entertainer.
Challenge 3: Hang
Around: The bravest adult and kid will have to hang
glide to the finish line. Mike and David are chosen for
the Martinezes. Good for David... Bad for Mike, who's
afear'd of heights. What are they going to be hanging
on? A zip line hoisted by a cherry picker. And David
likes it. Will Mike like? He doesn't chicken out.
Hug later.. Finish line,
scared!" "Beauregards!" "Never scared!" "Beauregards!"
"Never scared!" So say Johnny and Josh, who take the zip
for the family. They arrive in second.
Finally, the Stoddards
pick Casey and Sabrina to take the plunge.
Now it's a bad dash to
the finish, as the Martinezes come in first... and Isa
makes a misstep and a hard fall. We're going to need a
medic here. "Suddenly the game became.. not too
important," Mike says. The good news, "it's not broken,
it just hurts like hell." And she walks it off.
The Martinezes arrive in
first. The Beauregards are in second, while the Stoddards
are falling behind at third, but it's still anyone's
game to lose because of the all-important scavenger
hunt. Who will be the second family to head home?
The Stoddards had
trouble working together as a team AND read the clues
too fast. The Martinez family lost their map AND their
breath. The Beauregards tried to throw off the families,
but got thrown off themselves looking for a shark. But
the 10-minute clue might have saved them.
The winning team tonight
takes home their OWN Rad2Go scooter. That goes
to... the Beauregards, at 7 hours, 50 minutes. Who else
will return to play another day? It's... dramatic pause
moment... the Martinez family! 7:55 the final time. With
a depressing 8:15, the Stoddards are on their way
*raspberries* out the door and onto the land of parting
gifts with a Nintendo Gamecube. But for the others, they
face the Benavides and the Taylors from the last show.
Will they have what it takes to survive? And did I just
see one of the Beauregards get arrested? Why? Guess
we'll have to find out next time.
Change-in-the-game Moment: The Stoddards' TV trivia
And the name of the
shark, by the way? Georgette.