Episode 4.23 (Pairs) - February 21
One night in Vegas makes a hard man humble....ok, so
it's One Night in Bangkok. Same difference. In this
episode, you can win $500,000 - if you think you are
lucky. Let's see the 4 teams who believe that they may
Amy Glover (Riverview, FL) and Amanda Dominick (Tampa,
Florida) are both students - and they are both BLONDE.
They will either be there at the end - or they will be
the first losers of the night.
Shelby Chadwick and Shawn Chadwick (Queens, NY - Bus
Operators) are bald African American twins, and as they
say, there's nothing stronger than a fraternal bond.
Will that help them in this competition?
Sarah Larson (Las Vegas) is a go-go dancer (and probably
an aspiring actress). Dan Randolph (Also Las Vegas) is a
waiter (and probably an aspiring actor). Will they get
the money and spend it on acting lessons?
Melanie Sands (Brookyln) is a Blonde Trainer. Tiffani
Webb (also Brookyln) is an African American teacher.
Think of them as a hybrid of both the first and second
teams. Tiffani says that she excels in mind games while
Melanie says that they are the team to beat. Well, let's
just give them the money now.
Speaking of money, there's lots of it to be made. Joe
tells them all that whoever wins will have to take
$25,000 and risk it on a game of Black Jack - but they
can take their winnings and continue to bet - up to
$500,000!!! Joe - 'Let it Ride, Baby!'
Before we Let It Ride (which is a different game than
Black Jack), the teams have to do the first stunt. One
of the teammates will be handcuffed and held
upside-down. The other person will be in a car. When the
first person frees himself, he will hit a ripcord, which
will light up a wall ignited with flame and the other
person must drive a ramp through the wall of fire. The
team that does this the slowest will be betting on any
game they want in much lesser increments...of their own
Shelby and Shawn go first - and they are convinced that
they will set the bar high. They do set a very good time
- 38.4 seconds. They do a 'we ain't never scared'
screaming match at the remaining teams, which prompts
Joe to ask 'WHo Woke them up?'
Sarah and Dan, who apparently are awake, go up next, and
they set a time of...21 seconds??!!? I guess that 38
seconds wasn't as good as I thought. It gets even worse
when blonde bombshells Amanda and Amy (who was ejected
from a vehicle in an accident, hence she is not going
anywhere near driving that car) set a time of 34.9
seconds, which isn't first, but it's more than good
enough to be safe.
This means that the self=proclaimed threat of Melanie
and Tiffani can get rid of the only men's only team.
They want to beat 21 seconds - which Melanie doesn't do.
They want to beat 38 seconds and stay in the game -
which Melanie doesn't do, because she doesn't even get
the handcuff off, which gets the guys doing another 'I
ain't going' chant. Tiffani is staring daggers at
Melanie (the blonde one - figures) and as they argue,
the rest of the 3 surviving teams go to their next
...which is a non-elimination stunt. They will be
playing Poker for $25,000 and a trip to see the sneak
preview of the remake of The Amityville Horror. While
they are celebrating, Joe orders some cocktails, which,
of course, are made Fear Factor Style. The ingredients
Egyptian Spiders and Worms
Red Snapper Fish Eyes and Fish Eggs
Habanera Chiles and Rattle Snake liver
Banana Slugs for the banana slug daiquiri
In this Texas Poker game, every team gets 5 community
cards. If you drink the required drink, you get your
hold cards. The team with the best hand wins.
Since the blondes won the event, they will decide who
drinks what. They give the Scorpion Martini to Sarah and
the Cow's Bloody Mary Dan, who drinks his with no
problem. Sarah can't handle it, and she has to use the
Fear Factor Chuck Bucket, so they only get the 4 of
spades. They share a yummy kiss later. AwwwwBarf (and I
do mean it)
Shawn gets the fish egg maitai and Shelby gets the
Rattlesnake and Habanera shooter. They get it done with
no problem, as they get a 4/7 heart suited combo. That
leaves the banana slug daiquiri and the Egyptian Spider
and Worm masterpiece for the blondes. They struggle, but
only the spider and worm drink is done in time and the
banana slugs don't go down. They get a King of Hearts to
play with, which actually puts them in the lead.
And now, for the cards...3 of spades (no help to anyone)
King of Spades (A pair for the blondes), 10 of clubs (no
help) King of Diamonds (3 Kings for the blondes) and it
doesn't matter what the last card is (though it's a
queen of Clubs). The blonde bombshells win at least
$25,000 - and may be able to make more money later...
...but to make it later, they have to get past this
stunt. Both teammates have to grab flags from one
teammate to their partner. No problem, right? Well the
catch is that both people will be hovering on wires 40
feet outside and above the Mandalay Bay. Whoever gets
all of the flags the quickest - or the most flags before
falling - gets the $50,000 and will head over to the
Black Jack tables.
Sarah and Dan go first, and they set a very good
benchmark for the group. Sarah the softball player gives
Dan the basketball player 8 flags out of a possible 9 in
5:48. Wow. That means that the other teams have to be
quick and nearly perfect. The blondes don't do it, as
they get 8 flags...but they aren't fast enough and go
way past 5:48. They still hug, as they still win $25,000
and get a trip to LA. They say how proud of each other
they are and they give each other a nice long hug.
It's down to the Twins. They are on a great
pace....until Shelby drops a flag. They now have to get
the rest of them in under 5:48, and as they only have
the 4th flag in 4:11, it doesn't seem likely. It really
isn't likely, as they miss the second flag and end the
competition. Sarah and Dan win the $50,000, while all I
can hope for is that when the twins sing the 'I Ain't
Scared' chant, they were also meaning I ain't scared of
winning any money.
We're not done yet, though, as the $50,000 is now
converted to chips. We have the $25,000 bet on the table
as the dealer has a 4. The couple have a 7...and a 5.
The book says stay, and that's what they do. The dealer
has...6 for ten and a 9 for 19. They lose $25,000, as
Joe adds that of they took the hit, they would have had
21. Sure, add insult to injury, Joe.
Dan and Sarah do win $25,000 and Joe asks them if they
want to gamble that as well, they both quickly say no,
and that ends the competition for the night. In 7 days,
we'll see more people, more stunts, and....Omarosa? Tune
in 7 days from now to find out....
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