No list of the greatest moments in Amazing Race history is complete without this clip of Colin (of "Colin and Christie" infamy) and his ill-behaved ox:
Sunday (Nov. 18) night’s Amazing Race had a scene of human-on-animal outrage of nearly the same magnitude as "My Ox Is Broken!"
[Baby, this recap contains spoilers. Baby!!!!]
Jason and Lorena may have started Sunday’s leg in first place, but they nearly blew everything because Lorena’s camel at the Burkina Faso village of Bingo was out of milk. How do I know that? Because at a certain point, Lorena threw her arms into the air in impotent horror, fell to her knees and wailed.
"Baby! There’s no more MILK! There’s no more Milk! Baby!"
I guess I have some concerns that in only three legs this season, two of them have hinged on less-than-accommodating livestock, since Ari and Staella were the first eliminated team after failing to properly navigate a donkey. Unlike the bratty buds, Jason and Lorena managed to survive their milking mayhem.
Lorena gets credit for not going totally bat guano (or camel guano, since that wasn’t in short supply) crazy, but Jason may deserve even more for never — at least as far at the editors showed us — saying a pushy or harsh word to his girlfriend even as she (as promised) slowly turned into Linda Blair in The Exorcist. The team that may deserve more credit, though, is Marianna and Julia, who finished milking only barely ahead of Lorena and yet gave their rivals a key hint — try milking the camel with a nearby baby. Since both teams knew they were at the back of the pack and since the ultra-stressed Lorena probably wouldn’t have made that logical switch on her own, Marianna and Julia really didn’t need to provide even the most minor of assistance and yet they did.
Jason and Lorena caught up by running their camels (Julia and Marianna made the mistake of following the clue’s instructions not to rush or scare their camels) and then memorized 10 vocabulary words to remain in the game. Marianna and Julia are gone, which disappoints me a little and disappoints Donald and Nick even more.
"They’re feisty, they’re hot," the 68-year-old grandpa said earlier in the leg. "A little b****y, but not bad. A guy could learn to live with it."
Now he’ll never get the chance.
Time for some other thoughts on the episode:
Thoughts on this week’s episode?