TAR Asia episode five ranking

TAR Asia episode five ranking

thailand intro

The inspiration for The Blank in Dick Tracy.

The inspiration for The Blank in Dick Tracy. Can’t. . .quite. . .make out her face.

– Welcome to the fifth episode in TAR Asia! Despite a cast that had only ten teams, the non-eliminations have been spread out so that we have seen two of the five non-eliminations in the first four episodes.

This is in contrast to Family Edition’s ten-team roster where five non-eliminations were crammed into legs five through twelve. Momentum crashed quickly.

– Previously on TAR: Eight teams set out from Bali, Indonesia and flew to Sydney, Australia. Some teams enjoyed the sights of the city. Some teams liked the Sony HD Handycam and want you to go to your nearest Sony Centre to purchase one. Working out what a dangerous Australian animal could be left some teams confused, but that was only the start of Howard’s problems. He left the shark tank and incurred a four hour penalty.

shark tank

Being stuck in a shark tank? I’m out.

– Laura’s leg injury required medical attention, and at the pit stop there was a trip to the hospital to assess the damage that had been done. With their time penalty Howard & Sahran finished last. Will they be able to fight back with no money? And will Laura be fit enough to continue the race to finish the season in 7th? Eight teams remain. Who will be eliminated?

– Intro time.

– This is Sydney. Largest city in Australia. Known for its beaches, landmarks, and some other stuff. We are introduced to the Bounty–the fourth pit stop in a race around the world.

– We watch Laura’s x-ray examination.

laura leg

Looks like a leg to me. That’s my medical expertise.

laura leg 2

Hopefully this doctor is better than. . .

doctor family guy

This guy. Quick Laura, that liver has to come out!

– X-ray appears to be fine, but they need to examine the leg for possible damage.

– In a happier setting, Andrew & Syeon depart first at 1230am. They must fly to Auckland, New Zealand. Once here they must take a ferry to the “charming” city of Devonport, New Zealand. In Devenport they must spot a child on a swing to receive their next clue.

red headed child

Phil Keoghan’s red-headed stepchild.

– Andrew feels that luck supersedes abilities. He thinks that being first can be a result of luck rather than skill. Therefore, he will not be surprised to find himself in last. Him and Syeon are allowed to sleep in the airport. Quick cab ride.

– Sharon & Melody check out at 1232am. Sharon comments on how everybody is sociable during the pit stop but it’s all business on the race course. Melody declares the most competitive team will win. Air New Zealand ticket counter does not open until six o’ clock.

– Sandy & Francesca begin in 3rd at 1241am. They celebrate heading to Auckland.

FRANCESCA: You must fly Air New Zealand.

So that’s why teams always end up on the same flight. I bet they have been limited as to which airline they could use for most of the race.

– Mardy & Marsio depart fourth at 105am. They talk about how unpredictable the race is and that only goal is to not be last.

– Sahil & Prashant begin at 131am. The most enjoyable factor for them has also been the unpredictability.

PRASHANT: We get to go to places that people only get to imagine.

Only places you can imagine? Okay. Head into that wardrobe and receive your next clue from Aslan in Narnia!

– Zabrina & Joe Jer start the leg at 136am. They are aware they are under the false impression that they are the only intelligent team in the race.

– Andy & Laura check out at 138am. Andy says the only way to victory is to avoid making mistakes to incur bad luck but rely on other teams to make mistakes to ensure survival in the race.

– Howard & Sahran begin the leg in dead last at 536am. Other teams left them enough money to get a taxi to the airport. Indeed teams will all be clumped together. I assume so given that four hours went by without any explanation.

– Suddenly we watch a montage of Howard & Sahran begging for money from eight different groups of people. The camera fades in and fades out between groups.

– And what’s this?! A new soundtrack! TAR Asia has created their first soundtrack. Bravo, sound team. And the editing of this scene is a first in TAR history. I applaud thee. Howard & Sahran receive 50 dollars in the process. I suppose metrosexuals rarely come off as hustlers or beggars.

– Auckland time. Teams run through the airport. Joe Jer stays on her feet. A bunch of teams catch taxis. Mardy is pissed that Andy & Laura stole their taxi. Prashant admits he hates Andy too. Uh oh. We finally have interteam conflict between this season.

– HOWARD: It’s a child on a swing? And it’s a statue?

If it’s a statue, I am officially creeped out.

FRIEND: So what did you do this summer?
WORKER: Oh, I worked to build a statue of a kid playing on a tire swing.
FRIEND: . . .Why?
WORKER: I don’t know. Something compelled me to do it.

judge-surprised

– Andy & Laura are first to the ferry but it does not matter because every team is boarding the same dang ferry. The editing reminds me of TAR 1.

– Mardy confronts Laura about stealing the cab. Mardy says that he put the bags in the cab before Laura stole it. Andy criticizes her. Sandy & Francesca hang by the doors to ensure they are first ones out of the ferry. Prashant instructs Sahil to keep his eye on them. Yeah. They can’t be trusted in all of their testosterone-filled glory.

– Teams run out wondering where the heck they need to go. They ask locals about a child on a swing. They wonder if it is a bar or a restaurant. Up hills or on mountains. A local leads Mardy & Marsio.

– Andrew & Syeon are the first to find the -real- child on the swing. Andrew instructs Syeon to hide behind a van as they read their clue. His tone of voice reminds me of Pedro from Napoleon Dynamite.

andrew van

The only giveaway is the camera operator standing upright as they point the camera directly at the van.

– Detour time.

wu turtleneck

The closest thing to a turtleneck that Allen Wu will wear.

– Rugby or Rigging.

– In Rugby, teams must head to Victoria Park (real original) and don the colours of the All-Blacks. They must kick three goals between them from the 22 yard line. Once finished they will receive their next clue.

– In Rigging, teams must head to West Haven Marina and rig a yacht using only the example given. It is confusing but someone with a keen eye can finish quickly.

– Andrew & Syeon choose to do the yacht. Andy & Laura have ran to the peak of the hill. They run back down. All of the other teams have followed them too. Sahil & Prashant and Melody & Sharon and Zabrina & Joe Jer ask for directions. Mardy & Marsio are the only team to not go up the mountain. Marsio stops at a bench. He is exhausted. Sandy & Francesca ask for directions at an information desk.

– Andrew & Syeon wait fifteen minutes for a ferry. Teams run down the mountain. Marsio asks to get into a passenger car but Mardy reminds them that it will be met by a severe penalty.

– Meanwhile Sahil & Prashant ask a woman to drive them around in her minivan.

PRASHANT: We are filming for a travel show.

– So they get in. And what’s the first thing these 20-year-old males say in front of an elderly woman?

prashant glasses

PRASHANT: We’re looking for a little child on swings.

judge-surprised

woman terrified

Tempted to call police.

– Zabrina & Joe Jer spot the child on the swing. Joe Jer thanks the child. They choose to take the yacht. Andy & Laura spot the clue too. Suspense at the ferry begins. Marsio convinces Mardy to carry his bags. His knee really hurts.

FERRY #1: Andrew & Syeon; Zabrina & Joe Jer; Andy & Laura

– Howard & Sahran have the clue. They will do Rigging too. They barely missed the 215pm ferry. It is an hour between ferries. Andrew & Syeon receive directions on the ferry. Sahil & Prashant see a school. They knock on the door too.

teacher

Wants Sahil & Prashant detained faster than Andre & Damon.

– Sahil & Prashant fail and hit the road once again.

sahil hitchhike

Sahil hitchhikes. TAR Asia intends to set a record for penalties in a five episode stretch. Clearly these two need to go back to school and learn to read.

– Melody & Sharon ask a car for directions. They offer a ride but Melody & Sharon decline. Two more cars did it. They hate to decline the offers as they look exhausted. Sandy & Francesca decline a ride too.

sahil ride

Sahil & Prashant meanwhile make more friends.

– Ferry #1 lands. Each of the three teams take a taxi. Andy praises himself for his best performance too.

– Sahil & Prashant get out of their second ride and miss it too. Sandy & Francesca and Mardy & Marsio ride in cabs.

– Sandy & Francesca turn swings upside down.

francesca swing

Why are they checking underneath empty swings? What child do they think they are looking for? Thumbelina?

sandy francesca slide

Now they’ve just given up.

– Sandy & Francesca get inside of a cab. Melody & Sharon walk on the beach. Mardy & Marsio see their cab is up to thirteen dollars. Mardy believes the clue should be at the ferry terminal. So do Sandy & Francesca.

sahil prashant ride

Sahil & Prashant find their THIRD set of companions. This may be the largest penalty in TAR history.

– I’d like to dedicate the following song to Sahil & Prashant’s rules infractions:

FERRY #2: Howard & Sahran

– Mardy praises himself for his brilliance as he finds the girl on the swing. I applaud him for realizing it must be near the ferry. Much like Howard & Sahran did with the first ferry, they miss it by seconds.

– Westhaven Marina as the three teams receive their instructions. This is reminiscent of a later task used in TAR 13. Syeon is confused. The three teams begin to tackle the task. Andrew struggles and convinces Syeon to change tasks. Good thing they have a 1-2 hour lead. Zabrina & Joe Jer struggle too and wonder if they should kick a ball as well.

– Andy & Laura succeed. The music is completely out of sync with the events of the episode. Andy & Laura must go to the Sky City Casino and complete the Vertigo Climb which is a three hundred metre climb above ground. It would be hard for taxis to not know where that is. It is indeed the largest casino in New Zealand.

– Andrew & Syeon start kicking it.

ANDREW: You have to look at the ball.

Yeah, it’s not going well.

– Andrew & Syeon re-read the clue and realize they need to put on the All Blacks. They begin to relax.

– Melody & Sharon, Sahil & Prashant, and Sandy & Francesca are still searching for the tire swing. Sahil greets Melody & Sharon who are walking on the road. They inform them of the ‘No Hitchhiking’ rule. Sahil & Prashant legitimately had no idea because it is not written in the clue. Uh oh. They hope to receive Howard & Sahran’s or Sandy & Francesca’s luck.

– Zabrina & Joe Jer are persistent but have yet to finish the yacht task. Andrew succeeds with one goal.

– Andy & Laura put on the gear at the casino and begin the climb. Howard & Sahran join Zabrina & Joe Jer. One hour is gone just like that.

– Andrew has finished the second goal. Syeon cheers from the sidelines. Zabrina likes Joe Jer’s stubbornness to refuse to change tasks as they finally complete the yacht. Andrew earns his third goal in what appears to be seconds later.

– SANDY: It could be a book.

sandy book

The greatest story of all is the one that is unwritten: The guy who searched through books for a kid who is supposed to be outside on a swing.

– Sahran tells Howard to put up the sail like a shower curtain. Mardy & Marsio prepare to do the rugby goal kick. I can only imagine Marsio’s cardio at this point.

Marsio cardio Marsio cardio Marsio cardio.

– Seeing how ferries leave one hour apart, the bottom three teams are now a minimum of three hours behind the leaders.

– Howard & Sahran finish the yacht task. They have their clue. When is their Speed Bu–oh right, there isn’t one yet. Sahran is not looking forward to the heights.

– Andy & Laura make their way up. They wonder aloud if Sahran will do it. Zabrina & Joe Jer are second. Laura predicts that Mardy & Marsio will have the biggest problems of all.

– Mardy has yet to score a goal. It has a nice bounce to it along the ground. Melody & Sharon have resorted to Internet service. Sahil & Prashant opt to ask taxis.

FRANCESCA: It’s gotta be anything but a damn child on a swing.

child swing

Hopefully she has a twin or TARAsia is violating child labour law hours.

– Mardy continues to fail. He instructs Marsio to do it once.

marsio kick

Look at the height on that one!

– Mardy farts while doing the next kick. I am not kidding you. That’s exactly what it sounds like. After 45 minutes they change Detour options. They’re stuck with Marsio’s All Black All Black pants.

– Andrew & Syeon are the second team to do the climb. Sahran is flat out refusing to do it initially. He will be next up on “heights scare me oh so much but I will do it after unnecessary suspense built by the editors”.

– Sandy & Francesca receive the clue.

FRANCESCA: Poor thing must be freezing. Just think we wasted all of that money when we could have turned left.

beyonce left

Everything in life is in a clue box to the left.

– Melody & Sharon scream at Sandy to ask where the clue was found. Francesca forbids Sandy from revealing the location of the clue. A woman in an office tells them that a child in a blue shirt is on the swing. They obtain the clue. Sahil & Prashant are last to find it.

FERRY #3: Melody & Sharon; Sandy & Francesca; Sahil & Prashant.

– ANDREW: It’s 88 metres not 88 stories.

– Yep. Andrew & Syeon are the first team to do a height task beyond its calling. They are forced to go down a few floors.

– Roadblock time. Can you guess what it is? Yep. It’s a sky jump much like the Austria roadblock in TAR 4.

ALLEN: The other person will record them on the Sony Cybershot.

– Andrew will do it as well as Andy. Andy is first to jump. We see a cybershot. Sahran flat out refuses to ascend. He tells Howard to do it. Eventually Sahran goes up. You know why Sahran has this fear?

sahran fear

Typical day in Sri Lanka.

– Andy & Laura finish. They must take a taxi to Auckland Museum. It is a well-known heritage building. We see clouds fly by in green screen-like fashion behind Wu as he explains the significance of the museum.

– We see another Cybershot as Andrew completes the jump. They hop into a cab as well. Mardy & Marsio are told how to put up the sail. Mardy assumes he is last.

– The final ferry arrives. They must be one hour behind Mardy & Marsio’s ferry because Mardy & Marsio wasted 45 minutes at the rugby task.

– Zabrina completes the job and does her jump. Sahil & Prashant choose to do rugby. Sahil has one goal. Prashant does the second. All of the other teams are at Rigging.

auckland greeter

Ah. I was hoping Phil Keoghan would be the greeter as Phil and Allen fight over who gets to Philiminate a team. Instead we see the mandatory Maori representation in a New Zealand leg.

1ST: Andy & Laura
2ND: Andrew & Syeon

– Prashant completes the final goal. Off to the tower they go. Howard is doing the roadblock. He needs to redeem himself from the last roadblock anyway.

– Sahil & Prashant are at the tower. Sahil mimes a kick from the Rugby task.

3RD: Zabrina & Joe Jer

– Captains tell every team at the Rigging that they are incorrect. ‘Tis a montage. Incorrect. Still incorrect. Still incorrect. As if they couldn’t fall any further behind.

– Howard does the jump. Sahran takes the Cybershot as he was more freaked out than Howard. Sahran is tearing up. They take a taxi to the pit stop.

– Mardy & Marsio are approved. Sandy & Francesca finish seconds later. Melody & Sharon are suddenly done. I suppose they could have copied the other yachts’ progress.

– Francesca calls for a taxi with specific instructions to not stop for other teams. The driver complies and they are picked up without incident. Good thinking, Francesca.

– Mardy & Marsio’s taxi shows up. The driver knows them by name so I assume they called for one as well.

4TH: Howard & Sahran

– Sahil completes the jump.

sahil cybershot

The best Cybershot of them all. He looks like he is ready to kill someone on a swing.

– Melody & Sharon are disheartened to hear from the official in the tower that two East Indian boys have completed the task.

– It’s night time. After five episodes we finally see a leg run into the dark.

5TH: Sahil & Prashant. . .

However they enlisted the use of a private car. Their penalty? One hour. It shocked them because they were unaware of these rules. Time starts ticking.

– Francesca completes the roadblock first. She begs for a pit stop and is granted her wish. They take a taxi to the pit stop. Mardy is next up. He comments on how scary it was. Softer accomplishment music plays. Both tear up. Camera zooms in on the tears.

– Melody completes the roadblock last. The three teams all ride in taxis to the pit stop. The countdown is on.

6TH: Sandy & Francesca

ANDY & LAURATH: Mardy & Marsio. Marsio cries up at the pit stop.

LAST: Melody & Sharon

– Allen informs Melody & Sharon they are last but draws out the explanation of Sahil & Prashant’s penalty to maximum suspense.
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melody shock

They survive the round thanks to the penalty.

– Sahil & Prashant step onto the mat wearing frowns.

SAHIL: Is that it?
ALLEN: That’s it.
SAHIL: Thanks.

SAHIL: We were eliminated from the race because of a rule we didn’t know about. Big deal. We beat them totally out of merit.

That’s the spirit!

PRASHANT: We worked hard. We worked fast. We were the biggest fit of all these teams here. Those guys must be having a party right now and rejoicing the fact that we’re out.

SAHIL: Look it’s over. Nothing else to say.

That may be the most bitter exit in the history of TAR.

robb rules

Sahil & Prashant didn’t lose to somebody that was better than them, okay? They were beat by a bunch of rules.

– Next time on TAR: Teams speed off on a mud race. Andy gets busted for breaking the rules. While others psych up to take another plunge.

Yep. That’s it.

Confessional Count

ZABRINA.JOE JER 2.3
MARDY.MARSIO 4.2
SANDY.FRANCESCA 1.2
ANDREW.SYEON 5.3
HOWARD.SAHRAN 1.5
MELODY.SHARON 2.3
SAHIL.PRASHANT 3.4
ANDY.LAURA 4.4

Rank the Legs

1) Kuala Lumpur -> Jakarta (Tasks were more original this round. None of them had been repeated from traditional TAR. A snake pit had never been done. Simultaneously singing while steadily pushing a cart had never been done. Searching Walkman music also had never been done. Oh, and I suppose the plate dance has similarities to TAR 10’s round one Beijing paddle dance.

Again, every team was easy-going. Did I mention how refreshing that is? The editing remains to be unsteady and inconsistent, but at the very least the music soundtrack had smooth transitions and were relevant to the scenes.

I should note that this was TAR’s first visit to Indonesia. Therefore, we need to credit production for picking an unvisited location.

Ernie & Jeena’s downfall seemed unfair because we were never given the proper criteria for how much soya sauce could or could not be spilled.  Although their terrible navigation throughout the episode made their elimination to be absent of any surprise. Sahil & Prashant claiming the Fast Forward based on a self-admitted gamble was perhaps the highlight of the episode.

Overall, I think this worked out better than the premiere. Just wish we knew what time that Air Asia flight left Kuala Lumpur!)

2) Sydney -> Auckland (This was a fun round. Andy & Laura were not medically evacuated which prevented this leg from being anti-climatic.

I don’t understand why teams were constrained to the same flight. That appears to be the rule all season long.

I enjoyed the trick of having the child on the swing right beside the ferry where teams landed. Seeing teams overthinking it as they ride through taxis, private vehicles, and walking around libraries was amusing.

Rugby and Rigging was a good Detour.

Ferries didn’t screw over leading teams like the ferries in Sydney did.

The biggest problem I have is why Sahil & Prashant were not given a clear reasoning for their time to be penalized. Why one hour? I have never heard of a one hour TAR penalty. In addition, they broke the same rule three times. Shouldn’t they be counted as three separate infractions? I do not understand this. I know teams likely checked within a twenty minute time span at the pit stop, but one hour was such a random number as if production picked a number that would guarantee a team’s elimination.

Scratchin. Muh. Head.

P.S. How many more Sony products will be showcased this season? I have a feeling we have several more to go.)

3) Bali -> Sydney (I was convinced Howard & Sahran would have been eliminated because of their storyline thus far. Their equal abilities to freak out and be fearful of many things was supposed to cost them the race, but it’s all for naught when it turns out to be a non-elimination.

Once again a team who takes the four hour penalty is the team that finishes last for the second leg in a row. That must be a fairly odd circumstance seeing how Sahil & Prashant were in dead last heading to the pit stop. Those fast ferries that were available to trailing teams really made for an unusual second half to the episode.

The Handycam task was original and neat regardless of the obvious sponsour plug. I wish producers told us the criteria that had to be met for a participant to be considered ‘out of key’.

Andy & Laura overcame numerous obstacles to keep their lead until the unluckiest thing of all–Laura damaging her leg, reduced them to their fourth consecutive seventh place finish. And with a non-elimination keeping it at eight teams, it is very possible for them to be seventh for a record fifth time in a row.

I feel bad for Howard & Sahran. They were in sync at the top of the leaderboard for the past 1 1/2 legs and suddenly fall (in a manner that differs from Laura) at a roadblock task that appears to be because of Howard literally not handling the pressure. A glorious fall which once again I wish led to their elimination.

I should note that this is the only season I can think of where three consecutive legs have led to teams all boarding the exact same flight. In episodes that are 48 minutes long compared to the US’ 44 minutes, we see more route markers in this version than the first eleven seasons of regular TAR.

Mardy & Marsio still dominate the edit as TARAsia’s Kevin & Drew, no doubt. We haven’t learned too much personal info from all of the teams. I think it has indeed been very task-oriented. Maybe this is because we have seen zero conflict form after the first four rounds. Four episodes without conflict would be unacceptable to American producers. We see previews of conflict erupting next leg thus I may change my tune for the next leg I rank.)

4) Kuala Lumpur -> . . .Kuala Lumpur (It would have been funnier to either have the pit stop at the pit stop of the stadium or to make them go back to the starting line of the race.

The route was fine for the first round of the first ever Asian edition. Production did a good job of avoiding any landmarks already seen in Kuala Lumpur throughout multiple seasons of TAR. The teams are all friendly and cordial which makes it an extremely unusual competitive reality TV show. Nobody screams. Nobody shoves another. Nobody gets into arguments with locals. This is the calmest and most respectful group of people I have ever seen. Well, until Sandy goes a few more days without his muscle milk.

The jungle trail to the pit stop is unique and inventive. The rest of the tasks were fairly textbook TAR. An eleventh team being cast would have been a better idea than a first round non-elimination merely because the non-elimination penalty is not very effective when teams cannot be devastated by the penalty.

If I had to describe the round in one word: Calm. Yes, I described a race as being calm after one episode. Shows how crazy those dang Americans are.

And whoever is in charge of timing the use of the TAR soundtrack needs to be fired. I think the editors of The Amazing Hunt do a better job with music.)

5) Jakarta -> Bali (Easiest ranking ever for the bottom place. This will never be topped for its terribleness. Not only is watching teams dig in sand for 30 out of 45 minutes of an episode, but everything else was so dang rushed that it was impossible to follow what was going on for the next three tasks.

I should note that I have never seen production screw things up as badly as they did with this leg. Scratch that. The hay bales from TAR 6 was worse because they could see it on paper how screwed over a team could get strictly by examining odds.

Here producers gave everyone the same forgiving plot of sand, and once they were awarded big boy shovels rather than the tiny shovels everyone disregarded for 3 1/2 hours, the task played out in a fair manner.

You know what’s the craziest thing of all upon reflection? Hours of operation were set up so that any team who completed the roadblock in less 90 minutes would be able to do the Detour and finish out the leg. If teams took any longer, they would be stuck waiting around until 900am the next day. Do you know how messy that could have been?

Or did producers ensure the task was impossible that everyone was guaranteed to be equalized right before the end? If so, wouldn’t they know how messy things would get with a four hour penalty being awarded right before an overnight equalizer? No matter how you look at it there wasn’t anybody assigned to logistics for this round. Is the carefree surfer attitude of Bali the reason for this?

Rank the Teams

1) Able Sisters

I don’t typically put the flirtatious team high on any of my rankings, but at the very least I put them above Ernie & Jeena. The Able Sisters weren’t flirts in the traditional sense. They didn’t come off as lazy or attempt a showmance. Their charm was strictly limited to begging money from rich businessmen at airports.

They seem like the most brilliant people on the planet. Not only did they quit a task, but would have been eliminated anyway. They probably saved an additional hour or two of digging achieving the same result.

2) Ernie & Jeena

One of the strongest teams who happen to be married for at least ten years. A fit older team is rare on TAR. Their biggest weakness was surprising because it came in the form of mentally navigating the confusing metropolitan cities. If it weren’t for navigation, these two would have fared much better. Bad luck with cabs also contributed to their demise.

Jeena’s Type A personality made for some entertaining interactions during their limited presence on the show. Both of them had a great sense of humour. Going from first to last in what appeared to be a very close four hours of racing around Jakarta may be one of the more unusual events to occur in TAR history. That twenty minute detour (as opposed to the Detour/task) was the difference between first and last. Usually it is not that narrow of gap from first to last in TAR’s earlier years.

3) Sahil & Prashant

I have virtually nothing to say about Sahil & Prashant. They are from Mumbai. They are models. And much like Robb Zbacnik, they hate being beat by a bunch o’ rules.

Team Averages

Bulls— Bilal & Sa’eed N/A
— F minus–
12th Debra & Steve 12.0
12th Gina & Sylvia 12.0
11th John Vito & Jill All Stars 11.0
11th Vipul & Arti 11.0
11th John & Scott 11.0
11th Ryan & Chuck 11.0
11th Team Seinfeld/Avi & Joe 11.0
11th Dennis & Erika 11.0
11th Deidre & Hilary 11.0
11th Matt & Ana 11.0
10th Lisa & Joni 10.0
10th Kevin & Drew All Stars 10.0
10th A Black Family 10.0
— F +–
10th Megan & Heidi 9.5 (Wow. They sucked.)
9th David & Mary All Stars 9.0
9th Peggy & Claire 9.0
10th Meredith & Maria 9.0
10th Dennis & Andrew 9.0 FF
10th Russell & Cindy 8.33
8th Don & Mary Jean 8.2
10th Kellie & Jamie 8.0
10th Kim & Leslie 8.0
8th Danielle & Dani 7.8
9th Jim & Marsha 7.33
8th Aiello Family 7.0
–D minus–
8th Tom & Terry 7.0
8th Dave & Margaretta 7.0
9th Lena & Kristy 7.0
10th Hope & Norm 7.0
9th Rogers Family 6.5
8th Susan & Patrick 6.5
6th Lenny & Karyn 6.43
9th Wanda & Desiree 6.25
7th Paul & Amie 6.2
8th Steve & Dave 6.2 FF
6th David &Mary 6.13 FF
–D+–
10th Ernie & Jeena 6.0
11th Amanda & Chris 6.0
6th Andre & Damon 5.86
7th Dave & Lori 5.83
5th Kami & Karli 5.8
8th Michael & Kathy 5.8
7th Cyndi & Russell 5.8
9th Heather & Eve 5.75
5th Nancy & Emily 5.67
6th Gaghan Family 5.5
10th Alison & Donny 5.5
6th Tian & Jaree 5.43 FF
8th Sahil & Prashant 5.4 FF
–C minus–
4th Meredith & Gretchen 5.36
7th Monica & Sheree 5.33 FF
7th Marshall & Lance 5.33
9th Debbie & Bianca 5.33
7th Gus & Hera 5.29
6th Joe & Bill All Stars 5.25
8th Bob & Joyce 5.25
7th Silver & Gold 5.17
7th Ray & Deana – 5.0 FF
9th Steve & Josh 5.0 – FF
9th Pat & Brenda 5.0 – FF
5th Fran & Barry 4.89
–C + —
3rd Lyn & Karlyn 4.85
5th John Vito & Jill 4.8 – FF
7th Teri & Ian All Stars 4.83
7th Schroeder Family 4.75
6th Lake & Michelle 4.71
6th Brian & Greg 4.71
5th Erwin & Godwin 4.70
3rd Adam & Rebecca 4.69 FF
9th Duke & Lauren 4.67
5th Lori & Bolo 4.6 – FF
2nd Teri & Ian 4.53 – FF
5th Uchenna & Joyce All Stars 4.33 – FF
8th Shola & Doyin 4.25 – FF
–B minus–
3rd Ray & Yolanda 4.23
4th Linda & Karen 4.17
3rd Charla & Mirna All Stars 4.15
6th Mary & Peach 4.14 (Two failed FF attempts.)
5th Paolo Family 4.13 FF
5th Lynn & Alex 4.11
3rd David & Jeff 4.00 – FF
4th Oswald & Danny 4.00 – FF
5th Gary & Dave 3.89 – FF
2nd Kelly & Jon 3.85
4th Jon & Al 3.73
6th Charla & Mirna 3.71
–B+–
3rd Blake & Paige 3.69 – FF
5th Millie & Chuck 3.67 FF
1st Eric & Danielle All Stars 3.62
6th Jonathan & Victoria 3.56
4th Monica & Joseph 3.50
1st Freddy & Kendra 3.46
1st Chris & Alex 3.38 – FF
1st Chip & Kim 3.38
4th Kevin & Drew 3.36 – FF
3rd Brandon & Nicole 3.31
4th Godlewski Family 3.18
4th Dustin & Kandice 3.17
–A minus–
7th Peter & Sarah 3.17
9th Aubrey & Jacqueline 3.17
3rd Weaver Family 3.15
1st Reichen & DK 3.15 – FF
1st Uchenna & Joyce 3.15 FF
4th Derek & Drew 3.10 – FF
2nd Rob & Kim 3.08 – FF
3rd Ron & Kelly 3.00
4th Hayden & Aaron 2.92
2nd Dustin & Kandice All Stars 2.92
2nd Bransen Family 2.85
1st Linz Family 2.77
3rd Joe & Bill 2.76 – FF
–BEST OF THE BEST–
8th Rob & Amber All Stars 2.75
1st Flo & Zach 2.69 – FF
3rd Ken & Gerard 2.69 – FF
4th Oswald & Danny All Stars 2.67 FF x2
2nd Colin & Christie 2.54 – FF
2nd Tara & Wil 2.53 – FF
1st Rob & Brennan – 2.46 FF
1st BJ & Tyler – 2.46 FF
1st Tyler & James – 2.38 FF
2nd Frank & Margarita 2.38 – FF
2nd Kris & Jon 2.38
2nd Rob & Amber 2.31
2nd Eric & Jeremy 1.69 FF

Combined Team Averages (Repeats Only)

11 legs David & Mary 6.91 FF
11 legs John Vito & Jill 5.36 FF
18 legs Danielle 4.78
19 legs Teri & Ian 4.63 FF
13 legs Kevin & Drew 4.38 FF
20 legs Charla & Mirna 4.00 None
21 legs Joe & Bill 3.71 FF
22 legs Uchenna & Joyce 3.64 FF x2
*31 legs Eric & Danielle 3.48 FF
23 legs Oswald & Danny 3.30 FF x3!
25 legs Dustin & Kandice 3.04 None
26 legs Eric 2.65 FF
17 legs Rob & Amber 2.41 None

* Note: I determined Eric & Danielle’s average in this last section by adding up all of their individual points from TAR 9, then adding up their total points in All Stars and dividing it by 31.

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