TAR Asia episode six ranking

Episode six ranking

phil happy

Not the first person you picture when you think of popular Asians in the TAR universe.

– Welcome to another episode of TAR Asia! You don’t have to worry about double evictions here (if you exclude TAR 19, that is).

– Previously on TARAsia: Eight teams set out from Sydney, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand and searched for a girl on a swing.

Seriously. Wu’s words. That’s an episode highlight. Finding a girl on a swing.

– . . .A simple task that many overcomplicate. Andrew & Syeon showed how they were playing the game. Friendly locals were trying to help and Sahil & Prashant made the fatal mistake of accepting their generosity. At the Detour, physical prowess was put to the test. Sahran once again had to face his biggest fear. And the roadblock called for a leap of faith. At the pit stop Melody & Sharon were in line for elimination but were saved by Sahil & Prashant’s mistake. Seven teams remain. Who will be the next to be eliminated?

Translation: Another non-elimination this episode?

– Intro time. Nothing new here.

– We are introduced to Auckland, New Zealand. One-third of the nation’s population lives on the North Island. We are briefly explained about the pit stop being the museum but then it is straight to the next leg.

– Andy & Laura depart first at 430am since they arrived at 430pm. They must travel to Dunedin.

spring training

They’re flying to Florida to watch Toronto Blue Jays’ spring training?!
Oh. It’s a city on the South Island. Apparently there is more than one Dunedin in the world.

– Teams must find flagged 4 Wheel Drives to receive their next clue. Andy doesn’t want to stand out too early as a strong team. Well, four consecutive seventh place finishes have solidified that you suck.

ANDY: We do not want to be the first team yielded.

And so there it is. There are indeed Yields on this season. Good editing considering we haven’t heard a word about it in the first five legs. Again, I wish they had a Yield on every leg to keep things fair (like how they did the Fast Forward in seasons one to four), but I am glad that its irrelevant nature hasn’t been hyped in the first five episodes.

– Andrew & Syeon check out at 448am. Syeon is confident but nervous.

ANDREW: No one has been pushed to doing something to a tea yet.

soya sauce

Don’t spill the tea!

– Zabrina & Joe Jer start in third at 458am. Joe Jer defines herself and Zabrina as competitive but considers herself tougher to please. One of the many reasons why Joe Jer is single.

– Howard & Sahran begin at 513am. They just want to have fun.

HOWARD: Done-uh-din.

Saladin. Dunedin. They rhyme, right?

Joe Jer and Howard both butchered the pronunciation of Dunedin, by the way.

– Earliest flight is 800am. But there is a 715am flight that Andy enquires about.

ANDY: Any way to get us on the 715?
ATTENDANT: No way at all.
ANDY: Why?
SYEON: No stand-by at all?
ATTENDANT: Because the producers bought all of the tickets for that flight in advance. Consider yourselves equalized, b—-es!

– Sandy & Francesca start at 622am.

FRANCESCA: Once it comes down to four teams it will be racing for one hundred thousand, but for the moment everybody is racing to stay in the race.


– Mardy & Marsio commence at 633am and butcher the pronunciation as well.

MARDY: I’m going to start using my brain more.
MARSIO: Yeah, rather than using my legs or my foot.
MARDY: I’m going to not use my legs at all. Just going to think and think and think.

Well they are the Kevin & Voldemort of TAR Asia.

drew fall 6

Don’t use your shoulder either.

– Sharon struggles to pronounce the city as well as her and Melody check out in dead last at 633am. They define themselves as being too civil and lady-like. They should start spitting on floors and pushing Little People. Use your kung fu, ladies!

– Dunedin airport. Zabrina & Joe Jer are first. They must drive themselves to Queenstown.

WU: It is a favourite destination for adventure sport enthusiasts.

Doesn’t that apply to all of New Zealand?

– They read that they must drive themselves to Caltex Petrol Station and fill up their car with gas. Then they will go inside and swipe a card. Once they have done so they will receive their next clue.


I wonder if Les was able to get that transfer from Louisiana to South Island like he wanted. Screw the Pelican State, it’s time to live in the Golem State.


caltex 2

They use TWO employees but neither of them have the same charm as Les.

I should note Queenstown is 280 kilometres away from the Dunedin airport. The vehicles are guaranteed to need a good fill-up.

– Andy & Laura are second into the van. Andrew & Syeon third. We hear Caltex uttered about five more times. Joe Jer examines a huge map. Sandy & Francesca receive quality directions from a local.

JOE JER: Speed limit is one hundred kilometres per hour.
LAURA: You must obey all New Zealand traffic rules by driving the vehicle you accept any fines or infringement incurred.

– Zabrina is driving 110 but sees Andy rip by him on the road. Well, I can imagine now why the speed limit is such a big deal. Howard is frustrated by Sahran’s inability to read the map. In addition he hates being stuck behind a tractor. He refuses to go above seventy kilometres.

– The drive is approximately 2 1/2 hours according to Joe Jer. Andy & Laura suddenly fall behind Zabrina & Joe Jer on the road. Somehow Zabrina is an uber map navigator.

– Howard & Sahran are sixth into their vehicle, by the way. Melody & Sharon were fifth. Mardy & Marsio are shown as last.

– Andy absolutely blasts by Zabrina’s car as if he is a teenager peer pressured into a drag-race at midnight downtown. Laura encouraged Andy to speed. She is a bad influence.

– Marsio finds the road to be slippery. Teams drive across a narrow bridge.

– So Andy is having a fun time driving 277 kilometres per hour.


If this were Grand Theft Auto, Andy would have one star. Just lose them in a back alley with a car painting shop nearby!

– Unfortunately it is a road in the middle of nowhere and we do not get to see a McQueen-like car chase.

ANDY: I was going 90 or 95.
OFFICER: You were going 145 or 146.
ANDY: No way.
OFFICER: Yes way.

blur mustache

I love how you can see the police officer’s mustache through the blur.

ANDY: We’re in a hurry but there is no way I would consciously go that speed. That would just be irresponsible.
OFFICER: Consciously or unconscious something Kiwiy this is not your day.

Worst strategy to get out of a ticket EVER. His argument could not have been stupider.

– The other teams laugh as they pass by him. Francesca laughs thinking about Andy’s potential attitude problem. Every team passes them.

So that was a counter-productive speeding act.

– Andy is forbidden to drive in New Zealand anymore. If he is caught he could go to prison. Luckily they already spent one leg in New Zealand, and I doubt Andy would refer want to return there again.

ANDY: Unlucky. That’s our middle name.

It’s so unlucky to be caught going FIFTY kilometres over the speed limit. It’s like a poker player asking for his “one time” for a one-outter on the river.

– Speed limit was 100. Andy of all things asks Laura to drive carefully.

ANDY: Move off the sides. You’ll end up in a ditch.
LAURA: Don’t tell me how to f—ing drive after you lost your license.

– Andy is pissed that the teams are driven noticeably faster than he did. I doubt they hit 145 or 146. Laura finds herself honking at another car.

– Into Queenstown we go. Mardy asks for directions. He runs back to the vehicle once he has them.

mardy run 2

Proper running attire no doubt.

– Mardy & Marsio have gone from last to first. They receive full serve.

Full serve? I thought gas stations have long since abandoned full serve. New Zealand is a strange place.

– It’s a Detour. Teams must take the Skyline Gondola up to Bob’s Peak.

That’s not a Detour. You’re telling teams to drive to the base of the peak and ride a gondola. And who the heck is Bob anyway? It’s the steepest lift in the southern atmosphere.

Ledge or Luge.

In Ledge, both teams must take a bungey swing 400 metres above Queenstown. In Luge, teams must complete a tagteam relay where they must do four laps of a 830 metre course. So quick Ledge drop or a lengthy but speedy Luge. Seeing how both tasks involve dangerously high speeds (but not as fast as Andy’s driving) will undoubtedly pick Ledge.

– A bunch of teams arrive at Caltex simultaneously. Everyone receives full serve. Andrew is almost run over in the parking lot. Mardy & Marsio are ahead of the pack.

ANDREW: Ledge or ludge?
SYEON: Luge.

Andrew must not do much adventure sports.

HOWARD: What is a luge?
SAHRAN: I have no idea.

Wow. They clearly have not watched a minute of summer olympics.

– Howard is following Joe Jer because she found locals to follow to the route marker. Suddenly Howard overtakes them. Sahran finds Ledge to be too scary for him to do.

Yep. A third episode of Sahran “conquering” his fear of heights.

SAHRAN: I can’t do it.

You’ve done it twice already. You’re not fooling us a third time, producers. Well, two considering he skipped out on the roadblock.

– Marsio hurts himself on the run. He grabs his knee but keeps moving. Sahran sees the potential drop viewed from the gondola. He is terrified. Although doing a sport that he has not heard of is equally frightening for him.

– Zabrina & Joe Jer knew Luge would take longer but Joe Jer was too afraid to do the drop. This time Joe Jer can count to four.

– Mardy & Marsio chose to do Ledge to preserve their lead. This swing may be the craziest swing I have ever seen. Swings on an elementary school playground. I can’t imagine doing a task that makes Mardy limp through hundreds of feet in the air.

– Sharon & Melody are Luge’ing as well. Howard & Sahran too. Surprisingly, Sahran loved doing the Luge.

– Mardy & Marsio receive their next clue. They must drive to Arrow Town which is an old gold mining town. Chinese arrived in 1866 to search for remaining gold. An Asian settlement in town is where teams will find their next clue.

So that’s where the term CHINA RUSH comes from in the TAR universe.

andy massage

That massage does not look enjoyable for Laura. Plus Andy being an idiot so far this episode does not help things either.

jeff probst massage

This one was much more enjoyable.

– Laura drops. I am sure she is loving that pressure on her leg. Andrew & Syeon must wait to do the Ledge. Mardy found a calm emptiness while swinging and is happy he did not have breakfast. A Wonder Twin quote, no doubt.

– Andy & Laura are second. Andy makes fun of the vagueness of the clue for simply stating ‘Asian settlement’. Sandy & Francesca are next to do the Ledge task. Joe Jer’s vehicle collapses while Luge’ing.

joe jer luge

joe jer car

She hasn’t been meant to drive a vehicle all season, eh? We pray to god that Zabrina does not get her license taken away.

– Sandy & Francesca leapfrog into third like that as the other three teams frantically rotate the Luge laps. Andrew & Syeon are the last team to do Ledge but will certainly be fourth. Syeon giggles during the entire drop. Andrew said he embraced the g-force against him. So they’re fourth.

– The soundtrack is really awkward throughout this scene. Zabrina & Joe Jer finish the Detour in fifth. Mardy & Marsio struggle on the road. Howard & Sahran finish sixth. Melody & Sharon are last but only seconds behind. Sahran is glad they did the Luge Detour despite the choice putting them into last place.

– Mardy & Marsio have their clue.

WU: They must go to the rugged farmland where Lord of the Rings was filmed.

Bahahahaha. I swear Lord of the Rings will be referenced during every TAR visit to New Zealand.

caltex 3

Yep. Caltex is a sponsour equals another motorized vehicle task. They will do an offroad race course on quad bikes.

– Marsio re-enters the car and temporarily misplaces the map. The other teams drive around town not knowing where the heck the settlement is supposed to be. Andy asks locals to look out for red arrows. Teams walk around the streets. Something tells me Queenstown is too big to walk around.

andy tire

Andy takes the opportunity to slash another team’s tires. Why didn’t I think of that!

– Sandy & Francesca see a double decker bus and assume that is an Asian settlement.

francesca bus

FRANCESCA: Do you have our next clue?

Child on a swing = Library
Asian settlement = Double decker bus.

Something tells me they are trying too hard.

– Melody & Sharon think of the Chinese settlement and are following Zabrina to it because she is going there as well. Zabrina & Joe Jer are the second team to have the clue. They assume they are first. Andrew & Syeon arrive there as well as Sandy & Francesca. Sahran goes into the double decker bus as well and is rejected. He walks with Howard on a trail to the clue box. Melody & Sharon are sixth. Andy & Laura are once again lucky number seven.

– Mardy & Marsio are at the route marker. Time to quad!

hours of operation

That has to be the worst hours of operation in the history of TAR. Six. Hours. How can you NOT be equalized?

– Mardy & Marsio’s precious lead is erased. Howard wants everyone to follow the order in which they arrived at the route marker in. All of the teams agree to it but know that Andy & Laura cannot be trusted.

Plus they are in dead last. They would have to be crazy not to jump the line. Everyone knows there are only two tasks to complete before the pit stop.

LAURA: It was too early in the game to make everyone mad.

Too early?! You are in dead last. If anything it is too late if you do not piss everyone off.

– So the equalizer has no effect because teams honour the order of arrival. I like seasons of TV shows that are far less dramatic than the American versions.

– The order is disregarded anyway thanks to Marsio needing to wait several minutes for larger clothes because the regular clothes did not fit. XXL is his size. He must be one of the biggest people to run the race.

– Andrew & Syeon get stuck in the mud as other teams pass.  They struggle to push the car out. Andy is instructed to go faster by Laura. I guess his Quad Bike license was not taken away. Melody runs into somebody else’s Quad. No license stripped.

melody quad

The Asian Driver stereotype really needs to stop this season.

– Howard is stuck in the mud. Him and Sahran push him out. Sharon’s bike is stuck too as a producer must push her out. Why didn’t Andrew & Syeon ask for this same help?

– Sandy & Francesca finish. They receive their next clue. It’s a roadblock. Yep. Right at the end of the Detour. They must bungee jump within two minutes of reaching a high platform and wearing their gear.

– Sandy, Laura (because she has not done many roadblocks), Marsio, Howard (surprise), Andrew, Melody, and Joe Jer are all doing it.

– Andy & Laura try to convince the other teams that their retinas could rupture doing this. Francesca finds those mind games to be stupid because nobody is playing it as hard as they are.

– This is getting pretty stale. Sandy does the jump first. Everyone thinks the jump is crazy. He dangles. Twice in one episode is ridiculous. Let alone THREE jumps in TWO episodes is even more of an extreme.

– Francesca reads that teams must drive to a historical gold mining turned wine community of something I can’t pronounce. They must drive to its Chard Farm Winery.

FRANCESCA: Last team to arrive WILL be eliminated.


– Laura completes the jump. Who cares. Joe Jer does it next. Who cares. Andy thinks he can win this leg if San Fran does not find it.

Yep. San Fran is their nickname. It’s pretty original and makes sense.

– Andrew does the jump. Who cares. I swear they could use the same visuals from the bungee drop earlier. Marsio is next. We go to commercial to wonder if he would really jump.

– We return from commercial and he jumps. Sigh. What a surprise.

– 1ST: Sandy & Francesca are team number one. Sandy feels like he won the whole race thanks to winning this leg alone.

2ND: Andy & Laura.

WU: Andy was fined after being caught for excessive speeding at 146 kilometres per hour.  That is forty-six kilometres over the speed limit. Your team has incurred a time penalty of -b + the root of b squared minus four a c all over two a.

WU: Er, I mean two minutes for every kilometre over the speed limit. Therefore, at your next pit start you will begin ninety-two minutes later.

At the next pit start?! Why not assess it for this leg like the other 99% of penalties in the race? In other words, the penalty will mean nothing because we know everybody will be on the exact same flight leaving New Zealand.

In other words, Andy & Laura are saved by producers because they are entertaining.

In other words, Wu tried to confuse us with the most confusing and irregular rules for a time penalty ever. Leave it to TAR Asia to come up with a complicated equation for a time penalty.

– Sahran encourages Howard NOT to do it and take the four hour penalty. What an encouraging partner!

– Howard jumps. Don’t care.

3RD: Zabrina & Joe Jer

HOWARD: None of the scared crying thing. We need to move fast and move now when we get back to the ground.

See. He wants to win.

– Melody is the last one to jump. She is screaming more than Flo and the maid from the movie Clue. Then she cries and cries some more.

– Marsio is pissed with Mardy taking the roads and requests to be in the driver’s seat. So they swap. Mardy thinks Marsio is wasting time on this road.

4TH: Andrew & Syeon. She is pissed she did not do the bungee jump.

– Mardy asks for directions from a farmer on the road. Howard & Sahran are lost thanks to Sahran’s abilities to navigate.

5TH: Mardy & Marsio

– Sahran insists heads will roll if he cannot receive wine at the winery.

6TH: Howard & Sahran

LAST: Melody & Sharon

They are eliminated. And cry about how their friendship has evolved. Lovely.

Next Time on TAR Asia: Urgency builds up with six teams remaining. Teams are held back by the language barrier forcing them to be creative.

Confessional Count

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) Auckland -> Gibbston (Remember how we did Go Kart laps at the beginning and then a big bungee drop last leg? Well, let’s make them drive 250 kilometres. Then drive into a gas station and show them filling up their vehicle with gas. Then drive some more. Then either drive a few kilometres around a track or bungee jump. Then drive some more. Then guess what? Yeah. Drive on a Quad doing one lap. Then guess what?

I said GUESS!

Yes. We make them bungee jump.

Then drive some more. Then rig a penalty to not take effect this leg thus sending a less villainous team home.

Everyone okay with this leg design? I think there is a good balance and a variety of tasks to this leg. I do not see anything wrong with this picture. This leg is going to be the bomb!)

6) 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) Melody & Sharon

Neither of them have a memorable quote. Sharon seemed to be the crazier of the two thanks to her extreme level of perseverance at the beach digging task in Bali.

Confession: I thought these two were in their early 40s. Absolutely convinced and made the assumption for the six-episode run. You did too? Well, look their ages up on Amazingracewikia. Yeah. I was -way- off.

They are probably the lightest pair to ever compete on the race besides Carissa Gaghan and Austin Black. Yes, I would say they are even lighter than Charla.

I must say they were robbed in their elimination. They should have been saved due to a penalty for the second leg in a row, but I guess producers are too obsessed with Andy & Laura attempting to fulfill the villainous role.

I liked Melody & Sharon although it was clear they could not be a strong team after the Bali mishap. The fatigue was starting to show. At least Melody got to do a bungee jump and cry for ten minutes afterwards.

4) 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
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
7th Melody & Sharon 5.0
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
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
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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