TAR Australia, Australian Survivor, and planning my winter in Spain has delayed my Funniest Complaints blog. Today I straighten this out as we catch up on the Kingston remarks as well as the infamous Olympic break which occurred afterwards. The hatred against women continues this week.
I wasn’t expecting a Dustin & Kandice reference this week. Out of the blue!
Why is this family having a random personal aside on a public Facebook page about TAR Canada?
And “sorry, not sorry” is the most Canadian expression I have ever heard.
On one hand, Antoine brings up a very level-headed and reasonable point. . .on the other hand, he did get burned by a casual fan. Be careful when you are playing with fire, Antoine!
Jesus. Jill gets mentioned so much over the past couple months more than any other contestant that when I watch the intro for Bill Nye’s intro for his TV show, I just hear “Jill! Jill! Jill!” instead of “Bill! Bill! Bill!”
The same thing happens whenever I listen to Destiny’s Child’s Jills! Jills! Jills!
At least this remark was direct.
Yeah, just because you two broke up does not mean you can disrespect your ex-man whenever he isn’t listening to your advice or concerns on The Amazing Race!
This is getting harsh. Can we move on to another team please?
The ‘Previously On’ segment, the intro, and Monty talking about the pit start takes nearly three minutes alone. I will gladly take the over on this bet.
Do you want Happy & Nice or Emmett & Jillian on TAR Canada? What a dilemma.
Personally, I prefer nothing of Pierre & Michel’s spreads to anyone.
This gives producers plenty of material.
Streets named after gods and goddesses which are also planets? That’ll help bring science into the classroom!
They can also plant a route marker at five of the nine grain elevators. However, casual fans will be pissed that the other four grain elevators were missed and that the REAL Vulcan was not shown in the episode.
“Promises are like Debra & Steve on wicker furniture–easily broken by Steph & Kristen.”
You know, we really are in 2016 when there is a duo of White women and a duo of First Nations, and it’s the White women who are referred to as being “dirty”.
Maybe we have progressed more as a society as we think.
Eh, Derrick won Big Brother 16 lying about his occupation for 97 days.
I didn’t know Ashley was Mrs. Peacock.
Do Canadians keep their word? Uh, have you watched Big Brother Canada?
Pretty much all of them break their word in one way or another. Nationalities do not matter.
How players respond to somebody’s word being broken seems to be a bit different between countries, though.
Eh, only if there is a second Double U-Turn ahead, and even then it doesn’t really matter as very few teams remain. Nobody would bother with alliances this late into the game except for being right in the moment.
Wait wait wait. Now Steph & Kristen are only in it for the money? You do know they were semi-professional softball players, right? We are aware that female athletes make very little money unless they are a top MMA fighter or a golfer or a tennis player.
If Steph & Kristen were focused strictly on the dollar signs, their life path would have been drastically different. Hell, they wouldn’t have even met each other.
How about the more logical idea that because they played competitive softball, -winning- TAR Canada is a far bigger motivator for their actions rather than the money itself.
OK. You got me. I chuckled.
Oh, screw off.
Does an event like that need to be mentioned on a program like TAR Canada?
I know the first counter-argument will be “hey, look at the Holocaust episode from TAR 11 or Normandy in TAR Canada 2–they were able to incorporate a tragedy into an appropriate moment to air on TV”.
But those two episodes marked dark pieces in world history, and how lucky we are in the 21st century for all of the sacrifices made by others during that time.
The honour killing incident is a very specific and isolated incident that offers no uplifting message. Furthermore, it directly references members of the community who suffered personal losses during that incident. I don’t think they would want to have Jon Montgomery talk about that in his sing-songy tone at the pit stop. It would be so dang awkward.
Producers did the right thing.
Somebody is angry with Emmett & Jillian. . .and Jillian is not involved? Wow.
Don’t you fucking dare clump Canadian Idol in with competitive reality TV.
When I used to play Online Reality Games (ORGs) frequently, a bunch of Americans obsessed with American Idol and their international spin-offs kept asking me “Do you know Ryan Malcolm????”
I would respond with “I have no idea who Ryan Malcolm is.”
Then I discovered he is part of a group named Hedley. I know almost nothing about Hedley to this day other than they are an equally shitty form of Simple Plan.
Top 20 Moments does not count, my friend.
*They barely don’t keep it in Canada.
Also, complaints like this only pop up whenever a fan favourite (Julie & Lowell) goes home.
What the hell are Gaels?
A bunch of people who wither away in the Chandler Plaza Hotel?
Well, there’s your answer. May your dreams come true!
. . .I hate it when I am out of the loop.
Producers need to give Julie & Lowell a prize.
Air Canada needs to give Julie & Lowell a prize.
Mentos needs to give Julie & Lowell a lifetime supply of Mentos.
The other five teams must feel like they have very few fans in their corner. It was a smart thing not to U-Turn Julie & Lowell in Kingston.
Oh my god. A season of all Olympians? Not only does that feel discriminatory towards all of the other applicants, but that would be a season which would be as boring as hell to watch.
No offense, Monty.
a) Get even with Emmett & Jillian after betraying them at the Express Pass task.
b) Take a shot at their strongest (and possibly only) competition, and induce a Jillian meltdown to fluster their way out of the race.
c) What if another team clues in and decides to U-Turn Steph & Kristen to paralyze Emmett & Jillian at the Double U-Turn?
Jillian must have preferred Big Brother because she didn’t have to engaged with social media while her season was airing.
Because you touch yourself at night.
Welcome to 2004–Lori & Bolo get to rally from a half a day deficit to claim a freakin’ Fast Forward.
That’s right. Things have to be fair. As soon as a team wins three legs in a row, producers should force a handicap on them!
And what better way than to have Steph or Kristen wear a blindfold to put them on a level playing field!
Er, plain field.
A Julie & Lowell appreciation thread turns into another bashing of Emmett & Jillian. Classic.
Imagine if Emmett & Jillian came in last during the Cuba leg? Everyone would have lost their minds. And it would have been delicious.
I believe that is what The Amazing Race is all about.
Well, almost all of the time.
Co-ed prejudice. Either that or Emmett and Joel will need to get a sex change prior to the final episode.
Tune in this October for TAR Wusia 5!
Ashley is a prissy celebrity?
Fun fact: Neither of those are true.
Not using the Express Pass is arrogant?
Nobody said that about Lincoln & Tien Dat a couple of months ago in TAR Vietnam 2016!
Granted nobody was saying anything about TAR Vietnam 2016 whatsoever.
However, if Steph & Kristen used the Express Pass when they already had their big lead they instead would have been labelled as obnoxious.
This is what we call a lose-lose situation in the eyes of casual fans.
Considering what we know about Steph & Kristen’s relationship, nothing about them will ever be “cocky”.
In the alternate timeline: Everyone complains another episode aired during the Olympics.
Choose between watching Usain Bolt go for the triple-triple. . .or see Rita & Yvette get spared by a Non-Elimination Leg?
*claps* Good effort Ashley!
Ashley tried to talk sense.
Antoine tried to talk sense.
Kurt Repchull tried to talk sense.
But alas, the struggle continues.