DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
SO RICHARD and Joey are the team to beat on Amazing Race. That’s according to Richard and Joey, because they shaved their hair off last week.
I don’t know that it’s going to be very effective.
The other contestants don’t seem remotely threatened.
Apparently ‘‘ nobody’’ likes Richard and Joey.
Alana and Mel? I think it was them— the sisters— who said it. The marvellous thing about this show of course is we, and Richard and Joey, don’t have to wait long for Alana and Mel to look like idiots themselves.
All it takes is a manual gear shift. How many people have come unstuck by one of those?
Hard to believe, really. You don’t often see two people driving the same vehicle.
But at least it’s a reasonably sensible challenge. Some of the ones tonight are completely inane.
Building a giraffe feeder. Dragging a goat. (Tyler and Nathan’s approach: ‘‘ We just took the bull by the horns and dragged the thing up there.’’)
The contestants are in South Africa, by the way. They left Macau and made their way, by various routes, to a carpark in Port Elizabeth where there’s a car waiting.
Race is on: Joey and Richard
I realise that sounds easy, locating a car in a carpark, but you saw that episode of Seinfeld where nobody can remember where Kramer parked his car— and Elaine’s goldfish either dies or almost dies and George does a wee in the carpark and I think Jerry might too and it’s all very, very bad.
Kramer bought an air conditioner and has to cart it around while they try to find his car. And this is more or less — though not really — how Amazing Race starts tonight.
Do the farmers always get banjo music when they appear on screen?
Maybe I’m only noticing it now for the first time. It’s a nice touch. Makes me want to see Deliverance again. The Amazing Race Channel 7, 8.30pm