About Panties" The Amazing Race Episode 5 10/26/05
From the pre-Katrina Big Easy jazz and gumbo of
, to the great ditch of the
….did race the remaining six teams.
Tonight a dream, a wish and a mother’s prayers came to reality as
mama Paolo wrapped her ample arms around her 24-year-old immature son, DJ,
and they stepped off into space. Loud mouth and obnoxious DJ’s knees
were shaking and stomach knotting as he looked down into the emptiness
below. This was his first bungee jump. And he was full throttled
terrified. But the Paolo
family placed all their chips on the fast forward and it was time for this
kid to put up or shut up. With his mama’s reassurance that she would
literally carry him to safety, they stepped off together in his faith in
her. Not only did they finish first at the
pit stop and win a vacation in the rain forest, but also something more
rewarding has been sparked. Recognition that mama Paolo is a woman who not
only deserves respect, but she has earned it. Okay, DJ, let’s see if you
have finally grown up.
The Weaver family came in second.
With an apologetic pun to the birds, eagle eye father Bransen
descriptively spoke in Audubon-ish colors as his daughters circled the
five species of tropical birds. With his descriptive abilities, they flew
threw that challenge without shedding a feather. The Bransen family
siblings joined forces with the gaggle of Godlewski sisters in a musical
samba scavenger hunt. I think that romance may be blooming for some of
them. Perhaps we will see a little nesting? The
family finished fourth.
Stuck in a slow boat, the Gaghan roadrunners were hoping that the
bungee freefall would strike out the Paolo four. But no such luck and they
lost their fast forward attempt. So, they went back into the tropical
rainforest to identify what could be accurately described as flightless
wooden decoy birds or “gee mommy, why do those birds look frozen?” But
it was in the baseball stadium where Bill Gaghan “the home run king”
batted his family back into contention. Meantime in the same arena and at
the same time, the Godlewski sister Sharon swung and missed to the point
of exhaustion. After she finally caught some leather, the race was on
between these two families.
Traffic nearly captured the Gaghan’s LSD bad dream devil bus.
Meanwhile on the Godlewski
bus, the girls did a take on Madonna and
’s Secrets. Bras and panties and panties and bras. A kind of fashion
nightmare. We thought they layering clothing to eliminate some backpack
weight, but instead it was shrewd executive
decision that worked out well as they finished last. But rather than being
totally eliminated, they were stripped of cash and all possessions other
than the clothes on their bodes. For cash, perhaps they will sell used
lingerie. Ya know, this may be a new
market trend for outerwear.
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