Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

“The Amazing Race” Debuts With A Twist

September 28, 2009 by Jeanne Dupuis  
Filed under Television

The Amazing Race debuted last night and, for the most part, it was the same old same old except it started unusually – the contestants were immediately thrust into a challenge!

the amazing raceThe teams were given a clue that contained a major hint right at the top of it but many overlooked it at first.  They had to find one of the 11 license plates that was for an area in Japan since that would be their first destination.  The teams who were able to find the plates were given plane tickets to Tokyo but the one team who didn’t figure it out in time was eliminated before the race even began.

Harsh!  Can you imagine how much it would suck to get your life all in order in preparation for being oversees for an indeterminate amount of time only to get eliminated within the first couple hours of the show?  Yeah, not cool CBS!

The rest of the two-hour finale involved flights, challenges, a non-elimination leg and lots of screaming and bickering.

In the end, Eric and Lisa (left) were cast out before the show even started and then Garrett lost his cool when Jessica (right) narrowly lost to Ericka in a challenge that involved shepherding ducks.  He freaked out again when Phil told them they had been eliminated from the race, prompting the host to ask if Garrett gets that angry all the time.  Sounds like a keeper to me…

eric and lisa garrett and jessica

images: CBS

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