The Amazing Race Canada – New-Found-Land

teamsThe teams had to take a bus from Lunenburg to Cape Breton, and then a ferry? Oh man. That would be a challenge in and of itself for this kid. Hello, motion sickness! I mean, the producers of the show know that there are flights from Halifax to St. John’s, right?


Upon arriving in St. John’s, teams had to memorize a Terry Fox quote from a memorial and recite it. Jody and Cory were in first place, but they bungled the quote. It was a single sentence, and they each only had to memorize half! Pathetic. No one else had a hard time with it.

After correctly reciting the quote, the teams got screeched in. I have never been “screeched in”, thank god, although I would like to visit Newfoundland some time.

Detour: Tell a Tale or Wag a Tail

In “Tell a Tale”, teams had to go to a fishing village, listen to a story, and retell it. In “Newfoundland dialect”. No thank you. In “Wag a Tail”, teams had to deliver groceries with Newfoundland dogs. Yes yes yes yes pupppppiiiiiieeees! The route involved a super steep hill, but it still sounded easier than making out a Newfie accent.

Jody and Cory and Tim Squared both went for the grocery delivery. Jody and Cory cracked one too many eggs and got held up, but Tim Squared flew through it and completed it in first place. The brothers finished second.

When Jet and Dave arrived in St. John’s, they got into a cab with a woman who was on her fourth day on the drive. I would have gotten out right then and there. Thanks, but no thanks. It came back to haunt them later, when the sisters caught up by the time they’d arrived at the storytelling Detour.

Both teams trying to retell the story kept getting it wrong, and I didn’t even know why. I never would have attempted that challenge. The sisters ended up finishing the challenge last.

Road Block: Who needs to get their act together?

In this Road Block, one team member had to busk for money on George Street until he or she had earned $50. Tim Sr. juggled, Jody told passersby the story of how he lost his legs at war (hey, if you’ve got that card in your hand, why not play it?), Dave “sang”, and Celina hula-hooped. Dave was, by far, doing the worst. He’s too abrasive to inspire donating.

I had to laugh at how well Celina did – one dude gave her a twenty from his car! Being a beautiful woman and knowing your way around a rhythmic gymnastics ribbon really paid off in this challenge, she even beat the war vet!

Unfortunately, Jody and Cory had better directions to the pit stop and they still ended up winning the leg. I was kind of rooting for the girls, they’re such underdogs at this point. They arrived as team number two. Good for them for making it to the finals!

Tim Sr. earned his $50 before Dave did, and they arrived at the pit stop in third place. Goodbye, Jet and Dave. They had a lot of energy and were funny sometimes, but mostly annoying.

Next week is the finale! There is a man with two prosthetic legs, a man with Parkinsons, and yet Vanessa and Celina still seem like the underdogs. I won’t root for Jody and Cory because I didn’t like one of their interactions with Team Bodybreak earlier in the race. I find Tim Squared a little dull. I’m rooting for the sisters. How about you guys?


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5 Responses to The Amazing Race Canada – New-Found-Land

  1. Darren says:

    Jody and Cory were let in to the kitchen party with the wrong quote. They said “if they try” instead of “if you try”. Just sayin.

  2. IReally says:

    I think Dave would have had more success at the busking challenge if he had taken off his shirt and pleaded for money, in a funny way, to buy a new shirt., which would have been especially funny since it looked like a cold day in St. John’s! If Celina can use her “assets”, why shouldn’t he? I liked watching Jet and Dave – they were my favourite team. In fact, I think that they would have dominated the last leg and won the Race if they were still in it. It is disappointing to me that they are out just because the pretty girls used their ‘wiles’/’money maker’ to get ahead. That being said, all three of the remaining teams, in my opinion, embody the ‘Never give up’ spirit, which is what I like to see in Amazing Race teams. (i.e. no whining – you know who I am talking about!). With Jet and Dave out, the teams are pretty ‘even’ now, which will make it a great finale to watch. I would have not expected any of the teams left to have made it this far … If Vanessa and Celina do win, I think I will be a little disappointed – they have not been a strong team over all. You have a man with Parkinson’s, and a man with prosthetic legs … I think my wishes/sympathy lie with them – I am sure they will put the money to good use. Even though Jet and Dave lost, I still hope Dave ‘pays it forward’ somehow. I hope that when they come to Toronto, that they do something more interesting than visit the Bata Shoe Museum (who’s silly idea was that?) or the CN Tower (over done – although the EdgeWalk looks cool), like they did in the Amazing Race! I saw in the preview for next week the Toronto Zoo and them rappelling down a skyscraper under construction? Anyone know which sky scraper it is?

  3. Darren says:

    The girls didn’t get the quote right either.

  4. Mum says:

    I have been pulling for the sisters all along since they seemed so weak on paper. You have to hand it to them they have really managed to go deep in the race with little or no luck ( yes, I’m talking about the Tims lucking out by escaping elimination TWICE with non-elimination rounds)
    I do feel kinda bad for Jet and Dave because they lost on such a lame task. They were a strong team but managed to have fun along the entire race with no arguing or blame. Sometimes strong male teams are so intense and entitled that they are super obnoxious but I never got that vibe from them. I also think that if the teams had had to drive themselves a little more on that St. John’s leg (instead of relying on cabs so much) then mistakes in navigation may have given a team lagging behind a chance to catch up.
    I really hope the winners are Celina and Vanessa! You go girls!

  5. lifeofmytime says:

    I know exactly the interaction you’re talking about with Jody and Dave and Team Bodybreak. It soured me toward them, and I have found myself rooting for the sisters in the last few rounds. Jet and Dave were entertaining (if slightly annoying), and they approached every task with a great attitude, so I would have been okay with them winning as well. That said, there’s no team left at this point that I dislike enough to be upset if they won. Strongest negative reaction would be: “Meh.”

    As for Darren’s comment above, Jody & Cory and at least one other team got another part of the quote wrong in saying “Dreams are possible” instead of “Dreams are made”.

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