The Amazing Race

One of my favorite TV shows is “The Amazing Race” on Sunday nights on CBS. It is now Season Sixteen, but this Episode Nine was an especially exciting one for me. The Teams traversed through Penang and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Singapore this week. Andy and I travelled the same route back in 1994-1995 so this brings back a bunch of exciting sights, sounds and memories for me.

For anyone who does not know the pretext of the show, here’s a synopsis and the goals that need to be achieved.

“The Amazing Race is a reality television game show in which teams of
two people who have some form of a preexisting personal relationship,
race around the world in competition with other teams. Contestants
strive to arrive first at “pit stops” at the end of each leg of the race
to win prizes and to avoid coming last, which carries the possibility
of elimination or a significant disadvantage in the following leg.
Contestants travel to and within multiple countries in a variety
of transportation modes, including planes, balloons, helicopters,
trucks, hitchhiking, bicycles taxis, rental cars, trains, buses, boats,
and by foot. The clues in each leg point takes the teams to the
next destination or direct them to perform a task, either together
or by a single member. These challenges are related in some
manner to the country or culture where they are located. Teams
are progressively eliminated until three are left.”

At that point, the team that arrives first in the final leg is awarded:
A Grand Prize of $1 million dollars.

Season Sixteen Introduction:

Wanna see more? Got lotza time? Click below for 43+ minutes of excitement.
Link to the Video of Season 16, Episode 9

Alas, if I was 10 years younger, I’d be applying to race bigtime.
. . . and Danny Boy would be my designated partner!


One response to this post.

  1. My goodness, Lauralee, what an adventure that must have been. I can’t even imagine doing something like that. Too bad there weren’t blogs in those days, but I’m sure you have it chronicled in some form.


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