The MoJo/Hippies feud turned out to be a huge nonevent this week. As this leg's opening bell rang, the desperate Hippies were left scrambling for pants, shoes, and cash. Monica rather astutely commented that if BJ couldn't nab a pair of shoes, he would not be allowed to board an airplane. Thankfully for the Hippies, E & J left them some flip flops, while Yolanda parted with a pair of purple stretch pants. That Yo has a sense of humor, doesn't she?
Not satisfied with pandering at the airport, the Hippies foolishly took their act to downtown Darwin. Sure they got some cash, and we got to see a scary Australian woman scream "Take your shirt off" at BJ. However, going so far out of their way to scrounge for cash almost cost the hippies dearly. Despite their lack of forethought, hippie karma intervened, and BJ & Tyler were able to snag a perfectly acceptable flight to Bangkok at the last minute.
Once on Thai soil the teams headed to Lopburi via the Mo Chit bus terminal. MoJo got a late start due to some bus stop confusion, but all the teams made it to the three-spired pagoda in plenty of time to keep this thing a legitimate four team race. Next up, the Hippies & RaYo headed for the fast forward. When Yolanda saw the size and quantity of bugs she had to eat, she immediately pulled the rip cord on the Fast Forward and headed back to prepare dinner for a bunch of monkeys. BJ & Tyler suffered through the cricket eating task and earned a Fast Forward, immediately sending them to the Marble Temple in Bangkok and into the Amazing Race final threesome.
The remaining teams raced off to Koh Kret Island, where a detour awaited. E & J chose gold leafing buddah, claiming they "use to have gold leaf parties--we get a lot of girls gold leafing." Why do we only believe the first part of that statement? Anyway, while RaYo and the fratters were leafin', MoJo was falling apart. Monica broke ceramic pot after ceramic pot, and it was obvious that the end was nigh for team Mo + Jo. Interestingly, Jo handled Mo's breakdown gracefully, even allowing her to carry what appeared to be a purse while he struggled with scores of fragile ceramic pots on a wobbly board. We thought for sure CuJo would rear his ugly head, but these two went down quietly.
After MoJo was eliminated by Phil, they made sure we knew theirs was a love story of epic proportions. Jo was Mo's beautiful gift, her rock, and Jo spoke of having a family with Monica. Sure--but guess what? No million dollars for you! Now we are down to the money teams. For once, we believe E & J: We think this race is between RaYo and the frats--and we know who we are pulling for.
America's Moment of Shame:
Joseph, in a terrible, stereotypical Thai accent: "You go to Thailand, Oy! "
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