The ATC Report

“In Control” — Leg 7 . . . we think . . . maybe

Inclusion on the list is arbitrary, and the exclusive deciding factor for inclusion is Steve and Dave’s opinion.
Just when you thought this season of The Amazing Race couldn’t possibly get any better, it produces a quote for the “All-time TAR Top 10 Quotes” list. For those of you unfamiliar with the “All-time TAR Top 10 Quotes,” it is a list of memorable quotes from all the seasons of The Amazing Race. The list is compiled, maintained, and adjusted solely by Steve and Dave. Inclusion on the list is arbitrary, and the exclusive deciding factor for inclusion is Steve and Dave’s opinion.

Here’s the list; see if you can figure out which quote came from TAR7. In fact, we stripped off the names and series of those quoted—why not see if you can place them all?

10. “We’ve got limited funds, but we need a moment to breathe.”

9. “Come on, Flo! You’re stopped! You’re not coming!”

8. “Just pretend there’s a dozen glazed donuts at the bottom!”

7. “It’s so cold, my implants are frozen!”

6. “They disgust me.”

5. “If another team beats us, I’m going to lose it.”

4. “Yeah, well, I’m keeping the cheese, mister.”

3. “Swing, you fat bastard!”

2. “We have a bad elephant!”

1. “My ox is broken!”

The answers are at the end of the column. Elsewhere in this week’s episode . . .

We don’t know about you, but Gretchen’s continued whiny voice is really starting to grate on us. As Phil reminded us, they are the oldest team ever in the final four. Contrary to what Phil wants us to believe, it isn’t because Meredith & Gretchen are such great Racers. They have been the beneficiaries of some incredible blunders by the rest of the field. Who would have thought Lynn & Alex would go to the wrong temple when heading to the checkpoint, particularly since they had run a mostly error-free race up until then? It’s almost as if the production staff were intentionally interfering and helping Meredith & Gretchen . . . some . . . how . . . uhhh . . . never mind. Golly gee, but aren’t Meredith & Gretchen just some wonderful Racers?
Steve and Dave would like to point out that you have now shown far more Race-ability than a certain other team who balked when they faced a similar Fast Forward.
Here’s a shout-out to Joyce for deciding to go through with shaving her head for the Fast Forward. Steve and Dave would like to point out that you have now shown far more Race-ability than a certain other team who balked when they faced a similar Fast Forward. Also, we think you actually look pretty hot without the dreads.

Romber ran another good leg. However, Uchenna & Joyce’s first-place finish this leg is causing us to rethink our bold prediction of a Romber win. Suddenly, they may have some competition. Ron & Kelly also showed that they aren’t the patsies Steve and Dave thought when they hustled across the rocks to beat Romber to the mat.

Here are the answers to the quotes:

10. Oswald, TAR 2
9. Chris, TAR 4
8. Gerard, TAR 3
7. Lori, TAR 6
6. Mirna, TAR 5
5. Jonathan, TAR 6
4. Dave, TAR 4
3. Kevin, TAR 1
2. Gretchen, TAR 7
1. Colin, TAR 5

Oh, and due to popular non-demand, we’ve eliminated the “Spot Romber” bit this week. We gave you a “quote-quiz,” what more do you want?