The Amazing Race is a combination of beautiful travelogue, ignorant American comments, with just a touch of the Jerry Springer show. As reality programs go, it’s definitely the most watchable. No wonder it’s won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality – Competition Program every year since 2003.
Eleven teams of two race around the world, the team that avoids elimination and finishes first wins a million dollars. Along the way they battle transportation nightmares such as taxi drivers who get lost, have to do a series of roadblocks that usually are indicated by the local culture they happen to be in, and get to snipe at their competition and, often, at each other.
There have been some memorable teams on The Amazing Race through the years. Usually the teams get nicknames based on their traits: The Lesbians, The Cowboys, The Cheerleaders, The Beauty Queens. And they say the funniest things. Each episode has some inadvertently hilarious moments:
Cubans Danny and Oswald in Season 11
Danny: “Do I look like Rambo?”
Oswald: “You look like a faggy raccoon.”
Mel, Season 14, while paragliding:
Mel: “I could stay up here all day if I had a sandwich.”