And now it's time for the story of Eric and Roddy: Two Guys. Because that's who they are. Two guys. And that's basically what the segment is about. Two guys work out. Two guys talk about chicks. Two guys talk about kicking each other's asses. Two guys smoke cigars. Thank you for watching Eric and Roddy: Two Guys.
Roddy does his impression of an Italian Jersey gym rat, and...okay, that's pretty funny. The highlight is when we see all the houseguests in the diary room do their takes on the big "Woo!" that Roddy tacks on the end of this impression. Danielle: "Woo!" Jason: "Woo!" Chiara: "Woo!" It's not a moment of high comedy, but when a show is as bad as this, even just three or four people in a row shrieking "Woo!" has a way of infusing it with a visceral burst of energy when nothing else good is happening. Which it isn't. So feel free, the next time you become bored during the show, just to yell, "Woo!" You'd be surprised how much it helps.
The houseguests split into two teams for the food challenge, which is about as cerebral as usual. This week's challenge involves which team's members can win a series of head-to-head challenges in which you bid on how many of a particular unpleasant food you can eat in two minutes. It's like backwards Name-That-Tune -- "I can eat six," "I can eat seven," and so forth. The first pair to face off are Chiara and Lisa. The food over which they are facing off is Brussels sprouts. Chiara wins the bidding at twelve sprouts in two minutes. (I can't help pointing out that it would have been a better challenge if they hadn't been allowed to drink water, because it's sort of a famous bar bet among my friends that you can't eat six saltines in a minute if you don't have water, which nobody ever believes until they attempt it.) Chiara tries, but comes nowhere near twelve in two minutes. Where does she stop? Seven. Know your limits, Chiara. Know. Your. Limits.
And now, this week's lesson in what goes around coming around. See, during this episode, there was horrible severe weather in my area and the possibility of tornadoes, so of course what was at the top of my mind was the potential for this to affect my viewing of the food challenge. Indeed, just as Chiara failed to finish the sprouts, my local CBS station cut to a very boring man who spoke very slowly to tell us all that a storm...is...moving...closer. So I missed the next part of the show. Fortunately, I had a favor banked, in the form of Shack, whose viewing of the very first episode of American Idol was similarly interrupted for a weather warning, and for whom I recapped a short chunk of show in a very special guest appearance. So here, in a very special guest appearance, is our very own Shack.