Back from more commercials, it's time for Erika to direct them all to the food competitions. Now...okay. The costumes. I hardly know where to begin. Mike and Will get into bee costumes, which are kind of like the Belushi bee costumes in style, and which do involve tights on the bottom. George is dressed in a green lycra bodysuit, and I guess he's supposed to be...a flower. Erika is a flower, too, although as you can imagine, a unitard looks a little different on her than on George. Janelle and Danielle are supposedly birds. The bird and bee costumes are mostly giant flat sponges on the front and back. I feel like I'm watching a preschool play, only it's mental preschool instead of chronological preschool. ("Dear Mrs. Boogie: We are sorry, but we will have to hold back Michael for yet another year until he stops pooping in the fish tank.") "I put my bee costume on," Will says, "and I realized...my career is probably over." Like it wasn't over when people he was proposing to subject to medical procedures realized he would suck their blood if he thought it would make him live longer.
Outside, there is...again, I find myself struggling for words. Okay, there's a giant tub full of yellow fluid, like a backyard pool. It's decorated like a flower. Then there are these two other flower tubs, more like hot-tub sized, and they have grills over them. Water that comes down through the grills from above drops into those tubs and out through a chute, and then it goes into one of several buckets that are on a rotating contraption. The basic idea is that the birds and bees (in the sponge costumes) get themselves soaked in the "pollen" of the big pool, and then they run back. With the assistance of the flower-helpers, they squeeze the stuff from their suits through the grills and somebody turns the buckets to control which ones get filled up. For every bucket they fill, they'll get that prize. This is the hardest challenge to explain, like, ever. George tells us that all he wanted was the one-week slop pass, which is one of the prizes.