Momily. "We haven't seen a yellow stone in maahles and maahles," Nancy drawls, "so we're starting to get kind of anxious about that, but every now and then up here we catch a reflection, and we think that's the reflection of someone else's vehicle." This last word, of course, is pronounced vee-hicle, with the "h" hit as hard as heck.
"Who's behind us?" Joe snots. "This is, um Emily and Nancy?" Bill, a little slow, says, "Can you see a car?"
Kevin and Drew spot the next route marker, and their ride turns especially uneven as they approach. "Easy, easy shake and bake, baby," Drew comments as he's tossed around the car. A group of locals and camels await the Shower-Fresh boys as they pull up to the marker. "Stop, stop, stop," Drew says to the driver. "Drew, one time, he can hear you," Kevin admonishes. Well, well, well, isn't this a reversal of fortunes for Kevin, who once wanted to yell impatiently while Drew tried to be "affable and friendly"? Drew grabs the envelope for this week's roadblock, which offers, as always, a clue as to which team member should take on the task. "Who wants to go for a ride?" it says. The boys go back and forth a little, and Kevin agrees that he'll take on this week's challenge. When they open the complete directions, they learn that the challenge is to ride a camel to a flag "flying in the distance," for which they're given a particular compass reading. The catch? "The player who doesn't ride must walk alongside you." So, basically, the person who does not perform the task (which is the riding) has what's actually the much harder job of leading the camel and walking in the desert. Very diabolical on the part of the producers, and it's interesting to wonder whether they did this to foil some of the teams that have leaned heavily on one member (like Momily, where Emily has performed every roadblock so far, or Danza, where Frank has done them all).
Drew says that he supposes they already chose who was going to do it, although he doesn't "want to walk along here with the scorpions." To prepare for the walk, Drew ties his trusty yellow hanky over his face. Phil voices-over that temperatures are "soaring over 100 degrees," which looks pretty bad, since all these folks have been in their coats for the last few days. In the newest version of "to spend fifty bucks or not to spend fifty bucks," the teams have the option to hire a "camel handler" to help control the camel, or to just try to self-wrangle it. Approaching the waiting camels and wranglers, Kevin remarks, "This doesn't look like an English-speaking crowd up here, and they're gonna tell me to get on a camel." Nevertheless, as he approaches and says "Hello" and asks about the camel, he gets a "yeah, yeah" back. "One camel," Drew orders, right at home, just like he's getting a pepperoni pizza. "All right, very good," Kevin reassures himself as he sizes up the transportation. As Kevin climbs on, Drew asks him, "And you know what to do?" "Well, uh, no," Kevin says plainly. At this juncture, the camel loudly makes a comment that I think is best reproduced as "Mwaaaaaaa." This camel clearly needs an agent, because his comic timing is impeccable. Kev: "He's not happy. Not a happy camel." As soon as the camel stands up, Kevin can see the flag. It's frankly not very far. Thus, rather than using the compass readings, you can just kinda aim for the flag, which isn't as interesting. As Drew scampers off, Kevin calls him back, pointing out that Shecky the Comedy Camel, who is not scheduled to share in the million dollars, is surprisingly uninterested in walking toward the flag. Drew tells him to "steer" Shecky like a horse. Shecky's all, "Do I look like Mr. Ed to you?" Drew grabs the rope around Shecky's neck. "Gimme this thing, you're an idiot. You never rode a horse before?" Shecky continues to resist. "You see?" Kevin retorts. "He's gonna let you do it now, huh?"