Commercials. Wolf Lake. Right.
Pat and Brenda find Bundu, which turns out to be a whitewater rafting outfit. As the Fast Forward is re-explained by Phil, the Moms suit up and take to the rapids. We are Philled in on a new tidbit (well, new unless you hang out on the forums), which is that each team can use a Fast Forward pass only once during the entire race. I wish they'd told us this last week, because this is a major strategy issue. I feel manipulated, and not in the way I like. (Mandatory pause while I imagine Big Brother Will giving me a foot massage. Incidentally, congratulations, Big Brother Will! Can I have a thousand dollars?) With what appears to be little difficulty, Pat and Brenda snag the FF and head for the next stop -- the Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France. Ooooh, cool! Europe!
Kevin and Drew, the Polaroid-mobile. "Is that an impala?" Kevin asks. Drew becomes animated. "Get the camera, get the camera!" Then Kevin waves him off. "It's a goat, it's a goat," he says with considerable frustration, as in fact an entire herd of goats crosses the street in front of them. Snerk.
Amie wants to know if she should approach the zebra she's spotted. If there's a chance it might rush her, I'm thinking Paul should say yes, but he advises caution. She goes anyway, and gets the picture. I think Paul says, "There's a jackal down there, too," but it sounds an awful lot like he says, "There's a jack-o-lantern, too." Happy Halloween!
Kev and Drew get their pictures, despite Kevin's fear that Drew is going to wind up with a shot of the window. "You're gonna get the window, you jerk," he helpfully warns. Drew: "Don't worry about it." Kevin: "You think you're whatchamacallit from Wild Kingdom." Then just for good measure, Kevin says, "Jackass." I have a feeling Kevin saying "jackass" is going to be the "Whatchoo talkin' about, Willis?" of this show.
Amie sees the rhino they need, but Paul advises her to get in the car, because said rhino doesn't look happy. In a similar vein, Emily sees the same rhino and tells Nancy, "Don't get out of the car, Mom." Nancy ignores her and clambers out. "Mom!" Emily yells. "Get in the damn car!" Okay, I realize that she told her mom to "get in the damn car," which technically you aren't allowed to do. I still think this is the most affection she's shown her mom yet. She may think her mom is a slowpoke loser, but she doesn't want her mom to be trampled by a rhino. Doesn't that just warm your heart? Nancy is very brave, but can't make the camera work. D'oh! Foiled by technology. That's how I feel when the TV remote doesnt work. "Get in the car," Emily insists. "No," her mom continues. Not wanting to leave the impression that she likes her mother too much, Emily starts yelling, "Fix it!" in this totally annoying loud voice. Eventually, she takes over and apparently gets the film working, because she manages to get the pictures.