Brian and Greg, Roadblock. Meredith and Gretchen, returning to the clues. They open one and leave, since they know where it is and everything. We then see Brian and Greg pull their pit stop clue, and they say they'll just hope it's non-elimination. And then Brian says that they should show up in their bathing suits and dare Phil to non-eliminate them. You know, I'm sure this was nowhere near as close as it looked, and I'm sure they knew they were in last, because those guys are pretty competitive, and if they had any reason to believe they could be competitive, they'd have been going full-out. But still, you know? Even if it were non-elimination, you'd want the best time possible, and dicking around changing your clothes, while funny, isn't really the way to go. At any rate, they change into swimsuits and furry hats, and then they head out. They agree on the way there that it would be interesting to finish the race wearing nothing but this.
Meredith and Gretchen are on the way to the pit stop, as are Greg and Brian, though almost certainly not at the same time. Sure enough, the team that approaches Phil at the pit stop is the indefatigable Meredith and Gretchen. "Oh my God, Meredith," Gretchen says. Phil compliments them on "going and going and going," and Gretchen says, "The old Energizer bunnies," as Meredith laughs. Okay, I love them a little bit. Not totally, but a little bit.
Aaand here come Brian and Greg. Brian: Furry earflap hat, sunglasses, swim trunks, shoes. Greg: Knit hat, sunglasses, scarf, swim trunks, shoes. They deadpan it as the greeter welcomes them. Phil looks off the mat, grinning and trying to figure out how to do this. He gives a small chortle, then gets it together. "Brian and Greg," he says. "You're the last team to arrive. I'm sorry to tell you you've both been eliminated from the race." Aw, crap. They agree that at least they "went out in style." "What's the idea behind this, uh, getup?" Phil asks them. Brian explains that they figured maybe if he saw them in these particular outfits, he wouldn't be able to eliminate them. Phil tells them there's nothing he can do for them. Greg talks about how Brian's his big brother, and he couldn't have done the race with anybody else, and they'll remember it well, and the boys jump in the pool together, and awwwww! That was sad. Deserved, but sad.
Executive Producer? Jerry Bruckheimer.
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