Over And Over, They'll Be A Fool For You
Counting/building Detour. "68...80." Jonathan and Victoria have a lengthy and arduous yelling match over the pegs that go with the desk. We watch an interview in which Aaron explains that he "taunted" Jonathan a little bit, mostly because he was pissed off at what Jonathan was saying to Victoria. Such as, perhaps, this clip where Jonathan calls her "a fucking invalid today." And...does anyone even use the word "invalid" without irony anymore? I'm thinking the clock has run on that one. The staff of the Ikea looks on with horror as Spazpants goes through its lengthy and uncoordinated Dance of Misery. Don and MJ, on the other hand, have a perfectly pleasant time finishing the desk, even though, as we know, by the time they're working on the desk, they've already burned themselves out on the counting. Aww. "I think this friggin' thing is done," Don says finally. They share their little kiss. There are actually things more important than screaming for no good reason, as it turns out. I knew there was something I was forgetting.
Hay Bale Heartbreak. Goodbye, Lena and Kristy.
Also old news: Kendra and Freddy argued over money some more. Sleeping on the floor versus cabs, blah dee blah. And then, 3500 miles to Senegal. New stuff: Hornio tries to speak French to their driver, but when they ask him, "Parlez-vous français?," he answers, "Yes." Unfortunately, when they ask him how many cemeteries are in the area, he also answers, "Yes." They are beginning to think that this fellow's language skills may not be all they seem. Or, I guess, that they're what they seemed before he was heard to speak any English.
In the extended dance mix of Kris's Pretty American sequence, she follows her comments about how "enlightening" it is to visit other cultures by saying: "Most Americans have this idea that their culture is the only one out there, that it is the elite." Snarky-ass cut to Jonathan shrieking at a bunch of cab drivers about how he wants one who speaks English. "And that everyone else is just 'unfortunate.'" Snarky-ass cut to Hayden climbing into a cab and talking about how "gross" it is. Back to Kris, who says, "If I see 'ugly American' behavior on the race, it's really going to bug me." Snarky-ass cut to Freddy arguing with his cab driver over five dollars, followed by Kendra saying "ghetto Africa." Think the show doesn't know when people are assholes? Yeah. It does. And Kris rules. And I'm so glad a few people were tagging along to act human, for God's sake.