Joe: Frank kept lifting up the curtains of the windows of the bus and peeking out.
Bill: I did, too, actually.
Joe: The bus actually had, like, Venetian blinds that we couldn't see out the windows.
Miss Alli: It WAS the Amazing Bus!
Joe and Bill: Yeah!
Joe: And we had, like, rolls and fruit and coffee and everything else on the bus or whatever, and you still couldn't talk to anybody but your partner, and you really shouldn't have even been talking to your partner, because everybody would have had conversations going, but actually...Frank kept looking out, lifting up the curtains and trying to peek out underneath the crack to see where we were. We didn't know it at the time, but he knows Manhattan like the back of his hand. So he's trying to get the one-up on everybody else. So naturally, we started trying to peek out or whatever else, and [see] what's going on.
Bill: The teachers were in the back...they were probably the most vocal. I think they started throwing things, because it was just a long, narrow bus and we weren't allowed to really get up and walk around or anything, either. They would have to pass these breakfast rolls...so they started throwing them to us. It was getting kind of funny, and then finally, after about an hour -- 'cause we were getting a little bit rambunctious, like, starting to talk more and more -- the executive in charge of production kind of came back and gave us a little lecture, like, "Shut up and sit down." I mean, in a real nice tongue-in-cheek way, but you could cut that excitement with a knife. Everyone was just on pins and needles wondering what was going to happen next.
Miss Alli: Fabulous. So at JFK, that first day, did you tip YOUR cab driver?
Bill: [laughs] Oh, yes.
Joe: Oh, yes, we did. I can remember, actually, it was a thirty-three dollar cab ride, and we gave him thirty-eight dollars, so we tipped him five bucks.
Miss Alli: Very interesting.
Bill: I'll tell you another thing we did. After that Thailand temple thing where we won the Fast Forward, we actually even put some money in the -- as we left the temple, they didn't show it, they taped it, but it wasn't on the show, but we put money into the little donation jar. 'Cause outside every Buddhist temple, there's like a place to put money. We just felt like we had been in there racing, and kind of...not really desecrating it, but being, you know, a little bit less than respectful, so we thought we should at least leave a donation.