Eric starts reading the rules from a clipboard. Aw, they must have written it nice and big and used small words. The first rule is that "teammates must have one full hand, meaning five fingers, down on the sculpture at all times." In an interview, Kelley explains that at first you have to have one hand on the sculpture, then after two hours, it's two hands. At three hours, it's two hands and one foot, and at four hours, you have to have two hands and two feet on the sculpture. Mark points out the three referees who will prevent any cheating. Eric says that teams will get one five-minute break every three hours. In an interview, Tara says that she has "a bladder the size of a corn kernel," which might be a factor. Mark and Eric pull away the remaining two tarps to reveal that the prizes for this competition are two Saturns. In an interview, Mike says that he lost the car once, but it's his birthday and his lucky day, so he's going to win. Eric asks if there are any questions. Timmy raises his hand and asks if you are allowed to pee yourself. Eric and Mark say yes. Timmy responds, "Consider the car mine." Hee!
Theo tells Hollywick that he wants to win more than anyone else there. Hollywick tells the camera that they are definitely going to win. Theo tells Hollywick that if she feels faint, she should just drink some water. How do you do that in hour two, when both of your hands are on the ice? Theo tells Hollywick that if she has to faint, she should faint in a position where one of her hands is on the car. Clearly, Theo doesn't think that this thing is going to last more than two hours. Hasn't he seen Hands on a Hardbody? Or that episode of Mad About You where Ira had to give away the car?
In an interview, Tara says that she and Dan haven't won anything yet. Wow, I did not know that. Except that I totally did. Anyway, Tara thinks it has created a lot of pressure on them to win. In an interview, Emily says that she's not the cutest girl there, and she doesn't have the best body, but she is "the toughest chick here," and she's going to win the car.
Mark tells the contestants to gather around the vehicles, and reminds them that their hand must be in solid contact with the ice, and not on a crack in the ice. Mark whistles, and they all place a hand on the ice. Various people comment that while it felt good at first, it started to hurt pretty quickly. Danny laughs about how much it hurts. Tara asks if they can switch hands, and is told that they can. In an interview, Tara says that the first twenty minutes suck. Kind of like this show. In an interview, Dan says that he's going to try to talk Tara into keeping her hands on as long as he can, and she's going to do the same for him, because they both really want to win cars. Mark reminds them that in the next round, they will have to put two hands on the ice. I remember when I sprained my ankle, and my brother the athletic trainer made me stick my foot in a bucket of snow. Boy, did that suck. But if you can get past the first five minutes or so, everything just numbs out. And it did speed up my recovery time. Anyway.