The teams sit on the field and watch the real cheerleaders do some stunts. In an interview, Christian says he had the idea that cheerleading was when you hold fluffy things and shake them side to side and up and down. Clearly, Christian doesn't get ESPN2. On the field, some girl gets launched way up into the air and does a pike sort of thing and then gets caught by a different group of people. It's not a basket toss, right? Because a different group of people catches her? It's really impressive, whatever it is. They show it again in slow motion. In an interview, Julie says that she thought they would be doing "rah rah rah stuff," and then she realized that they have to do "back flips, flips in the air, frigging pyramids," and she doesn't think it's humanly possibly. It would be difficult to learn all that stuff in like one day. We see some more impressive stunts from the real cheerleaders. The team members ooh and aah. Emily looks pensive and voice-overs, "I am not going to break my neck." Remember that she was seriously injured in a car accident with Christian not that long ago -- I can understand why she might be nervous about such a physically challenging mission. Emily voice-overs that if "one person makes a wrong move, [she will be] on the ground," and that it "takes a lot of trust." Yeah, imagine being her. Now imagine that James is on your team. And Christian, who doesn't have a fantastic grasp of the English language to start out with, plus (and this is not a dis), he's not exactly the most muscular guy in the world. Yikes.
Christie will be coaching the Road Rules team. We see her instructing Laterrian and James while Laterrian voice-overs that they have to "come up with a theme," do a cheer about the opposing team, and a "dance routine." With a lot of spotting and assistance, James and Laterrian manage to get Michelle up in the air. James starts taunting the Real World team and Michelle joins in. Christian ducks underneath Michelle's legs and looks up, then comments that she's not wearing underwear. Okay, ew. I like you, Christian. Don't ruin it. Christie calls "Emmy" to do the next stunt, but Emily tells Susie to go first. Then she stands around and looks pensive while Christie tells them they are ready to go "from J.V. to Varsity." They hoot and holler.
Over on the Real World side, they don't appear to have a coach at all. Where are Peter and Jeff from earlier? Taking a smoke break? They try to do a pyramid. Julie is on Jamie's shoulders in the center. Rebecca is standing on Dan's thigh, and Kameelah is standing on Syrrhosis' thigh. Rebecca can't get up on time, so Kameelah gets down too. Syrrhosis yells to "keep going," and points out that he and Kameelah got it right. They all get down. Dan tells them that they need to "do it all again," and then says, "One chief!" Jamie is wearing sweatpants pulled up to his knees. Is it 1987 and no one told me? Maybe that's their "theme" -- 1987. Julie makes a suggestion and Dan snipes, "Don't worry about that! One chief!" Rebecca looks disgruntled.