In the morning Team Blowup says they talked last night and resolved some issues and they feel much better. Yeah, make-up sex’ll do that. Rachel says Dave can take his “poopy pants off now.” Gross. We certainly hope he wasn’t wearing those for their make-up sex.
A man arrives with the clues and the teams must go to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. They have to go back to Hiroshima?! Heeeere we go again! Once there they must find the Atomic Blast Dome. Then, things get real. Phil tells us the tragic story about the A-bomb and the destroyed building that has remained untouched since the blast. All the teams take a real moment to reflect. Except for Dave who takes the moment to justify the bombing by talking about how many people died in Pearl Harbor. Dude, shut up and try to be respectful for two seconds without having to be right, okay? Geeze.
Now teams must head to Osaka Japan by high speed bullet train! Weeeee!!! And they’re going to the TV 8 Studios. So from the gravitas of the A bomb site to be part of some crazy, weird Japanese TV show? This leg truly has both the ying and the yang.
Fran would fit in in Japan perfectly because she’s used to wearing those SARS masks all the time. It only comes off for peanut M&M’s!
Team Reality and Blowup are taking the subway while Boy Guns and Second Chance are taking a cab. It’s a mode of transportation race! And…the cab wins big time. Suck it the environment!
“Um, why are there so many Asians here?”
Boy Guns shows up at the studio. The studio must be excited to have all these free cameramen for their shows! Roadblock: “Who wants to bring home the chicken?” As long as they don’t have to choke it first we’ll be good. Cut to the crazy, messed up, “hilarious” Japanese game show! Art runs in to the crowd chanting and a terribly stereotypical host. Team members must run on a treadmill and jump up and grab three rubber chickens dangling from the ceiling, alongside crazy noises and overly colorful everything. Remember when we were reflecting at Hiroshima, it felt so long ago. Phil explains the game show while standing next to the host of the fake game show. It’s so meta our brains just ate themselves.
Art starts running, grabs a chicken and falls. Then again. And for the third time! Then he falls without grabbing a chicken. Twice. The Japanese crowd laughs at the crazy American. Ironic.
Unfortunately, Team Second Chance’s cab driver took them to the wrong TV studio. Meanwhile Team Boy Guns finished the task and are in first place!
Now they must make their way to roof of the Umeda Sky Building and look for a pair of Windows 7 touch screens. Just double click and chose a detour. Phil, no! You’re describing how simple it is for a robot to take your job! And by the way, we’re only on Windows 7? No wonder we’re writing this recap on a Mac.
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Team Second Chance arrives and bad ankle Vanessa has to do the running and jumping roadblock. This could be bad. Reality Brendan and Blowup Rachel show up to the game show set right on their tail. All three are running and Brendan is kicking ass! Vanessa, on the other hand, is getting her ass kicked. Brendan gets scolded for diving onto the mat instead of making a clean landing and Blowup Rachel is catching up. Brendan wins and then Rachel. Vanessa only has one measly chicken and Ralph is screaming at her to come over to him so he can hug her and tell her it’s okay. It’s sweet? He tells her they can take the penalty because her ankle is hurting so badly. And as much as it pains us to say it, he’s right. In her confessional she says her ankle hurt so bad it was the worst moment of her life. Damn. SO what does she do? She takes off one of her shirts for some reason and keeps going! She is yelling in pain and grabs the third chicken! Now she just needs to land on the blue mat.
Out of context this is so confusing. In context it’s also very confusing.
Team Boy Guns gets to the sky building and get to the Windows 7 detour. Phil, the real Phil, not a Windows 7 robot version, tells us this detour deals with two things the Japanese people are passionate about. Blow up sex dolls and creepy underage anime? No! Sushi and Sumo wrestling. In Bingo Shout Out teams must pick up sushi from a conveyor belt and put it on a bingo card. When the bingo caller calls out names of sushi the teams must identify the kind and mark off the card and get sushi bingo. Then the teams must eat all five winning pieces to get their next clue. Uh-oh, now Fran wants sushi which she’s not supposed to have! Oh well, she’s already eaten beef tar-tar, drank a bottle of wine, sat in a jacuzzi, gotten her hair died and she works in a nail salon. A little sushi should be fine. But we’re confused, when do they have to eat an obscene amount of wasabi?