Cory also calls out beer drinking armchair quarterbacks like Gord and Wayne. And good for him. We've never been on the race and here we are (like millions of other Canadians, I'm assuming) criticizing the actions of people we barely know. And doing it such a public place in front of thousands of our viewers. Of course, that's part of what it's all about here at Gord and Wayne HQ and we'll continue to do that. The only way to get us to stop being armchair quarterbacks for Amazing Race Canada is to get Gord and Wayne on the race. I know because of our experience, our knowledge of the show, our ability as artists to think different than the average Joe, plus our role as Stay-At-Home dads (nothing is harder or scarier than being a parent, especially one that stays-at-home). And since we are Amazing Race experts, we've seen every single English edition of the show and not one single season has ever had a team of Stay-At-Home Dads. Gord and Wayne would be perfect for that, am I right, Mike? So if you're a fan of our blog and you return to it every week to see our stuff, you can help in the movement to draft Gord and Wayne for Season 3 of Amazing Race Canada. Comment on our page, on the Amazing Race FB and Twitter as well as on our FB and Twitter stats. We love all our fans and we'd love you even more if you'd help us get on the show.
Anyway, we have Cory Mitic's view of the Episode 4 here instead of the regular interview.
Also, please note, that if you haven't yet join the Facebook Page Amazing Race 24/7. Today we got some response from Alain and Audrey about their time in Macau and Hong Kong. Nice to see the teams connecting with the fans. Just like Cory connecting with Gord and Wayne.
G &W - Teams went to Macau, what did you think?
Cory - Most of the people, including me, were predicting it was a non-elimination leg but I thought it was pretty exciting. But you know, I don't think people get a sense of how difficult things are until you are there and doing them. Like the dancing, I'm sure that was tough. And running around that market trying to find the six different things, you know the way they edited it, it made it look they got it done very quickly but my guess was that they were running around for hours. Especially six similar shrines within one area seemed very difficult to me without a map. But some of the teams were able to pull it off.
It was interesting to see the Olympians work with the brothers. And I don't know if the girls weren't hearing throughout the grapevine that the guys were not very trustworthy. Because if they had, I'm not sure why they would agree to work with them. But it seemed to work out for the brothers.
G & W - The Twins seem to be playing the girls, which is part of the game.
Cory - Absolutely, any angle.
G & W - What did you think of Sukhi and Jinder and their difficulties
Cory - I predicted they would be last and they were. And for them to walk by that clue box two or three times, I was just blown away.
G & W - How hard is it to see these things? If you're on the race, these are the things you are looking for, right?
Cory - Unless they were looking at the merchandise and thought the merchandise would be the clue or something. If you're running really fast and scanning quickly, I can understand running by it if it was hidden. But they walked up to it, around it, back, and from the editing it looked like they did that two or three times. It was surprising. And to see them, when they got to the betting challenge, instead of focusing on what the pattern was and focusing on how it was done, it seemed as though, and again editing, they were focusing on asking other people how to tell them how to do it, instead of figuring it out for themselves. They've been trying that asking for help technique for two episodes and it's not working for them. I don't know why they are going back to that well, it seems to be poisoned.
G & W - I remember in Wayne's previous interview, you had trouble with Jody helping people but that's really not how to play the game, at least in our opinion.
Cory - Not that we had a huge disability, but not having any feet was certainly not helpful in that time. And he was giving other people help and an advantage. But I think Sukhi and Jinder aren't in the position to ask for help because if you think strategically, if I'm going to help someone, I'm going to expect help back. But they've proven to be not helpful in any circumstance. I think if the girls don't give them the Express Pass, it will be unbelievable. That's the exact team I would give the Express Pass to.
G & W - Why would you do that?
Cory - Because they are going to be out of the race; they might be able to skip one task but they'll be out of the race. Get rid of it. Don't give it to the Twins because the Twins are saying now: 'They better give it to us or we'll U-Turn them.' So why would they give it to them. That's like the dumbest thing I've ever heard.
G & W - So the trick is to give it to a weak team that you know is going to be gone so it's out of play?
Cory - That's what I would do. And Jody and I had a strategy of just doing our own thing, maybe the Olympians want to develop a bond with the snakes of the show. And if they do, I'll be very, very surprised.
G & W - Do you think, even with their fourth time in first, the Olympians can be defeated?
Cory - There's no doubt about it. You know, Jet and Dave went on a streak of three, we had a streak of three. And the girls used the Express Pass right after they got it, when they didn't even need it.
G & W - And they did seem to be panicking in the dancing.
Cory - Oh yeah, they were getting at each other, which haven't seen yet. I'm sure it's happened but it was probably edited out. But they are starting to crack a little bit.
G & W - We haven't asked about this team, but what do you think about Cormac and Nicole?
Cory -They're turning out to be a great team. I don't think they have what it takes to win, but I think they're a great team. I have a fairly good relationship with my mother and it's great to see they've got that bound. It's very nice to watch.
G & W- One team that's surprised us is Alain and Audrey. They started well but now are falling back and struggling?
Cory - I think they are their own worse enemy and I think Audrey's got a temper. And maybe they need to work on their patience a little bit. They seemed to get tripped and struggle on tasks and I don't know if they haven't done anything like this together before.
G & W - We just thought it odd that instead of taking a cab, they decided to run 45 minutes. It seemed to be an amateur move, so to speak.
Cory - You know, it's easy to judge from the couch. This is what I tell people all the time when they say stuff like 'How come you got on the wrong flight, you idiot.' But it's pretty easy to sit on the couch, drink a beer and talk shit about other people. But you're in the situation and you want to get it done as quick as you can, at least they had the physical ability to run for 45 minutes. Maybe they tried to get a cab for the first 15 minutes, maybe they were standing there waiting and the editing didn't show up. Like I said, it's easy to criticize from the end, but without being there and without seeing all the footage, it's hard to get into someone's head on the race. I think this early in the race anyway. Later on, when there's fewer teams and more footage of the teams, you start to get to know what decisions they are going to make.
G & W - That's why we like talking to you because you've been there and you know and give us an insider point of view.
Cory - They were also at the back of the pack so that puts more pressure and stress on you that you've got to get things done quick.
G & W - So do you get panicky at the back of the pack?
Cory - I would say it's worse being at the back of the pack. And being in the lead is great but really the last lead is the only one that counts.
G & W - While there have been some exciting tasks, I haven't seen anything super tough like the lentils in Regina.
Cory - I would agree. Not yet anyway. I think the lentil challenge was supposed to be a lot easier than it was. And it was luck of the draw because a number of teams found their stuffys in 30 minutes but Holly and Brett, and Hal and Joanne quit. We were there for 3 hours. But they're coming back to the Yukon next episode and the Yukon tells me there will be some pretty physical demands. You're going to see teams like Sukhi and Jinder, Rex and Bob going to gas out. Because when we went up north, you saw that happen to the Doctors, to the Sisters. I think it's going to be a physical episode, seeing who pushes through. One thing I will say about the challenges they've done this season, they've had a lot more adrenaline in this season than there was in the last season. Jody and I were a little bummed on some of the stuff as far as the adrenaline stuff. I think riding the Seadoo was the funnest thing we did. This season certainly looks like a lot of fun.