Obviously the boys had a really good time the night the finale aired because, we'll let's just say, this was probably the hardest interview to transcribe. Many times the boys trailed off or part of their responses were inaudible. But to say the least, it was interesting and it was fun.
G & W - Could you guys introduce yourself before you answer a question so we know who's speaking?
Mickey - Yeah, right, this is Mickey?
Pete - And this is Pete?
G & W - What time did you get up today (Monday after the finale)?
Mickey or Pete - What time did we get up? We haven't gone to bed yet. We party all night and started interviews at 5:30 in the morning.
G & W - Did you feel the other teams took you for granted, took you for a team that wouldn't win the race?
Mickey or Pete - I think a few of the teams might have underestimated us because, you know, we tried to have a good time out there, like not stress as much as possible but deep down we really wanted it.
Pete or Mickey - We were hungry for it, man.
(At this point the CTV rep reminds the boys how they should introduce themselves when they answer a question).
Mickey - This is Mickey. Uh yeah, it was pretty crazy cause Sukhi's like, "How did they get it?" you know, in memory challenges and stuff. Oh a couple of long hair bozos (Laughs)
G & W - Did you guys play that card a little bit, make them underestimate you?
Pete - No way man. There was no acting, we had no hidden agenda trying to get teams to think we are stupid (both laugh). That's how we are.
Mickey - I don't think we're smart enough to have a strategic plan like that.
G & W - There are reports that the Olympians came to visit you guys after the actual race
Mickey - Yeah, the one time we brought them up and we took them wake-boarding, and we're like "Finally, something that these girls aren't going to be good at." Cause they're good at everything. "This is going to sweet they're going to suck at this." But they jumped on the wakeboard and just charging the big jumps right away and didn't have to struggle at all. And I don't know, it was pretty lame for us because they are good at everything.
G & W - How did you feel going into the final leg?
Mickey - We were kind of, you know, we were terrified, losing our shit on the plane ride over to uh...oops...sorry... losing our stuff on the plane ride over to Ottawa. I mean we kind of figured we had already won because we had made it to the last leg, we've experienced everything the race had to offer. So it really was, we had nothing to lose, you know?
G & W - You seemed quite relaxed for the final leg, did it seem that way at the time?
Mickey - Definitely not, it was a tough leg, trying to keep together and you know, we made it look good but it was a tough leg for us.
Pete - Oh God yeah.
Mickey - I think I struggled through that whole leg but Petey here carried us through that whole leg, like he's a raft guide, he found the Loonie clause right away, he figured out all the paintings and I was just there hanging from a rope.
G & W - What's in the future for Mickey and Pete?
Mickey - I don't really know? We don't really have any solid plans. We're probably going to go home and go to bed. We want to do a trip, maybe go to Mexico for a couple weeks and just chill out. And travel, who knows. We don't have any major direction yet but we'll figure it out, you know.
G & W - Out of the prizes what do you appreciate more?
Mickey - It's all good, man. The trucks are cool although the gas for life has to be the good one, that's soooo much money. Never having to pay for gas ever again is going to be weird. We have to drive everywhere.
Pete - We have to drive a half hour to the nearest grocery store so it's going to be pretty sweet. Load up our truck, all right.
G & W - Did you prepare for the final challenge?
Pete - I don't think we really prepared as much as the Olympians, we just took some kind of straggly notes, we kind of read them over, but when it came down to it we had it all in our noggins. And we were able to pull it out without really studying.
G & W - How far behind were they when you were racing to Jon? And what point did you realize you had clinched the race?
Pete - They were nipping on our heels, they couldn't have been more than five minutes, right?
Mickey - Yeah, I'd say five minutes. And we didn't think we'd won until we got on the mat with Jonnie.
Pete - Those two are so fast and competitive, you can let down. They were always nipping at our heels and if screwed up one little bit, they would have taken us, so we just raced hard till we saw Jonnie.
Mickey - Yeah, they are rockets.
G & W - But you still had time to take your pants off and this is a question from Wayne's 10 year old kid, why did you take your pants off?
Pete - Why not?
Mickey - You're not going to win the Amazing Race and not take your pants off, you know.
Pete - I've never struggled taking my pants off more than I have than coming up to that finish line.
G & W - Many teams have won the race and haven't removed their pants, you guys are the first ones. So why pants, why not dance, flip or something else?
Mickey - Because taking your pants off is hilarious, and when you do it on national TV, it's more hilarious.
Pete - And we had sweet speedos and we wanted to show them off so...
Mickey - Our good luck speedos.
Pete - My uncle got married in one of them.
G & W - We've been talking to other teams that we eliminated and Cormac mentioned that you hit on his mom a lot more than the one time we saw, so did you hit on any other female racers?
Mickey Oh yeah. You gotta get into their heads, you know?
G & W - Even on Audrey with Alain around?
Mickey - Yeah, at the airport in Victoria, I forget what he was doing but we sat down beside her, put our arms around and he got mad, picked her up and carried her away.
Pete - You're not going to U-Turn the guys that are flirting with you.
G & W - Any response, such as 'call me after the race', or 'hey guys leave me alone?'
(At this point, the reporter from the Sun interrupts the proceedings to ask a question about growing up in Muskoka so we'll just jump to that answer)
Pete - Growing up in Muskoka you developed some great skills like canoe, snowshoeing, shooting - I should have been better at that but my gun was broken... (both laugh) and you know the rafting, the climbing, everything. (rest of answer inaudible)
G & W (back to our questions, thank you) - So you guys going to stay in the Muskoka area, or are you going to become celebrities and move to the big city?
Pete - Usually when Fall hits, it kind of gets boring in Muskoka and I'm in Toronto all the time anyway. I'll be in Toronto quite a bit. Living it up. More girls down here, I mean...girls that will actually want to talk to me now.