I was all bummed today after the Lakers lost to the Spurs, but was happy to find out that the Amazing Race 4 (aka TAR4) is finally scheduled to air on May 29th. If you are unfamiliar to the show, here’s a summary.

Twelve teams of two people, each with a pre-existing relationship, will take off on a race around the world to compete for a $1 million prize. It’s a grueling and emotionally exhausting competition filled with excitement and conflict. The show is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, the producer behind many box office action movies, like Enemy of the State, Bad Boys, Pearl Harbor, and Black Hawk Down.

Here are the more interesting and unusual teams in this race.

First, there’s two guys from New York that are best friends and clowns. Everybody knows that clowns are scary (especially Killer Klowns From Outer Space), so off the bat these guys will have a pretty serious intimidation factor going for them. You know what they say, don’t fuck with clowns! Other teams won’t be able to sleep at the rest stops knowing that these guys are nearby.

Next, there’s a pair of virgins from Tenessee. That’s right. This couple’s claim to fame is that they have not engaged in sexual intercourse with each in over twelve years of dating–now that’s what I call an amazing race! I am sure they’ll be knocking boots at the rest stops to relieve stress. They better if they want to win the big bucks!

Next, they have these two guys that are a married gay couple from Los Angeles. That’s pretty progressive for any prime time show. You have to give it up to Bruckheimer’s production staff for picking them to compete. Ultimately, the race is all about stress management, so sexual orientation doesn’t mean squat! It should be interesting to watch though.

The last interesting team concept in the race are these two old guys from Chicago that are air traffic controllers–that’s awsome. These guys have pretty stressful jobs that will allow them to deal with the emotional stress and exhaustion of the race. If they could get a move on in the physical challenges, these guys may be able to pull it off.

I can’t wait for the premiere of the race and the twists and turns that come along with it. This is the best reality show on TV, don’t miss it.


  1. YAY! I can’t wait!!!!

    #1 by Meerenai — May 6, 2003 @ 3:44 am

  2. I’m still waiting for the Meerenai-Dave team!!!

    #2 by Mama — May 7, 2003 @ 1:40 am

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