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Congratulations On Not Losing 'The Amazing Race' Yet, Nick and Vicki!

by Jean Bentley, posted Oct 31st 2010 11:00AM
Nick and Vicki, 'The Amazing Race'Against all odds -- a fundamental misunderstanding of the rules, the inability to locate Ghana on a map, not realizing the Arctic Circle isn't located in Africa -- Nick and Vicki have managed to stay alive on 'The Amazing Race' for five weeks now.

That truly amazing feat deserves a heartfelt congratulations because, although this is the 17th iteration of the CBS reality series, Nick and Vicki have distinguished themselves as the most clueless team to ever appear.

Nick, a bartender, and Vicki, a hairstylist, are both 26 years old and hail from Henderson, Nev. The tattooed couple left their stamp on the show almost immediately when they got spectacularly lost in London during the first challenge, and later on couldn't figure out what a "battlement" was and therefore couldn't grab their flag from it to continue on in the race. Nevermind that there was only one flag in their immediate vicinity.

Though at first they appear a little intimidating with the tattoos and the mohawk and all, it's quickly become clear that their lack of -- how shall we put this -- street smarts (or just plain smarts) makes them even less menacing than the home shopping hosts. (To be fair, that one chick is REALLY INTENSE.) They would actually be cute if Nick weren't so verbally abusive, calling his girlfriend dumb and berating her for not completing physical roadblocks fast enough. (Pot, this is kettle.)

Despite hopping in a taxi in Ghana and asking the driver to take them to the Arctic Circle (head, meet desk), Nick and Vicki's most boneheaded move in the race thus far was when they headed to the Fast Forward on the fifth leg after mutually agreeing that many other teams probably went for it as well, then were completely confused when a sign on the door said "taken." Um, guys? Might we suggest LEARNING THE RULES or actually watching past episodes of the show you're currently appearing on? Everybody knows there's only one FF and it goes to the team that completes the task first.

Somehow, through it all, Team Tattoo manages to stumble through the race each week and survive. That deserves major kudos. And for that reason, we'd like to put them in the Top Clueless 'TAR' Teams of All Time alongside Miss Teen South Carolina, Caite, and her bandanna-wearing boyfriend, Brent; 'Big Brother' winner Jordan and her runner-up boyfriend, Jeff; and Kami and Karli, who once swam to a pit stop instead of walking on the path around the lake. Duh.

What do you think? Are Nick and Vicki the most clueless 'TAR' team of all time?

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I think you are being a bit hard. Yeah I am not a huge fan of this team, and they have made a couple hilariously bonehead mistakes. But calling him verbally abusive, especially after tonights episode is completely misleading.

This episode was all about how he realized that he was wrong to have blown up at Vicki and managed to stay calm despite being stuck in a much more challenging Detour that they switched back and forth... twice.

If anything that shows that all the blow up was in the previous ep was the pressure of the race. He realized that and has moved on. If anything he should be thanked for realizing how awful he was.

Unlike Chad who keeps blaming Stephanie for all their mistakes. Hopefully this was a breakthrough episode for Chad also.

November 01 2010 at 3:31 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Spoiler Alert: How about tonight's results huh? DAMN. What does it take to get rid of these two?

October 31 2010 at 10:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Ryan's comment

maybe TVS got a spoiler alert...how convenient this is posted today...some "buzz"

October 31 2010 at 10:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Not at all surprising, unfortunately too many of their generation are just as clueless and uneducated.

October 31 2010 at 8:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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