Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Money Hungry- episode 2- Friends! Best Friends!

These weight loss reality shows always start out so well! Everyone loves each other! They are all in it to win it and nothing can stand in their way! No Excuses team member Melissa says "That's not going to change, no matter what!"

Cut to the first challenge day.

MTV Sports Dan meets the contestants at the top of a valley. At the bottom, 6-feet tall team colored balls. At the top of the other side of the valley, a finish line. Dan tells the team that losing weight is a "constant climb. . .a Sisyphean challenge." *crickets* Chicago Deep Dish's Bridget says "Did he say syphilis? I didn't sign up for that."

Sisyphus in mythology was a king who was condemned to forever roll a rock up a mountain without ever reaching the top, by the way.

Dan explains the rules of the game: The contestants must run down the hill, grab their ball, roll the ball up the hill and across the finish line. The winning team will be named the Big Heavy and will gain immunity for themselves and for one other team of their choice. The team in last place will be on the chopping block. "It's not a challenge, it's a death wish," says Roll Models' Jamie.

The teams start strong, but midway up the steep incline it is apparent that this is a bigger challenge than they all anticipated. Everyone is starting to fade, but one team is a clear winner and pulls ahead- A Pair of Nuts. They take the win and this week's immunity. Flabulous Phillip is dead last and looks like he is going to lose it for his team member Stephanie when the skies open up and a strong gust of win blows Double Chocolate's ball back down the hill. Phillip waddles past the finish line with some "assistance" from No Excuses' Josh (Josh runs down to greet Phillip and says "We can do it together!" and Phillip refuses to take his hand) and Double Chocolate's fate is sealed in the bottom two.

Dan then announces a TWIST: There will be a house vote to determine the other team joining Double Chocolate in the bottom two. After a montage of every team saying "THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING!" the teams decide to spend some time in the gym. Double Chocolate wants to make sure they beat whoever is voted opposite them and everyone else. . .well, everyone else is starting to flap their gums with some serious game play.

There have been some strong bonds formed between A Pair of Nuts, Mission Slimpossible, No Excuses, Grading Curves, and Chicago Deep Dish. The team they hate? Roll Models, especially Jamie, who spends most of her time Jazzercising and flipping her hair. "Her face already looks like puke to me," says Grading Curves Tricia. OUCH. No Excuses Josh is listening to the hating, but feels conflicted: "Why not get rid of someone who poses a threat to me?" Plus he really thinks Jamie cleans up well.

Jamie overhears the Regulators talking bad about her, so she begins her campaign to keep her team in the house by using the only thing she can- her feminine wiles. She climbs into the hot tub full of large, sweaty, and hairy men to flirt with them. After they tell her they are married or have girlfriends, she goes with the sympathy route- her team member Shante just lost her grandmother (ok, her husband's grandmother, but who is paying attention?) and she starts the tears.

Josh knows the house is not thinking strategically, so he launches a full on campaign against Grading Curves. The Rocker Moms tell Grading Curves, and the Curves confront Jamie full on.

Now would be a great time to mention that the teams haven't done very much working out this week. Except for Double Chocolate. I did see trainer Richard working some people out on the row machine. Does that count? How many calories does talking bad about other teams burn?

The house vote is held to determine who will be going head to head against Double Chocolate, and A Pair of Nuts reveal that Mission Slimpossible will be joining them in immunity. So how did everyone stack up this week?

Dan greets the teams for the elimination ceremony, and he asks about the house vote and everyone hating on Roll Models. "Jamie is a little annoying!" offers Deep Dish's Bridget. Everyone agrees. . .except Josh. Who would have thunk that sweet little Josh was such a major game player? Someone has watched a couple of seasons of The Biggest Loser! Josh could be the new Koli.

Back to the weigh-in:
A Pair of Nuts: From 529 lbs to 525 lbs- 4 lbs lost- .76% BW (immune- and game playing!)
Mission Slimpossible: From 485 lbs to 484 lbs- 1 lb lost- .21% BW (immune- pathetic.)

Double Chocolate: From 438 lbs to 427 lbs- 11 lbs lost- 2.51% BW They have set the bar- now what team has been voted in to compete against them?

Slenderellas: From 594 lbs to 581 lbs- 13 lbs lost- 2.19% BW- SAFE
Regulators: From 816 lbs to 799 lbs- 17 lbs lost- 2.08% BW- SAFE
Flabulous: From 631 lbs to 624 lbs- 7 lbs lost- 1.11% BW- SAFE
Rocker Moms: From 465 lbs to 456 lbs- 9 lbs lost 1.94% BW- SAFE
No Excuses: From 619 lbs to 607 lbs- 12 lbs lost- 1.94% BW- SAFE
Deep Dish: From 439 lbs to 428 lbs- 11 lbs lost- 2.51% BW- SAFE

The final two teams are Grading Curves and Roll Models. Dan reveals that one team got 5 votes and one team got 6 votes. After a "Holy S%$t" montage, Curves is surprised that the vote wasn't 11 to 1. Very surprised, indeed.

Grading Curves: From 490 lbs to 476 lbs- 14 lbs lost- 2.86% BW- SAFE
Roll Models: From 457 lbs to 446 lbs- 11 lbs lost- 2.41% BW- Not safe and not enough to beat Double Chocolate.

So Roll Models rolls out in a flourish of eyelashes and jazz hands. Double Chocolate is safe to fight another day. Josh is left heart broken. . .and he has to deal with the repercusions of playing the game.
God, I love this show.

1 comment:

  1. That was a really cute recap. Nice job! - Jamie, Roll Models