No, I’m not going to try out for The Amazing Race. You clearly don’t know me at all. But I am here to make fun of the Canadian version.
So here’s the scoop if you’ve never watched terrible reality game shows before–The original Amazing Race was an American based show that took
10 12 20 (who cares?) teams around the world in a race-style competition. Teams were met with challenges and setbacks both from the game and from other team members. It was pretty entertaining and intense to watch (especially while you’re shoving pizza in your face and critiquing the contestant’s running style).
Canada, being the cute copy cat that it is, decided to make it’s own Canadian version. BUT, get this, instead of racing around the entire globe, contestants are limited to only racing throughout Canada. Like, is that a joke? It shouldn’t be called The Amazing Race Canada. It should be called The Eh-Okay Race or the Really Great Effort Race. Or the I’m Sorey Race. But Amazing? I think not. The racers won’t even need passports! So, so lame.
And how many options do the game designers really have? Just because Canada is the second biggest country in the world, doesn’t mean they have a lot to show for themselves. I’m sure the contestants will be sent to Vancouver at least 3 times. And does anyone really want to go to Winnipeg? Yikes.
So yeah. Sad and desperate times over here in Canada. And I’ll tell you what, I’m having Nunavut. *ba dum tissss*
3 thoughts on “The Amazing Race Canada”
They did an Amazing Race family style that only raced in America and it did pretty poorly. They haven’t gone back to it since. I think watching the Canadian one would be pretty entertaining though. If just for the accents.
I’ve never watched it but I always assumed it was a car race.
Boy, do I feel silly.
Come on! I’m sure Winnipeg is lovely… at least once a year…