It was so sad going from the thrill of last week's Amazing Race to this week's heartbreaking episode in which my favorite team, known lovingly as just "The Brothers," were booted. And they were beaten by Meredith and Gretchen, who had to leave the pit stop and go back to the roadblock to, literally, get a clue! I guess that trip to the wrong water tower at the beginning of the leg just doomed the Brothers for the rest of the day. Too bad. If Uchenna and Joyce get eliminated soon, I'll have no one else to root for. I really hope that doesn't happen.
There's controversy about Lynn's (or was it Alex's?) comment that Uchenna and Joyce were "born to" carry stuff on their heads. I don't really know where I stand on that (especially after Uchenna basically says the same thing about himself a little while later) but I do have to say I appreciated how supportive Lynn was of Alex during the Roadblock. A welcome relief from some other teams' tendency to just harp on what their partner is doing wrong during a Roadblock (RAY).
As for the POW and the Beauty Queen? She has a screw loose. Seriously.
P.S. The title of this post refers to something Phil said at the beginning of the episode when he explained where the previous pit stop had been. I SWEAR he said "hotty hotty pants."