Amazing Race dad: stitches “popped out five minutes after we were on the airplane.”

Amazing Race dad: stitches “popped out five minutes after we were on the airplane.”
The Amazing Race 5 was a spectacular trip, especially in its first few seconds, when the father part of the father and daughter team Jim and Marsha tripped, fell on his face, and tore open his knee. As they were the latest team to be eliminated, Jim now tells TV Guide about his injury. He says, “The stitches actually popped out five minutes after we were on the airplane,” but adds that he “was just concerned about infection, so I was taking antibiotics.” He also reveals the lies he told to the nurse who was stitching him up to encourage her to work more rapidly. Also, Marsha reveals that the fateful missed plane wasn’t a big deal; the problem was that the plane they were on was delayed by 30 minutes. She says, “Once we landed, we ran a really quick race. If it wasn’t for those 30 minutes, I think we could have caught up to Marshall and Lance. The producers even told us later that we were really close to beating those guys.”

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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