Danielle and Dani eliminated from The Amazing Race 9

On last night’s episode of The Amazing Race 9, Danielle and Dani were eliminated. That, I suspect, made half of Eric and Jeremy upset and the other half very, very happy. They’ll probably begin the next leg of the race in a deep depression.

I’m depressed, too, but not because the objects of their affection were eliminated from the race. Instead, after an episode of wonderfully fun lines, I copied all of the fantastic quotes, got distracted, forgot to paste them, and then copied something else. Thus, they are lost forever; I also deleted the episode from my DVR.

From Jeremy primping his hair in a totally straight way to Barry driving like a hellion and likely causing Fran to wet her pants, Phil getting bitchy about all the mat shenanigans to the teams’ mispronunciation of Palermo–it’s all gone.

I hate myself, too.

Episode 4: Munich, Germany [CBS]

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