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Linzes win The Amazing Race 8, which is finally, mercifully over

And it is over. Eleven weeks after getting our Amazing Race love crushed in the vice that was this family edition, the race finally ended after two more (relatively) lame hours. Although this season has been an utter disappointment, the casting saved it. Nearly all of the families provided us with amusement, even as they performed excruciatingly boring tasks, mostly inside the United States. Two of the most entertaining families, the Linzes and the Weavers, made it to the end; it was so long ago that we were amused by the Gaghans and the Paolos.

If you feel like torturning yourself and reliving the whole season, here it is, excluding the fake episode I made up:
episode 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 & 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12

Otherwise, let’s get on with our final wrap-up of Funny/Stupid/Sad Things They Said While We Were Otherwise Bored: