Dubai polar bear: Best 'Amazing Race' clue keeper ever?

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One of the upsides to Amazing Race challenges being super-lame lately is that the dramatic pans from the challenge to the “silent local character holding the next clue” have seemed much more hilarious than usual. I can’t stop thinking about the native-to-Dubai polar bear who had to wait around during the Find/Build a Snowman Detour on last night’s show. His startled expression contrasted so beautifully with his immobility and Mt. Tedium’s near-total lack of suspense. Look at his baby blue scarf! Does anyone else have almost too-fond memories of this guy? Or which other international oddities have made an impression on you during Amazing Race? I smell a Colorful Local Characters EW.com photo gallery! (Not really.)

Read more: Josh Wolk’s ‘Amazing Race’ recap: Dubai Bye Bye

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  • Flyer

    I thought the Dubai Polar Bear was adorable! How great would it have been if the contestants had told Phil where to stuff his Pitstop and had just hung out with the cute polar bear and spent the day sledding instead?

  • Harry Hood

    I liked the crazy monkey man from the episode before more. The warrior guys with tatoo’s on thier faces were pretty cool and scary.

  • Mr. Miner

    Hey Harry, where do you go when the lights go out?

  • Nan

    That was the best part of the show! I was laughing so hard at that shot of him waiting.

  • shannonbone

    I also was loving him-I want him!

  • Aaron (@Aaronisthinking)

    Second only to Nose Flute.

  • Ashputtle

    Clearly you’ve all forgotten the episode where Phil’s dad was waiting with him at the mat. Best Greeter Ever.

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