'The Amazing Race': Never trust the watermelon slingshot

In the short history of fruit-related disaster videos, nothing has yet bested the Fall of the Grape Lady. But this just-tweeted preview video from the new season of The Amazing Race comes close. See, one of the Home Shopping Hosts has to hurl a watermelon at a suit of armor using a giant slingshot, which was actually the national pastime of Medieval France. Unfortunately, the slingshot backfires, and…

PopWatchers, even though I knew what was coming, I jumped a little bit! I’m so glad to see that she’s okay, so I can laugh instead of crying. Race fans, are you excited for the new season?


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  • gah

    i’m so excited for the amazing race this year

    • Liz

      I’m always excited for food related challenges a la the cheese wheels on the hill challenge from a few seasons ago. If this is a sign of what’s to come then I am beyond excited as well.

    • Mon


  • Nick

    A friend begged that I watch it last year because I’m a huge Survivor fan. I watched. I was bored. Meh. Doubt I’ll watch again.

    • Melissa

      Give it another shot; last season wasn’t their best.

  • Daddyb

    I love to watch this show just because they can make the simplest things so dramatic. The soundtrack is always so good at that. On the other hand, I can’t stand survivor and all it’s histrionics and vitriolics and meanness. I’m much more into the adventure of TMA.

  • Melissa

    That is F’ing hilarious!!! Not quite as funny as the time Charla put on the knight armor and fell flat on her face, but pretty dang funny! :D

  • Karen

    This made my jaw drop! I’m so happy to hear she was not seriously injured!! How about her friend, saying, “This is why it is called the Amazing Race”. I’m sure she wanted to hit her in the face with a watermelon. Can’t wait for the new season!

  • MiaS

    How is she not dead?

    • LM

      My thoughts exactly!

  • Mac

    OMG… it’s incredible she wasn’t knocked out.

    • shannon

      I thought for sure a few teeth would have been knocked out at the least! YOWZA!

  • daisyj

    That was. . . amazing. Especially the slow-motion replay.

    • Liz

      Her face liquified that watermellon.

  • Limma2

    My toddler daughter threw an apple once and it hit me in the cheek, right under my eye, and it stung, and that was thrown by a baby. How on earth this woman can get back up from that–IT SMASHED ON HER FACE!–is beyond me!!

  • Vivian

    I’m watching. for KevJumba and his dad. GO TEAM JUMBA!

    • Matt

      Please. They are so unfunny it’s sad.

    • Sara

      team jumba is awesome!

  • Ap

    Good Lord!!!

    I so can’t wait for this season.

  • Andrea

    I’m glad she’s okay. That looked like it should have knocked her out cold. I can’t wait for the new season to air.

  • samsldy

    Sooo glad she wasn’t seriously hurt.

    Can’t wait for the new season. TAR rocks.

  • sant

    omg. that hurt just watching it

  • Joshua

    I seriously cannot stop laughing after 10 minutes. Funniest clip ever. I love this show!

    • Allie

      it’s even better than the cheese! lol

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