They may not be everybody's favorite team, but even some critics found themselves feeling bad for Max & Katie on "The Amazing Race." They were the second team to fall victim to a police speed trap -- Caroline & Jennifer were stunned they couldn't talk their way out of it! -- but their car trouble didn't stop there.
After paying the ticket at the police station, Max immediately proceeded to back into a pole that was right behind the car. He was so flustered, he refused to get out and assess the damage. He simply carried on with the leg. But while Max was frustrated, HitFix noticed that Katie was having fun, at least. They wrote, "Katie was just EVIL this episode. And not in a bad way. Just in an evil way. She mocked Max's driving, his ticket, his fender-bender and even his grammar and she loved every second of it."
Luckily for the couple, Pam & Winnie could not remember their animals and wound up switching tasks at the end of the leg. This allowed Max & Katie to sneak into sixth place, despite both a Speed Bump on the leg and all their mishaps behind the wheel. Pam & Winnie found themselves eliminated after a second place finish last week.
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Pamela & Winnie
Name: Pamela Chien Age: 29 Hometown: Los Angeles Current occupation: Art Director and Fitness Instructor Name: Winnie Sung Age: 29 Hometown: Los Angeles Current occupation: Senior Project Manager Connection: Best Friends
Mona & Beth
Name: Mona Egender Age: 33 Hometown: Castle Pines, Colo. Current occupation: Captioner/Roller Derby Player Name: Beth Bandimere Age: 36 Hometown: Arvada, Colo. Current occupation: Tech Support/Roller Derby Player Connection: Roller Derby Moms
Matthew & Daniel
Name: Matthew Davis Age: 25 Hometown: Gaffney, S.C. Current occupation: Firefighter Name: Daniel Moss Age: 24 Hometown: Gaffney, S.C. Current occupation: Firefighter Connection: Best Friends/Firefighters
Max & Katie
Name: Max Bichler Age: 30 Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y. Current occupation: Cigar Sales Name: Katie Bichler Age: 24 Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y. Current occupation: Pharmacist Connection: Newlyweds
Joey & Meghan
Name: Joey Graceffa Age: 21 Hometown: Los Angeles Current occupation: YouTube Host Name: Meghan Camarena Age: 25 Hometown: Los Angeles Current occupation: YouTube Host Connection: Friends/YouTube Hosts
Jessica & John
Name: Jessica Hoel Age: 26 Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif. Current occupation: Account Manager Name: John Erck Age: 27 Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif. Current Occupation: Entrepreneur/Computer Programmer Connection: Dating
Idries & Jamil
Name: Idries Abdur-Rahman Age: 36 Hometown: Chicago, Ill. Current occupation: OB/GYN Physician Name: Jamil Abdur-Rahman Age: 36 Hometown: Chicago, Ill. Current occupation: OB/GYN Physician Connection: Twin Doctors
David & Connor
Name: David O’Leary Age: 58 Hometown: Salt Lake City Current occupation: Investment Properties Name: Connor O’Leary Age: 21 Hometown: Salt Lake City Current occupation: Professional Cyclist Connection: Father/Son (Both Cancer Survivors)
Chuck & Wynona
Name: Chuck McCall Age: 46 Hometown: Daphne, Ala. Current occupation: Retail Manager/Taxidermist Name: Wynona McCall Age: 49 Hometown: Daphne, Ala. Current occupation: Cosmetologist/Hairstylist Connection: Married
Caroline & Jennifer
Name: Caroline Cutbirth Age: 29 Hometown: Austin, Texas Current occupation: Singer/Songwriter (Band Member of “Stealing Angels”) *Caroline is a direct descendant of Daniel Boone Name: Jennifer Kuhle Age: 30 Hometown: Nashville Current occupation: Songwriter (Band Member of “Stealing Angels”) *Jennifer is the granddaughter of John Wayne Connection: Friends/Country Singers
Bates & Anthony
Name: Bates Battaglia Age: 36 Hometown: Raleigh, N.C. Current occupation: Former Professional Hockey Player (Played for the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes, Colorado Avalanche, Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs) Name: Anthony Battaglia Age: 33 Hometown: Raleigh, N.C. Current occupation: Professional Hockey Player (Currently plays for the Huntsville Havoc) Connection: Hockey Brothers
"The Amazing Race" 22 Teams
Top Row, L-R: Mona and Beth, Chuck and Wynona, Jamil and Idries, John and Jessica, Dan and Matthew; Middle Row, L-R: Max and Katie, David and Connor, Bates and Anthony, Jennifer and Caroline; Bottom Row, L-R: Meghan and Joey, Pamela and Winnie.