December 01, 2009 01:00 PM by Britteny Elrick
After a long streak of good luck, Globetrotters “Big Easy” and “Flight Time” were finally sent home from The Amazing Race. Their departure was especially hard to take, considering it was due to a forfeited Detour, which resulted in a four hour penalty.Â Keep reading to hear what the guys told PEOPLE about their adventure…
PEOPLE: How long did you attempt the Kafka task before taking the penalty? And did you regret making that decision?
Big Easy: I was there for three-and-a-half hours before I decided. I couldnâ€™t think clearly anymore. I donâ€™t regret the decision. I had the answer on the paper so I thought I had used it already and got it wrong. Whatever was on the paper, I wasnâ€™t going to try again so I would have been there even longer than the penalty if I was trying to come up with an answer.
PEOPLE: Did you think it was even remotely possible that you might make the final three after the penalty?
Big Easy: The Race is unpredictable and takes a lot of luck. I figured, hey, somebody could make a mistake like I just did. Maybe theyâ€™d have to take a penalty on the next leg. Maybe thereâ€™d be something physical that was too hard for someone. There was nothing we could do at that point but hope and see. It wasnâ€™t unheard of for a team to catch up.
PEOPLE: What was your favorite moment from your trip?
Flight Time: My favorite part was dancing in Holland until I realized I had to eat the herring. The bells were the worst experience.
Big Easy: The best part was riding the bikes dressed up with the wood shoes on looking like buffoons.
PEOPLE: ClichÃ© or true: The experience is worth more than winning the million?
Big Easy: I didnâ€™t think we could get any closer on the show but we washed each otherâ€™s underwear so I guess we did. I got three emails â€¦ from people saying they cried when we lost. To have that effect on people and to be role models, we won right there. We won more friends and fans. We were going to give the money to charity anyway.
For the entire interview, please visit People.com.
Photo Credit: CBS