And not the most flattering episode for Kelly, with her "are you retarded?!" to Jon for thinking that there might be more than one house in the city for Beethoven. And of course, he was right (seriously, it's not that unlikely).
Points to a few (but far from a majority) of the teams for getting the pronunciation of Mozart more or less right ("moat-sart"). Zero to Jon & Al (sorry, guys!) for (a) mugging with the singing as they choose the Figaro option, (b) doing it by quoting from the wrong opera and composer ("Figaro, Figaro, Figaro" is from Rossini's Barber of Seville). Maximum points, and then some, to the music guys for working the awesome musical quotes (Beethoven's Fifth, Mozart's Non piu andrai) into the underscoring. Plus, as a music professor, I'm always thrilled when the Heilgenstadter Testament makes it into prime time.
And how much do I love the waltzing Detour? The only thing that could have made it better would be multiple teams going for it so that they would all have been rushing and spilling champagne and breaking glasses. But it was still awesome.
Not so much love for the Roadblock a harbinger of the attempt to make TAR more like Fear Factor. But with such great FF and Detour, I'll forgive it this once.
Very good leg for Moniker and Sheree; well done! Not so hot for Russell and Cindy, and I'd forgotten how glad I was to see them go. Him in particular.
Edited by Rinaldo, Aug 19, 2005 @ 9:16 PM.