In case you couldn’t tell from last week’s episode of “The Amazing Race” when they literally ran in the street to block a tuk tuk, Corinne Kaplan and Eliza Orlins are not fans of the Afghanimals, Leo Temory and Jamal Zadran. It’s unclear how this “feud” started — if you can even call it that — as all we got in the episode was Eliza saying the cousins weren’t helpful or nice. But a deleted talking head (watch above) reveals the true depth and source of the “Survivor” alums’ hostility toward them.
“The Afghanimals just remind me of the gen pop area of any crappy Las Vegas nightclub,” Corinne says. “They don’t have enough money for bottle service and they’re just milling around trying to get numbers. There’s something really skeevy about the two of them. And I can’t put my finger on it, but I will.”
What a burn. But also kind of accurate? No offense to the Afghanimals, but I get it. You avoid those people IRL. I’d also be found dead in one of those places, so it’s easy for me to avoid them.
The Afghanimals aren’t the only team to have rubbed Corinne and Eliza the wrong way. Rachel Reilly and Elissa Slater are also on their list, but unlike with the Afghanimals, they can pinpoint an inciting incident: when Colin Guinn and Christie Woods had pulled out a map.
“And the Reilly sisters glommed on, just stuck their faces right in, over that map just kind of obnoxiously,” Eliza recalls. “I would’ve been so annoyed if I were Colin and Christie.”
“It’s not that the other teams are working with them,” Corinne adds. “It’s that they’re so abrasive and aggressive.”
Here’s hoping more of their trash talk actually ends up in the final episode cut this week.
“The Amazing Race” airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on CBS.