Now we know why all of Phil's lines on the show are so scripted and mechanical sounding. He couldn't string two spontaneous sentences together if he had to. His "interviews" are painful to listen to as he rambles and stumbles over his words.
Transcribed from TAR Insider on CBS.com:
So, uh, episode 5 takes the teams from, uh, from one remarkable place to another. Uh, but Linda and Karen, it really doesnít start out too well, Ďcause uh, they uh, they end up, as so many of our teams do, they end up with a really bad taxi cab ride, and that can really mess up your day.
So the teams end up in one of the most amazing places, uh, on Earth. I-I-I just think itís in-incredible that we got permission to shoot at, uh, the great pyramids. Um, certainly from-from my point of view, to just be there and to have total access the way we did wasÖ. just spectacular. And we were there at that crucial time when the sun was setting over these, uh, remarkable structures.
And then the challenge that they have of, uh, moving these rocks. And if you remember way back in, uh, Episode 2 where, uh, Kami and Karli felt like theyíve had, um, been a little shafted, so to speak, by, um, by Chip when he takes the taxi and they were arguing about the taxi. He really redeems himself here and he steps up. Uh, and, uh, this is a pretty tough challenge here. And he goes out of his way to make sure they know what to do and how to get through it and they feel like he really has redeemed himself.
That place, this-this location. Standing at the, at the foot of the sphinx, um for me is the most remarkable place that Iíve ever stood, uh, for a pit stop. Um, we were there, well I was there for, uh, I would say a good 12 hours from when I first got there. And we knew that the teams were running all over the area. Running from one pyramid to another doing their challenges and I was able to be there right from, uh, early in the morning until when the sun went down.
This cool thing happened when we were shooting. They have, uh, this, uh, show that goes on and they have lights all over the pyramids and-and over the sphinx. And so while we were standing there, at some point this show just started up and, um, these speakers are booming, you know, all around the place, and lights are like flashing all over the place. And, uh, we were just very lucky that all of that didnít interfere with the teams coming in. You know, that it didnít interfere with, uh, me saying, uh, you know, ďyouíre team #3, youíre team #4Ē, whatever it was. But way back from us, uh, like if youíll imagine these are the feet of the sphinx this way, like back this way, uh, like 500 yards, there were hundreds and hundreds of people. And they were replaying the show in all these different languages. German, Japanese, uh, of course there was the English version, which I didnít hear until Iíd heard all the other ones. So I was only imagining what they were saying. But, um, yeah, I really felt privileged to be there. That was truly extraordinary to see...this...sphinx. Uh, all the way through the day, see the way the light went over it.
Um, just while I was standing there, that there we hadÖthat we were working with this Egyptian crew. And, um, and there was this guy there who must have weighed, I donít know, 300 lbs. I donít know why, but he felt like he-he wanted to-to arm-wrestle me.
So at some point in the middle of the night after we had delivered some pizza, because you know itís not like, itís not like you can get catering services, you know, just like into the sphinx. Um, we ordered this pizza, Egyptian pizza, and um, some Cokes and things, we, uh, we were we were really starving. We hadnít eaten all day.
And this guy whoís working on this big Egypt building, and heís like I said, heís, uh, like 300 lbs and he looks at me and he goes, uh, ďYou wanna arm-wrestle?Ē Iím like, ďAre you out of your freaking mind? I mean, look at the size of you.Ē Heís like seriously, you know way up here. Uh, anyway, I donít know. I guess a few too many pieces of pizza and I was suddenly, uh, uh, arm-wrestling this guy. Absolutely annihilated me. Much to the pleasure of, uh, all the Egyptian crew who thought it was very funny that, uh, this big guy beat me. Um, Iíve got biceps, but this guy had, had, uh, arms the size of tree trunks. I would say his arms were, you know, easily as big as anybodyís legs on the day.