“The Fabulous Beekman Boys” Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge won $1 million Sunday after being the first team to reach the finish line on the CBS show “The Amazing Race.”
The gay male couple of the Cooking Channel show called “The Fabulous Beekman Boys.” were one of 10 teams to compete in the 21st season of “The Amazing Race,” but never finished first in a leg of the race until they crossed the finish line on Sunday’s episode.
The race concluded in New York City. Contestants from the final three teams scurried through amusement parks on Coney Island before noticing a clue that led them to the Brooklyn Navy Yard — across the borough. Once there, Ridge was suspended, upside-down, fifteen stories in the air, in a straight jacket. He wriggled out only to be bungie-jumped down.
From Brooklyn they crossed into downtown Manhattan, where the teams were each challenged to deliver pizzas. Texas duo Trey and Lexi led by a few moments, with Chippendales dancers Jaymes and James lagging. But Ridge and Kilmer-Purcell stumbled: Kilmer-Purcell shuffled the customers’ orders, and the pair was forced to repeat the task as their rivals rushed uptown to the Midtown headquarters of the United Nations.
But the Beekman Boys used their brains to gain ground, pairing phrases from the various countries they’d visited over the course of the show — in its 21st season — with the accompanying flag. Lexi began crying as Josh tested each possible combination, putting the Beekman Boys back into the lead. And to the win.
But it was at the beginning of last nights 2 hours episode as the final four which included the Sir Lanka twins who were eliminated before the finale headed into the last episode with their alliance of three, including Team Texas and the Chippendales brought every gay man back to high school and the cool kid cliques as they allienated the Beekmans and borderlined on bullying as the twins who weren’t satisfied with merely besting everyone were constantly trash talking and whining nasally about how unfair things are the The Beekman Boys are in the race and calling them “The Gays,” and “The Evil Gays” until finally the twin bitches come in last and are booted before the final leg.
But the best part of last nights Amazing Race finale though to me was the ending as Brent and Josh ran into Gotham Hall, site of the finish line with all the past contestants cheering and after Phil Koenig announced they were the official winners of The Amazing Race and had one 1 million dollars CBS airing a joyous and loving same-sex kiss between the boys. A first after all these years or gay and lesbian couples a first for a CBS reality television show in prime time.
congratulations to the Fabulous Beekman Boys on your win. And congratulations to CBS for showing a loving gay couples kiss on the finish mat of The Amazing Race.