Claire from Amazing Race stars in your moment of schadenfreude

Like a kid too excited by the birthday present he got his mom to wait until her actual birthday, CBS released a clip this week from Amazing Race, which doesn't debut until a week from Sunday, that was too awesome to keep under wraps. The video features Claire, one of the contestants, trying to slingshot a a watermelon at a knight... or some kind of thing -- whatever, it's pretty weird. The pièce de résistance, though, is when one watermelon goes terribly awry, somehow backfiring and exploding in her face.

Reality television has not exactly contributed a whole lot to society, but we will give it this: Under almost no other circumstances would anyone even be launching watermelons with a giant slingshot, let alone being filmed doing it in high definition. And under few other circumstances would a little clever editing have added the phrase "right in the kisser" right before the hit as a sort of warped prophesy. And under no other circumstances at all would the person who had been hit by the watermelon be compelled to continue firing watermelons. Which is sort of unnecessary, really.

So thank you, Amazing Race, thank you for making it possible for us to see this person being hit by an exploding watermelon. Thank you, indeed, for the lulz.


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