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'The Amazing Race': Never trust the watermelon slingshot

In the short history of fruit-related disaster videos, nothing has yet bested the Fall of the Grape Lady. But this just-tweeted preview video from the new season of The Amazing Race comes close. See, one of the Home Shopping Hosts has to hurl a watermelon at a suit of armor using a giant slingshot, which was actually the national pastime of Medieval France. Unfortunately, the slingshot backfires, and…

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PopWatchers, even though I knew what was coming, I jumped a little bit! I’m so glad to see that she’s okay, so I can laugh instead of crying. Race fans, are you excited for the new season?


Originally posted September 8 2010 — 4:50 PM EDT

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