The Challenge

Season 1 Episode 1

Boston vs Islands

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Sep 28, 1997 on MTV - Music Television
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Various scenes from this year's Island Road Rules missions. During the mission where Oscar and Jake eat a nice dinner because Jake won a homemade-raft race, they receive a cake with a clue in it. This has hints for the next mission for the Road Rules group. They have to study the dossiers of people they will have to challenge in some sort of game. They notice that the photos and biographies are those of the Real World Boston cast. The Road Rules members make fun of Genesis and Montana's names. Oscar thinks Elka is pretty. Erika is excited about this mission, but she hopes the challenge isn't in paintball. Vince suggests they put some trash talk on the challenge card they have to deliver to the Real World cast's hotel in Puerto Rico. They have fun with it and write various jabs at the Real World cast. They write, "Montana we have a Bic for you;" which pokes fun at the fact that Montana calls herself an unshaven feminist. The Road Rules gang gets into the van and goes to the hotel to drop off the card. Oscar and Kalle are nervous as they drop off the challenge card because they don't want to have to give them the card face to face. All the members of Real World get to the hotel and check in. That's when they pick up the challenge cards. They laugh and scream when they read the cards, especially the fighting words. Montana and Kameelah jump up and down and scream; they seem most excited out of the group to be challenging the Road Rules cast. Syrus and Elka, however, think the Road Rules cast are fools. Sean misinterprets part of the fight words, and thinks that Oscar might be "a gay guy who wants his log." Sean and Syrus get riled up about beating the Road Rules members. The next morning, the Road Rules folks dress in yellow t-shirts that have numbers and their names on them. Jake thinks the Real World members might be tougher than them. The Road Rules group now has $14 between them all and they hope they'll win some money from this mission. Genesis wonders if there's any lesbians on the Road Rules cast. Kameelah says she's excited and hyped to "kick butt." The Real World people climb into a van, but the driver won't tell them where they are going. In the Road Rules bus, Vince makes fun of the Real World cast. In the Real World bus, Genesis says she'll stand up for her housemates if the Road Rules people say anything bad about them. The Road Rules people arrive to the destination first. It's an obstacle course. As they put on special shoes for the mission, Oscar becomes obsessed with keeping his shoes clean. Oscar threatens to stop to clean his shoes in the middle of a race if he has to. Erika teases him. The Real World people get there next and Kameelah yells, "Road Rules, show yourselves!" They all get outfitted with t-shirts with names and numbers on them as well. Elka's excited that they are Calvin Klein. Jason is upset because he thinks he looks like a dork in a lavender t-shirt. As they walk down to where the Road Rules people already are, Syrus jokes with his housemates to watch out for boobytraps. When they spot each other, Jake says "Oh my God" when he sees how large Syrus is. Genesis threatens to kick their butts. Vince says he wants to give Genesis a spanking. They are not getting along. The teams will get one point for each game they win. And $50 for winning each game, $100 for winning the last game. The loser will face a task of humiliation. Jason says the Real World has a good chance of winning with the boys, but not with the girls. Because there are more people on the Real World side, they have to make two alternate members sit out every game. Oscar says to Erika that the girls in their group are tougher than the Real World girls. Sean thinks that Erika and Kalle might be lovers. The Real World team draws to see who will sit out from the first game. Sean and Montana are picked to sit out. GAME 1: Pass your team through a net without touching the sides. The hole can only be touched twice. The teams get five minutes to plan out their strategy before the game begins. The whistle blows and the game begins. Syrus touches the net and the whistle blows on him. The Road Rules team looks like its doing well, but then Jake touches the net and gets a whistle blown on him. In the meantime, the Real World wins it. Kalle says she's having paintball flashbacks. She says they need the money more than the Real World people do. For the next game, Kameelah and Jason are picked to sit out. GAME 2: Cross from one table to another by using a plank and you can't touch the ground. Road Rules members fall on the ground and have to repeat. Syrus jumps amd lands on his shin. He's injured but he jumps again and wins it for the group. Kameelah is being loud and screaming her cheers. The Real World members win the second game. Syrus's leg is really bleeding hard and he thinks he's going to need stitches. Vince says if it means they'll win without having to compete against Syrus, then "let it bleed."moreless

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Elka Walker

Elka Walker

(RW6) Challenge 1997, Battle of the Seasons, + The Gauntlet

Jason Cornwell

Jason Cornwell

(RW6) Challenge 1997 + Challenge 1998

Kameelah Phillips

Kameelah Phillips

(RW6) Challenge 1997 + Extreme Challenge

Montana McGlynn

Montana McGlynn

(RW6) Challenge 1997, Challenge 1998, + The Gauntlet

Sean Duffy

Sean Duffy

(RW6) Challenge 1997 + Battle of the Seasons

Syrus Yarbrough

Syrus Yarbrough

(RW6) Challange 1997, Extreme Challenge, Battle of the Sexes, + The Inferno

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