Aha! we are up to the part with the rope!! Poor Amanda with the rope..I feel sorry for her- but it is sooo funny!!!!! tee heee..
Lee and Amanda both grab their respective ropes to swing across a large pit.
ROFL!! Notice how short Lee’s rope is??? and how Loooooooong Amanda’s rope is?? tee heee.. that’s not a good sign!!!
Amanda to Lee: it’s an awful long way.
Lee: ah there’s nothing to it, you just grab on tight and swing. Go on. (Lee nods to Amanda to encourage her to go.. )
Amanda leaps with the rope and does really well!
Only.. she forgets to let go at the other end!!!
[ROFL!! Lee didn’t tell her to let go!! ] and as the rope swings back.. well she swings back with it!
Amanda has an extra reason to be terrified. she swings over the pit towards the rest of the class, then she swings back over the pit to the other side? and there are the rest of the class again still watching on – man, they move fast!!
Amanda yelling in terror while clinging to the rope is hilarious.. there goes KJ with her terrifically funny facial expressions again!
Amanda yells: What am I doing wrong? !!
LOVE Lee’s response…. such an smk classic isn’t it Lee mumbles to himself: almost everything… haaa!!
Lee swings on his own rope to the other side of the pit.. hoping to help Amanda.
This line of Lee’s is hilarious!!! I think I like it, because he says it with affection! Here is Amanda at her most silly looking and Lee still likes her- well at least that is what I’m getting out of it! 🙂
I have a theory! I think that KJ very much decided to take her inspiration from I love Lucy for this episode!! I found a picture to back it up! Anyone know this episode? I don’t know I love Lucy very well or have access to it – anyone help here?? but.. she is iconic.. and I’ve suspected KJ’s Amanda character is inspired by her at other times too.. that tenacious desire for her life to be more than a housewife.. constantly being knocked back, constantly getting into trouble, but not giving up and keeping going!! And.. KJ does great physical comedy gags with her fabulous facial expressions – anyone else ever thought about this?
So Lee gets to the other side of the big pit and immediately makes moves to help Amanda, but he stops short, realising there is nothing he can do to help her! (Oh Bless him!! )
[you know how top agents are: prior training doesn’t show ahem???! ]
We watch Amanda slooooowwly slide down the rope- hilarious!!!!! Poor Amanda… this is very embarrassing! but I’m ok with this- and I don’t think this was completely out of her character for her to do this! It is not down to clumsiness or anything, she just doesn’t usually have to ‘swing with a rope and let go’ very much in her day to day life 😉 [she isn’t Jane, and Lee isn’t Tarzan 😉 ]
It is very funny to see her slowly slide down the rope with that look on her face! Well done KJ!!
It looks a little like Lee finds Amanda and her hopelessness here kind of endearing AWHH!! So while this is a bit of a humiliating moment for Amanda, I still find it hilarious and in character!! I think this is my favourite gag in this episode! What do you all think of this?? Anyone dislike it?? unable to laugh at it?? or have you felt that way previously? I think the first time I watched this I wasn’t finding it funny at all – I was all wrapped up in feeling bad for Amanda! Now I’m LOL’ing all the way through taking these screen caps!! 🙂
Next thing we see the group running and avoiding grenades. Hand grenades? Yep.. Live Hand Grenades!!!!
[This is only the preliminary level of training! LOL! what’s the next level? how to survive actually getting hit by a grenade?! Or how to tape your leg back on and then run 5 miles while still lookin good and catching the bad guys??? ] Ahhh there is Lee and Amanda together again – at the back of the pack.. awh! Lee can be seen reaching out to help Amanda a little.. I am sure he stayed at the back to make sure she was ok! awh!!! ( as surely he would have been up the front near Francine at the very least!!)
Can someone confirm this for me?? I’m too busy to check! and maybe one of you just knows!! Was there something in the script about this scene? where Amanda sticks her butt in the air? and Lee stops her – saying she was ‘about to get her *explosion* blown off’ if this was for real or something?! I think that would have been funny! tee hee..
On to the shooting class.. I can only assume they get lessons in how to shoot.. but all we see is Amanda with a shotgun failing dismally.. yes yes.. we get it.. Amanda is not good at all the typical spy stuff.. this is starting to feel like overkill.. and watching Francine look disapproving at Amanda in front of all the other recruits is not funny! Francine’s perm? now that’s funny! – yes.. I am protective of our Amanda! 🙂 I think it’s unfair Amanda has to deal with a pre-existing testy relationship with Francine while training- no one else has to deal with that!
I shall finish up there for the moment.. How are you finding this episode so far?? Byeee!