Gary Rosen and Dave Lepeska are a team of Former Roommates on The Amazing Race 2.
Despite being the intended comic relief team, Gary's snide comments ended up being a very "love it or hate it" form of humor, and constantly put him at odds with the other teams. They finished 5th when their Detour switching in Australia put them behind everyone else.
Retrieved from CBS.com
- “If we could describe our relationship in one phrase, it would be 'Best Enemies'.”
Writers Gary and Dave met during a job interview. According to Gary, "It was a chilly winter in Chicago about five years ago. We hung out drinking beers. We didn't like each other then, and we don't now." The two once went on a cross-country road trip together, and Gary claims that they "couldn't go three turn-offs without getting into a fight. The best part of traveling together is always having someone to yell at, but that's the worst part too." Dave's version is slightly different: "Worst aspect--Gary consistently getting us lost. Best aspect--my sense of direction."
Gary and Dave decided to team up for THE AMAZING RACE because they "were running out of unemployment checks in NYC and needed to find a new racket." When pondering how THE AMAZING RACE might affect their relationship, Dave says, "Well, I figure it couldn't get any weaker." Gary agrees: "We figure the relationship won't get any more strained…. If anything, we figure it will have to strengthen it."
Q & A
What strengths and weaknesses do you bring to the Team?
- Gary: I'm a warrior, a winner.
- Dave: I'm a warrior, a winner.
What strengths and weaknesses does your teammate bring to the Team?
- Gary: He's smart enough to realize I'm the leader of the Team. His weaknesses include, but are not limited to, incompetence, chaotic thinking, and clumsy oafishness.
- Dave: Insightful, concentrated, laser-sharp insults.
What is your favorite film?
- Gary: The Godfather
- Dave: The Godfather
What is your favorite TV show?
- Gary: Seinfeld, The Simpsons, and South Park
- Dave: Seinfeld and The Simpsons
Who is your favorite actor?
- Gary: Gene Hackman
- Dave: Marlon Brando
Who is your favorite actress
- GARY: Drew Barrymore
- DAVE: Cate Blanchett
What is your favorite band?
- Gary: Imperial Teen
- Dave: Dylan, Beck, and The Magnetic Fields
What comfort item from home will you miss the most?
- Gary: Hot showers
- Dave: My bed
The Amazing Race 2
|Gary & Dave's Race History|
|Episode||Leg||Destination(s)|| Detour Choice|
|1||1||United States → Brazil||Mountain / Beach||No Roadblock||9 of 11|
|2||2||Brazil||Freak Out / Seek Out||Dave||5 of 10|||
|3||3||Brazil → South Africa||Dance / Deliver||Gary||3 of 9|
|4||4||South Africa → Namibia||Slide / Stride||Dave||2 of 8|||
|5||5||Namibia → Thailand||Confusion Now / Confusion Later||Dave||5 of 7|
|6||6||Thailand||Boat / Beast||Dave||2 of 6|
|7||7||Thailand → Hong Kong||Used Fast Forward||1 of 6►|
|8||8||Hong Kong → Australia||Dragon / Lion||Dave||3 of 5|
|9||Australia||Cool Down / Heat Up||Gary||5 of 5|||
- Gary later became a story producer on The Amazing Race 5.
- Dave is currently a free-lance journalist who has written for prominent publications around the world.
- Nicknamed "Itchy and Scratchy" by fellow teams.
- First team to switch Detours on two different occasions.
- Gary & Dave are the first team to be eliminated in Australia and the first team to be eliminated in the Oceania continent.
Social Media Profiles
- Gary's Facebook: /garyrosen
- Gary's Twitter: @AmazingRaceGary
- Dave's Facebook: /david.lepeska
- Dave's Twitter: @dlepeska
- ↑ http://web.archive.org/web/20020226013445/http://www.cbs.com/primetime/amazing_race2/teams/bios/gary.shtml
- ↑ http://www.tarflies.com/article.php?_f=detail&id=370
- ↑ http://america.aljazeera.com/profiles/l/david-lepeska.html
- ↑ http://www.thenational.ae/authors/david-lepeska
- ↑ http://www.theguardian.com/profile/david-lepeska
- ↑ http://www.theatlantic.com/author/david-lepeska/
- ↑ http://www.slate.com/authors.david_lepeska.html
|The Amazing Race 2 Teams|