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Amazing Race - 10/13/13

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by BradJW, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    There's no way they could know that the NFL players would be popular, well unless they edited it that way. :D There still might be circumstances where they could do that. In this case, it wasn't practical for them to do a non-elimination leg. They were just too far behind.
     
  2. FrodoB

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    I wondered that, too. The race quite often does non-elimination on the legs involving complicated multi-continent flight. (I called "non-elimination" to my wife as soon as it was obvious how many options there were out of Santiago. Obviously I ended up being wrong, and I'm rarely wrong on these calls. :) ) If the race organizers ever *do* reschedule these things on the fly despite insistence to the contrary, this seems to have been a prime occasion for them would have done so, because there's a solid chance that the NFL guys might not even have left Lisbon until a full day later or more, potentially screwing up Phil's flight scheduling. I could totally see this as having been a planned non-elimination but the race basically whipping out the mercy rule you get in Little League baseball. :)
     
  3. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    I'm not saying they DO manipulate non-eliminations based on favored circumstances for what they consider a must watch team, I'm just saying this in no way proves they don't. I just don't think the NFLers could have completed the leg considering that they arrived late at night and far behind the other teams. I'm not sure they, logistically, could have kept open each of the venues for them to do the tasks.
     
  4. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    I'm sure the Race producers could have arranged it, had they wanted to. But that would have simply meant that one team was 12 -17 hours behind the others, and that just makes things logistically impossible. They could have bunched them all back up with an "Hours of Operation" thing, but even then, that would have had to be something like the first teams arriving at 6 pm when the hours are 8 am - 5 pm, so most of the teams would have to spend the entire night waiting, while Chester and Ephraim wouldn't even leave the pit stop until 10 the next morning. Even with something like that, they'd still be too far behind.
     
  5. FrodoB

    FrodoB Member

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    I thought what happened was (and I don't have the episode available at work to double-check ;) ):
    1) They ended up leaving Santiago on time or close to it but their flight in Buenos Aires was delayed such that they would have missed the connection in Madrid.
    2) They then tried to book spots on the "arrives at noon" itinerary that three teams (at that point, until standby list drama ensued) had booked, but their flight from Buenos Aires to São Paolo to meet up with that itinerary suffered mechanical failure and prevented them reaching the connection in time.
    3) They then found a flight from São Paolo via London, and then had the ignominy of their flight in Heathrow *also* being delayed.

    I could be totally wrong on this, but both my wife and I had the impression I just described, because we talked at the end of the episode that they'd have been better to take the delay in Buenos Aires and get to Madrid even if it put the original connection in jeopardy. We know two other teams ended up on a flight from Madrid that would have been minimally three hours later than their planned flight (given 7 AM vs 10 AM arrival time), and they were only talking that the delay put their connection in trouble rather than making it impossible. In any case, I'm sure flights from Madrid to Lisbon are far more common than even from London, and so they would have had more flexibility there.

    If you're right that they missed the flight from Buenos Aires to Madrid because of a delay in Santiago, then that obviously totally changes things and they were basically hosed from the get-go on the alternate itinerary. (To add to the travel agent's error, of course.) I'm not sure I can remember a leg in the past where a team should have been first (or at least very close to it, barring how things went down in Lisbon) and instead ended up eliminated through very little fault of their own. I can certainly remember teams that ended up eliminated by bad cabs/flights, but generally not if they would have been in prime position to win the leg.

    Ah, Amazing Race.... Where a strategy of finishing third-to-last in every leg nets you a million dollars. :)
     
  6. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    I always said there are two rules for all but the last leg of the race, finish first or DON'T finish last. It's rare that teams finishing later in the leg are at any type of real disadvantage in the next leg. Of course there's only one rule in the last leg, to win it.
     
  7. tigercat74

    tigercat74 Lets go Bengals!!!!!

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    Not sure but I once heard women that hangout outside the locker room were called bunnies. The players would pick them up for a one night stand so I took it as an insult but that is just my two cents and I am probably wrong.

    Here is a link to a Urban Dictionary for Baseball Bunny

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Baseball%20Bunny


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  8. nmiller855

    nmiller855 New Member

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    I thought they were calling them Ice "bunnies" because they take care of the ice at hockey games.
     
  9. martinp13

    martinp13 YHTBMABIITY

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    My question for anyone talking about manipulation of non-elim legs: Which brand of time machine do they use to go forward, see which teams are popular, then go back and rewrite the show based on who is popular? This isn't a "live" show like Big Brother, where they could do shenanigans like that. Only if a team is shown in a particularly holy or demonic light (or is consistently holy or demonic, like Colton :) ) do the producers know what the public will think.

    Nah, no need to rush. The producers meet the team off-camera when they arrive at Lisbon and give them the bad news. They all sit in an airline lounge until Phil gets to the airport, where the producers send the team down to Phil, who "gives them the bad news" on-camera. Refilming segments (with no change to the actual outcome) happens all the time.
     
  10. hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

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    May be confusing two teams, the hockey chicks and the baseball chicks.

    (Or bunnies)
     
  11. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    Ditto.

    Major bummer. :(
     
  12. fmowry

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    The Oklahoma boys were pretty funny on the map challenge forgetting the world was round and then forgetting the zero but still doing it right. But at least they didn't think Magellan used the Panama Canal like the genius Afghanis who thought they'd breeze through the map challenge.

    No mention of the taxi screwup causing Amy and her boyfriend first place.

    Pinky is bitchy to everyone but she's pretty funny in the interviews. I think she's playing up the bitchiness for the camera.
     
  13. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    I went back and checked and you're right. They had no issues leaving Santiago, but when they got to Buenos Aires, their flight to Madrid was delayed, so they tried to go to São Paulo to catch up with the other teams, but didn't get there in time.
     
  14. KyleLC

    KyleLC Unregistered User

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    He sounded serious, but I suspect he was joking.
     
  15. loubob57

    loubob57 Cancer sucks! TCF Club

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    OMG, I was shocked how stupid some of the teams were (I know I shouldn't be). ;)

    How can you come up with ~1,600 miles (even if they are nautical) for a circumnavigation and not know that's way off??? Well, I guess geography and math aren't important to some folks. :p
     
  16. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    Actually on a pre-recorded show like this, it would be easier to do. They could edit certain teams to be more likable than others, then make an educated guess as to which teams would be more popular and go from there. Again, I'm not saying they did that, or planned to do that, but cutting 24 or more hours into 42 minutes means that you can manipulate all you want to make teams more likable or despicable.
     
  17. fmowry

    fmowry Active Member

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    Given the eventual outcome of their map endeavor I doubt it.
     
  18. verdugan

    verdugan Active Member

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    Give the OK guys a break. They realized right away that they left a 0 out. So yes, they made a mistake, but I'll give them a pass (one of them did have a very brief brain fart during the challenge, but he caught himself.)

    The Afghani guys and the ice girls on the other hand? I totally agree with you.
     
  19. debtoine

    debtoine WTTWDC

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    Too bad for the NFL guys. It sucks to be eliminated this way.

    But, I knew I'd seen them on TV before (and not playing football). A few years ago they appeared multiple times on the Ellen Degeneres show. I wonder if that helped get them on the race (it probably did).

    deb
     
  20. TonyTheTiger

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    Except for the fact that there's a million dollars at stake and ANY kind of manipulation, real or perceived, would bring the powers that be crashing down on them like a ton of hot bricks! :eek:
     

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