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Amazing Race "Get Your Sexy On" OAD 11/4/12

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Regina, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

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    No, I like the twins too, although the repetitive "c'mon twinnie!" cheers were getting annoying. I am rooting for either them or the Chippendales.
     
  2. loubob57

    loubob57 Cancer sucks! TCF Club

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    I appreciate the twins enthusiasm. They can be a bit annoying and petty sometimes. Not my least favorite team and I wouldn't be bummed if they won.
     
  3. Bob Coxner

    Bob Coxner Active Member

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    There was one in China on the Great Wall. There were seemingly millions of locks. http://www.flickr.com/photos/brucebeh/534248590/ I remember at least one contestant had a mental meltdown during that one.

    I can't remember if it's been used on Amazing Race but probably the most famous locks are those on the Ponts des Arts bridge in Paris. Lovers write their names on a padlock, lock it and then throw the key into the Seine. http://www.bonjourparis.com/story/paris-love-locks-love-that-wont-die/
     
  4. getbak

    getbak Active Member

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    In the shot we saw, the money was sitting on what appears to be a table, but if you watch the Twinny pick it up, you can see she bends over and picks it up off the ground. The close-up of the money is clearly a cut-away shot that was shot later, so you can't really judge their actions based on that.

    It looks like the Rockers were sitting at one desk in the office waiting for the Twinnies to get done with the computer, and then they swapped positions and the Rockers moved their bags with them. Then, the Twinny walked over to where the Rockers had been and saw the money under the desk. They said they were unsure whose money it was, but assumed it was either the Rockers or Abbie & Ryan.

    Personally, if it were me, I would have asked them if they had dropped it, but we also have to remember that this is a competition and they were never in any danger of actually being stranded in a foreign country without any money. At worst, they would be eliminated from the Race and then the producers would give them whatever assistance they needed.

    I would say that appears to be the line of what is acceptable. If they had stolen the money out of the Rocker's bag or otherwise messed with their possessions, they likely would have been penalized.

    If you take each team's actions as separate events: The Twins found money on the ground and chose to keep it. That's acceptable within the rules of the Race. The Rockers lost money and received no additional assistance from the Race organizers to recover it. Again, something we've seen happen before.


    I think most of us can agree it's not how we would have acted in that situation (or at least we believe that's not how we would have handled it), but I can also understand why they weren't penalized for it.
     
  5. gschrock

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    To be honest, I find them pretty hypocritical myself. They're constantly making snide comments about other teams, and yet when anyone says anything at all to them, they immediately take offense. Add that to the pretty grating twinnie stuff, and they weren't my favorite team before this incident.
     
  6. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    You left out the annoying comments about how they are the brown ones. E.g. next week's
    "We can't get a taxi because we are brown." (or vice versa, depending on the country)
     
  7. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    This is the thread for the episode before they made that comment.
     
  8. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    Like I've said before, I like the twins, but their yelling definitely gets to me… though even that not as much as it does to some other people in this thread.
     
  9. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    Oops. Spoiler-tagged now, thanks for the nudge.
     
  10. gschrock

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    In fairness, Russia is not exactly a haven of melting pot diversity. It's entirely possible that it could make life more difficult for them there. I'm willing to cut them a little slack for that particular incident.
     
  11. Doh

    Doh Active Member

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    I liked the twins until this episode-- the stealing was just low.

    Chippendales are now officially my favorite team. (Something about them reminds me of the cowboys)
     

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