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Amazing Race - OAD 3/10/12

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Einselen, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. mike_k

    mike_k Registered User TCF Club

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    Actually I think it was team Alabama that they didn't want to help. I think the hockey guy got it right the first time, he just had a hard time finding Phil.
     
  2. fmowry

    fmowry Active Member

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    There was this elimination interview:

    http://www.cbs.com/shows/amazing_race/elimination_interviews/1000436/

    The whole thing, since it's relatively short:

    "Karla K: Why didn't you use your express pass?
    John: Jessica and I thought that the Derby girls were behind us.
    Jessica: When we got to the roadblock there was an extra clue in the box, which re-confirmed the thought that there would be another team behind us. We also didn't know what decision Dave & Connor had made, if they would continue or go home.

    Jen N: What's your best memory of the race?
    John: Skydiving out of the helicopter in Bora Bora. It was thrilling & beautiful.
    Jessica: The jet-skies in Bora Bora and the jet boat ride in New Zealand.

    Rex B: Did you assume it would be a non-elimination leg of the Race?
    Jessica: We didn't assume but of course everyone hopes that when they are last to check in.

    Gary P: How does your teammate feel about your decision to not use the express pass?
    Jessica: Throughout the whole race we discussed why or why not to use it. We thought the Derby girls were behind us so we decided together not to use it.

    Brian S: John, you seemed like you didn't really care that you were eliminated? Why?
    John: I did care that we were eliminated. What I intended to get across when I said "I don't need a million dollars" didn't get across. What I intended when I said that was based around the word "Need." What I was trying to note was that everyone in the race - none of us "need" the million dollars. We wanted it, we were competing hard for it. After running around the world and having your view expanded it makes it more clear than ever how fortunate all of us are.

    Jeffrey C: What was the hardest task you encountered during the entire race?
    John: Building the fruit offering.
    Jessica: It was long and tedious and we weren't sure how to build it correctly. We kept getting denied and they couldn't tell us what we were doing wrong.."
     
  3. rosieambles

    rosieambles New Member

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    This detour was the exception to the normal strategy. In general given two tasks, you're usually better off taking the determinate task. In this case, the river sand tasks. It is finite. The other tasks is not and that generally allows for a wide variation in how long it can take. If you're lucky it can be fast or in this case, it can be very long. It appears that they really edited it so that it wasn't clear how long they had been there and how many times it was rejected before they swapped tasks.

    Still, I'd have immediately used the express when I got to the next task. They knew that they had done both sides of the detour and had to be near the back.
     
  4. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    I can't believe how many teams chose the fruit detour. When Phil explained the tasks, my wife and I both said, "sand" and then we were shocked to see nearly everyone choose fruit. I wonder what was in the detailed description that made everyone not choose sand.

    Why would they wait until they got to the next task? They should have turned in the express pass while at the fruit thing and never gone to the sand detour.
     
  5. eddyj

    eddyj SeƱor Member TCF Club

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    That was my reaction too. But wasn't there a team that wanted sand but the cab driver did not know where that was, but knew where the fruit thing was?
     
  6. fmowry

    fmowry Active Member

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    Hockey dudes.
     
  7. Honora

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    Hasn't it been already detemined and confirmed that they put extra clues in the boxes so you really can't tell where you are in the standings?
     
  8. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    I'm not sure it's ever been confirmed, but it's long been suspected. But if John and Jessica aren't fans of the show and have always been near the front of the pack, they wouldn't know that.
     
  9. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    I don't know what has been said officially, but I remember a case either last season or the one before where we saw onscreen that there were extra clues. It was one of the Hawaii legs, and the clues were spread out in a fan shape so they were easy to count. IIRC the teams showed up at a beach to get a surfing lesson. It was easy to see that there were more clues than teams, and someone here remarked on that in the thread for that episode.

    I think that if you take the last clue, you'd be wise to assume that you were last, but the presence of more clues doesn't imply that there are other teams behind you.
     
  10. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

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    I would have expected there to be a bunch of clues left in the box... it was a detour, everyone could have gone to the dirt challenge. :)
     
  11. Squeak

    Squeak An Inert Gas

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    No, this was at the roadblock (surf shop), and not the detour.
     
  12. fmowry

    fmowry Active Member

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    One thing is for certain. There were more clues in the box than there were in John's head.
     
  13. BrandonRe

    BrandonRe Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Regardless of his strategic abilities, I do admire his perspective here.
     
  14. Azlen

    Azlen Active Member

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    If he had been somewhere like Africa instead of places like Bora Bora and New Zealand, there might have been some more meaning behind it.
     
  15. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    This race has more stupid teams then I remember in quite awhile....
     
  16. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    BS...he's arrogant, self-serving and wouldn't admit he made a mistake.
     
  17. GoHalos

    GoHalos Registered User

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    Phil talks about the "Oy Vey" moment from this season (Video Link)

    Here is Phil talking in a radio interview about the non-use of the express pass. Although he still says that he was "bamboozled" (which seems like an odd way of putting it -- perhaps a Kiwi-ism?*) about them not using the pass, he does kind of explain why it can happen (fatigue, time of day, etc.).

    *I think of bamboozled as being "tricked", but he seems to be using it as "surprised".
     

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