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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Neenahboy, Apr 15, 2012.
That was great!
I think Hall & Oates once released an album about Big Bamboons, didn't they?
Wow....talk about a stereotype. I know plenty of cops who are not like that at all.
And when was the last time Tempe Normal ever won anything?
They stereotyped themselves.
The whole garbage about Team Border Patrol "intimidating" Team "School-Teachers" was a load of crap. I don't think there was any intimidation at all, I think they were being called out - not out of intimidation, rather just being called to task for their lies and duplicity. Getting called out on a lie isn't intimidation.
I'm glad that the team that Brenchel U-turned didn't get super pissy about themselves being U-turned. They had to know it was coming, and there really wasn't anything that Brenchel could/should have done differently. Border Patrol getting that angry and upset is quite a bit of an over-reaction and goes to show you how stressful the race is. I'm willing to bet that their ranting and raving was a heat-of-the-moment type thing and after a day or two off of the race, they'll be just fine with the way it played out.
Finally a good leg after a couple weeks of boring legs. Hopefully the trend continues into the finale.
I can't believe how many people still remember it as the pilot turning the plane around and going back to the gate. That never happened. All they did was return the jetway, which had already pulled away from the plane door, back to the plane. The plane never moved.
I think the double U-turn is a relatively recent introduction. But it does seem like you shouldn't be able to U-turn someone until you've actually completed the tasks that come before the U-turn. If you got U-turned, it means you still have another task to complete, so you shouldn't be able to U-turn someone else.
If you're talking about the two guys on the show, you're wrong. Only one of them is like that. And, if you're talking about all cops you are INCREDIBLY bigoted...
My memory of it was that the door was closed and it was the pilot's decision whether or not to reopen it. The pilot decided to open it, and they put the ramp thingy back.
Funny. In my mind the plane pulled away and then pulled back in. I am sure it didn't, but had I been asked, I would have said it did.
So lets review some winning Amazing Race strategies:
Don't let other teams know what you really do for a living: How did the other team thinking of the federal agents as "teachers" help them at all? I still don't get that "strategy" - similar thing happened last season with the Indianapolis Colts guy. They try to justify it as "we don't want to be a target" but... it's a race. Everyone's a target by virtue of participating.
Team Army and Team Border Patrol Alliance - whoever gets there first must U-Turn the green team! Art and J.J. were furious (I guess just over the principle of their agreement being broken?) but it certainly didn't gain them any time or position. "We're in this for ourselves, now" - It's a RACE.
The Army team's explanation as to why they didn't U-Turn Brachel made sense. The purpose was to get them out of the game, but they said that the "teachers" were so far behind that it wouldn't have worked. Of course, the hot headed Border Patrol guy didn't get it.
Could someone refresh my memory about U-Turns? I seem to remember that in the past, if you U-turn somebody and the U-turn shows up in another leg of the race, you can't U-turn again. Does anybody remember?
Because if that is the case, I can see why Army didn't want to waste a U-turn.
If there are multiple u-turns, a team may only use their's once during the race.
To me, there's only one way to win. Do well enough in the challenges to:
A) Not get eliminated
B) Finish first or stay close on legs that stay in the same location after the pitstop, or the next location after the pitstop is withing driving distance.
C) Finish near the back and luck out that the next leg requires a flight that everyone will end up back on.
The problem with the game (and I LOVE TAR) is that really the only REAL strategy is A). The rest doesn't matter, until the last leg, when you have to finish first. It's too easy to bunch up and change the game.
I liked it that B&R were able to use a U-turn after they themselves were U-turned.
It keeps people from just ganging up on a team with no repercussions.
Most legs have a bunch up of some kind whether it's the flight or "hours of operation". To have a non bunch up leg following a non elim leg pretty much sealed the "teachers" fate.
Border guys need to STFU, I'm sick of them.
I like the Kentucky boys, but I often wish they would STFU too. Yes, I know you haven't seen __________ before because you live in the sticks. Enough already.
This was the first leg of this season that wasn't won by either Dave/Rachel, or Art/JJ. Congrats to Mark & Bopper. Bopper's knee looked like he was in a lot of pain, and he soldiered through it.
It's happened at least one other time since they started the double u-turns. Might have been last season? I don't know, they all blend together after a while. But I remember thinking at the time that it seemed stupid that someone should be able to u-turn someone before they'd completed their second task.