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The Amazing Race 4/15/12

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Neenahboy, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. markz

    markz Active Member

    Oct 22, 2002
    That was great!
  2. pdhenry

    pdhenry Now 10% off

    Feb 27, 2005
    I think Hall & Oates once released an album about Big Bamboons, didn't they?
  3. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Quad Sillies
    :thumbsdown::thumbsdown::thumbsdown: Wow....talk about a stereotype. I know plenty of cops who are not like that at all.

  4. Bob Coxner

    Bob Coxner Active Member

    Dec 1, 2004
    And when was the last time Tempe Normal ever won anything? :)
  5. heySkippy

    heySkippy oldweakandpathetic

    Jul 2, 2001
    Sarasota, FL
    They stereotyped themselves.
  6. Necromancer2006

    Necromancer2006 Active Member

    Jan 26, 2008
    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.
  7. David Platt

    David Platt !Texas TCF Club

    Dec 13, 2001
    Portland, OR
    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.
  8. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    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.
  9. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Quad Sillies
    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...
  10. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

    Sep 7, 2000
    Seacoast, NH

    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.
  11. scsiguy72

    scsiguy72 OTA Only..Free TV

    Nov 25, 2003
    California Guy
    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.
  12. Waldorf

    Waldorf Super Duper Member

    Oct 4, 2002
    Phoenix, AZ
    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.
  13. Honora

    Honora Member

    Oct 16, 2006
    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.
  14. ADG

    ADG Allan

    Aug 19, 2003
    New Jersey, USA
    If there are multiple u-turns, a team may only use their's once during the race.

  15. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    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.
  16. Donbadabon

    Donbadabon Geocacher TCF Club

    Mar 5, 2002
    Franklin, TN
    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.
  17. VegasVic

    VegasVic Craps Player

    Nov 21, 2002
    The Craps Table
    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.

  18. martinp13

    martinp13 YHTBMABIITY

    Mar 19, 2001
    Fort Worth, TX
    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.
  19. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    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.
  20. gschrock

    gschrock Member

    Dec 27, 2001
    holt, mi
    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.

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