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The Amazing Race 4/22/12

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by bryhamm, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. Boston Fan

    Boston Fan Active Member

    Feb 7, 2006
    Eastern PA
    He only has children with one of them?
  2. kettledrum

    kettledrum Member

    Nov 17, 2003
    Fishers, IN
    Deciding on the fly to have a certain leg as a non elimination leg due to who is at the bottom doesn't sit well with me at all.
  3. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Quad Sillies
    Still no proof that is the case...
  4. tiams

    tiams New Member

    Apr 19, 2004
    OMG, :rolleyes: Is it really that hard to understand what I was saying? I don't know how many children he has, nor by whom. I was saying that the mother or mothers of any children that this woman is going to be partially responsible for raising, now that she is in a relationship with their father, must be appalled.
  5. crazywater

    crazywater USS TiVo NCC-1780

    Mar 7, 2001
    I am not sure if this was for everyone but the last time Mark went out to do the dance the Indian teacher was in front of the stage doing the moves with him in order to help him along...
  6. Boston Fan

    Boston Fan Active Member

    Feb 7, 2006
    Eastern PA
    Apparently. ;)
  7. Maui

    Maui Major Lee Oblivious

    Apr 22, 2000
    Decatur, IL
    I noticed that, but are we sure the others did not have that guidance also? I don't remember that wide of a camera shot for any other contestant. Also, the instructor looked like he was on a raised platform himself so I doubt they constructed it just so he could lead Mark.
  8. Boston Fan

    Boston Fan Active Member

    Feb 7, 2006
    Eastern PA
    I thought the same - that he was there for the others as well. He was standing on a blue stage that looked like it had been set up for just that purpose.
  9. fmowry

    fmowry Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    Baltimore, MD
    I'm not sure 15 minutes once a week of TV time on a reality TV show is any indicator of one's ability to be a role model or raise a kid. If that's the case all of the racers kids are in trouble.
  10. tiams

    tiams New Member

    Apr 19, 2004
    Yeah, well tell that to the mother who has to hand her children over to that horrible woman.
  11. robojerk

    robojerk Active Member

    Jun 13, 2006
    Laguna Hills CA
    I try not to harshly judge these people because they're in a surreal situation, with a lot of stress, a lot of money on the line, and showing them in their worst most moments makes for good tv.. The ugliness in even the nicest people can often shows up when there are only 6 teams left and the idea of winning it all becomes very real.

    The only person I really thought for sure was a jerk in real life was Jonathan. That verbal beat down he did on his wife was by far the meanest thing I have ever seen on TV.
  12. heySkippy

    heySkippy oldweakandpathetic

    Jul 2, 2001
    Sarasota, FL
  13. cherry ghost

    cherry ghost Well-Known Member

    Sep 13, 2005
    Just noticed that the upcoming ep is scheduled to go 1 minute over. Check your conflicts.
  14. Inundated

    Inundated Face For Radio

    Sep 9, 2003
    Northeast Ohio
    I don't think we have ever, ever had solid evidence that they move around non-elimination legs on the fly to benefit sympathetic teams.

    Maybe I'm naive, my tinfoil hat is usually not on very tight...
  15. martinp13

    martinp13 YHTBMABIITY

    Mar 19, 2001
    Fort Worth, TX
    I've always scoffed at those who say the producers do shenanigans, but after this episode I'm really starting to believe. I don't think they changed when the non-elim leg occurred, but I do think they conspired to get Mark and Bopper to finish the leg in a "timely manner" (ie, no penalty). The producers knew it was a non-elim, so they didn't want Kentucky ridiculously far behind and a lock for elim next week. I can see them greasing the skids to get Kentucky past the Bollywood challenge, since I don't think Mark would ever have gotten it good enough... he was just too dehydrated and exhausted.

    And on that note, do they not have Dramamine in Kentucky? I'm just amazed that Mark knows about this condition and does nothing about it but throw up.
  16. GoHalos

    GoHalos Registered User

    Aug 30, 2006
    OC, CA

    I mentioned it in the 3/25 episode discussion as well. Maybe he has tried it and it doesn't work for him?
  17. tiams

    tiams New Member

    Apr 19, 2004
    I assume it makes him drowsy and groggy. TAR cannot allow someone on medication to do certain tasks, like drive, skydive or bungy jump or etc.

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