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The Amazing Race 4.29.12

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Bierboy, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. Apr 30, 2012 #21 of 124
    martinp13

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    I think this about sums it up for me. As much of a 'hole as Dave has been, Rachel knows when to shut up and when to hand it back to him. I keep thinking he'll go ballistic or she'll cave and shut down, but they get past it and work together well.
     
  2. Apr 30, 2012 #22 of 124
    Hippster

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    I almost threw the remote at the TV when Rachel started whining about her $500 hair extensions and how she needs her hair to look pretty. Wow just wow. She clearly has no realization that they are actually on A RACE now instead of Big Brother.
     
  3. Apr 30, 2012 #23 of 124
    Jebberwocky!

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    The reality of it is that she would have ended up cutting her hair for $20 thousand. I have no problem whatsoever with he not wanting to cut her hair.

    My wife did comment that she would cut her hair today for 20k, if only we could find someone to offer us the cash!
     
  4. Apr 30, 2012 #24 of 124
    MarkofT

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    I wonder if it was a medical thing. Wasn't Mark made to do the skydiving thing in the first or second episode?
     
  5. Apr 30, 2012 #25 of 124
    martinp13

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    I almost threw the remote when they left, and she kept asking "Do you WANT me to cut my hair?" and he kept saying no. Dude, man up. The answer is "Yes, because 1000000 > 500, but you'll have a Rachel Meltdown(TM) if I say anything other than 'no'."
     
  6. Apr 30, 2012 #26 of 124
    martinp13

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    Pretty sure the skydiving restriction was weight-based.
     
  7. Apr 30, 2012 #27 of 124
    laria

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    I'm not sure about that. I mean, I'm sure there are weight restrictions, but Bopper is not bigger than Mark (or big at all).
     
  8. Apr 30, 2012 #28 of 124
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    Do teams have to declare that they are not doing the FF, and then can't change their mind later? Could Vanessa and whatever his name is gone back and done the FF when they found out it hadn't been done yet?


    This is exactly my line of thinking too...
     
  9. Apr 30, 2012 #29 of 124
    laria

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    Not to my knowledge. It's fair game for anyone until it's taken, as far as I know.

    I was wondering why the border patrol guys kept harping on Brendan and Rachel, when they could have tried to goad Vanessa and Meathead into doing it, too, but I am guessing that Vanessa got wind of what it involved and would not have done it.
     
  10. Apr 30, 2012 #30 of 124
    DevdogAZ

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    No kidding. That pissed me off. I don't mind the occasional preview that gives something minor away, but that was extremely uncalled for. Now we'll know next week that
    whoever gets to the mat first will have to turn around and go back.
    :confused: What about the belly painting task was so complicated that they couldn't have put that together in less than a day?
    I'm pretty sure that the producers gave some strong hints to Mark and Bopper that they should go for the FF. They probably already knew that Mark & Bopper were out, and Mark & Bopper may have even known that, but given how long they had to keep the challenges open in the previous episode, they didn't want to have to do that again. The logistics are very complicated, and I'll bet the producers wanted to get the leg finished and get out of India rather than sitting around for another 3-4 hours waiting for Mark & Bopper to make rope and shovel elephant dung.
     
  11. Apr 30, 2012 #31 of 124
    Necromancer2006

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    Not that this was the leg for 1M, but Big Brother lost out on 20k. He should have stepped up and said cut your hair, if we win the leg, we'll get $$, a trip (which we can use on our honeymoon) or a prize. Not to mention we'll be one step closer to the million dollars and for finishing no worse than 4th, we'll get enough $$ to buy a wig until your hair grows back.

    We always knew Rachel was vain and insecure, but with (potentially) a million dollars on the line, she won't do whatever it takes.

    This is the 2nd time that there's been very little strategy happening and instead the racers recognize just how extremely far back the last team is so there really wasn't a sense of incredible urgency.

    Team BP went from having it together to really breaking down haven't they? They just looked wiped out and exhausted. I think the race is Dave and Rachel's to lose. They seem to have everything hitting on all cylinders.
     
  12. Apr 30, 2012 #32 of 124
    Necromancer2006

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    I don't understand why they thought it would make any difference. The four that were there were the ones who were going to be the final four anyway (due to Kentucky being over 3 hours behind).
     
  13. Apr 30, 2012 #33 of 124
    laria

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    I don't know if I could do it. Like the BP guy even said, it is a tough thing for a woman to do.

    She was blubbering about the $500 extensions, but I don't think that was really an issue. The main thing was really just losing all her hair.
     
  14. Apr 30, 2012 #34 of 124
    Bierboy

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    See that's what I was wondering. They "took" it, but then didn't use it. Does that mean that another team could have used it? But, then, the other teams saw that it had been "taken"....how would they know if it's not been used? That's what puzzled me...
     
  15. Apr 30, 2012 #35 of 124
    wendiness1

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    Men just don't understand about women and their hair.
     
  16. Apr 30, 2012 #36 of 124
    DevdogAZ

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    Nobody "took" it. Every team got the FF clue in their clue pouch, and any of them could have gone for it. If more than one team were there at the same time, there would be a race to see who finished first. Remember a few episodes ago when Dave & Rachel and Joey Fitness & Danny were stacking the hay bales at the same time? Dave & Rachel won, and Joey Fitness & Danny had to go back and do all the tasks and were way behind.
     
  17. Apr 30, 2012 #37 of 124
    Bierboy

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    As the husband of a wife who's gone through losing her hair due to chemo from breast cancer treatment, I can say that there are FAR worse things than losing your hair. While not technically her choice, it's a small price to pay...
     
  18. Apr 30, 2012 #38 of 124
    DevdogAZ

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    Wendiness, you mentioned earlier that the Speed Bump in this episode solidified for you that the non-elim in the previous episode had to be preplanned. What did you mean by that?
     
  19. Apr 30, 2012 #39 of 124
    DancnDude

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    In the past, if you arrive at the Fast Forward and somebody else has already completed the challenge and taken it then there will be a sign that says that the Fast Forward has already been claimed. Then the team has to go back and complete a different challenge.

    It isn't claimed until somebody finishes the task. And many of the challenges let multiple teams compete for it where the first team who completes it gets it and the other has to go back and do a different task.
     
  20. Apr 30, 2012 #40 of 124
    laria

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    They didn't take it... it hasn't been taken until it's complete.
     

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