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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 #41 of 124
    Bierboy

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    Also, it seemed to me that it took FOREVER for team KY to get to the FF. Could have been creative (or poor) editing I guess...
     
  2. Apr 30, 2012 #42 of 124
    JFriday

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    Don't we usually know anyways by the time the team arrives to the mat that they screwed up in someway?
     
  3. Apr 30, 2012 #43 of 124
    wendiness1

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    It just seemed to me to have been a task that involved more preparation and planning than would be comfortable in the short time given. They've done other Speed Bumps in the past that would have been much more simple to pull together.
     
  4. Apr 30, 2012 #44 of 124
    DevdogAZ

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    We may have a pretty good idea, but we don't know for sure until Phil says something. Without that spoiler, we'd be on the edge of our seats wondering whether Team A is going to get a penalty or whether they'll win. Now, we just sit back and say, "Ho hum, Team A has to go back and fix something, no big deal"
     
  5. Apr 30, 2012 #45 of 124
    DevdogAZ

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    We're talking about the same challenge, right? The paint the tiger on the belly challenge? What about that challenge would have required lots of preparation and planning? The tiger belly guys were there dancing anyway at the temple where the teams had to take off their shoes to receive the clue. How would it require much preparation and planning to have one team paint a tiger on one of the guys' bellies?
     
  6. Apr 30, 2012 #46 of 124
    plateau10

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    Keep in mind it's a two-hour finale. I'd guess it's far more likely the screw up will be on the first leg, not the finish line. Unless I'm not remembering the preview correctly (can't recall if he said anything that would definitely have made it the finish line. I seem to remember all the previous contestants giving each other shocked looks, as if they were reacting, but that could just be misleading editing).

    Edit: yep, disregard all of above. I re-watched it and it's clear it's the finish line. I still think there's going to be a trick to the preview, because I doubt they would have given that much away.
     
  7. Apr 30, 2012 #47 of 124
    bryhamm

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    But why was Vanessa so concerned about it? I'm sure if Brendan and Rachel had miscounted, the people handing out clues would not have given them their next clue.

    There was no reason to bring it up there at the mat except to start trouble.
     
  8. Apr 30, 2012 #48 of 124
    TonyTheTiger

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    No, the screw-up is clearly on the FINAL finish mat.

    The two-hour finale looks like it'll be two one-hour episodes back-to-back with a Philimination at the end of the first hour and the final three teams duking it out for the second hour.
     
  9. Apr 30, 2012 #49 of 124
    bryhamm

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  10. Apr 30, 2012 #50 of 124
    DevdogAZ

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    Based on other spoilers I've read, the finish line for the race this season is in
    Hawaii. The teams go from India to Japan, and then finish in Hawaii.

    So based on that information, it seems that the spoiler we saw at the end of this episode showed Phil
    standing at the finish line on the beach in Hawaii. The rest of the previously Philiminated teams react because they're there to hear Phil tell that team to go back and finish the challenge. So it pretty much ruins any suspense that might have existed in next week's finale, unless the team that has to go back and fix something was so far ahead that it then makes the finishing order more exciting.
     
  11. Apr 30, 2012 #51 of 124
    Bierboy

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    What puzzled me about the preview was
    the people/teams were not familiar. I didn't recognize them. Maybe I should re-watch it, but it looked like people I had never seen before...
     
  12. Apr 30, 2012 #52 of 124
    wendiness1

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    I didn't realize the dancers were there anyway. I thought they had to dig them up somewhere and transport and all that.
     
  13. Apr 30, 2012 #53 of 124
    DevdogAZ

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    If you go back and watch when the first team gets to that point of the race, those guys are there dancing.
     
  14. Apr 30, 2012 #54 of 124
    DevdogAZ

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    How about this for a conspiracy theory:

    The producers knew that Brendan and Rachel would be the first eligible team to receive the FF clue, and would thus almost certainly go for it. They also knew that making Rachel shave her head would generate all kinds of Rachel drama. Rachel drama = good TV. Thus, is it possible that the producers decided to insert the "shave your head" FF just before the beginning of this leg, when it appeared very likely that Rachel was going to be the first one presented with that choice?
     
  15. Apr 30, 2012 #55 of 124
    Ment

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    Perhaps she thought that it was up to the contestants to determine when they'd filled the requirements i.e the clue people weren't in on the count. Looking back yes that does not make sense.
     
  16. Apr 30, 2012 #56 of 124
    sushikitten

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    If only Kentucky had taken the four hour penalty at the very beginning of the Bollywood dance roadblock (like when they realized it was choreographed dancing), they MIGHT have made it.
     
  17. Apr 30, 2012 #57 of 124
    zuko3984

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    I have no problem with Rachel not wanting to shave her head. I'm a guy and I would have trouble doing that. I'd probably do it but i know it wouldn't just be any easy thing. And i really think most women would have a hard time with it. I really think it is a lot harder for a women to walk around completely bald. Sure it's a race but some things are more important then winning. Everyone has a limit and i have no problem with her limit being shaving her head.
    And winning the fast forward does not guarantee winning the leg or even not being eliminated. All it does is let the team go right to the pit stop. Now in all likely hood the fast forward would enable the team to win the leg but one bad cab driver or mechanical problems or any number of things can happen. So really it would be shaving your head for a good chance at winning the leg but no guarantee.
     
  18. Apr 30, 2012 #58 of 124
    trainman

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    Re the preview for next week:

    Because of editing, nothing should be assumed about what you see in the preview. For all we know, those shots of the other teams "reacting" were just random shots taken while waiting for the 3 final teams to arrive.
     
  19. Apr 30, 2012 #59 of 124
    DevdogAZ

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    Of course that's possible. But it's pretty clear that both they and Phil are all
    on a beach in Hawaii, which is the location of the finish line for this season.
    So whether those reaction shots were genuinely filmed
    as Phil told the team they had to go back, or whether they were recreated for the camera,
    it doesn't really matter. What matters is that the previews gave away a very key piece of information, which I would argue was going too far, even for a preview.
     
  20. Apr 30, 2012 #60 of 124
    stellie93

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    I think it's unfair to have the shave-your-head thing if there some teams who are all male. It's like having some physically heavy lifting thing that a woman could barely be expected to do and then letting all male teams zip right through it. If all the teams have at least 1 woman on them, then that would be ok.
     

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