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The Amazing Race Finale - "Amazing Crazy Race" 12/08/2013

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by JLucPicard, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. smak

    smak TV MA SLV

    Feb 11, 2000
    NoHo, CA USA
    Seeing those shots, I'm not sure the goggles are for the water...

  2. ElJay

    ElJay Active Member

    Apr 6, 2005
    Could they have gotten a smaller top for Amy?

    Did Travis know that he was miked and on camera? I dunno why you say stuff like that.
  3. hairyblue

    hairyblue A good Man

    Feb 25, 2002
    Denver, CO
    I like the Afghanimals. They did seem to truly have fun on the race. And seemed truly friendly in all the countries they visited on the race.

    Pinky and No Brain were there on business. 60/40 split her way...screw that. A team is 50/50. I think these 2 things defeat the fun and spirit on the race.
  4. andyw715

    andyw715 Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2007
    Yes! :)
  5. Einselen

    Einselen ɹǝsn pǝɹǝʇsıƃǝɹ

    Apr 25, 2006
    Travis also kept giving her disappointing glares after the task. He tried to redeem himself at the finish line saying he has such high expectations but by then I think it was too little too late. I would be frustrated too but you have to keep your partner motivated and that is what he should have done.
  6. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    Heard an interview with Pinky and No Brain and they said they were about 30 minutes behind Jason and Amy after the target practice and there was no way for them to catch up unless Jason or Amy fell off the glacier. They said the only time they saw them after the target practice was at the totem pole thing, and Jason and Amy were almost done when P&NB got there. They think they made up some time on that task, but it was too little, too late.

    Heard an interview with Travis and Nicole and they explained it a little better. They said the Afghanimals were always telling lies throughout the race, like standing in a line at the airport, they'd shout, "I have to get home ASAP, my wife is going into labor!" and then when people would let them to the front of the line and ask when the wife was due, they'd say, "What are you talking about? I'm not married." So Travis and Nicole had had a talk with them and they basically said, we don't care if you want to lie to other people, but we want you to be straight with us. And the Afghanimals said they would absolutely not lie to Travis and Nicole. Then their next interaction was when T&N asked whether the Afghanimals U-turned the Beards, and the Afghanimals lied and were pretty obvious about it. After that, T&N felt they couldn't trust the Afghanimals anymore.

    During the interview I heard with them, Pinky explained it that once she applied, there was an eight-month process where she was constantly having to fill out forms and provide more information and just constantly do stuff to push their application forward. She said No Brain didn't help with this at all and she did all the work. And he confirmed that. So when they did get selected, she basically said, "I've done all this work and you've done nothing. Either you give me a larger cut of whatever we win or I'm not going." And he agreed to that because it was only fair at that point. Without her efforts, he wouldn't have been selected nor would he have a chance to win anything.
  7. Azlen

    Azlen Active Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Peoria, AZ

    It was pretty clear that the deciding factor in this leg was the supply drop. As soon as Amy got it on her second attempt and it took the other two much longer it was game over at that point.
  8. bacevedo

    bacevedo Member

    Oct 31, 2003
    Chandler, AZ
    It's always so interesting to hear the rest of the story. You know the editors are pushing forth an agenda with their edits, but hearing the rest of the story makes you realize that you really can't make full assessments based on what you see on TV.

    Thanks for posting that DevdogAZ.

    And Go Devils! It's been a fun season!
  9. FrodoB

    FrodoB Member

    Jan 3, 2005
    Middleton, WI
    I was really disappointed in the final leg for exactly that reason. The scenery was gorgeous, I'm sure the contestants had some experiences (especially in the tunnel) that they'll never forget, but there was no real suspense or possibility of a team catching up. A million dollars came down to basically "who can most quickly figure out the physics of bomb dropping", and the rest was just filler. But then, it's not the first relatively unfair (or at least unbalanced) leg design this season - I've already written about the Vienna choir challenge.

    Maybe if that had been the last task, or at least right before the totem builds, things would've been more interesting. But I can totally understand how it would have been impractical to have all three teams on the glacier tasks simultaneously.
  10. type_g

    type_g Member

    Sep 9, 2002
    yeah i never watched the after interview things and those insights basically tells the other side of the story and make things make a little more sense. Decent season, can't wait for the next in February.

    PS - DevDogAZ and bacevedo you have football i have basketball !!!!
    Go Catssssss time for BASKETBALL SEASON :D
  11. That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

    Mar 13, 2003
    Benicia, CA
    I'm surprised the producers don't do what they do on American Idol (or, IIRC, America's Got Talent) - all contestants have to sign a contract saying that the producers have the right to sign them to representation contracts (i.e. the producers are the contestants' agents).

    How many AR winners who were not also on Survivor have gone on to their own shows, anyway? (For that matter, it's not as if Survivor itself is an automatic launching pad to stardom, although Jenna Morasca who? Jenna Morasca who?? (sigh) Survivor Amazon Winner Jenna well, why didn't you say that in the first place? is on Entertainment Weekly Radio's morning show.)
  12. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    I do wish they'd be more honest with the editing. It sure looked like they were close toward the end of the totem challenge. In fact, I've always wanted a clock when they show the team's standing at various points. Such as John & Jane, 2nd place, 5 minutes behind leader. But I get that makes the show less dramatic.

    But as we've determined, they can lie and deceive us all they want, because apparently it's not a game show, but an entertainment show.

    Not surprised. They seemed like real jerks to me. As I said, I thought they played a mean spirited game, and it seems they were worse than edited. Probably because they knew they were coming back next season, so they wanted to paint a rosier picture of the team.
  13. verdugan

    verdugan Active Member

    Sep 9, 2003
    Sacramento, CA
    The totem pole challenge had the possibility of tripping teams just like the flag one from last season. The last team that arrived to that challenge actually won the competition.
  14. verdugan

    verdugan Active Member

    Sep 9, 2003
    Sacramento, CA
    The worst thing that could've happen to Pinky & No Brain (from a popularity point of view) was winning the speed pass. If you remove her attitude regarding that, they weren't that bad.

    Sure, she could be a hard a$$ and was mean to No Brain, and they both couldn't follow clues, but she was a pretty good competitor.
  15. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    Jason and Amy said that challenge took them between 1-2 hours, and that they were a little over halfway done when Tim and Marie showed up. They also said that challenge was much more difficult than it appeared on TV. They said they didn't know a couple of the currencies, and they only were able to complete it because the way the pieces fit together with the ones they did know, it essentially left them only a couple of options for the last two so they were able to figure it out.
  16. JFriday

    JFriday "Just The Facts"

    Mar 20, 2002
    Bay Area
    I was happy with the winning team. The 2 teams that grew on me were Pinkie and No Brain and the Afghanimals. I don't think anyone went from beloved to hated as fast as the doctors. Man she was horrible on the challenges and he was a dick.
  17. stellie93

    stellie93 Active Member

    Feb 25, 2006
    I did like the idea that there weren't really any opportunities for a bad cab driver to lose the whole thing for you, though. :up:

    They kept saying they didn't know the currencies, and I was afraid it was going to mess them up. I figured the doctors and Pinky would have remembered them better. It did look hard.

    We thought Amy shouldn't help the doctors because they were more of a threat, but in the end she was right--if you have to help them, they're not that good.
  18. Maui

    Maui Major Lee Oblivious

    Apr 22, 2000
    Decatur, IL
    I was going to post pretty much the same statement.
  19. smak

    smak TV MA SLV

    Feb 11, 2000
    NoHo, CA USA
    They said they didn't know the currencies, then as far as I remember, they were just done. No explanation about how they figured it out, no anything really.

    Previous years have used the final puzzle as sort of a flashback to previous cities, but unless I somehow missed it, there was none of that this year.

    I heard Peso, and one other currency talked about, and then they were done.

  20. martinp13

    martinp13 YHTBMABIITY

    Mar 19, 2001
    Fort Worth, TX
    Jeopardy is 100% game show, because you see everything that happens. Amazing Race, Survivor, ad nauseum are game show for the contestants, entertainment show for us. Especially for the shows where it's all filmed before anything is shown, the producers try to tell the "story" in the most entertaining way possible.

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