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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. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    In the interviews I listened to, both Jason and Amy and Travis and Nicole said that they had always told each other that "If we can't win, we want you to win" so they basically always helped each other with the hope that one of them would have a shot to win in the end.

    I'm guessing that they want to use that final challenge as a way to get all the teams in the same place at the same time and edit it to appear suspenseful as to who will win. But with this particular one, it didn't work out that way, and there was never any suspence, so they just didn't show much of it because it really didn't matter.
  2. JLucPicard

    JLucPicard New Member TC Club

    Jul 8, 2004
    I figured that currency challenge had that element of a puzzle where that stuff would really only fit together one way, and if you knew all the currencies it would make it easier. The part I wasn't so sure of was getting them in the right order.

    The totem poles you would eventually get right, but I didn't get a sense as to whether the poles (or pipes or whatever) they were constructing them on were unique in any way that only one type of currency would fit that pole, kind of forcing the order to be correct, too, if you could accurately construct the totem pole.

    I also kind of figured that Travis and Nicole were so far behind they just sent them to the finish line without even attempting that final challenge.
  3. Marc

    Marc Active Member TC Club

    Jun 26, 1999
    I didn't look closely at the totem poles, but I got the impression when Phil was showing what the completed solution would look like that the artwork for each pole was different, but that the pieces within one pole were consistent. If that were the case, I'd be inclined to group the poles by similar artwork (color and design) and maybe be able to figure out each word from the groupings. (It wouldn't help with the ordering, of course, so I'd be screwed that way.)
  4. smak

    smak TV MA SLV

    Feb 11, 2000
    Don't they all get American Dollars? Would the local currency ever even come up if they do get paid in $?

  5. Azlen

    Azlen Active Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    They have to convert to local currency at times. The Cowboys had an issue with that in a previous race that cost them because they got the wrong currency or something like that.
  6. mattack

    mattack New Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    That's funny, because the way I inferred it, it did seem more like a jigsaw puzzle kind of thing (figure out which pieces go together) than remembering the various actual words for the currencies..

    Though I guess the jigsaw puzzle idea doesn't help with the ORDER they initially go in.
  7. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    While I get that, can't they tell the story as entertaining as possible without bending the truth (or outright lying)? In the case of the Afghanimals, it appears they were far worse in lying than we saw, which made them popular with some.

    Not a big deal really, but I just knew that they weren't just the fun people that some seemed to think they were, and the ER docs whining about them was justified.
  8. Bob Coxner

    Bob Coxner New Member

    Dec 1, 2004
    And a #1 in the polls! Our best team since 1988.
  9. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    This, this, this and this. I knew the Afghanimals were in the next race so they could not have won....broke my heart :D

    I would have been happy with either of the first two teams winning but Amy and Jason worked very well together, whined the least and were the most likable of the nearly all the starting teams. Glad they won...
  10. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    It's breakin' my heart they are in the NEXT race too :D
  11. NJChris

    NJChris Kermie Loves Elmo

    May 11, 2001
    I liked the Afghanimals... There, I said it...
  12. KyleLC

    KyleLC Unregistered User

    Feb 6, 2002
    AFAIK, there has been no official announcement yet about who will be on the next season's show. Teams shown during the commercial about next season are not necessarily going to be in the next season.
  13. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

    Sep 7, 2000
    No confirmation from CBS, but photos of teams at locations and details about what they were and the tasks along the first 2 legs showed up in November.
  14. Doh

    Doh Active Member

    May 18, 2001
    Not really disagreeing with you but I was at a Jeopardy taping where Alex didn't understand/wasn't familiar with a contestant's (wrong) answer and they went back and retaped his reaction so he could be patronizing about the contestant getting it wrong, instead of sounding like he didn't know what he was talking about.

    I'm kind of bummed about the Afghanimals coming back (seemed like multiple teams from this season maybe?). When Phil asked the drs about how their kids were going to feel seeing the show, I was half-expecting the guy to say "oh *****, that's right, I completely missed the point of coming on this show because I'm just going to look like a jerk."
  15. Numb And Number2

    Numb And Number2 New Member

    Jan 13, 2009
    Her partner was a fool not to renegotiate the 60/40 split during the last leg. All he had to do was sit down and demand 75/25, him.
  16. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    How was that going to work? He sits down and refuses to continue racing unless she agrees to modify the previous agreement? And he then costs himself money if she refuses and he sits there and lets someone else pass them?

    Frankly, he is lucky she was willing to give him 40%. She did all the work to get them on the show. The only reason he was cast is because of her personality. He was a bump on a log and would never have been cast without her. So the fact that he basically got to show up after she did all the work, go on a trip with her, and keep 40% of their winnings is a huge win for him.

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