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The Amazing Race S21E10 "Not a Well-Rounded Athlete" 2 Dec 2012

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Amnesia, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    I don't think that's what they meant at all. If you watch this episode, you see the Twins have to run a pretty long distance down a road to reach the windmill they're supposed to work on. I'm guessing that their comment has to do with the fact that they can't believe the Goat Farmers chose to do the windmill task when one of them has a bum ankle and lots of running was involved. Remember, the teams receive much more detailed info about each side of the detour before they must make their decision, and for all we know, the instructions told them they'd have to run quite a ways.
     
  2. Squeak

    Squeak An Inert Gas

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    I thought they had to decide which side they were going to take before they could look at the more detailed information. They all state to the camera which task while still looking at the the sparse top-sheet.
     
  3. SeanC

    SeanC ECT

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    Well I hadda go back and look, so I undeleted it and just watched it.

    So for what it's worth:

    "The gays are done."

    "I can't believe the gimpy guys did this."

    and

    "We could have beat the gays here and we didn't so mucho waste of time-o."
     
  4. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    I don't know. I think they don't get to know what the Roadblock is before making their decision about who does it. But I always assumed they could look at the details of the Detours before making their decision. Especially since the sparse clue usually only says something like "Spin it or Bull it." They must have access to more info before they have to make a decision.

    And you can't really base anything on how they state something to the camera, because they could easily edit things to look however they want it to look.
     
  5. getbak

    getbak Active Member

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    We've seen many times before, including on this very episode, where a team has decided to do one side of the detour but found the other one first and changed their decision.

    Both Trey & Lexi and Chip & Dale decided to do the bull fight, but then they went in different directions at the roundabout and so Chip & Dale found the windmills first, and decided to do it instead.
     
  6. MNoelH

    MNoelH McGruber

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    Plus, it doesn't seem to matter what they tell the camera that they choose. Chippendales said they were going to do the Bull It, but as soon as they saw the arrow for the Spin It, they went and did that task.

    ETA: Oops. getbak beat me to it.
     
  7. verdugan

    verdugan Active Member

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    That was it?

    Pfft, that's not bad at all. I guess if Bierboy wants to get technicall, they should've said "I can't believe the gimpy guy (singular) did this."

    :D
     
  8. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

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    Seriously... the people who are reading gay bashing and derogatory terms into this are really reaching.
     
  9. Squeak

    Squeak An Inert Gas

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    Oh, you are right. I am thinking of the Roadblock where they have to decide who is going to do the task first before seeing the details.
     
  10. MarkofT

    MarkofT ****

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    It's a bit of a stretch to them "gay bashing", but it's obviously "gay bashing" to someone who hates that their very existence. Perception is everything.

    I can normally see both sides of an argument, but I can't see how anyone actually like them. They are loud arrogant bores. Makes for great reality show characters, but horrible people. Their volume appears to start at 11 and goes up to an earth shattering level. They speak a lot, but don't say anything for all that shouting.

    They don't deserve to be arrogant. I can't recall a single clever thing they did aside from using their express pass when the hit an obviously difficult challenge for which they weren't prepared and that barely qualifies as clever.

    Their continued presence on the show is only due to a lack of bad luck on their part and an excess of bad luck on my part.

    And if they aren't being socialite vapid, they are tossing insults in every direction, including each other. For each comment about the goat farmers they made this week, they make twice as many about each other. It only adds to their hateful image. I believe they think they are being funny with each other, but there are none of the body language clues to back that up and so it fails spectacularly. But they can't even be clever about it. "Stupid" seems to be their second favorite word.

    And that is coming from someone who deals friendly insulting comments in just about every breath.

    If you actually like them, or somehow find yourself neutral (which just isn't possible due to their polarizing effect on people), their comments were slightly on the mean side of neutral. If you hate them with a passion, their comments weren't nice in the least. If you hate them and have anything in common with their targets, they were downright hateful.
     
  11. mattack

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    Umm, no.. They don't put the words on the screen to "point them out". They put them on the screen when they're ESPECIALLY hard to hear (other noise in the scene, people talking over each other, etc.). Lots of reality shows do it.
     
  12. mattack

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    Weird, I think the fact that they're insulting each other shows that they're NOT a rude team. I think it's funny.

    Heck, if it weren't for the really annoying TWINNIE yelling earlier, I'd probably REALLY like them. I think they're very entertaining, and they're easy on the eyes.

    Oh, I forget if I posted this before (apparently not on this page at least), but at least in part of this episode (at LEAST the diary at/near the end), one of them has a nose RING and one of them has a nose STUDÂ… and I knew which one at one point but anymore.
     
  13. borderline

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    Besides the fact the words weren't ESPECIALLY hard to hear, you do realize these shows are edited, right? :) Let's just say the editors chose to include that audio clip even though there was nothing happening onscreen, and they put the caption up so you wouldn't miss it. Is that better?
     
  14. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    QFT.
     
  15. MarkofT

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    It would be, if they used a tone of voice other then their normal (overused) one or if they came up with relevant insults. Calling each other stupid is just the punchline to the childish argument trope.

    When was your last eye exam anyway? ;)

    Hmmm. I've never consciously noticed that, but my subconscious seems to have done so because I've thought for a couple weeks that one of them had a bigger loudmouth then the other but I didn't know for sure because I couldn't tell them apart.
     
  16. martinp13

    martinp13 YHTBMABIITY

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    You answered your own question. :)

    I don't see them as arrogant. I see them as two girls who have probably been told their whole life that they can't do this or that. They've decided that they can do anything, as long as they put their mind to it. There have been tasks on this race (the bamboo "lumber"yard stands out) where I expected them to phone it in physically because the task was difficult and get eliminated. But they stepped up and did it, with hardly a complaint.

    Loudmouths? Oh yes! But cheering each other on. Just like teams in every season of TAR. And I find their jabs at each other funny... it's how I interact with my co-workers. To an outsider, I'm sure it sounds stupid and childish. Perception is everything.
     
  17. Inundated

    Inundated Face For Radio

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    I guess I like the concept, overall, but not the Twinnies' execution.

    (No, I'm not suggesting that they be executed. They're not THAT bad. :D)
     

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