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The Amazing Race - S24E01 2/23/14 *Spoliers*

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by DevdogAZ, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. nmiller855

    nmiller855 New Member

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    As I've said before, thank goodness for TiVo so I can fast forward through the Brenchel parts. I would be happy to see them go next.
     
  2. bryhamm

    bryhamm randomize

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    Thanks for this. It cut off when they were in the wrong pod and were bickering about it at that point. Glad I missed more bickering by them.
     
  3. Azlen

    Azlen Active Member

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    Another thing that I've heard why they do returning player seasons is it because it saves money/time in the casting process. It's easier and cheaper when you are dealing with known entities rather than unknowns who you have to vet and determine how they'll be on camera. While it's probably not a huge savings, it is something and when you're a CBS bean counter, every penny counts.
     
  4. Jayjoans

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    Thank you for being the first on in this thread to get it right. Brenchel. His name is Brendon, not Brandon. Now, let's get them eliminated from our screens forever.
     
  5. kettledrum

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    I too love the travel aspect. This show takes me to places that I will probably never ever go. It's fascinating to see these different parts of the world. Just like I could spend hours on Google maps and Google streetview seeing what it's like in other places. :eek:
     
  6. latrobe7

    latrobe7 Just one more thing

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    Of the 11 teams that started, 6 I'm rooting against (5 now), 3 I'm rooting for and 2 I'm indifferent about. Definitely rooting harder against than for anyone.
     
  7. Inundated

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    No kidding.

    I was even ready to accept the Twinnies as a needed "villain" team. But by the end of the episode, I'd had enough.

    Rack him!

    ;)

    I like the Trotters, I like the Cowboys (I know everyone doesn't). Everyone else? I don't care.
     
  8. hummingbird_206

    hummingbird_206 Active Member

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    +1!

    I'm really sorry that Bopper isn't able to compete. Hope Mark and Mallory do well. Mallory's mildly annoying, but no where near the Twinnies or Afghanimals level of annoying.
     
  9. ElJay

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    Wow, this episode had lots of great stuff

    - Marching band arrangement of the theme
    - Seeing John's stupid incessant smile again as he got sent home in the archive footage
    - Twins are gone already

    Now there are only a half dozen other annoying teams to go.
     
  10. Inundated

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    I don't really "hate" the Afghanimals per se. I just think they try way too hard to be "outrageous" and "fun".
     
  11. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    On the opening, have they just given up starting the race from various locations and now it just starts from SoCal always? Seems as far as I can remember, the last few seasons have all started from somewhere in the great Los Angeles area.
     
  12. DancnDude

    DancnDude Thrice as nice TCF Club

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    I loved that Phil just gave them airplane tickets right as they found the correct band members. No getting a clue, then fake drama racing to the airport to see who would get onto each flight.
     
  13. goblue97

    goblue97 Welcome Home, Jimmy!

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    No real physically challenging tasks this episode. I wonder if that was by design so they didn't lose the least physical team right off the bat.
     
  14. eddyj

    eddyj SeƱor Member TCF Club

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    I like those, and the father/son team where the dad got injured. Can't remember the names.
     
  15. Inundated

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    Yeah, I'd be OK with them, too, though like you, I also can't remember their names.
     
  16. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    I liked that as well. Nobody needing to race the streets of LA to get to the airport first. Flight order is already determined based on the band task.
     
  17. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Dave (dad) and Connor (son).
     
  18. Inundated

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    I still barely remember the team. I guess I didn't pay much attention to them...
     
  19. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    They were on a couple seasons ago. The dad hurt his achilles running to the mat on a small island after the teams had ridden jet skis to get to the island. IIRC, it was the same leg where the two black doctors were eliminated because neither could swim and therefore they couldn't complete one of the challenges.

    John and Jessica had given their extra Express Pass to Dave and Connor (per an agreement that whoever won the EP would give the other one to the team that finished second) so D&C used it in the next leg to skip a challenge and ended up finishing first and won the prize for that leg. But at the beginning of the following leg, they met Phil at the mat and told him they were going to have to bow out. All of this happened in SE Asia.

    In an interview with them after the race, they said that after the injury, they were allowed to contact Dave's doctor back in the States and were told that Dave should have surgery to repair the Achilles no more than a week after the injury. They felt like they had no choice but to quit the race and go back to the States to get the surgery, lest it cause Dave to have permanent ligament damage.

    IIRC, one of the two of them is a cancer survivor, and they're both accomplished cyclists.

    Does any of that ring a bell for you?
     
  20. ElJay

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    I think they're a low-key team and thus the editing didn't put much of a spotlight on them until the injury occurred.
     

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