Amazing Race 10 10/17/2010 *Spoilers*

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by loubob57, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003


    There wasn't any snow on the ground at the train station where the Beds/Sleds sign was. I think that was simply pointing the teams which way they needed to drive in order to get to the location of the detours. If nothing else, the train station looked like it was in a fairly flat area, and the sleds detour was at a ski resort of some kind, in relatively mountainous country. They could have only been a few miles apart, but they definitely weren't walking from the train station to either detour.

    Edit: According to Google Maps, the Vassijaure train station is only about 3-4 miles from the Norwegian border, and there are some fairly large hills/mountains within a couple miles of the train station. So I doubt that either detour was a very significant distance from the clue box, and the Pit Stop wasn't very far from either detour either.
  2. Mr Flippant

    Mr Flippant Regular User

    Jan 2, 2009
    Dog training would be my guess. . .
  3. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

    Sep 7, 2000
    Seacoast, NH
    We found the whole bear thing hilarious the way the dad handled it. He says something to the dogs about not fighting then calmly says, "oh it's a bear". I don't know if I would have realized it was a fake bear traveling past it on a sled like that... I probably would have screamed. :)
  4. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

    Jan 29, 2001
    Well, a couple of the women in native costume at that detour were young and good-looking, although I'm not sure if that would interest either of them.
  5. sushikitten


    Jan 27, 2005


    I grew up with snow/sledding/skiing and even my first reaction was NO F'ING WAY. But then we watched the first two teams (?) go down successfully and I thought Well maybe it's not THAT bad. Then the teams started careening wildly off course and zooming OVER the fence and I, well, I couldn't stop laughing! But my point is that it did look scary as hell.
  6. uncdrew

    uncdrew Annie 2.0

    Aug 6, 2002
    Down South
    Happy the doctors won.

    Sleds looked precarious, but at the same time it looked like they weren't going fast at all. Some teams made them look quite easy.

    Glad the express pass is out of the game. I didn't really like that.
  7. uncdrew

    uncdrew Annie 2.0

    Aug 6, 2002
    Down South
    Oh, and Chad is close to being "that boyfriend" -- he got really close this episode.
  8. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    I think some of the editing was slightly confusing.. (I don't think I'm referring to the same thing Einselen mentioned, but maybe I am.)

    It looked like son/dad were WAY BEHIND.. But suddenly they end up way ahead? Some of the other people seemed to be driving the wrong way (missed a turn or something IIRC), but they never showed them "get back on the right road" or whatever.
  9. Einselen

    Einselen ɹǝsn pǝɹǝʇsıƃǝɹ

    Apr 25, 2006
    They were 4th leaving the Ice Hotel due to the speed bump but arrived 1st at the Cabin which is where the dog sled task was performed. The Cabin also seemed to be off some dirt roads so I am guessing the other 3 team were following each other and got lost while the Father and Son actually benefited from the speed bump since they did not fall into the "group think" mentality and was lost with the other teams. The only reason they went from last to middle of the pack was due to finding that other flight which became "full" after 4 teams were booked on it.
  10. jradosh

    jradosh Newlywed

    Jul 31, 2001
    I wish they'd shown more of the teams carrying those ice block clues to the pit stop. That must have been very difficult and (as far as I could tell) totally unneccessary. :p
  11. Regina

    Regina I've got Jewbs!

    Mar 29, 2003
    I wondered about that myself-WTH? Did they think they'd get "extra credit" for the big hunkin' block of ice? :p:D

    I LOL'ed when the a capella boys sang Pomp & Circumstance on the way to the pit stop and one of them said, "Oh, I screwed that up..." :rolleyes: Did he mean the song or the WHOLE LEG OF THE RACE? :D -- from first to worst! :(
  12. eddyj

    eddyj Señor Member TCF Club

    Jun 20, 2002
    South Florida
    I was hoping that carrying the clue to the Pit Stop was required, and seeing a team sent back to get it (I think at least one team did not carry it with them out of the ice hotel).
  13. KyleLC

    KyleLC Unregistered User

    Feb 6, 2002
    Sugar Land, TX
    I wonder why there were so many of them if they weren't supposed to carry them.
  14. uncdrew

    uncdrew Annie 2.0

    Aug 6, 2002
    Down South
    Yeah, seemed odd. But we've all seen episodes where someone lost a clue or didn't bring something, and got penalized. Those contestants probably saw them too.

    So bringing it along was simply a "Better safe than sorry" thing. However, if they were running to the finish line next to a team without one, they would be wise to dump the thing.
  15. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    At the beginning when the teams got in the cabs in Ghana, either Jonathan or Connor told their cab driver they were in a "race" and the other one cringed when he said it, and there was a sound effect that made me wonder if saying "race" was against the rules and they were going to be penalized for that. We've discussed before that there are certain things the racers are not supposed to say while underway. Did anyone else notice this?
  16. VegasVic

    VegasVic Craps Player

    Nov 21, 2002
    The Craps Table
    I've heard teams telling people they were in a race many times. I just think you can't be more specific than that.
  17. KyleLC

    KyleLC Unregistered User

    Feb 6, 2002
    Sugar Land, TX
    Yep. I think someone here in TCF once mentioned a team had said they had an emergency and got penalized or something.
  18. Inundated

    Inundated Face For Radio TCF Club

    Sep 9, 2003
    Northeast Ohio
    I'm actually sorry to see Team Glee go. They were good natured and definitely having fun. But...I get the idea that I'd tire of their singing after a couple of more weeks of it. :)

    Chad can go at any time, and Team Home Shopping continues to require more decaf.
  19. fmowry

    fmowry Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    Baltimore, MD
    While I'm glad to see the guys go as they were getting sort of annoying, it was great watching Jonathan fly over the embankment going down the sled hill time and time again.

    I can understand the volleyball players having trouble with the sleds. My wife is a very good volleyball player but has difficulty with other coordination things like throwing bean bags in cornhole, or throwing a frisbee. I have no doubt that she would have failed on the sleds too. I'm sure fear factors into it.


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