Amazing Race 3/13/11

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by VegasVic, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. VegasVic

    VegasVic Craps Player

    Nov 21, 2002
    The Craps Table


    Another "you are still racing?".

    I seriously cannot stand Ron. Just the few minutes a week I have to see and hear him annoy the hell out of me. I know editing can make anyone seem like anything. But I have no doubt he's an ahole all the time, not just on the race.

    Kent's demeanor is great but there's no way they deserve to stay in with the screwups they had.
  2. gossamer88

    gossamer88 UHDTV Snob

    Jul 26, 2005
    Da Bronx
    Christina drives me crazy when she calls him Daddy! How old are you anyway?!!
  3. Neenahboy

    Neenahboy Statistical outlier

    Apr 7, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    Quite the meltdown from Vyxsin there. So it took them, what, six hours or more to drive to the airport? :eek:

    I can't stand Ron either. If he stopped to eat one more bite of the dish they were pounding...
  4. IJustLikeTivo

    IJustLikeTivo Active Member

    Oct 3, 2001
    Worst driving since the two girls drove 3 hours up the coast of Chile (?) instead of crossing the mountains.

    Edited to add. Debbie and Bianca drove 2 hours the wrong direction before turning around. Surprisingly, they were philiminated.
  5. VegasVic

    VegasVic Craps Player

    Nov 21, 2002
    The Craps Table


    Two of the four weeks have been "to be continued". I assume that tonights takes the place of a regular "non elimination" leg.
  6. KyleLC

    KyleLC Unregistered User

    Feb 6, 2002
    Sugar Land, TX
    I still call my dad that and I'm 51. My older brother also does and he's 56.
  7. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

    Sep 7, 2000
    Seacoast, NH
    I think it must have been more than that... I thought that Jaime and Cara left after midnight, and the couple teams before them were a couple hours before that. If the flight was at 9:50 and they missed it, they could have been driving for almost 12 hours. :eek: I understand that it's Japan and all, but she was carrying on about how she was so confused before they even got to the highway... get out of the car and go into a store or something and ask someone which way to the airport! And then once you get onto the highway, how do you drive so far in the wrong direction WITH a map?! I am almost certain I saw Narita on the map... even if you are having trouble reading the map or something, you should have some kind of comprehension that if you see the airport on the map X distance away from where you are, then it should take you about Y long to get there, and when it starts taking more than that, maybe it's time to re-evaluate.

    Also, what was up with that meltdown at the top of the mountain? I am so confused about how she was "so confused"! It's not rocket science... you're looking for pictures of the zodiac among a bunch of things that are not pictures of the zodiac. Clearly you that's what you're doing because you already had a number of the chimes. You may be "so frustrated" because you cannot find the one you need, but confused? Really?

    They do not deserve to still be racing. :) Between that whole driving fiasco, to leaving the passport on the ticket counter, to the meltdown on top of the mountain, and now to leaving the fanny pack in the gondola.
  8. VegasVic

    VegasVic Craps Player

    Nov 21, 2002
    The Craps Table
    And a compass!
  9. ewolfr

    ewolfr .

    Feb 12, 2001
    I can't believe that they actually caught up since the second flight was so far behind the first. And no penalty for not taking the required flight as specified in the directions? I figured it would either be another "You're still racing" or a non elim to keep everyone in it. Too bad that turned out to be the case.
  10. mike_k

    mike_k Registered User

    Sep 20, 2005
    Mason, OH
    Had Ron and Christina been in the bus with the Globetrotters yelling to stop the bus, there's no way they would have asked the driver to stop.
  11. jpwoof

    jpwoof New Member

    May 19, 2004
    most asians, like me, call them daddy. deal with it :p
  12. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

    Jan 5, 2002
    Berkeley CA
    Maybe she did something like the guy before her. He was stalled out because he had two goats instead of a goat and a horse. What if the two charms were drawn very much like each other (especially compared to all the other charms)? What if she was 'reading' the goat and the horse as the same one, and thus could only find 11?

    If you were freaking out because you thought you were about to get beaten, you might miss the fine details that made the horse and the goat look different from each other.

    Edited to add: the teams at the tag end are probably exhausted. When you're tired, it's a lot easier to have a meltdown. Just ask the parents of any toddler.
  13. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

    Sep 7, 2000
    Seacoast, NH
    We don't know that there is no penalty. They haven't yet been to the pit stop... or I guess it's the "still racing" stop.

    I wonder if there is a penalty if they would give it then, or at the real pit stop. I think they should give it at the real one.
  14. ewolfr

    ewolfr .

    Feb 12, 2001
    Yeah, I should have left that out since they are still going. But I will be disappointed if there isn't some kind of penalty since the flight was "required." If only because they had to keep the film crew on scene for another night because they got so turned around and lost. Plus the excuse at the zodiac challenge? "Our car broke down?" and paraphrasing from their interview "Its like poker, you dont want to show all your cards at once." What difference would it make if people knew the truth and your team got lost on the way there? Everyone else made the flight you didn't and even with car trouble Phil has said in VO before that no time credit will be given for things like that happening.

    Plus I'm still confused how they ended up on the highway towards Tokyo, then apparently completely missed the city and went the wrong way for several hours.
  15. MarkofT

    MarkofT ****

    Jul 27, 2001
    Where Texas...
    Kent said the car broke down to keep the pressure on Zev and Justin. No one yet knows if there is a time penalty for missing the flight. Justin had pointed out Kent and Vykxin had arrived and Zev was under pressure to figure out his error before they finished the roadblock. If Kent had told Justin the real reason, he could have told Zev to relax as there would be a penalty.

    I don't think there will be a penalty as they were delayed several hours waiting for the second flight. I think the biggest penalty I've seen in past seasons was 4 hours for skipping a task. It could be decided that the delay was severe enough to not warrant a penalty.
  16. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

    Sep 7, 2000
    Seacoast, NH
    I'm not really clear on why there was a "required" flight. The voice over said that it was due to limited flight options, right? It didn't seem like Kent and Vyxsin had any problem getting on the next one.
  17. stark

    stark Member

    Dec 31, 2003
    I think after the meltdown that Vyxsin had in Japan, picking her to do the next task was a very bad idea.
  18. Sapphire

    Sapphire Xtal substance

    Sep 9, 2002
    Really? No matter how old you are I don't think you can stop calling your dad "daddy"
  19. fmowry

    fmowry Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    Baltimore, MD
    Seems strange to me. I guess I assumed most people graduate from daddy to dad when they become teenagers.

    They need to get rid of the two chicks who drove the wrong way. I mean really?
  20. SurvivorFan

    SurvivorFan & TiVo Loyalist

    Mar 9, 2011
    is it...
    I hope Kent and Vyxsin can recover, there are several teams I'd rather see go before them.

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