Amazing Race - 4/19/09

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by VegasVic, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. Apr 20, 2009 #21 of 129

    IJustLikeTivo Active Member

    Oct 3, 2001


    To me the issue is motivation. Jen did what she did with malice of forethought. Luke pushed her the first time incidentally. Both are wrong and he does need to stop using his deafness as a defense but the deliberateness of the actions by Jen is what bothered me. She decided to retaliate for her perceived slight and that was what escalated the innocent contact. Her laughter at the end was also calculated to hurt Luke regardless of wether they were laughing at his deafness or his childishness. Their actions were mean spirited his were not. At least not originally.
  2. Apr 20, 2009 #22 of 129

    ADG Allan

    Aug 19, 2003
    New Jersey, USA
  3. Apr 20, 2009 #23 of 129

    gossamer88 UHDTV Snob

    Jul 26, 2005
    Da Bronx
    It's the friggin' clue box, not some ticket that places you in some kind of waiting line...sheeeeesh!!
  4. Apr 20, 2009 #24 of 129

    TiVo'Brien Now with 2.6% Fewer Organs TCF Club

    Feb 8, 2002
    Exactly! Two seconds difference in getting to the clue box is nothing unless the pit stop mat is right next to it!
  5. Apr 20, 2009 #25 of 129

    cheerdude Reed & Juliet's CPA

    Feb 27, 2001
    Las Vegas, NV


    One thing that I noticed... that must of been one heck of a cab ride from the airport.

    The flight was around in the evening... and., if I remember correctly, everyone gets into their cabs at night...

    The next thing that we see is everyone driving around in daylight... huh?
  6. Apr 20, 2009 #26 of 129

    BrandonRe Well-Known Member

    Jul 14, 2006
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Agreed with all of these posts. My wife and I laughed at the hours long cab ride. It was full-on dark when they got in the cabs, and full-on light when they arrived.

    As to "the incidents" we both thought the sisters came out looking bad. First, no reason to try and go through someone to get the clue. 2 seconds is not going to make the difference in the outcome. The icing on the cake, though, is the premeditation that accompanied the rest of the shenanigans. That's not to say Luke's blameless. At the second clue box, he certainly didn't do everything he could to to stop before running into Jen. However, she appeared to deliberately try to make him run into her. Bad juju. can't wait to see next week and see if this is over or if it continues.
  7. Apr 20, 2009 #27 of 129

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Fishers, IN
    I agree....there was never a hitch in that part of this leg, and, with calligraphy, I find that hard to believe.
  8. Apr 20, 2009 #28 of 129

    TiVo'Brien Now with 2.6% Fewer Organs TCF Club

    Feb 8, 2002
    Hmmm, I'll have to look at that again.

    One thing I did notice is that from Thailand to China they took KenyaAir! :confused:
  9. Apr 20, 2009 #29 of 129

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Fishers, IN
    Wife and I didn't notice the long cab ride, either. We also noted the Kenya Air...not too unusual I don't think that an airline that seems "out of place" would provide that route service. Seems strange, but I don't think it's unusual.
  10. Apr 20, 2009 #30 of 129

    JLucPicard Active Member

    Jul 8, 2004
    West St....
    I thought they would be more critical in the caligraphy, too, given they were actually doing letters of the alphabet.

    But I also thought the judging in the dance task was likewise very liberal as to the dance steps, but the girls kept stopping before the music did. I thought that had a lot more to do with the "No" judgements than anything they may have messed up in doing the dance steps themselves. And I think the judging of the stunt brothers in that same task seems to back that up.
  11. Apr 20, 2009 #31 of 129

    goblue97 Welcome Home, Jimmy!

    May 12, 2005
    It sounded to me like Phil was siding/agreeing with the sisters. I didn't see anything wrong with the way they acted. Luke was acting like exactly what he got called. I also didn't feel like their laughter was directed at a deaf person. His deafness had nothing to do with it.
  12. Apr 20, 2009 #32 of 129

    wendiness1 WiiMomma

    Jul 29, 2005
    I just watched it again and, interestingly, when the sisters were tell Phil what happened in the second incident, Jen said she and Luke were both running for the cluebox and "I somehow got in front of him, I tried to catch my balance and that's when I ran into the clue box." - didn't indicate she thought Luke intentionally ran into her (which I think is what she really thinks) so I wonder why she didn't maintain that position when she was telling Phil.

    It bothers me that they said their smiling was misunderstood and then later said that's what they do to "piss people off". Nope, don't like them at all.
  13. Apr 20, 2009 #33 of 129

    TheDewAddict tciddAweDehT

    Aug 21, 2002
    Growing up, I remember when riding in a car with my mom, if she noticed another driver was yelling at her (possibly for cutting them off, or any other reason), she would have us smile and wave at the person. Usually that just made them even angrier. I suppose that's what the sisters were doing, just smiling to make Luke angrier. I don't think it had anything to do with his deafness, which is what they were saying was misunderstood. They were smiling and laughing to make him angrier, not to make fun of him.

    I can't fault Margie for thinking they were making fun of him. When you grow up and get made fun of, or singled out for any reason, it's easy to assume that's why you're getting made fun of in the future. Growing up, I got made fun of all the time for being tall, and stared at. Now, if I'm out in public and I notice people whispering and looking at me, I jump to the assumption that they're making fun of me, when chances are they're just saying something like "Wow, he's tall!" It's a tough thing to break.
  14. Apr 20, 2009 #34 of 129

    wendiness1 WiiMomma

    Jul 29, 2005
    I don't think they were laughing at his signing and, yes, parents of disabled children do become overly sensitive.

    But they were smirking because they were rude and knew it would get a reaction. Remember when they met up with Tammy and Victor and gloated over "the fight we just had with Margy and Luke". They were enjoying the whole thing. They're scappers and are the type to keep this hostility alive as long as possible.
  15. Apr 20, 2009 #35 of 129

    KMan Clueless ...

    Dec 24, 2001
    I found it amusing that the sister not only called him a b*tch, but also signed it (at least I think that is what she was doing).

    I find myself siding with the sisters, the first "push" didn't seem like a push to me, but his elbow certainly was blatant. But in all, both sides are blowing it way out of proportion.
  16. Apr 20, 2009 #36 of 129

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    Worst episode of TAR ever. I don't know why the producers think we care about petty name calling between teams. People don't watch TAR for the same reason they watch shows like Big Brother and Real World. I want to see the locations and the challenges, not the fighting and whining. Both teams were in the wrong and that spat should not have taken up more that two minutes worth of the episode.

    Pure CRAP!!
  17. Apr 20, 2009 #37 of 129

    heySkippy oldweakandpathetic

    Jul 2, 2001
    Sarasota, FL
    Good for the sisters for calling it like it is. I hope they win it all.
  18. Apr 20, 2009 #38 of 129

    Zephyr Well-Known Member

    Sep 16, 2005
    Amazing Race, the Jerry Springer edition. "If only...", "if only...", If only I can... I'm sorry to tell you... SP deleted! RIP AR :)
  19. Apr 20, 2009 #39 of 129

    danplaysbass I watch too much TV.

    Jul 19, 2004
    Does anybody know what the teams do during the pit-stops? Are they all together or are they kept separated and not allowed to talk to each other?

    The reason I ask...I was watching some bonus video of the cheerleaders (why does the mean one always seem to have stains on her shirt?) and they mentioned that they didn't even know that the little guys were still in the race. So were they not told that it was a non-elimination round after the leg was over? They said they only found out they were still in the race when they saw the speedbump sign.

    If it weren't for the 3+ hour penalty they would have been right there in the race with everybody else.
  20. Apr 20, 2009 #40 of 129

    bigpuma Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2003
    Morgan Hill, CA
    I didn't see it that way. I agree the push might not have been intentional but I just thought he was trying to hold her back and his elbow came up a bit high. Frankly the entire first incident should have been forgotten by both teams but neither one could let it go leading to the 2nd incident. Personally I think both teams are idiots.

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