Amazing Race 9/27/09 Spoilers inside

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by nmiller855, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. Sep 28, 2009 #61 of 159

    wdave New Member

    Jul 16, 2000
    Stevenson, MD


    Easy response in the airport: "Yeah, I get that a lot. No, I'm not her. Wish I was, though!"

    That she couldn't think quick on her feet, or have realized that might happen and prepare the response, well ... :thumbsdown: She obviously likes the fame and praise too much to play the game during that moment. Time for them to fold.
  2. Sep 28, 2009 #62 of 159

    Ment Well-Known Member

    Mar 27, 2008
    I Survived a Japanese Game Show would've designed a so much better challenge than that wasabi wheel that it is was sacrilege for TAR to try it. That was way lame!!

    Zev is a pretty interesting character, I hope TAR doesn't edit him to be a 'Rainman' typecast.
  3. Sep 28, 2009 #63 of 159

    mcb08 Hoya for life!!

    Mar 10, 2006
    The 6ix
    That would have worked that time. But sooner or later, somebody would have said "Aren't you Tiffany Michelle from the 2008 World Series of Poker"?

    ETA: There's no question that she loves the spotlight.
  4. Sep 28, 2009 #64 of 159

    Magnolia88 She likes cheese.

    Jun 30, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    I hate those poker player chicks. I was very annoyed they were saved by the non-elim round. :mad:

    I don't think they demonstrated any great skill at "reading people" when they made that stupid decision to lie about working for a non-profit that helps homeless people. Yeah, what a great way to endear yourselves to the other teams, when they are find out you are lying aholes. :rolleyes:

    And their rationale for lying didn't make any sense. Oh when someone asks what we do, we will have to say "super rich and successful poker players" and then they won't like us 'cuz we're so rich and successful and all. Yeah, because you can't just answer "poker players" and leave it at that. There have been "rich and successful" people on in the past in various professions, and I don't think having money matters to other teams as much as being a lying jerk does. And they had to know there was a very good chance the other teams would find out the truth anyway (and boy, it didn't take long).

    The Globetrotters are fun, and so are Zev and Justin.

    From the opening interviews, the meathead lawyer and male yoga teacher came across as the most toolish so I did not feel sorry for the quick elimination of the yogas. So meathead lawyer can go anytime now. Please.
  5. Sep 28, 2009 #65 of 159

    martinp13 Roller coaster addict :)

    Mar 19, 2001
    Fort Worth, TX


    I think they just threw something together in that studio. Very lame. :(

    Too late, that's how I see it every time they show him.
  6. Sep 28, 2009 #66 of 159


    Jan 27, 2005
    We thought the same thing. It may SOUND like a good idea, if you don't want to carry 50# of backpack, but pulling a suitcase around? Really? I have trouble pulling one through an airport sometimes! And if you're going to do that, get the GOOD wheeled suitcase, with the rollerblade wheels at least, or the wheels that rotate 360. Those looked like el cheapos.

    Ditto. Yeah it sucks that one team didn't get out of the US, but what a good team to not make it.

    I love seeing how bitchy people can get after just one simple challenge. :D

    Duck whisperer. Hee. :up:
  7. Sep 28, 2009 #67 of 159

    Anubys All About Footwork

    Jul 16, 2004
    el cheapo? EL CHEAPO? did you miss the part where they mentioned they were RICH and SUCCESSFUL?! ;)

  8. Sep 28, 2009 #68 of 159

    IJustLikeTivo Active Member

    Oct 3, 2001
    No doubt they overpaid to prove they were rich.

    Still, stupid idea. Pulling something doesn't work when you turn corners or run.
    They just tip over. I think they make some sense for times when they aren't in a hurry but the rest of the time they should just wear them.

    I see no great insights into how to play the game so if they think their pokers skills translate, they are sadly mistaken.
  9. Sep 28, 2009 #69 of 159

    5thcrewman Active Member

    Sep 22, 2003
    Zev's voice reminds me of Jerry Lewis. 'Hey Lay-deee!'
  10. Sep 28, 2009 #70 of 159

    Neenahboy Statistical outlier

    Apr 7, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    Something I found hilarious about the poker players that I don't think anyone's mentioned yet: we cut to the Tokyo airport and they're already not speaking to each other before they even get on the shuttle to the taxis. :rolleyes:
  11. Sep 28, 2009 #71 of 159

    uncdrew Annie 2.0

    Aug 6, 2002
    Down South
    Like most years, it both intrigues and bugs me when people are rude to locals.

    Saw several instances last night. I think one guy knocked someone off a scooter even -- didn't bother to help or apologize. And some of the frustrated duck herders just said "give me the damn clue" and yanked it from them rather than being cool about it.
  12. Sep 28, 2009 #72 of 159
    Bob Coxner

    Bob Coxner Active Member

    Dec 1, 2004
    YOU might not be in that great a mood following a 12 hour flight from LA to Tokyo!
  13. Sep 28, 2009 #73 of 159

    Ment Well-Known Member

    Mar 27, 2008
    At least Garrett got visited by the TAR gods and didn't make the cut.
  14. Sep 28, 2009 #74 of 159

    tripmac NASA Supporter

    Oct 4, 2004
    Statesboro, GA
    I told my wife last night after the first couple was sent home that hopefully they got a 3 week vacation at elimination station, but it looks like they just sent them home.
  15. Sep 28, 2009 #75 of 159

    Magnolia88 She likes cheese.

    Jun 30, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    Oh, and we finally got the answer to how to pronounce "Cheyne" -- he pronounces it Shane. (It looks more like "China" to me.) What were his parents smoking? :rolleyes:

    I laughed when I read the EW recap and that name bugged the recapper too. He suggested that it would be like spelling his name (Josh) as Gawche. That makes about as much sense.

    I wonder if he has siblings named Phraincke (Frank) and Geackhee (Jackie). Why do parents do this to their children? It's hard enough for me to get people to spell my name right and it's spelled the "normal" way (or one of the normal ways anyway).
  16. Sep 28, 2009 #76 of 159
    Fool Me Twice

    Fool Me Twice >>>>>>

    Jul 6, 2004
    It derives from the Sottish surname "McCheyne". I've seen it before.
  17. Sep 28, 2009 #77 of 159

    danplaysbass I watch too much TV.

    Jul 19, 2004
    Well we already learned that the one girl is "learning" how to swim. Who goes on TAR not knowing how to swim (besides the sisters last season).

    I found this to be really funny as well.

    Another thing that annoys me is when these couples come on the show and state "well, we've been together a while and aren't sure if marriage is for us and this race will make or break our relationship." Thats a load of crap. If you come into the race with that mindset your eventual marriage is bound to fail from the start.

    I think its great that TAR is bringing on disabled contestants. A few years ago they had the girl with one leg, last season was Luke, the deaf kid, and this year they have this guy Zev. I applaud then for taking on the challenge that TAR is but I do not need it throw in my face every time they are on camera.

    Luke and Margie got really annoying last time because they just kept complaining about Luke's disadvantage.
  18. Sep 28, 2009 #78 of 159

    trainman Nice to see you

    Jan 29, 2001
    Nice to see they're continuing the proud tradition of contestants with pink hair.

    Well, assuming two in the show's history can be considered a "proud tradition."
  19. Sep 28, 2009 #79 of 159

    uncdrew Annie 2.0

    Aug 6, 2002
    Down South

    I didn't quite understand her comment about the boat being made out of wood, but she said it like that was a bad thing.
  20. Sep 28, 2009 #80 of 159

    Ment Well-Known Member

    Mar 27, 2008
    +1 for Pinky & the Brain ;)

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