Amazing Race finale OAD 5-9-10

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  1. May 10, 2010 #41 of 188
    ewolfr

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    For a millions bucks I think the teams would be willing to drive over and through just about anything in their way to the finish line. Driving themselves in earlier legs? No problem by me. Driving themselves in the final leg? No way.
     
  2. May 10, 2010 #42 of 188
    Dssturbo1

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    kinda a blah finale.

    those lesbians really showed what sourpussies they are!
     
  3. May 10, 2010 #43 of 188
    fmowry

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    No problem with the brothers winning. They won it with both the move to 1st class and the writing down of the order of elimins. That's playing by the rules and being a student of the game. The Cowboys blew it by not realizing why the one brother was spinning and doing the same thing. Plus the editing seemed to make the memory challenge closer than it was. I'd imagine the Cowboys probably took quite a bit longer at that challenge. There was one point where the Cowboys were changing the order and said something along the lines of "I think we have it now" meaning they got it wrong a few times. I wouldn't be surprised if there was at least a half hour difference between brothers and 'boys.

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  4. May 10, 2010 #44 of 188
    cheerdude

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    Wish the cowboys won, but not necessarily disappointed that the bros did. BTW, how many times do we need to hear "Bro" at the end of each sentence.... Bro?

    The thing that got me for the final task was not the fact that it was a memory/order challenge (after all, we knew that it was coming)... but the fact that both team members could participate. In the past, as I recall, this was a Roadblock.

    Speaking of Roadblocks... there were no Detours on this leg, right?
     
  5. May 10, 2010 #45 of 188
    jlb

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    The lesbians proved one of my typical TAR wishes.......this show sooooo needs a Probst/Survivor-esque reunion show. Sure, we know who the winner is, but I would love to see Phil question the girls and either make them eat crow or perhaps realize what itches they are on national TV and, OMG, apologize for being such a$$es.
     
  6. May 10, 2010 #46 of 188
    Jeeters

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    I would have loved it if Caite said something like, "Something tells me you're now going to be on YouTube, too."
     
  7. May 10, 2010 #47 of 188
    Anubys

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    I still love that time didn't help the "smart" Lesbian figure out the irony of stating that they should "u-turn the other team because they are better than us"
     
  8. May 10, 2010 #48 of 188
    jradosh

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    I thought their exchange was pretty good as it was (even if it was edited for effect).

    Catie: You should have been nicer.
    Lez1: Deal with it.
    Catie: We did :D
     
  9. May 10, 2010 #49 of 188
    loubob57

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    I was watching the finale at a friend's house and he asked an interesting question. Even though the annoying brothers got moved up to first class don't they still have to got through customs? Seems like that would have eliminated some of their lead.
     
  10. May 10, 2010 #50 of 188
    Anubys

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    or increased it...you would assume they would be first in line there and everything after that takes longer and longer and longer the further back you are in line...
     
  11. May 10, 2010 #51 of 188
    MrCouchPotato

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    For a while I thought the cops were still in the race. In the taxi through the episode, "we are in a very big race my friend", "alright my friend", thank you my friend".
     
  12. May 10, 2010 #52 of 188
    laria

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    The brothers were kind of boring, but other than the stupid cutting in line in the airport where it didn't make any difference if they were before or after the cowboys, they didn't do anything really objectionable in the race. I was happy for them, Jordan is clearly a huge fan of the game and even Dan seemed to be more into the race in the end. At the start he just seemed like kind of a waste of a racer. :)
     
  13. May 10, 2010 #53 of 188
    TomK

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    Wasn't Jordan the the one who pointed out Caite's video to the lesbians and made fun of her first? He's the one who planted the seed in the mind of that hateful and very ugly pair.
     
  14. May 10, 2010 #54 of 188
    Anubys

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    yes! he was also the one who could recite - almost verbatim - her "answer"...
     
  15. May 10, 2010 #55 of 188
    BrandonRe

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    Meh...I really wanted the cowboys to win. I thought their final talking head segment summed it up. They really did play this game with their integrity and values, and are proud of that fact. They were consistently polite, to each other, the other teams, and the locals they interacted with along the way. Out of all the teams, I think they are the ones I would most like to have as next door neighbors.

    I also loved that Caite basically shut down the loser-lez with her last comment during the exchange. At least that's how it was edited. I hope that's how it really happened. She is really a nasty little woman.

    Jordan and Dan? ehh. Couldn't care a whole lot less either way regarding them. They weren't the worst, but there was nothing I liked about them either.
     
  16. May 10, 2010 #56 of 188
    Sapphire

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    I think this is a stupid rule. Ban first/business completely or just allow it.

    Anyway I wanted the cowboys to win, but I'm ok with the brothers winning.

    The lesbians were indeed sore losers!!!

    Anyway the important thing to keep in mind is that this is a reality show built around a race. Not the other way around!
     
  17. May 10, 2010 #57 of 188
    Sapphire

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    The teams themselves don't pay for airline tickets. They're paid for with a corporate credit card. I am not sure they're even allowed to buy airline tickets with their own money.
     
  18. May 10, 2010 #58 of 188
    Sapphire

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    Is customs really that long if you're a US citizen? The last time I went through customs it was just a quick swipe of the passport and dropping off a customs form. Less than 5 minutes. It's not like customs in some third world countries where they literally strip search you to make sure you pay duty on everything.
     
  19. May 10, 2010 #59 of 188
    IJustLikeTivo

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    If the airline can figure out what flight that was some attendants are in big trouble. It's against policy to allow that and in some cases a violation of FAA rules. It was a good idea though and most likely won the race for them.
     
  20. May 10, 2010 #60 of 188
    martinp13

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    I wish in the final city they just gave you five things to do in any order you wanted, and it would be up to you to prioritize it. You only have three teams at that point, so you have plenty of cameramen. You're in the US, so there's no "something isn't available" problem. And don't give them their final clues until they get on the ground in the final city. Once they've completed all five tasks, go to a specific place where they get their finish line clue. And yes, let them drive themselves in GPS-enabled cars. CBS can show maps of where each team is, and they can also assess penalties for speeding. :)

    This finale was a snoozer.
     

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