Amazing Race finale OAD 5-9-10

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  1. May 10, 2010 #61 of 188

    martinp13 Roller coaster addict :)

    Mar 19, 2001
    Fort Worth, TX


    At DFW you can wait over an hour to get thru customs as a US citizen if a bunch of planes have landed in front of you.
  2. May 10, 2010 #62 of 188

    markz Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2002
    I saw a boat somewhere (might have been on TV) called the Seaward (C-Word).

    As for the race, I really wanted the cowboys to win. I am fine with HOW the brothers won the final leg, even though I am not glad that they did. It was a smart move going up to first class. It made all the difference!
  3. May 10, 2010 #63 of 188

    Anubys All About Footwork

    Jul 16, 2004
    it depends on how many Americans are on the flight and how many agents dedicated to them...

    but even if it's 5 minutes per person...the Bothers being third in line means they would be done in 10-15 minutes...the others, even if 10th in line, would be done in 45 minutes to an hour...even if you cut it down to 1 minute per person, being at the head of the line means a significant time advantage just because of customs...
  4. May 10, 2010 #64 of 188

    IJustLikeTivo Active Member

    Oct 3, 2001
    This. In most FISs, the line just get longer the farther back you are in the plane.
  5. May 10, 2010 #65 of 188

    scottjf8 That A-hole

    Nov 11, 2001
    McKinney, TX


    Stay classy, Carol and Brandy. Meh.
  6. May 10, 2010 #66 of 188

    IJustLikeTivo Active Member

    Oct 3, 2001
    Honestly, based on the elimination station stuff, I expect Joe to be a jerk at the finale but C & B came through. Love seeing her get cut down.

    Deal with THAT....
  7. May 10, 2010 #67 of 188

    tonestert Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Didn't the cowboys cab driver take them to the wrong place during the first task ? I think that was a bigger factor than getting out of the airport first. I think the brothers cab driver really helped them win.
  8. May 10, 2010 #68 of 188

    Alpinemaps New Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    What bothers me about the brothers winning, too, is that they only came in 1st one other time - because they did the Fast Forward. I can't argue that they won today, and did it strategically - with the writing down of their locations for their memory challenge, and the moving up to first class during the flight.

    There really wasn't any jockeying for position. I'd rather see something that allows teams to pass one another a couple of times. I'd like to see a Detour. It was anti-climatic, because we figured out 15 minutes in that the brothers would win. We never felt like there was a chance for any time to make up time.

    Just make it a race to the final three (and a race not to get eliminated every episode). Then, start the final three with the understanding that this is the final race. Start them all off at the same time, and, as someone suggested above, give them all the clues, and let them figure out the best way to get things done.
  9. May 10, 2010 #69 of 188

    Necromancer2006 Active Member

    Jan 26, 2008
    dickish move by the brothers cutting into line. They knew it was wrong, yet they didn't have any problem doing it at all. Shows a little bit of their character to do that - yes, it's a race, and no, that particular move wasn't going to help them much at all other than perhaps getting a closer seat to the front and giving them a 5-10 minute faster debark from the plane. What really helped them was moving up into First Class. I hope that there's a rider next season that makes that against the rules. It bothered me that the coords of the ILM task led the one person to the same exact spot causing the one team to have to sit and wait while the other danced and got sick. They should have done different starting points in order to end up in different spots. It would have provided a better chance for rewarding instruction following.

    Too bad karma didn't come back to bite the brothers.

    Crawl back down your hole you ugly, ugly witch Brandy. You'll now be famous on youtube as well but not for completely spacing and having your brain disconnect from your mouth, but for being a complete, utter, incorrigible nasty, whiney sore-loser *****.
  10. May 10, 2010 #70 of 188

    Einselen ɹǝsn pǝɹǝʇsıƃǝɹ

    Apr 25, 2006
    Thank you I never knew that little tidbit and wondered how on so me legs they received so little money but were able to book some of those flights and still have money left. So the money for each leg is basically just for transportation? Have there been any behind the scenes specials on making AR?
  11. May 10, 2010 #71 of 188

    laria Librocubicularist

    Sep 7, 2000
    Seacoast, NH
    Ooops, you're right, I forgot about that momentarily. :) But it seemed like they had made peace by the end, he seemed to be sort of defending her to the lesbians at the end when they were running up to the stage.
  12. May 10, 2010 #72 of 188

    laria Librocubicularist

    Sep 7, 2000
    Seacoast, NH
    It seemed like that was all Jordan's idea. I noticed that when they kept showing shots of the line, Jordan was standing in front of the cowboys, and Dan was standing behind them in several of the shots, even when Jordan got up to the counter. Although then in the camera interview after the fact he seemed to be on board with it with his brother, but the line thing came across like he was possibly a little uncomfortable with it.
  13. May 10, 2010 #73 of 188

    BrandonRe Well-Known Member

    Jul 14, 2006
    Baton Rouge, LA
    One thing I noticed for the first time last night (it very likely has been shown before but I just didn't pick up on it) was the marker at the ticket window showing them where to line up and wait to book their airline tickets. I wondered if that had to do with being in China and having restrictions on how the tickets were purchased or if it was a way to ensure all were on the same flight and make the final leg more competitive. If it was the latter, it backfired, I would say.
  14. May 10, 2010 #74 of 188

    laria Librocubicularist

    Sep 7, 2000
    Seacoast, NH
    The money is all for cab/boat/train/etc fares. I think sometimes we've seen them need to use it for admission to something like funiculars or gondolas, although I guess one could argue that is also "transportation".

    Also, I have read in several places where they actually have to book tickets for themselves and their camera crew (iirc there are 2 guys that are assigned to each team). So, they always run up to the counters and yell "2 tickets to <wherever>!" but they really need 4.
  15. May 10, 2010 #75 of 188

    TIVOSciolist Bye to High Society

    Oct 13, 2003
    I'm glad Caite and Brent came in third. I feel OK, but not particularly excited, with the result. When the cowboys didn't see the brothers at The Great American Music Hall, I knew that any appearance of closeness in the race to the finish line would just be creative editing.

    Having the teams drive themselves in San Francisco usually would be a bad idea since they'd have to spend most of their time looking for parking. However, it could have worked this time (and would have added some needed drama) if TAR had blocked off some spaces at Coit Tower. (That parking lot is small and is always full of tourists during the day.) Otherwise, there is plenty of parking in the Presidio, the Fairmont Hotel (where the Tonga Room is located) garage, and Candlestick Park.

    The clue about taking the trunk to The Great American Music Hall was unclear but must have said that the teams had to walk there. Otherwise, it would not have made sense to carry it. It is at least a half hour walk down some steep hills to get there.

    For those of you who want to go visit the Tonga Room, go soon. The owners of the Fairmont Hotel are fighting with preservationists at the moment over closing the place. The hotel wants to replace the Tonga Room with a large ballroom as part of a master plan to build a condominium tower at the hotel site.
  16. May 10, 2010 #76 of 188

    wendiness1 WiiMomma

    Jul 29, 2005
    I wonder if customs was dealt with as they were leaving China? Sometimes, on flights from the US to Canada, customs and immigration is at the US airport. Do they do this on occasion with US customs at foreign airports?

    Note to Brandy: If I were to be memorialized on Youtube as someone stupid or someone mean-spirited, nasty and cruel, I'd go for stupid. Biotchy is a choice.
  17. May 10, 2010 #77 of 188

    jneugeba Member

    Jan 20, 2004
    Denver, CO
    No, this is unique to the US and Canada.

    Boring last episode, I FF through most of it. I echo most of what has been said, can't really add anything new.
  18. May 10, 2010 #78 of 188

    wendiness1 WiiMomma

    Jul 29, 2005
    I wonder if such an exchange has occurred at other finish lines but they didn't show it? I feel sorry for Caite as, trying to overcome her other Youtube fame, she's now there being publicly embarrassed.

    I wonder why TAR decided to edit this in. Is it possible Brandy was even worse than we saw and that they wanted to reveal just how horrible she was? It's just plain cruel to steal Caite's moment like that.
  19. May 10, 2010 #79 of 188

    TriBruin Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Dec 10, 2003
    Bartlett, IL
    Why would be embarassed for Caite. I think that last exchange helped her cause. She put Brandy in her place.
  20. May 10, 2010 #80 of 188

    Jebberwocky! Guest

    Apr 16, 2005
    At least the plane didn't turn back and pick up the winners ;)

    so so season for me, I liked the cowboys best and Caite and Brent second (of the last three)

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