Amazing Race finale OAD 5-9-10

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by bryhamm, May 9, 2010.

  1. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Gilbert, AZ


    I was dissapointed by the last long as you had the info written down (and who wouldn't at this point)....that challange should have taken only about 5 minutes. MUCH less complicated than the usual final challange (which is getting old).

    BTW....that Lucas challange would have been a dream for me!!!
  2. cheerdude

    cheerdude Reed & Juliet's CPA

    Feb 27, 2001
    Las Vegas, NV
    Anyone watch the Bros on the Early Show? Wonder if they said how much they won by...
  3. IJustLikeTivo

    IJustLikeTivo Active Member

    Oct 3, 2001
    Not much if the shadows are to be believed.
  4. TomK

    TomK Active Member

    May 22, 2001
    'The Bros' is a perfect name for them.
  5. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003


    Totally agree. It seemed that the finishing order was decided when Dan and Jordan weaseled their way into first class. The challenges in a final leg should be more complicated than that, so as to make the order of departing the plane less of a factor. This was a very unsatisfying ending.
    Well they're obviously not going to allow it, because that would increase production costs significantly. As for whether to ban it, why prevent teams from being able to talk their way into a good position?
    Even if they plane ticket money wasn't separated from the rest of the money (cash vs. credit cards), the cost of two last minute international first-class tickets would be significantly more than all the money they were given throughout the entire race, so it wouldn't even be possible. I'll bet that if you combine all the money they are given throughout the race, it's only $2-3k. I'll bet a last-minute, first-class ticket from China to the US is at least $5k.
    I doubt they really got moved to first class. I'll bet it was more like the flight attendants allowed them to sit there for the final hour or something.
    Wasn't that on Arrested Development?
    I don't think it was the coordinates that were the issue. I think it was where the person was when they were registered into the system. Clearly Caite started in a different place because she ended in a different place than where the Cowboy was.
    I wondered that as well. They've never shown any other commentary like that between Phil and the eliminated contestants at the finish line. It's almost like they hold an impromptu little reunion and film it just in case there's anything juicy. I felt like that whole exchange was wildly out of place and not only embarrassing for the bitchy lesbian, but also for the show. This show really isn't about the drama, it's about the race and the destination, so that seemed really blatant for them to edit that in after the race is over.

    Having said that, I'd love to see a reunion show, like Survivor does. But I don't think it's appropriate for them to edit in one controversial comment at the end like that.
  6. hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

    Dec 5, 2000
    CO via Chi-town
    Yes, it was. :)
  7. Ment

    Ment Well-Known Member

    Mar 27, 2008
    Didn't Jordan say that he and his bro never screwed anyone over until final three but with a million dollars on the line it full steam ahead? That is technically true but I distinctly remember them attempting to steal a cab, I think it was the detectives that were able to stop them.
  8. ewolfr

    ewolfr .

    Feb 12, 2001


    Lots more interesting tidbits if you read through the whole post.
  9. Idearat

    Idearat Active Member

    Nov 26, 2000
    Before they gave her the chance to vent and look spiteful, we did see that Brandy wasn't applauding as they ran to the finish line. There's no way I remember if that's happened before, but they showed it and we could all see Carol clapping (though a slow and lackluster clap ) and Brandy not applauding at all. So we'd already seen her displeasure being displayed.
  10. Magnolia88

    Magnolia88 She likes cheese.

    Jun 30, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    I really wanted the Cowboys to win, and I'm sorry they didn't. :( Otoh, I'm very glad Brent and Caite didn't win.

    The annoying brothers really lost me last week with their horrible treatment of their cab driver in China. But they were pretty good racers, I guess.

    I just thought this was a fairly weak finale though. Not very exciting, and again, the race came down to one airline employee doing a special favor for one team. I know it's not cheating, but the employee certainly bent the rules for them, and I don't like that in principle. But of course, if I were in the final 3, I'd be begging airline employees to bend rules for my team right and left. I just don't like it as a viewer.
  11. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    But that's my point. Showing the folded arms as Brent and Caite finished was part of the beef I have with TAR here. Since when does TAR focus on the interpersonal dynamics? There have been plenty of other teams that were eliminated due to another team's decisions, and they've never taken the time to highlight it at the Finish Line. So I'm curious why they decided to do it here.
  12. Jebberwocky!

    Jebberwocky! Guest

    Apr 16, 2005
    I think that this is the first time a team made it so obviously personal.

    The other team that was u-turned was pretty pissed off but they either got over it or decided to take the high road.
  13. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    No, they were very pissed as well, and you can see that in the Elimination Station videos, but the team they were pissed at wasn't in the final three, so there wasn't anything to show.
  14. Jebberwocky!

    Jebberwocky! Guest

    Apr 16, 2005
    you're right - I forgot who they were mad at.
  15. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    Looks to me like the reporter either can't spell, or didn't watch the whole race:
  16. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Gilbert, AZ
    I do agree that it was uncomfortable and out of character for TAR to do that at the finale, but that relationship/beef was a pretty big "storyline" this entire season so I guess they felt the need to address it.
  17. BadlyDrawnBoy

    BadlyDrawnBoy Member

    Dec 24, 2001
    San Francsico

    I've done US Immigration in Ireland before flying to the US
  18. martinp13

    martinp13 Roller coaster addict :)

    Mar 19, 2001
    Fort Worth, TX
    From Canadia too :)
  19. FourFourSeven

    FourFourSeven New Member

    Jan 3, 2003
    Wow - Brandy is insane. She also wants to have it both ways. "We played an intelligent game, we were a strong team" on one hand, but "Caite was stupid to u-turn us - we weren't a strong team" on the other hand.

    She's also not very smart. She's assuming Caite and DumbModelGuy (forget his name) are using logic to make u-turn decisions. If Brandy was smart, she'd realize that Caite and DumbModelGuy aren't terribly smart, and will u-turn based on personal vendettas rather than what makes the most sense race-wise. That's why smarter teams act all nicey-nicey to "dumb" teams - that can help you out in the end!
  20. Maui

    Maui Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2000
    Decatur, IL
    As I said before, I wonder how much of that was from getting off the plane first? You can easily gain close to that if that plane was as big and crowded as I think it must have been.

    The cowboys probably lost time on the memory challenge but they looked like the probably kicked the bros butts in lugging that chest down the streets.

    23 minutes does not seem like a huge margin when they probably gained a chunk of that just getting off the plane first.

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