Amazing Race OAD 11/20

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by debtoine, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. WO312

    WO312 Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2003


    My question would be - what rule of the game did they violate? If none, then why be penalized??
  2. heySkippy

    heySkippy oldweakandpathetic

    Jul 2, 2001
    Sarasota, FL
    There isn't going to be any penalty for the train tickets. Cindy & Ernie dodged a bullet, good for them.
  3. JFriday

    JFriday "Just The Facts"

    Mar 20, 2002
    Bay Area
    I can ride that ride once but to ride it a couple of times back to back and I'm getting sick.
  4. lalouque

    lalouque Quilter-Cat Slave TCF Club

    Feb 11, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    I went to Brussels this past July. It was so much fun to see the Amazing Race go to a place that I could yell at the TV "been there!" Also, the banana slings at the body building challenge were quite frightening. I had to avert my eyes.
  5. markz

    markz Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2002


    Yes, she said Peyton Manning. Marcus is a former Colts player. I forget the second player she mentioned, but he is a Colts player also. I think it was Dwight Freeney.
  6. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

    Jan 5, 2002
    Berkeley CA
    If you can look out and see that you are moving, then your brain is getting signals from both your eyes and your ears (the balance system) that you're in motion.

    If, however, you are trying to fixate on a stationary thing inside a moving vehicle (the puzzle) while you are moving, your ears are telling your brain you are moving, while your eyes are telling your brain you are stationary.

    This is why I can't read in the car without getting motion sick. That challenge would have been brutal.
  7. bc0312

    bc0312 Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    I've been to Copenhagen many times. Beautiful city. I have a picture of me in front of the Hans Christian Andersen statue pointing to Tivoli Gardens across the street (I'm surprised they didn't go there) and it looks like the statue is looking that way because I'm pointing. Corny, I know, but it's fun seeing places that you've been to.
  8. FourFourSeven

    FourFourSeven New Member

    Jan 3, 2003
    Kind of a lame episode. The first two challenges (the biking/reciting and the teacups) were irrelevant with an equalizer after them.

    I have no problem with equalizers - but they should occur at the start of a leg, not after completing some tasks!

    I'm hoping this leg is a non-elim (which I suspect it will be with the "TO BE CONTINUED") because I don't think it's fair to have a team get eliminated based on one task (the bodybuilding thing).
  9. Azlen

    Azlen Well-Known Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Peoria, AZ
    The race is still going pitstop is essentially the same thing as a non-elimination leg it just doesn't give anyone a chance to rest. I thought it would be one of these or a non-elim because it really wasn't fair that a team would be eliminated based on the one challenge, especially considering it was one of the most cruel challenges they've ever had in the game.
  10. heySkippy

    heySkippy oldweakandpathetic

    Jul 2, 2001
    Sarasota, FL
  11. getbak

    getbak Well-Known Member

    Oct 8, 2004
    Calgary, AB
    It seemed strange that there was no Detour on this leg (but I believe they've done that before on previous double legs), then I was looking at the Wikipedia page for this race and it says that the bodybuilding challenge was a Detour, but because all teams chose to do the posing, they cut out the second option.

    I find it hard to believe that every team chose to do the posing, and none would have decided to do the other one, especially after some of them got such horrible scores the first time they posed.
  12. ducker

    ducker New Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    kinda shocked they didn't show this. that fish delivery challenge seemed incredibly trivial for all.
  13. Idearat

    Idearat Active Member

    Nov 26, 2000
    The alternative must have been pretty onerous. And once they were started with the bodybuilding one they would have to get dressed and travel to the other place. The cycle time between attempts must have been short enough that they they didn't get antsy and move to the other option.
  14. FourFourSeven

    FourFourSeven New Member

    Jan 3, 2003
    Do we KNOW nobody will be eliminated? The first team to get there won a prize, so it seems to be a real end to a leg. I seem to recall during these continuation legs in previous years Phil would say "you're the first team to arrive, and you're still racing" with no prize or anything.

    They only showed the first team arriving - isn't it possible another team is eliminated? On the preview,
    it looked like they showed all teams but Bill and Cathi. And it appeared they were in last place during the bodybuilding - that's why I wonder.
  15. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    I agree. No penalty, bullet dodged. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if the race producers arranged for the bullet to be dodged. It wouldn't have made very good TV for one of the teams to get taken to jail for schwarzfahren, especially when they didn't have enough money to buy the tix and pay the fine.
  16. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

    Sep 7, 2000
    Seacoast, NH
    They spent all the time showing the clueless sister sitting around waiting in the middle of nowhere for a clue miracle. :)
  17. gschrock

    gschrock Active Member

    Dec 27, 2001
    holt, mi
    I haven't done any inter-country travel (where I'd have to think it would be more likely that they'd check), but from the very limited amount of within country (in Italy) travel I've done on trains over there, my understanding is that it isn't that uncommon for them not to check. Subways and trains over there often seem to be setup where you have to validate the ticket before you get onto the train or subway, and if you're caught without a validated ticket the fine is substantial. But they often don't actually check, I guess the significant fine is enough to deter enough people that it's not worth the manpower. Now, like I said, I've got very limited travel on trains over there, and most of what I said is based on research I did before that. So I'd hardly consider myself to be an expert on the situation. (However, I honestly don't recall having our tickets checked on the train rides we did. So it doesn't seem completely out of the realm of possibility. And everywhere they were going I think are Schengen countries, so there really might not be any sort of border checks, so they may not always check tickets.)
  18. Marc

    Marc Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Jun 26, 1999
    McMurray, PA
    I remember many years ago riding the tram in Amsterdam. The fare payment system was mostly self-managed through a ticket punching machine on the trams. Only occasionally would security come onto the tram to verify that everyone had punched their tickets.

    Because the trams operated in multiple zones, it was apparently common practice to wait to punch your ticket until you had crossed a zone (the machine would make a distinctive click when it had changed zones) to save some money on the ticket value.
  19. JETarpon

    JETarpon Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2003
    "My parents came to the US from China, so I'm first generation Chinese."

    :confused: :D
  20. Squeak

    Squeak Well-Known Member TCF Club

    May 12, 2000
    Columbus, Ohio

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