Amazing Race -- OAD 2/20/11

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  1. Feb 21, 2011 #61 of 131
    mattack

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    It's the ooooooonly way to fly... with Jim Bakkus.
     
  2. Feb 21, 2011 #62 of 131
    mattack

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    Darn, I thought the poker girls were going to be back.. bummer.
     
  3. Feb 21, 2011 #63 of 131
    TriBruin

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    Nope. As mentioned above, the clue specifically called it (via Mallory's reading) a Pit Stop. In addition, Gary & Mallory were awarded the pass for finishing first in this leg of the race (although they didn't get any other prize)

    In previous seasons, when the had Phil tell the teams that they were still racing, the clue very tellingly did not tell the teams to go to the Pit Stop. They would say "find Phil" or something else vague.
     
  4. Feb 22, 2011 #64 of 131
    Ruth

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    Not so much "are they really goths" as much as "are they really a dating couple having a romantic relationship."
     
  5. Feb 22, 2011 #65 of 131
    laria

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    I think I remember reading back in their first season that they were both bi, but I haven't been able to find anything that says that in a quick google that I did this morning.
     
  6. Feb 22, 2011 #66 of 131
    jradosh

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    Finally watched. I'm loving the HD and I'm so glad the show's back. I don't even mind the return of the contestants (I'm so glad they didn't think Boston Rob needed a second chance ;) )

    But I'm hating the cheating (er... "helping") that's going on. :mad: I understand why it's being done strategically, but I think it should be against the rules.

    Yay... it's back!!! :D
     
  7. Feb 22, 2011 #67 of 131
    alyssa

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    I was thinking, the producers most likely had a pit stop at the end of the first leg but they decided to run legs 1 & 2 together so that;
    the popular cowboys wouldn't get eliminated
    to make up for the unfortunate plane delay for all the top teams
     
  8. Feb 22, 2011 #68 of 131
    Inundated

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    Nope, thankfully, he's busy over on Wednesday nights. (Even CBS wouldn't run him on both shows in the same season...would they? Would they? ;) )

    Again, I actually didn't mind Rob on TAR, but he's already been on twice. :D

    We've been through this before...the show can't manipulate the structure of how it works on the fly to favor one team or another, so it has nothing to do with the cowboys or "overcoming" the plane delay.

    No, for whatever reason, it was set up that way...and they certainly did enough other changes to the opening leg this season to shake things up.
     
  9. Feb 22, 2011 #69 of 131
    Inundated

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    Ambiguous dating couples are a TAR tradition, going back to Hellboy and Rebecca. :D
     
  10. Feb 22, 2011 #70 of 131
    heySkippy

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    I'm sure that's what they want us to think. Color me unconvinced.
     
  11. Feb 22, 2011 #71 of 131
    Bierboy

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    This x1,000!!
     
  12. Feb 22, 2011 #72 of 131
    goblue97

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    I think a team of Rob and Russell would have been TV gold.
     
  13. Feb 22, 2011 #73 of 131
    Inundated

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    I'm pretty sure they can't do that, legally.

    Imagine that someone is spared from elimination by last minute adjustments to the show, and then, they beat your team out later. Wouldn't you have a nice, juicy, million-dollar lawsuit against CBS and TAR?

    How could they pull this off without trouble?
     
  14. Feb 22, 2011 #74 of 131
    Inundated

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    And I'm sure they are right now...on Survivor, Wednesday nights on CBS.

    I was willing to deal with Rob on TAR, and he has a history now, but don't turn TAR into "Survivor: World".
     
  15. Feb 22, 2011 #75 of 131
    Regina

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    They all blend together for me, but the thing I remember most from the first season I watched was the couple who searched and searched for the "bag of money" in the field with their "compass" that the husband had brought along. They were supposed to count the steps and she kept saying "I think we're supposed to count the steps.." and he kept saying "That's only if you don't have a compass.." I was laughing so hard I couldn't breathe! :D (Mainly because I have absolutely no sense of direction and know for sure I could NEVER run this race! ;):p)
     
  16. Feb 22, 2011 #76 of 131
    bryhamm

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    Is the show technically classified as a game show or as a reality show? If it's a game show, you are correct. If it is a reality show, I think they can do whatever they want.
     
  17. Feb 22, 2011 #77 of 131
    Amnesia

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    I don't know about that. In his blog, Jeff Probst keeps harping on the fact that the producers of Survivor can't do anything to affect the outcome of the challenges because of various game-show laws. It would seem like those must apply to TAR as well.
     
  18. Feb 22, 2011 #78 of 131
    markz

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    Phil's voiceover also called it the pitstop.
     
  19. Feb 22, 2011 #79 of 131
    robojerk

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    The show revolves around entertaining the viewers, if manipulating the race serves this purpose then I think they can get away with whatever they want. If changing a leg from elimination to a 2 part leg, it changes the race for every team and not just giving one team an advantage.

    The odds that a 'favorite' team would recover is high if they did indeed change the race structure, however it doesn't guarantee anything, as that team would actually have to catch up and recover. It's a sneaky move for our benefit, and I think the contracts the contestants signed allow the producers to do it.

    I'm not saying this leg of the race is being manipulated, although there have been times I have thought this in the past, I'm just saying I think the show allows this. I do however support dialog if we feel like there was manipulation, as we want a clean fair race.
     
  20. Feb 22, 2011 #80 of 131
    InterMurph

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    The best moment of the episode: when Phil tells Kent and Vyxsin that they are still racing, they take off, and Kent smacks the Australian hunk on the ass. I missed it, but my wife saw it. It's definitely worth a rewind!

    PS I remember Jet & Cord as good competitors who made it pretty far. They looked pretty lame this episode.
     

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