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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by PKurmas, Feb 21, 2011.
crap...I had no idea this show started up!
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I am so glad this leg is not over yet. Would hate to see the Cowboys go in the first show.
However if Kent & Vyxsin had been in last place, I would have been mad it wasn't an elimination leg.
Whatever it is, they still creep me out.
I agree, the producers didn't do it to effect the outcome. I however do think they ran the two legs together to even out the field for the people on the first plane.
The more I think about it, the more I'm sure the cowboys will be gone at the beginning of the next episode. Hope so, anyway. Having a non-elimination on the first Pit Stop would be too lame.
This issue has never been decided by the courts. It was at issue in the first reality TV lawsuit -- Stacey Stillman's lawsuit against CBS about the first season of Survivor. That case settled, and the settlement is confidential. Ever since, confidential, binding arbitration is standard in resolution of reality show disputes (you'll see it as a term in every contestant application contract). So I doubt we'll ever see the issue resolved.
The first leg is not over yet. This was one of those legs where they get to the check-in and are told they are contiuing to race. Everyone will still be in the race when next week's episode starts.
There was a situation in Season 17 in which Nick & Vicki finished last (in a non-elim leg) but the scheduled Speed-Bump was waived due to "production issues." So while it's not exactly the same thing, there is certainly precedence for making on the fly adjustments when they are warranted.
However, they have done "to be continued" situations in the past. It doesn't happen every year. This one may have been pre-planned just to give everyone at least 2 shows since all of the viewers already know them. I suppose Jet & Cord could be done, but I suspect that they will be able to keep racing just like everyone else. We'll just have to wait until next week to see.
The clue called it a Pit Stop. Has there ever been a leg with 2 Pit Stops?
Also, at the beginning Phil said the first team to the Pit Stop would get the Express Pass and that did happen.
There have definitely been legs in the past where people have arrived at the mat with Phil who then said "you're not done yet, here's your next clue".
Sadly I think they will be gone as well, but at the end of the episode when the leg ends.
I've seen every season and I don't remember them doing it exactly like this before. However, we have established in the past that Pit Stops are not always the same number of hours long. This time they just happen to have a Pit Stop which is zero hours long.
I guess it depends on how much we all want to fight about the words "pit stop"
From the wiki:
And yes, there have been adjustments...I just find no evidence that those adjustments are made for the express purpose of "keeping a popular team in the race for another week", that's all.
That's a can of worms I can't see CBS/TAR even remotely opening.
Looks like a fun season. For the most part I like the folks they brought back. I too am glad Boston Rob did not make a 3rd appearance. This show was MADE for HD. I've been longing for them to go HD for YEARS. It adds a whole new layer of enjoyment to the show for me. Big improvement.
Who said there was?
They're making fun of me. I misspelled it in a post about not understanding what it meant.
But the message I quoted was from post 9. Your misspelling was in post 32.
One of the racers...