Great American Road Trip - Whole Season *spoilers*

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  1. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I always learned it as "If you're hanging from the ceiling, you have to hold on "tite," and it would take a lot of "mite" to lift up one that's growing out of the floor.

    So NBC changed their schedule? Does that mean my TiVo, which is scheduled to record this show tonight, will be recording something else?
     
  2. TheDewAddict

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    If so, you can watch the 2nd episode on Hulu.com. That's where I watched it.
     
  3. That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

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    Apparently so - apparently, somebody at NBC feels that we need to see every episode of America's Got Talent twice, because my TiVo lists a repeat of last Wednesday's episode followed by a new one (and, of course, tonight's new episode is repeated tomorrow night, immediately followed by another new episode).
    The episode you missed will be repeated next Sunday at 7:00 Eastern.

    Note that this is the schedule for next week as well - Great American Road Trip on Monday, and AGT rerun followed by new episode on Tuesday and Wednesday.

    -- Don
     
  4. mattack

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    Is there really anything special about the ice cream? I admittedly can't think of any examples off the top of my head, but it seems like a lot of "local specials" really aren't that special. (While I haven't had it, though I probably *would*, isn't the famous Hawaiian shaved ice basically a Sno Cone, or a Slurpee???)

    Also, I presume *every* place shown in this series is a product placement? I'm not actually disparaging it that way, I just presume places like the caverns paid to show up on the trip.
     
  5. DancnDude

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    I enjoyed this show. It's fun summer watching. I like that it's not a race...that lets them have time to just enjoy the spots. That's what kinda sucks about the Amazing Race....they just blaze through all these places and don't get much of a chance to enjoy them.

    Oh, and Hawaiian shaved ice is WAY better than a Sno Code or Slurpee!! They have it at festivals around here.....the ice is a lot 'lighter' than a sno cone, which is chunky. It just tastes better. Some places of the country don't get custard, which tastes completely different than ice cream as well.
     
  6. cheerdude

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    Technically, it's frozen custard and not ice cream. What is "special" about it is it's thickness, which they showed on the show. They literally do hand the cups to you upside down, to prove the custard won't fall out. I've grown up eating it, and like it more than Dairy Queen, but it's a different place than say a Cold Stone Creamery.

    If you're ever in StL during the summer, drive by any evening. Most likely there will be about 75-100 people standing outside eating their custard, with police directing traffic in and out of the place. It's the same at 5pm or 11pm, and even more insane when the Cardinals game lets out.

    We have several relatives from out of town, and whenever they come to visit, they always want to go to Drewes.
     
  8. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Ted Drewes may have been product placement, but I'd be surprised. Local chains like that usually aren't willing to pay for product placement on a national show. And as far as the caverns, I'm pretty sure they are part of a state or national park. Pretty unlikely they're going to pay for product placement. Branson's chamber of commerce may have paid for some publicity, but there wasn't anything specific enough about the theater to warrant the theater itself paying for product placement. In Branson, it's all about the content of the show, not the location.

    This series is showcasing Route 66 and the things that can be seen/done while traveling on it. If they only showed those things where the company paid to be included, that would make for a pretty lame show.
     
  9. cheerdude

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    The Meramec Caverns are privately owned, I believe.

    I'll admit that product placement along 66 would be "weird"... since anyone who decides to drive 66 should research the route. Not only where to drive, since it is not officially marked anymore, but where to stop and what to see.
     
  10. sieglinde

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    It is partially marked, at least near San Bernardino. The problem is that the Interstate bypassed pieces of it so it is not maintained.
     
  11. JLucPicard

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    I have no connection at all to Route 66, but I'm still enjoying this show. I caveat that by saying that I CANNOT STAND the DiSalvatore dad! What a tool!

    I do like the gravelly-voice Coote kid, though. And there was one scene where I think it showed that one of the boys was only 4 years old - he was counting on his fingers that his new best friend was 9 years older than he was. Funny.
     
  12. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    While I agree that he's a tool, the show would be much less enjoyable without him. He's quite a character. Who doesn't know how to make a hamburger? And how funny was it that his burger scored lower than the guy who didn't even get a chance to cook his very long?

    When the DiSalvatores were in the bottom three last night, I was really hoping they wouldn't go home, just for that reason. I wanted the Faverys to go home, since they're very boring. I wanted the Rico's to stick around because the wife is hot. Oh well.
    He did say that the Pollard kid is 9 years older than he is, but that doesn't mean he's 4 years old. I'm guessing he's 8-9, and the Pollard kid is 15-16.
     
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    According to the bios on NBC.com Ricky Rico is 8 and Aaron Pollard is 17.
     
  14. JLucPicard

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    I knew as soon as I posted that, this would be the response I'd see. I didn't care for Coach, either, on Survivor and wanted him off my screen ASAP. I've resigned myself to the fact that there will be people who want to see a tool stick around just because they think he makes for a better show.

    I don't agree, but I'm sure I'll be in the minority on that point. If I can't stand someone, I just don't want to see them anymore. If the sound of nails across a chalkboard makes you cringe, I'm not gonna want to keep hearing nails across a chalkboard just because it adds a different sound to a tapestry of other sounds.

    Having said that, I would much rather have seen the Favery's gone long before the Rico's! And not just because of the hot wife.
     
  15. JLucPicard

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    That makes much more sense. I thought that I had actually heard it mentioned in that clip that he was four, but it was on in the background and I definitely wasn't paying close attention.
     
  16. Steveknj

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    I'm enjoying this show for what it is, a summer pastime and a poor imitation of The Amazing Race. But it's still fun to check out the places along the way. I agree with you, as much as the DeSalvatore dad is a tool, they are entertaining and the show would be boring if we just had the boring Coontes family to spotlight. I know guys like Syl having grown up in NY. Also, there's something about the Coontes and the southern team I don't like. The Coontes seems really arrogant, and the southern team seem straight out of the 1950s south for some reason. I too liked the Ricos. It was funny, when the Favery's dad was talking about making his burger simple so the kids would like it, that was the strategy I would have used, so I was surprised that he finished in the bottom three. Overall, I look more forward to seeing the places they visit rather than the family interaction and the competitions.
     
  17. Steveknj

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    Coach on Survivor annoyed me and I agree, if he was gone, i would have loved it, but for some reason, Syl doesn't bother me nearly as much. Maybe it's because he reminds me of so many people I knew growing up in New York.
     
  18. DancnDude

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    It's too bad the Rico family left. I did like them, they seemed very happy to be there. My roommate mentioned this to me last night and I thought it was kinda funny: the Ricos essentionally named their son Richy Rich :D
     
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    They stopped at the Laura Ingall's house near Independence, KS. That's at least 60 miles away from Route 66.
     
  20. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I assume he's named after his dad, who is Ricardo Rico.
    Many of the sites they've visited have not been directly on Route 66. A good portion of the second episode took place in Branson, MO, which is also not on Route 66. If they were confined to visiting only sites that were directly adjacent to Route 66, they likely wouldn't have much to see.
     

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