The Amazing Race 11/11/2007 *Spoilers*

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by loubob57, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. Nov 12, 2007 #41 of 135

    NJChris Kermie Loves Elmo TCF Club

    May 11, 2001


    Don't they not know what the task is when they choose who? It just asked who is acrobatic... but, the same question would apply. Unless the kid is completely uncoordinated.
  2. Nov 12, 2007 #42 of 135

    getbak Well-Known Member

    Oct 8, 2004
    Calgary, AB
    "I did the knots because (embarrassed) I used to do macrame."
  3. Nov 12, 2007 #43 of 135

    getbak Well-Known Member

    Oct 8, 2004
    Calgary, AB
    Usually, but in this case, they specifically showed Grandpa saying they should watch to see what the other teams were doing before choosing. Then, he saw one of the girls do the jump and thought it looked like something he could do.
  4. Nov 12, 2007 #44 of 135

    Anubys All About Footwork

    Jul 16, 2004
    what made me smile is that the "rude" guy DID get the tickets on standby :up:
  5. Nov 12, 2007 #45 of 135

    Cragmyre Member

    Mar 8, 2004


    I loved when Kynt said, at the roadblock, "I think it has something to do with that sheep....I'll do it"
  6. Nov 12, 2007 #46 of 135

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    Kynt looks like a tranny. And then when you add in the fact that his female partner is much more masculine and athletic than him, it really makes you think that the person who posted last week that Vixsyn's gaydar sucks was spot on.

    Ronald came off like a world-class jackass in this episode. I really want to like that team because Christina seems so awesome and patient, but he is such a tool that I want them gone. Aside from all the crap he was spewing at her, where did he get off telling Goofy how to talk to the ticket agent? I think if Goofy had really been rude, they would have showed it. And if he really were being rude, it might work in Ronald's favor, so he should just keep his mouth shut about it.

    I think my favorite team so far is Lorena and Jason, but most of the young male/female teams are hard for me to tell apart, so I could be wrong.
  7. Nov 12, 2007 #47 of 135

    scsiguy72 OTA Only..Free TV

    Nov 25, 2003
    California Guy

    You and me both. My wife and I were talking about how close they seemed to be, and she was telling me how normal that was. When they were shown holding hands while walking down the street, I asked her..."Would you hold hands with your brother like that?"
  8. Nov 12, 2007 #48 of 135

    janry New Member

    Jan 2, 2003
    Nashville, TN
    Yes. I wonder if they start slacking off on the requirement the longer a team has tried. Remember in a previous TAR when Rob & Amber refused to eat something in a challenge and just had to wait something like 3 hours. I kind of liked that rather than just giving teams a social promotion. Or let let the other team member complete the challenge after a given amount of time.
  9. Nov 12, 2007 #49 of 135

    martinp13 Roller coaster addict :)

    Mar 19, 2001
    Fort Worth, TX
    It's been a while since I really screamed at the TV... last night I was almost hoarse. Which part of STFU don't you understand? I'm sorry for her, but PLEASE get eliminated next week... I don't want to have to listen to his multi-faceted and wrong-and-annoying-on-so-many-levels blah-blahing any more!

    I didn't really pay close attention, but I bet the "furniture" that was hoisted up wasn't real working furniture... I'm sure it was thrift store/dump stuff that could be "sacrificed".
  10. Nov 12, 2007 #50 of 135

    IJustLikeTivo Active Member

    Oct 3, 2001
    +1. I was really screaming at the TV. The more he talked the more I wanted to shove a fist down his throat.
  11. Nov 12, 2007 #51 of 135

    Jebberwocky! Guest

    Apr 16, 2005
    had to laugh when the daughter finally got him to SU when she told him to be quiet as she was trying to concentrate.

    But it didn't last becuase he started to tell her how to concentrate :rolleyes:
  12. Nov 12, 2007 #52 of 135

    TIVOSciolist Bye to High Society

    Oct 13, 2003
    What I can't figure out is why the dad/daughter stopped off to go on-line before getting to the airport. Because they and the ministers were on the second plane leaving Ireland, it appears that they did not make reservations or buy tickets while on the Internet.
  13. Nov 12, 2007 #53 of 135

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    It appeared that they simply wanted to determine what airline had the fastest route. Perhaps there is a new rule this year that you can't buy airline tix online, or maybe they simply couldn't purchase tix for this particular flight for some reason (airline doesn't have online sales, too close to departure, etc.).

    But it definitely cost them their place in line and eventually caused the ministers to get the boot.
  14. Nov 12, 2007 #54 of 135

    uncdrew Annie 2.0

    Aug 6, 2002
    Down South
    Ahh... sad to see the ministers go. One of the best attitudes I've seen for a couple on this show. But as someone above said, they were destined to fail long ago. You could tell they'd be out of the race soon.

    Wow Ronald, probably best for your daughter if you just stayed away from home like you used to. Nothing better than someone saying in a moment of calm that he'll change. Then right back to ass-munch moments later. Nice...
  15. Nov 12, 2007 #55 of 135

    Steve_Martin Grandminion

    Jul 18, 2004

    I did notice that the TV's were *really* old looking.

    I liked that there were several bras hanging on the clotheslines - especially the huge one right behind Phil.
  16. Nov 12, 2007 #56 of 135

    brianric Well-Known Member

    Aug 29, 2002
    Pennsville, NJ
    Ronald reminded me too much like my father. You get to a point that you would rather get physically beaten then be verbally abused. Very painful to watch. :(
  17. Nov 12, 2007 #57 of 135

    hummingbird_206 Retired

    Aug 22, 2007
    Valley of...
    We are religious people, but we have no illusions that God cares whether or not we win The Amazing Race

    Oh yeah, that's a keeper. Too bad they are out.

    Asian Dad was such a jerk that I finally had to just hit mute every time he opened his mouth.

    Blonde B's were quite entertaining. I hope they are around for a while. And the Goths were pretty fun, too.
  18. Nov 12, 2007 #58 of 135

    Fraser+Dief New Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    Otttawa, Canada
    I doubt it's a rule. Maybe the latter. You could see that Ronald was annoyed they were still there looking, since they couldn't do anything. But the silly daughter was insisting they stay and look for no reason.

    It's obvious to me that Ronald wants Christina to be an adult, and not be in a "Daddy makes all the decisions" mode. That was why at the furniture/biking thing, he let her know he couldn't handle the knots, and then wanted her to decide what to do after that. Give her the relevant info she needs, then let her make the decision.

    But she couldn't. She was still standing around minutes later, in a new location, humming and hawing, wondering if they should do the furniture. He was disappointed that she couldn't make a decision, as well as not seeing that the furniture was easily the better task to do.

    And he was correct in why so many folks had trouble getting over the ditch, they were all planting the pole at the near bank, instead of the centre, so they didn't swing far enough over the water. Simple physics.

    Yeah, he was rude in how he dealt with her. I never put too much stock in this, AR is such a high stress environment it causes the worst in folks to come out.

    Not sure if folks have seen this before, but the new AR Certainty Contest has been announced. Basically, you bet points on how far you think some teams will go. The idea is the more confident you are in a team doing well, the more points you put on them. Folks who put the most points on the winner, runner up etc are the winner.

    It's a free contest, just run by an AR fan for the fun of it for the past six seasons or so.

    The web page is at
  19. Nov 12, 2007 #59 of 135

    5thcrewman Active Member

    Sep 22, 2003
    "My ditch is broken!"
  20. Nov 12, 2007 #60 of 135

    IJustLikeTivo Active Member

    Oct 3, 2001
    She's more of an adult than he is. I can't tie a knot and I can't find a bike. Decide which of two horrible options is good. Then whatever you decide, I'll sit back and second guess. No decision she made, quick or not, right or not would actually be correct. He needed to prove that he was always right. Pretty pathetic for a 58 year old man. Pick on someone your own mental age instead. I hear the kindergarten has some openings. Loser.

    Yes, but he said he couldn't do that one so what should she do? either one he disliked and he had a crappy attitude to boot. I would have walked away if I had been in her shoes. As Eleanor Roosevelt said, "No one can make you feel inferior without your permission".

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