The Amazing Race "Don't Lay Down On Me Now (Indonesia) OAD 10/9/11 SPOILERS

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  1. Regina

    Regina I've got Jewbs!

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    Not too sad to see the showgirls gone...:rolleyes:

    My program guide info said that one team got stranded due to a medical emergency...but that didn't happen..but I kept thinking it was going to be "Ma & Pa" because poor "Ma" kept falling in the rice paddies :eek: Poor dear!

    I was impressed with Marcus and Amani-they kept to it, they didn't give up, and they didn't curse-:p

    The brother and sister (sorry, bad with names-I just know Marcus because he was with the Colts and I am from Indy) were less annoying this week...

    Man, if the snowboarders hadn't given Marcus and Amani the answer I think that most of the teams would STILL be there trying to figure out how to count the buddhas! :D;)
     
  2. markz

    markz Well-Known Member

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    It still amazes me that the snowboarders are doing so well! They also seem like good people! They really thought the team with the 15-minute penalty deserved the win and knew that they only completed the Buddha challenge because of their help.

    They (the snowboarders) are the team I am rooting for. Oh, and Marcus (Go Colts!) & his wife, although they seem to be struggling! Maybe Marcus would do better if Peyton Manning was healthy enough to do the race!
     
  3. justen_m

    justen_m Cheesehead

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    That Buddha challenge was brutal. However, watching all the players do face plants in the rice paddies was funny. I too was waiting for the medical emergency mentioned in the guide data.

    There really aren't any truly unlikable teams this year. I think the closest would be the brother/sister, because of their bickering.
     
  4. markz

    markz Well-Known Member

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    The snowboarders didn't fall did they? Of course they are good on their feet and can maintain their balance snowboarding. The others were cracking me up though!
     
  5. kingflynn

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    Snowboarders coming in first: "We don't deserve this. We wouldn't have gotten it without father and sons help."

    Phil: "Well you can gift them the prize."

    Snowboarders: " Yeah... No thanks."
     
  6. heySkippy

    heySkippy oldweakandpathetic

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    I was surprised that Marcus and his wife switched tasks rather than go back for more grass.

    And having read the program guide info talk about a medical emergency I was sure someone was going to have a heatstroke at the temple.
     
  7. Cragmyre

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    Actually they told Phil that then they would have to face their wives without the prize :)
     
  8. jrponalameda

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    Yes, that was a weird deal about the medical emergency in the episode description... we kept waiting for it. I don't really like it when one team actually gives answers to another... although at least in this challenge it wasn't an easy answer to pass on, like some of those in earlier races.
     
  9. laria

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    I miss the Elimination Station videos. :(
     
  10. TiVo'Brien

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    Happy to see that Team NFL didn't get eliminated. I really want to see how well Marcus does in the physical challenges. He seemed out of shape at the temple, though.

    I was kind of confused as to why they even had the bicycle task. Basically, it was ride from here to there on a bike with these other guys. The only thing I got out of it was the history and seeing the side streets and back alleys. As for it being a team challenge, it was more of a team scenic tour.

    I wonder what the Indonesian greeter woman at the end was thinking of the showgirls. She seemed touched by the humanity of their situation.

    Those sheep looked pretty scrawny. And yes, Team NFL should have stuck with the feed the sheep task instead of switching.
     
  11. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

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    Totally agree. Said the same thing to my SO while we were watching it.
     
  12. Cragmyre

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    I did like that the snowboarders got a round of applause by the local bike riders :)
     
  13. martinp13

    martinp13 Roller coaster addict :)

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    I'm a little annoyed at the staging of some of the tasks this season. First, the "give up your money" sign at the orphanage. Any task where you can receive the clue without completing the task is ridiculous. I would have argued that one... to get the next clue, I have to complete the task... I did what the previous clue said and I was given the clue at the orphanage: therefore, I completed the task.

    Now, the Buddha statue clue. I don't think we saw the actual clue text, but from listening to all of the teams, there was nothing in it that said you had to demonstrate the Buddha hand positions. Just give a count of them. So if you said 17-17-17-18, that should be enough. If you had to infer that the hand positions are enough, then where do you draw the line? Do you have to sit on the ground and imitate a statue to fulfill the task, or can you stand and do it?

    Meh... tell them what they need to do and make the task a bit harder.
     
  14. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    I was thinking the same thing...until the one team's bike broke and teams ended up passing them. I also wonder, if one team wasn't strong on the bike, if that slowness would cause the rest of the pack to slow down thus causing other teams to pass them. So yes, when you think about it, it COULD have had an effect on the game.

    I also wondered what would have happened if one team had a member who couldn't ride a bike. My two sons to this day have never learned how to ride one, as they had no real interest. That could have been something too.
     
  15. Maui

    Maui Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, they said they had to face their wives. Also, they did warn the father and son as they were breaking the rule at the well. They said "Check your clue guys". They showed it when it happened and then later when the penalty was given.

    I cracked up at Marcus and his wife, cursing themselves for not listening closer to what the snowboarders told them. Hard to know with the editing but they may have been saved by dismissing their crappy cab driver before the challenge.
     
  16. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    That's always something that got me curious. When they win these trips for two, does that mean the trip is only for 2 people? So if the snowboarders won, does that mean they go to that romantic sandy beach together? Not a big deal for husband and wife, but for two hetero buddies?
     
  17. Squeak

    Squeak Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    My understanding is they each win a trip for two.
     
  18. NJChris

    NJChris Kermie Loves Elmo TCF Club

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    Beaches are only for couples?
     
  19. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

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    So if it's a romantic couple they get two identical trips?
     
  20. plateau10

    plateau10 New Member

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    I was reminded of recent arguments on this forum when snowboarders realized they didn't have enough grass :D
     

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