The Amazing Race FINALE, 12/12/10

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Inundated, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. Dec 13, 2010 #21 of 103

    zuko3984 Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2002


    I don't know how anyone can blame the cab drivers this time. The cab drivers didn't take anyone to the wrong place or get lost or say they knew where someplace was and didn't. It's not the cab drivers fault if the team couldn't tell them where to go.

    Thomas and Jill should have told the cab driver to take them to an internet cafe or any hotel. They could have even went to a Starbucks, there is always someone in starbucks using a laptop who I'm sure would have looked up the information they needed for them. It was Thomas and Jill's fault that they couldn't figure out how to get the information they needed.
  2. Dec 13, 2010 #22 of 103

    Inundated Face For Radio TCF Club

    Sep 9, 2003
    Northeast Ohio
    Indeed, one of the all-female teams (can't remember if it was Brook and Claire, or Nat and Kat) was getting this information via phone.

    Oh, I fully agree. I was just using the phrase "zapped" to refer to the fact at least one other team had more help from their least as far as being able to use the phone :) And of course, Brook and Claire figured out how to get it on their own.

    Thomas and Jill should have bailed on Mr. "I Have GPS" MUCH sooner. They stayed with him for a good while, at least. And they were in Los Angeles, which is a modern city with Internet access all over the place.
  3. Dec 13, 2010 #23 of 103

    Inundated Face For Radio TCF Club

    Sep 9, 2003
    Northeast Ohio
    Curious - where are you getting the spoilered list? I don't think CBS has announced the teams, yet, and the promo could well have been their first "announcement".

    I'm still cool with about four teams on your other list (though like my sometimes TCF Twin Maui, I'd like Brook and Claire instead :D).

    But half of 'em I don't remember!
  4. Dec 13, 2010 #24 of 103

    ewolfr .

    Feb 12, 2001
  5. Dec 13, 2010 #25 of 103

    getbak Well-Known Member

    Oct 8, 2004
    Calgary, AB


    Nat and Kat called "information" (I don't know if it was 411 or what), and Brook and Claire went to a hotel and used their Business Center.

    According to Google Maps (BTW, it was pretty good unintentional product placement for Google on this episode, probably better than most companies that pay for it), there are 5 Starbucks within 2 miles of the Rose Bowl. That would have been a much better option than just standing on the street yelling at people.
  6. Dec 13, 2010 #26 of 103

    appleye1 Active Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Back From...
    What I thought was funny was that Nat and Kat were asking them all if they had an "iPhone", as if there was no other cell phone that could access the internet. :p
  7. Dec 13, 2010 #27 of 103

    JETarpon Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2003
    It did, but it didn't. Nat and Kat tried multiple cabs at the airport, and found one that had someone that spoke English, and had a phone they could use.

    The other two teams got in the first cabs they got to.
  8. Dec 13, 2010 #28 of 103

    brianric Well-Known Member

    Aug 29, 2002
    Pennsville, NJ
    Maybe, but they did win. :up:
  9. Dec 13, 2010 #29 of 103
    Gene S

    Gene S Member

    Feb 10, 2003
    Belleville, IL
    Did Thomas and Jill even get to the studio to do the roadblock?
  10. Dec 13, 2010 #30 of 103

    loubob57 Cancer sucks! TCF Club

    Mar 19, 2001
    Bedford, TX
    Yay!!! The team I liked won. That usually doesn't happen.

    My take on the cab driver is the same as the consensus here. I like the idea of "Take me to Starbucks". That would have probably worked.

    I guess the producers just sent Jill & Thomas straight to the finish. If they had solved even the first question I think they would have shown that.
  11. Dec 13, 2010 #31 of 103

    TriBruin Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Dec 10, 2003
    Bartlett, IL
    Although Jill & Thomas share a lot of the blame for picking the wrong taxi and driver, the taxi driver had a significant impact in the order. Nat & Kat's driver allowed them to use his cell phone, Jill & Thomas' did not. It is not a conidence that Nat & Kat finished first because of that. Even Brooke & Claire had to take time to stop at a hotel. I doubt the race was ever that close at the end.

    The producers really do need to find a way to eliminate the taxis in the final leg. It can and often does contribute significanty to the final standings.

    I also felt the first challenge was almost usless (other than watching Nat freak out.) All it did was add a little bit of distance between the three teams.
  12. Dec 13, 2010 #32 of 103

    jradosh Newlywed

    Jul 31, 2001
    I didn't mind the ending but every year inches closer to a "who can google the best" contest and I don't like that.

    And yes, they should try to eliminate cab drivers in the final leg.
  13. Dec 13, 2010 #33 of 103

    laria Librocubicularist

    Sep 7, 2000
    Seacoast, NH
    I do not know of any internet cafes around here and probably would not have thought to ask for one specifically, but probably would have asked for the nearest library or hotel or Panera Bread. ;)
  14. Dec 13, 2010 #34 of 103

    Anubys All About Footwork

    Jul 16, 2004
    I can't spell his name...but that Bob Eubanks really tried to stretch his 2 seconds of air time!
  15. Dec 13, 2010 #35 of 103

    Ment Well-Known Member

    Mar 27, 2008
    Or coffee shop.

    It would have been better if the racers weren't allowed to use their notes during the final matchup task. My memory doesn't serve me..was that the first time they could use other resources besides their memory? Eubanks went to bed sad cause he didn't contribute to the Kiss Count.

    Also no psych out trash-talk during the bungie jump? Thomas should have been all over that.

    I hope the montage was true as the next season racers.
  16. Dec 13, 2010 #36 of 103

    laria Librocubicularist

    Sep 7, 2000
    Seacoast, NH
    They looked pretty far apart... I bet they couldn't hear each other. :)
  17. Dec 13, 2010 #37 of 103

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    I'm not a big fan of these all star shows because, well they are not all stars! They are fan favorites or something like that, or what the producers think will cause the most friction. That said, there are a few teams that will be fun to watch again. I like it better when there are all new teams. I always feel that teams that already failed once should not get a second chance to win a million dollars.

    I'm really looking more forward to the HD version. If any show screams HD, it's this one. My guess is they will be avoiding a lot of poor countries this go around and we'll see a lot of Western Europe, the Far East (Japan, S. Korea, perhaps China) and Australia. Places that have a decent HD presence, in case of malfunction of equipment.
  18. Dec 13, 2010 #38 of 103

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    Apparently you haven't taken a cab recently in any big city :D
  19. Dec 13, 2010 #39 of 103

    VegasVic Craps Player

    Nov 21, 2002
    The Craps Table
    Now that I know who the teams are for next season I'm not as ticked off. When I saw Nick and Vicki in the preview clip I threw up in my mouth a little bit. Glad to see they are NOT on the next TAR.
  20. Dec 13, 2010 #40 of 103

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    My guess is they were throwing a bit of a red herring with the teams. Are those teams confirmed or speculation still?

    From Season 17: Gary and Mallory
    Serioulsy, THAT'S the team they chose from this past season? They may have been one of the more boring teams this time around.

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