The Amazing Race FINALE, 12/12/10

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  1. Dec 13, 2010 #61 of 103
    JETarpon

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    If any of the contestants had been from LA, they would have had a decided unfair advantage if they were driving themselves.

    By making them take a taxi, and providing enough taxis that they could pick and choose, they made it more fair.
     
  2. Dec 13, 2010 #62 of 103
    Regina

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    BAHAHAHAHAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

    And I also thought Bob Eubanks was streeeeeeeeeeeetching out his last 10 seconds of fame. :p Dude, seriously, they're in a race, get on with it! ;)

    SOOOOOOOOOOOO happy for Nat & Kat-they need the $$ to pay off their med school bills ;) and they were the best all-around team-never lost their cool, helped each other at every step, never got mad at each other...they deserved it! I guess I'll have to check out their "Early Show" appearance online since my local CBS affiliate pre-empted the Early Show to cover the massive 4 inches of snow we got here in Indianapolis! :p
     
  3. Dec 13, 2010 #63 of 103
    mattack

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    Did they even actually finish the whole leg? I'm not sure (they didn't show them doing the hat/location matching task).
     
  4. Dec 13, 2010 #64 of 103
    mattack

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    From the responses, it seemed to me that they actually called a library information desk. At first the person said there were too many people waiting, but then said something like "I'll answer if it's quick".
     
  5. Dec 13, 2010 #65 of 103
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    Do they ever let the the teams drive on the final leg? I assume they force cabs/walking/public transportation on them so the teams won't be tempted to just hop in a car and floor it to win the $1mm, even though I assume there are rules in the game about obeying traffic laws.
     
  6. Dec 14, 2010 #66 of 103
    Inundated

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    As far as team spoilers for next season, well, I won't believe any of 'em until CBS comes out with the official team list. And that promo had better not be right, as if Nick and Vicki show up on my screen again (particularly Nick) I may boycott the entire season. :D

    As far as the Googling goes, I would have asked for a hotel. They almost invariably have either "business centers" that would have taken little effort to use (even if you had to talk past the front desk), or have computers at the front desk.

    I've never seen a computer in a Starbucks or Panera that wasn't a customer laptop, and going there, you run the risk that there won't be a laptop-toting customer at the time you're there. And don't the U.S. final legs usually come in on an early Sunday morning?
     
  7. Dec 14, 2010 #67 of 103
    laria

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    I've never seen one in Starbucks, but like I posted previously, our Panera has 2 PCs in it for public use, but I didn't realize that wasn't a standard Panera thing.

    Apple and Google did get some nice free advertising in this episode. :)
     
  8. Dec 14, 2010 #68 of 103
    Anubys

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    heh...any time I get asked if I have an iPhone, I reply "no, I have something better...a Droid" :D
     
  9. Dec 14, 2010 #69 of 103
    heySkippy

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    I'll bet that nets you lots of blank stares.

    Anyone else notice the iPads? Those are the first I've seen in a TV show.
     
  10. Dec 14, 2010 #70 of 103
    robbhimself

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    maybe in a reality show, but modern family did an early adoption episode a couple days before the release
     
  11. Dec 14, 2010 #71 of 103
    fmowry

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    I didn't really care who won and was just hoping for an entertaining finale. Unfortunately, this wasn't very good. At no point given the docs lead and their excellent note taking was there any doubt that they'd win.
     
  12. Dec 14, 2010 #72 of 103
    Bierboy

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    I'm surprised the docs could read their own writing....:eek:
     
  13. Dec 14, 2010 #73 of 103
    laria

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    I've seen iPads in lots of shows this season.
     
  14. Dec 14, 2010 #74 of 103
    heySkippy

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    Heh, considering the whole extent of my prime time viewing this season consists of Survivor and Amazing Race, I guess I shouldn't be too surprised that I haven't seen any others.
     
  15. Dec 14, 2010 #75 of 103
    IJustLikeTivo

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    No. Where were they? I probably ignored it since I own one and have seen them on a few shows now.
     
  16. Dec 14, 2010 #76 of 103
    JETarpon

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    They were the input devices for the memory challenge.
     
  17. Dec 14, 2010 #77 of 103
    DevdogAZ

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    I'm sure it's a liability thing. Can you imagine if two teams left the final task at the same time, both driving themselves, and were basically racing down LA streets for $1 million?
     
  18. Dec 14, 2010 #78 of 103
    fmowry

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    I though those were Galazy S tabs? :D
     
  19. Dec 14, 2010 #79 of 103
    Anubys

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    I would LOVE it if they have to RUN for their $1 million...something that I recall them doing in one TAR (maybe 4-5 TARs ago)...they had to go on foot from one challenge to the other...
     
  20. Dec 14, 2010 #80 of 103
    Marc

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    Do the taxi drivers have to sign releases in order for the teams to use them? I'm trying to recall whether I've seen teams riding in taxis where they didn't show the driver.

    If so, that could present an additional challenge if a team cannot find a taxi driver willing to sign a release.
     

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