The Amazing Race FINALE, 12/12/10

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  1. Dec 14, 2010 #81 of 103
    Jayjoans

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    Love the doctors, class acts all the way through. Especially cool for us as a family, as our 12 year old daughter is an insulin dependent diabetic, and Nat was an awesome example of not letting diabetes define her. I think diabetes was only mentioned once or twice during the whole season, and never as an excuse for anything that went wrong for them. Not only has Nat become an anesthesiologist, but also a member of the first all girl team to win TAR (which in my 12 yr. old's eyes is much cooler than being a doctor). Nat wrapped it up nicely at the end interview, we had high fives for our own diabetic in our family room that night.

    Well done Nat and Kat, and thank you from this family.
     
  2. Dec 14, 2010 #82 of 103
    JETarpon

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    For this leg, I think the taxi drivers were arranged for in advance, so probably had already signed releases. As someone said, there wouldn't normally be that many taxis sitting and waiting at the Rose Bowl.

    As for other legs, I have no idea.
     
  3. Dec 14, 2010 #83 of 103
    blogan

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    I was wondering about this too. Were the drivers picked specifically for their lack of communication skills and lack of a smart phone?
     
  4. Dec 14, 2010 #84 of 103
    mike_k

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    I wonder if it was prearranged that whichever cab driver Thomas and Jill picked was supposed to play stupid and pretend not to understand words like computer and not let them use his phone... :)
     
  5. Dec 14, 2010 #85 of 103
    JETarpon

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    If they didn't do that for Flo and Zack, why would they do it for Jill and Thomas?
     
  6. Dec 14, 2010 #86 of 103
    Cragmyre

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    They've blurred cab driver's faces before.
     
  7. Dec 14, 2010 #87 of 103
    mpar1

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    Well done.
     
  8. Dec 14, 2010 #88 of 103
    loubob57

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    Yes they have. But for the finale I wouldn't be surprised if they got all the taxi drivers at the Rose Bowl to sign a release before being selected by the racers.
     
  9. Dec 14, 2010 #89 of 103
    trainman

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    It would be no different than all the people who go racing down L.A. streets for (what I presume is) much less of a prize.
     
  10. Dec 14, 2010 #90 of 103
    bruinfan

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    anyone familiar with LA will have an advantage, taxi or no taxi... if i knew where to go, i would just tell the driver which way to go.

    this, i buy...
    let me clarify... there WOULDN'T BE ANY taxis sitting and waiting at the Rose Bowl... EVER. not even during game day.

    it's interesting that they had way more taxis waiting than needed...
     
  11. Dec 14, 2010 #91 of 103
    Regina

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    As a pharmacist, I can't believe I didn't make this joke! I bow to your superior humor! :D:p;)
     
  12. Dec 14, 2010 #92 of 103
    robojerk

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    I think the taxis were there because there are so few in LA. The only place to find a cab is at LAX, or around bars late at night. The producers probably called a lot of cabs so there would be options available to the contestants.
     
  13. Dec 14, 2010 #93 of 103
    Waldorf

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    How do you know if someone has an iPad? :D
     
  14. Dec 14, 2010 #94 of 103
    JETarpon

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    Which, again, goes to Nat & Kat winning not by luck of the draw, but by deliberately picking a good taxi.
     
  15. Dec 14, 2010 #95 of 103
    DevdogAZ

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    But those instances are not under the insurance of a major Hollywood production studio and broadcast network. If idiot street racers want to race and put their own insurance on the line, that's up to them, but Van Munster and CBS know that if someone were to get hurt with the racers driving, the studio and the network would be named in the lawsuit, and they want to minimize that as much as possible.
     
  16. Dec 14, 2010 #96 of 103
    Bierboy

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    Ha....thanks. I have friends who are docs, so I am an equal opportunity insulter :D
     
  17. Dec 14, 2010 #97 of 103
    smak

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    Although I've always liked it as a final challenge, I think it's time to do away with the "what happened in what city" quiz at the end. Everybody's taking notes now (and if they're not they're idiots), and it's becoming the one challenge all race that they prepare in advance for.

    -smak-
     
  18. Dec 14, 2010 #98 of 103
    Inundated

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    I'm trying to remember which season where one of the final three teams - Colin and Christie, perhaps? - implored a taxi driver to drive in the right gutter on a bridge heading into Dallas.

    Just imagine if these people were driving in to the final pit stop THEMSELVES!

    Their prize in this case - avoiding jail time, a prize pretty much none of the "contestants" win. :D

    Agreed. Maybe they should have an entire season without stick-shift cars, and have those cars at the start of the final leg. Of course, not the final part of the leg. (See my first reply above!)
     
  19. Dec 15, 2010 #99 of 103
    Idearat

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    It was much worse than that. The producers wanted Nat & Kate to be in the running. So even though the "good" cab had shut it's door and was pulling away from the curb they intervened, getting the driver to open the door, letting Nat & Kate into the cab where the driver would loan his phone and knew the difference between GPS and Internet
     
  20. Bob Coxner

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    They've driven in LA before but it was the start of a race. Remember the season where they started in the LA River basin and one team was eliminated before the race began? They drove to LAX.

    There have been finals with foot races at the end. I think those were the best. There have also been several finals where there was a lot of foot travel within cities. Those were very good too.

    I like the winners but this was a mediocre final with little drama.
     

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