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The Amazing Race - All espisodes - possible spoilers

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Herdfan, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. Mar 9, 2009 #41 of 223
    redfiver

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    two points:

    1. make the best of any situation you can! Learn to love where you are and live your life the best you can! The Russians are very hearty people, steeped with a long history in art, culture and education.

    2. you don't think that was set up for the cameras?
     
  2. Mar 9, 2009 #42 of 223
    coldsteel

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    It said, 'Comrade Stalin says you WILL enjoy...' lol.
     
  3. Mar 9, 2009 #43 of 223
    Ron Barry

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    Couple of comments

    1) Notice how the woman in read at the wood stacking task, was there an then gone. My guess she got a bit to lite up.

    2) How was the stunt guys going to stack the wood given their height.

    3) I found it interesting that someone that totally had no clue on the name appeared to nail it twice on first shot while another seemed to take forever. Perhaps just editing but boy that one felt weird to me.

    4) I do like the fact that the U-Turn actually has an effect in the game. What I don't like that once again it is yet another obstacle designed most likely to take out a strong team. I said before that personally I like watching strong teams really compete rather than watching someone fumble through the race and by the pure act of random chance end up in the finals while a strong team gets knocked out due to obstacles in the race that in most cases put strong players at risk. Amanda & Chris is an example. I do think they would have caught up if they only had to do one task to complete.

    5) Interesting that what I would consider is the 3 weakest teams got lucky and got the connected flight while the stronger teams did not. Definitely seeing the airport and plans being a bigger part of this race.
     
  4. Mar 9, 2009 #44 of 223
    Capmeister

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    Chekhov.
    Brezhnev.
    Gorbachev.
    Medvedev.
    Khrushchev.

    There was a good chance it ended in V. :) Given that even Russian names follow a certain rhythm, it should only take a few guesses of Russian SOUNDING names to stumble on it.

    With the letters K H E C V H O you can come up with

    Hechcov
    Hohckev
    Chekhov

    and maybe one other. ;-)

    It's why Luke had a bit of a problem... a Russian name doesn't have a "sound" to him so he couldn't toss together names quite as easy. My guess is he remembered they then tend to end in V and kept going until he got it.
     
  5. Mar 10, 2009 #45 of 223
    Ron Barry

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    Yeah.. but the one girl did not appear to have a clue one second. Next second she is shown as getting it. no frustration what so ever. Reall was not edited well at all and sure raised a Phil eyebrow on that one.
     
  6. Mar 10, 2009 #46 of 223
    Herdfan

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    They all seemed to stand around thinking. Like Cap indicated, there are only so many combinations, so they were they not trying as many as they could as fast as they could? Luke seemed like he was there a long time, but he indicated that he missed it on his 3rd try and was frustrated. As long as he had been there, I would have been on my 30th+ try. Unless there was a time limit between guesses that they didn't tell us. (But they ususally do -anyone remember last season having to count the Lenin heads in the park?)
     
  7. Mar 10, 2009 #47 of 223
    Capmeister

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    Part of the delay for all of them was having to take the wood slats out of the holder again. Once Luke began writing down all possibilities... he was faster.

    But yeah, I'm sure there was editing on some of 'em--including his.
     
  8. Mar 11, 2009 #48 of 223
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    I think the stuntman did the bobsled ride faster because, let's face it, they're short. I don't think his head went above the top of the seatback and that means less wind resistance.

    I think that the idea of the U-turn is specifically to get someone out of the game but give them a chance to stay if they are That Damn Good. If you make that leg non-elimination, then it makes the U-turn less effective and I *think* they trying to make it more enticing to make it get used more.

    I can't help but to think what an iPhone with a worldwide data plan would do for teams. I haven't seen a specific list of prohibited items but there are some cell phones out there that could really give an advantage.
     
  9. Mar 11, 2009 #49 of 223
    Lee L

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    They are definitely not allowed ot take a personal cell phone. Thats why they always borrow from Cab drivers if they are smart.

    I have thought the same thing about the iPhone as well.
     
  10. Mar 11, 2009 #50 of 223
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    Teams are forbidden from bringing maps, guidebooks, language books, and many electronic devices including cell phones, GPS units, and PDAs, though maps and guidebooks may be purchased during the race from the money they have been given.

    Other rules and penalty assement can be found here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Amazing_Race#The_Race
     
  11. Mar 12, 2009 #51 of 223
    Italia

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    What did everyone think about the stuntmen calling the other cab, thinking it was an airline and talking to the cheerleaders. Suprisingly, the cheerleaders never carried the deception out and just hung up. I would think most other teams would have collected information and devised a plan to have the stuntmen just go right to the gate where the "tickets would be waiting". I don't think they didn't do it because they weren't intellegent...I believe they did it because they just are not devious people. Was funny though.
     
  12. Mar 12, 2009 #52 of 223
    Bluto17

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    The stuntmen were lucky they didn't accidentally call the lawyer brother and sister team. :)
     
  13. Mar 12, 2009 #53 of 223
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    I thought it was the cab driver that called the other cab and handed the stuntmen the phone.
     
  14. Mar 13, 2009 #54 of 223
    Italia

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    The cab driver definately handed the phone to the cheerleaders. I'm not sure how the stuntmen called the other cab thinking it was the airline?
     
  15. Mar 13, 2009 #55 of 223
    Bluto17

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    The stuntmen's cabbie dialed the cheerleaders' cab driver.
    Then, the stuntmen's cabbie handed the phone to the stuntmen.
    When the cheerleaders' cabbie answered the call from the stuntmen's cabbie, he handed the phone to the cheerleaders.
     
  16. Mar 16, 2009 #56 of 223
    Capmeister

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    This week's report on what Luke said....

    Nothing much this week (other than his mom not interpreting enough for him, I feel).

    On the train he said: "I've never experienced that before--on a train, with a bed. First time. Nice. Good experience." His mom said mostly that (changing everything after first time into "that's pretty cool." But his lips also said "Nice. Good experience.")

    When his mom is talking in the morning with Mike (Mel's son), you can tell Luke wants to know what they're talking about, but she's not interpreting. I hate that. I'm guessing she explained it, however, because Luke made a crying face. That IS the sign for crying, and while it might have been sarcastic, it may not have been. ASL is facial expression AND sign. You'll notice he says "What?" when the reaction is negative or funny after that. (And the used that "what?" lip movement/expression twice--same one.)

    When talking about the guy they blind U-turned, he said big (not big strong guy, but that WAS the context) and he made a motion like "get away" or something. Like he had to get him out of the race. Heh.

    When talking about doing anything to win the race, being in his underwear (we didn't see most of that--just heard Margie's VO) the only thing we really saw him sign fully was "embarrassed." I bet. Later we heard her say that without seeing him, so they're editing here and there, methinks. As always.

    Phil is getting better with his signing. I hope her gets a lot of practice with "you are team number one" in sign. :D
     
  17. Mar 16, 2009 #57 of 223
    IndyMichael

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    Figures after the cowardly blind uturn they didn't have a non-elimination leg, but last night they did. I haven't watch last nights show yet, just ff'd to the end to see who came in last.
     
  18. Mar 16, 2009 #58 of 223
    Herdfan

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    I just would like to know how anyone who goes on this show has not learned how, and become somewhat proficient at, driving a manual transmission?

    Were Keisha and Jen even using the clutch? It looked like they were reving it up and slamming it in gear.:lol:

    Was glad to see that Victor and Tammy didn't get #1 after what they did. If you are going to work together, then work together. Don't get some info and then ditch your partners.
     
  19. Mar 16, 2009 #59 of 223
    Italia

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    I don't care for Victor. However, when these people sign up, are they gunning for the money or making friends? I go crazy when people feel betrayed. It's for the money!!!!
     
  20. Mar 16, 2009 #60 of 223
    jodyguercio

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    I learned to drive on a manual transmission; so I'm like you herd, I don't get how that anyone doesn't know how to drive a stick.

    Another thing, was it just me or did several people admit to going "commando" last night?

    Mom and son are still my choice to go all the way....
     

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