Yeah, there's no way I'm doing that Ferris wheel thing when I have nothing to play for. Are there any penalties for skipping tasks as decoys? LOL
Though I probably would do anything depending on the mood/how I was Philiminated.
Back to the questions:
Perhaps a question better suited after Shanghai 2, but perhaps the peachy wizard would know: has the FF officially been put to pasture?
I'm not Peach but since the SB, the FF more or less has been continued. Now, with 3 NEL, it seems less likely that we're getting more than one in a given race. As that to the fact that several of them have been passed over completely (where it won't air on TV), we'll go through a season without one.
Chances are that there was one (and I'll do my best to find out next month, if not sooner; or if Peach/someone confirms), but it's likely a similar case to what happened in TAR14. If there's one this season, this Sunday (or on 4/25) would be the latest we could see one.
So, if the FF has been retired, that would suck. On the other hand, that's not to say it won't return in a future season (similar to the return of the uberlegs and the Intersection).