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here you can read about it




Dunlap said on Monday that the counter who checked their work made a mistake that placed them third in the challenge and could have cost them the race.


It’s easy for us to blame her and say it was her fault, but it really was,” Dunlap said. “She was organizing her chips once we laid them on the table, and she put one of the black $500 chips in the same pile in between the blue $100 chips. We were $400 off and it was something really crazy …. When she found out that she had done that, her face was so pale. Oh gosh, she really looked like she had seen a ghost. She looked over at the producers like, ‘What do I do? They were like, ‘Count it again guys.’ I was like, ‘You’re kidding me, right?


When the show aired, the part where Dunlap and Kleinschmidt completed the last task never aired. It is important to Dunlap that people know they did. “We are finishers and we finished that race completely,” she said.










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Re: TAR15 Finale, live show updates/commentary will go here *please read the rul
« Reply #176 on: December 07, 2009, 08:02:31 PM »
Apparently the counter person miscounted some chip twice, it took a few minutes for production to decide what to do...and the upshot was..................nothing.



Sucks is right!!



They should've used an electronic sorter.   (:;)
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Bad enough your destiny is at the hands of a cab driver but now a chip counter  :groan: :groan:

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Re: TAR15 Finale, live show updates/commentary will go here *please read the rul
« Reply #179 on: December 08, 2009, 09:17:29 AM »
I haven't seen anybody mention this - seemed like the final leg was a promotion of the Las Vegas Hotels and Wayne Newton.  I realize that  this is a business and they have to make money. 

Seems like they took away the final puzzle to promote more Las Vegas hotels. 

Fun episode though! 

Congrats to Meagan and Cheyne!  They seemed to keep their cool more than anybody else!

Also, Erica is back to Nashville working on her country album - she wanted the promotion of this to help her with her career.  Good luck to her.  I can't believe the counter made a mistake - that's horrible luck!!!  I'd have a hard time letting that fact go.....


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here you can read about it




Dunlap said on Monday that the counter who checked their work made a mistake that placed them third in the challenge and could have cost them the race.


It’s easy for us to blame her and say it was her fault, but it really was,” Dunlap said. “She was organizing her chips once we laid them on the table, and she put one of the black $500 chips in the same pile in between the blue $100 chips. We were $400 off and it was something really crazy …. When she found out that she had done that, her face was so pale. Oh gosh, she really looked like she had seen a ghost. She looked over at the producers like, ‘What do I do? They were like, ‘Count it again guys.’ I was like, ‘You’re kidding me, right?


When the show aired, the part where Dunlap and Kleinschmidt completed the last task never aired. It is important to Dunlap that people know they did. “We are finishers and we finished that race completely,” she said.










What rotten luck!

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It's not as if she was a bad taxi driver or a local giving bad directions; although the chip counter probably draws her paycheck from the casino, she was working under the direction of WRP for the task, so production bears some responsibility in this. In any other leg B/E might have been given a time credit, but the final leg makes that impossible. Maybe WRP will arrange the final leg of future races to minimize the chance of this sort of error.
Very bad planning from production.

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In response to someone's post about the chip counting & Maria & Tiffany: The locations and challenges are determined before casting is completed, and those who design such things are kept in the dark about contestants until the route/challenges are locked.  Hence, the ride in Sweden that one of the globetrotters couldn't ride - I have a feeling the person who designed that wasn't anticipating a contestant too tall to ride it.

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In response to someone's post about the chip counting & Maria & Tiffany: The locations and challenges are determined before casting is completed, and those who design such things are kept in the dark about contestants until the route/challenges are locked.  Hence, the ride in Sweden that one of the globetrotters couldn't ride - I have a feeling the person who designed that wasn't anticipating a contestant too tall to ride it.

I thought it said somewhere on the application that the race course is decided at least partially based on the things that those who apply say they will or won't do. I was under the impression that the race course was decided after contestants were chosen. Do we have any evidence that it is designed before the teams are chosen?
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It's not as if she was a bad taxi driver or a local giving bad directions; although the chip counter probably draws her paycheck from the casino, she was working under the direction of WRP for the task, so production bears some responsibility in this. In any other leg B/E might have been given a time credit, but the final leg makes that impossible. Maybe WRP will arrange the final leg of future races to minimize the chance of this sort of error.
Very bad planning from production.

There was a similar error in Season 9 when they had to put the country's flags in the order visited.  The checkers and the racers confused the Irish flag with the Italian flag.  In that case the error was corrected by having Tyler & BJ return to the task to correct the mistake after they had already run to the finish mat.  Even so, they were able to correct it and before Jeremy & Eric were done.  Jeremy & Eric had made the same Ireland/Italy mistake as well.



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In response to someone's post about the chip counting & Maria & Tiffany: The locations and challenges are determined before casting is completed, and those who design such things are kept in the dark about contestants until the route/challenges are locked.  Hence, the ride in Sweden that one of the globetrotters couldn't ride - I have a feeling the person who designed that wasn't anticipating a contestant too tall to ride it.



I thought it said somewhere on the application that the race course is decided at least partially based on the things that those who apply say they will or won't do. I was under the impression that the race course was decided after contestants were chosen. Do we have any evidence that it is designed before the teams are chosen?

alittlebird is correct Hooky. The course and locations are chosen well before the contestants...think visas, film permits, all the complicated logistics. Teams are sometimes being revamped even a couplke of weeks beforehand.
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That's awful luck for Brian and Ericka!! I wonder how much time it ended up costing them.

BTW, I really hope that Ericka's family starts accepting Brian, he is a saint for some of the crap he had to put up with with her and seems like a really great level-headed guy!!

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I'm VERY disappointed on how rigged could the Final task be.

1)It's the FINAL task. I could have let it pass if the task was an ordinary task, but please, it's the final task, and B/E could have won it.

2)It's between a million dollars and none.

Sorry if it looks so much like I'm biased against M/C, but yeah, it sucks...
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I'm VERY disappointed on how rigged could the Final task be.

1)It's the FINAL task. I could have let it pass if the task was an ordinary task, but please, it's the final task, and B/E could have won it.

2)It's between a million dollars and none.

Sorry if it looks so much like I'm biased against M/C, but yeah, it sucks...
It's more like between 1 million dollars; 25,000 dollars; and 10,000 dollars. But yes, it is extremely disappointing and a big difference in $$.

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FWIW, Brian/Ericka seem to be in good spirits about the experience in general; other racers might have tried to pull a Stacey Stillman.

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In response to someone's post about the chip counting & Maria & Tiffany: The locations and challenges are determined before casting is completed, and those who design such things are kept in the dark about contestants until the route/challenges are locked.  Hence, the ride in Sweden that one of the globetrotters couldn't ride - I have a feeling the person who designed that wasn't anticipating a contestant too tall to ride it.



I thought it said somewhere on the application that the race course is decided at least partially based on the things that those who apply say they will or won't do. I was under the impression that the race course was decided after contestants were chosen. Do we have any evidence that it is designed before the teams are chosen?

alittlebird is correct Hooky. The course and locations are chosen well before the contestants...think visas, film permits, all the complicated logistics. Teams are sometimes being revamped even a couplke of weeks beforehand.

Yeah, that's what makes sense in my mind...but I just know I read otherwise somewhere a while ago. Oh well.
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