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Re: TAR16 - EP 12: "Huger than Huge" FINALE!! (summary in posts 1thru 3)
« Reply #100 on: May 05, 2010, 10:48:30 AM »
I still cant watch it. Could anyone upload the new cbs finalew promo preview on youtube? thanks


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Re: TAR16 - EP 12: "Huger than Huge" FINALE!! (summary in posts 1thru 3)
« Reply #101 on: May 05, 2010, 10:49:42 AM »
Could you upload the cbs promo video again such that everyone can watch it?

I found it on Sling, but I don't want to embed it from there.  It's still the CBS version, but I don't know if it has the same viewing restrictions.

You can give it a try.

http://www.sling.com/video/show/316191/57/The-Amazing-Race---Huger-Than-Huge


PS - I'll let someone else decipher the whole thing, but the end of the text is "They built this Polynesian haven and they called it Tonga!"

Hmmm.... I have no idea about the order of the tasks, but at the top of the hill where they are carrying the trunks are several old historic hotels. One of them (the Fairmont?) has a famous bar/entertainment lounge called the Tonga Room. That could be where they are going with the trunks. Or I could be grasping at a coincidence.

I'm at work, so I can't look into this. I'll leave that as an exercise for the readers.   :lol:

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Re: TAR16 - EP 12: "Huger than Huge" FINALE!! (summary in posts 1thru 3)
« Reply #102 on: May 05, 2010, 10:55:14 AM »
Could it be the Tonga Restaurant and Bar.

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Re: TAR16 - EP 12: "Huger than Huge" FINALE!! (summary in posts 1thru 3)
« Reply #103 on: May 05, 2010, 11:33:26 AM »
I still cant watch it. Could anyone upload the new cbs finalew promo preview on youtube? thanks

We'll do what we can, no need to keep asking .... try the link chills gave you?
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Re: TAR16 - EP 12: "Huger than Huge" FINALE!! (summary in posts 1thru 3)
« Reply #104 on: May 05, 2010, 11:49:53 AM »
I still cant watch it. Could anyone upload the new cbs finalew promo preview on youtube? thanks

I don't think it's been uploaded to YouTube yet.  I found another site with the CBS video embeded, so this probably won't help, but it's here: http://www.mefeedia.com/tv/31039569

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Re: TAR16 - EP 12: "Huger than Huge" FINALE!! (summary in posts 1thru 3)
« Reply #105 on: May 05, 2010, 11:54:18 AM »
Thanks, Peach!  :waves:

"A long time ago, on a hill far, far away, soldiers returning from the South Pacific demanded a place where they could relive perfumed nights spent beneath palm trees and cooled by the fierce ocean winds. They built this Polynesian haven and they called it Tonga!"

Thinking that the goal of the VR game could be to find and read this message to give them the location of their next clue?

The Tonga Room makes most sense to me -- it's a landmark and matches the description in the clue (it opened in 1945, just after WW2).  :tup: to plaidmoon and jerseydude.
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Re: TAR16 - EP 12: "Huger than Huge" FINALE!! (summary in posts 1thru 3)
« Reply #106 on: May 05, 2010, 12:28:51 PM »
Hmmm.... I have no idea about the order of the tasks, but at the top of the hill where they are carrying the trunks are several old historic hotels. One of them (the Fairmont?) has a famous bar/entertainment lounge called the Tonga Room. That could be where they are going with the trunks. Or I could be grasping at a coincidence.

I'm at work, so I can't look into this. I'll leave that as an exercise for the readers.   :lol:

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Plaidmoon, I'm thinking the Tonga is maybe where they get the trunks? ??? Since we know they don't have them when they get to Lucas and they go to Tonga right after Lucas?

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Re: TAR16 - EP 12: "Huger than Huge" FINALE!! (summary in posts 1thru 3)
« Reply #107 on: May 05, 2010, 12:41:50 PM »
Hmmm.... I have no idea about the order of the tasks, but at the top of the hill where they are carrying the trunks are several old historic hotels. One of them (the Fairmont?) has a famous bar/entertainment lounge called the Tonga Room. That could be where they are going with the trunks. Or I could be grasping at a coincidence.

I'm at work, so I can't look into this. I'll leave that as an exercise for the readers.   :lol:

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Plaidmoon, I'm thinking the Tonga is maybe where they get the trunks? ??? Since we know they don't have them when they get to Lucas and they go to Tonga right after Lucas?

To me it sounds like Airport -> Coit Tower -> Lucas Films -> Tonga Room -> Take trunk to Great American Music Hall or Curran Theater or somewhere near by for a memory task with the trunks? - Then to the pit stop at Candlestick Park (or Monster Park or whatever they are calling it these days).

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Re: TAR16 - EP 12: "Huger than Huge" FINALE!! (summary in posts 1thru 3)
« Reply #108 on: May 05, 2010, 12:47:03 PM »
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I'm thinking the Tonga is maybe where they get the trunks?
Agreed. The Tonga faces California street; one team heads west, the other south.

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Re: TAR16 - EP 12: "Huger than Huge" FINALE!! (summary in posts 1thru 3)
« Reply #109 on: May 05, 2010, 12:49:20 PM »
Thanks, Peach!  :waves:

"A long time ago, on a hill far, far away, soldiers returning from the South Pacific demanded a place where they could relive perfumed nights spent beneath palm trees and cooled by the fierce ocean winds. They built this Polynesian haven and they called it Tonga!"

Thinking that the goal of the VR game could be to find and read this message to give them the location of their next clue?

The Tonga Room makes most sense to me -- it's a landmark and matches the description in the clue (it opened in 1945, just after WW2).  :tup: to plaidmoon and jerseydude.


Great great job guys!!  LOVE it! :hearts: :jumpy: :hearts:

Take another look at Chateau's stuff--by Chateau's times, we have Lucas films, Coit Tower, then trunks right? Or do I have it bassakwards?? ??? I know from **coughcough** the day that Coit tower was pretty done by 1130...and Lucas seems to take a couple of hours, so thought trunks came after Coit...also by Tweet times (all that is in post 1).

We should be able to map out whether they are moving towards the Tonga Room or away though...

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Re: TAR16 - EP 12: "Huger than Huge" FINALE!! (summary in posts 1thru 3)
« Reply #110 on: May 05, 2010, 01:02:37 PM »
Just took another look...Tower done by 1110-1130.

Trunks after tower per Chateau.

Tweets:

Tower 1110 for Brent and Caite finish
Trunks around noon
Letterman tweet at 125!!!!!!!

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Re: TAR16 - EP 12: "Huger than Huge" FINALE!! (summary in posts 1thru 3)
« Reply #111 on: May 05, 2010, 01:06:31 PM »
They're walking away from the Tonga--and if the strain in the promo caps is any indication, the trunks are empty (or nearly so).

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Re: TAR16 - EP 12: "Huger than Huge" FINALE!! (summary in posts 1thru 3)
« Reply #112 on: May 05, 2010, 01:15:36 PM »
Darn...WHere are they going then?? ???

I loved the idea they were full of stuff for a memory challenge, and The Tonga room seems like a nice private place for that. Darn....

So...we think they GET them at the Tonga Room...so we need to know where they are going with them....Where is the Great American Music Hall in relationship to all this??  They were seen near there...

Thanks slowhatch! :jumpy:
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Re: TAR16 - EP 12: "Huger than Huge" FINALE!! (summary in posts 1thru 3)
« Reply #113 on: May 05, 2010, 01:18:07 PM »
Just took another look...Tower done by 1110-1130.

Trunks after tower per Chateau.

Tweets:

Tower 1110 for Brent and Caite finish
Trunks around noon
Letterman tweet at 125!!!!!!!

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So I'm thinking that might be Dan & Jordan, already finished with Coit Tower.  Then Cowboys do Coit Tower at 10:45 (half hour before Brent & Caite) and catch up to Dan & Jordan at Letterman DAC.
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Re: TAR16 - EP 12: "Huger than Huge" FINALE!! (summary in posts 1thru 3)
« Reply #114 on: May 05, 2010, 01:28:02 PM »
Airport -> Coit Tower -> Letterman -> Tonga -> Trunk Place -> Candlestick Park seems to be the likely order. If they throw in a memory task, it should be at Hunter's Point (which is adjacent to Candlestick Park).

Do we know when the flight from Shanghai landed? We could then trace the teams' movement from there.

EDIT: Airport -> Letterman -> Tonga -> Coit Tower -> Trunk Place -> Candlestick Park now seems more likely.
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Re: TAR16 - EP 12: "Huger than Huge" FINALE!! (summary in posts 1thru 3)
« Reply #115 on: May 05, 2010, 01:34:27 PM »
Just asked Chateau...re reminds me that that security at Letterman told us they arrived about 940 or so....

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Re: TAR16 - EP 12: "Huger than Huge" FINALE!! (summary in posts 1thru 3)
« Reply #116 on: May 05, 2010, 01:39:29 PM »
The airport tweets were at 09:00 and 09:15.

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Re: TAR16 - EP 12: "Huger than Huge" FINALE!! (summary in posts 1thru 3)
« Reply #117 on: May 05, 2010, 02:06:06 PM »
Darn...WHere are they going then?? ???

I loved the idea they were full of stuff for a memory challenge, and The Tonga room seems like a nice private place for that. Darn....

So...we think they GET them at the Tonga Room...so we need to know where they are going with them....Where is the Great American Music Hall in relationship to all this??  They were seen near there...

Thanks slowhatch! :jumpy:

A hair over a mile away, Peach. It's possible they hoofed the trunks from Tonga to there.

ETA: And the teams we see (D/J, B/C) are taking different routes, but both are headed in the direction of the GAMH.
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Re: TAR16 - EP 12: "Huger than Huge" FINALE!! (summary in posts 1thru 3)
« Reply #118 on: May 05, 2010, 02:06:22 PM »
The plane landed at 845.....and it is a 30 minute drive to Letterman according to Google earth. About 915 is quickest they could get to Letterman, without taking into account Immigration and Customs at SFO.
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Re: TAR16 - EP 12: "Huger than Huge" FINALE!! (summary in posts 1thru 3)
« Reply #119 on: May 05, 2010, 02:15:39 PM »
Chateau is sure the guard told us 940, I honestly don't remember.  :colors

I do know that Coit Tower was donedonedone by before 1140.

He can't check in today, maybe tomorrow we can sort this out. He is very sure about his shadow times at Coit Tower and wlil plot those for us.
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Re: TAR16 - EP 12: "Huger than Huge" FINALE!! (summary in posts 1thru 3)
« Reply #120 on: May 05, 2010, 02:16:43 PM »
The plane landed at 845.....and it is a 30 minute drive to Letterman according to Google earth. About 915 is quickest they could get to Letterman, without taking into account Immigration and Customs at SFO.

Customs will be an issue for the second and third teams, I think.

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Re: TAR16 - EP 12: "Huger than Huge" FINALE!! (summary in posts 1thru 3)
« Reply #121 on: May 05, 2010, 02:23:43 PM »
A time for this image would be helpful.


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Re: TAR16 - EP 12: "Huger than Huge" FINALE!! (summary in posts 1thru 3)
« Reply #122 on: May 05, 2010, 02:25:50 PM »
I think that Tonga is just a miscellaneous route info. Teams could be getting the trunks at the Coit Tower and be hoofing it to the Great American Music Hall as per the original speculation.

If the next destination after the hall is the park, then I believe there will be enough time to fit one more task...a geography task would be fitting for this race.  :snicker:
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Re: TAR16 - EP 12: "Huger than Huge" FINALE!! (summary in posts 1thru 3)
« Reply #123 on: May 05, 2010, 02:30:42 PM »
Calestor, I don't think they are going to go from the Tonga room, BACK to Coit Tower, and then back again...

Also we had eyewitness accounts of Brent and Caite leaving Coit Tower...no trunks.

Music Hall is spec...it may just be a place in the vicinity, there are LOTS of theatres near there. But it is pretty non-descript around there.

You could make it to Letterman on a Sunday AM in 30 minutes or under I think...  from SFO.
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Re: TAR16 - EP 12: "Huger than Huge" FINALE!! (summary in posts 1thru 3)
« Reply #124 on: May 05, 2010, 03:06:25 PM »
Hello All, I'm new here. Congrats for the excel coverage of AR :)

I may be missing something, but here is what I think will happen:

  • Teams go from SFO to the Letterman place, but the brothers lose their lead to the cowboys.
  • Clue in VR tells them to go to the Tonga Room. According to sunlight, brothers manage to leave the VR before the models.
  • After delivering the trunk somewhere (Pioneer Trunk Factory/C.A. Maim & Co. ?) they are told to go Coit tower.
  • Teams arrive at the Coit tower in this order: Cowboys, Brothers and Models. Then Jordan has issues going up and models cut in the line, probably because there are only 2 lines to be climbed on at the task?
  • Clue there tells them to go to somewhere near the music hall (or that could be the place for the trunk to be delivered) or to a new location for the final task before the stadium. This final task could have music involved...

Greetings from Brazil :)

PS: I can't watch the videos either :(
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