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Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« on: July 24, 2010, 02:10:48 PM »
This is the place to fondly...or not so fondly :lol: reminisce about previous seasons.

Discuss old challenges, compare and contrast tasks, episodes, and legs to your heart's content!!  :jam:
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Re: Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2010, 10:37:57 PM »
Sure, I'll bite. :)

Jerry Bruckheimer tweeted a few weeks ago asking followers to identify their favorite Amazing Race challenges. What are some of your favorites?

For me, I would include the World War I Detour from this past season (although not necessarily for the tasks themselves. In the Trenches/Under Fire took a backseat to the elaborate staging of the task and surrounding battle), the Count the Money/Run the Numbers Detour in Zurich from TAR 3 (probably my favorite all-time task. Tasks like this are what the Race is all about, IMO), and the Final Roadblock from TAR 9 with the flags (the best final task ever, in my estimation. So good that they kind of reused it in TARA 2).

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Re: Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2010, 02:40:13 PM »
Haybales!
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Re: Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2010, 03:11:48 PM »
My favorite task has to be the Letterman Digital Arts Center task from the finale of TAR 16!
I would love to do that task  :lol:

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Re: Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2010, 08:36:51 PM »
Haybales!

Meh, I don't really like luck tasks. Here's the ones that could be reused though.

Eiffel Tower RB (point to somewhere else, though)
Paris detour (though it's hard to duplicate this)
Tunisia Colisseum RB
Listening or Puzzling
Sahara RB

Confusion Now or Confusion Later
Aussie Slang RB
Cool Down or Heat Up
Boomerang RB

Scotland RB
Count the Money or Run the Numbers
William Tell RB
Swiss Bike RB
Basket Boats or Basket Bikes

Search or Rescue
Waterway or Pathway
Venice RB
Mozart or Beethoven
Malaysian Archery RB
Seoul RB
Seoul Detour (somewhat reused in Asia)
Hawaii RB

Perro or Tango
Block 5 Shots or Drink 1 Shot
Caviar RB
Zorb RB (but make it harder)
Plow or Fowl (I want to see both options though, so let's have a double RB!)

Ice Climb or Ice Search
Endurance or Accuracy
Haybales has already been reused
Hungarian Soup RB
All Ethiopia tasks
Locks RB (it's just too memorable)

Argentina Meat RB (also memorable)
All the Africa tasks this season
Istanbul RB
All London tasks
Limbo RB

Italy Statue RB
All Greece, Oman, and Australia tasks
The final RB

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Re: Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2010, 11:07:35 PM »
Stuff in this thread is really good for this topic as well.

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Re: Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2010, 12:48:43 AM »
Aussie Slang RB

I maintain that that task was stupid, and was not so much "Aussie Slang" as "What Americans think Aussie Slang is"

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Re: Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2010, 01:21:32 AM »
My favorite task has to be the Letterman Digital Arts Center task from the finale of TAR 16!
I would love to do that task  :lol:

I love it too! It features the real team-dynamics and interactions! It would have been much much much more fun if something Memory-like final task was involved in it, get what I mean? :lol:


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Re: Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2010, 01:57:40 AM »
Aussie Slang RB

I maintain that that task was stupid, and was not so much "Aussie Slang" as "What Americans think Aussie Slang is"

What, you don't regularly use "lairy daks" in conversation?  :lol3:

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Re: Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2010, 04:45:47 AM »
My favourite season is The Amazing Race 11.  I loved it so much, that I watch episodes everyday! I love how Kandice runs beautifully and flawlessly to the Finish Line with her beautiful black pants.
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Re: Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2011, 05:01:55 PM »
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Re: Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2011, 07:20:23 PM »
My favourite tasks?

Anything that involves height (bungee jumping, skydiving) or something that involves gross food.

And... you have TAR 5.

Ostrich egg, caviar, skydiving, digging in sand, egypt roadblock/detour, philippines ox, australia zorb ball, australia mud/water-sliding detour...

TAR 5 gotta be the best season in terms of tasks and locations. None of the tasks seemed "useless" and "inappropriate" unlike in recent season where we have really really bad ones.
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Re: Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2011, 07:22:43 PM »
TAR 17 Geography Task.
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Re: Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2011, 08:21:54 PM »
I loved the moment when Charla & Mirna beat Rob & Amber!  :hearts:

I also miss the Original Theme Song, the teams turning their heads during the Intro and the original fanny packs with the red and yellow stripes. I want one!  :lol:  :(

I wish there was the Amazing Race soundtrack CD.  :snicker: (besides the ones available on YouTube)
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Re: Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2011, 10:17:05 AM »
I liked the Australian slang task -- so much that I used it in my Fantasy Amazing Race fanfic.  I also liked the following tasks:

Venice Roadblock (I used a combination of it and the Tango part of the Perro/Tango Detour in my fanfic as well),
Ox/Fowl Detour ("My ox is broken!"  Still worth a good laugh!)
Season 9's final Roadblock (that was cool!)
The final memory task of the All-Stars season (even if Dustin & Kandice had problems there),
The donkeys task (seeing the donkey hee-haw at Nate was priceless!)

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Re: Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2011, 11:35:37 AM »


And... you have TAR 5.

Ostrich egg, caviar, skydiving, digging in sand, egypt roadblock/detour, philippines ox, australia zorb ball, australia mud/water-sliding detour...

TAR 5 gotta be the best season in terms of tasks and locations. None of the tasks seemed "useless" and "inappropriate" unlike in recent season where we have really really bad ones.

Agreed.
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Re: Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2011, 06:36:27 PM »
I like the camel milking task of TAR 12 at Burkina Faso. Especially Lorena milking the camels.

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Re: Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2011, 07:27:51 PM »
I liked the meatblock in Race 7 cuz of what happened. Rob took the penalty, convinced 2 others to do the same so he and Amber wouldn't get eliminated, and they (Rob and Amber) ended up getting on the first flight the next leg.
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Re: Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2011, 03:29:36 PM »
Kafka hell  :hearts:

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Re: Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2011, 08:59:34 PM »
I was watching TAR3 eps today, and I remember how Simple tasks were back then.

The Rb- Grab a clue from the Fountain of Wealth

I bet the racers wish the tasks are this easy  :lol:
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Re: Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2011, 07:16:00 AM »
Yeah, but then they kind of peaked out b/c TAR 6 & 7 I remember as being really hard. It seems like they worked them the hardest in those years. Maybe that's why TAR 8 was such a let down.
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Re: Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2011, 07:37:01 AM »
I was watching TAR3 eps today, and I remember how Simple tasks were back then.

The Rb- Grab a clue from the Fountain of Wealth

I bet the racers wish the tasks are this easy  :lol:

I just visited the fountain of wealth yesterday. :lol:
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Re: Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2011, 01:23:40 PM »
You suck!

And I personally really have a problem with many of the food tasks.  I really don't care for anything that seems geared to make you vomit.  So eating large amounts of any food is out in my book or anything where the production has designed it where they plan on you throwing up.

But I don't mind them for Fast Forward awards as those are not mandatory tasks.

And there are some great tasks on every season, and some really easy ones to.  Take family edition, I thought they had a great final leg.  From the having to search the stadium without any clues to progress, to their highest spot the flag in the city task, to the great geography task, and besides last season i am really surprised geography isn't used more at some point during the race.

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Re: Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2011, 01:35:31 PM »
How about the ridiculous but famous eating task in TAR7? They had to eat four pounds of all kinds of horrible cow and pig parts in Argentina. This kind of thing seems to be geared for TV only and has no real value as a skillful task. I agree that these sort of stunts should be for Fast Forwards only.

I thought the TAR 9 final task was good as well as those for 12 and 17. I was disappointed in the final tasks for 15 and 16 especially, they did not seem to be terribly skilled based or anything more than a simple game.
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Re: Previous TAR Seasons Discussions
« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2011, 05:27:00 PM »
Nw I don't mind eating task that started season 10 (everyone seemed well after), or even the Octopus that Reichen & Chip ate where they were told they couldn't vomit.  But pretty much any task that causes the racers to vomit is bad in my mind.  Well I make one exception for the sausage in All Stars. 

Anything that shows us Charla sticking a knife down her throat, and giving us one of TAR's best funny one liners in Eric, "Ladies and Gentlemen, Miss California", as Dustin pukes her guts out.


 

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