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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1125 on: May 03, 2014, 11:05:41 PM »
Do teams carry their own cold weather gear or does production provide it on the required legs?

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1126 on: May 03, 2014, 11:23:43 PM »
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You should note that in cases of EXTREME weather conditions, either hot or cold,
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with additional clothing or protection from the elements.  Put simply: you
may face very hot and/or very cold weather conditions and will have to rely only
on what you yourself have packed.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1127 on: May 05, 2014, 09:48:58 AM »
Does anyone know why Gary and Mallory were penalized for having maps in TAR18 Leg 8? Many teams have used maps to drive, and they weren't given a penalty.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1128 on: May 05, 2014, 03:38:50 PM »
Offhand, it probably was prohibited for that particular task, or it was a kind of map that was off-limits for that task or that season. (I seem to recall there was a season where the producers decided to no longer provide any maps to the Racers forcing them to rely on other map sources, IIRC it was season 14.)
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1129 on: May 07, 2014, 04:20:28 AM »
In a leg with 2 roadblocks, in which the 2nd must be performed by the team member who sat out on the 1st, if a team disregarded this not rule/note intentionally, what penalty would they get? 30min, 4h, or others?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1130 on: May 07, 2014, 07:36:02 AM »
2 hours for incorrectly completing the Roadblock would be my guess.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1131 on: May 07, 2014, 08:04:07 AM »
In a leg with 2 roadblocks, in which the 2nd must be performed by the team member who sat out on the 1st, if a team disregarded this not rule/note intentionally, what penalty would they get? 30min, 4h, or others?

I think they would just flat out refuse to give the clue until the right person re-do, like for example see Rob & Kelley in S21, when the Rob did the Fallopian tubes roadblock wrongly, the person didn't give the clue and he had to re-do the roadblock.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1132 on: May 07, 2014, 11:43:55 PM »
Does anyone know why Gary and Mallory were penalized for having maps in TAR18 Leg 8? Many teams have used maps to drive, and they weren't given a penalty.

WAIT! :ascared They were penalized?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1133 on: May 08, 2014, 01:34:01 AM »
Does anyone know why Gary and Mallory were penalized for having maps in TAR18 Leg 8? Many teams have used maps to drive, and they weren't given a penalty.

WAIT! :ascared They were penalized?

It was actually in Season 17, during the Oman leg. They were eliminated so I guess the penalty didn't apply. 

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^ Gary & Mallory incurred a 30-minute penalty for possessing and using maps, which was explicitly prohibited in the clue. Already in last place, they were eliminated without the penalty being applied.

But in their TV Guide exit interview they mentioned that Nat & Kat also had the same map, so why weren't the doctors penalized?

http://www.tvguide.com/News/Amazing-Races-Gary-1025631.aspx

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1134 on: May 08, 2014, 06:33:49 AM »
If the penalty is real and Nat & Kat had the same map, then it didn't really matter. Since they were the last two teams, they would have the same exact penalty and it wouldn't make a difference in their placements. I guess editing just swept it under the rug since it didn't change their positions.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1135 on: May 13, 2014, 06:56:34 AM »
Which team received the record of getting the most penalties?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1136 on: May 13, 2014, 07:40:55 AM »
Maybe it was having a map DURING a task? In that case, a team could have used it while another team did not? I do not remember, it is just a possibility.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1137 on: May 13, 2014, 10:06:01 AM »
Maybe it was having a map DURING a task? In that case, a team could have used it while another team did not? I do not remember, it is just a possibility.
maybe it is the water delivery detour they did on that leg where teams have to instruct their car drivers to somewhere
it would be unfair for teams who did not have map to complete the option

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1138 on: May 13, 2014, 04:38:56 PM »
Which team received the record of getting the most penalties?
I believe Mark & Michael from TAR14 accumulated the most penalties since I remember Phil describing their numerous infractions in Thailand for trading belongings in exchange for taxi services TWICE (2 hours each), sabotaging/hiding the bike pumps during the pull rickshaw Roadblock (30 min.), and hiring a taxi to guide them through the rickshaw roadcourse (30 min.). This totaled to 5 hours of waiting! Wow! :o
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1139 on: May 14, 2014, 06:20:32 AM »
Which team received the record of getting the most penalties?

In TARA 4 Hussein and Natasha got 3 4-hour penalties on three separate legs*  for a total of 12 hours of time penalties.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1140 on: May 18, 2014, 02:30:24 AM »
Are TV network CEO and founder/(Unrelated to TAR) TV show producers are allowed to participate?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1141 on: May 18, 2014, 06:37:30 AM »
Which team received the record of getting the most penalties?

In TARA 4 Hussein and Natasha got 3 4-hour penalties on three separate legs*  for a total of 12 hours of time penalties.

*Depending on your personal views on double length legs
Hussein & Natasha would have the longest amount of penalties that they have overcame.
Mark & Michael still had 4 penalties, 2 in each of the Thai Legs.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1142 on: May 27, 2014, 06:19:33 AM »
What will happen if the last team has a time credit? Will the 2nd to the last team have to wait at the pit stop and wait for the last team or what will happen exactly?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1143 on: May 27, 2014, 12:01:29 PM »
What will happen if the last team has a time credit? Will the 2nd to the last team have to wait at the pit stop and wait for the last team or what will happen exactly?

That is one of the things that has bothered me but is never explained by the show. As far as I know, time credits are added to the teams's time retroactively (at the pit start). So even if the last team has a time credit that could bump up their placement, they would still get eliminated. I think this happens because time credits are calculated only after teams have reached the pit stop.

But of course, I'm not sure. ???
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1144 on: May 27, 2014, 12:43:11 PM »
The closest we've seen goes all the way back in seasons one and three, when a penalty against another team took the last arriving team out of last place, and a scene was filmed involving the teams and Phil informing the team of the penalty that changed the eliminated team.

I think the producers ar well aware of what triggers production credits and makes a major effort to avoid those things from happening on the final leg in particular. I think that explains the lack of self-driving and the minimal use of mass transit anywhere on the final legs. (It's easy enough to have extra camera crew teams at each cluebox and tasks on the final leg to take over following the teams to the finish mat.)
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1145 on: May 29, 2014, 08:32:54 AM »
Are a team of former thief/bank robber, prostitutes or film director is allowed to join TAR?  ???
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1146 on: May 29, 2014, 09:07:04 AM »
Are a team of former thief/bank robber, prostitutes or film director is allowed to join TAR?  ???

OK, where did you get the team list for TAR 25? :knuckles:

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1147 on: May 29, 2014, 09:45:12 AM »
Are a team of former thief/bank robber, prostitutes or film director is allowed to join TAR?  ???

OK, where did you get the team list for TAR 25? :knuckles:

Since The Amazing Race is a family show, I don't think they would cast prostitues, former or otherwise. Though it would be interesting to see a team of them :)

Thief/Bank Robbers could be possible if they didn't have a big news headline attached to their name. They could be a reformed criminal type, like how they casted Tyler & James in S10 as models and reformed drug addicts.

Film Director is totally possible. Are Mel & Mike (S14 & S18) film directors?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1148 on: May 29, 2014, 04:14:43 PM »
The Amazing Race Latin America 5 had a team of girls from Brazil, and one of them worked in a *** Shop.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1149 on: May 29, 2014, 08:15:50 PM »
The Amazing Race Latin America 5 had a team of girls from Brazil, and one of them worked in a *** Shop.

Wait :ascared *** shop as in a brothel or just a shop selling fetish items and *** toys?
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