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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1150 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?

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1151 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 #1152 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 #1153 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 #1154 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 #1155 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 #1156 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.

*Depending on your personal views on double length legs

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1157 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 #1158 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 #1159 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 #1160 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 #1161 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 #1162 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 #1163 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 #1164 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 #1165 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 Sex Shop.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1166 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 Sex Shop.

Wait :ascared Sex shop as in a brothel or just a shop selling fetish items and sex toys?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1167 on: May 29, 2014, 09:06:07 PM »
The latter.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1168 on: June 06, 2014, 03:59:32 PM »
One thing I've been wondering...what do you think the TAR contestants tell the customs agents when they go through?  Questions I've been asked (and almost haven't been able to continue without answering) that a TAR contestant normally wouldn't know: Where are you staying? How long will you be here?  And couple this with the lack of onward travel...  I didn't have an answer to these questions when I went to London, and the agent was not happy with me...I wonder if contestants are trained (or provided) with canned answers to satisfy the customs agents?

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1169 on: June 06, 2014, 07:38:59 PM »
The teams are always with their camera crews, and possibly some other production people as well.

And it is likely the customs people are alerted beforehand that a show will be having people and camera crews flying in.

(The camera crews are the big tipoff, and sometimes getting their equipment through is a bigger issue than the contestants.)
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1170 on: June 06, 2014, 11:04:25 PM »
Why does TAR usually choose 11 teams instead of other numbers, like 10? 11 is a somewhat odd number to me.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1171 on: June 06, 2014, 11:17:43 PM »
They try 12 for a few seasons to have one fewer NEL on a 13-leg Race; they tried 10 teams on the Family Edition, which lead to too many NELs on a 13-leg Race; then they tried 11 teams one season (13) I believe with 11 legs, and then settled on the current format of 11 teams and 12 legs ever since.

From a production perspective, 11 seems to work. Can't really explain why much more than that.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1172 on: June 06, 2014, 11:47:21 PM »
Has the race (US version) ever had an Asian couple team?
Dating, married or otherwise...
I know they've had family (Ron & Chris, Tammy & Victor) and friends (Pam & Winnie) but what about love and romance?

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1173 on: June 06, 2014, 11:58:23 PM »
Has the race (US version) ever had an Asian couple team?
Dating, married or otherwise...
I know they've had family (Ron & Chris, Tammy & Victor) and friends (Pam & Winnie) but what about love and romance?
well this season,25 theres gay asian couple.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1174 on: June 06, 2014, 11:58:46 PM »
Has the race (US version) ever had an Asian couple team?
Dating, married or otherwise...
I know they've had family (Ron & Chris, Tammy & Victor) and friends (Pam & Winnie) but what about love and romance?

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