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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1150 on: May 29, 2014, 09:06:07 PM »
The latter.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1151 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 #1152 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 #1153 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 #1154 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 #1155 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 #1156 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 #1157 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?

Joe/Heidi from Tar16

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1158 on: June 07, 2014, 04:43:25 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?

Joe/Heidi from Tar16
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1159 on: June 07, 2014, 09:13:32 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?

Joe/Heidi from Tar16
And Vipul & Arti - Indian is Southwest Asian.

Actually, India is Southern Asia. Southwest Asia is more of the Middle East, also called Western Asia.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1160 on: June 08, 2014, 06:58:56 AM »
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?

Joe/Heidi from Tar16
And Vipul & Arti - Indian is Southwest Asian.

Actually, India is Southern Asia. Southwest Asia is more of the Middle East, also called Western Asia.
Aah, okay. I usually classify world regions in general cardinal directions and its easily known regions (Middle East, Polynesia, Australia/New Zealand, etc.)
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1161 on: June 09, 2014, 12:48:21 AM »
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 #1162 on: June 09, 2014, 01:03:01 AM »
Anyone noticed in TAR 24 Leg 3 when Joey&Meghan lost their taxi in Malaysia, flashbacked to Season 22 in Switzerland, but instead, the text showed Season 18 instead of 22 (Sorry, bad engrish  :funny: first post  :funny:)

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1163 on: June 09, 2014, 06:12:37 AM »
Anyone noticed in TAR 24 Leg 3 when Joey&Meghan lost their taxi in Malaysia, flashbacked to Season 22 in Switzerland, but instead, the text showed Season 18 instead of 22 (Sorry, bad engrish  :funny: first post  :funny:)
I, too, noticed that. I started having a mini tantrum  :funny: and yelling at the editors.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1164 on: June 09, 2014, 10:11:56 AM »
Anyone noticed in TAR 24 Leg 3 when Joey&Meghan lost their taxi in Malaysia, flashbacked to Season 22 in Switzerland, but instead, the text showed Season 18 instead of 22 (Sorry, bad engrish  :funny: first post  :funny:)

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1165 on: June 19, 2014, 04:51:20 AM »
I know that this has been asked millions of times but, can anyone tell me if
1. eliminated racers get consolation prizes or something?
2. Do eliminated teams travel with production
3. How much is the gaps in between legs?

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1166 on: June 19, 2014, 05:46:22 AM »
I know that this has been asked millions of times but, can anyone tell me if
1. eliminated racers get consolation prizes or something?
2. Do eliminated teams travel with production
3. How much is the gaps in between legs?

1. The only teams that get any prizes are the teams that win a leg, and the final overall winners.  I do believe however that all teams are compensated for the work they miss.  Please correct me if I'm wrong on that someone?  :lol:

2. No, all eliminated teams, except 4th & 5th place, go to a sequestered location, and stay there with each other until they are called to go to the finish line.  CBS used to air short videos called the Elimination Station which showed the teams at this location, but for some reason stopped it. Probably due to budget.   :groan:

3.  Normally the Pitstops last 12 hours, but it can vary based on different things.  A big one would be if there are very few flights to the next Country, there would be an extended Pitstop to avoid teams from "loitering" around the Airport.  There's quite a few factors that affect the length of a Pitstop but I'm not 100% on them all.

I'm sure someone else on here with a bit more knowledge than myself can give you more insight.  :lol:
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1167 on: June 19, 2014, 07:34:40 AM »
every team gets a $$ amount based on placing

all sequestered teams get a stipend
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1168 on: June 19, 2014, 07:41:55 AM »
every team gets a $$ amount based on placing

all sequestered teams get a stipend

WHAT???  WOW!!!  :o

I never knew that.  Now I feel like a fool.  :-[  :lol:

So my next question is, how much is each placement worth?? Let me guess, it's undisclosed?  :res:
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1169 on: June 19, 2014, 07:45:17 AM »
It is out there.but no time now...we are RACING!!
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1170 on: June 19, 2014, 07:56:10 AM »
every team gets a $$ amount based on placing

all sequestered teams get a stipend

WHAT???  WOW!!!  :o

I never knew that.  Now I feel like a fool.  :-[  :lol:

So my next question is, how much is each placement worth?? Let me guess, it's undisclosed?  :res:

Caroline & Jennifer and Brendon & Rachel both recieve undisclosed amounts of money, I forgot how much Brenchel has. CaroJen $25000, stated in interviews.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1171 on: June 19, 2014, 08:19:30 AM »
every team gets a $$ amount based on placing

all sequestered teams get a stipend

WHAT???  WOW!!!  :o

I never knew that.  Now I feel like a fool.  :-[  :lol:

So my next question is, how much is each placement worth?? Let me guess, it's undisclosed?  :res:

Caroline & Jennifer and Brendon & Rachel both recieve undisclosed amounts of money, I forgot how much Brenchel has. CaroJen $25000, stated in interviews.

That's quite a bit.  I'd be happy with that, and it eases the pain of not winning too.
It's pretty nice knowing that all the teams get at least something for their time on the race.  Even if they're only there for a few legs.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1172 on: June 19, 2014, 01:46:48 PM »
One other correction: the 12-hour pit stop is no longer even standard or approximate. It hasn't been mentioned in a number of seasons, and the check in times (approximately estimated by the sunlight shadow method) and departure times bear this out.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1173 on: June 21, 2014, 07:35:33 PM »
If every placement gets an undisclosed amount, how much pay do 12th place teams supposedly receive?

(It makes me somewhat mad that Jonathan & Victoria and Nate & Jen probably got money for fighting and shoving each other. :barf)
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1174 on: June 22, 2014, 07:10:54 PM »
Has teams on earlier seasons used a (now defunct) airline like Continental Airlines, Northwest Airlines and Trans World Airlines?
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