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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #100 on: May 19, 2011, 09:55:16 PM »
And racers can be told to book flights however production wants...if that means a travel agent, so be it...doesn't always mean NO one can book elsewhere.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #101 on: May 19, 2011, 10:16:21 PM »
You are totally right but I couldn't make a list...but I know someone will have the answer!!

India is the only place I know.

I am not certain, but as best I can tell Russia uses a focused system of flight bookings from Russia. You can make bookings on the internet or with a travel agency for a round-trip to and from Russia. However, if it is a one way flight out of Russia then I believe that can only be booked at a travel agency in Russia. This was certainly the case for AR5 when teams flew from St. Petersburg. I think it was also the case in AR9 from Moscow and AR13 from Moscow and AR17 from St. Petersburg.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #102 on: May 19, 2011, 10:27:00 PM »
Thank you very much for your quick answers.  My friend will see them tomorrow and will know there "is such an animal"

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #103 on: May 19, 2011, 11:55:57 PM »
IIRC, Vietnam also requires that a flight ticket be purchased at a travel agency before arriving at the airport, and it may be the rule in China as well. India definitely has required ticket purchase at travel agencies (Remembering Chip going through more combinations and finding a better flight out of India even as the other teams had already flown out in TAR 4).
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #104 on: May 23, 2011, 05:14:33 PM »
In your eyes what are the characteristics of the supposed 'winners edit'?


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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #105 on: May 23, 2011, 05:17:33 PM »
IMO, one of the most focused-on teams in the editing is the winner. Also, a team who is either generally liked or has a substantial fan base because the editors have made that team more interesting than the others.
That's my two cents. :lol:
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #106 on: May 23, 2011, 10:46:19 PM »
I don't think there is a way to tell, my example being seasons 5-7. Chip & Kim were lovable and Colin & Christie were not; both teams probably had the most screentime that season. Freddy & Kendra said racist things, yelled at teams, and complained about everything whereas Kris & Jon almost never got angry and enjoyed every location. Uchenna & Joyce were rather out of focus until one of the late legs, but Rob & Amber were in that season. The edits are done in the way that makes the most drama and entertainment.

Totally unpredictable with the exception of season 17, which was as subtle as a brick to the face: "Never been a f/f winning team!", "We want to be the first female team!", "16 seasons is too long!" etc.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #107 on: May 23, 2011, 11:46:51 PM »
I don't think there is a way to tell, my example being seasons 5-7. Chip & Kim were lovable and Colin & Christie were not; both teams probably had the most screentime that season. Freddy & Kendra said racist things, yelled at teams, and complained about everything whereas Kris & Jon almost never got angry and enjoyed every location. Uchenna & Joyce were rather out of focus until one of the late legs, but Rob & Amber were in that season. The edits are done in the way that makes the most drama and entertainment.

Totally unpredictable with the exception of season 17, which was as subtle as a brick to the face: "Never been a f/f winning team!", "We want to be the first female team!", "16 seasons is too long!" etc.

Dustin & Kandace got very similar edits in TAR10 & 11

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #108 on: May 24, 2011, 10:18:21 AM »
I don't think there is a way to tell, my example being seasons 5-7. Chip & Kim were lovable and Colin & Christie were not; both teams probably had the most screentime that season. Freddy & Kendra said racist things, yelled at teams, and complained about everything whereas Kris & Jon almost never got angry and enjoyed every location. Uchenna & Joyce were rather out of focus until one of the late legs, but Rob & Amber were in that season. The edits are done in the way that makes the most drama and entertainment.

Totally unpredictable with the exception of season 17, which was as subtle as a brick to the face: "Never been a f/f winning team!", "We want to be the first female team!", "16 seasons is too long!" etc.

Dustin & Kandace got very similar edits in TAR10 & 11
I think those two were some of the seasons I skipped. I guess that goes to show how much the edits vary.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #109 on: May 24, 2011, 07:30:35 PM »
I think those two were some of the seasons I skipped. I guess that goes to show how much the edits vary.

Omg, you have to watch those two!  :)
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #110 on: May 25, 2011, 10:18:43 AM »
I think those two were some of the seasons I skipped. I guess that goes to show how much the edits vary.

Omg, you have to watch those two!  :)
I'm going through every season right now, so it will still probably be a while.

A question of my own: What locations have been visited more than once (e.g. the farm in Sweden from seasons 6 and 15)?

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #111 on: May 25, 2011, 10:22:10 AM »
Gas Works Park in Seattle was the finish line for Season 3 and the starting line for Season 10.

The finales of both TAR 7 and TAR 18 visited the Rickenbacker Causeway in Miami.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #112 on: May 25, 2011, 12:36:09 PM »
Red Rocks Amphitheater was both the Starting Line and the Finish Line of TAR 9.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #113 on: May 25, 2011, 01:36:18 PM »
Jabreen Castle in TAR 9 and 17
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #114 on: May 25, 2011, 03:47:35 PM »
I have a few subtle ones to add:

Shanghai YuYuan Gardens AR6 and AR16
Ski Dubai AR5 and AR15

I also have unearthed by research a long list of cities where there were duplicate visits, but other than the ones cited above none of them qualifies as a duplicate sub-location.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #115 on: June 15, 2011, 12:24:12 AM »
I was wondering, if tasks are created with the type of racers in mind?

Like for example (I'm not being racist/religionist or anything), if Bilal & Sa'eed were in Season 14 and made it to the Final 3, they would have been required to handle pigs, which are considered to be filthy (& taboo (I'm not sure if that is the right word)) in the religion of Islam and they certainly would have an issue with that task.

I believe, that the race route (and perhaps tasks) may have been planned months in advance (even during the casting process, I suppose). So basically, how does this work?

I mean no offense to anybody out there.  :(
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #116 on: June 15, 2011, 08:58:28 AM »
It would have been extremely difficult for them to participate in the race with their religious beliefs. That's why some people think they weren't meant to go the whole way.  :duno:
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #117 on: June 15, 2011, 09:56:10 AM »
It would have been extremely difficult for them to participate in the race with their religious beliefs. That's why some people think they weren't meant to go the whole way.  :duno:

Mo and Mos seemed to manage ok in AusTAR. According to the live chat they did on the yahoo7 website, being a muslim didn't interfere with their racing at all. They said they "mostly prayed in hotels"

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #118 on: June 15, 2011, 10:29:30 AM »
I think task designers see to it that all tasks should not be unfair for other racers who are differently-abled. Both of Charla and Luke's seasons doesn't have tasks that really really really require the senses.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #119 on: June 15, 2011, 07:14:07 PM »
To clarify one thing, the pig task in TAR14 was a detour.

If Mel & Mike had made it to the end, it is likely that they would have done the other detour because Mike White is a vegan.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #120 on: June 15, 2011, 11:23:10 PM »
Mo & Mos were in a casino, mentioned not being very good Muslims and yucked it up. Avi (of season 6) has mentioned that he would have done eating challenges claiming that he'd "eat pork on Yom Kippur." It all comes down to how devout you are in your beliefs, although in my opinion, if you have anything severely debilitating, you have no business being on the race *cough* Mika *cough*.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #121 on: June 23, 2011, 09:59:54 PM »
Mo & Mos were in a casino, mentioned not being very good Muslims and yucked it up.

As long as you are not risking your own money/possestions it's okay. There was no money or gambling involved in the task.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #122 on: June 26, 2011, 03:10:00 PM »
A question of my own: What locations have been visited more than once (e.g. the farm in Sweden from seasons 6 and 15)?

Frankfurt Airport? It's been visited in more than 15 US seasons, I think!

Race-wise, the most has definitely got to be the Star Ferry (or Pier) in Hong Kong. Every season that has passed through Hong Kong (except TAR: Australia which broke the streak) has been on it...

I think task designers see to it that all tasks should not be unfair for other racers who are differently-abled. Both of Charla and Luke's seasons doesn't have tasks that really really really require the senses.

I remember Luke having to sit out the Bavaria paragliding Roadblock because "the participating team member must be able to hear verbal instructions", so they do try to make provisions and adjustments to the race (in instruction wording at least) after the casting.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #123 on: June 26, 2011, 08:29:34 PM »
Maybe we can look for them.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #124 on: June 29, 2011, 06:21:39 AM »
Why didn't TAR go to Denmark and Belgium?
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