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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #625 on: November 01, 2012, 07:51:55 AM »
Is there any team that voluntarily left the race not due to official reasons such as bad physical condition or knowing they were far behind the others? I know Summer & Eachan from CR2 are one example, who left the game because Eachan's grandfather was dying (if I'm not wrong). Just wanna know if there're other examples.

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from CR3 are not counted in because they did not "officially" volunteer to leave the race, although the real reason hasn't been disclosed/verified.

Marshall & Lance in TAR5, leg 6 (Egypt).  They arrived in seventh place to the RB at the Habu Temple, after all the teams completed it; so they realized they were in last.  Also, one of them - I don't remember which one - had a leg injury that made him unable to keep racing.  As a matter of fact, this was the first time Phil eliminated a team on the ground and not at the PitStop.

Thanks for adducing such an example, but I'm afraid M&L's example could be classified as "leaving the race due to poor physical condition or being far away behind." I'm looking for examples that are NOT due to those reasons.  :)

Maybe Mary & Peach on TAR2?  I remember that they decided to do "their own PitStop" and to not perform the RB in Hong Kong.

I haven't watched that season. Wikipedia says that in that season "Peggy & Claire, Shola & Doyin, and Mary & Peach had each fallen so far behind the other teams in their respective elimination legs that they ended up not completing all the tasks set out for them. Instead, they were instructed to go directly to their respective Pit Stops, where they were each eliminated." Then it is the case that teams were far away behind the others.  :duno:

One of them failed to complete the tea Detour of that leg and get sick for the amount of cups she drunk attempting to perform it.  So they went to a cafeteria or restaurant and did the PS thing.  I remember I read somewhere that this thing cost money to the production for the extra hours of recording.

Now I see. Thanks! :tup:
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #626 on: November 07, 2012, 01:40:22 AM »
Which team in the has the record for the most consecutive 'Team #1'?

I'm curious to know as I've been re-watching TARAUS2 and Paul & Steve won 5 legs in a row....


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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #627 on: November 07, 2012, 01:53:51 AM »
Which team in the has the record for the most consecutive 'Team #1'?

I'm curious to know as I've been re-watching TARAUS2 and Paul & Steve won 5 legs in a row....

If faux-pitstops are not involved, then Marc and Rovilson from TARAsia2 did a back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back 1st place finishes (7 in a row, that is! :lol:)

If faux-pitstops are considered pitstops, then no. They had a 2nd place somewhere between those wins

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #628 on: November 07, 2012, 03:15:38 AM »
Which team in the has the record for the most consecutive 'Team #1'?

I'm curious to know as I've been re-watching TARAUS2 and Paul & Steve won 5 legs in a row....

For the US TAR version, I think it's 4.

Nick & Starr, Meghan & Cheyne and Rachel & Dave have had a 4 leg streak of "Team #1".

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #629 on: November 07, 2012, 12:31:55 PM »
Which team in the has the record for the most consecutive 'Team #1'?

I'm curious to know as I've been re-watching TARAUS2 and Paul & Steve won 5 legs in a row....

For the US TAR version, I think it's 4.

Nick & Starr, Meghan & Cheyne and Rachel & Dave have had a 4 leg streak of "Team #1".

I have the same data posted in one of the Ranking the Teams threads.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #630 on: November 13, 2012, 03:12:11 PM »
In TAR 13, there was a challenge where the teams had to look for their next destination in newspapers delivered to them. Didn't the previous season, 12, do that same exact challenge?

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #631 on: November 13, 2012, 04:22:50 PM »
In TAR 13, there was a challenge where the teams had to look for their next destination in newspapers delivered to them. Didn't the previous season, 12, do that same exact challenge?

Yes. In S12 it was in India and in S13 it was in Bolivia.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #632 on: November 13, 2012, 06:20:12 PM »
In TAR 13, there was a challenge where the teams had to look for their next destination in newspapers delivered to them. Didn't the previous season, 12, do that same exact challenge?
I want the race to do that agian, but have a secre Fast Forward clue hidden in the newspaper along with a normal route info.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #633 on: November 17, 2012, 09:43:56 PM »
Thank you for your answer, Leafsfan and theshnauzers. :)
Especially in the early season, when the vehicles provided are not sponsored, racers often encounter problems with their provided vehicles. Were the production crews deliberately tempering the vehicles to create more drama?

Hm. That is an interesting question! I thought about that myself when watching TAR 10! It seems like Rob & Kimberly had a bad car almost every single leg! :lol:

Unfortunately I don't have an adequate answer for you...anyone else have one? :duno:
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #634 on: November 17, 2012, 09:55:21 PM »
Production did not deliberately sabotage vehicles. However, if a provided vehicle had defects, production did not necessarily know about it, either. There was a policy that if a vehicle provided to the Racers became inoperable (could not be repaired), a replacement vehicle would be provided, but the team would not receive any time credit for time lost, whether the damage was caused by the Racers or not. (for instance, TAR 3 Dieselgate, TAR 6 in Hungary with Cold War era automobiles)
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #635 on: November 19, 2012, 11:09:02 AM »
I have questoin why does the caremen have packbags

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #636 on: November 19, 2012, 12:10:39 PM »
I have questoin why does the caremen have packbags

Probably to carry extra batteries and tape/discs/memory cards for their cameras. :duno:
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #637 on: November 23, 2012, 11:23:01 AM »
Just want to clarify on penalties, do tell me if I get anything wrong.

If you skip both sides of the detour, you will get a 24 hour penalty? [Unlikely that this can happen now. Back in TAR1, the detour which Nancy and Emily skipped was purely a choice between 2 modes of transport, and there was no task master to intervene and prevent them from entirely skipping it.]

If you attempted at least 1 side of the detour, but there are some reasons that didn't allow you to complete it, you will get a 4 hour penalty, like Josh and Brent? But in the case of Maria and Tiffany, there was no such thing as a closing time for their detour options, and they are forced to quit and get eliminated? Did they technically get any sort of penalty?

What about driving past the speeding limit in legs where teams self-drive? It has not been given to any team since TAR2 (for US version).

What about quitting a roadblock? Is the 4 hour penalty applied right after you declare you quit, or 4 hours after the next team arrives? What if you're already the last team to arrive?



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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #638 on: November 23, 2012, 11:38:53 AM »
Just want to clarify on penalties, do tell me if I get anything wrong.

If you skip both sides of the detour, you will get a 24 hour penalty? [Unlikely that this can happen now. Back in TAR1, the detour which Nancy and Emily skipped was purely a choice between 2 modes of transport, and there was no task master to intervene and prevent them from entirely skipping it.]

If you attempted at least 1 side of the detour, but there are some reasons that didn't allow you to complete it, you will get a 4 hour penalty, like Josh and Brent? But in the case of Maria and Tiffany, there was no such thing as a closing time for their detour options, and they are forced to quit and get eliminated? Did they technically get any sort of penalty?

What about driving past the speeding limit in legs where teams self-drive? It has not been given to any team since TAR2 (for US version).

What about quitting a roadblock? Is the 4 hour penalty applied right after you declare you quit, or 4 hours after the next team arrives? What if you're already the last team to arrive?

You're way off  :lol: .

The 24 hour penalty was the penalty for quitting a Detour (both sides) up until TAR 17. Nowadays the penalty is apparently 6 hours (which is the amount of time Nick & Vicki were given in TAR 17 in Hong Kong). Anyway, I haven't watched TAR1 yet.

Josh & Brent sure did get a 4-hour penalty for the pool having to close and them unable to complete it. I'm sure that would've been the case for the library side of the Detour as well. For Maria & Tiffany, they were just unable to complete their Detour because it was quite too physical for them. It was their decision to quit, they weren't forced.. although yes, they technically did get a penalty which was 24 hours at the time.

Teams don't self-drive as much anymore sadly, but Terence & Sarah were given a penalty for speeding by boat which consisted of 30 minutes. Same thing, I haven't watched TAR2 either.

The 4-hour penalty is applied right after they decide, I don't recall such rule of it being applied after the next team arrives?

Hope this cleared everything  :tup:

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #639 on: November 23, 2012, 06:16:12 PM »
Just want to clarify on penalties, do tell me if I get anything wrong.

If you skip both sides of the detour, you will get a 24 hour penalty? [Unlikely that this can happen now. Back in TAR1, the detour which Nancy and Emily skipped was purely a choice between 2 modes of transport, and there was no task master to intervene and prevent them from entirely skipping it.]

If you attempted at least 1 side of the detour, but there are some reasons that didn't allow you to complete it, you will get a 4 hour penalty, like Josh and Brent? But in the case of Maria and Tiffany, there was no such thing as a closing time for their detour options, and they are forced to quit and get eliminated? Did they technically get any sort of penalty?

What about driving past the speeding limit in legs where teams self-drive? It has not been given to any team since TAR2 (for US version).

What about quitting a roadblock? Is the 4 hour penalty applied right after you declare you quit, or 4 hours after the next team arrives? What if you're already the last team to arrive?

You're close.

Sometime between Seasons 15 and 17 the penalty for quitting the Detour was shortened from 24 hours to 6 hours. With Josh & Brent's 4 hour penalty, I'm thinking it's due to each side being unavailable for completion, unless the penalty was shortened again.

Speeding has been an issue that has come up before more recently than Season 2. In All-Stars (Season 11) Kevin & Drew had production check to see if anyone sped. Terrence & Sarah got a penalty for speeding in Season 13, and I think that's the most recent.

The Roadblock rule is 4 hours after the next team arrives, unless you're the last team in which case it starts immediately. Now this rule might have also been changed since Season 7, but there is no evidence to think this I believe.


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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #640 on: November 26, 2012, 01:42:27 AM »
Is Episode 9 of TAR21 the first time in TAR history that every remaining team was on a DIFFERENT flight to the next destination?  :o

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #641 on: November 26, 2012, 04:46:06 PM »
Warning: Stupid question ahead!

How is it possible that Abbie & Ryan have booked two pairs of tickets from Moscow to Amsterdam? I always thought that they may book just one pair.  :duno:

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #642 on: November 26, 2012, 05:40:29 PM »
Warning: Stupid question ahead!

How is it possible that Abbie & Ryan have booked two pairs of tickets from Moscow to Amsterdam? I always thought that they may book just one pair.  :duno:
Nope, the only season where teams could only buy one set of tickets is the first. :tup:

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #643 on: November 26, 2012, 07:38:46 PM »
Is Episode 9 of TAR21 the first time in TAR history that every remaining team was on a DIFFERENT flight to the next destination?  :o

Nope. Season 6 Final Leg: Each team was on a different flight to both Honolulu and Chicago.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #644 on: November 27, 2012, 04:36:37 PM »
Warning: Stupid question ahead!

How is it possible that Abbie & Ryan have booked two pairs of tickets from Moscow to Amsterdam? I always thought that they may book just one pair.  :duno:

I am pretty sure that A/R only booked a 2nd flight from Frankfurt to Amsterdam. That was in case they missed the connection and if that 2d flight got booked up.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #645 on: November 27, 2012, 06:54:19 PM »
Is Episode 9 of TAR21 the first time in TAR history that every remaining team was on a DIFFERENT flight to the next destination?  :o

Yes. (For that number of teams only). It has been the largest spread-out ever. Including those that got to go to Larnaca!

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #646 on: November 27, 2012, 08:39:51 PM »
Is Episode 9 of TAR21 the first time in TAR history that every remaining team was on a DIFFERENT flight to the next destination?  :o

Yes. (For that number of teams only). It has been the largest spread-out ever. Including those that got to go to Larnaca!

I still wish that they went to Paris instead. :lol: (I like Texas a lot, but I think it would've been HILARIOUS.)

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #647 on: November 27, 2012, 11:24:42 PM »
Is Episode 9 of TAR21 the first time in TAR history that every remaining team was on a DIFFERENT flight to the next destination?  :o

Yes. (For that number of teams only). It has been the largest spread-out ever. Including those that got to go to Larnaca!

I still wish that they went to Paris instead. :lol: (I like Texas a lot, but I think it would've been HILARIOUS.)
exactly! i dont get y the chippies told them it was the wrong country i would have let them book tickets on another flight

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #648 on: November 28, 2012, 03:49:03 AM »
In all versions of TAR around the world, which team firstly nullified the U-Turn deliberately for strategic purposes? Is it
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Summer & Eachen
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who U-Turned a team way in front of them in order to save an ally team behind from being U-Turned?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #649 on: November 28, 2012, 03:59:15 AM »
In all versions of TAR around the world, which team firstly nullified the U-Turn deliberately for strategic purposes? Is it
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Summer & Eachen
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CR2
who U-Turned a team way in front of them in order to save an ally team behind from being U-Turned?

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