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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #675 on: November 30, 2012, 11:11:13 PM »
Random related question: Are racers allowed to go online and access their emails and social networking sites and write non-race related info? Or are they strictly banned from doing so?


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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #676 on: November 30, 2012, 11:27:24 PM »
No...no communication at all.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #677 on: December 06, 2012, 03:13:45 AM »
What did Phil get detained in Ukraine for?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #678 on: December 06, 2012, 03:28:42 AM »
What did Phil get detained in Ukraine for?

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #679 on: December 06, 2012, 04:46:55 AM »
What did Phil get detained in Ukraine for?

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Was it during Season 10?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #680 on: December 06, 2012, 04:50:05 AM »
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #681 on: December 06, 2012, 04:53:24 AM »

Was it during Season 10?

Yes.

Ooh, I just saw a video on TMZ.

Phil said that he was detained because he didn't have the right papers in immigration.  :cmas18

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #682 on: December 06, 2012, 10:09:21 AM »
What did Phil get detained in Ukraine for?

He didn;t have his papers with him. Luckily the American ambassador at the time was a huge fan of the show and got him released pretty quickly
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #683 on: December 06, 2012, 11:59:53 AM »
It is my understanding that there was an ISSUE with the papers...something expired perhaps? There are several articles on this online.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #684 on: December 07, 2012, 12:07:06 AM »
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #685 on: December 07, 2012, 08:54:52 AM »
What happened to that website where we could find really detailed results/progress of each team/leg? (Who finished the Roadblock first, in which order teams arrived to the route info...) It had I think seasons 5/6 to the current season (when I lost track of that website). I always found that site to be really interesting... :cmas5

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #686 on: December 07, 2012, 11:22:33 PM »
I'm wondering about this situation: in one elimination leg Team A successfully checked in while Team B was the last to arrive and thus got eliminated. But in the following 12-hour rest one member of Team A got badly injured and couldn't race for the next leg. In this case, would Team B return to the race and if they could, do they need to face a speed bump?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #687 on: December 08, 2012, 02:05:51 AM »
Super Tux, the way I understand it, once you're eliminated that's it; you can't come back in.

If the second team can get sufficient medical attention, no matter how far behind they are, they aren't eliminated unless they become the last team that hasn't checked in at an eliminationpoint, at which point Phil will either come to them, or rhey will get to the pit stop and be eliminated.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #688 on: December 08, 2012, 02:15:28 AM »
Super Tux, the way I understand it, once you're eliminated that's it; you can't come back in.

If the second team can get sufficient medical attention, no matter how far behind they are, they aren't eliminated unless they become the last team that hasn't checked in at an eliminationpoint, at which point Phil will either come to them, or rhey will get to the pit stop and be eliminated.
Bottom line no switching teams.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #689 on: December 10, 2012, 04:41:10 PM »
In the French leg the teams got $500+

That leads me to my question:

Which leg did teams receive the most amount of money to start?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #690 on: December 10, 2012, 07:35:53 PM »
Can anyone provide detailed information on decoys?

Like how they run the race after they're eliminated, is it just teams that finish 6th or higher (or is it 5th)? Do they complete any tasks or just stand nearby? Are they just tossed into the city and just kind of run around far behind or in front of the other teams?

I know there was the editing issue where you see a previously eliminated team in the background of a challenge just watching.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #691 on: December 10, 2012, 07:58:14 PM »
Can anyone provide detailed information on decoys?

Like how they run the race after they're eliminated, is it just teams that finish 6th or higher (or is it 5th)? Do they complete any tasks or just stand nearby? Are they just tossed into the city and just kind of run around far behind or in front of the other teams?

I know there was the editing issue where you see a previously eliminated team in the background of a challenge just watching.

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When and where!?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #692 on: December 10, 2012, 08:35:29 PM »
Can anyone provide detailed information on decoys?

Like how they run the race after they're eliminated, is it just teams that finish 6th or higher (or is it 5th)? Do they complete any tasks or just stand nearby? Are they just tossed into the city and just kind of run around far behind or in front of the other teams?

I know there was the editing issue where you see a previously eliminated team in the background of a challenge just watching.

Thanks y'all!

When and where!?

TAR13, Leg 10. When Andrew & Dan are doing their Speedbump in Russia, you can see Kelly & Christy in the background during one of the shots.

And AFAIK, the first few eliminated teams are sequestered in a resort/villa somewhere near the location of the first few legs (nicknamed "Elimination Station"). Once they get down to 6 teams or so, the eliminated teams travel with production because by the time they would arrive at Elimination Station, they would have to leave to go back to the US for the Finish Line.

I don't think they'll actually have decoy teams running the legs until they get back to the US.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #693 on: December 10, 2012, 08:35:56 PM »
Can anyone provide detailed information on decoys?

Like how they run the race after they're eliminated, is it just teams that finish 6th or higher (or is it 5th)? Do they complete any tasks or just stand nearby? Are they just tossed into the city and just kind of run around far behind or in front of the other teams?

I know there was the editing issue where you see a previously eliminated team in the background of a challenge just watching.

Thanks y'all!

The short answer is..........Yes, all of the above.

Normally, the first 5 eliminated teams...11th-7th are sent to a villa somewhere in the world to wait out the race. So teams eliminated 6th, 5th, and 4th end up being decoys. If they were sent to the villa, they would just end up getting on a plane pretty quickly to the end city, so they follow production. Some are used as decoys and then are sent ahead to the end city to wait for the finale. It really just depends on circumstances of a particular race.

In TAR13, Kelly and Christi were filmed, while watching Dan and Andrew doing a speedbump (I believe), in Moscow. The poor girls really got a raw deal, lol. Terrance and Sarah, eliminated 5th, had used their Russian visas to make flights from India to Alma Almaty. So they couldn't re-enter Russia and were sent directly to Portland, so no decoy work for them. Then Toni/Dallas (eliminated 4th) were stuck in Moscow when Dallas left his passport in a taxi, no decoy work. Production ended up using some of the other eliminated teams to do decoy runs in Portland.

In TAR15, the Globetrotters and one other team ran up and down the Strip as decoys. The Poker Girls did some decoy work in Estonia.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #694 on: December 10, 2012, 08:51:58 PM »
Terrance and Sarah, eliminated 5th, had used their Russian visas to make flights from India to Alma Almaty. So they couldn't re-enter Russia and were sent directly to Portland, so no decoy work for them.

So what would've happened if Terrance/Sarah had made the final 4? Would've they had to get new passports during that leg?

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #695 on: December 10, 2012, 09:37:56 PM »
Terrance and Sarah, eliminated 5th, had used their Russian visas to make flights from India to Alma Almaty. So they couldn't re-enter Russia and were sent directly to Portland, so no decoy work for them.

So what would've happened if Terrance/Sarah had made the final 4? Would've they had to get new passports during that leg?

How long did it take the Rockers to get new passports and Russian exit visas?

American passports are easy to replace, especially on an emergency basis. You just go to the nearest American Consulate and get one. The problem is the Russian visas. You don't get them overnight. When Terrance and Sarah got on that flight to Moscow, to get to Alma Almaty, their race was over........whether they got eliminated in Alma Almaty or not.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #696 on: December 10, 2012, 09:43:11 PM »
Terrance and Sarah, eliminated 5th, had used their Russian visas to make flights from India to Alma Almaty. So they couldn't re-enter Russia and were sent directly to Portland, so no decoy work for them.

So what would've happened if Terrance/Sarah had made the final 4? Would've they had to get new passports during that leg?

How long did it take the Rockers to get new passports and Russian exit visas?

6 days
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #697 on: December 10, 2012, 09:58:55 PM »
Terrance and Sarah, eliminated 5th, had used their Russian visas to make flights from India to Alma Almaty. So they couldn't re-enter Russia and were sent directly to Portland, so no decoy work for them.

So what would've happened if Terrance/Sarah had made the final 4? Would've they had to get new passports during that leg?

How long did it take the Rockers to get new passports and Russian exit visas?

American passports are easy to replace, especially on an emergency basis. You just go to the nearest American Consulate and get one. The problem is the Russian visas. You don't get them overnight. When Terrance and Sarah got on that flight to Moscow, to get to Alma Almaty, their race was over........whether they got eliminated in Alma Almaty or not.

Was this brought up in the show? I don't remember.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #698 on: December 10, 2012, 10:00:51 PM »
Terrance and Sarah, eliminated 5th, had used their Russian visas to make flights from India to Alma Almaty. So they couldn't re-enter Russia and were sent directly to Portland, so no decoy work for them.

So what would've happened if Terrance/Sarah had made the final 4? Would've they had to get new passports during that leg?



How long did it take the Rockers to get new passports and Russian exit visas?

6 days

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #699 on: December 11, 2012, 06:12:57 PM »
Terrance and Sarah, eliminated 5th, had used their Russian visas to make flights from India to Alma Almaty. So they couldn't re-enter Russia and were sent directly to Portland, so no decoy work for them.

So what would've happened if Terrance/Sarah had made the final 4? Would've they had to get new passports during that leg?

There was nothing wrong with Terrance's/Sarah's passports. Passports are documents issued by a country to verify the identity of their citizens. So they didn't have to have their passports replaced.

Visas are issued by countries to a person that would like to enter. There are many different kinds of visas. Tourists, business/commercial, student, medical, etc. For US citizens to go to Russia, a traveler has to have an entrance visa and an exit visa issued by the Russian govt., before you arrive in Russia. Visas are usually rubber stamped onto a page in a passport with pertinent dates entered. In the case of TAR13, it was a one time entrance and a one time exit. T/S used up those visas when connecting through SVO on the way from India to Kazakhstan. They, in effect, unknowingly had self-eliminated. If they had not come in last, I suspect you would have seen Phil give them the speech that he gave to Toni/Dallas later in TAR13, Justin/Zev in TAR 15 and the Rockers in TAR21. Since they came in last, Phil's speech wasn't necessary.

What kind of visa a person needs and how restrictive it is, is usually determined by treaty between the two countries involved. In the case of TAR, all racers give their passports to Production several weeks before the race begins and Production takes care of acquiring all the necessary visas. This is probably done by WRP production assistants walking the passports to the various foreign consulates in Los Angeles. Production also gets visas of other countries, that they will not go to, to keep the racers in the dark about where they will actually travel.
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