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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #700 on: December 31, 2012, 01:44:50 PM »
Thanks alyssa!!

This cracks me up!:
9.Unknown but supposedly China
BJ and Tyler

I might have said:
9.Unknown but supposedly China
BJ (outer space)....okay, NJ!  and Tyler (CA)
 
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #701 on: December 31, 2012, 02:25:01 PM »
Ll yeah. Wow that was a heck of a first ever post! I have lots of time on my hands.....  i have been reading this forum for a while now!


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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #702 on: December 31, 2012, 02:33:09 PM »
Ll yeah. Wow that was a heck of a first ever post! I have lots of time on my hands.....  i have been reading this forum for a while now!

Well, :bigwelcome and keep on posting!!  :xmas49
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #703 on: December 31, 2012, 10:35:27 PM »
I will try after new years will not be extremely active.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #704 on: January 09, 2013, 09:13:19 PM »
What would happen if the Express Pass was used in an intersection task?


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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #705 on: January 23, 2013, 07:30:58 PM »
I have been watching all former seasons again and am curious as to how production comes up with the dollar amounts that teams are given at the beginning of each leg.

Why not $400 instead of $392?

This is just one of many questions in my head about TAR.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #706 on: January 23, 2013, 07:39:29 PM »
The randomness of the amount is the beauty of it.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #707 on: January 23, 2013, 08:33:36 PM »
The randomness of the amount is the beauty of it.

Oh, I agree. I love it!

I was just curious if it was a calculated amount based upon the length of the leg and taxis needed.

I think it would be cool if it somehow referenced a former team or a past leg of another race.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #708 on: January 23, 2013, 10:47:52 PM »
What would happen if the Express Pass was used in an intersection task?

Most likely both teams would get to skip it... i say this because this happens when a fast forward is used as part of an intersection

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #709 on: January 24, 2013, 03:31:59 PM »
I have been watching all former seasons again and am curious as to how production comes up with the dollar amounts that teams are given at the beginning of each leg.

Why not $400 instead of $392?

This is just one of many questions in my head about TAR.

My understanding is that World Race Productions uses a sophisticated model including the cost of non-airplane transportation, food allowance etc. in local currency. They make an adjustment just before the beginning of a race to the current exchange rate for the local currency.


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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #710 on: January 25, 2013, 12:24:45 PM »
Has any team ever lied to PRODUCTION about their occupation? I know some teams have lied to OTHER TEAMS  like Nary/Jamie and Maria/Tiffany did, but I've always wondered if anyone told production the wrong occupation.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #711 on: January 25, 2013, 12:59:17 PM »
They are investigated top to bottom, production knows more about them than their mothers. :lol:
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #712 on: January 26, 2013, 08:42:07 PM »
I don't know if this has been discussed as I know of, but has any teams in any edition arrived at the Pit Stop thinking they have claimed 1st place, but learned they were actually last or vice versa (thinking they were last, but learned they arrived in 1st)?

I've always wanted to see an expression like...
PHIL (OR ANY OTHER TAR HOST): _____ & _____... :stare
TEAM: Give us good news! *crosses fingers happily for first* :bounce :bounce
PHIL (O.A.O.TAR.H): You are the last team to arrive... :(
TEAM: *Lucy & Emilia's episode 4 "confuzzled" face*... WHAT?! :o :o
PHIL (O.A.O.TAR.H): I'm sorry to tell you that you've both been eliminated from the race. :(
TEAM: Are you joking?! Oh...my... how could this have happened? Like, I seriously don't know... :umn:
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #713 on: January 26, 2013, 09:36:39 PM »
I don't know if this has been discussed as I know of, but has any teams in any edition arrived at the Pit Stop thinking they have claimed 1st place, but learned they were actually last or vice versa (thinking they were last, but learned they arrived in 1st)?

I've always wanted to see an expression like...
PHIL (OR ANY OTHER TAR HOST): _____ & _____... :stare
TEAM: Give us good news! *crosses fingers happily for first* :bounce :bounce
PHIL (O.A.O.TAR.H): You are the last team to arrive... :(
TEAM: *Lucy & Emilia's episode 4 "confuzzled" face*... WHAT?! :o :o
PHIL (O.A.O.TAR.H): I'm sorry to tell you that you've both been eliminated from the race. :(
TEAM: Are you joking?! Oh...my... how could this have happened? Like, I seriously don't know... :umn:

TAR3 in Scotland the last place team had won the ff and arrived last so there must have been some sort of shock.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #714 on: January 26, 2013, 09:41:21 PM »
I don't know if this has been discussed as I know of, but has any teams in any edition arrived at the Pit Stop thinking they have claimed 1st place, but learned they were actually last or vice versa (thinking they were last, but learned they arrived in 1st)?

I've always wanted to see an expression like...
PHIL (OR ANY OTHER TAR HOST): _____ & _____... :stare
TEAM: Give us good news! *crosses fingers happily for first* :bounce :bounce
PHIL (O.A.O.TAR.H): You are the last team to arrive... :(
TEAM: *Lucy & Emilia's episode 4 "confuzzled" face*... WHAT?! :o :o
PHIL (O.A.O.TAR.H): I'm sorry to tell you that you've both been eliminated from the race. :(
TEAM: Are you joking?! Oh...my... how could this have happened? Like, I seriously don't know... :umn:

TAR3 in Scotland the last place team had won the ff and arrived last so there must have been some sort of shock.
i thought i remembered them knowing they arrived a half aday behind and ff couldn't do anything but make the leg easier
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #715 on: January 26, 2013, 11:06:09 PM »
I don't know if this has been discussed as I know of, but has any teams in any edition arrived at the Pit Stop thinking they have claimed 1st place, but learned they were actually last or vice versa (thinking they were last, but learned they arrived in 1st)?

I've always wanted to see an expression like...
PHIL (OR ANY OTHER TAR HOST): _____ & _____... :stare
TEAM: Give us good news! *crosses fingers happily for first* :bounce :bounce
PHIL (O.A.O.TAR.H): You are the last team to arrive... :(
TEAM: *Lucy & Emilia's episode 4 "confuzzled" face*... WHAT?! :o :o
PHIL (O.A.O.TAR.H): I'm sorry to tell you that you've both been eliminated from the race. :(
TEAM: Are you joking?! Oh...my... how could this have happened? Like, I seriously don't know... :umn:

TAR3 in Scotland the last place team had won the ff and arrived last so there must have been some sort of shock.
i thought i remembered them knowing they arrived a half aday behind and ff couldn't do anything but make the leg easier
Dennis & Andrew kind of saw that coming their way as they had a flight problem remembering Andrew's famous emergency call in Cancún, so I wouldn't say it was a total "O.M.G., what did we do wrong?!" moment. Factually, they were never currently in 1st any time on the race.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #716 on: January 26, 2013, 11:54:32 PM »
I don't know if this has been discussed as I know of, but has any teams in any edition arrived at the Pit Stop thinking they have claimed 1st place, but learned they were actually last or vice versa (thinking they were last, but learned they arrived in 1st)?

I've always wanted to see an expression like...
PHIL (OR ANY OTHER TAR HOST): _____ & _____... :stare
TEAM: Give us good news! *crosses fingers happily for first* :bounce :bounce
PHIL (O.A.O.TAR.H): You are the last team to arrive... :(
TEAM: *Lucy & Emilia's episode 4 "confuzzled" face*... WHAT?! :o :o
PHIL (O.A.O.TAR.H): I'm sorry to tell you that you've both been eliminated from the race. :(
TEAM: Are you joking?! Oh...my... how could this have happened? Like, I seriously don't know... :umn:

TAR3 in Scotland the last place team had won the ff and arrived last so there must have been some sort of shock.
i thought i remembered them knowing they arrived a half aday behind and ff couldn't do anything but make the leg easier

Along the lines of the FF, Mopper probably got a shock too. :(

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #717 on: January 27, 2013, 07:03:34 AM »
I noticed that 8 legs had fastforwards..  :groan:
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #718 on: January 27, 2013, 07:09:12 AM »
I noticed that 8 legs had fastforwards..  :groan:

... which is actually better since the gameplay for FF is strategic! (should I go for it now or save it for later)

Too bad TAR obviously did not like this (or budget cuts)

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #719 on: January 27, 2013, 07:37:10 AM »
I don't know if this has been discussed as I know of, but has any teams in any edition arrived at the Pit Stop thinking they have claimed 1st place, but learned they were actually last or vice versa (thinking they were last, but learned they arrived in 1st)?

I've always wanted to see an expression like...
PHIL (OR ANY OTHER TAR HOST): _____ & _____... :stare
TEAM: Give us good news! *crosses fingers happily for first* :bounce :bounce
PHIL (O.A.O.TAR.H): You are the last team to arrive... :(
TEAM: *Lucy & Emilia's episode 4 "confuzzled" face*... WHAT?! :o :o
PHIL (O.A.O.TAR.H): I'm sorry to tell you that you've both been eliminated from the race. :(
TEAM: Are you joking?! Oh...my... how could this have happened? Like, I seriously don't know... :umn:

TAR3 in Scotland the last place team had won the ff and arrived last so there must have been some sort of shock.

Not exactly. Dennis and Andrew had problems getting flights and arrived into London 8 hours later than the latest of the other AR3 teams. Gaining a few hours back by avoiding the tasks in Cambridge did not make enough difference to keep them out of last place.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #720 on: January 27, 2013, 08:06:22 AM »
Due to budget issues they've cut down to 1 or 2 fast forwards? Oh. Thx
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #721 on: January 27, 2013, 08:22:09 AM »
Is there always a producer with each team, or are they only present at the detours and roadblocks?

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #722 on: January 27, 2013, 08:47:56 AM »
I don't know if this has been discussed as I know of, but has any teams in any edition arrived at the Pit Stop thinking they have claimed 1st place, but learned they were actually last or vice versa (thinking they were last, but learned they arrived in 1st)?

I've always wanted to see an expression like...
PHIL (OR ANY OTHER TAR HOST): _____ & _____... :stare
TEAM: Give us good news! *crosses fingers happily for first* :bounce :bounce
PHIL (O.A.O.TAR.H): You are the last team to arrive... :(
TEAM: *Lucy & Emilia's episode 4 "confuzzled" face*... WHAT?! :o :o
PHIL (O.A.O.TAR.H): I'm sorry to tell you that you've both been eliminated from the race. :(
TEAM: Are you joking?! Oh...my... how could this have happened? Like, I seriously don't know... :umn:

TAR3 in Scotland the last place team had won the ff and arrived last so there must have been some sort of shock.

Not exactly. Dennis and Andrew had problems getting flights and arrived into London 8 hours later than the latest of the other AR3 teams. Gaining a few hours back by avoiding the tasks in Cambridge did not make enough difference to keep them out of last place.

I was thinking of a scenario without the FF coming into play similar to the Taiwan leg in TAR12 like...

Final 4 all at the Roadblock location... Brian & Angela (1st) departs RB *make your way to the Pit Stop* and takes a taxi to the Pit Stop and once they're out of sight, Steve & Mike (2nd), Stacy & Jenny (3rd), and Roger & Cathy (Last) finish the RB and race to the Pit Stop learning there was a quicker route by taking a city bus than taking a taxi during rush hour. Steve & Mike, Stacy & Jenny, and Roger & Cathy all reach the Pit Stop and then they were off the mat. Brian & Angela runs up unknowingly they are last (thinking they were 1st), but received the information and were eliminated with a speechless and shocked expression.

So to clarify, has any team dropped from 1st to last during the race to the Pit Stop, but thought they were first? :)
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #723 on: January 27, 2013, 09:06:34 AM »
Actually in seasons 1-4 there was a FF in every leg. That stopped in season 5 were they cut the numbers of FF in 2 and in later seasons ( after 12 I think) in only 1.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #724 on: January 27, 2013, 11:05:31 AM »
Is there always a producer with each team, or are they only present at the detours and roadblocks?
each team has a cameraman and a sound guy and there are mounted cameras/mics + more cameramen at tasks and the pit stop
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