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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #775 on: March 07, 2013, 08:20:50 PM »
All right, this one may be a stumper...

Before Season 16, what was the purpose of the numbered tags on the team's backpacks? Do the specific numbers assigned to each team correspond to something?

Also, why did they replace the tags with plain black ones in Season 16?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #776 on: March 07, 2013, 10:46:37 PM »
All right, this one may be a stumper...

Before Season 16, what was the purpose of the numbered tags on the team's backpacks? Do the specific numbers assigned to each team correspond to something?

Also, why did they replace the tags with plain black ones in Season 16?

These are total guesses, but here goes:

The numbered tags were for production to keep track of the teams quicker without having to use their names? ???

They replaced them because the colored ones were too obvious for spoilers? ??? (That one might be true.)
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #777 on: March 09, 2013, 07:10:25 PM »
All right, this one may be a stumper...

Before Season 16, what was the purpose of the numbered tags on the team's backpacks? Do the specific numbers assigned to each team correspond to something?

Also, why did they replace the tags with plain black ones in Season 16?

These are total guesses, but here goes:

The numbered tags were for production to keep track of the teams quicker without having to use their names? ???

They replaced them because the colored ones were too obvious for spoilers? ??? (That one might be true.)

That was kind of my thought too, I just wanted some second or third opinions.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #778 on: March 12, 2013, 01:03:27 PM »
Are there any other teams not listed below who have been originally casted or auditioned for a season, but then were replaced by another team, then being casted on another season?

I know for sure Jill (John Vito & Jill) planned to be on the first season with her brother ??? , but then the NYC tragedy happened... Tian & Jaree were originally planned to be on season 3, but the producers lost their paperwork placing them in season 4... and Lucy & Emilia originally planned to be on TARaus1, but their mother fell I'll and were furthermore replaced by Alana & Mel bumping them to season 2. The missing family team from season 8 does not count.

Did I miss any other team? ???
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #779 on: March 12, 2013, 02:12:57 PM »
I believe Luke, Margie, and two other family members were in the process of being on TAR 8. I'm not sure if they were supposed to be on it.


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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #780 on: March 13, 2013, 12:56:36 AM »
Uchenna & Joyce were cut at the last minute for TAR6, even to the point that they were sequestered at the SL.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #781 on: March 13, 2013, 10:42:29 PM »
Uchenna & Joyce were cut at the last minute for TAR6, even to the point that they were sequestered at the SL.
Glad they were cut from TAR6 and bumped up to the seventh season. They would have had to deal with swimming before checking in... and all the painful dating and engaged teams that sixth installment.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #782 on: March 15, 2013, 11:27:47 PM »
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #783 on: March 20, 2013, 09:27:46 AM »
Anyone knows where were the eliminated teams sent to upon elimination from Season 18-22?


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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #784 on: March 20, 2013, 07:27:22 PM »
Anyone knows where were the eliminated teams sent to upon elimination from Season 18-22?
They still were sent to an "elimination station", but were not shown in TAR extras unlike all-stars through season 17. Can someone expand by explaining the locations of the stations? Would really appreciate it. :)
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #785 on: March 21, 2013, 01:26:28 PM »
No idea but i think TAR's 18 and 19 went somewhere in Thailand...
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #786 on: March 21, 2013, 01:58:44 PM »
TAR loves Thailand. ;)
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #787 on: March 21, 2013, 06:50:27 PM »
TAR loves Thailand. ;)
I think TAR20's ES might have been in Brazil ??? (city might be Rio or Saõ Paulo). Flights from Argentinian, Paraguayan, and European oneway flights to Brazil are fairly cheap. TAR21's has to be somewhere in Thailand for the amount of legs in Asia and Istanbul and Moscow's visits.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #788 on: March 22, 2013, 09:23:58 AM »
GeorgiaPeach has developed relationships with most past Amazing Race team members. Why can't those contacts be used with one non-finalist from each season to answer the question of where the Elimination Stations were?

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #789 on: March 23, 2013, 04:16:20 AM »
GeorgiaPeach has developed relationships with most past Amazing Race team members. Why can't those contacts be used with one non-finalist from each season to answer the question of where the Elimination Stations were?

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And question:
(I know Peach wouldn't want to answer this :lol:)
Can you name teams/people that are loveeed on the show but are actually hated by many upon contact/real-life (or vice versa)? :o I've heard/read that Fran and Barry are not that nice than they are portrayed in the show (according to the Gaghans)


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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #790 on: March 23, 2013, 05:27:06 AM »
GeorgiaPeach has developed relationships with most past Amazing Race team members. Why can't those contacts be used with one non-finalist from each season to answer the question of where the Elimination Stations were?

True <3

And question:
(I know Peach wouldn't want to answer this :lol:)
Can you name teams/people that are loveeed on the show but are actually hated by many upon contact/real-life (or vice versa)? :o I've heard/read that Fran and Barry are not that nice than they are portrayed in the show (according to the Gaghans)

Max & Katie :lol3:

That's an interesting thing about Fran & Barry .. how would the Gaghans know them, though?

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #791 on: March 23, 2013, 11:40:37 AM »
GeorgiaPeach has developed relationships with most past Amazing Race team members. Why can't those contacts be used with one non-finalist from each season to answer the question of where the Elimination Stations were?

True <3

And question:
(I know Peach wouldn't want to answer this :lol:)
Can you name teams/people that are loveeed on the show but are actually hated by many upon contact/real-life (or vice versa)? :o I've heard/read that Fran and Barry are not that nice than they are portrayed in the show (according to the Gaghans)
This is the opposite of your question, but Rob/Kim were probably hated for their constant arguing, but in real life i hear they're great people and are really good to each other.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #792 on: March 24, 2013, 01:41:29 PM »
And question:
(I know Peach wouldn't want to answer this :lol:)
Can you name teams/people that are loveeed on the show but are actually hated by many upon contact/real-life (or vice versa)? :o I've heard/read that Fran and Barry are not that nice than they are portrayed in the show (according to the Gaghans)

Max & Katie :lol3:

That's an interesting thing about Fran & Barry .. how would the Gaghans know them, though?
On another forum I visit, someone who somewhat knows Max & Katie posts and he says they're pretty likable.


As for Fran & Barry and the Gaghans, there are TAR conventions. I believe I read this somewhere on RFF, but I think either Billy or Carissa wanted to meet Fran & Barry but were snubbed or something. As a side note, I found a show recap written by Fran & Barry and it was pretty rude about the racers (and a bit hypocritical).


To answer the original question, I think one of the best examples of someone disliked on the show but not in real life is Ray from Season 7. Everyone likes Ray!

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #793 on: March 24, 2013, 01:49:10 PM »
Or you could ask Tammy. She use to follow and participate here in the forum.  Just look for banredbeans; that's her.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #794 on: March 24, 2013, 04:03:32 PM »
So s6 Sri Lanka pitstop sequence has a cameraman make a split second appearance.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #795 on: March 24, 2013, 04:07:22 PM »
If there is no anwser given , we find out on our own!  :knuckles:
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #796 on: March 24, 2013, 04:20:33 PM »
Camera shots are not the rarity they used to be, I see one or two almost every vid.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #797 on: March 24, 2013, 07:17:37 PM »
Camera shots are not the rarity they used to be, I see one or two almost every vid.

The actual cameraman??

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #798 on: March 28, 2013, 06:37:23 PM »
What I don't understand is why TAR 14's double-length leg isn't counted as 2 legs?

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #799 on: March 28, 2013, 09:19:59 PM »
What I don't understand is why TAR 14's double-length leg isn't counted as 2 legs?
There's a variety of definitions people use for distinguishing legs like this.

One way to split is to separate when there's a "To Be Continued". This started on Season 6, but teams didn't visit Phil at this point- the episode just ended with teams still racing, waiting for a shop to open. In the next season a clue sent racers to Phil, where he said "The leg is not over, here is your next clue!" (a double-length leg). Season 10 had something else funky, in that teams were never told to go to a pitstop or see Phil, they just opened a clue that said "You're still racing!!!!!", and I always thought that was kind of strange. I believe Season 18 (Unfinished Business) was the first "To be continued" for Phil to say something like "Your next leg begins now, here's your next clue!" (a zero-hour pitstop in the middle of two legs).

Another point is if they got a prize. Before Season 18 teams didn't receive a prize for showing up first at these locations, making it more obvious that it is the midpoint of two separate legs. However, Jamie & Cara actually did in fact win a prize, but it wasn't shown, but then again Phil said that the leg wasn't over. 

For his handy list of team average placements, I'm pretty sure theschnauzers counts any visit to Phil as a separate leg, and he might also count Seasons 6 and 10 as two legs despite teams not ever meeting Phil at a midpoint. For my list of average placements, the way I separate legs is if Phil says that it's two legs rather than a continuation of a leg. I wouldn't be surprised if that's how the show did it, if it even cares about that.


Honestly, TAR14 is more like the recent TBCs and should probably be counted as two separate legs, but because it was the first to be like that the show just used the old jargon. I probably gave a lot of mostly unneeded info, and I probably didn't even answer your question.