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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #775 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 #776 on: March 21, 2013, 01:58:44 PM »
TAR loves Thailand. ;)
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #777 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 #778 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 #779 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:
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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 #780 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?

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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)

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 #781 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?

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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)
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 #782 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 #783 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 #784 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 #785 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 #786 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 #787 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.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #788 on: March 28, 2013, 09:31:29 PM »
When Phil says the Pit Stop prize, he says "A trip for two from Travelocity to ___________, you and a guest will....."

Does that mean each racer gets the Pit Stop prize or just one for the team?

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #789 on: March 28, 2013, 09:39:52 PM »
For the team. They need to draw straws later, lol.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #790 on: March 29, 2013, 01:36:17 AM »
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.

I treat each half of a "double" leg as a separate leg for averaging purposes in order to have each season treated equally especially during seasons 1-12, when the normal length was 13 legs. Subsequent seasons with the variations that the show has been using, with 12 legs or equivalents in every season since season 14 has been similarly treated. Only season 13 had 11 legs, and that was due to the scheduling in that particular spring cycle (as there was one fewer Sunday available before the end of the May "ratings sweep" period and the overall September to May annual ratings cycle.

I haven't had any problem in my mind as to when an extended or continuous racing takes place and where the legs are separated.

(Not that it matters, but the folks at Wiki finally ended up agreeing with this approach for the early seasons. Since it was possible from the information broadcast to determine the order of arrival at the "midpoint" whatever it was with or without Phil being there, the treatment is consistent. The overnight camping we've seen in early seasons and in season 8 were not leg midpoints; teams departed at pre-set intervals that were not always determined by the time of arrival at that point.)

I don't know if that helps or not, but if you go to the original ranking all of the teams by placement average thread, you'll see that this was discussed when I first posted it here at RFF.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #791 on: March 29, 2013, 08:24:31 AM »
Just re-watched the TAR 14 episode. Phil did say "This leg is not over." How did I miss that?!

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #792 on: March 29, 2013, 08:19:04 PM »
(Not that it matters, but the folks at Wiki finally ended up agreeing with this approach for the early seasons. Since it was possible from the information broadcast to determine the order of arrival at the "midpoint" whatever it was with or without Phil being there, the treatment is consistent. The overnight camping we've seen in early seasons and in season 8 were not leg midpoints; teams departed at pre-set intervals that were not always determined by the time of arrival at that point.)

What!? Really!? I leave for a month and everything changes. Although honestly, the entire reason I went with the way I did is because the wiki was like that, and I knew that it would take a lot of time to change everything on the site. I guess I better edit my list.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #793 on: March 29, 2013, 11:20:24 PM »
The Wiki folks use two columns of placements for the double-length leg. The only nit-pick I have is their attempt to list a midpoint placement on the final leg of season 8. They show a mid-leg placement but do not explain where they consider the midpoint. Prior discussion here reached the conclusion that depending on what exact task was chosen (arrival at Montreal Olympic Stadium) to start a task to search and find a clue with a release time the following morning, the order of completing that task, or the time each time found) would come up with three different placement orders at those point. The show never made clear which was the actual midpoint, and I decided that, consistent with the earliest seasons camping out overnight during the final leg, that task could not be considered a midpoint of a double leg.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #794 on: April 06, 2013, 09:29:22 PM »
What are the nine Emmy's that TAR has won?

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #795 on: April 06, 2013, 09:33:33 PM »
All for best reality TV show.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #796 on: April 06, 2013, 09:37:15 PM »
Actually, I kinda meant what seasons did they win the Emmy's on.. sorry for the confusion!

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #797 on: April 06, 2013, 09:47:59 PM »
Oh. :lol:

Haphazard list: TAR3 Switzerland, TAR7 Botswana 1, TAR18 Varanasi? (Rontina eliminated), TAR20 Tanzania 2.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #798 on: April 07, 2013, 10:40:14 AM »
TAR 9 Oman, TAR 12 India, TAR 14 Switzerland. TAR 10 Vietnam 2 (?)

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« Reply #799 on: April 07, 2013, 06:40:21 PM »
Generally it is determined by the episode(s) submitted for consideration in the nomination process. While most of them have had two cycles, the second Emmy (IIRC) had 3 cycles (cycles 4, 5, 6) during the eligibility period.

I don't have that information handy, but that is what one would be looking for.
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