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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #875 on: July 15, 2013, 06:04:21 PM »
Using an Express Pass on a Detour and being U-Turned is a commonly debated topic. Some people say that they skip the whole Detour and don't do the other side of the Detour. Others say what Theo said. I think that the only way we will know for sure is if that comes up on the actual race.
they skip one side i.e.: Ernie and Cindy in TAR 19.. i say that the UTURN acts like a RI and if they get there after being UTURND then they go back while if they get there and they are not uturned then they go on their merry way

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #876 on: August 19, 2013, 03:39:29 AM »
Just wondering if anyone knows why Seasons 12-14 were only 11 legs long?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #877 on: August 19, 2013, 05:04:00 AM »
CBS was cheapo :lol:

And counting the superleg, TAR14 was 12 legs long. :tup:

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #878 on: August 19, 2013, 10:38:56 PM »
I think they tried to perform each detour twice , actually.

OK then, that's four. Thanks Declive. :lol:

No, three. :lol:

Detour A - Switch 1 - Detour B - Switch 2 - Detour A - Switch 3 - Detour B - Quit
Adding on, in TAR14's Guilin leg (M/L & K/J fight), Jaime & Cara technically switched back and forth. They chose "Choreography" first, but then they wanted to go do "Calligraphy" after failing the routine twice. However, Cara's smart idea of continuing until the music stops led them back to doing "Choreo".
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #879 on: August 25, 2013, 06:06:43 AM »
What is the penalty for flying to the wrong airport? (Hypothetical Question like for example, in TAR 18 Kent & Vyxsin somehow like flew directly to Lijiang Airport)


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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #880 on: August 25, 2013, 10:53:23 PM »
What is the penalty for flying to the wrong airport? (Hypothetical Question like for example, in TAR 18 Kent & Vyxsin somehow like flew directly to Lijiang Airport)
No penalty or time credit would be given for this terrible, yet more idiotic than John & Jessica's EP, mistake. Kynt & Vyxsin were REQUIRED to be on the select FLIGHT as the other teams.

Imagine Jeff & Jordan actually flying to China and realizing there isn't a Wulff Castle there. :funny:
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #881 on: August 26, 2013, 12:19:50 PM »
If teams were told to fly to Heathrow and accidently went to Gatwick, would they be penalized?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #882 on: August 26, 2013, 03:34:22 PM »
Depends on the wording. If they were told to fly to Heathrow, prob yes. If they were told to make your way to London....then the airports/airlines possible may have been spelled out in the small info we don't see.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #883 on: August 31, 2013, 08:28:17 AM »
Did some of the teams in UB act as replacements? If so I wonder which teams they replaced and why that team didn't or couldn't play again (I know Claire was pregnant from S17) Thanks  :ascared

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #884 on: August 31, 2013, 02:08:41 PM »
Did some of the teams in UB act as replacements? If so I wonder which teams they replaced and why that team didn't or couldn't play again (I know Claire was pregnant from S17) Thanks  :ascared
Maria & Tiffany would be an obvious choice for Unfinished Business, but I think Tiffany had an upcoming poker tournament during the time of the UB filming. It's likely they replaced Jaime & Cara since the carrot tops had a weak reason going into UB with the taxi luck (everyone has taxi luck, not just them) and the same finale crasher as Margie & Luke.

I believe there was an unneccesary amount of TAR14 teams that season and it could be the reason why casting directors replaced many different teams such as Toni & Dallas, Dandrew, Joe & Heidi, and Brook & Claire (I doubt they would have been brought back because the watermelon nor the Chinese food set Claire back to be eliminated. It would be a super weak reason for Claire to say, "We made it to F3, but I struggled with many of the Roadblocks.")
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« Reply #885 on: August 31, 2013, 05:28:43 PM »
I suppose, but they definitely merit an All Star status :)

Really would have loved Ken & Tina over Amanda & Kris! Though not sure what UB they had. Thanks Rachel.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #886 on: September 01, 2013, 08:25:45 AM »
Why do some think S24 is going to be a returnee season? I know it would give 5 seasons to choose from (I think many will be from 22  :gaah: )
25 just seems more like an anniversary or landmark season. Either way I loved All Stars & UB  :hearts:

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #887 on: September 02, 2013, 10:27:24 AM »
Why do some think S24 is going to be a returnee season? I know it would give 5 seasons to choose from (I think many will be from 22  :gaah: )
25 just seems more like an anniversary or landmark season. Either way I loved All Stars & UB  :hearts:
I think it might be season 28 though because TAR22 didnt really bring out much personality among teamz during tasks. TAR20 and 19 weren't that good judging strictly by personalities either.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #888 on: September 02, 2013, 11:29:23 AM »
Pam/Winnie had more personality than the top 4 together. Only Pwinnie & Youtubers seemed to have personalities (Sorry other racers)

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #889 on: September 02, 2013, 11:45:24 AM »
Pam/Winnie had more personality than the top 4 together. Only Pwinnie & Youtubers seemed to have personalities (Sorry other racers)

IMO, Max and Katie were pretty much up there in terms of personality.  At least for Max, he embraced the "villain" role, somewhat similar to Colin of TAR5 fame.  Jennifer and Caroline might get an honorable mention, but other than that, meh.  J/C did have a lot more personality compared to 65% of the racers since 2001.

I think if anyone would return outside the YouTube team, Pam/Winnie, and whomever else, it would be John & Jessica. Boring, I guess so, but based on their run and their decision that ended their run, it would make a lot of sense.

As for a racers return season, 25 would be great, but the show didn't really do much for "landmark" seasons 5, 10, 15, and 20.  Although TAR5 didn't need anything; it was historic on its own.  TAR10 was great due to the most diverse cast ever, IMO.

I think they might target 26 before 25, due to a spring run (and May sweeps).  But in all likelihood, I would not be surprised to see new racers over the next five seasons.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #890 on: September 02, 2013, 02:17:39 PM »
It could well be 24 if you took 2 teams from 4 seasons and 3 from another. I just hope tar never ends and if it does they either have every winning team :D :D or 11 best ever teams for overall brilliance! :colors

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #891 on: September 02, 2013, 09:59:06 PM »
Are there any restrictions on how much clothing (including gloves) and simple first aid supplies (band-aids, daily meds & vitamins) you can bring in an Amazing Race backpack or is it just how much you can fit in there?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #892 on: September 02, 2013, 10:23:41 PM »
You can bring a steamer trunk if you want, lol. But there is a required first aid box that must be carried as well.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #893 on: September 03, 2013, 09:00:07 AM »
I think I remember Phil saying in an interview they could bring 4 bags if they wanted, but they had to lug them around.
I think I'd try bring as much as little but a bag that you can carry or pull  along with you.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #894 on: September 26, 2013, 07:14:47 PM »
This may sound stupid, but in TAR12, how did production actually find rental donkeys in Alaska for the final Roadblock? :lol:
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #895 on: September 26, 2013, 07:30:57 PM »
Probably took them from a field  :funny:

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #896 on: September 26, 2013, 11:29:04 PM »
This may sound stupid, but in TAR12, how did production actually find rental donkeys in Alaska for the final Roadblock? :lol:

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #897 on: October 06, 2013, 10:12:10 AM »
This may sound stupid, but in TAR12, how did production actually find rental donkeys in Alaska for the final Roadblock? :lol:

..... am now also literally wondering how the donkey was there in Alaska. LOL  :funny:
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #898 on: October 21, 2013, 02:32:04 AM »
So here's a question.  Lately, we've gotten Zero Hour Pit Stops which are essentially non-elimination Legs, but with no penalties for the last place team.

These Zero-Hour Pit Stops, I think are different from the original TBC/double/superlegs because now they actually do treat these as officially Pit Stops and separate Legs, unlike before when it was clear teams continue Racing ("This Leg is not over...", etc.).

So, should those last place teams get a Speed Bump?
And if it's just to save money on an extra task, then I'd rather they go back to the superleg format with no prize for the first place team (more savings!) and the Leg continues with Phil merely a Route Marker.  Does that make sense? Am I overthinking it?  Does the distinction matter?  :nut:

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #899 on: October 21, 2013, 04:03:46 AM »
It's supposed to be a ripoff of the superleg so that's why there aren't speedbumps.