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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1075 on: January 12, 2014, 01:03:14 PM »
Are teams allowed to mingle during the Pit Stops or are they sequestered from each other?


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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1076 on: January 12, 2014, 05:07:28 PM »
They are sequestered.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1077 on: January 12, 2014, 11:50:50 PM »
Scenario 1: about fast forward
A team chooses to skip the fast forward and go to the next task (let's say it's a roadblock). This team goes to the roadblock and fails after several attempts.
Questions to this scenario:
1.) Is the team allowed to go back and perform the fast forward instead?
2.) If yes, what happens to the team's roadblock count?

But if a team quits a roadblock, it is a 4-hour penalty...

They didn't quit they just moved onto the FF...

Also this is allowed because Brandon & Nicole did it (though they failed the FF)

That's interesting...

IIRC, Brandon & Nicole had arrived at the Roadblock, which Brandon then attempted to complete. Brandon stopped, and they went for the FF. When they saw what the FF was, they went back to the RB location, which Brandon went on to complete (at which point they were in last place). I don't necessarily see that as a quit, because teams have attempted tasks, then stopped to pursue the FF before. I would consider it a quit if it were something on a Momily level (skipping the Detour when they could have just switched from looking for the car to taking the bus).

Now, if Brandon & Nicole went back to the RB location, and Nicole completed it, I believe that's a whole different scenario (as Brandon did elect to do the RB before they switched).

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1078 on: January 13, 2014, 03:13:10 AM »
Are teams allowed to mingle during the Pit Stops or are they sequestered from each other?

Not exactly "sequestered". In the old days we had ESM...eating, sleeping, mingling. Now the teams are kept apart and there is no planned mingling. Airports are the new ESM, lol. I think TPTB think it helps create tension and drama between the teams...I miss it.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1079 on: January 17, 2014, 03:24:26 AM »
What would happen if a team lost their EP/SP?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1080 on: January 17, 2014, 03:51:32 AM »
What would happen if a team lost their EP/SP?

I think production would just print a new one for them :lol:
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1081 on: January 17, 2014, 04:07:09 AM »
What would happen if a team lost their EP/SP?

I think production would just print a new one for them :lol:

I don't think they would because it would make for great tv :lol: Imagine them going to skip a task only to have lost it legs ago.  :funny:
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1082 on: January 17, 2014, 04:17:37 AM »
I also don't think they would print a new one for the team because IIRC, a team lost their CoP picture and they weren't given a replacement. ???
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1083 on: January 17, 2014, 04:27:45 AM »
Totally forgot about the COPs :lol:

Yeah I guess that would happen, but I think there's a chance it would get reprinted because an EP is a PRIZE, not something you should keep with you? Just my 2 cents. :)
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1084 on: January 17, 2014, 07:27:19 AM »
It shouldn't be difficult to keep it in a safe spot. Plus, I don't know when production would have the time or resources to print on special paper and/or laminate it. If they really want it, they should keep it.


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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1085 on: January 17, 2014, 08:38:38 PM »
I don't believe production would replace a lost EP. Production will not replace a lost clue or instruction sheet, or a lost gnome. And we know production will not replace a passport, although we at RFF have been known to help return a Racer's lost passport to a Racer before they got eliminated.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1086 on: March 07, 2014, 02:39:36 AM »
If team that won Express Pass in first leg and get NEL in NEL leg, would can skip Speed Bump with Express Pass in next EL leg?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1087 on: March 07, 2014, 02:43:30 AM »
There is nothing said about that. I just think it is quite a stupid thing, since

1. A team with an Express Pass would not risk it and try to not become last (use it before getting last in a NEL)
2. Using it on a Detour (takes more time) is more intelligent, most of the times. A Speed Bump is easy and takes a few time to complete, while the Detour usually makes the difference.

By the way, I think the Express Pass is only not able to be used in Fast Forwards only AFAIC
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1088 on: March 07, 2014, 07:06:15 AM »
I think an EP can skip a speedbump, but a speedbump is too easy to skip.
Any team who still possesses the EP after getting NEL'd would most likely use the EP on a detour or a rb.
I read from Wikipedia (but I can't find it there anymore) that an FF is EP-able, but there's a time penalty. (6 hours? ??? )

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1089 on: March 07, 2014, 09:37:25 AM »
Wiki is unreliable....
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1090 on: March 07, 2014, 03:06:44 PM »
It is currently unknown whether the EP can be used on a Fast Forward. I don't think anyone can confirm it one way or another until it is addressed in the show.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1091 on: March 07, 2014, 06:48:40 PM »
There is nothing said about that. I just think it is quite a stupid thing, since

1. A team with an Express Pass would not risk it and try to not become last (use it before getting last in a NEL)
2. Using it on a Detour (takes more time) is more intelligent, most of the times. A Speed Bump is easy and takes a few time to complete, while the Detour usually makes the difference.
By the way, I think the Express Pass is only not able to be used in Fast Forwards only AFAIC
sometimes a team can get a pitstop clue at first place but go to pitstop mat at last place because of cab driver or navigation problem (in self-driving leg)...

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1092 on: March 07, 2014, 10:29:19 PM »
I have questions:
1. Can you tell me which team that is fan favorites of all seasons of TAR US?
2. There is Fast Forward in a leg with U-Turn?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1093 on: March 07, 2014, 11:43:11 PM »
For #2, a Fast Forward has appeared in a leg with a U-Turn, the two that pop into my mind is TAR16 in Singapore are TAR21 in Amsterdam.  ;D

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1094 on: March 08, 2014, 10:14:55 AM »
I have questions:
1. Can you tell me which team that is fan favorites of all seasons of TAR US?
2. There is Fast Forward in a leg with U-Turn?

I'm not sure what you mean by your first point? If your talking about teams that fans feel are the biggest fan favourites of all time, then I would say -

Charla & Mirna
Dustin & Kandice
Brook & Claire
Jet & Cord (Yea, I know a lot of people don't like them, but based on the FB fans this team needs to here)
Gary & Mallory
Bopper & Mark (Maybe this has lessened now after Marks appearance in All Stars)

I'm sure there a tons I'm missing, but of the top of my head, they're the teams I'd consider the biggest fan favourites.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1095 on: March 08, 2014, 01:53:32 PM »
And I'm not sure some you included are "fan favorites" to begin with.

And some people have short memories. There were teams not picked for the original All-Stars season that I think are fan favorites.

CBS has said this season was cast based on social media interest in a team, but I'm not so sure, because at least one team are fan favorites who weren't included (Jamyes and James).

I'd rather not even attempt to suggest who the all time fan favorite teams are because there are more opinions than there are visible stars in the sky on that topic.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1096 on: March 08, 2014, 10:36:42 PM »
And I'm not sure some you included are "fan favorites" to begin with.

And some people have short memories. There were teams not picked for the original All-Stars season that I think are fan favorites.

CBS has said this season was cast based on social media interest in a team, but I'm not so sure, because at least one team are fan favorites who weren't included (Jamyes and James).

I'd rather not even attempt to suggest who the all time fan favorite teams are because there are more opinions than there are visible stars in the sky on that topic.

My answer: Example Season 1 fan favorites are Kevin & Drew
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1097 on: March 09, 2014, 10:14:40 AM »
And I'm not sure some you included are "fan favorites" to begin with.

And some people have short memories. There were teams not picked for the original All-Stars season that I think are fan favorites.

CBS has said this season was cast based on social media interest in a team, but I'm not so sure, because at least one team are fan favorites who weren't included (Jamyes and James).

I'd rather not even attempt to suggest who the all time fan favorite teams are because there are more opinions than there are visible stars in the sky on that topic.

My answer: Example Season 1 fan favorites are Kevin & Drew

Ok, if your looking for the fan favourites of each season, here's who I'd say - (These are Teams I feel the majority of people rooted for, and not necessarily my favourites of the season) -

Season 1 - Kevin & Drew
Season 2 - Oswald & Danny
Season 3 - Ken & Gerard
Season 4 - Jon & Al
Season 5 - Charla & Mirna
Season 6 - Kris & Jon
Season 7 - Uchenna & Joyce
Season 9 - Fran & Barry or BJ & Tyler
Season 10 - David & Mary or Dustin & Kandice
Season 11 - Charla & Mirna or Dustin & Kandice
Season 12 - Kynt & Vyxsin
Season 13 - Toni & Dallas
Season 14 - Margie & Luke
Season 15 - Sam & Dan or Flight Time & Big Easy
Season 16 - Jet & Cord
Season 17 - Brook & Claire
Season 18 - This one I'm not sure? Most of them :lol:
Season 19 - Amani & Marcus or Bill & Chati
Season 20 - Mark & Bopper
Season 21 - Jaymes & James
Season 22 - Joey & Meghan
Season 23 - Chester & Ephraim
Season 24 - So far Mark & Mallory or maybe Dave & Connor
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1098 on: March 09, 2014, 10:36:53 AM »
Please take further fan favorites discussion to either  WishLists or the Championship Discussion threads. Thanks!
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1099 on: March 09, 2014, 11:31:17 PM »
We haven't got any news of the renewal of this show so far. Will S24 be the final season?
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