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Amazing Race coincidences/irony/karma/poetic justice
« on: January 29, 2012, 09:02:44 PM »
The word karma should really be banned from the amazing race >< lol i dont even believe in karma, but I believe it might help you all understand what I am about to attempt to explain:
What are the best, or your personal favourite, examples of coincidences, irony, karma *shudder* or poetic justice from the amazing race? Which teams got what was coming to them in creative or imaginative ways? Which little details link up with each other and make you smile?

examples!

TAR15: The globetrotters... let's say convince to remain impartial, convince Mika to quit the waterslide so that they could stay in the race. They are later eliminated when they themselves are forced to quit in Prague. FRANZ!
TAR18: Kent and Vyxsin have fallen so far behind in China, their only chance to stay in the race (or so they thought) was to catch up to and pass Zev and Justin, however they lose their money/passport bag, the same thing (similar at least) that happened to Zev and Justin in TAR15.
TAR11: Joe and Bill fall days behind the other teams, the same thing that happened to them in their original season.
TARAUS: Tyler and Nathan Uturn Richard and Joey to delay them in South Africa, Tyler and Nathan are delayed in Israel on the how alike do you and your teammate think challenge, the answer they needed: Richard and Joey
TAR18: The first three people to finish the tea tasting roadblock had all drank or smelt tea on their original seasons, Ron in Taiwan (random task), Jet in Malaysia (speed bump), Kisha in China (before foot massage). However Luke also had the foot massage tea and he finished last...
TAR11: Kevin/Drew has knee problems, the one who went up the Eiffel Tower in Paris in TAR1 complained about their knees/legs (I haven't researched this as thoroughly)
TAR11: Charla and Mirna win their first leg ever in the country that eliminated them on their original season: Tanzania.
TAR17: Chad proposes to Stephanie in Oman, they then go on to win a leg that features rings and a wedding detour option (even though they didn't take it)
TAR16: While she didn't get to go to Iraq or South Africa, Caite races through and even wins a leg in "the Asian countries"

Now it's your turn! add your own. I'll happily clarify any of the above if anyone is confused.
Try to avoid obvious examples like the first team that is eliminated having previously expressed their intention of winning it all or a team planning on winning every leg winning none, etc.


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Re: Amazing Race coincidences/irony/karma/poetic justice
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2012, 09:35:18 PM »
Biggest karma fail I can remember on the show was Ari in TAR 12, Leg 1 in Ireland:

Team introductions - Ari says, "Karma's a bitch, but I'm a bigger bitch."
Somewhere in Ireland - Ari & Staella steal another team's cab.
After the Roadblock - Ari's donkey completely shuts down and refuses to move.
Ari & Staella come in last and are eliminated. Ari says during exit interview - "So, karma kicked my ass."

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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2012, 10:04:41 PM »
Biggest karma fail I can remember on the show was Ari in TAR 12, Leg 1 in Ireland:

Team introductions - Ari says, "Karma's a bitch, but I'm a bigger bitch."
Somewhere in Ireland - Ari & Staella steal another team's cab.
After the Roadblock - Ari's donkey completely shuts down and refuses to move.
Ari & Staella come in last and are eliminated. Ari says during exit interview - "So, karma kicked my ass."

Mug beat me to it. I just watched it yesterday.... and I was laughing because they annoyed me so much. Particularly Ari.

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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2012, 01:18:02 AM »
While that is a nice example, it is one of the show's token examples of arrogant individual/team gets screwed by the race; it's too obvious!
What I'm looking for here are the more subtle examples that aren't spoon fed to you by the producers/editors, the ones that you have to go looking for or that make you think outside the box.

Another example is that in both of their races Dustin and Kandace bickered with another all female team, both who made it to the end with them and both came in third: Lyn and Karlyn; and Charla and Mirna.

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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2012, 02:55:32 AM »
 :bigwelcome ryanmissing27

Also in TAR 18, the Globetrotters were beaten by a girl, delayed karma for taunting Mika up that water slide.


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« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2012, 08:20:16 AM »
 :bigwelcome ryanmissing27
Physics alone is not enough.

Those who forget history are sure to repeat it.

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« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2012, 07:02:16 PM »
Jaime & Cara are eliminated in China :lol: :(

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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2012, 10:44:50 PM »
Jaime & Cara are eliminated in China :lol: :(

And their taxi driver stopped to get gas
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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2012, 08:37:25 AM »
The 9th, 8th, 7th, 6th and 4th placed teams in TAR18 were all eliminated because one of the teammates choked at the roadblock.
The two times Margie & Luke didn't win/were eliminated, it was because of Luke who choked at the Roadblock.

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« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2012, 08:02:14 AM »
the 5th place result was also determined by events at the roadblock. Thanks this is the kind of stuff Im looking for!

my next contribution: in unfinished business the globetrotters give jaime and cara hell for using the u turn on them in china yet they later u turn jet and cord almost unnecessarily in switzerland, i hope it was a long fall from their high horse.


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« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2012, 05:29:38 PM »
season 12, leg 3 Burkina Faso 1
5 teams are on the mat at the same time, these teams go on to be the final 5!

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« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2012, 12:02:03 AM »
Season 18 : The leg in Kolkata.

Jet and Cord,Ron and Cristina,Zev and Justin and Kent and Vyxsin at the same time in the mat.

After that leg,they all were eliminated in sequence (not the same sequence)
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« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2012, 12:08:49 AM »
Gary and Mallory's leg 8 karma.
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« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2012, 12:25:55 AM »
And every team that Blake and Paige tied with was eliminated the very next leg...
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« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2012, 01:14:53 AM »
And every team that Blake and Paige tied with was eliminated the very next leg...

Plus they shared a tent with Peggy/Claire before the start of leg 3.  :ascared

In TAR 3, Flo/Zach, despite being members of the "Twin Hunt", struck up an alliance with them (D/D) once the other members had been eliminated in hilarious ways...only to (un)intentionally get the twins eliminated.   :lol:

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« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2012, 04:27:28 PM »
And every team that Blake and Paige tied with was eliminated the very next leg...
In TAR 3, Flo/Zach, despite being members of the "Twin Hunt", struck up an alliance with them (D/D) once the other members had been eliminated in hilarious ways...only to (un)intentionally get the twins eliminated.   :lol:

love it.
as recently as TAR19, the finishing order for the Tintin task in Belgium was also the check in order at the end of that leg in Panama! some nice foreshadowing there

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Re: Amazing Race coincidences/irony/karma/poetic justice
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2012, 02:26:59 AM »
Laurence and Zac were eliminated beside a ship!

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« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2012, 05:17:16 AM »
Laurence and Zac were eliminated beside a ship!

THIS! is really ironic... and their skills were proven too in Thailand, can't navigate the right way to the right islands...
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« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2012, 07:14:34 AM »
Coincidence:

In TAR Allstars there were only 4 seasons with 2 teams represented:
TAR 1, TAR 3, TAR 7 and TAR 10.

Right on the first four legs, John Vito and Jill, Kevin and Drew, David and Mary and Rob and Amber were eliminated. (Leaving only one team represented from each season)

The other 4 teams still remaining in Allstars also beat these four teams in their previous season.

Joe and Bill beat Kevin and Drew (3rd place VS 4th place in TAR)
Teri and Ian beat John Vito and Jill (2nd place VS 5th place in TAR 3)
Uchenna and Joyce beat Rob and Amber (1st place VS 2nd place in TAR 7)
Dustin and Kandace beat David and Mary (4th place VS 6th place in TAR 10)

This trend of "4 teams eliminated" seemed to also occur in TAR 18, where FIVE teams were represented from TAR 14. However, right on the first 4 legs, 4 of the TAR 14 teams were eliminated and leaving only one team from TAR 14 represented... though Kisha and Jen went on to win the race.

Just a small coincidence which are not related in anyway.

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« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2012, 01:35:21 PM »
TAR-All Stars
Danny and Oswald were the last team eliminated before the final 3, in which it was the same on their previous season TAR2.  Also which makes it more ironic it was on a island country in Oceania (New Zealand-TAR2 and Guam-TAR11). 

TAR1 and TAR10
Not regarding teams but places that were visited-
Both seasons visited New York City
Both seasons visited Beijing, China and the Great Wall
Both seasons visited India
Both seasons visited Paris, France

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« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2012, 06:39:01 PM »
What about joey and richard from TARAU1 having a bad leg in south afirca (car stuck in mud, bad goat at a whitchdoctor task and the u turn) after they had they head shaved for the fast forward druing the last leg (hong kong/macau) and also for an over compenative team they offen finshed in the back end of the pack.
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« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2012, 04:24:22 PM »
What about joey and richard from TARAU1 having a bad leg in south afirca (car stuck in mud, bad goat at a whitchdoctor task and the u turn) after they had they head shaved for the fast forward druing the last leg (hong kong/macau) and also for an over compenative team they offen finshed in the back end of the pack.

yeah, I think that's what we call  "karma" ... ???
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« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2012, 07:57:50 PM »
It's more of stupidity, they dive their car straight into the mud and got it stuck. :lol:

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« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2012, 08:12:40 PM »
It's more of stupidity, they dive their car straight into the mud and got it stuck. :lol:

I think it's a mixture of karma and arrogance, and stupidity. Explain to me how they nearly caught up to Dumb and Dumber sorry Mo & Mos, and yet Mo & Mos beat them because of the goats...

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« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2012, 06:48:10 AM »
It's more of stupidity, they drive their car straight into the mud and got it stuck
I think it was more bad luck at being the first team in line (like i think luke and jeff said) rather than stupidity, it could have happened to anyone unless they got out and inspected the track or something.

once again, try to avoid textbook examples that the show serves to you on a silver platter; think outside the box!

this comes directly from wikipedia but i still find it pretty interesting
for tar12: tk, rachel, nathan and staella all went to the same high school, given their close ages they could have even been in the same year and maybe even shared classes hahaha

from tar19: i remember from the second malawi leg just after the snowboarders outran ernie and cindy to the pit stop, they said something to the effect of, "we're willing to do anything it takes to win the race" or "we want to win the race most out of anyone here". they obviously weren't or didn't since on that same leg they passed on a u turn that laurence and zac used. had they been most willing or most wanting they would have uturned any of the 5 teams behind them at that point, all of which had the potential to go far (imo)

the globetrotters were eliminated in tar15 because they stumbled (understatement) at the penultimate leg's roadblock effectively not making the final 3. in unfinished business (tar18) they made the final 3 by beating out one team, zev and justin, because zev stumbled (literally) at the penultimate leg's roadblock. this is one of those examples of cruel irony though...

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« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2012, 10:26:13 PM »
Ron and Bill AND Ethan and Jenna were first to book the tickets on the first leg.
On the second leg,they faced the double elimination by themselves.
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« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2012, 07:33:11 AM »
this is only semi amazing race related but on the current season of the biggest loser australia there's a woman named Margie (with a hard g) on the over 30s girls team and a man named Luke on the under 30s boys team, they're both seen as fierce almost cut throat competitors. this season is also the first to feature a deaf contestant, Selena!

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« Reply #27 on: February 19, 2012, 11:18:52 PM »
Completely Coincidence.





"We both finished the starting line last. No, we're not related."

Lesson Learnt for all-female teams:
Don't put something on your head if you want to win the race. :lol:

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« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2012, 05:52:27 AM »
"We both finished the starting line last. No, we're not related."
misa and maiya are sisters...

from this premiere: at the starting line, one of the twins was wearing a purple shirt with black shorts and the other a black shirt with purple shorts haha i highly doubt its a coincidence but i feel it belongs here

and i think someone else mentioned it somewhere but phil encouraged teams to "jump right on the mat" or something to that effect after last season's standing in front of the mat effect, a subtle gem.

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« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2012, 09:13:38 AM »
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misa and maiya are sisters...

You didn't get the full joke apparently. :lol:

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« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2012, 06:15:47 PM »
You didn't get the full joke apparently. :lol:
ah youre saying that kaylani and lisa are not related to misa and maiya... i thought that was a given. i was under the impression that you were comparing misa and maiya to kaylani and lisa as a ff team who look alike but are not related like jaime and cara as another example or even katie and rachel. i get what you mean ^^

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« Reply #31 on: March 03, 2012, 10:41:08 PM »
Here are 2 strange coincidences about Amanda and Kris from seasons 14 and 18. Ill do the obvious coincidence first.

1. (obvious) In both of their seasons, they were eliminated because of a u-turn.

2. In the legs before the leg of their elimination, TAR 14 Leg 3 and TAR 18 Leg 1, they finished second in both of them.

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« Reply #32 on: April 07, 2012, 05:34:03 AM »
This has the possibility to be foreshadowing (ok i just wanted to revive my own thread) but it's subtle and interesting, check it out for yourself

If my memory serves, Mark and Bopper have thus far had every "hot dog!" moment this season.

what is a "hot dog!" moment, you ask? the single clip after phil says "who will be eliminated tonight?" in the recap but before the intro, named of course after Bill and Cathi because that was the first one that came to mind ><

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« Reply #33 on: April 07, 2012, 06:59:53 AM »
Brendon and Rachel have broken the Big Brother team wins the first leg trend! (i.e. they didn't win the first leg) The irony is that they are already the most successful Big Brother/Race team no matter where they place from now on.
Most successful but yet to win a leg.

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« Reply #34 on: April 11, 2012, 08:23:20 PM »
Since two teams have already taken the fast forward, this will be the first season since S13 that a team who won the fast forward does not win the race (assuming of course that there won't be a shocking twist that allows two teams to win the race)

Season 20 will also be the first season to visit Africa without visiting a previously unvisited African country, which I find a little sad but oh well.

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« Reply #35 on: July 09, 2012, 07:11:38 AM »
A shameless revival of one of my old posts? perhaps... ><

Season 20:
There were three clues that came at sunrise: The chasquis in Argentina, The fire temple in Azerbaijan and the Orange Gate in Hiroshima.
On the second Indian leg Dave and Rachel paid a ferry so that they would be the only ones on it, on the very next leg, Dave and Rachel were the only team not on the ferry in Japan.
While season 15's switchback was supposed to slow teams down (with haybales) no team was eliminated, Season 20's switchback was supposed to help a team (head shaving fast forward) but it only caused them to be eliminated (mark and bopper).
Season 20 was the first season since season 4 to have more than two fast forwards and a team of clowns; and the first time since season 3 to have a fast forward come in last (and both instances were all male teams).

the final 6 of season 20 actually almost match up with the final 6 of season 15
Winners: the overly competent couple with the blond female who was seen as the better racer, both teams won the first leg, a fast forward and the last four legs straight.
2nd: all male team who bickered with other teams and occasionally each other, excluding fast forwards both won two legs.
3rd: bickering couple that hadn't won any legs with the whining/crying/stressed out female
4th: Somewhat villainous team that had abrasive interactions with other teams
5th: All male team from the country, eliminated on the leg of their speed bump, won 1 leg.
6th: All female team that lied about their occupations, didn't win any legs and were close with one of the all male teams.

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« Reply #36 on: July 09, 2012, 12:00:25 PM »
the final 6 of season 20 actually almost match up with the final 6 of season 15
Winners: the overly competent couple with the blond female who was seen as the better racer, both teams won the first leg, a fast forward and the last four legs straight.
2nd: all male team who bickered with other teams and occasionally each other, excluding fast forwards both won two legs.
3rd: bickering couple that hadn't won any legs with the whining/crying/stressed out female
4th: Somewhat villainous team that had abrasive interactions with other teams
5th: All male team from the country, eliminated on the leg of their speed bump, won 1 leg.
6th: All female team that lied about their occupations, didn't win any legs and were close with one of the all male teams.
Wow, that's really interesting, but I can't remember - which M/M team were Nary & Jaime close to? :?

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« Reply #37 on: July 09, 2012, 02:57:14 PM »
Bopper and Mark.
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« Reply #38 on: July 10, 2012, 03:22:08 AM »
In the first and latest episode of The Amazing Race Australia 2, Shane and Andrew had trouble finding the buttons for their cars' boot and bonnet.

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« Reply #39 on: May 21, 2013, 12:50:51 AM »
Seasons 15, 16, 17, and 22 all had only 1 fast forward for the whole race. The teams that won the ff went on to win the race.

In season 22, the teams that got on the 1st flight were eliminated consecutively. (10th --> 6th) The weakest among the 5 teams was the last among them to go.

In seasons 15 and 22, Maria & Tiffany and Chuck & Wynona were the 1st teams on the 1st flight. Both teams barely survived the 4th leg, and they both finished 6th.

In season 22, the team who came up with the idea of making the "express pass alliance" was the last team to arrive among the teams from the alliance.
A team member from the team who won the express passes started the 2nd leg saying "Loose Lips Sink Ships". Later on, they told a team who was not in the alliance about the alliance. That team later on gave their 2nd express pass to the 2nd team from their alliance, who used the express pass and won the leg. The team that gave them the pass was 2nd that leg. In the following leg, the team who had won 2 express passes was eliminated without even using their express pass.
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« Reply #40 on: May 21, 2013, 12:56:21 AM »
S20:

Art and JJ: "We got beaten by a girl."

Rachel: "They're just mad that a girl beat them!"

FINALE:

Art beats Rachel at the Final Roadblock. :P
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« Reply #41 on: May 21, 2013, 05:22:05 PM »
In season 22, all except one team (Matt & Daniel) on the second flight from LAX beat the teams that were on the first flight from LAX.

1. Bates & Anthony   (second flight)
2. Max & Katie (second flight)
3. Mona & Beth (second flight)   
4. Caroline & Jennifer (second flight)   
5. Joey & Meghan (second flight)   
6. Chuck & Wynona   (first flight)   
7. Pam & Winnie (first flight)
8. Dave & Connor (first flight)
9. Jessica & John (first flight)   
10. Idries & Jamil (first flight)
11. Matt & Daniel (second flight)

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« Reply #42 on: May 21, 2013, 06:43:58 PM »
Posted this a long time ago on the other topic "Some interesting facts, records..." :

TAR 21:
The team that finished 2nd on the first leg were eventually the 2nd team eliminated from the Race. (Amy & Daniel)
The team that finished 3rd on the first leg were eventually the 3rd team eliminated from the Race. (Caitlin & Brittany)
The team that finished 2nd-to-last on the first leg made it to the finale and placed 2nd overall. (Jaymes & James)
The team that finished 3rd-to-last on the first leg made it to the finale and placed 3rd overall. (Trey & Lexi)

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Re: Amazing Race coincidences/irony/karma/poetic justice
« Reply #43 on: May 21, 2013, 08:13:50 PM »
Oman curse on chad and stephanie,fran and barry.Both of them finish first on oman leg and immediately get eliminated on next leg
 
 

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« Reply #44 on: May 21, 2013, 11:23:15 PM »
If it's about 'karmas', the one that I can think right now is Hippies yielding MoJo (a footrace to the Yield mat with MoJo) then lost to them by seconds on a footrace for last place to the pit stop. My other favorite 'karma': 'Pray to our deceased grandmother to help us! Lying bitch! Bitch!' :lol: One of my favorite moments ever on TAR.
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Re: Amazing Race coincidences/irony/karma/poetic justice
« Reply #45 on: May 24, 2013, 09:13:14 PM »
Phil's voiceover at the start of Leg 4 of TARAS:

Will Rob & Amber continue their three leg winning streak or will another team knock them out of first place?
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Re: Amazing Race coincidences/irony/karma/poetic justice
« Reply #46 on: May 24, 2013, 09:42:04 PM »
Phil's voiceover at the start of Leg 4 of TARAS:

Will Rob & Amber continue their three leg winning streak or will another team knock them out of first place?

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Re: Amazing Race coincidences/irony/karma/poetic justice
« Reply #47 on: May 25, 2013, 09:38:53 AM »
Karma (sort of): In Leg 9 of Season 9, Eric & Jeremy (and Joseph) canceled the taxis of Ray & Yolanda and BJ & Tyler. Both teams' taxis didn't show up, as well as Eric & Jeremy's. :lol:

Even though this didn't matter since they were just going to the airport, it was still funny (for me) to watch.
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Re: Amazing Race coincidences/irony/karma/poetic justice
« Reply #48 on: May 30, 2013, 04:05:56 PM »
Phil's voiceover at the start of Leg 4 of TARAS:

Will Rob & Amber continue their three leg winning streak or will another team knock them out of first place?

One of the best episodes ever! I loved that introduction - it really made that episode one big parable about the demise of Rob & Amber. :lol3:

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« Reply #49 on: May 30, 2013, 04:12:35 PM »
While behind in Alaska, the guidos accidentally stayed at the hotel used as the pit stop just as a resting because of HoO and all the other teams were like  :o how did u get here

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Re: Amazing Race coincidences/irony/karma/poetic justice
« Reply #50 on: May 31, 2013, 12:24:06 AM »
TAR22 Leg 6, teams finished in this order:
1st- Bates & Anthony
2nd- Pam & Winnie
3rd- Chuck & Wynona
4th- Joey & Meghan
5th- Caroline & Jennifer
6th- Mona & Beth
7th- Max & Katie

On the following episodes, Pam & Winnie were eliminated, followed by Chuck & Wynona, Joey & Meghan, and Caroline & Jennifer. Mona & Beth finished 3rd and Max & Katie finished 2nd.
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« Reply #51 on: June 02, 2013, 04:51:35 AM »
WHAT A COINCEDENCE!?
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« Reply #52 on: June 02, 2013, 05:07:38 AM »
Jaime and Cara  gets eliminated in the country they hate in TAR 18 , China
Ron and Christina had trouble in India in their original season and then in TAR 18 they had trouble too
Amanda and Kris had been eliminated due to U-Turn in their original season and in TAR 18 they got uturned and eliminated
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« Reply #53 on: June 02, 2013, 06:14:41 AM »
Gary & Mallory finished 9th on the 2nd leg of TAR 17 & 18.
Ron & Christina finished 2nd to the last on the 2nd leg of TAR 12 & 18.
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« Reply #54 on: June 02, 2013, 09:05:38 AM »
Gary & Mallory finished 9th on the 2nd leg of TAR 17 & 18.
Ron & Christina finished 2nd to the last on the 2nd leg of TAR 12 & 18.

Gary & Mallory would then climb to 2nd on the 3rd leg of TAR 17 & 18 ;)

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« Reply #55 on: June 04, 2013, 02:42:07 AM »
the final 6 of season 20 actually almost match up with the final 6 of season 15
Winners: the overly competent couple with the blond female who was seen as the better racer, both teams won the first leg, a fast forward and the last four legs straight.
2nd: all male team who bickered with other teams and occasionally each other, excluding fast forwards both won two legs.
3rd: bickering couple that hadn't won any legs with the whining/crying/stressed out female
4th: Somewhat villainous team that had abrasive interactions with other teams
5th: All male team from the country, eliminated on the leg of their speed bump, won 1 leg.
6th: All female team that lied about their occupations, didn't win any legs and were close with one of the all male teams.

In addition to that:
7th: Teams that came in 10th on the 1st leg and 8th on the 2nd, their eliminations were avoidable.
11th: Young teams that lost on a footrace.
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« Reply #56 on: June 06, 2013, 03:24:58 AM »
TAR 17 & 22's w-turns (during the F5) had two teams using it and two different teams receiving it. (Leaving the w-turn board with 4 different pictures.) The team who eventually won the race u-turned the team that was eliminated on the w-turn leg. Of the 5 teams that were on the w-turn leg, the team whose picture wasn't on the w-turn board finished 4th.
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« Reply #57 on: June 07, 2013, 12:11:05 AM »
TAR 22: The teams that received speeding tickets in Botswana were the same teams who quitted the sandcastle roadblock and survived the 1st leg.

TAR 8: The 3 teams who arrived 2nd to the last on the 3 NELs were eliminated on the following leg.
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« Reply #58 on: June 13, 2013, 06:12:22 AM »
Team JJ, Roller Derby Moms, and Team Youtube are all allies.
They broke a record related to the ep, the NEL, and the u-turn respectively.
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« Reply #59 on: November 18, 2013, 07:58:49 AM »
TAR23:
2 EPs & 2 w-turns:
1 EP gets used on the detour of the leg with the w-turn.
The teams who used the EP never even attempted the detour.
The 2nd EP was given on the leg with the 1st w-turn.
Both teams who had the EP used their u-turn power on the 2nd w-turn.
The team that used the EP on that leg won the leg.
The recipient of the 1st u-turn finished 3rd to the last on those legs. (and it had the same recipient)
The team who received the 2nd u-turn was eliminated on that leg.
The team who finished between the 2 w-turn victims is the same team. :groan: :lol:

Did I miss any? :) Let me know. ;)
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Re: Amazing Race coincidences/irony/karma/poetic justice
« Reply #60 on: November 18, 2013, 10:06:25 AM »
TAR23:
2 EPs & 2 w-turns:
1 EP gets used on the detour of the leg with the w-turn.
The teams who used the EP never even attempted the detour.
The 2nd EP was given on the leg with the 1st w-turn.
Both teams who had the EP used their u-turn power on the 2nd w-turn.
The team that used the EP on that leg won the leg.
The recipient of the 1st u-turn finished 3rd to the last on those legs. (and it had the same recipient)
The team who received the 2nd u-turn was eliminated on that leg.
The team who finished between the 2 w-turn victims is the same team. :groan: :lol:

Did I miss any? :) Let me know. ;)

Interesting. I will add this, Jason/Amy is still sitting on the 2nd place those legs  :funny:

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« Reply #61 on: November 19, 2013, 05:55:25 AM »
TAR23:
2 EPs & 2 w-turns:
1 EP gets used on the detour of the leg with the w-turn.
The teams who used the EP never even attempted the detour.
The 2nd EP was given on the leg with the 1st w-turn.
Both teams who had the EP used their u-turn power on the 2nd w-turn.
The team that used the EP on that leg won the leg.
The recipient of the 1st u-turn finished 3rd to the last on those legs. (and it had the same recipient)
The team who received the 2nd u-turn was eliminated on that leg.
The team who finished between the 2 w-turn victims is the same team. :groan: :lol:

Did I miss any? :) Let me know. ;)

Interesting. I will add this, Jason/Amy is still sitting on the 2nd place those legs  :funny:

More to add here:
No one was eliminated on the legs before the w-turn.
On the legs before the w-turn, the bunnies arrived last.
Before finding out they were u-turned, at least one w-turn victim from each w-turn leg, switched detours.
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Re: Amazing Race coincidences/irony/karma/poetic justice
« Reply #62 on: November 19, 2013, 11:35:51 AM »
Does this count as ironic

UB have 5 teams from Season 14
but the first 4 eliminated teams were from Season 14
and the winner was also from Season 14
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« Reply #63 on: November 20, 2013, 03:50:50 AM »
Does this count as ironic

UB have 5 teams from Season 14
but the first 4 eliminated teams were from Season 14
and the winner was also from Season 14

Yep. :like:
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Re: Amazing Race coincidences/irony/karma/poetic justice
« Reply #64 on: November 20, 2013, 04:04:47 AM »
Here's another w-turn coincidence, this time from TAR21:
The person who used the 1st u-turn was u-turned on the 2nd one, but it had no effect because the team was ahead. Duh!
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Re: Amazing Race coincidences/irony/karma/poetic justice
« Reply #65 on: November 20, 2013, 02:02:46 PM »
The most recent one that screamed in my mind. Bunnies thought they were being smart by not telling or helping everyone else that there's a table with additional dates sample at the Detour.. and they eventually still ended up finishing the task LAST.

Not that I wanted the other teams to be helped by Bunnies.. but it's just an irony or some would even say karma.

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« Reply #66 on: November 25, 2013, 06:22:11 AM »
The most recent one that screamed in my mind. Bunnies thought they were being smart by not telling or helping everyone else that there's a table with additional dates sample at the Detour.. and they eventually still ended up finishing the task LAST.

Not that I wanted the other teams to be helped by Bunnies.. but it's just an irony or some would even say karma.

I can understand your classification of this as karma; however, I disagree that they only thought they were being smart: in my opinion it was a smart move. The Bunnies had an up and down race, they were prepared to take any advantage they could get their hands on and that is fair enough. It was Leo and Jamal who asked them for help: The bunnies owed them nothing, they were in no way obliged to help them and so their decision not to is in my eyes valid. Furthermore Leo and Jamal had been notoriously deceitful up to that point, would you trust a promise or a deal from them? I digress...

Tim and Danny had a hard time with the Polka task in Poland, not just with the dance but with having to dress as a woman. This task became their intro task video snip reminding us all of their embarrassment weekly (it must be difficult to watch for them if they haven't yet come to terms with it :S) to me that's a pretty harsh example of poetic justice (I don't think I condone the humiliation - my opinion)

Nicole and Travis u-turn the Afghanimals (S23E8) for being dishonest/not playing the game by Nicole and Travis's moral paradigm (my least favourite use of the u-turn is as a punishment: see season 16 and both u-turns in the mentioned leg). In the next leg Leo doesn't allow Nicole to see his completed roadblock instrument, punishing her for trying to break her own moral paradigm. Poetic justice, comeuppance, revenge, what you will.

This one is not concrete but it's still interesting: elephants appear in the legs that eliminate blonde girls
see christie and jodie, liz and marie, and ally and ashley.
Notable exception: dustin and kandace (like i said, not concrete)

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Re: Amazing Race coincidences/irony/karma/poetic justice
« Reply #67 on: November 29, 2013, 07:40:41 PM »
TAR22's & TAR23's 2nd w-turns have some similarities.

There were 2 types of teams that received the w-turn:
1.) A team that had to perform a speedbump
2.) A team that received a u-turn earlier in the race.

In TAR22, the team that had to perform the speedbump survived.
In TAR23, the team that was u-turned earlier in the race survived.
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Re: Amazing Race coincidences/irony/karma/poetic justice
« Reply #68 on: December 05, 2013, 08:21:33 AM »
Posted this a long time ago on the other topic "Some interesting facts, records..." :

TAR 21:
The team that finished 2nd on the first leg were eventually the 2nd team eliminated from the Race. (Amy & Daniel)
The team that finished 3rd on the first leg were eventually the 3rd team eliminated from the Race. (Caitlin & Brittany)
The team that finished 2nd-to-last on the first leg made it to the finale and placed 2nd overall. (Jaymes & James)
The team that finished 3rd-to-last on the first leg made it to the finale and placed 3rd overall. (Trey & Lexi)
There status would not occur if the blonde girls taught with the Chipps the location of red dressed woman with an abacus, in this case the chipps would out run the blondes and finish 3rd, the blonde in 4th place and so on, Rob/Sheila still eliminated
Note the teachers, the rockers and the twinnie finished same place of first leg and last two legs before eliminated!

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« Reply #69 on: December 09, 2013, 07:39:51 PM »
Remember when Justin jokingly asked the cab driver in Cambodia, which Zev & Justin make friend with 
"If we told them the wrong direction, does it count as bad karma?"
Neither Zev/Justin told anyone a wrong direction, it was purely a joke.

But ironically, Zev lost his passport in this very same leg where they finished 1st for the first time.

Which can appear as a "bad karma" IF they really did tell someone a wrong direction. That is why it's ironic. I remember Phil seems really sad with this unfortunate incident

i don't necessarily believe in karma, but i understand how it works. 
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« Reply #70 on: December 09, 2013, 11:28:31 PM »
Jason Case, one of the winners of TAR 23, owns a snow management company (plowing, de-icing, etc.) in Massachusetts. On the night the TAR23 finale aired, it snowed in Massachusetts. :)

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« Reply #71 on: December 10, 2013, 07:35:43 AM »
TAR23:
2 EPs & 2 w-turns:
1 EP gets used on the detour of the leg with the w-turn.
The teams who used the EP never even attempted the detour.
The 2nd EP was given on the leg with the 1st w-turn.
Both teams who had the EP used their u-turn power on the 2nd w-turn.
The team that used the EP on that leg won the leg.
The recipient of the 1st u-turn finished 3rd to the last on those legs. (and it had the same recipient)
The team who received the 2nd u-turn was eliminated on that leg.
The team who finished between the 2 w-turn victims is the same team. :groan: :lol:

Did I miss any? :) Let me know. ;)

Interesting. I will add this, Jason/Amy is still sitting on the 2nd place those legs  :funny:

More to add here:
No one was eliminated on the legs before the w-turn.
On the legs before the w-turn, the bunnies arrived last.
Before finding out they were u-turned, at least one w-turn victim from each w-turn leg, switched detours.

I found another one:
The team who arrived 1st the leg before the w-turn switched detours and got u-turned. :xmas146
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« Reply #72 on: December 10, 2013, 07:36:35 AM »
Jamy helping ER Docs is probably one of the best good karmas. :xmas146
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Re: Amazing Race coincidences/irony/karma/poetic justice
« Reply #73 on: December 21, 2013, 03:56:11 AM »
TAR 17 & 22's w-turns (during the F5) had two teams using it and two different teams receiving it. (Leaving the w-turn board with 4 different pictures.) The team who eventually won the race u-turned the team that was eliminated on the w-turn leg. Of the 5 teams that were on the w-turn leg, the team whose picture wasn't on the w-turn board finished 4th.
In leg 7 of both ones,  both Chinese American (Michael/Kevin and Pam/Winnie) made a fatal errors lead to their eliminations!


 

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