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TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« on: March 15, 2012, 08:48:21 AM »
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Season 20, Episode 6
Episode Synopsis: The race continues in Azerbaijan, where teams take part in a helicopter-evacuation training exercise. At a Detour, the duos must scrub excess oil off of some very hairy bathers. Original Air Date: Mar 25, 2012

http://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/amazing-race-20-2012/episode-6-season-20/amazing-race-20/339585

Title credit find to David. and Prama!
 
TAR 20 Eps 6: This Is Wicked Strange (Baku, Azerbaijan)


And HUGE credit to LeafsFan for independently confirming the scrubbing oil task BEFORE the press release!!   :wohoo:
 
 
PRESS INFO:
 
"This season, the teams will ... visit ... Azerbaijan for the first time in the history of CBS's "The Amazing Race."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/25/the-amazing-race-season-20-cast_n_1231000.html
 
Press Release:
 
03.19.2012

TWO TEAMS SEE HOW THEY STACK UP AFTER HITTING THE HAY, AND RACERS SPONGE UP THE LOCALS AT AN OILY DETOUR DURING “THE AMAZING RACE’S” FIRST EVER TRIP TO AZERBAIJAN, ON SUNDAY, MARCH 25
 
 
  CHEAT TWEET: Ever dream of soaking yourself in crude oil and having someone scrap it off? #AmazingRace, Sun, 3/25, 8pmET/PT http://bit.ly/w8dz4D 
 
“This Is Wicked Strange (Baku, Azerbaijan)” – Two Teams hit the hay to see how well they stack up and Racers break out the sponges for an oily detour during the series first-ever trip to Azerbaijan, on THE AMAZING RACE, Sunday, March 25 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Phil Keoghan is host. 
« Last Edit: March 19, 2012, 02:55:43 PM by georgiapeach »
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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2012, 08:49:27 AM »
Preview!! Thanks TL!!
 
 
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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2012, 08:49:56 AM »
saved for TimeLine

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Preliminary Info:
 
Seen in the Intro Caps:
 

 
The Bibi Heybat Mosque in Baku, Azerbaijan --ID'd by LeafsFan and Dom.
 
The Azerbaijan State Carpet Museum Id'd by Hakushu8 and also ID'd as being opposite our probable PitStop
 



Tasks:
teams take part in a helicopter-evacuation training exercise. (LeafsFan and Press)
Detour: scrub excess oil off of some very hairy bathers :lol:   (LeafsFan and Press)

PitStop: Baku Pier (thanks to LeafsFan!)
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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2012, 08:50:16 AM »
Saved for Summaries, if any!
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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2012, 08:50:36 AM »
Saved for MAPS!
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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2012, 08:59:12 AM »
From Locations:

Phil gives an interview here:

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=6750647


according to the above source,

this is what I've got from getting soaked in oil, in Azerbaijan,

There's an 'Oil Therapy Clinic'


http://www.thenational.ae/lifestyle/travel/unrefined-therapy-in-azerbaijan


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Unrefined therapy in Azerbaijan           

Bathing in crude oil is reputed to soothe the skin and boost energy levels. But, as Luke Jerod Kummer discovers at Naftalan in Azerbaijan, the process of immersion is a far cry from the luxurious spa pampering that most of us enjoy "Why you come sanatoria?" the voice at the end of the phone asks. "Oil," I answer. I'm seated in the doctor's office at the Naftalan Sanatorium, near the battle-scarred territory of Nagorno-Karbakh in Azerbaijan. The health centre is famous for its crude oil baths, which are believed to have medicinal properties and be good for treating skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, easing joint pains; and generally calming the nerves. But as no one here speaks English, I'm none the wiser as to what the basis for these health claims might be. Rather, I'm talking to a stranger down a telephone line as banter ensues between my taxi driver, Emar, the "doctor", receptionist and nurses. People once flocked from all over the USSR to health centres in the small town of Naftalan to spend days soaking in the dark, heavy type of crude that's found in this area but is too expensive to refine. Today, western tourists like me are still an oddity.



http://www.odditycentral.com/pics/azerbaijan-clinic-uses-crude-oil-baths-as-spa-treatments.html





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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2012, 09:00:49 AM »
Phil did a TAR interview with KTLA: you can see the whole video here:

http://www.ktla.com/videogallery/68464182/Entertainment/PHIL-KEOGHAN-TALKS-AMAZING-RACE


Other highlight: In Azerbaijan, there is a man soaking in oil...because that is what they do.

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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2012, 09:08:37 AM »
From the Location thread:

There is a reason to believe that the Pitstop of the Baku leg was on Baku's Pier.



 
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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2012, 04:17:14 PM »
Since we have a fair bit of info already on this leg, am going to open this up for discussion a bit early!

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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2012, 04:51:23 PM »
GoMap might be a useful alternative to Google: a little slower to navigate, but more layers of info.

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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2012, 04:08:13 AM »

Seen in the Intro Caps:
 

 
The Bibi Heybat Mosque in Baku, Azerbaijan --ID'd by Dom.


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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2012, 11:43:40 AM »
I lost my photoshop, so please excuse my crappy image. :js:



In the season preview, we know Bopper/Mark were filmed running in the area of the brown X spot (with the Carpet Museum in the background), so are we speculating that the pitstop is all the way at the end of the pier, by the red circle? Or maybe just at the tip of that pier?
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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2012, 01:48:33 PM »
If I was a TV producer I would want it at the end of the pier. A foot race to the mat would make great viewing.

Just conjecture.

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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2012, 02:00:49 PM »
Thanks Haku!! Perfect!!

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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2012, 06:34:00 PM »
If I was a TV producer I would want it at the end of the pier. A foot race to the mat would make great viewing.

Just conjecture.

The finish line in TAR2; the pit stop in TAR9 (Australia, leg 10) and TAR7 (leg 6). 

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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2012, 06:49:12 PM »
They look to be at a full speed run so maybe they can see that it isn't close. We also don't usually see those kind of shots for a team that is about to be eliminated.
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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2012, 12:13:31 PM »
If I was a TV producer I would want it at the end of the pier. A foot race to the mat would make great viewing.

Just conjecture.

The finish line in TAR2; the pit stop in TAR9 (Australia, leg 10) and TAR7 (leg 6). 



Alenaveda,

You are correct about the East Fort Baker sprint for AR2 and the AR7 race at Makgadikgadi Pans. Howvever, you have made a minor error for AR9. It was episode 9 of AR9 which was the exciting 3-way race to the pit stop at Lake Bennett wilderness Resort.

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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2012, 07:26:55 PM »
If I was a TV producer I would want it at the end of the pier. A foot race to the mat would make great viewing.

Just conjecture.

The finish line in TAR2; the pit stop in TAR9 (Australia, leg 10) and TAR7 (leg 6). 



Alenaveda,

You are correct about the East Fort Baker sprint for AR2 and the AR7 race at Makgadikgadi Pans. Howvever, you have made a minor error for AR9. It was episode 9 of AR9 which was the exciting 3-way race to the pit stop at Lake Bennett wilderness Resort.


In the leg 6 (the second hour of episode 5 in the USA), Brian & Greg were in a car crash and they fell down to the last place.  They made an extraordinary comeback beating Ray & Deana in a foot race to the pit stop, to avoid elimination.
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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2012, 11:09:32 PM »
Well, the first place bears a resemblance to the fire temple at Surakhany. The second place looks like a training facility for oil rig workers, but I haven't found the logo yet.

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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2012, 11:12:22 PM »
Confessional:  Is this near our pier??



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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2012, 11:25:29 PM »
The Four Seasons hotel, looks like there is a pier right in front. (sorry the pic is so big and I meant to quote your post Peach!)

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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2012, 11:36:02 PM »
Well, the first place bears a resemblance to the fire temple at Surakhany. The second place looks like a training facility for oil rig workers, but I haven't found the logo yet.

Actually that logo resembles this:


And the helicopter simulating task takes place here:

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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2012, 11:46:35 PM »
Wow!! Thanks to Slowhatch and LeafsFan we have our FirePit, RB, and PitStop ID'd one-two-three!!

Great work you two!!

Now...is that the BAKU Pier or another one?? ???
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Re: TAR 20 Ep 6: "This Is Wicked Strange" (Baku, Azerbaijan)
« Reply #24 on: March 19, 2012, 12:15:35 AM »
I think it's our pier. Here's a pano; look to the left and zoom in and you'll see some similarities.


 

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