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Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
« Reply #75 on: May 05, 2012, 09:00:24 AM »
The Tanaka sisters were my favorite pre-race team, but I never had any illusions about them getting very far. Let's examine the history of the Amazing Race to see which teams eliminated first MIGHT have been true F3 material  except for their race being cut short. So, is it:

AR1 - Matt/Ana
AR2 - Deidre/Hilary
AR3 - Gina/Sylvia
AR4 - Debra/Steve
AR5 - Dennis/Ericka
AR6 - Avi/Joe
AR7 - Ryan/Chuck
AR8 - Black Family
AR9 - Scott/John
AR10 - Billel/Saeed
AR11 - John Vito/Jill
AR12 - Ari/Staella
AR13 - Arthur/Anita
AR14 - Preston/Jennifer
AR15 - Eric/Lisa
AR16 - Dana/Adrian
AR17 - Ron/Tony
AR18 - Amanda/Kris
AR19 - Ron/Bill
AR20 - Misa/Maiya

My conclusion from looking at these first out teams is that none of the above was potential F3 material who just had bad luck. The one first-out team who I think was best was Amanda/Kris, who had bad luck at the starting line of AR18 and paid the price with a close elimination following a penalty Automatic U-turn.


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Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
« Reply #76 on: May 05, 2012, 09:02:04 AM »
The CBS homepage has a picture we haven't seen yet:

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Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
« Reply #77 on: May 05, 2012, 09:11:01 AM »
Ari & Staella (12); best first elimination ever.  :lol: They were so annoying.
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Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
« Reply #78 on: May 05, 2012, 09:18:31 AM »
In that picture, does Brendon have their green kerchief wrapped around his hand?
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Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
« Reply #79 on: May 05, 2012, 01:56:16 PM »
Yes he injured it in the Coir rope spinning roadblock last leg.


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Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
« Reply #80 on: May 06, 2012, 01:42:24 AM »
If a team picks up the wrong piece of sushi, I wonder if they have to eat it?  :food:

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Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
« Reply #81 on: May 06, 2012, 01:56:56 AM »
If a team picks up the wrong piece of sushi, I wonder if they have to eat it?  :food:

Seems a nice idea.
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Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
« Reply #82 on: May 06, 2012, 09:53:19 AM »
If a team picks up the wrong piece of sushi, I wonder if they have to eat it?  :food:

Seems a nice idea.

Hey, do you remember "ˇWasabi!" or the fake food RB in Hong Kong? :lol:
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Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 "It's a Great Place to Become Millionaires" Japan
« Reply #83 on: May 06, 2012, 06:03:51 PM »
I think this is right. If not, feel free to correct me. :tup:

Episode 11: “It’s a Great Place to Become Millionaires”
    Leg 11 (India – Japan):
    • Kochi (Cochin International Airport) to Hiroshima, Japan (Hiroshima International Airport)
    • Hiroshima (Hiroshima Port) to Miyajima
    • Miyajima to Hiroshima (Hiroshima Port)
    • Hiroshima (JR West Hiroshima Station) to Osaka (Shin-Ōsaka Station)
    • Osaka? (Running On Conveyor Belts to Grab Rubber Chickens? in a Japanese Game Show)
    • Osaka (Detour)
      - Sushi Bingo – Play Bingo using pieces of sushi
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      - Sumo Wrestlers - photograph locals behind life size cut-outs of Sumo Wrestlers in order to receive the next clue
    • Osaka (Osaka Business Park near Osaka Castle)
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    Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
    « Reply #84 on: May 06, 2012, 10:10:44 PM »
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    Located in the Seto Inland Sea, ten miles (6 km) southwest of the city of Hiroshima, the small island (12 square miles) of Miyajima is a sacred site of both Shintoism and Buddhism.

    So this is where Hiroshima makes its appearance!

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    The reason why they'd visited to Hiroshima first before going to Osaka is because they'd visited the Peace Memorial there in order to pay respect to the victims of atom bomb blast on the final days of World War II which is similar to the All-Star edition when the 6 remaining teams paid respect to the victims of the Holocaust at the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland.  Reaction?


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    Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
    « Reply #85 on: May 07, 2012, 01:39:15 AM »
    If a team picks up the wrong piece of sushi, I wonder if they have to eat it?  :food:

    Seems a nice idea.

    Hey, do you remember "ˇWasabi!" or the fake food RB in Hong Kong? :lol:

    I was thinking of those tasks, along with the India tea identifying task and a few others. TAR seems to want have teams eat or drink to their limits at times. I thought that might happen here, but it was more like having them stop for a mid race snack so they they would have the energy for the rest of the leg. Art tried though. I think he cleared most of the bingo card as he was leaving the table.  :lol:

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    Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 "It's a Great Place to Become Millionaires" Japan
    « Reply #86 on: May 07, 2012, 09:33:48 AM »
     :lol: Loved how either Art or JJ called Vanessa and Ralph,"Conan & Kardashian"   :lol3:

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    Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 "It's a Great Place to Become Millionaires" Japan
    « Reply #87 on: May 08, 2012, 12:37:34 AM »
    For what it's worth, this hostel is claiming on their Twitter feed to have been shown in the Osaka leg.

    http://www.backpackers-miyajima.com/index_e.html

    They are near the ferry terminal, so it's possible teams ran past their building.

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    Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 "It's a Great Place to Become Millionaires" Japan
    « Reply #88 on: May 08, 2012, 01:02:01 AM »
    It's the place D/R spent the night.

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    Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 "It's a Great Place to Become Millionaires" Japan
    « Reply #89 on: May 08, 2012, 01:03:25 AM »
    For what it's worth, this hostel is claiming on their Twitter feed to have been shown in the Osaka leg.

    http://www.backpackers-miyajima.com/index_e.html

    They are near the ferry terminal, so it's possible teams ran past their building.

    Not only ran past there, but actually spent the night there waiting for the morning ferry.  They showed it during the episode.   ;)

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    Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 "It's a Great Place to Become Millionaires" Japan
    « Reply #90 on: May 09, 2012, 09:24:28 AM »
    One of the things making the Detour choices unequal was the distance they had to travel to Kura sushi (viewpoint here; although the restaurant hadn't been built when the streetview car went by, you can see the road sign is still the same). The sumo photo task was much closer to Umeda.

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    Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 "It's a Great Place to Become Millionaires" Japan
    « Reply #91 on: May 09, 2012, 09:43:45 AM »
    I clicked Modify but I didn't see any button for attachments. Anyway, here's the comparison photo.

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    Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 "It's a Great Place to Become Millionaires" Japan
    « Reply #92 on: May 09, 2012, 02:23:44 PM »
    One of the things making the Detour choices unequal was the distance they had to travel to Kura sushi (viewpoint here; although the restaurant hadn't been built when the streetview car went by, you can see the road sign is still the same). The sumo photo task was much closer to Umeda.
    I bet that World Race Productions knows how to measure not distances but times to get to each DETOUR and they equalize them with the presumed length of the task so that one DETOUR is not supposed to be easier than the other. Despite their best efforts, that is not always been the case; the best example is Art/JJ doing the DETOUR in the Kochi area sifting garlic, packing boxes and delivering them.

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    Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 "It's a Great Place to Become Millionaires" Japan
    « Reply #93 on: May 10, 2012, 12:34:56 AM »
    One of the things making the Detour choices unequal was the distance they had to travel to Kura sushi (viewpoint here; although the restaurant hadn't been built when the streetview car went by, you can see the road sign is still the same). The sumo photo task was much closer to Umeda.
    I bet that World Race Productions knows how to measure not distances but times to get to each DETOUR and they equalize them with the presumed length of the task so that one DETOUR is not supposed to be easier than the other. Despite their best efforts, that is not always been the case; the best example is Art/JJ doing the DETOUR in the Kochi area sifting garlic, packing boxes and delivering them.

    There was nothing wrong with the detour, it was Art & JJ's karma...

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    Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 "It's a Great Place to Become Millionaires" Japan
    « Reply #94 on: May 16, 2012, 12:11:21 PM »
    That's a great find Slowhatch, thanks!
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    Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 "It's a Great Place to Become Millionaires" Japan
    « Reply #95 on: June 01, 2012, 02:14:46 AM »
    Just watched the finale. Pretty meh finale. Only excitement was Dave and Rachel's stumbling upon finishing line by mistake.. and still win.

    Art and JJ, just simply bad karma. Trash talking, creating conflicts and completely being huge asses throughout the race. If they had won, it would have been one of the WORST SEASONS EVER.

    Thank goodness they didn't. :ghug:
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