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EP11 Title: I Think This Monkey Likes Me!
« on: April 25, 2006, 12:39:40 PM »
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Re: EP11 Title: I Think This Monkey Likes Me!
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2006, 12:47:12 PM »
great we could move the Thailand vidcaps here !!

Thailand
    Hanuman Mask/Thailand   ( thanks to Slowhatch )

More evidence

Slowhatch(this thread ) notices the cans of soda in the Hanuman Mask vidcap .
Chateau d If adds a link to the Coke press.
more evidence found @ this site Monkey with soft drink in Lopburi, Thailand.

  Lopburi Monkey Festival, Thailand ( thanks to Slowhatch& Chateau d if  )

  Ayuthaya Elephant Kraal or "Phaniat"   ( overall team work )
New~ thanks to banzais vidcaps
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Re: EP11 Title: I Think This Monkey Likes Me!
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2006, 12:49:40 PM »
Was still pondering about the temple/monkey puzzle, so I got on a flight to Thailand to try to clear things up. (Well, actually, it was a holiday. But hey, who would go to Lopburi on their own?) Here's what I found...

Prang Sam Yot, Lopburi, Thailand

Your guesses were right! The temple in the previews are of Prang Sam Yot in Lopburi. Not as famous as I thought it would be, though, many locals couldn't recognize which temple the picture in the preview was. Finally got some help from the Tourist Office to get me to the temple. The picture is taken from the east side of the complex, framing only the two southern tops (out of three). Yeah, yeah, the monkeys are there alright. Everywhere.

Wanted to get some team and production information, but the two ladies mannning the ticket office didn't speak English (and I, unfortunately, not Thai). They did, however, show me where the field with the Thai boy monk was... right outside the temple, on Thanon Wichayen. The picture was taken facing east.

Elephant Kraal, Ayuthaya, Thailand

Following the suggestions from the board, made my way to Ayuthaya. It's a two hour bus ride to the town from Lopburi (the Thai bus system is surprisingly brilliant, the teams won't have any trouble) and a half-hour tuk-tuk ride out of town to the Elephant Kraal. I'm still not sure if the race came here. It's a kinda small area (say, three football fields) and not a lot of people (certainly not tourists) around. There's not much going on, though I did see a platform where one can ride on an elephant. Didn't see any uniformed people (from pre-race promotion videos) in the area.

The sandy patches, yeah, they match, and the fences kind of do too. While asking a lady working in the management there about filming and stuff, she did say that there were production teams from time to time, but doesn't remember anything happening in December last year. She seemed genuine enough, didn't seem like a cover up. Take a look at the photos and decide for yourselves?

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Re: EP11 Title: I Think This Monkey Likes Me!
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2006, 02:12:18 PM »
I swear, if the teams had access to you guys they would have no problem getting where they need to go.

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Re: EP11 Title: I Think This Monkey Likes Me!
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2006, 04:37:07 PM »
Well, they almost did.  On the flight from Alaska back to Denver, we knew about it and posted while some teams may have still been looking for flights.

If someone in Denver read the boards they could have been waiting at the airport to observe the race in action.

I know, this is bad.  Must not interfere with the action.   B:)
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Re: EP11 Title: I Think This Monkey Likes Me!
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2006, 04:51:22 PM »
lol, Wally Bransen said people would ask him " what happens next week?" and he told them something like ," I don't know go to RFF, they know more than I do ."  :snics:

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Re: EP11 Title: I Think This Monkey Likes Me!
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2006, 05:15:40 PM »
lol, Wally Bransen said people would ask him " what happens next week?" and he told them something like ," I don't know go to RFF, they know more than I do ."  :snics:

And how right Wally was. I tried the others first and am glad I saved the best for last.  :tup: :tup:

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Re: EP11 Title: I Think This Monkey Likes Me!
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2006, 05:30:46 PM »
THat would be so funny, if the early spoilers had caused fans to be in Denver checking out the arrivals from Alaska.

Boy talk about dedication.  Not to mention probably pissing off the producers.

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Re: EP11 Title: I Think This Monkey Likes Me!
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2006, 06:22:19 PM »
As for the episode quote, who do ou guys think said it?

It sounds so generic that it really could be anyone.

I hope its one of the Frats, just so we can make fun of them later.

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Re: EP11 Title: I Think This Monkey Likes Me!
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2006, 09:57:41 PM »
I am going to guess Monica, and also i think the second FF [is there one or am i wrong] will be now, unless its next eppy.  Lets pray this is a non elim becuause Tokyo is such a big city and nice location for it to be a lame non elim [also a yield most likly]

Wouldnt the finale be GREAT if they went to tokyo, yield was used, a team was eliminated, and then the final three race with a foot race down red rocks theater between not two but all three teams all get caught at a hours of opp at the finish and the hippies are the fastest just like on day one and who cares who comes in first and second when its so close.   Now thats a good finale and thats something this season really needs.


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Re: EP11 Title: I Think This Monkey Likes Me!
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2006, 10:25:44 PM »
Well they have less to carry now.

But I think in a footrace, based on all the legs so far with teams running, so far the Hippies have only ran fastest (in the opener), so I think if E/J are still in it, they better fun really fast.

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Re: EP11 Title: I Think This Monkey Likes Me!
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2006, 10:21:56 AM »
Labelled the Lopburi map from memory (I think a higher resolution picture was just put up recently) to see if we can get anything once the previews come out.



I seriously doubt they fly to Lopburi directly. The bus system works really well, and it takes about 3 hours to get from Bangkok's Morchit (Northern Terminal) to the Lopburi Bus Station. It just so happens that Morchit is just a stone's throw from the Don Muang Intl Airport (which was still being used during the race).

The problem teams will face is that motorcycle taxis seem to be the norm in Lopburi, and normal taxis are rare to come by (heck, I didn't even see a single one when I was there). I wonder how teams will have to deal with this...
« Last Edit: April 26, 2006, 10:26:03 AM by Neobie »
Found out that Neobie in Chinese means "f*king awesome"! No, really. Look it up!

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Re: EP11 Title: I Think This Monkey Likes Me!
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2006, 11:01:10 AM »
Just posting this from a Lop Buri website on "how to get here"

By Car:

From Bangkok: The trip from Bangkok to Lop Buri by car may take up to 2 hours. It is possible to either drive along Highway No.1 via Saraburi (total distance is 153 kilometers), or use Highway No. 32 via Ayutthaya, and travel further along Highway No. 347 to Lop Buri via Tha Ruea District.

By Bus:

From Bangkok: Air-conditioned coaches and non air-conditioned buses leave Bangkok's Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2 Bus Terminal) every 20 minutes from 5.30 a.m. until 8.30 p.m. The ticket costs 62 baht (ordinary bus) and 85 bahts (air-conditioned). The journey takes 3 hours. Call 02 936 2852-66 for more information.

By Train:

From Bangkok: Ordinary northern-route (Bangkok-Chiang Mai) trains leave Bangkok's Hua Lamphong Railway Station at 7.05 a.m. and 8.30 a.m. Both are third class only. Rapid trains leave the station 5 times a day (Travel time is 2.5 hrs.) For more updated schedules and reservations, call 1690, 0 2223 7010, 0 22237020 or visit www.railway.co.th.


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Re: EP11 Title: I Think This Monkey Likes Me!
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2006, 08:22:38 AM »
It's a quick walk down to the train station, just 8min down the road, and you probably can cut that by half if you run. There are also trains (frequent) and buses (even more frequent) to Ayutthaya from the respective stations.

I think they just upped the price, the bus to Lopburi from Bangkok cost me 98 baht on an air-conditioned bus. I don't think there are any more 'ordinary' buses running on the normal schedule.

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Re: EP11 Title: I Think This Monkey Likes Me!
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2006, 10:59:08 AM »
you're the real tar detective, neobie  :jam:

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Re: EP11 Title: I Think This Monkey Likes Me!
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2006, 08:18:57 PM »
agreed banzai , mind if I ask you where you live Neobie ? :yaya:


lookie ..............  :jumpy:

The teams race through Bangkok to an ancient temple to find a clue .
Two teams compete for the Fast Forward in the aptly named challenge "insect delight"  ( theres your grosse food banzai !)
Also one racer breaks down during a physically demanding challenge .

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Re: EP11 Title: I Think This Monkey Likes Me!
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2006, 08:35:10 PM »
only 2 teams in a food challenge :(

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Re: EP11 Title: I Think This Monkey Likes Me!
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2006, 08:35:44 PM »
 :clap: :clap: You are awesome puddin... :gj: :yourock:

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Re: EP11 Title: I Think This Monkey Likes Me!
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2006, 08:39:25 PM »
only 2 teams in a food challenge :(


EJ can't compete for the FF and if one team is eliminated next week..?? Can the "breakdown" be tied to the "menu"..??

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Re: EP11 Title: I Think This Monkey Likes Me!
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2006, 08:44:08 PM »
only 2 teams in a food challenge :(

we need to cheer up banzai  :ele: :horsey:

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Re: EP11 Title: I Think This Monkey Likes Me!
« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2006, 08:52:15 PM »
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Insect Delight
According to this page, it's mostly grasshoppers in Bangkok, but it's a feast up north; so take your pick. Yuck.

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Re: EP11 Title: I Think This Monkey Likes Me!
« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2006, 08:54:01 PM »
only 2 teams in a food challenge :(

we need to cheer up banzai  :ele: :horsey:

That may have to wait until we see what delicacy those two teams will be feasting on. It surely can't be monkey could it..??

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Re: EP11 Title: I Think This Monkey Likes Me!
« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2006, 09:06:10 PM »
ewwwwwwwww x 100,00000000000000000000  :-\

Also one racer breaks down during a physically demanding challenge .
could be MoJo and they miss the FF ! ?

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« Reply #23 on: April 29, 2006, 10:33:56 PM »
Slowhatch may have it narrowed down with deep fried grasshoppers and it will be interesting to see if Mo actually eats any.

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Re: EP11 Title: I Think This Monkey Likes Me!
« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2006, 10:47:08 PM »
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The teams race through Bangkok to an ancient temple to find a clue.
Without caps, it would be useless to speculate on the temple; there's just too many of them (also from the same portal, a useful visual dictionary).


 

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