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Title: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: puddin on February 15, 2009, 12:18:59 PM
All are welcomed to join in the discussion and of course update the show as its airing (please do!)
All comments are welcomed as well .........

with that .....

HAPPY TAR 14 DAY!!!!!!!!!! Finally it's here!!!!!!!!!
Good luck Amazing Racers!!!!!!!!! The World is waiting!! :wohoo:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion & updates/ commentary
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 15, 2009, 01:15:03 PM
Have to go to school have a great day!
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion & updates/ commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 01:18:48 PM
 :jumpy: :jumpy: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :jam: :jam: :jam: :sucks :sucks :sucks :elvis: :elvis: :elvis: :lock :lock :ninja :ninja :ninja :ninja :monkey :monkey :piano: :piano: :hyper: :hyper: :hyper: :nana :nana :nana :wtg: :wtg: :wtg: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

No, I'm not excited.  :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion & updates/ commentary
Post by: mswood on February 15, 2009, 01:22:35 PM
I feel like a virgin on prom night, oh wait I was never a virgin at prom night......

I am freaking out that the plane is gone.....
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion & updates/ commentary
Post by: mswood on February 15, 2009, 01:23:11 PM
Have to go to school have a great day!
Damn what day is it down there? 
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion & updates/ commentary
Post by: Kogs on February 15, 2009, 01:29:07 PM
hope golf ends on time
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion & updates/ commentary
Post by: mswood on February 15, 2009, 01:31:49 PM
So do I, I don't remember any viewer increase thanks to a Golf overrun....  Football, hell yes, basketball good for a little.  Golf, I will shot myself.

And and go nascar, God, I want to see Stewart win this at some point.  Poor fat bastard.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion & updates/ commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 02:11:41 PM
I feel like a virgin on prom night, oh wait I was never a virgin at prom night......
No comment.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion & updates/ commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 02:12:41 PM
hope golf ends on time
This is not an issue. PGA Tour will be pushed to Golf Channel if it runs long. The PGA Tour does not have the ratings clout as the NFL. No overruns until the NCAA Tournament next month.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: mswood on February 15, 2009, 02:20:09 PM
Thank God.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion & updates/ commentary
Post by: puddin on February 15, 2009, 02:54:20 PM
So do I, I don't remember any viewer increase thanks to a Golf overrun....  Football, hell yes, basketball good for a little.  Golf, I will shot myself.

And and go nascar, God, I want to see Stewart win this at some point.  Poor fat bastard.
:lol: .. and whats up with that hair?  ..........oh and the digger cam in HD! Very nice! Go Kyle Busch!  :wohoo: .. you can do it!!


Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: DrRox on February 15, 2009, 02:55:45 PM
A year ago, I was watching the race from the stands.......all in all.....I would rather be where I am now.....
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: puddin on February 15, 2009, 02:59:35 PM
A year ago, I was watching the race from the stands.......all in all.....I would rather be where I am now.....
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I'd rather be here as well DrRox, unless of course I had hot pit pass's and Jr :luvu:......... but then theres that guy named Phil  ;)
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 03:08:12 PM
It appears that with all of the weather delays, Daytona 500 may not finish until after 8.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: DrRox on February 15, 2009, 03:09:59 PM
Well I did have a pit pass and I watched from the Daytona 500 Club....thats the 4 story building right next to the Gatorade Victory Lane, but I would still rather be here. It is much better on TV. I would encourage anyone and everyone to go at least once. It is one of those events, one must experience in life like Mardi Gras, NewYears inTime Square, etc.

Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: mswood on February 15, 2009, 03:17:51 PM
It appears that with all of the weather delays, Daytona 500 may not finish until after 8.
That is not so good.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Footballwife on February 15, 2009, 03:27:36 PM
I am so excited! :jumpy: :jumpy: :jumpy:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: mswood on February 15, 2009, 03:33:20 PM
Drive you fat bastard, Drive! 


Nothing like mixing two things together.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion & updates/ commentary
Post by: Kogs on February 15, 2009, 04:10:00 PM
hope golf ends on time
This is not an issue. PGA Tour will be pushed to Golf Channel if it runs long. The PGA Tour does not have the ratings clout as the NFL. No overruns until the NCAA Tournament next month.

you sure? i remeber all stars premair getting pushed back because of  golf overrun but that may have been before the new contract
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Belle Book on February 15, 2009, 04:19:57 PM
The world is waiting -- and so am I!   :jumpy:   :jumpy:

Belle Book
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Mister RC on February 15, 2009, 04:22:57 PM
hope golf ends on time
This is not an issue. PGA Tour will be pushed to Golf Channel if it runs long. The PGA Tour does not have the ratings clout as the NFL. No overruns until the NCAA Tournament next month.

you sure? i remeber all stars premair getting pushed back because of  golf overrun but that may have been before the new contract

That was the Masters.  As mentioned, the PGA isn't that popular compared to the NFL and College Hoops.  However, The Masters is a big deal.  It's the golf equivalent of Wimbeldon, or the World Series of Poker.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Kogs on February 15, 2009, 04:30:08 PM
hope golf ends on time
This is not an issue. PGA Tour will be pushed to Golf Channel if it runs long. The PGA Tour does not have the ratings clout as the NFL. No overruns until the NCAA Tournament next month.

you sure? i remeber all stars premair getting pushed back because of  golf overrun but that may have been before the new contract

That was the Masters.  As mentioned, the PGA isn't that popular compared to the NFL and College Hoops.  However, The Masters is a big deal.  It's the golf equivalent of Wimbeldon, or the World Series of Poker.

that wasnt the masters cause the masters is in april, the premair that season was in feb
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: mswood on February 15, 2009, 04:37:58 PM
Kogs is right I just checked, they did have a roughly 30 minute overrun on Feb 18, 2007 for Golf.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: mswood on February 15, 2009, 04:41:46 PM
And more importantly it depressed the ratings (I actually remember this, but did double check) the ratings for the full CBS lineup that night as each show performed at lower then normal levels.

So to hell with that.  I am already obsessive enough about the ratings, now I get to worry about that possibility all night.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 04:46:57 PM
hope golf ends on time
This is not an issue. PGA Tour will be pushed to Golf Channel if it runs long. The PGA Tour does not have the ratings clout as the NFL. No overruns until the NCAA Tournament next month.

you sure? i remeber all stars premair getting pushed back because of  golf overrun but that may have been before the new contract
Might have been due to The Masters, but not for the Pebble Beach. Trust me, last week's Buick Invitational almost ran to 7 p.m. ET, but CBS was not going to dump 60 Minutes for golf. It planned to throw it to Golf Channel and will do that again this week if it happens.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion & updates/ commentary
Post by: puddin on February 15, 2009, 05:14:33 PM
So do I, I don't remember any viewer increase thanks to a Golf overrun....  Football, hell yes, basketball good for a little.  Golf, I will shot myself.

And and go nascar, God, I want to see Stewart win this at some point.  Poor fat bastard.
:lol: .. and whats up with that hair?  ..........oh and the digger cam in HD! Very nice! Go Kyle Busch!  :wohoo: .. you can do it!!

  (:;) I jinxed Kyle  :knuckles: #$%#$%#$%  FARKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Kogs on February 15, 2009, 05:15:17 PM
Kogs is right I just checked, they did have a roughly 30 minute overrun on Feb 18, 2007 for Golf.

thank you mswood :jam:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: redwings8831 on February 15, 2009, 06:01:29 PM
60 minutes started on time for me.  :yess:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: puddin on February 15, 2009, 06:10:51 PM
Me too redwings and in other race news, Matt Kenseth won Daytona ...thanks to the rain  :sucks

50 more minutes...................  :wohoo:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 06:48:47 PM
60 minutes started on time for me.  :yess:
As it should have.  :jumpy: :jumpy:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: puddin on February 15, 2009, 06:52:42 PM
Less than 10 minutes LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Kogs on February 15, 2009, 06:54:46 PM
actually 6 min and counting down
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: mswood on February 15, 2009, 06:58:18 PM
So when does Extreme Makeover start?
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: patlini on February 15, 2009, 06:59:36 PM
I'm good here too

hi  :waves: :waves:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: georgiapeach on February 15, 2009, 07:00:33 PM
TAR DAY!! Best day of the Year! :hearts:

Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: georgiapeach on February 15, 2009, 07:01:46 PM
Ha! Intro order bears no relationship to CBS order...
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 07:04:55 PM
Of course not.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: mswood on February 15, 2009, 07:05:16 PM
Helicopters in the air.
Phil: Southern California, 0700 hours. Dawn of a new adventure. From the Western coast of America, 11 teams will embark on a race around the world for $1,000,000. The helos are taking them to Los Alamedas base.

Christie/Jody, friends, flight attendants

Tammy/Victor, siblings, lawyers from California

Margie/Luke, mother/son from Colorado. Luke is totally deaf and doesn't read lips. Mom is his "link."
(Wow! I'm unspoiled.)

Steve/Linda, Virginia hicks from the sticks.

Lakisha/Jen, athletes, lifelong friends

Preston/Jennifer, dating 2 years from South Carolina

Brad/Victoria, married 9 years, Ohio

Mel/Mike, father/son, Va and LA
Son's gay. But he had gay parents.

Amanda/Kris, dating 3 years, San Diego

Mark/Michael, brothers, stuntmen

Jaime/Cara, friends, NFL cheerleaders
Oh, snap! She doesn't give a C R A P what anyone thinks!
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: georgiapeach on February 15, 2009, 07:05:44 PM
Sneaky! A "number of legs" :lol:

8 will be elimination!
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 07:06:07 PM
New fonts. 24-like.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 07:06:24 PM
Ha! The plane is still there!
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Jobby on February 15, 2009, 07:06:30 PM
Cara and Jaime, Margie and Luke, Tammy and Victor, Amanda and Kris out.

NEW INTRODUCTION OMG.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: mswood on February 15, 2009, 07:07:12 PM
Ha! The plane is still there!
Thank God....
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Jobby on February 15, 2009, 07:07:20 PM
NEW MAPS. AND THERE'S A GOOGLE. TAMMY AND VICTOR ARE IMMEDIATELY AT THE AIRPORT?
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: patlini on February 15, 2009, 07:07:39 PM
i love the new intro and map
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 07:08:12 PM
Ha! The plane is still there!
Thank God....
You can't have the race without the plane. A quick shot, but it's still there. :jumpy: :jumpy:

And more narration from Phil!  :yess: :yess:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: georgiapeach on February 15, 2009, 07:08:27 PM
WOW!! A whole new globe!!
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: puddin on February 15, 2009, 07:08:31 PM
Hey patlini!  :jumpy:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Jobby on February 15, 2009, 07:08:51 PM
OMG. MARGIE AND LUKE GETS LOADS OF COMMENTARY. I'M STARTING TO LOVE THEM ALREADY.

Kisha and Jen, Mel and Mike, Linda and Steve, Amanda and Kris, Preston and Jennifer are on flight 2.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: mswood on February 15, 2009, 07:09:07 PM
Phil: 8 of 11 pitstops are elimination points. Clue is atop your luggage. Get it, read it, jump into a parked Benz. First team to finish the Race wins $1,000,000. Ready? The world is waiting for you. Good luck. Travel safe. GO!!

Teams rip clues open.
Make your way to Switzerland.
Two flights.
Lufthanza, or Air France.
Different connecting cities.

Luke, joyfully signs "We're on The Amazing Race!"


Credits roll.

The theme got a makeover!  
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 07:09:58 PM
Preston & Jen miss their train as the TAR Detectives have noted.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Jobby on February 15, 2009, 07:10:01 PM
Wow, Preston and Jennifer missed their train. Zurich is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They added in the scenes this season. LOVE IT. OMG.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: puddin on February 15, 2009, 07:10:22 PM
seeing the contestants to come to life!!!!!
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: mswood on February 15, 2009, 07:10:35 PM
Going to Lukarno Switz through either Milan or Zurich.
Old dude: Milan would be closer.
Phil: Lufth carries Tammy/Victor (he says "we deliberately did NOT choose the one that left later"), Christie/Jodi, Jaime/Cara, Mark/Michael, Brad/Victoria, Margie/Luke.
(Sorry again, I'm unspoiled here, so I don't know them.)

Phil: AF has Kisha/Jen, Mel/Mike, Amanda/Chris, Preston/Jennifer, Steve/Linda
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 07:10:43 PM
The 24-style photography!!!! I love it!! :jumpy: :jumpy: :jumpy:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Jobby on February 15, 2009, 07:10:54 PM
I love the new exciting music. OMG. Jennifer and Preston = OMG.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 07:11:21 PM
Preston & Jennifer are beginning to show their ugly side. FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 07:12:14 PM
I love the new style of photography! This really works for the Race.  :yess: :yess: :yess:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Jobby on February 15, 2009, 07:12:16 PM
Christi and Jodi are smart!! :D LOL

Margie makes a comment that Luke wants her to fly behind him.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: georgiapeach on February 15, 2009, 07:12:45 PM
Oh my gosh it is going so fast! :lol: I want to watch it in slow-mo!!

And gorgeous! Looks like hi-def on my old TV... :lol3:

Our priest! :yess:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Jobby on February 15, 2009, 07:13:24 PM
Margie and Luke, Mark and Michael, Christie and Jodi, Tammy and Victor are on 7.15.

Brad and Victoria, Cara and Jaime, Mel and Mike are on 7.30

The rest are on 7.45 :O
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: puddin on February 15, 2009, 07:13:26 PM
Run Linda RUN!!!!!!
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 07:13:47 PM
So it's Kisha & Jen, not LaKisha & Jen. CBS realizes "LaKisha" is hard for us to write.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 07:14:12 PM
They're camping out. Teams introduce themselves to each other.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Jobby on February 15, 2009, 07:14:30 PM
Linda and Steve appears so whiney. I think Steve is pretty rude after so many years of marriage?
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: puddin on February 15, 2009, 07:14:31 PM
Oh poor Linda crying! awwwwwwwwwww
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 07:14:54 PM
Steve scolds Linda for not being able to run. This might be an interesting dynamic. And we go to break. Hmmmm.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Jobby on February 15, 2009, 07:15:40 PM
They have to go to a dam now. Mark and Michael are in first place. Tammy and Victor in 2nd. margie and Luke third.. Christi and Jodi third. I wonder why are they pushing their luggage???? :duno:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: georgiapeach on February 15, 2009, 07:16:22 PM
Okay, Linda, you just made me cry...   :'( :'(
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Jobby on February 15, 2009, 07:17:12 PM
Second highest bungee jump! A roadblock!

Victor does it.. i'm already liking Tammy and Victor! :D

OMG. Brad and Victoria are so excited. LOVE THEM.

Jaime and Cara does not get a taxi.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: patlini on February 15, 2009, 07:18:04 PM
Hey patlini!  :jumpy:

hey puddin  ;)
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Jobby on February 15, 2009, 07:18:06 PM
Victor performs RB. He's afriad. He's screaming OMG OMG OMG. He's hilarious.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: mswood on February 15, 2009, 07:18:41 PM
Teams take trains from their connecting cities to Lukarno.
Someone has never been to a train station.  
The Zurich train is moving with the first group.
Snowy Switzerland Snowcap Peaks.
(Luke is trying to sign that 10 times fast. It's a fingertwister. His fingers fall off.)
The Racers are bunched all in a car.
One of the teams missed the train somehow, Preston/Jennifer. They're already bitching at each other.
Please, someone, take a frying pan and shut his yap with it!

Christie/Jodi find a lady in a car who is going to Lukarno. They're gonna let her take them there.
But she's like 107 years old, so they may fall behind.

Phil: Race on foot to the Church of San Antonio. Sign the register, and receive message from the Priest.
Luke grabs Margie and drags her almost like a Great Dane dragging its owner through the square.

First, Christie/Jodi, 7:15 departure.
Tammy/Victor, 7:15 am also
Luke/Margie made the first group, barely.

Brad/Victoria first on 2nd group , 7:30 departure
Mel/Mike, gasping for air, last to make the 7:30

There is a 7:45 departure. Kisha/Jen, Amanda/Kris, and the winded Steve/Linda and Preston/Jennifer.
Social hour, the teams meet each other and bed down.
EWW! Mosquitos! Who knew?
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 07:19:01 PM
Nice, they use a picture to go to the dam! Just like the old days!
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Footballwife on February 15, 2009, 07:19:28 PM
Linda is cool!  Find myself pulling for the Flight Attendants and the young man who is deaf.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: redwings8831 on February 15, 2009, 07:19:36 PM
Second highest bungee jump! A roadblock!

Victor does it.. i'm already liking Tammy and Victor! :D

OMG. Brad and Victoria are so excited. LOVE THEM.

Jaime and Cara does not get a taxi.

Your ahead of us somehow.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: mswood on February 15, 2009, 07:20:02 PM
Running through town, Steve gave Linda a few good swift verbal kicks in the butt.
She's struggling, can't breathe.
Linda is mad at Steve for yelling at her the whole way through Lukarno.
She boo-hoos her way into the night. Boo. Hoo.

COMMERCIAL.


Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 07:20:09 PM
Christie & Jodi lug luggage just like stewardesses. Wait, they are stewardesses!
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 07:20:38 PM
Second highest bungee jump! A roadblock!

Victor does it.. i'm already liking Tammy and Victor! :D

OMG. Brad and Victoria are so excited. LOVE THEM.

Jaime and Cara does not get a taxi.

Your ahead of us somehow.
By three minutes. Joab, are you in Canada?
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Jobby on February 15, 2009, 07:20:56 PM
Victor performs Roadblock! That was wow and amazing. Luke is jumping! I think Luke is really cute and he really communicates well with his mom.

Christie and Jodi reached RB in 6th. Mark or Michael does RB. Can't differentiate them. Christie and Jodi are funny. Amanda and Kris is 7th, Cara and Jaime 8th. Mark and Michael to the train now.

Jennifer and Preston 9th at RB. Preston does it.

Christie and Jodi contemplates. They are very worried about it.

LUKE JUMPS!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: georgiapeach on February 15, 2009, 07:21:20 PM
Nice, they use a picture to go to the dam! Just like the old days!

I LOVE this!! :hearts:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Jobby on February 15, 2009, 07:21:40 PM
Am i spoiling all of you? If i am i'll start commenting. I'm in singapore.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 07:21:54 PM
Linda: "Go fast, but go at the speed limit." ????
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: mswood on February 15, 2009, 07:22:01 PM
Locarno. Morning.

Teams in the first group take their CLUEs from the Priest.
It's a picture.
A picture of a dam.
Phil: Teams will race to the Vercazsa Dam for their next clue.

7:30 and the second group takes their pictures and asks around.
Anybody know what this is??
Teams get information and head off in taxis, and on foot.
Valle Verazca! Mas importante!
Guess they speak many languages there. Mirnish is coming, I can feel it.

Mark/Michael, CLUE: Who has nerves of steel?
Phil: A bungee jump off the bridge of the dam.
Luke is gonna do it! Yay!
He'll scream so loud his fingers will be sore for days!
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 07:22:17 PM
Am i spoiling all of you? If i am i'll start commenting. I'm in singapore.
No problem. It's fine with me.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Jobby on February 15, 2009, 07:22:33 PM
I meant i'll stop commenting if i'm spoiling. But Christie jumps now.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: georgiapeach on February 15, 2009, 07:23:29 PM
Am i spoiling all of you? If i am i'll start commenting. I'm in singapore.

You are ahead of me...

Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: puddin on February 15, 2009, 07:23:44 PM
Kudos to Slowhatch and Chateau for the cheese task location!!
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 07:23:48 PM
I'm loving Mark & Mike. They're fun to watch.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Footballwife on February 15, 2009, 07:23:57 PM
Stunt guys have no problem!
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: puddin on February 15, 2009, 07:24:18 PM
I meant i'll stop commenting if i'm spoiling. But Christie jumps now.
You are ahead Joab.. by 5 minutes or so.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: mswood on February 15, 2009, 07:24:26 PM
Luke, Victor get ready to jump.
From the platform, you can see forever.  
We're treated to a lengthy Victor jump and his experience.
Victor: Thank you, God!

T/V, CLUE: Take a train to Interlachen.
Phil: Find Kleine Rugen Wiese for the next clue.

Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 07:24:47 PM
Christie is ascared at the bungee jump. Luke goes down. Cool
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Jobby on February 15, 2009, 07:25:02 PM
CHRISTIE OR JODI JUMPS! She did it. WOW. Love Christie and Jodi! They are so supportive.

Tammy and Victor at the train station!
Mark and Michael reached!
Margie and Luke reached!
Mel and Mike reached!

All of them met at the airport!! Tammy and Victor shares info with everyone!! That's NICE.

We're back at the dam. KRIS JUMPS IN 9TH. KAIME JUMPS. PRESTON JUMPS. KISHA JUMPS. STEVE JUMPS IN LAST. THE JUMP TAKES 7MINS.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 07:25:10 PM
I meant i'll stop commenting if i'm spoiling. But Christie jumps now.
You are ahead Joab.. by 5 minutes or so.
puddin has the last word.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 07:25:54 PM
Victoria rocks.  :jam: :jam: :jam: :jam:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: puddin on February 15, 2009, 07:25:54 PM
haha Brad is evil! love it............
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: georgiapeach on February 15, 2009, 07:26:06 PM
That's Jodi!

Joab, please delay by 5 minutes, okay??
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Jobby on February 15, 2009, 07:26:34 PM
Okay okay, i'm not posting anymore.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: mswood on February 15, 2009, 07:26:51 PM
Mark/Michael in 2nd, get train CLUE for Interlachen.
Other teams, some happy to jump, some not so happy.
Christie/Jodi, neither wants to jump very much. Fear of heights, apparently.
Luke is scared. He goes head over heels and shrieks. Mom hugs an older racer for comfort.
Afterward, Luke: That was so cool! I loved it!
The Christie/Jodi team isn't looking forward to this at all.
Steve/Linda and Kisha/Jen bringing up the rear, arrive and choose who'll jump.
Who has nerves of steel?
Linda: You do.
Steve: Gotta pick it up! We're last again!
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Footballwife on February 15, 2009, 07:28:23 PM
And I thought The Bachelor was having an awesome season!  TAR 1st 10 minutes has surpassed it!
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: georgiapeach on February 15, 2009, 07:29:11 PM
Okay okay, i'm not posting anymore.

Post! Just slow down, lol!
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Jobby on February 15, 2009, 07:29:38 PM
The cheese was hilarious. :funny: :funny: :funny: :funny: :funny: :funny: :funny:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: georgiapeach on February 15, 2009, 07:31:47 PM
The cheese was hilarious. :funny: :funny: :funny: :funny: :funny: :funny: :funny:

:groan:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 07:32:05 PM
Mike & Mark wave to a frustrated Tammy & Victor.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: georgiapeach on February 15, 2009, 07:32:47 PM
Time Mark for Joab:

Kris jumping NOW!
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: redwings8831 on February 15, 2009, 07:33:00 PM
The cheese was hilarious. :funny: :funny: :funny: :funny: :funny: :funny: :funny:

Can you please slow down. Thanks.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 07:33:22 PM
My goodness, how many times is Linda going to cry?  :groan:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: mswood on February 15, 2009, 07:34:24 PM
Jodi takes a deep breath and falls forward.
She grimaces.  
Thank god that is over! Bring me up!
They leave in 6th.

Tammy/Victor get to the train station and ask which train goes to Interlaken.
They find out one leaves in 5 minutes.
Tammy/Victor disappointed to see Mark/Michael and Mel/Mike arrive.
But they fake it and the three teams get on the train together.
Old dude, "It's not that we don't trust you. It's just that we don't trust you." ::whatevia::

Jen jumps at 9:07 am. Steve jumps at 9:14.
Note the addition of the times, apparently foreshadowing the bang-bang Philimination of one team or the other.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Zack. on February 15, 2009, 07:35:38 PM
Love the timestamps  :hearts:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: mswood on February 15, 2009, 07:36:17 PM
FOUR lead teams: DETOUR. Cut the cheese.
Tammy/Vic, Mel/Mike, Mark/Michael, Margie/Luke
Choose a pair of local cheese racks. Transport 200 pounds of cheese from an aging shed to the bottom of the hill, stacked, for the next clue.
It's one helluva steep hill!
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Kogs on February 15, 2009, 07:36:42 PM
this is why i keep saying you need to take baseball cleats on the amazing race  :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: georgiapeach on February 15, 2009, 07:36:59 PM
I LOVE Margie "piece of crap" :lol:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: puddin on February 15, 2009, 07:37:06 PM
this is some funniy sh!t!
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 07:37:16 PM
The band gets drunk while watching the racers fall down and the cheese rolls down the hill. :funny:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: puddin on February 15, 2009, 07:37:27 PM
The music is right on too!
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: mswood on February 15, 2009, 07:37:44 PM
Holy crap. The hill is slicker'n owlshit, and they have to load the cheese on these bizarre head-first contraptions.
They then have to side-step down the hill and try not to let the cheese get unbalanced.
Or it falls off.
As cheese falls off, it rolls at 100 miles an hour down the hill.
::giggles::

Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: georgiapeach on February 15, 2009, 07:38:00 PM
Mel is using what would be my technique! :lol3:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: puddin on February 15, 2009, 07:38:45 PM
Mel sliding on his butt LOVE!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 07:39:38 PM
Mel sliding on his butt LOVE!!!!!!!!!
Go Mel!
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: georgiapeach on February 15, 2009, 07:39:56 PM
Yodelling!! WHOOHOO!
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 07:40:04 PM
Follow the yodelers to the pit stop! I like it!  :yess:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Footballwife on February 15, 2009, 07:41:31 PM
the rolling cheese could kill somebody! :funny: :funny: :funny:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: mswood on February 15, 2009, 07:41:38 PM
Luke's tossed his contraption, seeing the other guy's contraption that broke.
They're carrying it now, by hand.
Dad slides ass-first down the hill with a big roll of cheese in his lap.  

Unfortunately when he gets near the bottom of the hill, it's like crawling because it's not steep enough to slide.

First to finish, Margie/Luke, CLUE: Take your taxi to the pitstop.
Phil: Yodelers will lead them to the pitstop. Last team to check in WILL BE PHILIMINATED!

GO MARGIE & LUKE......
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: puddin on February 15, 2009, 07:41:45 PM
Luke & Marge out first!!!!!!!!!
Vic/Tammy second!!
Mark & Mike third!

here comes more teams!

no sign of Jodi & Christie!

poor Linda ..................
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 07:41:50 PM
Goodness, Linda & Steve are going to be in so much trouble if they advance past this leg.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: kz917 on February 15, 2009, 07:42:25 PM
omg - the cheese is hysterical -- I would of just rolled em all down the hill!

Was it just me or when they finishing stacking their cheese and the yodelers were banging their drums and pelvic thrusting at the same time?
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: georgiapeach on February 15, 2009, 07:42:41 PM
awwww. Linda...I feel for you!  :ghug:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: mswood on February 15, 2009, 07:42:58 PM
Two of the other 3 lead teams are finishing.
Gaypop/Gaykid are still on the hill, though, as other teams arrivve.
The top 9 teams are now on the hill or headed to the pitstop.
Kisha/Jen made up some time.
Steve/Linda arrive in 10th.
Steve is complaining already to Linda.
Linda can't even make it up the hill. She does a faceplant on the way up.
Steve: Honey, you have to make it up.
Steve falls.
Steve: LINDA! UUUGGGGHHHH!

COMMERCIAL.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 07:43:37 PM
Christie & Jodi are in big trouble unless they cut the cheese quickly. :lol:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Jobby on February 15, 2009, 07:44:32 PM
Sorry i finished first, i will edit the part away.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 07:44:51 PM
Gaypop/Gaykid
:funny: :funny: :funny:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Chateau d If on February 15, 2009, 07:44:53 PM
Did I get the dam time right?

This shot was taken between 7:38 and 7:52 am (assumes November 1st).
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: redwings8831 on February 15, 2009, 07:45:29 PM
Joab, did have you any commercials? We are fifteen minutes behind you now.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 07:45:46 PM
Sorry i finished first, i will edit the part away.
Dude, what are you doing to us?
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Jobby on February 15, 2009, 07:46:00 PM
I edited the spoiler on who would be eliminated to white. Only high light if you want to read.

Maybe next time i'll post the entire post in white.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: georgiapeach on February 15, 2009, 07:46:18 PM
Joab you are toast, you just spoiled us all...

:groan:   (:;) (:;) (:;)
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: georgiapeach on February 15, 2009, 07:46:58 PM
puddin, can you delete that PLEASE?
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: redwings8831 on February 15, 2009, 07:47:09 PM
I edited the spoiler on who would be eliminated to white. Only high light if you want to read.

Maybe next time i'll post the entire post in white.

You are fifteen minutes ahead of us.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Jobby on February 15, 2009, 07:47:36 PM
Joab, did have you any commercials? We are fifteen minutes behind you now.

Omg. I'm so gonna get killed. But i edited it away immediately! I thought it was just 5mins. Didn't know it was 15minutes... :(

I have no commercials.. Sorry sorry. Next time i'll just avoid this thread. :'(
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 07:47:58 PM
Phil signs to Margie & Luke! He rocks!!!!
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: mswood on February 15, 2009, 07:48:09 PM
Joab

I would run and hide.....
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: redwings8831 on February 15, 2009, 07:48:40 PM
Joab, did have you any commercials? We are fifteen minutes behind you now.

Omg. I'm so gonna get killed. But i edited it away immediately! I thought it was just 5mins. Didn't know it was 15minutes... :(

I have no commercials.. Sorry sorry. Next time i'll just avoid this thread. :'(

You didn't edit enough away.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Jobby on February 15, 2009, 07:49:17 PM
Omg. I'm so sorry everyone. I edited the entire post now.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: mswood on February 15, 2009, 07:49:54 PM
I want to see this right the fuck now.  Stupid three hour delay.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 07:50:02 PM
Joab

I would run and hide.....
And not step into the US for a while. :lol:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: georgiapeach on February 15, 2009, 07:50:18 PM
I edited the spoiler on who would be eliminated to white. Only high light if you want to read.

Maybe next time i'll post the entire post in white.

There isn't going to be a next time....
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: mswood on February 15, 2009, 07:50:26 PM
Steve: Linda! We're gonna be eliminated!
Linda: I know!
Another faceplant for Linda.
Kisha/Jen cheese up and head downward.
Amanda: This is my bodyweight, Kris!
Preston/Jennifer argue how to get stuff down the hill best.
Christi/Jodi in last, arrive. They know they have to catch somebody.

YODELERS!
Yodel-i-hoo ...
Tammy hears them "over there."
Margie and Luke hear them too. Well ... you know.

Phil: Margie/Luke, you are team #1.
SIGNED! YAY! PHIL SIGNED IT!
They hug.
Trip for two, to Puerto Vallarta.
Phil: Tammy/Vic, come in here, you're team #2.

Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Chateau d If on February 15, 2009, 07:50:29 PM
This is about where I stop reading.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Jobby on February 15, 2009, 07:51:35 PM
I know i posted really early, but it's not my fault this is my first time joining all of you here and i don't know i'm so far ahead of everyone.

I don't think everyone has to be so harsh. I already said i was sorry. Fine.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: mswood on February 15, 2009, 07:52:36 PM
I am so happy that Margie and Luke won this leg.  I am just pulling my hair out that I haven't seen it yet.  Please say its awesome..
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: puddin on February 15, 2009, 07:52:59 PM
From now on Joab you will be banned from posting on Sunday nights!! So distracting and pissing everyone off enough already!!
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Jobby on February 15, 2009, 07:53:37 PM
I am so happy that Margie and Luke won this leg.  I am just pulling my hair out that I haven't seen it yet.  Please say its awesome..

It's awesome.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 07:53:49 PM
I am so happy that Margie and Luke won this leg.  I am just pulling my hair out that I haven't seen it yet.  Please say its awesome..
It's awesome.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Kogs on February 15, 2009, 07:54:04 PM
loved phil saying amander and kris, brings back memories from season4 lol
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: mswood on February 15, 2009, 07:54:25 PM
Phil: Mark/Michael, team #3, congratulations.
Phil: Why was it so important for you, Luke, to be on the Race?
Luke, Signing: Because Deaf people can do it. I just want to show people that the Deaf can do everything.

Linda's gonna take 1 roll. Steve's gonna take 3. Smartly, they slide backwards down the hill, guiding the contraption down the hill.
Steve: Imma show 'em how to do it.
Kris grabs one on each shoulder and does them like sacks of potatoes.
Jennifer and Preston are arguing, not helping.

Amanda/Kris finish the task in 5th.
At the bottom .. Steve: We outsmarted every one of 'em.
Linda: YOU did.
Steve: WE did.
They're done.


Phil: Mel/Mike, you're team #4.


Brad/Victoria finish.



Phil: Amanda/Kris, you are team #5.


Preston and Jenn, and Christie/Jodi, struggle down the hill in 10th and 11th, respectively.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: puddin on February 15, 2009, 07:54:26 PM
wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh wahhhhhhhhhh i don't want anyone to go!!!!!
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Jobby on February 15, 2009, 07:54:34 PM
From now on Joab you will be banned from posting on Sunday nights!! So distracting and pissing everyone off enough already!!

I already said i was sorry. For upteem times.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: mswood on February 15, 2009, 07:55:18 PM
loved phil saying amander and kris, brings back memories from season4 lol
I loved Chirs and F-Bomb Amanda.  Plus I died when he told her not to pull a "Flo".
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 07:55:38 PM
From now on Joab you will be banned from posting on Sunday nights!! So distracting and pissing everyone off enough already!!

I already said i was sorry. For upteem times.
Take this like a man and be humble.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Jobby on February 15, 2009, 07:55:45 PM
Maybe next time i'll only come in and comment when the episode finish.

Okay, i'm sorry once again. I'm not going to post about the happenings of the episode anymore.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Rob on February 15, 2009, 07:55:53 PM
OMG....I loved those two fighting...I will miss them!!
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: mswood on February 15, 2009, 07:56:06 PM
Phil: Brad/Victoria, you're team #6.
They're quite happy.
Somehow they stayed clean during the cheese challenge!

Phil: Jaime/Cara, you're team #7.
They're quite happy.

Hearing yodelers, Steve/Linda are LOST.  

Phil: Kisha/Jen, you're team #8.

Finally, Phil: Steve/Linda, you are team #9. A comeback!
Linda: Awesome!
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: mswood on February 15, 2009, 07:56:44 PM
The two last place teams are in taxis a few feet apart. Narrow road, nowhere to pass.

FOOTRACE!!!!!!!!11!1
Falling behind, Preston carries Jennifer.

Phil: Christie/Jodi, you're team #10.
Jenn: You did awesome.
Phil: Preston/Jennifer, you're the last team to arrive. You have both been eliminated from the Race. Preston, you're a competitive guy.
Jenn: I let him down. I didn't give him my all. We're sitting here, eliiminated from the Amazing Race.
Conf, Preston: It was frustrating at time.
Conf, Jenn: It won't make or break our relationship. We love each other.

Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Jobby on February 15, 2009, 07:57:20 PM
From now on Joab you will be banned from posting on Sunday nights!! So distracting and pissing everyone off enough already!!

I already said i was sorry. For upteem times.
Take this like a man and be humble.

Whatever. :res:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: georgiapeach on February 15, 2009, 07:57:40 PM
Oh I cried when Phil signed!! Good one PHIL!! :hearts:

It's okay Joab, we'll forgive you, ....eventually!

Heee...you would think none of us were spoiled or anything! :lol:

mswood, you are AWESOME! :ty
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 07:58:40 PM
From now on Joab you will be banned from posting on Sunday nights!! So distracting and pissing everyone off enough already!!

I already said i was sorry. For upteem times.
Take this like a man and be humble.

Whatever. :res:
Don't worry, Joab. We still like you.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Jobby on February 15, 2009, 07:58:42 PM
I know peach, i'm just really sorry. I'm out of here.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: mswood on February 15, 2009, 07:59:32 PM
NEXT TIME ON .. THE AMAZING RACE:

Phil: When teams go to Germany, Linda gets lost in the Alps.
Linda: Where in the hell did I run to! Damn!

Phil: Margie and Luke get creamed.
Huge blobs of creamy stuff hit them in the face.
Could it be ... cream pies in the face?  
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Jobby on February 15, 2009, 07:59:36 PM
From now on Joab you will be banned from posting on Sunday nights!! So distracting and pissing everyone off enough already!!

I already said i was sorry. For upteem times.
Take this like a man and be humble.

Whatever. :res:
Don't worry, Joab. We still like you.

Okay sorry i said whatever, but i was just upset. I'm really out of here now. See ya next week. AFTER THE SHOW.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: georgiapeach on February 15, 2009, 07:59:55 PM
Everybody come help in Intro Caps!! (when they are up, lol!)

Oh gosh I want to watch this ten times!

Best opening!!!! :jumpy:

I LOVE TAR 14!!!
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: mswood on February 15, 2009, 08:01:08 PM
NEXT TIME ON .. THE AMAZING RACE: THE PORN EDITION


Huge blobs of creamy stuff hit them in the face.

Must restrain myself, too easy....
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: redwings8831 on February 15, 2009, 08:01:47 PM
NEXT TIME ON .. THE AMAZING RACE: THE PORN EDITION


Huge blobs of creamy stuff hit them in the face.

Must restrain myself, too easy....

 :groan:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Kogs on February 15, 2009, 08:02:04 PM
NEXT TIME ON .. THE AMAZING RACE: THE PORN EDITION


Huge blobs of creamy stuff hit them in the face.

Must restrain myself, too easy....

 :funny: :funny:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: patlini on February 15, 2009, 08:02:16 PM
I loved that opening

the cheese was on a par to the donkeys in Ireland

how awesome is Phil signing to Marge and Luke

such a satisfying win
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Jobby on February 15, 2009, 08:06:07 PM
Quote
how awesome is Phil signing to Marge and Luke

such a satisfying win

It made the win even more significant.

And, i think i'm back cause i wanna help with the intro screencaps.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: bag on February 15, 2009, 08:07:46 PM
The theme! The text! The maps (wait, nevermind)! Preston & Jennifer getting eliminated! Margie & Luke coming in first! Phil signing! Phil's eyebrows! The yodelers at the pit stop! The cheese and the roadblock!

Hands down, the best season opener ever.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 08:08:01 PM
Quote
how awesome is Phil signing to Marge and Luke

such a satisfying win

It made the win even more significant.

And, i think i'm back cause i wanna help with the intro screencaps.
I'm over it so you are definitely needed, Joab.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Jobby on February 15, 2009, 08:09:12 PM
I love the new change about this season. Everything is so fast paced and they edited everything boring that we didn't need to see. For example, last season we were even shown little details on teams rushing for flights, which i think doesn't matter in the end because we're going know anyway. This season the edit is more balanced.. with the exception of Tammy and Victor and Margie and Luke (because they are leading) for now.. i think everyone else had a fair share of their screentime.

Last season however, the spoilt final 6 was all about episode 1. There was hardly Aja/Ty, Anthony and Stefenie and Mark and Bill..

And another change i like.. was the splitting of screens up into 2. Seems like watching a JAMES BOND movie!!!!!
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: bag on February 15, 2009, 08:11:03 PM
I love the new change about this season. Everything is so fast paced and they edited everything boring that we didn't need to see. For example, last season we were even shown little details on teams rushing for flights, which i think doesn't matter in the end because we're going know anyway. This season the edit is more balanced.. with the exception of Tammy and Victor and Margie and Luke (because they are leading) for now.. i think everyone else had a fair share of their screentime.

Last season however, the spoilt final 6 was all about episode 1. There was hardly Aja/Ty, Anthony and Stefenie and Mark and Bill..

And another change i like.. was the splitting of screens up into 2. Seems like watching a JAMES BOND movie!!!!!
I have to agree. It feels like an actual race and not just a fight for seats on an airplane.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Belle Book on February 15, 2009, 08:31:16 PM
Well, well, well, I didn't expect Linda & Steve to stick around this time!  But I doubt they'll stick around another leg -- they're probably gone next leg.

I'm not upset to see Jennifer & Preston go.  More than one leg watching that team and I might be tempted to (figuratively) shoot myself like I had to do with Tara & Wil, Jonathan & Victoria and Nathan & Jennifer.

I already like Tammy & Victor and Margie & Luke, and I think I'll like Cara & Jamie -- unless either Tammy & Victor or Cara & Jamie become annoying.

Belle Book
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: mswood on February 15, 2009, 10:02:32 PM
That was freaking sweet.  Finally finished watching it (thank you internet), and now its time to watch teh HD broadcast, be back in an hour.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: puddin on February 15, 2009, 10:09:34 PM
The theme! The text! The maps (wait, nevermind)! Preston & Jennifer getting eliminated! Margie & Luke coming in first! Phil signing! Phil's eyebrows! The yodelers at the pit stop! The cheese and the roadblock!

Hands down, the best season opener ever.
Phil signing loveeeeeeee <<<<<<<<<<<333333333
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 15, 2009, 10:11:43 PM
That was freaking sweet.  Finally finished watching it (thank you internet), and now its time to watch teh HD broadcast, be back in an hour.

Were did you watch?
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 11:14:28 PM
CBS has posted photos (http://www.cbs.com/primetime/amazing_race/photos/photos.php?v=24013&offset=&s=0&p=1) of the first episode.

No vids as of yet.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARdevotee on February 15, 2009, 11:30:45 PM
Loved the premiere! Really liking the new music, graphics, etc. I'm actually sad to see Preston & Jennifer go.

Glad to see more positivity about the episode on this board. I checked one of the other boards and I was surprised to see so much negativity. I'm convinced they're just trying to make Survivor or TARA sound better than they actually are (don't get me wrong, I love those shows too, but they'll always pale in comparison to me against the original greatness that is TAR).
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: BantyMom on February 15, 2009, 11:56:23 PM
Loved it! The cheese was hysterical! I was worried at first that there would be penalties for stacking the cheeses that were not brought down on the carriers. But as there was no penalty, it seems that letting them roll down the hill might have been the easiest, though rather dangerous. Perhaps using the carriers as sleds and just pulling them down would have been the best strat. I was so happy to see Linda smiling at the end.

I was surprised that Christie and Jodi had so much trouble with the train schedule

I'm rooting for Mark and Michael or the Mother/Son team only because I like their dynamic together so far.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: puddin on February 16, 2009, 12:49:41 AM
CBS has posted photos (http://www.cbs.com/primetime/amazing_race/photos/photos.php?v=24013&offset=&s=0&p=1) of the first episode.

No vids as of yet.
Too bad they gave away 2 photos for next weeks episode  :snicker:

Welcome to the forum BantyMom  :jumpy:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: tory on February 16, 2009, 01:39:33 AM
i love love the new opening jmo i think they got some high deff cameras for the race..is was awsome..
a few jmo comments though i did not like that the ppl from va cryin linda and her hubby seem so lostl , all though pointing out he had the best idea getting the cheese down the hill, i hope they get to be like mary from wva and i all ready don[t like the lawers bro and sis, that came in second..
i love that luke and his mom came in 1st that was great.
i could not belive the blonds got so far behind did not expect that to happpen???
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Ruth on February 16, 2009, 03:39:14 AM
Wow, I'm loving TAR 14 already! It seems so fast-paced but that's good, then we don't have to watch boring airport issues. Also, the editting ain't too obvious isn't it? Other than Tammy and Victor and Margie and Luke who seem to be getting a little more screen time, the rest are all pretty even. That's good, doesn't make things so obvious.

Margie and Luke - To be honest, I didn't really expect them to do so well on the first leg before the show started. But when they cried at the pitstop, I almost cried too, I was really touched. I was so happy that they came in first, I think they communicate and work really well together! Hope they make the final five at least.

Tammy and Victor - I'm a little neutral towards this team now. I was starting to like them, until they tried to pull off some deceit or something at the train station? Didn't really catch what they said though. Will have to look at future episodes.

Mark and Michael - Hmm, can't really differentiate one from the other but they're alright for me. They seem pretty nice people for now.

Mel and Mike - Lol, it was funny how Dad was sliding down with the cheese. Neutral about them.

Amanda and Kris - Love them, they seem like a pretty sweet couple, and they did make up a lot of time at the Cheese task didn't they!

Brad and Victoria - I'm not sure I like them that much now, they seem a little scheming.

Cara and Jaime - Their introduction scared me a little, they kinda come across as b***hy lol. But I love how they accepted their 7th place, unlike Kelly and Christy last season who never seemed contented.

Kisha and Jen - They're nice, kinda like them now but they're invisible, no??

Steve and Linda - Didn't expect them to make it past leg 1. I actually feel really sorry for Linda, constantly being yelled at by Steve. =(

Christie and Jodi - Am I glad they made it! I'm starting to like them a lot now, they work well together, are nice to others, and are pretty smart. Hope they stick around!

Jennifer and Preston - It was a surprising first boot, they just don't look like a team that'll be out first. I wasn't sad about their elimination, but it was truly a pity, they were SO CLOSE omg, it must really suck. But oh well, never really rooted for them.

My current placings:
1. Margie and Luke
2. Amanda and Kris
3. Cara and Jaime
4. Christie and Jodi
5. Tammy and Victor
6. Brad and Victoria
7. Mark and Michael
8. Kisha and Jen
9. Linda and Steve
10. Mel and Mike

Everyone's really likeable for now.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Alan on February 16, 2009, 04:54:30 AM
Victor and Tammy is probably Nick and Starr 2.0, going to do whatever it takes to win the race, even if its being sneaky. Nice to seem them try to align with Cara & Jamie and Luke & Margie. Yeah they did try to mislead people on the train station by saying that the first train they were taking was a big gamble and hope no other teams followed them, prompting an angry response from Mel & Mike.

100% support for this team. :lol:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Dånooky on February 16, 2009, 07:44:07 AM
Let's do this in order
Opener vid: LOVE
Music: It'll take some time for me to love the remix
team dynamics: awesome
Outcome: completely unexpected (though it was a little like the earlier seasons with all the g/g teams in the back of the pack)
Margie & Luke: complete surprise (Phil hand signs: LOVE!)
Tammy & Victor: smart players
Mark & Michael: fun to watch
Mel & Mike: not enough footage to decide
Amanda & Kris: cute, but indifferent ftm
Brad & Victoria: fit and old villains? now THAT is new
Jaime & Cara: a little disappointed
Kisha & Jen: expected more
Steve & Linda: very creative, but sadly Linda will probably their downfall
Christie & Jodi: need to pay more attention, but pulled through when it mattered
Preston & Jennifer: sad to see them go, they could have been Johnathan & Victoria 2.0

Bungee jumping: just ok
Cheese: L-O-V-E!!!
Yodellers: that made Margie & Luke's victory even sweeter due to his handicap

Split screen = TOTAL SUSPENSE (love!)

Bold statement: could these be Season un6? To me it looks totally reversed (more family/friends than daters). Season 14 looks really original.

BONUS: kewl logo!
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: gator27 on February 16, 2009, 07:58:28 AM
Great episode.  So thankful we spent essentially No time at LAX.  Love the new editing with time stamps, split screen, scenery, etc.

Steve (of all people) was the smartest at getting the cheese down the hill.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: gator27 on February 16, 2009, 07:59:15 AM
Ironic - to get to the pitstop one had to hear the yodelers and a deaf person was first!
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Texan on February 16, 2009, 08:47:55 AM
Loved the show.  The cheese was funny.  SOrry to see Preston & Jennifer go, but come on first leg and he is carrying her on his back.  She could nto run that last little bit to the end.  YEah I know she was tired, but did she think it would be a cake walk.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Dånooky on February 16, 2009, 09:07:24 AM
Loved the show.  The cheese was funny.  SOrry to see Preston & Jennifer go, but come on first leg and he is carrying her on his back.  She could nto run that last little bit to the end.  YEah I know she was tired, but did she think it would be a cake walk.
So I guess elimination station will be fun from the start
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: anon1akacolby on February 16, 2009, 12:17:55 PM
Loved the premiere!

I also loved that all the airport stuff was skipped.  the real racing came in when they landed in Europe.  I loved the fact that they had to take the train a long way to another location and didn't just stay in one area for that leg.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Dånooky on February 16, 2009, 12:19:18 PM
although at the time of the split screens I felt like I was watching 24
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: tory on February 16, 2009, 01:05:48 PM
also the sib's/ lawers were pushy and graby at the clue boxes. i realy don't like this team at all jmo. i love the dad and son there funny and the stunt guys and the red heads and of cours the mom and son.. i think the sib's will go far but i hope they don't i don.t like pushy mean ppl.. at least edit it out then i won't b a hater lol.. :meow:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: michael on February 16, 2009, 01:06:48 PM
FINALLY got to watch (it killed me to miss the first episode!)

I LOVED IT!

It felt so good, the new editing is amazing IMO, it gives the show more of a "TAR1" feel.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Hooky on February 16, 2009, 01:15:29 PM
I'll add more detailed comments later. For now it will suffice for me to say I loved the unpredictability of first and last places, and the awesome new editing scheme! I missed some of the airport stuff, though.

 :yess: :jam: :hearts: :jumpy: :sucks :wohoo:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 16, 2009, 01:20:40 PM
Hey, Hooky.

I did not miss any of the airport drama. Just thinking back to TAR12 when one half of an episode involved booking tickets, getting in line, making phone calls, going back and forth between ticket agents, that was just unnecessary. Glad to see the show going back to basics. They can show the airport drama in the Insider clips. Leave the show to Racing.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: mswood on February 16, 2009, 01:27:44 PM
I did miss some of it, but with a first episode you have to devote so much time for team intro's. 

I do hope we get cash, and a little bit of airport drama (becuase its one place teams are often all together at), but...unless its a special case like the airport hell in All Stars, or the one time in Season 12.  But for the most part anything more then a few minutes isn't needed.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Ashe on February 16, 2009, 01:38:01 PM
My thoughts?

I thought the premiere was definitely very intense, but also kind of rushed. It seems that they've done away with the race to the airport and the race to get the first or second flight.

Well, other than that, I liked the tasks, as well as the twist in taking one of two different trains to Locarno.

My thoughts on the teams:

Margie & Luke: Cute dynamic and capable team. They ran a surprisingly excellent first leg, despite Luke's deafness. It was a well-earned win, and I loved Phil signing to Luke that they'd won the leg.

Tammy & Victor: Look like a force to be reckoned with, and they remind me somewhat of Henry & Bernie from TARA3. But . . . the fact that Victor pulled out the single most annoying facet of Nick's strategy from last season (from what I've heard, even some fans who liked him and Starr were annoyed by that one) right from the get-go, and managed to somehow be more obnoxious about it than Nick, is not a good sign. I like Tammy, and she seems like a smarter racer than Starr. I respect the team's apparent racing skill, but I'm worried that, over the long haul, Victor's going to bug me. The villains? Probably. They're already not fully trusted by some of the other teams.

Mark & Michael: Not much seen of them on the first leg, but so far, I like them. Their backgrounds as stuntmen will help them face any scary challenge. And they seem pretty funny, too.

Mel & Mike: Another pair of funny guys. And they might be the first father/son team I actually turn out to like. (Dennis & Andrew were kind of "meh" to me, and I hated Steve & Josh.) They ran a pretty good leg, too, but I have a feeling an overly-physical task will be their undoing.

Amanda & Kris: Amanda already starting out with the whining makes me think they'll not only not win, but they also won't be lasting very long. Or, if they do, then they just won't win. That's all I can really say about them right now.

Brad & Victoria: I guess it was a good idea to lie to Christie & Jodi to at least ensure that one team stays behind them. But let's hope they don't keep that up. That said, definitely the oldster team that'll last longer. They ran a decent leg and were the only team not to fall down at the cheese task.

Jaime & Cara: My favorite team in the race right now. Would've finished higher if not for that bad luck in finding a taxi. Still, they did decently with the cheese and notched a decent, seventh-place finish. I hope they can rebound next week.

Kisha & Jen: They look to be the next Monica & Sheree. Not much seen from them, but I guess they did decently enough on this leg. They could last a while.

Steve & Linda: I like Steve. I do. But Linda annoys me already. If you're gonna cry on the very first leg, and for the reason you did it, no less, then you have no place in the race. Good strategy in getting the cheese task done, I guess, but other than that, I hope this is the oldest team that lasts for the shorter amount of time, entirely because of Linda.

Christie & Jodi: I was really surprised at them from going from being the first team to get to the church thanks to that local who tipped them off about changing trains, to nearly being eliminated due to bad train info. Still, good job on them for actually pulling through when they needed to, in order to make up for all of that lost time, and I love that they only barely beat out Preston & Jennifer. And speaking of whom . . .

Preston & Jennifer: Glad they're gone. I've had enough young dating couples treating the race as couples therapy. They'd have gotten annoying to me, and very quickly. Jennifer was so damn useless, too, and that's probably what contributed to their elimination, more than anything. Good riddance to bad rubbish!  I'm actually more or less fine with everyone left now that they're gone.

Great premiere, if a little rushed, and a great cast so far! And my impressions are:

LOVE: Mel/Mike, Tammy/Victor, Jaime/Cara, Christie/Jodi, Brad/Victoria, Kisha/Jen, Margie/Luke, Mark/Michael
LIKE: Steve
NEUTRAL: Amanda/Kris
DISLIKE: Linda
HATE: No one (yet)
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Dånooky on February 16, 2009, 03:08:24 PM
I do have to wonder...why did the Flight Attendants bring bags with wheels? It looks really funny, but I don't find it really convenient...
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 16, 2009, 03:09:26 PM
They're used to pulling their luggage instead of wearing backpacks. I would think the backpack is more convenient, but I guess that's what they're used to.  :duno: :duno:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Dånooky on February 16, 2009, 03:19:41 PM
And also, it's interesting to see the different dynamics when gay family members are involved. Compare the cases of Duke/Lauren and Dennis/Andrew with Ken/Gerard, Margie/Luke (I read somewhere that he's gay too) and Mel/Mike. The former two struggled a lot and were eliminated early because they had bad dynamics (both teams said in their intros that they where racing in order to begin accepting their children coming out of the closet), whereas in the latter three, both team members were comfortable with each other and placed quite high. It's obvious that this moral support is vital for success in the Race. M&M and M&L will do well until a task hits their Achilles' Heel. (I deliberately let Susan/Patrick out because they were an exception, they had good teamwork, but were too focused on Romber).
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: mswood on February 16, 2009, 03:38:38 PM
^

I also read it one story that Luke was gay.  But since nothing else has mentioned that, I do wonder if they got their press material screwed up and it was about Mike.

As for Lauren & Duke, it did seem that at some point Duke really had a problem with it.  I never got that feeling from Dennis (though I am sure he had difficulties with it), it didn't seem to be an issue that they had.

I know, that my parents never let me know if my homo***uality bothered them (I am sure it was tough on them), and I get more of that vibe from Dennis.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: puddin on February 16, 2009, 03:41:13 PM
They're used to pulling their luggage instead of wearing backpacks. I would think the backpack is more convenient, but I guess that's what they're used to.  :duno: :duno:
Those bags with wheels are a pain in the butt, they add width and space when trying to squeeze them into lockers or overhead compartments but they are Airline Attendants so who am I to argue?
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: DrRox on February 16, 2009, 03:57:20 PM
I had the same thoughts about the rolling bags, but they are certainly used to packing them and hauling them around. My first thought was how they would like pulling them through sand.....but then remembered the route this time and no deserts apparently.....
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: mswood on February 16, 2009, 04:10:53 PM
I had the same thoughts about the rolling bags, but they are certainly used to packing them and hauling them around. My first thought was how they would like pulling them through sand.....but then remembered the route this time and no deserts apparently.....
Yeah but they don't know that....I mean sure on streets tehy are great, but country side not so much and you know they are going to have to face that a lot, no matter where they go.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: gator27 on February 16, 2009, 04:31:56 PM
They're used to pulling their luggage instead of wearing backpacks. I would think the backpack is more convenient, but I guess that's what they're used to.  :duno: :duno:
Those bags with wheels are a pain in the butt, they add width and space when trying to squeeze them into lockers or overhead compartments but they are Airline Attendants so who am I to argue?

Maybe the producers asked them to use those bags to maintain their flight attendant image.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: mswood on February 16, 2009, 04:39:07 PM
^ I love it.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Dånooky on February 16, 2009, 04:42:51 PM
It reminds me of this japanese drama I saw last month. It was called Attention Please and it was about a tomboy rocker girl wanting to become a flight attendant. And they were always dragging their bags XD
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: gingerman28 on February 16, 2009, 04:51:49 PM
Loved it! The cheese was hysterical! I was worried at first that there would be penalties for stacking the cheeses that were not brought down on the carriers. But as there was no penalty, it seems that letting them roll down the hill might have been the easiest, though rather dangerous. Perhaps using the carriers as sleds and just pulling them down would have been the best strat. I was so happy to see Linda smiling at the end.

I was surprised that Christie and Jodi had so much trouble with the train schedule

I'm rooting for Mark and Michael or the Mother/Son team only because I like their dynamic together so far.

If you listen carefully as the teams read the clue about the cheese thing, it is never said that you had to use the carriers to bring the cheese down.  It only said that you had to pick out two carriers and take them to the top of the hill.  Teams just assumed that you had to use the carriers to bring the cheeses down.  But it was soon obvious that these carriers were made very flimsily and probably were expected to break.  TPTB wanted to see how much ingenuity teams would show.  Actually it was Steve who right at the start made a sled out of the carrier to slide three down the hill, while Linda slid down on her backside holding one cheese.  By using this maneuver they moved from 10th up to 6th but got lost and ended up at the mat as the 9th team.  I suppose it would have been alright to just rolls them down the hill, gather them up at the bottom and carry them over to the shed.  And if your aim was right, you might be able to rolls the wheels of cheese right down to the hut!

A lot of time must have been spent on this task, or Christie and Jodi were not that far behind since when they arrived only four stacks of four cheese were by the shed.  No other cheeses were by the wall by the other seven teams.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: mswood on February 16, 2009, 05:07:47 PM
Myabe thats why all the locals were laughing their asses off.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 16, 2009, 05:15:23 PM
If that were me, I'd roll the cheese wheels at the band just to watch them scatter.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: mswood on February 16, 2009, 05:18:07 PM
If that were me, I'd roll the cheese wheels at the band just to watch them scatter.
Yeah now that would have been awesome.  You know that the racers had to be getting just a bit pissed at the crowd laughing at them.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Belle Book on February 16, 2009, 06:39:20 PM
My thoughts?

I thought the premiere was definitely very intense, but also kind of rushed. It seems that they've done away with the race to the airport and the race to get the first or second flight.

Well, other than that, I liked the tasks, as well as the twist in taking one of two different trains to Locarno.

My thoughts on the teams:

Margie & Luke: Cute dynamic and capable team. They ran a surprisingly excellent first leg, despite Luke's deafness. It was a well-earned win, and I loved Phil signing to Luke that they'd won the leg.

Tammy & Victor: Look like a force to be reckoned with, and they remind me somewhat of Henry & Bernie from TARA3. But . . . the fact that Victor pulled out the single most annoying facet of Nick's strategy from last season (from what I've heard, even some fans who liked him and Starr were annoyed by that one) right from the get-go, and managed to somehow be more obnoxious about it than Nick, is not a good sign. I like Tammy, and she seems like a smarter racer than Starr. I respect the team's apparent racing skill, but I'm worried that, over the long haul, Victor's going to bug me. The villains? Probably. They're already not fully trusted by some of the other teams.

Mark & Michael: Not much seen of them on the first leg, but so far, I like them. Their backgrounds as stuntmen will help them face any scary challenge. And they seem pretty funny, too.

Mel & Mike: Another pair of funny guys. And they might be the first father/son team I actually turn out to like. (Dennis & Andrew were kind of "meh" to me, and I hated Steve & Josh.) They ran a pretty good leg, too, but I have a feeling an overly-physical task will be their undoing.

Amanda & Kris: Amanda already starting out with the whining makes me think they'll not only win, but they also won't be lasting very long. Or, if they do, then they just won't win. That's all I can really say about them right now.

Brad & Victoria: I guess it was a good idea to lie to Christie & Jodi to at least ensure that one team stays behind them. But let's hope they don't keep that up. That said, definitely the oldster team that'll last longer. They ran a decent leg and were the only team not to fall down at the cheese task.

Jaime & Cara: My favorite team in the race right now. Would've finished higher if not for that bad luck in finding a taxi. Still, they did decently with the cheese and notched a decent, seventh-place finish. I hope they can rebound next week.

Kisha & Jen: They look to be the next Monica & Sheree. Not much seen from them, but I guess they did decently enough on this leg. They could last a while.

Steve & Linda: I like Steve. I do. But Linda annoys me already. If you're gonna cry on the very first leg, and for the reason you did it, no less, then you have no place in the race. Good strategy in getting the cheese task done, I guess, but other than that, I hope this is the oldest team that lasts for the shorter amount of time, entirely because of Linda.

Christie & Jodi: I was really surprised at them from going from being the first team to get to the church thanks to that local who tipped them off about changing trains, to nearly being eliminated due to bad train info. Still, good job on them for actually pulling through when they needed to, in order to make up for all of that lost time, and I love that they only barely beat out Preston & Jennifer. And speaking of whom . . .

Preston & Jennifer: Glad they're gone. I've had enough young dating couples treating the race as couples therapy. They'd have gotten annoying to me, and very quickly. Jennifer was so damn useless, too, and that's probably what contributed to their elimination, more than anything. Good riddance to bad rubbish!  I'm actually more or less fine with everyone left now that they're gone.

Great premiere, if a little rushed, and a great cast so far! And my impressions are:

LOVE: Mel/Mike, Tammy/Victor, Jaime/Cara, Christie/Jodi, Brad/Victoria, Kisha/Jen, Margie/Luke, Mark/Michael
LIKE: Steve
NEUTRAL: Amanda/Kris
DISLIKE: Linda
HATE: No one (yet)

I pretty much agree with you on your thoughts about the teams.  But here's how I feel about them:

Love:  Tammy & Victor, Margie & Luke, Jamie & Cara and Mel & Mike.
Like:  Mark & Michael, Christie & Jodi, Brad & Victoria, Kisha & Jen and Steve.
Neutral:  Amanda & Kris
Dislike:  Linda
Hate:  I would've said Jennifer & Preston, but they're gone.  So no one -- yet.

Belle Book
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Mrs Shrek on February 16, 2009, 06:45:56 PM

I also read it one story that Luke was gay.  But since nothing else has mentioned that, I do wonder if they got their press material screwed up and it was about Mike.


The article I read said that apart from Mike and Mel, among the TAR14 racers there was also another gay male (whom we believe to be Luke), and a lesbian (who has not been identified)
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Mrs Shrek on February 16, 2009, 06:47:11 PM
If that were me, I'd roll the cheese wheels at the band just to watch them scatter.
remind me to always be on the same team as you, and not the opposing team :ascared
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: georgiapeach on February 16, 2009, 07:12:10 PM
They're used to pulling their luggage instead of wearing backpacks. I would think the backpack is more convenient, but I guess that's what they're used to.  :duno: :duno:

I have seen backpacks that can also be rolled, so perhaps they can choose when to carry them?
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: puddin on February 16, 2009, 07:52:14 PM
They're used to pulling their luggage instead of wearing backpacks. I would think the backpack is more convenient, but I guess that's what they're used to.  :duno: :duno:

I have seen backpacks that can also be rolled, so perhaps they can choose when to carry them?
yeah my kids had those ..
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 16, 2009, 07:56:06 PM
If that were me, I'd roll the cheese wheels at the band just to watch them scatter.
remind me to always be on the same team as you, and not the opposing team :ascared
I'd make sure you'd be safe Mrs Shrek, teammate or not.  :kuss:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: puddin on February 16, 2009, 08:07:29 PM
My kids have a teacher named Mrs Shrek, I kid you not, just thought I'd share. Shes the health/gym teacher  :sucks
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Jobby on February 16, 2009, 08:58:37 PM
If that were me, I'd roll the cheese wheels at the band just to watch them scatter.

 :funny:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Mrs Shrek on February 16, 2009, 09:01:42 PM
My kids have a teacher named Mrs Shrek, I kid you not, just thought I'd share. Shes the health/gym teacher  :sucks

And my kids have an ogre for a mother, poor dears :lol:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: puddin on February 16, 2009, 09:07:05 PM
My kids have a teacher named Mrs Shrek, I kid you not, just thought I'd share. Shes the health/gym teacher  :sucks

And my kids have an ogre for a mother, poor dears :lol:
There is no way you could convince me of that Mrs Shrek  :hugs: but still thats funny  :lol:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Mrs Shrek on February 16, 2009, 09:08:18 PM
If that were me, I'd roll the cheese wheels at the band just to watch them scatter.
remind me to always be on the same team as you, and not the opposing team :ascared
I'd make sure you'd be safe Mrs Shrek, teammate or not.  :kuss:

I appreciate it, and I'm sure you would :kuss:

...don't take this the wrong way, but if we ever happened to be in Switzerland and I saw you with a big cheese in your hand on a steep hill with a bunch of bell ringers at the bottom, I'd probably still stand a bit behind and slightly up hill from you... :funny: (actually to be honest I'd probably be a couple of miles further down the road hiding behind Phil at the pitstop) :luvu:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Jobby on February 16, 2009, 09:11:11 PM
If that were me, I'd roll the cheese wheels at the band just to watch them scatter.
remind me to always be on the same team as you, and not the opposing team :ascared
I'd make sure you'd be safe Mrs Shrek, teammate or not.  :kuss:

I appreciate it, and I'm sure you would :kuss:

...don't take this the wrong way, but if we ever happened to be in Switzerland and I saw you with a big cheese in your hand on a steep hill with a bunch of bell ringers at the bottom, I'd probably still stand a bit behind and slightly up hill from you... :funny: (actually to be honest I'd probably be a couple of miles further down the road hiding behind Phil at the pitstop) :luvu:

I'll hide with you. :funny:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 16, 2009, 09:17:36 PM
Having watched the episode again, I'm sure I would roll two cheese wheels at the band.  :funny: :funny: :funny:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: puddin on February 16, 2009, 09:54:31 PM
I wonder if anyone tried to slide down the hill on the cheese like a sled? :nut:
oh and the hill was covered in poop! imagine that?
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Jobby on February 16, 2009, 11:00:14 PM
Now we all know our cheese has poopy on it! :funny:

Thank goodness i hate cheese and don't eat them! :sucks
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Mrs Shrek on February 16, 2009, 11:33:27 PM
Hope the budget cuts didn't mean the cheese was later transported to the pitstop for their dinner that night :groan:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Jobby on February 16, 2009, 11:43:05 PM
Hope the budget cuts didn't mean the cheese was later transported to the pitstop for their dinner that night :groan:

 :funny: Thank God Preston was eliminated. He swore never to eat cheese ever again, he could have been hungry the whole night. :funny:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 17, 2009, 12:00:40 AM
 :lol: Ken!  :funny: I watched it 3 times in a row!...I know!  :lol: And loved it best season opener ever for me with a few others close behind!
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Chateau d If on February 17, 2009, 01:05:02 AM
The velocity of the rolling cheese can be estimated using conservation of energy.  The change in elevation from the cheese shack at 718 meters to the bottom of the hill at 653 meters is 65 meters.  All of the potential energy converts to kinetic energy of motion.  The relationship is:

(3/4) * mass * velocity^2 = mass * gravitational acceleration * change of elevation

Solving for velocity:

velocity =  sqrt(1.3333 * gravitational acceleration * change of elevation)

Using 9.8 meters/sec^2 for the gravity we get a speed of 29 meters/sec or 65 mph!   :lol:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Mrs Shrek on February 17, 2009, 01:12:01 AM
 :ascared That's enough to knock you off your feet. Guess they didn't have any manned cameras located directly at the bottom of the hill, and I hope the clue bearer took shelter behind the cabin each time a missile was launched....

Makes you wonder why there wasn't some form of a penalty for anyone who let go of their cheese, just for safety reasons...
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Neobie on February 17, 2009, 01:14:19 AM
Tsk-tsk, Chateau! Half-m-v-squared! (Oh God I'm turning into Apskip.) :lol:

That gives us 35.7ms^-1 (assuming no friction). Yikes!

Each cheese wheel weighs 22.7kg, which translates to 811kgms^-1 of momentum, which would send someone like Amanda (who says she weighs 45.6kg) flying at 11.9ms^-1 or 26.6mph in an inelastic collision... blahblah
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: puddin on February 17, 2009, 01:21:06 AM
Tsk-tsk, Chateau! Half-m-v-squared!

That gives us 35.7m/s (assuming no friction). Yikes!
  omg ........ :grins: , maybe you should 1, and only 1 of those meds Neobie  :angel:  :lol:

ooppppppppsssssssss
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: michael on February 17, 2009, 01:24:16 AM
Tsk-tsk, Chateau! Half-m-v-squared!

That gives us 35.7m/s (assuming no friction). Yikes!
  omg ........ :grins: , maybe you should 1, and only 1 of those meds Neobie  :angel:  :lol:

ooppppppppsssssssss

my head hurts
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Chateau d If on February 17, 2009, 01:27:23 AM
No!

The formula takes into account the kinetic energy of rotation:  (1/2) I w^2

where I = (1/2) mr^2 is the moment of inertia of a cylinder and w is the angular velocity of rotation.

We also assume that the cheese rolls without slipping!   :wise
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Jobby on February 17, 2009, 03:24:29 AM
 :umn: No science! (:;)
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Mrs Shrek on February 17, 2009, 03:40:30 AM
:umn: No science! (:;)

It's just a couple of little numbers, nothing to be scared of :funny:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Mrs Shrek on February 17, 2009, 03:52:14 AM
Each cheese wheel weighs 22.7kg, which translates to 811kgms^-1 of momentum, which would send someone like Amanda (who says she weighs 45.6kg) flying at 11.9ms^-1 or 26.6mph in an inelastic collision... blahblah

End Result: Cheese 1 Amanda 0
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Jobby on February 17, 2009, 04:43:56 AM
:umn: No science! (:;)

It's just a couple of little numbers, nothing to be scared of :funny:

:hides meeee hatesss scienceeee. :hides
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: DrRox on February 17, 2009, 04:54:39 AM
The velocity of the rolling cheese can be estimated using conservation of energy.  The change in elevation from the cheese shack at 718 meters to the bottom of the hill at 653 meters is 65 meters.  All of the potential energy converts to kinetic energy of motion.  The relationship is:

(3/4) * mass * velocity^2 = mass * gravitational acceleration * change of elevation

Solving for velocity:

velocity =  sqrt(1.3333 * gravitational acceleration * change of elevation)

Using 9.8 meters/sec^2 for the gravity we get a speed of 29 meters/sec or 65 mph!   :lol:

9.8 meters per second squared is an acceleration due to gravity, not gravity. Gravity (gravitational force) is measured in Newtons.  :)   but it is really just semantics

Opps, I missed the gravitational acceleration, sorry I butted in.

When I first saw the rolling cheese, two things came to my mind. Delta PE = Delta KE    and Delta p = F delta t and a very horrible philmination if it hit anyone....lol
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Jobby on February 17, 2009, 05:03:16 AM
 :groan:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Dånooky on February 17, 2009, 07:38:08 AM
ugh...I'm having flashbacks of Physics 101 all over again
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: georgiapeach on February 17, 2009, 11:31:10 AM
ugh...I'm having flashbacks of Physics 101 all over again

Me too! But I love our science guys, just don't ask me any questions, lol!

I strongly suspect that teams were told not to push or roll their cheeses, but clearly as they began getting away from the racers production must have had to reconsider what was acceptable and what was not.

Phil said in his blog:

Quote
Speaking of unpredictable, Switzerland took us to a whole new level of mayhem. You know you're capturing classic television moments when all around you people are yelling out "watch out for the flying cheese." The locals lost it. The teams certainly lost it. And to be perfectly honest with you, no one in production knew what might happen next. Thank goodness for those fences or who knows where those cheese bombs might have ended up.

So my guess is that the first teams started out going on the clue rules only, but then production would be having to make decisions on the "roll", :lol3:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Jobby on February 17, 2009, 11:36:47 AM
I believe teams weren't allowed to roll.. but since the cheese just rolled down on their own.. they can't do anything anyway.. or maybe the teams who had their cheese rolled down, had to carry another cheese down.. just that the edit didn't show? :duno:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: DrRox on February 17, 2009, 11:43:20 AM
I believe teams weren't allowed to roll.. but since the cheese just rolled down on their own.. they can't do anything anyway.. or maybe the teams who had their cheese rolled down, had to carry another cheese down.. just that the edit didn't show? :duno:

Well it clearly shows that Luke/Margie both lost their first cheese wheels. They then go get them and stack them. So I dont think they were penalized at all.
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: tory on February 17, 2009, 11:52:25 AM
that looked like it could kill some one lol. flying bullit cheese. i wondered if they just had to throw the rus out the window, if margie and luke's cheese was retvable they still had to go get it and carry it it could have been in the next town the way it was flying ,maby we should go cheese inseted of green lol
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: georgiapeach on February 17, 2009, 12:01:45 PM
I agree Tory! This clearly looks to me like a task that "got away" from production, :funny:  I'm sure they were making rules as things starting happening.  It looked so dangerous, I am surprised no one got hurt. But so much fun to watch! :lol:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: DrRox on February 17, 2009, 12:13:28 PM
In golf, you holler FOUR, when you hit a ball toward people. I wonder if the Swiss have something similiar for run away cheese wheels?
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: tory on February 17, 2009, 12:42:03 PM
lol dr rox aperently u lol and drink i think that is what the locals were doing ..omg this just gets funner..
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: Chateau d If on February 17, 2009, 02:08:45 PM
I agree Tory! This clearly looks to me like a task that "got away" from production, :funny:  I'm sure they were making rules as things starting happening.  It looked so dangerous, I am surprised no one got hurt. But so much fun to watch! :lol:

I was expecting to see the one that hit the building to go through the wall.  Seriously.  I will go back and look to see how come the wall survived.   :lol:
Title: Re: Episode 1 open discussion/updates/commentary
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 17, 2009, 03:33:53 PM
The velocity of the rolling cheese can be estimated using conservation of energy. 

Using 9.8 meters/sec^2 for the gravity we get a speed of 29 meters/sec or 65 mph!   :lol:
Then the band would just have two seconds to scramble. Even better!!! :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: