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Title: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: puddin on March 27, 2009, 01:42:11 AM
Amazing Race 14 Episode: "Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Episode Synopsis: The teams continue to compete in Thailand on the eighth leg of the race, with a pit stop in Bangkok. Phil Keoghan is the host. Original Air Date: Apr 12, 2009

Bangkok, Thailand ( Nov 16 -)

Might have a reason why Pit Stop arrivals are so late in Guilin...

Post 223 by Nickasingh, from Sucks (http://survivorsucks.yuku.com/topic/41155/t/TAR-14-Spoiler-Thread.html?page=12) (thanks hakushu8 for bringing it over!)

Had the incredible luck to connect in Bangkok for a couple of hours, and was able to gather that an "adventure company" was holding an event here at the Phayathai Palace on the 16th of November, and that the point of contact worked for... World Race Productions! (This is our race, guys!)

Other places which may or may not be locations (I can't tell for sure if I completely understood the lady I talked to, but it's worth a look) are...

(http://img67.imageshack.us/img67/5286/thisplacejz5.jpg) this place... and

(http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/2562/thatplaceie1.jpg) this place!

It isn't exactly that building though; I was told something about the Vimanmek Teak Palace, in the same compound, but no photography is allowed inside?!

So I'm not exactly sure if TAR could have got their cameras in too! (A security guard seemed to remember filming in the compound though, the information desk - when I asked them - called up someone, then started pretending to not know anything...)

It's a huge rush getting from Phuket on the 15th, Bangkok on the 16th, to Guilin on the 17th - but it's possible, and the whole point of the race, isn't it? More info in the timetables thread!



(http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/5237/bangkokphayathaipalace5lm4.jpg) photo credit Nickasingh as posted at sucks

Kinda weird that a month AFTER filming, the flag is still there.
If I were Nickasingh I probably would have swiped it :lol:

And... glad to report that I am now the proud (and very illegal) owner of official Amazing Race paraphernalia!




Click here to view map
Phayathai Plaza



Here it is!

ETA: Amped up historical tags (including Temple of Dawn), by demand!
ETA: Full map!
(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=17788.0;attach=111314;image)
Title: Re: TAR14 EP8: "Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: puddin on March 27, 2009, 01:42:22 AM
"Rooting Around In People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant" (Thailand)

*TEAMS MUST KARAOKE THEIR WAY THROUGH A THAI POP-THEMED DETOUR
....... Teams let loose in a Karaoke-themed Detour

**One racer's Roadblock goes up in smoke
*SEVERAL RACERS FOOLISHLY LEAVE THEIR BACKPACKS BEHIND AT A ROADBLOCK COSTING THEM CRITICAL TIME
Several Racers leave their backpacks behind at a Roadblock and find themselves shoeless with no passports,
Lesson not learned from Toni and Dallas last season - one team goes to the mat without their passports.
A racer wanders through Bangkok-barefoot
.... one racer goes hours out of the way to retrieve "mementos".


(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/th_rff-0021-1.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0021-1.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/th_rff-0024-1.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0024-1.jpg)


Detours

*TEAMS MUST KARAOKE THEIR WAY THROUGH A THAI POP-THEMED DETOUR
....... Teams let loose in a Karaoke-themed Detour

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/th_rff-0000.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0000.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/th_rff-0032.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0032.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/th_rff-0006.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0006.jpg)


(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/th_rff-0031.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0031.jpg)  Kisha and Jen

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/th_rff-0005.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0005.jpg) Tammy & Victor

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/th_rff-0014.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0014.jpg) Cara & Jamie

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Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/th_rff-0025-1.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0025-1.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/th_rff-0027-1.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0027-1.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/th_rff-0029-1.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0029-1.jpg)  Luke & Marge



Roadblock

**One racer's Roadblock goes up in smoke  :umn:



*SEVERAL RACERS FOOLISHLY LEAVE THEIR BACKPACKS BEHIND AT A ROADBLOCK COSTING THEM CRITICAL TIME
Several Racers leave their backpacks behind at a Roadblock and find themselves shoeless with no passports,
Lesson not learned from Toni and Dallas last season - one team goes to the mat without their passports.
A racer wanders through Bangkok-barefoot
.... one racer goes hours out of the way to retrieve "mementos".


(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/th_rff-0020-2.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0020-2.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/th_rff-0022-1.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0022-1.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/th_rff-0050.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0050.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/th_rff-0053.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0053.jpg) Tammy & Victor

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/th_rff-0037.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0037.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/th_rff-0047.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0047.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/th_rff-0049.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0049.jpg) Margie & Luke

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/th_rff-0016.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0016.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/th_rff-0020.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0020.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/th_rff-0027.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0027.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/th_rff-0022.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0022.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/th_rff-0023.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0023.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/th_rff-0014-2.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0014-2.jpg) Michael & Mark


(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/th_rff-0039.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0039.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/th_rff-0041.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0041.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/th_rff-0043.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0043.jpg) Sisters

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/th_rff-0045.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0045.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/th_rff-0017-1.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0017-1.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/th_rff-0019-1.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0019-1.jpg) Cara & Jamie

Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Ashe on March 27, 2009, 02:16:55 AM
Any definitive team sightings around there?
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: hakushu8 on March 27, 2009, 07:12:52 AM
*is still jealous that Neobie got the flag*  (:;)

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Just kidding. :funny:

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Or am I?

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Not that I can get it anyways.



Anyways, that title confuses me. Rooting? That's either uprooting a tree, which doesn't make sense for this case. You can also root, or cheer, for a person, but why do it so in-your-face on another person? Lastly, and probably what makes the most sense, is something dentistry-related. Teeth has root canals. Do teams have to do a dentistry task, or is a dental office a route marker?
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: north09 on March 29, 2009, 06:14:01 PM
It sounds like one of Mel's epic one-liners.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: puddin on March 29, 2009, 08:25:36 PM
In 2 weeks
Phil: the teams karaoke in Bangkok and Mark and Micheal make a critical mistake ..
Michael: we have to get our backpacks!
Phil: and the gloves come off ..
Mark: ..you'd rather be eliminated and take your clothes home
Michael: thats (ridiculous?)
Mark: thats the problem, you don't want the million dollars (something something just want to play?)


(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0000.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0001.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0002.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0003.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0004.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0005.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0006.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0007.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0008.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0009.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0010.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0011.jpg)
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: puddin on March 29, 2009, 08:27:59 PM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0012.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0013.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0014.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0015.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0016.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0017.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0018.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0019.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0020.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0021.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0022.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0023.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0024.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0025.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0026.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0027.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0028.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0029.jpg)
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Moo on March 29, 2009, 08:30:03 PM
Can't wait for Jaime to explode in reading Thai language... although I love them both!  :lol:
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: TARAsia Fan on March 29, 2009, 08:31:28 PM
Actually, she looks like she's having fun with this one.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: hakushu8 on March 29, 2009, 08:34:04 PM
OMGah... ladyboys! <333

I think this is the first time that TAR acknowledged them in Thailand... and they get to be a part of the task too!  :jam:

ETA: If this is a detour, Margie/Luke WOULDN'T be doing this one at all... unless singing is a REAL requirement. Although if Luke can "Daaah." and "Bob." his way throughout the task, then they might do it.  :funny:
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: NoluckBoston on March 29, 2009, 08:42:55 PM
I think its a detour, What is that in Jamie's lap? lol  :lol:

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0007.jpg)
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: gator27 on March 29, 2009, 08:48:14 PM
OMGah... ladyboys! <333

I think this is the first time that TAR acknowledged them in Thailand... and they get to be a part of the task too!  :jam:

ETA: If this is a detour, Margie/Luke WOULDN'T be doing this one at all... unless singing is a REAL requirement. Although if Luke can "Daaah." and "Bob." his way throughout the task, then they might do it.  :funny:

Guess Luke & Margie will not have too much choice on the Detour.

I hope Margie is well enough to continue the Race.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Neobie on March 29, 2009, 08:49:35 PM
They're on the Chao Phraya.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0018.jpg)

(http://sparklette.net/archives/815/chao-phraya-express-boat.jpg)

LOVE karaoke and the ladyboys!
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Boingo on March 29, 2009, 08:50:04 PM
 :lol:  Thai Karaoke Taxis (http://www.thailex.info/THAILEX/THAILEXENG/Lexicon/karaoke%20taxi.htm) seem to be popular in Bangkok   :funny:
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: TARAsia Fan on March 29, 2009, 08:58:40 PM
:lol:  Thai Karaoke Taxis (http://www.thailex.info/THAILEX/THAILEXENG/Lexicon/karaoke%20taxi.htm) seem to be popular in Bangkok   :funny:
That is tremendous! Not a TAR creation this time. And this one, probably didn't cost all that much to get the taxi company to provide its cars.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Boingo on March 29, 2009, 09:03:39 PM
 :lol:  can't get enough of Thai karaoke taxis.....  :sucks
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: TARAsia Fan on March 29, 2009, 09:04:19 PM
I want a karaoke taxi in Providence! :jumpy: :jumpy:
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: gingerman28 on March 29, 2009, 09:09:55 PM




Anyways, that title confuses me. Rooting? That's either uprooting a tree, which doesn't make sense for this case. You can also root, or cheer, for a person, but why do it so in-your-face on another person? Lastly, and probably what makes the most sense, is something dentistry-related. Teeth has root canals. Do teams have to do a dentistry task, or is a dental office a route marker?

Hint of a FAST FORWARD?  Like getting your head shaved?  And it is probably the last chance for a FF and perhaps an NEL also.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: eragon on March 29, 2009, 09:20:18 PM




Anyways, that title confuses me. Rooting? That's either uprooting a tree, which doesn't make sense for this case. You can also root, or cheer, for a person, but why do it so in-your-face on another person? Lastly, and probably what makes the most sense, is something dentistry-related. Teeth has root canals. Do teams have to do a dentistry task, or is a dental office a route marker?

Hint of a FAST FORWARD?  Like getting your head shaved?  And it is probably the last chance for a FF and perhaps an NEL also.

I don't think there's a FF next leg, because there is an unaired FF in Phuket. But I'm quite sure that it will be a NEL. Then another NEL in China... probably in Beijing...
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Boingo on March 29, 2009, 09:25:41 PM
 :snicker:  a story about the original "karaoke taxi" (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/2227425/Thailands-karaoke-cabbies.html)  in Bangkok. 
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: puddin on March 29, 2009, 09:25:47 PM
almost forgot


 << HD option

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_vZQhdm_3M
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Slowhatch on March 29, 2009, 09:44:47 PM
Quote
Anyways, that title confuses me. Rooting?
In this context, I think they mean to search or rummage through a place (see the second definition here (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/root)). I'm not sure I'd want a dentist to root through my mouth (my new dentist uses digital x-rays; a couple of seconds after the exposure I can see the results on the monitor  :help:  ;D).
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Neobie on March 29, 2009, 10:26:08 PM
Does this look pretty enough to be our Pit Stop?
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: CABoSoxFan on March 29, 2009, 10:43:24 PM
Karaoke taxi looks like fun! :jumpy:
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: puddin on March 29, 2009, 10:46:35 PM
Does this look pretty enough to be our Pit Stop?
Hey! I know that guy!!  :jumpy:
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Neobie on March 29, 2009, 11:04:48 PM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0018.jpg)

The company colour-codes its boats!

Yellow flags stop only at these ten piers:
E and W represent the side of the river the pier is on

N30: Nonthaburi (Pibul 3) (E)
N24: RAMA 7 (W)
N22: Bang Po (E)
N15: Thewet (E)
N12: Phra Pin Klao Bridge (W)
N10: Wang Lang (Siriraj) (W)
N5: Rachawongse (E)
N3: Si Phraya (E)
Central Pier (E)
S4: Ratburana (Big C) (W)

Now to find those red-roofed buildings? (And that's a farang couple in the background, we can't be too far out of the city.)
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: puddin on March 29, 2009, 11:11:48 PM
Clues up at CBS:

Next On The Amazing Race
Rooting Around In People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)
One racer's Roadblock goes up in smoke.
One team finds itself at the mercy of a slow moving Thai shopkeeper. <<( say what?)
Lesson not learned from Toni and Dallas last season - one team goes to the mat without their passports.
A racer wanders through Bangkok-barefoot and one racer goes hours out of the way to retrieve "mementos".
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: TARAsia Fan on March 29, 2009, 11:13:14 PM
I was about to post this. Man you're quick. I hope your taser-carrying boyfriend appreciates you.  :snicker: :snicker:
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: puddin on March 29, 2009, 11:15:03 PM
I was about to post this. Man you're quick. I hope your taser-carrying boyfriend appreciates you.  :snicker: :snicker:
:neener:

this clue is from EP 7 One team finds itself at the mercy of a slow moving Thai shopkeeper.
 
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: FLFan on March 29, 2009, 11:16:14 PM
In 2 weeks
Phil: the teams karaoke in Bangkok and Mark and Micheal make a critical mistake ..
Michael: we have to get our backpacks!
Phil: and the gloves come off ..
Mark: ..you'd rather be eliminated and take your clothes home
Michael: thats (ridiculous?)
Mark: thats the problem, you don't want the million dollars (something something just want to play?)




Mark: thats the problem, you don't want the million dollars you just want to play.

According to captioning!!
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: PeeT_Pm52 on March 29, 2009, 11:38:18 PM
The Song Name is Sao Bang Po.

 
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Moo on March 29, 2009, 11:41:29 PM

Next On The Amazing Race
Rooting Around In People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)

One racer's Roadblock goes up in smoke. -Victor/Tammy?

Lesson not learned from Toni and Dallas last season - one team goes to the mat without their passports. -Mark/Michael "critical mistake"

A racer wanders through Bangkok-barefoot. -Luke?

one racer goes hours out of the way to retrieve "mementos". -Kisha/Jen?

I'm starting to think that this leg is an elimination...
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: puddin on March 30, 2009, 12:00:18 AM

Next On The Amazing Race
Rooting Around In People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)

One racer's Roadblock goes up in smoke. -Victor/Tammy?

Lesson not learned from Toni and Dallas last season - one team goes to the mat without their passports. -Mark/Michael "critical mistake"

A racer wanders through Bangkok-barefoot. -Luke?

one racer goes hours out of the way to retrieve "mementos". -Kisha/Jen?

I'm starting to think that this leg is an elimination...


I was thinking:

One racer's Roadblock goes up in smoke. << no idea

Lesson not learned from Toni and Dallas last season - one team goes to the mat without their passports. << Could be Michael and Mark but they do have their racers pouch so maybe not? I'll guess they are retrieved which ever team it is?

A racer wanders through Bangkok-barefoot << no idea

one racer goes hours out of the way to retrieve "mementos". << Michael looking for their back packs/clothes/ passports?

Heres the Guangzhou China (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,17788.msg372354.html#msg372354) airport sighting on November 17th


Quote
We were in the Guangzhou China airport November 17th around 11pm and saw a team of two caucasian men wearing backpacks running through the airport with a cameraman and producer in tow. They were in the baggage claim area and were in a hurry to find something and stopped at hte information desk to ask directions. The cameraman was working to capture every move. The men were both short and appeared to be related. One had a fanny pack that was visible with red/yellow/back horizontal stripes on it. We went up to them and said "Are you with the Amazing Race?". They said "No", but we are waiting for cast pictures to see if they were telling the truth or not. 

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They were both rarther short (5 ft 5 or less my guess) with brownish red hair. They looked like they were related. I think at least one of them wore glasses. They were "thick" build but not fat. They were wearing shorts and tshirts and both had on back packs. They were very much in a hurry and looked stressed. There was a camera man that was filming their every move and a person carrying a microphone that was stuck in front of their faces as well. Hope that helps
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It very well could have been Mark and Michael.
 
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Chateau d If on March 30, 2009, 12:02:56 AM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0018.jpg)

The company colour-codes its boats!

Yellow flags stop only at these ten piers:
E and W represent the side of the river the pier is on

N30: Nonthaburi (Pibul 3) (E)
N24: RAMA 7 (W)
N22: Bang Po (E)
N15: Thewet (E)
N12: Phra Pin Klao Bridge (W)
N10: Wang Lang (Siriraj) (W)
N5: Rachawongse (E)
N3: Si Phraya (E)
Central Pier (E)
S4: Ratburana (Big C) (W)

Now to find those red-roofed buildings? (And that's a farang couple in the background, we can't be too far out of the city.)


This is the Shangri-La Hotel next to Taksin Bridge.  Panoramio (http://www.panoramio.com/photo/7644632)

(http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/7644632.jpg)

(http://static2.bareka.com/photos/medium/19373913.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0020.jpg)
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Moo on March 30, 2009, 12:08:11 AM
Hi Puddin,

The China sighting shows much like a NEL coming up next week? I just based the elimination in case a team really loses their passports in Thailand...

hmmm, it seems that clues given by TAR this week seem too vague... I'm quite alarmed however, that eight legs into the race, we would already see two teams almost missing their passports and their amazing fanny packs, like Toni/Dallas, and teams losing their bags! Uh-oh, seems that these group of teams lose and get lost quite often than not.  :lol:

Guess we have to wait for TAR's extended preview (Hope that we don't wait till next week though!)
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Neobie on March 30, 2009, 12:14:13 AM
Which makes it Central (Sathorn) Pier! They're running back towards the East, underneath the bridge.

Thank you, PeeT_Pm52! That just got my tongue in knots - not sure if the racers will have better luck!
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Chateau d If on March 30, 2009, 12:16:22 AM
I got the angle wrong:   :lol:

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0020.jpg)

(http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/3173543.jpg)
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: TARAsia Fan on March 30, 2009, 12:17:56 AM
The tune is pretty catchy! :lol:
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Moo on March 30, 2009, 04:43:11 AM
I hope their detour next week would include playing volleyball with ladyboys or going to a karaoke taxi with ladyboys  :funny: It seems so sad that Mel/Mike wouldn't be able to reach this leg, I would like to see on how they would react to this karaoke detour!
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: realshowfan on March 30, 2009, 05:19:50 AM
Where are Margie & Luke on the preview. :'( I hope they continue.

Hm...Just a random speculation...Boat/Pier N22 is in Bang Po or leads to Bang Po, and the title of the song in the karaoke (can't wait for that!) Sao Bang Po. What does the title mean? But I think it's just a coincidence.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Nam_Tuna on March 30, 2009, 07:45:31 AM
Where are Margie & Luke on the preview. :'( I hope they continue.

Hm...Just a random speculation...Boat/Pier N22 is in Bang Po or leads to Bang Po, and the title of the song in the karaoke (can't wait for that!) Sao Bang Po. What does the title mean? But I think it's just a coincidence.

Sao = Lady
Bang Po = A district in Bangkok
Is that a pit start/stop forr karaoke taxi? (make sense)
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: realshowfan on March 30, 2009, 08:48:23 AM
Sao = Lady
Bang Po = A district in Bangkok
Is that a pit start/stop forr karaoke taxi? (make sense)

Maybe the racers' task is to sing the song while thinking of their next destination, hinting that it's in the song itself? It does make sense, with Mark & Michael said to be on one of the other piers. If it's a detour then Mark & Michael may have chosen to do the other task, which must also lead to Bang Po.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: georgiapeach on March 30, 2009, 09:43:38 AM
:welcome: to RFF, Nam_Tuna! :waves:
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Nam_Tuna on March 30, 2009, 10:58:07 AM
Thanks georgiapeach.
Actually I've been here since TAR13, but I'm not good at English. :(

I saw a shot when Mark & Michael on taxi , the blue sign at the middle (before taxi drivers calls) wrote Bang Rak another district in Bangkok too. It's a little far from Bang Po to Bang Rak.  ;)
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: DrRox on March 30, 2009, 11:04:30 AM
Welcome Nam_Tuna
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Ruth on March 30, 2009, 12:10:39 PM
LOL! Couldn't help laughing when I saw the preview for the next leg. The karaoke certainly looks like fun! Can't wait! Pity it's two weeks later, sigh.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: PeeT_Pm52 on March 30, 2009, 01:27:28 PM
Welcome Nam_Tuna [น้าม_ทูน่า]

 :monkey :monkey :monkey :monkey :monkey
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: graytex on March 30, 2009, 01:30:13 PM
Remember in Elimination Station the burning boats?  Could the "up in smoke" and "mementos" be a roadblock around a Buddhist ceremony?  I believe in funerals they burn mementos?
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: puddin on March 30, 2009, 01:37:41 PM
Remember in Elimination Station the burning boats?  Could the "up in smoke" and "mementos" be a roadblock around a Buddhist ceremony?  I believe in funerals they burn mementos?
I like that idea graytex   :tup:


Welcome Nam_Tuna  :waves:
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Belle Book on March 30, 2009, 02:27:11 PM
Clues up at CBS:

Next On The Amazing Race
Rooting Around In People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)
One racer's Roadblock goes up in smoke.
Lesson not learned from Toni and Dallas last season - one team goes to the mat without their passports.
A racer wanders through Bangkok-barefoot and one racer goes hours out of the way to retrieve "mementos".


One racer's Roadblock goes up in smoke -- not sure who that is.

Lesson not learned from Toni & Dallas last season -- clearly Mark & Michael

A racer wanders through Bangkok - barefoot -- not sure who that is.

One racer goes hours out of the way to retrive "mementos" -- maybe Mark or Michael, if it refers to their passports.

Belle Book
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Ashe on March 30, 2009, 02:43:48 PM
Actually I've been here since TAR13, but I'm not good at English. :(
Don't tell Jaime that. :lol:
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: puddin on March 30, 2009, 03:00:25 PM

One racer's Roadblock goes up in smoke -- not sure who that is.

Lesson not learned from Toni & Dallas last season -- clearly Mark & Michael

A racer wanders through Bangkok - barefoot -- not sure who that is.

One racer goes hours out of the way to retrive "mementos" -- maybe Mark or Michael, if it refers to their passports.

Belle Book

I just don't feel that its the brothers that do not show up with their passports ...we see them with their racer pack and Mark is not concerned about retrieving their clothing, rather moving on without their clothes.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Chateau d If on March 30, 2009, 04:30:42 PM
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Lesson not learned from Toni and Dallas last season - one team goes to the mat without their passports.

How could it have been 'learned' when it had not even aired yet?    (:;)
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: FLFan on March 30, 2009, 05:05:41 PM
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Lesson not learned from Toni and Dallas last season - one team goes to the mat without their passports.

How could it have been 'learned' when it had not even aired yet?    (:;)


It is in the CBS upcoming description.  So somebody must lose them.

Although, I know these people are in a hurry, I still can't understand HOW you would lose something as vital as a passport.  Dallas lost his out of shear in attention and failure to make sure that he had everything (the race bag) after the crew, I think, changed his mike batteries. Probably not completely his fault, but STILL!

The 2 times that I have traveled with a required passport, I was practically paranoid about knowing where it was at all times.  In both sets of travels, I was on the go and rarely in the area for more than a few days.  Of course, I am female and was carrying a fairly small backpack style purse with the I-can't-lose-them items firmly zippered up in an inner pocket.  I did lose my reading glasses during the first trip, but hey, readers are ok for a couple of weeks!
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: realshowfan on March 30, 2009, 05:06:52 PM
Quote
Lesson not learned from Toni and Dallas last season - one team goes to the mat without their passports.

How could it have been 'learned' when it had not even aired yet?    (:;)

Wait, have the TAR14 teams watched TAR13 before they film and race?
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: TARAsia Fan on March 30, 2009, 05:58:42 PM
It was airing at the same time they were competing so they may not have seen it.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Snooky on March 30, 2009, 06:03:55 PM
It was airing at the same time they were competing so they may not have seen it.

It's okay, that was pretty much the only important thing in that race!
I personally find it to be my worst favorite season.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: apskip on March 31, 2009, 07:04:03 AM
There is a person on Koh Samui who has offered an interpretation of what "So Bang Po" means:

The word Bang Po is most certainly a geographic location, a “village” ... in Thailand.

The actual word in Thai which is pronounced “sor” or “so” means “bamboo stump or clump” or “violin”.

Pronounce it slightly differently and it means “neck” or “professor” or “ Celsius” or “causal diarrhea”.

So, we could have "casual diarrhea" of the mouth. That fits karoake pretty well, whether it's done in the Bang Po sector of Bangkok or not.

Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: DavidJunior on April 01, 2009, 10:15:43 AM
i think the whole team showing up without their passports thing is not really as big as they're trying to make it

i think a team just forgets to bring their fanny packs with them on the final run to the mat (like they do with the backpacks sometimes)

if you notice, teams ALWAYS have their fanny packs all the way to the mat.
 a. because they have all of their clues in it (required at mat)
 b. because they have their PASSPORTS in it (also required)

i do think it's kisha/jen who do this tho
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Hooky on April 01, 2009, 06:12:39 PM
i think the whole team showing up without their passports thing is not really as big as they're trying to make it

i think a team just forgets to bring their fanny packs with them on the final run to the mat (like they do with the backpacks sometimes)

if you notice, teams ALWAYS have their fanny packs all the way to the mat.
 a. because they have all of their clues in it (required at mat)
 b. because they have their PASSPORTS in it (also required)

i do think it's kisha/jen who do this tho

Me too! I don't know why, but that's the feeling I get.

I also think that Mark & Michael are the team who goes after mementoes. That sounds like what Mark might have been getting mad at Michael about.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: georgiapeach on April 01, 2009, 07:41:37 PM
Wonder if Mark wants to abandon his pack where ever they left it, but Michael wants his "mementoes"? Family photo? Something?

That might be enough to lead to a "Mat Meltdown" as well, esp if it puts them behind...
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Dånooky on April 02, 2009, 08:16:32 AM
Wonder if Mark wants to abandon his pack where ever they left it, but Michael wants his "mementoes"? Family photo? Something?

That might be enough to lead to a "Mat Meltdown" as well, esp if it puts them behind...
that reminds me of:
J: drop them!
V: no! they're gonna take it!
J: drop the bags!
V. JOOOHHNNN!!!

If that's not the prime example of a mat meltdown, I don't know what is
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: gator27 on April 02, 2009, 09:30:39 AM
Wonder if Mark wants to abandon his pack where ever they left it, but Michael wants his "mementoes"? Family photo? Something?

That might be enough to lead to a "Mat Meltdown" as well, esp if it puts them behind...
that reminds me of:
J: drop them!
V: no! they're gonna take it!
J: drop the bags!
V. JOOOHHNNN!!!

If that's not the prime example of a mat meltdown, I don't know what is

That was a classic moment!
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: TARAsia Fan on April 02, 2009, 09:52:17 AM
Very painful to watch as well. I didn't like Jonathan before then and seeing him push Victoria at the mat made me hate him even more.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Belle Book on April 02, 2009, 11:29:41 AM
That reminds me -- the first time I ever saw Jonathan in action, I pointed a finger at my head as if I wanted to shoot myself.  My dislike of him grew with every episode, and after he shoved Victoria I really wanted to see him gone!  I was so happy when they were finally Philiminated!   :jumpy:

Belle Book
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: puddin on April 02, 2009, 01:30:57 PM
lets get back on topic please ...........
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: TARAsia Fan on April 02, 2009, 01:36:39 PM
We need an episode this week. Damn those country music yahoos! :P
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Neobie on April 06, 2009, 06:19:19 PM
CBS leaked a shot of Jaime and Cara in the "Jaime is a witch with a B" video! Not a huge spoiler, but:

This is Th Mangkon in Chinatown.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: puddin on April 06, 2009, 06:40:43 PM
Nice catch Neobie!
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: littlewop on April 06, 2009, 07:06:56 PM
Yeah, finally something new...I"m going crazy waiting for the new ads and such!
                                           

                       :wohoo:                :jumpy:                    :wohoo:

I know...overkill, but I'm TAR deprived this week!
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Moo on April 07, 2009, 04:09:27 AM
At last! Thank you Neobie! At least we have something new up with TAR... If no TAR goes on during midseason until the end of the week, I'd have a mat meltdown myself!  :lol: :groan:
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: puddin on April 07, 2009, 01:18:19 PM
Wake up CBS!

press release:

SEVERAL RACERS FOOLISHLY LEAVE THEIR BACKPACKS BEHIND AT A ROADBLOCK, COSTING THEM CRITICAL TIME, AND TEAMS MUST KARAOKE THEIR WAY THROUGH A THAI POP-THEMED DETOUR, ON "THE AMAZING RACE," APRIL 12
"Rooting Around In People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant" (Thailand) -
Several Racers leave their backpacks behind at a Roadblock and find themselves shoeless with no passports, and Teams let loose in a Karaoke-themed Detour, on THE AMAZING RACE 14, Sunday, April 12 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Phil Keoghan is host.
 
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: georgiapeach on April 07, 2009, 01:55:45 PM
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shoeless with no passports

I can see leaving your shoes or something outside a Temple maybe, but the leaving your passports has me stumped. What kind of a task would part you from your passport?

Swimming?? Underwater diving? You couldn't have your passport there then...

And we still have the dentist thing too, right?


Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Belle Book on April 07, 2009, 03:51:33 PM
My guess it's a water-based task where you're required to get into some kind of swim wear, and at least two of the teams get out but in their hurry forget their backpacks!  I hope Cara & Jamie aren't one of the teams!

Belle Book
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Ashe on April 07, 2009, 03:55:06 PM
My guess it's a water-based task where you're required to get into some kind of swim wear, and at least two of the teams get out but in their hurry forget their backpacks!  I hope Cara & Jamie aren't one of the teams!
I konw Mark & Michael are one of the teams who leave their backpacks behind.  I think Kisha & Jen might be the other.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: TARAsia Fan on April 07, 2009, 03:57:48 PM
Don't speculate Cara & Jaime. I don't want Ashe to get another heart attack. ;)
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: apskip on April 07, 2009, 05:44:41 PM
Quote
shoeless with no passports

I can see leaving your shoes or something outside a Temple maybe, but the leaving your passports has me stumped. What kind of a task would part you from your passport?

Swimming?? Underwater diving? You couldn't have your passport there then...

And we still have the dentist thing too, right?
Peach,
I believe that these Amazing Race-supplied pouches which carry passports and money and clues are a bit bulky. They would interfere with running or climbing.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: realshowfan on April 07, 2009, 05:56:25 PM
It says several racers, not several teams. Just tossing it down.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Neobie on April 07, 2009, 06:01:42 PM
Mark and Michael "have to get [their] backpacks" at Sathorn Pier, so that's probably where the Roadblock ends. Something to do with boats on the Chao Phraya? Michael has the fanny pack though. Come to think of it, if the Roadblock brings you so far away that you need a taxi to get back, wouldn't it be... common sense for the partners to bring the bags along?

Mark has his shoes in the preview, so Michael's likely to be the Roadblocker. With their taxi going north to Bang Rak (good eyes, Nam_Tuna!), that's the direction the Roadblock starts?

(Also: If the Roadblock starts along the river as well - eg Bang Po, I can see a return boat being faster than a taxi.)



Assuming seats are availabe on the second-to-last Guangzhou flight: if a team makes it on the Hong Kong connection the next day and the brothers are on the last Guangzhou flight, that would mean they're at least three and a half hours behind the lead teams this week?

Yoo bangpoe, gorjaglub bangpoe, koeyyoo bangpoe, gorjaglub bangpoe...
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: georgiapeach on April 07, 2009, 06:19:57 PM
It is the COMBINATION of no shoes and no passports that has me puzzled...

Running or climbing would seem to need the shoes... what would part you from both?

Can you please point me to the Sathorn Pier info Neobie?


 
Quote
shoeless with no passports

I can see leaving your shoes or something outside a Temple maybe, but the leaving your passports has me stumped. What kind of a task would part you from your passport?

Swimming?? Underwater diving? You couldn't have your passport there then...

And we still have the dentist thing too, right?
Peach,
I believe that these Amazing Race-supplied pouches which carry passports and money and clues are a bit bulky. They would interfere with running or climbing.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: DrRox on April 07, 2009, 06:42:30 PM
I just can't understand why the non-roadblocking team member did carry the load. CBS, we NEED more clues.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: DavidJunior on April 07, 2009, 07:15:04 PM
what if one, or several teams had placed their passports in their backpacks for that leg?
it's very unlikely, but that could explain why mark/michael absolutely had to go back to grab the packs
as we've seen from previous seasons, you don't absolutely need to have your packs with you to survive in the race
and if there is another team who makes the same mistake, they'll only lose a few minutes to an hour, as opposed to the apparent 3 hours that Mark/Michael lost
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: mswood on April 07, 2009, 10:37:31 PM
Boy for having a full extra week, CBS sure isn't giving us anything.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: puddin on April 08, 2009, 12:35:26 AM
Boy for having a full extra week, CBS sure isn't giving us anything.
It's as if CBS has forgot about the race  :knuckles:
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Moo on April 08, 2009, 02:13:29 AM
It's as if CBS has forgot about the race  :knuckles:

If CBS forgets about the race, I'll have a mat meltdown in front of their company even though it would take me years to achieve it...  :funny:But seriously, It has been more than a week since we've last heard about the race... Could they have forgotten that they actually did not post anything for next week's episode?
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: apskip on April 08, 2009, 06:45:03 AM
Could this be payback for the succcess we and others have in making public the upcoming Amazing Race entire route months before the show airs? My feeling is that CBS owes us nothing. If they want to keep information private until when it airs, that is their right. I also think that all the excessive information they have provided in recent years makes the job of RFF detectives too easy. I am pleased when there are things on the show that I don't know in advance and there is a limit to how much spoiling I want.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: TARAsia Fan on April 08, 2009, 07:53:27 AM
If they wanted to promote the show and get some ratings on Sunday, it would behoove the network to run some promos, ap.
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Post by: Dånooky on April 08, 2009, 09:25:35 AM
It is the COMBINATION of no shoes and no passports that has me puzzled...

Anyone else having a déjà vu? :lol:
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: puddin on April 08, 2009, 07:38:42 PM
Hey so ..short but sweet

VO: the race is getting tense
MarK to Michael: you don't want the million dollars you just want to play
VO: and wait until you see how this leg ends
Male voice: we need to beat them


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Post by: realshowfan on April 08, 2009, 07:41:58 PM
Cara & Jaime are stepping it up I think, since the last few legs. In fact, I noticed everyone is stepping up. This'll be fun. :jumpy:

Any videos? :)
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Post by: puddin on April 08, 2009, 07:43:39 PM
Cara & Jaime are stepping it up I think, since the last few legs. In fact, I noticed everyone is stepping up. This'll be fun. :jumpy:

Any videos? :)
I'll make a video but will hold off for the moment because we might get a longer commercial tonight.
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Post by: Moo on April 08, 2009, 07:52:47 PM
Judging by those pictures, could Cara/Jaime be the one of the teams that doesn't bring their passports along the Pitstop? T/V are seen with their bags to the pitstop, while all others have no video so we could just tell for these two teams :ascared

But we probably know who's last in this episode because of the Guilin Airport spoiler right?
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Post by: Belle Book on April 08, 2009, 07:53:40 PM
My guess it's a water-based task where you're required to get into some kind of swim wear, and at least two of the teams get out but in their hurry forget their backpacks!  I hope Cara & Jamie aren't one of the teams!
I konw Mark & Michael are one of the teams who leave their backpacks behind.  I think Kisha & Jen might be the other.

Okay then, Cara & Jamie don't leave their backpacks behind!  I'm happy about that.  And I'm hoping they come in first this time.

Belle Book
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Post by: Ashe on April 08, 2009, 08:29:14 PM
Judging by those pictures, could Cara/Jaime be the one of the teams that doesn't bring their passports along the Pitstop? T/V are seen with their bags to the pitstop, while all others have no video so we could just tell for these two teams :ascared

But we probably know who's last in this episode because of the Guilin Airport spoiler right?
The way Victor's carrying it, though, I take it he had to go back and grab it.  I think Jaime & Cara do have theirs, though.  Or it could be that Jaime & Cara did, indeed, forget theirs.

And yeah, it's pretty clear Mark & Michael are in last due to the spoiler.
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Post by: DrRox on April 08, 2009, 09:17:15 PM
Judging by those pictures, could Cara/Jaime be the one of the teams that doesn't bring their passports along the Pitstop? T/V are seen with their bags to the pitstop, while all others have no video so we could just tell for these two teams :ascared

But we probably know who's last in this episode because of the Guilin Airport spoiler right?
The way Victor's carrying it, though, I take it he had to go back and grab it.  I think Jaime & Cara do have theirs, though.  Or it could be that Jaime & Cara did, indeed, forget theirs.

And yeah, it's pretty clear Mark & Michael are in last due to the spoiler.

Looks to me he just grabbed it out of the trunk of his cab, as he and Tammy make a run to the Pit Stop Mat.
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Post by: Neobie on April 08, 2009, 09:37:38 PM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0015-1.jpg) (http://static.flickr.com/56/135233046_8720663578_o.jpg)

Aman Resort, just 700m/800yd up the river from Central/Sathorn Pier... (That's the pier Mark/Michael are on when they realize they need their bags, the one Chateau found on Page 1.) I think this confirms they start from the north, towards the city centre.

So that's our Roadblock? Neither Margie nor Luke look like they're doing much Roadblocking...
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Ashe on April 08, 2009, 09:45:00 PM
Judging by those pictures, could Cara/Jaime be the one of the teams that doesn't bring their passports along the Pitstop? T/V are seen with their bags to the pitstop, while all others have no video so we could just tell for these two teams :ascared

But we probably know who's last in this episode because of the Guilin Airport spoiler right?
The way Victor's carrying it, though, I take it he had to go back and grab it.  I think Jaime & Cara do have theirs, though.  Or it could be that Jaime & Cara did, indeed, forget theirs.

And yeah, it's pretty clear Mark & Michael are in last due to the spoiler.

Looks to me he just grabbed it out of the trunk of his cab, as he and Tammy make a run to the Pit Stop Mat.
And WHY would he not have it on his waist, as he's supposed to?
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: puddin on April 08, 2009, 09:47:39 PM
Could be the other Detour option right? they have a map?

Could this be payback for the succcess we and others have in making public the upcoming Amazing Race entire route months before the show airs? My feeling is that CBS owes us nothing. If they want to keep information private until when it airs, that is their right. I also think that all the excessive information they have provided in recent years makes the job of RFF detectives too easy. I am pleased when there are things on the show that I don't know in advance and there is a limit to how much spoiling I want.
Keeping information private is their right? True CBS owes us nothing BUT it's called promoting THEIR show, their money, making the ratings happen making the money, isn't that right apskips  :res: ?
I could hear CBS right now saying "oh those SOB's at the realityfanforum! how dare they try to spoil the show! I know, lets not show any promos and that will teach them all a lesson! muhahahahhaaaaa" .." how do you like that you evil spoiling SOB'S!?"

Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: puddin on April 08, 2009, 09:49:40 PM
Judging by those pictures, could Cara/Jaime be the one of the teams that doesn't bring their passports along the Pitstop? T/V are seen with their bags to the pitstop, while all others have no video so we could just tell for these two teams :ascared

But we probably know who's last in this episode because of the Guilin Airport spoiler right?
The way Victor's carrying it, though, I take it he had to go back and grab it.  I think Jaime & Cara do have theirs, though.  Or it could be that Jaime & Cara did, indeed, forget theirs.

And yeah, it's pretty clear Mark & Michael are in last due to the spoiler.

Looks to me he just grabbed it out of the trunk of his cab, as he and Tammy make a run to the Pit Stop Mat.
And WHY would he not have it on his waist, as he's supposed to?
Is their a rule in the TAR handbook that it must be worn around the waist? I haven't been privy to such a handbook so I have no idea if this is true.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Ashe on April 08, 2009, 09:51:33 PM
Judging by those pictures, could Cara/Jaime be the one of the teams that doesn't bring their passports along the Pitstop? T/V are seen with their bags to the pitstop, while all others have no video so we could just tell for these two teams :ascared

But we probably know who's last in this episode because of the Guilin Airport spoiler right?
The way Victor's carrying it, though, I take it he had to go back and grab it.  I think Jaime & Cara do have theirs, though.  Or it could be that Jaime & Cara did, indeed, forget theirs.

And yeah, it's pretty clear Mark & Michael are in last due to the spoiler.

Looks to me he just grabbed it out of the trunk of his cab, as he and Tammy make a run to the Pit Stop Mat.
And WHY would he not have it on his waist, as he's supposed to?
Is their a rule in the TAR handbook that it must be worn around the waist? I haven't been privy to such a handbook so I have no idea if this is true.
Not a rule, but kinda risky to NOT have it there.  Remember the Double D's and, especially, Dallas?
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Post by: Neobie on April 08, 2009, 10:11:57 PM
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Anyone can find a map of flood-prone areas? I was in Bangkok a week after the racers and only very remote bits of the city (Ko Kret) were still inundated with around four inches of water. It hasn't been raining either since at least three days before, so it's near the river or canals?

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Look ma, no shoes!

Also, it didn't rain until 6pm on the 16th. Those are car rain-shadows, aren't they? Or was someone washing the street?
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Post by: Ashe on April 08, 2009, 10:27:05 PM
Interesting.  If they're in a race for first, I wonder who's technically closer to snagging it?
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Post by: Moo on April 08, 2009, 10:40:14 PM

I could hear CBS right now saying "oh those SOB's at the realityfanforum! how dare they try to spoil the show! I know, lets not show any promos and that will teach them all a lesson! muhahahahhaaaaa" .." how do you like that you evil spoiling SOB'S!?"


Haha, If indeed CBS wants to play with RFF and all of us fans here, we have nothing to do, hey have every right to conceal the show, and they even have every right not to air TAR anymore, well, unless us at RFF make a big international corporation that would only produce, create and broadcast TAR 24/7.  :jumpy: :hearts: :funny: Oh yeah, that can happen if BVM and CBS and all other television channels don't agree with something major about the show.

But at least, THANK YOU CBS FOR THE SHORT CLIP!

Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: puddin on April 08, 2009, 10:59:25 PM
Heres the video, its the only commercial that I saw tonight.

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Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Boingo on April 08, 2009, 11:50:23 PM
 :funny:  Tried to decode this Thai sign...but with 44 consonants and 32 vowels and 21 initial and 8 final sounds, I quickly gave up.  :groan:   :snicker:

Thai alphabet (http://www.learningthai.com/thai_alphabet.html)
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: DrRox on April 09, 2009, 01:09:30 AM
Not a rule, but kinda risky to NOT have it there.  Remember the Double D's and, especially, Dallas?

He probably just took passport/clue bag off in the cab, to put the final clues in it before the pit stop. He doesnt want any loose papers flying around running to the mat. I really dont think that is risky. Nick of Nick/Starr always wore it over the right shoulder and under the left armpit. I dont remember him having it around his waist much. I guess we could call it a "rule of thumb" to keep it attached to the body.
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Post by: Slowhatch on April 09, 2009, 01:33:29 AM
It looks like exit (http://www.thai-language.com/id/131252).
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Post by: Nam_Tuna on April 09, 2009, 07:27:54 AM
It looks like exit (http://www.thai-language.com/id/131252).

Yes, it is.  ;D
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: amazing_hey on April 09, 2009, 09:43:43 AM
Hey so ..short but sweet

VO: the race is getting tense
MarK to Michael: you don't want the million dollars you just want to play
VO: and wait until you see how this leg ends
Male voice: we need to beat them

Is that possible it is a TBC leg? Then this leg will not end~
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: NoluckBoston on April 09, 2009, 11:17:23 AM
Well I just watched The Price is Right and they showed the Teeth part. Looks like  teams have to fit dentures in to locals mouths.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Ashe on April 09, 2009, 11:20:29 AM
Well I just watched The Price is Right and they showed the Teeth part. Looks like  teams have to fit dentures in to locals mouths.
Well, that explains the title.  Wonder who'd get a gem like that?  Can't be Mel & Mike since, you know, they're gone.
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Post by: gator27 on April 09, 2009, 11:48:45 AM
Well I just watched The Price is Right and they showed the Teeth part. Looks like  teams have to fit dentures in to locals mouths.

That means CBS is playing a new promo.  Vidcaps and videos can't be too far behind. :jumpy:
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Post by: NoluckBoston on April 09, 2009, 11:49:45 AM
They looked used too!
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Post by: puddin on April 09, 2009, 11:51:55 AM

Is that possible it is a TBC leg? Then this leg will not end~
Well the TAR 14 map tells us there is a pitstop in Bangkok and we have a clue .....
Quote
Lesson not learned from Toni and Dallas last season - one team goes to the mat without their passports. 

And its taking me forever to find that commercial but I'm working on it  :umn:
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Post by: puddin on April 09, 2009, 12:16:34 PM
Not a good copy but hopefully I'll catch it in real time later


...

VO: when the teams travel to Bangkok there will be smiles and singing
Luke & Marge cheering at the teeth: Yes! YAY!
VO: but for some teams ..the party might be over
Jen to Kisha on the boat: omg we have to go back!
VO: just wait until you see how this leg ends
Marge on boat: we see it we see it !!
Male voice (Victor?): we need  to beat them

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Post by: georgiapeach on April 09, 2009, 12:40:20 PM
That looks exactly like the teeth scene at Angkor Wat last time... :funny:
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Post by: puddin on April 09, 2009, 02:23:05 PM
That looks exactly like the teeth scene at Angkor Wat last time... :funny:
I was thinking the same thing peach  :lol:

redo ........

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Post by: puddin on April 09, 2009, 02:25:05 PM
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Post by: puddin on April 09, 2009, 02:26:34 PM
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Post by: puddin on April 09, 2009, 02:28:03 PM
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Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Boingo on April 09, 2009, 02:28:46 PM
 :lol: We already knew this, but racers seem to be on a klong (canal) taxi.

eta: lots of klong tours (http://absolutelybangkok.com/the-other-klong-tour/) in Bangkok   :snicker:
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Post by: DavidJunior on April 09, 2009, 03:32:04 PM
looking at all the promos coming in

it seems that both K/J and M/M leave their bags and passports behind

i think that M/M are the ones who go to the mat without them tho, since Jen tells Kisha on the boat that they have to go back
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Hooky on April 09, 2009, 03:51:39 PM
Well it looks like Kisha & Jen or Mark & Michael are in trouble. No surprises there. Don't know why the announcer is trying to make this leg so surprising. Tammy & Victor first again, Mark & Michael or Kisha & Jen last.

But the passport thing will be interesting to watch, although it's becoming an overused cliche now.
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Post by: puddin on April 09, 2009, 04:10:24 PM
Heres the latest video

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Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: TARAsia Fan on April 09, 2009, 04:21:39 PM
Based on the promo (yes, I know that's dangerous), I have a feeling Margie & Luke and Tammy & Victor are racing for 1st place.

Kisha & Jen and as we already know, Mark & Michael lose their passports and have to go back. From this, I say the brothers go out. Kisha & Jen either stay in due to a footrace, or the brothers never find their passports.

Thanks for the promo, puddin. :yess:

I also found out that Fox has an official YouTube channel so if you're a fan of Hell's Kitchen, I posted previews of tonight's episode in that thread. :yess:
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Hooky on April 09, 2009, 04:27:28 PM
Based on the promo (yes, I know that's dangerous), I have a feeling Margie & Luke and Tammy & Victor are racing for 1st place.

Kisha & Jen and as we already know, Mark & Michael lose their passports and have to go back. From this, I say the brothers go out. Kisha & Jen either stay in due to a footrace, or the brothers never find their passports.

It should be a non-elim, so Mark & Michael will stick around but be in trouble next leg.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: littlewop on April 09, 2009, 05:19:18 PM
Since we've seen everyone else in the Karaoke taxi but Marge/Luke, and we've only seen them with the teeth, could those be the 2 choices for the detour?  And the title line, sounds like Victor, and they choose singing over unpleasant?
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Ashe on April 09, 2009, 05:37:27 PM
Based on the promo (yes, I know that's dangerous), I have a feeling Margie & Luke and Tammy & Victor are racing for 1st place.
I don't know.  Jaime & Cara seem to really be booking it in that preview.  I wonder if Tammy & Victor are racing against them for first?

Either way, I hope Tammy & Victor don't practically run the table all the way to the end.  Because this season will go from being great to me to just as boring as TAR13 became.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Belle Book on April 09, 2009, 06:19:17 PM
I think Cara & Jamie are racing Tammy & Victor for first, but for once Cara & Jamie come out ahead (I hope).  Mark & Michael come in last but are spared by a non-elimination leg.

Belle Book
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: realshowfan on April 09, 2009, 06:39:23 PM
Kisha is not wearing shoes when she was running, right? Hm...

Detour has to be the teeth and the karaoke. Just noticed both Detours are related to mouth. Teeth and singing.

As for the title, I agree with the person that said that Victor said it. I also have a hunch it could be Phil.

"Rooting around in people's mouths could be unpleasant, but teams with the..." or something like that. lol

And yay for Margie & Luke still in it!!

Time to think outside the box for the finish. Close finishes happen already, it has to be something more unique.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Max on April 09, 2009, 06:52:08 PM
Here's what I noticed:  Mark & Michael have their fanny pack, but not their back packs.  K & J do not have either.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Moo on April 09, 2009, 06:55:07 PM
I'm just wondering, what does teeth play in the culture of Thailand? The karaoke taxi and the ladyboys seem to be fitting in, but the teeth? How?

Anyway, this leg is predictable. The promos said it all, Kisha goes barefoot, Kisha and Jen and Mark and Michael goes to the same trouble all over and all over the whole season again, T/V M/L and C/J running for first...

And by the next episode, if spoilers are true, Mark/Michael are toast.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Max on April 09, 2009, 07:07:12 PM
I'm just wondering, what does teeth play in the culture of Thailand? The karaoke taxi and the ladyboys seem to be fitting in, but the teeth? How?

Anyway, this leg is predictable. The promos said it all, Kisha goes barefoot, Kisha and Jen and Mark and Michael goes to the same trouble all over and all over the whole season again, T/V M/L and C/J running for first...

And by the next episode, if spoilers are true, the midgets are toast.


As mentioned before, perhaps the term "midgets" is inappropriate.  Regardless I do not recall any spoilers that indicate they are "toast".  Merely speculation.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Boingo on April 09, 2009, 07:17:46 PM
 :funny:  well, this (unnamed) temple really does exist... somewhere along a klong...   :yess:

found it in this album (http://family.webshots.com/album/557601673kWLmfb?start=0)
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: DavidJunior on April 09, 2009, 07:18:59 PM
I'm just wondering, what does teeth play in the culture of Thailand? The karaoke taxi and the ladyboys seem to be fitting in, but the teeth? How?

Anyway, this leg is predictable. The promos said it all, Kisha goes barefoot, Kisha and Jen and Mark and Michael goes to the same trouble all over and all over the whole season again, T/V M/L and C/J running for first...

And by the next episode, if spoilers are true, the midgets are toast.


As mentioned before, perhaps the term "midgets" is inappropriate.  Regardless I do not recall any spoilers that indicate they are "toast".  Merely speculation.

i think its the fact that they were seen in guangzhou with only a mere 4 hours before production closed at the pit stop in guilin

that would mean they would have to fly into the city, then perform the detour, roadblock, u-turn and any other additional tasks within those 4 hours

to me it seems like they'd have a difficult time completing all of that within that time period, let alone getting through all of that sooner, and passing up a team

they seem pretty toast to me...
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Moo on April 09, 2009, 07:22:39 PM

As mentioned before, perhaps the term "midgets" is inappropriate.  Regardless I do not recall any spoilers that indicate they are "toast".  Merely speculation.

I'm sorry about the term mentioned above, I have edited them already, however with the term toast, I stated an IF SPOILERS ARE TRUE. Spoilers mean that Mark/Michael were seen at the Guilin airport around late evening(can't seem to recall what time), and there are flights indeed that we can decipher (look at the China thread on the Spoilers/Speculation), many are saying that they are probably 3 hours behind everybody else.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Max on April 09, 2009, 07:26:21 PM
I'm just wondering, what does teeth play in the culture of Thailand? The karaoke taxi and the ladyboys seem to be fitting in, but the teeth? How?

Anyway, this leg is predictable. The promos said it all, Kisha goes barefoot, Kisha and Jen and Mark and Michael goes to the same trouble all over and all over the whole season again, T/V M/L and C/J running for first...

And by the next episode, if spoilers are true, the midgets are toast.


As mentioned before, perhaps the term "midgets" is inappropriate.  Regardless I do not recall any spoilers that indicate they are "toast".  Merely speculation.

i think its the fact that they were seen in guangzhou with only a mere 4 hours before production closed at the pit stop in guilin

that would mean they would have to fly into the city, then perform the detour, roadblock, u-turn and any other additional tasks within those 4 hours

to me it seems like they'd have a difficult time completing all of that within that time period, let alone getting through all of that sooner, and passing up a team

they seem pretty toast to me...


True.  I guess we will have to wait and see if the passport issue is a major factor. All of the references to lost belongings might indeed be a red herring.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Moo on April 09, 2009, 07:28:15 PM
I think Tammy/Cara/Jaime said the title... Just an observation, from episode 1, all episode titles were said by men. (with the exception of the 2nd episode, which was said by the banner/instruction)

I think its time for one of the women team to speak up and give the title!  :hearts:
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: misterblah on April 09, 2009, 08:56:24 PM
i'm predicting it's either mark & michael or kisha & jen that get eliminated. Both had too much luck avoiding last place in previous legs so it's very likey on of those teams go out. It's time for some other team to be first which I think Cara and Jaime will but then I think they won't.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Jobby on April 09, 2009, 09:04:02 PM
Although i'm going to say TAR loves Thailand and just refuses to visit Singapore, i must have to say that Thailand is so rich in culture that it must not be missed. Those ladies boys in Thailand, some of them are really prettier than girls in real life. Shocking isn't it? :funny:
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: georgiapeach on April 09, 2009, 09:32:38 PM
i'm predicting it's either mark & michael or kisha & jen that get eliminated. Both had too much luck avoiding last place in previous legs so it's very likey on of those teams go out. It's time for some other team to be first which I think Cara and Jaime will but then I think they won't.

:welcome: to RFF misterblah! Glad to have you here!
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: DrRox on April 09, 2009, 09:51:16 PM
Well, as far as I know.......

Kisha/Jen are not spotted anywhere past these vidcaps, right? Another possible scenario is that both M/M and K/J have to retrieve backpacks and K/J needs their passports too. They are the only team so far that we don't see their fanny pack. So maybe M/M go back to get backpacks, cuz Mark sure is arguing with Michael. Kisha/jen could decide to finish the leg without them.....no back pack or fanny pack. They could arrive at the mat in 4th place, but are told they have to go get their backpacks and fanny pack. So they have to turn around there, while M/M might have retrieved backpacks and are heading to Mat. M/M end up next to last and K/J end up 5th on the NEL. It could take them so long, they cant even get on the flight with M/M to China. M/M might actually be ahead of Kisha/Jen at that airport in Guangzhou. Or the worst case scenario, K/J are still in Bangkok trying to get replacement passports while all the other teams head to China. K/J really look upset in those pics in the boat.

I am NOT saying this is the case.......just an idea for people to think about.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Max on April 09, 2009, 10:33:49 PM
Well, as far as I know.......

Kisha/Jen are not spotted anywhere past these vidcaps, right? Another possible scenario is that both M/M and K/J have to retrieve backpacks and K/J needs their passports too. They are the only team so far that we don't see their fanny pack. So maybe M/M go back to get backpacks, cuz Mark sure is arguing with Michael. Kisha/jen could decide to finish the leg without them.....no back pack or fanny pack. They could arrive at the mat in 4th place, but are told they have to go get their backpacks and fanny pack. So they have to turn around there, while M/M might have retrieved backpacks and are heading to Mat. M/M end up next to last and K/J end up 5th on the NEL. It could take them so long, they cant even get on the flight with M/M to China. M/M might actually be ahead of Kisha/Jen at that airport in Guangzhou. Or the worst case scenario, K/J are still in Bangkok trying to get replacement passports while all the other teams head to China. K/J really look upset in those pics in the boat.

I am NOT saying this is the case.......just an idea for people to think about.


I'm just not sure what to think!  TAR 13 was sooooooo predictable and  TAR 14 is soooooo NOT!
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Boingo on April 09, 2009, 10:45:23 PM
 :lol:  yet another view of the temple on the klong shown in the preview   :snicker:
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: georgiapeach on April 09, 2009, 10:55:11 PM
Nice match, Boingo!!
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Neobie on April 09, 2009, 11:05:28 PM
Good one, Boingo!

(http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/14657472.jpg) (http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/14657472.jpg)

Panoramio put this in the Thonburi canals. (It's not an exact location though.) Doesn't look like a wat - wats don't have logos of bathing women on their gate! Spa or resort maybe? Boingo, could you look at a bigger version of your second picture and read the sign?

I'm guessing the Roadblock starts in Thonburi, and teams assume they end there as well, thus leaving their bags (or taxis) at the west side of the Chao Phraya. The boat, however, takes them to Central/Sathorn Pier on the east bank, and that's when racers realize they're screwed.

It's a long taxi ride in Bangkok traffic...
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Boingo on April 09, 2009, 11:30:41 PM
Good one, Boingo!

(http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/14657472.jpg) (http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/14657472.jpg)

Panoramio put this in the Thonburi canals. (It's not an exact location though.) Doesn't look like a wat - wats don't have logos of bathing women on their gate! Spa or resort maybe? Boingo, could you see a bigger version of your second picture and read the sign?

I'm guessing the Roadblock starts in Thonburi, and teams assume they end there as well, thus leaving their bags (or taxis) at the west side of the Chao Phraya. The boat, however, takes them to Central/Sathorn Pier on the east bank, and that's when racers realize they're screwed.

It's a long taxi ride in Bangkok traffic...

 ;D  Sorry, the pix of the temple is actual size....

...but did notice there is a high rise apartment buiding behind the temple in the preview....   :umn:

Here's some "klong boat" links for everything you ever wanted to know about the subject   :sucks

Bangkok klong boats link 1  (http://thaitransit.blogspot.com/2008/03/mass-transport-boats-of-bangkok-phra.html)
Bangkok klong boats link 2  (http://thaitransit.blogspot.com/2008/03/mass-transport-boats-of-bangkok-klong.html)
Bangkok klong boats link 3  (http://thaitransit.blogspot.com/2008/03/mass-transport-boats-of-bangkok-dao.html)
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: DrRox on April 10, 2009, 12:03:29 AM
It's a long taxi ride in Bangkok traffic...

What if K/J decided to take their boat or a water taxi back and M/M take a land taxi, what would you expect to happen then?
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Boingo on April 10, 2009, 11:31:54 AM
 ;D Here's a thought, what if the racers are taking their long-tail boats to a floating market (http://christao408.xanga.com/695171651/trip-to-taling-chan-floating-market/) task on one of the klongs.

Who said the Thai's don't have a sense of humor.  Here's a pix of a classic Space Invader (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tofz4u/2441055109/) on one of the klongs.   :snicker:
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: georgiapeach on April 10, 2009, 11:42:38 AM
Where could that little pathway be, the one we see Luke and Margie on?
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: DrRox on April 10, 2009, 12:00:47 PM
Actually, Peach, I think that wooden pathway is to the roadblock. There is that one statement from CBS, "One (team or racer's) roadblock goes up in smoke". For some reason, that means on land to me. It might also be path to the denture detour.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: anon1akacolby on April 10, 2009, 01:25:46 PM
This probably means nothing but just something I noticed......

When did Tammy have time to fix her hair so nicely?  In the karaoke cab, her hair is down.  On the boat her hair is up and looks like she had time to sit around and fix it nicely.   Perhaps Victor does the Roadblock which leaves her enough time to sit around and fix her hair?


Tammy on the boat - nicely styled hair
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0022-1.jpg)


Tammy in karaoke cab - hair down
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0034.jpg)


Tammy - race to the mat?  her styled hair is falling apart.
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0051.jpg)
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: TARAsia Fan on April 10, 2009, 02:33:32 PM
Women can do a lot of things on the run. I've learned this. Never question their superpowers. :lol:
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Ashe on April 10, 2009, 03:27:25 PM
Oh.  This isn't pretty.  From Zap2it.com and TVGuide.com:

Quote
Several racers find themselves shoeless and without passports after leaving their backpacks at a roadblock; teams compete in a karaoke-themed detour; one team is eliminated.
Looks like the Guilin leg and the first Beijing leg will be back-to-back NELs.

And since Mark & Michael were spotted in Guilin . . . bye-bye, Kisha & Jen. :'(
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: littlewop on April 10, 2009, 04:13:54 PM
Oh.  This isn't pretty.  From Zap2it.com and TVGuide.com:

Quote
Several racers find themselves shoeless and without passports after leaving their backpacks at a roadblock; teams compete in a karaoke-themed detour; one team is eliminated.
Looks like the Guilin leg and the first Beijing leg will be back-to-back NELs.

And since Mark & Michael were spotted in Guilin . . . bye-bye, Kisha & Jen. :'(


Is it possible that they are traveling as decoys?
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Ashe on April 10, 2009, 04:15:56 PM
Oh.  This isn't pretty.  From Zap2it.com and TVGuide.com:

Quote
Several racers find themselves shoeless and without passports after leaving their backpacks at a roadblock; teams compete in a karaoke-themed detour; one team is eliminated.
Looks like the Guilin leg and the first Beijing leg will be back-to-back NELs.

And since Mark & Michael were spotted in Guilin . . . bye-bye, Kisha & Jen. :'(


Is it possible that they are traveling as decoys?
Doubtful.  Mark & Michael were hours behind everyone in Guilin.  Decoys typically travel ahead of the teams.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: puddin on April 10, 2009, 05:16:02 PM
Oh.  This isn't pretty.  From Zap2it.com and TVGuide.com:

Quote
Several racers find themselves shoeless and without passports after leaving their backpacks at a roadblock; teams compete in a karaoke-themed detour; one team is eliminated.
Looks like the Guilin leg and the first Beijing leg will be back-to-back NELs.

And since Mark & Michael were spotted in Guilin . . . bye-bye, Kisha & Jen. :'(

fwiw zapit/AOL/Yahoo always have the same one team is eliminated and from the past we know this is not true its just a general statement/whatever. No need to get your panties in a wad.

 :res:

Don't Let a Cheese Hit Me
Original Airdate: 2009-02-15
Synopsis:

Eleven teams leave California and head to Switzerland, where they face the second-tallest bungee jump in the world as well as a very cheesy challenge.

Your Target Is Your Partner's Face
Original Airdate: 2009-02-22
Synopsis:

An injured racer is forced to make a game-changing decision when Mother Nature intervenes; hopes of a mountain rescue preoccupy another racer; one team is eliminated.

I'm Not Wearing That Girl's Leotard!
Original Airdate: 2009-03-01
Synopsis:

Teams roam the Transylvanian countryside in search of buried coffins; one of the race's frontrunners winds up at the back of the bunch after an unexpected plane landing; one team is eliminated.

It Was Like a Caravan of Idiots
Original Airdate: 2009-03-08
Synopsis:

Teams travel to Siberia, where a first-place team finds out how it feels to be in last place; one team scrambles for survival when a new twist is revealed; one team is eliminated.

She's a Little Scared of Stick, but I Think She'll Be OK!
Original Airdate: 2009-03-15
Synopsis:

Racers must compete in a Russian marathon wearing just their underwear; one team's future lies with a tricky stick shift as members navigate the icy streets of Siberia; one team is eliminated.  NEL Jodi & Christie

Alright Guys, We're at War!
Original Airdate: 2009-03-22
Synopsis:

The racers face a roadblock made of camel feed and a speed bump the size of an elephant; an impatient taxi driver complicates a detour.  Elim Jodi and Christie

Gorilla? Gorilla? Gorilla?
Original Airdate: 2009-03-29
Synopsis:

A shopkeeper hinders the movements of one racing team; another team learns the hard way that a quick pace does not always lead to victory when mistakes result in penalties.  Elim Mel & Mike
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: TARAsia Fan on April 10, 2009, 05:28:57 PM
I'm not going to go crazy over a program description. puddin is correct. CBS is not going to spoil an episode whether it's NEL or not. Take it with a grain of salt.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: DrRox on April 10, 2009, 05:35:35 PM
Looks like Tammy has a swimsuit top on under her T-shirt. That and her hair up makes me think she was the one in the water doing the mysterious roadblock.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: TexasLady on April 10, 2009, 05:52:14 PM
Your Target Is Your Partner's Face
Original Airdate: 2009-02-22
Synopsis:

An injured racer is forced to make a game-changing decision when Mother Nature intervenes; hopes of a mountain rescue preoccupy another racer; one team is eliminated.


General statements indeed! I had to stop and think about this one, I had visions of helicopter rescues before I remembered it was Mel and Linda.  :lol:
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Hooky on April 10, 2009, 06:02:40 PM
For a moment you had me panicking! Two non-elims with only four teams is just too long.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Ashe on April 10, 2009, 06:16:15 PM
For a moment you had me panicking! Two non-elims with only four teams is just too long.
It happened before, though, in All-Stars.  And in TAR3 and TAR5, two NELs in a row happened when it was down to the F5.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: gator27 on April 10, 2009, 06:37:05 PM
Since we've seen everyone else in the Karaoke taxi but Marge/Luke, and we've only seen them with the teeth, could those be the 2 choices for the detour? 

Did Margie and Luke really have a choice in this Detour?  Hopefully Margie could have completed the karaoke taxi without Luke having to sing.

Oh well, it looks like Margie & Luke rock the teeth fitting.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: gator27 on April 10, 2009, 06:43:51 PM
Detour Names

Into the Mouth or Out of the Mouth

Teams must decide whether or not to  or sing karaoke in a Thai taxi. 

In Into the Mouth, Teams must fit Thai seniors with the proper pair of dentures. While rooting around in people's mouths could be unpleasant, the task could be fast if teams find the right teeth quickly.

In Out of the Mouth, Teams must travel through the Thai streets in a taxi while signing karaoke. The task is not difficult, but the long taxi ride could put Teams behind.

Gator 27

Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Moo on April 10, 2009, 07:12:16 PM
For a moment you had me panicking! Two non-elims with only four teams is just too long.

I remember the disaster caused by U/J's flight choice causing a back to back NEL in Hong Kong and Macau in All Stars...   
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Neobie on April 11, 2009, 02:05:06 AM
I'm confused. The Cara/Jaime shot corresponds to Phayathai Palace (although that's not the flagged gate), but where Tammy and Victor are doesn't ring any bells for me. I've looked up photos of Phayathai and the next-door nursing college, but nothing matches the two-storey open-corridor building...

Could they be at the Ladyboy Mansion instead?




Oh, pure hunch - but Margie and Luke look like they're taking a shortcut by the side of a drain. And I don't think you get that much vegetation except on the Thonburi side of the river. (Awaiting confirmation from our resident Thai correspondents!)
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Ashe on April 11, 2009, 02:27:15 AM
Tammy & Victor are at the front of the palace, probably heading around to the same place as Jaime & Cara were.  At least that's what I'm getting.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Neobie on April 11, 2009, 02:30:58 AM
The vidcaps don't match the photos or what I remember of the palace though. I don't recall Phayathai having open corridors that look like that.

There is one spot at the rear of the building, where there is a stand-alone shrine to Buddha. It could be where Tammy is, but it doesn't explain where Victor is, nor does it explain why Tammy is at the northern end of the complex, which is bounded by a drain.


:-X
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: puddin on April 11, 2009, 02:32:19 AM
I agree the structure screams Phayathai palace. How about this (http://community.webshots.com/photo/fullsize/1176479057058511658GEWBUk) Neobie? this (http://family.webshots.com/album/175803179OrmRwX) album.

adding another
http://mee001fat.multiply.com/photos/album/43/Phayathai_Place_Meeting#11
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Neobie on April 11, 2009, 02:42:03 AM
Aah alright. The second photo (Tammy's Thai cousin?) shows the arched vault I was looking for.

It must be an annex to the main building. Does that help us figure out where the mat was?

Edited to add: Confirmed!

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0051.jpg) (http://www.oknation.net/blog/home/album_data/498/25498/album/23210/images/203926.jpg) (http://www.oknation.net/blog/home/album_data/498/25498/album/23210/images/203926.jpg)
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Cocoa on April 11, 2009, 03:01:35 AM
HELLO EVERYONE!

Hi! I'm new in here (but actually, i am reading this post since all-stars). Anyways, i would like to comment about the possibility of a double back-to-back NELs. If am the producer or planner or whatever you call them, i would not want 2 NELs in 1 same country. But if a team loses their passports just like what the spoilers would say,  it would happen. But how it will happen is i don't know, adjusting a speed bump which is actually create a brand new task in an instant. Not to mention changing the clues the refer. Hope I do make sense.

Thanks!
 <uycocoa>
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Cocoa on April 11, 2009, 03:15:29 AM
Do anyone here knows what a 'memento' is?

I searched it, and i think it means "a remembrance from the past that is kept". Do you think its the shoes of Kisha that are the 'mementos'? If not, then I think M/M and K/J would lose the race looking back for their 'mementos'. But who knows? Everyone could be under the spotlight. I hope I do make sense Again.  :lol:

Thanks!
<uycocoa>
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Moo on April 11, 2009, 03:21:15 AM
HELLO EVERYONE!

Hi! I'm new in here (but actually, i am reading this post since all-stars). Anyways, i would like to comment about the possibility of a double back-to-back NELs. If am the producer or planner or whatever you call them, i would not want 2 NELs in 1 same country. But if a team loses their passports just like what the spoilers would say,  it would happen. But how it will happen is i don't know, adjusting a speed bump which is actually create a brand new task in an instant. Not to mention changing the clues the refer. Hope I do make sense.

Thanks!
 <uycocoa>


HI uycocoa! Accdg to BVM, NELS are preplanned, however in certain situations like these, such as losing passports, delayed teams, NELS are sometimes turned into ELS, but wouldn't the speedbump be so much nullified on the first leg? The NEL penalty should be toast then. If this could be indeed an elimination, BVM and TPTB could have reduced the other Beijing leg, bringing this season to another of the microseasons they were doing...
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Neobie on April 11, 2009, 03:40:47 AM
Fixed - thanks folks! Looks like teams are running wild in the palace. And why are Jaime/Cara running back towards the exit?

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0017-1.jpg)
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: FLFan on April 11, 2009, 08:58:55 AM
Do anyone here knows what a 'memento' is?

I searched it, and i think it means "a remembrance from the past that is kept". Do you think its the shoes of Kisha that are the 'mementos'? If not, then I think M/M and K/J would lose the race looking back for their 'mementos'. But who knows? Everyone could be under the spotlight. I hope I do make sense Again.  :lol:

Thanks!
<uycocoa>

A memento can be almost anything: a picture, a dress (such as a wedding gown), ceramic figurine, dried flowers / petals (from a bouquet), a collectible, a trinket,  a "tacky" souvenir.  Anything!  Anything that you have been given or purchased that you keep to help you remember something happy.  Basically, if you keep it to look at, even justly occasionally, and it makes you smile a tiny bit when you see it, it is a memento.

Susan
 
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: FLFan on April 11, 2009, 09:03:46 AM
Fixed - thanks folks! Looks like teams are running wild in the palace. And why are Jaime/Cara running back towards the exit?

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0017-1.jpg)

It is possible in the mad dash to beat someone else to the mat, that J/C left ALL their stuff in the "cab".  They may be one of the teams that make it to the mat without their passpost, but with the happy result that they can run back to the cab, get their stuff, and check-in properly.

Just speculatiing,
Susan
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Moo on April 11, 2009, 09:05:06 AM

A memento can be almost anything: a picture, a dress (such as a wedding gown), ceramic figurine, dried flowers / petals (from a bouquet), a collectible, a trinket,  a "tacky" souvenir.  Anything!  Anything that you have been given or purchased that you keep to help you remember something happy.  Basically, if you keep it to look at, even justly occasionally, and it makes you smile a tiny bit when you see it, it is a memento.

Susan
 

Could mementos be actually mementos of the race?
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: FLFan on April 11, 2009, 10:00:51 AM

A memento can be almost anything: a picture, a dress (such as a wedding gown), ceramic figurine, dried flowers / petals (from a bouquet), a collectible, a trinket,  a "tacky" souvenir.  Anything!  Anything that you have been given or purchased that you keep to help you remember something happy.  Basically, if you keep it to look at, even justly occasionally, and it makes you smile a tiny bit when you see it, it is a memento.

Susan
 

Could mementos be actually mementos of the race?

Yes.  I wouldn't consider the clues and other paperwork that you have to keep to fulfill the amazing race requirements as mementos.  But it seems to me that you might bring along a "good luck charm" of some kind or a picture of a loved one or they may have done some "shopping" during the rest stops to help them remember their trip.

Susan
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Neobie on April 11, 2009, 10:02:17 AM
(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=18599.0;attach=112288;image)

I'm not 100% sure if Cara and Jaime are in the spot I've labelled them - nobody takes photos of the gate! The lawn, the parked cars and the lamppost in the picture line up with what I have though.

Looks like they're turning right (west) instead of running straight back out the entrance/exit, which means they've spotted Phil? They run into the complex going straight, spot the mat (and the cameraman for this shot) next to the statue of King Mongkut, turn 180° and run around the lawn to where he is.

Tammy and Victor could have completely missed it as they ran in, ending up where they are.

Real close fight between Tammy/Victor and Jaime/Cara - running in from two different directions!

No clue on the mementos! :duno:
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: realshowfan on April 11, 2009, 10:33:09 AM
Maybe mementos is Kisha's shoes? Maybe they were important somehow?
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Snooky on April 11, 2009, 10:35:12 AM
Maybe mementos is Kisha's shoes? Maybe they were important somehow?

Kisha's amazing sports shoes!
 :funny:
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Moo on April 11, 2009, 10:36:46 AM
Maybe mementos is Kisha's shoes? Maybe they were important somehow?

Kisha's amazing sports shoes!
 :funny:

I wouldn't be surprised! Seeing how Dandrew suffered a leg after exchanging almost all of their leg money in exchange of shoes last season,  :funny: but at least shoes in Bangkok and China are far cheaper than those in Europe or Kazakhstan!
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: TARAsia Fan on April 11, 2009, 10:37:47 AM
I think Dandrew still have their shoes! :lol:
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Belle Book on April 11, 2009, 11:46:56 AM
I'm not going to go crazy over a program description. puddin is correct. CBS is not going to spoil an episode whether it's NEL or not. Take it with a grain of salt.

I agree with TARAsia Fan.  It's possible that the guide is correct, but I'm going to wait and see on it.  It might just be a non-elimination leg and Mark & Michael or LaKisha & Jen get in last place.

Belle Book
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Dånooky on April 11, 2009, 12:06:13 PM
we'll just have to wait and see how this leg ends :lol:
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: littlewop on April 11, 2009, 12:58:49 PM
Maybe I've missed it, but have we addressed the issue that in the picture of Jaime/Cara running, neither one of them has a backpack?  I know someone mentioned that they may be running back to their cab to get them, but it is possible that they are one of the ones to go to the mat without theirs?  I know they are still in the race, but that could screw up their placement.
Also the searching for momentos, could this possibly have anything to do with the roadblock that goes up in smoke?  Maybe they have to search for specific items (momentos) to burn as an offering?
Just throwing somethings out there.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Snooky on April 11, 2009, 01:16:32 PM
Maybe I've missed it, but have we addressed the issue that in the picture of Jaime/Cara running, neither one of them has a backpack?  I know someone mentioned that they may be running back to their cab to get them, but it is possible that they are one of the ones to go to the mat without theirs?  I know they are still in the race, but that could screw up their placement.
Also the searching for momentos, could this possibly have anything to do with the roadblock that goes up in smoke?  Maybe they have to search for specific items (momentos) to burn as an offering?
Just throwing somethings out there.


Well, they did have to burn paper cars in season 2.  That could be it.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: hakushu8 on April 11, 2009, 02:36:46 PM
Nickasingh used to have a photo of the gate with the flag that Neobie swiped (:funny:) but now the image link is down, as well as the link of the topic where it was originally posted (at http://www.pantip.com/cafe/chalermthai/topic/A7351777/A7351777.html).

Should've saved it, huh?  :groan:
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Ashe on April 11, 2009, 03:40:27 PM
Fixed - thanks folks! Looks like teams are running wild in the palace. And why are Jaime/Cara running back towards the exit?

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0017-1.jpg)

It is possible in the mad dash to beat someone else to the mat, that J/C left ALL their stuff in the "cab".  They may be one of the teams that make it to the mat without their passpost, but with the happy result that they can run back to the cab, get their stuff, and check-in properly.

Just speculatiing,
Susan
Hopefully without their placement getting screwed up.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Belle Book on April 11, 2009, 05:31:06 PM
Fixed - thanks folks! Looks like teams are running wild in the palace. And why are Jaime/Cara running back towards the exit?

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep8/rff-0017-1.jpg)

It is possible in the mad dash to beat someone else to the mat, that J/C left ALL their stuff in the "cab".  They may be one of the teams that make it to the mat without their passpost, but with the happy result that they can run back to the cab, get their stuff, and check-in properly.

Just speculatiing,
Susan
Hopefully without their placement getting screwed up.

I agree!

Belle Book
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: puddin on April 11, 2009, 05:42:48 PM
Nickasingh used to have a photo of the gate with the flag that Neobie swiped (:funny:) but now the image link is down, as well as the link of the topic where it was originally posted (at http://www.pantip.com/cafe/chalermthai/topic/A7351777/A7351777.html).

Should've saved it, huh?  :groan:
posted on page 1 thanks to Neobie  :waves:

thumbnail click click
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/th_bangkokphayathaipalace5lm4.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/bangkokphayathaipalace5lm4.jpg) <<Nickasingh's photo and credits to him
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Cocoa on April 11, 2009, 07:31:13 PM
Good Day!

I was thinking, if this leg do in a tragedy (one team loses their things including their passports), and the production originally planned for SBs in Legs 9 and 11, then one SB would be moved to leg 10, (like what happened to the all-stars) and the production cannot create another SB in Beijing, then is it possible that they apply the 30-minute penalty for becoming last? Just Asking.....

Thanks!
<uycocoa>
 
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Cocoa on April 11, 2009, 09:39:49 PM
Hey Everyone!

Do you remember on past legs that one of the F5 teams have a memento? I do think of Christie/Jodi with Jodi having the bracelet of her daughter, but they're obviously out of the game. I can't think of anything they treasure. Would TAR editors just reveal in this leg the memento of a team? I'm now confused..  :groan:

Confusingly yours,
<uycocoa>
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Neobie on April 11, 2009, 10:09:59 PM
The fanny pack on your body is not a requirement at the mat, I don't think.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Ashe on April 11, 2009, 10:42:26 PM
That's different, though.  The teams got to the Salzburg Pit Stop in cars they drove themselves.  So I think it was okay to leave their passports in there.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Neobie on April 11, 2009, 11:13:38 PM
They took taxis the next two legs...
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Slowhatch on April 11, 2009, 11:19:23 PM
Teams are generally told--in person or by the instruction sheet that comes with the task card--about keeping their taxis, luggage, etc (an example: about 6:12 into this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO11OUd8QY8), as the teams enter Poring Hot Springs, you can hear an off-camera voice say "bag drop right here!").
If only one teams errs, you could write it off as a simple mistake; if several teams stray, then they weren't careful about reading the instructions or perhaps route planning was a bit sloppy.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Moo on April 11, 2009, 11:24:33 PM
They took taxis the next two legs...

I'm starting to think that this leg might be another elimination, leaving us with 2 back to back NEL's again, or Leg 10 elim, Penultimate - NEL, Speedbump on the final leg???
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Dånooky on April 12, 2009, 09:09:19 AM
They took taxis the next two legs...

I'm starting to think that this leg might be another elimination, leaving us with 2 back to back NEL's again, or Leg 10 elim, Penultimate - NEL, Speedbump on the final leg???
Or this is a TBC with a mislabeled Pit Stop
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: georgiapeach on April 12, 2009, 03:33:44 PM
Anybody think this could be a pouch?? That's Cara, and we know she was carrying the pouch in the taxi...

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2014/TAR14ep8C-Jpouch.jpg)
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Ashe on April 12, 2009, 03:40:39 PM
They took taxis the next two legs...

I'm starting to think that this leg might be another elimination, leaving us with 2 back to back NEL's again, or Leg 10 elim, Penultimate - NEL, Speedbump on the final leg???
Or this is a TBC with a mislabeled Pit Stop
Nope.  There's supposed to be some sort of "mat meltdown" in this episode, so I think there'll be a Pit Stop tonight.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Moo on April 12, 2009, 05:50:20 PM

Nope.  There's supposed to be some sort of "mat meltdown" in this episode, so I think there'll be a Pit Stop tonight.


Isn't the mat meltdown already finished?
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Hooky on April 12, 2009, 05:59:08 PM
I thought the mat meltdown was when Margie fainted. But there might be more drama coming still.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: DrRox on April 12, 2009, 06:00:53 PM
Anybody think this could be a pouch?? That's Cara, and we know she was carrying the pouch in the taxi...

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2014/TAR14ep8C-Jpouch.jpg)

Yeah, Cara has the pouch on her waist. The only non pouch team I have seen in the pics is K/J and Kisha has no shoes either, when they are running down the street.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: DrRox on April 12, 2009, 06:02:42 PM
I dont remember if it is one of Phil's blogs or a CBS promo, but it said that two teams yell at one another for 45 minutes at/after the mat.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: puddin on April 12, 2009, 06:05:30 PM
I dont remember if it is one of Phil's blogs or a CBS promo, but it said that two teams yell at one another for 45 minutes at/after the mat.
Thats the first time I've heard about the yelling part.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: DrRox on April 12, 2009, 06:12:50 PM
It was one of those future things to come, Puddin. I have no idea if it is this episode.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Ashe on April 12, 2009, 06:16:02 PM
I dont remember if it is one of Phil's blogs or a CBS promo, but it said that two teams yell at one another for 45 minutes at/after the mat.
Thats the first time I've heard about the yelling part.
I think Mark & Michael will be one based on the preview at the end of the last episode.  I wonder if the other is Kisha & Jen or Jaime & Cara?
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: puddin on April 12, 2009, 06:26:17 PM
I dont remember if it is one of Phil's blogs or a CBS promo, but it said that two teams yell at one another for 45 minutes at/after the mat.
Thats the first time I've heard about the yelling part.
I think Mark & Michael will be one based on the preview at the end of the last episode.  I wonder if the other is Kisha & Jen or Jaime & Cara?
I'd guess the odds are in your favor  :lol:
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: georgiapeach on April 12, 2009, 07:04:52 PM

Nope.  There's supposed to be some sort of "mat meltdown" in this episode, so I think there'll be a Pit Stop tonight.


Isn't the mat meltdown already finished?

I don't believe the "meltdown" was ever attributed to a specific episode. I think it will be up to us to know it when we see it, LOL.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Moo on April 12, 2009, 07:56:43 PM
Philippines has aired the episode (via Studio 23) moments ago, and what can I say?

ONE OF THE BEST EPISODES EVER! IT TIES WITH ALL-STARS MALAYSIA LEG FOR ME!
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Cocoa on April 12, 2009, 08:28:33 PM
Oh! I need to watch it again, I watched only the part where M/L came in first! YAY! So watch AXN tonight... but i saw K/J  checked in and M/M got another penalty.
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: georgiapeach on April 12, 2009, 08:31:46 PM
uycocoa: NO SPOILERS BEFORE THE EPISODE HAS FINISHED AIRING HERE!! EDIT NOW PLEASE!!
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: puddin on April 12, 2009, 08:32:57 PM
Oh! I need to watch it again, I watched only the part where M/L came in first! YAY! So watch AXN tonight... but i saw K/J  checked in and M/M got another penalty.
WTF!?
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: :jerry: on April 12, 2009, 09:21:27 PM
the ending was quiet confusing....
btw, Jens quote: my first question was if those guys were tran***ual lol...(TAXI)
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: Ashe on April 12, 2009, 09:31:22 PM
Well.  Guess I'll never listen to Zap2It ever again.  I'll just to hear what TV Guide says.

Yet another exciting episode.  Here are my thoughts:

The Broken Teeth Detour seemed to be the easier one, if done right.  But I'd have probably been scared into the Broken Record Detour due to how luck-based it sounded.  At least the karaoke was straightforward.

The Roadblock?  I'd have had a partner do it.  I'm not a handyman at all.

The teams:

Margie & Luke: Very good leg.  Margie turned it out at the Roadblock and the Detour, and she was the primary reason they won the leg.  That's three legs for them now, tying them with Ronald & Christina for most legs won by a parent/child team.

Jaime & Cara: Jaime, CALM DOWN!  Not all locals can speak English!  And you even seem to have a problem with the ones that do!  Oh, well.  Thanks for at least being self-aware enough to admit you turn into a "lunatic" when the language barrier rears it ugly head.  Cara, you're still a lovely, lovely person.  Don't ever change.  Ever.  Smart move going back for your bags immediately, and congrats on second place.  Well done, ladies.

Tammy & Victor: At this point, their edit is screaming fourth-place-finishers or winners with their "always happy, happy, happy!" edit.  That said, they ran a decent leg, though Victor could've ruined it for them due to the shoddy propellor work.  Little did he know, Kisha & Jen and Mark & Michael would make even bigger errors. . . .

Kisha & Jen: Whew!  Don't ever scare me like that again, girls!  You did all your tasks well, but next time someone suggests going back for the bags, GO BACK FOR THE DAMN BAGS!  Just in case, of course.  You're very lucky Mark & Michael not only made the same mistake, but made an even worse one.  Step it up, ladies!

Mark & Michael: Forgot your bags at the Roadblock?  Strike one.  Bartered items in lieu of cab fare?  Strike two (though I admittedly didn't know it was against the rules).  Did it yet again?  Strike three!  I was surprised you got a penalty THAT hefty, but I'm glad, too, as it saved Kisha & Jen!  Now I can only hope you don't overcome the Speed Bump next week.  Being over three hours behind everyone else, you'd better hope for an overnight bunching point, or you guys are so toast.

Very suspenseful episode.  But I'm gonna go ahead and call Mark & Michael being out next week.  They just don't have it in them to overcome that Speed Bump unless they get really, really lucky.

As for my team feelings:

LOVE: Margie/Luke, Jaime/Cara, Tammy, Kisha/Jen
LIKE: No one
NEUTRAL: Victor
DISLIKE: Mark/Michael
HATE: No one

Next week's Luke/Jen drama?  Looks exciting!  This might pinpoint the true villain of the whole race, depending on whom the editors try to make look right.  Can't wait!
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: puddin on April 12, 2009, 09:34:06 PM
Okay so I've surrounded myself with easter candy and am going to re watch since I totally feel I missed this entire episode thanks to some idiots that distracted me.

Any requests?
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: TARAsia Fan on April 12, 2009, 09:37:28 PM
Kisha running barefoot! :lol:

Oh, and the TV rubbing Michael's back!! That was hilarious. He had no clue. :lol:
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: puddin on April 12, 2009, 09:41:05 PM
First up the confusing departing times.......
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: puddin on April 12, 2009, 09:42:56 PM
the flight
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: TARAsia Fan on April 12, 2009, 09:49:18 PM
First up the confusing departing times.......
I think BVM is making up times and he assumes since the last episode was two weeks ago, we've forgotten all about the penalty to Mark & Michael. Silly man!
Title: Re: EP8 (4/12):"Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant (Thailand)"
Post by: puddin on April 12, 2009, 09:49:42 PM
the roadblock
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Post by: DrRox on April 12, 2009, 09:50:11 PM
I keep thinking about Phil's speech to M/M....about the rest of the penalty being enforced on the start. I guess Phil had a plane to China to catch and didn't want to hang around.
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Post by: Neobie on April 12, 2009, 09:53:30 PM
Sorry Puddin. Jumped the gun today.



How did you find that girl in the photo though?!
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Post by: puddin on April 12, 2009, 10:00:25 PM
street of happy smiles  ;D
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Post by: puddin on April 12, 2009, 10:03:41 PM
broken records :elvis:
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Post by: puddin on April 12, 2009, 10:09:15 PM
Thsi should have been the title  :funny:
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Post by: puddin on April 12, 2009, 10:13:55 PM
The flag that NOW belongs to Neobie  :yess:
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Post by: puddin on April 12, 2009, 10:19:56 PM
heres the pitstop additional info
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Post by: apskip on April 12, 2009, 10:21:26 PM
First up the confusing departing times.......

puddin, I think there is an explanation for that. It's total incompetence on the part of the captioners. What I remember for the Phuket leg is the finish of Tammy/Victor when Mark/Michael had 4 minutes left on their penalty, then Margie Luke about 3 minutes later, then Mark/Micahel expiring and checked in as team #3 one minute later. So what I expected to see was pit stop release times with the first 3 teams within 4 minutes of each other, not more than 3 hours. That could only happen if M/L and M/M got 3 hour penalties that nobody mentioned or T/V got a 3 hour time credit that was unannounced and is unexplained.

I believe that the proper time is a 1227am release time for T/V. M/L at 1231am would be barely within the parameters above. I think Mark/Michael should be 1232am rather than the 1246am shown.
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Post by: puddin on April 12, 2009, 10:22:42 PM
Some Phil LOVE
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Post by: TARAsia Fan on April 12, 2009, 10:24:15 PM
It's total incompetence on the part of the captioners. What I remember for the Phuket leg is the finish of Tammy/Victor when Mark/Michael had 4 minutes left on their penalty, then Margie Luke about 3 minutes later, then Mark/Micahel expiring and checked in as team #3 one minute later. So what I expected to see was pit stop release times with the first 3 teams within 4 minutes of each other, not more than 3 hours. That could only happen if M/L and M/M got 3 hour penalties that nobody mentioned or T/V got a 3 hour time credit that was unannounced and is unexplained.

I believe that the proper time is a 1227am release time for T/V. M/L at 1231am would be barely within the parameters above. I think Mark/Michael should be 1232am rather than the 1246am shown.
I'll agree with that ap. To say Tammy & Victor left three hours before Jaime & Cara and Michael & Mark is preposterous. I feel BVM or whomever is producing this hour is making times up just to confuse us.
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Post by: graytex on April 12, 2009, 10:27:23 PM
Tammy & Victor must have gotten a time credit.  Phil's voice over specifically mentioned the time and I don't think there's any way that T&V could have finished the entire leg of the race by 9:27am.  They must have gotten there at 12:27pm and then gotten 3 hour credit?
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Post by: puddin on April 12, 2009, 10:27:28 PM
M&M bartering for taxi fare  :naughty:
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Post by: puddin on April 12, 2009, 10:31:10 PM
Michael and the "pretty local girls I should say"  :funny:
Mark: and we are both part of the entertainment business so we know how to show them that we could have a  good time.."  :funny:
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Post by: DrRox on April 12, 2009, 10:34:58 PM
Well the plane landed in Phuket at 8:50 am. No way could T/V finish in 37 minutes with M/M finishing 55 minutes before them.....before the penalty hour was added. I, too, think it was really 12:27. That means M/M got to the mat at about 11:32 before the hour penalty.
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Post by: puddin on April 12, 2009, 10:36:41 PM
:naughty:
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Post by: georgiapeach on April 12, 2009, 10:48:51 PM
Okay so I've surrounded myself with easter candy and am going to re watch since I totally feel I missed this entire episode thanks to some idiots that distracted me.

Any requests?

One whole bag of jelly beans and at least a pound of chocolate bunny for me please....   :groan:
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Post by: mswood on April 12, 2009, 10:56:38 PM
More confirmation on that Tammy & Victor left at 12:27.  Before getting to the airport Victor states its the middle of the night.

ANd with Margie confirming the time after she left the Pit Stop as being almost 1am, that pretty much nails it as being 12:27 Tammy & Victor to 1:05 am Kesha & Jen
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Post by: puddin on April 12, 2009, 11:04:56 PM
Okay so I've surrounded myself with easter candy and am going to re watch since I totally feel I missed this entire episode thanks to some idiots that distracted me.

Any requests?

One whole bag of jelly beans and at least a pound of chocolate bunny for me please....   :groan:
  I could do that!  :jumpy: :jumpy:
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Post by: :jerry: on April 13, 2009, 01:00:48 AM
:naughty:

whoa, anybody noticed the time difference??
4:00:00 all the way to 3:10:XX til kisha n' jen checked in
lol BVM, u make 50 minuted time difference feel like it was a mad dash to the pitstop...
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Post by: puddin on April 13, 2009, 02:00:38 AM
Sorry Puddin. Jumped the gun today.



How did you find that girl in the photo though?!
Searching for the palace pictures, thats how and WOW!
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Post by: Moo on April 13, 2009, 02:11:46 AM
Could T/V's departure time actually be one of those production errors or editing errors that TAR makes some of the time?
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Post by: apskip on April 13, 2009, 06:57:12 AM
mooyou, I would say based on my earlier note above that there is a 99% chance of it being an editing error, not a production error. World Race Productions has a record of very occasional lapses in editing of times.
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Post by: Moo on April 13, 2009, 09:56:36 AM
Just an observation: What a coincidence: When TAR has been filming in Thailand, just days after, the country's principal airport was held by protesters, and now, while the two legs were airing, Thailand has been in a State of Emergency because of the protesters who want their Prime Minister down... what luck!
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Post by: TARAsia Fan on April 13, 2009, 11:16:14 AM
Don't forget, the curse of TAR has struck many places. Natural disasters are number one on the list. There have been other occurrences as well.
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Post by: Rob on April 13, 2009, 12:14:50 PM
Who said the title this week? I missed it!?!?
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Post by: Ruth on April 13, 2009, 12:45:26 PM
Interesting episode, I must say. Two teams getting into such huge trouble, the pit-stop check-in was really suspenseful. And no offence, but the Broken Teeth Detour's really gross, hehe.

Margie and Luke - Great leg ran! Kudos to them, Margie was feeling so sick the previous episode but she recovered quickly and propelled the team to first. She was so awesome at the Detour and I never knew she was once a nurse, but it certainly helped. I still find it amazing that they always either finish first or fourth. I hope this doesn't mean they'll be eliminated before the finale, hee.

Cara and Jaime - Lol, nasty as Jaime can be, I can't deny that her sarcasm cracks me up often. But yeah, she needs to chill and stop growling at every single local that doesn't speak English or doesn't know where a place is.

Tammy and Victor - They got pushed up a placing due to another team's mistake again. But overall, I like how they're racing. Guess Victor really learnt his lesson from the third leg and is much nicer to his sister now. I also like how they're always very careful with the clues, taking their backpacks and all even when another team decided not to. But I still think that they'll come in second or fourth overall.

Kisha and Jen - Wow, Kisha actually ran barefoot most of the leg. They really should have gone to get their bags after completing the Detour, instead of checking in first. I thought they'd be screwed when Mark and Michael checked in, didn't know they were gonna get the penalty. But thankfully the sisters are alright. I'd much rather have them stay than the brothers.

Mark and Michael - I didn't know giving personal posessions was a breach of the rules. But I can't say much about them, they seem to always be making weird mistakes here and there. Sabotaging equipment, not reading the clues properly, leaving their bags behind, breaking the rules... This must be one really, really bad leg. And I don't think they're gonna make up the time lost for the penalty plus Speedbump next leg. Unless a bunching occurs during a flight but I doubt it so, hopefully, bye Mark and Michael.
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Post by: TARAsia Fan on April 13, 2009, 12:53:57 PM
Who said the title this week? I missed it!?!?
Phil did! :jumpy:
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Post by: Snooky on April 13, 2009, 12:55:23 PM
Who said the title this week? I missed it!?!?
Phil did! :jumpy:
I guess some of our speculation was correct!
 :jumpy:
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Post by: Hooky on April 13, 2009, 03:18:44 PM
Who said the title this week? I missed it!?!?
Phil did! :jumpy:
I guess some of our speculation was correct!
 :jumpy:

That was amazing! I can't believe it was really Phil! :lol:

Ruth, if you look up at the Additional Information paper the teams got, it said that teams could only settle their transaction with the cab driver with money. I don't know if it was only on this leg, but if it was, it was a sad coincidence for Mark & Michael, who now appear to have no hope. :(
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Post by: FLFan on April 13, 2009, 09:26:44 PM
Who said the title this week? I missed it!?!?
Phil did! :jumpy:
I guess some of our speculation was correct!
 :jumpy:

That was amazing! I can't believe it was really Phil! :lol:

Ruth, if you look up at the Additional Information paper the teams got, it said that teams could only settle their transaction with the cab driver with money. I don't know if it was only on this leg, but if it was, it was a sad coincidence for Mark & Michael, who now appear to have no hope. :(

Someone said it was a standard amazing race rule and it actually makes sense.  Using things that you have brought with you to the race as barter is unfair - it puts teams on a unequal footing when it comes to how they can handle the stipend that they are given for each leg.  However, you can giveaway / barter things that you have PURCHASED with any leftover money from previous legs.

Susan
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Post by: Cocoa on April 13, 2009, 09:55:40 PM
Who said the title this week? I missed it!?!?
Phil did! :jumpy:
I guess some of our speculation was correct!
 :jumpy:

That was amazing! I can't believe it was really Phil! :lol:

Ruth, if you look up at the Additional Information paper the teams got, it said that teams could only settle their transaction with the cab driver with money. I don't know if it was only on this leg, but if it was, it was a sad coincidence for Mark & Michael, who now appear to have no hope. :(

Someone said it was a standard amazing race rule and it actually makes sense.  Using things that you have brought with you to the race as barter is unfair - it puts teams on a unequal footing when it comes to how they can handle the stipend that they are given for each leg.  However, you can giveaway / barter things that you have PURCHASED with any leftover money from previous legs.

Susan

Like the one purchased by DanDrew, they could exchange their shoes that was bought from Kazakhstan, but for M/M, they used their PERSONAL things. 
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Post by: redskevin88 on April 16, 2009, 06:34:38 AM
Read my post and comment

http://redskevin88.blogspot.com/2009/04/clumsy-teams-lead-to-tense-pit-stops.html
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Post by: apskip on April 16, 2009, 07:06:50 AM
redskinskevin88,

I have visited your blog. My reply to it is Mark/Michael will be 3 hours 10 minutes behind Kisha/Jen and maybe 5 hours behind Margie/Luke. However, that has little significance. All that matters is can they make the same flight combination to Guilin. I don't think so. The impact of that is that they could arrive 5 hours later than the other teams, but for unknown reasons (probably availability) they arrive 9 hours later. They could not make up either one unless there is an hours of operation for overnight, which is not possible with the pits stop reports of being open after midnight.
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Post by: Hooky on April 16, 2009, 07:27:32 PM
Who said the title this week? I missed it!?!?
Phil did! :jumpy:
I guess some of our speculation was correct!
 :jumpy:

That was amazing! I can't believe it was really Phil! :lol:

Ruth, if you look up at the Additional Information paper the teams got, it said that teams could only settle their transaction with the cab driver with money. I don't know if it was only on this leg, but if it was, it was a sad coincidence for Mark & Michael, who now appear to have no hope. :(

Someone said it was a standard amazing race rule and it actually makes sense.  Using things that you have brought with you to the race as barter is unfair - it puts teams on a unequal footing when it comes to how they can handle the stipend that they are given for each leg.  However, you can giveaway / barter things that you have PURCHASED with any leftover money from previous legs.

Susan

Like the one purchased by DanDrew, they could exchange their shoes that was bought from Kazakhstan, but for M/M, they used their PERSONAL things. 

But wouldn't Dandrew's shoes be considered their personal belongings too? They did buy them.

And why would that rule be written in the Additional Information if it was a common race rule the teams already knew about? The producers wouldn't give them the whole Race rulebook every leg for reference! :lol:
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Post by: Cocoa on April 16, 2009, 07:37:11 PM
Who said the title this week? I missed it!?!?
Phil did! :jumpy:
I guess some of our speculation was correct!
 :jumpy:

That was amazing! I can't believe it was really Phil! :lol:

Ruth, if you look up at the Additional Information paper the teams got, it said that teams could only settle their transaction with the cab driver with money. I don't know if it was only on this leg, but if it was, it was a sad coincidence for Mark & Michael, who now appear to have no hope. :(

Someone said it was a standard amazing race rule and it actually makes sense.  Using things that you have brought with you to the race as barter is unfair - it puts teams on a unequal footing when it comes to how they can handle the stipend that they are given for each leg.  However, you can giveaway / barter things that you have PURCHASED with any leftover money from previous legs.

Susan

Like the one purchased by DanDrew, they could exchange their shoes that was bought from Kazakhstan, but for M/M, they used their PERSONAL things. 

But wouldn't Dandrew's shoes be considered their personal belongings too? They did buy them.

And why would that rule be written in the Additional Information if it was a common race rule the teams already knew about? The producers wouldn't give them the whole Race rulebook every leg for reference! :lol:

I think for me, the word PERSONAL means bought by the person using the person's money with the person's will and not need. Dandrew used the race money, right? It doesn't me you buy something its your personal belonging.
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Post by: Hooky on April 16, 2009, 07:45:35 PM
Who said the title this week? I missed it!?!?
Phil did! :jumpy:
I guess some of our speculation was correct!
 :jumpy:

That was amazing! I can't believe it was really Phil! :lol:

Ruth, if you look up at the Additional Information paper the teams got, it said that teams could only settle their transaction with the cab driver with money. I don't know if it was only on this leg, but if it was, it was a sad coincidence for Mark & Michael, who now appear to have no hope. :(

Someone said it was a standard amazing race rule and it actually makes sense.  Using things that you have brought with you to the race as barter is unfair - it puts teams on a unequal footing when it comes to how they can handle the stipend that they are given for each leg.  However, you can giveaway / barter things that you have PURCHASED with any leftover money from previous legs.

Susan

Like the one purchased by DanDrew, they could exchange their shoes that was bought from Kazakhstan, but for M/M, they used their PERSONAL things. 

But wouldn't Dandrew's shoes be considered their personal belongings too? They did buy them.

And why would that rule be written in the Additional Information if it was a common race rule the teams already knew about? The producers wouldn't give them the whole Race rulebook every leg for reference! :lol:

I think for me, the word PERSONAL means bought by the person using the person's money with the person's will and not need. Dandrew used the race money, right? It doesn't me you buy something its your personal belonging.

Yeah, Dandrew did use race money, so I guess it's not personal. But I still don't think the teams need to have that rule on their Additional Information every leg. They are told the rules at the beginning, so I'm sure they know them.

I think it was just a case of Mark & Michael misreading or just plain missing it. Who can blame the teams for missing details when they are in this kind of a competition?