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Title: TAR15 Finale, live show updates/commentary will go here *please read the rules*
Post by: puddin on December 06, 2009, 02:51:56 PM


Very few will have some sort of football delay, check the map! (not me!) :
http://www.the506.com/nflmaps/index.html

Rules:
The East Coast updates will start on time 8:00 ET and as always we ask those that might view the show with no commercials to refrain from jumping in ahead of us in the States. Anyone that does so will be banned.

As always there might be a future spoiler/outcome in this topic so please be warned and as alway everyone is allowed to jump in and help update as long as you stick to the rules.

thanks! :wohoo:
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Post by: Ray! on December 06, 2009, 03:00:43 PM
I'll miss it. Aww. I have class. :funny:
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 03:45:01 PM
Skip it.....
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Post by: Mandoli on December 06, 2009, 03:51:33 PM
You know I'll be chiming in here with my two cents. Let's see how far I was off with predicting the tasks (which ones were Detours and the Roadblocks)...
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Post by: puddin on December 06, 2009, 06:50:16 PM
the opening minutes ..........


 
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 06:54:26 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!


I have a type of letter.  Death notice....
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Post by: Mandoli on December 06, 2009, 06:54:30 PM
When Andy Rooney is on, then it's a good thing. 60 Minutes is almost over!
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Post by: Dånooky on December 06, 2009, 06:55:34 PM
eek, writing each other via Post? does that still exist :P
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Post by: kwando1313 on December 06, 2009, 06:55:48 PM
I know.  60 minutes, OVER!!!!
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Post by: Dånooky on December 06, 2009, 06:56:17 PM
Mr. Titus = <3
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 06:56:40 PM
When Andy Rooney is on, then it's a good thing. 60 Minutes is almost over!
See you must be an optimist (Glass half full), I am an pessimist (glass is half empty).
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 07:01:03 PM
Yeah, greatest fears = Water Slide.....
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Post by: kwando1313 on December 06, 2009, 07:01:24 PM
Yay! It started... with previously on the Amazing Race...
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Post by: puddin on December 06, 2009, 07:01:28 PM
 :jumpy: :jumpy: Finally the day is here!
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Post by: Mandoli on December 06, 2009, 07:01:42 PM
My commentary will be interspersed between commercials for the Bowl selection special.
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Post by: kwando1313 on December 06, 2009, 07:02:04 PM
Will Sam and Dan finally NOT yell on this leg??? :lol:
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Post by: kwando1313 on December 06, 2009, 07:03:47 PM
Credits rolled... and Commercial break. Sigh... too bad I can't watch the entire episode yet.
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Post by: puddin on December 06, 2009, 07:04:00 PM
commercial break .. while we wait



 
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 07:04:49 PM
Will Sam and Dan finally NOT yell on this leg??? :lol:
The Magic Eight Ball, says Seems unlikely.
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Post by: Dånooky on December 06, 2009, 07:05:24 PM
I'm still hoping for:

Quote from: Cheyne
Meg...Meg...Meg...Meggie...Meggie...Meggie...Meghan...Meghan...Meghan!

Quote from: Meghan
WHAT?!

Quote from: Cheyne
Hi

**crosses fingers**
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 07:05:49 PM
PREVIOUSLY ON .. THE AMAZING RACE:

Phil: Twelve teams set out on a Race around the world, but one team didn't get past the starting line. Shocking moments (lost passport), Greatest fears (can't go down the waterslide), Insurmountable obstacles (can't make the ding go off) ... eliminated teams one by one (order of Philiminations, #12 - #4). Married couple Brian/Ericka had bumps on the road to the F3 (clips of b i t c h f a c e), never winning a single leg, but their love for each other helped them stay in the game. Brothers Sam/Dan butted heads along the way (SHADDAP! GOSHDANGIT DAN!) but their bold, game-changing moves (stealing taxi, screwing over Big Easy) earned them a spot in the Final Three. Dating couple Meghan/Cheyne emerged as the team to beat, but life at the top wasn't perfect (disagreements in taxis, Meghan crying at the haybale) as they stormed their way into the Final Three.

One of these three teams will win the $1,000,000 tonight, and The Amazing Race.

Credits roll.
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Post by: Mandoli on December 06, 2009, 07:06:28 PM
Fly to Las Vegas!
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Post by: kwando1313 on December 06, 2009, 07:06:41 PM
Fly to Las Vegas, Nevada. Go to the Wedding Chapel.
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Post by: puddin on December 06, 2009, 07:07:05 PM
 :waves:
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 07:08:32 PM
OK, why Brian  is dogging on Sam & Dan for the cab when episode before that Meghan & Cheyne lied to them about getting a cab.
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Post by: puddin on December 06, 2009, 07:09:26 PM
 :waves:
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Post by: Mandoli on December 06, 2009, 07:09:41 PM
Flight equalizer. I love them.
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 07:10:48 PM
Sam/Dan, 12:08 pm get final destination city CLUE.

Meghan/Cheyne get flights for several hours later.

Brian/Ericka, 3:15 pm, get final destination city CLUE.
Their confessional centers on Brothers f()cking them over for a cab.
Conf: Ericka's mom apparently isn't too cool on having a pasty son-in-law.


EQUALIZED at the airport.

Ericka: At the finish line I'mma run like there's no common sense left in my brain.

Sam/Dan know Ericka wants to kill them.
Sam/Dan: We're so sorry!
Yeah, as if.  

All 3 teams are now on the same plane through London, to Las Vegas.
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Post by: Mandoli on December 06, 2009, 07:11:00 PM
Elvis with the title.
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Post by: puddin on December 06, 2009, 07:11:42 PM
Elvis for the title all teams chime in :elvis:  :casey
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Post by: Mandoli on December 06, 2009, 07:12:00 PM
Mandalay Bay is the next stop.
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Post by: Mandoli on December 06, 2009, 07:12:51 PM
Roadblock. Who's ready to climb down the mountain?

Face-first rappel down the side of the hotel.
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Post by: puddin on December 06, 2009, 07:12:57 PM
 :waves:
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 07:13:16 PM
More Sheryl Crow Music.
Teams run through McCarran Airport to seize their taxis.
Off to Graceland Wedding Chapel.
My guess is that only 1 team at a time can be "married" in the ceremony ... we'll see.

Teams get stuck in traffic quickly.
Brian/Ericka seem to have a lead.
Close on their tails, the brothers ...
Then Meghan/Cheyne, whose cab driver takes them into 1st.

Elvis impersonator sings Amazing Grace.
Some couple is getting married.
The Racers join in and sing to the tune. All three teams arrived in rapid sequence.
They grab clues from the King and run out the door.

CLUES: Make your way to Mandalay Bay.

Is this a reprise of that Family Summer Camper Challenge TV Show on NBC?  

Back in the cabs.
Great Cab Race is on!!
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Post by: Mandoli on December 06, 2009, 07:14:38 PM
As Ericka begins to climb down, we cut to commercial.
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Post by: puddin on December 06, 2009, 07:14:45 PM
 :waves:

the Brothers bad taxi Karma  :lol: <3
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 07:15:40 PM
Brian, CLUE: Who's ready to climb down the mountain?
Phil: 600 feet of rapelling down Mandalay Bay glass wall.
Shot of the golden window walls of Mandalay Bay Hotel.

Up they go. Ericka will do the RB because Brian can't do heights.
He escorts her to the elevator but she must go up alone.
She wants to win.
He wants to pee his pants.  

Brothers' cab is stuck in traffic. Karma much?

Ericka puts her foot over the side.
There she goes!!
Ericka: WWHHHHHHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! OMIGOD!


COMMERCIAL.
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Post by: georgiapeach on December 06, 2009, 07:18:03 PM
Love from Ken, Harley, Chateau and peach at TARcon!!

Terence and Sarah for the win!!!!!    :funny:
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 07:18:16 PM
Puddin is that what you want your man to get you for Christmas?
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 07:18:57 PM
Love from Ken, Harley, Chateau and peach at TARcon!!

Terence and Sarah for the win!!!!!    :funny:
Have fun all.
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Post by: puddin on December 06, 2009, 07:19:31 PM
bwahahaa
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Post by: Mandoli on December 06, 2009, 07:19:58 PM
All teams rappelling down the building.
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Post by: puddin on December 06, 2009, 07:20:21 PM
Good job Ericka!!  :jumpy:
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Post by: Mandoli on December 06, 2009, 07:21:06 PM
To the Mirage!
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Post by: Mandoli on December 06, 2009, 07:21:33 PM
Cheyne smacks his head on the building. Meghan tells him to watch his head.
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Post by: Dånooky on December 06, 2009, 07:24:08 PM
yay! LOVE!
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 07:24:38 PM
Mysterious music plays as Ericka gets her footing along the glass wall.
Down she goes a little at a time.
Ericka: Woo-hoo-hoo!!
Conf: Disproving some of the stereotypes about Miss America and what she would or wouldn't do!

Cheyne is going to the roof for his turn rapelling.
One leg over the side and ... he's holding onto the top!
Meghan exorts him to move it.

Brian to Ericka: Don't look back! Keep coming!
Meghan: Keep coming, Cheyne!!

Sam/Dan arrive at Mandalay Bay.
Cheyne: Do I look at the wall, or away?
He gets instructions from above.
He proceeds downward.

Ericka has only 20 feet to go.
She hits the ground!
YEAH!
Brian/Ericka, CLUE: This desert has only one mirage. Go to it.
Brian: Come on!!


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Post by: Mandoli on December 06, 2009, 07:24:39 PM
Join the cast of Love. One team member must throw the other one into the air. Catch the entire bouquet and hand it to the flower girl for the next clue.
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Post by: puddin on December 06, 2009, 07:24:44 PM
:popcorn:

1 detour choice
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 07:25:08 PM
Brian/Ericka get a taxi to the Mirage as Ericka squeals her glee at finishing 1st.
Cheyne's head hits the glass wall. HARD!   
Ouch!   
Sam is catching Cheyne.
Sam is literally running perpendicular to the wall as Cheyne struggles down.
Cheyne finishes ahead of him, but Sam made up yooooooge ground on 2nd place.
Sam's flying! Sam finishes less about a minute behind him.
Meghan congratulates Cheyne as they get a taxi.
Sam/Dan leave in 3rd.
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 07:25:34 PM
Brian/Ericka tell their cabbie to wait for them at the Mirage.
CLUE: Join the cast of Love.
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 07:26:25 PM
Phil: The Cirque de Soleil show, Love. Using bungee cords, one team member propels another high enough to retrieve an entire bouquet of flowers for the next clue.
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Post by: puddin on December 06, 2009, 07:26:28 PM
Come on Ericka and Brian!!
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Post by: puddin on December 06, 2009, 07:27:44 PM
Meghan got it!
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 07:27:53 PM
Nice attitude Ericka.
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Post by: Mandoli on December 06, 2009, 07:27:58 PM
Go to the Monte Carlo.
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Post by: puddin on December 06, 2009, 07:28:19 PM
........ they cut Wayne Newton out?
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Post by: Mandoli on December 06, 2009, 07:28:31 PM
Meghan and Cheyne are going to the Venetian. :lol:
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Post by: puddin on December 06, 2009, 07:28:57 PM
 :jam:
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Post by: puddin on December 06, 2009, 07:29:58 PM
 :groan: :groan:
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 07:30:11 PM
Ericka's bouncing.
Meghan's bouncing.
They propel a little up, then glide back. Then a little more up, then back again.
Ericka's getting frustrated already.
But higher, and higher they go with each pass.
Ericka: Shoot! That would've been it!
Ericka tells Brian "Hey! Settle down!"   She's the one who's flustered, not him!  
Sam/Dan arrive and argue who's stronger.  
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 07:30:34 PM
Ericka's close.
Meghan's close.
Ericka actually overshot the flowers.
Meghan grabbed a couple of flowers but not the bouquet.
Ericka argues with Brian about how to propel her.
Meghan has the entire bouquet!
Ericka: I WANT TO SWITCH GET ME DOWN I WANT TO SWITCH! DON'T GET ME PISSED OFF! COME ON BRIAN!

Meanwhile, Meghan/Cheyne, CLUE: Find the Casino in the country of Monaco.
Phil: The Monte Carlo, their next clue.
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 07:32:22 PM
Brian and Ericka switch.
Despite the fact that they were close, she wanted to stand on the ground and propel him.
Now she's bawling.
They'll switch back.
Ericka will fly again; Brian will propel her again.
Meanwhile, Sam/Dan are done.
Ericka: AAAAARRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!
She's still flying back and forth.
Brian: So close! All the way up!
Ericka, crying: UUUUUUGGGGGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   
Ericka puts her hands over her eyes, crying. She stops swinging.

COMMERCIAL.
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 07:32:49 PM
Sam & Dan really need to ask there cabbie.....
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 07:33:43 PM
Back to the meltdown...
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 07:34:28 PM
Sam & Dan, Idiots find out the clue.
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Post by: puddin on December 06, 2009, 07:34:54 PM
the boys used the cell phone got monte carlo!
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 07:35:02 PM
Finally Sam & Dan...
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Post by: puddin on December 06, 2009, 07:35:24 PM
 :jumpy: :jumpy: :jumpy:
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Post by: Mandoli on December 06, 2009, 07:35:32 PM
Meghan and Cheyne have no idea where they're going.

Sam and Dan are going to the Monte Carlo.

Ericka finally gets the flowers, and Brian knows where he's going.
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Post by: puddin on December 06, 2009, 07:35:41 PM
Brian knew Monte Carlo right off!
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Post by: puddin on December 06, 2009, 07:36:21 PM
count a million dollars in chips!
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Post by: Mandoli on December 06, 2009, 07:36:40 PM
Another Roadblock. Count $1,000,000 in chips.
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 07:36:45 PM
COunt out a million.
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Post by: puddin on December 06, 2009, 07:36:58 PM
 :ascared
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 07:37:25 PM
Both can do it.
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Post by: puddin on December 06, 2009, 07:37:59 PM
finally
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 07:38:19 PM
Ericka barely misses, crying.
Ericka: Omigod!
Brian: You need to calm down.
Ericka: OUR LEAD, BRIAN! IT'S GONE!!

Cheyne: Monaco. Where's Monaco?
Meghan: Dunno.
Sam/Dan: Follow their taxi!
Ericka grabs like 3 flowers and compeltely melts down.
Brian: Give it everything you've got!
Ericka: I did!

Sam/Dan on the phone are told to go to the .... Monte Carlo. Like ... duh.

Ericka grabs and misses again.
Ericka: Brian!
Brian: You had it!
Ericka: I don't have it!
Cheyne: What country is Monaco in?
Meghan: Spain?
Cheyne: It's in Spain.  

Finally, Ericka grabs flowers.
"What's the most famous casino in Monaco?"
Brian: The Monte Carlo.
Ericka: The Monte Carlo. It is.


Sam/Dan are first to the Monte Carlo.
CLUE: Count a million dollars worth of poker chips.
Phil: They're gonna have to use their fingertips. Various denominations, must count out exactly $1,000,000. Dealer must verify their count to get a special chip and the next clue.
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Post by: David on December 06, 2009, 07:38:35 PM
2 Roadblocks?

Guys, keep on like this. I think I cannot see it until it is not in Youtube, and am just letting my imagination flow
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 07:38:47 PM
You know no matter who wins, this leg has been awesome.
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Post by: redwings8831 on December 06, 2009, 07:39:27 PM
2 Roadblocks?

I think it was just an error with the graphics, because both team members can do it.
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 07:39:59 PM
Meghan/Cheyne get out somewhere and ask locals to help them with the clue.
Local: The Monte Carlo, isn't it?
Meghan: Is it?
They decide to ask the Concierge instead of taking his word for it.     
Of course, the Concierge says, "Monte Carlo."
Back in the taxi, Meghan/Cheyne now stuck in traffic.
Meghan: We just lost.

COMMERCIAL.
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Post by: David on December 06, 2009, 07:40:17 PM
Have they been instructed to the Finish Line? Who is in the lead?

INFO PLEASE!!!
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Post by: chill_sd on December 06, 2009, 07:40:26 PM
one roadblock. no detour. just general tasks.
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 07:41:19 PM
Have they been instructed to the Finish Line? Who is in the lead?

INFO PLEASE!!!
ONe team Sam & Dan are most likley working on the final task.  THe others are on that task.
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Post by: Mandoli on December 06, 2009, 07:41:27 PM
Have they been instructed to the Finish Line? Who is in the lead?

No finish line yet. At the Monte Carlo counting chips.
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Post by: redwings8831 on December 06, 2009, 07:41:38 PM
Have they been instructed to the Finish Line? Who is in the lead?

INFO PLEASE!!!

Not yet. Sam and Dan are in first at this point.
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Post by: David on December 06, 2009, 07:42:55 PM
Thanks to everyone!

PS: Has someone seen Wikipedia's site about TAR15?? Is there a winner?? M/C are said to be in 1st, then S/D 2nd and finally, E/B 3rd?
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 07:43:41 PM
Puddin please kill that poster above me.
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Post by: puddin on December 06, 2009, 07:45:28 PM
oh the stresssssssssss
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 07:46:01 PM
Meghan to cabbie: We're in a serious, crazy Race. We've got to do anything we can to get there first!

Sam/Dan arguing about how to stack chips.    
They're counting 1's?  

Brian/Ericka arrive at the Monte Carlo and begin the chip count.
They notice the absence of Meghan/Cheyne and think they might have a chance.

Finally, Meghan/Cheyne arrive at Monte Carlo and get started with chips.
Sam/Dan conf: We had quite a head start on Meghan/Cheyne, so we were pretty confident about that.
(Why the hell would they play a confessional about the last team to arrive!? Hmm .... )
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Post by: puddin on December 06, 2009, 07:46:37 PM
omg the stressssssssss
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Post by: puddin on December 06, 2009, 07:48:34 PM
omg i cant take the stressssssssssss
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Post by: Mandoli on December 06, 2009, 07:48:38 PM
Meghan and Cheyne get the chip count right. Go to the MGM and find Wayne Newton. He'll tell the teams the finish line location.
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Post by: puddin on December 06, 2009, 07:49:09 PM
cheyne - whos mr las vegas Frank sinatra? LOL  :lol:
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 07:49:41 PM
Sam and Dan tell each other to stop pissing the other one off.  
Finally Brian and Ericka seem to be working together. Maybe melting down gave her a modicum of self-control?
Meghan/Cheyne trying to make up lost time.
Sam/Dan think they have $700,000.
Meghan/Cheyne think they have $600,000.
Sam/Dan arguing about how to stack their money again!  
Counters start counting their chips as they pass them to the counters.
Ericka: Love you, Brian!
Meghan: Fast as you can freaking go! GOGOGOGOGOGO!!
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Post by: Mandoli on December 06, 2009, 07:50:01 PM
Go to Wayne Newton's house. That's all he's giving.
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Post by: puddin on December 06, 2009, 07:50:06 PM
 :jam:
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 07:50:13 PM
Sam/Dan arguing about whether the chips are adequately stacked to give to the counter.  
Sam/Dan: We're done.

All three teams seem to be done.
Three counters are now counting three teams' stacks.

Meghan/Cheyne DONE!
Brian/Ericka: INCORRECT!

Meghan/Cheyne, CLUE: Find Mr. Las Vegas at the MGM Grand.
They have to ask to find who that is!
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Post by: puddin on December 06, 2009, 07:50:53 PM
 :jam:
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Post by: puddin on December 06, 2009, 07:51:19 PM
 :groan:
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 07:51:29 PM
Sam/Dan restack and ask for a recount.
On second try, they're DONE.
Brian/Ericka INCORRECT for the 2nd time.
Ericka: How the hell does this happen to us every single time!? I swear!!
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 07:51:52 PM
Meghan/Cheyne find WAYNE NEWTON in the MGM GRAND!
Wayne: My house.
Cheyne: That's all you got!?
Wayne Newton: That's all I got!
They head back down the elevator as the Brothers head up a different elevator.
Brothers: What's his name? Omigod. How do I not know?
Wayne: Wayne Newton.
Brothers: We knew that.   
Wayne: My home.
Meghan/Cheyne get directions and a taxi to Wayne Newton's house.
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 07:52:49 PM
No Surprise Meghan & Cheyne for the win..
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 07:53:08 PM
I wonder how far behind Sam & Dan are.
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Post by: puddin on December 06, 2009, 07:53:18 PM
 :jam: :jumpy:
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Post by: David on December 06, 2009, 07:53:29 PM
No Surprise Meghan & Cheyne for the win..

Already?? :wohoo:
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Post by: puddin on December 06, 2009, 07:53:47 PM
omg i am covered in goodbump!!
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Post by: Mandoli on December 06, 2009, 07:54:25 PM
No Surprise Meghan & Cheyne for the win..

I would have taken any other team. Not those two.
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 07:54:30 PM
Officially team number 2.
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Post by: David on December 06, 2009, 07:54:33 PM
There was nothing to do for Sam & Dan and Ericka & Brian. Those two blondes are so cute!!
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Post by: puddin on December 06, 2009, 07:54:45 PM
Good JOB guys  :hearts:
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 07:55:25 PM
DId Brian & Ericka complete the course?
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Post by: Dånooky on December 06, 2009, 07:55:47 PM
way to go, Nick & Starr :/
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Post by: puddin on December 06, 2009, 07:55:57 PM
What a HAPPY ENDING  :jumpy: :jumpy:
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Post by: David on December 06, 2009, 07:56:03 PM
Thanks a lot for this comments! Now I'm going to sleep so deeply!! :funny:

I'll see it tomorrow.
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 07:56:53 PM
First team out of cab is M/C, but they can't find a gate open to enter the Wayne Newton compound. On foot, they try different gates.
Sam/Dan's cab takes the road.
M/C get back into their cab.
Two teams in cabs ...

ASSEMBLED TEAMS ON THE RUNWAY ...

A CAB MAKES IT ONTO THE GROUNDS ...


Phil: 25 days, Meghan and Cheyne, you are the winners of The Amazing Race and the $1,000,000 prize!
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Post by: puddin on December 06, 2009, 07:56:59 PM
DId Brian & Ericka complete the course?
  :duno:

 :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
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Post by: kittygoesmeow on December 06, 2009, 07:57:26 PM
Was it just me or were Eric and Lisa (you know, that one team that never made it out of the LA River  :lol:) not at the finish line either?

Talk about sore losers... :'(

EDIT: Never mind, puddin's pic answered my own question :)
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 07:57:46 PM
Cheyne conf: I'm so happy she's mine.

Sam/Dan run to the Amazing Bathmat.
Phil: Sam/Dan, you're officially the second team to arrive. Very close.
Sam/Dan: Never going to a casino again! We just wanted to come out and do this.
Phil: You guys had some good screaming matches.
Both: It doesn't matter.
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Post by: Dånooky on December 06, 2009, 07:58:06 PM
Was it just me or were Eric and Lisa (you know, that one team that never made it out of the LA River  :lol:) not at the finish line either?

Talk about sore losers... :'(

We knew about that a long time ago...
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 07:58:35 PM
Phil: Brian/Ericka, you're the third team to arrive.
Brian: You're kidding!  
Phil: Congratulations. What's your family thinking now, of Brian?
Ericka: They're gonna see some things in Brian that they never saw before. Who he is. People need to step back and evaluate character, not the face value. This is just a part of our journey. Really glad I had him to do it with.
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Post by: kittygoesmeow on December 06, 2009, 07:58:54 PM
Was it just me or were Eric and Lisa (you know, that one team that never made it out of the LA River  :lol:) not at the finish line either?

Talk about sore losers... :'(

We knew about that a long time ago...

Oh, well I didn't.

Thanks for posting the pic puddin!!
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 07:59:34 PM
Meghan conf: I've learned so much from Cheyne. He'll be there for me, my entire life.
Cheyne conf: It was life-changing. Not just about the money. It was the perfect Race. It couldn't have been any better.




FADE TO BLACK.


Thanks to SurvivorLDog93 for the excellent pbp that I steal week after week.
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 08:00:30 PM
Next Time on The Amazing Race:

Two more reasons to hate Big Brother!



Just Kidding, well maybe.
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 08:01:44 PM
I will say that was a another well designed final leg.  Best thing the race as changed since season 12.
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Post by: autowil on December 06, 2009, 08:02:10 PM
Hiya.. Never know Meghan and Cheyne overthrow this season and dominate many first..

I thought Brian and Ericka wun have won..

Anyway was a great season, If Brian and Ericka won it will be sweeter..

Btw why the final test so bland.. I expect a memory task in the chips task..

Wherever is it!! Congrats Meghan and cheyne, Sam & Dan and Brian and Ericka Complete the whole course!!  :jumpy: :jumpy: :hearts: :hearts:
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Post by: Dånooky on December 06, 2009, 08:03:00 PM
I will say that was a another well designed final leg.  Best thing the race as changed since season 12.
I liked the TAR1 touch of most clues not being direct "Go to ..." commands, but were just hints.
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Post by: autowil on December 06, 2009, 08:04:33 PM
I will say that was a another well designed final leg.  Best thing the race as changed since season 12.
I liked the TAR1 touch of most clues not being direct "Go to ..." commands, but were just hints.

Agree with Dan.. Season 1 is the best with Clue which is clue and not "Go to"..
But Throuout the season, they have progressed..
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Post by: georgiapeach on December 06, 2009, 08:05:37 PM
It's TARAsia Fan on Peach's notebook.Good time is being had by all here at TARCon. I've posted a couple of thoughts on my blog. More Later
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Post by: redwings8831 on December 06, 2009, 08:06:03 PM
I will say that was a another well designed final leg.  Best thing the race as changed since season 12.

If they could've made the poker chip task some sort of memory one instead of simply counting $1,000,000 (well, maybe not so simple), then I would agree 100%.
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Post by: autowil on December 06, 2009, 08:06:54 PM
It's TARAsia Fan on Peach's notebook.Good time is being had by all here at TARCon. I've posted a couple of thoughts on my blog. More Later

Have fun TARAsia fan, Peach and the rest!! Enjoy the party there and keep us posted!!

 :hearts: :hearts: :jumpy: :jumpy:
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Post by: autowil on December 06, 2009, 08:08:14 PM
I will say that was a another well designed final leg.  Best thing the race as changed since season 12.

If they could've made the poker chip task some sort of memory one instead of simply counting $1,000,000 (well, maybe not so simple), then I would agree 100%.

Yah if is memory task maybe Brian and Ericka wun have won!!

Btw if poker queens is here at this task, they will aced this for sure!!  :funny: :funny:

Did anyone agree the final leg is designed for the Poker queens??  :funny: :funny:
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 08:10:01 PM
Thanks to everyone!

PS: Has someone seen Wikipedia's site about TAR15?? Is there a winner?? M/C are said to be in 1st, then S/D 2nd and finally, E/B 3rd?
And this.  THis pisses us off.  Not a little.  But ALOT!!!.
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Post by: Moo on December 06, 2009, 08:10:12 PM
I will say that was a another well designed final leg.  Best thing the race as changed since season 12.

It's not as great as TAR12's final leg though. Best Final Leg in the history of TAR <3333

Second best would be this. <333
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 08:11:33 PM
I will say that was a another well designed final leg.  Best thing the race as changed since season 12.

If they could've made the poker chip task some sort of memory one instead of simply counting $1,000,000 (well, maybe not so simple), then I would agree 100%.

Yah if is memory task maybe Brian and Ericka wun have won!!

Btw if poker queens is here at this task, they will aced this for sure!!  :funny: :funny:

Did anyone agree the final leg is designed for the Poker queens??  :funny: :funny:
Well the general Vegas area (they should know) and of course the chip counting, but the other two tasks, I don't think they would have done well on the rappel nor would either of the strength (based on their elimination episode) to do well at Love.
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 08:12:26 PM
It's TARAsia Fan on Peach's notebook.Good time is being had by all here at TARCon. I've posted a couple of thoughts on my blog. More Later
Look, Ken has never looked better!
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Post by: autowil on December 06, 2009, 08:13:31 PM
I will say that was a another well designed final leg.  Best thing the race as changed since season 12.

If they could've made the poker chip task some sort of memory one instead of simply counting $1,000,000 (well, maybe not so simple), then I would agree 100%.

Yah if is memory task maybe Brian and Ericka wun have won!!

Btw if poker queens is here at this task, they will aced this for sure!!  :funny: :funny:

Did anyone agree the final leg is designed for the Poker queens??  :funny: :funny:
Well the general Vegas area (they should know) and of course the chip counting, but the other two tasks, I don't think they would have done well on the rappel nor would either of the strength (based on their elimination episode) to do well at Love.

I agree with the repelling.. but the Circus one, they maybe can able to do it and is about reflex and such.. I think they can do the circus one..
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Post by: Belle Book on December 06, 2009, 08:15:46 PM
Congratulations to Megan & Cheyne for a well-run Race!  I think their win made up somewhat for Kris & Jon coming in second in my eyes.  Megan & Cheyne made the fewest mistakes so they deserved to win.

And congratulations to Sam & Dan and Brian & Ericka for finishing the Race.  I hope Ericka's mother accepts Brian now!

Belle Book
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Post by: Moo on December 06, 2009, 08:19:18 PM
Well the general Vegas area (they should know) and of course the chip counting, but the other two tasks, I don't think they would have done well on the rappel nor would either of the strength (based on their elimination episode) to do well at Love.

Did anyone feel that the season completely revolved in the fear of heights and water *coughMikacough* as much as physical tasks *coughpookergoddessescough*??

Heights/Water tasks:
-Boats in Cai Be
-Puppet Theatre
-Leap of Faith
-Burj Dubai
-Golf Detour in Netherlands/Carillon
-Frit Fall in Sweden
-Bog pitstop in Estonia
-Prague1 Detour
-Final Roadblock

LOL that's like in almost every leg.
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Post by: kittygoesmeow on December 06, 2009, 08:19:34 PM
When you're counting $1M in chips with $1000 being the largest denomination, it's difficult. I don't even think the poker girls would've excelled in that any more than the other teams.
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Post by: Moo on December 06, 2009, 08:21:14 PM
When you're counting $1M in chips with $1000 being the largest denomination, it's difficult. I don't even think the poker girls would've excelled in that any more than the other teams.

The bad thing there is that the final task seemed easier to rig on their part because of counting, unlike a memory based Roadblock.

ETA: I had a hunch that there wouldn't be any memory based roadblock because none of the items would stand out as hard.

Leg 1: Sushi and Flag?
Leg 2: Ducks are the only thing
Leg 3: Dragons are the only thing, maybe VCR's
Leg 4: Monkey Mask
Leg 5: Water Jar
Leg 6: Hookahs? Watch?
Leg 7: Bells...

...

They're simply too easy to think, unlike Saint Antonio from last season... LOL!
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 08:22:22 PM
I will say that was a another well designed final leg.  Best thing the race as changed since season 12.

If they could've made the poker chip task some sort of memory one instead of simply counting $1,000,000 (well, maybe not so simple), then I would agree 100%.
I am have different feelings about some of the last few memory tasks, specifically seasons 9, 12 and 14.  Not because of who won those legs (as I wanted two of those teams to win).  But that those three appear (at least to me) the most difficult task (mind wise).  And in fact seem harder then most of the physical tasks that teams need to do on the race.

But at least with the recent ones, you were able to build (or lose a lead) solely on your won ability (and random cab luck).

But take season 9 (up to that point probably the hardest thinking task) I hated to see Eric & Jeremy lose (and not because they were they team I liked the most), but do to the fact that the entire leg up to landing in Denver was almost meaningless.  I hate legs (Especially the one for a million) where yu can do great for 2/3rd of the leg, build a nice lead and have it completely disappear due to bunching.  Same with season 5.  Both are probably the biggest slaps in the face to the racers who actually give it their all throughout the leg.
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Post by: north09 on December 06, 2009, 08:23:35 PM
Wish Brian & Ericka would have won, but Meghan and Cheyne were my second favorite, so I can settle with this being a great final leg. Congrats to all three for finishing the race!
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 08:24:07 PM
When you're counting $1M in chips with $1000 being the largest denomination, it's difficult. I don't even think the poker girls would've excelled in that any more than the other teams.

The bad thing there is that the final task seemed easier to rig on their part because of counting, unlike a memory based Roadblock.
See the most I think the producers would ever do, is to ensure teams are on the same day (or like season 6 change something when  they discover that what they planned violated local laws.
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 08:25:48 PM
Well the general Vegas area (they should know) and of course the chip counting, but the other two tasks, I don't think they would have done well on the rappel nor would either of the strength (based on their elimination episode) to do well at Love.

Did anyone feel that the season completely revolved in the fear of heights and water *coughMikacough* as much as physical tasks *coughpookergoddessescough*??

Heights/Water tasks:
-Boats in Cai Be
-Puppet Theatre
-Leap of Faith
-Burj Dubai
-Golf Detour in Netherlands/Carillon
-Frit Fall in Sweden
-Bog pitstop in Estonia
-Prague1 Detour
-Final Roadblock

LOL that's like in almost every leg.
I don't know they could think of something it doesn't have to be tasked based.  Just look at season 9.  That was a great task and nothing to do with tasks.
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 08:26:36 PM
I will say that was a another well designed final leg.  Best thing the race as changed since season 12.
I liked the TAR1 touch of most clues not being direct "Go to ..." commands, but were just hints.
That was also something that was nice.  It doesn't happen all the time, but it is nice when they do use it. 
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 08:29:53 PM
Well the general Vegas area (they should know) and of course the chip counting, but the other two tasks, I don't think they would have done well on the rappel nor would either of the strength (based on their elimination episode) to do well at Love.

Did anyone feel that the season completely revolved in the fear of heights and water *coughMikacough* as much as physical tasks *coughpookergoddessescough*??

Heights/Water tasks:
-Boats in Cai Be
-Puppet Theatre
-Leap of Faith
-Burj Dubai
-Golf Detour in Netherlands/Carillon
-Frit Fall in Sweden
-Bog pitstop in Estonia
-Prague1 Detour
-Final Roadblock

LOL that's like in almost every leg.
Well it seems like there is always a lot of height & Water (season 7 was a real exception they had almost no heights save for general altitude).

But this year seemed to have more racer with serious issues over those fears.  Way more.
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Post by: autowil on December 06, 2009, 08:33:52 PM
Congratulations to Megan & Cheyne for a well-run Race!  I think their win made up somewhat for Kris & Jon coming in second in my eyes.  Megan & Cheyne made the fewest mistakes so they deserved to win.

And congratulations to Sam & Dan and Brian & Ericka for finishing the Race.  I hope Ericka's mother accepts Brian now!

Belle Book


I sure Ericka's mum sure accepts Brian Now..  :lol: :funny: :funny:
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 08:34:28 PM
Congratulations to Megan & Cheyne for a well-run Race!  I think their win made up somewhat for Kris & Jon coming in second in my eyes.  Megan & Cheyne made the fewest mistakes so they deserved to win.

And congratulations to Sam & Dan and Brian & Ericka for finishing the Race.  I hope Ericka's mother accepts Brian now!

Belle Book

Well I still get pissed about that.  And Meghan & Cheyne are certainly no Kris & Jon.  But it was the team I wanted to win (I tend to root for the team that performs the best, unless their behavior towards each other, other teams and locals is why out of line), but I still question how good of a team they actually were (good certainly), but even with the number of wins (just like Nick & Starr) they seemed to not actually race as well as their numbers would suggest.
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Post by: autowil on December 06, 2009, 08:35:26 PM
When you're counting $1M in chips with $1000 being the largest denomination, it's difficult. I don't even think the poker girls would've excelled in that any more than the other teams.

The bad thing there is that the final task seemed easier to rig on their part because of counting, unlike a memory based Roadblock.

ETA: I had a hunch that there wouldn't be any memory based roadblock because none of the items would stand out as hard.

Leg 1: Sushi and Flag?
Leg 2: Ducks are the only thing
Leg 3: Dragons are the only thing, maybe VCR's
Leg 4: Monkey Mask
Leg 5: Water Jar
Leg 6: Hookahs? Watch?
Leg 7: Bells...

...

They're simply too easy to think, unlike Saint Antonio from last season... LOL!

They can use other stuff to represent which is stuff. Or can put gretter faces on the chips.. And ask to find it all and put in sequence.. Evil rite??  :snicker: :snicker:
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Post by: BobbL on December 06, 2009, 08:40:05 PM
Meghan & Cheyne earned their way to the top. I didn't pick them to win at the start (at least I had the right F4).  They worked together so good as a team.  The other teams each lost time because of problems with self-control and team dynamics.  Sam & Dan with "Shut Up!" and Ericka freaking out when everything doesn't go right.  They each lost a bunch of time to it, not just in this leg but in other legs too.  And it's unfortunate, because they worked well when they weren't being immobilized by the problems.  At the start, I overestimated them and the Trotters, and underestimated Meghan & Cheyne.

Meghan & Cheyne richly deserved this win.  They were the best team leg after leg.  Indeed, they rank as one of the best teams ever in terms of just racing.
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 08:46:08 PM
The only thing, in general I find missing from the season enders is that (since moving all the tasks to the final destination) they haven't had navigation be included, its all been cabs.

Now of course after season 11 (and the amount of driving teams actually do is nowhere near what the first 11 seasons did.  And on race around the world self navigation ( in my humble  opinion) should be a huge factor.

And its not a factor at all during the finale leg.  Though I am sure its a safety issue, more then anything on this leg.
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Post by: redwings8831 on December 06, 2009, 08:57:48 PM
The only thing, in general I find missing from the season enders is that (since moving all the tasks to the final destination) they haven't had navigation be included, its all been cabs.

Now of course after season 11 (and the amount of driving teams actually do is nowhere near what the first 11 seasons did.  And on race around the world self navigation ( in my humble  opinion) should be a huge factor.

And its not a factor at all during the finale leg.  Though I am sure its a safety issue, more then anything on this leg.

It would've been nice to see the transportation between the hotels on foot instead of in a cab.
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Post by: Dånooky on December 06, 2009, 09:04:52 PM
The only thing, in general I find missing from the season enders is that (since moving all the tasks to the final destination) they haven't had navigation be included, its all been cabs.

Now of course after season 11 (and the amount of driving teams actually do is nowhere near what the first 11 seasons did.  And on race around the world self navigation ( in my humble  opinion) should be a huge factor.

And its not a factor at all during the finale leg.  Though I am sure its a safety issue, more then anything on this leg.

It would've been nice to see the transportation between the hotels on foot instead of in a cab.
That would've been inhumane, I've been to Las Vegas in Summer and if they'd done the whole leg on foot, one of them would most certainly have pulled a Margie.
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Post by: redwings8831 on December 06, 2009, 09:07:25 PM
The only thing, in general I find missing from the season enders is that (since moving all the tasks to the final destination) they haven't had navigation be included, its all been cabs.

Now of course after season 11 (and the amount of driving teams actually do is nowhere near what the first 11 seasons did.  And on race around the world self navigation ( in my humble  opinion) should be a huge factor.

And its not a factor at all during the finale leg.  Though I am sure its a safety issue, more then anything on this leg.

It would've been nice to see the transportation between the hotels on foot instead of in a cab.
That would've been inhumane, I've been to Las Vegas in Summer and if they'd done the whole leg on foot, one of them would most certainly have pulled a Margie.

I've also been there in the summer (temps in the 110's during the day, around 85 at 11:30 PM) and have done most of that route.
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Post by: mswood on December 06, 2009, 09:58:46 PM
Meghan & Cheyne earned their way to the top. I didn't pick them to win at the start (at least I had the right F4).  They worked together so good as a team.  The other teams each lost time because of problems with self-control and team dynamics.  Sam & Dan with "Shut Up!" and Ericka freaking out when everything doesn't go right.  They each lost a bunch of time to it, not just in this leg but in other legs too.  And it's unfortunate, because they worked well when they weren't being immobilized by the problems.  At the start, I overestimated them and the Trotters, and underestimated Meghan & Cheyne.

Meghan & Cheyne richly deserved this win.  They were the best team leg after leg.  Indeed, they rank as one of the best teams ever in terms of just racing.
While they are the most consistent and the strongest racers of this season, there are some differences in this season that never hit any other season of the show, and that impacted two full legs that they won.  And in neither of those legs did they actually race the fastest leg. 

As for their ability to communicate and work together, whiel they weren't as vocal as Sam & Dan or Brian and Ericka (Well Ericka), they did have several legs where they absolutely didn't work as a team, hell they had a time where they wouldn't speak to each other.  And for nearly half the race they wouldn't compromise on what to do.  But they never yelled or name called, ect, they were much quieter in their disagreements.

As for comparing them to other seasons there are many, many factors to consider.

For example, when you look at the first 4 seasons teams didn't get as many wins and their placement averages took a hit due to the fact that all several teams each season used a Fast Forward (when from season 5 and later their was a max of two).  Of course with season 1 -5 you also had teams where one person could do all the roadblocks,  That no longer is the case.  Of course, they also used to have to navigate by thousands of miles more then the last 4 seasons.  So teams that didn't navigate well would really perform a lot worse in comparisons to seasons 1 -11.  That for example is something Nick & Starr did poorly on.  They did not navigate well, lucky for them their season featured the least amount of driving of any season in race history (enough so that many teams have done more in single legs then they did in a full race).  This season also didn't feature much driving and its something that what we see of them doing they don't manage well at.  They lose time to other teams in two out of three legs that we see them drive (though again the distances aren't great).  So I don't think they would hold up well in that regard in comparison to the seasons (the majority of them) that feature real amounts of driving.
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Post by: puddin on December 07, 2009, 12:08:06 AM
Your awesome mswood <3
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Post by: Dånooky on December 07, 2009, 01:21:02 AM
One thing that I really loved this episode was that, at one point all teams were 1st 2nd and 3rd throughout the leg.

On another note, the final challenge curse stroke back.
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Post by: DrRox on December 07, 2009, 05:15:06 AM
Fwiw, I liked the final task.........first team to count a million, wins a million. Pretty good incentive. I dont ever remember a 3rd place arrival at the final task (counting chips), resulting in a race win. If there was, I am sure someone will certainly remind me.  If you count finding Wayne Newton as the final task, then this is all moot.

All in all, a dang good season and exciting finale.
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Post by: Jobby on December 07, 2009, 05:26:00 AM
This, IS definitely one of the most exciting finales ever.

Even if Brian and Ericka didn't win.. i had so much FUN and EXCITEMENT just watching.

First it was out of the airport and positions of the 3 teams were -
B/E, M/C, S/D

Then we reached the RB -
B/E, M/C, S/D

Then we arrived at the theatre -
M/C, S/D, B/E

Then we went to the Route Info arrival -
S/D, B/E, M/C

Then we had our Route Info completion -
M/C, S/D, B/E

Then that's about the position to the pitstop. This finale is ONE HELL OF A RACE. Everyone had their fair share of completing some tasks before the others and i really have to say that until the last 8 minutes, i was then damn share Brian and Ericka's fate was sealed. And until the last moment, when Meghan and Cheyne finally appeared at the finishing line.. then i was convinced they won!!!

This is the second time 2 favourite teams of mine made the final 3!! And the second time my main favourite didn't win but the second favourite won. But Meghan and Cheyne is a team to love for their competitive nature and ability to work well together! They're gold and i'm in fact as happy as i am for them as i will be as happy for Brian and Ericka if they won.

Frankly speaking, i thought TAR 15 was going to be a really bad season... but the outcome, the tasks and everything else... although some of them were not on par with the earlier seasons... but TAR 15 is GOOD overall.

And now i'm sad alllll over again because there's no TAR. :'(

TAR 16 COME QUICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Jobby on December 07, 2009, 07:11:12 AM
Was it just me or were Eric and Lisa (you know, that one team that never made it out of the LA River  :lol:) not at the finish line either?

Talk about sore losers... :'(

We knew about that a long time ago...

Oh, well I didn't.

Thanks for posting the pic puddin!!

I just have to say, Eric and Lisa are not sore losers and are just darn smart that the moment they are eliminated, they just decided to go back home instead since they live in LA. That's probably the smartest decision ever than waste 22 days mourning on the fact that you didn't even get started on the race. It's depressing, really.
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Post by: Ruth on December 07, 2009, 07:56:32 AM
Wow, wow, wow!

Joab basically summed up my thoughts in his first half of the post, that the finale was nothing but exciting. It must be the first time that there was a CONTINUAL swap in placings! It was so unlike previous seasons where it was usually one team dominating all the way till the final task. This time, every team had their share of first, second and third placings throughout the leg. And I honestly didn't expect it to end this way. Meghan and Cheyne winning yes, but not Sam and Dan coming in second. I honestly thought that the brothers were doomed for third place somehow. But when it was down to them and Meghan and Cheyne at the last part, I knew Meghan and Cheyne would win.

While I'm disappointed that Brian and Ericka did not win, I'm happy with the result. Meghan and Cheyne do remind me of Nick and Starr in terms of competitiveness and to some extent, edit, but I love them so much better and they deserve every bit to win. Even in the later part of the race when they weren't shown to be as nice as when they started out, they're still really nice people and love each other a lot. It was definitely a race well ran, and my utmost congratulations to this sweet couple for winning the million!

So, the karma thing doesn't play out in the end and Sam and Dan beat Brian and Ericka. Well, the brothers have had their share of heated screamings and arguments but you know, I still really like them and even if they'd won I would be happy. As what Sam had said, even if they fight and quarrel, at the end of the day it doesn't matter, 'cos they're still brothers who love each other deeply. That's what's making me like them despite all their bickering. They've put up a good fight, they've done well throughout the race, and I'm sure the race has strengthened their relationship. Well done guys!

I noticed something, that Brian and Ericka aren't that good at counting are they. They fumbled at the poker task, and if any of you remembered, it was a counting (exchange rate) challenge that gave them much problem in the Dubai leg. But that's not the point. It's a slight bummer, I had some hope of them winning the race but they finished third. =( Nevertheless, I'm really proud of them. They didn't go home with the million, but they can go home with their heads held high, proud to say that they've raced with all their heart and with all integrity. I just love how Brian's always nice to everyone during the race, this team had their share of fighting too but at the end of the day, their love remains so strong. It was such a sweet moment seeing them at the finish line, teary eyes and all. They're already winners, and I just love them plenty!

All in all, it's been a great season, almost as good as TAR14 if not for the fact that my favourites didn't win. But it's another season where I love ALL three teams in the finale. Our final three teams all did a good job, they all fought so hard. I love TAR15!!!!!!!!
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Post by: gator27 on December 07, 2009, 08:02:57 AM
Interesting how Meghan & Cheyene and Sam & Dan did not know the identity of the 3rd team until Brian & Erika got to the Prague airport.  I wonder how much time really separated 2nd and 3rd place at the PitStop?
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Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 07, 2009, 09:01:47 AM
I will post the insider vids coming up later.
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Post by: Dånooky on December 07, 2009, 10:45:54 AM
Interesting how Meghan & Cheyene and Sam & Dan did not know the identity of the 3rd team until Brian & Erika got to the Prague airport.  I wonder how much time really separated 2nd and 3rd place at the PitStop?
I think that at one point, the producers prohibit the mingling during Pit Stops. If you remember Prague2, Meghan & Cheyne were surprised to see Brian & Erica at the Speedbump sign.
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Post by: puddin on December 07, 2009, 11:04:50 AM
They sequester the teams separate towards the end, last season I recall they did the same.
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Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 07, 2009, 11:56:13 AM
Right from about leg 6 starting last season, they sequester the teams from each other.
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Post by: Hooky on December 07, 2009, 03:13:13 PM
I was also very happy with this final leg. Good, solid tasks. The only problem was the poker chip counting challenge: I'm fairly certain it was designed for Maria & Tiffany to win the whole race. Just knowing that the course is heavily biased in favor of one team sickens me. Having a female team win is not that important. Keep it fair.

I'm also sure the reason it wasn't a memory task was because the designers couldn't count on Maria & Tiffany having any better memory than any of the other teams. We got cheated out of one simply for that reason. :P
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Post by: georgiapeach on December 07, 2009, 07:09:19 PM
The chip counter person made an error in counting B/E's chips...they actually had it correct...

Unfortunately, no time credit for the error was given.
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Post by: puddin on December 07, 2009, 07:17:59 PM
The chip counter person made an error in counting B/E's chips...they actually had it correct...

Unfortunately, no time credit for the error was given.
OMG that SUCKS peach  (:;)
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Post by: puddin on December 07, 2009, 07:18:42 PM
Not sucks peachs but it sucks for Brian and Ericka  :(
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Post by: georgiapeach on December 07, 2009, 07:28:51 PM
Apparently the counter person miscounted some chip twice, it took a few minutes for production to decide what to do...and the upshot was..................nothing.



Sucks is right!!

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Post by: Snooky on December 07, 2009, 07:32:12 PM
OMGosh! That is so bad! Poor Brian & Erika!
 (:;)  :'(
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Post by: autowil on December 07, 2009, 07:39:51 PM
Apparently the counter person miscounted some chip twice, it took a few minutes for production to decide what to do...and the upshot was..................nothing.



Sucks is right!!



Craps!! They wun have be racing head to head with Sam and Dan or even beat Meghan and Cheyne.. Bad Luck ever.
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Post by: puddin on December 07, 2009, 07:41:58 PM
here you can read about it  (http://www.tennessean.com/article/20091207/ENTERTAINMENT12/91207078/Ericka+Dunlap+says+counting+error+might+have+cost+her+‘Amazing+Race’+win)




Dunlap said on Monday that the counter who checked their work made a mistake that placed them third in the challenge and could have cost them the race.


It’s easy for us to blame her and say it was her fault, but it really was,” Dunlap said. “She was organizing her chips once we laid them on the table, and she put one of the black $500 chips in the same pile in between the blue $100 chips. We were $400 off and it was something really crazy …. When she found out that she had done that, her face was so pale. Oh gosh, she really looked like she had seen a ghost. She looked over at the producers like, ‘What do I do? They were like, ‘Count it again guys.’ I was like, ‘You’re kidding me, right?


When the show aired, the part where Dunlap and Kleinschmidt completed the last task never aired. It is important to Dunlap that people know they did. “We are finishers and we finished that race completely,” she said.








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Post by: Caelestor on December 07, 2009, 08:02:31 PM
Apparently the counter person miscounted some chip twice, it took a few minutes for production to decide what to do...and the upshot was..................nothing.



Sucks is right!!



They should've used an electronic sorter.   (:;)
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Post by: puddin on December 07, 2009, 08:52:23 PM
Bad enough your destiny is at the hands of a cab driver but now a chip counter  :groan: :groan:
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Post by: Ray! on December 08, 2009, 05:38:51 AM
Robbed of a win </333333333333333333333
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Post by: butterfly38 on December 08, 2009, 09:17:29 AM
I haven't seen anybody mention this - seemed like the final leg was a promotion of the Las Vegas Hotels and Wayne Newton.  I realize that  this is a business and they have to make money. 

Seems like they took away the final puzzle to promote more Las Vegas hotels. 

Fun episode though! 

Congrats to Meagan and Cheyne!  They seemed to keep their cool more than anybody else!

Also, Erica is back to Nashville working on her country album - she wanted the promotion of this to help her with her career.  Good luck to her.  I can't believe the counter made a mistake - that's horrible luck!!!  I'd have a hard time letting that fact go.....
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Post by: Belle Book on December 08, 2009, 10:35:24 AM
here you can read about it  (http://www.tennessean.com/article/20091207/ENTERTAINMENT12/91207078/Ericka+Dunlap+says+counting+error+might+have+cost+her+‘Amazing+Race’+win)




Dunlap said on Monday that the counter who checked their work made a mistake that placed them third in the challenge and could have cost them the race.


It’s easy for us to blame her and say it was her fault, but it really was,” Dunlap said. “She was organizing her chips once we laid them on the table, and she put one of the black $500 chips in the same pile in between the blue $100 chips. We were $400 off and it was something really crazy …. When she found out that she had done that, her face was so pale. Oh gosh, she really looked like she had seen a ghost. She looked over at the producers like, ‘What do I do? They were like, ‘Count it again guys.’ I was like, ‘You’re kidding me, right?


When the show aired, the part where Dunlap and Kleinschmidt completed the last task never aired. It is important to Dunlap that people know they did. “We are finishers and we finished that race completely,” she said.










What rotten luck!

Belle Book
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Post by: Slowhatch on December 08, 2009, 12:10:03 PM
It's not as if she was a bad taxi driver or a local giving bad directions; although the chip counter probably draws her paycheck from the casino, she was working under the direction of WRP for the task, so production bears some responsibility in this. In any other leg B/E might have been given a time credit, but the final leg makes that impossible. Maybe WRP will arrange the final leg of future races to minimize the chance of this sort of error.
Very bad planning from production.
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Post by: alittlebird on December 08, 2009, 12:56:57 PM
In response to someone's post about the chip counting & Maria & Tiffany: The locations and challenges are determined before casting is completed, and those who design such things are kept in the dark about contestants until the route/challenges are locked.  Hence, the ride in Sweden that one of the globetrotters couldn't ride - I have a feeling the person who designed that wasn't anticipating a contestant too tall to ride it.
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Post by: Hooky on December 08, 2009, 01:52:53 PM
In response to someone's post about the chip counting & Maria & Tiffany: The locations and challenges are determined before casting is completed, and those who design such things are kept in the dark about contestants until the route/challenges are locked.  Hence, the ride in Sweden that one of the globetrotters couldn't ride - I have a feeling the person who designed that wasn't anticipating a contestant too tall to ride it.

I thought it said somewhere on the application that the race course is decided at least partially based on the things that those who apply say they will or won't do. I was under the impression that the race course was decided after contestants were chosen. Do we have any evidence that it is designed before the teams are chosen?
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Post by: Chateau d If on December 08, 2009, 03:16:05 PM
It's not as if she was a bad taxi driver or a local giving bad directions; although the chip counter probably draws her paycheck from the casino, she was working under the direction of WRP for the task, so production bears some responsibility in this. In any other leg B/E might have been given a time credit, but the final leg makes that impossible. Maybe WRP will arrange the final leg of future races to minimize the chance of this sort of error.
Very bad planning from production.

There was a similar error in Season 9 when they had to put the country's flags in the order visited.  The checkers and the racers confused the Irish flag with the Italian flag.  In that case the error was corrected by having Tyler & BJ return to the task to correct the mistake after they had already run to the finish mat.  Even so, they were able to correct it and before Jeremy & Eric were done.  Jeremy & Eric had made the same Ireland/Italy mistake as well.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/45/Flag_of_Ireland.svg/210px-Flag_of_Ireland.svg.png)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/03/Flag_of_Italy.svg/158px-Flag_of_Italy.svg.png)
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Post by: georgiapeach on December 08, 2009, 04:14:02 PM
In response to someone's post about the chip counting & Maria & Tiffany: The locations and challenges are determined before casting is completed, and those who design such things are kept in the dark about contestants until the route/challenges are locked.  Hence, the ride in Sweden that one of the globetrotters couldn't ride - I have a feeling the person who designed that wasn't anticipating a contestant too tall to ride it.



I thought it said somewhere on the application that the race course is decided at least partially based on the things that those who apply say they will or won't do. I was under the impression that the race course was decided after contestants were chosen. Do we have any evidence that it is designed before the teams are chosen?

alittlebird is correct Hooky. The course and locations are chosen well before the contestants...think visas, film permits, all the complicated logistics. Teams are sometimes being revamped even a couplke of weeks beforehand.
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Post by: kittygoesmeow on December 08, 2009, 08:08:20 PM
That's awful luck for Brian and Ericka!! I wonder how much time it ended up costing them.

BTW, I really hope that Ericka's family starts accepting Brian, he is a saint for some of the crap he had to put up with with her and seems like a really great level-headed guy!!
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Post by: Moo on December 09, 2009, 02:51:11 AM
I'm VERY disappointed on how rigged could the Final task be.

1)It's the FINAL task. I could have let it pass if the task was an ordinary task, but please, it's the final task, and B/E could have won it.

2)It's between a million dollars and none.

Sorry if it looks so much like I'm biased against M/C, but yeah, it sucks...
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Post by: Snooky on December 09, 2009, 06:09:23 PM
I'm VERY disappointed on how rigged could the Final task be.

1)It's the FINAL task. I could have let it pass if the task was an ordinary task, but please, it's the final task, and B/E could have won it.

2)It's between a million dollars and none.

Sorry if it looks so much like I'm biased against M/C, but yeah, it sucks...
It's more like between 1 million dollars; 25,000 dollars; and 10,000 dollars. But yes, it is extremely disappointing and a big difference in $$.
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Post by: Zack. on December 10, 2009, 08:48:28 AM
FWIW, Brian/Ericka seem to be in good spirits about the experience in general; other racers might have tried to pull a Stacey Stillman.
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Post by: Hooky on December 11, 2009, 01:03:12 AM
In response to someone's post about the chip counting & Maria & Tiffany: The locations and challenges are determined before casting is completed, and those who design such things are kept in the dark about contestants until the route/challenges are locked.  Hence, the ride in Sweden that one of the globetrotters couldn't ride - I have a feeling the person who designed that wasn't anticipating a contestant too tall to ride it.



I thought it said somewhere on the application that the race course is decided at least partially based on the things that those who apply say they will or won't do. I was under the impression that the race course was decided after contestants were chosen. Do we have any evidence that it is designed before the teams are chosen?

alittlebird is correct Hooky. The course and locations are chosen well before the contestants...think visas, film permits, all the complicated logistics. Teams are sometimes being revamped even a couplke of weeks beforehand.

Yeah, that's what makes sense in my mind...but I just know I read otherwise somewhere a while ago. Oh well.