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Title: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Dom on February 15, 2011, 03:35:47 PM
Creating this thread for all your Amazing Race Questions!

Ask them here and our talented and vocal posters will try to help!!

No spoilers or spoiler questions here please.  :waves:

thanks from peach


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Everyone knows about the hippies' 'Bowling Moms' t shirts, but does anyone know if any other teams have paid tribute to past racers in any way?

I noticed earlier on that Vipul in Season 10 and Eric in Season 11 both wore the blue 'COLEGE' t-shirt. Does anyone know the story behind this one?

Also from the previews from the start line of season 18, I notice that a certain team are wearing t-shirts with a direct reference to another team on the same race! (no spoilers here)

Are there any other references to past racers?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: AmazingRace on February 15, 2011, 06:52:13 PM
David & Mary wore 'LOST' T-shirts in reference to the Cho Bros in All-Stars(I believe they wore it in Leg 2.)

Slightly OT: Erwin & Godwin wore T-Shirts with Phil's face in the India leg in Season 10.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Dom on February 16, 2011, 02:56:10 PM
Hi all,

Just wondered how many really unusual eliminations there have ever been. I know Phil walked out to meet Marshall and Lance after they gave up during the Roadblock, has he had to do this with anyone else?

What about times where it hasn't been possible for Phil to eliminate a team? And are Team Guido the only final 3 team to never make it to the finish line?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on February 16, 2011, 03:07:48 PM
Phil walked out to eliminate Maria and Tiffany in TAR 15.

And are Team Guido the only final 3 team to never make it to the finish line?

They were the first final three team to not make the finish line.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Mug Costanza on February 16, 2011, 03:17:40 PM
The two most striking unusual eliminations I can think of were Toni & Dallas on the streets of Moscow in TAR13, and Dana & Adrian in Leg 1 of TAR16 after Adrian failed the Roadblock twice.

Also, Jeff & Dave in TAR4 made the final 3 but did not reach the finish line.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: DrRox on February 16, 2011, 03:44:48 PM
Phil walked out to eliminate Maria and Tiffany in TAR 15.

And are Team Guido the only final 3 team to never make it to the finish line?

They were the first final three team to not make the finish line.

They were the "first" Final 3 Team, period.

Phil had to go out in the field to eliminate Lena/Kristy in TAR6.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Dom on February 16, 2011, 04:08:11 PM
Has anyone noticed any errors in post production during a particular episode? I've seen almost all the seasons, and never noticed any glaring mistakes, but just noticed two in subsequent episodes. At the start of the Leg 2 of Season 10, Tom & Terry are labelled as leaving at 7:02 PM, when in actual fact, it was probably supposed to be 10:02 PM if the other start times are assumed to be correct.

In the next episode, on leaving the detour, Peter and Sarah are labelled as currently being in 1st place, when actually, about 3 teams have already checked into the pitstop. I know these are easy to miss, but I wonder how many copywriters have to look these over before being aired!

Has anyone else noticed any spelling mistakes or other errors in the show?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on February 16, 2011, 04:15:59 PM
Conspiracy theories state that TAR did not allow Dustin and Kandice to win the All Stars because their safe was faulty.

The CBS TAR site is usually quite faulty.

TAR clearly messed up the TAR 17 leg 6 Detour, which is why they non-eliminated Nick and Vicki without Speed Bumping them.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on February 16, 2011, 04:16:57 PM
Phil had to go out in the field to eliminate Lena/Kristy in TAR6.

Yes, I knew there was one for the hale bale task, but I couldn't remember their names.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on February 16, 2011, 04:58:45 PM
One other unusual elimination was Maria/Tiffany at the Netherlands Detour in TAR 15.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Cocoa on February 16, 2011, 10:38:56 PM
No, prophet. Post-production == editing. Not the stuff you said (which are faults during the race).

An overlooked mistake was also visible during the Poker Chip task in S15. It showed RB when it is in fact a Route Info.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Coutzy on February 16, 2011, 11:18:44 PM
There have been a few instances, particularly in the more recent seasons of Camera & Sound men being in the shot. Usually its not for very long though. The only really glaring issue I've ever found is Kelly & Christy being visible in the background, watching Andrew and Dan complete their speed bump three legs after they were eliminated
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Mug Costanza on February 16, 2011, 11:24:12 PM
There was one time in TAR4 where instead of the usual title for Jon & Al:

JON & AL
Best Friends/Clowns

...they displayed:

Jon & Al
Best Friends/Clowns

Basically, they just put Jon and Al's names in non-capslocked type. Nothing major. It just looked weird. (I know, it's nothing much, but it's all I can specifically remember.)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: AmazingRace on February 16, 2011, 11:29:39 PM
Hmm.. It is not really a "mistake", but sometimes they show a team boarding a flight and they show scenes from a different flight.

Like for example, Dustin & Kandice boarded a plane in Zanzibar to head to Poland, and the next clip of them waiting to put their luggage in the overhead comapartment was on another plane at Frankfurt wearing their blue jackets when in fact they were'nt wearing them before(when they were entering).

This was probably one of the many plane "mistakes".
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on February 16, 2011, 11:30:21 PM
The only instance where editing left viewers confused was that piano task in TAR 17. While the problem was discovered and dealt with during filming at the time, the editing required CBS to issue a press release because of the confusion that was created. That's about as close to a post-production issue as I can think of. (And had they following the editing practices of the early seasons, they would have acknowledged it and the confusion would not have happened. The only other one was the Maria-Tiffany elimination which wasn't fully explained on air and I suspect to this day probably remains a source of confusion.

AmazingRace, the "substitution" of filmed takeoffs and landings has been a common practice on TAR since the early days.  I don't view it as a istake, but rather using the visually available footage for telling the story.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: walkingpneumonia on February 17, 2011, 01:18:56 PM
In TAR 16 ep6 in France the pit stop was at L'ORCCA in Reims
On screen it showed L'ORRCA...

Somewhere in the same episode I think they spelled Reims incorrectly - but I can't find it now.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: DrRox on February 17, 2011, 01:28:15 PM
In TAR 16 ep6 in France the pit stop was at L'ORCCA in Reims
On screen it showed L'ORRCA...

Somewhere in the same episode I think they spelled Reims incorrectly - but I can't find it now.

What  they misspelled was "L'ORRCA."  It should be L'ORCCA I remember searching the heck for L'ORRCA and all that kept coming up were whale sites......lol
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Dom on February 17, 2011, 01:41:09 PM
In TAR 16 ep6 in France the pit stop was at L'ORCCA in Reims
On screen it showed L'ORRCA...

Somewhere in the same episode I think they spelled Reims incorrectly - but I can't find it now.

You can even see it spelled correctly in the same shot! In the bottom left..
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Dom on February 17, 2011, 01:42:56 PM
Hi all,

Been wondering this for a while.. Do the camera crew have to get every single person in shot's permission to broadcast their face? Or is it only if they speak? Its very rare we ever see a blurry face, so I assume this is when the person has requested to be blurred. But I've also heard stories of people having to sign release forms to be on TV. What's the procedure here?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on February 17, 2011, 01:49:00 PM
I would guess that the person has to be shown up close to where they could be identified in order to require a waiver. Crowd shots obviously don't apply. I don't think someone has to request to be blurred though, that is the default.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Peace, Love, TAR! :D on February 17, 2011, 02:34:57 PM
Also, if i recall correctly, in season 15 episode 4, when Brian and Ericka got their clue after finishing the detour at Ski Dubai, the bottom caption read: Meghan and Cheyne, Currently in 2nd Place  :lol3:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: TexasLady on February 17, 2011, 03:18:58 PM
Needing or asking for a release is a complicated issue. For in depth information: http://www.danheller.com/model-release.html#4 is a good place to start.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Reilly Queens on February 17, 2011, 08:57:16 PM
There have been a few instances, particularly in the more recent seasons of Camera & Sound men being in the shot. Usually its not for very long though. The only really glaring issue I've ever found is Kelly & Christy being visible in the background, watching Andrew and Dan complete their speed bump three legs after they were eliminated

Complete Fail

(http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc427/Kandace_KML/fail.png)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: mswood on February 17, 2011, 09:03:07 PM
My favorite racer nod (it isn't in clothing), was in the very first episode of TAR 4, and it was said by Chris (Of Amanda & Chris, and why I will forever love this team).  

They have just completed the detour and teams must now walk back up to the skylift area (and by all accounts it wears everyone out), Amanda is dragging behind Chris and Chris turns around and says, "Come on "Flo".

Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Dånooky on February 17, 2011, 09:26:49 PM
with facepalm and all
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jobby on February 17, 2011, 11:24:57 PM
There have been a few instances, particularly in the more recent seasons of Camera & Sound men being in the shot. Usually its not for very long though. The only really glaring issue I've ever found is Kelly & Christy being visible in the background, watching Andrew and Dan complete their speed bump three legs after they were eliminated

Complete Fail

(http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc427/Kandace_KML/fail.png)

And Kelly and Christy told us they honestly didn't know they were caught in the footage. :lol3:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Goldeneye on February 18, 2011, 11:22:10 AM
So far, I've heard about those in a few instances...

Season 13 - Leg 9 - This one was confirmed by at least one team here and it was claimed to be at the military camp and given the nature of the U-Turn, it is at the military camp.

Season 15 - Leg 3 - This is the murky one as it claims that U-Turn was blind and was used by a team to no effect. There isn't a location associated with it, so where ever it was, that U-Turn was edited out.

Season 15 - Leg 8 (or 10?) - The second of the U-Turns, if it did exist would have been in either of those legs, since the U-Turn normally is right before a roadblock and not right before a pit stop.

Season 17 - Leg 6 or 7? - There is some claim that a (possibly blind?) U-Turn was located on Leg 6 (at Palace Square) - However, I think it may Leg 7 that had a U-Turn since the Detour was up first and both options were at the site itself.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Mug Costanza on February 18, 2011, 02:20:22 PM
Wikipedia lists the TAR15 Leg 3 U-Turn as being an unaired Blind U-Turn. Lance & Keri had tried to U-Turn Sam & Dan, but they were already ahead of them at that time.

As far as Season 17, I wouldn't be surprised if the only U-Turn on the race was the Double U-Turn in Bangladesh in Leg 9. They had introduced the Express Pass that season, and I think the producers would've been disappointed with the lack of drama if a team had chosen to U-Turn the team that won the Express Pass, only to have them skip the other task. (Just my 2 cents, anyway. Not intended to be taken as fact!)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on February 18, 2011, 02:33:32 PM
Wikipedia lists the TAR15 Leg 3 U-Turn as being an unaired Blind U-Turn. Lance & Keri had tried to U-Turn Sam & Dan, but they were already ahead of them at that time.

As far as Season 17, I wouldn't be surprised if the only U-Turn on the race was the Double U-Turn in Bangladesh in Leg 9. They had introduced the Express Pass that season, and I think the producers would've been disappointed with the lack of drama if a team had chosen to U-Turn the team that won the Express Pass, only to have them skip the other task. (Just my 2 cents, anyway. Not intended to be taken as fact!)

Yes, this is a very interesting line of thinking. The Express Pass poses interesing issues such as this.

Kynt and Vyxsin also U-Turn Nick and Don, who were ahead of them in this particulaur leg in TAR 12.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on February 18, 2011, 06:47:50 PM
Wikipedia lists the TAR15 Leg 3 U-Turn as being an unaired Blind U-Turn. Lance & Keri had tried to U-Turn Sam & Dan, but they were already ahead of them at that time.


I thought it was Mika & Canaan who tried to u-turn Lance & Keri??
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jobby on February 18, 2011, 08:22:54 PM
Wikipedia lists the TAR15 Leg 3 U-Turn as being an unaired Blind U-Turn. Lance & Keri had tried to U-Turn Sam & Dan, but they were already ahead of them at that time.

As far as Season 17, I wouldn't be surprised if the only U-Turn on the race was the Double U-Turn in Bangladesh in Leg 9. They had introduced the Express Pass that season, and I think the producers would've been disappointed with the lack of drama if a team had chosen to U-Turn the team that won the Express Pass, only to have them skip the other task. (Just my 2 cents, anyway. Not intended to be taken as fact!)

Yes, this is a very interesting line of thinking. The Express Pass poses interesing issues such as this.

Kynt and Vyxsin also U-Turn Nick and Don, who were ahead of them in this particulaur leg in TAR 12.

The Prophet, in what way is Kent and Vysxin's U-TURN in TAR 12 "unaired/missing" such that it deserves a mention by you? :duno:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on February 18, 2011, 08:24:13 PM
Yes, this is a very interesting line of thinking. The Express Pass poses interesing issues such as this.

Kynt and Vyxsin also U-Turn Nick and Don, who were ahead of them in this particulaur leg in TAR 12.

The Prophet, in what way is Kent and Vysxin's U-TURN in TAR 12 "unaired/missing" such that it deserves a mention by you? :duno:

:duno: It's just odd.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jobby on February 18, 2011, 08:33:18 PM
Yes, this is a very interesting line of thinking. The Express Pass poses interesing issues such as this.

Kynt and Vyxsin also U-Turn Nick and Don, who were ahead of them in this particulaur leg in TAR 12.

The Prophet, in what way is Kent and Vysxin's U-TURN in TAR 12 "unaired/missing" such that it deserves a mention by you? :duno:

:duno: It's just odd.

It's not. It's part of the race rules that if you use a U-TURN on a team in front of you, it will not work.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: mswood on February 19, 2011, 01:33:54 AM
David & Mary wore 'LOST' T-shirts in reference to the Cho Bros in All-Stars(I believe they wore it in Leg 2.)

Slightly OT: Erwin & Godwin wore T-Shirts with Phil's face in the India leg in Season 10.
I liked both shirts.  Another Phil reference that I liked, was on Season Nine (and not BJ & Tyler hammy it up on Phil's last job, though it is the leg they were the great Bowling Mom shirts), but where Jeremy & Eric are searching through Laundry and and Eric "say's this is one of Phil's turtlenecks".  It's rare for the racers comments about Phil to make it on air (except at the Pit Stops).
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Coutzy on February 19, 2011, 01:57:23 AM
There was another nod to Phil in which a team (BJ and Tyler again, I think) handed their last dollar to Phil and said "Don't waste the opportunity"
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jobby on February 19, 2011, 02:00:44 AM
Another reason why i adore Mary of David and Mary so much.

Quote
"I Know Phil, Little Ol’ Gorgeous Thing"

4th leg episode title of TAR 10. :tup:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: mswood on February 19, 2011, 02:47:12 AM
There was another nod to Phil in which a team (BJ and Tyler again, I think) handed their last dollar to Phil and said "Don't waste the opportunity"
That's the one I didn't like.  It just seemed so planned out (not like getting shirts with people's names on it or phrases isn't planned out.  But it just seemed so, played to the camera to me.  Of course thats just my personal taste on that one time.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jobby on February 19, 2011, 03:19:58 AM
There was another nod to Phil in which a team (BJ and Tyler again, I think) handed their last dollar to Phil and said "Don't waste the opportunity"
That's the one I didn't like.  It just seemed so planned out (not like getting shirts with people's names on it or phrases isn't planned out.  But it just seemed so, played to the camera to me.  Of course thats just my personal taste on that one time.

Nods and agrees fervently. BJ and Tyler = :eww :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: GeKKou on February 20, 2011, 11:06:11 PM
Anyone has any idea how much money runner ups and 3rd place teams will get?

Take tennis grand slams for examples, champions get 1 million, runner ups get 500,000.

But I doubt in TAR they will get that much, if they do, Phil will probably change his lines to '2nd place teams will also get 500,000. '

My guess is somewhere around 100,000.

 :lol: :yess:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on February 23, 2011, 05:52:41 PM
I don't know what it is to attract Unfinished Business teams, but for a regular Amazing Race season I believe second gets a bit less than $100,000.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: GeKKou on February 24, 2011, 07:09:56 PM
Just a question for Peach,

In season 16, Dan and Jordan was lost in France, and when they finally found their way, Jordan said something ' Peach, I got it!'

Any connections with Peach here?? Or maybe its kind of American slang?

Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on February 24, 2011, 07:18:49 PM
Of course he was talking to me!! :funny:

No, Jordan calls some of his (girl) friends peach all the time...in this case he was talking to Caite.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on February 24, 2011, 07:22:07 PM
Of course he was talking to me!! :funny:

No, Jordan calls some of his (girl) friends peach all the time...in this case he was talking to Caite.


Didn't know he liked girls... More likely it was peach he meant. :lol:

It's not. It's part of the race rules that if you use a U-TURN on a team in front of you, it will not work.

I meant that it was an odd Uturn I thought was worth mentioning.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on February 24, 2011, 08:20:37 PM
Friends that are girls, silly.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Peace, Love, TAR! :D on February 24, 2011, 09:26:57 PM
Of course he was talking to me!! :funny:

No, Jordan calls some of his (girl) friends peach all the time...in this case he was talking to Caite.


I love how in the finale at the finish line, Jordan is cheering on Brent and Caite and is like "Come on, peach!!". Brandy glares at him and he's like "What? She's my peach"
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Rogos12 on March 02, 2011, 06:43:39 PM
Hi long time reader and first time poster and had a random question. Does anyone know which teams in AR history that have completed every single task??? I guess automatically a pre-requisite would have to be a team in the final 3. Just wondering if anyone knew for sure has this been done? I am stumped trying to think if anyone has.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on March 02, 2011, 06:53:12 PM
Well, I don't think this is possible unless a team completed both sides of the Detour in every leg.

If you are not including that, then I fail to understand the question. The answer would be every attendee of the finale who never Fast Forwarded. Also excluding teams that did are not known to have completed all the task in the final leg before checking in to the Finish Line.

 :wel1:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Rogos12 on March 02, 2011, 07:03:22 PM
Then yes I guess its every team that made the Final 3 that didn't use a Fast Forward or any other circumstance where they didn't complete a task.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on March 02, 2011, 07:04:48 PM
We're glad you stopped lurking and joined in the discussion! :waves:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Peace, Love, TAR! :D on March 02, 2011, 09:20:47 PM
:bigwelcome to RFF Rogos12!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on March 02, 2011, 10:49:29 PM
Quote
Well, I don't think this is possible unless a team completed both sides of the Detour in every leg.

If you are not including that, then I fail to understand the question. The answer would be every attendee of the finale who never Fast Forwarded. Also excluding teams that did are not known to have completed all the task in the final leg before checking in to the Finish Line.

I don't think it is possible for any team to meet the standard posed by the original question. The Fast Forward changed after season 4; and even then, by my personal review and count, only about half of the early Fast Forwards were actually taken, and although a lot less frequent since then, the Fast Forward still wasn't taken about half the time.

Then there are the detours (where as noted, only a few teams who were U-Turned have had to do both detour tasks on selected legs), but even then, the U-Turn wasn't always used.

I think the proffered response (that this is an impossibility) is the correct answer.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Mug Costanza on March 02, 2011, 10:59:37 PM
Andrew & Dan of Season 13 completed every Roadblock and one Detour option each leg, but that's as close as your going to get, as far as I can recall.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Rogos12 on March 03, 2011, 06:08:33 PM
Wow out of all the teams to ever do the AR I would never have thought Andrew and Dan would have done the most tasks in the shows history....kind of a better team then people give them credit for. I swear there has to be at least one other team to duplicate the same feat.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Coutzy on March 03, 2011, 06:17:16 PM
Wow out of all the teams to ever do the AR I would never have thought Andrew and Dan would have done the most tasks in the shows history....kind of a better team then people give them credit for. I swear there has to be at least one other team to duplicate the same feat.

Jet & Cord completed every Roadblock, at least one Detour on every leg and a Speed Bump as well.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on March 03, 2011, 06:21:09 PM
Coutzy, interesting point since no team that made the final has completed each Speed Bump so it is still no one.

I still fail to understand why Andrew and Dan are the supposed only team to complete every task. Am I missing something? Every team that has gone to the final (that didn't fast forward) is in the same state as Dandrew and the cowboys and whoever else.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on March 03, 2011, 06:48:40 PM

I still fail to understand why Andrew and Dan are the supposed only team to complete every task. Am I missing something? Every team that has gone to the final (that didn't fast forward) is in the same state as Dandrew and the cowboys and whoever else.

Actually this is not true. If they didn't FF then they did not do that task.

It is impossible to complete every task of the Race. A team would have to complete both sides of each Detour, the Fast Forwards and the tasks on those legs, and all the Speed Bumps. If you leave all of this out then every attendee of the final who did not Fast Forward is the same. Having done one Detour task, the RB, and other tasks on each leg.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: DrRox on March 03, 2011, 07:07:21 PM
Then you have people like Joe/Bill, TAR1 and Jeff/Dave, TAR4 that got stopped out in the field on the Final leg. Joe and Bill did the FF in Thailand, but I dont remember about Jeff/Dave but in those days, they probably did a FF too.I would think all the TAR1-4 Final 3 teams did a FF, but not sure.

I would think that Sam/Dan and Erika/??? in TAR 15 were the same as DanDrew...as was the Cowboys and Caite/Brent in TAR 16 and Brooke/Claire in TAR17. Also Jamie/Cara and Margie/Luke in TAR14......I dont remember either of them doing a FF.

There just wont be any team to fit the orginal query.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on March 03, 2011, 07:08:14 PM
Then you have people like Joe/Bill, TAR1 and Jeff/Dave, TAR4 that got stopped out in the field on the Final leg. Joe and Bill did the FF in Thailand, but I dont remember about Jeff/Dave but in those days, they probably did a FF too.I would think all the TAR1-4 Final 3 teams did a FF, but not sure.

I would think that Sam/Dan and Erika/??? in TAR 15 were the same as DanDrew...as was the Cowboys and Caite/Brent in TAR 16 and Brooke/Claire in TAR17. Also Jamie/Cara and Margie/Luke in TAR14......I dont remember either of them doing a FF.

There just wont be any team to fit the orginal query.

Brian and Ericka, Doc.
No, I don't recall any of those teams doing Fast Forwards.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Mug Costanza on March 03, 2011, 09:26:21 PM
Obviously Andrew & Dan weren't the only ones to come close to finishing every task... I just specifically remember Andrew & Dan being very proud of the fact that they were the only team that season to do every Detour and Roadblock, as Ken & Tina and Nick & Starr both FF'ed.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on March 03, 2011, 10:04:42 PM
Dave and Jeff did do a Fast Forward. [Wiki indicates they took it on Leg 11 (of 13), the last leg where a FF was available under the original FF rules.]

The answer is that it is impossible under the rules used from season 1 through 17 to have completed every task.Even if one asked if there was a team that attempted every task, the answer would still be that it has been impossible.

The introduction of the Express Pass adds yet another wrinkle permitting teams to skip a task, as the Fast Forward permitted, but that still does not permit a team to have completed every task.

Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on March 11, 2011, 07:09:27 PM
Are producers trying to kill contestants, because the Mud detour looked very difficult to accomplish??

Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on March 11, 2011, 07:12:47 PM
I think this season, they were out to challenge the contestants to the max....
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: tarflyonthewall on March 12, 2011, 10:52:27 PM
Is anyone able to provide decent quality screencaps of past greeters? I'm thinking of including pics in a large timeline file I'm working on, but I'm stuck with low-quality JPG versions of low-quality saved Youtube vids.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: maf on March 22, 2011, 05:11:25 PM
Has anyone noticed any errors in post production during a particular episode? I've seen almost all the seasons, and never noticed any glaring mistakes,

I just saw a pretty glaring one in season 3 episode 9:
(http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m534/maf42/vlcsnap-2011-03-22-23h05m28s75.png)
Somebody needs a geography lesson.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on March 22, 2011, 05:19:02 PM
Oh that IS funny! :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: inomu on March 23, 2011, 07:40:18 PM
Has anyone noticed any errors in post production during a particular episode? I've seen almost all the seasons, and never noticed any glaring mistakes.

This one is small mistake, but in season 10 in Finland episode, Tytyri mine was called Tytyrin mine in all titles and subtitles of the episode and Phil also says Tytyrin. I understand where the mistake comes from: Tytyri mine is "Tytyrin kaivos" in Finnish which means Tytyri's mine or Tytyri mine. Just small mistake but as a Finnish person it annoys me  :snicker: (well, the racers' pronunciation of Lohja and Tampere annoys me more :P)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: crystiluv on April 18, 2011, 10:06:06 AM
The longest known Pit Stop occurred during the first US season when production was forced to relocate the Pit Stop in Tunisia due to a sandstorm. This was the first instance of a "mobile pit stop", which also appeared in Seasons 15, 16, and 18 where teams have been transported to another location during the pit stop, without any knowledge of their final destination.

Found that on Wikipedia... idk if it's true or not. Does anybody have any information on that??

Go Gary and Mallory! Go Gary and Mallory! Go Gary and Mallory! Go Gary and Mallory! Go Gary and Mallory!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on April 18, 2011, 10:19:12 AM
:welcome: to RFF!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Neobie on April 18, 2011, 10:40:53 AM
The longest known Pit Stop occurred during the first US season when production was forced to relocate the Pit Stop in Tunisia due to a sandstorm. This was the first instance of a "mobile pit stop", which also appeared in Seasons 15, 16, and 18 where teams have been transported to another location during the pit stop, without any knowledge of their final destination.

Found that on Wikipedia... idk if it's true or not. Does anybody have any information on that??

The article is referring to the Pit Stop of TAR 1.5, which had teams check in at Ksar Ghilane in the Sahara. Phil did a voice-over at the beginning of the next episode saying that teams were moved because of an impending sandstorm, and that they would be released at Gabes, the nearest big city. Unlike future "mobile Pit Stops", this one was not anticipated by the producers. I'm not exactly certain how long this was, was it a 36h or a 60h Pit Stop?

Other instances of teams beginning in a different city from where they finished:
TAR 3.9: Teams checked in onto the Savoie docked at Montreux, and during the Pit Stop the ship sailed to Lausanne along the coast of Lake Geneva.
TAR 15.2: Teams checked in onto the Bassac III docked at the market at Cai Be, and during the Pit Stop the boat sailed to My Tho along the Mekong Delta.
TAR 16.5: Teams checked in at Hamburg, spent a night at a local hotel, then travelled the following night by bus to Les Monthairons in France. Teams in this case did not know their destination.
TAR 18.2: Teams checked in at Broken Hill, then travelled that very night by train to Sydney. It's likely teams knew where they were going in this situation.

And of course, there are plenty of instances (especially in more recent races) where the Pit Stop mat has been moved around town in between Pit Stop and Pit Start, usually to in front of the production hotel. Examples in TAR 17 alone include Doryumu, Hong Kong and St Petersburg.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on April 18, 2011, 12:47:43 PM
Neobie, according to the timelines that were create for TAR 1 after that season aired (with information from the Racers that season) the longest pit stop appears to have been the Bikaner pit stop in India leg 2:
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Day 16 (3/23): Danza arrives just predawn. Everyone else gets in early or mid-morning, market Roadblock, cab travel, check-in at Taj Khema pit stop from early evening onward [Lenny/Karyn eliminated].

Day 17 (3/24): Extra day at Taj Khema Hotel (per Brennan).

Day 18 (3/25): Leg 8: Taj Mahal, bus or taxi to Jaipur, Palace of the Winds, elephant or rowboat Detour to Holy Men, trains overnight to Bikaner.

Day 19 (3/26): Deshnoke (rat) Temple Roadblock at night or early morning, check-in early or late morning at Laxmi Niwas Palace (hotel) pit stop, Bikaner [non-elimination].

Day 20 (3/27): According to Nancy and others, extra 48 hrs at palace.

Day 21 (3/28): Leg 9: Departure afternoon or evening for Delhi airport, by bus or train.


This followed extended pit stops at the end of the second leg in Paris due to illness among the cast and crew (24 hours); and after the first India leg (extra 24 hours). IIRC the pit stop release in Gabes was extended more than 12 but less than 24 hours:

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Day 11 (3/18): Leg 5: Predawn departures for Tatouine. Walkie-talkie Detour at Ksar Hadada. Desert driving, 2-3 hours, camel ride Roadblock. Check-in starting midafternoon at Ksar Ghilane (oasis) pit stop [Paul/Amie eliminated].

Day 12 (3/19): Evacuated to village (Gabes), Leg 6 departures starting soon after midnight. Taxis back to Tunis, hotel. Extra 24 hours at hotel (per Guido, airport difficulties).

Day 13 (3/20): To Tunis airport. Flights out through afternoon and evening, connections from Lyons or London or Geneva (or not), arrival in Rome...

Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on April 18, 2011, 03:02:37 PM
My favorite example of a relocated (but not moving) pit stop is AR11 All-Stars, where very disruptive flight delays put some teams 2 days behind Charla/Mirna. It has been hypothesized that the original pit stop was on the Tanzanian mainland at Arusha, where a major international airport exists. However, the leg had to be shortened, so Phil was brought back to StoneTown on Zanzibar Island. 
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on April 19, 2011, 11:53:01 PM
Neobie, according to the timelines that were create for TAR 1 after that season aired (with information from the Racers that season) the longest pit stop appears to have been the Bikaner pit stop in India leg 2:


That's interesting. I thought all the pit stops were 12 hours (apart from the sandstorm thingy).
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on April 20, 2011, 12:11:32 AM
Neobie, according to the timelines that were create for TAR 1 after that season aired (with information from the Racers that season) the longest pit stop appears to have been the Bikaner pit stop in India leg 2:


That's interesting. I thought all the pit stops were 12 hours (apart from the sandstorm thingy).

In the early seasons, if a pit stop was extended, it was extended in multiples of 24 hours so that the departure time would be the same time of day as a 12 hour rest period, with any announced adjustments for penalties or production credits. The extended pit stops were usually never announced in the episode.

It was possible to detect extended pitstops through the footage of teams eating, sleeping and mingloing (ESM), as in a nighttime shot of the teams eating when they checked in at early morning and departed before sunset, or a daytime ESM when teams checked in while it was dark out, and departed before sunrise. Once you knew what to look for, it became fairly easy to detect.

Then every so often there would be some film showing the actual date. After a while we could infer the extended pit stops, and get verification from Racers once the season was over.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: amazing race fan on April 22, 2011, 10:00:47 AM
I have watched every season and now I am rewatching them. Can anyone recommend any other reality tv shows? Are any of the other versions of the amazing race any good? Thanks for the help.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: chill_sd on April 22, 2011, 10:11:57 AM
I have really enjoyed watching TAR Asia and TAR China Rush.  I haven't really seen any of the other versions.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on April 22, 2011, 10:15:15 AM
TAR Australia has not aired yet, but it looks like a good show. :tup:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: amazing race fan on April 22, 2011, 10:55:59 AM
I have really enjoyed watching TAR Asia and TAR China Rush.  I haven't really seen any of the other versions.

Are the locations good? It looks like its just all in asia.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: chill_sd on April 22, 2011, 12:03:03 PM
I have really enjoyed watching TAR Asia and TAR China Rush.  I haven't really seen any of the other versions.

Are the locations good? It looks like its just all in asia.

China Rush was all inside China, but TARAsia has gone to Europe and the Middle East along with Australia and New Zealand.

And both of these versions were English-speaking, so you don't have to find sub-titled versions.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: amazing race fan on April 23, 2011, 11:02:12 AM
Does anyone know where I can find China Rush on the internet? Can someone provide a link? I can't seem to find any links to it on the internet.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on April 23, 2011, 11:04:00 AM
DO NOT POST LINKS HERE,  I'll PM you.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: GeKKou on April 25, 2011, 03:38:59 AM
i have a question.

How much can you exactly get after you pay the tax for 1m dollars?

The reason I want to ask this question is I always feel sorry for those runner ups.

Then I heard, you could actually pay 50% tax for it. I feel not so sorry. It's ok to lose the money :lol: as long as there are good memories!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Mug Costanza on April 25, 2011, 01:24:30 PM
I think I've heard somewhere that after taxes, it's only about $600,000, or $300K per teammate.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on April 25, 2011, 03:31:26 PM
It depends on the individual's tax situation and whether their home state also collects an income tax. The top marginal federal tax rate is 35%, but a portion of the $1 million may be at the lower tax rates, depending on how much other income the team members had. It also depends on whether the team members had sufficient deductions to itemize those deductions and reduce the amount of taxable income (and how much) and there may also be tax credits to offset the actual taxes owed.

All of that would explain the different answers you'll see; and of course, the tax rates themselves (federal and state) have changed over the past decade.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Coutzy on April 25, 2011, 07:08:03 PM
For AusTAR, the winners will pay no tax on their winnings. Gameshow winnings (and lottery winnings) are exempt from income tax in Australia.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on April 25, 2011, 07:41:08 PM
Richard Hatch so needs to move there. :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: GeKKou on April 25, 2011, 10:50:57 PM
Great TAR AU. tax free

Thanks for the info on income tax US.

Are teams allowed to run the TAR for a third time?  :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Coutzy on April 25, 2011, 10:53:46 PM
Great TAR AU. tax free

Thanks for the info on income tax US.

Are teams allowed to run the TAR for a third time?  :lol:

Rob Mariano is currently on his 6th attempt at $1,000,000 so why not?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Zack. on May 04, 2011, 02:09:43 PM
Did a birdie (ie production, or possibly Gary/Mallory) tell Kisha/Jen and/or Jaime/Cara about TAR 17? IIRC 18 was filming as 17 finished airing, so they wouldn't have seen Nat/Kat win. I just found it odd that there wasn't any 'we want to be the first female team to win' confessionals, given how their season ended.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on May 04, 2011, 04:21:48 PM
Zack,
If you were CBS, wouldn't that be the first thing you edited out of the AR18 footage if you were the editor and it existed?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: TheAmazingRace4Ever on May 09, 2011, 07:51:54 PM
I know this is off topic but when is the amazing race season 19 gonna film?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: AmazingRace on May 17, 2011, 05:33:56 AM
Is there a reason why when they show flashbacks to past season on TAR18, they have the two borders by the side? It has been at the back of my mind for a while now.

Is it because of the Standard Def and High Def difference?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Cocoa on May 17, 2011, 06:05:44 AM
Is there a reason why when they show flashbacks to past season on TAR18, they have the two borders by the side? It has been at the back of my mind for a while now.

Is it because of the Standard Def and High Def difference?

Previous seasons are filmed in SD. TAR 18 is in HD. Because SDs have smaller screens, they need to put "borders" to put it into HD without stretching the entire footage. :tup:

(Well, that's what I think)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Shelact on May 19, 2011, 08:42:10 PM
Peach (or anyone else who cares to answer this) please forgive me for using this thread to ask a question but I didn't know where else to put it and this is the most recently started thread. 

I've been having a discussion with a friend who also loves the race.  I told her that there are countries where you have to buy plane tickets at a travel agency because you can't buy them at the airport.  I know I've heard that several times on some of the seasons but I don't remember where.  My friend says "There is no such animal."   Can you tell me who is right and if I am right what are the countries that don't sell tickets at the airport?

Thanks
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on May 19, 2011, 09:18:37 PM
You are totally right but I couldn't make a list...but I know someone will have the answer!!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redwings8831 on May 19, 2011, 09:22:28 PM
Peach (or anyone else who cares to answer this) please forgive me for using this thread to ask a question but I didn't know where else to put it and this is the most recently started thread. 

I've been having a discussion with a friend who also loves the race.  I told her that there are countries where you have to buy plane tickets at a travel agency because you can't buy them at the airport.  I know I've heard that several times on some of the seasons but I don't remember where.  My friend says "There is no such animal."   Can you tell me who is right and if I am right what are the countries that don't sell tickets at the airport?

Thanks

I don't remember teams buying tickets in any of India's airports, at least in the recent races.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: mjriches2005 on May 19, 2011, 09:23:55 PM
You are totally right but I couldn't make a list...but I know someone will have the answer!!

India is the only place I know.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: AmazingRace on May 19, 2011, 09:26:25 PM
Thank you 


I don't think teams are allowed to buy tickets at the Ushuaia Airport either.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: mjriches2005 on May 19, 2011, 09:29:48 PM
Thank you 


I don't think teams are allowed to buy tickets at the Ushuaia Airport either.

Its maybe because of there was limited flights available at the time.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: AmazingRace on May 19, 2011, 09:40:06 PM
I just checked the episode. Phil said travellers cannot book International flights from the Ushuaia Airport.  :tup:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on May 19, 2011, 09:50:05 PM
I just checked the episode. Phil said travellers cannot book International flights from the Ushuaia Airport.  :tup:

I don't care what Phil said. The key is whether you can book any international flights from Ushuaia. The answer is that you can seasonally (that means not during the winter in Patagonia when few travelers want to go there). Here are the airlines and desintations served by Ushuaia:

Aerolíneas Argentinas -Buenos Aires-Aeroparque, Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, El Calafate, Rio Gallegos, Trelew
LADE -Comodoro Rivadavia. El Calafate, Puerto Deseado, Puerto San Julián, Puerto Santa Cruz, Rio Gallegos, Rio Grande
LAN Airlines -Seasonal: Punta Arenas
LAN Argentina- Buenos Aires-Aeroparque, El Calafate

All of the above are domestic within Argentina except Punta Arenas, Chile.

Now, this does not answer the real intent of the original question, which is whether you can book through to southern Africa from Ushuaia. You can book to either Buenos Aires or Brazil and from there to Maputo. The list of connection destinations possible starting from Ushuaia is:

   Australia    LAN Airlines, Aerolineas Argentinas    
   Paraguay    Aerolineas Argentinas    
   Peru    LAN Airlines, Aerolineas Argentinas    
   Spain    Aerolineas Argentinas    
   United States    LAN Airlines, Aerolineas Argentinas    
   Uruguay    Aerolineas Argentinas    
   Mexico    Aerolineas Argentinas    
   Italy    Aerolineas Argentinas    
   Bolivia    Aerolineas Argentinas    
   Brazil    TAM Linhas Aeras, LAN Airlines, Aerolineas Argentinas    
   Chile    LAN Airlines, Aerolineas Argentinas    
   Colombia    Aerolineas Argentinas    
   Ecuador    LAN Airlines    
   Venezuela    Aerolineas Argentinas    
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on May 19, 2011, 09:55:16 PM
And racers can be told to book flights however production wants...if that means a travel agent, so be it...doesn't always mean NO one can book elsewhere.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on May 19, 2011, 10:16:21 PM
You are totally right but I couldn't make a list...but I know someone will have the answer!!

India is the only place I know.

I am not certain, but as best I can tell Russia uses a focused system of flight bookings from Russia. You can make bookings on the internet or with a travel agency for a round-trip to and from Russia. However, if it is a one way flight out of Russia then I believe that can only be booked at a travel agency in Russia. This was certainly the case for AR5 when teams flew from St. Petersburg. I think it was also the case in AR9 from Moscow and AR13 from Moscow and AR17 from St. Petersburg.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Shelact on May 19, 2011, 10:27:00 PM
Thank you very much for your quick answers.  My friend will see them tomorrow and will know there "is such an animal"

You are all great! :hearts:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on May 19, 2011, 11:55:57 PM
IIRC, Vietnam also requires that a flight ticket be purchased at a travel agency before arriving at the airport, and it may be the rule in China as well. India definitely has required ticket purchase at travel agencies (Remembering Chip going through more combinations and finding a better flight out of India even as the other teams had already flown out in TAR 4).
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: BayBay on May 23, 2011, 05:14:33 PM
In your eyes what are the characteristics of the supposed 'winners edit'?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on May 23, 2011, 05:17:33 PM
IMO, one of the most focused-on teams in the editing is the winner. Also, a team who is either generally liked or has a substantial fan base because the editors have made that team more interesting than the others.
That's my two cents. :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Best Loser on May 23, 2011, 10:46:19 PM
I don't think there is a way to tell, my example being seasons 5-7. Chip & Kim were lovable and Colin & Christie were not; both teams probably had the most screentime that season. Freddy & Kendra said racist things, yelled at teams, and complained about everything whereas Kris & Jon almost never got angry and enjoyed every location. Uchenna & Joyce were rather out of focus until one of the late legs, but Rob & Amber were in that season. The edits are done in the way that makes the most drama and entertainment.

Totally unpredictable with the exception of season 17, which was as subtle as a brick to the face: "Never been a f/f winning team!", "We want to be the first female team!", "16 seasons is too long!" etc.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Coutzy on May 23, 2011, 11:46:51 PM
I don't think there is a way to tell, my example being seasons 5-7. Chip & Kim were lovable and Colin & Christie were not; both teams probably had the most screentime that season. Freddy & Kendra said racist things, yelled at teams, and complained about everything whereas Kris & Jon almost never got angry and enjoyed every location. Uchenna & Joyce were rather out of focus until one of the late legs, but Rob & Amber were in that season. The edits are done in the way that makes the most drama and entertainment.

Totally unpredictable with the exception of season 17, which was as subtle as a brick to the face: "Never been a f/f winning team!", "We want to be the first female team!", "16 seasons is too long!" etc.

Dustin & Kandace got very similar edits in TAR10 & 11
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Best Loser on May 24, 2011, 10:18:21 AM
I don't think there is a way to tell, my example being seasons 5-7. Chip & Kim were lovable and Colin & Christie were not; both teams probably had the most screentime that season. Freddy & Kendra said racist things, yelled at teams, and complained about everything whereas Kris & Jon almost never got angry and enjoyed every location. Uchenna & Joyce were rather out of focus until one of the late legs, but Rob & Amber were in that season. The edits are done in the way that makes the most drama and entertainment.

Totally unpredictable with the exception of season 17, which was as subtle as a brick to the face: "Never been a f/f winning team!", "We want to be the first female team!", "16 seasons is too long!" etc.

Dustin & Kandace got very similar edits in TAR10 & 11
I think those two were some of the seasons I skipped. I guess that goes to show how much the edits vary.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: AmazingRace on May 24, 2011, 07:30:35 PM
I think those two were some of the seasons I skipped. I guess that goes to show how much the edits vary.

Omg, you have to watch those two!  :)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Best Loser on May 25, 2011, 10:18:43 AM
I think those two were some of the seasons I skipped. I guess that goes to show how much the edits vary.

Omg, you have to watch those two!  :)
I'm going through every season right now, so it will still probably be a while.

A question of my own: What locations have been visited more than once (e.g. the farm in Sweden from seasons 6 and 15)?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on May 25, 2011, 10:22:10 AM
Gas Works Park in Seattle was the finish line for Season 3 and the starting line for Season 10.

The finales of both TAR 7 and TAR 18 visited the Rickenbacker Causeway in Miami.

Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Mug Costanza on May 25, 2011, 12:36:09 PM
Red Rocks Amphitheater was both the Starting Line and the Finish Line of TAR 9.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on May 25, 2011, 03:47:35 PM
I have a few subtle ones to add:

Shanghai YuYuan Gardens AR6 and AR16
Ski Dubai AR5 and AR15

I also have unearthed by research a long list of cities where there were duplicate visits, but other than the ones cited above none of them qualifies as a duplicate sub-location.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: AmazingRace on June 15, 2011, 12:24:12 AM
I was wondering, if tasks are created with the type of racers in mind?

Like for example (I'm not being racist/religionist or anything), if Bilal & Sa'eed were in Season 14 and made it to the Final 3, they would have been required to handle pigs, which are considered to be filthy (& taboo (I'm not sure if that is the right word)) in the religion of Islam and they certainly would have an issue with that task.

I believe, that the race route (and perhaps tasks) may have been planned months in advance (even during the casting process, I suppose). So basically, how does this work?

I mean no offense to anybody out there.  :(
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on June 15, 2011, 08:58:28 AM
It would have been extremely difficult for them to participate in the race with their religious beliefs. That's why some people think they weren't meant to go the whole way.  :duno:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Coutzy on June 15, 2011, 09:56:10 AM
It would have been extremely difficult for them to participate in the race with their religious beliefs. That's why some people think they weren't meant to go the whole way.  :duno:

Mo and Mos seemed to manage ok in AusTAR. According to the live chat they did on the yahoo7 website, being a muslim didn't interfere with their racing at all. They said they "mostly prayed in hotels"
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Cocoa on June 15, 2011, 10:29:30 AM
I think task designers see to it that all tasks should not be unfair for other racers who are differently-abled. Both of Charla and Luke's seasons doesn't have tasks that really really really require the senses.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: slayton on June 15, 2011, 07:14:07 PM
To clarify one thing, the pig task in TAR14 was a detour.

If Mel & Mike had made it to the end, it is likely that they would have done the other detour because Mike White is a vegan.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Best Loser on June 15, 2011, 11:23:10 PM
Mo & Mos were in a casino, mentioned not being very good Muslims and yucked it up. Avi (of season 6) has mentioned that he would have done eating challenges claiming that he'd "eat pork on Yom Kippur." It all comes down to how devout you are in your beliefs, although in my opinion, if you have anything severely debilitating, you have no business being on the race *cough* Mika *cough*.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RichInSydney on June 23, 2011, 09:59:54 PM
Mo & Mos were in a casino, mentioned not being very good Muslims and yucked it up.

As long as you are not risking your own money/possestions it's okay. There was no money or gambling involved in the task.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Neobie on June 26, 2011, 03:10:00 PM
A question of my own: What locations have been visited more than once (e.g. the farm in Sweden from seasons 6 and 15)?

Frankfurt Airport? It's been visited in more than 15 US seasons, I think!

Race-wise, the most has definitely got to be the Star Ferry (or Pier) in Hong Kong. Every season that has passed through Hong Kong (except TAR: Australia which broke the streak) has been on it...

I think task designers see to it that all tasks should not be unfair for other racers who are differently-abled. Both of Charla and Luke's seasons doesn't have tasks that really really really require the senses.

I remember Luke having to sit out the Bavaria paragliding Roadblock because "the participating team member must be able to hear verbal instructions", so they do try to make provisions and adjustments to the race (in instruction wording at least) after the casting.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on June 26, 2011, 08:29:34 PM
Maybe we can look for them.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on June 29, 2011, 06:21:39 AM
Why didn't TAR go to Denmark and Belgium?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Leafsfan on June 29, 2011, 10:11:27 AM
Why didn't TAR go to Denmark and Belgium?

That is a question all of us have, I guess its because when they were planning the routes other countries were chosen for familiarity. Anyways, its a matter of time they visit there maybe even this season.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on June 29, 2011, 12:54:33 PM
Why didn't TAR go to Denmark and Belgium?

Since they are overdue for an Amazing Race visit, AR19 may be the ticket. There are ample legs left and this season has not reached Europe yet.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on July 07, 2011, 07:02:13 AM
Can a team use Express Pass on the Intersection? What'd happen then?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Kamineko on July 07, 2011, 08:14:13 AM
Can a team use their Express Pass to skip the Fast Forward task and go directly to the pit-stop?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on July 07, 2011, 08:33:18 AM
Can a team use Express Pass on the Intersection? What'd happen then?

Maybe this is one of the reasons there has not been an Intersection in the Express Pass seasons.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on July 07, 2011, 09:53:03 AM
Can a team use Express Pass on the Intersection? What'd happen then?

Maybe this is one of the reasons there has not been an Intersection in the Express Pass seasons.

There were two intersections in TAR Aus S1. In the first leg of it, models got the Express Pass. But they had used it before intersection occurred.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: lovetherace on July 07, 2011, 04:14:41 PM
I'm curious what the typical experience is for live sightings/spoiling for the seasons.  Though I've watched the show every season since the beginning, S18 was my first time viewing this forum, and so my first experience with live information was the excellent work done in the Australia legs for the first episodes.

I'm wondering if that level of detail was the exception rather than the rule, and the current status of information (or lack thereof) about progress with S19 is more typical.

No criticism intended of the many people doing great work to track what's going on, just wondering if I got spoiled by having last season be my first experience tuning in here!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Coutzy on July 07, 2011, 11:31:14 PM
I'm curious what the typical experience is for live sightings/spoiling for the seasons.  Though I've watched the show every season since the beginning, S18 was my first time viewing this forum, and so my first experience with live information was the excellent work done in the Australia legs for the first episodes.

I'm wondering if that level of detail was the exception rather than the rule, and the current status of information (or lack thereof) about progress with S19 is more typical.

No criticism intended of the many people doing great work to track what's going on, just wondering if I got spoiled by having last season be my first experience tuning in here!

Yes. It is very rare to get such detailed information for an entire leg, usually we only have little scraps to work with and try to piece together.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on July 08, 2011, 12:58:04 AM
lovetherace, as far as I know, leg 1 of TAR 18 was the most completely spoiled leg ever. We (and I do not mean me personally) even knew about the flight being diverted to Hawaii as it occurred.  In sum some people did some excellent work for last season's filming in both Australia and in China, and I still applaud them to this day.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Plaidmoon on July 08, 2011, 01:11:25 AM
I'm curious what the typical experience is for live sightings/spoiling for the seasons.  Though I've watched the show every season since the beginning, S18 was my first time viewing this forum, and so my first experience with live information was the excellent work done in the Australia legs for the first episodes.

I'm wondering if that level of detail was the exception rather than the rule, and the current status of information (or lack thereof) about progress with S19 is more typical.

No criticism intended of the many people doing great work to track what's going on, just wondering if I got spoiled by having last season be my first experience tuning in here!

Yes. It is very rare to get such detailed information for an entire leg, usually we only have little scraps to work with and try to piece together.

Even in Season 18, once the teams left China (or maybe it was India), we had few reports about where the teams had gone. Reports were sketchy and subject to misleading interpretation. Kisha and Jen were seen in Switzerland, but didn't seem to be racing. There was some speculation that the teams had gone to Spain since the Cowboys were seen in the Madrid airport. A lot of the destinations didn't get settled until the season preview clips started coming out.

I haven't been here that many seasons, but I've never seen as much spoiler information as for the Australian legs. The Chinese legs after that were near the top of the list as well. This season is more typical of the last 5 or 6 seasons and might even be a little better than average.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: lovetherace on July 08, 2011, 06:04:38 PM
Thanks for the responses - yes, had a feeling last season was special!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Alfwin on July 31, 2011, 06:46:40 AM
When will The Amazing Race 19 start airing? :)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on July 31, 2011, 07:01:47 AM
When will The Amazing Race 19 start airing? :)

Sep. 25th:

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,25719.msg622798.html#msg622798 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,25719.msg622798.html#msg622798)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Alfwin on July 31, 2011, 07:07:31 AM
When will The Amazing Race 19 start airing? :)

Sep. 25th:

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,25719.msg622798.html#msg622798 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,25719.msg622798.html#msg622798)
Thanks!  :hearts: :<3 :tup:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Best Loser on July 31, 2011, 01:04:03 PM
Is there a reason why foreign versions haven't come over to the western hemisphere? (Obviously not counting Latin America TAR and TAR Brazil.)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on August 03, 2011, 07:41:21 AM
It seems that there was never a penalty in the finale in every season.

Why?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on August 03, 2011, 08:45:28 AM
Is there a reason why foreign versions haven't come over to the western hemisphere? (Obviously not counting Latin America TAR and TAR Brazil.)

They are probably afraid of the over population of RFF TAR Detectives in America and Canada :lol3:


It seems that there was never a penalty in the finale in every season.

Why?

It would be kind of dumb for a team to lose on a penalty. The tasks are most likely designed to make one impossible.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on August 03, 2011, 09:17:13 AM
Is there a reason why foreign versions haven't come over to the western hemisphere? (Obviously not counting Latin America TAR and TAR Brazil.)

I know China Rush didn't do so because of trouble with passports and visas. And China Rush (especially S1) was supposed to propagate China, not just travel around the world.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: inomu on August 03, 2011, 02:05:53 PM
Is there a reason why foreign versions haven't come over to the western hemisphere? (Obviously not counting Latin America TAR and TAR Brazil.)

People don't be mad at me but I think reason they haven't visited in USA and Canada is because they're not as interesting as Asian or African countries. And USA is hard to get in too! Latin America is maybe considered too dangerous  :duno: But some TAR-like shows have visited in western hemisphere like French Pekin Express and Finnish Reitti 44.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on August 04, 2011, 08:04:20 AM
How many RBs could a contestant of the team perform? I thought it was 6, but in some seasons some contestants performed 7. Is it legit?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on August 04, 2011, 08:37:19 AM
That's been somewhat of a debate over time. I am not sure that anyone knows the actual rule if there is one.

What I do know is that no one has ever done more than 7 and that they are always allowed to do at least six. In TAR13 when there were only 9 roadblocks Andrew did 6 and Dan did 3. This seems to rule out a 50/50 rule. There have been many occasions where one member did 7 so 6 is not the absolute rule. Although it did seem that in TAR18 they attempted to force each to do 6. A +/- 1 rule would fit all of these cases as well, so maybe that is the main guideline.

(This is all from TAR7 on)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Lion on August 04, 2011, 11:04:18 AM
That's been somewhat of a debate over time. I am not sure that anyone knows the actual rule if there is one.

What I do know is that no one has ever done more than 7 and that they are always allowed to do at least six. In TAR13 when there were only 9 roadblocks Andrew did 6 and Dan did 3. This seems to rule out a 50/50 rule. There have been many occasions where one member did 7 so 6 is not the absolute rule. Although it did seem that in TAR18 they attempted to force each to do 6. A +/- 1 rule would fit all of these cases as well, so maybe that is the main guideline.

(This is all from TAR7 on)

The answer is 50/50 at this point. It can change season to season just as certain rules are adjusted each year to make things more competitive. It has basically been 50/50 for sometime since Nate (I believe) did them all for his team seasons back. Sometimes during the course of the Race production will let u know how RB's are to be handled. For example, most recently a rule change has occured whereby teams who are on a self-drive task are not allowed to just hire a taxi to follow. Now teams can essentially follow each other but they cannot simply get in a car and not have to navigate to some extent. 
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on August 04, 2011, 11:51:41 AM
The answer is 50/50 at this point. It can change season to season just as certain rules are adjusted each year to make things more competitive. It has basically been 50/50 for sometime since Nate (I believe) did them all for his team seasons back. Sometimes during the course of the Race production will let u know how RB's are to be handled.

Then what happened in TAR13? And they changed the rules after TAR5 where all the females only did one.

Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on August 04, 2011, 12:41:42 PM
heh The Bowling Mom's sure did more than1!!

I believe the correct answer is 50/50 +1....

With the caveat that FF's, and the double RB's in some finales may play a role, as does the Express Pass.

Lion is right about the new rules! We saw the non taxi following and non-ferns in 17/18...although there is some hope that Ferns may not be totally dead.

In the last season, we saw clues saying So and SO MUST do the RoadBlock...so there is clearly a rule in place. But a 7/6 split seems the most likely to allow for odd numbers.



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Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on August 04, 2011, 03:44:26 PM
The Bowling Mom rules basically hasn't changed, but there have been slight variations to account for the actual number of RBs, or for special leg formats in some seasons.

One way to see this is to track how teams decide, and what they are shown saying on camera (and the viewer knowing what that team's RB balance is at that moment. It's been years since Phil has described the rule on camera, but if you track the teams week by week, it's pretty clear the rule remains in place.

You have to be aware and pay attention to what teams say in reading clues, or in conversations on camera/ The editors still let us know about these things, but rarely is it Phil doing a stand-up or voice-over of the change.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on August 05, 2011, 06:53:45 AM
I also hope that the producer would clarify the definition of a "double-length" leg and 2 "back-to-back" legs someday.

Look at Wikipedia, and it always seems weird that EP1 of TAR18 was a sole leg, while EP7 & EP8 of TAR-Aus were a double-length one. I can't tell any difference between them.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Lion on August 05, 2011, 09:35:36 AM
heh The Bowling Mom's sure did more than1!!

I believe the correct answer is 50/50 +1....

With the caveat that FF's, and the double RB's in some finales may play a role, as does the Express Pass.

Lion is right about the new rules! We saw the non taxi following and non-ferns in 17/18...although there is some hope that Ferns may not be totally dead.



In the last season, we saw clues saying So and SO MUST do the RoadBlock...so there is clearly a rule in place. But a 7/6 split seems the most likely to allow for odd numbers.


Yes, sometimes production will just tell you which team member has to do the RB. They never want to penalize a team for one team member doing too many. But obviously with a split strategy does play part on who does what. As to TAR 13 the Race has learned as it goes. Teams find ways to manipulate the rules and then the Race follows up and finds ways to correct.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Best Loser on August 05, 2011, 11:56:52 AM
I also hope that the producer would clarify the definition of a "double-length" leg and 2 "back-to-back" legs someday.

Look at Wikipedia, and it always seems weird that EP1 of TAR18 was a sole leg, while EP7 & EP8 of TAR-Aus were a double-length one. I can't tell any difference between them.

I honestly don't think there is much of a difference, but I think the difference is that with double-length legs, the host just acts as a route marker whereas with the other type, all the teams check in, first place gets a prize, and everyone leaves. I guess the difference is the prize.

I know that most websites ignore the first half of the double-length legs when it comes to records/averages/etc., but count the first half of back-to-back legs.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on August 06, 2011, 06:32:23 AM
I also hope that the producer would clarify the definition of a "double-length" leg and 2 "back-to-back" legs someday.

Look at Wikipedia, and it always seems weird that EP1 of TAR18 was a sole leg, while EP7 & EP8 of TAR-Aus were a double-length one. I can't tell any difference between them.

I honestly don't think there is much of a difference, but I think the difference is that with double-length legs, the host just acts as a route marker whereas with the other type, all the teams check in, first place gets a prize, and everyone leaves. I guess the difference is the prize.

I know that most websites ignore the first half of the double-length legs when it comes to records/averages/etc., but count the first half of back-to-back legs.

I notice that some people think the penalty for the last team defines the back-to-back leg :js:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Alfwin on August 08, 2011, 08:38:40 AM
Anyone knows what is the qualifications to be our on the produces of The Amazing Race?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on August 08, 2011, 04:24:09 PM
Anyone knows what is the qualifications to be our on the produces of The Amazing Race?
Here are the major Amazing Race executive producers and producers:
Jerry Bruckheimer - senior producers for numerous films and primetime TV series, including the CSI series
Bertram van Munster - he founded World Race Productions to market the Amazing Race concept worldwide, managing U.S. Amazing races directly and occasional spokesperson
Elise Doganieri - van Munster's wife and the actual creator of the Amazing Race concept
Jonathan Littman - producer of multiple CSI series (particularly CSI NY) and occasional spokesperson for the Amazing Race
Hayma Screech Washington - producer of some TV series
Amy Chacon - producer of some TV series

So, the answer to your question is prior experience producing TV series in the U.S. is the prerequisite for being an Amazing Race producer.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on August 08, 2011, 05:42:24 PM
Elise's background before TAR was in advertising, she had not been involved with television. She started off as a supervising producer in the early seasons, then became a co-executive producer, and about two years ago became an executive producer.

Phil wasn't given a supervising producer until some season into the run of TAR, and was promoted to co-executive producers beginning with TAR 19. Hayma and Amy are no longer executive producing TAR.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Alfwin on August 13, 2011, 01:41:49 PM
Thanks! And it seemed like a lot of hard work!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: GabyM on August 13, 2011, 07:33:48 PM
To answer the Roadblocks question, the only times I can remember Phil specifically saying that each team member is allowed to do a maximum of 6 roadblocks was in seasons 6 and 7...but other racers have mentioned it at times during the show. One example I can think of was during the limbo RB in season 7 where Amber said something to the effect of how she had to do that one because Rob had already reached the 6 roadblock limit
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on August 14, 2011, 10:18:11 AM
GabyM:

If a +-1 rule was in effect ( as I believe applies for almost all Amazing Races), then that would still mandate that Kimberly do that ROADBLOCK to avoid an illegal 7-5 split.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on August 25, 2011, 07:46:21 PM
Another question:

Has anyone ever been brought a lawsuit against because s/he had let the cat out of the bag before the show aired?

According to this websites: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/confidential/race-to-see-what-bingle-bungles/story-e6frf96x-1226085192540

Lara Bingle let on about the final results too early...

And this one: http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/ipad/matt-gilbertson-ipad-may-22/story-fn6br97j-1226060196165

Tyler himself let on about the spoiler that they won in May :ascared
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on August 25, 2011, 11:16:25 PM
I'm not aware that WRP has ever done so with original TAR, although there were issues with some betting sites in Las Vegas during the time frame of some early TAR seasons (I'm thinking 5-6-7, but I can't remember precisely at the moment).

The only U.S. program that I'm aware of that has ever brought a suit of that sort was Mark Burnett's company over Survivor a cycle of two ago involving Russell Hantz.

This doesn't mean that there might not have been cease-and-desist letters from a show's lawyers, but we rarely heard about those.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: maf on August 26, 2011, 12:52:53 AM
When it comes to the roadblock question we now, thanks to Zev & Justin know what the rule was in TAR18. They wrote "Race Rules stated that we each needed to do 5 Roadblocks by the time the last leg rolled around".
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on August 26, 2011, 01:03:45 AM
When it comes to the roadblock question we now, thanks to Zev & Justin know what the rule was in TAR18. They wrote "Race Rules stated that we each needed to do 5 Roadblocks by the time the last leg rolled around".

Yeah, but last season was the season where they had 2 roadblocks in the final leg, so that was special.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: guacamole300 on August 29, 2011, 09:14:32 AM
Has anyone noticed any errors in post production during a particular episode? I've seen almost all the seasons, and never noticed any glaring mistakes, but just noticed two in subsequent episodes. At the start of the Leg 2 of Season 10, Tom & Terry are labelled as leaving at 7:02 PM, when in actual fact, it was probably supposed to be 10:02 PM if the other start times are assumed to be correct.


I remember in one race that the release times didn't make sense because there was a penalty with somebody and the teams that checked in before the time penalty ended should be in the same time frame, but they weren't. I THINK it may have been the Thailand legs in TAR14, but not completely sure.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on September 07, 2011, 06:45:46 AM
Is there any fans' version of TAR? If there is, have we created threads for this kind of fans' game?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on September 07, 2011, 07:38:38 AM
We have a whole board of nothing but Fantasy Games...have a look!

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/board,108.0.html
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Dom on September 13, 2011, 08:50:05 PM
In the early seasons, we'd frequently see teams exiting the airport at different times, preaumably as they cleared the customs line. But in more recent seasons, we see a mad dash to the taxi ranks with all teams. Does this mean that production actually holds up the teams until everyone has cleared customs?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on September 14, 2011, 12:17:24 AM
I think we see the dash only when all teams are on the same flight (which happens most of the time these days.) Otherwise, we're more likely not to see teams leaving customs, but elsewhere in airports looking for taxis or self-drive vehicles.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Dom on September 14, 2011, 12:53:39 AM
I think we see the dash only when all teams are on the same flight (which happens most of the time these days.) Otherwise, we're more likely not to see teams leaving customs, but elsewhere in airports looking for taxis or self-drive vehicles.

But even if all teams are on the same flight, clearing customs can take a very long time, so when we see all teams dashing at the same time, they can't all have got their passport stamps at exacty the same time can they?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on September 14, 2011, 08:44:29 PM
Production holds them back until all the teams are cleared. It may also be due to the need for the crews to also clear customs with their equipment, so in order to avoid penalizing a team, and complicating time credits, it becomes simpler to just hold everyone until all the teams and crews have cleared.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Dom on September 14, 2011, 09:26:57 PM
Production holds them back until all the teams are cleared. It may also be due to the need for the crews to also clear customs with their equipment, so in order to avoid penalizing a team, and complicating time credits, it becomes simpler to just hold everyone until all the teams and crews have cleared.

Ah i see, so I wonder why they still ask for seats at the front?

Also I dont think they did the airport bunching in earlier seasons. In 1 episode of s6 we see Gus and Hera searching the car park for a good few minutes before the another team leaves the building!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on September 14, 2011, 10:24:00 PM
domel, since the all-stars season, the editors have taken a less linear approach to what goes in an episode, leaving out things that they think doesn't affect what they have chosen to include in an episode.

So they might show us that teams had to find their self-drive vehicles at an airport, but they'll leave out the fact that some teams had problems finding their vehicle, unless it comes into play later on in the leg. Then it'll be shown, and that will be a cue that the time lost at that point lead to a team's delayed arrival at a later point during the same leg.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on September 14, 2011, 10:57:38 PM
Production holds them back until all the teams are cleared. It may also be due to the need for the crews to also clear customs with their equipment, so in order to avoid penalizing a team, and complicating time credits, it becomes simpler to just hold everyone until all the teams and crews have cleared.

I think this may have happened in earlier seasons...but I have it on pretty good authority that it does not happen any more. Customs is just another bad taxi now, I think.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: maf on September 15, 2011, 01:00:00 AM
I think this may have happened in earlier seasons...but I have it on pretty good authority that it does not happen any more. Customs is just another bad taxi now, I think.

And it was fairly evident that it did not happen in the final leg of season 15 where the brothers got a solid half hour lead out of the plane.

On the other hand if the last leg of a long flight is a domestic one then there is no immigration or customs, so the odds of a coordinated stampede out of the airport are higher.

    /MaF
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Dom on September 15, 2011, 02:06:30 AM
What major last minute changes to the race route have there been over the years?

We have minor ones where Phil leaves the pit stop to eliminate someone early, but the only major ones I can think of is Nick & Vicky being saved after the detour went wrong in TAR 17, and the merging of two legs in Hungary in TAR6 when the producers realised begging was illegal.

Have there been any other last minute changes like this?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on September 15, 2011, 06:36:04 AM
What major last minute changes to the race route have there been over the years?

We have minor ones where Phil leaves the pit stop to eliminate someone early, but the only major ones I can think of is Nick & Vicky being saved after the detour went wrong in TAR 17, and the merging of two legs in Hungary in TAR6 when the producers realised begging was illegal.

Have there been any other last minute changes like this?

Season 11, when teams got stranded in Mozambique to Tazania and Charla & Mirna got a leg, oh mega lead over the other teams...
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Lion on September 24, 2011, 01:46:59 PM
Production holds them back until all the teams are cleared. It may also be due to the need for the crews to also clear customs with their equipment, so in order to avoid penalizing a team, and complicating time credits, it becomes simpler to just hold everyone until all the teams and crews have cleared.

I think this may have happened in earlier seasons...but I have it on pretty good authority that it does not happen any more. Customs is just another bad taxi now, I think.

Good source Peach...production does not hold anyone back at the airport. But getting a seat in the front of the plane is key. Also, keep in mind that u are booking for 4 people when u buy tickets (team, camera and sound guy). U cannot sit in front of your camera crew. You bust out of the plane and run for customs. Getting in the right line is luck of the draw. Plus customs can arbitrarily hold anyone up. If it happens u lose. No different when anyone travels abroad.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Lion on September 24, 2011, 01:53:47 PM
I think we see the dash only when all teams are on the same flight (which happens most of the time these days.) Otherwise, we're more likely not to see teams leaving customs, but elsewhere in airports looking for taxis or self-drive vehicles.

But even if all teams are on the same flight, clearing customs can take a very long time, so when we see all teams dashing at the same time, they can't all have got their passport stamps at exacty the same time can they?

Believe it or not sometimes the flights u take come in at odd times and customs is clear so basically teams do run out at the same time.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on September 24, 2011, 03:15:05 PM
Thanks Lion!!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: inomu on September 25, 2011, 05:18:49 AM
In Europe it's quite important to get seats in front of the plane because there is no passport control and customs between Schengen countries which these days includes most of the Europe. So after European flights it's also easy to them to leave the plane in one bunch.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: kiki on September 25, 2011, 06:54:28 AM
In Europe it's quite important to get seats in front of the plane because there is no passport control and customs between Schengen countries which these days includes most of the Europe. So after European flights it's also easy to them to leave the plane in one bunch.

Actually that's not absolutely correct. In many airports there are different queues for the people from E.E. countries and different from people from the rest of the world. But if you fly from one E.E. country to another the security and the passport checking is minimal anyway even for non-E.E. people.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: maf on September 25, 2011, 07:37:17 AM
Actually that's not absolutely correct. In many airports there are different queues for the people from E.E. countries and different from people from the rest of the world. But if you fly from one E.E. country to another the security and the passport checking is minimal anyway even for non-E.E. people.

Actually that is not correct. There is no passport control/immigration if you fly within the Schengen area. You may still have to go through customs, but there is usually a lane for passengers from another EU country and it is very seldom that you get stopped in that lane.

For example when I flew to Istanbul a couple of weeks ago I first flew from Sweden to Copenhagen, that was a flight inside Schengen so no passport control. Then in Copenhagen I had pass through the passport control before my flight to Istanbul, since that is outside Schengen. When I flew back I was on a direct flight from Istanbul to Sweden so I had to pass through immigration when I landed.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Peace, Love, TAR! :D on October 02, 2011, 04:34:08 PM
I'm writing an essay about spoiling TAR, and I was wondering if some of the detectives could answer these questions.

1. How/ When do you guys know when The Amazing Race starts?
2. Where do all the pics./ info of all the teams come from? How do you know it's accurate?
3. How many detectives are there? What countries?
4. When did spoiling The Amazing Race start? By who?
5. What is your favorite part about spoiling The Amazing Race?

Thanks for answering these questions, hopefully ASAP.  :hearts: You guys rock!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Flamant on October 03, 2011, 03:46:06 PM
A question: in yesterday's episode, when Marcus came out of the taxi when arriving to the cave, he says "Oh Lord, I know how you feel Big Easy". Is it the first time that someone mentions a past racer???  :duno:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: kiki on October 03, 2011, 03:49:36 PM
A question: in yesterday's episode, when Marcus came out of the taxi when arriving to the cave, he says "Oh Lord, I know how you feel Big Easy". Is it the first time that a someone mentions a past racer???  :duno:

In TAR 4 Ep 1 I think, when they were in the snow, one man said to his woman-partner "don't be a Flo", referring of course to Flo's nagging.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Best Loser on October 03, 2011, 06:18:53 PM
A question: in yesterday's episode, when Marcus came out of the taxi when arriving to the cave, he says "Oh Lord, I know how you feel Big Easy". Is it the first time that a someone mentions a past racer???  :duno:

In TAR 4 Ep 1 I think, when they were in the snow, one man said to his woman-partner "don't be a Flo", referring of course to Flo's nagging.

It was Amanda & Chris. Amanda was lagging behind while climbing a hill and Chris said, "Come on, Flo!"
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Peace, Love, TAR! :D on October 04, 2011, 03:56:54 PM
Don't wanna sound annoying or anything, but can someone please answer my questions? I would really like them to be answered. Thanks!  :hrt:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Plaidmoon on October 04, 2011, 04:22:51 PM
Don't wanna sound annoying or anything, but can someone please answer my questions? I would really like them to be answered. Thanks!  :hrt:

I think the lack of response is due to not wanting to reveal our methods so that World Race Productions can develop ways of blocking them. Discussing methods is generally discouraged around here. If anyone wants to help you out, I'd suggest doing so by PM instead of on the message board.

I don't have any good answers for 1, 3 or 4. I can't figure out how they do 1 or 3 either. I won't go into detail on 2, but I just do the obvious stuff frequently. I'm not one of the clever detectives. As for 5, the favorite part for me is finding out something that's happening on the race in real time months before it's revealed on TV.   :tup: It's just fun.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on October 04, 2011, 04:33:30 PM
I'm writing an essay about spoiling TAR, and I was wondering if some of the detectives could answer these questions.

1. How/ When do you guys know when The Amazing Race starts?
2. Where do all the pics./ info of all the teams come from? How do you know it's accurate?
3. How many detectives are there? What countries?
4. When did spoiling The Amazing Race start? By who?
5. What is your favorite part about spoiling The Amazing Race?

Thanks for answering these questions, hopefully ASAP.  :hearts: You guys rock!

You can look into the TAR Detective thread for a full list...
 
Finds come from tons of research, "Detective" work, and following leads, with a little bit of luck thrown in. Everything pretty much has to be proved in more than one way before it is confirmed. Finds do NOT come from spoon fed info from CBS or WRP, we have NO production sources. All work is original.
 
Puddin was the original and best spoiler. It was her leadership and vision that assembled the original spoiler team...not to mention that she was an extraordinary researcher in her own right.
 
In the early days, spoiling was pretty much limited to photo analysis and following media and blog clues, as well as vidcap analysis from the previews.
 
Then along came FB and Twitter...and we were suddenly faced with much more immediate (sometimes  LIVE!) information. Because I love to talk to people :lol: we began reaching out directly to eyewitnesses as well. And success breeds success...people see what is possible and try to contribute as they can.

The most important thing is that this is a TEAM effort...and the results come from the contributions and hard work of the WHOLE team.
 
Hope that helps? Sorry but of course the team cannot reveal our methods in much more detail!
 
 
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Peace, Love, TAR! :D on October 04, 2011, 04:57:36 PM
OMG!!  :hearts: That helps A LOT!! Thanks for answering them for me....really awesome of you guys to do it.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on October 05, 2011, 10:38:36 AM
Question 1: Has anyone in RFF ever participated in TAR as a contestant?

Question 2: Do you think we should create a thread talking about former contestants' life after the show? For instance, how are they doing now? Did they participate in a talking show or something like that recently?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on October 05, 2011, 11:05:46 AM
Question 1: Has anyone in RFF ever participated in TAR as a contestant?

Question 2: Do you think we should create a thread talking about former contestants' life after the show? For instance, how are they doing now? Did they participate in a talking show or something like that recently?

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/board,110.0.html
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: DeafRacer on October 05, 2011, 02:56:08 PM
Question 1: Has anyone in RFF ever participated in TAR as a contestant?

Question 2: Do you think we should create a thread talking about former contestants' life after the show? For instance, how are they doing now? Did they participate in a talking show or something like that recently?

Me! Well, sort of. I was lurking around for a while before I left for Season 14. I told my family to check RFF out if they want to keep track of my Mom and I. When the picture from Phuket surfaced, my family knew the ankle is me!! Haha but yeah, my family were thrilled to see that we made it to Thailand.

But I know I never posted before I went on the first race but I was a regular on here before I disappeared for second race. Does that counts? Haha
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on October 05, 2011, 04:44:06 PM

Question 2: Do you think we should create a thread talking about former contestants' life after the show? For instance, how are they doing now? Did they participate in a talking show or something like that recently?

THIS is the thread to use for any former racers, news and updates. Once we close down each season, they come to live here.

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/board,67.0.html

There are some missing from the early seasons, so feel free to add one for a missing team IF you have news to share!!

And sure Luke...we would LOVE to count that!! :yess:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Snooky on October 05, 2011, 09:24:58 PM
Question 1: Has anyone in RFF ever participated in TAR as a contestant?

Question 2: Do you think we should create a thread talking about former contestants' life after the show? For instance, how are they doing now? Did they participate in a talking show or something like that recently?

Me! Well, sort of. I was lurking around for a while before I left for Season 14. I told my family to check RFF out if they want to keep track of my Mom and I. When the picture from Phuket surfaced, my family knew the ankle is me!! Haha but yeah, my family were thrilled to see that we made it to Thailand.

But I know I never posted before I went on the first race but I was a regular on here before I disappeared for second race. Does that counts? Haha
Including being a contestant in a survivor game. :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: DeafRacer on October 05, 2011, 10:10:57 PM
Question 1: Has anyone in RFF ever participated in TAR as a contestant?

Question 2: Do you think we should create a thread talking about former contestants' life after the show? For instance, how are they doing now? Did they participate in a talking show or something like that recently?

Me! Well, sort of. I was lurking around for a while before I left for Season 14. I told my family to check RFF out if they want to keep track of my Mom and I. When the picture from Phuket surfaced, my family knew the ankle is me!! Haha but yeah, my family were thrilled to see that we made it to Thailand.

But I know I never posted before I went on the first race but I was a regular on here before I disappeared for second race. Does that counts? Haha
Including being a contestant in a survivor game. :lol:

Not my fault that the game were SO super slow! I mean, I knew I was going to be on the Race before I signed up for the game. I thought the game will be at fast pace and all done before I left for the Race! But, it moved so slow so I just quitted. Sorry guys!

But, I know it was kind of fishy how I quit out of blue and vanished. I bet some of you probably figured it out I was getting ready for the Race.

Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on October 06, 2011, 06:03:48 AM
OMG! Are you Luke, DeafRacer?  :waves: You have a lot of fans in China!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Mug Costanza on October 06, 2011, 02:32:26 PM
Question 1: Has anyone in RFF ever participated in TAR as a contestant?

Question 2: Do you think we should create a thread talking about former contestants' life after the show? For instance, how are they doing now? Did they participate in a talking show or something like that recently?

Me! Well, sort of. I was lurking around for a while before I left for Season 14. I told my family to check RFF out if they want to keep track of my Mom and I. When the picture from Phuket surfaced, my family knew the ankle is me!! Haha but yeah, my family were thrilled to see that we made it to Thailand.

But I know I never posted before I went on the first race but I was a regular on here before I disappeared for second race. Does that counts? Haha
Including being a contestant in a survivor game. :lol:

Not my fault that the game were SO super slow! I mean, I knew I was going to be on the Race before I signed up for the game. I thought the game will be at fast pace and all done before I left for the Race! But, it moved so slow so I just quitted. Sorry guys!

But, I know it was kind of fishy how I quit out of blue and vanished. I bet some of you probably figured it out I was getting ready for the Race.



I had a feeling that was why. ;)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: DeafRacer on October 06, 2011, 03:51:35 PM
OMG! Are you Luke, DeafRacer?  :waves: You have a lot of fans in China!

Yes, it's me! Thanks!

I loooooooooooved China but I was disappointed that I had to run FIVE legs in China. Bleh. Maybe I should do China Rush!  :lol:

But no really, China's so beautiful. I hope to go back one day and visit Guilin.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on October 07, 2011, 05:55:08 AM
Question 1: Has anyone in RFF ever participated in TAR as a contestant?

Question 2: Do you think we should create a thread talking about former contestants' life after the show? For instance, how are they doing now? Did they participate in a talking show or something like that recently?

Me! Well, sort of. I was lurking around for a while before I left for Season 14. I told my family to check RFF out if they want to keep track of my Mom and I. When the picture from Phuket surfaced, my family knew the ankle is me!! Haha but yeah, my family were thrilled to see that we made it to Thailand.

But I know I never posted before I went on the first race but I was a regular on here before I disappeared for second race. Does that counts? Haha
Including being a contestant in a survivor game. :lol:

Not my fault that the game were SO super slow! I mean, I knew I was going to be on the Race before I signed up for the game. I thought the game will be at fast pace and all done before I left for the Race! But, it moved so slow so I just quitted. Sorry guys!

But, I know it was kind of fishy how I quit out of blue and vanished. I bet some of you probably figured it out I was getting ready for the Race.

Survivor game? Did you show up on Survivor? ???
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on October 07, 2011, 06:30:41 AM
No. One of our Fantasy Games.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on October 08, 2011, 08:27:56 AM
Question: How did Justin & Jennifer get past CBS casting? Given that Jennifer can't stand Justin, I don't think they will be a very good team...
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on October 08, 2011, 11:40:45 AM
HA! Casting LOVES conflict.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on October 15, 2011, 07:26:34 AM
What is the penalty for quitting a U-turn?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on October 15, 2011, 09:12:23 AM
What is the penalty for quitting a U-turn?

I think it's just like quitting a detour. 4 hours.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Best Loser on October 15, 2011, 03:51:54 PM
What is the penalty for quitting a U-turn?

I think it's just like quitting a detour. 4 hours.

4 hours for quitting roadblocks, 6 hours for quitting detours. I'm not sure when the penalty for quitting roadblocks dropped from 24 hours to 6 hours. Anyone know? Also, does anyone know how long the penalty is for quitting normal tasks? In China Rush it's 2 hours, but I don't know if anyone's actually quit a task in the American version.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Saravannan on October 16, 2011, 12:04:31 AM
What is the penalty for quitting a U-turn?

I think it's just like quitting a detour. 4 hours.

4 hours for quitting roadblocks, 6 hours for quitting detours. I'm not sure when the penalty for quitting roadblocks dropped from 24 hours to 6 hours. Anyone know? Also, does anyone know how long the penalty is for quitting normal tasks? In China Rush it's 2 hours, but I don't know if anyone's actually quit a task in the American version.

For the drop, I assume you mean detours :P. I think the first time it was 6 hours was Nick and Vicki getting it in season 17. Before that Maria and Tiffany in season 15 received 24 hours for quitting their detour.

I could be completely wrong, but that's what I remember.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on October 16, 2011, 10:41:00 AM
What is the penalty for quitting a U-turn?

I think it's just like quitting a detour. 4 hours.

4 hours for quitting roadblocks, 6 hours for quitting detours. I'm not sure when the penalty for quitting roadblocks dropped from 24 hours to 6 hours. Anyone know? Also, does anyone know how long the penalty is for quitting normal tasks? In China Rush it's 2 hours, but I don't know if anyone's actually quit a task in the American version.

You're right. 6 hours for quitting detours. I made it wrong.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on October 16, 2011, 08:37:25 PM
What is the penalty for quitting a U-turn?

I think it's just like quitting a detour. 4 hours.

4 hours for quitting roadblocks, 6 hours for quitting detours. I'm not sure when the penalty for quitting roadblocks dropped from 24 hours to 6 hours. Anyone know? Also, does anyone know how long the penalty is for quitting normal tasks? In China Rush it's 2 hours, but I don't know if anyone's actually quit a task in the American version.

For the drop, I assume you mean detours :P. I think the first time it was 6 hours was Nick and Vicki getting it in season 17. Before that Maria and Tiffany in season 15 received 24 hours for quitting their detour.

I could be completely wrong, but that's what I remember.
Saravannan, I think you are wrong about the penalties for Maria and Tiffany. In episode 7, they failed to complete the "Golf" DETOUR and were also unable to do the "Ring the bell with strength" DETOUR. That would have resulted in a penalty of either 24 hours or the "prevailing not did complete DETOUR" penalty if different. The only time in the history of the Amazing Race at that point was that it been assessed in AR1, episode 9 to Emily and Nancy. However, all other teams finished up ahead of Maria and Tiffany, so the "fail to complete DETOUR" penalty was not actually assessed, although it would have been if necessary.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on October 17, 2011, 11:19:41 PM
Question: Has anyone quit the race because of injury?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: DeafRacer on October 18, 2011, 12:05:27 AM
Question: Has anyone quit the race because of injury?

Yup! Season 5. Marshall and Lance. One of them got a bad knee and cannot keep going on. I think. It was in Cairo, Egypt.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on October 18, 2011, 12:12:39 AM
What is the penalty for quitting a U-turn?

I think it's just like quitting a detour. 4 hours.

4 hours for quitting roadblocks, 6 hours for quitting detours. I'm not sure when the penalty for quitting roadblocks dropped from 24 hours to 6 hours. Anyone know? Also, does anyone know how long the penalty is for quitting normal tasks? In China Rush it's 2 hours, but I don't know if anyone's actually quit a task in the American version.

Maria & Tiffany got 2-hours in the Season 15 because two of their tourists got kidnapped by the Japanese Mafia lost in their hunt for the pit stop, and it was a non-elimination leg.

Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on October 18, 2011, 09:52:46 AM
Question: Has anyone quit the race because of injury?

Yup! Season 5. Marshall and Lance. One of them got a bad knee and cannot keep going on. I think. It was in Cairo, Egypt.

Got it. Thanks!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on October 18, 2011, 04:19:30 PM
Not quite. It was across the Nile River from Karnak in southern Egypt. Marshall and Lance were actually destined for last place and elimination long before Marshall's knees gave out. I remember that Phil actually came to the "digging in the sand" ROADBLOCK site to eliminate them.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on October 19, 2011, 02:47:19 PM
We don't know that they were destined for last place but for the injury; my recollection was that the knee injury was hampering them the entire leg, and it was at the roadblock they had to quit because the one who was injured couldn't do the task any longer (and I suspect medical said he had to quit because continuing would have made the injury more serious. But Phil did go to the Roadblock to eliminate them.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Ouagadougou on October 20, 2011, 04:59:23 AM

hi...


Did you remember Andre and Damon from from Amazing Race 3? they were one of the competitors for the million dollar prize...

But they eventually eliminated in the race.... due to some critical mistakes... during the 7th leg... from morocco to germany.. then they were lost when they headed to austria...
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on October 22, 2011, 06:53:40 AM
A girl named Silvia on Weibo.com said she encountered with some contestants of a home-made version of TAR in America. The game was on for two days. Here's a photo:

(http://ww3.sinaimg.cn/bmiddle/640a4d81jw1dm604bbqq7j.jpg)

Was this game organized by fans here in RFF? :lol:



Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on October 22, 2011, 08:15:56 AM
:groan: There are hundreds of these, probably thousands if you include Singapore and the Philippines. Let's not start chasing these pretty please?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on October 22, 2011, 10:01:15 AM
:groan: There are hundreds of these, probably thousands if you include Singapore and the Philippines. Let's not start chasing these pretty please?

I'm just curious about it :lol: OK, let them go :)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: inomu on October 31, 2011, 06:32:29 PM
Has there been a rule that contestants are not allowed to use low-cost airlines? ??? I remember once reading something like that... But this season teams used Air Asia which is low-cost airline, same in season 15 when they used Air Baltic. So if there was that kind of rule, it's not in use anymore?  :duno:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on October 31, 2011, 07:14:44 PM
No overall rule that I know of. But in some places, they are told they can ONLY use *** airlines.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on November 04, 2011, 08:30:21 PM
Question: What is the penalty for quitting a Route-Info in the US version and Asian version? (Has it ever happened?)

I know on China Rush S2 it happened, which incurred a 2 hour penalty, the same as quitting other tasks in this season.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: BayBay on November 04, 2011, 08:58:57 PM
Question: What is the penalty for quitting a Route-Info in the US version and Asian version? (Has it ever happened?)

I know on China Rush S2 it happened, which incurred a 2 hour penalty, the same as quitting other tasks in this season.

Maria and Tiffany is Season 15, Episode 1 didn't quit the RI but lost 2 people in their tour and got a 2 hour penalty.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Dom on November 05, 2011, 04:36:25 AM
When has the race featured or acknowledged individuals or teams that raced in previous editions of the race?

The only instances I can think of are:
During the Season 15 Switchback Roadblock, a replay of Lena & Kristy from Season 6 is shown.
In the Family Edition, Kevin (or was it Drew?) hands racers a clue in New York.

Are there any others like this? (Not including All-Star seasons obviously)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on November 05, 2011, 06:51:21 AM
The Bowling Moms tshirt that ?? wore...
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on November 05, 2011, 08:27:12 PM
Flo was mentioned by name in the first episode of season 4 by Chris in encouraging Amanda in a task.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: AmazingRace on November 05, 2011, 08:40:29 PM
Well, it was in All-Stars season but I think it counts.

In the first episode, Joe & Bill were saying "I guess the people in Race 10 aren't tired yet." Then they said "The Gutsy Grannies are here" (or something like that. I suppose referring to Peggy & Claire.  :)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Mug Costanza on November 05, 2011, 11:12:21 PM
The Bowling Moms tshirt that ?? wore...

BJ & Tyler in season 9. I know a lot of people on this site don't care for those two too much, but those shirts were a nice touch. :)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on November 07, 2011, 08:47:36 AM
Question: Has it ever happened that two (or more) different versions of TAR were filmed in the same city at the same time?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on November 07, 2011, 04:31:22 PM
Yes...TARA and TAR were in Prague (?) I believe at the same time. They saw each other at the airport, but that was all.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: spolarium on November 07, 2011, 06:57:04 PM
Can Someone explain why they don't use cluebox anymore?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: BayBay on November 07, 2011, 07:49:57 PM
Can Someone explain why they don't use cluebox anymore?

They gave them all to TarAUS for the premiere  :lol:
Na I don't know...I don't think there is a particular reason! They just got sick of them/too much carrying around?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on November 07, 2011, 10:47:05 PM
Can Someone explain why they don't use cluebox anymore?

They believe by this way spoilers would not spread so quickly.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on November 07, 2011, 10:49:11 PM
Yes...TARA and TAR were in Prague (?) I believe at the same time. They saw each other at the airport, but that was all.

In that case, there was chance that contestants found the wrong cluebox. :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Best Loser on November 08, 2011, 04:44:42 PM
Can Someone explain why they don't use cluebox anymore?

They believe by this way spoilers would not spread so quickly.

I figured it was just for a final challenge this season. It's not like they keep the clueboxes out 24/7- I thought they put them out a little before teams arrive.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Best Loser on November 09, 2011, 01:00:36 AM
How far into development did the Central Europe version get? Was there a cast? Did it get filmed?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theamazingracer21 on November 09, 2011, 01:44:30 AM
How far into development did the Central Europe version get? Was there a cast? Did it get filmed?
i dont think it got filmed but it may have goten cast
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Flamant on November 09, 2011, 09:49:14 AM
How far into development did the Central Europe version get? Was there a cast? Did it get filmed?
http://amazingrace.wikia.com/wiki/The_Amazing_Race_Central_Europe
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Dånooky on November 17, 2011, 12:49:08 AM
Something caught my eye when reading the TAR rules article on wikipedia
"If a team who has the Express Pass does not use it on the first eight legs, the team will be required to complete a Fast Forward task in the ninth leg."

I saw this phrase repeated twice, is this bogus or is there any info on this?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on November 17, 2011, 08:42:31 PM
I've never heard of such a rule, period, at least as far as original TAR.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on November 17, 2011, 08:46:47 PM
Some Wikipedia troll probably made that up. It doesn't even make sense :umn:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Best Loser on November 18, 2011, 10:58:08 AM
It's been on there over a week. I was going to wait until the 9th leg before I asked about it. Where is the source for that rule, even?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on November 18, 2011, 11:02:46 AM
There is NO such rule. :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Dom on November 25, 2011, 06:39:07 AM
What happened to Elimination Station? I absolutely loved it! It was great to see the teams interacting in a more peaceful environment, and I loved that the teams you see the least of in the race become the teams you see the most of in the house.

It did a great job of evening out the viewing experience of the Race and I'm very sad that we don't have one for Season 19!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: David on November 26, 2011, 03:37:26 PM
I've seen lots of Tweets saying something about "Watch The Amazing Race Season 9 Episode 0 online". What is that about? I don't know if this is the place to post this, but I don't know what's going on, there are 20+ tweets about that going on!

Edit: Doesn't mind. My computer has decided to open (FINALLY) those links, and that is about people referring to the next episode of TAR 19. I was getting really mad...
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jobby on November 27, 2011, 03:22:08 AM
I've seen lots of Tweets saying something about "Watch The Amazing Race Season 9 Episode 0 online". What is that about? I don't know if this is the place to post this, but I don't know what's going on, there are 20+ tweets about that going on!

Edit: Doesn't mind. My computer has decided to open (FINALLY) those links, and that is about people referring to the next episode of TAR 19. I was getting really mad...

Mostly spams.  :groan:

It means a good thing if people are trying to create fake links for TAR. LOL. Means it's famous and popular. BUT SPAMS ARE A NONO AND VERY IRRITATING STILL!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on November 27, 2011, 04:29:59 AM
They want you to click on their links to buy...just leave it.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on November 27, 2011, 10:42:09 PM
I've seen lots of Tweets saying something about "Watch The Amazing Race Season 9 Episode 0 online". What is that about? I don't know if this is the place to post this, but I don't know what's going on, there are 20+ tweets about that going on!

Edit: Doesn't mind. My computer has decided to open (FINALLY) those links, and that is about people referring to the next episode of TAR 19. I was getting really mad...

Watch The Amazing Race Season 18 Episode 13 online :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on November 28, 2011, 04:10:10 AM
QUESTION: How long does it take to compete in the whole 12 legs, excluding rest time? Has anyone calculated the shortest time a team took to finish the whole race? (Precise to hours, or minutes if possible.)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Declive on November 28, 2011, 04:25:10 AM
I've seen lots of Tweets saying something about "Watch The Amazing Race Season 9 Episode 0 online". What is that about? I don't know if this is the place to post this, but I don't know what's going on, there are 20+ tweets about that going on!

Edit: Doesn't mind. My computer has decided to open (FINALLY) those links, and that is about people referring to the next episode of TAR 19. I was getting really mad...

Before is airs on USA,i download here from Brazil,i dont now how! And i saw the last night's episode like,1 hour before passing on the CBS.So weir...
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on November 28, 2011, 09:57:14 AM
QUESTION: How long does it take to compete in the whole 12 legs, excluding rest time? Has anyone calculated the shortest time a team took to finish the whole race? (Precise to hours, or minutes if possible.)
I cannot give you a precise amount, but let's work through the example of AR18. From the start line (Nov. 20, 2010) to the finish Line (Dec. 12, 2010) it took 22 days. The first assumption I make is that there will be 3 extended pit stops. Since I don't know where they happened, I will just add 2 x 24 hours to the total that will be derived below (note that if it were up to me to plan this race they would have been in Japan, Salzburg and Rio). Each line below represents the time between those legs. If a 12 hour pit stop was extended, it would have been a 36 hour pit stop. If an 18 hour pit stop was extended, that would make a 42 hour [pit stop.

Here are my guesses at average time between each pair of legs:
1 Sydney TBC, with a 12 hour wait for the charter flights to Broken Hill
2 rolling pit stop between Broken Hill and Sydney on the Indian Pacific Railroad 18h
3 another TBC going to Narita Airport with a 10h wait there
4 Lijiang 8h
5 Kunming 8h
6 Kunming 12h
7 Varanasi 18h
8 Salzburg 12h
9 Zermatt 12h
10 Zermatt 18h
11 Rio de Janeiro 18h

That gives a total time of 150 hours (6 days, 6 hours) to add to the 72 hours for extended pit stops. If we subtract 9 days, 6 hours from 22 days then we get 12 days 18 hours (274 hours) as the total actually spent not at rest.

If anyone has a better method of approximating this, speak up.

Although it's possible to calculate a total non-rest time for each race, why bother?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on November 28, 2011, 02:15:13 PM
apskip, I believe it's been pretty much determined that TPTB no longer adhere to standard 12 hour pit stops or multiples of 12 hours any longer. And recent seasons have also become difficult to ascertain the exact departure times for all legs, as we're often not even told those for all teams, and there have been legs where the departure times were only provided for some teams.
It may be possible to use the sun-shadow method for some of that but I'm not sure at this point we'd be able to cross-reference that for all teams in a season, either.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on November 28, 2011, 02:46:54 PM
theschnauzers,

Yes, it is known that pit stop times will vary. My estimates in fact average 20 hours when the three 24 hour extensions are added onto the base for those legs. My pit stop times will range from 8 hours to 42 hours, with a preponderance at 12 hours or 18 hours. You can throw up your hands and say it cannot be done. I just don't agree with that assessment.

The idea of using sun-shadow method is not likely to be effective (I could use a much stronger term but I will be polite) due to no sun shadows after sunset.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Best Loser on November 30, 2011, 01:08:57 AM
On the season 3 cast page on CBS, there are drawings of most of the teams. Does anyone know who drew them or have the missing two (Ken & Gerard and Teri & Ian)?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Dom on December 02, 2011, 10:06:46 PM
Are teams banned from using services like Google Maps or other directional based navigation? It seems obvious when you know your next destination to print off directions at the airport, but every time we see teams instead struggling to read a map. I guess it wouldn't be much of a race if all teams had exact directions.

Do we know if this practice is banned or not?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on December 02, 2011, 10:11:03 PM
On the season 3 cast page on CBS, there are drawings of most of the teams. Does anyone know who drew them or have the missing two (Ken & Gerard and Teri & Ian)?

Link please?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Declive on December 02, 2011, 10:14:45 PM
On the season 3 cast page on CBS, there are drawings of most of the teams. Does anyone know who drew them or have the missing two (Ken & Gerard and Teri & Ian)?

Link please?
Didn't saw that too.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on December 02, 2011, 10:32:29 PM
Are teams banned from using services like Google Maps or other directional based navigation? It seems obvious when you know your next destination to print off directions at the airport, but every time we see teams instead struggling to read a map. I guess it wouldn't be much of a race if all teams had exact directions.

Do we know if this practice is banned or not?

I don't think using Google Maps is against the rule, since some contestants did use Internet for help during the race.

Maybe many teams didn't do so for saving money.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Dom on December 02, 2011, 10:35:23 PM
I don't think using Google Maps is against the rule, since some contestants did use Internet for help during the race.

Maybe many teams didn't do so for saving money.

Sorry, I phrased my question badly. We've definitely seen teams using Google Maps before, but I'm not sure I've ever seen them print off directions to take with them in the car. Though Marcus & Amani did ask a Belgian shopkeeper in the last episode so maybe it is allowed..
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on December 02, 2011, 10:58:24 PM
I have never heard that it wasn't....
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on December 02, 2011, 11:44:19 PM
I think we've seen some teams have printouts with them, but I think the editors generally try to avoid that. It does come down to cost and capacity -- with the IPad and the various other tablets and smart phones, it can be difficult to print something out. I remember noticing one team this last leg or two getting directions from a driver who used his GPS (Garmin, TomTom) to get directions for a team and he had taken the viewer off from the windshield to show the team what route to take.

So I don't think they are prohibited, per se, it just that they often already have directions (many teams do ask on their flight, train, bus if they have a destination in a city already). Since this is an activity that often has them interacting with locals, I can't see the reason for not allowing it.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Best Loser on December 03, 2011, 02:44:55 AM
http://www.cbs.com/primetime/amazing_race/cast/3/

The pictures from this list.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: kiki on December 03, 2011, 03:41:59 AM
http://www.cbs.com/primetime/amazing_race/cast/3/

The pictures from this list.

Thanks for the link! Nice to see all the teams picture. But they do have certain screwups. LOL at  the picture of Steve and Josh with Tian and Jaree's names.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on December 03, 2011, 08:37:52 AM
http://www.cbs.com/primetime/amazing_race/cast/3/

The pictures from this list.

IIRC, either Gina or Sylvia did those....
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jobby on December 03, 2011, 12:12:39 PM
http://www.cbs.com/primetime/amazing_race/cast/3/

The pictures from this list.

IIRC, either Gina or Sylvia did those....

IKR! Talented soccer moms! <3
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jobby on December 03, 2011, 12:15:34 PM
http://www.cbs.com/primetime/amazing_race/cast/5/

That was lazy! They just took the screenshot of the eliminated caps. They didn't even bother to find the original photo without the eliminated which leg stamp! I remembered when I was young, I used to can't wait for the elimination news to come out on the CBS website. And as a Kami and Karli fan, each and every week I'll refresh at a particular time and for a period of 9 weeks on their bio page, I was always excited when I didn't see a stamp on their photos (means they were not eliminated)..until the 10th episode... that was hard to watch. :'(

Ahhh the good old days. :lol:

I have a question! Does anyone have a link to all the leaderboards CBS used to have on their websites? I MISSED THOSE INTERACTIVE LEADERBOARDS UNTIL THEY GOT LAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (:;) (:;) (:;)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jobby on December 03, 2011, 12:19:07 PM
http://www.cbs.com/primetime/amazing_race2/leaderboard/index.shtml

Omg found the season 2 one! :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on December 03, 2011, 12:24:55 PM
I remembered when I was young

Ahhh the good old days. :lol:



omgosh.   :wise
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Mister RC on December 03, 2011, 02:51:43 PM
Then there's the lack of Heave for the previous season (love the comic graphics even though I wonder what Teri & Ian and Ken & Gerard would have looked like).
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Zack. on December 03, 2011, 06:28:06 PM
If I remember correctly Sylvia drew one for every eliminated team in sequesterville (they may not have had decoys). Flo found out post race (likely from Drew) and insisted/begged/commissioned for one of she and Zach, hence why T/I and K/G are missing.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on December 08, 2011, 11:41:03 AM
This is a question which appeared for $250,000 on today's "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?":

According to local legend, the Garden of Eden was located on the remote island of Praslin where?

A. Maldives
B. Seychelles
C. Galapagos
d. Azores

Due to Amazing Race 16, I knew that the correct answer is Seychelles. Unfortunately, the contestant was not an Amazing Race fan.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on December 08, 2011, 06:30:25 PM
This is a question which appeared for $250,000 on today's "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?":

According to local legend, the Garden of Eden was located on the remote island of Praslin where?

A. Maldives
B. Seychelles
C. Galapagos
d. Azores

Due to Amazing Race 16, I knew that the correct answer is Seychelles. Unfortunately, the contestant was not an Amazing Race fan.

 :cmaslol
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on December 13, 2011, 07:29:15 PM
Has TAR been renewed for S21 and S22?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on December 13, 2011, 07:33:40 PM
This is a question which appeared for $250,000 on today's "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?":

According to local legend, the Garden of Eden was located on the remote island of Praslin where?

A. Maldives
B. Seychelles
C. Galapagos
d. Azores

Due to Amazing Race 16, I knew that the correct answer is Seychelles. Unfortunately, the contestant was not an Amazing Race fan.

I thought the Garden of Eden was in Missouri :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: dryedmangoez on December 13, 2011, 09:39:03 PM
Has TAR been renewed for S21 and S22?
Not yet, even though Survivor has already been renewed for its 2012-2013 seasons.  CBS always waits and waits to renew TAR (and it annoys me very much, hmph.) :cmas22
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on December 14, 2011, 12:56:00 AM
They haven't announced a greenlight, but CBS has been promoting applications for casting for season 21 with the recent online application deadline earlier this month; that has been taken as an indication that the season is in pre-production.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on December 17, 2011, 08:00:45 AM
Does anyone know if teams are provided flights or transport back to their home cities after the finish line by WRP? It would be odd to have to buy a ticket to get home :lol:

Also was there ever an official release of how much (or any) money non-winning teams receive?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Cheesefeet on December 17, 2011, 09:26:17 AM
I don't know how accurate this is but I read this


Do the losing teams get any cash prizes?
Yes, the losing teams do get small cash prizes, staggered according to how long the team stayed in the race. For some reason, these amounts are kept very secret (much more so than the Sequesterville locations), but we have heard rumors that the second-place prize for some seasons has been $25,000 or $50,000, and third place was $10,000 or $25,000.

According to Aaron of TAR6, here's the prize breakdown:
1st- 1,000,000
2nd- 25,000
3rd- 10,000
4th- 7,000
5th- 6,000
6th- 5,000
7th- 4,000
8th- 3,500
9th- 3,000
10th- 2,500
11th- 1,500

This is, however, unverified



At the top it has this so the information is very dated

 (02.11.2005)
Please note, this informaion should be correct as of TAR6
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on December 17, 2011, 09:29:54 AM
Yes they get tickets home, and yes that list was valid then...but things change!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on December 17, 2011, 09:31:06 AM
I would be sad if they don't still do that. :(
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Cheesefeet on December 17, 2011, 10:26:21 AM
Peach, would you speculate that things change in that they don't get any money anymore or do the losers get more money now than they used to?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Mug Costanza on December 17, 2011, 10:30:10 AM
If nothing else, I do remember reading somewhere many moons ago that teams receive a stipend as compensation for time missed at work...
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on December 17, 2011, 11:42:37 AM
I think they all receive something, but the amounts may be different. Also specially recruited teams ie Rob and Amber, GT's etc sometimes receive another fee over and above.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jobby on December 17, 2011, 12:20:26 PM
I think they all receive something, but the amounts may be different. Also specially recruited teams ie Rob and Amber, GT's etc sometimes receive another fee over and above.

I think you can add Laurence and Zac to the list. And I'm also very sure they're promised of a certain fixed amount no matter which place they come in. Yep.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on December 17, 2011, 12:21:45 PM
Don't think so. :)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jobby on December 17, 2011, 12:27:38 PM
Laurence and Zac not receiving a fixed amount or teams not necessarily receiving a fixed amount? I'm pretty sure I read somewhere recruited teams get a promised fixed amount no matter what place they come in? The part about Laurence and Zac is completely speculation. :cmaslol
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on December 17, 2011, 02:18:13 PM
As I've always understood it, the per diem stipend is based on the length of time teams are away filming, and that would be a flat amount for all of the teams for a particular season. (Sorry I don't know the amount.) Then there's the staggered amount, which (as I do agree with Peach on this) may have changed, that would be based on the length of time teams remained in the Race. Additional amounts for recruited teams have been speculated, but as far as I know, those have never been confirmed.

One other point, which is relevant due to Ernie-Cindy's plan for creating a nonprofit foundation with at least some of their earnings: Teams pay their own income taxes to the federal government (and to their state if their state imposes an income tax.) If the team members donate the money to a recognized nonprofit charitable entity, even one they found if it gets the charitable exemption under the federal income tax code, then that amount is a deduction from taxable income, and the net result is a lower overall tax payment. In addition, the proportion of income taxes paid depends on the individual's other earned income and deductions for income tax computations. As a result, it's harder to project what percentage of the winnings are paid in taxes by the winning team.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Flamant on December 17, 2011, 02:34:51 PM
From here: http://www.chicoer.com/news/ci_19543977
Quote
After taxes, the couple will be left with about $500,000
Seriously? Half of it? :cmas18
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Aussie on December 17, 2011, 02:40:26 PM
From here: http://www.chicoer.com/news/ci_19543977
Quote
After taxes, the couple will be left with about $500,000
Seriously? Half of it? :cmas18

That would suck. Now I know why the prizes on the Aussie shows are so bad, because theres no taxes.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jobby on December 17, 2011, 02:51:57 PM
I remembered in Survivor, the taxes that Richard Hatch had to pay which he didn't was around 400k? :cmas5 Can't remember the exact figures!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Mug Costanza on December 17, 2011, 02:58:12 PM
I think I remember Jordan (of Dan & Jordan) saying after taxes they had ~$660,000... Can't remember when or where I saw that, but that number sticks out very sharply in my head.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on December 17, 2011, 03:32:28 PM
The point I'm trying to make is that, for instance, married winning teams pay less taxes than other teams. Teams that use their winnings in a smart way can end up paying less in taxes than other teams. And teams living in states with no personal income tax end up paying less in overall taxes than those who have to pay state and federal income taxes. Lastly, teams whose winnings were since early 2009 don't have to pay as much of the "payroll" taxes for Social Security and Medicare due to that tax credit that the Congress has been playing games with.  All those are just some of the factors that come into pay.  And if the winners somehow have their own business and have higher cost of business expenses, even that can be offset by the winnings and reduce the amount of taxes paid.

It is not a certain amount that fits in all cases.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on December 17, 2011, 03:36:42 PM
So if you donate $200,000 to charity you could recoup that in an income tax refund which may help to pay for the money you lost to taxes and you end up closer to a million dollars in the end?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on December 17, 2011, 03:47:13 PM
I've also heard something about WRP having to pay them and call them "employees" for the duration. It helps to solve some legal issues I think. I wonder if you are forced to take an unpaid leave from your job for that reason and because if you take paid vacation then you don't need a stipend.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on December 17, 2011, 04:29:44 PM
Prophet, it would depend on the individual tax situation, but they would be able to claim a deduction, and if they can't deduct all of it that same year, it "carries forward" until the total amount that is donated to a qualified charitable entity (that qualify under federal tax rules) is claimed in subsequent years.

Now you know why so many people want tax reform. Even that one sentence gives some people a headache!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on December 17, 2011, 07:12:42 PM
What is WRP?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: paldog123456 on December 17, 2011, 07:18:57 PM
What is WRP?

World Race Productions
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on December 18, 2011, 09:27:24 AM
What is WRP?

World Race Productions

Got it. Thanks.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on December 18, 2011, 03:59:43 PM
I don't know how accurate this is but I read this


Do the losing teams get any cash prizes?
Yes, the losing teams do get small cash prizes, staggered according to how long the team stayed in the race. For some reason, these amounts are kept very secret (much more so than the Sequesterville locations), but we have heard rumors that the second-place prize for some seasons has been $25,000 or $50,000, and third place was $10,000 or $25,000.

According to Aaron of TAR6, here's the prize breakdown:
1st- 1,000,000
2nd- 25,000
3rd- 10,000
4th- 7,000
5th- 6,000
6th- 5,000
7th- 4,000
8th- 3,500
9th- 3,000
10th- 2,500
11th- 1,500

This is, however, unverified



At the top it has this so the information is very dated

 (02.11.2005)
Please note, this informaion should be correct as of TAR6

This question has been raised since AR6 and my recollection (without any idea where to find it in RFF archives) is that second place was improved to $100,000 and third place to some number well above $10,000.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on December 18, 2011, 04:17:58 PM
So if you donate $200,000 to charity you could recoup that in an income tax refund which may help to pay for the money you lost to taxes and you end up closer to a million dollars in the end?

Taxes differ according to individual situations, but donating $200,000 to charity means that you start with $200,000. At any marginal tax rate below 100% you end up with more money by NOT making the donation. Also, the probability of getting into a significantly lower marginal tax bracket as a result of the donation are close to nil.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Flamant on December 19, 2011, 04:28:54 PM
A question:

On this wiki page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Amazing_Race_(U.S._TV_series)), in the award section, it says that the episode for the emmy in 2005 was We're Moving Up the Food Chain. Maybe I'm dumb, but I can't seem to find it in any of the seasons. :cmas5
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Best Loser on December 19, 2011, 06:02:09 PM
It might be in Season 6, but none of the episodes are called that.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Zack. on December 19, 2011, 06:08:16 PM
I believe it was the alternate title for the first Botswana leg of TAR 7; originally it was aired along with the South Africa leg as a two hour special under one title.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on December 19, 2011, 06:58:56 PM
A question:

On this wiki page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Amazing_Race_(U.S._TV_series)), in the award section, it says that the episode for the emmy in 2005 was We're Moving Up the Food Chain. Maybe I'm dumb, but I can't seem to find it in any of the seasons. :cmas5
The episode title sounded familiar.

IMDb also lists that episode title for year 2005 Emmy nomination. I believe there was a double episode where that was the title of the episode for the second hour, but which wasn't used in TV listings; but that was the title used in the Emmy submission. (I found one google link to the Baltimore Sun with an article listing the 2005 Emmy winners with that information, so it isn't anyone's imagination.

ETA: I've done some googling and here's where it fits in. The Botswana legs of TAR 7 (legs 6 and 7) were aired as one episode (episode 6) of two hours. "We're Moving Up The Food Chain" was the second hour's title that was submitted for Emmy consideration (successfully). Not even the DVDs make this clear in the packaging.  It was the second episode in Botswana where Ray and Deana were eliminated. The DVD is a bit confusing because that season included a recap episode with its own episode title quote that some listings indicate as being the second Botswana episode, but that's not correct. It was a season with 14 hours, 12 episodes, and 13 legs. The longest season of TAR's history.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Flamant on December 19, 2011, 10:15:41 PM
Thanks for the explanations!!! :cmas17 :xmas146
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on December 20, 2011, 05:39:23 AM
To any former racer who might be reading this, has anybody actually tried to throw the third leg, reading about the third place curse?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Dom on December 20, 2011, 05:51:51 AM
To any former racer who might be reading this, has anybody actually tried to throw the third leg, reading about the third place curse?

If they did, they'd be stupid
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on December 20, 2011, 11:19:02 AM
There's no way to absolutely know what position you are, so you have to do your best no matter what leg it is.

But I've seen people try to throw the third leg on fantasy races before. :snicker:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on December 20, 2011, 11:51:49 PM
To any former racer who might be reading this, has anybody actually tried to throw the third leg, reading about the third place curse?

If they did, they'd be stupid

They may choose not to take the Fast Forward mission if there is one in Leg 3. :cmaslol
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Lion on December 21, 2011, 12:50:54 PM
To any former racer who might be reading this, has anybody actually tried to throw the third leg, reading about the third place curse?

If they did, they'd be stupid

They may choose not to take the Fast Forward mission if there is one in Leg 3. :cmaslol

Unlike Survivor there is absolutely no strategy in throwing any leg /challenge on the Race.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on December 21, 2011, 10:58:13 PM
To any former racer who might be reading this, has anybody actually tried to throw the third leg, reading about the third place curse?

If they did, they'd be stupid

They may choose not to take the Fast Forward mission if there is one in Leg 3. :cmaslol

Unlike Survivor there is absolutely no strategy in throwing any leg /challenge on the Race.

There is. See S7, where Romber threw the challenge of having a traditional Argentinian feast.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Lion on December 22, 2011, 08:45:45 AM
To any former racer who might be reading this, has anybody actually tried to throw the third leg, reading about the third place curse?

If they did, they'd be stupid

They may choose not to take the Fast Forward mission if there is one in Leg 3. :cmaslol

Unlike Survivor there is absolutely no strategy in throwing any leg /challenge on the Race.

There is. See S7, where Romber threw the challenge of having a traditional Argentinian feast.

Good point...that was epic....but in modern TAR it will never happen again.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on December 23, 2011, 08:31:28 AM

There is. See S7, where Romber threw the challenge of having a traditional Argentinian feast.

SuperTux, I totally disagree. Rob in AR7 ep. 3 knew he was not going to finish the 4 pound meat feast. He expected that several others were not going to either. His very strategic move was to take the 4 hour penalty for not finishing a ROADBLOCK before anyone else did. Although when the penalty was applied that put him behind Alex, Uchenna, Greg and Ron, it also put him ahead of Ray and Meredith, both of whom took the penalty immediately after he did. Patrick did not rally and finish without penalty until Debbie and Bianca arrived and then he finished before Debbie did.

The bottom line is that the phrase "threw the challenge" is not close to what actually happened. "He guaranteed survival" is a better characterization.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on December 23, 2011, 10:43:43 AM
There are two factors that could be raised about that roadblock a little differently, but no less not "throwing" the roadblock. First Rob and Amber weren't going to finish in first place, whether Rob finished that roadblock or not, and Rob abd Amber weren't going to finish in last place by not finishing the roadblock and taking the penalty. Other than the possible effect it had on their check-in time (and departure time on the next leg), and the likelihood they would run into another bunching point at some point, Rob had nothing else to lose by taking the penalty. The other point is that Rob smartly got other teams to join him in taking the penalty, and thereby provided the likelihood that Rob and Amber would be able to finish the leg ahead of at least one of those teams. (I'm trying to state this from the time perspective of what the viewer knew at the moment this first aired and not with the knowledge of what actually followed. It was a smart move given the way the rules were then set (and having a group quit a task and take a penalty hasn't happened since.)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on December 24, 2011, 06:29:51 PM

There is. See S7, where Romber threw the challenge of having a traditional Argentinian feast.

SuperTux, I totally disagree. Rob in AR7 ep. 3 knew he was not going to finish the 4 pound meat feast. He expected that several others were not going to either. His very strategic move was to take the 4 hour penalty for not finishing a ROADBLOCK before anyone else did. Although when the penalty was applied that put him behind Alex, Uchenna, Greg and Ron, it also put him ahead of Ray and Meredith, both of whom took the penalty immediately after he did. Patrick did not rally and finish without penalty until Debbie and Bianca arrived and then he finished before Debbie did.

The bottom line is that the phrase "threw the challenge" is not close to what actually happened. "He guaranteed survival" is a better characterization.

Well... Do you mean that "to throw the challenge" is equal to pursuing #1 in that leg?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on December 24, 2011, 09:59:53 PM
SuperTux,
The only way that could have happened was for all of the individuals who did the ROADBLOCK to elect after Rob did to take the 4 hour penalty. He knew that was remotely possible but quite unlikely.

It should be obvious that "guarantee survival" meant Rob was only trying to not finish last. He was more successful than that, as Ray and Meredith a short time later took the penalty, Patrick had trouble finishing and Debbie did not start until Rob's penalty had already expired.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on December 25, 2011, 10:56:20 PM
SuperTux,
The only way that could have happened was for all of the individuals who did the ROADBLOCK to elect after Rob did to take the 4 hour penalty. He knew that was remotely possible but quite unlikely.

It should be obvious that "guarantee survival" meant Rob was only trying to not finish last. He was more successful than that, as Ray and Meredith a short time later took the penalty, Patrick had trouble finishing and Debbie did not start until Rob's penalty had already expired.

I see. Rob did once say that all ranks except the first and the last are all the same. He did guarantee their survival. :cmas16

But this trick didn't seem to work on S11? I haven't watched that season. Poor Romber.:cmas22
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on December 26, 2011, 02:48:43 PM
SuperTux,

In AR11 episode 4, after 3 prior episodes completely in the lead, Rob and Amber had a problem with the Magellan DETOUR and lost time having to switch to the other DETOUR in Puntas Arenas. They were on the second plane, which put them "behind the 8 ball" along with Uchenna/Joyce and Charla/Mirna. At a transfer point by boat from Bahia Lapataia, Uchenna/Joyce and Rob/Amber were on the next-to-last boat. There was supposed to be 20 minutes before Charla/Mirna (the only team in the last boat) were sent. However, they arrived at the dock on Isla Redonda only 5 minutes behind the next-to-last boat. Maybe Charla and Mirna were a little lighter than the other 2 teams, but it looked like a deliberate mistake on the part of the person controlling the boat launches. The postal sorting ROADBLOCK at the Fin Del Mondo post office was to find either of 2 letters addressed to your team from one of the teams in its original season. Either Joyce or Uchenna aced this random task with almost total luck except for skill in sorting through mail. Mirna did very well also. It wasn't Rob's day and he finished well behind Mirna, so far behind that Rob/Amber had no chance at catching up to Charla/Mirna before the pit stop not far away on Isla Redonda.

If there were some way for Rob to guarantee survival in AR11 in the Bahia Lapataia and Isla Redonda areas, he and Amber would have done it. In fact, Amber had misdirected Charla/Mirna to guarantee that they would be on the last boat.

The chain of events in episode 4 led to the elimination of Rob and Amber. Not being on the first charter flight from Punta Arenas to Ushaia, getting to the dock in the next-to-last group and then the nature of the ROADBLOCK all helped to bring mighty Rob down.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on December 27, 2011, 07:41:35 AM
SuperTux,

In AR11 episode 4, after 3 prior episodes completely in the lead, Rob and Amber had a problem with the Magellan DETOUR and lost time having to switch to the other DETOUR in Puntas Arenas. They were on the second plane, which put them "behind the 8 ball" along with Uchenna/Joyce and Charla/Mirna. At a transfer point by boat from Bahia Lapataia, Uchenna/Joyce and Rob/Amber were on the next-to-last boat. There was supposed to be 20 minutes before Charla/Mirna (the only team in the last boat) were sent. However, they arrived at the dock on Isla Redonda only 5 minutes behind the next-to-last boat. Maybe Charla and Mirna were a little lighter than the other 2 teams, but it looked like a deliberate mistake on the part of the person controlling the boat launches. The postal sorting ROADBLOCK at the Fin Del Mondo post office was to find either of 2 letters addressed to your team from one of the teams in its original season. Either Joyce or Uchenna aced this random task with almost total luck except for skill in sorting through mail. Mirna did very well also. It wasn't Rob's day and he finished well behind Mirna, so far behind that Rob/Amber had no chance at catching up to Charla/Mirna before the pit stop not far away on Isla Redonda.

If there were some way for Rob to guarantee survival in AR11 in the Bahia Lapataia and Isla Redonda areas, he and Amber would have done it. In fact, Amber had misdirected Charla/Mirna to guarantee that they would be on the last boat.

The chain of events in episode 4 led to the elimination of Rob and Amber. Not being on the first charter flight from Punta Arenas to Ushaia, getting to the dock in the next-to-last group and then the nature of the ROADBLOCK all helped to bring mighty Rob down.
Apskip, thanks for your illustration.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on December 31, 2011, 08:44:14 PM
I am looking for an odd bit of information that I am guessing someone has even though I can't seem to locate it. In one Amazing Race episode there was a visit to a "witch doctor" who concocted a potion which one or both team members had to drink. It may have been in South Africa, but that is just a guess by me. Does anyone know what I am referring to? What season and what episode?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on December 31, 2011, 08:53:40 PM
Maybe the South Africa leg of TAR 2?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on December 31, 2011, 10:22:51 PM
It was TAR 2. It was the episode where the teams traveled to Soweto (or another township that it was in the area of Cape Town after the teams went to Robbins Island); you might remember Oswald doing the Roadblock and getting one of the locals to guide him around to get items to take to the herbist who made the portion that the Racer doing the roadblock had to drink.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on January 01, 2012, 08:12:39 AM
Thank you, the schnauzers and Prophet. With your pointing me in the right direction, I have figured out that what I am looking for was in the Cape Town area ROADBLOCK in AR2, ep. 3.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Laimis on January 08, 2012, 06:45:12 AM
I have a question  :lol:

What happened to Toni & Dallas after they lost their passports? Why they weren't on the finish mat like all the other 10 teams?
They were stuck in Russia or what?  :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on January 08, 2012, 07:13:10 AM
They're still there! :ascared
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: AmazingRace on January 08, 2012, 07:14:00 AM
I have a question  :lol:

What happened to Toni & Dallas after they lost their passports? Why they weren't on the finish mat like all the other 10 teams?
They were stuck in Russia or what?  :lol:

I believe they found their passports later that day or the next day at the American Embassy. They couldn't make it to the Finish Line on time, but they made it later that night for the Race dinner party.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on January 08, 2012, 12:26:13 PM
More precisely, the taxi driver turned in the passport that evening to the US Consulate, which is where Toni and Dallas when first thing the next morning. By then teams and production had already left for Portland, so they were on the next available flight, and arrived after the final three teams made it to the finish line later that evening.

Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Declive on January 10, 2012, 10:48:34 AM
Who said the quote "Fight To The Last Minute" in Season 1 Episode 11?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on January 10, 2012, 11:38:47 AM
The first season episode titles were not Racer quotes. That practice started in the second season.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Declive on January 10, 2012, 11:47:47 AM
Hmm.ok. Thank you theschnauzers
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Theo on January 18, 2012, 10:53:29 PM
Does season 19 feature the Elimination Station?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on January 18, 2012, 11:14:17 PM
No it didn't.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Theo on January 19, 2012, 05:53:16 AM
No it didn't.
So, where did the eliminated teams go?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on January 19, 2012, 10:26:06 AM
A good guess on where AR19 Elimination Station was located would be somewhere in Thailand, the site of episodes 4 and 5. Also, Thailand has previously been used for ES multiple times on east to west seasons.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Mug Costanza on January 21, 2012, 01:04:43 AM
There still is an Elimination Station. There just aren't anymore videos showing the eliminated teams there, if that's what you were asking, Theodorus. :tup:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on January 22, 2012, 12:28:40 AM
The TAR 19 ES was in Ko Samui, the same house that TAR 18 used.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on January 22, 2012, 12:48:01 AM
The TAR 19 ES was in Ko Samui, the same house that TAR 18 used.

I'm just curious which teams were sent to Elimination Station in both Seasons 18 and 19?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Flamant on January 22, 2012, 04:03:44 PM
The TAR 19 ES was in Ko Samui, the same house that TAR 18 used.

I'm just curious which teams were sent to Elimination Station in both Seasons 18 and 19?

I would say that, in TAR18, R/C, M/L, J/C, M/M and A/K were all sent to ES since the next elimination was in Europe. In TAR19, I'm pretty shure that R/B, E/J, K/L and L/M were all sent to the villa, but I'm not shure for J/J. They were eliminated in Africa, pretty far from ES, maybe they followed the other teams in Europe (that's only spec tho). :duno:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Dom on January 22, 2012, 04:06:38 PM
I would say that, in TAR18, R/C, M/L, J/C, M/M and A/K were all sent to ES since the next elimination was in Europe. In TAR19, I'm pretty shure that R/B, E/J, K/L and L/M were all sent to the villa, but I'm not shure for J/J. They were eliminated in Africa, pretty far from ES, maybe they followed the other teams in Europe (that's only spec tho). :duno:

I would guess that J/J were indeed sent, purely because flights to Thailand and then the USA would be cheaper than flights to Europe, Panama and the USA and putting them up in 5 star hotels.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Flamant on January 22, 2012, 05:08:09 PM
I would say that, in TAR18, R/C, M/L, J/C, M/M and A/K were all sent to ES since the next elimination was in Europe. In TAR19, I'm pretty shure that R/B, E/J, K/L and L/M were all sent to the villa, but I'm not shure for J/J. They were eliminated in Africa, pretty far from ES, maybe they followed the other teams in Europe (that's only spec tho). :duno:

I would guess that J/J were indeed sent, purely because flights to Thailand and then the USA would be cheaper than flights to Europe, Panama and the USA and putting them up in 5 star hotels.

Bill & Cathi said in an interview that they waited in Belgium before being sent to the final destination.
But I agree it's cheeper Malawi-Thailand-USA than Malawi-Europe-USA + hotel
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: supah on January 25, 2012, 07:11:30 AM
i hope someone can answer my question  :hrt:

how do the 2 cameraman that travel with a team fly from country to country??
do teams have to buy 4 tickets on a plane or what??

i would really like to know
thanks!! :)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on January 25, 2012, 07:40:13 AM
i hope someone can answer my question  :hrt:

how do the 2 cameraman that travel with a team fly from country to country??
do teams have to buy 4 tickets on a plane or what??

i would really like to know
thanks!! :)

Yes, you're right. On the show every team say they wanna 2 tickets, but actually they have to buy 4.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Theo on January 25, 2012, 08:07:35 AM
This sounds like a silly question, but how did teams do the laundry? :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: ZBC Company on January 25, 2012, 08:08:57 AM
at pit stop i guest
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: nyTAR on January 28, 2012, 01:19:38 PM
Let's go way back to TAR14. The second to last episode has two names. On iTunes, it's listed as "He Made me Look like Alice Cooper" but on Wikipedia and the CBS recap, it's listed as "No More Mr. Nice Guy". Which one is right?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on January 28, 2012, 06:43:42 PM
IIRC, both are right. CBS changed the episode title after early listings info went out, and before broadcast.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: ZBC Company on February 04, 2012, 09:03:14 AM
can someone help find race rules or post
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on February 04, 2012, 12:20:56 PM
The show has never released its rule book. All of the rules and penalties that are known are due to their being mentioned during an episode, or from post-Race interviews or postings from individual Racers after their elimination or the season they appeared. And of course, there have been changes over the seasons, some announced, some implied, so it's hard to tell you where to go read the "rule book."
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on February 04, 2012, 07:18:08 PM
I agree that there are no "official rules" in the public domain. However, various efforts at unofficial rules have been made. Various Amazing Race-related websites have contained rules. Here is a set of rules from Wikipedia:

Rules and penalties

All teams must abide by the rules set at the beginning of the race. Failure to do so can result in time penalties, which can negatively affect finishing position in that leg of the race. In a non-elimination leg, if the last team to arrive at the mat is checked in before a previous team has completed its penalty, then the remainder of the penalty time will be waited out at the start of the next leg of the race, beginning at the departure time of the next-to-last team.

While the complete set of official rules has not been released to the public, certain rules have been revealed during the various editions of the race:
[edit] Rules

    Unless otherwise stated, such as during Roadblocks, team members must stay within twenty feet of each other and stay close to their assigned camera and sound crew. When using any form of transportation, unless otherwise stated, teams must be able to travel with the camera crew. Teams are recorded requesting only two tickets after they have made their initial request for four.[19]
    Teams are required to purchase economy class airfare when they fly, using the credit card provided by the show.[20][21] Teams may ask the airlines before or during flight to upgrade their tickets to first or business class as long as they only paid the economy fare.[22] Teams may use their cash stipend to purchase first-class fares for other modes of transportation.[23] Teams may be forbidden from flying on certain airlines or restricted to specific airlines in some cases.
    Teams are forbidden contact with friends, family, and acquaintances during the Race, though the Race may provide them with an opportunity to make contact at select times.[24] Unless otherwise stated by the clues, teams are allowed to use the help of locals for navigating and during tasks. Teams are required to have any locals who appear on camera sign release forms that legally clear the footage for use; some teams have avoided or reduced contacts with random local strangers because the release process can take a very long time to complete.
    Teams are free to work together at any point unless otherwise stated by the rules.[25][26] Excluding the use of the Yield and U-Turn, teams are forbidden from hindering the performance of other teams such as by taking extra clues from a clue box, taking another team's assigned vehicle, or altering the equipment for other teams at a task.
    Teams are forbidden from possessing maps, guidebooks, cell phones, personal digital assistants and other similar aids at the start of the Race, but may use the provided money to purchase these as they progress. These may be provided by the show if required for a certain task.[27]
    Teams are not allowed to use their personal items to barter for services on the race, though they are not necessarily forbidden from selling them for cash. The teams' bags may be subject to review during Pit Stops by production. Teams are free to sell or barter any items they have purchased during the course of the race.
    In cases where teams are instructed to walk or drive themselves to a destination, teams are not allowed to hire a taxi to guide or take them through the route. In early seasons of the American series, teams frequently employed this tactic; several exchanges of dialogue in Season 17 indicate that this is now forbidden.
    Teams are expected to keep the Race fanny pack containing their cash, passports, clues, and other documents with them at all times. Teams that do not have these upon check-in at a Pit Stop are required to go back and retrieve the pack and any missing mandatory contents (e.g., passports) before being checked in. Teams may check in after losing or abandoning any non-mandatory items (e.g., items of clothing), but they must continue the race without them.
    Teams must complete each challenge as specified by the clues given to them throughout the Race. Should a team fail to properly complete a challenge, violate any provisions made in a clue or task description, or miss a clue altogether (unless specifically allowed to do so, e.g., by winning the Fast Forward, or by using an Express Pass), they must either go back to the location of the challenge and complete the challenge, or incur a penalty when they check in (see Penalties and time credits below).
    Teams are prohibited from begging where it is illegal. On the U.S. version, teams are additionally prohibited from begging at US airports.
    Racers may not smoke on the Race.
    Teams are required to abide by all local laws of the country in which they are racing.

The teams are often given additional rules and instructions that apply specifically to a given leg or to a task supplied with one of the clues; these are usually not explained to the viewer unless they affect the Race results.

Another source of unofficial rules is pages 12 and 13 of the book "Circumnavigating the Globe: Amazing Race 10-14 and Amazing Race Asia 1-3," which is similar to "My Ox is Broken" (which itself has another set of rules in pages 21 - 25).
 
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: AmazingRace on February 07, 2012, 03:27:53 AM
Does a photographer also follow the teams around? or does the cameraman himself take the pictures?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on February 07, 2012, 07:56:02 AM
There is an additional photographer or two who take press pictures at some locations, mostly it is the cameraguys!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on February 07, 2012, 10:55:20 AM
I have the impression, also, that CBS sometimes uses vidcaps from footage, just as we do on the promos. (Isn't the era of digital manipulation wonderful?)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Detoured on February 26, 2012, 03:47:56 PM
The point I'm trying to make is that, for instance, married winning teams pay less taxes than other teams.

That's not correct. While married couples can apply the lower bracket percentages on greater amounts of income than single filers, it's not twice the amount of income (except for the 10% and 15% brackets). Therefore, two single people, each with $500,000 of income will get the advantage of having more of their total income taxed in several of the the lower percentage brackets than a married couple with $1,000,000 of income.

For example, the 35% tax bracket kicks in at the exact same dollar level ($372,950) for single filers as it does for married filers. That means that two single people can have a combined income of $745,900 before they hit the 35% bracket, while two married people will hit the 35% bracket when their combined income is only $372,950.

Using the 2009 federal tax brackets and ignoring all other income and/or deductions, $500,000 of taxable income for one single filer would have a tax of $152,684 (for a total of $305,368 between the two single people), and $1,000,000 of taxable income between two married filers would have a tax of $320,362... almost  5% more than the total tax of the two single people with $500,000 income each.

The current tax bracket system only favors married couples when one of the two makes substantially more (or all) of the income between the two of them, but when both of the married couple have similar income levels (like when they both win $500,000 each on TAR) they end up paying more taxes because they are married.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on February 26, 2012, 03:56:22 PM
Wow!! Thanks for the info!!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Leafsfan on February 28, 2012, 06:26:03 PM
Anyone remember why the Istanbul legs were moved in season 5?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on February 28, 2012, 06:29:57 PM
The point I'm trying to make is that, for instance, married winning teams pay less taxes than other teams.

That's not correct. While married couples can apply the lower bracket percentages on greater amounts of income than single filers, it's not twice the amount of income (except for the 10% and 15% brackets). Therefore, two single people, each with $500,000 of income will get the advantage of having more of their total income taxed in several of the the lower percentage brackets than a married couple with $1,000,000 of income.

For example, the 35% tax bracket kicks in at the exact same dollar level ($372,950) for single filers as it does for married filers. That means that two single people can have a combined income of $745,900 before they hit the 35% bracket, while two married people will hit the 35% bracket when their combined income is only $372,950.

Using the 2009 federal tax brackets and ignoring all other income and/or deductions, $500,000 of taxable income for one single filer would have a tax of $152,684 (for a total of $305,368 between the two single people), and $1,000,000 of taxable income between two married filers would have a tax of $320,362... almost  5% more than the total tax of the two single people with $500,000 income each.

The current tax bracket system only favors married couples when one of the two makes substantially more (or all) of the income between the two of them, but when both of the married couple have similar income levels (like when they both win $500,000 each on TAR) they end up paying more taxes because they are married.

That's why no one gets married right before they go on TAR :lol: People like Meghan and Cheyne and Ernie and Cindy got married soon after.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on February 28, 2012, 09:59:00 PM
Anyone remember why the Istanbul legs were moved in season 5?

I believe, IIRC, there was either a terrorist attack blamed on the Kurdish separatist movement in Turkey, or some related issue related to the war in Iraq. I'd have to reconstruct the actual dates of filming and see what events might have been going on at the time. (I don't believe it was a natural disaster, although Turkey has had major earthquakes within the past decade, but my memory of the dates would be fuzzy attm.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Leafsfan on February 29, 2012, 10:42:06 AM
Anyone remember why the Istanbul legs were moved in season 5?

I believe, IIRC, there was either a terrorist attack blamed on the Kurdish separatist movement in Turkey, or some related issue related to the war in Iraq. I'd have to reconstruct the actual dates of filming and see what events might have been going on at the time. (I don't believe it was a natural disaster, although Turkey has had major earthquakes within the past decade, but my memory of the dates would be fuzzy attm.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Declive on February 29, 2012, 10:43:04 AM
Terrorist Attack
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Declive on February 29, 2012, 08:16:10 PM
I have a normal question,and a silly one ;P (actually both may be silly)

Normal (or silly) :

When the teams finish the race,they got to go home? Like...if they go home they can tell everyone how they did on the race...

Silly (yea,silly) :

Does somebody has a idea of why the American TAR loves to go to China and India so much?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on February 29, 2012, 08:36:13 PM
There's a five million dollar penalty for leaking. :) I think China and India are large countries with many things to do, pretty easy to travel into and get around in.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: kirby on February 29, 2012, 10:08:09 PM
I don't know where to post this so ill ask here.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/extramustard/hotclicks/02/29/jordan-keali-jamie-edmondson-talks-relationship-with-evan-longoria/

This is an interview with Jaime Edmondson of Jaime and Cara from season 14.  TAR talk starts at 7:28.

She says they got $25,000 to split between them for second place.  Does this agree with or contradict any other info about the second place prize?  That seems like a pretty low for second.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Theo on March 01, 2012, 12:14:52 AM
There's a five million dollar penalty for leaking. :)

Didn't Eric tell Jeremy about his victory in Season 11?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Best Loser on March 01, 2012, 12:33:14 AM
I don't know where to post this so ill ask here.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/extramustard/hotclicks/02/29/jordan-keali-jamie-edmondson-talks-relationship-with-evan-longoria/

This is an interview with Jaime Edmondson of Jaime and Cara from season 14.  TAR talk starts at 7:28.

She says they got $25,000 to split between them for second place.  Does this agree with or contradict any other info about the second place prize?  That seems like a pretty low for second.

The most recent info that I've seen besides what you posted comes from a season 6 racer, and it's the same amount. I agree with you that it seems low, but I guess it can't be too high because they have to go around the world.

Now that I'm thinking about it, this show has got to be really expensive to produce. The first leg alone has >44 plane tickets to a foreign country. I wouldn't be surprised if they took the clue boxes to the scrap metal yard for some extra cash.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on March 09, 2012, 05:21:34 AM
Anybody tells me why TAR can hardly beat Survivor in ratings?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on March 09, 2012, 09:45:13 AM
SuperTux, TAR has beaten Survivor a couple of times in the past year....but remember Survivor once had American Idol like ratings numbers.
The big thing for TAR is that it usually is first or second for the night among all broadcast networks on Sunday nights, and that it remains a hit in certain high income demos, the ones ad buyers covet, as well as international sales of the show, especially the areas that simultaneously air TAR with its US broadcasts.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: slayton on March 09, 2012, 09:00:58 PM
I'll echo theschnauzers sentiments, SuperTux.

Andy Dehnart brought this up before.  As big as "American Idol" was and is, the highest ratings "Idol" ever got was for the season 2 finale at around 38 million viewers.  "Survivor" had its highest of over 51 million viewers for its season 1 finale. 

I don't remember TAR ever breaking out of the teens.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on March 10, 2012, 02:42:01 AM
I see. :) Best wishes for TAR, because Survivor 24 is facing a great problem now.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Best Loser on March 11, 2012, 12:49:16 AM
I have a question. There are two racers, a cameraman, and a sound guy in each group. The racers wear microphones, so what does the sound person do? Sorry, I don't really know much about filming.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Kamineko on March 19, 2012, 09:26:41 AM
I don't know if this question had been asked before. But, what if there is a team that still has the Express Pass with them, and then there is a Fast Forward task. Can they use the Express Pass to skip the Fast Forward task and go directly to the pit stop? :duno:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on March 19, 2012, 09:32:02 AM
We don't think so....
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on March 19, 2012, 01:17:28 PM
Hmm...I can see why you would think of that possibility, Kamineko. But then this season is the first season where we've have a Fast Forward show up when a team had an Express Pass.  Phil does say the EP can be used to "skip" (i.e., not complete) any task through the eighth leg of the Race, And the FF does involve a task.

I think its impossible to know the way both elements are currently described.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Declive on March 19, 2012, 03:18:42 PM
Hmm...I can see why you would think of that possibility, Kamineko. But then this season is the first season where we've have a Fast Forward show up when a team had an Express Pass.  Phil does say the EP can be used to "skip" (i.e., not complete) any task through the eighth leg of the Race, And the FF does involve a task.

I think its impossible to know the way both elements are currently described.


I think they can skip a FF with the express pass !
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on March 19, 2012, 03:20:47 PM
I wonder if they purposely delay Fast Forwards now until the Express Pass team uses it.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on March 19, 2012, 03:46:53 PM
They can't -- they have no way of knowing when or if it would be used, and FF's are complex and require MUCH planning. I expect these are set in stone like most of the tasks and plotted out months ahead.

Having that replica landing pad created was complicated and required a talented technician to create.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Declive on March 19, 2012, 03:58:43 PM
They can't -- they have no way of knowing when or if it would be used, and FF's are complex and require MUCH planning. I expect these are set in stone like most of the tasks and plotted out months ahead.

Having that replica landing pad created was complicated and required a talented technician to create.

Well , but in the oldest TAR's they have a FF every leg...
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on March 19, 2012, 04:24:11 PM
Quote from: Declive on Today at 03:58:43 PM

    Quote from: georgiapeach on Today at 03:46:53 PM

        They can't -- they have no way of knowing when or if it would be used, and FF's are complex and require MUCH planning. I expect these are set in stone like most of the tasks and plotted out months ahead.

        Having that replica landing pad created was complicated and required a talented technician to create.


    Well , but in the oldest TAR's they have a FF every leg...


Here are the FAST FORWARDs for Amazing Race 1:
AR1
Ep.1—at Boiling Pot Victoria Falls there was a steep walk down to the edge of the Zambezi River.  Rob/Brennan beat Dave/Margaretta.  Taking the FAST FORWARD here was a big advantage for Rob/Brennan later in the race. They had used it and were ineligible, so they could focus on regular tasks without losing time considering FAST FORWARD strategy.

Ep.2—White Water Rafting on Zambezi River near Songwe Village, Pat/
Brenda

Ep.3— Paris Mariage Freres Tea shop, Kevin/Drew

Ep.7— search Ferrara Estense Castle moat, Frank/Margarita

Ep.9— Bangkok Reclining Buddha monastery, the famous confrontation of Joe/Bill versus Nancy/Emily; Joe/Bill won but squandered their lead, saved only by a 24 hour penalty to Nancy/Emily on reaching Krabi.

Only setting up who would judge and give out the clue was the requirement for Ep. 1, Ep. 2 Ep. 3 and Ep. 7. It is unclear whether any special setup was required for ep. 9 (I'll bet there was).  Even so, these did not involve the same level of sophistication as the helicopter FF task in the Lingotto Building.

Also, your perception that in the oldest TARs "they have a FF every leg..." is only about 50% accurate. My count of the FAST FORWARDs in the first 4 Amazing Races is:

AR1 5
AR2 6
AR3 6
AR4 7
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on March 19, 2012, 05:39:38 PM
apskip, as one who counted and tracking the FFs while they were plentiful, they were available in those easrly seasons on every leg up to leg 11 or 12 (for 12 or 13 legs). The FF was not attempted by any team on about half of the legs, and in fact that half-time used pattern continued all the way until about TAR 13 or 14, when they became a once or none per Race feature.
While not all of the early FFs were shown or mentioned, interviews with Racers after each of those early seasons confirmed their existence. It is how we learned of the FF on the Rome leg of TAR 1 (which actually would have taken the teams to Vatican City), which IIRC came from Brennan.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Declive on March 20, 2012, 04:39:33 AM
What i meant to say is that , if a season previously had 7 or 6 FF played on the race , they can easily have one planned for 6 or 7 legs on the new TAR's too.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on March 20, 2012, 09:40:43 AM
I am in agreement with the philosophy that more FAST FORWARDs would be a good thing. However, frequently World Race Productions wastes them, like in the past 2 legs where the advantage earned by Art and JJ was minimized to a very small time due to careful setting of pit stop times vs. train times by WRP. If that happens (and plane schedules are an even more likely equalizer), then all a FAST FORWARD does is lead to a first place team prize. I believe a team should get a real advantage for some longer period of time. 
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on March 20, 2012, 09:43:58 AM
What i meant to say is that , if a season previously had 7 or 6 FF played on the race , they can easily have one planned for 6 or 7 legs on the new TAR's too.

No, they can't. They were given up for budget reasons once several went unclaimed, from what I understand. I think we will have to be glad with one, maybe two again someday.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on March 20, 2012, 09:47:27 AM
I am in agreement with the philosophy that more FAST FORWARDs would be a good thing. However, frequently World Race Productions wastes them, like in the past 2 legs where the advantage earned by Art and JJ was minimized to a very small time due to careful setting of pit stop times vs. train times by WRP. If that happens (and plane schedules are an even more likely equalizer), then all a FAST FORWARD does is lead to a first place team prize. I believe a team should get a real advantage for some longer period of time. 

It also leads to that team gaining an advantage in their level of tiredness compared to other teams. They did not have to perform as many tasks, take as many taxi rides, etc. They should have a much lower level of physical and mental stress at this point than the others.

WRP cannot allow a team to continue to get farther and farther ahead or they could potentially arrive at locations ahead of Phil and the crews because Phil has to wait for the last team to arrive at the pitstop.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: starrynight on March 20, 2012, 04:32:41 PM
Where do you discuss the episodes here?  I know there is a spoilers forum but I think that is for speculation on what will happen and for sightings ahead of the episodes.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on March 20, 2012, 04:34:45 PM
In the spoilers forum is a thread for speculation on each episode and on Sunday there will be a thread for the live viewing party.

Here's the one from last week: http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,26964.0.html
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jimmer on March 25, 2012, 03:07:10 PM
What international versions of TAR are in English?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: paldog123456 on March 25, 2012, 04:37:30 PM
What international versions of TAR are in English?

TAR Asia, TAR Australia, and TAR China Rush (the 1st season was all English, while the second season was a mix of Chinese and English)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Best Loser on March 25, 2012, 06:39:42 PM
What international versions of TAR are in English?

TAR Asia, TAR Australia, and TAR China Rush (the 1st season was all English, while the second season was a mix of Chinese and English)

As a bit of an explanation of how the second season of China Rush is mixed, the spoken Chinese is subtitled in English and the spoken English is subtitled in Chinese.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on March 28, 2012, 06:37:13 AM
Can a team that has a Speed Bump use a Fast Forward?

Also can a team use an Express Pass on a Fast Forward? It could have been possible this season. 
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on March 28, 2012, 06:38:17 AM
Has there ever been a Fast Forward on a Speed Bump leg? I don't think there has.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on March 28, 2012, 08:54:44 AM
Can a team that has a Speed Bump use a Fast Forward?

Also can a team use an Express Pass on a Fast Forward? It could have been possible this season.
As to the 2nd question, no.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on March 28, 2012, 08:23:29 PM
Has there ever been a Fast Forward on a Speed Bump leg? I don't think there has.

Just Curious

Can a team that has a Speed Bump use a Fast Forward?

Also can a team use an Express Pass on a Fast Forward? It could have been possible this season.
As to the 2nd question, no.

Why not?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Declive on March 28, 2012, 09:45:41 PM
Has there ever been a Fast Forward on a Speed Bump leg? I don't think there has.

Just Curious

Can a team that has a Speed Bump use a Fast Forward?

Also can a team use an Express Pass on a Fast Forward? It could have been possible this season.
As to the 2nd question, no.

Why not?

1 . Fast Forward + Speed Bumb wouldn't work...
2. No they can't use the express pass on a fast forward , Peach already told us that.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: tarflyonthewall on March 28, 2012, 10:40:14 PM
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It also leads to that team gaining an advantage in their level of tiredness compared to other teams. They did not have to perform as many tasks, take as many taxi rides, etc. They should have a much lower level of physical and mental stress at this point than the others.

This is true. Up until this season, the last time a FF-winning team didn't also win the race was Ken & Tina in TAR13. That can't be entirely coincidental, especially given how grueling the FF legs (Dubai 1, Singapore, and Narvik) were.

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Has there ever been a Fast Forward on a Speed Bump leg? I don't think there has.

TAR Australia. Richard & Joey shave their heads, then Sam & Renae burn their Express Pass in the same episode.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on March 29, 2012, 10:28:47 AM
There's been nothing announced on the show that clearly says that a team with an Express Pass can't use it on a Fast Forward. So it is possible, but it's not clear that in all instances it would be wise to do so. If you are going to win the FF anyhow (as in only team to go for it) then you might as well hold on to the Express Pass for another time, unless there's some unusual circumstance.

As to the Express Pass being used on a Speed Bump -- wny would a team not have used the Express Pass on the prior leg to avoid being the last team to check in on the NEL? Assuming that a team did find itself in that situation, again, there been nothing I've heard announced on the show that would preclude this from happening, but it's hard to imagine a circumstance where a team would still have an Express Pass when they have to perform a Speed Bump. But from what I've heard in its current formulation, there's noting preventing a team from using their Express Pass on a Speed Bum.
Now there may be a detail teams are told that we haven't heard on the show, but that's something I can't answer to --  just what has been shown on air.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Declive on March 30, 2012, 10:51:59 PM
As to the Express Pass being used on a Speed Bump -- wny would a team not have used the Express Pass on the prior leg to avoid being the last team to check in on the NEL?

Well , let's think in Yogyakarta leg , TAR19.

Let's suppose Ernie and Cindy were the only ones that did not gived all the money at the orphanage. Their only option was run to the orphanage and come back . They could have been last . (ignoring other teams's times on the real leg)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Alenaveda on March 31, 2012, 12:18:26 PM
And there's another devious scenario, that it almost happened in the Leg 7 of TARLA3:  U-turn the team that won the Express Pass, in order to making them use it when the rivals teams want, and sacrifice the EP to bypass the other option of the Detour, so they avoid the chance to be eliminated   :ascared.

(In the Leg 7 of TARLA3, the team who won the EP didn't need to use it until the last task of that leg - the U-Turn was at the beggining, later followed by the RB, and in last the other task -, and skipped the elimination).
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jimmer on March 31, 2012, 12:39:10 PM
And there's another devious scenario, that it almost happened in the Leg 7 of TARLA3:  U-turn the team that won the Express Pass, in order to making them use it when the rivals teams want, and sacrifice the EP to bypass the other option of the Detour, so they avoid the chance to be eliminated   :ascared.

(In the Leg 7 of TARLA3, the team who won the EP didn't need to use it until the last task of that leg - the U-Turn was at the beggining, later followed by the RB, and in last the other task -, and skipped the elimination).

In TAR19 Leg 7 in Malawi, Ernie and Cindy used their express pass on a detour to avoid getting U-Turned.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Alenaveda on March 31, 2012, 02:14:01 PM
And there's another devious scenario, that it almost happened in the Leg 7 of TARLA3:  U-turn the team that won the Express Pass, in order to making them use it when the rivals teams want, and sacrifice the EP to bypass the other option of the Detour, so they avoid the chance to be eliminated   :ascared.

(In the Leg 7 of TARLA3, the team who won the EP didn't need to use it until the last task of that leg - the U-Turn was at the beggining, later followed by the RB, and in last the other task -, and skipped the elimination).

In TAR19 Leg 7 in Malawi, Ernie and Cindy used their express pass on a detour to avoid getting U-Turned.

But they reached the U-Turn first, and wasted the EP no U-turning Andy & Tommy so they lost the leg anyway.
I'm talking about (and I'm gonna use Ernie & Cindy as an example) Ernie & Cindy in the middle of the boats Detour, and some of the other teams - Andy & Tommy, Jeremy & Sandy, Zack & Laurence, Bill & Cathy... - arriving first at the U-Turn, and using it only to leverage the odds with the rest of the teams, taking their advantage by the decission of the remaining teams, not Ernie & Cindy's.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on March 31, 2012, 02:39:29 PM
And there's another devious scenario, that it almost happened in the Leg 7 of TARLA3:  U-turn the team that won the Express Pass, in order to making them use it when the rivals teams want, and sacrifice the EP to bypass the other option of the Detour, so they avoid the chance to be eliminated   :ascared.

(In the Leg 7 of TARLA3, the team who won the EP didn't need to use it until the last task of that leg - the U-Turn was at the beggining, later followed by the RB, and in last the other task -, and skipped the elimination).

In TAR19 Leg 7 in Malawi, Ernie and Cindy used their express pass on a detour to avoid getting U-Turned.

Not exactly. Cindy and Ernie had only 1 more leg in which the Express Pass was valid. They elected to use their Express Pass in leg 7 to go for first place. However, they screwed up in not U-Turning Andy/Tommy and then getting beaten by them.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: MCPorche on March 31, 2012, 03:06:09 PM
So it is possible, but it's not clear that in all instances it would be wise to do so. If you are going to win the FF anyhow (as in only team to go for it) then you might as well hold on to the Express Pass for another time, unless there's some unusual circumstance.

Well, look at the last leg.  I wouldn't have been suprised to see Team Jersey Shore use the Express pass if they had it, knowing they were going to lose the FF.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on April 08, 2012, 04:24:49 AM
I remember that in the 20th season of Survivor there was a special episode reviewing the past nineteen seasons, having several memorable players and producers interviewed and finally paying a tribute to Jenn Lyon. Does CBS have any similar plan for TAR since it has also arrived at a 20-season milestone? :hoot: It'd be a pity if CBS doesn't.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on April 08, 2012, 05:57:27 AM
Not that I am aware of...

But I agree totally! That would be wonderful to see.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on April 10, 2012, 04:52:36 AM
In S20 FBI team compete under the incognito of "kindgarten teachers." Is it the first time that a team didn't reveal the real identity to others? (I don't think similar things happened a lot on Survivor either. Russell Hantz did so on Survivor 19.)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: AmazingRace on April 10, 2012, 05:00:52 AM
In S20 FBI team compete under the incognito of "kindgarten teachers." Is it the first time that a team didn't reveal the real identity to others? (I don't think similar things happened a lot on Survivor either. Russell Hantz did so on Survivor 19.)

In Season 15, Maria & Tiffany said they work for a non-profit organization.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Declive on April 10, 2012, 05:03:06 AM
Marcus didn't told anyone about the NFL.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Alenaveda on April 10, 2012, 01:06:09 PM
In S20 FBI team compete under the incognito of "kindgarten teachers." Is it the first time that a team didn't reveal the real identity to others? (I don't think similar things happened a lot on Survivor either. Russell Hantz did so on Survivor 19.)

In Season 15, Maria & Tiffany said they work for a non-profit organization.

But a guy at the airport in Japan revealed the truth about them.  The lie last for only 1 leg.  :groan:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on April 10, 2012, 01:47:04 PM
Marcus didn't told anyone about the NFL.

He told everyone constantly :lol3:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Theo on April 10, 2012, 06:18:58 PM
I think somebody has asked about it, but what really happened in Ukraine in season 10? Wikipedia stated that Phil was detained for particular reason :duno:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Alenaveda on April 10, 2012, 07:26:28 PM
Marcus didn't told anyone about the NFL.

He told everyone constantly :lol3:

In fact, he said that he worked "protecting people"  :lol:,  and later, in the excerpts, he said that it was his job in the team, so he didn't lie...
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on April 10, 2012, 08:05:20 PM
I think somebody has asked about it, but what really happened in Ukraine in season 10? Wikipedia stated that Phil was detained for particular reason :duno:
True. It was due to visa problems. His American or New Zealand visa (I've forgotten which one) didn't work in Ukraine, so Phil was detained by the police. Finally American Embassy saved him, and Phil successfully made it to be at the pistop prior to the first team arriving.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Leafsfan on April 10, 2012, 08:10:04 PM
I think somebody has asked about it, but what really happened in Ukraine in season 10? Wikipedia stated that Phil was detained for particular reason :duno:
True. It was due to visa problems. His American or New Zealand visa (I've forgotten which one) didn't work in Ukraine, so Phil was detained by the police. Finally American Embassy saved him, and Phil successfully made it to be at the pistop prior to the first team arriving.

To add it was actually the American Ambassador who was a huge fan of the show who made the save.  :tup:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Theo on April 11, 2012, 06:32:35 AM
Thank you, guys! :ghug: Glad this didn't create something worse :)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: AmazingRace on April 13, 2012, 09:56:57 PM
Where does the soundman sit in the taxi of the Azerbaijan (TAR20) leg?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: paldog123456 on April 13, 2012, 10:21:07 PM
Where does the soundman sit in the taxi of the Azerbaijan (TAR20) leg?

From what I could see, the taxis had 3 rows of seats. Perhaps they sat in the middle row.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: supah on April 13, 2012, 11:50:27 PM
I have a question!

Were Brenchel a recruited team?  :duno:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Best Loser on April 14, 2012, 01:03:47 AM
I have a question!

Were Brenchel a recruited team?  :duno:
They are indeed. And from what I've read/watched of them, they probably had only seen one episode at the most.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: JordanJones123 on April 18, 2012, 06:19:15 AM
To any former racer who might be reading this, has anybody actually tried to throw the third leg, reading about the third place curse?

whats the 3rd place curse?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on April 18, 2012, 07:48:32 AM
To any former racer who might be reading this, has anybody actually tried to throw the third leg, reading about the third place curse?

whats the 3rd place curse?

When a team wins the 3rd leg, they do not win the race. In same cases, they would lose the next leg as well.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on April 18, 2012, 07:52:37 AM
It's a must read thread here :lol: http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,25619.msg619647.html#msg619647
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Tarfan37 on April 22, 2012, 11:58:49 AM
There have been a few instances, particularly in the more recent seasons of Camera & Sound men being in the shot. Usually its not for very long though. The only really glaring issue I've ever found is Kelly & Christy being visible in the background, watching Andrew and Dan complete their speed bump three legs after they were eliminated

Complete Fail

actually looking back on this if u rember kelly and Christy were NOT sent to the villia they were probably running as decoys
(http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc427/Kandace_KML/fail.png)

And Kelly and Christy told us they honestly didn't know they were caught in the footage. :lol3:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Lion on April 24, 2012, 10:54:33 AM
Watch the opening of TAR15 license plate challenge. I think every camera and sound guy had a cameo....
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Theo on April 30, 2012, 06:17:50 AM
Do the racers get some kind of merchandise from one country they have visited? I mean like official picture or photograph or something to show their friends and relatives that they have visited that country.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: AmazingRace on April 30, 2012, 07:10:44 AM
They have hours of footage though.  :)

Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Theo on April 30, 2012, 08:09:34 AM
Yeah, I know, but I mean something you can post on your Facebook account or something :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on April 30, 2012, 08:34:30 AM
Do the racers get some kind of merchandise from one country they have visited? I mean like official picture or photograph or something to show their friends and relatives that they have visited that country.
I don't think they're allowed. If they are allowed to do so they'd have already showed those pictures or gifts on Facebook even after the show aired. :)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on April 30, 2012, 09:27:22 AM
They don't get anything....except most seasons they get a short DVD of some of their clips.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: AmazingRace on April 30, 2012, 11:50:07 PM
This might be a stupid question, but does the pit-stop greeter only greet the first and last teams? Like "Welcome to India!" or do they do it for all teams, just that they edit it out?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on May 01, 2012, 01:47:21 AM
This might be a stupid question, but does the pit-stop greeter only greet the first and last teams? Like "Welcome to India!" or do they do it for all teams, just that they edit it out?
I think they do it for all teams.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Leafsfan on May 05, 2012, 10:08:36 PM
I just wanted to point this out, the Amazing Race uses shots of different cities to indicate another city.

Season 4 when introducing Mumbai and Season 10 when introducing Chennai they used the same shot.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: AmazingRace on May 06, 2012, 05:29:46 AM
I just wanted to know why they don't have 13 legs anymore? I believe the last time we had 13 legs was in Season 11 (All-Stars).

Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on May 06, 2012, 12:10:31 PM
Let's start with "It's more expensive than a 11 or 12 leg race." Next is the fact that, with the same number of teams, it will cause one additional NEL. Who needs another useless leg? World Race Productions frequently schedules Amazing Races to end close to major holidays, so not extending the number of days to run an Amazing Race is a plus for teams and for WRP staff.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Alenaveda on May 06, 2012, 12:12:15 PM
I just wanted to know why they don't have 13 legs anymore? I believe the last time we had 13 legs was in Season 11 (All-Stars).

In fact, it was the last season with 13 legs.  Since TAR12, all the season had 11 (with double legs) or 12 of it.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: inomu on May 06, 2012, 07:21:22 PM
Does anybody know what was the song at the Bollywood task? I like it  :tup:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Mug Costanza on May 06, 2012, 11:46:28 PM
Anybody know if there was an un-used U-Turn in TAR20? Seems weird to only have one; I figure there must have been a second one somewhere.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: lovetherace on May 07, 2012, 07:51:32 AM
How much money do non-winning teams receive? I assume of course it depends on your order of elimination. How many get some?  Top five? More?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Genius on May 07, 2012, 11:13:00 AM
I was thinking about the 2nd Cochin leg and Bopper and Mark couldn't catch up  despite winning the FF. Did that leg set the record for shortest time to complete?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on May 07, 2012, 11:14:38 PM
How much money do non-winning teams receive? I assume of course it depends on your order of elimination. How many get some?  Top five? More?

Survivor Prize List (16 castaways)
------------------------------------
1st: 1 million; 2nd: 0.1 million; 3rd: 85,000; 4th: 70,000; 5th: 55,000; 6th: 45,000; 7th: 35,000;
8th: 27,000; 9th: 20,000; 10th: 15,000; 11th: 10,000; 12th: 7,500; 13th: 5,500; 14th: 4,500; 15th: 3,500; 16th: 2,500.

For stars like Rob and Ozzy they can get additional appearance money.


The Amazing Race Prize List
----------------------------
1st: 1 million; 2nd: 25,000; 3rd: 10,000; 4th: 7,000; 5th: 6,000; 6th: 5,000; 7th: 4,000; 8th: 3,500; 9th: 2,500;
10th: 2,000; 11th: 1,500.

Contestants can get more money in All-star seasons. Rob and Amber can get additional appearance money.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on May 08, 2012, 07:51:04 AM
Anybody know if there was an un-used U-Turn in TAR20? Seems weird to only have one; I figure there must have been a second one somewhere.

In this cast I doubt there was an unused one :lol: There wasn't really time for one with three fast forwards.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on May 10, 2012, 04:28:24 AM
Has there been any team that was stopped by the police for checking the passports or for something else not because the team violated the law?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: supah on May 10, 2012, 04:38:05 AM
I have a question I desperately need answered

when teams open their envelopes at the Pit Start, they have $__ in US$ right??

I understand if they were flying to a new country they could change their money at an airport
but if they were continuing in a country do they have to go somewhere to change their money or is it already in the foreign currency

E.G. Tar20 Leg 10 - ____ & ____ will depart at ___, you have $25 for this leg of the race

did teams have to get their money changed before racing or has it already been changed for them (this goes for all seasons)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Declive on May 10, 2012, 04:38:56 AM
No , i think it's always dollars.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Zack. on May 10, 2012, 11:03:02 AM
In one leg (I think the second Vietnam leg in TAR10), they received their money in VND from a guy sitting by the Pit Stop, possibly because of the late start to the leg plus the fact that said leg took place in a fairly rural area.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on May 10, 2012, 03:22:39 PM
Actually, it's hard to know for sure in recent seasons because in most legs, we're no longer being told how much money they are receiving for the leg, and often the editors no longer even show any of the teams counting their cash for the leg.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on May 10, 2012, 04:45:46 PM
Has there been any team that was stopped by the police for checking the passports or for something else not because the team violated the law?
AR3 episode 6 in Marrakech Morocco, Andre and Damon were detained for police questioning because they were lost in a bad neighborhood. Passports were checked but the World Race Productions security staff intervened and saved the day. However, it put Andre and Damon last out of the pit stop release and contributed to their elimination.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on May 10, 2012, 10:42:17 PM
Dollars. Knowing when to change $$ to local currency and how much to change is part of race strategy.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on May 13, 2012, 08:42:19 AM
How much money do non-winning teams receive? I assume of course it depends on your order of elimination. How many get some?  Top five? More?

Survivor Prize List (16 castaways)
------------------------------------
1st: 1 million; 2nd: 0.1 million; 3rd: 85,000; 4th: 70,000; 5th: 55,000; 6th: 45,000; 7th: 35,000;
8th: 27,000; 9th: 20,000; 10th: 15,000; 11th: 10,000; 12th: 7,500; 13th: 5,500; 14th: 4,500; 15th: 3,500; 16th: 2,500.

For stars like Rob and Ozzy they can get additional appearance money.


The Amazing Race Prize List
----------------------------
1st: 1 million; 2nd: 25,000; 3rd: 10,000; 4th: 7,000; 5th: 6,000; 6th: 5,000; 7th: 4,000; 8th: 3,500; 9th: 2,500;
10th: 2,000; 11th: 1,500.

Contestants can get more money in All-star seasons. Rob and Amber can get additional appearance money.
SuperTux,

I don't know where you got your information, but it appears to be right. I just saw confirmation from Rachel and Brendon that $10K was the 3rd place prize.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Best Loser on May 13, 2012, 09:26:47 AM
How much money do non-winning teams receive? I assume of course it depends on your order of elimination. How many get some?  Top five? More?

Survivor Prize List (16 castaways)
------------------------------------
1st: 1 million; 2nd: 0.1 million; 3rd: 85,000; 4th: 70,000; 5th: 55,000; 6th: 45,000; 7th: 35,000;
8th: 27,000; 9th: 20,000; 10th: 15,000; 11th: 10,000; 12th: 7,500; 13th: 5,500; 14th: 4,500; 15th: 3,500; 16th: 2,500.

For stars like Rob and Ozzy they can get additional appearance money.


The Amazing Race Prize List
----------------------------
1st: 1 million; 2nd: 25,000; 3rd: 10,000; 4th: 7,000; 5th: 6,000; 6th: 5,000; 7th: 4,000; 8th: 3,500; 9th: 2,500;
10th: 2,000; 11th: 1,500.

Contestants can get more money in All-star seasons. Rob and Amber can get additional appearance money.
SuperTux,

I don't know where you got your information, but it appears to be right. I just saw confirmation from Rachel and Brendon that $10K was the 3rd place prize.
One of the cheerleaders from Season 14 has also mentioned that they got $25,000 so I suppose it's still the same.

Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on May 13, 2012, 08:59:08 PM
How much money do non-winning teams receive? I assume of course it depends on your order of elimination. How many get some?  Top five? More?

Survivor Prize List (16 castaways)
------------------------------------
1st: 1 million; 2nd: 0.1 million; 3rd: 85,000; 4th: 70,000; 5th: 55,000; 6th: 45,000; 7th: 35,000;
8th: 27,000; 9th: 20,000; 10th: 15,000; 11th: 10,000; 12th: 7,500; 13th: 5,500; 14th: 4,500; 15th: 3,500; 16th: 2,500.

For stars like Rob and Ozzy they can get additional appearance money.


The Amazing Race Prize List
----------------------------
1st: 1 million; 2nd: 25,000; 3rd: 10,000; 4th: 7,000; 5th: 6,000; 6th: 5,000; 7th: 4,000; 8th: 3,500; 9th: 2,500;
10th: 2,000; 11th: 1,500.

Contestants can get more money in All-star seasons. Rob and Amber can get additional appearance money.
SuperTux,

I don't know where you got your information, but it appears to be right. I just saw confirmation from Rachel and Brendon that $10K was the 3rd place prize.

From a guy in Baidu Forum. His friend's friend was a contestant once, I think.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: supah on May 14, 2012, 05:15:07 PM
i have another question  :lol:

in final legs, we have seen teams run without there bags, the most recent is TAR20 where Davechel and Border Patrol ran without their bags for the final

i was wondering where do they put their bags? and do they get them back after?  :duno:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: DrRox on May 14, 2012, 05:29:21 PM
Racers that are students of the race know they will not need most of their stuff for the final leg and why haul around the big packs.......they just slow you down.

I would suggest that R/D and Art/JJ checked their backpacks with the airline in Osaka International Airport. When they arrived in Hawaii, they just left them in the Customs Hall. Since Brendon and Rachel were not that familiar with the race, they carried their backpacks with them. When the race was over......at some point........Rachel/Dave and Art/JJ went back to the airport to US Customs and retrieved their backpacks.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: AmazingRace on May 15, 2012, 04:23:57 AM
Jaime & Cara did the same in Season 14.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: scruffs on May 15, 2012, 10:20:01 PM
During pitstops, do racers get to talk/mingle with each other?

Because sometimes racers are surprise that a team will show up in the airport while they're waiting for the flight, didn't they know if a leg is an EL or NEL?

Example is with Bill and Cathi, everyone is so surprise on seeing them in the airport at the start of Leg 2.

I remember in TAR 9, teams are shown chatting in a pitstop, that's why Eric and Danielle kinda got interested with each other...

Just wondering.  :)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redwings8831 on May 15, 2012, 10:23:25 PM
During pitstops, do racers get to talk/mingle with each other?

Because sometimes racers are surprise that a team will show up in the airport while they're waiting for the flight, didn't they know if a leg is an EL or NEL?

Example is with Bill and Cathi, everyone is so surprise on seeing them in the airport at the start of Leg 2.

I remember in TAR 9, teams are shown chatting in a pitstop, that's why Eric and Danielle kinda got interested with each other...

Just wondering.  :)

They don't get to see each other during the pitstops anymore. In the earlier seasons they did (season 2 had footage of it).
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Best Loser on May 16, 2012, 01:26:38 PM
During pitstops, do racers get to talk/mingle with each other?

Because sometimes racers are surprise that a team will show up in the airport while they're waiting for the flight, didn't they know if a leg is an EL or NEL?

Example is with Bill and Cathi, everyone is so surprise on seeing them in the airport at the start of Leg 2.

I remember in TAR 9, teams are shown chatting in a pitstop, that's why Eric and Danielle kinda got interested with each other...

Just wondering.  :)

Season 13 was the last season to allow teams to interact during the Pitstops. Is there anyone outside of production that actually thinks that it was a change for the better? Probably not.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Mug Costanza on May 16, 2012, 03:05:34 PM
During pitstops, do racers get to talk/mingle with each other?

Because sometimes racers are surprise that a team will show up in the airport while they're waiting for the flight, didn't they know if a leg is an EL or NEL?

Example is with Bill and Cathi, everyone is so surprise on seeing them in the airport at the start of Leg 2.

I remember in TAR 9, teams are shown chatting in a pitstop, that's why Eric and Danielle kinda got interested with each other...

Just wondering.  :)

Season 13 was the last season to allow teams to interact during the Pitstops. Is there anyone outside of production that actually thinks that it was a change for the better? Probably not.

There have been a few sporadic legs since then. Luke Adams (aka DeafRacer) said here once that the teams ate dinner together after the leg in which he and his mother U-Turned Amanda & Kris. The teams of TAR17 helped paint that schoolhouse in Ghana together during a Pit Stop. Teams definitely interacted at the Tanzanian camp in TAR20, according to some of the teams' exit interviews (specifically Nary & Jamie).
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: bcp19 on May 28, 2012, 07:51:44 AM
I know I read about the cameraman/sound person in several posts, but I was wondering how they manage taxi's?  In the early races when FERNS were allowed, did they actually have 4 people in the back seat?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on May 28, 2012, 08:22:37 AM
I don't know about the very few times when FERNS were involved, but the general rule for regular taxis (not motor rickshaws or smaller vehicles like that) is:
the cameraman sits in the front seat so he can film face-on
the sound guy in the open seat next to the team member who will be in the middle of the back seat

On rare occasions (because the WRP camera/sound crews are so good at it) you catch a fleeting glimpse of a small part of the sound guy in the frame.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: bcp19 on June 01, 2012, 02:11:16 PM
I really should know this, what does ESM stand for in the chat about AR?  (In my line of work that'd be Electronic Sensing Measures lol)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on June 01, 2012, 02:17:25 PM
I really should know this, what does ESM stand for in the chat about AR?  (In my line of work that'd be Electronic Sensing Measures lol)

Eat, Sleep, Mingle. It means scenes where teams are doing this sort of thing instead of racing.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on June 01, 2012, 02:50:27 PM
To me the main purpose of ESM were eating, sleeping and socialization (during which friendships such as Eric and Danielle were initially formed).
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redwings8831 on June 01, 2012, 03:56:15 PM
Can teams use the express pass on a fast forward?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: boston_jen on June 01, 2012, 04:25:07 PM
Can teams use the express pass on a fast forward?

I can't find the post I thought I read about this, but I think it was said that the Express Pass allows you to SKIP one task, while the Fast Forward is earned by COMPLETING a specific task.  If you use the pass to SKIP the detour, you haven't COMPLETED the detour, but you can move forward as if you have.  So, I think the answer is no.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: DeafRacer on June 01, 2012, 05:37:34 PM
Can teams use the express pass on a fast forward?

I can't find the post I thought I read about this, but I think it was said that the Express Pass allows you to SKIP one task, while the Fast Forward is earned by COMPLETING a specific task.  If you use the pass to SKIP the detour, you haven't COMPLETED the detour, but you can move forward as if you have.  So, I think the answer is no.

Yes, you can use the express pass on fast forward task.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Declive on June 01, 2012, 05:42:34 PM
Peach previously sayed that can't do this ,  right??

Anyways , always believe in the Sinister Deaf Kid's wisdom!!  :jam: :jam: :jam: :jam:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: boston_jen on June 01, 2012, 05:43:08 PM

Yes, you can use the express pass on fast forward task.

Oh wow.  Thanks for letting us know.   :<3 
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on June 01, 2012, 08:09:41 PM
Can teams use the express pass on a fast forward?

The answer is NO. You must complete that task. From those who know. :)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redwings8831 on June 01, 2012, 08:20:41 PM
Can teams use the express pass on a fast forward?

The answer is NO. You must complete that task. From those who know. :)

Luke said yes.  :duno:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on June 01, 2012, 08:32:15 PM
Can teams use the express pass on a fast forward?

The answer is NO. You must complete that task. From those who know. :)

Luke said yes.  :duno:

I think the EP came along after Luke's season, right? This info is CURRENT.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: bcp19 on June 01, 2012, 08:38:02 PM
The express pass was introduced in Season 17, after Luke's 1st season, but before Unfinished Business.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on June 01, 2012, 08:40:16 PM
Again, all I can say is this is the most current info...x2.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: DrRox on June 01, 2012, 08:42:07 PM
Not knocking Luke, but personally, I would want to know exactly what the little white sheet of paper says that comes with the EP..........so Jill/Thomas, Gary/Mallory, Ernie/Cindy or Rachel/Dave would be the best sources.......along with the Producers.....but they don't talk much.

Plus, the circumstances at which it can be used might have changed from season to season too.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: DeafRacer on June 02, 2012, 01:32:55 PM
I know the rules and all stuff. The answer is YES.

The team can use the express pass on the fast forward task.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jobby on June 02, 2012, 02:44:34 PM
I believe the Express Pass can be used to SKIP any TASK. Even if Mika had to use the EP to bypass the water slide task, it would have been possible despite it being neither a Detour/Roadblock... I think. :)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on June 02, 2012, 08:49:14 PM
Luke, perhaps the rules have changed since your season. I am told that NO it is not possible to use the EP to skip the FF.

That's it for me, take it fwiw. :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jimmer on June 02, 2012, 09:11:50 PM
Luke, perhaps the rules have changed since your season. I am told that NO it is not possible to use the EP to skip the FF.

That's it for me, take it fwiw. :lol:

What is your source (assuming you're willing to release it :lol:)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: mds1978 on June 02, 2012, 09:37:11 PM
They didn't have any fast forwards on TAR 18, so there's no reason why Luke (or anyone from that season) would know the rules about using the EP on a FF.
 
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Charlie90 on June 02, 2012, 10:17:23 PM
They didn't have any fast forwards on TAR 18, so there's no reason why Luke (or anyone from that season) would know the rules about using the EP on a FF.

I'm pretty sure they give the racers a briefing of the rules before the Race begins..(even if they're racing for a second time)
Considering that they introduce new rules every now and then, they must have explained what the Express Pass was for and the instances where you could've use it.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jobby on June 03, 2012, 01:11:22 AM
Luke, perhaps the rules have changed since your season. I am told that NO it is not possible to use the EP to skip the FF.

That's it for me, take it fwiw. :lol:

Why not... because Phil said, ANY TASK you don't wish to complete. So let's just say in the scenario where Dave and Rachel and Joey and Danny were fighting for the FF in TAR 20 and they still have the EP, I'm pretty sure they can just use it and claim the FF? I don't know about this but I believe I take Phil's words seriously LOL
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on June 03, 2012, 06:57:57 AM
I have given y'all the correct answer, up to you to decide whether or not to believe it!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on June 03, 2012, 06:59:38 AM
They didn't have any fast forwards on TAR 18, so there's no reason why Luke (or anyone from that season) would know the rules about using the EP on a FF.
 

mds taking peach's side :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Plaidmoon on June 03, 2012, 09:09:00 AM
I have to believe you can't use the Express Pass on a Fast Forward. It seems like bad TV to me to have a team get a route info, head to the FF, use the EP and arrive at the Pit Stop 20 minutes into the show and hours ahead of the other teams. Then you just have the anti-climax of waiting to see who finished second. You still get to wait and see who gets eliminated though.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Coutzy on June 03, 2012, 10:35:08 AM
I have to believe you can't use the Express Pass on a Fast Forward. It seems like bad TV to me to have a team get a route info, head to the FF, use the EP and arrive at the Pit Stop 20 minutes into the show and hours ahead of the other teams. Then you just have the anti-climax of waiting to see who finished second. You still get to wait and see who gets eliminated though.


^^ Seconded. If you allow the use of an Express Pass on a Fast Forward, it makes opening up a 12 hours+ lead way too possible, something the producers have been very keen to avoid ever since season 1.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: JordanJones123 on June 04, 2012, 05:58:19 AM
Okay got quite a few questions, some rff related and some just plain old race related.

1. What is the biggest lead a team has ever had over the rest of the field? A.K.A. What is the biggest gap between 1st and 2nd ever?

2. How many times have production stepped in to stop teams getting ahead?

3. How many legs/tasks, if any, have producers cancelled because of too many potential spoilers?

4. Which leg, and in which season, took the shortest amount of time to complete? (and by who?)

5. Which leg, and in which season, took the longest amount of time to complete? (and by who?)

6. What was the most expensive leg to produce?

7. How long has the RFF been on the back of TAR for? Since which season?


Lots of questions, I know, but i'm curious. I will be happy if you guys could answer 1 of all of the questions, just to clarify TAR for me!  :)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on June 04, 2012, 08:05:47 AM
JordanJones123:

1.a. I will first cite you the finale of AR1, where Rob/Brennan and Frank/Margarita were both about 23.5 hours ahead of third-place Joe/Bill due to the legs after Krabi giving them first 5 hour and then 24 hour leads.
   b. In AR11 due to the Hajj, the scarcity of flights from Maputo to DarEsSalaam gave Charla/Mirna a 3 hour lead departing and then an additional 3 hours due to 3 other teams flying to Johannesburg and then DES, for a total of about 6 hours.
   c. So that makes the answer to your question AR5, where the arrival of Colin/Christie was 7 1/4 hours ahead of 3 other teams at the Cairo pit stop.   

2. I guess there were other instances where production stopped teams, but I cannot cite any evidence for them except for the declaration of an AR11 storm making the Zanzibar Channel impassable for Mirna/Charla until winds abated (and other teams caught up a bit).

I have no knowledge on your #3 through #7, so you cannot get those answers from me.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Alenaveda on June 04, 2012, 11:25:43 AM
I don't know if it's the longest one, by I guess I remember Nat and Kat talking about the Leg 8 in Oman, and that they spend almost 18 hours to complete it; and they weren't the last team to reach the PitStop, so probably Gary and Mallory, who were the last and eliminated team of that leg, should take a little more amount of time to do it.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on June 04, 2012, 04:50:15 PM
Alanevada,

AR11, ep. 6 from Maputo to Zanzibar Island was more than 2 days as a result of Hajj-related disruption of flight space availability. I doubt that any other leg will beat that one.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on June 04, 2012, 05:14:06 PM
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3. How many legs/tasks, if any, have producers cancelled because of too many potential spoilers?

I'm not aware of any complete legs being cancelled, but the samba task in Rio in TAR 2 was relocated because of crowds that had gathered at the original location; I'm not aware of any other legs being changed because of spoilers. There have been a few legs or tasks that were changed due to other causes, though.

As to how long RFF has been involved, I'm not sure, but the first Race I can recall hearing of a spoiler during filming was, IIRC, TAR 6 in Germany at a train station spotted by a Racer from an earlier season. Season 7 was almost en epidemic in comparison because of Survivor Rob and Amber's casting in that season, and their being known in many of the places visited. These were pre-Facebook, pre-Twitter, and in the early days of live blogs with photos taken from cellphones.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Zack. on June 04, 2012, 05:15:59 PM
Alanevada,

AR11, ep. 6 from Maputo to Zanzibar Island was more than 2 days as a result of Hajj-related disruption of flight space availability. I doubt that any other leg will beat that one.

TAR 5 going from Argentina to Russia, maybe? Everyone started before dawn on day one, then took a 20 hour bus ride to BA, then took flights that got them to St. Petersburg in the afternoon and evening of day three.

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4. Which leg, and in which season, took the shortest amount of time to complete? (and by who?)

If Pit Stop/Start times are to be believed, I think Nick/Starr completed the second Delhi leg in TAR 13 in a little over an hour (though this was simply a RB - Detour - Pit Stop type of leg without any sort of bunching or long-distance transport).
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on June 04, 2012, 05:45:41 PM
Longest leg (pit stop to pit stop) might in fact be TAR 9's leg from Argentina to Russia to Germany. Also the longest in mileage as well.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: mds1978 on June 04, 2012, 07:26:19 PM
I have a few answers:

2) Season 4, Leg 11- Jon and Al tried to get on the same flight as the other teams, but their Race-provided credit card was not accepted by the airline due to computer problems, and they were unable to make that flight. As this was an airline issue that production could not control, production held up the other 3 teams when they arrived in Australia to make up for the time lost in resolving the card issue, and thus appearing to have all teams equally bunched out of the airport. (They got elim'd anyway that leg, so oh well)

I'd also argue that production unofficially steps in to stop teams getting ahead every time there's an hours of operation bunching point midway through a leg, but that's more of an opinion than a fact.

5) While it may not officially be the longest leg on record, as far as the longest task to complete, that would probably be Season 6, Leg 3, by Lena & Kristy, who spent between 8-10 hours trying to finish the hayroll RB and probably would have gone on longer had Phil not shown up to eliminate them before they could finish.

7) I don't know the history of RFF's spoilage, but one could argue the first time RFF's spoilers became infamous was when it leaked the complete boot list for TAR: All-Stars (Season 11), which was 100% accurate.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Best Loser on June 04, 2012, 08:23:31 PM
1. What is the biggest lead a team has ever had over the rest of the field? A.K.A. What is the biggest gap between 1st and 2nd ever?
How big was the lead that Frank & Margarita got after they won the Fast Forward? I thought I read something that said that they had the biggest lead.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on June 04, 2012, 09:38:12 PM
Yes, that's right, Best Loser. It was 10 hours 47 minutes at the Taj Mahal Hotel.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: AmazingRace on June 05, 2012, 05:19:42 AM
7) I don't know the history of RFF's spoilage, but one could argue the first time RFF's spoilers became infamous was when it leaked the complete boot list for TAR: All-Stars (Season 11), which was 100% accurate.

I'm glad I didn't see those spoilers, or else half the excitement would have been gone.  :)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: DrRox on June 07, 2012, 03:26:20 PM
Longest leg (pit stop to pit stop) might in fact be TAR 9's leg from Argentina to Russia to Germany. Also the longest in mileage as well.

Okay...so I am bored today.........

TAR5 Leg 4 was from San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina to Pushkin, Russia. Pushkin is a surburb of St Petersburg.

TAR9 Leg 3 was from Brotas, Brasil to Moscow to Munich. But it might still be the longest (see TAR2 Leg 3 below).

I also always felt that TAR1 Leg 7 Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy to Agra, India was a heck of a long leg. TAR11 Leg9 was a heck of a long one too.......Kraków, Poland to Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia

TAR2 Leg3 Foz do Iguaçu, Brasil to Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa isnt all that far apart gegraphically, but all but one team had to fly from Sao Paulo, to Europe, then to Capetown. The Galloping Grannies had to fly from Sao Paulo to NYC to London to Capetown....that is a very long haul.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Kacper on June 07, 2012, 03:33:41 PM
I don't know if anybody asked this before but how do they pick the greeters for each leg?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on June 07, 2012, 05:32:44 PM
Casting calls or help from local agencies or organizations; it all depends on what choices are available, and what TPTB consider fitting for a particular locale.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on June 07, 2012, 07:23:09 PM
Dr. Rox,

I didn't have any time to spare, but since this geography question intrigued me I researched int anyway. As I am sure you are aware one has to be careful to use one consistent source for the distance calculations. I have chosen to use www.worldatlas.com. I have also assumed that with very long distance the off-the-shortest path situations due to using connecting airports are minimized (except for one special case).

The results are:
AR1 Bologna to Agra 3280 statute miles (note - I believe that World Atlas is always using them; others may use air miles (which are 15% longer)

AR2 Iguacu Falls to Europe (most southernmost I can fly flights to South Africa is Paris) 6143 + Paris to Capetown 6584 = 12,527 statute miles 

AR5 San Carlos de Bariloche (by bus) 856 + Buenos Aires to Moscow 8526 miles = 9382 miles

AR9 Sao Paulo to Moscow 7289 miles

AR11 Krakow to Frankfurt 500 miles + Frankfurt to Kuala Lumpur 6193 miles + Kuala Lumpur to Sepang = 6762 miles

The clear winner is AR2. I checked out shorter direct flights and they exist now (and probably did then) from either GRU or EZE to Johannesburg, but I can only assume that those flights were not available to the teams (maybe full of Amazing Race 2 staff). If they had, this distance would have been cut to either 5387 miles from Sao Paulo or 5801 miles from Buenos Aires.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: DrRox on June 08, 2012, 06:42:25 AM
Great research, apskip

What are air miles??? The only time I have ever seen that term was in connection to airline loyalty programs.......Statute mile is better known as land mile.....5280ft.....Ships and airplanes use nautical miles for navigation...6,046 feet.

TAR1......I think you inadvertenly transposed the numbers for Bologna to Agra....World Atlas gives me 3820 sm.

TAR5 was from Bariloche to St Petersburg, not Moscow....so that would be 856 for the bus ride to BsAs and 8171 for the flight BsAs to St Petersburg = 9027 sm

TAR9 Brotas to Moscow to Munich.....there was no pit stop in Moscow. When teams stepped on the mat next to St Basil's in Red Square....Phil gave them clue to fly to Stuttgart, get car and drive to Munich......pit stop was in Munich.......so Brotas to GRU 165 sm + Sao Paulo to Moscow 7289sm + Moscow to Munich 1211 sm = 8635sm

The Galloping Grannies in TAR2.......Foz de Iguazu to Capetown---   Foz to NYC 4662 sm + NYC to London 3503sm + London to Capetown 5913sm = 14, 088 sm............has to be the longest flight sequeence in TAR history!!!!

Thanks for the research, apskip.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on June 08, 2012, 09:22:44 AM
Air miles are of course nautical miles. I think it was applied before the advent of frequent flyer programs, but it does save the airlines 15% versus statute miles.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: JordanJones123 on June 09, 2012, 01:48:07 AM
Thanks for all the answers!!!

Got to be the best thread on the TAR discussion page, loving all the insight im getting. Thanks again  :hrt:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Leafsfan on June 09, 2012, 09:33:23 AM
Can someone list all the legs that were cancelled or moved to another location?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on June 09, 2012, 12:49:11 PM
^^Go for it! That would be a nice project for you...
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Leafsfan on June 09, 2012, 05:52:56 PM
^^Go for it! That would be a nice project for you...

I know of only 3.

S5 Istanbul moved to Dubai
S8 Belize leg cancelled due to hurricane Emily
S19 Laos leg cancelled.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: JordanJones123 on June 09, 2012, 10:26:10 PM
^^Go for it! That would be a nice project for you...

I know of only 3.

S5 Istanbul moved to Dubai
S8 Belize leg cancelled due to hurricane Emily
S19 Laos leg cancelled.

Why were the S5 and S19 legs moved?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Leafsfan on June 09, 2012, 10:45:45 PM
^^Go for it! That would be a nice project for you...

I know of only 3.

S5 Istanbul moved to Dubai
S8 Belize leg cancelled due to hurricane Emily
S19 Laos leg cancelled.

Why were the S5 and S19 legs moved?

No idea tbh.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on June 10, 2012, 12:37:19 AM
If I remember correctly, there had been some sort of unrest or terror attack in Instabul shortly before season five was filmed, and as to TAR 19, Phil only said that they had to unexpectedly replan the two legs filmed in Phuket from their original location on less than 24 hours' notice. I don't think any other details ever surfaced.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redwings8831 on June 10, 2012, 12:40:52 AM
If I remember correctly, there had been some sort of unrest or terror attack in Instabul shortly before season five was filmed, and as to TAR 19, Phil only said that they had to unexpectedly replan the two legs filmed in Phuket from their original location on less than 24 hours' notice. I don't think any other details ever surfaced.

There was two separate bombing (five days apart) in Istanbul in November of 2003 and TAR 5 filmed late January and February of 2004
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Tarfan37 on June 10, 2012, 01:26:44 AM
^^Go for it! That would be a nice project for you...

I know of only 3.

S5 Istanbul moved to Dubai
S8 Belize leg cancelled due to hurricane Emily
S19 Laos leg cancelled.

Wasnt ther one in s11 with tanzania?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Declive on June 10, 2012, 01:28:31 AM
Yes
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: ikennynguyen on June 11, 2012, 08:49:12 PM
Hi guys! I've been following this blog since the start of TAR 20, so I'm kind of new lol. I just had a question on Leg 2 of TAR19: I saw on Wikipedia that someone had said that teams had checked into the pitstop for some  amount of time before they made them re-film and then run back to the orphanage due to production not arriving at the orphanage in time? Something like that IIRC? Does anyone know if that actually did happen, because when the teams are checking in, it's almost like a majority of them knew that they had done something wrong. Wikipedia can be incorrect obviously so I just wasn't sure...and also wasn't sure if this was a dumb question lol thanks!  :tup:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Declive on June 12, 2012, 12:11:06 AM
Firstly ,  :bigwelcome to RFF , ikennynguyen!

Secondly , i have no idea.  :lol: But that looks interesting to know!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Leafsfan on June 12, 2012, 06:25:45 AM
Firstly ,  :bigwelcome to RFF , ikennynguyen!

Secondly , i have no idea.  :lol: But that looks interesting to know!

Eddie explained it earlier in the threads somewhere. So just look up his posts.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on June 23, 2012, 08:58:43 PM
Hi guys! I've been following this blog since the start of TAR 20, so I'm kind of new lol. I just had a question on Leg 2 of TAR19: I saw on Wikipedia that someone had said that teams had checked into the pitstop for some  amount of time before they made them re-film and then run back to the orphanage due to production not arriving at the orphanage in time? Something like that IIRC? Does anyone know if that actually did happen, because when the teams are checking in, it's almost like a majority of them knew that they had done something wrong. Wikipedia can be incorrect obviously so I just wasn't sure...and also wasn't sure if this was a dumb question lol thanks!  :tup:

From what I remember teams got ahead of production somehow and they had to refilm some sequences. I think you could ask eddiethejet.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jimmer on June 28, 2012, 08:24:21 PM
Just thought of this question.

When teams are buying train, bus, or subway tickets, do they buy all 4 tickets for themselves and camera crew or only 2 tickets for themselves?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on June 28, 2012, 09:35:54 PM
Depends on what they're using to pay for the tickets. If they're using the production credit card (for airfare although one season they were permitted to use it for fuel for vehicles) they actually are purchasing tickets for both the team and the two-person camera crew. If they're using their cash (whether or not we know how much they have for a leg, they are paying only for themselves, and the camera crew pays for their own tickets. If its a single fare (regardless of how many, or fuel or tolls for a vehicle) then the team is paying for the crew as well.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jimmer on June 29, 2012, 01:00:20 PM
Thanks theschnauzers! :hugs:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Dånooky on June 30, 2012, 01:54:18 AM
New challenge:
Let's figure out the episodes where Phil's voiceover is taken over by an impostor, my contribution: Season 11 Leg 2, I'm listening to the opening voiceover cringing and thinking "that's not Phil, this is so wrong"
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Dom on June 30, 2012, 04:13:06 AM
New challenge:
Let's figure out the episodes where Phil's voiceover is taken over by an impostor, my contribution: Season 11 Leg 2, I'm listening to the opening voiceover cringing and thinking "that's not Phil, this is so wrong"

Just checked it out and it does sound like regular Phil!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: bcp19 on June 30, 2012, 06:30:36 AM
New challenge:
Let's figure out the episodes where Phil's voiceover is taken over by an impostor, my contribution: Season 11 Leg 2, I'm listening to the opening voiceover cringing and thinking "that's not Phil, this is so wrong"

Just checked it out and it does sound like regular Phil!
I listened to EP2 and EP3 and I don't hear a difference.  Are you talking about the "Previously on the Amazing Race" part or after the opening credits?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on June 30, 2012, 09:47:32 AM
It's interesting to notice that Phil presents all the voiceover of TAR while Jeff Probst doesn't do so for his Survivor. Actually I don't know yet who does that for Survivor... :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on June 30, 2012, 10:50:42 AM
Phil has been known to have to do overdubs for the voiceovers on a phone, in the middle of nowhere, if they're editing and have an audio problem to fix. Sometimes the planned standovers get overtaken by editing decisions, and it's easier for the editors to call Phil up and have Phil read the revision aloud over the telephone. (I remember Phil mentioning this in interviews over the years, so it has happened more than once.0 There is always going to be differences in audio quality due to differences in ambient sound, equipment used, and background noises (inside versus outside, for example.)
And this is usually how the editors handle Phil's voiceovers when they decide to take out route markers from the episode in editing.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Dånooky on July 01, 2012, 02:29:18 PM
New challenge:
Let's figure out the episodes where Phil's voiceover is taken over by an impostor, my contribution: Season 11 Leg 2, I'm listening to the opening voiceover cringing and thinking "that's not Phil, this is so wrong"

Just checked it out and it does sound like regular Phil!
I listened to EP2 and EP3 and I don't hear a difference.  Are you talking about the "Previously on the Amazing Race" part or after the opening credits?
All the voiceovers in episode 2 are by a different person, though during the middle of the episode he almost manages to get the right accent
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: sapphirepit on July 06, 2012, 10:28:02 PM
What are the exact details on decoys running the race? It happens with the top 6 teams I believe? and what exactly do the teams do when they run as decoys? Just follow and watch the other teams and be present at key points or perhaps random points to throw spoilers off? Do they ever actually perform any of the tasks?

I saw footage once of a decoy team running into a cab being filmed. I searched the last 10 pages of the thread and didn't see anything so I apologize if this was already addressed!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: sapphirepit on July 06, 2012, 10:58:55 PM
I'm not aware that WRP has ever done so with original TAR, although there were issues with some betting sites in Las Vegas during the time frame of some early TAR seasons (I'm thinking 5-6-7, but I can't remember precisely at the moment).

The only U.S. program that I'm aware of that has ever brought a suit of that sort was Mark Burnett's company over Survivor a cycle of two ago involving Russell Hantz.

This doesn't mean that there might not have been cease-and-desist letters from a show's lawyers, but we rarely heard about those.

http://www.thefashionspot.com/buzz-news/gossip-and-news/170665-why-was-angelea-preston-disqualified-from-antm

America's Next Top Model had an issue with a contestant revealing herself on facebook. My boyfriend told me she posted a facebook status saying she was america's next top model. They then re-filmed the entire finale without her present and chose a different winner.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Theo on July 07, 2012, 06:07:10 AM
What season of TAR does have the shortest route after Season 8?

Wiki states that Season 12 has the shortest route after season 8. However, on the same site, Season 12's route is longer than Season 15.
Season 12 traveled 30,000 miles, while Season 15 traveled 25,000 miles. I don't know how they count the distance traveled so I'll just ask here.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on July 07, 2012, 04:41:41 PM
I wouldn't rely on the show's announced mileage because as far as I know, every independent effort to verify their numbers have failed.
Off the top of my head, I would think TAR 7 was likely the shortest excluding FE, simply because of its route -- eastward from LA to as far as India, then turning back to the Caribbean and Miami. Except for those two, there was a lap touching at least 22 time zones in every season.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: APABLD on July 12, 2012, 07:05:26 AM
I've watched almost every season but my memory is a bit fuzzy. Has there been a season with no or very few rivalries between teams and did this make it boring to watch?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: addie on July 12, 2012, 07:16:09 AM
Let's see, from what I've seen:

Season 1: Everyone vs. Guidos
Season 3: ?!?!?
Season 4: Millie and Chuck vs. Kelly and Jon
Season 5: Charla and Mirna vs. almost everyone, Chip & Kim vs. Colin & Christie
Season 6: Adam and Rebecca vs. Freddy and Kendra, Everyone vs. Jonathan & Victoria
Season 12: ?!?!?
Season 13: Kelly & Christy vs. Nick & Starr
Season 14: Kisha & Jen vs. Margie & Luke
Season 15: Globetrotters vs. Sam and Da
Season 16: Brent and Caite/Louie and Michael vs. Carol & Brandy
Season 17: Chad & Stephanie vs. Nat & Kat
Season 18: ?!?!?!
Season 19: ?!?!?!
Season 20: Vanessa & Ralph/Art & JJ vs. Brendan & Rachel

I thought season 3 and 12 where two of the best seasons.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Alenaveda on July 12, 2012, 09:18:32 AM
TAR7:    Rob & Amber vs. Everybody.
TAR8:    The Linz vs. The Weavers.
TAR9:    MoJo vs. The Hippies.
TAR10:  Bama vs. The Beauty Queens.

And I can also add:
TAR2:   Tara vs. Will  :lol:

Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Zack. on July 12, 2012, 09:57:53 AM
3 had the Twin Hunt though that really only lasted until Morocco.  :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: compac171 on July 12, 2012, 12:00:19 PM
TARLA 1: Ferna and Fran vs Tamara and Matias
TARLA 3: Anyone, they where so soft whit each other and was almost boring to watch  :'(
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Dånooky on July 12, 2012, 03:39:08 PM
TAR11: Charla & Mirna vs. Rob&Amber, Dustin&Kandice and Teri&Ian, with at least three previews saying "x&y are confronted by Charla&Mirna"
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Aussie on July 12, 2012, 04:34:14 PM
TARaus1: Everyone vs. Richard & Joey
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Declive on July 12, 2012, 04:34:50 PM
TarAus2 : Grace vs Paul?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Alenaveda on July 12, 2012, 07:09:45 PM
TARLA 1: Ferna and Fran vs Tamara and Matias
TARLA 3: Anyone, they where so soft whit each other and was almost boring to watch  :'(

There was two rivalries in TARLA 1:  Tamara & Matías vs. Rodrigo & Anna (don't forget the insults both ways along the race until the brasilian team was elimintated) and Ferna & Fran vs Daniel & David (remember how the girls called David "el niño" - the kid - with rejection).

And in TARLA 2, Aleandra & Marlene vs. Vinicius & Guilherme.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theamazingracer21 on July 12, 2012, 07:19:15 PM
TarAus2 : Everyone vs Paul and James & Sarah VS. Joseph & Grace

Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Air on July 14, 2012, 07:10:22 AM
Can a team use their Express Pass to skip the Fast Forward task and go directly to the pit-stop?

I remember reading somewhere (I think it was on the AR Wiki) that a team will incur a 4 hour penalty if this happens. But I reckon that that's fair.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on July 14, 2012, 07:36:40 AM
Can a team use their Express Pass to skip the Fast Forward task and go directly to the pit-stop?

I remember reading somewhere (I think it was on the AR Wiki) that a team will incur a 4 hour penalty if this happens. But I reckon that that's fair.

ONE MORE TIME. THE ANSWER IS NO.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on July 14, 2012, 08:01:35 AM
I remember seasons 17 and 19 as having no real team dramas. In fact teams seemed to get along so well it was almost boring :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: addie on July 14, 2012, 08:04:24 AM
Season 17 had Nat & Kat vs. Chad & Stephanie and it wasn't broing :)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Theo on July 14, 2012, 08:04:40 AM
I remember seasons 17 and 19 as having no real team dramas. In fact teams seemed to get along so well it was almost boring :lol:

Jill & Thomas vs. Brook & Claire?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: addie on July 14, 2012, 08:09:16 AM
I remember that not certainly as a drama. Brooke & Claire weren't really angry at them, from what I know.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on July 14, 2012, 08:18:24 AM
I remember that not certainly as a drama. Brooke & Claire weren't really angry at them, from what I know.

Yeah, I don't really remember that as a rivalry at all.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Leafsfan on July 14, 2012, 10:36:05 AM
Why do producers not like Canada!?  :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Marionete on July 20, 2012, 02:41:03 PM
Hello, one question about TAR17 has been stuck in my head since a long time ago and I just couldn't find the answer in the web, so I guess perhaps so of you will know?..

Why did Nick & Vicki not have to do a speed bump after their first NEL?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Declive on July 20, 2012, 03:09:46 PM
The judges of that detour made a mistake. Nick and Vicki got it but spended much more time than needed , because the judges missed the right anwser.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Marionete on July 20, 2012, 03:14:47 PM
The judges of that detour made a mistake. Nick and Vicki got it but spended much more time than needed , because the judges missed the right anwser.
Oh, thanks! Something about that (judge being incorrect) seems familiar, maybe I have seen it somewhere a long time ago, so that I couldn't remember? :?

Right before posting this, another question popped into my head: how many roadblocks can a single person do and is there a rule that there can't be a difference of more than 2 in the number of roadblocks both team members have completed?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Prophet on July 20, 2012, 03:21:05 PM
The how many roadblocks question has always been complicated. Some seasons seemed to be different than others but I don't think anyone has been able to do more than two more than their partner since season 6.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Ikurriña on July 20, 2012, 03:58:57 PM
In season 17 Connor perform the first 4 roadblocks and then they were eliminated. :tup:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: APABLD on July 21, 2012, 06:54:57 AM
In season 4, Tian peformed 6 Roadblocks to Jaree's 0.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Marionete on July 21, 2012, 01:37:58 PM
In season 17 Connor perform the first 4 roadblocks and then they were eliminated. :tup:
Hmm, that's interesting, because by leg 7, Michael had done 2 RBs and Kevin had done 4. However, before the leg's RB, Kevin says something like 'I've done 4 RBs and my dad's only done 2, so he had to do this one'.

??

That question still remains a mystery, I guess.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on July 21, 2012, 03:07:01 PM
The ROADBLOCK BALANCE RULE was instituted after season 5.

Maybe the better example of egregious ROADBLOCK splits was season 5's finalists. Their splits were:
Chip 9 Kim 1
Brandon 9 Nicole 1
Colin 8 Christie 1
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Declive on July 21, 2012, 03:49:11 PM
In season 17 Connor perform the first 4 roadblocks and then they were eliminated. :tup:
Hmm, that's interesting, because by leg 7, Michael had done 2 RBs and Kevin had done 4. However, before the leg's RB, Kevin says something like 'I've done 4 RBs and my dad's only done 2, so he had to do this one'.

??

That question still remains a mystery, I guess.

Well , Kevin only sayed that , because of strategy . If Michael could do this "easy" ones , than Kevin could do the hard ones later in the game.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Theo on July 22, 2012, 06:58:16 PM
The ROADBLOCK BALANCE RULE was instituted after season 5.

Maybe the better example of egregious ROADBLOCK splits was season 5's finalists. Their splits were:
Chip 9 Kim 1
Brandon 9 Nicole 1
Colin 8 Christie 1

And also Flo: 1, Zach: 9. I don't even remember which Roadblock Flo did back then :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Tarfan37 on July 22, 2012, 07:38:41 PM
Quote from: apskip link=topic=24737.msg778068#msg778068 date=1342901221

And also Flo: 1, Zach: 9. I don't even remember which Roadblock Flo did back then :lol:
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she selled the escargot
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: APABLD on July 24, 2012, 01:40:31 AM
What's is your idea of the 'perfect team'? Is it one that is polite and nice and still races well or maybe ultra-competitive, no-nonsense team or something else?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: supah on July 24, 2012, 02:59:05 AM
What's is your idea of the 'perfect team'? Is it one that is polite and nice and still races well or maybe ultra-competitive, no-nonsense team or something else?

a team that only argues amongst themselves, plays fair and strategic, races consistently, sense of humour, kind and likeable  :hearts:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: MrDeerShank on August 07, 2012, 05:20:19 PM
I don't know whether this has already been asked, but if a team used a Blind U-Turn, would they have been allowed to use a normal U-turn later on in the race (because they still had their Courtesy Of picture)?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Mug Costanza on August 07, 2012, 05:26:25 PM
I don't know whether this has already been asked, but if a team used a Blind U-Turn, would they have been allowed to use a normal U-turn later on in the race (because they still had their Courtesy Of picture)?

Luke of TAR14 and TAR18 drops by here from time to time, and I believe he said at one point that he and his mother would have been able to use the U-Turn in China, if they had gotten there first.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on August 07, 2012, 06:08:14 PM
I don't know whether this has already been asked, but if a team used a Blind U-Turn, would they have been allowed to use a normal U-turn later on in the race (because they still had their Courtesy Of picture)?

Luke of TAR14 and TAR18 drops by here from time to time, and I believe he said at one point that he and his mother would have been able to use the U-Turn in China, if they had gotten there first.

That's my recollection as well.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Kamineko on August 16, 2012, 02:42:26 AM
Hey! Maybe this question has been asked before and I know that this is crazy, but what actually is WRP? :lol: :-[
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on August 16, 2012, 04:22:20 AM
Hey! Maybe this question has been asked before and I know that this is crazy, but what actually is WRP? :lol: :-[

World Race Productions
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Kamineko on August 16, 2012, 04:42:20 AM
Hey! Maybe this question has been asked before and I know that this is crazy, but what actually is WRP? :lol: :-[

World Race Productions
Thanks kev! :hrt:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on August 16, 2012, 03:15:46 PM
Actually its "WorldRace Productions" or so it appears when they apply for permits and so forth, and its also the way its used on the closing credit card at the end of each episode.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: tarflyonthewall on August 22, 2012, 12:26:10 AM
In the Jamaica leg in TAR7, there was a task in between the limbo Road Block and the rafting Detour. It involved searching a school for a clue while the children were chanting "hot or cold", and got edited out of the two-hour episode, but was included in international broadcasts where the two legs aired separately (as in the original episode the first leg ran short but the second leg ran long). So my question, for the American fans, is: Was that task included in any form on the DVD?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Best Loser on August 22, 2012, 01:40:38 AM
It may be included, but due to the weird way deleted scenes are on there, I've never taken the time to watch them (you have to press a button when a symbol pops up in the middle of an episode where the scene would go). And I don't have any of my DVDs with me right now, so I can't check.


So yeah, it might be on there, but it isn't part of the episode.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Tarfan37 on August 22, 2012, 10:24:01 AM
In the Jamaica leg in TAR7, there was a task in between the limbo Road Block and the rafting Detour. It involved searching a school for a clue while the children were chanting "hot or cold", and got edited out of the two-hour episode, but was included in international broadcasts where the two legs aired separately (as in the original episode the first leg ran short but the second leg ran long). So my question, for the American fans, is: Was that task included in any form on the DVD?

As a current owner of the DVD the answer to that is no.. i am really intregued by this task
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on August 25, 2012, 09:40:18 PM
I've been wondering about one thing related to spoilers. I know that many shows including The Amazing Race require local people to whom the contestants resort to sign a secrecy contract which bans their spreading spoilers. If they don't want to sign, their faces will be blurred on the show. But if those people who didn't sign spread spoilers before the show airs, is it against the law and could the crew sue them?

I ask this question because a similar thing has happened to The Voice of China. Due to the fact that most Chinese people don't want to leak their personal information, the crew did not ask audiences in the live recording locale to sign the secrecy contract. The result is that spoilers are all over the Internet now.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: supah on August 25, 2012, 09:55:24 PM
I've been wondering about one thing related to spoilers. I know that many shows including The Amazing Race require local people to whom the contestants resort to sign a secrecy contract which bans their spreading spoilers. If they don't want to sign, their faces will be blurred on the show. But if those people who didn't sign spread spoilers before the show airs, is it against the law and could the crew sue them?

I ask this question because a similar thing has happened to The Voice of China. Due to the fact that most Chinese people don't want to leak their personal information, the crew did not ask audiences in the live recording locale to sign the secrecy contract. The result is that spoilers are all over the Internet now.

I don't know how to answer that. The closest I've been to reality TV show filming is when I crashed into the filming of Survivor. However the contestants did not have a cameraman with them.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on August 25, 2012, 11:39:08 PM
No, the agreement that is signed by someone who is filmed allows CBS to use the footage on TV. It has nothing to do with spoilers.

NDA agreements are signed by those who WORK on or for the show...and yes, those are legally binding.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on August 26, 2012, 01:28:07 AM
I've been wondering about one thing related to spoilers. I know that many shows including The Amazing Race require local people to whom the contestants resort to sign a secrecy contract which bans their spreading spoilers. If they don't want to sign, their faces will be blurred on the show. But if those people who didn't sign spread spoilers before the show airs, is it against the law and could the crew sue them?

I ask this question because a similar thing has happened to The Voice of China. Due to the fact that most Chinese people don't want to leak their personal information, the crew did not ask audiences in the live recording locale to sign the secrecy contract. The result is that spoilers are all over the Internet now.

I don't know how to answer that. The closest I've been to reality TV show filming is when I crashed into the filming of Survivor. However the contestants did not have a cameraman with them.

I would love to know the story behind this!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: supah on August 26, 2012, 01:51:30 AM
I've been wondering about one thing related to spoilers. I know that many shows including The Amazing Race require local people to whom the contestants resort to sign a secrecy contract which bans their spreading spoilers. If they don't want to sign, their faces will be blurred on the show. But if those people who didn't sign spread spoilers before the show airs, is it against the law and could the crew sue them?

I ask this question because a similar thing has happened to The Voice of China. Due to the fact that most Chinese people don't want to leak their personal information, the crew did not ask audiences in the live recording locale to sign the secrecy contract. The result is that spoilers are all over the Internet now.

I don't know how to answer that. The closest I've been to reality TV show filming is when I crashed into the filming of Survivor. However the contestants did not have a cameraman with them.

I would love to know the story behind this!
I'm not sure if this is the right place to post it, but anyway. Before you get your hopes up, this was the SWEDISH version of Survivor. I was 4 or 5 when this happened.. I think it was between 2000-2002. We were expats from Australia living in Malaysia at the time, and one day we decided to take a spontaneous boat trip off the east coast to an island called Rawa. On the way we stopped at another island to just chill out (I'm not sure what it was called). We were all just playing on the beach and these two guys saw us and came up to us and explained they were on the show and we needed to get off the island or the crew would get angry. Before we left them, they asked for a few provisions from us (i.e. grapes, sandwiches, cigarettes, lighters) which we gave them. We left the island and that was it. I don't really remember it because
1. I was so young
2. I've never watched any edition of Survivor
I DO have a printed photo in my scrapbook of the two guys, maybe someone could tell me who they are and what season, because I actually wouldn't mind knowing :lol: Here it is:

ETA: After a bit of research, I believe the contestant on the left is Tommy Jensen from Expedition Robinson 2001
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Air on August 26, 2012, 02:37:03 AM
That is so awesome, supah3ro!  :colors
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: addie on August 26, 2012, 03:30:20 AM
That is so awesome, supah3ro!  :colors
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on August 26, 2012, 01:43:08 PM
As to the audience aspect; spoilers have been common for American Idol, especially for the song choices for the week's performances by the contestants at the dress rehearsal that takes place a few hours before the live broadcasts.

I haven't heard about the US version of The Voice, but I haven't gone looking for those either. But with the early rounds that are pre-recorded, I wouldn't be surprised if it is happening with those, as well.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jimmer on August 26, 2012, 04:13:21 PM
Wow! Really cool supah3ro!!!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on September 05, 2012, 06:46:53 AM
Is this true?

Quote
If a team used the Express Pass to skip a Detour and that team is U-Turned, the U-Turn is void.

Source is Wikipedia.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Best Loser on September 05, 2012, 09:21:04 AM
Is this true?

Quote
If a team used the Express Pass to skip a Detour and that team is U-Turned, the U-Turn is void.

Source is Wikipedia.
It's never come up in any episode, so unless it has a source I assume it is incorrect, much like the "If a team doesn't use the EP before leg 8 they are required to do the Fast Forward", which was on wikipedia for quite a while before it was removed.



I mean, that doesn't even make sense. Why would skipping one task let you skip a second task also?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Tarfan37 on September 05, 2012, 10:08:16 AM
Is this true?

Quote
If a team used the Express Pass to skip a Detour and that team is U-Turned, the U-Turn is void.

Source is Wikipedia.

i believe what this is trying to say is that if a team is uturned (lets say Ron and Christina) iby kynt and vyxsin.  while ron and chrstina completed spirt world they can use there express pass to those "nullify" that they have to do natural world (i just finished watch TAR unfinished buisness epi 2)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Air on September 06, 2012, 04:41:49 AM
I actually understand this. The team used the EP to skip the DETOUR. They then get U-Turned and are forced to go back and do a task that they have already skipped. Therefore, the U-Turn is void. I don't like this, however. And also, if someone gets U-Turned, and they quit the U-Turn Detour, is the penalty the same?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Best Loser on September 06, 2012, 08:02:29 AM
I actually understand this. The team used the EP to skip the DETOUR. They then get U-Turned and are forced to go back and do a task that they have already skipped. Therefore, the U-Turn is void. I don't like this, however. And also, if someone gets U-Turned, and they quit the U-Turn Detour, is the penalty the same?
The EP lets you skip a task. The Detour is two tasks, but you only have to do one of them. Each time a team uses the EP, they always choose who is doing the Roadblock or which Detour task they'd do. Therefore, using the EP on the Detour task and then getting U-turned would make you go back and do the Detour task you hadn't selected. That's why this "rule" doesn't make any sense and more than likely isn't real.





But yes, I presume the penalty for quitting a Detour after being U-turned would be the same as not completing the Detour.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Mug Costanza on September 08, 2012, 12:29:41 AM
I actually understand this. The team used the EP to skip the DETOUR. They then get U-Turned and are forced to go back and do a task that they have already skipped. Therefore, the U-Turn is void. I don't like this, however. And also, if someone gets U-Turned, and they quit the U-Turn Detour, is the penalty the same?
The EP lets you skip a task. The Detour is two tasks, but you only have to do one of them. Each time a team uses the EP, they always choose who is doing the Roadblock or which Detour task they'd do. Therefore, using the EP on the Detour task and then getting U-turned would make you go back and do the Detour task you hadn't selected. That's why this "rule" doesn't make any sense and more than likely isn't real.

Once you're done with the Detour task, you would go to the U-Turn board and get your next clue. If someone U-Turns you after that, it would be like Laurence & Zac trying to U-Turn Amani & Marcus. The U-Turn would be void because you've already gotten your next clue, not because you used your Express Pass.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on September 11, 2012, 12:59:40 AM
If the clue requires the team to take a taxi to somewhere but contestants decide to take the subway (or even walk) instead due to shortage of money, will it incur a penalty?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Dom on September 11, 2012, 01:30:44 AM
If the clue requires the team to take a taxi to somewhere but contestants decide to take the subway (or even walk) instead due to shortage of money, will it incur a penalty?

Yes, definitely. I can only remember examples the other way around, but if the clue states that a team MUST do something, they'll be penalised if they don't.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Mug Costanza on September 11, 2012, 02:22:29 AM
If the clue requires the team to take a taxi to somewhere but contestants decide to take the subway (or even walk) instead due to shortage of money, will it incur a penalty?

During Leg 10 of TAR13, Toni & Dallas took the Moscow subway instead of a taxi to their next clue. Instead of getting a Pit Stop penalty, however, they were immediately told by the woman handing out clues to return to the Roadblock location and take a taxi back to her.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on September 11, 2012, 03:31:01 AM
Thanks for your replies! :)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on September 11, 2012, 03:43:31 PM
If the clue requires the team to take a taxi to somewhere but contestants decide to take the subway (or even walk) instead due to shortage of money, will it incur a penalty?

During Leg 10 of TAR13, Toni & Dallas took the Moscow subway instead of a taxi to their next clue. Instead of getting a Pit Stop penalty, however, they were immediately told by the woman handing out clues to return to the Roadblock location and take a taxi back to her.

The inherent problem with that enforcement of rules is that Toni and Dallas were using alternate transportation because they had lost all their money when Dallas inadvertently in a taxi did so and they had no money for a taxi. it was hard enough for them to beg money for public transportation.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on September 17, 2012, 03:15:13 AM
If the clue requires the team to take a taxi to somewhere but contestants decide to take the subway (or even walk) instead due to shortage of money, will it incur a penalty?

During Leg 10 of TAR13, Toni & Dallas took the Moscow subway instead of a taxi to their next clue. Instead of getting a Pit Stop penalty, however, they were immediately told by the woman handing out clues to return to the Roadblock location and take a taxi back to her.
The inherent problem with that enforcement of rules is that Toni and Dallas were using alternate transportation because they had lost all their money when Dallas inadvertently in a taxi did so and they had no money for a taxi. it was hard enough for them to beg money for public transportation.

And they had already lost their passports (while I think Dallas lost his or did he lose Toni's as well), and so they were effectively already out of the race.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on September 18, 2012, 12:36:51 AM
The obverse also has happened, and resulted in a penalty of 30 minute plus the time saved in the Lisbon leg of TAR 3; when Heather and Eve received a route marker at the end of a soccer penalty kick roadblock that directed them to the pit stop on foot. They got a cab, and realized, on camera, that the directions told them to go on foot. They arrived first at the mat, and after the last team checked in they were shown on camera with Phil and Phil explained their violation and the definition in the Rule book. Because all of the other teams checked in within a half hour after they had arrived, their check in time was adjusted for the penalty, and they were eliminated.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Best Loser on September 18, 2012, 09:37:55 PM
Was the penalty for not completing the detour a 12 hour penalty for each side? And is it still that way, just with 3 hours rather than 12?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Tarfan37 on September 19, 2012, 12:13:30 AM
Was the penalty for not completing the detour a 12 hour penalty for each side? And is it still that way, just with 3 hours rather than 12?

wayyy back in s1 if you skipped a detour it was 24 hours ie Nancy and Emily (because u skipped both sides) (it is impossible to not do one but not the other) however it changed in s17 where its 6hrs.. i.e. Nick and Vicki as far as we know thats how it remains
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on September 19, 2012, 11:48:02 PM
There's never been a detour penalty "for each side" and I'm not sure how you got that; it was 24 hours in season one, with some references to the same penalty in some subsequent early seasons; and at some point, it was reduced to six hours. (None of this 3 for each side business.)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Tarfan37 on September 20, 2012, 10:50:08 AM
i think this user is trying to ask the penalty for skipping the uturn... would the penalty still be 6hrs since its a detour? (if thats now what he's asking i would like to kno that)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Best Loser on September 20, 2012, 01:18:42 PM
There's never been a detour penalty "for each side" and I'm not sure how you got that; it was 24 hours in season one, with some references to the same penalty in some subsequent early seasons; and at some point, it was reduced to six hours. (None of this 3 for each side business.)
It was from some interview with Maria & Tiffany. Or maybe it wasn't, I didn't actually check what the link was to. It was just at a non-TAR related forum, and someone posted a video link, and then people started talking about what the girls were saying. It was a really large thread, so I'd rather not take the time to hunt the link down again, so I guess just ignore me.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theamazingracer21 on September 21, 2012, 07:17:02 AM
I have a queston

How much money does a team win (after taxes and ect)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Best Loser on September 25, 2012, 09:54:53 PM
I think that might have been answered earlier in the thread, but I'm not sure how many pages back it was.





I recently rewatched Season 3, and at the final Roadblock (animal memory task) each person was given notes. Anyone know what was on that?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on September 26, 2012, 12:44:55 PM
The teams are paid pre-tax, they're responsible for paying federak (and state, if any) income taxes themselves.

How much they pay depends on their "marginal" tax rate and what the tax rates are in their state of residence. That varies from state to state, and some states don't assess personal income taxes. The effective federal rate depends on the individual's other income and deductions, and that makes it difficult to give a precise answer.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: gigglypiggies on October 03, 2012, 08:40:52 PM
I hope...well...forever, but really, how many years do you think this will keep on keeping on?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: ianthebalance on October 03, 2012, 08:47:42 PM
It will never end, because eventually its a race around the universe (sadly, people would complain about how the race ALWAYS visits Mars :lol:).
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theamazingracer21 on October 03, 2012, 09:45:51 PM
It better never end.
It will never end, because eventually its a race around the universe.
Nice i heard phil talk about going to mars on season 50,if that gets your hopes up.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: AmazingRace on October 04, 2012, 12:05:43 AM
I would have trouble remembering all the team names.  :stare
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: gigglypiggies on October 04, 2012, 05:35:24 PM
Another question, can you find application videos of accepted teams anywhere online? Not necessarily just from this season, but just in general. I'd be interested in watching them.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Mug Costanza on October 04, 2012, 05:55:38 PM
Search YouTube... I know Zev & Justin's is there, and maybe a couple others.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: supah on October 04, 2012, 06:03:31 PM
Another question, can you find application videos of accepted teams anywhere online? Not necessarily just from this season, but just in general. I'd be interested in watching them.
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,27048.0.html
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Theo on October 06, 2012, 09:15:26 PM
I have another question. Which was the shortest leg in the history of TAR? I mean one leg from Pit Stop to Pit Stop. Does it take only few hours? I heard the second leg in India from TAR 13 was a really short leg?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on October 07, 2012, 09:49:45 AM
Theodorus:

The leg you suggested is AR13, Ep. 7. Here are its major tasks (not in order):

DETOUR-follow a series of power lines, keeping mark of numbered tags hanging from power lines in Nai Sarak Street, report these numbers to
power company official, plugged in musical Ganesh statue to receive next clue in New India Stationers in Chawri Bazar or find store
named Ram Bhandar in spice market, transport 40-pound bags of chili peppers to location 1/4 mile away in Shwan Kumar and Sons,
 then grind them into chili powder with mortar and pestle to receive next clue
ROADBLOCK-find envelope marked "The Amazing Race" among several marked "Try Again" raised on ladders amongst celebrators of Holi, Festival of colours, while being bombarded with traditional colored dyes and water
GENERAL-Speed Bump task required Ken & Tina to serve holy water to hundreds of Sikhs at Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib (at site in Chandni Chowk
area of Old Delhi) until they satisfied waiting crowd

I have looked at other very short legs, but when the beginning transportation is factored in they can become very long legs. So I think that transportation is a key part. The double legs in the same city avoid that issue. Here are one worth considering:

AR12, Ep. 4 Burkina Faso near Ouagadougou
DETOUR-use traditional methods to pan for 1 ounce of gold; they can trade their gold after weighing, at nearby tent, for next clue or learn traditional local dance, perform it in front of 3 local celebrity judges, crowd of locals; teams must some of own their own dance moves; lack of creativity or bad performance will incur teams 10 minute penalty
ROADBLOCK-ride bicycle, deliver large amount of cumbersome goods, including small goat; deliver items to specific people stated in clue at nearby market
GENERAL-look for village chief, accept gift of live chicken from him, which they then had to take throughout the leg to Pit Stop

I also looked at several other double legs/same city to see if the second one was particularly short. I did not find out additional one beyond the one above.

This is a "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" judgments, as we do not have access to any filming duration information from World Race Productions.
 






Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Theo on October 07, 2012, 02:26:29 PM
Thank you, apskip :hugs:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on October 15, 2012, 05:02:25 AM
Is there any team that voluntarily left the race not due to official reasons such as bad physical condition or knowing they were far behind the others? I know Summer & Eachan from CR2 are one example, who left the game because Eachan's grandfather was dying (if I'm not wrong). Just wanna know if there're other examples.

P.S. Beware the word "official" here, so
Show content
Xiao Bing & Xiao Bang
from CR3 are not counted in because they did not "officially" volunteer to leave the race, although the real reason hasn't been disclosed/verified.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Alenaveda on October 15, 2012, 09:09:01 AM
Is there any team that voluntarily left the race not due to official reasons such as bad physical condition or knowing they were far behind the others? I know Summer & Eachan from CR2 are one example, who left the game because Eachan's grandfather was dying (if I'm not wrong). Just wanna know if there're other examples.

P.S. Beware the word "official" here, so
Show content
Xiao Bing & Xiao Bang
from CR3 are not counted in because they did not "officially" volunteer to leave the race, although the real reason hasn't been disclosed/verified.

Marshall & Lance in TAR5, leg 6 (Egypt).  They arrived in seventh place to the RB at the Habu Temple, after all the teams completed it; so they realized they were in last.  Also, one of them - I don't remember which one - had a leg injury that made him unable to keep racing.  As a matter of fact, this was the first time Phil eliminated a team on the ground and not at the PitStop.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Theo on October 15, 2012, 09:50:01 AM
How do teams apply for visa? I read somewhere that they were given list of countries by production team, and they were instructed to apply for visa from all the countries. Is that true?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on October 15, 2012, 10:19:06 AM
No. They submit their passports, and production obtains all the visas, including a few they won't need, lol.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: bunny08 on October 15, 2012, 09:26:45 PM
If racers have questions about rules during the race, who can they ask? I wonder because on the bicycle/cart ride last night could one team member switch with the biker and power the cart? My husband is 6'7 300lbs of muscle and I can't imagine someone being able to pedal him quickly. During the race tonight he asked if we were racing, could I stay in the cart and sit with the little guy while my husband rode the bike? How would we know if that was legal on the race and we wouldn't incur a penalty?

Also, if anyone knows...What the heck was that around Rob's waist on the pit stop mat?? Looked like a band with latex gloves on the hip.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Theo on October 15, 2012, 09:34:24 PM
No. They submit their passports, and production obtains all the visas, including a few they won't need, lol.

Then my source is totally wrong (:;) :lol: Thank you, peach
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: ovalorange on October 16, 2012, 04:36:05 AM
I have a question. When is peach going on this show?  :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on October 16, 2012, 08:21:49 AM
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Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: gigglypiggies on October 17, 2012, 03:33:39 PM
Speaking of Peach applying, who here has applied? Other than previous racers visiting this thread, obviously.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Dom on October 17, 2012, 03:55:10 PM
Speaking of Peach applying, who here has applied? Other than previous racers visiting this thread, obviously.

I applied for Series 2 of China Rush, the only edition I'm eligible for! In the end, they decided to cast only people who could make it to the Shanghai auditions so we didn't have a shot :(
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on October 17, 2012, 03:57:26 PM
Do the male racers shave their legs?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: AmazingRace on October 19, 2012, 03:38:15 AM
What is the longest flight in TAR history?

JFK-JNB (Season 1)?
FRA-KUL (Season 11)?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on October 19, 2012, 04:10:17 AM
Is there any team that voluntarily left the race not due to official reasons such as bad physical condition or knowing they were far behind the others? I know Summer & Eachan from CR2 are one example, who left the game because Eachan's grandfather was dying (if I'm not wrong). Just wanna know if there're other examples.

P.S. Beware the word "official" here, so
Show content
Xiao Bing & Xiao Bang
from CR3 are not counted in because they did not "officially" volunteer to leave the race, although the real reason hasn't been disclosed/verified.

Marshall & Lance in TAR5, leg 6 (Egypt).  They arrived in seventh place to the RB at the Habu Temple, after all the teams completed it; so they realized they were in last.  Also, one of them - I don't remember which one - had a leg injury that made him unable to keep racing.  As a matter of fact, this was the first time Phil eliminated a team on the ground and not at the PitStop.

Thanks for adducing such an example, but I'm afraid M&L's example could be classified as "leaving the race due to poor physical condition or being far away behind." I'm looking for examples that are NOT due to those reasons.  :)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Air on October 19, 2012, 06:27:06 AM
What is the longest flight in TAR history?

JFK-JNB (Season 1)?
FRA-KUL (Season 11)?

Was there a straight JFK-JNB? Wasn't there stops in MXP & CDG & FRA?

I think GRU-FRA or LAX-SYD maybe.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on October 19, 2012, 09:28:06 AM
It's close. Here is the list of nautical miles distances between the city pairs indicated above:

JFK JNB 6877
LAX SYD 6508
FRA KUL 5377
GRU FRA 5272

There currently are nonstop JFK to JNB flights, but it is unclear whether they existed in the spring of 2001. My guess is that they did exist. However, there were 3 separate flights out of JFK that AR1 teams were placed on, so only one of those was possibly nonstop. There likely were 3 flights to major European hubs like LHR, CDG or FRA that were also used, with connections from there nonstop to Johannesburg.

Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Neobie on October 19, 2012, 11:06:08 AM
Yes, there was a direct South African Airlines, a Swiss Air via Zurich, and an Alitalia via Milan.

There's no way I'll forget the first appearance of the Amazing Yellow Line!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: DrRox on October 19, 2012, 01:25:07 PM
I thought all the SAA direct flights from JFK to JNB made short fuel stops in Accra, Ghana.

I actually asked one of the racers on that flight and they confirmed it was non stop, JFK to JNB.


It really is a pity that the flightstats database doesnt go back that far to check SA2 on March 8, 2001, TAR's first flight.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Alenaveda on October 19, 2012, 04:22:49 PM
Is there any team that voluntarily left the race not due to official reasons such as bad physical condition or knowing they were far behind the others? I know Summer & Eachan from CR2 are one example, who left the game because Eachan's grandfather was dying (if I'm not wrong). Just wanna know if there're other examples.

P.S. Beware the word "official" here, so
Show content
Xiao Bing & Xiao Bang
from CR3 are not counted in because they did not "officially" volunteer to leave the race, although the real reason hasn't been disclosed/verified.

Marshall & Lance in TAR5, leg 6 (Egypt).  They arrived in seventh place to the RB at the Habu Temple, after all the teams completed it; so they realized they were in last.  Also, one of them - I don't remember which one - had a leg injury that made him unable to keep racing.  As a matter of fact, this was the first time Phil eliminated a team on the ground and not at the PitStop.

Thanks for adducing such an example, but I'm afraid M&L's example could be classified as "leaving the race due to poor physical condition or being far away behind." I'm looking for examples that are NOT due to those reasons.  :)

Maybe Mary & Peach on TAR2?  I remember that they decided to do "their own PitStop" and to not perform the RB in Hong Kong. 
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Chameleon777 on October 21, 2012, 11:42:40 AM
Here's a question that is definitely food for thought; why isn't there a version of The Amazing Race hosted by Phil Keoghan that Canadians can compete on?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on October 21, 2012, 02:29:14 PM
Ch
Here's a question that is definitely food for thought; why isn't there a version of The Amazing Race hosted by Phil Keoghan that Canadians can compete on?
The U.S. limitations are entirely due to the visa and entry requirements for those traveling on U.S. passports into other countries and conversely the requirements for nationals holding non-U.S. passports coming into the U.S.
It may also be that CBS still believes that U.S. viewers won't watch a competition show like TAR with Canadians or other nationals in the cast.
It may also be that no Canadian broadcaster has shown any interest in mounting a Canadian version of TAR.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Leafsfan on October 21, 2012, 05:38:34 PM
Ch
Here's a question that is definitely food for thought; why isn't there a version of The Amazing Race hosted by Phil Keoghan that Canadians can compete on?
The U.S. limitations are entirely due to the visa and entry requirements for those traveling on U.S. passports into other countries and conversely the requirements for nationals holding non-U.S. passports coming into the U.S.
It may also be that CBS still believes that U.S. viewers won't watch a competition show like TAR with Canadians or other nationals in the cast.
It may also be that no Canadian broadcaster has shown any interest in mounting a Canadian version of TAR.

CTV showed interest but decided against it. This was before a bid for the Olympics was lost to the CBC, so the idea might be revived again.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: gigglypiggies on October 21, 2012, 06:02:17 PM
Here's a question that is definitely food for thought; why isn't there a version of The Amazing Race hosted by Phil Keoghan that Canadians can compete on?

If Canada would get their own version I think that they should get their own host...
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jimmer on October 21, 2012, 06:03:34 PM
Here's a question that is definitely food for thought; why isn't there a version of The Amazing Race hosted by Phil Keoghan that Canadians can compete on?

If Canada would get their own version I think that they should get their own host...

Yeah, I would think so as well.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on October 21, 2012, 08:08:52 PM
Is there any team that voluntarily left the race not due to official reasons such as bad physical condition or knowing they were far behind the others? I know Summer & Eachan from CR2 are one example, who left the game because Eachan's grandfather was dying (if I'm not wrong). Just wanna know if there're other examples.

P.S. Beware the word "official" here, so
Show content
Xiao Bing & Xiao Bang
from CR3 are not counted in because they did not "officially" volunteer to leave the race, although the real reason hasn't been disclosed/verified.

Marshall & Lance in TAR5, leg 6 (Egypt).  They arrived in seventh place to the RB at the Habu Temple, after all the teams completed it; so they realized they were in last.  Also, one of them - I don't remember which one - had a leg injury that made him unable to keep racing.  As a matter of fact, this was the first time Phil eliminated a team on the ground and not at the PitStop.

Thanks for adducing such an example, but I'm afraid M&L's example could be classified as "leaving the race due to poor physical condition or being far away behind." I'm looking for examples that are NOT due to those reasons.  :)

Maybe Mary & Peach on TAR2?  I remember that they decided to do "their own PitStop" and to not perform the RB in Hong Kong.

I haven't watched that season. Wikipedia says that in that season "Peggy & Claire, Shola & Doyin, and Mary & Peach had each fallen so far behind the other teams in their respective elimination legs that they ended up not completing all the tasks set out for them. Instead, they were instructed to go directly to their respective Pit Stops, where they were each eliminated." Then it is the case that teams were far away behind the others.  :duno:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Alenaveda on October 21, 2012, 09:22:27 PM
Is there any team that voluntarily left the race not due to official reasons such as bad physical condition or knowing they were far behind the others? I know Summer & Eachan from CR2 are one example, who left the game because Eachan's grandfather was dying (if I'm not wrong). Just wanna know if there're other examples.

P.S. Beware the word "official" here, so
Show content
Xiao Bing & Xiao Bang
from CR3 are not counted in because they did not "officially" volunteer to leave the race, although the real reason hasn't been disclosed/verified.

Marshall & Lance in TAR5, leg 6 (Egypt).  They arrived in seventh place to the RB at the Habu Temple, after all the teams completed it; so they realized they were in last.  Also, one of them - I don't remember which one - had a leg injury that made him unable to keep racing.  As a matter of fact, this was the first time Phil eliminated a team on the ground and not at the PitStop.

Thanks for adducing such an example, but I'm afraid M&L's example could be classified as "leaving the race due to poor physical condition or being far away behind." I'm looking for examples that are NOT due to those reasons.  :)

Maybe Mary & Peach on TAR2?  I remember that they decided to do "their own PitStop" and to not perform the RB in Hong Kong.

I haven't watched that season. Wikipedia says that in that season "Peggy & Claire, Shola & Doyin, and Mary & Peach had each fallen so far behind the other teams in their respective elimination legs that they ended up not completing all the tasks set out for them. Instead, they were instructed to go directly to their respective Pit Stops, where they were each eliminated." Then it is the case that teams were far away behind the others.  :duno:

One of them failed to complete the tea Detour of that leg and get sick for the amount of cups she drunk attempting to perform it.  So they went to a cafeteria or restaurant and did the PS thing.  I remember I read somewhere that this thing cost money to the production for the extra hours of recording.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Nobita on October 31, 2012, 10:31:08 PM
Hi, I'm a newbie here.  :)
My question is:
Quote
I haven't watched that season. Wikipedia says that in that season "Peggy & Claire, Shola & Doyin, and Mary & Peach had each fallen so far behind the other teams in their respective elimination legs that they ended up not completing all the tasks set out for them. Instead, they were instructed to go directly to their respective Pit Stops, where they were each eliminated." Then it is the case that teams were far away behind the others.  :duno:
How much hours is far behind the last team to arrive at the pit stop?
Another question is: what was the biggest time difference between the first team to depart and the last team to depart?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Leafsfan on October 31, 2012, 11:26:03 PM
Hi, I'm a newbie here.  :)
My question is:
Quote
I haven't watched that season. Wikipedia says that in that season "Peggy & Claire, Shola & Doyin, and Mary & Peach had each fallen so far behind the other teams in their respective elimination legs that they ended up not completing all the tasks set out for them. Instead, they were instructed to go directly to their respective Pit Stops, where they were each eliminated." Then it is the case that teams were far away behind the others.  :duno:
How much hours is far behind the last team to arrive at the pit stop?
Another question is: what was the biggest time difference between the first team to depart and the last team to depart?

Welcome!  :hello2:

I think I can answer your second question. In season 11 the next leg had started before some teams from the last leg even checked in so 12+ hours.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on October 31, 2012, 11:52:03 PM
The biggest lead that I'm aware of in starting a leg is actually in season one in China and Alaska. The third place team (Team Guido) left the pit stop in Beijing over 24 hours behind the first and second place team to start the 12th leg, and were had just started the final leg when the other teams reached the finish mat.

As to the other question, the "pity" clue directing the last team to the pit stop is only given out when all other teams have checked in, and the last team has not yet reach a cluebox prior to the final clue that would send them to the pit stop; thus cutting out all other remaining tasks. This was not done when Phil has had to go to the location of that team to eliminate them on the spot, or a team quit. Neither of these things happen when the leg is a non-elimination leg; the last place team is always encouraged to complete the leg.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Nobita on November 01, 2012, 12:00:04 AM
Thank you for your answer, Leafsfan and theshnauzers. :)
Especially in the early season, when the vehicles provided are not sponsored, racers often encounter problems with their provided vehicles. Were the production crews deliberately tempering the vehicles to create more drama?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on November 01, 2012, 07:51:55 AM
Is there any team that voluntarily left the race not due to official reasons such as bad physical condition or knowing they were far behind the others? I know Summer & Eachan from CR2 are one example, who left the game because Eachan's grandfather was dying (if I'm not wrong). Just wanna know if there're other examples.

P.S. Beware the word "official" here, so
Show content
Xiao Bing & Xiao Bang
from CR3 are not counted in because they did not "officially" volunteer to leave the race, although the real reason hasn't been disclosed/verified.

Marshall & Lance in TAR5, leg 6 (Egypt).  They arrived in seventh place to the RB at the Habu Temple, after all the teams completed it; so they realized they were in last.  Also, one of them - I don't remember which one - had a leg injury that made him unable to keep racing.  As a matter of fact, this was the first time Phil eliminated a team on the ground and not at the PitStop.

Thanks for adducing such an example, but I'm afraid M&L's example could be classified as "leaving the race due to poor physical condition or being far away behind." I'm looking for examples that are NOT due to those reasons.  :)

Maybe Mary & Peach on TAR2?  I remember that they decided to do "their own PitStop" and to not perform the RB in Hong Kong.

I haven't watched that season. Wikipedia says that in that season "Peggy & Claire, Shola & Doyin, and Mary & Peach had each fallen so far behind the other teams in their respective elimination legs that they ended up not completing all the tasks set out for them. Instead, they were instructed to go directly to their respective Pit Stops, where they were each eliminated." Then it is the case that teams were far away behind the others.  :duno:

One of them failed to complete the tea Detour of that leg and get sick for the amount of cups she drunk attempting to perform it.  So they went to a cafeteria or restaurant and did the PS thing.  I remember I read somewhere that this thing cost money to the production for the extra hours of recording.

Now I see. Thanks! :tup:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: supah on November 07, 2012, 01:40:22 AM
Which team in the has the record for the most consecutive 'Team #1'?

I'm curious to know as I've been re-watching TARAUS2 and Paul & Steve won 5 legs in a row....
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Cocoa on November 07, 2012, 01:53:51 AM
Which team in the has the record for the most consecutive 'Team #1'?

I'm curious to know as I've been re-watching TARAUS2 and Paul & Steve won 5 legs in a row....

If faux-pitstops are not involved, then Marc and Rovilson from TARAsia2 did a back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back 1st place finishes (7 in a row, that is! :lol:)

If faux-pitstops are considered pitstops, then no. They had a 2nd place somewhere between those wins
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: AmazingRace on November 07, 2012, 03:15:38 AM
Which team in the has the record for the most consecutive 'Team #1'?

I'm curious to know as I've been re-watching TARAUS2 and Paul & Steve won 5 legs in a row....

For the US TAR version, I think it's 4.

Nick & Starr, Meghan & Cheyne and Rachel & Dave have had a 4 leg streak of "Team #1".
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on November 07, 2012, 12:31:55 PM
Which team in the has the record for the most consecutive 'Team #1'?

I'm curious to know as I've been re-watching TARAUS2 and Paul & Steve won 5 legs in a row....

For the US TAR version, I think it's 4.

Nick & Starr, Meghan & Cheyne and Rachel & Dave have had a 4 leg streak of "Team #1".

I have the same data posted in one of the Ranking the Teams threads.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on November 13, 2012, 03:12:11 PM
In TAR 13, there was a challenge where the teams had to look for their next destination in newspapers delivered to them. Didn't the previous season, 12, do that same exact challenge?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Ikurriña on November 13, 2012, 04:22:50 PM
In TAR 13, there was a challenge where the teams had to look for their next destination in newspapers delivered to them. Didn't the previous season, 12, do that same exact challenge?

Yes. In S12 it was in India and in S13 it was in Bolivia.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: ianthebalance on November 13, 2012, 06:20:12 PM
In TAR 13, there was a challenge where the teams had to look for their next destination in newspapers delivered to them. Didn't the previous season, 12, do that same exact challenge?
I want the race to do that agian, but have a secre Fast Forward clue hidden in the newspaper along with a normal route info.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Hooky on November 17, 2012, 09:43:56 PM
Thank you for your answer, Leafsfan and theshnauzers. :)
Especially in the early season, when the vehicles provided are not sponsored, racers often encounter problems with their provided vehicles. Were the production crews deliberately tempering the vehicles to create more drama?

Hm. That is an interesting question! I thought about that myself when watching TAR 10! It seems like Rob & Kimberly had a bad car almost every single leg! :lol:

Unfortunately I don't have an adequate answer for you...anyone else have one? :duno:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on November 17, 2012, 09:55:21 PM
Production did not deliberately sabotage vehicles. However, if a provided vehicle had defects, production did not necessarily know about it, either. There was a policy that if a vehicle provided to the Racers became inoperable (could not be repaired), a replacement vehicle would be provided, but the team would not receive any time credit for time lost, whether the damage was caused by the Racers or not. (for instance, TAR 3 Dieselgate, TAR 6 in Hungary with Cold War era automobiles)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: ZBC Company on November 19, 2012, 11:09:02 AM
I have questoin why does the caremen have packbags
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Mug Costanza on November 19, 2012, 12:10:39 PM
I have questoin why does the caremen have packbags

Probably to carry extra batteries and tape/discs/memory cards for their cameras. :duno:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Genius on November 23, 2012, 11:23:01 AM
Just want to clarify on penalties, do tell me if I get anything wrong.

If you skip both sides of the detour, you will get a 24 hour penalty? [Unlikely that this can happen now. Back in TAR1, the detour which Nancy and Emily skipped was purely a choice between 2 modes of transport, and there was no task master to intervene and prevent them from entirely skipping it.]

If you attempted at least 1 side of the detour, but there are some reasons that didn't allow you to complete it, you will get a 4 hour penalty, like Josh and Brent? But in the case of Maria and Tiffany, there was no such thing as a closing time for their detour options, and they are forced to quit and get eliminated? Did they technically get any sort of penalty?

What about driving past the speeding limit in legs where teams self-drive? It has not been given to any team since TAR2 (for US version).

What about quitting a roadblock? Is the 4 hour penalty applied right after you declare you quit, or 4 hours after the next team arrives? What if you're already the last team to arrive?


Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on November 23, 2012, 11:38:53 AM
Just want to clarify on penalties, do tell me if I get anything wrong.

If you skip both sides of the detour, you will get a 24 hour penalty? [Unlikely that this can happen now. Back in TAR1, the detour which Nancy and Emily skipped was purely a choice between 2 modes of transport, and there was no task master to intervene and prevent them from entirely skipping it.]

If you attempted at least 1 side of the detour, but there are some reasons that didn't allow you to complete it, you will get a 4 hour penalty, like Josh and Brent? But in the case of Maria and Tiffany, there was no such thing as a closing time for their detour options, and they are forced to quit and get eliminated? Did they technically get any sort of penalty?

What about driving past the speeding limit in legs where teams self-drive? It has not been given to any team since TAR2 (for US version).

What about quitting a roadblock? Is the 4 hour penalty applied right after you declare you quit, or 4 hours after the next team arrives? What if you're already the last team to arrive?

You're way off  :lol: .

The 24 hour penalty was the penalty for quitting a Detour (both sides) up until TAR 17. Nowadays the penalty is apparently 6 hours (which is the amount of time Nick & Vicki were given in TAR 17 in Hong Kong). Anyway, I haven't watched TAR1 yet.

Josh & Brent sure did get a 4-hour penalty for the pool having to close and them unable to complete it. I'm sure that would've been the case for the library side of the Detour as well. For Maria & Tiffany, they were just unable to complete their Detour because it was quite too physical for them. It was their decision to quit, they weren't forced.. although yes, they technically did get a penalty which was 24 hours at the time.

Teams don't self-drive as much anymore sadly, but Terence & Sarah were given a penalty for speeding by boat which consisted of 30 minutes. Same thing, I haven't watched TAR2 either.

The 4-hour penalty is applied right after they decide, I don't recall such rule of it being applied after the next team arrives?

Hope this cleared everything  :tup:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Best Loser on November 23, 2012, 06:16:12 PM
Just want to clarify on penalties, do tell me if I get anything wrong.

If you skip both sides of the detour, you will get a 24 hour penalty? [Unlikely that this can happen now. Back in TAR1, the detour which Nancy and Emily skipped was purely a choice between 2 modes of transport, and there was no task master to intervene and prevent them from entirely skipping it.]

If you attempted at least 1 side of the detour, but there are some reasons that didn't allow you to complete it, you will get a 4 hour penalty, like Josh and Brent? But in the case of Maria and Tiffany, there was no such thing as a closing time for their detour options, and they are forced to quit and get eliminated? Did they technically get any sort of penalty?

What about driving past the speeding limit in legs where teams self-drive? It has not been given to any team since TAR2 (for US version).

What about quitting a roadblock? Is the 4 hour penalty applied right after you declare you quit, or 4 hours after the next team arrives? What if you're already the last team to arrive?

You're close.

Sometime between Seasons 15 and 17 the penalty for quitting the Detour was shortened from 24 hours to 6 hours. With Josh & Brent's 4 hour penalty, I'm thinking it's due to each side being unavailable for completion, unless the penalty was shortened again.

Speeding has been an issue that has come up before more recently than Season 2. In All-Stars (Season 11) Kevin & Drew had production check to see if anyone sped. Terrence & Sarah got a penalty for speeding in Season 13, and I think that's the most recent.

The Roadblock rule is 4 hours after the next team arrives, unless you're the last team in which case it starts immediately. Now this rule might have also been changed since Season 7, but there is no evidence to think this I believe.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: supah on November 26, 2012, 01:42:27 AM
Is Episode 9 of TAR21 the first time in TAR history that every remaining team was on a DIFFERENT flight to the next destination?  :o
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Don Task on November 26, 2012, 04:46:06 PM
Warning: Stupid question ahead!

How is it possible that Abbie & Ryan have booked two pairs of tickets from Moscow to Amsterdam? I always thought that they may book just one pair.  :duno:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Best Loser on November 26, 2012, 05:40:29 PM
Warning: Stupid question ahead!

How is it possible that Abbie & Ryan have booked two pairs of tickets from Moscow to Amsterdam? I always thought that they may book just one pair.  :duno:
Nope, the only season where teams could only buy one set of tickets is the first. :tup:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: ianthebalance on November 26, 2012, 07:38:46 PM
Is Episode 9 of TAR21 the first time in TAR history that every remaining team was on a DIFFERENT flight to the next destination?  :o

Nope. Season 6 Final Leg: Each team was on a different flight to both Honolulu and Chicago.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: DrRox on November 27, 2012, 04:36:37 PM
Warning: Stupid question ahead!

How is it possible that Abbie & Ryan have booked two pairs of tickets from Moscow to Amsterdam? I always thought that they may book just one pair.  :duno:

I am pretty sure that A/R only booked a 2nd flight from Frankfurt to Amsterdam. That was in case they missed the connection and if that 2d flight got booked up.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Xarles on November 27, 2012, 06:54:19 PM
Is Episode 9 of TAR21 the first time in TAR history that every remaining team was on a DIFFERENT flight to the next destination?  :o

Yes. (For that number of teams only). It has been the largest spread-out ever. Including those that got to go to Larnaca!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: paldog123456 on November 27, 2012, 08:39:51 PM
Is Episode 9 of TAR21 the first time in TAR history that every remaining team was on a DIFFERENT flight to the next destination?  :o

Yes. (For that number of teams only). It has been the largest spread-out ever. Including those that got to go to Larnaca!

I still wish that they went to Paris instead. :lol: (I like Texas a lot, but I think it would've been HILARIOUS.)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Tarfan37 on November 27, 2012, 11:24:42 PM
Is Episode 9 of TAR21 the first time in TAR history that every remaining team was on a DIFFERENT flight to the next destination?  :o

Yes. (For that number of teams only). It has been the largest spread-out ever. Including those that got to go to Larnaca!

I still wish that they went to Paris instead. :lol: (I like Texas a lot, but I think it would've been HILARIOUS.)
exactly! i dont get y the chippies told them it was the wrong country i would have let them book tickets on another flight
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on November 28, 2012, 03:49:03 AM
In all versions of TAR around the world, which team firstly nullified the U-Turn deliberately for strategic purposes? Is it
Show content
Summer & Eachen
from
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CR2
who U-Turned a team way in front of them in order to save an ally team behind from being U-Turned?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Declive on November 28, 2012, 03:59:15 AM
In all versions of TAR around the world, which team firstly nullified the U-Turn deliberately for strategic purposes? Is it
Show content
Summer & Eachen
from
Show content
CR2
who U-Turned a team way in front of them in order to save an ally team behind from being U-Turned?

Yeah i remember that.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Tarfan37 on November 28, 2012, 05:07:50 PM
Are the racers allowed to take ipods on the race?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Cocoa on November 28, 2012, 05:10:07 PM
No
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on November 28, 2012, 05:10:34 PM
No, no gadgets.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Tarfan37 on November 28, 2012, 05:42:44 PM
really? how do they keep themselves entertained.. and ik they can take a calculator.. techinically thats a gadget
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on November 28, 2012, 05:46:01 PM
Small calculator is okay, no GPS, Internet or other electronic devices...

My guess is that they are too tired to need entertaining. If they are good, they are spending every available second on researching flights, destinations and maintaining some sort of journal to help them with a memory task, if any!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Mug Costanza on November 28, 2012, 05:46:37 PM
A calculator is not entertainment.

They keep themselves entertained by being on the greatest show on television. If that's not entertainment enough for them, they shouldn't be there.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Dom on November 28, 2012, 06:10:23 PM
A calculator is not entertainment.

They keep themselves entertained by being on the greatest show on television. If that's not entertainment enough for them, they shouldn't be there.

Clearly SOMEONE never typed 5318008 and turned it upside down when they were at school.. hours of fun!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: ovalorange on November 28, 2012, 06:19:39 PM
 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Tarfan37 on November 28, 2012, 06:22:16 PM
true... i just dont see why an ipod wouldnt be allowed.. its not like it can help with translating or anything..
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jobby on November 28, 2012, 10:59:59 PM
An iPod can be connected to WiFi, which would then serve as a function of an iPhone if Apps like Skype, Viper are downloaded.

Which will help them connect to their friends and family...

End of story.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Tarfan37 on November 29, 2012, 06:35:56 AM
o yea i only use mine for music so i forgot about that... what about any devices for playing music.. dare i say a walkman?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: AmazingRace on November 29, 2012, 08:10:39 AM
o yea i only use mine for music so i forgot about that... what about any devices for playing music.. dare i say a walkman?

I don't think so.

I've always wished teams were allowed to bring cameras to take pictures.

Lol, if I were on the Race and I had my camera, I'd be like taking pictures of all the planes at the airport.  :)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on November 29, 2012, 08:27:02 AM
Free uploads at RFF! :lol3:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Genius on November 30, 2012, 11:11:13 PM
Random related question: Are racers allowed to go online and access their emails and social networking sites and write non-race related info? Or are they strictly banned from doing so?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on November 30, 2012, 11:27:24 PM
No...no communication at all.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Air on December 06, 2012, 03:13:45 AM
What did Phil get detained in Ukraine for?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: supah on December 06, 2012, 03:28:42 AM
What did Phil get detained in Ukraine for?

being amazing  :cmas16
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: AmazingRace on December 06, 2012, 04:46:55 AM
What did Phil get detained in Ukraine for?

being amazing  :cmas16

Was it during Season 10?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Air on December 06, 2012, 04:50:05 AM
What did Phil get detained in Ukraine for?

being amazing  :cmas16

Was it during Season 10?

Yes.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: AmazingRace on December 06, 2012, 04:53:24 AM

Was it during Season 10?

Yes.

Ooh, I just saw a video on TMZ.

Phil said that he was detained because he didn't have the right papers in immigration.  :cmas18

http://www.tmz.com/videos?autoplay=true&mediaKey=d6732afb-8780-4449-93bf-985275cc9111#!id=0_qjhwouph
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Leafsfan on December 06, 2012, 10:09:21 AM
What did Phil get detained in Ukraine for?

He didn;t have his papers with him. Luckily the American ambassador at the time was a huge fan of the show and got him released pretty quickly
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on December 06, 2012, 11:59:53 AM
It is my understanding that there was an ISSUE with the papers...something expired perhaps? There are several articles on this online.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Air on December 07, 2012, 12:07:06 AM
Thanks everyone!  :cmas9 :cmas17 (Christmas Smiley Fun Time!  :cmas23 :cmas51 :cmastree :xmas110 :cmas19)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Flamant on December 07, 2012, 08:54:52 AM
What happened to that website where we could find really detailed results/progress of each team/leg? (Who finished the Roadblock first, in which order teams arrived to the route info...) It had I think seasons 5/6 to the current season (when I lost track of that website). I always found that site to be really interesting... :cmas5
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on December 07, 2012, 11:22:33 PM
I'm wondering about this situation: in one elimination leg Team A successfully checked in while Team B was the last to arrive and thus got eliminated. But in the following 12-hour rest one member of Team A got badly injured and couldn't race for the next leg. In this case, would Team B return to the race and if they could, do they need to face a speed bump?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on December 08, 2012, 02:05:51 AM
Super Tux, the way I understand it, once you're eliminated that's it; you can't come back in.

If the second team can get sufficient medical attention, no matter how far behind they are, they aren't eliminated unless they become the last team that hasn't checked in at an eliminationpoint, at which point Phil will either come to them, or rhey will get to the pit stop and be eliminated.
Bottom line no switching teams.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on December 08, 2012, 02:15:28 AM
Super Tux, the way I understand it, once you're eliminated that's it; you can't come back in.

If the second team can get sufficient medical attention, no matter how far behind they are, they aren't eliminated unless they become the last team that hasn't checked in at an eliminationpoint, at which point Phil will either come to them, or rhey will get to the pit stop and be eliminated.
Bottom line no switching teams.

Reasonable.  :cmas16
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Leafsfan on December 10, 2012, 04:41:10 PM
In the French leg the teams got $500+

That leads me to my question:

Which leg did teams receive the most amount of money to start?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: sapphirepit on December 10, 2012, 07:35:53 PM
Can anyone provide detailed information on decoys?

Like how they run the race after they're eliminated, is it just teams that finish 6th or higher (or is it 5th)? Do they complete any tasks or just stand nearby? Are they just tossed into the city and just kind of run around far behind or in front of the other teams?

I know there was the editing issue where you see a previously eliminated team in the background of a challenge just watching.

Thanks y'all!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Leafsfan on December 10, 2012, 07:58:14 PM
Can anyone provide detailed information on decoys?

Like how they run the race after they're eliminated, is it just teams that finish 6th or higher (or is it 5th)? Do they complete any tasks or just stand nearby? Are they just tossed into the city and just kind of run around far behind or in front of the other teams?

I know there was the editing issue where you see a previously eliminated team in the background of a challenge just watching.

Thanks y'all!

When and where!?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Mug Costanza on December 10, 2012, 08:35:29 PM
Can anyone provide detailed information on decoys?

Like how they run the race after they're eliminated, is it just teams that finish 6th or higher (or is it 5th)? Do they complete any tasks or just stand nearby? Are they just tossed into the city and just kind of run around far behind or in front of the other teams?

I know there was the editing issue where you see a previously eliminated team in the background of a challenge just watching.

Thanks y'all!

When and where!?

TAR13, Leg 10. When Andrew & Dan are doing their Speedbump in Russia, you can see Kelly & Christy in the background during one of the shots.

And AFAIK, the first few eliminated teams are sequestered in a resort/villa somewhere near the location of the first few legs (nicknamed "Elimination Station"). Once they get down to 6 teams or so, the eliminated teams travel with production because by the time they would arrive at Elimination Station, they would have to leave to go back to the US for the Finish Line.

I don't think they'll actually have decoy teams running the legs until they get back to the US.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: DrRox on December 10, 2012, 08:35:56 PM
Can anyone provide detailed information on decoys?

Like how they run the race after they're eliminated, is it just teams that finish 6th or higher (or is it 5th)? Do they complete any tasks or just stand nearby? Are they just tossed into the city and just kind of run around far behind or in front of the other teams?

I know there was the editing issue where you see a previously eliminated team in the background of a challenge just watching.

Thanks y'all!

The short answer is..........Yes, all of the above.

Normally, the first 5 eliminated teams...11th-7th are sent to a villa somewhere in the world to wait out the race. So teams eliminated 6th, 5th, and 4th end up being decoys. If they were sent to the villa, they would just end up getting on a plane pretty quickly to the end city, so they follow production. Some are used as decoys and then are sent ahead to the end city to wait for the finale. It really just depends on circumstances of a particular race.

In TAR13, Kelly and Christi were filmed, while watching Dan and Andrew doing a speedbump (I believe), in Moscow. The poor girls really got a raw deal, lol. Terrance and Sarah, eliminated 5th, had used their Russian visas to make flights from India to Alma Almaty. So they couldn't re-enter Russia and were sent directly to Portland, so no decoy work for them. Then Toni/Dallas (eliminated 4th) were stuck in Moscow when Dallas left his passport in a taxi, no decoy work. Production ended up using some of the other eliminated teams to do decoy runs in Portland.

In TAR15, the Globetrotters and one other team ran up and down the Strip as decoys. The Poker Girls did some decoy work in Estonia.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redwings8831 on December 10, 2012, 08:51:58 PM
Terrance and Sarah, eliminated 5th, had used their Russian visas to make flights from India to Alma Almaty. So they couldn't re-enter Russia and were sent directly to Portland, so no decoy work for them.

So what would've happened if Terrance/Sarah had made the final 4? Would've they had to get new passports during that leg?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: DrRox on December 10, 2012, 09:37:56 PM
Terrance and Sarah, eliminated 5th, had used their Russian visas to make flights from India to Alma Almaty. So they couldn't re-enter Russia and were sent directly to Portland, so no decoy work for them.

So what would've happened if Terrance/Sarah had made the final 4? Would've they had to get new passports during that leg?

How long did it take the Rockers to get new passports and Russian exit visas?

American passports are easy to replace, especially on an emergency basis. You just go to the nearest American Consulate and get one. The problem is the Russian visas. You don't get them overnight. When Terrance and Sarah got on that flight to Moscow, to get to Alma Almaty, their race was over........whether they got eliminated in Alma Almaty or not.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Leafsfan on December 10, 2012, 09:43:11 PM
Terrance and Sarah, eliminated 5th, had used their Russian visas to make flights from India to Alma Almaty. So they couldn't re-enter Russia and were sent directly to Portland, so no decoy work for them.

So what would've happened if Terrance/Sarah had made the final 4? Would've they had to get new passports during that leg?

How long did it take the Rockers to get new passports and Russian exit visas?

6 days
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redwings8831 on December 10, 2012, 09:58:55 PM
Terrance and Sarah, eliminated 5th, had used their Russian visas to make flights from India to Alma Almaty. So they couldn't re-enter Russia and were sent directly to Portland, so no decoy work for them.

So what would've happened if Terrance/Sarah had made the final 4? Would've they had to get new passports during that leg?

How long did it take the Rockers to get new passports and Russian exit visas?

American passports are easy to replace, especially on an emergency basis. You just go to the nearest American Consulate and get one. The problem is the Russian visas. You don't get them overnight. When Terrance and Sarah got on that flight to Moscow, to get to Alma Almaty, their race was over........whether they got eliminated in Alma Almaty or not.

Was this brought up in the show? I don't remember.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: DrRox on December 10, 2012, 10:00:51 PM
Terrance and Sarah, eliminated 5th, had used their Russian visas to make flights from India to Alma Almaty. So they couldn't re-enter Russia and were sent directly to Portland, so no decoy work for them.

So what would've happened if Terrance/Sarah had made the final 4? Would've they had to get new passports during that leg?



How long did it take the Rockers to get new passports and Russian exit visas?

6 days

Leafsfan,

Just an FYI, but that is what is called a rhetorical question.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: DrRox on December 11, 2012, 06:12:57 PM
Terrance and Sarah, eliminated 5th, had used their Russian visas to make flights from India to Alma Almaty. So they couldn't re-enter Russia and were sent directly to Portland, so no decoy work for them.

So what would've happened if Terrance/Sarah had made the final 4? Would've they had to get new passports during that leg?

There was nothing wrong with Terrance's/Sarah's passports. Passports are documents issued by a country to verify the identity of their citizens. So they didn't have to have their passports replaced.

Visas are issued by countries to a person that would like to enter. There are many different kinds of visas. Tourists, business/commercial, student, medical, etc. For US citizens to go to Russia, a traveler has to have an entrance visa and an exit visa issued by the Russian govt., before you arrive in Russia. Visas are usually rubber stamped onto a page in a passport with pertinent dates entered. In the case of TAR13, it was a one time entrance and a one time exit. T/S used up those visas when connecting through SVO on the way from India to Kazakhstan. They, in effect, unknowingly had self-eliminated. If they had not come in last, I suspect you would have seen Phil give them the speech that he gave to Toni/Dallas later in TAR13, Justin/Zev in TAR 15 and the Rockers in TAR21. Since they came in last, Phil's speech wasn't necessary.

What kind of visa a person needs and how restrictive it is, is usually determined by treaty between the two countries involved. In the case of TAR, all racers give their passports to Production several weeks before the race begins and Production takes care of acquiring all the necessary visas. This is probably done by WRP production assistants walking the passports to the various foreign consulates in Los Angeles. Production also gets visas of other countries, that they will not go to, to keep the racers in the dark about where they will actually travel.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SamualDude on December 11, 2012, 07:39:19 PM
Hey I'm new here and I'm a TAR fan from New Zealand. I'm wondering if there is any word on a possible Amazing Race New Zealand? If there is, Do you think they'd manage to get Phil to host it?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on December 11, 2012, 08:04:33 PM
:welcome: to RFF SamualDude!

No word on a NZ franchise that I have heard... so far anyway!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Leafsfan on December 11, 2012, 09:03:18 PM
Terrance and Sarah, eliminated 5th, had used their Russian visas to make flights from India to Alma Almaty. So they couldn't re-enter Russia and were sent directly to Portland, so no decoy work for them.

So what would've happened if Terrance/Sarah had made the final 4? Would've they had to get new passports during that leg?

There was nothing wrong with Terrance's/Sarah's passports. Passports are documents issued by a country to verify the identity of their citizens. So they didn't have to have their passports replaced.

Visas are issued by countries to a person that would like to enter. There are many different kinds of visas. Tourists, business/commercial, student, medical, etc. For US citizens to go to Russia, a traveler has to have an entrance visa and an exit visa issued by the Russian govt., before you arrive in Russia. Visas are usually rubber stamped onto a page in a passport with pertinent dates entered. In the case of TAR13, it was a one time entrance and a one time exit. T/S used up those visas when connecting through SVO on the way from India to Kazakhstan. They, in effect, unknowingly had self-eliminated. If they had not come in last, I suspect you would have seen Phil give them the speech that he gave to Toni/Dallas later in TAR13, Justin/Zev in TAR 15 and the Rockers in TAR21. Since they came in last, Phil's speech wasn't necessary.

What kind of visa a person needs and how restrictive it is, is usually determined by treaty between the two countries involved. In the case of TAR, all racers give their passports to Production several weeks before the race begins and Production takes care of acquiring all the necessary visas. This is probably done by WRP production assistants walking the passports to the various foreign consulates in Los Angeles. Production also gets visas of other countries, that they will not go to, to keep the racers in the dark about where they will actually travel.

Very interesting.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Best Loser on December 11, 2012, 10:30:38 PM
So if Production handles the applying for visas, did every team have the visiting visa?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: couchracer on December 11, 2012, 10:32:47 PM
I buy some of the the former seasons of tar. I wish they would include scenes showing some of the work of the sound and camera guys. I love the live sightings that show those guys in actionb.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SamualDude on December 12, 2012, 03:11:32 AM
:welcome: to RFF SamualDude!

No word on a NZ franchise that I have heard... so far anyway!

I'd imagine it'll come around soon since Australia has one :P, I wonder if Phil would host it or a different New Zealand celebrity.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Leafsfan on December 12, 2012, 09:00:03 AM
Why do you think producers went Netherlands - Spain - France as opposed to Netherlands- France - Spain in S21
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Declive on December 12, 2012, 09:01:19 AM
Loire Valley to Barcelona must be a low train route.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: DrRox on December 12, 2012, 09:11:13 AM
Why do you think producers went Netherlands - Spain - France as opposed to Netherlands- France - Spain in S21

Loire Valley to Barcelona must be a low train route.


Train is the same in the other direction. I would suspect it was the early arrival in NYC afforded by flying from Paris, as opposed to Barcelona or Madrid. There were 4 flights arriving @JFK between 12:00 and 12:45 pm from Barcelona/Madrid.......so the Paris flight gave production about +2 hours more daytime to film.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Leafsfan on December 12, 2012, 11:04:21 AM
Why do you think producers went Netherlands - Spain - France as opposed to Netherlands- France - Spain in S21

Loire Valley to Barcelona must be a low train route.


Train is the same in the other direction. I would suspect it was the early arrival in NYC afforded by flying from Paris, as opposed to Barcelona or Madrid. There were 4 flights arriving @JFK between 12:00 and 12:45 pm from Barcelona/Madrid.......so the Paris flight gave production about +2 hours more daytime to film.

I thought it might have been due to the speed bump too... but I wonder if the legs were switched if placement would have changed
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: ianthebalance on December 15, 2012, 10:14:07 PM
Why do you think producers went Netherlands - Spain - France as opposed to Netherlands- France - Spain in S21

Loire Valley to Barcelona must be a low train route.

I thought it was to reach 25,000 miles :cmaslol


Train is the same in the other direction. I would suspect it was the early arrival in NYC afforded by flying from Paris, as opposed to Barcelona or Madrid. There were 4 flights arriving @JFK between 12:00 and 12:45 pm from Barcelona/Madrid.......so the Paris flight gave production about +2 hours more daytime to film.

I thought it might have been due to the speed bump too... but I wonder if the legs were switched if placement would have changed
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on December 16, 2012, 09:37:36 AM
Where has each season's winner come from? (Talking in terms of what State has each winner come from?)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: alyssa11 on December 31, 2012, 09:40:09 AM
1. CA
Rob and Brennan
2.MA
Chris and Alex
3.NY
Flo and Zach
4.CA
Reichen and Chip
5.TX
Chip and Kim
6.FL
Freddy and Kendra
7.TX
Uchenna and Joyce
8.OH
Linz Family
9.Unknown but supposedly China
BJ and Tyler
10.CA
Tyler and James
11.NY and CA
Eric and Danielle
12.CA
Tk and Rachel
13.Ny and TX
Nick and Starr
14.CA
Tammy and Victor
15.CA
Meghan and Cheyne
16.RI
Daniel and Jordan
17.AK and CA
NATand Kat
18. IL
Kisha and Jen
19.IL
Ernie and Cindy
20.WI
Rachel and Dave!
21NY
Josh and Brent


I LOVE RACHEL AND DAVE! Represent WI!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on December 31, 2012, 01:44:50 PM
Thanks alyssa!!

This cracks me up!:
9.Unknown but supposedly China
BJ and Tyler

I might have said:
9.Unknown but supposedly China
BJ (outer space)....okay, NJ!  and Tyler (CA)
 
:lol3:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: alyssa11 on December 31, 2012, 02:25:01 PM
Ll yeah. Wow that was a heck of a first ever post! I have lots of time on my hands.....  i have been reading this forum for a while now!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on December 31, 2012, 02:33:09 PM
Ll yeah. Wow that was a heck of a first ever post! I have lots of time on my hands.....  i have been reading this forum for a while now!

Well, :bigwelcome and keep on posting!!  :xmas49
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: alyssa11 on December 31, 2012, 10:35:27 PM
I will try after new years will not be extremely active.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Air on January 09, 2013, 09:13:19 PM
What would happen if the Express Pass was used in an intersection task?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: airn10 on January 23, 2013, 07:30:58 PM
I have been watching all former seasons again and am curious as to how production comes up with the dollar amounts that teams are given at the beginning of each leg.

Why not $400 instead of $392?

This is just one of many questions in my head about TAR.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: ianthebalance on January 23, 2013, 07:39:29 PM
The randomness of the amount is the beauty of it.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: airn10 on January 23, 2013, 08:33:36 PM
The randomness of the amount is the beauty of it.

Oh, I agree. I love it!

I was just curious if it was a calculated amount based upon the length of the leg and taxis needed.

I think it would be cool if it somehow referenced a former team or a past leg of another race.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Tarfan37 on January 23, 2013, 10:47:52 PM
What would happen if the Express Pass was used in an intersection task?

Most likely both teams would get to skip it... i say this because this happens when a fast forward is used as part of an intersection
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on January 24, 2013, 03:31:59 PM
I have been watching all former seasons again and am curious as to how production comes up with the dollar amounts that teams are given at the beginning of each leg.

Why not $400 instead of $392?

This is just one of many questions in my head about TAR.

My understanding is that World Race Productions uses a sophisticated model including the cost of non-airplane transportation, food allowance etc. in local currency. They make an adjustment just before the beginning of a race to the current exchange rate for the local currency.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Bwils927 on January 25, 2013, 12:24:45 PM
Has any team ever lied to PRODUCTION about their occupation? I know some teams have lied to OTHER TEAMS  like Nary/Jamie and Maria/Tiffany did, but I've always wondered if anyone told production the wrong occupation.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on January 25, 2013, 12:59:17 PM
They are investigated top to bottom, production knows more about them than their mothers. :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Leafsfan on January 25, 2013, 02:25:06 PM
They are investigated top to bottom, production knows more about them than their mothers. :lol:

LOOOL

Really?  :lol3:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RachelLeVega on January 26, 2013, 08:42:07 PM
I don't know if this has been discussed as I know of, but has any teams in any edition arrived at the Pit Stop thinking they have claimed 1st place, but learned they were actually last or vice versa (thinking they were last, but learned they arrived in 1st)?

I've always wanted to see an expression like...
PHIL (OR ANY OTHER TAR HOST): _____ & _____... :stare
TEAM: Give us good news! *crosses fingers happily for first* :bounce :bounce
PHIL (O.A.O.TAR.H): You are the last team to arrive... :(
TEAM: *Lucy & Emilia's episode 4 "confuzzled" face*... WHAT?! :o :o
PHIL (O.A.O.TAR.H): I'm sorry to tell you that you've both been eliminated from the race. :(
TEAM: Are you joking?! Oh...my... how could this have happened? Like, I seriously don't know... :umn:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Leafsfan on January 26, 2013, 09:36:39 PM
I don't know if this has been discussed as I know of, but has any teams in any edition arrived at the Pit Stop thinking they have claimed 1st place, but learned they were actually last or vice versa (thinking they were last, but learned they arrived in 1st)?

I've always wanted to see an expression like...
PHIL (OR ANY OTHER TAR HOST): _____ & _____... :stare
TEAM: Give us good news! *crosses fingers happily for first* :bounce :bounce
PHIL (O.A.O.TAR.H): You are the last team to arrive... :(
TEAM: *Lucy & Emilia's episode 4 "confuzzled" face*... WHAT?! :o :o
PHIL (O.A.O.TAR.H): I'm sorry to tell you that you've both been eliminated from the race. :(
TEAM: Are you joking?! Oh...my... how could this have happened? Like, I seriously don't know... :umn:

TAR3 in Scotland the last place team had won the ff and arrived last so there must have been some sort of shock.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Bwils927 on January 26, 2013, 09:41:21 PM
I don't know if this has been discussed as I know of, but has any teams in any edition arrived at the Pit Stop thinking they have claimed 1st place, but learned they were actually last or vice versa (thinking they were last, but learned they arrived in 1st)?

I've always wanted to see an expression like...
PHIL (OR ANY OTHER TAR HOST): _____ & _____... :stare
TEAM: Give us good news! *crosses fingers happily for first* :bounce :bounce
PHIL (O.A.O.TAR.H): You are the last team to arrive... :(
TEAM: *Lucy & Emilia's episode 4 "confuzzled" face*... WHAT?! :o :o
PHIL (O.A.O.TAR.H): I'm sorry to tell you that you've both been eliminated from the race. :(
TEAM: Are you joking?! Oh...my... how could this have happened? Like, I seriously don't know... :umn:

TAR3 in Scotland the last place team had won the ff and arrived last so there must have been some sort of shock.
i thought i remembered them knowing they arrived a half aday behind and ff couldn't do anything but make the leg easier
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RachelLeVega on January 26, 2013, 11:06:09 PM
I don't know if this has been discussed as I know of, but has any teams in any edition arrived at the Pit Stop thinking they have claimed 1st place, but learned they were actually last or vice versa (thinking they were last, but learned they arrived in 1st)?

I've always wanted to see an expression like...
PHIL (OR ANY OTHER TAR HOST): _____ & _____... :stare
TEAM: Give us good news! *crosses fingers happily for first* :bounce :bounce
PHIL (O.A.O.TAR.H): You are the last team to arrive... :(
TEAM: *Lucy & Emilia's episode 4 "confuzzled" face*... WHAT?! :o :o
PHIL (O.A.O.TAR.H): I'm sorry to tell you that you've both been eliminated from the race. :(
TEAM: Are you joking?! Oh...my... how could this have happened? Like, I seriously don't know... :umn:

TAR3 in Scotland the last place team had won the ff and arrived last so there must have been some sort of shock.
i thought i remembered them knowing they arrived a half aday behind and ff couldn't do anything but make the leg easier
Dennis & Andrew kind of saw that coming their way as they had a flight problem remembering Andrew's famous emergency call in Cancún, so I wouldn't say it was a total "O.M.G., what did we do wrong?!" moment. Factually, they were never currently in 1st any time on the race.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Air on January 26, 2013, 11:54:32 PM
I don't know if this has been discussed as I know of, but has any teams in any edition arrived at the Pit Stop thinking they have claimed 1st place, but learned they were actually last or vice versa (thinking they were last, but learned they arrived in 1st)?

I've always wanted to see an expression like...
PHIL (OR ANY OTHER TAR HOST): _____ & _____... :stare
TEAM: Give us good news! *crosses fingers happily for first* :bounce :bounce
PHIL (O.A.O.TAR.H): You are the last team to arrive... :(
TEAM: *Lucy & Emilia's episode 4 "confuzzled" face*... WHAT?! :o :o
PHIL (O.A.O.TAR.H): I'm sorry to tell you that you've both been eliminated from the race. :(
TEAM: Are you joking?! Oh...my... how could this have happened? Like, I seriously don't know... :umn:

TAR3 in Scotland the last place team had won the ff and arrived last so there must have been some sort of shock.
i thought i remembered them knowing they arrived a half aday behind and ff couldn't do anything but make the leg easier

Along the lines of the FF, Mopper probably got a shock too. :(
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Loken on January 27, 2013, 07:03:34 AM
I noticed that 8 legs had fastforwards..  :groan:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Cocoa on January 27, 2013, 07:09:12 AM
I noticed that 8 legs had fastforwards..  :groan:

... which is actually better since the gameplay for FF is strategic! (should I go for it now or save it for later)

Too bad TAR obviously did not like this (or budget cuts)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on January 27, 2013, 07:37:10 AM
I don't know if this has been discussed as I know of, but has any teams in any edition arrived at the Pit Stop thinking they have claimed 1st place, but learned they were actually last or vice versa (thinking they were last, but learned they arrived in 1st)?

I've always wanted to see an expression like...
PHIL (OR ANY OTHER TAR HOST): _____ & _____... :stare
TEAM: Give us good news! *crosses fingers happily for first* :bounce :bounce
PHIL (O.A.O.TAR.H): You are the last team to arrive... :(
TEAM: *Lucy & Emilia's episode 4 "confuzzled" face*... WHAT?! :o :o
PHIL (O.A.O.TAR.H): I'm sorry to tell you that you've both been eliminated from the race. :(
TEAM: Are you joking?! Oh...my... how could this have happened? Like, I seriously don't know... :umn:

TAR3 in Scotland the last place team had won the ff and arrived last so there must have been some sort of shock.

Not exactly. Dennis and Andrew had problems getting flights and arrived into London 8 hours later than the latest of the other AR3 teams. Gaining a few hours back by avoiding the tasks in Cambridge did not make enough difference to keep them out of last place.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Loken on January 27, 2013, 08:06:22 AM
Due to budget issues they've cut down to 1 or 2 fast forwards? Oh. Thx
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: airn10 on January 27, 2013, 08:22:09 AM
Is there always a producer with each team, or are they only present at the detours and roadblocks?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RachelLeVega on January 27, 2013, 08:47:56 AM
I don't know if this has been discussed as I know of, but has any teams in any edition arrived at the Pit Stop thinking they have claimed 1st place, but learned they were actually last or vice versa (thinking they were last, but learned they arrived in 1st)?

I've always wanted to see an expression like...
PHIL (OR ANY OTHER TAR HOST): _____ & _____... :stare
TEAM: Give us good news! *crosses fingers happily for first* :bounce :bounce
PHIL (O.A.O.TAR.H): You are the last team to arrive... :(
TEAM: *Lucy & Emilia's episode 4 "confuzzled" face*... WHAT?! :o :o
PHIL (O.A.O.TAR.H): I'm sorry to tell you that you've both been eliminated from the race. :(
TEAM: Are you joking?! Oh...my... how could this have happened? Like, I seriously don't know... :umn:

TAR3 in Scotland the last place team had won the ff and arrived last so there must have been some sort of shock.

Not exactly. Dennis and Andrew had problems getting flights and arrived into London 8 hours later than the latest of the other AR3 teams. Gaining a few hours back by avoiding the tasks in Cambridge did not make enough difference to keep them out of last place.

I was thinking of a scenario without the FF coming into play similar to the Taiwan leg in TAR12 like...

Final 4 all at the Roadblock location... Brian & Angela (1st) departs RB *make your way to the Pit Stop* and takes a taxi to the Pit Stop and once they're out of sight, Steve & Mike (2nd), Stacy & Jenny (3rd), and Roger & Cathy (Last) finish the RB and race to the Pit Stop learning there was a quicker route by taking a city bus than taking a taxi during rush hour. Steve & Mike, Stacy & Jenny, and Roger & Cathy all reach the Pit Stop and then they were off the mat. Brian & Angela runs up unknowingly they are last (thinking they were 1st), but received the information and were eliminated with a speechless and shocked expression.

So to clarify, has any team dropped from 1st to last during the race to the Pit Stop, but thought they were first? :)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: kiki on January 27, 2013, 09:06:34 AM
Actually in seasons 1-4 there was a FF in every leg. That stopped in season 5 were they cut the numbers of FF in 2 and in later seasons ( after 12 I think) in only 1.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Bwils927 on January 27, 2013, 11:05:31 AM
Is there always a producer with each team, or are they only present at the detours and roadblocks?
each team has a cameraman and a sound guy and there are mounted cameras/mics + more cameramen at tasks and the pit stop
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jimmer on January 27, 2013, 01:09:55 PM
Then 18 and 19 didn't have any, 20 had 3, and 21 had just one.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: addie on January 27, 2013, 02:08:03 PM
21 had 2 ;)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: airn10 on January 27, 2013, 02:22:42 PM
Is there always a producer with each team, or are they only present at the detours and roadblocks?
each team has a cameraman and a sound guy and there are mounted cameras/mics + more cameramen at tasks and the pit stop
Thanks. I kind of figured that about the sound and video guys.

I just imagined there would be producers everywhere to ensure smooth roadblocks and detours and any airport mishaps.

Also, who calls for replacement cars i.e. when a teams car breaks down, who makes the call to get a new one?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RachelLeVega on January 27, 2013, 02:48:31 PM
Is there always a producer with each team, or are they only present at the detours and roadblocks?
each team has a cameraman and a sound guy and there are mounted cameras/mics + more cameramen at tasks and the pit stop
Thanks. I kind of figured that about the sound and video guys.

I just imagined there would be producers everywhere to ensure smooth roadblocks and detours and any airport mishaps.

Also, who calls for replacement cars i.e. when a teams car breaks down, who makes the call to get a new one?
It's usually the cameramen who "walkie-talkie" the producers to send a replacement vehicle remembering Kent & Vyxsin's stickshift malfunction in Italy and Maria & Tiffany's (?) unstartable vehicle after the water for camels Roadblock in Dubai.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: airn10 on January 27, 2013, 03:18:56 PM
Is there always a producer with each team, or are they only present at the detours and roadblocks?
each team has a cameraman and a sound guy and there are mounted cameras/mics + more cameramen at tasks and the pit stop
Thanks. I kind of figured that about the sound and video guys.

I just imagined there would be producers everywhere to ensure smooth roadblocks and detours and any airport mishaps.

Also, who calls for replacement cars i.e. when a teams car breaks down, who makes the call to get a new one?
It's usually the cameramen who "walkie-talkie" the producers to send a replacement vehicle remembering Kent & Vyxsin's stickshift malfunction in Italy and Maria & Tiffany's (?) unstartable vehicle after the water for camels Roadblock in Dubai.

Thanks for the info. It makes sense to have communication between the camera men and producers.

I wonder how many producers are available during any given leg and where they are during each leg???
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Theo on January 27, 2013, 04:12:56 PM
I don't know if this has been discussed as I know of, but has any teams in any edition arrived at the Pit Stop thinking they have claimed 1st place, but learned they were actually last or vice versa (thinking they were last, but learned they arrived in 1st)?

I've always wanted to see an expression like...
PHIL (OR ANY OTHER TAR HOST): _____ & _____... :stare
TEAM: Give us good news! *crosses fingers happily for first* :bounce :bounce
PHIL (O.A.O.TAR.H): You are the last team to arrive... :(
TEAM: *Lucy & Emilia's episode 4 "confuzzled" face*... WHAT?! :o :o
PHIL (O.A.O.TAR.H): I'm sorry to tell you that you've both been eliminated from the race. :(
TEAM: Are you joking?! Oh...my... how could this have happened? Like, I seriously don't know... :umn:

TAR3 in Scotland the last place team had won the ff and arrived last so there must have been some sort of shock.

Not exactly. Dennis and Andrew had problems getting flights and arrived into London 8 hours later than the latest of the other AR3 teams. Gaining a few hours back by avoiding the tasks in Cambridge did not make enough difference to keep them out of last place.

I was thinking of a scenario without the FF coming into play similar to the Taiwan leg in TAR12 like...

Final 4 all at the Roadblock location... Brian & Angela (1st) departs RB *make your way to the Pit Stop* and takes a taxi to the Pit Stop and once they're out of sight, Steve & Mike (2nd), Stacy & Jenny (3rd), and Roger & Cathy (Last) finish the RB and race to the Pit Stop learning there was a quicker route by taking a city bus than taking a taxi during rush hour. Steve & Mike, Stacy & Jenny, and Roger & Cathy all reach the Pit Stop and then they were off the mat. Brian & Angela runs up unknowingly they are last (thinking they were 1st), but received the information and were eliminated with a speechless and shocked expression.

So to clarify, has any team dropped from 1st to last during the race to the Pit Stop, but thought they were first? :)

What about Andy & Tommy in Panama? *shrug*
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jimmer on January 27, 2013, 04:14:59 PM
Whoops, forgot about rat FF.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on January 27, 2013, 05:42:32 PM
One thing to mention about field producers during filming.
WRP (Bert, Elise, and company travel with the Race during filming and from what I've understood, they trying to cover the main tasks and pit stop traveling separately from Phil and the Racers. Phil also wears a producer hat, mostly for his stand-ups and perhaps the pit stops if the main production team has to get ahead to the locations for the following leg(s). Then there are local producers in each country that get that leg and its tasks set up for filming. They could be locals, could be based with WRP, or are hired from other places to come in and handle certain locations for the filming. (Remember the local producer who died in Uganda a year or so back? He was brought in to help set up and film the Malawi legs a couple of Racers ago and was based in South Africa, IIRC. Although his death wasn't when he was helping WRP, he was an example of a producer that helps out in a particular country for filiming.)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on January 27, 2013, 05:49:25 PM
During the first 4 seasons, there could have been up to 12 Fast Forwards in any one Race; when the Race reached a point where all of the remaining teams had won a fast forward, then the FF was no longer made available. I believe from memory without looking it up that the latest team that won a FF in those four seasons was Tara and Wil in season 2 on the last possible leg (assuring they made final three) but don't hold me to that.
After that, the use and benefit of the FF changed drastically and reduced the strategic value of going for a FF on any leg when it was available. Usually, the leading team at the time would go for and take the FF assuring them of a leg win, but there was little strategy involved.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: airn10 on January 27, 2013, 07:33:23 PM
One thing to mention about field producers during filming.
WRP (Bert, Elise, and company travel with the Race during filming and from what I've understood, they trying to cover the main tasks and pit stop traveling separately from Phil and the Racers. Phil also wears a producer hat, mostly for his stand-ups and perhaps the pit stops if the main production team has to get ahead to the locations for the following leg(s). Then there are local producers in each country that get that leg and its tasks set up for filming. They could be locals, could be based with WRP, or are hired from other places to come in and handle certain locations for the filming. (Remember the local producer who died in Uganda a year or so back? He was brought in to help set up and film the Malawi legs a couple of Racers ago and was based in South Africa, IIRC. Although his death wasn't when he was helping WRP, he was an example of a producer that helps out in a particular country for filiming.)

Awesome info! Thanks!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Air on January 27, 2013, 07:48:31 PM
I think my question got lost here, but

What would happen if one half of an intersected team used an express pass on the Intersection?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jimmer on January 27, 2013, 08:06:21 PM
I think my question got lost here, but

What would happen if one half of an intersected team used an express pass on the Intersection?

I would think both teams would just bypass the task like a normal task that is Express Passed.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Tarfan37 on January 28, 2013, 12:02:22 AM
What would happen if the Express Pass was used in an intersection task?

Most likely both teams would get to skip it... i say this because this happens when a fast forward is used as part of an intersection

who says u cant quote urself
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Air on January 28, 2013, 12:33:40 AM
What would happen if the Express Pass was used in an intersection task?

Most likely both teams would get to skip it... i say this because this happens when a fast forward is used as part of an intersection

who says u cant quote urself

Sorry Tarfan, I forgot about your answer.  :groan:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: MrDeerShank on February 01, 2013, 01:44:33 PM
What happened if a team accidentally pressed the wrong picture on the U-Turn board? Let's say Team A get to the U-Turn first and choose to U-Turn Team B, but accidentally choose Team C despite the fact they said they were going to U-Turn Team B, would Team B or Team C get U-Turned? And also, suppose it was Team B that would be U-Turned, and they want to U-Turn Team D, and they do that but press the wrong CoP and choose the CoP of Team C - what would happen then? I know this might sound a bit technical, but I always thought that this could be a problem with touchscreen U-Turns :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on February 01, 2013, 02:40:44 PM
Dunno if they would be allowed a "do-over" or not, my guess is for drama they would be stuck with what they actually picked!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Tarfan37 on February 01, 2013, 05:25:23 PM
What would happen if the Express Pass was used in an intersection task?

Most likely both teams would get to skip it... i say this because this happens when a fast forward is used as part of an intersection

who says u cant quote urself

Sorry Tarfan, I forgot about your answer.  :groan:
its all good.. u might just have to let me win in design challenge lol jk
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: MrDeerShank on February 01, 2013, 05:44:24 PM
Dunno if they would be allowed a "do-over" or not, my guess is for drama they would be stuck with what they actually picked!

I was thinking moreso for the latter scenario, when they pressed the wrong "whodunnit" picture - suppose we might never find out...
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: MrDeerShank on February 12, 2013, 05:17:58 PM
Another question - does anybody know how long a Yield lasted before teams could continue on? Or did it vary for each Yield?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RachelLeVega on February 12, 2013, 06:54:30 PM
I believe the Yield hourglass was about 15 minutes before teams could start racing again. In season 10 (Morocco), the "Yield Queens" yielded Lyn & Karlyn during the staged chariot Roadblock and it was when D&K, Roberly, and the models all have passed halfway in the first lap before Lyn & Karlyn were released from their yielding.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jobby on February 12, 2013, 10:21:34 PM
Yes, Yield was 15 minutes. It was enough for Weavers to finish their Macdonalds. :lol3:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jobby on February 12, 2013, 10:24:16 PM
Dunno if they would be allowed a "do-over" or not, my guess is for drama they would be stuck with what they actually picked!

That would be my guess to. It would be stupid and hilarious as phil will probably say this for the preview.... "Next week on The Amazing Race, for the first time ever... A team uses their U-TURN wrongly by accident".. :stare
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Alenaveda on February 12, 2013, 10:57:38 PM
Dunno if they would be allowed a "do-over" or not, my guess is for drama they would be stuck with what they actually picked!

That would be my guess to. It would be stupid and hilarious as phil will probably say this for the preview.... "Next week on The Amazing Race, for the first time ever... A team uses their U-TURN wrongly by accident".. :stare

Knowing the style used in the promos, I guess it would be more like "...and a team make a critical mistake that results in jeopardizing the survival of another team...".
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jobby on February 12, 2013, 11:10:51 PM
Well that sounds more like it! :lol3:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Best Loser on February 12, 2013, 11:26:30 PM
Another question - does anybody know how long a Yield lasted before teams could continue on? Or did it vary for each Yield?
Each yield varied. Colin & Christie's yield (the very first time it was used) was roughly 40-45 minutes.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on February 12, 2013, 11:54:05 PM
As to making a mistake choosing a team, I also think the choosing team would be stuck with their choice, no matter once.

Mechanically until a couple seasons ago, the Yield/U-Turn used sticker-backed photographs of the teams that had to be torn off and pasted onto the Yield/U-Turn board, and each team had its own photo in their TAR Fanny Pack that was to be attached in the same way. So I agree that a team would be stuck with an erroneous choice.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jobby on February 13, 2013, 12:40:11 AM
Another question - does anybody know how long a Yield lasted before teams could continue on? Or did it vary for each Yield?
Each yield varied. Colin & Christie's yield (the very first time it was used) was roughly 40-45 minutes.

Is there any evidence? I remembered its mostly 15 minutes. They started the jeepney task just when the other three teams were done. Which fixing the jeepney would take about 15 mins plus?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on February 13, 2013, 08:19:05 AM
Another question - does anybody know how long a Yield lasted before teams could continue on? Or did it vary for each Yield?

I have seen a variety of answers above, so I will give you a different one. I think YIELDs typically ran about 30 minutes for the sand to run out. Maybe some were as low as 15 minutes or as high as 40 minutes, but most appeared to me to be 30 minutes.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Leafsfan on February 13, 2013, 08:14:55 PM
How much does the typical season cost to produce?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on February 14, 2013, 06:13:21 AM
Yes, Yield was 15 minutes. It was enough for Weavers to finish their Macdonalds. :lol3:

They must be fast eaters then.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on February 21, 2013, 04:18:54 PM
What exactly does Extended Pit Stop mean? I see that a lot in spoilers..
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Declive on February 21, 2013, 04:21:04 PM
What exactly does Extended Pit Stop mean? I see that a lot in spoilers..

More than 12 hours of Pit Stop rest.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Bwils927 on February 21, 2013, 07:30:57 PM
Declive what the hell is your new profile gif lol
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Declive on February 21, 2013, 07:36:58 PM
Declive what the hell is your new profile gif lol

Sorry this is not an Amazing Race question.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Bwils927 on February 21, 2013, 07:37:41 PM
true just wondering lol
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Neobie on February 22, 2013, 11:56:23 AM
What exactly does Extended Pit Stop mean? I see that a lot in spoilers..

It's an outdated concept. The 12-hour Pit Stop was phased out many many seasons ago.

Almost all Pit Stops are more than 12 hours now. The only exceptions are the finale legs, which are often shorter than 12 hours.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on February 22, 2013, 01:37:42 PM
In other words, it is variable for what production needs.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: TAR25 on February 22, 2013, 06:09:39 PM
What are those small black bags around the racers necks in the current season?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jimmer on February 22, 2013, 06:41:10 PM
What are those small black bags around the racers necks in the current season?

Microphones
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on February 22, 2013, 08:22:22 PM
What are those small black bags around the racers necks in the current season?

Waterproof Microphones
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Hooky on March 07, 2013, 08:20:50 PM
All right, this one may be a stumper...

Before Season 16, what was the purpose of the numbered tags on the team's backpacks? Do the specific numbers assigned to each team correspond to something?

Also, why did they replace the tags with plain black ones in Season 16?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Mug Costanza on March 07, 2013, 10:46:37 PM
All right, this one may be a stumper...

Before Season 16, what was the purpose of the numbered tags on the team's backpacks? Do the specific numbers assigned to each team correspond to something?

Also, why did they replace the tags with plain black ones in Season 16?

These are total guesses, but here goes:

The numbered tags were for production to keep track of the teams quicker without having to use their names? ???

They replaced them because the colored ones were too obvious for spoilers? ??? (That one might be true.)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Hooky on March 09, 2013, 07:10:25 PM
All right, this one may be a stumper...

Before Season 16, what was the purpose of the numbered tags on the team's backpacks? Do the specific numbers assigned to each team correspond to something?

Also, why did they replace the tags with plain black ones in Season 16?

These are total guesses, but here goes:

The numbered tags were for production to keep track of the teams quicker without having to use their names? ???

They replaced them because the colored ones were too obvious for spoilers? ??? (That one might be true.)

That was kind of my thought too, I just wanted some second or third opinions.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RachelLeVega on March 12, 2013, 01:03:27 PM
Are there any other teams not listed below who have been originally casted or auditioned for a season, but then were replaced by another team, then being casted on another season?

I know for sure Jill (John Vito & Jill) planned to be on the first season with her brother ??? , but then the NYC tragedy happened... Tian & Jaree were originally planned to be on season 3, but the producers lost their paperwork placing them in season 4... and Lucy & Emilia originally planned to be on TARaus1, but their mother fell I'll and were furthermore replaced by Alana & Mel bumping them to season 2. The missing family team from season 8 does not count.

Did I miss any other team? ???
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on March 12, 2013, 02:12:57 PM
I believe Luke, Margie, and two other family members were in the process of being on TAR 8. I'm not sure if they were supposed to be on it.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Air on March 13, 2013, 12:56:36 AM
Uchenna & Joyce were cut at the last minute for TAR6, even to the point that they were sequestered at the SL.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RachelLeVega on March 13, 2013, 10:42:29 PM
Uchenna & Joyce were cut at the last minute for TAR6, even to the point that they were sequestered at the SL.
Glad they were cut from TAR6 and bumped up to the seventh season. They would have had to deal with swimming before checking in... and all the painful dating and engaged teams that sixth installment.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on March 15, 2013, 11:27:47 PM
Moving the discussion over here!

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,22643.0.html
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: TheWarrior on March 20, 2013, 09:27:46 AM
Anyone knows where were the eliminated teams sent to upon elimination from Season 18-22?

Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RachelLeVega on March 20, 2013, 07:27:22 PM
Anyone knows where were the eliminated teams sent to upon elimination from Season 18-22?
They still were sent to an "elimination station", but were not shown in TAR extras unlike all-stars through season 17. Can someone expand by explaining the locations of the stations? Would really appreciate it. :)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Declive on March 21, 2013, 01:26:28 PM
No idea but i think TAR's 18 and 19 went somewhere in Thailand...
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on March 21, 2013, 01:58:44 PM
TAR loves Thailand. ;)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RachelLeVega on March 21, 2013, 06:50:27 PM
TAR loves Thailand. ;)
I think TAR20's ES might have been in Brazil ??? (city might be Rio or Saõ Paulo). Flights from Argentinian, Paraguayan, and European oneway flights to Brazil are fairly cheap. TAR21's has to be somewhere in Thailand for the amount of legs in Asia and Istanbul and Moscow's visits.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on March 22, 2013, 09:23:58 AM
GeorgiaPeach has developed relationships with most past Amazing Race team members. Why can't those contacts be used with one non-finalist from each season to answer the question of where the Elimination Stations were?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Cocoa on March 23, 2013, 04:16:20 AM
GeorgiaPeach has developed relationships with most past Amazing Race team members. Why can't those contacts be used with one non-finalist from each season to answer the question of where the Elimination Stations were?

True <3

And question:
(I know Peach wouldn't want to answer this :lol:)
Can you name teams/people that are loveeed on the show but are actually hated by many upon contact/real-life (or vice versa)? :o I've heard/read that Fran and Barry are not that nice than they are portrayed in the show (according to the Gaghans)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on March 23, 2013, 05:27:06 AM
GeorgiaPeach has developed relationships with most past Amazing Race team members. Why can't those contacts be used with one non-finalist from each season to answer the question of where the Elimination Stations were?

True <3

And question:
(I know Peach wouldn't want to answer this :lol:)
Can you name teams/people that are loveeed on the show but are actually hated by many upon contact/real-life (or vice versa)? :o I've heard/read that Fran and Barry are not that nice than they are portrayed in the show (according to the Gaghans)

Max & Katie :lol3:

That's an interesting thing about Fran & Barry .. how would the Gaghans know them, though?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Bwils927 on March 23, 2013, 11:40:37 AM
GeorgiaPeach has developed relationships with most past Amazing Race team members. Why can't those contacts be used with one non-finalist from each season to answer the question of where the Elimination Stations were?

True <3

And question:
(I know Peach wouldn't want to answer this :lol:)
Can you name teams/people that are loveeed on the show but are actually hated by many upon contact/real-life (or vice versa)? :o I've heard/read that Fran and Barry are not that nice than they are portrayed in the show (according to the Gaghans)
This is the opposite of your question, but Rob/Kim were probably hated for their constant arguing, but in real life i hear they're great people and are really good to each other.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Best Loser on March 24, 2013, 01:41:29 PM
And question:
(I know Peach wouldn't want to answer this :lol:)
Can you name teams/people that are loveeed on the show but are actually hated by many upon contact/real-life (or vice versa)? :o I've heard/read that Fran and Barry are not that nice than they are portrayed in the show (according to the Gaghans)

Max & Katie :lol3:

That's an interesting thing about Fran & Barry .. how would the Gaghans know them, though?
On another forum I visit, someone who somewhat knows Max & Katie posts and he says they're pretty likable.


As for Fran & Barry and the Gaghans, there are TAR conventions. I believe I read this somewhere on RFF, but I think either Billy or Carissa wanted to meet Fran & Barry but were snubbed or something. As a side note, I found a show recap written by Fran & Barry and it was pretty rude about the racers (and a bit hypocritical).


To answer the original question, I think one of the best examples of someone disliked on the show but not in real life is Ray from Season 7. Everyone likes Ray!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Alenaveda on March 24, 2013, 01:49:10 PM
Or you could ask Tammy. She use to follow and participate here in the forum.  Just look for banredbeans; that's her.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Leafsfan on March 24, 2013, 04:03:32 PM
So s6 Sri Lanka pitstop sequence has a cameraman make a split second appearance.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Declive on March 24, 2013, 04:07:22 PM
If there is no anwser given , we find out on our own!  :knuckles:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on March 24, 2013, 04:20:33 PM
Camera shots are not the rarity they used to be, I see one or two almost every vid.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Leafsfan on March 24, 2013, 07:17:37 PM
Camera shots are not the rarity they used to be, I see one or two almost every vid.

The actual cameraman??

Do NOT post spoilers in the discussion thread please, you can use the episode threads.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on March 28, 2013, 06:37:23 PM
What I don't understand is why TAR 14's double-length leg isn't counted as 2 legs?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Best Loser on March 28, 2013, 09:19:59 PM
What I don't understand is why TAR 14's double-length leg isn't counted as 2 legs?
There's a variety of definitions people use for distinguishing legs like this.

One way to split is to separate when there's a "To Be Continued". This started on Season 6, but teams didn't visit Phil at this point- the episode just ended with teams still racing, waiting for a shop to open. In the next season a clue sent racers to Phil, where he said "The leg is not over, here is your next clue!" (a double-length leg). Season 10 had something else funky, in that teams were never told to go to a pitstop or see Phil, they just opened a clue that said "You're still racing!!!!!", and I always thought that was kind of strange. I believe Season 18 (Unfinished Business) was the first "To be continued" for Phil to say something like "Your next leg begins now, here's your next clue!" (a zero-hour pitstop in the middle of two legs).

Another point is if they got a prize. Before Season 18 teams didn't receive a prize for showing up first at these locations, making it more obvious that it is the midpoint of two separate legs. However, Jamie & Cara actually did in fact win a prize, but it wasn't shown, but then again Phil said that the leg wasn't over. 

For his handy list of team average placements, I'm pretty sure theschnauzers counts any visit to Phil as a separate leg, and he might also count Seasons 6 and 10 as two legs despite teams not ever meeting Phil at a midpoint. For my list of average placements, the way I separate legs is if Phil says that it's two legs rather than a continuation of a leg. I wouldn't be surprised if that's how the show did it, if it even cares about that.


Honestly, TAR14 is more like the recent TBCs and should probably be counted as two separate legs, but because it was the first to be like that the show just used the old jargon. I probably gave a lot of mostly unneeded info, and I probably didn't even answer your question.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jimmer on March 28, 2013, 09:31:29 PM
When Phil says the Pit Stop prize, he says "A trip for two from Travelocity to ___________, you and a guest will....."

Does that mean each racer gets the Pit Stop prize or just one for the team?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on March 28, 2013, 09:39:52 PM
For the team. They need to draw straws later, lol.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on March 29, 2013, 01:36:17 AM
What I don't understand is why TAR 14's double-length leg isn't counted as 2 legs?
There's a variety of definitions people use for distinguishing legs like this.

One way to split is to separate when there's a "To Be Continued". This started on Season 6, but teams didn't visit Phil at this point- the episode just ended with teams still racing, waiting for a shop to open. In the next season a clue sent racers to Phil, where he said "The leg is not over, here is your next clue!" (a double-length leg). Season 10 had something else funky, in that teams were never told to go to a pitstop or see Phil, they just opened a clue that said "You're still racing!!!!!", and I always thought that was kind of strange. I believe Season 18 (Unfinished Business) was the first "To be continued" for Phil to say something like "Your next leg begins now, here's your next clue!" (a zero-hour pitstop in the middle of two legs).

Another point is if they got a prize. Before Season 18 teams didn't receive a prize for showing up first at these locations, making it more obvious that it is the midpoint of two separate legs. However, Jamie & Cara actually did in fact win a prize, but it wasn't shown, but then again Phil said that the leg wasn't over. 

For his handy list of team average placements, I'm pretty sure theschnauzers counts any visit to Phil as a separate leg, and he might also count Seasons 6 and 10 as two legs despite teams not ever meeting Phil at a midpoint. For my list of average placements, the way I separate legs is if Phil says that it's two legs rather than a continuation of a leg. I wouldn't be surprised if that's how the show did it, if it even cares about that.


Honestly, TAR14 is more like the recent TBCs and should probably be counted as two separate legs, but because it was the first to be like that the show just used the old jargon. I probably gave a lot of mostly unneeded info, and I probably didn't even answer your question.

I treat each half of a "double" leg as a separate leg for averaging purposes in order to have each season treated equally especially during seasons 1-12, when the normal length was 13 legs. Subsequent seasons with the variations that the show has been using, with 12 legs or equivalents in every season since season 14 has been similarly treated. Only season 13 had 11 legs, and that was due to the scheduling in that particular spring cycle (as there was one fewer Sunday available before the end of the May "ratings sweep" period and the overall September to May annual ratings cycle.

I haven't had any problem in my mind as to when an extended or continuous racing takes place and where the legs are separated.

(Not that it matters, but the folks at Wiki finally ended up agreeing with this approach for the early seasons. Since it was possible from the information broadcast to determine the order of arrival at the "midpoint" whatever it was with or without Phil being there, the treatment is consistent. The overnight camping we've seen in early seasons and in season 8 were not leg midpoints; teams departed at pre-set intervals that were not always determined by the time of arrival at that point.)

I don't know if that helps or not, but if you go to the original ranking all of the teams by placement average thread, you'll see that this was discussed when I first posted it here at RFF.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on March 29, 2013, 08:24:31 AM
Just re-watched the TAR 14 episode. Phil did say "This leg is not over." How did I miss that?!

Haha, thanks guys!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Leafsfan on March 29, 2013, 02:06:13 PM
For the team. They need to draw straws later, lol.

Good for couples  :lol3:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Best Loser on March 29, 2013, 08:19:04 PM
(Not that it matters, but the folks at Wiki finally ended up agreeing with this approach for the early seasons. Since it was possible from the information broadcast to determine the order of arrival at the "midpoint" whatever it was with or without Phil being there, the treatment is consistent. The overnight camping we've seen in early seasons and in season 8 were not leg midpoints; teams departed at pre-set intervals that were not always determined by the time of arrival at that point.)

What!? Really!? I leave for a month and everything changes. Although honestly, the entire reason I went with the way I did is because the wiki was like that, and I knew that it would take a lot of time to change everything on the site. I guess I better edit my list.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on March 29, 2013, 11:20:24 PM
The Wiki folks use two columns of placements for the double-length leg. The only nit-pick I have is their attempt to list a midpoint placement on the final leg of season 8. They show a mid-leg placement but do not explain where they consider the midpoint. Prior discussion here reached the conclusion that depending on what exact task was chosen (arrival at Montreal Olympic Stadium) to start a task to search and find a clue with a release time the following morning, the order of completing that task, or the time each time found) would come up with three different placement orders at those point. The show never made clear which was the actual midpoint, and I decided that, consistent with the earliest seasons camping out overnight during the final leg, that task could not be considered a midpoint of a double leg.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on April 06, 2013, 09:29:22 PM
What are the nine Emmy's that TAR has won?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Air on April 06, 2013, 09:33:33 PM
All for best reality TV show.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on April 06, 2013, 09:37:15 PM
Actually, I kinda meant what seasons did they win the Emmy's on.. sorry for the confusion!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Air on April 06, 2013, 09:47:59 PM
Oh. :lol:

Haphazard list: TAR3 Switzerland, TAR7 Botswana 1, TAR18 Varanasi? (Rontina eliminated), TAR20 Tanzania 2.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Theo on April 07, 2013, 10:40:14 AM
TAR 9 Oman, TAR 12 India, TAR 14 Switzerland. TAR 10 Vietnam 2 (?)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on April 07, 2013, 06:40:21 PM
Generally it is determined by the episode(s) submitted for consideration in the nomination process. While most of them have had two cycles, the second Emmy (IIRC) had 3 cycles (cycles 4, 5, 6) during the eligibility period.

I don't have that information handy, but that is what one would be looking for.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Mug Costanza on April 07, 2013, 10:11:23 PM
Wikipedia had a list of the episodes/years they were nominated for: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Amazing_Race_(U.S._TV_series)#Awards

So it looks like they won for Seasons 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 18, and 20.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RachelLeVega on April 08, 2013, 11:08:19 PM
Have any team members on any TAR season (including international) had an incident when they accidentally broke or torn their backpacks?

I think this might be a REAL game changer if they are in a foot race for last place or a Berlin moment like Freddy & Kendra versus Jonathan & Victoria. :lol3:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on April 15, 2013, 06:38:17 AM
Is there a penalty in the Amazing Race for deliberately blocking another team's taxi?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: G.B. on April 15, 2013, 03:39:01 PM
I always wonder how production relays information to the Pit Stop about penalties that the teams get. The camera guys can't just radio and tell them, 'cus then the team would know.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Leafsfan on April 15, 2013, 03:51:26 PM
I always wonder how production relays information to the Pit Stop about penalties that the teams get. The camera guys can't just radio and tell them, 'cus then the team would know.

Field producers  :)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: G.B. on April 15, 2013, 04:14:56 PM
?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RachelLeVega on April 15, 2013, 09:27:43 PM
Is there a penalty in the Amazing Race for deliberately blocking another team's taxi?
Charla & Mirna got into Colin & Christie's taxi and refused to get out in Egypt. The cousins didn't get a penalty.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Declive on April 16, 2013, 01:40:28 PM
Each team is followed by a camera and a productor i think. If the productor sees a penalty he can just call or message the Pit Stop production.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on April 16, 2013, 02:13:25 PM
Production is not assigned to follow teams as the camera crew does.

However, production is stationed at all tasks. clue boxes, and the pit stops, so if a team violates an instruction at one of those locations, either the local person overseeing a task, a local producer at a location, or production at the pit stop will relay the information to Phil.
In the event there's a rule violation at other times, with only the camera crew present, then the crew can report the issue when the team reaches the pit stop, and a penalty can be assessed during the pit stop, and Phil will record something with the team to inform the team and the viewer about the penalty. (We haven't had one of those in a long time, but that is how that has worked in the past.)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on April 16, 2013, 07:09:51 PM
Each team is followed by a camera and a productor i think. If the productor sees a penalty he can just call or message the Pit Stop production.

Nope.  Camera guy and sound guy. Production runs with the teams in first and last... at least some of the time.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Alenaveda on April 19, 2013, 09:20:33 AM
(first time poster, long time reader)
Also, can anyone explain to me how the decoys work in the final cities? For example, when do they assume they'll need to start having decoys, and how many teams do they use as decoys? Like will the next two teams eliminated be decoys in the finale? ...just curious if anybody knows.

Usually the Final 6 or so are decoys, (during TAR 16, a friend of mine spotted Steve & Allie racing in the Singapore leg), they race the course with the other teams to try to fool those who like to spoil.

:hiya NickNa Taw, and  :welcome2: to the RFF!

As an example, in last season finale, the twinnies and Ryan & Abbie were spotted in the Lombardi's pizza area doing exactly the same task that the F3 teams. If you check in the TAR21 sightings section, you will able to see the pics of them. How did we know they were decoys? By the lack of camera crew with them. (We also have pics of Trey & Lexie performing the task in Bycicle Habitat with the camera crew).
Maybe my oldest fellow detectives can add more info about for how long it's been happening the decoy thing, but I read here somewhere that Louie and Michael were spotted in San Francisco, during TAR16 finale, carrying a trunk at the same time the F3 were racing to win the million dollars.
And Redskevin88 is right about one of the reasons is to fool people like us who likes to spoil things. :lol:

Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: David on April 19, 2013, 06:13:45 PM
I don't know if this is to be posted by here. Something known about the filming of TAR 23??
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on April 19, 2013, 10:37:41 PM
We wouldn't post it if there was. The rule is no info about the start until the racers are safely underway.

But you can spec over here:

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,28716.new.html#new
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: G.B. on April 20, 2013, 01:48:43 AM
Hey, I just stumbled across this list of sequester locations (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:ApprenticeFan/Sandbox#Sequesterville_locations). Can anyone confirm it? Can anyone possibly add to it? (Here; don't edit the page, it someone's user page)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: DrRox on April 20, 2013, 06:34:14 AM
Hey GB,

LOTS of errors on that Wiki page.......which is normal......try this link.

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,24544.0.html
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Smugleaf on April 21, 2013, 09:35:34 AM


Team A and B are doing a task/looking for a clue, both have cabs waiting for them. Team A finishes the task first/gets their clue and returns to their cab. Team A also decides to pay team B's cab to follow them and not return to the location of the task (assuming team B's packs are not in the cab). Would team A get penalized for this?

Additionally, could team A remove team B's packs and drop them off by team B before taking both cabs, or is that prohibited under the rule of tempering with clues/resources?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Declive on April 21, 2013, 09:55:42 AM
"Packs."

You can't touch anything that is from other teams, on the race.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Bwils927 on April 23, 2013, 06:56:37 PM
Declive is correct.

Example: Joseph & Grace took out James & Sarah's bags in order to steal their taxi in TAR AU 2, resulting in a penalty.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Kamineko on April 23, 2013, 10:36:25 PM
"Packs."

You can't touch anything that is from other teams, on the race.
What's their criteria of "touching" that can get penalty, can someone explain more detail?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Declive on April 24, 2013, 11:09:10 AM
"Packs."

You can't touch anything that is from other teams, on the race.
What's their criteria of "touching" that can get penalty, can someone explain more detail?

If you pick other team's things. Steal or even take out of a cab or a designated spot.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Alenaveda on April 24, 2013, 11:12:24 AM
"Packs."

You can't touch anything that is from other teams, on the race.
What's their criteria of "touching" that can get penalty, can someone explain more detail?

If you pick other team's things. Steal or even take out of a cab or a designated spot.

Remember the penalty to the Globetrotters in the japanese leg of UB because of moving Ron & Christina's funnypack to a different place from where they put it.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Kamineko on April 24, 2013, 11:34:37 AM
So, the "touching" criteria is if it put other team's in disadvantage, right? What if they moved it accidentally? Will they get a penalty too? :res:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Declive on April 24, 2013, 11:36:15 AM
So, the "touching" criteria is if it put other team's in disadvantage, right? What if they moved it accidentally? Will they get a penalty too? :res:

If it caused disadvantage , yes.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: G.B. on April 24, 2013, 03:36:11 PM
Flight Time & Big Easy "accidentally" moved Ron & Christina's bags and got a penalty.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Bwils927 on May 02, 2013, 04:46:09 PM
Are teams assigned a certain color to wear or is that just coincidence/team spirit.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Air on May 02, 2013, 05:32:07 PM
Are teams assigned a certain color to wear or is that just coincidence/team spirit.

Assigned for viewer convenience, is my guess.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: DrRox on May 02, 2013, 06:34:32 PM
Teams get different colored bandanas at the start of the race. This is so the camera/sound crew know which team to follow.

Colored clothing is a teams choice for their own reasons.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Loken on May 25, 2013, 09:15:45 AM
Guys..






Why are there so less clueboxes IN AMAZING RACE AUSTRALIA?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on May 26, 2013, 10:37:16 AM
It's been explained before that colors are used to assist the camera crews in following the teams during the Race, especially in situations where teams are in a group, or a team is in the midst of a group of locals, such as public transit or a crowded street.

How this is done is not as clear (or at least I've not heard of how), but it does seem as if teams give input (choosing a color) and bring clothing having that color, or teams are told before they depart for pre-start sequester the color that is being used for that team so they can bring clothing with that color.

The one thing that is clear is that there's no coincidence involved.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Loken on May 26, 2013, 10:40:20 AM
Guys..






Why are there so less clueboxes IN AMAZING RACE AUSTRALIA 2?


now i know! they used all the clueboxes for the final roadblock !
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: MrDeerShank on May 26, 2013, 11:50:40 AM
What is TPTB?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jimmer on May 26, 2013, 12:08:57 PM
The Powers That Be
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Tarfan37 on May 31, 2013, 04:46:37 PM
why weren't uchenna and joyce able to physically help Merideth and Gretchen in Season 7 for the brawn detour but the Linz boys were able to Goldewski sisters in Season 8? wouldnt this rule change make it easier for teams? Also what was the second fastforward in S8.. u can see the clue in Bill's hand before the detour... it was the leg right after the paols got it i belive
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: G.B. on June 02, 2013, 09:39:50 PM
It's well known that if teams interact with a local while on the race, production has to have the local sign a release forum in order to be able to use their footage on TV.

But what if teams interact with a child? Do they still get him to sign the release forum, or do they have to find the kid's parents or someone who's of legal age?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on June 02, 2013, 10:22:12 PM
It's well known that if teams interact with a local while on the race, production has to have the local sign a release forum in order to be able to use their footage on TV.

But what if teams interact with a child? Do they still get him to sign the release forum, or do they have to find the kid's parents or someone who's of legal age?

i think that depends on the location and circumstances. In any event, the show has been known to go back after filming and obtain a release from someone they didn't get initially, or in a circumstance like that one, from the legally empowered person.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: airn10 on June 05, 2013, 01:54:28 PM
I watched an episode of Airport 24/7 and they talked about Global Entry. It is a prepaid service that allows you to go through customs more quickly and costs $100.

I wonder if you are allowed to use this during the race. I know it will not affect every leg (only US legs going through certain cities.) Just curious. Has anyone heard or read about teams using this?

There are also different variations of this in different countries, with some being free.

I could see this as a major advantage if used when entering these countries.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Plaidmoon on June 05, 2013, 04:49:26 PM
It probably wouldn't work for a team unless the powers that be agreed to provide it to the camera and sound guys as well. Since you have to get a background check and be interviewed, you'd have to do it in advance before you know what camera and sound people you would be working with.  I kind of doubt the powers that be would do it, but I'll bet Phil and the production guys would have (already have?) that service just in case they get delayed and have to move quickly to stay ahead of the teams.

Still, if I were on one of the next couple of races, I'd be looking into that. If allowed, it would be a big leg up on the teams without it. However, I don't travel internationally, so I'm not sure just how long clearing customs takes and how much faster this would be.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: airn10 on June 06, 2013, 08:43:38 AM
Good point. I forgot about the camera guys.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: apskip on June 07, 2013, 02:46:56 AM
Global entry would only possibly impact on the legs coming back into the U.S. or anywhere around the U.S., which usually total not more than 1 in any amazing race season.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on June 11, 2013, 06:26:22 PM
Why is Season 10's intro 5 seconds longer? Just seems weird
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Bwils927 on June 11, 2013, 06:27:25 PM
12 teams compared to the usual 11
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Kamineko on June 13, 2013, 12:12:57 PM
I don't know if this has been asked before, but how long is the fastest leg filmed? I mean, in which leg was the entire leg (from the first team to depart until the last team to arrive check-in) had the shortest time filmed? :)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Bwils927 on June 13, 2013, 01:51:34 PM
Probably Botswana leg 2 of either TAR 7 or TAR 22
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Ikurriña on June 14, 2013, 06:37:49 AM
The 2nd leg in India of TAR13
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Theo on June 14, 2013, 07:12:00 AM
The 2nd leg in India of TAR13
I believe it's the correct answer. Nick & Starr departed at 8.55 a.m., and when the start of the next leg to Kazakhstan, they departed at 10.14 p.m., which means they arrive at PitStop at 10.14 a.m.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Air on June 14, 2013, 07:14:34 AM
That's just over an hour, wow. o.O
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Theo on June 14, 2013, 07:31:09 AM
That seems impossible for me :lol: I don't know, but that leg is really short.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Air on June 14, 2013, 07:37:00 AM
Maybe it was an 11 hour pitstop or something?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 14, 2013, 07:49:48 AM
Maybe it was an 11 hour pitstop or something?

I think it's simply Nick/Starr pwnage.  :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Kamineko on June 14, 2013, 08:06:05 AM
Guys, I meant that it's from the first team to depart until the last team to arrive in the Pit Stop. :)

But, I really can't believe that Nick & Starr ran just over an hour for a leg! :ascared
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: MrDeerShank on June 14, 2013, 10:42:53 AM
What things are on the extra piece of paper that teams receive in their clue? (ie The additional information)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jimmer on June 14, 2013, 10:52:17 AM
What I do know is that there is information sometimes regarding addresses of locations, where do be dropped off by a taxi, what entrance, and where to park when self driving. There is also more specifics on how to complete a task and step by step instructions along with what can and cannot be done.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RachelLeVega on June 16, 2013, 06:59:49 PM
Why did the producers or whoever is in charge of the tasks/routes change the U-Turn boards from photocopy (TAR12 - 18) to digital (TAR19 - current)? I find it really hard to see the pictures on the iPads when you watch it on TV like during the Lake Malawi's Jamaica Shop Double U-Turn. :(
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Air on June 18, 2013, 06:08:01 AM
I don't know if this has been asked but...

If you use the EP on the DT, can you be U-Turned?

My theory is no, because you have to choose a DT first and then you have to use the EP, you can't just magically conjure a clue from the Detour cluebox.

Thanks for your thoughts <3
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: MrDeerShank on June 18, 2013, 06:21:23 AM
I don't know if this has been asked but...

If you use the EP on the DT, can you be U-Turned?

My theory is no, because you have to choose a DT first and then you have to use the EP, you can't just magically conjure a clue from the Detour cluebox.

Thanks for your thoughts <3

The Wiki isn't helping in this friendly argument either

My theory is that it is because you're skipping the Route Marker when using the EP, so by using it, you're effectively skipping the entire Detour as you're using the EP on part of it, so when you get U-Turned there's no task to go back to as the EP has effectively let you skip the Detour

I think we've been arguing about this for about 20 mins and we just want an answer :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: ovalorange on June 18, 2013, 06:41:25 AM
Just my spec: Isn't the Express Pass used to skip a TASK? You can't use it to skip a general Route Info clue, you can only bypass Active Route Infos. TASK =/= CLUE. So I think you should be able to be U-turned even if you've used it before the U-turn, because you only skipped one of the detour tasks, not both. Hasn't there been talk before of flushing Express Passes with U-turns?

Though peach or someone else probably has asked some former racer, I'm interested what others with actual info have to say :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on June 18, 2013, 02:44:46 PM
A couple of points to consider. Teams are told ahead of time in that leg that a U-Turn is ahead.
A team can conceivably use the Express Pass at the point where they have to choose a Detour task; which would allow them to go to the next Route Marker. I would assume that would be the point at which they encounter the U-Turn sign, and if they're playing the Express Pass correctly, that team ought to be able to use a U-Turn on another team, or choose not to use it at all. Until the circumstances arise in a Race, I'm not entirely sure anyone except Bert and Elise can answer that question.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RachelLeVega on June 18, 2013, 09:14:40 PM
I have another question that's not as stupid as my previous one, :res: .

What does it mean when there is "limited amount of flights" to a certain country? Phil said it during Pit Stop departures from Accra, Ghana to Kiruna, Sweden. Couldn't teams just take connecting flights from the UK, France or Germany into Kiruna?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on June 18, 2013, 09:54:11 PM
It could be a production imposed set of limited flights, or it could well be that the airlines have themselves only scheduled a limited number of flights out of that airport to international destinations.
The only way to tell is to check the online airline guides for that airport at that time of year to see whether it is a lack of flights or a producer imposed restriction. At least, Phil is acknowledging, one way or the other, that the Racers are faced with limited flight choices.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Karpov617 on June 27, 2013, 09:01:45 AM
My question: I know Maria & Tiffany who switched detours three times in Netherlands before they ended up quitting, but did anyone else switched as much as they have or more?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: wcpamotm on June 27, 2013, 12:50:29 PM
My question: I know Maria & Tiffany who switched detours three times in Netherlands before they ended up quitting, but did anyone else switched as much as they have or more?

Two that come to mind, from my records:

Race 13 - In Boots or Borscht, Andrew and Dan switched to Borscht after encountering trouble with properly putting on their boots, switch back when they realized they'd have to put them on regardless, then switched once again when Dan could not correctly march.

Race 14 - Keisha and Jenn similarly had great difficulties with both sides of the Sync or Swim detour.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RachelLeVega on June 27, 2013, 07:05:03 PM
My question: I know Maria & Tiffany who switched detours three times in Netherlands before they ended up quitting, but did anyone else switched as much as they have or more?

Two that come to mind, from my records:

Race 13 - In Boots or Borscht, Andrew and Dan switched to Borscht after encountering trouble with properly putting on their boots, switch back when they realized they'd have to put them on regardless, then switched once again when Dan could not correctly march.

Race 14 - Keisha and Jenn similarly had great difficulties with both sides of the Sync or Swim detour.
I remember Flo & Zach wanting to switch more than once during the second Vietnam leg, but that didn't really happen. :groan:

Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Air on June 27, 2013, 07:11:51 PM
Flo & Zach went Boats-Bikes-Boats IIRC.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Karpov617 on June 28, 2013, 09:48:31 AM
My question: I know Maria & Tiffany who switched detours three times in Netherlands before they ended up quitting, but did anyone else switched as much as they have or more?

Two that come to mind, from my records:

Race 13 - In Boots or Borscht, Andrew and Dan switched to Borscht after encountering trouble with properly putting on their boots, switch back when they realized they'd have to put them on regardless, then switched once again when Dan could not correctly march.

Race 14 - Keisha and Jenn similarly had great difficulties with both sides of the Sync or Swim detour.

 :) WCPAMOTM, you got records?  :waves:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: wcpamotm on June 28, 2013, 02:25:53 PM
Yes I do - to a degree. I'm a long-time lurked on various forums, and I've been watching TAR first-run episodes since race 1 ep. 2.  And thankfully, CBS rebroadcast ep. 1 very soon after.  I'm one of those nerds who began taking notes as soon as I started watching.  And while I haven't done a whole lot of original research myself, I have compiled and organized informations brought to the table by others.  So I have information synopses from many of the races.  It gets pretty spotty for about 15-20, but I plan to fix that during my current rematch project.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on July 04, 2013, 07:30:59 AM
If the Russian transit area of the airport is not considered Russian soil right, then how come Terence & Sarah were not allowed to re-enter Russia and run decoy?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on July 04, 2013, 02:28:40 PM
If the Russian transit area of the airport is not considered Russian soil right, then how come Terence & Sarah were not allowed to re-enter Russia and run decoy?

Transiting Moscow uses up a Visa, so I would call it "Russia" too.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on July 04, 2013, 11:25:37 PM
If the Russian transit area of the airport is not considered Russian soil right, then how come Terence & Sarah were not allowed to re-enter Russia and run decoy?

Transiting Moscow uses up a Visa, so I would call it "Russia" too.

So how come Edward Snowden was allowed to enter Russia without visa or passport?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on July 04, 2013, 11:31:12 PM
Because they are granting him Asylum. (maybe, tbd)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on July 08, 2013, 08:42:12 AM
Who's that Amazing Race music composer that has a website of all his musical works? I'd love to view him.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on July 10, 2013, 12:43:12 AM
Snowden was allowed to leave Hong Kong by the local authorities and at the time it was thought Wikileaks was arranging to get him from Moscow to, most likely, Ecuador as an asylum-seeker, and probably through a connection in Havana.

Then he got there, and it's hard to know what exactly was going on. I'm under the impression he has no visa to go into Russia, so he's in the transit area outside of passport control and has been since he got there. It appears he'll have his choice now of 2 or 3 Latin American countries, depending on which one he accepts. I suspect, though, that if he doesn't, the Russians are likely to ask him to fly elsewhere anyway.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on July 10, 2013, 06:35:21 AM
Who's that Amazing Race music composer that has a website of all his musical works? I'd love to view him.


That would be Lee Sanders!

http://www.sandersmusic.net/SandersMusic/SandersMusic____MUSIC.html
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: gamerfan09 on July 14, 2013, 02:58:53 AM
My question: I know Maria & Tiffany who switched detours three times in Netherlands before they ended up quitting, but did anyone else switched as much as they have or more?

They actually switched more than three times. They kept switching until they couldn't do it anymore apparently.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Declive on July 14, 2013, 03:00:30 AM
I think they tried to perform each detour twice , actually.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: gamerfan09 on July 14, 2013, 03:02:56 AM
I think they tried to perform each detour twice , actually.

OK then, that's four. Thanks Declive. :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Andre on July 14, 2013, 06:45:14 AM
I have a question. If someone exercise their express pass to finish a Detour immediately and in front another teams decided to U-Turn them, do they need to do another side of the detour?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Theo on July 14, 2013, 09:02:41 AM
I have a question. If someone exercise their express pass to finish a Detour immediately and in front another teams decided to U-Turn them, do they need to do another side of the detour?
I think so. Express Pass can be used to skip only one task, while Detour is a choice between two tasks, each with its pros and cons.

What really intrigues me is which Detour sode they must perform if they're U-Turned after skipping Detour.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Air on July 14, 2013, 09:06:45 AM
They've got to perform the DT task that they didn't EP, or that's what I've always assumed :P
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jimmer on July 14, 2013, 01:03:12 PM
I think they tried to perform each detour twice , actually.

OK then, that's four. Thanks Declive. :lol:

No, three. :lol:

Detour A - Switch 1 - Detour B - Switch 2 - Detour A - Switch 3 - Detour B - Quit
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jimmer on July 14, 2013, 01:06:11 PM
Using an Express Pass on a Detour and being U-Turned is a commonly debated topic. Some people say that they skip the whole Detour and don't do the other side of the Detour. Others say what Theo said. I think that the only way we will know for sure is if that comes up on the actual race.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Tarfan37 on July 15, 2013, 06:04:21 PM
Using an Express Pass on a Detour and being U-Turned is a commonly debated topic. Some people say that they skip the whole Detour and don't do the other side of the Detour. Others say what Theo said. I think that the only way we will know for sure is if that comes up on the actual race.
they skip one side i.e.: Ernie and Cindy in TAR 19.. i say that the UTURN acts like a RI and if they get there after being UTURND then they go back while if they get there and they are not uturned then they go on their merry way
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SamualDude on August 19, 2013, 03:39:29 AM
Just wondering if anyone knows why Seasons 12-14 were only 11 legs long?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Air on August 19, 2013, 05:04:00 AM
CBS was cheapo :lol:

And counting the superleg, TAR14 was 12 legs long. :tup:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RachelLeVega on August 19, 2013, 10:38:56 PM
I think they tried to perform each detour twice , actually.

OK then, that's four. Thanks Declive. :lol:

No, three. :lol:

Detour A - Switch 1 - Detour B - Switch 2 - Detour A - Switch 3 - Detour B - Quit
Adding on, in TAR14's Guilin leg (M/L & K/J fight), Jaime & Cara technically switched back and forth. They chose "Choreography" first, but then they wanted to go do "Calligraphy" after failing the routine twice. However, Cara's smart idea of continuing until the music stops led them back to doing "Choreo".
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on August 25, 2013, 06:06:43 AM
What is the penalty for flying to the wrong airport? (Hypothetical Question like for example, in TAR 18 Kent & Vyxsin somehow like flew directly to Lijiang Airport)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RachelLeVega on August 25, 2013, 10:53:23 PM
What is the penalty for flying to the wrong airport? (Hypothetical Question like for example, in TAR 18 Kent & Vyxsin somehow like flew directly to Lijiang Airport)
No penalty or time credit would be given for this terrible, yet more idiotic than John & Jessica's EP, mistake. Kynt & Vyxsin were REQUIRED to be on the select FLIGHT as the other teams.

Imagine Jeff & Jordan actually flying to China and realizing there isn't a Wulff Castle there. :funny:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Bwils927 on August 26, 2013, 12:19:50 PM
If teams were told to fly to Heathrow and accidently went to Gatwick, would they be penalized?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on August 26, 2013, 03:34:22 PM
Depends on the wording. If they were told to fly to Heathrow, prob yes. If they were told to make your way to London....then the airports/airlines possible may have been spelled out in the small info we don't see.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: stekay on August 31, 2013, 08:28:17 AM
Did some of the teams in UB act as replacements? If so I wonder which teams they replaced and why that team didn't or couldn't play again (I know Claire was pregnant from S17) Thanks  :ascared
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RachelLeVega on August 31, 2013, 02:08:41 PM
Did some of the teams in UB act as replacements? If so I wonder which teams they replaced and why that team didn't or couldn't play again (I know Claire was pregnant from S17) Thanks  :ascared
Maria & Tiffany would be an obvious choice for Unfinished Business, but I think Tiffany had an upcoming poker tournament during the time of the UB filming. It's likely they replaced Jaime & Cara since the carrot tops had a weak reason going into UB with the taxi luck (everyone has taxi luck, not just them) and the same finale crasher as Margie & Luke.

I believe there was an unneccesary amount of TAR14 teams that season and it could be the reason why casting directors replaced many different teams such as Toni & Dallas, Dandrew, Joe & Heidi, and Brook & Claire (I doubt they would have been brought back because the watermelon nor the Chinese food set Claire back to be eliminated. It would be a super weak reason for Claire to say, "We made it to F3, but I struggled with many of the Roadblocks.")
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: stekay on August 31, 2013, 05:28:43 PM
I suppose, but they definitely merit an All Star status :)

Really would have loved Ken & Tina over Amanda & Kris! Though not sure what UB they had. Thanks Rachel.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: stekay on September 01, 2013, 08:25:45 AM
Why do some think S24 is going to be a returnee season? I know it would give 5 seasons to choose from (I think many will be from 22  :gaah: )
25 just seems more like an anniversary or landmark season. Either way I loved All Stars & UB  :hearts:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RachelLeVega on September 02, 2013, 10:27:24 AM
Why do some think S24 is going to be a returnee season? I know it would give 5 seasons to choose from (I think many will be from 22  :gaah: )
25 just seems more like an anniversary or landmark season. Either way I loved All Stars & UB  :hearts:
I think it might be season 28 though because TAR22 didnt really bring out much personality among teamz during tasks. TAR20 and 19 weren't that good judging strictly by personalities either.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: stekay on September 02, 2013, 11:29:23 AM
Pam/Winnie had more personality than the top 4 together. Only Pwinnie & Youtubers seemed to have personalities (Sorry other racers)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Mister RC on September 02, 2013, 11:45:24 AM
Pam/Winnie had more personality than the top 4 together. Only Pwinnie & Youtubers seemed to have personalities (Sorry other racers)

IMO, Max and Katie were pretty much up there in terms of personality.  At least for Max, he embraced the "villain" role, somewhat similar to Colin of TAR5 fame.  Jennifer and Caroline might get an honorable mention, but other than that, meh.  J/C did have a lot more personality compared to 65% of the racers since 2001.

I think if anyone would return outside the YouTube team, Pam/Winnie, and whomever else, it would be John & Jessica. Boring, I guess so, but based on their run and their decision that ended their run, it would make a lot of sense.

As for a racers return season, 25 would be great, but the show didn't really do much for "landmark" seasons 5, 10, 15, and 20.  Although TAR5 didn't need anything; it was historic on its own.  TAR10 was great due to the most diverse cast ever, IMO.

I think they might target 26 before 25, due to a spring run (and May sweeps).  But in all likelihood, I would not be surprised to see new racers over the next five seasons.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: stekay on September 02, 2013, 02:17:39 PM
It could well be 24 if you took 2 teams from 4 seasons and 3 from another. I just hope tar never ends and if it does they either have every winning team :D :D or 11 best ever teams for overall brilliance! :colors
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RachelLeVega on September 02, 2013, 09:59:06 PM
Are there any restrictions on how much clothing (including gloves) and simple first aid supplies (band-aids, daily meds & vitamins) you can bring in an Amazing Race backpack or is it just how much you can fit in there?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on September 02, 2013, 10:23:41 PM
You can bring a steamer trunk if you want, lol. But there is a required first aid box that must be carried as well.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: stekay on September 03, 2013, 09:00:07 AM
I think I remember Phil saying in an interview they could bring 4 bags if they wanted, but they had to lug them around.
I think I'd try bring as much as little but a bag that you can carry or pull  along with you.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RachelLeVega on September 26, 2013, 07:14:47 PM
This may sound stupid, but in TAR12, how did production actually find rental donkeys in Alaska for the final Roadblock? :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: stekay on September 26, 2013, 07:30:57 PM
Probably took them from a field  :funny:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on September 26, 2013, 11:29:04 PM
This may sound stupid, but in TAR12, how did production actually find rental donkeys in Alaska for the final Roadblock? :lol:

ACME Donkey Rental...:lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: nosyrabbit on October 06, 2013, 10:12:10 AM
This may sound stupid, but in TAR12, how did production actually find rental donkeys in Alaska for the final Roadblock? :lol:

..... am now also literally wondering how the donkey was there in Alaska. LOL  :funny:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: dryedmangoez on October 21, 2013, 02:32:04 AM
So here's a question.  Lately, we've gotten Zero Hour Pit Stops which are essentially non-elimination Legs, but with no penalties for the last place team.

These Zero-Hour Pit Stops, I think are different from the original TBC/double/superlegs because now they actually do treat these as officially Pit Stops and separate Legs, unlike before when it was clear teams continue Racing ("This Leg is not over...", etc.).

So, should those last place teams get a Speed Bump?
And if it's just to save money on an extra task, then I'd rather they go back to the superleg format with no prize for the first place team (more savings!) and the Leg continues with Phil merely a Route Marker.  Does that make sense? Am I overthinking it?  Does the distinction matter?  :nut:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Air on October 21, 2013, 04:03:46 AM
It's supposed to be a ripoff of the superleg so that's why there aren't speedbumps.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jobby on October 21, 2013, 09:07:34 AM
The only difference is that they started giving out prizes OFFICIALLY and announcing the positions of the teams (Margie and Luke, season 18) when in the past, it's just teams arrived at the pit-stop, BUT THE RACE IS NOT OVER YET, KEEP RACING. However, teams actually did receive prizes for the TBC legs, where Jaime and Cara won something for theirs on TAR 14... just that in the past it's not shown.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: dryedmangoez on October 21, 2013, 02:39:08 PM
Yeah, but prize or not, those "keep racing" legs I feel like, are one whole, superleg. While now, we get a non-elimination Leg and a regular Leg just with no "mandatory rest period," so the last place team should still get a Speed Bump?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on October 21, 2013, 11:22:10 PM
The "double leg" of the early seasons has evolved, folks.

Keep in mind that around TAR 14 to 18 the mandatory 12 hour rest period became a thing of the past, and that since there's no minimum period for a rest period between legs, there can be no rest period, which is what we saw, twice, in the season where those were introduced.

The use of "keep racing" continues from TAR 9, I believe as in TAR 6 the double leg was an improvisation in Hungary that happened to work. So I suspect that is where some of the confusion is coming from. The "keep racing" used to introduce the midpoint of a double leg; now it signifies when a no rest period pit stop takes place.

Don't overthink this, folks, it really isn't that hard to figure out; and we haven't seen a traditional double-length leg since the last visit to Sydney, IIRC.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: grachevatw on October 22, 2013, 07:30:00 AM
did teams get penalty when they reached pitstop without the clue?
obviously,I wanna know the rule about above situations.
did any teams happen on TAR previously season? :colors
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jobby on October 22, 2013, 10:31:34 AM
I agree with theschnauzers, it's just a super leg, so don't overthink it...

And yes, if you arrive at the pit-stop without something you need to pick up (items), Phil will send you back to retrieve it. Not with paper clues though, if you lose the paper, you need to have the kindness of other racer to tell you where to go... and if none of them wants to help... good luck.

On Leg 10 of TAR 10 in Morocco, Tyler and James were running to the pit-stop and forgot their lucky pendant... before Phil had to ask them to go back and retrieve it, they realized their mistake and went back. :funny:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on October 22, 2013, 10:32:50 AM
Remember "Follow that Plane"?? :funny:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: stekay on October 22, 2013, 10:33:45 AM
Remember "Follow that Plane"?? :funny:
:lol: That's vintage TAR :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: dryedmangoez on October 22, 2013, 04:36:35 PM
The "double leg" of the early seasons has evolved, folks.

Keep in mind that around TAR 14 to 18 the mandatory 12 hour rest period became a thing of the past, and that since there's no minimum period for a rest period between legs, there can be no rest period, which is what we saw, twice, in the season where those were introduced.

The use of "keep racing" continues from TAR 9, I believe as in TAR 6 the double leg was an improvisation in Hungary that happened to work. So I suspect that is where some of the confusion is coming from. The "keep racing" used to introduce the midpoint of a double leg; now it signifies when a no rest period pit stop takes place.

Don't overthink this, folks, it really isn't that hard to figure out; and we haven't seen a traditional double-length leg since the last visit to Sydney, IIRC.
Yes, I know about Hungary and begging and all the other "keep racing" legs in TAR8 at the farm or Romber in TAR7.
So your simple explanation pretty much says we now get no-penalty non-elimination Legs. 

I only ask because it seems unfair some saved teams have to deal with a Speed Bump and others don't.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jobby on October 22, 2013, 07:36:57 PM
We just have to deal with it? There are teams who came in last and all they had to do for Speedbump was to untie a bunch of tangled ropes :res: while some teams had to solve a really hard puzzle in Malawi or in the worst Speedbump IMO ever, serve water to loads of people in India, which the traffic was just time wasting and the people were countless!

I understand where you are getting from, but this is just like any "THIS LEG IS NOT OVER" legs like in TAR 7, TAR 9 and many of the earlier seasons... it would have been lame if Phil actually told the teams they are the last team to arrive, this is a keep racing leg... BUT YOU GET A SPEEDBUMP... right? (considering he doesn't announce like the prize that the first team won and send them off immediately)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Platrium on October 22, 2013, 10:45:45 PM
Other than TBC legs, are there any other twists accidentally created?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jobby on October 23, 2013, 12:23:24 AM
There have not been many twists on TAR as compared to Survivor... :funny:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: maf on October 23, 2013, 01:14:32 AM
At the starting line Phil said that the second express pass to be handed over before the end of the fifth leg. And we have heard Marie say that she will not hand it over until on the mat of the fifth leg. Now I wonder what will happen if there is no other team around when they get to the mat. Will they be penalized for checking in without giving it away? Can/will they just wait for the next team?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on October 23, 2013, 08:54:46 PM
I suspect Tim and Marie have until the last team checks in on the fifth leg; but that's just a guess on my part. As the team with the Express Passes, there probably was an unseen instruction sheet about handing over the second pass to another team, and trying to avoid the possibility that the team holding both Express Passes gets eliminated before handling the second one over to another team.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Platrium on October 23, 2013, 11:05:44 PM
What's the time penalty for buying tickets for 1st class/business class?
If a team goes to the pit stop by cab when the clue says to walk on foot, when does Phil tell the team to go back from where they came from and when does he give them a 30-minute penalty? I can't find the differences in the situations. :crazy:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: stekay on October 24, 2013, 04:41:48 AM
Isn't the taking business class a 24hr penalty or am I  :crazy:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Tarfan37 on October 24, 2013, 11:57:34 AM
Isn't the taking business class a 24hr penalty or am I  :crazy:
yes usually that is the case. however i belive the exact wording is the just have to pay for an economy seat.. then it would be okay..
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: stekay on October 24, 2013, 12:02:17 PM
It led to Azaria & Hendekia's elim. if I remember correctly? :torche

Can a team use their EP on any task in the leg?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Air on October 24, 2013, 04:23:53 PM
DT, RB, ARI as far as I know.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Platrium on October 25, 2013, 02:43:10 AM
Can a team use their EP on any task in the leg?

I still wonder to this day how the EP will work with the intersection if both of them were in the same season. :umn:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: stekay on October 25, 2013, 04:00:13 AM
Never thought of that Platinum!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on October 25, 2013, 06:07:23 AM
It led to Azaria & Hendekia's elim. if I remember correctly? :torche

Can a team use their EP on any task in the leg?

1. They had to switch to a later flight which had economic seats, putting them in last.
2. I doubt they can use it on a route info.  :funny:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: AmazingRace on October 25, 2013, 09:31:18 AM
Are teams no longer allowed to pay a taxi driver to follow them or kidnap locals in their vehicles to guide them?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Air on October 25, 2013, 09:33:59 AM
I think only Charla & Mirna kidnapped locals, the rest were of their own free will.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Theo on October 25, 2013, 09:35:58 AM
Are teams no longer allowed to pay a taxi driver to follow them or kidnap locals in their vehicles to guide them?
Yes the are. Back in Season 17 when Jill & Thomas paid local taxi driver to lead them to the Pitstop, they recieved 30 minute penalty, making Chad & Stephanie pass them and be the first team to arrive.

We no longer have fern since Season 18 I believe  ???
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: stekay on October 25, 2013, 09:41:36 AM
Charla & Mirna straling a person in nearly every leg  :funny:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: wcpamotm on October 25, 2013, 10:26:29 AM
It led to Azaria & Hendekia's elim. if I remember correctly? :torche

Can a team use their EP on any task in the leg?

1. They had to switch to a later flight which had economic seats, putting them in last.
2. I doubt they can use it on a route info.  :funny:

My guess would be that, generally speaking, a team could use the Express Pass to avoid a route info task such as the Ford Challenge.  That said, I could imagine that certain of such tasks could be designated as ineligible within the additional info.  I can agree that the EP couldn't be used if a team simply couldn't puzzle out a destination clue.  (how would that work anyway? Would Phil suddenly appear to hand the team an engraved detailed map to the next destination?   :funny:)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: wcpamotm on October 25, 2013, 11:01:56 AM
I suspect Tim and Marie have until the last team checks in on the fifth leg; but that's just a guess on my part.

I think this is a good guess.  Another guess is that Tim and Marie would not be allowed to check in to the pitstop while still in possession of the second EP.  We might actually find out what happens!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RachelLeVega on October 25, 2013, 05:37:44 PM
I suspect Tim and Marie have until the last team checks in on the fifth leg; but that's just a guess on my part.

I think this is a good guess.  Another guess is that Tim and Marie would not be allowed to check in to the pitstop while still in possession of the second EP.  We might actually find out what happens!
Yeah, but what can the exes do when arriving on the mat with the two EPs? Wait it out until last place like Zev & Justin? I don't think so. That would be a horrible rule for just a repetitive flank of cardboard even if a team is unbearable, annoying, or mean-spirited.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Rachel Berry on October 25, 2013, 09:47:54 PM
Do the teams get to keep the papers of the detour, roadblock, route info, etc? Or they have to throw them?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on October 25, 2013, 10:14:50 PM
All clues are supposed to be handed in at the mat....
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Platrium on October 26, 2013, 06:23:49 AM
If a team has 2 EPs, are they allowed to NOT give it away and just let it expire on the 4th/5th leg?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jobby on October 26, 2013, 07:50:47 AM
No, they have to. They can choose not to use theirs but if they don't give the second one away, I'm sure they can't check-in or receive a penalty, or maybe have to wait by the mat for another team to arrive, hand them the pass, before they can check-in. That will reduce their choice on who gets the Express Pass though, and also, they will be delayed for their Pit-start next next.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jobby on October 26, 2013, 07:53:05 AM
What's on my mind is whether or not perhaps, Tim and Marie can stick the Express Pass on perhaps... let's say the U-TURN board and write a note saying that the Express Pass is for a particular team. I know we have seen seasons where a last team had all their money taken away from them on a NEL, and teams on the following leg left money in the cluebox at the start of the next leg of the race. Can't remember which season... is it Season 7 where teams left money for Meredith and Gretchen except for Rob and Amber?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Platrium on October 29, 2013, 09:22:43 AM
What will happen if more than 1 team received a 24-hour penalty? (Almost impossible example: 5 teams have an alliance that they'd all buy 1st class tickets, because the next flight leaves more than 12 hours after the 1st one.)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: stekay on October 29, 2013, 09:23:46 AM
Last team to check in eliminated and the rest 12 hours behind the other teams? idk :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Platrium on October 29, 2013, 09:32:24 AM
I was imagining a daring alliance :lol: , even if it consists of around 2 or 3 people only.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on October 29, 2013, 12:44:23 PM
In the Intro, Phil says you MUST give EP away by the end of the fifth leg...
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jobby on October 30, 2013, 01:42:31 AM
What will happen if more than 1 team received a 24-hour penalty? (Almost impossible example: 5 teams have an alliance that they'd all buy 1st class tickets, because the next flight leaves more than 12 hours after the 1st one.)

Production will stop them at all cost. It must also be in the rules somewhere.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Platrium on October 30, 2013, 04:39:53 AM
What will happen if more than 1 team received a 24-hour penalty? (Almost impossible example: 5 teams have an alliance that they'd all buy 1st class tickets, because the next flight leaves more than 12 hours after the 1st one.)

Production will stop them at all cost. It must also be in the rules somewhere.

Hmmm... cool! :colors
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Platrium on October 30, 2013, 05:05:57 AM
This has never been encountered by any teams in the US series yet: What's the time penalty (U.S. series) for helping his/her teammate complete a roadblock.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jobby on October 31, 2013, 08:24:53 AM
You quit and receive a 4 hours penalty.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Platrium on November 02, 2013, 06:20:30 AM
Tim & Marie's relationship, exes, means which one of the following? ???
a.) ex-bf / ex-gf (formerly dating)
b.) ex-fiance / ex-fiancee
c.) ex-husband / ex-wife
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RachelLeVega on November 02, 2013, 03:28:05 PM
Tim & Marie's relationship, exes, means which one of the following? ???
a.) ex-bf / ex-gf (formerly dating)
b.) ex-fiance / ex-fiancee
c.) ex-husband / ex-wife
Most likely A) since never have I heard them say married or engaged.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: TAR25 on November 04, 2013, 08:27:00 PM
Is it just me or have there been other seasons where it has gone so long without a non-elimination leg?  :gaah:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RachelLeVega on November 04, 2013, 09:03:52 PM
Is it just me or have there been other seasons where it has gone so long without a non-elimination leg?  :gaah:
TAR3 & 4 didn't have a non-elimination Leg until Leg 8.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Air on November 04, 2013, 09:29:13 PM
Leg 4 was a KOR and a KOR is a NEL.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jobby on November 04, 2013, 10:08:17 PM
Is it just me or have there been other seasons where it has gone so long without a non-elimination leg?  :gaah:

Technically a TBC doesn't eliminate a team...  :snics:

Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on November 04, 2013, 10:26:07 PM
If both U-turn and FF appear in the same leg, can a U-Turned team tries to finish the FF instead after seeing the picture on the U-Turn board? If they finish the FF does that mean they don't need to complete both detours?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Lutpay on November 04, 2013, 11:18:30 PM
If both U-turn and FF appear in the same leg, can a U-Turned team tries to finish the FF instead after seeing the picture on the U-Turn board? If they finish the FF does that mean they don't need to complete both detours?

Maybe in recent seasons, if you already chose NOT to do the FF, you can't change that decision..
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on November 04, 2013, 11:22:02 PM
If a team wins a Fast Forward Pass, they are entitled to bypass all other tasks on the leg, and go directly to the pit stop.
If they have done some tasks, then they can skip all remaining tasks and go directly to the pit stop. (My recollection is that in some of the early seasons, a FF might not be provided at the last stop in country A, but would be included in the clue envelope at the first clue box in country B. So that is where this sentence comes from.)
In the case you ask about, the power of the fast forward overcomes the U-Turn, and the U-Turn would be treated as if the team had already passed that point in the leg when a later team attempts to U-Turn them.) So yes, the team doesn't need to complete any remaining tasks before the pit stop.
The teams keep the FF clue with then through the leg, the team can decide to go for a FF after reaching the detour, and IIRC, this did happen in some of the early seasons.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on November 05, 2013, 01:21:25 AM
Thanks for your replies!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Platrium on November 05, 2013, 03:28:28 AM
If a team wins a Fast Forward Pass, they are entitled to bypass all other tasks on the leg, and go directly to the pit stop.
If they have done some tasks, then they can skip all remaining tasks and go directly to the pit stop. (My recollection is that in some of the early seasons, a FF might not be provided at the last stop in country A, but would be included in the clue envelope at the first clue box in country B. So that is where this sentence comes from.)
In the case you ask about, the power of the fast forward overcomes the U-Turn, and the U-Turn would be treated as if the team had already passed that point in the leg when a later team attempts to U-Turn them.) So yes, the team doesn't need to complete any remaining tasks before the pit stop.
The teams keep the FF clue with then through the leg, the team can decide to go for a FF after reaching the detour, and IIRC, this did happen in some of the early seasons.

Wow! :faint: I didn't know that teams are allowed to go back for the ff.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Platrium on November 05, 2013, 03:48:41 AM
Does anybody know why TAR decided to have the traditional 11-team race instead of the 12-team one? ??? I like seeing more teams compete. :pity The more the merrier.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on November 05, 2013, 04:11:53 AM
$$$$$
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: jetishidae on November 05, 2013, 03:56:50 PM
Where did the team go after they got eliminated in the newer season?
Previously they have Elimination Station but it stopped until season 17, i don't know when Eliminatin Station started. I only found season 14-17 elimination station on youtube

And what about the eliminated team before Elimination Station?

Did they just go home?

Another question, since TAR usually have a (and sometimes a long) self drive. Are they allowed to bring CD? Could be a mixtape or an album of an artist or whatever for them listening to music. A long drive could get tiring and boring right, so why not?
If not bringing their own CD, are they allowed to listen to the radio or not?

Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Air on November 05, 2013, 04:23:45 PM
No, it just isn't shown.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on November 05, 2013, 04:52:19 PM
There has always been a place for the eliminated teams, but only  few seasons were shown to us. I miss that, it was such a good way for us to get to know eliminated teams a bit better...
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RachelLeVega on November 06, 2013, 05:37:32 PM
Where did the team go after they got eliminated in the newer season?
Previously they have Elimination Station but it stopped until season 17, i don't know when Eliminatin Station started. I only found season 14-17 elimination station on youtube

And what about the eliminated team before Elimination Station?

Did they just go home?

Another question, since TAR usually have a (and sometimes a long) self drive. Are they allowed to bring CD? Could be a mixtape or an album of an artist or whatever for them listening to music. A long drive could get tiring and boring right, so why not?
If not bringing their own CD, are they allowed to listen to the radio or not?


You must ask one of the first six eliminated teams from TAR18-current personally because inferences are sometimes way off. TAR17's ES was in Cancun and they didn't even touch Central or South America. There's basically no connection between Ghana, Norway, or Sweden that would make you determine Mexico as an ES.

EDIT: For the CD question, they aren't allowed to bring any items but their bags, clothes, prescripted meds, and travel documents. Besides, the camera and sound crew must record them while driving. Music just interferes with their conversations.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Lutpay on November 06, 2013, 05:44:20 PM
You must ask one of the first six eliminated teams from TAR18-current personally because inferences are sometimes way off. TAR17's ES was in Cancun and they didn't even touch Central or South America. There's basically no connection between Ghana, Norway, or Sweden that would make you determine Mexico as an ES.

Usually, the first five. Yes, WRP often uses Mexico or Thailand, maybe because it's cheap and remote?  :funny:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on November 07, 2013, 02:43:34 AM
TAR 22 was in Italy, I believe.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on November 07, 2013, 02:55:36 AM
TAR 22 was in Italy, I believe.

That's interesting. Do you know this season's sequestorville?


You must ask one of the first six eliminated teams from TAR18-current personally because inferences are sometimes way off. TAR17's ES was in Cancun and they didn't even touch Central or South America. There's basically no connection between Ghana, Norway, or Sweden that would make you determine Mexico as an ES.

TAR 18 according to a source in this forum I can't remember (peach or apskip?) was Ko Samui, Thailand and TAR 19's was in Phuket.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: claude_24hrs on November 07, 2013, 08:35:57 AM
Elimination station "sequesterville" locations in earlier seasons (according from TARflies (http://www.tarflies.com/article.php?_f=detail&id=29#et1)):

TAR1 - Paris, France
TAR2 - Cancun, Mexico
TAR3 - Lisbon, Portugal
TAR4 - Lisbon, Portugal
TAR5 - Chiang Mai, Thailand
TAR6 - Cancun, Mexico
TAR7 - Acapulco, Mexico
TAR8 - Panama City, Panama
TAR9 - Lisbon, Portugal
TAR10 - Lisbon, Portugal
TAR11 - Acapulco, Mexico
TAR12 - Madeira Island, Portugal
TAR13 - Acapulco, Mexico
TAR14 - Koh Samui, Thailand
TAR15 - Phu Quoc, Vietnam
TAR16 - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

TAR20 and TAR21's sequesterville locations are unknown
As Peach posted TAR22's sequesterville location is Italy and Capri is possibly the resort location.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Lutpay on November 07, 2013, 11:20:05 AM
TAR 22 was in Italy, I believe.

Bora-Bora to Italy? Wow, that was a FAR jump.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RachelLeVega on November 08, 2013, 05:39:02 PM
TAR 22 was in Italy, I believe.

Bora-Bora to Italy? Wow, that was a FAR jump.
And THAT is what I call no ES-seasonal route correlation. ;)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: zerorecall on November 11, 2013, 03:43:48 PM
Thing is sequesterville is always "out of the way" so people can't track them down, and they change it up all the time ( i think there is like 3-5 different spots they go to)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Genius on November 16, 2013, 09:12:51 PM
In the first leg of TAR23, the person who did not elect to do the first roadblock had to paraglide. What if this team member decided to quit the paragliding? What sort of penalty would the team receive, since that person was not the person who was performing the roadblock?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on November 16, 2013, 09:20:07 PM
Well if the person did not want to do the paragliding, what other option is there than to bring the team down and take the penalty? It would be Mika all over again :stare

I have a question: did TAR even receive a 24th season? I only recall hearing about only one season being picked up for 2013-14 cycle unless I read something wrong.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Air on November 16, 2013, 09:33:31 PM
Yes it did they're filming it now.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on November 17, 2013, 12:25:20 AM
In the first leg of TAR23, the person who did not elect to do the first roadblock had to paraglide. What if this team member decided to quit the paragliding? What sort of penalty would the team receive, since that person was not the person who was performing the roadblock?
My guess is that the team would receive the standard 4 hour penalty for failing to complete a roadblock.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on November 17, 2013, 03:10:21 AM
In the first leg of TAR23, the person who did not elect to do the first roadblock had to paraglide. What if this team member decided to quit the paragliding? What sort of penalty would the team receive, since that person was not the person who was performing the roadblock?

I would guess that since the paragliding was part of the roadblock, it would be a 4-hour penalty.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Bookworm on November 17, 2013, 03:57:55 PM
How does Phil know what goes on in the Leg? Does the camera crew alert him? (Ex: Phil will ask a team, "so, I heard you decided to use the U-turn" but HE WASN'T THERE!) How does he know these things???????
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Air on November 17, 2013, 03:58:54 PM
Cameraman tells them is what I've always thought, or via radio?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on November 17, 2013, 04:32:42 PM
How does Phil know what goes on in the Leg? Does the camera crew alert him? (Ex: Phil will ask a team, "so, I heard you decided to use the U-turn" but HE WASN'T THERE!) How does he know these things???????
It's a combination of the camera crews and production staff that are at the locations for all clue markers and tasks, and the camera crews traveling with each team. The camera crews are unlikely to have radio contact, but they can tell production at the fixed locations out of earshot of the teams.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on November 17, 2013, 04:54:24 PM
Phone a friend. :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: AmazingRace on November 18, 2013, 06:33:58 AM
What happens when teams drop their bags while running to the pitstop? Do they go and retrieve after finishing the mat interviews? Does a crew member keep an eye on the bags for them?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on November 18, 2013, 06:51:47 AM
I've heard that winners don't need to pay taxes if they choose to get the prize money 20 grands each year instead of getting the whole 1 million bucks once and for all. Then what if CBS collapses in 50 years?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on November 18, 2013, 11:34:15 AM
What happens when teams drop their bags while running to the pitstop? Do they go and retrieve after finishing the mat interviews? Does a crew member keep an eye on the bags for them?
The area in the vicinity of the check-in is under the control of production; so either the team members or the production assistants will retrieve their backpacks. (While Phil may interview teams on the mat, production will also film interviews afterwards at the pitstop hotel or lodging location. But the the backpacks are safe.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on November 18, 2013, 11:44:49 AM
I've heard that winners don't need to pay taxes if they choose to get the prize money 20 grands each year instead of getting the whole 1 million bucks once and for all. Then what if CBS collapses in 50 years?
As far as I know, CBS pays the full million to the team (one half to each teammate) and after that, each team member is responsible for paying any income taxes (federal, most states, and some localities) on their share of the prize money, By the way, teams also have to declare and pay income taxes on any prizes they win during the Race. Because individual tax situations are different, it's not possible to state what percentage of the prize money goes to taxes; and some tax planning during that tax year may also reduce the amount of taxes that has to be paid.
Whether an annuity gets used is an individual post-race planning issue which is not done by CBS. I'm not comfortable speculating about how that could be done or whether there's any way to use annuities to reduce the tax burden. I am aware that annuities are available for winners of the multi-state or state-operated lotteries in the U.S. (they get to choose after they win if the want the adjusted lump sum with taxes withheld, or a 20 year annuity which adds up to the announced jackpot amount; but that doesn't apply to the US version of TAR. I also don't know how any of the regional versions deal with income or other taxes.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: zerorecall on November 18, 2013, 04:57:24 PM
yeah these are good to go over, just like any prise you can op to take out the taxes at time of payment ( casinos use this form alll the time) so 1 mill divided by two is 500k - taxes is roughly 300k take home. easy pezy in my book. :yess:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on November 18, 2013, 08:51:02 PM
I've heard that winners don't need to pay taxes if they choose to get the prize money 20 grands each year instead of getting the whole 1 million bucks once and for all. Then what if CBS collapses in 50 years?
As far as I know, CBS pays the full million to the team (one half to each teammate) and after that, each team member is responsible for paying any income taxes (federal, most states, and some localities) on their share of the prize money, By the way, teams also have to declare and pay income taxes on any prizes they win during the Race. Because individual tax situations are different, it's not possible to state what percentage of the prize money goes to taxes; and some tax planning during that tax year may also reduce the amount of taxes that has to be paid.
Whether an annuity gets used is an individual post-race planning issue which is not done by CBS. I'm not comfortable speculating about how that could be done or whether there's any way to use annuities to reduce the tax burden. I am aware that annuities are available for winners of the multi-state or state-operated lotteries in the U.S. (they get to choose after they win if the want the adjusted lump sum with taxes withheld, or a 20 year annuity which adds up to the announced jackpot amount; but that doesn't apply to the US version of TAR. I also don't know how any of the regional versions deal with income or other taxes.

Got it. Thanks for educating me in that!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: AmazingRace on November 18, 2013, 10:23:52 PM
What happens when the teams get separated from their camera crew?

Like for example the team runs into a train as the doors were closing and the door closed right after the team entered the train but leaving the camera crew behind on the platform?

Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Platrium on November 19, 2013, 04:14:27 AM
What happens when the teams get separated from their camera crew?

Like for example the team runs into a train as the doors were closing and the door closed right after the team entered the train but leaving the camera crew behind on the platform?

 :funny: :funny: :funny: They'll be given... a time credit? :crazy:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on November 19, 2013, 10:36:31 AM
What happens when the teams get separated from their camera crew?

Like for example the team runs into a train as the doors were closing and the door closed right after the team entered the train but leaving the camera crew behind on the platform?

 :funny: :funny: :funny: They'll be given... a time credit? :crazy:

I do believe this scenario had happened in an early season, and in that instance, IIRC, the team had to wait at the destination stop for the camera crew to catch up. I'm not sure that the team would get a time credit since, ideally, the team should have waited with the crew for the next available train so as to not get separated. (In other words, the team would have had to wait, one way or the other so the next effect on the amount of time waiting would have been the same.)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: jetishidae on November 19, 2013, 12:18:18 PM
Remember the taking order in Chinese detour?
Does the subtitle of what Jen & Kisha said is for real or just for the humor?

Speaking of Jen & Kisha, where did Kisha stated that she's gay?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Platrium on November 20, 2013, 03:53:13 AM
Remember the taking order in Chinese detour?
Does the subtitle of what Jen & Kisha said is for real or just for the humor?

Speaking of Jen & Kisha, where did Kisha stated that she's gay?

I don't think it's humor. :funny: Chinese is really... complicated? (not sure with the term complicated)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on November 21, 2013, 02:51:48 AM


Another question is about spending. Usually in which country do the crew spend most money?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on November 21, 2013, 03:12:08 AM
Is it the case that TAR fans dislike football? They usually share the same time slot.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: slayton on November 21, 2013, 09:17:04 PM
Remember the taking order in Chinese detour?
Does the subtitle of what Jen & Kisha said is for real or just for the humor?

Speaking of Jen & Kisha, where did Kisha stated that she's gay?



http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/exclusive-jennifer-and-lakisha-hoffman-talk-the-amazing-race-8911.php

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Reality TV World: LaKisha, a couple of weeks ago there was a story about how you're openly gay but how that wasn't featured anywhere in the [show]. Was that your decision or was that someone else's decision?

LaKisha:
I think it was CBS' decision just because this is a race so I think [the teams] have certain labels and we were 'the athletic sisters' and they really wanted to focus on that aspect of our relationship.  And I think they did a great job of that because from the beginning of the race with us adjusting to each other to the end of the race [with] us really supporting and working well as a team, I think they really captured that.

And you know, it's just one of those things where I have big breadth. There's different characteristics of me that make me who I am, from being a woman, to being African-American, to being a sister... it could be as a teacher... it could be as a lesbian.  You know there's so many aspects of me so I guess they picked what they felt would really be fitting for us at that moment.

No, that wasn't my decision because my family knows about me and my friends know about me.

[EDITOR'S NOTE: According to a CBS spokesperson, LaKisha's ***ual orientation would have "definitely" been mentioned if it had been deemed, similar to the gay father and son team of Mel and Mike White, to be a "major story point" of her The Amazing Race participation.  The show has also similarly not noted the orientation of openly gay "Mother and Son" team member Luke Adams, the spokesperson noted.]
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on November 22, 2013, 07:06:11 PM
Could teams exchange money at the pitstop, for example, which means they don't need to take their time for doing so during the race?

In the first leg of S24 fans reported that many teams, instead of exchanging money in banks, did so with fans even if it meant to lose some money they could have got (e.g. a team exchanged 60 dollars for 298 RMB).
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RachelLeVega on November 22, 2013, 11:12:32 PM


Another question is about spending. Usually in which country do the crew spend most money?
Most likely Japan (especially Tokyo), but maybe Italy would be the most expensive for the crew.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RachelLeVega on November 24, 2013, 08:29:22 PM
I thought teams weren't supposed to help other teams with a Roadblock, if this is true, why didn't Jason & Amy receive a penalty?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on November 24, 2013, 08:34:05 PM
No rule against a team helping another team that I know of, you just can't actively hinder another team.

And no, football is good for ratings, so we LIKE football.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Don Task on December 02, 2013, 04:30:47 PM
I like when 'Additional info' paper is clearly visible on screen, so I can take a deeper look into production. I know that it includes info about how to perform every task or about security demonstrations we dont see on TV. What else is usually written in them? Dont you some have a clear screencap of one of these?

I've got just this one http://oi43.[banned image hosting site].com/29239g1.jpg
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Dånooky on December 02, 2013, 09:42:54 PM
I like when 'Additional info' paper is clearly visible on screen, so I can take a deeper look into production. I know that it includes info about how to perform every task or about security demonstrations we dont see on TV. What else is usually written in them? Dont you some have a clear screencap of one of these?

I've got just this one http://oi43.[banned image hosting site].com/29239g1.jpg
I remember in earlier seasons production would paste instructions to drive stick on the wheel of a car.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on December 02, 2013, 11:40:08 PM
The additional information could be any number of things, from specific rules and requirements for a task to instructions and limitations about transportation, and even the place name in the native language and alphabet that the teams have to get to, especially in places where English speakers aren't common or special local laws or customs that have to be observed (such as women Racers covering their heads when entering a mosque, which has happened in several different Races over the years.

The sheets that are one-third of normal size letter paper are what the producers want the Racers to read on camera (usually) but the additional instructions at the beginning of the Race often included the flight information for the teams' first flight.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: AmazingRace on December 07, 2013, 09:20:56 AM
The Race does not allow teams to fly on certain airlines, am I right?

I was just reading up on an airplane crash in Mozambique that happened last week. The airline was LAM. It sounds familiar as I believe this was the airline teams flew on in TAR11 during the African leg there.

I know that these airlines do not have the best of safety records. But is there like a list of airlines or transport companies that the Race producers forbid them from flying on?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Vitoko on December 07, 2013, 09:28:54 AM
The Race does not allow teams to fly on certain airlines, am I right?

I was just reading up on an airplane crash in Mozambique that happened last week. The airline was LAM. It sounds familiar as I believe this was the airline teams flew on in TAR11 during the African leg there.

I know that these airlines do not have the best of safety records. But is there like a list of airlines or transport companies that the Race producers forbid them from flying on?

I read somewhere, probably on Ryan from S21 review of one of the early episodes of S23, that when teams need to travel somewhere production gives them a list of airlines they can use, I believe this to be true but I'm not so sure about it...
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Air on December 07, 2013, 05:54:18 PM
The Race does not allow teams to fly on certain airlines, am I right?

I was just reading up on an airplane crash in Mozambique that happened last week. The airline was LAM. It sounds familiar as I believe this was the airline teams flew on in TAR11 during the African leg there.

I know that these airlines do not have the best of safety records. But is there like a list of airlines or transport companies that the Race producers forbid them from flying on?

I always guessed it was IATA or ICAO approved airlines?  :cmas5
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on December 07, 2013, 06:05:54 PM
The producers will restrict teams for safety, security, or other production related reasons. (In the early seasons, especially immediately after 9/11, Athens and Frankfurt had a poor security reputation, for example.) Other restrictions may be due to visa or other requirements specific to a certain country.

As far as I've read over the years, there is not a master list as such, it has to be adjusted for changes reflecting the safety, security, or other production related reasons I mentioned before.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SamualDude on December 07, 2013, 11:10:51 PM
What would happen if a winner leaked that they actually won before the season even began to air or just finished filming? What would happen?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on December 08, 2013, 12:03:07 AM
What would happen if a winner leaked that they actually won before the season even began to air or just finished filming? What would happen?

I think I read it somewhere that if winners leak the news they'd be punished with a fine of 5 million dollars.

A similar case did happen in the first season of TAR Australia where someone leaked who the winners were before the finale aired. Seven channel was pissed off, but since the leaker was not a contestant, we didn't see any following lawsuit or fine.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on December 08, 2013, 12:41:57 AM
To be more precise, if the leaker of such information signed a non-disclosure agreement, the network and the production can enforce that contract in court. The contract has what is called a liquidated damages provision that fixes the amount of damages for any breach of that agreement. It's been understood that the amount is either $5 million or $10 million, at least in the early seasons, an amount to cover the cost of producing the season.
It might be higher now.
The only time I am aware of such contracts actually were taken to court was for an early season of Survivor.
As to leaks, it was known that bets were places by some people who claimed to know the results of a couple of the early seasons of TAR, but that was resolved when the betting rooms in Las Vegas agreed not to take bets on the outcome of competition shows that had been filmed before broadcast.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Platrium on December 10, 2013, 07:40:02 AM
What happens if a team receives a 24-hour penalty on a NEL?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: stekay on December 10, 2013, 07:58:04 AM
What happens if a team receives a 24-hour penalty on a NEL?
Probably would make it an elimination and the next leg a NEL? No way they could catch up.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Air on December 10, 2013, 08:01:40 AM
24 hour penalties don't happen any more, but I think they used to do a pity elimination for teams too far behind *coughUchenna&Joycecough*
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on December 10, 2013, 02:30:54 PM
A 24 hour penalty would be assessed on their departure time for the following leg; it probably would lead to an eiimination, depending on what is planned (a long plane trip with an HOO could well reduce the gap significantly.)
In the early seasons we did see teams fall behind by 24 hours on an NEL, and they continued Racing. In TAR 1, Margarita and Frank had a 24 hour lead headed to India, and by the end of the next leg the other teams had caught up in India; In TAR 11, one team was a day ahead in arriving in Tanzania, due to flight scheduling issues in an heavy travel period in Africa, but an HOO allowed other teams to catch up; and in TAR 1 beginning in Thailand, two teams fell 24 hours behind the lead teams, and the last team was eliminated in Beijing, and the other team never caught up before the end of the Race, they had just started the final leg when the winning team reached the finish line.

One thing is clear the show does not switch NELs around because a team fell far behind, or quit the Race, or anything else. Its a governmental rule dealing with contests on television that prevents it, and the producers literally have to have put the plans (including alternative legs and so forth) in an sealed affidivit before filming starts. (That may have changed at some point, but it was clearly the case during the early seasons.)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: stekay on December 10, 2013, 03:03:40 PM
Thanks for the answer TS, that clarifies it from every angle possible  :cmas20
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Platrium on December 11, 2013, 03:21:42 AM
A 24 hour penalty would be assessed on their departure time for the following leg; it probably would lead to an eiimination, depending on what is planned (a long plane trip with an HOO could well reduce the gap significantly.)
In the early seasons we did see teams fall behind by 24 hours on an NEL, and they continued Racing. In TAR 1, Margarita and Frank had a 24 hour lead headed to India, and by the end of the next leg the other teams had caught up in India; In TAR 11, one team was a day ahead in arriving in Tanzania, due to flight scheduling issues in an heavy travel period in Africa, but an HOO allowed other teams to catch up; and in TAR 1 beginning in Thailand, two teams fell 24 hours behind the lead teams, and the last team was eliminated in Beijing, and the other team never caught up before the end of the Race, they had just started the final leg when the winning team reached the finish line.

One thing is clear the show does not switch NELs around because a team fell far behind, or quit the Race, or anything else. Its a governmental rule dealing with contests on television that prevents it, and the producers literally have to have put the plans (including alternative legs and so forth) in an sealed affidivit before filming starts. (That may have changed at some point, but it was clearly the case during the early seasons.)

Thank you very much! :cmas17 Loved the info bolded above.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: zerorecall on December 11, 2013, 01:35:56 PM
I love all-Star seasons, funny thing is when they have "average" joe teams they make for better TV because the average person can relate to them more. :) So here's a hint.... get more average joe teams CBS ( example Dave and Mary, Art and JJ , Tim and Danny, roller durby moms.. :) - less " industry" people IE famous, models, TV writers etc
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: jetishidae on December 12, 2013, 10:22:04 AM
if a team quits before the leg even started, does that leg become a NEL? pretty sure it's happen when Dave & Connor decided to quit. i remember because i was like so confuse what's the point of double u-turn when nobody is eliminated in the end

and what would happen if a team quit (like in Maria & Tiffany situation) in a NEL leg?

oh one last question, i wonder how Zev & Justin realize that Zev lost his passport?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on December 12, 2013, 06:29:49 PM
if a team quits before the leg even started, does that leg become a NEL? pretty sure it's happen when Dave & Connor decided to quit. i remember because i was like so confuse what's the point of double u-turn when nobody is eliminated in the end
In Dave and Conner's case, they had decided to quit before being released for the leg, but traveled to the new country and went directly to see Phil at the Pit Stop and were eliminated. For placement purposes. that leg was an elimination leg, so they were considered to have finished 8th IIRC in the Race.

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and what would happen if a team quit (like in Maria & Tiffany situation) in a NEL leg?
Maria and Tiffany quit the detour on an elimination leg, but because all the other teams had checked in, Phil went to the detour location and eliminated them without formally assessing the penalty for quitting the detour.

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oh one last question, i wonder how Zev & Justin realize that Zev lost his passport?
I'd have to go back to the episode recording to be sure, but they had realized they did not have both passports with them when they reached the Pit Stop, and Phil sent them back out to find the passport and they had until all the other teams had checked in in order to proceed to the next leg. It was an elimination leg.
This was the leg that established that a team that misplaces or loses their passport have until the teams are departing to the next county to find or replace the passport; they must have the passport to proceed (i.e., buying airline tickets, or train or ferry tickets).
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: toanglobal on December 16, 2013, 08:33:18 PM
In season 17 Connor perform the first 4 roadblocks and then they were eliminated. :tup:
Hmm, that's interesting, because by leg 7, Michael had done 2 RBs and Kevin had done 4. However, before the leg's RB, Kevin says something like 'I've done 4 RBs and my dad's only done 2, so he had to do this one'.
??
That question still remains a mystery, I guess.
In S19 among first seven RBs Jeremy performed 5 and Sandy only 2 but they went to the F3 because 3 consecutive RBs in leg 7, 8 and 9 didn't requrie physical and Sandy completed all of it as well as RB in leg 11 and leg 12 (I thought Jeremy/Sandy was the first M/F team had a RBs devident 6/7
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: toanglobal on December 16, 2013, 08:38:23 PM
In season 17 Connor perform the first 4 roadblocks and then they were eliminated. :tup:
In season 22 Connor performed 4 RBs and Dave only one before they withdrew because of his tendon achilles if Dave didnt injury I though Dave performed RBs in leg 4, 6 and 7
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on December 16, 2013, 08:46:26 PM
A 24 hour penalty would be assessed on their departure time for the following leg; it probably would lead to an eiimination, depending on what is planned (a long plane trip with an HOO could well reduce the gap significantly.)
In the early seasons we did see teams fall behind by 24 hours on an NEL, and they continued Racing. In TAR 1, Margarita and Frank had a 24 hour lead headed to India, and by the end of the next leg the other teams had caught up in India; In TAR 11, one team was a day ahead in arriving in Tanzania, due to flight scheduling issues in an heavy travel period in Africa, but an HOO allowed other teams to catch up; and in TAR 1 beginning in Thailand, two teams fell 24 hours behind the lead teams, and the last team was eliminated in Beijing, and the other team never caught up before the end of the Race, they had just started the final leg when the winning team reached the finish line.

One thing is clear the show does not switch NELs around because a team fell far behind, or quit the Race, or anything else. Its a governmental rule dealing with contests on television that prevents it, and the producers literally have to have put the plans (including alternative legs and so forth) in an sealed affidivit before filming starts. (That may have changed at some point, but it was clearly the case during the early seasons.)

Here's a good question. What if a team Dave & Connor were unable to continue in Leg 2, or decided to quit? Will the NELs be changed since the next leg was a KRL? Can a team possibly sue CBS?

Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on December 16, 2013, 09:41:28 PM
A 24 hour penalty would be assessed on their departure time for the following leg; it probably would lead to an eiimination, depending on what is planned (a long plane trip with an HOO could well reduce the gap significantly.)
In the early seasons we did see teams fall behind by 24 hours on an NEL, and they continued Racing. In TAR 1, Margarita and Frank had a 24 hour lead headed to India, and by the end of the next leg the other teams had caught up in India; In TAR 11, one team was a day ahead in arriving in Tanzania, due to flight scheduling issues in an heavy travel period in Africa, but an HOO allowed other teams to catch up; and in TAR 1 beginning in Thailand, two teams fell 24 hours behind the lead teams, and the last team was eliminated in Beijing, and the other team never caught up before the end of the Race, they had just started the final leg when the winning team reached the finish line.

One thing is clear the show does not switch NELs around because a team fell far behind, or quit the Race, or anything else. Its a governmental rule dealing with contests on television that prevents it, and the producers literally have to have put the plans (including alternative legs and so forth) in an sealed affidivit before filming starts. (That may have changed at some point, but it was clearly the case during the early seasons.)

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Here's a good question. What if a team Dave & Connor were unable to continue in Leg 2, or decided to quit?
I think TPTB will do everything possible to get the team to check in at the pit stop and have them quit in an elimination leg. When you watched every episode of every season, you can tell when the last place team is encouraged by production to finish any difficult task in an NEL and not quit unless it becomes medically unavoidable. This is what they did with Dave and Connor, and they were allowed to go directly to the pit stop on the following elimination leg.
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Will the NELs be changed since the next leg was a KRL?
No. They can't and the order of elimination points aren't change, even if the leg itself has to be switched to a backup planned leg.

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Can a team possibly sue CBS?
From an early season of Survivor, a copy of one of those agreements with CBS made it online because of a lawsuit. It's clear from that example that the participants waives their claim against the network in the event of an injury; and on the otherhand, CBS always have medical staff traveling with the teams and have local medical resources available (one reason why private security travels with, but out of sight of the camera, the teams). IIRC, only one lawsuit against Mark Burnett ever made it past the pre-trial process, and it was settled in some way, bu no court has ever refused to enforce the no claim provisions of that key agreement. (That lawsuit came out of the first season of Survivor when one of the contestants claim Burnett interferred to prevent Rudy from being voted off early in the season, but that was never proved; and such claims are almost impossible to prove since all producer contact is recorded by the camera crews.)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on December 17, 2013, 04:27:30 AM
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Can a team possibly sue CBS?
From an early season of Survivor, a copy of one of those agreements with CBS made it online because of a lawsuit. It's clear from that example that the participants waives their claim against the network in the event of an injury; and on the otherhand, CBS always have medical staff traveling with the teams and have local medical resources available (one reason why private security travels with, but out of sight of the camera, the teams). IIRC, only one lawsuit against Mark Burnett ever made it past the pre-trial process, and it was settled in some way, bu no court has ever refused to enforce the no claim provisions of that key agreement. (That lawsuit came out of the first season of Survivor when one of the contestants claim Burnett interferred to prevent Rudy from being voted off early in the season, but that was never proved; and such claims are almost impossible to prove since all producer contact is recorded by the camera crews.)

My question was if let's say for discussion sake that John & Jessica's* position was affected because of a last-minute change of legs, and they somehow found out, could they sue CBS?

*I'm just using a random team here.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Air on December 17, 2013, 04:34:05 AM
They can't prove that they would have done better on the other leg though.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on December 17, 2013, 12:45:53 PM
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Can a team possibly sue CBS?
From an early season of Survivor, a copy of one of those agreements with CBS made it online because of a lawsuit. It's clear from that example that the participants waives their claim against the network in the event of an injury; and on the otherhand, CBS always have medical staff traveling with the teams and have local medical resources available (one reason why private security travels with, but out of sight of the camera, the teams). IIRC, only one lawsuit against Mark Burnett ever made it past the pre-trial process, and it was settled in some way, bu no court has ever refused to enforce the no claim provisions of that key agreement. (That lawsuit came out of the first season of Survivor when one of the contestants claim Burnett interferred to prevent Rudy from being voted off early in the season, but that was never proved; and such claims are almost impossible to prove since all producer contact is recorded by the camera crews.)

My question was if let's say for discussion sake that John & Jessica's* position was affected because of a last-minute change of legs, and they somehow found out, could they sue CBS?

*I'm just using a random team here.

It's my understanding from what I've read and heard over the years that the contracts contestants sign would preclude such a claim, because a waiver of those types of claims are part of the contract. It's like a typical game show where a category or task of the show is changed for technical reasons at the last minute. This is where the lawsuit over the first season of Survivor comes in and Burnett did not lose that lawsuit which claimed he interfered with the vote at tribal council that voted the contestant off the show. (There's also the example of the US version of Big Brother where indirect producer interference of sorts is legendary, but that show is not even considered a game show for regulatory purposes.)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Rachel Berry on December 17, 2013, 08:22:18 PM
What happens if a team says ( before the show airs ) that they win, their final place or something important?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Air on December 17, 2013, 08:28:14 PM
$1,000,000 fine I think?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on December 17, 2013, 10:05:39 PM
$1,000,000 fine I think?

I haven't seen the actual contract, but I've seen both $5 million and $10 million mentioned in the past. Whatever the number is now, it is a so-called "liquidated damages" provision to make it simpler to prove an amount, although the actual amount of damages is all of the costs of producing that season, so I wouldn't be surprised if the contracted amount now is higher.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on December 18, 2013, 06:31:31 AM
They can't prove that they would have done better on the other leg though.

Let's say Dave & Connor survived on Leg 2, but withdrew during the Leg 2 pit stop period, with eight teams starting Leg 3. Leg 4 becomes non-elimination, with say Chuck & Wynona non-eliminated. In the next leg they u-turn John & Jessica to survive (logically using the last u-turn), and let's imagine in this case they don't have /or use their express pass.

If they could somehow prove that Leg 4 was somehow changed into a non-elimination leg, could they possibly sue on the grounds that if Chuck & Wynona weren't non-e, they wouldn't have needed to use the u-turn, and they could possibly survive Leg 5?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: MrDeerShank on December 18, 2013, 07:06:55 AM
I think if they wanted to quit, they'd have to do it prior to the last team checking hin
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on December 18, 2013, 11:52:37 AM
They can't prove that they would have done better on the other leg though.

Let's say Dave & Connor survived on Leg 2, but withdrew during the Leg 2 pit stop period, with eight teams starting Leg 3. Leg 4 becomes non-elimination, with say Chuck & Wynona non-eliminated. In the next leg they u-turn John & Jessica to survive (logically using the last u-turn), and let's imagine in this case they don't have /or use their express pass.

If they could somehow prove that Leg 4 was somehow changed into a non-elimination leg, could they possibly sue on the grounds that if Chuck & Wynona weren't non-e, they wouldn't have needed to use the u-turn, and they could possibly survive Leg 5?

I think the film clips shown during their season shows that Dennis and Conner did in fact decide to quit during the rest period, but accomodated the producers to fly to the next country, went to the pit stop and then were eliminated.

I'm not sure what different scenario you are trying to create. The producers can't change the planned elimination points and NELs.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Rachel Berry on December 18, 2013, 07:15:47 PM
Is the elimination station still existing?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Plaidmoon on December 18, 2013, 11:56:46 PM
I think I answered this a few weeks back. It depends on what you mean by the elimination station. Teams are still sent to a resort somewhere to spend 1-2 weeks until it's time for them to fly to the final city. Do they still film short video clips for TAR from wherever it is they are being kept? Not that I can see.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on December 19, 2013, 06:35:25 PM
In the Chinese version there is no elimination station though. Teams go home after their elimination.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Air on December 19, 2013, 08:26:15 PM
^That is infinitely stupid because it makes the boot order ridiculously easy to spoil.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Platrium on December 20, 2013, 08:33:08 AM
Scenario:
While the teams are in the middle of racing, an earthquake happens in the country.
What will happen if this happens?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on December 20, 2013, 12:50:13 PM
Based on the Sahara sandstorm that interrupted filming in season one in Tunisia, and the blizzard that struck during filming in Siberian Russia of TAR 14 (leg 5; teams were on a train on the Trans-Siberian Railway as a rolling pitstop), my guess is that production would adjust that leg and/or the following leg; there have been "extended pit stops" on a couple of occasions due to production issues. There was also the apparent adjustment of legs and tasks when the teams last visited Phuket in Thailand; it's not clear if Phuket was the original primary location for those legs, or whether that was a complete substitution for legs in a different country; this is because teams were sent to Bangkok after teams had completed two roadblocks in Phuket.

So those are the things that have been observed in past seasons, and the logical deduction is that production would use similar responses in your hypothetical situation.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Platrium on December 31, 2013, 09:46:59 AM
Scenario 1: about fast forward
A team chooses to skip the fast forward and go to the next task (let's say it's a roadblock). This team goes to the roadblock and fails after several attempts.
Questions to this scenario:
1.) Is the team allowed to go back and perform the fast forward instead?
2.) If yes, what happens to the team's roadblock count?

Scenario 2: about u-turn
Let's say... there are 9 teams. They all bunched-up before the detour (let's say by means of a HoO). One team gets lost and was not able to perform either side of the detour. That team accidentally finds the u-turn ahead of all the other teams. (Note: They will definitely have to go back and perform the detour.)
Question to this scenario: Is the lost team allowed to use the u-turn before going back to either side of the detour?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RachelLeVega on December 31, 2013, 01:58:10 PM
Scenario 1: about fast forward
A team chooses to skip the fast forward and go to the next task (let's say it's a roadblock). This team goes to the roadblock and fails after several attempts.
Questions to this scenario:
1.) Is the team allowed to go back and perform the fast forward instead?
2.) If yes, what happens to the team's roadblock count?

Scenario 2: about u-turn
Let's say... there are 9 teams. They all bunched-up before the detour (let's say by means of a HoO). One team gets lost and was not able to perform either side of the detour. That team accidentally finds the u-turn ahead of all the other teams. (Note: They will definitely have to go back and perform the detour.)
Question to this scenario: Is the lost team allowed to use the u-turn before going back to either side of the detour?
SCENARIO 1: Yes, a team is allowed to take the Fast Forward anytime before the first task is completed on that Leg. The unfinished Roadblock penalty is nullified, but the count will be tallied.

SCENARIO 2: Most likely, the team will be smart enough to keep on searching for the Detour site, but if they follow the scneario, the skipped Detour will become a 12-hour penalty since well, they skipped the Detour. The U-Turn will still be in effect for the stalled team.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: wcpamotm on December 31, 2013, 03:31:49 PM
I would go further and say that an unclaimed fast forward may be taken at any point within the leg by any team which has not previously claimed one.

In TAR4 there were two legs where a team completed a task then went on to claim the fast forward which was prevoisly inaccessible (one because of geographical placement and one due to hours of operation).
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Air on December 31, 2013, 07:22:11 PM
Scenario 2: about u-turn
Let's say... there are 9 teams. They all bunched-up before the detour (let's say by means of a HoO). One team gets lost and was not able to perform either side of the detour. That team accidentally finds the u-turn ahead of all the other teams. (Note: They will definitely have to go back and perform the detour.)
Question to this scenario: Is the lost team allowed to use the u-turn before going back to either side of the detour?
SCENARIO 2: Most likely, the team will be smart enough to keep on searching for the Detour site, but if they follow the scneario, the skipped Detour will become a 12-hour penalty since well, they skipped the Detour. The U-Turn will still be in effect for the stalled team.

Really said team must have had a Heather & Eve sized lapse in their logic to find the U-Turn and then proceed onwards instead of realising they skipped the Detour entirely :lol:

I would go further and say that an unclaimed fast forward may be taken at any point within the leg by any team which has not previously claimed one.

In TAR4 there were two legs where a team completed a task then went on to claim the fast forward which was prevoisly inaccessible (one because of geographical placement and one due to hours of operation).

When was this, could you enlighten me?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Platrium on December 31, 2013, 08:26:28 PM
SCENARIO 2: Most likely, the team will be smart enough to keep on searching for the Detour site, but if they follow the scneario, the skipped Detour will become a 12-hour penalty since well, they skipped the Detour. The U-Turn will still be in effect for the stalled team.

I mean: One team accidentally skips the detour, and finds a u-turn. Before going back to either side of the detour, are they allowed to use the u-turn?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on December 31, 2013, 09:17:09 PM
SCENARIO 2: Most likely, the team will be smart enough to keep on searching for the Detour site, but if they follow the scneario, the skipped Detour will become a 12-hour penalty since well, they skipped the Detour. The U-Turn will still be in effect for the stalled team.

I mean: One team accidentally skips the detour, and finds a u-turn. Before going back to either side of the detour, are they allowed to use the u-turn?

I don't think we've seen anything remotely like this since the advent of the U-Turn. We have seen teams skip a task and reach the pit stop by accident (Derek and Drew, TAR 3, Vietnam, for instance) and were sent back to properly find and complete the final task before they could check in. My guess is that the team would be penalized for not completing the detour task before reaching the U-Turn point; whether their use of the U-Turn would even count is an unknown. We've seen a couple of instances where a team selected a team ahead of them for the U-Turn, which effectively nullified it, but I don't know if there's anything that provides an answer.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on January 01, 2014, 10:27:53 PM
Scenario 1: about fast forward
A team chooses to skip the fast forward and go to the next task (let's say it's a roadblock). This team goes to the roadblock and fails after several attempts.
Questions to this scenario:
1.) Is the team allowed to go back and perform the fast forward instead?
2.) If yes, what happens to the team's roadblock count?

But if a team quits a roadblock, it is a 4-hour penalty...
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Air on January 01, 2014, 10:34:10 PM
Scenario 1: about fast forward
A team chooses to skip the fast forward and go to the next task (let's say it's a roadblock). This team goes to the roadblock and fails after several attempts.
Questions to this scenario:
1.) Is the team allowed to go back and perform the fast forward instead?
2.) If yes, what happens to the team's roadblock count?

But if a team quits a roadblock, it is a 4-hour penalty...

They didn't quit they just moved onto the FF...

Also this is allowed because Brandon & Nicole did it (though they failed the FF)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on January 02, 2014, 04:55:41 AM
Scenario 1: about fast forward
A team chooses to skip the fast forward and go to the next task (let's say it's a roadblock). This team goes to the roadblock and fails after several attempts.
Questions to this scenario:
1.) Is the team allowed to go back and perform the fast forward instead?
2.) If yes, what happens to the team's roadblock count?

But if a team quits a roadblock, it is a 4-hour penalty...

They didn't quit they just moved onto the FF...

Also this is allowed because Brandon & Nicole did it (though they failed the FF)

That's interesting...
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Karpov617 on January 02, 2014, 05:45:40 AM
Question! What place did Ethan & Jenna finished in TAR19, 10th or 11th? There's seems to be some conflict in the racer's Wikipedia pages. I believe it's 10th, how about you guys?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theamazingracer21 on January 02, 2014, 05:53:23 AM
Question! What place did Ethan & Jenna finished in TAR19, 10th or 11th? There's seems to be some conflict in the racer's Wikipedia pages. I believe it's 10th, how about you guys?
10th. I remember Phil saying "You are 10th but it's a double elimination...." To Ethan & Jenna while the flight attendants were told the normal "your last, your out"
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: wcpamotm on January 02, 2014, 08:24:40 AM


In TAR4 there were two legs where a team completed a task then went on to claim the fast forward which was prevoisly inaccessible (one because of geographical placement and one due to hours of operation).

When was this, could you enlighten me?

In leg 2, Steve and Dave arrived in Venice before 8:30 with most of the other teams and immediately performed the pathway/waterway detour.  They opted to take the FF which opened at 2pm; this still gained them hours over the other teams as the roadblock did not open until 5pm.

In leg 4, Tian performed the race car roadblock in LeMans.  The next morning in Marseilles, she and Jaree decided to take the FF.  I'm not sure when the FF clue was given in this leg, but a smart team would not count on backtracking all the way to LeMans should they not  succeed.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Air on January 02, 2014, 08:36:45 AM
^Thanks :D
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: aslpro on January 02, 2014, 02:29:25 PM
Hey guys. Sorry if this is a total noob question. I was hoping to procure season 14 on DVD but wasn't able to find it anywhere. I notice that a lot of the earlier seasons are on DVD but not the later ones. Did they just stop making DVDs for seasons? Or are they just behind and they will all come out eventually?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Bookworm on January 02, 2014, 03:42:30 PM
Hey guys. Sorry if this is a total noob question. I was hoping to procure season 14 on DVD but wasn't able to find it anywhere. I notice that a lot of the earlier seasons are on DVD but not the later ones. Did they just stop making DVDs for seasons? Or are they just behind and they will all come out eventually?
They have made DVDs for Seasons 1 to 12 so far.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: aslpro on January 02, 2014, 03:55:42 PM
Hey guys. Sorry if this is a total noob question. I was hoping to procure season 14 on DVD but wasn't able to find it anywhere. I notice that a lot of the earlier seasons are on DVD but not the later ones. Did they just stop making DVDs for seasons? Or are they just behind and they will all come out eventually?
They have made DVDs for Seasons 1 to 12 so far.
Yep, those were the ones I found. I am wondering if there are plans for the other seasons to come out as well or if they stopped making them altogether and I should give up hope for TAR14.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on January 02, 2014, 10:23:43 PM
Actually, it's seasons 1 to 11 that have become available on DVD so far; except for seasons 1 and 7, they are only available through an Amazon produced on demand platform; seasons 1 and 7 were released in the traditional DVD marketplace.

Seasons 13 through 23 are available for purchase from I-Tunes with seasons 18 through 23 also available from I-Tunes in a HD format.

The only season not yet available in either format is season 12. There was a promo during one of the episodes of TAR 23 for seasons 12 and 13 for pre-order on Amazon, however, that was never followed up with other promotions, and have not become available on Amazon.

Many seasons are available for streaming through Hulu plus, but I haven't used that service and can't tell you anything able it.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Cheesefeet on January 03, 2014, 11:03:53 PM
Have there been any current active duty military people run the race. I know about the former POW. Was he still active duty. Any others?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on January 03, 2014, 11:58:17 PM
Have there been any current active duty military people run the race. I know about the former POW. Was he still active duty. Any others?

The only one that comes to mind is Dave Brown from season 20. I think he's in the Army Reserve (and thus wasn't on active duty at the time the season was filmed), but I'm not 100 per cent certain of the Reserve status.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RachelLeVega on January 04, 2014, 12:39:21 PM
Hey guys. Sorry if this is a total noob question. I was hoping to procure season 14 on DVD but wasn't able to find it anywhere. I notice that a lot of the earlier seasons are on DVD but not the later ones. Did they just stop making DVDs for seasons? Or are they just behind and they will all come out eventually?
They have made DVDs for Seasons 1 to 12 so far.
Yep, those were the ones I found. I am wondering if there are plans for the other seasons to come out as well or if they stopped making them altogether and I should give up hope for TAR14.
Actually, if you have a Macintosh product, season 14 - 23 can be bought on iTunes for about $10 per season.
Have there been any current active duty military people run the race. I know about the former POW. Was he still active duty. Any others?

The only one that comes to mind is Dave Brown from season 20. I think he's in the Army Reserve (and thus wasn't on active duty at the time the season was filmed), but I'm not 100 per cent certain of the Reserve status.
I think Jim (of Jim & Marsha) from season 5 was on active duty. Not sure though, but I remember Jim & Marsha being dubbed as "military dad/daughter".
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Bookworm on January 04, 2014, 05:25:26 PM
Hey guys. Sorry if this is a total noob question. I was hoping to procure season 14 on DVD but wasn't able to find it anywhere. I notice that a lot of the earlier seasons are on DVD but not the later ones. Did they just stop making DVDs for seasons? Or are they just behind and they will all come out eventually?
They have made DVDs for Seasons 1 to 12 so far.
Yep, those were the ones I found. I am wondering if there are plans for the other seasons to come out as well or if they stopped making them altogether and I should give up hope for TAR14.
Actually, if you have a Macintosh product, season 14 - 23 can be bought on iTunes for about $10 per season.
Have there been any current active duty military people run the race. I know about the former POW. Was he still active duty. Any others?

The only one that comes to mind is Dave Brown from season 20. I think he's in the Army Reserve (and thus wasn't on active duty at the time the season was filmed), but I'm not 100 per cent certain of the Reserve status.
I think Jim (of Jim & Marsha) from season 5 was on active duty. Not sure though, but I remember Jim & Marsha being dubbed as "military dad/daughter".
I think the "military dad/daughter was because Jim had served in the military.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Platrium on January 11, 2014, 06:49:23 AM
Scenario 1: Elimination issues?
Two teams decided to withdraw on the same leg, and the leg happens to be a NEL. What happens in this case?

Scenario 2: TAR22L1 Sandcastle rb
What happens if the team member who did the rb decided not to rebuild all the sandcastles the team member destroyed, but found the clue under one of them?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RachelLeVega on January 12, 2014, 08:45:42 AM
Scenario 1: Elimination issues?
Two teams decided to withdraw on the same leg, and the leg happens to be a NEL. What happens in this case?

Scenario 2: TAR22L1 Sandcastle rb
What happens if the team member who did the rb decided not to rebuild all the sandcastles the team member destroyed, but found the clue under one of them?
S1: I think both teams will be allowed to withdraw from the race, but NEL's will be switched around. ???

S2: This will just incur a 4-hour penalty since the team member didn't follow Roadblock instructions properly.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jimmer on January 12, 2014, 01:03:14 PM
Are teams allowed to mingle during the Pit Stops or are they sequestered from each other?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Bookworm on January 12, 2014, 05:07:28 PM
They are sequestered.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Spitty2013 on January 12, 2014, 11:50:50 PM
Scenario 1: about fast forward
A team chooses to skip the fast forward and go to the next task (let's say it's a roadblock). This team goes to the roadblock and fails after several attempts.
Questions to this scenario:
1.) Is the team allowed to go back and perform the fast forward instead?
2.) If yes, what happens to the team's roadblock count?

But if a team quits a roadblock, it is a 4-hour penalty...

They didn't quit they just moved onto the FF...

Also this is allowed because Brandon & Nicole did it (though they failed the FF)

That's interesting...

IIRC, Brandon & Nicole had arrived at the Roadblock, which Brandon then attempted to complete. Brandon stopped, and they went for the FF. When they saw what the FF was, they went back to the RB location, which Brandon went on to complete (at which point they were in last place). I don't necessarily see that as a quit, because teams have attempted tasks, then stopped to pursue the FF before. I would consider it a quit if it were something on a Momily level (skipping the Detour when they could have just switched from looking for the car to taking the bus).

Now, if Brandon & Nicole went back to the RB location, and Nicole completed it, I believe that's a whole different scenario (as Brandon did elect to do the RB before they switched).
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on January 13, 2014, 03:13:10 AM
Are teams allowed to mingle during the Pit Stops or are they sequestered from each other?

Not exactly "sequestered". In the old days we had ESM...eating, sleeping, mingling. Now the teams are kept apart and there is no planned mingling. Airports are the new ESM, lol. I think TPTB think it helps create tension and drama between the teams...I miss it.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Air on January 17, 2014, 03:24:26 AM
What would happen if a team lost their EP/SP?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: gamerfan09 on January 17, 2014, 03:51:32 AM
What would happen if a team lost their EP/SP?

I think production would just print a new one for them :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: stekay on January 17, 2014, 04:07:09 AM
What would happen if a team lost their EP/SP?

I think production would just print a new one for them :lol:

I don't think they would because it would make for great tv :lol: Imagine them going to skip a task only to have lost it legs ago.  :funny:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: WinTar on January 17, 2014, 04:17:37 AM
I also don't think they would print a new one for the team because IIRC, a team lost their CoP picture and they weren't given a replacement. ???
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: gamerfan09 on January 17, 2014, 04:27:45 AM
Totally forgot about the COPs :lol:

Yeah I guess that would happen, but I think there's a chance it would get reprinted because an EP is a PRIZE, not something you should keep with you? Just my 2 cents. :)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jimmer on January 17, 2014, 07:27:19 AM
It shouldn't be difficult to keep it in a safe spot. Plus, I don't know when production would have the time or resources to print on special paper and/or laminate it. If they really want it, they should keep it.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on January 17, 2014, 08:38:38 PM
I don't believe production would replace a lost EP. Production will not replace a lost clue or instruction sheet, or a lost gnome. And we know production will not replace a passport, although we at RFF have been known to help return a Racer's lost passport to a Racer before they got eliminated.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Lemontail on March 07, 2014, 02:39:36 AM
If team that won Express Pass in first leg and get NEL in NEL leg, would can skip Speed Bump with Express Pass in next EL leg?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: David on March 07, 2014, 02:43:30 AM
There is nothing said about that. I just think it is quite a stupid thing, since

1. A team with an Express Pass would not risk it and try to not become last (use it before getting last in a NEL)
2. Using it on a Detour (takes more time) is more intelligent, most of the times. A Speed Bump is easy and takes a few time to complete, while the Detour usually makes the difference.

By the way, I think the Express Pass is only not able to be used in Fast Forwards only AFAIC
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Platrium on March 07, 2014, 07:06:15 AM
I think an EP can skip a speedbump, but a speedbump is too easy to skip.
Any team who still possesses the EP after getting NEL'd would most likely use the EP on a detour or a rb.
I read from Wikipedia (but I can't find it there anymore) that an FF is EP-able, but there's a time penalty. (6 hours? ??? )
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on March 07, 2014, 09:37:25 AM
Wiki is unreliable....
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jimmer on March 07, 2014, 03:06:44 PM
It is currently unknown whether the EP can be used on a Fast Forward. I don't think anyone can confirm it one way or another until it is addressed in the show.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: toanglobal on March 07, 2014, 06:48:40 PM
There is nothing said about that. I just think it is quite a stupid thing, since

1. A team with an Express Pass would not risk it and try to not become last (use it before getting last in a NEL)
2. Using it on a Detour (takes more time) is more intelligent, most of the times. A Speed Bump is easy and takes a few time to complete, while the Detour usually makes the difference.
By the way, I think the Express Pass is only not able to be used in Fast Forwards only AFAIC
sometimes a team can get a pitstop clue at first place but go to pitstop mat at last place because of cab driver or navigation problem (in self-driving leg)...
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Lemontail on March 07, 2014, 10:29:19 PM
I have questions:
1. Can you tell me which team that is fan favorites of all seasons of TAR US?
2. There is Fast Forward in a leg with U-Turn?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jimmer on March 07, 2014, 11:43:11 PM
For #2, a Fast Forward has appeared in a leg with a U-Turn, the two that pop into my mind is TAR16 in Singapore are TAR21 in Amsterdam.  ;D
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: NMC on March 08, 2014, 10:14:55 AM
I have questions:
1. Can you tell me which team that is fan favorites of all seasons of TAR US?
2. There is Fast Forward in a leg with U-Turn?

I'm not sure what you mean by your first point? If your talking about teams that fans feel are the biggest fan favourites of all time, then I would say -

Charla & Mirna
Dustin & Kandice
Brook & Claire
Jet & Cord (Yea, I know a lot of people don't like them, but based on the FB fans this team needs to here)
Gary & Mallory
Bopper & Mark (Maybe this has lessened now after Marks appearance in All Stars)

I'm sure there a tons I'm missing, but of the top of my head, they're the teams I'd consider the biggest fan favourites.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on March 08, 2014, 01:53:32 PM
And I'm not sure some you included are "fan favorites" to begin with.

And some people have short memories. There were teams not picked for the original All-Stars season that I think are fan favorites.

CBS has said this season was cast based on social media interest in a team, but I'm not so sure, because at least one team are fan favorites who weren't included (Jamyes and James).

I'd rather not even attempt to suggest who the all time fan favorite teams are because there are more opinions than there are visible stars in the sky on that topic.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Lemontail on March 08, 2014, 10:36:42 PM
And I'm not sure some you included are "fan favorites" to begin with.

And some people have short memories. There were teams not picked for the original All-Stars season that I think are fan favorites.

CBS has said this season was cast based on social media interest in a team, but I'm not so sure, because at least one team are fan favorites who weren't included (Jamyes and James).

I'd rather not even attempt to suggest who the all time fan favorite teams are because there are more opinions than there are visible stars in the sky on that topic.

My answer: Example Season 1 fan favorites are Kevin & Drew
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: NMC on March 09, 2014, 10:14:40 AM
And I'm not sure some you included are "fan favorites" to begin with.

And some people have short memories. There were teams not picked for the original All-Stars season that I think are fan favorites.

CBS has said this season was cast based on social media interest in a team, but I'm not so sure, because at least one team are fan favorites who weren't included (Jamyes and James).

I'd rather not even attempt to suggest who the all time fan favorite teams are because there are more opinions than there are visible stars in the sky on that topic.

My answer: Example Season 1 fan favorites are Kevin & Drew

Ok, if your looking for the fan favourites of each season, here's who I'd say - (These are Teams I feel the majority of people rooted for, and not necessarily my favourites of the season) -

Season 1 - Kevin & Drew
Season 2 - Oswald & Danny
Season 3 - Ken & Gerard
Season 4 - Jon & Al
Season 5 - Charla & Mirna
Season 6 - Kris & Jon
Season 7 - Uchenna & Joyce
Season 9 - Fran & Barry or BJ & Tyler
Season 10 - David & Mary or Dustin & Kandice
Season 11 - Charla & Mirna or Dustin & Kandice
Season 12 - Kynt & Vyxsin
Season 13 - Toni & Dallas
Season 14 - Margie & Luke
Season 15 - Sam & Dan or Flight Time & Big Easy
Season 16 - Jet & Cord
Season 17 - Brook & Claire
Season 18 - This one I'm not sure? Most of them :lol:
Season 19 - Amani & Marcus or Bill & Chati
Season 20 - Mark & Bopper
Season 21 - Jaymes & James
Season 22 - Joey & Meghan
Season 23 - Chester & Ephraim
Season 24 - So far Mark & Mallory or maybe Dave & Connor
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on March 09, 2014, 10:36:53 AM
Please take further fan favorites discussion to either  WishLists or the Championship Discussion threads. Thanks!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on March 09, 2014, 11:31:17 PM
We haven't got any news of the renewal of this show so far. Will S24 be the final season?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on March 10, 2014, 08:28:31 AM
We haven't got any news of the renewal of this show so far. Will S24 be the final season?

Don't think so. Neither does ET:

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,29745.msg980645.html#msg980645
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on March 10, 2014, 11:16:30 AM
From my experience about a decade ago, now, I would say that if there was any such possibility the "network" would be sending out an alarm.
CBS makes money off of TAR not just from advertisers in the most highly preferred demo but from international syndication, and they finally figured out they can used TVGN which CBS half-owns as well as I Tunes and Google as revenue streams. And the overnights are now so deceptive as to the actual audience that watches within the 30 days now being tracked by CBS Research internally, that worrying about the ratings has become ridiculous. (When we're still in the Top 25 in the weekly broadcast ratings, no matter what those overnights look like, it has become next to meaningless.)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Platrium on March 10, 2014, 11:23:24 PM
Which team was the last team to complete TAR24's starting line task?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Karpov617 on March 11, 2014, 03:48:23 AM
Which team was the last team to complete TAR24's starting line task?

The only ones shown were the first five teams who finished it. But I have a feeling that after the first flight tickets ran out, they just gave the rest without checking the Chinese characters.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Platrium on March 11, 2014, 06:18:10 AM
Which team was the last team to complete TAR24's starting line task?

The only ones shown were the first five teams who finished it. But I have a feeling that after the first flight tickets ran out, they just gave the rest without checking the Chinese characters.

But on TAR's facebook page, I saw a photo of Mark & Mallory bringing the correct answer with them. So the moment I saw that pic, I was confused whether everyone finished the SLT or not.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on March 11, 2014, 07:27:40 AM
Is the task location of Ep3 of TAR24 near to where the first season of Survivor was filmed?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Snim Xis on March 11, 2014, 04:38:15 PM
Yes, it was. Kota Kinabalu is the nearest big city to the island of Pulau Tiga (about 50 km away). On Survivor: Borneo it may have even been mentioned by name.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Best Loser on March 12, 2014, 02:30:36 AM
I'm sure this has already been asked in this thread, and I'm sorry for asking again, but what's the paper teams have taped on their steering wheels? The extra instructions that come in the envelopes?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RachelLeVega on March 12, 2014, 11:01:31 AM
I'm sure this has already been asked in this thread, and I'm sorry for asking again, but what's the paper teams have taped on their steering wheels? The extra instructions that come in the envelopes?
I believe the papers are vehicle agreement notices. Rules of the car like no radio, no use of GPS, those sort of shenanigans.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jobby on March 15, 2014, 04:44:57 PM
Do you like the double your money twist in TAR 21?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on March 15, 2014, 07:06:40 PM
I'm sure this has already been asked in this thread, and I'm sorry for asking again, but what's the paper teams have taped on their steering wheels? The extra instructions that come in the envelopes?
I believe the papers are vehicle agreement notices. Rules of the car like no radio, no use of GPS, those sort of shenanigans.

They are "extra" instructions re how to go, speeding, etc. We have shots of some of these...
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Platrium on March 15, 2014, 10:07:21 PM
Do you like the double your money twist in TAR 21?

You should start a new poll. ;)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Platrium on March 16, 2014, 08:08:24 AM
Was there ever a NEL/TBC/KOR with 10 teams (US)? ??? If there is, which season?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: NMC on March 16, 2014, 08:25:34 AM
Was there ever a NEL/TBC/KOR with 10 teams (US)? ??? If there is, which season?

Another way of wording this would be has there ever been a NEL / TBC / KOR on Leg 2.  The answer's no, but all of these have happened with still 11 teams.

Season 15 Leg 1 - 11 Teams - NEL
Season 18 Leg 1 - 11 Teams - KOR / TBC
Season 19 Leg 1 - 11 Teams - NEL

TAR Aus Season 1 Leg 1 - 11 Teams - NEL
TAR Aus Season 2 Leg 1 - 11 Teams - NEL (Although this was due to the use of the Salvage Pass)

Hope this helps  :)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Marionete on March 16, 2014, 12:24:31 PM
Wow, with 24 seasons it's quite weird!
And this season was just begging for a NEL/KOR on leg 2 :'(
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Platrium on March 16, 2014, 08:23:11 PM
Was there ever a NEL/TBC/KOR with 10 teams (US)? ??? If there is, which season?

Another way of wording this would be has there ever been a NEL / TBC / KOR on Leg 2.  The answer's no, but all of these have happened with still 11 teams.

Season 15 Leg 1 - 11 Teams - NEL
Season 18 Leg 1 - 11 Teams - KOR / TBC
Season 19 Leg 1 - 11 Teams - NEL

TAR Aus Season 1 Leg 1 - 11 Teams - NEL
TAR Aus Season 2 Leg 1 - 11 Teams - NEL (Although this was due to the use of the Salvage Pass)

Hope this helps  :)

:tup: Thanks!

Wow, with 24 seasons it's quite weird!
And this season was just begging for a NEL/KOR on leg 2 :'(

Weird indeed. :stare

Maybe TAR didn't do this so that the 1st team eliminated gets a new companion at sequesterville after the 2nd leg. :lol:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Bookworm on March 16, 2014, 09:19:00 PM


Maybe TAR didn't do this so that the 1st team eliminated gets a new companion at sequesterville after the 2nd leg. :lol:
That's why there's never been a Leg 2 NEL.
However, they COULD have had one in TAR15 if Poker was eliminated in Tokyo.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Don Task on March 17, 2014, 03:44:00 PM
They are "extra" instructions re how to go, speeding, etc. We have shots of some of these...

Please, will you share some of them with me, Peach? I always try to capture these additional info... thanks! :)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on March 17, 2014, 10:42:46 PM
Gosh I would if I could, but not sure I have any stored, but we have put them in the threads before.. Possibly MAF does??
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: maf on March 18, 2014, 02:06:46 AM
Gosh I would if I could, but not sure I have any stored, but we have put them in the threads before.. Possibly MAF does??

I do not. We haven't gotten any clear shots of them since I started doing my racing reports.

But I remember hearing one team describe them as instructions on how to switch between two and four wheel drive on a recent African leg. So it is probably always instruction on how to operate the vehicle.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on March 18, 2014, 08:10:50 AM
I have seem ones with driving instructions as in how fast etc but think I have seen more.\as well...
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Don Task on March 18, 2014, 10:44:20 AM
OK, nvm, thanks.  :waves:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Best Loser on March 19, 2014, 03:11:23 AM
I have seem ones with driving instructions as in how fast etc but think I have seen more.\as well...

That all answers my question, thanks! So instructions on 'how' to drive (but of course not instructions on how to use a clutch!).

I haven't watched All-Stars for a while, but I'm guessing these instructions are where the stuff about speeding in the Atacama was written?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Lavender Princess on March 19, 2014, 09:30:53 AM
Hi,

What I don’t get is, why didn’t they say anything about the missing Malaysian aircraft at the end of the show in Malaysia (ep. 4?) They have done similar things in the past.

I really like the show, but this omission bothers me.  :oh

Thanks for any thoughts you have on this.

Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Alenaveda on March 19, 2014, 10:02:19 AM
 :hiya and  :bigwelcome to the R.F.F.,  Lavender Princess.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on March 19, 2014, 02:25:23 PM
Hi,

What I don’t get is, why didn’t they say anything about the missing Malaysian aircraft at the end of the show in Malaysia (ep. 4?) They have done similar things in the past.

I really like the show, but this omission bothers me.  :oh

Thanks for any thoughts you have on this.



The two times the show has mentioned a disaster on air that happened in a location between filming and broadcast were in 2004-05 when the show filmed in Sri Lanka before the Great Indian Ocean Tsunami and broadcast two episodes after that event, and in New Orleans for the Family Edition before Hurricane Katrina flooded that city and much of the nearby coastline.

They haven't directly mentioned it in a broadcast episode since. The Superstorm Sandy event that hit New York City and New Hersey was mentioned in a PSA, but not in the episode as broadcast in the US. The current situation with the Malaysia flight wasn't a natural disaster, and the origin and cause of that event is still undetermined. So I can understand why both CBS and WRP have not chosen to mention it in connection with this season's Malaysia legs. (And given that they are reportedly replacement legs for the Philippines, which suffered a massive natural disaster from the super Typhoon before filming of this season started, it is almost ironic.)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on March 19, 2014, 02:28:36 PM
Did we get a Christchurch mention somewhere? I am remembering something more recent from somewhere...
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on March 19, 2014, 03:43:44 PM
Christchurch was mentioned when TAR held a leg there, but the earthquake wasn't during a period after filming and before boradcast of that episode. It was, instead, a leg filmed to promote tourism in that region, and that was a leg involving a PSA on CBS rather than a mention at the beginning of an episode filmed there before their earthquake and aired afterwards.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Platrium on March 19, 2014, 09:24:01 PM
And given that they are reportedly replacement legs for the Philippines, which suffered a massive natural disaster from the super Typhoon before filming of this season started, it is almost ironic.

Is this 100% true? :'( :'( :'( If it is, I wish they'd visit the Philippines next season.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Bookworm on March 22, 2014, 07:22:21 AM
And given that they are reportedly replacement legs for the Philippines, which suffered a massive natural disaster from the super Typhoon before filming of this season started, it is almost ironic.

Is this 100% true? :'( :'( :'( If it is, I wish they'd visit the Philippines next season.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on March 24, 2014, 07:39:41 AM
Have TAR crew ever thought about changing the sponsor (or has Travelocity ever considered quitting)? I've been told that Travelocity hasn't been doing well during these years.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: kiki on March 25, 2014, 03:40:53 AM
I'm sure this has already been asked in this thread, and I'm sorry for asking again, but what's the paper teams have taped on their steering wheels? The extra instructions that come in the envelopes?
I believe the papers are vehicle agreement notices. Rules of the car like no radio, no use of GPS, those sort of shenanigans.

They are "extra" instructions re how to go, speeding, etc. We have shots of some of these...

Here is an example from TAR 22 the second Botswana leg
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,28582.msg859428.html#msg859428
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on March 25, 2014, 12:54:45 PM
Oh :tu for finding that kiki!!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Platrium on April 07, 2014, 01:58:02 AM
1.) What if a team that won the 2 express passes prize used both of them? What penalty would they get?
2.) What if the camera crew is late? Let's say a team is suppose to depart at 3:55 AM, but no camera crew is present, maybe because they overslept.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Karpov617 on April 07, 2014, 03:01:56 AM
1.) What if a team that won the 2 express passes prize used both of them? What penalty would they get?
2.) What if the camera crew is late? Let's say a team is suppose to depart at 3:55 AM, but no camera crew is present, maybe because they overslept.

1) I'm pretty sure that the task masters and producers wouldn't allow the team to use the second Express Pass and would just outright refuse to give them the next clue.  But in the event that it actually happens, they would probably be either forced to return to the task and complete it or be served a penaly equivalent of quitting the task.

2) Production probably have back-up crews ready. But if it happens, most likely a time credit would be given to the affected team at the next pit stop. A late camera crew is probably considered a 'production difficulty'.  :)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Platrium on April 07, 2014, 05:30:31 AM
1.) What if a team that won the 2 express passes prize used both of them? What penalty would they get?
2.) What if the camera crew is late? Let's say a team is suppose to depart at 3:55 AM, but no camera crew is present, maybe because they overslept.

1) I'm pretty sure that the task masters and producers wouldn't allow the team to use the second Express Pass and would just outright refuse to give them the next clue.  But in the event that it actually happens, they would probably be either forced to return to the task and complete it or be served a penaly equivalent of quitting the task.

2) Production probably have back-up crews ready. But if it happens, most likely a time credit would be given to the affected team at the next pit stop. A late camera crew is probably considered a 'production difficulty'.  :)

Thanks! :)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on April 07, 2014, 07:48:01 AM
1.) What if a team that won the 2 express passes prize used both of them? What penalty would they get?
2.) What if the camera crew is late? Let's say a team is suppose to depart at 3:55 AM, but no camera crew is present, maybe because they overslept.

1) I'm pretty sure that the task masters and producers wouldn't allow the team to use the second Express Pass and would just outright refuse to give them the next clue.  But in the event that it actually happens, they would probably be either forced to return to the task and complete it or be served a penaly equivalent of quitting the task.

2) Production probably have back-up crews ready. But if it happens, most likely a time credit would be given to the affected team at the next pit stop. A late camera crew is probably considered a 'production difficulty'.  :)
I'm pretty certain the team would be penalized for violation the rules on the express pass in addition to the penalty for not completing whatever task they skipped. Probably the 30 minute minimum plus the incomplete task penalty would be my guess. Late camera crew is far less likely since the crews usually don't sleep where the teams do, and can film the teams at the pit stop hotel location (which has happened more than once). Since camera crews are rotated every leg (known to be true in the early seasons, and no reason to think that has been changed) the odds of a camera crew oversleeping a team departure is unlikely (and a location crew films the pit stop departure in addition to the film crew that follows that team that leg.)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Platrium on April 07, 2014, 08:24:01 AM
1.) What if a team that won the 2 express passes prize used both of them? What penalty would they get?
2.) What if the camera crew is late? Let's say a team is suppose to depart at 3:55 AM, but no camera crew is present, maybe because they overslept.

1) I'm pretty sure that the task masters and producers wouldn't allow the team to use the second Express Pass and would just outright refuse to give them the next clue.  But in the event that it actually happens, they would probably be either forced to return to the task and complete it or be served a penaly equivalent of quitting the task.

2) Production probably have back-up crews ready. But if it happens, most likely a time credit would be given to the affected team at the next pit stop. A late camera crew is probably considered a 'production difficulty'.  :)
I'm pretty certain the team would be penalized for violation the rules on the express pass in addition to the penalty for not completing whatever task they skipped. Probably the 30 minute minimum plus the incomplete task penalty would be my guess. Late camera crew is far less likely since the crews usually don't sleep where the teams do, and can film the teams at the pit stop hotel location (which has happened more than once). Since camera crews are rotated every leg (known to be true in the early seasons, and no reason to think that has been changed) the odds of a camera crew oversleeping a team departure is unlikely (and a location crew films the pit stop departure in addition to the film crew that follows that team that leg.)

I see... Thanks! :)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Platrium on April 15, 2014, 08:08:43 AM
This most likely wouldn't happen, unless the team wants their names on this record.
Is the team holding the EP allowed to let the EP expire, or are they required to use it on the 8th leg if they didn't use it on earlier legs?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: nosyrabbit on April 15, 2014, 10:03:49 AM
I guess the EP will be expired then.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on April 15, 2014, 05:25:14 PM
IIRC, Phil has said that the Express Pass has to be used by the 8th leg, not that the team has to use it no matter what. This is no different than the original form of the Fast Forward where teams could choose to win the Fast Forward once during the Race, but they weren't required to win a Fast Forward no matter what.


Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: G.B. on April 28, 2014, 02:14:08 PM
So, does anyone know what that...parade was that teams found the night before William Tell showed up?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jimmer on May 03, 2014, 11:05:41 PM
Do teams carry their own cold weather gear or does production provide it on the required legs?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on May 03, 2014, 11:23:43 PM
Quote
You should note that in cases of EXTREME weather conditions, either hot or cold,
the production might choose to (but does not obligate itself to) provide you
with additional clothing or protection from the elements.  Put simply: you
may face very hot and/or very cold weather conditions and will have to rely only
on what you yourself have packed.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Bookworm on May 05, 2014, 09:48:58 AM
Does anyone know why Gary and Mallory were penalized for having maps in TAR18 Leg 8? Many teams have used maps to drive, and they weren't given a penalty.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on May 05, 2014, 03:38:50 PM
Offhand, it probably was prohibited for that particular task, or it was a kind of map that was off-limits for that task or that season. (I seem to recall there was a season where the producers decided to no longer provide any maps to the Racers forcing them to rely on other map sources, IIRC it was season 14.)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Platrium on May 07, 2014, 04:20:28 AM
In a leg with 2 roadblocks, in which the 2nd must be performed by the team member who sat out on the 1st, if a team disregarded this not rule/note intentionally, what penalty would they get? 30min, 4h, or others?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Air on May 07, 2014, 07:36:02 AM
2 hours for incorrectly completing the Roadblock would be my guess.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on May 07, 2014, 08:04:07 AM
In a leg with 2 roadblocks, in which the 2nd must be performed by the team member who sat out on the 1st, if a team disregarded this not rule/note intentionally, what penalty would they get? 30min, 4h, or others?

I think they would just flat out refuse to give the clue until the right person re-do, like for example see Rob & Kelley in S21, when the Rob did the Fallopian tubes roadblock wrongly, the person didn't give the clue and he had to re-do the roadblock.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Karpov617 on May 07, 2014, 11:43:55 PM
Does anyone know why Gary and Mallory were penalized for having maps in TAR18 Leg 8? Many teams have used maps to drive, and they weren't given a penalty.

WAIT! :ascared They were penalized?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on May 08, 2014, 01:34:01 AM
Does anyone know why Gary and Mallory were penalized for having maps in TAR18 Leg 8? Many teams have used maps to drive, and they weren't given a penalty.

WAIT! :ascared They were penalized?

It was actually in Season 17, during the Oman leg. They were eliminated so I guess the penalty didn't apply. 

Source: Wikipedia

Quote
^ Gary & Mallory incurred a 30-minute penalty for possessing and using maps, which was explicitly prohibited in the clue. Already in last place, they were eliminated without the penalty being applied.

But in their TV Guide exit interview they mentioned that Nat & Kat also had the same map, so why weren't the doctors penalized?

http://www.tvguide.com/News/Amazing-Races-Gary-1025631.aspx
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Karpov617 on May 08, 2014, 06:33:49 AM
If the penalty is real and Nat & Kat had the same map, then it didn't really matter. Since they were the last two teams, they would have the same exact penalty and it wouldn't make a difference in their placements. I guess editing just swept it under the rug since it didn't change their positions.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Platrium on May 13, 2014, 06:56:34 AM
Which team received the record of getting the most penalties?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: David on May 13, 2014, 07:40:55 AM
Maybe it was having a map DURING a task? In that case, a team could have used it while another team did not? I do not remember, it is just a possibility.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: cbacbacba1 on May 13, 2014, 10:06:01 AM
Maybe it was having a map DURING a task? In that case, a team could have used it while another team did not? I do not remember, it is just a possibility.
maybe it is the water delivery detour they did on that leg where teams have to instruct their car drivers to somewhere
it would be unfair for teams who did not have map to complete the option
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RachelLeVega on May 13, 2014, 04:38:56 PM
Which team received the record of getting the most penalties?
I believe Mark & Michael from TAR14 accumulated the most penalties since I remember Phil describing their numerous infractions in Thailand for trading belongings in exchange for taxi services TWICE (2 hours each), sabotaging/hiding the bike pumps during the pull rickshaw Roadblock (30 min.), and hiring a taxi to guide them through the rickshaw roadcourse (30 min.). This totaled to 5 hours of waiting! Wow! :o
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on May 14, 2014, 06:20:32 AM
Which team received the record of getting the most penalties?

In TARA 4 Hussein and Natasha got 3 4-hour penalties on three separate legs*  for a total of 12 hours of time penalties.

*Depending on your personal views on double length legs
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Lemontail on May 18, 2014, 02:30:24 AM
Are TV network CEO and founder/(Unrelated to TAR) TV show producers are allowed to participate?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RachelLeVega on May 18, 2014, 06:37:30 AM
Which team received the record of getting the most penalties?

In TARA 4 Hussein and Natasha got 3 4-hour penalties on three separate legs*  for a total of 12 hours of time penalties.

*Depending on your personal views on double length legs
Hussein & Natasha would have the longest amount of penalties that they have overcame.
Mark & Michael still had 4 penalties, 2 in each of the Thai Legs.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Platrium on May 27, 2014, 06:19:33 AM
What will happen if the last team has a time credit? Will the 2nd to the last team have to wait at the pit stop and wait for the last team or what will happen exactly?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Karpov617 on May 27, 2014, 12:01:29 PM
What will happen if the last team has a time credit? Will the 2nd to the last team have to wait at the pit stop and wait for the last team or what will happen exactly?

That is one of the things that has bothered me but is never explained by the show. As far as I know, time credits are added to the teams's time retroactively (at the pit start). So even if the last team has a time credit that could bump up their placement, they would still get eliminated. I think this happens because time credits are calculated only after teams have reached the pit stop.

But of course, I'm not sure. ???
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on May 27, 2014, 12:43:11 PM
The closest we've seen goes all the way back in seasons one and three, when a penalty against another team took the last arriving team out of last place, and a scene was filmed involving the teams and Phil informing the team of the penalty that changed the eliminated team.

I think the producers ar well aware of what triggers production credits and makes a major effort to avoid those things from happening on the final leg in particular. I think that explains the lack of self-driving and the minimal use of mass transit anywhere on the final legs. (It's easy enough to have extra camera crew teams at each cluebox and tasks on the final leg to take over following the teams to the finish mat.)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Lemontail on May 29, 2014, 08:32:54 AM
Are a team of former thief/bank robber, prostitutes or film director is allowed to join TAR?  ???
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Plaidmoon on May 29, 2014, 09:07:04 AM
Are a team of former thief/bank robber, prostitutes or film director is allowed to join TAR?  ???

OK, where did you get the team list for TAR 25? :knuckles:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Karpov617 on May 29, 2014, 09:45:12 AM
Are a team of former thief/bank robber, prostitutes or film director is allowed to join TAR?  ???

OK, where did you get the team list for TAR 25? :knuckles:

Since The Amazing Race is a family show, I don't think they would cast prostitues, former or otherwise. Though it would be interesting to see a team of them :)

Thief/Bank Robbers could be possible if they didn't have a big news headline attached to their name. They could be a reformed criminal type, like how they casted Tyler & James in S10 as models and reformed drug addicts.

Film Director is totally possible. Are Mel & Mike (S14 & S18) film directors?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: G.B. on May 29, 2014, 04:14:43 PM
The Amazing Race Latin America 5 had a team of girls from Brazil, and one of them worked in a *** Shop.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Karpov617 on May 29, 2014, 08:15:50 PM
The Amazing Race Latin America 5 had a team of girls from Brazil, and one of them worked in a *** Shop.

Wait :ascared *** shop as in a brothel or just a shop selling fetish items and *** toys?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: G.B. on May 29, 2014, 09:06:07 PM
The latter.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: clemsonbeav on June 06, 2014, 03:59:32 PM
One thing I've been wondering...what do you think the TAR contestants tell the customs agents when they go through?  Questions I've been asked (and almost haven't been able to continue without answering) that a TAR contestant normally wouldn't know: Where are you staying? How long will you be here?  And couple this with the lack of onward travel...  I didn't have an answer to these questions when I went to London, and the agent was not happy with me...I wonder if contestants are trained (or provided) with canned answers to satisfy the customs agents?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on June 06, 2014, 07:38:59 PM
The teams are always with their camera crews, and possibly some other production people as well.

And it is likely the customs people are alerted beforehand that a show will be having people and camera crews flying in.

(The camera crews are the big tipoff, and sometimes getting their equipment through is a bigger issue than the contestants.)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on June 06, 2014, 11:04:25 PM
Why does TAR usually choose 11 teams instead of other numbers, like 10? 11 is a somewhat odd number to me.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on June 06, 2014, 11:17:43 PM
They try 12 for a few seasons to have one fewer NEL on a 13-leg Race; they tried 10 teams on the Family Edition, which lead to too many NELs on a 13-leg Race; then they tried 11 teams one season (13) I believe with 11 legs, and then settled on the current format of 11 teams and 12 legs ever since.

From a production perspective, 11 seems to work. Can't really explain why much more than that.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: ryanmissing27 on June 06, 2014, 11:47:21 PM
Has the race (US version) ever had an Asian couple team?
Dating, married or otherwise...
I know they've had family (Ron & Chris, Tammy & Victor) and friends (Pam & Winnie) but what about love and romance?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Loken on June 06, 2014, 11:58:23 PM
Has the race (US version) ever had an Asian couple team?
Dating, married or otherwise...
I know they've had family (Ron & Chris, Tammy & Victor) and friends (Pam & Winnie) but what about love and romance?
well this season,25 theres gay asian couple.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Leafsfan on June 06, 2014, 11:58:46 PM
Has the race (US version) ever had an Asian couple team?
Dating, married or otherwise...
I know they've had family (Ron & Chris, Tammy & Victor) and friends (Pam & Winnie) but what about love and romance?

Joe/Heidi from Tar16
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RachelLeVega on June 07, 2014, 04:43:25 PM
Has the race (US version) ever had an Asian couple team?
Dating, married or otherwise...
I know they've had family (Ron & Chris, Tammy & Victor) and friends (Pam & Winnie) but what about love and romance?

Joe/Heidi from Tar16
And Vipul & Arti - Indian is Southwest Asian.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Karpov617 on June 07, 2014, 09:13:32 PM
Has the race (US version) ever had an Asian couple team?
Dating, married or otherwise...
I know they've had family (Ron & Chris, Tammy & Victor) and friends (Pam & Winnie) but what about love and romance?

Joe/Heidi from Tar16
And Vipul & Arti - Indian is Southwest Asian.

Actually, India is Southern Asia. Southwest Asia is more of the Middle East, also called Western Asia.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RachelLeVega on June 08, 2014, 06:58:56 AM
Has the race (US version) ever had an Asian couple team?
Dating, married or otherwise...
I know they've had family (Ron & Chris, Tammy & Victor) and friends (Pam & Winnie) but what about love and romance?

Joe/Heidi from Tar16
And Vipul & Arti - Indian is Southwest Asian.

Actually, India is Southern Asia. Southwest Asia is more of the Middle East, also called Western Asia.
Aah, okay. I usually classify world regions in general cardinal directions and its easily known regions (Middle East, Polynesia, Australia/New Zealand, etc.)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: randyortonwwe on June 09, 2014, 12:48:21 AM
Has the race (US version) ever had an Asian couple team?
Dating, married or otherwise...
I know they've had family (Ron & Chris, Tammy & Victor) and friends (Pam & Winnie) but what about love and romance?
Dennis and Isabelle (S25)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: randyortonwwe on June 09, 2014, 01:03:01 AM
Anyone noticed in TAR 24 Leg 3 when Joey&Meghan lost their taxi in Malaysia, flashbacked to Season 22 in Switzerland, but instead, the text showed Season 18 instead of 22 (Sorry, bad engrish  :funny: first post  :funny:)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Bookworm on June 09, 2014, 06:12:37 AM
Anyone noticed in TAR 24 Leg 3 when Joey&Meghan lost their taxi in Malaysia, flashbacked to Season 22 in Switzerland, but instead, the text showed Season 18 instead of 22 (Sorry, bad engrish  :funny: first post  :funny:)
I, too, noticed that. I started having a mini tantrum  :funny: and yelling at the editors.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on June 09, 2014, 10:11:56 AM
Anyone noticed in TAR 24 Leg 3 when Joey&Meghan lost their taxi in Malaysia, flashbacked to Season 22 in Switzerland, but instead, the text showed Season 18 instead of 22 (Sorry, bad engrish  :funny: first post  :funny:)

:welcome: to RFF, randyortonwwe! We are glad you are here!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: randyortonwwe on June 19, 2014, 04:51:20 AM
I know that this has been asked millions of times but, can anyone tell me if
1. eliminated racers get consolation prizes or something?
2. Do eliminated teams travel with production
3. How much is the gaps in between legs?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: NMC on June 19, 2014, 05:46:22 AM
I know that this has been asked millions of times but, can anyone tell me if
1. eliminated racers get consolation prizes or something?
2. Do eliminated teams travel with production
3. How much is the gaps in between legs?

1. The only teams that get any prizes are the teams that win a leg, and the final overall winners.  I do believe however that all teams are compensated for the work they miss.  Please correct me if I'm wrong on that someone?  :lol:

2. No, all eliminated teams, except 4th & 5th place, go to a sequestered location, and stay there with each other until they are called to go to the finish line.  CBS used to air short videos called the Elimination Station which showed the teams at this location, but for some reason stopped it. Probably due to budget.   :groan:

3.  Normally the Pitstops last 12 hours, but it can vary based on different things.  A big one would be if there are very few flights to the next Country, there would be an extended Pitstop to avoid teams from "loitering" around the Airport.  There's quite a few factors that affect the length of a Pitstop but I'm not 100% on them all.

I'm sure someone else on here with a bit more knowledge than myself can give you more insight.  :lol:
Hope this helps anyway.   :wise
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on June 19, 2014, 07:34:40 AM
every team gets a $$ amount based on placing

all sequestered teams get a stipend
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: NMC on June 19, 2014, 07:41:55 AM
every team gets a $$ amount based on placing

all sequestered teams get a stipend

WHAT???  WOW!!!  :o

I never knew that.  Now I feel like a fool.  :-[  :lol:

So my next question is, how much is each placement worth?? Let me guess, it's undisclosed?  :res:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on June 19, 2014, 07:45:17 AM
It is out there.but no time now...we are RACING!!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Lemontail on June 19, 2014, 07:56:10 AM
every team gets a $$ amount based on placing

all sequestered teams get a stipend

WHAT???  WOW!!!  :o

I never knew that.  Now I feel like a fool.  :-[  :lol:

So my next question is, how much is each placement worth?? Let me guess, it's undisclosed?  :res:

Caroline & Jennifer and Brendon & Rachel both recieve undisclosed amounts of money, I forgot how much Brenchel has. CaroJen $25000, stated in interviews.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: NMC on June 19, 2014, 08:19:30 AM
every team gets a $$ amount based on placing

all sequestered teams get a stipend

WHAT???  WOW!!!  :o

I never knew that.  Now I feel like a fool.  :-[  :lol:

So my next question is, how much is each placement worth?? Let me guess, it's undisclosed?  :res:

Caroline & Jennifer and Brendon & Rachel both recieve undisclosed amounts of money, I forgot how much Brenchel has. CaroJen $25000, stated in interviews.

That's quite a bit.  I'd be happy with that, and it eases the pain of not winning too.
It's pretty nice knowing that all the teams get at least something for their time on the race.  Even if they're only there for a few legs.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on June 19, 2014, 01:46:48 PM
One other correction: the 12-hour pit stop is no longer even standard or approximate. It hasn't been mentioned in a number of seasons, and the check in times (approximately estimated by the sunlight shadow method) and departure times bear this out.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RachelLeVega on June 21, 2014, 07:35:33 PM
If every placement gets an undisclosed amount, how much pay do 12th place teams supposedly receive?

(It makes me somewhat mad that Jonathan & Victoria and Nate & Jen probably got money for fighting and shoving each other. :barf)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Lemontail on June 22, 2014, 07:10:54 PM
Has teams on earlier seasons used a (now defunct) airline like Continental Airlines, Northwest Airlines and Trans World Airlines?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jobby on June 22, 2014, 09:17:11 PM
Has teams on earlier seasons used a (now defunct) airline like Continental Airlines, Northwest Airlines and Trans World Airlines?

I've definitely seen Northwest and Continental, I think.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Tar25fan on June 23, 2014, 05:43:47 PM
Question that may already have been asked: are most teams recruited or they all actually apply? Curious if I can apply for a future season.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Karpov617 on June 23, 2014, 08:24:04 PM
I think you need to apply to show interest in joining. But being interesting and a bit famous would speed your application. But you should always try to apply. :) Good luck!! :waves:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on June 23, 2014, 10:55:55 PM
APPLY!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Jobby on June 24, 2014, 07:21:24 AM
Sign up with a semi celebrity, athlete, journalist, youtubber etc. :funny:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: randyortonwwe on June 30, 2014, 07:01:12 AM
Question 1: Do former TAR contestants have reunions?
Question 2: Do greeters audition? Do they get paid?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Karpov617 on June 30, 2014, 07:54:57 AM
Question 1: Do former TAR contestants have reunions?
Question 2: Do greeters audition? Do they get paid?

There's TARCon which is organized by fans every year (?) after the February-May season (?), and they invite racers to join. Some racers also make reunion parties at the finale, like what Jason & Amy did.

Greeters are hired by production, so they probably get paid. Audition I don't think so, but how they choose them is a mystery to me.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: theschnauzers on June 30, 2014, 02:57:13 PM
TARcon was held after every season, until season 23. I don't know if one was held after season 24, as the site's home location online (the forums at televisionwithoutpity.com) was closed by Bravo a few months ago, and I've not seen anything about subsequent events.

Racers do have their own group, and have been known to plan events for the start or the end of various seasons. These are private events, and generally aren't open to others except by invite. CBS has in the past at least invited the final three teams to either New York or L.A. for the finale, and to appear on a CBS show for the check presentation to the winner, but again, that doesn't seem to be happening these days.

Something to keep in mind, while TPTB did organize a tenth anniversary event in 2011-12, that was unusual for them, as there are now approximately 500 living Racers! Even a Racer get together now becomes a major production.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: randyortonwwe on July 05, 2014, 02:41:48 AM
1. Any racers who "Passed away?
2. Any racers who broke up? or hooked up?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Air on July 05, 2014, 06:09:24 AM
1. Any racers who "Passed away?

Rogers family mother oops I don't remember her name :X
Margaretta
Nancy
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Bookworm on July 05, 2014, 06:24:04 AM
1. Any racers who "Passed away?

Rogers family mother oops I don't remember her name :X
Margaretta
Nancy
Renee
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RachelLeVega on July 05, 2014, 11:45:55 AM
2. Any racers who broke up? or hooked up?
There's way too many dating/engaged/married teams for me to handle, but in general with fusioned racers...
DATED AFTER THE RACE: Brennan and Emily (TAR1), Tara and Alex (TAR2), Flo and Drew (TAR3), Eric and Danielle (TAR9) with obvious proof :lol:, Azaria and Christina (TAR12) as mentioned on Unfinished Business, and Dallas and Starr (TAR13).
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on July 05, 2014, 01:56:37 PM
Not only dated! Azaria and Christina are happily married and the parents of an adorable boy!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Tar25fan on July 05, 2014, 06:19:19 PM
Would have been a good team to bring back. What if they were on TAR18? If Christina got to F7 with Ron, I think they might have won
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Lemontail on July 06, 2014, 08:14:00 AM
In international TAR versions, where the eliminated teams go? Sequesterville?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Bookworm on July 06, 2014, 10:16:00 AM
In international TAR versions, where the eliminated teams go? Sequesterville?
Yes.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on July 29, 2014, 08:55:43 PM
How many teams have won four or more consecutive legs? (International versions included)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Bookworm on July 29, 2014, 09:46:07 PM
How many teams have won four or more consecutive legs? (International versions included)
Nick & Starr, Meghan & Cheyne, Rachel & Dave, Natalie & Meaghan...
If there are any others, please add on to this list!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on August 02, 2014, 03:16:25 AM
Is this true?

Quote
Tim & Marie were originally invited, while this season was still airing, for The Amazing Race: All-Stars; however they declined and they were replaced by Leo & Jamal.

Source: Wikipedia Season 23 page
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on August 02, 2014, 03:34:44 AM
Is this true?

Quote
Tim & Marie were originally invited, while this season was still airing, for The Amazing Race: All-Stars; however they declined and they were replaced by Leo & Jamal.

Source: Wikipedia Season 23 page

Yes, it is. As far as I know, Tim said OK but Marie declined. There're 2 explanations: one says that it is enough to play once on TAR; the other is that Marie disliked how she was edited on the show.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on August 02, 2014, 08:55:53 AM
Is this true?

Quote
Tim & Marie were originally invited, while this season was still airing, for The Amazing Race: All-Stars; however they declined and they were replaced by Leo & Jamal.

Source: Wikipedia Season 23 page

Yes. They were asked, they (Marie) did decline, Tim would have loved to race again.

Whether we can say they were "replaced" by Leo and Jamal is more problematic. It is possible that Leo and Jamal would have been  asked anyway, how the final cast teams would have worked out in that case is not clear.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Bookworm on August 02, 2014, 11:04:19 AM
Is this true?

Quote
Tim & Marie were originally invited, while this season was still airing, for The Amazing Race: All-Stars; however they declined and they were replaced by Leo & Jamal.

Source: Wikipedia Season 23 page

Yes. They were asked, they (Marie) did decline, Tim would have loved to race again.

Whether we can say they were "replaced" by Leo and Jamal is more problematic. It is possible that Leo and Jamal would have been  asked anyway, how the final cast teams would have worked out in that case is not clear.
I would think that JJ/ Margie & Luke replaced Tim & Marie. Alas, we'll never know for sure.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Platrium on August 03, 2014, 07:00:43 AM
I once read that Gary & Mallory were replacements for Brook & Claire for TAR18. (also from Wikipedia)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Bookworm on August 03, 2014, 08:30:42 AM
I once read that Gary & Mallory were replacements for Brook & Claire for TAR18. (also from Wikipedia)
Wikipedia SAYS that, but we'll never know. its possible, however.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on August 03, 2014, 08:58:27 AM
I would think that JJ/ Margie & Luke replaced Tim & Marie. Alas, we'll never know for sure.

Margie and Luke were not replacements.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Tar25fan on August 03, 2014, 09:21:36 AM
What other teams were invited for all of the "returning" seasons but declined, cut, alternate, etc? Survivor Wikia has a whole page on that, I am curious about TAR.
And they really should bring teams from old seasons or make a returning cast season after.. 10 seasons instead of 6
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: TAR789 on August 04, 2014, 04:03:04 AM
Weren't Pam & Winnie and Andy & Tommy supposed to be on TAR24?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on August 04, 2014, 04:05:51 AM
Hmmm...let's end this discussion. Who was asked or not remains private unless the teams involved have shared the info themselves.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: RachelLeVega on August 06, 2014, 05:25:25 PM
This question has been circling my mind for a while now.

Does production require teams to color coordinate their race outfits or is it the teams' choice to do so? Since TAR20, I've noticed all teams have been dressing in the same t-shirts/activewear or the same hues during the race. It seems teams can't wear anything way mismatched like, for example, Ronald's personal "Who's Your Daddy?" clothes while Christina wears her handpicked outfits back in TAR12.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Kamineko on August 06, 2014, 09:48:01 PM
After watching TAR Canada's recent episode, on the last task before the Pit Stop (canoe to the Pit Stop), can a team use their Express Pass on it? If yes, who should they handed it to?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Declive on August 06, 2014, 10:21:30 PM
I think they can't use the express pass on those mandatory tasks. Like...you HAVE to canoe to the pit stop , there's no other way to go.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: G.B. on August 07, 2014, 02:14:23 PM
This question has been circling my mind for a while now.

Does production require teams to color coordinate their race outfits or is it the teams' choice to do so? Since TAR20, I've noticed all teams have been dressing in the same t-shirts/activewear or the same hues during the race. It seems teams can't wear anything way mismatched like, for example, Ronald's personal "Who's Your Daddy?" clothes while Christina wears her handpicked outfits back in TAR12.

They are encouraged to do so for the first two or three legs. After that, they can do whatever they want.

Except on TAR Vietnam, where they are colour-coded for the entire thing.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: NMC on August 19, 2014, 04:24:05 PM
Although this isn't specific to any particular Seasons, it is a question, and it's related to TAR, so I'll ask anyway.  :lol:

I'd like to say I'm a pretty big TAR fan, and have seen all the US, Canadian and Australian Seasons so far, but I want to start getting into other (International) seasons.  Has anyone any advise as too where to start, or which Seasons are really great that I'm missing out on?

Thanks in Advance Guys!  :kuss:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Alenaveda on August 19, 2014, 04:28:32 PM
If you want to see TARLA, I strongly suggest you to see the first season. It still remains as the best of the five aired.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: NMC on August 19, 2014, 04:34:12 PM
If you want to see TARLA, I strongly suggest you to see the first season. It still remains as the best of the five aired.

Thanks Alen!  Is it in English though? Or Subtitles?
What about TARA or China Rush? I remember watching about 10 Mins of the First Leg for one of the Asian Seasons, but can't mind which one?   ???
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Alenaveda on August 19, 2014, 04:52:24 PM
Sadly, none of the seasons of TARLA have english subs  :( .

About TARA, I liked all seasons; but my fav is TARA2.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Tar25fan on August 19, 2014, 07:05:46 PM
I on the other hand watched the first three seasons of TARA and found the second to be one of the worst ones of all the international seasons, even worse then TAR family edition. Hahaha the third was great though
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: G.B. on August 20, 2014, 04:14:40 PM
I thought the second was better than any of the other Asian versions. It went to Europe and Africa, and it had two hilarious idiots running the race as well as a lovable deaf guy.

The worst out of all the international versions is without a doubt the Vietnamese version. Do not call anything "the worse" until you've seen that one.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Tar25fan on August 20, 2014, 07:09:54 PM
I found those two idiots not funny but extremelly annoying. The other teams were not so good either. The route was ok but a bunch of horrible decisions, like when they did an entire leg in Japan then in the end had to take a train to pitstop and everyone was equal and it was tbc
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: stekay on August 20, 2014, 08:28:24 PM
I only liked 2 of the female teamsin s2. Enjoyed the 3rd much more, Ida & Tania were hilarious
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Alenaveda on August 20, 2014, 08:46:15 PM
Sadly, none of the seasons of TARLA have english subs  :( .

About TARA, I liked all seasons; but my fav is TARA2.

But if want, you can see TARLA 5 and read the live update in the international board to understand.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: NMC on August 21, 2014, 01:28:42 PM
Sadly, none of the seasons of TARLA have english subs  :( .

About TARA, I liked all seasons; but my fav is TARA2.

But if want, you can see TARLA 5 and read the live update in the international board to understand.

Thanks Alen, but I think watching it, and having to read on a seperate board what they're saying would take away from the enjoyment of it.
I'm thinking of starting TAR Asia.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: G.B. on August 21, 2014, 01:53:47 PM
Sadly, none of the seasons of TARLA have english subs  :( .

About TARA, I liked all seasons; but my fav is TARA2.

But if want, you can see TARLA 5 and read the live update in the international board to understand.

Thanks Alen, but I think watching it, and having to read on a seperate board what they're saying would take away from the enjoyment of it.

I do it all the time ^_^
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: paldog123456 on August 22, 2014, 07:14:41 PM
Although this isn't specific to any particular Seasons, it is a question, and it's related to TAR, so I'll ask anyway.  :lol:

I'd like to say I'm a pretty big TAR fan, and have seen all the US, Canadian and Australian Seasons so far, but I want to start getting into other (International) seasons.  Has anyone any advise as too where to start, or which Seasons are really great that I'm missing out on?

Thanks in Advance Guys!  :kuss:

I really like TAR: China Rush, season 1. It has pretty good tasks, locations, and teams (and since all the teams are expats, they are fluent in English). The other seasons of China Rush are good, too, but feature more Chinese locals (which isn't a bad thing, but forces me to read the subtitles, which I find a little annoying). I would start with season 1.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Bookworm on August 22, 2014, 07:19:53 PM
Although this isn't specific to any particular Seasons, it is a question, and it's related to TAR, so I'll ask anyway.  :lol:

I'd like to say I'm a pretty big TAR fan, and have seen all the US, Canadian and Australian Seasons so far, but I want to start getting into other (International) seasons.  Has anyone any advise as too where to start, or which Seasons are really great that I'm missing out on?

Thanks in Advance Guys!  :kuss:

I really like TAR: China Rush, season 1. It has pretty good tasks, locations, and teams (and since all the teams are expats, they are fluent in English). The other seasons of China Rush are good, too, but feature more Chinese locals (which isn't a bad thing, but forces me to read the subtitles, which I find a little annoying). I would start with season 1.
I agree with Paldog. I think that all seasons of China Rush are good, but there is a bit more product placement than the US Version (with the Hilton Teddy Bears). You should watch them.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: NMC on August 24, 2014, 12:17:30 PM
Although this isn't specific to any particular Seasons, it is a question, and it's related to TAR, so I'll ask anyway.  :lol:

I'd like to say I'm a pretty big TAR fan, and have seen all the US, Canadian and Australian Seasons so far, but I want to start getting into other (International) seasons.  Has anyone any advise as too where to start, or which Seasons are really great that I'm missing out on?

Thanks in Advance Guys!  :kuss:

I really like TAR: China Rush, season 1. It has pretty good tasks, locations, and teams (and since all the teams are expats, they are fluent in English). The other seasons of China Rush are good, too, but feature more Chinese locals (which isn't a bad thing, but forces me to read the subtitles, which I find a little annoying). I would start with season 1.
I agree with Paldog. I think that all seasons of China Rush are good, but there is a bit more product placement than the US Version (with the Hilton Teddy Bears). You should watch them.

Thanks for all the suggestions guys  :<3

I think I'll start with China Rush, and then move on to TARA!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on August 28, 2014, 12:37:55 AM
Is Express Pass applicable to Speed Bump?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Platrium on August 28, 2014, 01:24:16 AM
Yes, I think so. It's just that... speedbumps are too easy to skip. Only someone who doesn't strategize well would use the EP on the speedbump.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: redskevin88 on August 28, 2014, 05:57:57 AM
Is Express Pass applicable to Speed Bump?

Unless you are John & Jessica  :funny: you'll probably use your Express Pass WAY BEFORE you finish last. So I don't think it applies.

I got a question. Is it possible for two teams to use their Express Pass in the same leg/or in the same task?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Declive on August 28, 2014, 09:55:17 AM
Yeah , two teams can use the Express Pass on the same task.

And the Express Pass is availiable to the Speed Bumb too.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: naejae91 on September 06, 2014, 11:01:51 PM
Hi. I know the Roadblock rule was introduced in Season 6 due to final 3 teams of Season 5 have unbalanced Roadblock number performed (Chip/Brandon 9, Colin 8, their partner Kim/Nicole/Christie only performed ONE Roadblock :ascared) that leads Bowling Moms Linda & Karen epic elimination in the Philippines 2.  :'(

I want to know the list of Roadblock rule changes from Season 6 from Season 24 if there is some changes made. This is because I was confused on some season such as Season 23 & 24 where in Season 23 last 2 legs before final Marie was explicitly mentioned in the clue that she must perform roadblock in Indonesia 2 and Japan while in Season 24 Dave doesn't happen like Marie.  ???
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: dryedmangoez on September 07, 2014, 12:42:18 AM
I want to know the list of Roadblock rule changes from Season 6 from Season 24 if there is some changes made. This is because I was confused on some season such as Season 23 & 24 where in Season 23 last 2 legs before final Marie was explicitly mentioned in the clue that she must perform roadblock in Indonesia 2 and Japan while in Season 24 Dave doesn't happen like Marie.  ???
A LOT of fans wanted to know after seeing Connor do too many Road Blocks. 
And Phil tweeted SEVERAL times responding to all the tweets.  Basically, he says:

Quote
#Roadblocks #TAR25 rules same 4 all no team could do more than 6 RBs B4 end of L10 - 3 RBs in L11+12 those can be divided 2-1 #AmazingRace

He tweets this here (https://twitter.com/PhilKeoghan/status/467022210654158850), here (https://twitter.com/PhilKeoghan/status/468076476789575680), here (https://twitter.com/PhilKeoghan/status/468187655059279872), here (https://twitter.com/PhilKeoghan/status/468194816724328448), here (https://twitter.com/PhilKeoghan/status/468187866368315392) and here (https://twitter.com/PhilKeoghan/status/468194816724328448).

But no matter how many times he says it, it still doesn't make any sense.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Karpov617 on September 07, 2014, 02:56:11 AM
I want to know the list of Roadblock rule changes from Season 6 from Season 24 if there is some changes made. This is because I was confused on some season such as Season 23 & 24 where in Season 23 last 2 legs before final Marie was explicitly mentioned in the clue that she must perform roadblock in Indonesia 2 and Japan while in Season 24 Dave doesn't happen like Marie.  ???
A LOT of fans wanted to know after seeing Connor do too many Road Blocks. 
And Phil tweeted SEVERAL times responding to all the tweets.  Basically, he says:

Quote
#Roadblocks #TAR25 rules same 4 all no team could do more than 6 RBs B4 end of L10 - 3 RBs in L11+12 those can be divided 2-1 #AmazingRace

He tweets this here (https://twitter.com/PhilKeoghan/status/467022210654158850), here (https://twitter.com/PhilKeoghan/status/468076476789575680), here (https://twitter.com/PhilKeoghan/status/468187655059279872), here (https://twitter.com/PhilKeoghan/status/468194816724328448), here (https://twitter.com/PhilKeoghan/status/468187866368315392) and here (https://twitter.com/PhilKeoghan/status/468194816724328448).

But no matter how many times he says it, it still doesn't make any sense.

I just realized this yesterday: If Margie & Luke managed to reach the penultimate leg, and Luke was stuck with that last Roadblock before the finale, they would be screwed. But even with the last-minute rule patch, they should have uninstated it after Margie & Luke were eliminated. Even with that, (especially AFTER realizing they were going to cast a deaf guy on the show again after doing it TWICE) they could have structured it in some other way so either Margie or Luke could have chosen the Welsh poem Roadblock.

An easy way to fix this dilemma is to turn that underwhelming Magic Roadblock into a Route Info task instead of a Roadblock. They have done this before, a RI task with each member have different things to do. With that, there are only 12 RBs in the Race, with only 10 RBs done going into the penultimate leg. A (smart) team like Margie & Luke should realize they should have their options open for tasks and situations like this. Or an even easier solution, decrease the limit from 6 to 5 RBs for the first 10 legs, since they only have 10 RBs, which is easily divided by 2.

This is like Adam & Bethany talking about being careful with their Roadblock count since Bethany only has one arm and that could pose a great difficulty for some tasks.

It's just one of the many major oversights the production had for this season. :res: My biggest question is why they just won't give the exact reason for this rule change, or fess up to their one giant oversight.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: G.B. on September 07, 2014, 12:01:40 PM
Seasons 1-5: There was no stated rule for Roadblocks. However, it is assumed that each team member had to do at least One, since Kim, Christie and Nicole of S5 all did exactly one. It is assumed this is the same for Season 8.
Seasons 6-7: The basics. Only 12 Roadblocks on the race, and no person can do more than six.
Seasons 9-17: No person can do more than seven, even though some races like 12 and 13 only had 11 Roadblocks in total.
Seasons 18-23: No person can do more than six Roadblocks before entering the last leg of the race. The Roadblock or Roadblocks of the final leg have no restrictions, except that if there's two one must be performed by each.
Seasons 24-onward: No person can do more than six Roadblocks before entering the 11th leg of the race. Any Roadblocks on the 11th and 12th legs have no restrictions, except that if there's two on one leg, one must be performed by each.

Fairly simple stuff, though I don't know why they got rid of the whole "completely even thing". Roadblock rules can get even more confusing in foreign versions of the race. The Israeli version keeps a firm 6-Roadblock limit, even though Season three only had SEVEN Roadblocks throughout the entire race. On the flipside, the fifth Latin American race has SEVENTEEN Roadblocks, with a grand total of Five legs having two Roadblocks on them.

Usually it's pretty fairly enforced (even with Connor, despite what the masses seem to think). Definitely the worst case was in the third Vietnamese season. In there, each team member can only do five Roadblocks before the final leg (The last Roadblock has no restrictions). However, the producers forgot how to count and one team member accidentally hit six Roadblocks on the antepenultimate leg. They didn't give him a penalty because he already received a penalty during the Roadblock so they were like "is ok..." This penalty was a grand total of 30 minutes.

Speaking of Luke though, I think me might have done okay. I'm not sure what you're talking about Kharpov. As Phil has said in his tweets, the Roadblocks of leg 11 and 12 have no restrictions. The only thing would be that if Luke performed the magic trick, then Margie would have to Skydive. (Would have loved to see that)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: georgiapeach on September 07, 2014, 12:30:49 PM
I think K means Luke could not have done the Welsh poem task.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: G.B. on September 07, 2014, 01:09:44 PM
Yes, but at that point there would have been nothing forcing him to do it. The limit is abolished at the end of the 10th leg.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: naejae91 on September 07, 2014, 03:11:58 PM
Seasons 1-5: There was no stated rule for Roadblocks. However, it is assumed that each team member had to do at least One, since Kim, Christie and Nicole of S5 all did exactly one. It is assumed this is the same for Season 8.
Seasons 6-7: The basics. Only 12 Roadblocks on the race, and no person can do more than six.
Seasons 9-17: No person can do more than seven, even though some races like 12 and 13 only had 11 Roadblocks in total.
Seasons 18-23: No person can do more than six Roadblocks before entering the last leg of the race. The Roadblock or Roadblocks of the final leg have no restrictions, except that if there's two one must be performed by each.
Seasons 24-onward: No person can do more than six Roadblocks before entering the 11th leg of the race. Any Roadblocks on the 11th and 12th legs have no restrictions, except that if there's two on one leg, one must be performed by each.

Fairly simple stuff, though I don't know why they got rid of the whole "completely even thing". Roadblock rules can get even more confusing in foreign versions of the race. The Israeli version keeps a firm 6-Roadblock limit, even though Season three only had SEVEN Roadblocks throughout the entire race. On the flipside, the fifth Latin American race has SEVENTEEN Roadblocks, with a grand total of Five legs having two Roadblocks on them.

Usually it's pretty fairly enforced (even with Connor, despite what the masses seem to think). Definitely the worst case was in the third Vietnamese season. In there, each team member can only do five Roadblocks before the final leg (The last Roadblock has no restrictions). However, the producers forgot how to count and one team member accidentally hit six Roadblocks on the antepenultimate leg. They didn't give him a penalty because he already received a penalty during the Roadblock so they were like "is ok..." This penalty was a grand total of 30 minutes.

Speaking of Luke though, I think me might have done okay. I'm not sure what you're talking about Kharpov. As Phil has said in his tweets, the Roadblocks of leg 11 and 12 have no restrictions. The only thing would be that if Luke performed the magic trick, then Margie would have to Skydive. (Would have loved to see that)

Thank you so much for the list. That explain a lot. :conf:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Karpov617 on September 13, 2014, 01:54:24 AM
Yes, but at that point there would have been nothing forcing him to do it. The limit is abolished at the end of the 10th leg.

Thanks GB :D That's what I was trying to say. The probable reason they changed the Roadblock rule is because if Luke was stuck with that  Welsh poem Roadblock since it was the last RB before the finale reset with the traditional RB rule, they would probably be forced to quit the task, which is just too unfair even for them. So they changed the rule so this wouldn't happen. My question to production is "is this your reason for the rule change?"
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: SuperTux on September 17, 2014, 12:08:03 AM
Can a team facing the Speed Bump in one leg just give up the Speed Bump and take Fast Forward instead? If they can, is there any time penalty for them at the pitstop for not finishing the Speed Bump?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Declive on September 17, 2014, 01:57:16 AM
Did the producers ever pt a ff before a speed bumb? I don't think they would do that.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Questions
Post by: Lemontail on September 17, 2014, 02:59:05 AM
Did the producers ever pt a ff before a speed bumb? I don't think they would do that.
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