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Would a Celebrity Amazing Race season work?

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Offline RichInSydney

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Celebrity Amazing Race
« on: January 13, 2010, 05:57:12 PM »
The producers have meantioned that they have no plans to do another All Stars, but with Surviour having Heroes versus Villans, does the Amazing Race need a one off season, say a Celebrity Amazing Race?
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Re: Celebrity Amazing Race
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2010, 08:01:52 PM »
I expect that those following me may also express their extreme disgust at any Celebrity Amazing Race.


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Re: Celebrity Amazing Race
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2010, 08:49:40 PM »
Amen.
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Re: Celebrity Amazing Race
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2010, 09:20:17 PM »
it would be a glorified "Simple Life"...no thanks
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Re: Celebrity Amazing Race
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2010, 09:21:29 PM »
Well i suppose is a semi-celebrity race now anyway.
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Re: Celebrity Amazing Race
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2010, 12:37:41 AM »
The current level of celebrity suits me quite well.

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Re: Celebrity Amazing Race
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2010, 11:23:54 AM »
Its all about the money really - would a celebrity version attract enough advertisers to make it worthwhile? I think it would work as long as it wasn't too contrived.

How about a mini 5 leg celebrity TAR version to fill in between regular TAR seasons?

The possibilities are endless for various themes:
Soap stars - they could start in Genoa City Wisconson and end in Peyton Place
Beauty Queens - lets take all the beauty queens and give them their own season - that way we don't have to see them in the regular TAR.
Politicians - maybe not - who would watch?
Ex sitcom stars - Friends cast vs. Seinfeld cast
Sports celebrities - broadcasters vs players, golfers vs. ex wives
Playboy bunnies (are they called bunnies or playmates now?)
ex-American Idol contestants
CSI stars
From there to here, and here to there,
funny things are everywhere

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Re: Celebrity Amazing Race
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2010, 11:40:12 AM »
I wouldn't mind seeing Larry David on The Amazing Race. He seems like the kind of person that could make us all laugh while sleep deprived in a blizzard in Siberia.

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Re: Celebrity Amazing Race
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2010, 11:41:47 AM »
I think that a purely celebrity series would be the death of TAR, IMO.
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Re: Celebrity Amazing Race
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2010, 11:46:17 AM »
I think that a purely celebrity series would be the death of TAR, IMO.

You're probably right, its the trend of a reality show to run a celebrity edition in a final effort to get viewers up before it dies.


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Re: Celebrity Amazing Race
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2010, 12:40:51 PM »
Yuck. No way. We have too many "celebrities" already. :groan:

All right, who was in the 50% who voted in favor? :knuckles:

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Re: Celebrity Amazing Race
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2010, 03:51:35 PM »
I think that a purely celebrity series would be the death of TAR, IMO.

Okay but sooner or later TAR will be cancelled so if it was to continue, surely they would need to have another All Stars or some kind of one off series to pick up the ratings. In the tradition of Surviours Heroes v Villans, what would you suggest would be a good theme for a TAR Series?

All Male v All Female teams?
Rich v Poor?
Best of Surviour v Best of Big Brother?
Beauty Queens/Cheerleader v Male Frats/Mactors?
NBA v NFL?
Christian v Atheist?
Vegans v Vegetarians?



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Re: Celebrity Amazing Race
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2010, 10:08:02 PM »
TAR: World Edition would be my pick if they had to do a one off.

Get the best racers from every edition and put them all together in one big race... And I get to go too.

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Re: Celebrity Amazing Race
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2010, 10:26:44 PM »
TAR: World Edition would be my pick if they had to do a one off.

Get the best racers from every edition and put them all together in one big race... And I get to go too.
Being from Australia like yourself, I would agree with a world edition! But its never going to happen, just count yourself lucky that Channel 7 in Australia hasn't produced their own version with David Koch or Ernie Dingo being the host! Just look what they did with Australian Surviour... died a quick death.
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Re: Celebrity Amazing Race
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2010, 11:55:34 PM »
I never saw Australian Surviver, but the rundown of the first half of Leg 1 of TAR9 (which was spread over 2 weeks) was abysmal.

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Re: Celebrity Amazing Race
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2010, 12:02:27 AM »
Australian Survivor was awful. The entire thing turned into a giant promo for assorted sodas and phones.

Australian Celebrity Survivor was even worse.

TAR: World Edition would be my pick if they had to do a one off.

Get the best racers from every edition and put them all together in one big race... And I get to go too.
Being from Australia like yourself, I would agree with a world edition! But its never going to happen, just count yourself lucky that Channel 7 in Australia hasn't produced their own version with David Koch or Ernie Dingo being the host! Just look what they did with Australian Surviour... died a quick death.

I wouldn't mind if they localized TAR and it only lasted one or two seasons, as long as I got to be on it of course.

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Re: Celebrity Amazing Race
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2010, 03:14:58 AM »
I like the World Edition, but wait a few years so that I can be eligible from Australia, OK?!! :neener:

I would really love another All-Stars, but that's just my opinion. How awesome would a race with Kynt & Vyxsin, Terence & Sarah, Jaime & Cara and all of our other amazing recent teams be!

Bring back the Beekeepers! :wohoo: :hearts:

However, I wouldn't be too excited about the idea of a 'Celebrity' Edition, although, as mentioned, that's what it basically is anyway, these days. (:;)
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Re: Celebrity Amazing Race
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2010, 10:37:41 AM »
NO MORE CELEBRITIES!! There's too many already!

Bring back more of the average joe's and jane's

But, I feel the recent batch of epicness in the teams department is just asking for an eventual All-Stars 2
(especially from Season 14. I could see 5 out of the top 6 teams being major contendors for an All-Star edition)

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Re: Celebrity Amazing Race
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2010, 01:30:44 PM »
But, I feel the recent batch of epicness in the teams department is just asking for an eventual All-Stars 2
(especially from Season 14. I could see 5 out of the top 6 teams being major contendors for an All-Star edition)

Ew, yuck, no! No more exposure to them, please. :groan:

I see only two of those top 5 teams as options. Along with the 3 teams from about 9th-7th place who were ROBBED. :lol:

If I could choose the second All-Stars cast (if it were TAR 16, though I know it won't be), here's what I would go with:

Kris & Jon
Lena & Kristy
Ronald & Christina
Azaria & Hendekea
Ken & Tina
Toni & Dallas
Mark & Bill
Amanda & Kris
Jamie & Cara
Zev & Justin
Herbert & Nathaniel

So it would be a collection of fan favorites as well as teams who were ROBBED the first time! :jumpy:
« Last Edit: January 15, 2010, 01:38:06 PM by Hooky »

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Re: Celebrity Amazing Race
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2010, 05:52:43 PM »
So it would be a collection of fan favorites as well as teams who were ROBBED the first time! :jumpy:
I like your list! But I'd want to throw Kelly & Jon into the mix as well! :yess:
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Re: Celebrity Amazing Race
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2010, 05:59:11 PM »
How about a TAR with just the first teams eliminated. We get to see a bit more of them, they get to see a bit more of the world.

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Re: Celebrity Amazing Race
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2010, 06:01:48 PM »
How about a TAR with just the first teams eliminated. We get to see a bit more of them, they get to see a bit more of the world.

Also a great idea! We've had an All-Stars, now let's do an Also-Rans! :jumpy:

Only 11th or 12th placers are eligible, and it would be based on whether they want to or not. I think most of the teams would, given their short initial races. But the first team out would truly have an awful overall TAR experience. :lol:

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Re: Celebrity Amazing Race
« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2010, 06:06:23 PM »
The first leg could be a non-elimination leg, so they at least get two episodes.

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Re: Celebrity Amazing Race
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2010, 06:08:06 PM »
How about a TAR with just the first teams eliminated. We get to see a bit more of them, they get to see a bit more of the world.

Also a great idea! We've had an All-Stars, now let's do an Also-Rans! :jumpy:

Only 11th or 12th placers are eligible, and it would be based on whether they want to or not. I think most of the teams would, given their short initial races. But the first team out would truly have an awful overall TAR experience. :lol:
I say 9th places!
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Re: Celebrity Amazing Race
« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2010, 06:14:19 PM »
The first leg could be a non-elimination leg, so they at least get two episodes.

The solution! :jam:

I say 9th places!
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So true...nearly all of them had great potential.