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Offline georgiapeach

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Re: Amazing Race In The News
« Reply #100 on: October 17, 2017, 07:47:26 PM »
That's a riot!! Thanks!
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Re: Amazing Race In The News
« Reply #101 on: October 17, 2017, 08:50:05 PM »
Clue on tonight's episode of Jeopardy (Not exactly sure where to put this :lol:)

The sad part was that no one buzzed in- they had no idea what TAR was. :(
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Re: Amazing Race In The News
« Reply #102 on: October 17, 2017, 10:27:16 PM »
The ending was crazy!

The winner won with just $1

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Re: Amazing Race In The News
« Reply #103 on: December 14, 2018, 02:25:21 AM »
April 26, 2010
Trump: 'Amazing Race' doesn't deserve Emmys
 By Randee Dawn

It wouldn't be Emmy season without some old-fashioned trash-talking.

Donald Trump is taking aim at perennial outstanding reality competition series winner "Amazing Race," the only show to take home the prize since its inception in 2003.

“It’s a shame that 'Amazing Race’ keeps winning, because it doesn’t deserve to win it," Trump tells THR. “It wins every year because they know how to politic the Emmys."

Just so happens that 'Race' is in competition with Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice," which the Donald believes -- shocker -- is having one of its best seasons ever.

He says he fully expects not just an Emmy nomination in the reality competition category (which would be the series' third, the first two being for non-celebrity cycles) but a triumphant win on Aug. 29.

Well, if that pesky "Race" would just get out of his way.

Trump believes the predictability in the reality competition category has contributed to the recent decline in Emmy ratings (though last year’s telecast was up by more than 1 million viewers from 2008).

“They’ve lost credibility,” Trump says of voters. “Instead of shows that deserve to win, they pick 'Amazing Race.' It’s a very sad commentary.”

Perhaps Trump is sore over what happened in 2004, the first year that "Apprentice" and "Race" faced off. Ever assured, Trump recalls he was halfway out of his seat when the Emmy presenter began announcing "Race" as the winner.

"I was standing up to go down there and pick up the Emmy,” he says. "Incredible. It’s a joke. If the Emmys want their ratings back, they have to pick shows that deserve it."

OK, after 8 1/2 years, this may be the most delayed follow up in the history of RFF, but I thought it was interesting. Thanks to Peach for pointing me to the quoted post.

Somebody is still annoyed about the 2004 Emmys.

“The Apprentice” was on the president’s mind as he explained why he thought he wouldn’t be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for his work with North Korea.

“Well, they’ll never give it to me. We should have gotten the Emmy for ‘The Apprentice,’ you know?” Trump said. “I had the No. 1 show, ‘The Apprentice.’ Arnold Schwarzenegger blew it. Big movie star. It was dead in two nights. I had it for 14 seasons.”

Trump recalled being at The Emmys after “The Apprentice’s” first season in 2004 when the show lost to “The Amazing Race.” It lost to “The Amazing Race” in 2005 as well.

“So they’re saying he’s done a magnificent job, this show has gone to the top of the heap … and the winner is, and I stood up … and they said ‘Amazing Race’ and I said, ‘You’ve got to be kidding?’ That show was terrible,” Trump said. “ ‘Amazing Race’ got it because ‘Amazing Race’ was the establishment.”

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Re: Amazing Race In The News
« Reply #104 on: December 14, 2018, 04:01:18 AM »
Old mate Trumpy doesn't like TAR, because it visits countries he doesn't like!  :funny:
Just some weird Australian bloke, who loves reality TV shows...