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Offline Kamineko

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #2300 on: June 08, 2019, 10:27:23 PM »
How long does a leg usually run normally/in general, counting from teams left the airport/station until the first team check-in to the Pit Stop?

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #2301 on: June 09, 2019, 06:57:33 PM »
The closest thing I can think of is in leg 7 of TAR 12, where teams had to travel by bus from Dubrovnik to Split, before traveling by ferry to Italy. The bus ride would've passed through the narrow coastal part of Bosnia & Herzegovina but it isn't commented on by the show.

Ah yes, I just made that journey in the reverse direction (from Split to Dubrovnik). Honestly Bosnia and Herzegovina is really due for a visit in the US version. It will be a leg for the history buffs, since so many notable events have happened in that country. It can be as emotional as Senegal in TAR6 and Poland in TAR11.

On topic:

I guess we may never know, but if there is no clear #2 team for the U-turn after the 1st round of voting, how will the 2nd round of voting be carried out?

Also, if this U-turn vote becomes a fixture in future seasons, perhaps things like immunities, idols and advantages may appear as well?  :duno:


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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #2302 on: June 09, 2019, 07:22:18 PM »
How long does a leg usually run normally/in general, counting from teams left the airport/station until the first team check-in to the Pit Stop?

I would say 2-3-4 hours, since a roadblock/detour these day no more than 1 hour
i miss old TAR with gruelling challenges which took them for hours, stacking watermelons in S20 was so epic
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #2303 on: June 11, 2019, 09:37:37 PM »
I wonder what is the most expensive task put together on The Amazing Race? (US version)

I immediately think of the WWI Detour/Speed Bump/U-Turn in France on season 6. A full-scale war reenactment with vintage aircraft, staged explosions, actors, and specific setup for the actual tasks themselves.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #2304 on: June 12, 2019, 03:42:54 AM »
I think it may have been the champagne waltz task in Vienna. Season 4 leg 3. There were a lot of extras and an orchestra for that one.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #2305 on: June 12, 2019, 01:45:11 PM »
I think it may have been the champagne waltz task in Vienna. Season 4 leg 3. There were a lot of extras and an orchestra for that one.

And that was a fast forward! No wonder they cut back on those starting in S5. Waste of money if no one takes it.

I thought I recall something saying the season 23 finale had that helicopter challenge where you had to drop objects onto a target and that was one of the most expensive tasks they did.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #2306 on: June 12, 2019, 02:09:39 PM »
This question assumes that the Rolex roadblock clue mentioned something about having to gather ingredients and cook the Rolex. If Brit had yelled to Janie something like "Read the clue" as she ran by, would that have been a violation of roadblock help rules? It would not have conveyed any SPECIFIC task information.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #2307 on: June 12, 2019, 02:18:44 PM »
This question assumes that the Rolex roadblock clue mentioned something about having to gather ingredients and cook the Rolex. If Brit had yelled to Janie something like "Read the clue" as she ran by, would that have been a violation of roadblock help rules? It would not have conveyed any SPECIFIC task information.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #2308 on: June 12, 2019, 04:13:41 PM »
This question assumes that the Rolex roadblock clue mentioned something about having to gather ingredients and cook the Rolex. If Brit had yelled to Janie something like "Read the clue" as she ran by, would that have been a violation of roadblock help rules? It would not have conveyed any SPECIFIC task information.

As far as I know, 'read your clue' has always been allowed?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #2309 on: June 12, 2019, 06:14:16 PM »
Hmmm...I wouldn't think so. No help from the inactive partner allowed. Encouragement yes.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #2310 on: June 12, 2019, 06:25:50 PM »
read your clue should have been prohibited by production already. We saw multiple incidents of these on TAR30 (leg 11 with Kristi's roadblock) and TAR31 (leg 1 with Bret's roadblock and leg 6 with Janelle).

If it was not banned by production, all of the inactive partners would have surely yelled 'read your clue' to the participating partner.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #2311 on: June 12, 2019, 08:27:08 PM »
I increasingly consider “read your clue (completely)” to now be the most important rule other than “know where your passport is at all times.”
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #2312 on: June 16, 2019, 03:50:21 AM »
Anybody know top secret behind scene info about production cost in one season?
how much in comparison to survivor production cost in one season? 2:1? 3:1? 4:1?
they produce survivor twice a year and TAR barely 1 per year
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #2313 on: June 17, 2019, 07:14:04 PM »
Most expensive thing to pay would've been Phil Keoghan's salary per season.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #2314 on: June 17, 2019, 09:23:58 PM »
The size of production across the planet, season by season numbers in the thousands. Neither Survivor nor Big Brother have that to contend with. Plus travel for cast and production that isn’t local, The cost of lodging meals, etc., for eliminated contestants is probably similar, but that is perhaps leveled out by the longer periods needed for Survivor and Big Brother than TAR.

I don’t know that the actual amounts have ever been stated.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #2315 on: June 17, 2019, 09:30:57 PM »
IIRC TAR employs more less 2,000 people all over the world and Survivor employs more less 325 people. Per season.
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