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Re: Coutzy's Commentary- AusTAR 2 Episode 1 "Why Am I Not On This Show?"
« Reply #50 on: May 31, 2012, 11:03:55 PM »
At least it wasn't just another Express Pass, that would have been very predictable.

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Re: Coutzy's Commentary- AusTAR 2 Episode 1 "Why Am I Not On This Show?"
« Reply #51 on: May 31, 2012, 11:57:51 PM »
:lol3: @ the aura spray

I thought Ross & Tarryn made a great move by keeping Lucy & Emilia, not just because it was such a sweet thing to do, but they have an ally and someone they can potentially beat. Plus I adore Lucy & Emilia. :hearts:


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Re: Coutzy's Commentary- AusTAR 2 Episode 1 "Why Am I Not On This Show?"
« Reply #52 on: June 01, 2012, 06:09:42 PM »
At least it wasn't just another Express Pass, that would have been very predictable.
But at least the Express Pass is a worthwhile prize that can be used anytime. I would have preferred that they had the option to use it on any leg other than the first one.
The story so far:
In the beginning the Universe was created.
This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move

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Re: Coutzy's Commentary- AusTAR 2 Episode 1 "Why Am I Not On This Show?"
« Reply #53 on: June 01, 2012, 06:59:46 PM »
How do they figure out the logistics of using or not using the salvage pass? There are 12 legs with 11 teams.

If there is no salvage pass, there would be 3 non-elimination legs assuming 3 teams race in the final leg.
The use of the salvage pass turned this first leg into a non-elimination leg.

So does this mean:
A. Somewhere along the line, there is a double elimination?
B. They remove a non-elimination leg further down the line?
C. Four teams race in the penultimate leg?

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Re: Coutzy's Commentary- AusTAR 2 Episode 1 "Why Am I Not On This Show?"
« Reply #54 on: June 01, 2012, 07:26:05 PM »
I'm beginning to think the spray works...it allowed the girls to beat all of the other M/M teams, which is quite impressive.
The story so far:
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This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move


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Re: Coutzy's Commentary- AusTAR 2 Episode 1 "Why Am I Not On This Show?"
« Reply #55 on: June 01, 2012, 08:58:50 PM »
How do they figure out the logistics of using or not using the salvage pass? There are 12 legs with 11 teams.

If there is no salvage pass, there would be 3 non-elimination legs assuming 3 teams race in the final leg.
The use of the salvage pass turned this first leg into a non-elimination leg.

So does this mean:
A. Somewhere along the line, there is a double elimination?
B. They remove a non-elimination leg further down the line?
C. Four teams race in the penultimate leg?


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Re: Coutzy's Commentary- AusTAR 2 Episode 1 "Why Am I Not On This Show?"
« Reply #56 on: June 01, 2012, 09:41:53 PM »
So does this mean:
A. Somewhere along the line, there is a double elimination?
B. They remove a non-elimination leg further down the line?
C. Four teams race in the penultimate leg?

Good deduction. Then they can't call an elimination leg, a predetermined elimination leg! Methink, there'll be a double elimination.

How many salvage pass/es will there be in TAR Au2? Just one?  :duno:

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Full title- "If That Aura Spray Gif Appears Again I'm Going To Punch Somebody Right In The Aura" -Coutzy (Non racer)

Watch for:

Huge amounts of delight and "Told you so!" if the final battle for last comes down to Ross & Tarryn vs Lucy & Emilia

More rage at hippies that defy science and logic.

Calling people who get penalties complete and utter idiots.

Yet more comparisons between Me & My sister versus other teams.

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Re: Coutzy's Commentaries on AusTAR 2! Episode 2 coming on page 3.
« Reply #58 on: June 04, 2012, 08:49:38 PM »
What if they eliminate someone at the mat in the middle of the TBC leg? It's not technically a non-elimination, it's also not an elimination, it doesn't have the awkwardness of a double elimination... it seems like it's the perfect fix AND it would be a huge twist for those of us who know the show.

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Re: Coutzy's Commentaries on AusTAR 2! Episode 2 coming on page 3.
« Reply #59 on: June 04, 2012, 09:21:27 PM »
Coutzy,

According to my definition of a ToBeContinued leg, episode 2 of ARAus 2 will not be that. It is just the leg after a NEL, which is quite different.

That does not invalidate your concept that there could be a mid-leg elimination.



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Re: Coutzy's Commentaries on AusTAR 2! Episode 2 coming on page 3.
« Reply #60 on: June 05, 2012, 07:00:18 AM »
Coutzy,

According to my definition of a ToBeContinued leg, episode 2 of ARAus 2 will not be that. It is just the leg after a NEL, which is quite different.

That does not invalidate your concept that there could be a mid-leg elimination.



I'm not the one that thinks there will be a mid-leg elimination, but fair point.

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Re: Coutzy's Commentaries on AusTAR 2! Episode 2 coming on page 3.
« Reply #61 on: June 06, 2012, 05:49:36 AM »
Coming in a few minutes! Time to rush off for dinner, hopefully I'm back in time for the start.

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Re: Coutzy's Commentaries on AusTAR 2! Episode 2 coming on page 3.
« Reply #62 on: June 06, 2012, 06:07:41 AM »
And we're on!

Previously on. 11 teams set off on a race around the world.

Teams excited to fly to Manila. James and Sarah had a revealing time in the Phillipines.

Paul and Steve made their intentions clear, but Ross and Tarryn won the leg and the first ever salvage pass.



11 remain. Who will be eliminated tonight?

Intro credits.

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« Reply #63 on: June 06, 2012, 06:14:56 AM »
The Phillipines is made up of more than 7000 mountains. This bay will be the start of the second leg.

Ross and Tarryn depart at 12:58 AM

Fly to Dehli, India.

Once there, they must make their way to a 2000 year old well, and unravel the turbans of Indian mystics. If the turban is empty, they must retie it before trying again to find the correct turban, which they can exchange for their next clue.

Kym and Donna, James and Sarah depart at 1:01 AM and 1:08 AM

Sue and Theresa depart at an unknown time before 1:15. They really like the vibe of India.

Shane and Andrew depart, and know that Indian's love their cricket.

Adam and Dane depart at 2:30 AM, Paul and Steve depart 2:34. Paul asks if the taxi driver has a lot of petrol (Smart move, in my eyes)

Lucy and Emilia depart, all teams are headed to Manila international.

Sue & Theresa get a 6:25 PM flight, Ross and Tarryn ask to get seated up the front because of his age.

James and Sarah can't agree on whether to buy tickets now or look at other companies.

So far it appears all teams are on the 6:25.

Michelle and Jo confess about how they're in sync, but Michelle likes to take the lead. Michelle says she'd love Jo to step up and be the one in charge.

Joseph and Grace can't find the ticket counter.

Joseph feels his strengths can make up for any of Grace's weaknesses.

James and Sarah are now arguing about Sarah wanting a coke. James wants to save money. James eventually buys her a bottle of water, which she refuses to drink out of spite.

Viewers are invited to use the hashtag #amazingraceau to weigh in on who's right.

Teams are starting to get antsy because the last two teams are very late to the departure gate.

Paul & Steve arrives, Paul says he wants other teams to focus on Steve, because he's the likable one.

All teams have made the 6:25 PM flight via Bangkok to New Dehli, arriving at 12:50 Am.


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Re: Coutzy's Commentaries on AusTAR 2! Episode 2 coming on page 3.
« Reply #64 on: June 06, 2012, 06:17:40 AM »
Teams scatter out of the airport and scramble for taxis. Sue and Teresa have a driver who is "driving like a crazy man"

The cops are trying to talk to their driver about cricket, he's not buying it.

Hunners Chick is still going on about the drink, but it's all for naught because the well doesn't open until 9 AM.

All teams head in and can't believe how many turbans there are. Teams must find a turban that says correct.

Sticky and Sam have found a "bloke at the bottom of the stairs who was looking pretty shifty."

Detour: Pull or Poo

In Pull, teams must travel to a dairy fam and take turns milking a cow. Once they collect half a litre of milk, they can get their next clue.

Poo: Teams must recreate TAR 18's famous "Crap you do for a million dollars" task and make manure patties to stick on a wall.


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Re: Coutzy's Commentaries on AusTAR 2! Episode 2 coming on page 3.
« Reply #65 on: June 06, 2012, 06:20:17 AM »
Ross and Tarryn find a correct turban on the first guess as well. The sister are picking guys who look good, and are having no luck.

The cops find one, Sue and Teresa lend a little more merit to the shifty guy theory.

Sticky and Sam are being approached by Indian ladyboys. Sam "did like it a little bit, (he's) not gonna lie"

The cops have switched rickshaws, and don't want to pay their origional driver on the Colin Theory (He was making us lose!)

There's a brief moment of Indian Cab Verbal War, and we have an ad break.

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« Reply #66 on: June 06, 2012, 06:30:17 AM »
And we're back.

The cops have sorted out the taxi driver mess in reasonable spirits. "What can you do, you're in someone elses country so you've just gotta roll with it."

The sisters and Kym and Donna have a clue.

Ross and Tarryn and Sticky and Sam are at the first task, and both do a lot of stepping in cow poo anyway.

Sticky and Sam pick a cow that seems very keen to pick.

Ross has done his half, and is trying to talk Tarryn through it. Tarryn seems to be getting frustrated, and she goes to take her pack. Sticky is struggling to keep the saucer in position.

The Hippie Chicks remember the effect of cold hands, and rub theirs together before trying to milk the cow.

We're down to Michelle and Jo and Paul and Steve are still looking for the turban.

Paul doesn't "Want to be beaten by blonde bimbos."

The cheerleaders are going to milk the cow, and couldn't be happier,  because they "don't like the alphas"

The next 4 are at the dairy farm. Hunners Chick has graduated to Runners Chick, because she has changed her shoes.

Lucy and Emilia aren't particularly keen about their manure task, but are trying to keep their spirits up with a few jokes.

Kym remarks that Donna "has pulled a teat in her time."

Adam and Dane seem to be doing well, and Sarah wonders if they're called boobs (No darling, teats.)

Sarah says she really hopes they don't have to drink it, but fortunately, this isn't TAR 12, and they ain't camels.

Sticky is struggling stilll, and has spilt the milk a second time.

Another ad break.

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« Reply #67 on: June 06, 2012, 06:42:18 AM »
And we are back.

Sticky and Sam have decided to switch tasks. Sam recalls it's the first thing he's ever quit.

The Hippie Chicks are done, and now they must head to Bollywood, where BOTH team members must complete a scene including script and dance. (Meanwhile, Bopper and Mark are on their 100th attempt)

Sticky and Sam are aiming to beat the sisters at the poo task now that they've switched. Michelle and Jo and the brother sister combo arrive as 2 teams finish. Adam and Dane are nearly done.

The Cops run into the Alpha's en route, and Paul and Steve torch past them without offering any help.

They take a look at what everyone else is doing, and decide that manure is the way to go.

Runners Chick is done, along with Adam and Dane. Sarah says she's throwing her runners out.

The Hippie Chicks are first to the Bollywood task, and Ross and Tarryn are right behind. Hippie Chicks are rehearsing the dance.

Adam and Dane arrive at Bollywood and have spent the last of their money on their taxi.

Ross enjoyed dressing up, but less so the dance. Tarryn is looking less than impressive too.

The cops are finally at the dairy farm. Grace is struggling with the milking, and she has gained a new appreciation for Moo Juice.

The cops are having a good time. Michelle's motivation efforts are not appreciated by Jo, who promptly gets her own lesson in manure without having to even do the task.

Sticky and Sam have overtaken Lucy and Emilia, and Hunners Chick is bailing on their cab because it's going too slow.

Sarah is not wanting to pay the cab driver much, and James is trying to convince her to get back in a cab.

Hunners Chick rebuts with the wonderfully eloquent and logical argument of "I said no, ok!" and storms off in the general direction of Bollywood.

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« Reply #68 on: June 06, 2012, 06:47:57 AM »
We're back.

James feels that using a cab that runs is better than waiting for one that might come along.

The Hippie Chicks are having their first try at the scene, and have a go at the script. Turns out it's in hindu, and they're struggling to get their mouths around their lines.

Lucy and Emilia have figured out the trick to getting the manure to stick, and tell the Alphas. Paul and Steve can't believe two things:

1. Their luck
2. The stupidity of the girls.

Ross and Tarryn are having their first go at the scene. They certainly won't be appearing on Dancing With The Stars anytime soon.

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« Reply #69 on: June 06, 2012, 06:51:19 AM »
Kym and Donna get the dance done well, but a few well placed Indian cities in the script sink them.

The brother/sister combo are done with milking, leaving the cops behind in last.

Paul and Steve go running past Lucy and Emilia on the way to cabs. Adam and Dane fail the dance.

James and Sarah get the dance, but the city names get them too. James says he's appreciative of Sarah shutting up.


We have our first sighting of Sue and Teresa Approved Brand Hippie Chick Aura Spray (TM) as they lament the difficulty of language.

Sticky and Sam get the dance well.

They breeze through the dialogue as well, and they're out of there in first place, making their way to the next Pit Stop- The Qutub Minar, one of the oldest Islamic shrines in India. The last team to check in may be eliminated.

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« Reply #70 on: June 06, 2012, 06:55:54 AM »
Sue and Teresa try again. Coutzy prays they fail to prove that aura spray (TM) wrong, but they succeed, so my cries of Told You So! must wait another week, at least.

Sticky and Sam have left and found a cab at the same time as The Hippie Chicks.

Michell and Jo have no worries about the dance, and blow through the script as well.

Ross is busy congratulating everybody, even as his dance goes pear shaped.

Adam and Dane, Kym and Donna and Ross and Tarryn all finish one after the other.

Michelle and Jo have a good driver, and look back in the hunt.

Sticky and Sam have talked their way through a security gate, which proves crucial as they edge out the Cheerleaders for first place.

They've won a trip to this years Japan Moto GP courtesy of Honda. After the race, they'll get VIP access with the Honda team and the prize is worth 10,000 dollars.

Sticky sees this as proving himself to the rest of the competition.

Michelle and Jo check in second, and their impressive run continues.

Ross and Tarryn decide a train is the best bet, and they offer to buy train tickets.

Unfortunately, they are on the wrong train line so the cousins tell them to just take a cab and go.

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« Reply #71 on: June 06, 2012, 07:01:54 AM »
And we're back.

Adam and Dane are still struggling for ideas, but have decided to sell their items for cab fare. (That's against the rules, for those of you playing at home)

The sisters are dancing, and they are rocking through the script, using their experience as language teachers to their advantage.

Paul and Steve have moved through reasonably well.

In a tight race for third and fourth, Sue and Teresa edge out Ross and Tarryn.

The Cops are dancing, and can tell the judge isn't impressed at all.

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« Reply #72 on: June 06, 2012, 07:04:37 AM »
Joseph and Grace have got it and are out of there in 9th.

Lucy and Emilia are struggling to find the Pit Stop, just wandering the streets in India.

Hunners Chick are finally through the script on their 3rd attempt and out in 10th, so it's just the cops left at the dancing task.

They get through the dance and script, so they're still in the hunt.

Paul and Steve have made a nice comeback and landed in 5th. Kym and Donna are up in 6th.

Adam and Dane hit the mat. And Grant informs them that he can't check them in.

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« Reply #73 on: June 06, 2012, 07:14:57 AM »
And back.

Adam and Dane can't be checked in because they sold personal items. They have to serve a 30 minute time penalty.

They come to the conclusion that they had to do it anyway because they wouldn't have reached the Pit Stop without it.

The cops hit the mat in 7th place.

James and Sarah and Joseph and Grace are running for it. Hunners Chick is passed easily, so the brother/sister combo will be 8th, Hunners are sliding in for 9th.

3 minutes left of Adam and Dane's penalty, and Lucy and Emilia have arrived to be 10th.

The sisters can't believe they managed to come in at Not Last. Grant tells them they have only just made it.

Adam and Dane are last, and eliminated from the race. So much for the indigenous team that they spent so long searing for.

Their final speech touches on being proud of their heritage.


Next time, teams head to Jaipur, and an Indian driving test pushes teams to the limit.

And when the race hits the streets, what will happen when two teams cross?

In that shot, Kym and Donna get a few pots knocked off a cart they are transporting as Paul turns. His backpack inadvertently displaces a few.

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Re: Coutzy's Commentaries on AusTAR 2! Episode 2 coming on page 3.
« Reply #74 on: June 06, 2012, 07:53:23 AM »
AWARDS

The Clive Peters Play of the Day!
This one goes to the generally pretty awesome leg that Michelle and Jo ran. Leaving 10th and a long way in arrears and moving all the way up to 2nd place is a huge effort.

Muppet of the Week!
I really wanted to give it to Adam and Dane, but I think that the honours have to go to Lucy and Emilia. This makes 2 weeks in a row they've helped Paul and Steve through a task, and I let it slide last week because they didn't do it deliberately, but telling a team that a) You don't like and b) Are among the biggest physical threats in the competition is just dumb.

Heel Moment of the Week!
Gotta give it to Sarah this week for her world class Water Dummy Spit, and Tuk-Tuk Dummy Spit.

Congratulations, You Just Made Youtube
Tough to say on this one, but I think if any moment has a chance to go viral, it will probably be Adam and Dane's horrendous blunder for cab fare.

The Andrew and Dan Trophy for Most Underwhelming Team to Make It
Lucy and Emilia are doing a really great job of not getting eliminated every week. Could they possibly finish in the worst possible spot that avoids elimination every week?

This reporter says a pretty loud: No. No, they won't.