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Pit Stop Greeters
« on: November 28, 2017, 07:59:55 PM »
I've been thinking of adding information about Pit Stop greeters to our Wiki, because we barely mention them at all currently. I would need help to make it any good, though, otherwise I'd be writing things like "A Vietnamese man" and nothing else.

So, one part of this thread will be for anyone who wants to help list or describe Pit Stop greeters. Are they wearing a specific type of clothing? Are they part of a profession? If they say something in a foreign language, what do they say? I'm not going to be working on this right away, but it would be good to get a start.

Or, if you want, feel free to also use this thread to just discuss Pit Stop greeters. Who are your favourites? What kind of greeter would you like to see that we haven't? Any ideas of how to incorporate greeters into the finale task?
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Re: Pit Stop Greeters
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2017, 09:49:34 PM »
Some standout ones that come to mind, for starters:

TAR 13 - Phil Keoghan's dad, John - Leg 4, New Zealand
TAR 21 - The headless guy - Leg 10, Spain
TAR 22 - "Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde" - Leg 10, Scotland
TAR 23 - Robot - Leg 11, Tokyo, Japan
TAR 25 - Puffin mascot - Leg 3, Shetland Islands, Scotland
TAR 25 - Melody Chen, TAR Asia 1 racer - Leg 9, Singapore
TAR 27 - Rose of Charity Orphanage woman - Leg 4, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

TAR Asia 5 - Zabrina Fernandez & Joe Jer Tee, TAR Asia 1 team - Leg 3, Malaysia

TAR Israel 6 - Krista DeBono, TAR27 racer - Leg 2, New York City, USA

Canada's had several named ones

TARC 2
-Mathea Olin, Young surfing champion - Leg 2, Tofino, BC
-Jennifer Tse, actress - Leg 3, Hong Kong
-Ballerina - Leg 6, Winnipeg, MB
-Jim, D-Day veteran - Leg 7, Normandy, France
-"Anne of Green Gables" - Leg 10, PEI

TARC 3
-Raptor, Toronto Raptors mascot - Leg 1, Toronto
-Alex Trebek - Leg 6, Sudbury

TARC 4
-The Men of the Deeps - Leg 9, Cape Breton Island, NS

TARC 5
-Brad Grainger, Fort McMurray Fire Department Chief - Leg 2, Fort McMurray, AB
-Renata Brum, Senior Citizenship Judge - Leg 6, Ottawa, ON/Gatineau, QC
-"Captain James Cook" - Leg 7, Corner Brook, NL
-Snowbirds pilot - Leg 9, Moose Jaw, SK
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Re: Pit Stop Greeters
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2017, 12:02:31 AM »
TAR 18
Leg 2 - Mayor of Broken Hill (Wincen Cuy) as the miner, Broken Hill

TAR 20
Leg 3 - Fiorella Migliore, model and beauty queen, Asuncion

TAR 25
Leg 7 - Mayor of Palermo (Leoluca Orlando), Palermo
« Last Edit: November 30, 2017, 03:54:47 AM by claude_24hrs »
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Re: Pit Stop Greeters
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2017, 06:58:03 AM »
The Amazing Race 1

Songwe: Gabriel Zulu

Beau de Provence: Mayor

The Amazing Race 2

Sydney: Graham Keating (Town Crier)

The Amazing Race 25

Virgin Island: Lorna Freeman (Local Singer Dressed in Carnival Outfit)

Blenheim: Winston Churchill Impersonator

Palermo: Leoluca Orlando (Mayor of Palermo)

The Amazing Race Asia 3

Chiang Mai: Paula Taylor (TARA 2)

The Amazing Race Asia 5

Tara Basro (Legs 1, 2, 8, 9)

HaMerotz LaMillion 2

Croatia: Đovani Roso (Israeli-born Croatian soccer player)

HaMerotz LaMillion 3

Las Vegas: Marilyn Monroe Impersonator

HaMerotz LaMillion 4

London: Austin Powers Impersonator

HaMerotz LaMillion 5

Rome 2: Pinocchio

Geelong: Darryn Lyons (Mayor of Geelong at the time)

The Amazing Race China 3

Barcelona: Antonio Rebollo (Archer who lit 1992 Olympic Torch by shooting flaming arrow)

From Philippines 2 Wikipedia: Notable Pit Stop greeters included actresses Jasmine Curtis (Leg 1), Ritz Azul (Leg 3), Beauty Pageant contestant Heidi Ronato (Leg 4), Festival Queen "Reyna ng Aliwan 2014" Steffi Rose Aberasturi (Leg 6), Miss Bohol 2014 Queenie Melody Fullante (Leg 7) and Miss Iloilo 2014 Janine May Coo (Leg 8 ).
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Re: Pit Stop Greeters
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2017, 03:55:47 AM »
Xoruz, Dovani Roso wasn't born in Israel and was actually born in SR Croatia in SFR Yugoslavia at that time. He spent two years in Israel between 1994 and 1996.
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Re: Pit Stop Greeters
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2017, 05:17:58 PM »
Okay, here's another idea: Every week, I will post pictures of the greeters from a single race, and we can work together to describe and identify them, after which I'll post them up on the Wiki. If you don't have anything to add, feel free to just discuss any given group of greeters.

TAR1

Leg 1: (Songwe Village, Zambia)
Identity: Gabriel Zulu? (I know we hear Kim & Leslie call him Gabriel, how do we know his last name?) Connection to the village?
Clothing: ?
Speech: "Welcome to Songwe!"


Leg 2: Paris, France
Identity: Paris police? Soldier?
Clothing: ?
Speech: "Hello! Welcome in Paris!"


Leg 3: Les Baux de Provence, Southern France
Identity: The mayor of Les Baux de Provence (Duh). Wikipedia indicates that the mayor during 2000 was "Gérard Jouve".
Clothing: Sash with the herald of Les Baux? (Wikipedia shows an entirely different herald. Has it since changed?)
Speech: "Welcome to Lex Baux de Provence"


Leg 4: El Djem Colosseum, Tunisia
Identity: ?
Clothing: ?
Speech: "Welcome to El Djem Colosseum"


Leg 5: Ksar Ghilane, Sahara Desert, Tunisia
Identity: ? (Berber?)
Clothing: ?
Speech: "Welcome to Ksar Ghilane"


Leg 6: Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy
Identity: Sarah (Who is this? Why does Rob seem to know her?)
Clothing: ?
Speech: "Welcome to Sant'Agata Bolognese"


Leg 7: Agra, India
Identity: ? (There is also a male standing next to her out of frame)
Clothing: ? (The male is wearing the same)
Speech: "Namashka(?) Welcome to Agra"



Leg 8: Bikaner Junction, India
Identity: Two individuals (I cannot tell the gender of the one standing next to Phil, sorry)
Clothing: ?
Speech: "Welcome to Bikaner"


Leg 9: Krabi, Thailand
Identity: Buddhist Monk (Bhikkhu)
Clothing: Traditional Bhikkhu clothing
Speech: (Entirely in Thai. Translate? I don't trust the subtitles)


Leg 10: Pai Plong Beach, Thailand
Identity: ?
Clothing: Casual beach-wear
Speech: "Welcome to Pai Plong" (Obviously over-dubbed)


Leg 11: Beijing, China
Identity: ?
Clothing: ?
Speech: "Welcome to China"


Leg 12: Alaska, USA
Identity: Two Inuit males, owners of the cabin
Clothing: Typical Inuit clothing (?)
Speech: "Welcome to Alaska. Feel free to rest in our musher's cabin, and we'll see you in 12 hours."
« Last Edit: December 05, 2017, 07:46:23 PM by G.B. »
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Re: Pit Stop Greeters
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2017, 05:29:47 PM »
With regards to Gabriel, on the special thanks section of episode 1's credits a Gabriel Zulu is mentioned. I just assumed that was the greeter. A quick Google search later revealed a Linkedin page for Gabriel Zulu, which lists him as having "won the 'Responsible Tourism Showcase Honoree for Africa' and hosted the American "Amazing Race" as manager at Songwe Point Village."

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Re: Pit Stop Greeters
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2017, 06:57:56 PM »
the pictures are too damn big gb, maybe try to use img width? *shrugs*

that said, i don't really have any help, but i think IMDB may assist with identifying some greeters.
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Re: Pit Stop Greeters
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2017, 09:08:48 PM »
By the way, when I say 'Identity', I don't necessarily mean their name, but just some way to identify them beyond "A Chinese man" or such. Occupation? Impersonation? Etc...
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Re: Pit Stop Greeters
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2017, 05:56:02 AM »
Leg 8 greeters looks like they are ladies. You can tell from the headscarf and the one next to Phil has a feminine look.


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Re: Pit Stop Greeters
« Reply #10 on: Today at 09:25:57 AM »
There are more:

TAR 3
Leg 10 - Jaime Teo, actress and beauty queen, Singapore

TAR 5
Leg 1 - Natalia Rodriguez Lassiy, beauty queen, Uruguay
Leg 11 - Luli Arroyo, daughter of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Manila

TAR 7
Leg 2 - Pamela Diaz, beauty queen, Santiago

TAR 16
Leg 6 - Mime Performers, Champagne-Ardenne
Leg 11 - Bao Xishun, World's tallest man at the time, Shanghai
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