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post #931 of 1546
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

Did the second team in the Fast Forward alliance get the Fast Forward .. ??

OBGYN dude was really a whiner at the Sandcastle challenge .. and Team Redneck Woman was not much better .. somebody should have brought her a coctail .. Vodka and 7-Up .. ??

You mean Express Pass?

We don't know. The 2nd team to arrive wasn't in the "first flight alliance". The 3rd team was Father/Son cancer survivors. The previews alluded to the 1st pace team choosing NOT to give it to them in the previews for next week.
post #932 of 1546
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Originally Posted by Lord_Zath View Post

You mean Express Pass?

We don't know. The 2nd team to arrive wasn't in the "first flight alliance". The 3rd team was Father/Son cancer survivors. The previews alluded to the 1st pace team choosing NOT to give it to them in the previews for next week.

Yep, Express Pass .. coffee must not have fully kicked in yet .. wink.gif

Did the second team in the Fast Forward alliance get the Fast Forward .. ?? ... yes, I know the Father / Son team was the 3rd to arrive .. yet since they are part of the alliance, that would make them the team qualified for the EP ..

Like I said earlier, my DVR cut off the last few minutes of the show .. just tryin to get up to speed ..
post #933 of 1546
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

Yep, Express Pass .. coffee must not have fully kicked in yet .. wink.gif

Did the second team in the Fast Forward alliance get the Fast Forward .. ?? ... yes, I know the Father / Son team was the 3rd to arrive .. yet since they are part of the alliance, that would make them the team qualified for the EP ..

Like I said earlier, my DVR cut off the last few minutes of the show .. just tryin to get up to speed ..

Thy didn't show anyone getting the 2nd express pass yet, unless I missed it.
post #934 of 1546
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Originally Posted by Tom Imp View Post

Talk about false advertising with that 3 teams quitting thing. Yeah, I know, technically they did quit (a challenge), but they made you believe that 3 teams quit the race altogether.

I'm guessing the token gay is that guy on the internet fad team. I can't see any others.
Speaking of them, God I want them gone quick. They are already annoying the crap out of me. mad.gif

Huge false advertising on this one. I believe the promotion kept saying for the first time even, 3 teams quit. Well there was that year with Boston Rob where 4 teams quit a task, so it wasn't even a first time ever. I guess if they want to say first time ever on the first episode, that would be the only correct statement.

By the way, I see the made the tasks even more harder this year, make sandcastles. I assume next week will be eat a sandwich.
post #935 of 1546
They didn't give anyone the express pass yet and the host said they have until the 4th leg to do it so no rush.
post #936 of 1546
I cant come up with the task they will do to advertise the Ford Focus. We had the parking assist 2 shows ago, then last season the open the tailgate with the foot. Both of these I predicted, but now I am stumped.
post #937 of 1546
I'm actually OK with the building sandcastles challenge. It gave the roadblocker something to do that tired them out and dragged out the challenge. I know I'd be rather fatigued if I had to rebuild 20 sandcastles while searching for a clue that may or may not be buried deeper than I'm looking. If they really wanted to drag it out, they could've had a local give approval for each created sandcastle.

Either way, it caused some teams to start slowing down and whining.
post #938 of 1546
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Originally Posted by WaTaGuMp View Post

I cant come up with the task they will do to advertise the Ford Focus. We had the parking assist 2 shows ago, then last season the open the tailgate with the foot. Both of these I predicted, but now I am stumped.

That new drivers seat toilet .. ?? eek.gif
post #939 of 1546
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Originally Posted by mark_b View Post



By the way, I see the made the tasks even more harder this year, make sandcastles. I assume next week will be eat a sandwich.

Well, I have to say the sand castle challenge still beats the ice cream eating challenge ..
post #940 of 1546
'Amazing Race' returns to lowest premiere yet
By James Hibberd, EW.com's 'Inside TV' Blog - Feb. 18, 2013

The midseason ratings slump continues: CBS’ Amazing Race returned to its lowest-rated premiere yet. The Emmy-winning travel competition series had 9.5 million viewers and a 2.4 rating among adults 18-49 Sunday evening for its 22nd edition. That’s down 14 percent from last year. At least that’s not as bad as Survivor‘s drop. Race didn’t help its lead-out much — CBS’ The Good Wife (8.5 million, 1.4) was down 7 percent from its last episode three weeks ago.

Meanwhile, ABC’s Revenge (3.1 million, 1.8) recovered somewhat from last week’s scary season low. The wicked soap bounced up 29 percent from last week’s all-time low with Once Upon a Time (6 million, 2.3) climbing a more modest 5 percent while airing against the Race premiere. NBC aired a tax write-off of repeats and Fox had its usual animation block.

Would love to see some Walking Dead ratings today, but that depends on whether AMC special-ordered the numbers (Sunday cable ratings usually come out on Tuesday unless a network slips some extra cash to Nielsen for extra speedy service — networks usually only do that for premieres).

http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/02/18/amazing-race-premiere

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post #941 of 1546
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Originally Posted by WilliamR View Post

'Amazing Race' returns to lowest premiere yet
By James Hibberd, EW.com's 'Inside TV' Blog - Feb. 18, 2013

The midseason ratings slump continues: CBS’ Amazing Race returned to its lowest-rated premiere yet. The Emmy-winning travel competition series had 9.5 million viewers and a 2.4 rating among adults 18-49 Sunday evening for its 22nd edition. That’s down 14 percent from last year. At least that’s not as bad as Survivor‘s drop. Race didn’t help its lead-out much — CBS’ The Good Wife (8.5 million, 1.4) was down 7 percent from its last episode three weeks ago.

Meanwhile, ABC’s Revenge (3.1 million, 1.8) recovered somewhat from last week’s scary season low. The wicked soap bounced up 29 percent from last week’s all-time low with Once Upon a Time (6 million, 2.3) climbing a more modest 5 percent while airing against the Race premiere. NBC aired a tax write-off of repeats and Fox had its usual animation block.

Would love to see some Walking Dead ratings today, but that depends on whether AMC special-ordered the numbers (Sunday cable ratings usually come out on Tuesday unless a network slips some extra cash to Nielsen for extra speedy service — networks usually only do that for premieres).

http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/02/18/amazing-race-premiere

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You could just leave out the show title and fill in the blank with about 95% of season premieres now. It's kind of like say in music "So and so's new album sold less copies than their last one the first week out." No kidding. Times have changed. Hardly anyone buys CDs or complete albums anymore, and more and more people every day use DVRs and on demand to watch TV shows. It just gives EW and other sites something to write about.
post #942 of 1546
The problem I see is they do too many of these seasons. Hell, it feels like the last season of AR and Survivor just ended and now they are back again.

If they spread them out, it would make people yearn for them more. Now it seems like it's on a constant loop.
post #943 of 1546
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Originally Posted by Tom Imp View Post

The problem I see is they do too many of these seasons. Hell, it feels like the last season of AR and Survivor just ended and now they are back again.

If they spread them out, it would make people yearn for them more. Now it seems like it's on a constant loop.

I tend to lean that way as well .. although I am a fan of both shows, it does seem they come at you pretty fast from one season to the next .. hard to get the DVR whittled down and BOOM .. another AR and another Survivor .. maybe doing a season every 8-10 months .. ??
post #944 of 1546
Regarding the express pass, I am wondering if they could just choose to tear it up and give it to nobody or could they give it to somebody they know would be the last team to arrive somehow.
post #945 of 1546
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Originally Posted by zalusky View Post

Regarding the express pass, I am wondering if they could just choose to tear it up and give it to nobody or could they give it to somebody they know would be the last team to arrive somehow.

I think Phil said the Pass must be used by the 4th leg .. which could mean they must give it to a team or it could mean it expires after the 4th leg ..
post #946 of 1546
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

Did the second team in the Fast Forward alliance get the Fast Forward .. ??

OBGYN dude was really a whiner at the Sandcastle challenge .. and Team Redneck Woman was not much better .. somebody should have brought her a coctail .. Vodka and 7-Up .. ??

It probably would have been a lot more interesting if they provided bottomless MaiTais to the diggers. wink.gif

Anyway, if you're going to take a penalty, this was about the best situation to do it. You're stuck on an island with a limited number of flights out, so the next stage almost certainly involves a long international airplane flight, which implies a long bunching point to make certain that all the teams can make it through customs and still have lots of time to make the flight. With a little luck, the bunching point will consume the entire 4 hour penalty for the two surviving teams.

I wonder what would have happened if the firefighters had decided to go back and complete the sandcastles after it was obvious that they were going to lose the canoe race?
post #947 of 1546
Yeah if I were the firefighters, I would've just turned around at that point. Who knows, it might've taken them 4 hours to paddle back!

I was also thinking about timing. From the sun's angle, it seemed like an hour or two from sunset. This season was filmed in the summer, and they're in the southern hemisphere, so sunset's probably 5-6pm. So let's say 4-5pm was when the last teams arrived. They'd leave at 4-5 am plus 4 hour penalty so 8-9am. They'll most likely catch up with the other teams then. All they've really done is given themselves 4 more hours of sleep than the other teams. Quite the advantage!

As far as the shows, yeah, there's a lot of them, but I love watching them. What I'd really like to see them do is show The Amazing Race for one time of the year, and then fill the other one with The Amazing Race Australia or one of the dozens of Amazing Race spinoffs that are aired in the other countries. Just add subtitles (when appropriate) and I'm happy. It would be neat to see how other countries run their shows. Some are more regional than global, which also has its benefits - getting to know a lot better about a specific part of the world.
post #948 of 1546
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

We'll let it record for maybe half an hour and then start watching in order to skip the commercials ..

Last night in my area I guess there was something ahead of AR that took an extra few minutes since the DVR cut off the final team to arrive .. frown.gif

Specifically, PGA Golf ran over even though they tossed the playoff holes over to the Golf Channel. You should never assume that CBS Sunday primetime will start on time. wink.gif

The upside (for me) is that it pushed the the start of the Mentalist clear of the ABC runover @10pm, thus resolving a TiVo scheduling conflict.
post #949 of 1546
I am just glad we don't ever have to hear that, COME ON TWINNY, GO TWINNY, YAY TWINNY crap ever again. Knock on wood.
post #950 of 1546
After looking at the sand castle challenge for a bit I wondered: why not find a really thin stick and poke under the castles without disturbing them? wink.gif
post #951 of 1546
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Originally Posted by HDTVChallenged View Post

Specifically, PGA Golf ran over even though they tossed the playoff holes over to the Golf Channel. You should never assume that CBS Sunday primetime will start on time. wink.gif

The upside (for me) is that it pushed the the start of the Mentalist clear of the ABC runover @10pm, thus resolving a TiVo scheduling conflict.

Yeah I have my DVR set to record for 3 hours every Sunday just because of CBS sports.
post #952 of 1546
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Originally Posted by Mac The Knife View Post

I wonder what would have happened if the firefighters had decided to go back and complete the sandcastles after it was obvious that they were going to lose the canoe race?

They showed the teams making some sort of declaration that they are taking the penalty in front of the camera. Are they then even allowed to change their mind and go back and try to finish?
post #953 of 1546
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Originally Posted by lexluthor View Post

They showed the teams making some sort of declaration that they are taking the penalty in front of the camera. Are they then even allowed to change their mind and go back and try to finish?

I was wondering about that myself. And then even if the firefighters were to decide to go back and finish the challenge, they still would have to row back there to finish it AND row again to the Checkpoint after finishing it. They could have easily spent more than 4 hours just doing the rowing part . . . rolleyes.gif
post #954 of 1546
When they decide to take the penalty they are given the next clue. I imagine once they do that there is no going back, but this purely a guess.
post #955 of 1546
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Originally Posted by lexluthor View Post

They showed the teams making some sort of declaration that they are taking the penalty in front of the camera. Are they then even allowed to change their mind and go back and try to finish?

I'm not sure. I know I've seen teams go back and complete challenges that they unintentionally skipped and I've seen them take a clue from a box they weren't supposed to take and still be able to go back, but I've never seen the case where they go back and complete a stage where a race official is holding on to the clues until the stage is finished.

It seems that in most cases the penalty isn't applied until you step on the mat. But perhaps it's also true that the penalty applies if you take a clue from a race official without completing the task.
post #956 of 1546
The twins got eliminated for sheer stupidity and lack of time management skills. Really -two hours to figure out that they should try the other challenge? It's times like these that I wonder how some people get to their level in life.rolleyes.gif

I must say it is one of the nicest places to have challenges.cool.gif

I was surprised the jet skis were not planted by some maker as an ad (a la Ford).
post #957 of 1546
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Originally Posted by Lord_Zath View Post

Glad they got rid of that thing.

So far, I'm cheering for 3 teams:

1. Team Asian
2. Team OBGYN
3. Team YouTube

I really want to see gone:
1. Team Firefighter
2. Team Newlywed

So 2 of my 3 picks aren't looking so good. Grr!

I definitely enjoyed the episode. The underwater picnic was just hilarious. And IDK what's up with Team OBGYN. They're swimming in yucky fluids on a regular basis, yet they can't handle WATER?!
post #958 of 1546
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Originally Posted by biker19 View Post

The twins got eliminated for sheer stupidity and lack of time management skills. Really -two hours to figure out that they should try the other challenge? It's times like these that I wonder how some people get to their level in life.rolleyes.gif

I must say it is one of the nicest places to have challenges.cool.gif

I was surprised the jet skis were not planted by some maker as an ad (a la Ford).

I'm with you on all points .. although I think one of the teams riding the jet ski did mention the company that makes the skis ..

Those diving contraptions that fitted over the head I'd never seen or heard of before but they looked pretty easy to use ..
post #959 of 1546
I heard at least one of the racers call them "scuba" gear, but they were about as far from "self-contained" as you can get.

I loved the scenery, and just might have to try to get there on vacation. The whole area looked almost untouched.
post #960 of 1546
After that comment by Team OBGYN about how "after having someone's life in your hands, nothing else rattles you", it was obvious they were going to have a meltdown, After all the whining on both the sandcastle and diving challenges, they really deserve to get eliminated. But I'm wondering what's going to happen due to the Dad rupturing his tendon.

Has there ever been a team that actually dropped out due to injury? I can recall some serious injuries, but every case I can think of they either continued or finished last and got eliminated.

And man there's been a lot of bad game play this season. Of course, there's always some bad play during a leg, but OBGYN couldn't do anything right, Father/Son didn't read all of the clue and forgot their diving gear. Team AsianSisters jet skied around in circles for and hour or more, Team Redneck should have had the guy dive and his wife shuck like a couple of other teams did, etc, etc, etc.
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