: Amazing Race 15 Discussion (Starts Sept 27th)
2009-10-16, 08:33 AM
I assume that this rule for check in was provided in writing to the teams prior to the race. It would indeed be "nice" to give the team until the next departure time to locate the documents, but, in a way it is generous to even allow them the time to go back and look for such a critical piece of "equipment" required to ensure participation in the race.
The3 second team to arrive, which became the first, should have received a prize (I can't recall if tehy did or not or if it just didn't make the editing).
2009-10-16, 10:00 AM
I have a feeling that a 'prize' comment may have been edited out.
I don't think they knew they were short a passport until they went through their belongings.
I'm sure something is in the rules about this. Perhaps it's a rule that needs changing. It's not like losing a passport can them an advantage in any way.
2009-10-18, 09:54 PM
Another OT on CBS.
2009-10-19, 12:58 PM
That was a major OT last night...1 hour and 15 minutes late.
2009-10-19, 01:04 PM
Ya, I actually watched it on CTV for the first time ever. I usually pad an hour on CBS. Luckily I was home.
Yeah the lion is gone! Lance was just a jerk so glad to see him gone.
I fast forward through the commercials so recording from CTV is fine.
Regarding the passports. I think its a reasonable rule. When I travel, I have a carry-on bag with one pocket that I carry the passports and travel info in. Its the only thing that goes in that pocket.
When outside the country, your passport is truly you most valuable position followed closely by cash or visa card.
1. Bye bye Fran Drescher and Meathead. :rolleyes: I will miss your sincere smile Lance. Is it just me or does it look like smiling causes him pain?
2. And what is up with the the blond getting all emotional at the race track?
3. Is anyone else waiting for the Virgins to crack under the pressure?
4. I have a lot of respect for the brothers. Not just the black ones but the gays ones too. :)
2009-10-23, 12:53 PM
I dunno, the lions were annoying, but they were kind of entertaining too. Wasn't there a bit where some other team was saying, "Hopefully another team will make a huge mistake," and then the very next shot was of the lions?
I think the editors of the show were having fun with them, cos I remember an earlier ep where they showed interview footage of the lions talking about how much smarter they were than other teams, then the show cut to footage of the lions being lost and not knowing what to do. I love stuff like that!
2009-10-24, 01:23 AM
"2. And what is up with the the blond getting all emotional at the race track?"
I wondered about that too.
I would have LOVED to do that !!! I've had some track time ,and driving a formula type race car is one of my dreams !!
There was nothing dangerous about driving that car around that track,just pure enjoyment.I would have asked for a few more laps though ! :D
2009-10-26, 08:34 AM
My wife and I had a good arguement over last night episode since she is also afraid of heights. Its a freak'n water-slide :)
Come on, don't go on TAR if you are that afraid of heights. Every season there will be a challenge that you will not surpass. Looking at the preview for next week, if they hadn't been eliminated this week, there is no way she would have made it past another leg.
IMO, for the prize money, sure I may be afraid during a task or two, but mind over matter.....money over fear, I'd be doing it.
2009-10-26, 09:04 AM
Speaking of Atlantis, i'm going to Nassau this week and will be visiting the original one. They have a similiar waterslide.
I can see if it was bungee jumping or something but a waterslide?
2009-10-26, 09:42 AM
That's exactly what I said to the wife James...if it's bungee jumping I can honestly understand the fear...
I have a tremendous fear of falling from high places
I did manage to go down Summit Plummet (which is a significantly higher waterslide than the one last night) at Disney's Blizzard Beach. The reason was because my seven year old son wanted to go. Honestly, I was terrified. After I did it once, I went on it again about five times but I couldn't look down while climbing the steps up. I actually felt relieved once I was on the slide!
Interestingly, this spring I rapelled down cliffs outside Zion Canyon and was absolutely terrified standing anywhere near ten feet of the edge until they snapped on my security line. Once I strapped on the harness, I could hang over the edge of the cliff and look down with little fear.
Was it irrational? Hell yeah but I've seen big huge guys scream like babies when they saw some weird bug that was about an inch big.
Fears are irrational and you can't do much about them.
FWIW, the notion of bungee jumping doesn't bother me but the idea of standing at the top of the platform and looking over the edge terrifies me.
2009-10-26, 12:12 PM
I thought the kiddie water-wings were absolutely hilarious! Yeah, those will help.
2009-10-26, 12:29 PM
I didn't like the GlobeTrotters' excessive trash-talking the girl. One or two simple quips would have been enough - especially since no one trash-talked them about not being able to open a briefcase.
If she had of gone down the slide, they still could have beat her in a foot race.
2009-10-26, 01:06 PM
I don't really consider what Big Easy was doing as 'trash talking'. I don't think he really said anything derogatory about her, just the situation and how high it was.
As far as the foot race, they wouldn't have known that there was a long beach stretch to run along, and we also don't know how much time they made people wait between slides for safety.
Also, I liked how they made the women get into their bathing suits and then go for a jog along the beach. We definitely need more legs like that!
2009-10-26, 01:24 PM
Do you have any idea what kind of things are said in a NHL,NFL game and so on. Things 100,000 times worst. This situation was far more serious the a NHL game. 1 Million Dollars were on the line and there was nobody behind them. It all came down to her either going down the slide or not they had to do whatever it took. If it was me I would of gone far far worst knowing it was all on the line. Never in the shows history has it come down a situation like this. I mean think about the moment they were in. She goes down they lose, she dosent there alive. You dont go on the show to be nice and make friends you go to win. Why is someone whos afraid of everything on the show in the first place! Water,heights planes and bugs. Its like ppl who dont like camping going on survivor then crying about it.
I liked how they made the women get into their bathing suits and then go for a jog along the beach. We definitely need more legs like that!
That was a nice add for some parts but a couple of those guys in bathing suits - arrghh!
I thought the talking by the Globetrotters was tacky but hey, we've seen worse on the show. The two minute rule was about 1 min and 40 seconds too long. Twenty seconds is more than enough time to plant yourself and go.
2009-10-26, 01:59 PM
Anyone know if this is the first time someone was unable to complete a task like this? I recall a lot of people having trouble with bungee jumps etc, but I don't recall anyone not finishing by choice.
Edit. Other than Rob/Amber with the eating challenge, and they convinced others to do the same.
2009-10-26, 02:22 PM
I don't recall any other failures, but I have seen some of the original seasons.
I didn't think the Globetrotters needed to add the comments to the situation. It was already in their favour and it just made them look bad.
Personally, I would have taken a running leap and taken my wife down the slide :) He came close to that at one point. lol