: Amazing Race 15 Discussion (Starts Sept 27th)
Oh man were the trotters dumb!
Once you knew F was the first letter, there was 24 combinations!
I counted 20. But yeah. It took me two minutes to work this out:
2009-12-01, 03:14 PM
I read in this interview at http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/exclusive-flight-time-lang-big-easy-lofton-talk-the-amazing-race-10018.php he thought he tried FRANZ but the continuous noise and what I perceive to be a lack of a good gameplan was his downfall.
The number of combinations for five letters is five factorial or 5!
5! = 5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x1 = 120
once you know the first then it becomes 4!
4! = 4 x 3 x 2 x 1 = 24
2009-12-01, 04:05 PM
I don't have this on the PVR anymore but i swear when Sam/Dan asked him what letters he had(as soon as he entered the room) he stated FRANZ (in that sequence).
All 24 options:
F A N R Z
F A N Z R
F A R N Z
F A R Z N
F A Z R N
F A Z N R
F N A Z R
F N A R Z
F N R A Z
F N R Z A
F N Z A R
F N Z R A
F R A N Z
F R A Z N
F R N Z A
F R N A Z
F R Z A N
F R Z N A
F Z A R N
F Z A N R
F Z N A R
F Z N R A
F Z R A N
F Z R N A
2009-12-01, 06:17 PM
He actually stated "FARNZ", in that order. He was so close and didn't know it!
2009-12-06, 08:56 PM
Glad the "ugly" Miss America finished 3rd. Lots of love she showed her husband, I'm sure her family will be proud.
2009-12-06, 09:26 PM
Is it just me, or was this last stage really boring? It really lacked the usual "puzzle" detour challenge.
2009-12-06, 09:35 PM
Ya, the last episode usually spends only a few minutes in the US.
I guess the puzzle was counting to a million.
Amazing how quickly Meghan and Cheyne caught up.
2009-12-07, 06:48 AM
Glad neither the brother team nor Miss freak-out-america win. I think Meghan did a great job overall that contributes to Cheyne and her win. I was disappointed that there was no memory/puzzle challenge like in previous seasons. That made the final leg less "amazing".
2009-12-07, 02:49 PM
Wonder how the globetrotters would have done with the million dollar chip count? :eek:
2009-12-07, 02:56 PM
I was wondering the same thing.
I was disappointed that there was no memory/puzzle challenge like in previous seasons
Everyone in our family was asking the same question. The $1 million in chips was boring. I like the final challenge because it forces every team to pay attention.
I would like the final challenge to be brought back BUT allow both players on the team to work together to solve it.
As for Meghan and Cheyne winning, we were glad. We hated the other teams and Meghan and Cheyne really were the class of the competition.
Once again a fun show and I suspect I will be watching TAR 16 and like everyone, I hope its finally in HD!
2009-12-07, 03:09 PM
For you Big Brother fans, Jordan and Jeff are part of TAR 16. The rest started November 28th in L.A.
I'm surprised this race only last 21 days.
2009-12-07, 04:31 PM
This must be for an all-star TAR.
2009-12-08, 12:44 AM
Yeah, TAR is long overdue for HD makeover. Even commercially available high-end HiDef camcorders nowadays can do better than the SD coverage TAR given so far. And "travel" scenary can definitely use some HD.
2009-12-08, 07:37 AM
We were amazed with the finale. Finally, the team we wanted to win actually did. They weren't my first choice out of all the teams that started, but were the ones out of the final 3 that we liked. They worked hard, didn't give up, made a great comeback at the counting challenge and didn't b!tch at each other the whole race.
2009-12-08, 08:32 AM
Well, they did bitch at each other but not to the extent as the other 2 finalists.
2009-12-08, 12:22 PM
This must be for an all-star TAR.
Nope. They already did that. Wasn't a fan.
jean luc picard
2009-12-08, 12:52 PM
For you Big Brother fans, Jordan and Jeff are part of TAR 16.
heh heh. looks like big easy is going to have some competition for the dumbest race competitor of all time.
from CTV Press release
TORONTO, Dec. 7 /CNW/ - CTV hit the jackpot Sunday night as 3.074 million viewers tuned in to watch Meghan Rickey and Cheyne Whitney cross the finish line in Las Vegas in THE AMAZING RACE season finale. Winning the night nationally, the episode becomes the most-watched program of the week in Canada in total viewers and the key A25-54 and A18-49 demos. Last night's finale is up 42% from last fall's season finale and peaked with 3.8 million viewers at 8:54 p.m. as Meghan and Cheyne ran for the finish line.
Up 46% over last fall's season, THE AMAZING RACE Season 15 averaged 2.68 million viewers, making it the most-watched in eight cycles. This season ranks in the Top 10 Fall 2009 programs nationally with all key demos, ranking at No. 4 with A25-54 and A18-49.