TAR: Hockey players, roller derby moms, and the mullet to end all mullets

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by rfisher, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. allezfred

    allezfred Prick Admin Staff Member

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    Thank goodness the boring firemen are gone. Although I would have been fine with Team Country going as well.

    Other than that not too much to dislike about the teams so far. I know Team Doctor Twinnies were a bit whiny, but I was :rofl: when one of them mumbled "Bitches!" when Team Youtube got the sandcastle clue. :rofl:

    Maybe we could get a vBet going on whether Dad of Team Cancer will cry once each episode. :p
  2. Garden Kitty

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    Per Phil on twitter, they could have jumped in the water but he says that people often don't think clearly under pressure and after "baking in the sun"
  3. star_gazer11

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    I missed a bit coming back from commercial break when those last 3 teams were still at the sandcastles. Who suggested they all quit and take the penalty first? Were the firemen completely beaten to the mat, still in the water when the other teams checked in?

    Because the firemen could have turned the canoe around and tried to complete the sandcastles for another hour or two...they could've tried to bypass the four hour penalty, once the other two teams had definitely taken it, right?
  4. Spareoom

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    I don't think they are allowed to reverse a decision to forfeit...they announced it to the camera, received the clue and took the penalty. There was no going back at that point.
  5. Catherine M

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    It was the eville newly weds, Max & Katie that started the whole "lets all take the penalty". Both the blondes and firemen jumped right in and agreed.

    And Spareoom is right, once the firemen announced to the camera that they were taking the penalty and got the clue, they could not go back to the sandcastles ie no changing their minds once they saw they were last in the water. And yes they were in the water still when the blondes checked in right after Max & Katie.
  6. BaileyCatts

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    oooohhhh that's :EVILLE:. I LOVE IT!!! :lol:

    I hope that is what ends up happening so they can't sit in comfort in their hotel room. Make 'em sit out in the heat right at The Mat.
  7. star_gazer11

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    Thanks for catching me up. I thought they could've changed their minds, but you're right that since the clue was given in lieu of finishing the sandcastles their fate was sealed.
  8. Rogue

    Rogue Sexy Superhero

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    The truly evil person would have agreed with the other teams to take the penalty and then make sure they were third in line. After the other 2 teams took the penalty and had the clue, the evil team would have "changed their minds" and headed back to the sandcastles.
  9. BaileyCatts

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    ^^ Brilliant!! Future teams make note of that! :lol:
  10. Angelskates

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    Or decided once they found a clue, and pretended they didn't find the clue, hid it again, and all made the decision. Waiting until the other two made got the next clue, and then BAM! Show the clue they had in the sandcastle.
  11. Lilia A

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    In the past, if you quit the roadblock you had to wait out the 4 hour penalty before you were given your next clue and were allowed to move on. I don't know, it seems like they're making things easier for the racers.
  12. Skittl1321

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    Or the sun was going to set within that time and they wanted them to be able to canoe in daylight so they got good TV footage.
  13. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    I think if there had been any teams behind them, they would have had to wait, but there would be absolutely nothing to gain for anyone (including the viewers) for three teams to just sit in the sun by the sandcastles for 4 hours.
  14. KHenry14

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    BTW, ratiings were 14% lower than the Feb 2012 TAR premier. This may not be as bad as it looks, but it can't be good.
  15. Fridge_Break

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    Considering how almost every other show has skidded in a downwards direction in the ratings (due to DVR, online episodes, and availability to watch episodes whenever and wherever convenient, etc), I'm not really that worried. TAR won its timeslot for the premiere, something that it wasn't able to do at all last season.
  16. skatemomaz

    skatemomaz 4 More Years

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    I completely forgot it was on until my sister texted me. :duh:

    Nobody annoyed me too much, except for newlywed blonde and her husband, but I kind of felt she was trying too hard to be a bitch, almost as if she decided that would get her the most screen time.
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  17. liv

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    Is it just me or does the one hockey brother look like Prince William when you look at him quickly? Each time they show him my first impression is wow, that's just like Wills... but of course that changes when you look at him longer.

    Cant' belive the doctors and their decision so far!
  18. PrincessLeppard

    PrincessLeppard Pink Bitch

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    WHY DO YOU COME ON THE AMAZING RACE IF YOU ARE AFRAID OF WATER????
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  19. Fridge_Break

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    Taking a penalty before even TRYING the task? Get off my show, twins. Go home. NOW.
  20. Skittl1321

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    Quitting a detour should still be a 24 hour penalty, six is too light. Helmet diving might be scary but it requires NO swimming skill.
  21. Prancer

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    PML at Ride of the Valkyries as they take off on the jet skis.

    I would love to do that helmet challenge, even with the stingrays.
  22. Skittl1321

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    Too funny! At the mat they referenced this. Even funnier since "prince William " didn't have his teeth in.
  23. rfisher

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    dave and connor are awesome racers even with that :duh: mistake. I hope Dave didn't rupture his Achilles tendon. That would suck. The twinnie doctors are pathetic. I like Chuck and Wynona. Bless her. She's hanging in as best as she can.

    I am not sad they're out.
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  24. Prancer

    Prancer The "specialness" that is Staff Member

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    These guys are so not TWINNIES!
  25. liv

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    Haha!!No, not TWINNIES at all. Not sad to see them go.

    If I was going to apply to be on Amazing Race, I'd be practicing my swimming, climbing, running, manual driving, geography skills and going out to as many ethnic restaurants as i could find!! It boggles my mind how many teams come unprepared after all this time!!!
  26. Rogue

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    I couldn't believe how long it took the twins to decide to do the other detour. They were talking taking the penalty before even checking it out. Well-deserved loss.
  27. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    WHY WOULD YOU GO ON THE AMAZING RACE (let alone enter any race) WHEN JOGGING UP A TINY HILL IS MADE TO SEEM LIKE CLIMBING MT. EVEREST? (This means you, gay-slurring country bumpkins....)
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  28. Garden Kitty

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    Someone asked Phil if he was surprised that people would go on the show if they couldn't swim, and he said yes, but not as surprised as he is about people who can't drive a shift.
  29. Skittl1321

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    Wait? I must have missed that, what did they say?

    (However, interesting that you then resort to negative name calling of them...)
  30. Catherine M

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    Yes, Anthony does look like Prince William when you first look at him real quick like. And when he has his fake teeth in. He even admits to people telling him so in his bio interview on the CBS site. Really like him and his brother. Don't seem all that obnoxious and seem to get along well with each other and the other teams.

    I really have no comment on the doctors coming on TAR without being able to swim. Obviously they have never watched the show before! And why didn't they change tasks right away!?!

    And I wonder if production gave Pam & Winnie a hint that they were in danger of going out to sea? Lucky for them they still aren't wandering around the south pacific! Tough leg for them and they were only saved by the docs not changing tasks right off the bat.
  31. skatesindreams

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    I'll never understand teams that don't prepare/have the basic skillset for TAR after all these seasons.
    How could the Dr's believe that they would be successful, with all their "issues".
  32. Catherine M

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    I believe I read somewhere that the Doctors were recruited ie they aren't fans of the show. As someone who works with medical students and residents every day I can see how the last 10+ years of their medical training they didn't have alot of free time to be watching TV so they might have not known just how much swimming/diving comes to play in the race. Or they thought it would be like last season where the syncro swimming detour was combined with the library one, a task firmly on ground.

    That still doesn't excuse them from bleeding time with (1) arguing over quitting and (2) not switching tasks. I do think this is where not being fans of the show came into major play; any fan knows that if you see one detour option as a major hurdle, look into the 2nd one ASAP.
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  33. Bev Johnston

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    I do not understand why in the world TAR "recruits" contestants when I'm sure there are plenty of teams who would love to be on the show but are turned down.
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    Yeah, plus I can't imagine they were anything but duds in the per-selection interviews.
  35. zaphyre14

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    I don't understand people who go on The Amazin Race without first learning to read a map.
  36. BaileyCatts

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    AMEN!! I think it should be 24 just to make sure people don't manipulate the penalty because taking the penalty saves more time than doing the task when its only 4 hours (due to waiting for attractions to open, waiting for flights, etc). I could live with a 12 hour penalty, but 4 hours is just way too short. There is really no consequence when you think about it. Look at those two teams who took it last week. They were down to only a 1.5 hour difference by doing nothing since the water taxi didn't open until 7:30a. And the fact that the Twins were willing to give up so easily at first. If they would have, with that measly little 4 hour penalty, there was a very good chance they they have survived some of those teams who actually did all of the challenges. Another reason why 4 hours is much too short. Minimum should be 12.

    And why do you go on TAR without at least learning some basic swimming skills! How many times do we see that? You know there are going to be water challenges!! You can't really get over a fear of heights (and if I had that, I would just close my eyes, say God please don't let me die, and just do it!), but you can do something about the swimming. Take some lessons! The minute I started the application process, I would start taking swimming lessons and learn to drive a stick shift, just on the off chance I might make it. I can swim enough now to keep from drowning, but I sure as hell would be at the pool every day taking lessons if I planned on trying to get on this show. And I can't drive a stick, another thing I would be learning the minute I turned in an application.

    But man that stilts challenge :eek:! My feet hurt just watching that!! I woulda been in serious trouble if I had to do that challenge. That looked painful!
  37. smurfy

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    I did not watch until today, had to watch the Oscars.
    The twins, as I can't use any caps. Yes it was dumb about debating (plus I agree about the lack of swmming ability) which task to do and lose time, but they way they did the clams!!!! One clam at a time.
    I thought the You Tubes had a good method, the guy just kept getting them while she opened them, and other teams grabbing fast!
    To the twins - this was not surgery- why be so cautious and careful.
    I don't see Mullet and Wynona, Winnie and Pam(?) lasting much longer.
    Matt & Katie - seemed too focused on the other team and should just concentrate on getting their task done.
    Hate to see a team go out do to injury. Will be interesting if they do, the scrambling for 'their' express pass could be entertaining for us. You just know the minute they leave that is what the other teams from the 'alliance' will be working on.
    Phil - underwater - so fun!
    I want to go to Bora Bora - just beautiful
    I do enjoy how they show some pretty intelligent, professionally successful players, yet they lack 'common sense'.
  38. Prancer

    Prancer The "specialness" that is Staff Member

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    I attended a seminar a while back that covered the Dunning-Kruger Effect and all the examples that were used came from reality television :lol:.
  39. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    Wynona said something about Joey like "we got beat by Richard Simmons with the flaming short and kneehigh socks". Although Chuck was a much better sport as he high-fived Joey. (By the way, is "country bumpkin" a very offensive term from where you come from? :lol:)
  40. bmcg

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    It´s obvious to me the brothers have had swimming lessons. They wouldn't be able to do the little they did without having any. But their ability was limited and they likely only spent time in a pool. They could tread water but were unable to dive down under water. I think fear played a lot into that and open water is scarier than being in a nice sanitized pool. What they probably never really practiced in their lessons was diving for toys at the bottom of a pool. People should add that to their list of skills to practice in the future :D