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TAR with no game :( But we've got Chippendales

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by rfisher, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. DaveRocks

    DaveRocks Wheeeeeeee!

    Celebrating! :cheer: Josh has been damn good at not letting on they did so well. I was convinced they didn't win. :lol: That little $hit! Wheeeeeeeee!
  2. Erin

    Erin Well-Known Member

    And also Eric & Danielle on the first all stars.

    I'm disappointed for the Chips, but not totally surprised...there were a few editing hints along the way that the Beekmans would pull it off. And they do always rock the mental tasks.
  3. Lara

    Lara It's JJ style!

    Very happy for Josh and Brent! But condolences to Lexi - I can only imagine how frustrating it must have been when they seemed to have the win in the bag. I wouldn't have thought about the greetings either.
  4. Lara

    Lara It's JJ style!

    And yes, the Chips need to be on the next all-stars for sure.
  5. professordeb

    professordeb Well-Known Member

    Well I hope that some of the racers have learned a lesson or two.

    1) don't steal from someone else -- it will likely come back and bite you in the @ss
    2) don't be too nice with others. Courteous is fine but hey, being too nice can bite you in the @ss too! The Goat Farmers would never have won. Instead they would have been gone a long time ago if cetain other couples hadn't agreed to stay til those two finished a task. I'm thinking specifically of the synchronized swimming. I really don't get this "let's help" at all costs in the earlier legs but when it was time for the final it was every pair for themselves.
    3) don't underestimate the underdogs. There's usually a reason why they're still around -- some of it luck, some of it getting help from others.

    BTW, I was soooo very glad Chippies got the cars since one of the guys was telling a story about how his mom needs a new car. He was so hoping that the winners of the "next" leg would win a car and that they would be first to the mat to win them. Happy for them to have won that since they didn't win the $1,000,000 -- I was so hoping they would be the winners what with the one dad fighting cancer. Drats.

    Anyway, congrats to the winners.
  6. star_gazer11

    star_gazer11 practising choreo

    I'm kinda meh myself on the Goats winning, but was rather :lol: that they beat Twinnies for the final three.

    Is the next one an all-star edition? I wouldn't mind if they get another shot either, I was rooting for them.

    That final hello/goodbye task was brilliant. :kickass::watch:
  7. ks1227

    ks1227 Well-Known Member

    I would never have predicted that outcome! Sort of like ... Laetitia Hubert beating Tara Lipinski! :lol:
    Congrats to the Goats. I'm happy for them. Although I would have enjoyed seeing the Chippendales win as well.
  8. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

    What a great finale! The first hour was setting things up to be a bit tense, but I loved the rivalry and smack talk between the Goats and TWINNIES! TWINNIES! were hilarious (if understated) at the bathmat o' doom.

    I thought they asked someone and were told the wrong castle name (which we saw happened earlier with Trey/Lexie - or was it the Chips? - as well)?

    :eek: zOMG the TAR natural disaster curse continues!!!!! :eek: (((Coney Island)))

    The clues at Coney Island were brilliant, I especially loved how there were always people loitering by the sign pointing at the clues and no one realized. The Houdini thing - pretty sure I would have peed myself if I thought I finished and then felt myself falling :scream: At least the 2 teams that followed knew it was coming.

    Trey and Lexie were great racers - Lexie let her frustrations get the best of her in a really, really difficult task. I'm glad it wasn't just a cakewalk though, like it was looking.

    Jaymes and James are just the bestest. Glad James got a car for his mama, and these two and TWINNIES! have to be a lock for all-stars.

    CONGRATS to the Goats!! :cheer2: Even though I wanted the Chips to win, by the end of it I was rooting for this team. They pulled it together when they needed to, and I was glad to see Brent be the one to do the final task so well. He's had some hard knock in the race :lol:

    Hooray for one of the best TAR seasons in quite a while! so, um, next one starts again in January, yes? :saint:
  9. smurfy

    smurfy Well-Known Member

    Great season! Yes - Chips and Twinnies for All Stars.
    One thing I really appreciated in the last few episodes - compared to other seasons/teams - the mostly nice positive supportive comments within the teams.
    And yes the helping other teams in a way is not good game play, but just nice to see. I found that as the season went on I grew to like teams I initially was not sure about. Usually I grow to dislike teams as the season goes on.
    When the Beekmans ran to the final, I did like how Abbie and Ryan (especially Abbie) were really happy for them.
    Lexi & Trey - a cute couple, and for so young, seem like a great relationship/future.
    Chips - bummed for them, but I felt with all their talk of helping their families, thought they might not win.
    Hopefully TAR is back in Jan! Just a great show. And the last few episodes in Mallorca and Loire Valley - 2 places high on my list to go!
  10. liv

    liv Well-Known Member

    Great win for them considering how many times they should have been gone and seemed the weakest of everyone. If it had been other racers with them at the end during the swimming challenge etc., they would have been last for sure. I think it's great they kept believing in themselves and didn't give up, even when they were absolutely hopeless at some of the challenges. I am sure they realize they made it by pure luck as well. Abbie and Ryan definitely held their destiny in their hands and by playing nice they kept them in the game. Twinnies would never have waited for them on that leg!!

    I loved the Houdini challenge. How fun was that?
  11. Erin

    Erin Well-Known Member

    I watched a bit late, so I finally saw the last task...yikes, that was a hard task. I think most people would have thought the same things as the Chips - "we just thought they were being cordial" :lol: Funnily enough, about 5 minutes before Josh said he was turning it from a language task to a math task, I came up with the same plan - after you get the ones you know, just methodically try each option until you get it right for a specific flag. And I managed to figure out what the Dutch ones were, in addition to French & Spanish, so I might have been one step ahead.

    ETA: The challenge I might have been able to rock is Thank You in all the different languages since that is the one word I make the effort to learn everywhere I travel, so it's often the only word I know in a given language.
  12. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

    As announced by CBS:
    "The Amazing Race's 22nd edition will premiere on the network on Sunday, February 17 at 8PM ET/PT."

    Many congratulations to Josh and Brent.
    It was great to see a team win because of their ability to solve problems, instead using of "manipulation"/conniving to do so.
    The twins could learn something from them.
  13. zaphyre14

    zaphyre14 Well-Known Member

    Lexie's sobbing breakdowns whenever she the tasks got tough turned me off so I was rooting for either of the guy teams to win. The Chops haven't been all that observant of their surroundings in the past so I wasn't surprised that they had so much trouble finding the clue on the billboard but I liked how they caught up on the pizza task. It was also good to see the guys figure out how to tackle the flag challenge with logic rather than memory. I was happy enough for the Beekman Boys but I would have been happy with the Chips as well. They all seemed like decent people for a change.
  14. Cachoo

    Cachoo Well-Known Member

    I really liked four of the last five teams and that is unusual for me. (I was not crazy about the sisters but I didn't loathe them.) Frankly I wouldn't mind seeing all five teams invited back again.
  15. merrywidow

    merrywidow Well-Known Member

    I would have been ok with any of the final 3 winning. Anyone except the Twinnies. One of the most irritating, obnoxious teams ever to last so long on AR. They were good racers & adept at manipulating others I'll give them that. I'm thinking in particular the pushing Lexi/Trey into sharing of their illgotten gains when the Hippies dropped their money. Then talking the Chippindales & Texans into (a very clever plan) participating in getting rid of Abby & Ryan.
  16. rfisher

    rfisher Will you rise like a phoenix or be a burnt chicken

    I guess Gen and I are the only ones who found the twinnies hysterical. I loved them and their ability to laugh at themselves. I'd be happy with any of the top four back in an all-stars round. I didn't find Lexie whiney. That was a rough task and once she got frustrated, she sort of lost it. I see students do that all the time. She and Trey were so close to winning and she knew it, and she lost her focus. They were excellent racers and made a really good team.

    Is the prize on TAR not like most reality shows where that million dollar prize is paid out as a 20 year annuity? One million dollars sounds like a lot, but over 20 years, it's not so much. Especially since it's split and then taxed. Of course, it will let you pay the taxes while those trip and car prizes are taxed as income with no cash to let them be paid. Unless, they have the option of a cash payout instead.
  17. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

    I'm not so sure that the twins' attitude/comments about Josh and Brent were "all in fun", either.
    I'd rather not see them again: although, I'm sure they will be asked, if AR does another All-Star season.
  18. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

    Are you kidding? Lexi was ALL OVER the plan with the money - Trey seemed uncomfortable with it, but not Lexi.

    And the double U-Turn plan was the best strategic move in the history of TAR - granted, the team they "saved" ended up winning, but based on everything that had happened up to that point, it was totally reasonable for the top 3 teams to assume that Abby & Ryan were the bigger threat.

    TWINNIES! just get the blame for anything the other teams did that people don't like. They didn't even U-Turn anyone - the Chips are the ones who U-Turned Abby/Ryan, and it was Texas that implemented step 2 that eliminated them.

    rfisher and I can just enjoy TWINNIES! by ourselves :drama: but geez, don't take the credit for shrewdness and/or unfavorable actions away from Texas and the Chips.

    Question: wasn't there some talk about this season having a $2 million prize? I missed the first episode, so was it only whoever won that leg?
  19. Habs

    Habs Well-Known Member

    The $2 million would have been awarded if the team that won the first leg (Abbie and Ryan) had also won the entire race.
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2012
  20. PeterG

    PeterG Well-Known Member

    I also liked the TWINNIES, but they're kind of like the friends you have at a party that needs livening up, but to go away with them on a vacation and spend a lot of time together...that'd be WAY too much!! :lol:

    Does he look anything like this? http://www.contactmusic.com/pics/lf...-vegas-chippendale-dancers-jaymes_5902161.jpg

    Buttons poppin' and everything! (Gosh, I do love me some cowboys!!)
  21. Prancer

    Prancer Slave to none, master to all Staff Member

    PML! That is a perfect description of them.

    The one on the right: https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hpho...3x403/69158_10152161376955065_832036417_n.jpg
  22. skatemomaz

    skatemomaz Goodbye my sweet little boy

    I enjoyed the twinnies when they were laughing at themselves and snarking on the tasks, but their behavior when they and Texas took the hippie's money turned me off.

    I was definitely pulling for a Chippendales win but was thrilled for the Goats. Although the Goats sucked at the athletic challenges, they totally rocked the intellectual challenges and really did quite well on the non-athletic physical challenges.

    This finale was high up in terms of a fun and satisfying ending. I love how close the race was for most of the episode, I hate it when one team ends up so far out in front they would have to end up in an alternate universe in order to lose.

    Would love to see the Chippendales and Twinnies back for an all-star turn.
  23. DarrellH

    DarrellH New Member

  24. BaileyCatts

    BaileyCatts Well-Known Member

    Was really hoping for the Chippies to win, but the Goats were my second choice so okay with that. I didn't want the Twinnies or Texas to win simply because of the stealing the money thing. And really by about 8:15p I knew the Goats were going to win. Once they did that little scene on the train where the "cool kids were slamming on the nerds" scenario, I knew that was it and the Goats were going to win. They way they kept editing it, I could just see the Goats winning. But they were my second favorites so I'm sort of happy for the outcome. :lol:

    That last challenge was brilliant. I never would have thought to make note of that either. I would be writing in my book who was at the mat, what they looked like, what they were wearing, everything little detail of the mat greeting ... but never would have thought to write down what they said, especially since it was just hello and goodbye. I was with Jaymes, just thought they were being cordial. :lol:

    So note to future races, write down every damn thing that happens. Ever. :rofl:
  25. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

    What an incredibly awesome and well written post by the Goats! Such cool people, and the gingerbread people were spot on and fantastic. The decorations were so perfect!

    I'm even happier today that they won :)
  26. BaileyCatts

    BaileyCatts Well-Known Member


    Wow. And everything they wrote about each couple, just based on what we saw on TV with no personal interaction, is so true. Even if it was a team I didn't like. :shuffle:

    But I'm confused about Ryan's gingerbread man. What's that mean?
  27. Fridge_Break

    Fridge_Break #HotMessExpress

    Count me in, as well :D

    :huh: I'm pretty sure that the prize money for the reality shows (at least the CBS ones -- Survivor, Big Brother, TAR) are all paid in one lump-sum. I know that Sophie who won Survivor: South Pacific had a twitter conversation with another cast member from that season and she said jokingly, "I'm the millionaire between us," and they said, "not exactly, you had to pay a good chuck of that to taxes," and she wittingly said back, "April hasn't come yet ;)"
  28. jamesy

    jamesy shut in

    he is face down and has a knife in his back
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2012
  29. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

  30. Angelskates

    Angelskates Well-Known Member

    I just loved this season, and the finale was awesome!