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Re: Amazing Race - SPOILER alert
Board: Television: After the Show Ends
Reply to: #495172 by Ezmerelda
Mar 1, 2010 2:51am
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I couldn't believe no one could read a compass!

There are always a few things that amaze me every season... wouldn't you think that if you were going on the show, there are certain things you would make sure you know how to do before you get there? For instance, every season there are a few who can't manage a manual transmission -- okay, did you not watch the previous seasons? They always do this... The same with the compass -- wouldn't you think that this is one of the things you would familiarize yourself with, not only have they done it before, but they're traveling in foreign places -- it seems that knowing how to read a compass and a map would be considered "must-have" skills.

SpringChick
Re: Amazing Race - SPOILER alert
Board: Television: After the Show Ends
Reply to: #495140 by preboxed
Mar 1, 2010 3:51pm
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I was thinking-wow that's just like letterboxing!! How hard was it to just read & follow directions?
Re: Amazing Race - SPOILER alert
Board: Television: After the Show Ends
Reply to: #495177 by SpringChick
Mar 2, 2010 1:26pm
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Totally agree with you SpringChick. makes you wonder how they pick their contestants.
Re: Amazing Race - SPOILER alert
Board: Television: After the Show Ends
Reply to: #495586 by Oliver and Company
Mar 2, 2010 2:13pm
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makes you wonder how they pick their contestants.

I heard an interview with Phil on the radio a few weeks ago and he said that people will come up to him and say things like "I can speak seven languages, I would be great on that show." Phil said their response to that is they don't want that kind of person on the show. They want people who will struggle on the show, who maybe have never been outside of the country, or have a difficult time with changing their routine. He said that is what makes the show interesting.

-PP
Re: Amazing Race - SPOILER alert
Board: Television: After the Show Ends
Reply to: #495143 by Ursa Major
Mar 9, 2010 9:08am
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Oh man, the one detective not knowing how to do a grid search!

I know I'm late on this one, but...
I thought the detectives were off to a good start when the one started drawing a little map in the dirt. He read the clues and tried to figure out where he would end up after each part. Forget walking it out, just go straight to the end. How many letterboxers haven't tried that trick a time or two? Too bad it didn't work.