Read Thread: Amazing Race - SPOILER alert
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.
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.