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Old 11-28-10, 04:08 AM
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The Amazing Race 17 -- "I Hate Chinese Food" -- 11/28/10

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After Racers become violently ill during a challenge, the stress of the Race finally catches up to one team as a Racer threatens to quit.


2 more episodes left after tonight

The race continues tonight in Hong Kong.

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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I Hate Chinese Food" -- 11/28/10

Should've used the Boston Rob lesson.
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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I Hate Chinese Food" -- 11/28/10

Those 2 have no reason to be allowed to continue in the race. And she needs to drop his pussy-ass when the race is over. What a fucking whiner.
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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I Hate Chinese Food" -- 11/28/10

Seriously, that tool does nothing but complain. And he didn't even really have to do anything on this leg of the race.
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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I Hate Chinese Food" -- 11/28/10

He didn't have to do shit the whole leg. Phil should have just let them go.
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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I Hate Chinese Food" -- 11/28/10

Unfortunately, bitching and moaning and threatening to quit doesn't get you eliminated from the race. Hell, you can do that over and over and over and over and over (Flo) and still win. Still, I hope there isn't extreme bunching so there are actual consequences for their six hour penalty.

I wonder when they changed the detour penalty from 24 hours to 6 hours.

Originally Posted by Red Dog View Post
Should've used the Boston Rob lesson.
Yeah, but you have to talk other teams into doing that with you.
Old 11-28-10, 10:23 PM
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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I Hate Chinese Food" -- 11/28/10

In the past, wasn't it a 4-hour penalty for skipping a task?
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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I Hate Chinese Food" -- 11/28/10

Originally Posted by cdollaz View Post
In the past, wasn't it a 4-hour penalty for skipping a task?
4 hours for road blocks
24 hours for detours
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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I Hate Chinese Food" -- 11/28/10

I really expected them to say "thanks, but no thanks... we're done" and quit right there.
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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I Hate Chinese Food" -- 11/28/10

Originally Posted by mwbmis View Post
Unfortunately, bitching and moaning and threatening to quit doesn't get you eliminated from the race. Hell, you can do that over and over and over and over and over (Flo) and still win.
Or god forbid, come in last on a couple of legs only to be saved by NEL like the hippies.
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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I Hate Chinese Food" -- 11/28/10

WTF? I can't believe they are still in the race. What a whiny bitch.
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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I Hate Chinese Food" -- 11/28/10

I kinda figured this was non-elimination considering the ridiculous airport bunch up. You can't tell me that the only flight was at 11pm unless they are forced to fly a certain airlines?

Nick needs to man up and quit bitchin'. This is the second time they got lucky with a non-elim leg, too bad it's wasted on them.
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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I Hate Chinese Food" -- 11/28/10

I love Brooke getting wild at the restaurant.

I would love to go clubbin' with her! HAHA!
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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I Hate Chinese Food" -- 11/28/10

I was hoping she would just punch him the throat like he was an Albanian who had stolen her daughter and dumped his ass overboard.

"I don't know where my partner is, Phil. I will have to continue to race alone now."
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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I Hate Chinese Food" -- 11/28/10

Originally Posted by Ropes Pierre View Post
"I don't know where my partner is, Phil. I will have to continue to race alone now."
That would have been awesome.

And I don't think I've ever disliked a contestant on this show -- and I've seen every season -- as much as I dislike this douche. (Sadly, based on how she reacted to him when he quit the task, I don't think she realizes how shitty this guy is to her.)
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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I Hate Chinese Food" -- 11/28/10

Originally Posted by devilshalo View Post
I kinda figured this was non-elimination considering the ridiculous airport bunch up. You can't tell me that the only flight was at 11pm unless they are forced to fly a certain airlines?
My guess is that there was one earlier in the morning so they held back Thomas and Jill's start time so they couldn't make it. If you notice they never say "...first to arrive, first to depart 12 hours later" anymore. They had a huge lead on the other teams.

I don't have as big a problem with that as I had with them allowing that team that was more than 24 hours behind catch up on All-Stars. For that to happen they had to invent some delays.
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Apparently there was some religious holiday in Asia during All Stars production had not taken into account and some flights were completely booked and 2 of the teams were a good 36-48 hours behind the middle pack .Also Charla/Mirna were a good 12-14 hours ahead of the same middle pack and had to wait like 12-14 hours to take a ferry for "weather delays" when all the locale shots showed clear weather.

That leg and the next had a ton of artifical bunching to get everyone back to the same time.
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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I Hate Chinese Food" -- 11/28/10

Originally Posted by devilshalo View Post
I kinda figured this was non-elimination considering the ridiculous airport bunch up.
Those two were absolutely sure it was a non-elimination leg. They never once mentioned "What if we're eliminated", only "I'd rather take the 6 hour penalty". Of course they were confident. Has there ever been a four-player leg that didn't precede a non-elimination one? As far as I've been watching, the first episode after five teams were decreased to four was always a bankable non-elimination episode.

Phil should have made them wait there on a bench for the next six hours before checking in. That would have been awesome.
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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I Hate Chinese Food" -- 11/28/10

Besides Nick being a whiny little bitch, I thought this was a fun leg. I've been to Hong Kong 5 times in the last 10 years and it's such a fun city to travel to. Really enjoyed Brook letting loose in the Karaoke restaurant. Also, I was really impressed with Nat and Kat. However, that douche bag Nick sucked the life out of the last 10 minutes of the episode.

I felt bad for Phil and the girl dressed in costume having to stay awake until 4am for Nick and Vicky.
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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I Hate Chinese Food" -- 11/28/10

I actually liked the fact that Nick and Vicky ended on a non-elim leg.

If nothing else so the TAR staff can give this edit for Nick and then essentially go "You want to go home? Ha! Guess what, we're keeping you longer and making you do even MORE tasks.

Give up on our competition like that will you?"
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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I Hate Chinese Food" -- 11/28/10

Originally Posted by MLBFan24 View Post
I love Brooke getting wild at the restaurant.

I would love to go clubbin' with her! HAHA!
I loved when Claire did that wild shimmy behind the guy with the clue.
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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I Hate Chinese Food" -- 11/28/10

Originally Posted by Howie2000 View Post
Apparently there was some religious holiday in Asia during All Stars production had not taken into account and some flights were completely booked and 2 of the teams were a good 36-48 hours behind the middle pack .Also Charla/Mirna were a good 12-14 hours ahead of the same middle pack and had to wait like 12-14 hours to take a ferry for "weather delays" when all the locale shots showed clear weather.

That leg and the next had a ton of artifical bunching to get everyone back to the same time.
They probably have to keep the teams bunched up, otherwise production would become a logistical nightmare. If the teams got too spread out, they would have to keep the detours and roadblocks open for days at a time, not to mention you could potentially have teams checking into the pit stop in different countries at the same time.
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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I Hate Chinese Food" -- 11/28/10

Is it true that Brook and Claire are the first team that were U-Turned to survive? I remember a few seasons back a team u-turned a team that was ahead of them, but that doesn't count.
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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I Hate Chinese Food" -- 11/28/10

I just watched the episode.. and was not surprised that the Dbag quit.. Vicky is awesome.. and if she had a capable partner they would be in great shape...


and I'm quite pissed that it was a non elimination leg.. again!
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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I Hate Chinese Food" -- 11/28/10

Did anyone else catch when Brooke ran to the lady's room to puke, everyone in the restaurant behind her ran out of the way, fleeing in panic and horror. They looked like extras in a Godzilla movie!

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