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Old 12-05-10, 04:37 AM
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The Amazing Race 17 -- "I'm Surrounded by Ninjas" -- 12/05/10

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The race continues in Seoul, South Korea where teams participate in white-water rafting and speed-skating challenges. At the pit stop, the final four teams are reduced to the three pairs who will race to the finish line for the top $1 million prize.


Next week is the season finale

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Some interesting news about The Amazing Race 18:

Spoiler:
All-Star Edition

Here are your rumored contestants:

•Kynt and Vyxsin (Season 12) to the Goth freaks
•Ron and Christina (Season 12)
•Amanda and Kris (Season 14)
•Kisha and Jen (Season 14)
•Jaime and Cara (Season 14)
•Margie and Luke (Season 14)
•Mel and Mike (Season 14)
•Flight Time and Big Easy (Season 15)
•Zev and Justin (Season 15)
•Jet and Cord (Season 16)
•Gary and Mallory (Season 17)
Old 12-05-10, 05:39 PM
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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I'm Surrounded by Ninjas" -- 12/05/10

Likely overrun in markets like DC and NYC. Pad pad pad. Just went to halftime at OAK/SD.
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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I'm Surrounded by Ninjas" -- 12/05/10

I've been to that market. Have pictures. OMG! I love that place!!!! Saw the stadium but never went inside. Been to Camp Casey millions of times because where I was stationed didnt have a commissary. Course this was 10 years ago... I loved my year there.
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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I'm Surrounded by Ninjas" -- 12/05/10

Pointless episode.

I hate the 30-minute penalty bullshit. They should make them go back and do the task correctly. If you can't read a simple clue, you should pay a steeper price.
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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I'm Surrounded by Ninjas" -- 12/05/10

Exactly how many times are Brooke and Claire going to screw up the "You can't take a cab" rule?
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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I'm Surrounded by Ninjas" -- 12/05/10

Nick's giving up last episode and making them take the penalty is the only reason they missed that flight. They could have made it into the final three if it weren't for his attitude.
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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I'm Surrounded by Ninjas" -- 12/05/10

Brook kicking the board (US military camp) and also mentioning that she likes it on the butt (during the speed skating) was hilarious.
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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I'm Surrounded by Ninjas" -- 12/05/10

Originally Posted by MLBFan24 View Post
Brook kicking the board (US military camp) and also mentioning that she likes it on the butt (during the speed skating) was hilarious.
Seeing her kick that board got a big laugh out of me.
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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I'm Surrounded by Ninjas" -- 12/05/10

Six relatively decent people in the finale. I really don't care who wins although I'm kinda rooting for the doctors.

I can't even find one person to root for on Survivor this year.
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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I'm Surrounded by Ninjas" -- 12/05/10

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Six relatively decent people in the finale. I really don't care who wins although I'm kinda rooting for the doctors.

I can't even find one person to root for on Survivor this year.
I would be OK with either of the 3 couples winning. The odds are very good now that an all female team will finally win.

I still watch this show, but bailed on Survivor a few weeks ago. But every time I think that show has run its course someone like Russell shows up to pull me back in.
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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I'm Surrounded by Ninjas" -- 12/05/10

Rooting for Brook and Claire.

Also they are apparently currently shooting TAR All-Stars 2 with teams from seasons 12-17 that'll be the next season and in HD !

Contestants are
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* Kynt and Vyxsin (Season 12)
* Ron and Christina (Season 12)
* Amanda and Kris (Season 14)
* Kisha and Jen (Season 14)
* Jaime and Cara (Season 14)
* Margie and Luke (Season 14)
* Mel and Mike (Season 14)
* Flight Time and Big Easy (Season 15)
* Zev and Justin (Season 15)
* Jet and Cord (Season 16)
* Gary and Mallory (Season 17)

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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I'm Surrounded by Ninjas" -- 12/05/10

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
Some interesting news about The Amazing Race 18:

Spoiler:
All-Star Edition

Here are your rumored contestants:

•Kynt and Vyxsin (Season 12) to the Goth freaks
•Ron and Christina (Season 12)
•Amanda and Kris (Season 14)
•Kisha and Jen (Season 14)
•Jaime and Cara (Season 14)
•Margie and Luke (Season 14)
•Mel and Mike (Season 14)
•Flight Time and Big Easy (Season 15)
•Zev and Justin (Season 15)
•Jet and Cord (Season 16)
•Gary and Mallory (Season 17)
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Yay for the 'trotters and cowboys. Booo to Luke. Don't remember much of the other teams (other than this season's Gary and Mallory). Was Ron and Christina the Chinese dad and daughter team?
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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I'm Surrounded by Ninjas" -- 12/05/10

Originally Posted by JuryDuty View Post
Nick's giving up last episode and making them take the penalty is the only reason they missed that flight. They could have made it into the final three if it weren't for his attitude.
Assuming they ever found the correct boat. Since they didn't give their start time, I assumed they started after 12:25, but the show had the airline person say that flight for suspense as to whether they could make it.

Certainly there is no way they were only two hours behind the doctors to the pit stop. If you add six hours to that then you are already pushing midnight.

Nick's "growth" would have been more believable if he hadn't said the same things before (after Ghana) and hadn't acted like an asshat in the previous episode.

Ok with any of the three teams winning. Jill and Thomas were my sight unseen pre-race favorites to win, but I'll be rooting for Kat...err..I mean Nat and Kat. I hope they find a way to get that melon to the face in one more time next week.
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Sorry DJariya - I missed your post completely about AR18
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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I'm Surrounded by Ninjas" -- 12/05/10

Originally Posted by dalbowski View Post
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Don't remember much of the other teams (other than this season's Gary and Mallory). Was Ron and Christina the Chinese dad and daughter team?
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Yes. Jaime and Cara were the redheads. Kisha and Jen were the sisters who had to pee and then got eliminated. Mel and Mike is Mike White and his dad. I hope Luke still isn't an insufferable shithead, and I hope there are a bunch of easy road blocks for Big Easy to do.
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Why are half of those teams all from 1 season and why are there no fighting couples ?
Do they not remember the disaster that was TAR Family Edition.
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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I'm Surrounded by Ninjas" -- 12/05/10

Originally Posted by BadlyDrawnBoy View Post
Sorry DJariya - I missed your post completely about AR18
That's okay. I know people in this forum tend to ignore post #1 when initially posting.
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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I'm Surrounded by Ninjas" -- 12/05/10

The flight times and appeared arrival time didn't jive in this episode.

The teams on flight #1 from Hong Kong to Seoul left at 12:25am. I've taken that flight before and it takes no more than 3 hours to get to Seoul from HK. They should have arrived no later than 3:30am. It looked to me that it was 6-7am in the morning when they arrived. I have to assume the producers had the contestants sleep/sit around at Seoul's airport when they arrived since nothing is open.

Other than that, I thought it was a pretty entertaining episode. Brook kicking the wood at the army base brought a few chuckles from me. I know a few of you find her really annoying, but I love her energy and perkiness. I'm fine with them or Nat and Kat winning it all.

Nick and Vicky were non-factors once they missed that 12:25am flight.
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I love Brook. Yeah, she's a little annoying, but she's hot and goofy, which is a great combination. She looked great in her shorts and tube socks. Not to mention that tight skating outfit.
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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I'm Surrounded by Ninjas" -- 12/05/10

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
Some interesting news about The Amazing Race 18:

Spoiler:
All-Star Edition

Here are your rumored contestants:

•Kynt and Vyxsin (Season 12) to the Goth freaks
•Ron and Christina (Season 12)
•Amanda and Kris (Season 14)
•Kisha and Jen (Season 14)
•Jaime and Cara (Season 14)
•Margie and Luke (Season 14)
•Mel and Mike (Season 14)
•Flight Time and Big Easy (Season 15)
•Zev and Justin (Season 15)
•Jet and Cord (Season 16)
•Gary and Mallory (Season 17)
Wow, they really
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loved season 14. Five teams from that season while only 2 or fewer from every other season - and none from season 13? But I suppose looking back there were a lot of memorable teams in S14.
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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I'm Surrounded by Ninjas" -- 12/05/10

Regarding the AR18 discussion:

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I need team descriptions to go along with names. I don't remember any of the teams by name, except the Globetrotters
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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I'm Surrounded by Ninjas" -- 12/05/10

Well, I think that for once the best three teams are in the final.

Nat and Kat have to get their driving/navigation act together if they have any hope of winning this thing. It seems every time they have to drive somewhere they drop to the end of the pack.
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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I'm Surrounded by Ninjas" -- 12/05/10

Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
Regarding the AR18 discussion:

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I need team descriptions to go along with names. I don't remember any of the teams by name, except the Globetrotters
Agreed. Though I think I need pictures, too. :P
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Re: The Amazing Race 17 -- "I'm Surrounded by Ninjas" -- 12/05/10

Brooke/Claire and Nat/Kat both make up the classic cute girl/hot girl combo(although I wonder if Kat knows that Nat is secretly in love with her?).

You know that punk rock girl was thinking that if they had just finished the last task and not had the penalty, even if it took 2 more hours, there's a real good possibility they'd still be in it. That guy needs to get dumped before the plane back to the US lands.

Does Phil stick an 'R' in the word 'walk'?

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Phil is from New Zealand.

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