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Old 09-25-11, 04:08 AM
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The Amazing Race 19 -- Season Premiere -- "Kindness of Strangers" -- 9/25/11

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"Kindness of Strangers" (Taiwan) - The Emmy Award-winning THE AMAZING RACE sets off for a new global adventure as Teams depart for Taipei, Taiwan. Plus, one team's position in the game is put in serious jeopardy when they lose their passport less than an hour into the Race, on the season premiere of THE AMAZING RACE Sunday, Sept. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Emmy Award nominee Phil Keoghan is the host.



Read more: Listings - AMAZING RACE, THE on CBS | TheFutonCritic.com http://www.thefutoncritic.com/listin...#ixzz1YxAG9BXY


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Like every NFL season, if you live in the East and record this, your fucked...J/K

Pad your DVR and don't complain in this later tonight that you forgot. There are 3 late NFL games on CBS.
Old 09-25-11, 06:09 PM
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Re: The Amazing Race 19 -- Season Premiere -- "Kindness of Strangers" -- 9/25/11

If your in the East and recording this, all the late CBS NFL games are running long. Prepare to pad.
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Re: The Amazing Race 19 -- Season Premiere -- "Kindness of Strangers" -- 9/25/11

at the guy in Taipei with the Amazing Race colored underwear

That was pretty cool how she got her passport back, maybe when they get back to the US, they will give the guys who helped them a 'happy ending' too.

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Re: The Amazing Race 19 -- Season Premiere -- "Kindness of Strangers" -- 9/25/11

Confucius say: Team that loses passport on day one should be immediately eliminated from race; even if someone finds your passport for you.
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Re: The Amazing Race 19 -- Season Premiere -- "Kindness of Strangers" -- 9/25/11

Originally Posted by misterchimpy View Post
at the guy in Taipei with the Amazing Race colored underwear

That was pretty cool how she got her passport back, maybe when they get back to the US, they will give the guys who helped them a 'happy ending' too.
Agreed. The passport business was interesting. Good start.
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Fuck I hate that twat from Amazing race.

That black dude in the pic looks huge!
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Re: The Amazing Race 19 -- Season Premiere -- "Kindness of Strangers" -- 9/25/11

"We have to come up with a plan."

"What plan?!?! I'm going nowhere because you have NO passport!"
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Re: The Amazing Race 19 -- Season Premiere -- "Kindness of Strangers" -- 9/25/11

I'm surprised the production team who filmed the passport on the ground would let strangers pick it up and take it to the airport? I know they don't intervene with the players but I would think they'd make an exception with something as important as a passport. Who knows, maybe the camera crew followed them the whole way.

Man, I can't believe the oldies roamed around for over 4 hours looking for that clue.
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Re: The Amazing Race 19 -- Season Premiere -- "Kindness of Strangers" -- 9/25/11

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
If your in the East and recording this, all the late CBS NFL games are running long. Prepare to pad.
Did they adjust their programming so that it would start on time? I didn't add any extra time and it appears it recorded ok.
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Re: The Amazing Race 19 -- Season Premiere -- "Kindness of Strangers" -- 9/25/11

I love HD and I want to marry Kaylani








yea, that passport / social network thing was pretty cool. I was surprised that they let anyone pick that up too. I would have though the camera crew would pick it up secretly and the only way the girls would get it back is if they went back to the gas station and "looked around"

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Re: The Amazing Race 19 -- Season Premiere -- "Kindness of Strangers" -- 9/25/11

Originally Posted by cardsfan111 View Post
Did they adjust their programming so that it would start on time? I didn't add any extra time and it appears it recorded ok.
CBS didn't have the doubleheader today, but they did have games involving AFC teams on the west coast that affected a few markets.

EDIT: CBS should have the doubleheader next week, so everybody will need to pad
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Re: The Amazing Race 19 -- Season Premiere -- "Kindness of Strangers" -- 9/25/11

I'm still confused as to how that guy ended up at the airport, how long was he at that gas station? If it was a case of editing by CBS then I could understand how he might know about being on the show but why wouldn't he just turn it in to the gas station. There's no way within minutes of him finding it that he could have sent out a Tweet and had a random person respond to him.
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Re: The Amazing Race 19 -- Season Premiere -- "Kindness of Strangers" -- 9/25/11

Originally Posted by CharlieK View Post
I'm surprised the production team who filmed the passport on the ground would let strangers pick it up and take it to the airport? I know they don't intervene with the players but I would think they'd make an exception with something as important as a passport. Who knows, maybe the camera crew followed them the whole way.

Man, I can't believe the oldies roamed around for over 4 hours looking for that clue.
I would guess that shot of the passport on the ground was fudged after the fact. But who knows?
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Re: The Amazing Race 19 -- Season Premiere -- "Kindness of Strangers" -- 9/25/11

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There's no way within minutes of him finding it that he could have sent out a Tweet and had a random person respond to him.
But that's how Twitter works. And probably not a random person, but his friend who likes the Amazing Race. Doesn't sound implausible to me.
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Re: The Amazing Race 19 -- Season Premiere -- "Kindness of Strangers" -- 9/25/11

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But that's how Twitter works. And probably not a random person, but his friend who likes the Amazing Race. Doesn't sound implausible to me.
It was a random person, there were a ton of other Tweets that they tried to blur out which makes it seem like it wasn't something that just happened in a few minutes.
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I'm still confused as to how that guy ended up at the airport, how long was he at that gas station? If it was a case of editing by CBS then I could understand how he might know about being on the show but why wouldn't he just turn it in to the gas station. There's no way within minutes of him finding it that he could have sent out a Tweet and had a random person respond to him.
Yeah, something about that whole thing felt very staged. Why, after they drove away, was another camera crew at the gas station to zoom in on the passport? Also seems weird to take the passport all the way to LAX rather than giving it to the gas station attendant or the police. I guess he knew they were heading there though. Eh, whatever.

Was glad to see the old folks given a second chance. They really screwed the pooch, but their attitude was so good, I'm glad to have them around for at least one more episode.
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Re: The Amazing Race 19 -- Season Premiere -- "Kindness of Strangers" -- 9/25/11

Would it have been possible to switch out players in the telephone game or was the one twin stuck once she started? That was painful (especially considering they were my team in the DVDTalk game).
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Re: The Amazing Race 19 -- Season Premiere -- "Kindness of Strangers" -- 9/25/11

Originally Posted by davidh777 View Post
Would it have been possible to switch out players in the telephone game or was the one twin stuck once she started? That was painful (especially considering they were my team in the DVDTalk game).
I don't think I've ever seen a team switch players during a Road Block, so I'm pretty sure it's against the rules.

and about that passport thing, I hope we find out more about this on some blog somewhere. Since I used to live in LA, I know where that temple is in relation to LAX, and assuming the gas station is near the temple, those guys really went out of their way to take it to the airport.
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Re: The Amazing Race 19 -- Season Premiere -- "Kindness of Strangers" -- 9/25/11

The passport thing was so BB level interference but yay cause it saved the really hot chick.

That's probably why that round was the 1st ever non elimination 1st leg and 1st ever double elimination next leg. If those old people would have went the 1st leg and then seen all that fishy business tonight you would have had a disgruntled ex cast member.
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Re: The Amazing Race 19 -- Season Premiere -- "Kindness of Strangers" -- 9/25/11

Note to self: next time I can't find my keys post on Twitter so some unknown person can tell me where they are.
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Had to look up Marcus Pollard. Figured he had to be a TE but couldn't come up with a name.
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Re: The Amazing Race 19 -- Season Premiere -- "Kindness of Strangers" -- 9/25/11

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The passport thing was so BB level interference but yay cause it saved the really hot chick.

That's probably why that round was the 1st ever non elimination 1st leg and 1st ever double elimination next leg. If those old people would have went the 1st leg and then seen all that fishy business tonight you would have had a disgruntled ex cast member.
The routes and the eliminations are planned beforehand so this was going to be a NEL regardless of who ended up last. The older couple should soon be gone as they don't appear to have any sense of urgency that they are in a race and are just happy to go for the ride.

I think with the same people that gave directions to the snowboarders were the same ones that found the passport later so I can believe it was lucky that they returned it to them. There is no reason if the producers wanted to interfere to involve random people who tweet, be unpredictable. The produers could have just easily held the passport until the girls came back to "find" the passport at the gas station.
Here is a NYTime blog article on the whole passport being lost and returned
http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.co...g-race-assist/

It was a good start to my favorite show!
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Re: The Amazing Race 19 -- Season Premiere -- "Kindness of Strangers" -- 9/25/11

Do most of the amazing race players shop at rei for their osprey backpacks? I see a few of the osprey that the players are carrying during the race. lol.
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Re: The Amazing Race 19 -- Season Premiere -- "Kindness of Strangers" -- 9/25/11

Originally Posted by davidh777 View Post
Would it have been possible to switch out players in the telephone game or was the one twin stuck once she started? That was painful (especially considering they were my team in the DVDTalk game).
What they should have done is huddle together with the fresh twin comforting the dumb one, then sit down and rest, and then pull a switcheroo...a little twin magic.

Not a big fan of this being a non-elimination leg.
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What they should have done is huddle together with the fresh twin comforting the dumb one, then sit down and rest, and then pull a switcheroo...a little twin magic.

Not a big fan of this being a non-elimination leg.
i don't think they can do that, or else they will face the penalty.

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