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What would be considered the worst elimination? I think it would have to be the team that failed to use their Express pass because the guy was pigheaded about the whole thing. And we wound up with Phil (along with the greeter) looking into the camera, throwing up his hands and saying, “Oy vey.” Well . .. that would be the funniest elimination. Most painful? Gotta be Lena & Kristie in TAR6, after one of the sisters (I forget which one) spent hours unrolling hay bales searching for a clue.

I think I like Mike & Rochelle because they don’t look like the other teams. He’s got a beard, she’s got tats all over her. It’s lazy on my part, but it’s the way that I am. It also makes the early parts of Survivor hard to watch, as most of the contestants tend to look alike to me, at least until the merge.

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How do you apply for TAR and not try to learn how to drive stick? And then, abandon the car. Even without the backup camera gimmick, getting a car means you’re heading out where there isn’t cab or bus service. I feel vaguely sorry for them going out like that, but I can’t say they didn’t earn it.

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Sean D. Martin said on April 6th, 2015 at 11:31 am

It may have backfired in this case, though, because all of these Ford Foci are stick shift,

I never understand why this is a problem for people. Have they never watched the program they audition to be on? If were selected for Race I’d make damned sure I knew how to drive a stick and ask “Where is the train station?” in at least half a dozen languages (With my partner covering another six). It’s like the folks who go on Survivor and didn’t bother to learn how to make fire. You know you’re going to need to.

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Sean D. Martin said on April 6th, 2015 at 11:48 am

@Bael: How do you apply for TAR and not try to learn how to drive stick? And then, abandon the car.

Yes, exactly. And I don’t get the abandoning the car either. If you’re lost and decide to need to use a cab, you don’t leave the car when the clue says “drive yourself to the next destination.” You hire the cab and then follow it.

OK , the stick was causing a problem (Again, how to contestants not KNOW they will need to drive a stick at some point?) but planning to take a penalty when you just started the leg with all eight teams bunched on the same flight?

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I’m told, by the way, that the German road signs the camera panned over to basically read something like, “Tow-Away Zone”. So they didn’t just abandon the car, they abandoned it where it would get towed. That’s epic work, there. :)

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chrisrw109 said on April 7th, 2015 at 11:43 am

Again, not trying to call this the worst mistake in Race history, but it’s gotta be in the top five.

It probably is in the top five. It can’t be the worst because that will always be the Gutsy Grannies flying from Brazil to South Africa by way of New York as a ‘shortcut’.

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I don’t think I will ever hear “Captain Obvious” sound more like a four letter word.

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