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#1 of 59 Walter C

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Posted September 18 2010 - 01:17 AM

The start of the season is about a week away. The cast list has already been put up...

 

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Posted September 18 2010 - 04:57 AM

The definitely went for the hot chick group this year!


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Posted September 19 2010 - 08:21 AM



Originally Posted by mattCR 

The definitely went for the hot chick group this year!


Good Lord, you're not kidding. It looks like an audition for Playboy Playmates or Hooters waitresses. I've lost interest in the show over the past couple seasons, but this is definitely going to bring me back. Will it FINALLY be in HD this year?


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Posted September 19 2010 - 09:57 AM

There's a clip floating around from CBS involving a watermelon catapult (I saw it on FARK and The Soup), that simply cannot be missed.



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Posted September 19 2010 - 12:25 PM



Originally Posted by Josh Dial 

There's a clip floating around from CBS involving a watermelon catapult (I saw it on FARK and The Soup), that simply cannot be missed.



Oh, that was from this upcoming season?  I saw it, and it's hillarious.  "They don't call it the amazing race for nothing."


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Posted September 19 2010 - 09:01 PM

Holy cow.

 



 

 

 

I'm not sure if the Youtube embed is working or not.. it's here just in case:

 




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Posted September 20 2010 - 12:10 AM

Talk about a direct hit, backfiring. Posted Image


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Posted September 20 2010 - 09:53 AM

I saw that scene during a commercial while watching Survivor. Through the magic of TiVo, I must have rewound and watched it 10 times. Flat out gut-wrenchingly hilarous, from the head snapping back to the thud sound to the amazing accuracy of the shot. The best part about the extended clip is the unforgettable line "I can't feel my face!".

 

Oh yeah, can't wait for the new season to start!



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Posted September 21 2010 - 03:43 PM

Outside of an ACME contraption purchased by Wile E. Coyote backfiring on him that was the funniest thing I'll see this year on TV lol.

 

It almost looks as if the watermelon blows her head apart.

 

Looking forward to another mad cap and zany trip around the globe and yep, I'll be rooting for the hotties. Posted Image


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Posted September 26 2010 - 04:33 AM

TAR season 17 starts toniight on CBS in the usual Sunday 8 p.m. EDT timeslot, but there's always a possiblity it may run late due to local NFL footlball running late.  The watermelon catapault footage is awesomeness.


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#11 of 59 Josh Dial

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Posted September 26 2010 - 04:37 AM



Originally Posted by Patrick Sun 

TAR season 17 starts toniight on CBS in the usual Sunday 8 p.m. EDT timeslot, but there's always a possiblity it may run late due to local NFL footlball running late.  The watermelon catapault footage is awesomeness.


It's reached the point where we watch the later, Canadian feed of the show, because it won't be delayed by football.

 

Can't wait for the season, though.



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Posted September 26 2010 - 11:44 AM

Whoops, CBS is airing a 90-minute premiere at 8:30 p.m. EDT, but with the game going over by about 15 minutes, padding by the same amount would help in getting the entire episode tonight.


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Posted September 26 2010 - 12:07 PM

Yep, I've got Undercover Boss recording (which I watch anyway) and the news.


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Posted September 26 2010 - 02:36 PM

I was able to catch most of the episode.

 

Glad to see the race starting somewhere other than the LA area. Most of the teams did not seem to have much trouble navigating the Boston area by car.

 

Still too early to tell with the teams, but...

 

It never ceases to amaze me how dumb some people can be. Yeah ok, they are in the country of London.

 

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Posted September 26 2010 - 03:23 PM

So Phil's making fun of the contestants now? Awesome. Posted Image

 

And we're off and running! Pretty entertaining start to the season even though my favorite team was the one who was eliminated first lol.

 

I wish that Chad had gotten hit with the watermelon (have we learned nothing from Wile E. Coyote?) and the two hot blonds are proving to be not too bitchy so that's a good thing. Posted Image


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Posted September 26 2010 - 03:42 PM



Originally Posted by Inspector Hammer! 

 
 I'll be rooting for the hotties. Posted Image


...but there's so many! Posted Image

 

I guess John must be talking 'bout the beach volleyball players...


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Posted September 26 2010 - 03:57 PM

"Can I ask you what country this is?"

 

Spit-take funny.


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Posted September 26 2010 - 07:50 PM

We're letting the 8yr old stay up late to watch this and Survivor this year.  We went to London for vacation this year so he was trilled to see it on TV.  He went all wide-eyed at the watermelon scene.  "How did she manage to do THAT?!"

 

Spoilerized for those who have not seen the results:  Glad to see the

 

 

mother and adopted-out daughter make it.  I can't believe they're starting their relationship on the Race.  I'm interested to see how their relationship goes.



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Posted September 26 2010 - 10:28 PM

Team Stupid is taking idiocy to a whole new level. Never heard of Stonehenge? Country of London? Wow.
 

And the Race is still not in HD. It's just sad at this point.



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Posted September 27 2010 - 03:19 PM

Originally Posted by Greg Kettell 

And the Race is still not in HD. It's just sad at this point.


It's funny I ended up watching last night's Race tonight...the same day Pardon the Interruption makes the move to HD.  Seriously, if Survivor can do HD, there's no reason the Race can't.  Don't tell me it doesn't warrant the money it would take to film in high def.  Not with an armful of Emmy's under their belt and on their 17th season.  Shows don't get that far without being "worth it" to their network.