History Characters / TheAmazingRace7

23rd Jul '16 2:14:22 AM almightyblue
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* GenreSavvy: At LAX, Bianca first pointed out that the later flight to leave is sometimes the first to land (true in this case), then, when none of the other teams bothered to ask which landed first, borrowed a cell phone to find out. At the end of the leg, they pulled out a map which allowed them to navigate their cab around the traffic jam that hindered the two teams in front of them.
18th Jul '16 3:38:24 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: They studied the top teams from the first 5 seasons (Season 6 had not aired yet) and copied their tactics. This is common now, at least if you want to be successful, but back then they were the first team to prepare so thoroughly. Also, he used his ''Survivor'' experience to get other teams to quit the four pounds of meat Roadblock.



* GenreSavvy: When flying to South Africa, Ray took the initiative to move them up to first class so they would be the first ones off the plane. Unlike [[Characters/TheAmazingRace16 Dan & Jordan]], they did it in leg 5 instead of the final leg, meaning all they got themselves was a jump in getting to the Fast Forward.



* GenreSavvy: At LAX, Bianca first pointed out that the later flight to leave is sometimes the first to land (true in this case), then, when none of the other teams bothered to ask which landed first, borrowed a cell phone to find out. At the end of the leg, they pulled out a map which allowed them to navigate their cab around the traffic jam that hindered the two teams in front of them.
19th Mar '16 2:28:02 PM nombretomado
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Brothers, they ran the Race well enough, even climbing to 2nd at one point, but they flipped their car in Botswana, injuring their cameraman and pushing themselves to the back of the pack. Even though they managed to survive the leg thanks to beating a disintegrating Ray & Deanna in a footrace to the Pit Stop, the next leg did not have an equalizer, and their ten minute deficit behind Gretchen & Meredith was apparently enough that they never saw another team after that, eliminating them in 6th place. Brian has since appeared on ''TheBigBangTheory'', and in several dozen commercials, some of which have aired during subsequent seasons of the Race.

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Brothers, they ran the Race well enough, even climbing to 2nd at one point, but they flipped their car in Botswana, injuring their cameraman and pushing themselves to the back of the pack. Even though they managed to survive the leg thanks to beating a disintegrating Ray & Deanna in a footrace to the Pit Stop, the next leg did not have an equalizer, and their ten minute deficit behind Gretchen & Meredith was apparently enough that they never saw another team after that, eliminating them in 6th place. Brian has since appeared on ''TheBigBangTheory'', ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', and in several dozen commercials, some of which have aired during subsequent seasons of the Race.
11th Sep '15 7:29:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* WhoIsThisGuyAgain: They're not twins, but they're still one of the hardest teams ever to tell apart.

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* WhoIsThisGuyAgain: They're not twins, but they're still one of the hardest teams ever to tell apart.
10th Jul '15 7:11:29 PM almightyblue
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* [[NiceGuy Nice]] [[NiceGirl Couple]]: Their stiffest competition with Meredith and Gretchen was over which team was the nicest.

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* [[NiceGuy Nice]] [[NiceGirl Couple]]: Their stiffest competition with Meredith and & Gretchen was over which team was the nicest.



* UnderdogsNeverLose: Until leg 10 when their luck finally ran out.

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* UnderdogsNeverLose: Until leg 10 when their luck finally ran out.
10th Jul '15 7:05:55 PM almightyblue
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* PetTheDog: When Meredith and Gretchen finished in last place on a non-elimination leg and lost all their possessions except literally the shirts on their backs, Uchenna provided them with some of his spare clothes. [[note]]So did Ron & Kelly, but this wasn't mentioned onscreen.[[/note]]
10th Jul '15 7:04:58 PM almightyblue
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* HappilyMarried: Or Happily Engaged. There never appeared to be any onscreen argument between Rob & Amber (even Uchenna & Joyce and Meredith & Gretchen could yell at each other during stressful, frustrating roadblocks and detours).
9th Jul '15 9:07:08 AM k9feline7
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* BornLucky: They might not seem like it with their injuries and nearly always finishing near the bottom, but there was usually at least one other team each leg that did worse than them and were eliminated. They even {{Lamphaded}} that most of their success was due to the mistakes of other teams. Even their best showing, finishing second in leg 9, was largely due to Rob & Amber getting HoistByTheirOwnPetard.

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* BornLucky: They might not seem like it with their injuries and nearly always finishing near the bottom, but there was usually at least one other team each leg that did worse than them and were eliminated. They even {{Lamphaded}} {{Lampshaded}} that most of their success was due to the mistakes of other teams. Even their best showing, finishing second in leg 9, was largely due to Rob & Amber getting HoistByTheirOwnPetard.
9th Jul '15 9:05:58 AM k9feline7
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* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: When Meredith & Gretchen finished last on the non-elimination leg 5 and lost all their money, most of the remaining teams (guess the two exceptions[[note]][[CaptianObvious Rob & Amber and Ray & Deana]][[/note]], including Ron & Kelly, gave them money. When Ron & Kelly finished last in the non-elimination leg 9 lost all their money, Meredith & Gretchen gave them money (and judging by Ron's reaction, it was a generous amount).
* BornLucky: They might not seem like it with their injuries and nearly always finishing near the bottom, but there was usually at least one other team each leg that did worse than them and were eliminated. They even {{Lamphaded}} that most of their success was due to the mistakes of other teams. Even their best showing, finishing second in leg 9, was largely due to Rob & Amber getting HoistByThierOwnPetard.

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* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: When Meredith & Gretchen finished last on the non-elimination leg 5 and lost all their money, most of the remaining teams (guess the two exceptions[[note]][[CaptianObvious exceptions[[note]] Rob & Amber and Ray & Deana]][[/note]], Deana[[/note]]), including Ron & Kelly, gave them money. When Ron & Kelly finished last in the non-elimination leg 9 and lost all their money, Meredith & Gretchen gave them money (and judging by Ron's reaction, it was a generous amount).
* BornLucky: They might not seem like it with their injuries and nearly always finishing near the bottom, but there was usually at least one other team each leg that did worse than them and were eliminated. They even {{Lamphaded}} that most of their success was due to the mistakes of other teams. Even their best showing, finishing second in leg 9, was largely due to Rob & Amber getting HoistByThierOwnPetard.HoistByTheirOwnPetard.
9th Jul '15 9:03:07 AM k9feline7
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* RunningGag: If another team stats [[TrashTalk trash talking]] Meredith & Gretchen ("They're stupid," is said by more than one team), that's often {{Foreshadowing}} that this team is about to ''[[DeathByIrony lose]]'' to Meredith & Gretchen.




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* UnderdogsNeverLose: Until leg 10 when their luck finally ran out.



* SoreLoser: Ray.

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* SoreLoser: Ray.Ray, not at being eliminated, but at spending much of the race at the bottom, near Meredith & Gretchen, fueling his resentment towards them.




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* TrashTalk: Of Meredith & Gretchen. [[TemptingFate We know]] [[DeathByIrony how well that turned out.]]
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