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[[folder:The Amazing Race Asia]]
!!For Tropes Specific to Individual Teams:

* Characters/TheAmazingRaceAsia1
* Characters/TheAmazingRaceAsia2
* Characters/TheAmazingRaceAsia3
* Characters/TheAmazingRaceAsia4
* Characters/TheAmazingRaceAsia5

!!General Tropes:

* AmazingFreakingGrace: Season 4, leg 1, had teams sing one of their clues to this tune.
* AntiClimax:
** The Season 3 finale had one team put on a bad flight after a ticketing agent messed up their tickets, and another team get a horrible cab driver to begin the leg, making it obvious the third team was going to win with half the episode remaining.
** The finale of Season 4. One of the teams was on a flight that arrived hours after the other two teams, and half-way through the episode the team that was in second quit the Roadblock and took a 4-hour penalty.
* BookEnds: Season 1 began and ended in Malaysia, and visited the Kuala Lumpur Tower in both legs.
* CallBack: One of the Detour option in leg 6 of Season 4 was a "Flashback" challenge to the bungee jumping task from Season 1.[[note]]There's no explanation why they do not use the term "Switchback," as it aired a year after it was introduced in U.S. 15[[/note]]
* TheCameo:
** Paula, a contestant from Season 2 was the greeter of the first leg of ''Amazing Race Asia'' 3.
** Geoff from Season 3 did have an appearance in ''Amazing Race Asia'' 2. He is known as "Sam" even though Marc called him Geoff.
* DartboardOfHate: Season 4 did this with the bow and arrow Detour in the penultimate leg, as teams were aiming for the picture of another team, and had to hit it three times to complete the task.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: At the end of each episode of Season 4, they would innocently show the advertisements of the newly built Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore. As the promo for the final episode rolled in, clips of the promo all point to the resort. Eventually, the final tasks and the finish line all ended at the Marina Bay Sands.
* HonorBeforeReason: Most of the teams in Season 5 where none of them decide to U-Turn in Philippines anybody since they think is a cheap move, by doing so they indirectly saved Louisa & Treauri [[note]]Front runners who finished 1st in 3 consecutive legs [[/note]] from elimination.
* LighterAndSofter: In comparison to where the original series was going at the moment. The Asian series aired during U.S. Seasons 10-17, when the game was getting far more competitive, and teams could be serious and make game moves without being seen as villains by the other teams. This level of competitiveness never made it to ''Asia'', resulting it teams being far friendlier with each other, doing things such as giving money to teams hit with a mugging penalty or when they couldn't pay for their cabs. At the same time, while there were teams who were seen as villainous by the other teams due to playing "dirty," no one, save for Laura & Andy in Season 1 and Geoff in Season 3, were ever portrayed as being villainous on air. This level of friendliness was most likely due to most of the teams being media personalities in their own countries, with careers and images to worry about. This mentality still persist in Season 5, 6 years later.
* ManipulativeEditing: Leg 2 of Season 4 had five of the ten teams receive four-hour penalties for not finishing the Roadblock in time. However, the beginning of the next leg had two of those teams, Alan & Wendy and Claire & Michelle, only receive two hour and twenty minute penalties[[note]]Alan & Wendy supposedly left at 7:20, while the team who checked in after them, Ivan & Hilda, left at 5:00[[/note]], while Jess & Lani and Hussein & Natasha received full four hour penalties. To further muddle things up, Claire & Michelle supposedly left the Pit Start at 7:30, yet somehow managed to be at the ticket counter at the airport at 7:25. So either two of the teams received shorter penalties for no reason and Claire & Michelle learned to time travel, or every team received only a two-hour penalty, but Alan & Wendy and Claire & Michelle's start times had to be modified to explain why they made a flight that took off an hour before they were supposed to start the leg.
* MythologyGag: The second clue of Season 4 told teams to go to the Pit Stop from ''The Amazing Race'' Season 16, episode 8.
* NeedleInAStackOfNeedles: Unintentionally in leg 7 of Season 4, where upon arriving in Sydney teams had to find a man holding an umbrella in his right hand and ask him, "Any clue about the weather, mate?" As it was about to rain when teams got in, almost everyone was carrying an umbrella, resulting in a mad scramble to ask everyone they saw.
* NightmareRetardant: The Spookers Haunted House in New Zealand in Season 2 [[{{In-Universe}} for every team except Sophie & Aurelia]], as teams were not scared, but instead spent more time laughing, and Pamela & Vanessa even got annoyed and pushed past several of the "ghosts."
* ProductPlacement: Is known to make a lot of product placing. Many of the miscellaneous tasks require teams to use a brand-product provided by their sponsors just to do a task or go to another destination. For example, one team member had to take a picture of another team member doing the roadblock or locals singing a traditional song while another team member is recording using a cam-coder. One particularly blatant example was in the seventh leg of the first season, where teams flew from New Zealand to Singapore simply to perform a task that showed off a new brand of car (washing mud off the car) before immediately leaving to Thailand.
** Season 5 can be called as "The Amazing Race Indonesia" as an unprecedented 5 of their legs is located in Indonesia.
* RecapEpisode: There was one right before the Season 4 finale.
* RubberBandAI: The seventh leg of Season 1 had four equalizers at the beginning of the leg, before the teams even got to the Roadblock, two flights and two "hours of operation" points.
* SeriesContinuityError: Season 4, episode 5 started with Allan saying, "Once again, the Richards took 1st place," even though it was their first leg win.
* SharkTunnel: Season 1, leg 4 had racers wait in one of these while their teammate did a Roadblock in the surrounding tank.
* SwanBoats: Season 2 had the teams paddle one of these in South Korea.
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[[folder:The Amazing Race Latin America]]
* ActionMom: Renata & Ana Paula in Latin America 4, who became the second team to win the first three legs of the race (After Rob & Amber in All-Stars), and six of the first eight. And are only the second team (after Marc & Rovlison in Asia 2) to put up two streaks of 3+ straight leg wins. Besides Renata being a fire fighter, the few times they struggle with tasks they repeat the names of their children.
* CelebrityResemblance: Some teams in the Brazilian version gave married couple Perri & Maristela the nickname "[[Series/MrBean Mr. and Mrs. Bean]]" due to Perri's resemblance to Creator/RowanAtkinson.
* DownToTheLastPlay: Though the finales in all three seasons have been pretty close, the second season has the record of being the closest of all the versions of the show. It ended with a boat race and then a sprint to the finish line with only a few yards separating the two teams.
* HilariousOuttakes: The credits of the Brazil version had some.
* NonGameplayElimination: Perri & Maristela of the Brazilian version, despite being the strongest team in the season, quit the mandatory eating task in the finale resulting in them being disqualified, reasoning that the cold temperature and number of times they were vomiting wasn't worth it.
* OddlyNamedSequel: The Latin American seasons: ''The Amazing Race en Discovery Channel 1'', ''The Amazing Race en Discovery Channel 2'', ''The Amazing Race 3'', and ''The Amazing Race: Edição Brasil'' (The show had moved to a different channel).
* OneSteveLimit: Averted, Latin America Season 1 had a mother/daughter team who were both named Casilda, and Latin America Season 2 had a father/son team both named Edison.
* ThemeTwinNaming: Averted with Nicolás & Cristóbal (Latin America 3).
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[[folder:The Amazing Race Australia]]
!!For Tropes Specific to Individual Teams:

* Characters/TheAmazingRaceAustralia1
* Characters/TheAmazingRaceAustralia2
* Characters/TheAmazingRaceAustraliaVsNewZealand

!!General Tropes:

* AsianDrivers: the Roadblock in Season 2, leg 3 had teams earning their driver's license in India, which led to many of the teams talking about how crazy the drivers were there, and about how ridiculous it was to learn the rules of the road when no one followed them.
* BaitAndSwitch: The third season started as normal, with grant raising his arm to start the race, only to then put his arm down as take the teams off to a tug of war challenge between the two countries.
* CelebrityImpersonator: In the [=AvNZ=] finale, teams had to travel to Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles and take pictures with three people impersonating Australian born celebrities.
* KnightsAndKnaves: Referenced in the second leg of [=AvNZ=], when the Roadblock had two monks serving as task judges, one of whom would always tell the contestants they had failed, even if given the correct answer.
* MatryoshkaObject: Leg 6 of [=AvNZ=] had teams taming up with their fellow countrymen to locate three complete sets of Russian nesting dolls from amongst several rooms filled with them.
* MusclesAreMeaningful: The raft task in leg 1 of Season 2 subverted this in general. Though the task involved rowing rafts to the Pit Stop, so it looked like the male/male teams would have an advantage, the teams had to build their own rafts, and because the male teams were heavier in general, the actual paddling part of the task became much harder as a result of quickly built rafts being bogged down and even falling apart.
* MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels: One China Detour in Season 2 (lifted from US Season 14) required teams to listen to customers ordering food in Chinese, then repeat the orders to a chef. It led to the teams saying such phrases as, "Salty fried small tea bag."
* MythologyGag: This version of the show in general is notorious for borrowing tasks from the U.S. and Asian versions, as the first two seasons seemed to have half their tasks rehashed.
** Season 2 had a mechanical bull riding task in leg 10, and during the intro to the task they played the {{Leitmotif}} used for professional bull riders Jet & Cord in US Seasons 16 and 18.
** When the second leg of [=AvNZ=] visited Cambodia, the greeter, though a different woman, was dressed the same as the greeter from [[Characters/TheAmazingRace15 US Season 15]], leg 4[[note]]The same episode where Zev & Justin lost a passport[[/note]].
** Australia 3, when Emily was blowing into her coconuts to more quickly complete the Detour in the third leg, a song sounding suspiciously like "Sweet Georgia Brown," the theme of the Harlem Globetrotters, played in the background. Sweet Georgia Brown would be played again twice in the 9th leg, both times for Ashleigh & Jarrod.
** Australia 3, while mostly free of task borrowing through the first four legs, only borrowing the rock climbing task at Railay Beach in Thailand from [[Characters/TheAmazingRace1 U.S. 1]] and [[Characters/TheAmazingRaceAsia1 Asia 1]], borrowed a clue from [[Characters/TheAmazingRace17 U.S. 17]] in leg 5, when they gave the teams a little statue of the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood instead of a normal clue to their next location. On top of that, the cab situation in the city caused most of the teams to run to the Pit Stop, something that was required during the task in U.S. 17.
* {{Precap}}: Season 3 had one for the entire season prior to the first episode, giving away that some teams would be lasting several legs.
* RealityShowGenreBlindness: All of Season 1's Final 3 teams were blindsided by the FinalExamFinale flag Roadblock in the finale leg, despite it being similar to a rather notable task in US Season 9's finale. The teams even admitted to not bothering to take note of the flags, and struggled enough that ''any'' team who had bothered to take notes (a common strategy in the US metagame) probably would have easily won the race.
* SavedForTheSequel: Lucy & Emilia (2) were originally chosen for Season 1, but had to drop out due to their mother falling ill.
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: Used on the racers themselves in Seasons 1 and 2. The teams get a clue telling them to go to mat and find Grant, only to have him tell them that they're still racing, and hand them their next clue.
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[[folder:The Amazing Race Israel]]
* TheCasanova: Shay & Guy's plan for the race during their introduction was to flirt with the many female teams in competition.
* DumbBlonde: Hadas & Inbal (Season 1) were generally a subversion, but the [[HilarityEnsues results]] of their first task almost played the trope absolutely straight. To explain, during the safari drive task of the first leg, instead of tying their log to the towing hook like everyone else did, they actually tied it to the truck, and to make sure it didn't fall off, they double and triple knotted it; cue them falling from 1st place to 4th place when they try everything they can to get it off, including trying to untie it unsuccessfully, burn the rope, cut it with their leg razors, and eventually smashing a mirror they had with them and using a shard to cut the rope. They [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] their stupidity only moments after leaving the task.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Brought up by Carmit during the nude posing Fast Forward in Season 2.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Hannah & Margalit of Season 1 had their own Klezmer-style theme.
* ManOnFire: In Season 2, there was a Roadblock where teams had to do a stunt which involved being set on fire.
* NonGameplayElimination: Hannah & Margalit were forced to quit the race after Margalit suffered a severe abdominal infection in leg 5 and was rushed to hospital. She recovered soon after they were removed from competition, and thus were able to [[BackForTheFinale return for the finale.]]
* SequelEscalation: While the first season was fairly standard, the second season had more challenging tasks (the very first thing teams had to do at was climb rope ladders to their cars which were each suspended by cranes) but was also longer both to the racers (13 legs compared to 10) and to the viewers (28 episodes compared to 20. There was even one episode that was entirely devoted to the teams getting from the final clue to the Pit Stop.)
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[[folder:The Amazing Race Canada]]
!!For Tropes Specific to Individual Teams:

* Characters/TheAmazingRaceCanada1
* Characters/TheAmazingRaceCanada2
* Characters/TheAmazingRaceCanada3

!!General Tropes:

* BaitAndSwitch: The poorly kept secret that the second season would be leaving the country was never mentioned to the teams, and they spent two legs in Canada before the clue to start the third leg told them to fly to Hong Kong. Though considering teams had to bring their passports with them, and other such things people have to do before traveling abroad to certain locations, there was at least some sort of hint that it would be happening.
* BookEnds: The first season started and ended in the Toronto Region.
* CanadaEh: Averted, as the whole goal of the first season was to give people a greater appreciation of their own country.
* ChekhovsGun: Season 1, each clue at the start of each leg had a flag of the destination province while the greeters at the end of each leg (including the Chocolate Task judge in the final leg) were each wearing their respective provincial flowers. Only 1 team remembered this detail and vaulted them from last to first to win the race.
* DrillSergeantNasty: The RCMP task judge in Season 1, who chewed out Jet for his sarcastic attitude and reduced Celina to tears.
* FaceYourFears: The first task in Season 1 involved teams reaching in terrariums filled with animals for clues. The teams who grabbed clues out of the terrariums with the scarier animals (snakes, spiders, rats, and scorpions) got on the better flight.
* FailureMontage: This was done during the Sports Broadcasting Roadblock in the first episode of Season 3. It got so bad that one of the task judges (the host of the sports show) did a HeadDesk while the rest of the production crew of the sports show were {{Corpsing}}.
* FatalFamilyPhoto: Canada utilizes on this much more than any other version, as the series frequently shows photos of the teams long past the team introductions. If a team has photos shown at the beginning of the episode, it's generally an indication that something important will happen to them that leg, in particular being eliminated.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Season 2's leg 2 prize were two round trip tickets to Hong Kong. In the previews for Leg 3, the contestants are shown heading to Hong Kong.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Season 2, leg 6, had the teams go to Whiskey Dix bar in Winnipeg, with the Roadblock clue asking, "Who has performance issues?"
* HistoryRepeats: Both of the first two seasons had only one of the Final 3 teams enter the finale having previously won a leg. This had only happened in one other season in the franchise to that point, Vietnam's second celebrity edition, which aired the same summer as Canada Season 2.
* MythologyGag: When teams completed the Country Line Dancing Roadblock in Calgary in Season 1, the show played Cowboys Jet & Cord's {{Leitmotif}} from US Seasons 16 and 18.
* ProductPlacement: In Season 1, teams used an Interac debit card as currency(since the race took place only in Canada). Though most teams still withdrew paper money just in case.
** The entirety of Season 1 can be considered this, as a 10 episodes long commercial for Canada as a tourist attraction.
* RecapEpisode: Seasons 2 and 3 had the "After the Race" episode, which took place after the 6th leg, and featured the five eliminated teams sitting together and talking in a very ReunionShow style manner.
* ReunionShow: All three seasons had this.
* RubberBandAI: The third season was particularly guilty of this as due to the unusual course with legs in the same province not run consecutively, everyone had to fly between each destination meaning that all teams were always bunched together. The first leg was even worse, after trying to complete a task that involved finding a pair of bicycles, teams were split in two flights to their initial destination, only to be bunched again when the venue they were looking for would not open until the next morning.
* ThrowTheDogABone: In the Season 1 finale, the final 3 teams received a free upgrade to business class on their flight to Toronto.
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[[folder:Other Versions]]
* ActionGirl: Beauty Queens Valeria & Bohdana from Ukraine 1, who rattled off five straight victories to win the season, and set the record for the best finishing average of any female team in any version until Natalie and Meaghan in Canada 2.
* BookEnds: The Norwegian version began and ended at Holmenkollbakken in Oslo.
* TheCameo: Rick from the first season of China Rush handed out clues in a Roadblock in China Rush 2.
* CelebrityEdition: Vietnam Seasons 2 and 3 were billed as this, as was China Season 1.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Richie & Mimi from the Vietnamese version.
* ProductPlacement: China Rush with Hilton. While it's manageable enough as they are prizes for leg wins, in the later stages of Season 3 pops up Hilton teddy bears for some reason.
* [[ReadTheFreakingManual Read the Freaking Clue]]: The most painful example of this in the series had to have happened to Phuc Vinh & Linh Chi in Vietnam Season 2. In the final leg, they arrived at the Finish Line 1st and would have won, except they were issued a 30-minute penalty for using notes during a task and violating traffic regulations. While serving their penalty, Lam Anh & Thu Hien checked in and were declared the winners.
* RealityShowGenreBlindness: In China Rush 3, Janelle & Karin and Yu Ping & Yu Chenjing decided to take the Fast Forward in Jilin...when they knew that they were one of the last teams to arrive. Luckily for both of them, the other teams opted not to take it. But not so lucky for Yu Ping & Yu Chenjing, Janelle & Karin finished the Fast Forward first.
* SequelDifficultyDrop: The 1st season of second China version as compared not only to China Rush, but every other version of the show in the traveling aspect. Where the celebrity teams sleep in rather comfortable hotel rooms, book flight tickets before the race starts and taking breaks before resuming the race [[note]]which ended up taking 20 weeks for this season to end[[/note]], lessening a huge part of the frustration that teams usually face in the other versions. This was done due to the logistics of trying to get celebrities to run the Race, but Vietnam still managed their celebrity editions without such concessions.
* TemptingFate: China Season 2's contestants, on a special preparation episode before the Race premiere agree that bungee-jumping would be the most terrifying challenge to face. Lo and behold, Leg ''2'' features bungee-jumping as a Roadblock!
* ThemeTwinNaming: Played straight with Khai Shing & Khai Sheng of China Rush 3; averted with Frank & Ivar (Norge).
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1st Jun '17 8:54:35 PM Madrugada
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* LongRunnerTechMarchesOn: Cell phone and smartphone proliferation has had a huge effect on the race metagame and the way the course is set up. Racers are barred from carrying phones themselves, but it's become increasingly easier to borrow a local's phone to call a cab or Google information about their clue or something. This has led to things that caused teams problems in early seasons, such as locating the location of a picture they were given, much easier. Also, as GPS devices become standard issue in cabs across the world, the "bad cabbie" problem is getting slowly phased out, country by country.

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* LongRunnerTechMarchesOn: Cell phone and smartphone proliferation has had a huge effect on the race metagame and the way the course is set up. Racers are barred from carrying phones themselves, but it's become increasingly easier to borrow a local's phone to call a cab or Google information about their clue or something. This has led to things that caused teams problems in early seasons, such as locating the location of a picture they were given, much easier. Also, as GPS devices become standard issue in cabs across the world, the "bad cabbie" problem is getting slowly phased out, country by country.tending to change from "he doesn't know how to get there" to "he doesn't understand what the team is saying" or "he drives slowly/badly".
1st Jun '17 8:43:52 PM Madrugada
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* BackseatDriver: All the time when teams are tasked with driving themselves. As a bonus, because of the way the camera crew positions themselves in the car, the non-driving teammate is always positioned directly behind the driver.

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* BackseatDriver: All the Enforced every time when teams are tasked with driving themselves. As a bonus, themselves because of the way the camera crew positions themselves in the car, car ([[CaptainObvious The driving team member in the non-driving teammate is always positioned directly behind driver's-side front seat,]] the driver.cameraman in the passenger front seat, the non-drving team member is in the driver-side back seat, and the soundman is in the passenger-side back seat. This arrangement keeps the soundman out of camera range and allows both team members to be in-frame.
1st Jun '17 8:38:48 PM Madrugada
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* TheArtifact: The Fast Forward. For the first four seasons, there was one on every leg, in theory giving each team a chance at one free pass. However, for budgetary reasons (as it was not cost-effective to set up all those single-use tasks, especially when half of them never got used, and therefore never made it onto the show), starting with Season 5 (and in all the foreign versions) the Fast Forward was cut back to only one or two per season, although the "one per team" rule still applied. With all the strategy drained out of it, the Fast Forward has mostly become a cheap and/or easy win for a team that was already in the lead, as no team outside of the lead pack would dare risk it, as to not get it would mean certain elimination (as happened to Terence & Sarah on US Season 13, or Joey "Fitness" & Danny on US Season 20).

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* TheArtifact: The Fast Forward. For the first four seasons, there was one on every leg, in theory giving each team a chance at one free pass. However, for budgetary reasons (as it was not cost-effective to set up all those single-use tasks, especially when half of them never got used, and therefore never made it onto the show), starting with Season 5 (and in all the foreign versions) the Fast Forward was cut back to only one or two per season, although the "one per team" rule still applied. With all most of the strategy drained out of it, deciding whether or not to go for iton any particular leg, the Fast Forward has mostly become a cheap and/or easy win for a team that was already in the lead, as no team outside of the lead pack would dare risk it, as to not get it would mean certain elimination (as happened to Terence & Sarah on US Season 13, or Joey "Fitness" & Danny on US Season 20).



** The tasks on Season 5 were not particularly harder than what came before, but a few permanent additions upped the overall difficulty of the series from that point out. The addition of penalties for teams saved by a non-elimination leg made it even more costly to finish last at any point, and the subtraction of the Fast Forward took away each team's one free pass per season.

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** The tasks on Season 5 were not particularly harder than what came before, but a few permanent additions upped the overall difficulty of the series from that point out. The addition of penalties for teams saved by a non-elimination leg made it even more costly to finish last at any point, and the subtraction reduction of the Fast Forward from one every leg to one or two per Race took away each team's one free pass per season.
19th May '17 12:54:01 PM Random888
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** Starting with Season 7, 5th place became the axing point for such teams with Lynn & Alex (7), the dysfunctional Paolo Family (8), Fran & Barry (9), Erwin & Godwin (10), Uchenna & Joyce (who on All-Stars did not seem to have the same drive after winning Season 7), Kynt & Vyxsin (12 and Unfinished Business), Mark & Bopper (20), and Meghan & Joey (22) going out.

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** Starting with Season 7, 5th place became the axing point for such teams with Lynn & Alex (7), the dysfunctional Paolo Family (8), Fran & Barry (9), Erwin & Godwin (10), Uchenna & Joyce (who on All-Stars did not seem to have the same drive after winning Season 7), Kynt & Vyxsin (12 and Unfinished Business), Mark & Bopper (20), and Meghan & Joey (22) (22), and Becca & Floyd (29) going out.
12th Apr '17 10:14:08 AM DragonRanger
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A few seasons of the American show have had gimmicks applied to their setup: the Family Edition (Season 8), which expanded teams to four people (including kids) and limited itself to traveling North America; three All-Star seasons (Seasons 11, 18, and 24), bringing back several previous racers (S18 titled "Unfinished Business" instead to hype up MyGreatestSecondChance); BlindDate (Season 26), where all the teams are dating couples and half of them only met each other at the starting line; and Season 29 (with no special title), a non-romantic expansion of the "Blind Date" concept where all 20 racers are strangers.

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A few seasons of the American show have had gimmicks applied to their setup: the Family Edition (Season 8), which expanded teams to four people (including kids) and limited itself to traveling North America; three All-Star seasons (Seasons 11, 18, and 24), bringing back several previous racers (S18 titled "Unfinished Business" instead to hype up MyGreatestSecondChance); BlindDate (Season 26), where all the teams are dating couples and half of them only met each other at the starting line; and Season 29 (with no special title), a non-romantic expansion of the "Blind Date" concept where all 20 22 racers are strangers.



** The first season of the Australian race initially kept with the unwritten "no Americas" rule of the Asian and Israeli races, and was the first race to include an extended visit to Israel[[note]]The Israeli version barely spends any time in its home nation, and has only had international finish lines.[[/note]] and the West Bank.[[note]]It was an Israeli settlement.[[/note]] The second season broke this "rule" and had teams travel to Cuba[[note]]Practically forbidden for the American version due to the embargo.[[/note]] as well as Canada. The third season became the first of the international versions to visit all six inhabitable continents.

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** The first season of the Australian race initially kept with the unwritten "no Americas" rule of the Asian and Israeli races, and was the first race to include an extended visit to Israel[[note]]The Israeli version barely spends any time in its home nation, and has only had international finish lines.[[/note]] and the West Bank.[[note]]It was an Israeli settlement.[[/note]] The second season broke this "rule" and had teams travel to Cuba[[note]]Practically forbidden for the American version at the time due to the embargo.[[/note]] as well as Canada. The third season became the first of the international versions to visit all six inhabitable continents.



** Its second season is notable for having a team who ''completely'' [[{{WeUsedtobeFriends}} ended their friendship]] right after being eliminated from the race, and one of them not showing up at the Finish Line in the finale for that reason.

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** Its second season is notable for having a team who ''completely'' [[{{WeUsedtobeFriends}} [[WeUsedToBeFriends ended their friendship]] right after being eliminated from the race, and one of them not showing up at the Finish Line in the finale for that reason.
31st Mar '17 11:54:55 AM DragonRanger
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A few seasons of the American show have had gimmicks applied to their setup: the Family Edition (Season 8), which expanded teams to four people (including kids) and limited itself to traveling North America; three All-Star seasons (Seasons 11, 18, and 24), bringing back several previous racers (S18 titled "Unfinished Business" instead to hype up MyGreatestSecondChance); and BlindDate (Season 26), where all the teams are dating couples and half of them only met each other at the starting line.

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A few seasons of the American show have had gimmicks applied to their setup: the Family Edition (Season 8), which expanded teams to four people (including kids) and limited itself to traveling North America; three All-Star seasons (Seasons 11, 18, and 24), bringing back several previous racers (S18 titled "Unfinished Business" instead to hype up MyGreatestSecondChance); and BlindDate (Season 26), where all the teams are dating couples and half of them only met each other at the starting line.
line; and Season 29 (with no special title), a non-romantic expansion of the "Blind Date" concept where all 20 racers are strangers.
3rd Jan '17 6:34:46 AM Jdb1984
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** Season 2 had a multiple step fetch quest, in a Roadblock, where a contestant had to go from spot to spot before being told to rejoin their teammate. [[ReadTheFreakingManual Two teams messed this up and had to do it over.]]
3rd Jan '17 6:31:21 AM Jdb1984
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-->Contestant:The sky is blue
-->Spy they were searching for:And the sea is green
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* ItsAllMyFault: Sometimes, after an elimination, a team member will blame themselves for whatever mistakes that caused them to be last (whether {{Justified}} or not)
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