History YMMV / TheAmazingRace

22nd Nov '16 4:45:14 PM jenmic
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** Season 6, as almost all the likable teams were eliminated early on and, by the latter half of the race, Kris & Jon were the only likable team left with the rest of the teams being whiny, annoying, and constantly bickering. Pretty much every single ongoing storyline involved racers bickering with each other, and there were a lot of bad feelings all around. And then Kris & Jon lost the million to the most hated team of the lot. Another point against the season was the overuse of equalizers, which sucked a lot of excitement from the legs knowing only the last portion mattered, and it took them until the 9th episode to leave Europe .The season also had the bad luck to be sandwiched between two seasons that are widely considered among the series' best.

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** Season 6, as almost all the likable teams were eliminated early on and, by the latter half of the race, Kris & Jon were the only likable team left with the rest of the teams being whiny, annoying, and constantly bickering. Pretty much every single ongoing storyline involved racers bickering with each other, and there were a lot of bad feelings all around. And then Kris & Jon lost the million to the most hated team of the lot. Another point against the season was the overuse of equalizers, which sucked a lot of excitement from the legs knowing only the last portion mattered, and it took them until spent most of the 9th episode to leave first 9 legs in Europe .The season also had the bad luck to be sandwiched between two seasons that are widely considered among the series' best.
12th Nov '16 6:28:46 PM Polisi25
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** Asia Season 5, Leg 5 has a Fast Forward of cracking a lot of pots to find one sticky rice that has a coin, if not they have to eat them. The 2 teams that went for it, failed.
22nd Oct '16 7:48:36 PM Polisi25
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** Any early elimination twist is reviled for giving the first out team less airtime, especially the Starting Line Elimination of US Season 15 and China Rush Season 3. Also, since the draw of applying for the show is the opportunity to experience different countries, getting eliminated before leaving the first airport (Israel Season 2, Norway Season 1) or even the starting line as mentioned runs counter to that purpose.

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** Any early elimination twist is reviled for giving the first out team less airtime, especially the Starting Line Elimination of US Season 15 and 15, China Rush Season 3.3 and Asia Season 5. Also, since the draw of applying for the show is the opportunity to experience different countries, getting eliminated before leaving the first airport (Israel Season 2, Norway Season 1) or even the starting line as mentioned runs counter to that purpose.


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** Asia Season 4, Leg 9 has a Detour Choice of searching a person's grave named Fam Sam Moy. A luck task of finding a grave is hard enough, but finding a person that even the Internet themselves can't find any information on makes it ridiculously difficult.
1st Oct '16 4:31:14 PM TotalDramaRox97
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** Season 16 had a detour, the first side was fairly straightforward, crawl 100 feet under barbed wire, retrieve a message, and come back. The other side however was much harder, translate a message in Morse code. Given the nature of Morse code if even 1 letter was wrong, it would screw up the whole message. The only team who did this (because of a U-Turn) was stuck overnight.
24th Sep '16 12:08:15 PM jenmic
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** Linda (14), especially when she got lost during the Roadblock on leg 2 and wandered way off course, you just wanted to give her a hug when she started crying.



** Linda (14), especially when she got lost during the Roadblock on leg 2 and wandered way off course, you just wanted to give her a hug when she started crying.
23rd Jul '16 1:20:27 PM nombretomado
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** It's been pointed out by Jordan on ''BigBrother'' that people are generally a lot more friendly on ''Series/TheAmazingRace'' than other social game shows. One of the most important things on ''Series/TheAmazingRace'' isn't so much getting people to like you as it is being able to work with your partners.

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** It's been pointed out by Jordan on ''BigBrother'' ''Series/BigBrother'' that people are generally a lot more friendly on ''Series/TheAmazingRace'' than other social game shows. One of the most important things on ''Series/TheAmazingRace'' isn't so much getting people to like you as it is being able to work with your partners.



** [[BigBrother Rachel]] (20). She somehow managed to cry in nearly every ''single'' episode.

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** [[BigBrother [[Series/BigBrother Rachel]] (20). She somehow managed to cry in nearly every ''single'' episode.
14th Nov '15 7:03:09 AM Blazer
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* HilariousInHindsight: Burnie and Ashley being in Season 28. One of Creator/RoosterTeeth's videos was a small series called "A Million Dollars, But..." in which Burnie and others would come up with hypothetical conditions a person would be put through if they were given a million dollars. Their appearance in Season 28 is essentially a season-long version of this video.
5th Oct '15 7:26:04 AM Polisi25
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** Mark & Bopper (20 & 24). During the race it was revealed Bopper's daughter was sick and they needed the money for treatment. Throughout the race Bopper hurt his knee making him unable to do the Bollywood Roadblock, forcing Mark to do it. Mark spent hours trying and failing to the point of dehydration. They were eliminated the next leg despite using the Fast Forward. In the All Stars preview, Phil had revealed between seasons they had lost their jobs. On Season 24, Bopper was forced to leave the race because of pancreatitis. Mark was paired up a partner (Mallory, 17 and 18) that is considered a stranger, which they were eliminated on the second leg.

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** Mark & Bopper (20 & 24). During the race it was revealed Bopper's daughter was sick and they needed the money for treatment. Throughout the race Bopper hurt his knee making him unable to do the Bollywood Roadblock, forcing Mark to do it. Mark spent hours trying and failing to the point of dehydration. They were eliminated the next leg despite using the Fast Forward. In the All Stars preview, Phil had revealed between seasons they had lost their jobs. On Season 24, Bopper was forced to leave the race because of pancreatitis. Mark was paired up a partner (Mallory, 17 and 18) that who is considered basically a stranger, which they were eliminated on the second leg.



* EnsembleDarkhorse: Zabrina & Joe Jer from the first Asia season are beloved by fans due to being very nice and a break from the usual all-female teams of gorgeous ladies who look too much alike, and for being the first all-female team to ever win the race, something which absolutely thrilled fans of the franchise as a whole.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: EnsembleDarkhorse:
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Zabrina & Joe Jer from the first Asia season 1 are beloved by fans due to being very nice and a break from the usual all-female teams of gorgeous ladies who look too much alike, looked identical, and for being the first all-female team to ever win the race, something which absolutely thrilled fans of the franchise as a whole.



** In Canad 3, Dana & Amanda were OutOfFocus and the 3rd eliminated, but wound up winning fan favorites (well 2nd to Gino & Jesse) and free gas for a year.

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** In Canad Canada 3, Dana & Amanda were OutOfFocus and the 3rd eliminated, but wound up winning fan favorites (well 2nd to Gino & Jesse) and free gas for a year.



* ToughActToFollow: Australia V New Zealand is this for Australia 2.
* ValuesDissonance: Li Xiaopeng & Li Anqi in China 1 got derided from Chinese viewers for their strategical maneuvering to stay in the game, especially when they Yielded well known fan favorites Chen Xiaochun & Zhen Yijian in South Korea. In America, this type of maneuvering is kinda expected.

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* ToughActToFollow: ToughActToFollow:
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Australia V New Zealand is this for Australia 2.
* ValuesDissonance: ValuesDissonance:
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Li Xiaopeng & Li Anqi in China 1 got derided from Chinese viewers for their strategical maneuvering to stay in the game, especially when they Yielded well known fan favorites Chen Xiaochun & Zhen Yijian in South Korea. In America, this type of maneuvering is kinda expected. expected.
** While other versions of the race took place in their hometown, local viewers Amazing Race Canada surprised fans with them wanting the race to mostly focus on Canada.
28th Sep '15 12:50:47 AM t3hdow
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* FountainOfMemes: At least one per season. Generally the [[SpotlightStealingSquad spotlight hog]] or the villain. The list includes, but not limit to: [[BigFun Kevin]] (S1), [[JerkassWoobie Flo]], [[DeadpanSnarker Ken]] [[PluckyComicRelief &]] [[SelfDeprecation Gerald]] (S3), [[TheMillstone Mary]] (S10), [[{{Hypocrite}} Mirna]] (All-star), [[AlwaysSecondBest Jen]][[AlphaBitch ni]][[HairTriggerTemper fer]] (S12), [[DecoyProtagonist Z]][[BrutalHonesty e]][[InnocentlyInsensitive v]] (S15 & 18), [[HairTriggerTemper Big]] [[LargeHam Ea]][[TheBigGuy sy]] (S15 & 18), [[CloudCuckooLander Brook]] (S17), [[GenkiGirl Mallory]] (S18), [[{{Wangst}} Rachel]] (S20), [[BadLiar Leo]] [[LargeHam &]] [[NoIndoorVoice Jamal]], [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Marie]] (S23) and, [[LongRunner of course]], [[DramaticPause P]][[FascinatingEyebrow h]][[WittyBanter il]] (for the grace of hosting ''every single season'').



* FountainOfMemes: At least one per season. Generally the [[SpotlightStealingSquad spotlight hog]] or the villain. The list includes, but not limit to: [[BigFun Kevin]] (S1), [[JerkassWoobie Flo]], [[DeadpanSnarker Ken]] [[PluckyComicRelief &]] [[SelfDeprecation Gerald]] (S3), [[TheMillstone Mary]] (S10), [[{{Hypocrite}} Mirna]] (All-star), [[AlwaysSecondBest Jen]][[AlphaBitch ni]][[HairTriggerTemper fer]] (S12), [[DecoyProtagonist Z]][[BrutalHonesty e]][[InnocentlyInsensitive v]] (S15 & 18), [[HairTriggerTemper Big]] [[LargeHam Ea]][[TheBigGuy sy]] (S15 & 18), [[CloudCuckooLander Brook]] (S17), [[GenkiGirl Mallory]] (S18), [[{{Wangst}} Rachel]] (S20), [[BadLiar Leo]] [[LargeHam &]] [[NoIndoorVoice Jamal]], [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Marie]] (S23) and, [[LongRunner of course]], [[DramaticPause P]][[FascinatingEyebrow h]][[WittyBanter il]] (for the grace of hosting ''every single season'').


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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Watching the likable season 6 contestant Hera [=McLeod=] is unsettling nowadays, if you have any awareness of [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katiejmbaker/the-police-told-her-to-report-her-rape-then-arrested-her-for#.if52vMakX how tragic her life became years after participating in the show]]. Disclaimer: prepare to be super depressed and pissed off.
25th Sep '15 7:29:01 PM TotalDramaRox97
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** In Canad 3, Dana & Amanda were OutOfFocus and the 3rd eliminated, but wound up winning fan favorites (well 2nd to Gino & Jesse) and free gas for a year.
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