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Deaf contestant and his American Sign Language-translating mother. Luke was the first deaf contestant in the series[[note]]though [[Characters/TheAmazingRaceAsia2 Asia Season 2]] constesant Adrian was the first in the franchise[[/note]], and as such, Phil signed their Race positions at the end of each leg. They started off as a strong team and early fan favorites, and though some fans soured on Luke's bursts of impatience, they remained favorites until Luke got into a shoving match with Jen in China, turning them into major {{Base Breaker}}s overnight. Margie's surprising physical strength combined with Luke's ruthless strategy got them into the Final 3 without ever being in danger of elimination, but Luke choked away a massive lead on the [[FinalExamFinale Final Roadblock]], leaving the task last despite having 8 of his 11 surfboards placed before the other teams showed up, ultimately giving them 3rd place. Their strong showing and Luke's InspirationallyDisadvantaged status gave them a place in Unfinished Business.

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Deaf contestant and his American Sign Language-translating mother. Luke was the first deaf contestant in the series[[note]]though [[Characters/TheAmazingRaceAsia2 Asia Season 2]] constesant Adrian was the first in the franchise[[/note]], and as such, Phil signed their Race positions at the end of each leg. They started off as a strong team and early fan favorites, and though some fans soured on Luke's bursts of impatience, they remained favorites until Luke got into a shoving match with Jen in China, turning them into major {{Base Breaker}}s overnight.China. Margie's surprising physical strength combined with Luke's ruthless strategy got them into the Final 3 without ever being in danger of elimination, but Luke choked away a massive lead on the [[FinalExamFinale Final Roadblock]], leaving the task last despite having 8 of his 11 surfboards placed before the other teams showed up, ultimately giving them 3rd place. Their strong showing and Luke's InspirationallyDisadvantaged status gave them a place in Unfinished Business.


* BaseBreakingCharacter: [[{{In-Universe}} They cited themselves as this in the pre-Race interviews for Unfinished Business]] (though it was mostly Jaime), saying that they were a team people loved or hated, there was no middle ground with them.

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* BaseBreakingCharacter: [[{{In-Universe}} InUniverse. They cited themselves as this in the pre-Race interviews for Unfinished Business]] Business (though it was mostly Jaime), saying that they were a team people loved or hated, there was no middle ground with them.



* MostAnnoyingSound: [[{{In-Universe}} By the time they reached the penultimate leg]], Margie was tired of hearing Luke yell, "mom," as it was one of the few things he knew how to say, and he yelled it a lot.

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* MostAnnoyingSound: [[{{In-Universe}} InUniverse. By the time they reached the penultimate leg]], leg, Margie was tired of hearing Luke yell, "mom," as it was one of the few things he knew how to say, and he yelled it a lot.



* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: [[{{In-Universe}} Lampshaded]] by Jen during the Party Taxi Detour in Bangkok:

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: [[{{In-Universe}} Lampshaded]] InUniverse. Lampshaded by Jen during the Party Taxi Detour in Bangkok:



* NeverLiveItDown: After they won Unfinished Business, [[{{In-Universe}} Jen admitted in an interview]] that people were teasing her for their elimination via bathroom break (calling her "Pee-Pee Girl"), and that winning Unfinished Business hopefully would put this to rest.

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* NeverLiveItDown: InUniverse. After they won Unfinished Business, [[{{In-Universe}} Jen admitted in an interview]] interview that people were teasing her for their elimination via bathroom break (calling her "Pee-Pee Girl"), and that winning Unfinished Business hopefully would put this to rest.



* SurpriseDifficulty: [[{{In-Universe}} Discussed during the Elimination Station.]] Jennifer was surprised they were hit with something as hard as Cheese Hill so early.

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* SurpriseDifficulty: [[{{In-Universe}} InUniverse. Discussed during the Elimination Station.]] Station. Jennifer was surprised they were hit with something as hard as Cheese Hill so early.


* GenreSavvy: They were the only team to completely ditch their bags in the finale getting off the plane.


* {{Expy}}: Of [[Characters/TheAmazingRace6 Kris & Jon.]] It was so blatant that people were pointing it out before the season even started, and the comparisons only got worse from there. However, Amanda was not as big of a physical threat as Kris had been.



* {{Expy}}: Of David & Mary, though they ended up being less fun and good-natured.


* {{Expy}}: They're an Asian version of [[Characters/TheAmazingRace12 Azaria & Hendekea]], right down to the brother/sister dynamic.

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* AsTheGoodBookSays: When they started one of the legs in last place, Mike quoted Matthew 20:16-"So the last will be first, and the first will be last."


* BaseBreaker: [[{{In-Universe}} They cited themselves as this in the pre-Race interviews for Unfinished Business]] (though it was mostly Jaime), saying that they were a team people loved or hated, there was no middle ground with them.

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* BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter: [[{{In-Universe}} They cited themselves as this in the pre-Race interviews for Unfinished Business]] (though it was mostly Jaime), saying that they were a team people loved or hated, there was no middle ground with them.


Ex-NFL cheerleaders, and the only non-family team in the top 6. They started off as middle-of-the-road racers, but were able to improve their game to the point where they gained competitive footing with the top teams. They became infamous for Jaime's HairTriggerTemper, which she frequently took out on locals, to the point that it made up her Final 3 montage. Ultimately, they finished 2nd due to the combination of a bad taxi and Jaime stumbling on one of the surfboards in the [[FinalExamFinale Final Roadblock]]. Jaime's outrageous, and often amusing, outbursts made them the only villain team to be invited back for Unfinished Business (with even Phil calling them the villains in pre-season interviews), and she was invited to become a {{Playboy}} Playmate.

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Ex-NFL cheerleaders, and the only non-family team in the top 6. They started off as middle-of-the-road racers, but were able to improve their game to the point where they gained competitive footing with the top teams. They became infamous for Jaime's HairTriggerTemper, which she frequently took out on locals, to the point that it made up her Final 3 montage. Ultimately, they finished 2nd due to the combination of a bad taxi and Jaime stumbling on one of the surfboards in the [[FinalExamFinale Final Roadblock]]. Jaime's outrageous, and often amusing, outbursts made them the only villain team to be invited back for Unfinished Business (with even Phil calling them the villains in pre-season interviews), and she was invited to become a {{Playboy}} Magazine/{{Playboy}} Playmate.


Bisexual filmmaker (whose credits include ''Film/SchoolOfRock'', in which he played Ned Schneebly and ''Series/{{Enlightened}}''.) and his gay pastor father. They became fan favorites in the second leg after Mel said a humble prayer expressing gratitude for the experience just as he thought they were done for. Despite their physical limitations, they managed to do very well, including winning a leg, thanks to Mel's ability to stay calm and think even when things looked at their most dire. They were eliminated in Phuket after their cab driver drove them to the wrong location looking for a gorilla statue (he took them to Patong Beach, the statue was at the zoo), landing them in 6th. Their positive attitudes and fan favorite status got them invited back for Unfinished Business.

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Bisexual filmmaker (whose credits include ''Film/SchoolOfRock'', in which he played Ned Schneebly Schneebly, and ''Series/{{Enlightened}}''.) and his gay pastor father. They became fan favorites in the second leg after Mel said a humble prayer expressing gratitude for the experience just as he thought they were done for. Despite their physical limitations, they managed to do very well, including winning a leg, thanks to Mel's ability to stay calm and think even when things looked at their most dire. They were eliminated in Phuket after their cab driver drove them to the wrong location looking for a gorilla statue (he took them to Patong Beach, the statue was at the zoo), landing them in 6th. Their positive attitudes and fan favorite status got them invited back for Unfinished Business.



* CoolOldGuy: Mel, non-stop.

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* CoolOldGuy: Mel, non-stop.Mel.


Bisexual filmmaker (whose writing credits include ''Film/SchoolOfRock'', in which he played Ned Schneebly) and his gay father. They became fan favorites in the second leg after Mel said a humble prayer expressing gratitude for the experience just as he thought they were done for. Despite their physical limitations, they managed to do very well, including winning a leg, thanks to Mel's ability to stay calm and think even when things looked at their most dire. They were eliminated in Phuket after their cab driver drove them to the wrong location looking for a gorilla statue (he took them to Patong Beach, the statue was at the zoo), landing them in 6th. Their positive attitudes and fan favorite status got them invited back for Unfinished Business.

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Bisexual filmmaker (whose writing credits include ''Film/SchoolOfRock'', in which he played Ned Schneebly) Schneebly and ''Series/{{Enlightened}}''.) and his gay pastor father. They became fan favorites in the second leg after Mel said a humble prayer expressing gratitude for the experience just as he thought they were done for. Despite their physical limitations, they managed to do very well, including winning a leg, thanks to Mel's ability to stay calm and think even when things looked at their most dire. They were eliminated in Phuket after their cab driver drove them to the wrong location looking for a gorilla statue (he took them to Patong Beach, the statue was at the zoo), landing them in 6th. Their positive attitudes and fan favorite status got them invited back for Unfinished Business.


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* CoolOldGuy: Mel, non-stop.


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* StraightGay: Mel.


* GameBreakingInjury: Mel pulled his groin on Cheese Hill.

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* GameBreakingInjury: Mel pulled his groin on Cheese Hill.Hill, which prevented him from running down the hill in the following leg's hang gliding Roadblock.

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* FishOutOfWater: They had never traveled outside of Virginia before.


* HideYourGays: Kisha.

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* HideYourGays: HideYourLesbians: Kisha.


* AlwaysSecondBest: Discussed at the beginning of leg 10. They was tired of not finishing first up to that point.

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* AlwaysSecondBest: Discussed at the beginning of leg 10. They was were tired of not finishing first up to that point.point. they would end up finishing first at the end of that episode.



* {{Pixelation}}: Jaime had her mouth blurred during the Foot massage in leg 10.

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* {{Pixelation}}: Jaime had her mouth blurred during the Foot foot massage in leg 10.



* TastesLikeChicken: Kisha jokingly asks if the Chinese Delicacies was this. Jen said it wasn't.

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* TastesLikeChicken: Kisha jokingly asks asked if the Chinese Delicacies in episode 11 was this. Jen said it wasn't.

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* TastesLikeChicken: Kisha jokingly asks if the Chinese Delicacies was this. Jen said it wasn't.

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