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* TheScrappy: [[{{In-Universe}} To the teams at the Elimination Station]], who were rooting for them to lose because they were "deceitful."

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* TheScrappy: [[{{In-Universe}} InUniverse To the teams at the Elimination Station]], Station, who were rooting for them to lose because they were "deceitful."



* SurpriseDifficulty: [[{{In-Universe}} Discussed]] at the beginning of the third leg.

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* SurpriseDifficulty: [[{{In-Universe}} Discussed]] InUniverse. Discussed at the beginning of the third leg.


The fifteenth season of the Race started with the show moving in a new direction. After four seasons of increasingly strategic play that saw the traditional powers of the series, the young physically fit teams, dominated by the [[TheSmartGuy smart]] and GenreSavvy teams, the show found itself with its strongest, fittest cast since [[Characters/TheAmazingRace6 Season 6]]. On top of that, it was the most heavily [[StuntCasting Stunt Cast]] group of teams yet, with, among others, professional poker players, a former Miss America, and a pair of Harlem Globetrotters. However, the results of the season were universally disappointing, with many fans calling it even worse than [[Characters/TheAmazingRaceFamilyEdition the Family Edition]]. The complaints ranged from the course being far too easy[[note]]Though the swine flu epidemic didn't help production in that regard, forcing the producers to make several changes to the course to compensate[[/note]], to one team dominating for most of the season, while three other teams quit tasks they were unable to do (including unscrambling a five-letter word and going down a water slide), and, despite all the StuntCasting, the teams were, for the most part, were largely forgettable or unlikable. However, it did end up having several of the series' most memorable moments, produced two teams who went on to play major roles in the much better [[Characters/TheAmazingRaceUnfinishedBusiness Unfinished Business]], and introduced the Starting Line challenge and the Switchback, which would become staples in later seasons. Because of this, opinion on the season did soften over time, and though it was not one of the series' best, Season 15 was not the complete disaster that it was perceived to be when when it first aired.

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The fifteenth season of the Race started with the show moving in a new direction. After four seasons of increasingly strategic play that saw the traditional powers of the series, the young physically fit teams, dominated by the [[TheSmartGuy smart]] and GenreSavvy teams, the show found itself with its strongest, fittest cast since [[Characters/TheAmazingRace6 Season 6]]. On top of that, it was the most heavily [[StuntCasting Stunt Cast]] group of teams yet, with, among others, professional poker players, a former Miss America, and a pair of Harlem Globetrotters. However, the results of the season were universally disappointing, with many fans calling it even worse than [[Characters/TheAmazingRaceFamilyEdition the Family Edition]]. The complaints ranged from the course being far too easy[[note]]Though the swine flu epidemic didn't help production in that regard, forcing the producers to make several changes to the course to compensate[[/note]], to one team dominating for most of the season, while three other teams quit tasks they were unable to do (including unscrambling a five-letter word and going down a water slide), and, despite all the StuntCasting, the teams were, for the most part, were largely forgettable or unlikable. However, it did end up having several of the series' most memorable moments, produced two teams who went on to play major roles in the much better [[Characters/TheAmazingRaceUnfinishedBusiness Unfinished Business]], and introduced the Starting Line challenge and the Switchback, which would become staples in later seasons. Because of this, opinion on the season did soften over time, and though it was not one of the series' best, Season 15 was not the complete disaster that it was perceived to be when when it first aired.



* GenreSavvy:
** The leg after stealing Brian & Ericka's cab, as it was the only cab around at the Detour, they spotted Meghan & Cheyne leaving the Franz Roadblock right as they were arriving, and immediately told their cab driver to wait for them so Meghan & Cheyne couldn't do the same to them.
** Dan, when he did not give Big Easy the answer at the Franz Roadblock, and he even asked (hypothetically) why he would give another team the answer when they were fighting against them to get in the Final 3. This makes them the only team in two seasons not to hurt themselves by blindly giving the Globetrotters information.
--->'''Dan''': After thinking about it, I was like, "Why in the heck would I tell him the answer to the Roadblock when we're trying to make it to the Final 3? That would be the dumbest mistake I could have made."



* GenreSavvy:
** Brian actually showed some major bargaining skills in the second leg, when he first got the ticket agents at the Narita airport to rearrange the seating (by fitting some economy passengers into business class) on the flight to fit all the teams on, and later, when they got stuck on the second bus, he got the driver of the bus to leave an hour early by giving him an extra 100 dollars from each team.
** They were the only team to keep their cab at the Detour in leg 10, which took place in a semi-isolated area in Prague, while all the other teams were left scrambling for transportation after finishing the Detour. Unluckily for them, Sam & Dan stole their cab, leaving them in the same position after all.



* GenreSavvy: Having to measure out $500,000 worth of gold in Dubai, instead of trying to do long division on their own, they went into a nearby store to borrow someone's calculator to complete the task.



* GenreSavvy: After being told by Phil that they were the last team to arrive in leg 4, Tiffany asked, "And?" knowing to wait until he had told them they were officially eliminated before being disappointed (and they were safe, due to Zev's lost passport).



* GenreSavvy: In their final leg, they got their cab driver's number, so they were able to call him after they lost Zev's passport. If they had dropped it in the cab, like [[Characters/TheAmazingRace13 Dallas]], this would have saved the race for them.

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* DumbMuscle: They breezed their way through the physical tasks, but were often stopped cold when a mental task showed up.


* WeHardlyKnewYe: they didn't even last half an episode, and they were one of the teams fans were most excited about prior to the season.

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* WeHardlyKnewYe: they They didn't even last half an episode, and they were one of the teams fans were most excited about prior to the season.


* AManIsNotAVirgin: Canaan was "saving himself for marriage."


* TheBigGuy: Big Easy is the tallest contestant the show has had. In leg 8 he was banned from doing the amusement park free fall task because he was too big for the ride, and doing the ropes course in Prague, his weight sunk his line down so far his feet were touching the water. He started as the GentleGiant, but this slowly faded due to his trash talking towards Mika in Dubai, and his vague threats towards Sam & Dan after their sprint to the Pit Stop in Sweden.

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* TheBigGuy: Big Easy is the tallest contestant the show has had. In leg 8 he was banned from doing the amusement park free fall task because he was too big for the ride, and doing the ropes course in Prague, his weight sunk his line down so far his feet were touching the water. He started as the GentleGiant, but this slowly faded due to his trash talking towards Mika in Dubai, and his vague threats towards Sam & Dan after their sprint to the Pit Stop in Sweden.Estonia.


* DecemberDecemberRomance


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* DecemberDecemberRomance:

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* RealityShowGenreBlindness: Like Mika & Canaan beforehand, Maria let Tiffany did most of the Roadblock for the first-half, which will force Maria to do the later and harder Roadblocks.


* BrokenPedestal: Teams held them in high regard when they thought they worked with homeless kids, and they immediately lost their regards after they learned they were lying.

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* BrokenPedestal: Teams held them in high regard when they thought they worked with homeless kids, and they immediately lost their regards after they learned they were lying.poker players.



* [[ReadTheFreakingManual Read The Freaking Clue]]: Canaan messed up the spy task several times on Leg because he kept asking for their next "task" rather than assignment.

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* [[ReadTheFreakingManual Read The Freaking Clue]]: Canaan messed up the spy task several times on Leg 4 because he kept asking for their next "task" rather than assignment.

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* ImmediateSelfContradiction: On leg 5, while searching for the urn full of water Flight Time told Big Easy to hurry but to take his time.


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* BrokenPedestal: Teams held them in high regard when they thought they worked with homeless kids, and they immediately lost their regards after they learned they were lying.


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* [[ReadTheFreakingManual Read The Freaking Clue]]: Canaan messed up the spy task several times on Leg because he kept asking for their next "task" rather than assignment.


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* FatalFamilyPhoto: Marcy talked about her father, who almost died in Vietnam, on their last leg.


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* TheLoad: Even before the waterslide, Mika only did one roadblock.

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* TheLoad: Even before the waterslide, Mika only did one roadblock.Roadblock.



** Mika let Canaan do all but one roadblock.

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** Mika let Canaan do all but one roadblock.Roadblock, which would have forced her to do more late in the game, when they're less forgiving.


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* TheLoad: Even before the waterslide, Mika only did one roadblock.



* RealityShowGenreBlindness: Mika was not only afraid of heights, but of water too, and was shocked to find herself put in such a situation.

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* RealityShowGenreBlindness: RealityShowGenreBlindness:
** Mika let Canaan do all but one roadblock.
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Mika was not only afraid of heights, but of water too, and was shocked to find herself put in such a situation.


* BigOMG: Cheyne after winning personalized watercraft in Leg 6.

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* BigOMG: Cheyne Cheyne, after winning the personalized watercraft in Leg 6.



* SecondPlaceIsForLosers: In Leg 5, Cheyne stated that he and Meghan have the front runner mentality and is not content with second place.

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* SecondPlaceIsForLosers: In Leg 5, Cheyne stated that he and Meghan have the front runner mentality and is were not content with second place.



* BigYes: Brian, After Surviving the 2nd Leg.

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* BigYes: Brian, After Surviving after surviving the 2nd Leg.



* ProfessionalGambler: They are Professional Poker Players.

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* ProfessionalGambler: They are Professional Poker Players.professional poker players.



* HairTriggerTemper: An InformedAttribute with Jessica.
* ICouldaBeenAContender: The Subject of Garrett's EliminationStatement.

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* HairTriggerTemper: An InformedAttribute with Jessica.
* ICouldaBeenAContender: The Subject subject of Garrett's EliminationStatement.EliminationStatement.
* InformedAttribute: Jessica's HairTriggerTemper



* TakingTheBullet: How they described their elimination.


* ICouldaBeenAnContender: The Subject of Garrett's EliminationStatement.

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* ICouldaBeenAnContender: ICouldaBeenAContender: The Subject of Garrett's EliminationStatement.

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* BigOMG: Cheyne after winning personalized watercraft in Leg 6.

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