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Unfortunately, for some reason, teams were confined to the North American continent proper, which meant that the vast majority of the race was spent exploring the United States. Couple that with an accumulation of other issues such as an extra family being cut at the last minute, having to fit 40 contestants into the same amount of airtime normally meant for 22, an extremely large amount of non-elimination legs[[note]]With only seven eliminations spread over thirteen legs, there were three non-elimination points and two double legs[[/note]], [[SequelDifficultyDrop the difficulty of most of the tasks being reduced dramatically]] (the leg 4 Roadblock involved one team member climbing a ladder to the top of the world's tallest office chair), and the emphasis being pulled off of the international travel aspect and onto a bunch of family members arguing in the back of an SUV, and you are left with a season many people consider to be the worst.

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Unfortunately, for some reason, mostly insurance based reasons[[note]] The show usually canít insure anyone between ages 18-20 to go outside North America. Technically only one partner has to be over 21 but they really prefer for both of them to be. Only three people under 21 have ever competed on the show in all 31 of the normal seasons. They couldnít get the kids insured so they stuck to North America [[/note]]
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teams were confined to the North American continent proper, which meant that the vast majority of the race was spent exploring the United States. Couple that with an accumulation of other issues such as an extra family being cut at the last minute, having to fit 40 contestants into the same amount of airtime normally meant for 22, an extremely large amount of non-elimination legs[[note]]With only seven eliminations spread over thirteen legs, there were three non-elimination points and two double legs[[/note]], [[SequelDifficultyDrop the difficulty of most of the tasks being reduced dramatically]] (the leg 4 Roadblock involved one team member climbing a ladder to the top of the world's tallest office chair), and the emphasis being pulled off of the international travel aspect and onto a bunch of family members arguing in the back of an SUV, and you are left with a season many people consider to be the worst.


* ParanoiaFuel: Linda was uncomfortable with air travel, so in leg 3, when flying for the first time during the season, after booking their tickets the entire family walked up to another counter to ask a few questions, [[{{In-Universe}} causing the Aiello and Schroeder Families to suspect them of plotting something.]]

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* ParanoiaFuel: InUniverse. Linda was uncomfortable with air travel, so in leg 3, when flying for the first time during the season, after booking their tickets the entire family walked up to another counter to ask a few questions, [[{{In-Universe}} causing the Aiello and Schroeder Families to suspect them of plotting something.]]


However, due to legal and insurance issues, teams were confined to the North American continent, which meant that the vast majority of the race was spent exploring the United States. Along with an accumulation of other issues such as an extra family being cut at the last minute, having to fit 40 contestants into the same amount of airtime normally meant for 22, an extremely large amount of non-elimination legs[[note]]With only seven eliminations spread over thirteen legs, there were three non-elimination points and two double legs[[/note]], [[SequelDifficultyDrop the difficulty of most of the tasks being reduced dramatically]] (the leg 4 Roadblock involved one team member climbing a ladder to the top of the world's tallest office chair), and the emphasis being pulled off of the international travel aspect and onto a bunch of family members arguing in the back of an SUV, and you are left with a season many people consider to be the worst.

However, the cast was (for the most part) diverse and memorable, the season was very competitive with no dominant favorite, and, if you lived outside of North America, the chances were you found something enjoyable about it.

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However, due to legal and insurance issues, Unfortunately, for some reason, teams were confined to the North American continent, continent proper, which meant that the vast majority of the race was spent exploring the United States. Along Couple that with an accumulation of other issues such as an extra family being cut at the last minute, having to fit 40 contestants into the same amount of airtime normally meant for 22, an extremely large amount of non-elimination legs[[note]]With only seven eliminations spread over thirteen legs, there were three non-elimination points and two double legs[[/note]], [[SequelDifficultyDrop the difficulty of most of the tasks being reduced dramatically]] (the leg 4 Roadblock involved one team member climbing a ladder to the top of the world's tallest office chair), and the emphasis being pulled off of the international travel aspect and onto a bunch of family members arguing in the back of an SUV, and you are left with a season many people consider to be the worst.

However, Nevertheless, the cast was (for the most part) diverse and memorable, the season was very competitive with no dominant favorite, and, if you lived outside of North America, the chances were you found something enjoyable about it.


Two children, their dad, and stepmother. They started off strong, but got lost in the fourth leg looking for a park five minutes from Mark's place of work, and half an hour away from their house, which ended up making them the only team to be eliminated in their hometown, New Orleans. Months later, their home was destroyed during Hurricane Katrina. Stassi would go on to appear on ''Queen Bees'', a reality show meant to rehabilitate {{Alpha Bitch}}es, followed by being one of the lead stars of the reality show Vanderpump Rules.

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Two children, their dad, and stepmother. They started off strong, but got lost in the fourth leg looking for a park five minutes from Mark's place of work, and half an hour away from their house, which ended up making them the only team to be eliminated in their hometown, New Orleans. Months later, their home was destroyed during Hurricane Katrina. Stassi would go on to appear on ''Queen Bees'', a reality show meant to rehabilitate {{Alpha Bitch}}es, followed by being one of the lead stars of the reality show Vanderpump Rules.


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* RetroactiveRecognition: Stassi would go on to being one of the lead stars of the reality show ''Vanderpump Rules'' and before that, appeared on ''Queen Bees'', a reality show meant to rehabilitate {{Alpha Bitch}}es.


* GenreSavvy: In leg 5 they knew they were in last place and knew there was a chance this was a non-elimination leg. They also knew from last season, that if so, they'd lose everything but the clothes they were wearing. So they put on 3 pairs of clothing and underwear.


Season 8 was initially planned to be an All-Star season, the same numbered season as ''{{Series/Survivor}}''. However, after seeing how [[Characters/SurvivorAllStars Survivor: All-Stars]] ended up becoming bitter and personal, and wanting to avoid something like that happening on what was essentially a family show, the idea was scrapped and a radical idea was put in its place. Season 8 was billed as a ''Family Edition'', where families of four could compete, and it would be the only season where children under the age of 18 could participate.

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Season 8 was initially planned to be an All-Star season, the same numbered season as ''{{Series/Survivor}}''. However, after seeing how [[Characters/SurvivorAllStars ''[[Characters/SurvivorAllStars Survivor: All-Stars]] All-Stars]]'' ended up becoming bitter and personal, and wanting to avoid something like that happening on what was essentially a family show, the idea was scrapped and a radical idea was put in its place. Season 8 was billed as a ''Family Edition'', where families of four could compete, and it would be the only season where children under the age of 18 could participate.



* SiblingTeam

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* SiblingTeamSiblingTeam: All of them are brothers and sisters.



* SiblingTeam

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* SiblingTeam
SiblingTeam: It's a team of four sisters.



* ShooOutTheClowns

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* %%* ShooOutTheClowns


* InSeriesNickname: The Weavers coined them the ''Series/DesperateHousewives''. Also the [[ColorCodedCharacters Pink]] [[{{Grease}} Ladies]].

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* InSeriesNickname: The Weavers coined them the ''Series/DesperateHousewives''. Also the [[ColorCodedCharacters Pink]] [[{{Grease}} [[Film/{{Grease}} Ladies]].


* AmericanDream: Tony stated he was living the American Dream in their introduction.


* BornLucky: One instance of this in the "Work or Play" detour. In "Play", teams had to win three games of Twenty One against a professional card dealer. Most teams lost game after game without a single win, until they gave up and took "Work" instead. The Weavers won their first two games on their first two tries, and won their third not long after.[[note]]The Schroeders also had good luck at the game, but finished last and were eliminated in the same leg. [[/note]]
* BreakTheHaughty[=/=][[BeingEvilSucks Being Hated Sucks]]: At first, they took some pride in the fact they [[ImNotHereToMakeFriends weren't here to make friends]], but by leg 8, the hate they were getting from all sides was getting to them. In leg 10, after being Yielded for the second time, they were actually hoping to be eliminated. Phil noted they were the least enthusiastic last team to find out they weren't being eliminated in the show so far. He gave them a RousingSpeech that restored their spirits.

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* BornLucky: One instance of this in the "Work or Play" detour. In "Play", teams had to win three games of Twenty One against a professional card dealer. Most teams lost game after game without a single win, until they gave up and took "Work" instead. The Weavers won their first two games on their first two tries, and won their third not long after.[[note]]The Schroeders also had good luck at the game, but finished last and were eliminated in the same leg. [[/note]]
* BreakTheHaughty[=/=][[BeingEvilSucks Being Hated Sucks]]:
BreakTheHaughty: At first, they took some pride in the fact they [[ImNotHereToMakeFriends weren't here to make friends]], but by leg 8, the hate they were getting from all sides was getting to them. In leg 10, after being Yielded for the second time, they were actually hoping to be eliminated. Phil noted they were the least enthusiastic last team to find out they weren't being eliminated in the show so far. He gave them a RousingSpeech that restored their spirits.



* PetTheDog: In leg 7, when they found out it was the Bransens who were in last place, they told the Bransens to do [[ComedicUnderwearExposure what they were doing.]]



* WrongGenreSavvy: Thinking they were last in leg 7 leading to ComedicUnderwearExposure.

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* WrongGenreSavvy: Thinking they were last in leg 7 leading to ComedicUnderwearExposure.


* WrongGenreSavvy: Thinking they were last in leg 7 leading to ComicUnderwearExposure.

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* WrongGenreSavvy: Thinking they were last in leg 7 leading to ComicUnderwearExposure.
ComedicUnderwearExposure.


* PetTheDog: In leg 7, when they found out it was the Bransens who were in last place, they told the Bransens to do [[ComicUnderwearExposure what they were doing.]]

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* PetTheDog: In leg 7, when they found out it was the Bransens who were in last place, they told the Bransens to do [[ComicUnderwearExposure [[ComedicUnderwearExposure what they were doing.]]


* ImNotHereToMakeFriends: Early on they talked about not believing in any Alliances, in the same leg they would start getting hated.



* {{Jerkass}}: Yeah their complaints about all the other teams ganging up on them had some justification, but it didn't help that they were constantly and unbearably nasty.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Yeah their complaints about all the other teams ganging up on them had some complete justification, but it didn't help that they were constantly and unbearably nasty.



* LonersAreFreaks: Ostracized very early on and to the end of the race. They were even called "freaks" on more than one occasion.



* PetTheDog: One small instance of this. After the Godlewskis finished last in the non-elimination leg 5 and lost all their money, they asked the Weavers for five bucks, and they gave it to them.



* GenreSavvy: In leg 5 they knew they were in last place and knew there was a chance this was a non-elimination leg. They also knew from last season, that if so, they'd lose everything but the clothes they were wearing. So they put on 3 pairs of clothing and underwear.



* PetTheDog: In leg 7, when they found out it was the Bransens who were in last place, they told the Bransens to do [[ComicUnderwearExposure what they were doing.]]




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* WrongGenreSavvy: Thinking they were last in leg 7 leading to ComicUnderwearExposure.


* KickTheDog: At the Talladega racetrack, they actually laughed at the thought the racetrack could be traumatic for the Weavers. ([[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes which it was]]). That's pretty low even for a team nobody likes.




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* TrashTalk: Most of the teams trash talked the Weavers, but none did so much or to such extremes as the Linzs.


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* BornLucky: One instance of this in the "Work or Play" detour. In "Play", teams had to win three games of Twenty One against a professional card dealer. Most teams lost game after game without a single win, until they gave up and took "Work" instead. The Weavers won their first two games on their first two tries, and won their third not long after.[[note]]The Schroeders also had good luck at the game, but finished last and were eliminated in the same leg. [[/note]]
* BreakTheHaughty[=/=][[BeingEvilSucks Being Hated Sucks]]: At first, they took some pride in the fact they [[ImNotHereToMakeFriends weren't here to make friends]], but by leg 8, the hate they were getting from all sides was getting to them. In leg 10, after being Yielded for the second time, they were actually hoping to be eliminated. Phil noted they were the least enthusiastic last team to find out they weren't being eliminated in the show so far. He gave them a RousingSpeech that restored their spirits.


* ChewingTheScenery

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* ChewingTheSceneryChewingTheScenery: Everyone did this, Meg included.


* {{Kiai}}: The Opening clip includes them practices martial arts with an audible HAH.

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* {{Kiai}}: The Opening clip includes them practices practicing martial arts with an audible HAH.

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