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  1. S37.E01 Appearances are Deceiving

    Higher up someone mentioned that when Pat got to the hospital they discovered he had a weak disc in his back or something like that, which the boat crashing through the waves aggravated and ultimately injured him. So while it probably could happen again, and it isn't exactly preventable, it isn't likely to happen again. A perfect storm of events (including an actual storm) combined to make this happen. Likely in the future they'll just have the boat pilots go slower between islands, especially in choppy water. As for if they have to medivac multiple contestants out at once, it could happen and I'm sure they have contingency plans to handle it. IIRC a few years back they had 2 or 3 contestants need medical attention at once due to how hot and dehydrated they were after a challenge. I think one was medically pulled, but the others recovered enough to continue. As for Jeff's actions, he is a showman, so I can understand him keeping the show going and the drama going. But I doubt he was the one to make the chopper call. The chopper was likely enroute by the time the boat reached the shore; or at least by the time the Aussie(?) doc had done his assessment. Everything after that point was Jeff keeping the show going, and helping keep the injured contestant focused and awake until the chopper could get there. At one point the doc was trying his best to keep Pat awake and coherent; Jeff's prattle likely helped keep Pat awake while the assessment was happening.
  2. People's Court is now on Facebook and other social media sites; I wonder if they would respond if people started writing out complaining about that insulting unjoke on their FB page?
  3. Season 13: All Episodes Talk

    The Gong show segments have been gone for a few seasons now, so other than special eps when they need filler (like the XMas and Returner eps), I doubt we'll see Gong segments again sadly. :( Maybe we should start writing the CBC and seeing if we can get them brought back?
  4. All Episodes Talk: All Rise

    Wow... I don't know if someone is a fan of the forums or what... But the Sunday Late Night Judy ep I just watched this morning (CBS station I get shows a classic Judy ep at 2AM on Sundays, usually time adjusted due to sports overruns; I PVR at every week) was this ep exactly. For a change the episode started early so I was about 5 minutes in, and damn, yeah I can see why it's a classic episode. The story changed more often than a Choose Your Own Adventure book.
  5. Season 13: All Episodes Talk

    I'll give them some more time to get settled and see how the new dragons work in. We now basically have 2 Elder dragons (Jim and Arlene) and 4 younger ones. The Elder ones have the money depths to back a lot, but the younger ones seem more willing to team up to snipe some good deals. For the frozen pops I knew she was going to go with Arlene as soon as she made an offer; her comment about loving Arlene from the beginning was prime fishing material and hooked Arlene right away. The rest of the pitches I missed (was doing other things).
  6. Yeah, Stage 1 was in the sweet spot for contestants. But one of the unexpected wrinkles was just how many veteren ninjas got taken out by Stage 1, and how many newbies got in. With 30 Ninjas, Stage 2 should have had about 5 finishers. And as a returning obstacle, Wingnuts should NOT have been as bad a killer as it was. But a perfect storm hit Stage 2. Lots of newish Ninjas running it, which means Wingnuts was basically 'new' again, and DejaVu being an unexpected Ninja killer as well; superficially there's nothing all that difficult about it, but a lot of ninjas went down on it. I didn't count, but DejaVu and Wingnuts probably took out almost 20 of the 30 Ninjas. *checks* 11 failed on Wingnuts, 10 on DejaVu. 3 'finished' (or made it past Wingnuts), the remaining 5 were on the Salmon ladder and 1 on the first obstacle. I fully expect both Wingnuts and DejaVu to return next year, along with the Waterwalls. So Stage 2 should be mostly the same next year, other than swapping Catch and Release and maybe changing the leaping obstacle after DejaVu.
  7. Unless you show up on Judge Judy. She doesn't read property surveys; at least according to a case a few years back. :( That's where MM is excellent at; she keeps her skills up and knows enough to know what stuff is valuable and what's just chaff, most of the time.
  8. All Episodes Talk: Warming Up the Bench

    Yeah, that was quite the case today. And the Flipper was so cocky and sleazy even as he was losing. Hopefully the DAs throw the book at him. As we've seen many many times on these shows, work has to be paid for; at best you might get a refund if you can prove the work is redone afterwards, but this sleaze ball didn't even do that. He just claimed the work had to be redone, but as far as we can tell never actually redid it.
  9. Yeah, I don't mind the flights being spoon fed; I just wish they would space the teams out after the airport arrival. They can do the clue tear at the departure, but everyone's going on the same flights anyway, so have a time pause after getting off the flight, maximum 1 hour between teams or something. (So if you were 5 minutes behind the other team you leave the airport 5 minutes after them; if you were 2 hours behind, you leave 1 hour after them). That still bunches the teams up so production is happy, but makes the mat arrival times matter despite airport restrictions. I think the early TAR US case I'm remembering/thinking of, was a 2 part finale, that had 3 teams racing. One part was in Alaska and the other part was in the lower-48. In that case, for whatever reasons I'm forgetting, one of the teams was literally still in Alaska when the first two teams finished the race. Speaking of the clue tear, I'm pretty sure all the talking heads at the first part of the episode were still in Fredericton. It looked like they were on the trail behind the Governor's house with the Saint John river in the background. They may have been in Banff or the Rockies (I didn't pay attention much to the clothing), but it really looked like the SJ River to me as a local. :) They were here soon after the spring floods so the river would still be quite high in the banks like we saw.
  10. I didn't really skim through the other threads with his performances in depth; where did one of his tricks go wrong? I'm just curious about it more than anything. :) It's not difficult to figure out how his trick was done as I described above.
  11. I caught that too. As for the rest, I skipped past all the singers and all the banter and chatter and basically watched the entire episode in about 30 minutes. Only really focused on Aaron's act and the comedienne and that was about it. Did see the stumble with Da Republik and knew there's be a buzz (but didn't watch the chatter after) I also watched Brian King's act. At times the background music seemed to carry the song more than he did, but overall I enjoyed his performance and hope he does make it through. Otherwise, I don't really have anything to say about the rest because I didn't watch (or vote for that matter :P )
  12. Beautiful area to finish the race at, and the Souvenir task was a great way to do the end of season memory task; a real Needle in a Haystack problem. I think the first team has a slight advantage because they would be seeing 3 of a kind items that are out of place among the Banff knick-knacks; later teams would be finding 1 of a kind things. If they all arrive about the same time, it isn't much of an advantage. The NavCanada task was interesting, though being a memory task was a bit boring. I might have preferred another trainer system instead. Still, I've always been fascinated by ATC stuff in general. In University, I did 3 Coop workterms at NavCanada in Ottawa, then 2 terms at a company that does software for air traffic control displays, and finally worked for a year and a half that does Air Traffic Messaging (sent me to Greenland for a system install too :) ). I'm long out of the industry now, but still am fascinated by it. Usually once the race is won, I believe the producers will pull the plug for the remaining teams and tell them where to go; so it's basically just travel time to get to the end for the final filming. At least by having 3 teams you rarely get the big blowouts like early TAR:US seasons had with one team being hours or sometimes a day+ ahead of the other finalists
  13. So what I found funny is they outed the guy who made the two 'deadliest' obstacles on Stage 2. The same guy who made the Wingnuts that have become so popular, also made Deja Vu. He better be careful, or a mob of Ninjas will be visiting him in a dark alley before he submits his obstacle design ideas for next year. :) More seriously, I was a bit surprised Wingnuts took out so many people. I guess by the time you get there, you've swung so much, you've got no gas left in the tank to go the distance. Still, most seemed to be making it to the 3rd and trying the 4th wingnut, so next year it will probably be better. Deja Vu was a deceptively evil obstacle. I think more Ninjas will try to get it off the edge before doing their swingdowns, just so they won't have 2 hops to do. Maybe next year they'll change it so you have to move the first bar up to a locking lip before swinging around again. I do like the change to the wall climb task that ultimately took them out; making the walls clear does seem to make it a bit funner to watch. I think the footstep before the first leap makes that leap too easy; but it's such a killer task it's probably fine. Both Drew and Sean seemed to reach to the other side instead of leaping.
  14. I posted this in one of the Vegas Finale threads, but it is more appropriate here. Basically it summarizes how the women did in the City finals. The Wiki is up to date with the results of each city For Dallas, both women were just out of the final 15, but Barclay was only out by about 15 seconds. For LA, both women were also just out of the final 15. Tiana was out by 1m20seconds or so. In Miami, both Jessie and Rachael made it into the Top 15. (Jessie was in the Top 5 of Miami) In Indianapolis, Labreck made it in the Top 15, Jeri did not. In Philly, both Allyssa and Michelle made it in the Top 15. In Minneapolis, neither women made the Top 15, but Meagan was only about 15 seconds behind the 15th place. So 7 out of 12 women did not make their respective city's Top 15, but 2 that missed were really close. We're at the point where more than half the women are real contenders against the men on the city courses, and with the field getting stronger each year, I suspect we'll start seeing 3+ women making it through the city finals within a few more years, and I'm really looking forward to that.
  15. The Wiki is up to date with the results of each city For Dallas, both women were just out of the final 15, but Barclay was only out by about 15 seconds. For LA, both women were also just out of the final 15. Tiana was out by 1m20seconds or so. In Miami, both Jessie and Rachael made it into the Top 15. (Jessie was in the Top 5 of Miami) In Indianapolis, Labreck made it in the Top 15, Jeri did not. In Philly, both Allyssa and Michelle made it in the Top 15. In Minneapolis, neither women made the Top 15, but Meagan was only about 15 seconds behind the 15th place. So 7 out of 12 women did not make their respective city's Top 15, but 2 that missed were really close. I'll CC this post to the Women thread since this is a bit of a derail for the Vegas finals thread. :)