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Best opening episode ever!

Never laughed my ass over a roll of cheese rolling down the hill.

In reality the couple that came is last, it was all the girls fault! Why the hell was her boyfriend carrying her on his back to the check point!

Though the Hicks would get lost in the Alps and end up coming in last, just might happen next week!
 

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Loved it, too. Phil gave one heckuva eyebrow pop at the end. And how cool was it, him signing??

Love the new Amazing Line as well -- much more Google Map-ish.
 

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I love it too. The hick wife already bugs me though but her husband might just pull them through. I don't have a favorite yet. I only get the watch this in Spring, football messes up all the programming on Sunday night in the Fall.
 

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I'd love to know how the locals use those sled/backpacks to carry cheese. They seemed so flimsy.

And how ironic was it that the team with a deaf contestant was the one to first find the bathmat, a task that hinged on **hearing** the yodelers?

While the Hickville Duo wandered here and there and there and there......
 

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I haven't watched AR for many seasons now, but these teams were so compelling that I decided to sit down and watch this time. I'm so glad I did! I cried at the end! There are quite a few really likable teams this season....at least so far.
 

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I haven't watched AR for many seasons now, but these teams were so compelling that I decided to sit down and watch this time. I'm so glad I did! I cried at the end! There are quite a few really likable teams this season....at least so far.
I like the Mother/Son.

And the Stuntguys.
 

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I didn't like the hick husband ripping on his wife for being slow. You didn't go into the show blind - you knew she wasn't a speedster. Don't tear into her for limitations you knew about going in - you couldn't have expected her to suddenly have the ability to sprint.

Someone explain the physics of that bungee jump to me - what keeps you from smacking against the dam?
 

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I didn't like the hick husband ripping on his wife for being slow. You didn't go into the show blind - you knew she wasn't a speedster. Don't tear into her for limitations you knew about going in - you couldn't have expected her to suddenly have the ability to sprint.
Agreed.

But by the same token, knowing that Mrs Hick couldn't run and that she'd be up against these powerhouse twentysomethings who can, what on earth would fuel her desire to even be on the show? Like somehow, this edition of TAR is going to give away a mil to a couple who, for one half, running represents a major challenge??

Someone explain the physics of that bungee jump to me - what keeps you from smacking against the dam?
We wondered the same thing. Perhaps the diving board was out far enough to ensure that you couldn't knock yourself dead?

All I know is that I do NOT know if I could do that. Even watching the footage made my palms sweat. I fear I'd get out on that diving board and be unable to make my leg muscles tip me forward for gravity to grab hold. Either that, or I'd be on the underside, clinging on with my fingernails embedded 3" in.
 

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I told Jason I'd ask the guy to push me. I wonder if they can do that.
 

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I told Jason I'd ask the guy to push me. I wonder if they can do that.
i doubt it.. can you imagine the liability?

Judge.. i did NOT want to jump.. he pushed me!

I'd do it..i'd probably be terrified, but i've always wanted to bungee.
 

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Yeah, I didn't figure. Maybe they'd let Jason get on the platform and HE could push me. =)

I have NEVER wanted to bungee. At the "Who has nerves of steel?" clue, it would have gone straight to Jason just in case it was something like that.
 

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This **** is concave in two dimensions. The surface of the **** below the platform is actually behind the top so that if you drop straight down from the top you would pass the midpoint before you hit the surface. In other damns you couldn't do that ( e.g. Hoover).
 
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