Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Amazing Race Season Premiere Blog Party Post



Yes! It's almost here! Yep, you got it ... the premiere is delayed. Sigh. I think it's running about fifteen minutes late. So it should be starting at 8:15 PM ET ... or in that vicinity.

Zoetawny has made us a new blog logo and we have a two-hour season premiere tonight. As the show airs here on the East Coast, I'll update any major happenings in this entry. However, the real fun (and most of the information) will be in the comments. Everyone is welcome to join in.

The lovely Margo is running the blog pool and here is her latest update:
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TAR POOL RULES & TEAMS

Swimming Suits are NOT optional

NO Running (suspended for TAR Pool)

NO Roughhousing

NO Horseplay

NO Name Calling (of fellow posters)
NO Swearing

NO Glass containers

NO Spitting

NO candy bars in the pool

NO public displays of affection in the pool


We are only here to have fun so everyone please PLAY NICE. Which ever team wins the Pool gets bragging rites until the next season starts.
The Teams are:

Meghan & Cheyne
- DKNYNC, ChicMc, Joanie
Maria & Tiffany
- Margo, Becky, Donna in FL
Marcy & Ronald
- Meb, Laurie, Monty924
Gary & Matt
- Delee, Lisanne, Brent McKee
Ericka & Brian - jennasmom, Caroline, Zoetawny
Eric & Lisa
- Lynn1, Jackie, Joe in NY
Lance & Keri
- Dusty, Donna in AL, Petals
Herbert & Nathaniel
- EileenM, Sizzie,
Garrett & Jessica
- Rbennie, Tessa,
Dan & Sam
- Sydney, PDXGranny
Zev & Justin
- Nana in NW, Karen in CA,
Mika & Canaan
- SueGee, ML

Good Luck to all participants.
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They have to find a correct region Tokyo plate and the last team (who won't find a plate because there are only 11 of them) will be eliminated before the srart line. Right now it's down to (my team in the pool) Eric and Lisa and one other team.-- one of the dating couples, Lance and Keri. One won't make it

Welp, I'm out of the pool already and it hasn't even started. Eric and Lisa are gone.

First Pit Stop order:
1. Cheyne and Megan (won trip to Vail and Aspen
2. Zev and Justin
3. Lance and Keri
4. Marcy and Ron
5. Globetrotters
6. Brian and Ericka
7. Gary and Matt
8. Garrett and Jessica
9. Sam and Dan
10. Mika and Canaan

Maria and Tiffany are missing two of the folks they were leading and are in last place. Two-hour penalty - non-elimination leg, they're still in it. They will have to do a speed bump.

Pit Stop 2
1. Gary and Matt (each wins a kayak)
2. Globetrotters
3. Sam and Dan
4. Lance and Keri
5. Zev and Justin
6. Meghan and Cheyne
7. Tiffany and Maria
8. Mika and Canaan
9. Marcy and Ron
10. Brian and Ericka

Garrett and Jessica Philiminated

134 comments:

Laurie said...

I'm sad that the Race is late but I I'm glad that my Chargers won and we watched them on CBS. Guess I can't have both things on the same day!

I brought some good snacks for the Race so we can start on those anytime. There's a really yummy and not too spicy chili with cheese dip in the crock pot and plenty of chips for dipping. I have a big pitcher of sun tea to share, too. Yes, it's still way warm here and the sun tea is still being made daily!

Patti in Kzoo said...

yippy, AR has started, I brought meatballs to the party.

Becky said...

I brought the same thing I took to our church dinner, a nutty peanut butter banana pudding.

Petals said...

*splash*
Go Lance & Keri!

monty924 said...

Hooray! I hope we don't have any ugly Americans this year.

Lisanne said...

yay! 60 minuesis over, bring on the teams

Yoga in the hood?

I hope he knows the hood isn't the woods.

Petals said...

I brought an 12-pack of Coors Light, one is missing...
Oh, and a slab of venison ribs on the tenderloin. Dig in.

Petals said...

Is that where the Grease race was held?

monty924 said...

Wow, that's some pressure. Eliminated before you even get to begin the Amazing Race around the world.

Petals said...

HARD first challenge, geesh!

Becky said...

And their off! Read the clues!!!

monty924 said...

Yay, go sexy and 60!!! Still in the race.

Petals said...

I like Gary & Matt too

Tessa said...

Well my team made it out of the starting gate. That's brutal that you are done before you even start.

Tessa said...

Hey Petals, it does look like the scene from Grease.

Tessa said...

I made some vegetable soup since the weather has turned a bit chilly here in MD.

Petals said...

My team may be out before the race, if so, I'm rooting for the dad.son, Gary & matt.(I think that's the dad/son team)

Delee said...

Yippee my team is still in!!!

Jackie said...

Phil mentioned the Grease race. My team is in trouble.

Delee said...

SS Jackie that really stinks

Petals said...

Was that your team, Ms Jackie? Oh well, they still have hair, LOL.

Tessa - kewl avatar.

monty924 said...

The last couple will be bickering through the entire race.

Delee said...

You can join me on the Dad/son team

Becky said...

I already am turned off of the lawyer. People like him are the ones that give lawyers a bad rap.

Alecia said...

Eric & Lisa "Yoga in the hood " won't be going to Tokyo, I was looking forawrd to seeing them on the race.

Petals said...

Delee, I wanna join your team, as soon as mine folds, :)

Tessa said...

Tahnks Petals. I just realized I still had my Dancing with the Stars avitar up so I switched.

Becky said...

Well, my two are already bickering! Not good. Not good!

Delee said...

Anytime Petals...the H Globetrotters should be good for alot of humor

Lisanne said...

Ahh, finally found my team. The father/son changed shirts was scared they were lost.

sizzie said...

Becky , you could call that the Elvis Banana Pudding. Jackie, you can join me rooting for the Globetrotters. I just got back home (had a quick errand I thought I could fit in before the show started) and am glad it is two hours. Too bad about the first last team.

Delee said...

Yowsers there is going to be some sweat and tears

monty924 said...

Come on Ronald

monty924 said...

YAY!!

Delee said...

Pit stop already quite a change

SueGee said...

I made some rice krispie treats for everyone!! Hope you aren't all filled up all ready!

Sue

Joe in NY said...

hi everyone,

I just got home and signed on here and I believe my team is out before I even got to see them! LOL Well, better them than me.

Hi, Petals.

Lisanne said...

Oh no. :(

Becky said...

I thought they started the rule last year that you couldn't have someone lead you to where you are supposed to go.

My girls are in trouble!

monty924 said...

I think my sexy 60 yo gal is a little flaky, lol. Could get real interesting.

I felt so bad for the poker chic. She has to eat another one of those now. Yikes!

Delee said...

SS Joe they were the yoga bunch so I guess karma got them

Margo said...

I'm here - Go Poker Chicks!

Margo

Jackie said...

Becky - You couldn't bribe them with personal belongings to lead.

Delee said...

The taller H Globe dude kind of looks like Charles Barkley haha

Petals said...

Joe! Hey gorgeous.

Jackie said...

I'm gonna freelance on my team rooting as mine is gone. I like the older couple, the one younger couple (Mika and Canaan), the Globetrotters, and Zev/Justin.

Petals said...

Hey Margo...We've been swimming without a lifeguard. But don't worry, I didn't go in the deep end.

AlbGlinka said...

AlbGlinka here, can I stomach a season of TAR?? It always just seems like a bunch of fools yelling "Faster, faster!" in different languages to bewildered cab drivers...

I just wanna play here!

(At work currently, 6pmish PST)

Delee said...

I think with every chew I would be saying ONE MILLION reasons to eat this...

RyzandShyn said...

How funny is this? We are hysterical here at my house. What a great start!
Sorry to those who had the yoga-zen couple.

Delee said...

Crappie trip if you ask me

Becky said...

She did it!!!! I couldn't have done it! I don't like real spicy food. Or it doesn't like me. One way or the other.

SueGee said...

Glad to hear the Mika/Canaan team has your interest Jackie. I have to wait a couple more hours to see for myself!!

Sue (still trying to pass out Rice Krispy Treats before she eats them all)

Petals said...

Oh no.. father/son in trouble

Petals said...

soo funny how they play the Globetrotter theme every time they show them.

Delee said...

Yeh Gary and Matt

Joe in NY said...

Karma bit my yoga folks? How much would it suck to be them? You wait for maybe years to get a chance to run the race and you last like 30 seconds...Do they get to go straight home or do they get sequestered for a bit? I know Survivor won't let them go home until they all go home. Does TAR do the same thing?

Becky said...

This is brutal! Oh-oh, trouble in paradise!

Jackie, thanks for the explanation. Did you get some rest today? Have you tried Alka Seltzer Plus? If you get the lemon flavor, and use ice cold water it isn't bad. It will dry you head up quickly.

Jackie said...

Joe - Yes, they get a vacation for about a month on TAR. Unlike Survivor, they actually go somewhere unfilmed.

Jackie said...

The only team rubbing me wrong right now is Lance/Keri. He's obnoxious and over-bearing.

Becky - I never could stomach Alka Seltzer.

monty924 said...

Thank God, Marcy and Ronald made it to the mat. The Globetrotters are my second fav team, for now. :)

Alecia said...

Oh man, its going to be funny when Maria & Tiffany find out that Dan & Sam are gay & they can't use their femine wiles on them, LOL.

Becky said...

Oh, at least my girls are still in it.

Laurie said...

Monty, glad to hear we made it through the first day! *whew*

Meghan & Cheyne are from San Diego, and there was a piece about them on the news tonight. I was hoping they weren't the couple who never got started! Also, Cheyne is the son of a friend of a work friend. She posted on FB that everything is hush hush. I doubt I'll get any inside info, but I'll share if I do!

Two more hours before the show starts here ... I hope I can awake after dinner.

Margo said...

That Sushi game was harsh.

monty924 said...

Shout out to PC. The lawyer deserves a kick in the nutsack!

RyzandShyn said...

This is a fun one with lots of great teams. The lawyer guy is a bit obnoxious and I don't like the poker girls. How great is the Zev/Austin?

Becky said...

Do they have swine flu in Japan -- rather is it bad right now?

The girls may not be telling anyone they are poker players, but people are picking up on the fact that they are shifty. Now they have been recognized! Being caught in a lie so early is not good.

It is funny that they are flirting with the gay guys!

Alecia said...

So Dan & Sam don't plan on telling anyone they're gay, I don't know about y'all but I'm a hag, my gaydar is always on.

monty924 said...

That's awesome, Laurie on the home town connection.

Everyone is starting to turn on the Poker chicks. Not going to be pretty.

Becky said...

Hey, Margo, love your avatar! Great minds.... if not a great pick for our team. I am jumping on the Globetrotter team if our girls get the boot.

Becky said...

I will jump on the Globetrotters if that team will have us.

Alecia said...

Wow, the globetrotters know that Maria & Tiffany are poker players & Maria & Tiffany already have the notion that Dan & Sam are gay or in the least effeminate men.

Margo said...

How do we know they are gay? Did they say? All I've got is they are brothers.

Margo

Becky said...

What a nice thing for the man to give his jacket to someone who needs it more.

Delee said...

Yes they are the gay team they came out to each other the same time...

Becky said...

I like the mix racial married couple.

Becky said...

Oh, the next one is herding ducks. That would be one step above herding cats. Sorry, Vincent.

Becky said...

Does the one giving out the next clue look like he is part American, or is it just me?

Margo said...

Wow Laurie your person who knows a person is doing really well.

Delee said...

Really like a 2 hr show at the start helps you learn the team faster...

Delee said...

Maybe he is French...

Jackie said...

Ack. Zev and Justin misplaced their clue!

Margo said...

Becky our teams is not doing well I expected more. I hope they make it to next week.

Becky said...

Delee said... Maybe he is French...

Perhaps he is.

Margo said...

The duck thing looks like it might be funny

Lisanne said...

Shouldn't they be grabbing a number? If they don't can a later team jump ahead of those who didn't?

Laurie said...

Hard to think the show is still going on for all of you. Love the 2 hour premiere plan.

meb and Monty, I hope we make it for a few weeks.

Glad to read the couple representing San Diego is doing well. I hope they are also nice people.

Delee said...

Did anyone else she (Marcy's) white thong? HAHA

Becky said...

The farmer boy is pretty good.

Delee said...

YEA YEA YEA Gary Matt Numero UNO won a kayak? HUH

Becky said...

Daddy/Son made it first! Great! It was Sonny-Boy's duck herding!

Lisanne said...

Yay! I officially love my team! Gar and Matt WTG

monty924 said...

Father and son first, Globetrotters second. Poker chicks have made up the time.

Tessa said...

Well my team is now duking it out for last place.

monty924 said...

Marcy got her ducks in the corral. YAY!

Tessa said...

Yeah, what's up with a kayak as the prize?

Delee said...
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Becky said...

I would have a hard time herding ducks with fear my birds.

Delee said...

Duck whisper

Alecia said...

@ Margo, Sam & Dan stated that they're gay & wouldn't be telling anyone, that they would be flirting with the girls to get farther in the race.

monty924 said...

Love the duckies, Delee!

monty924 said...

Meb, Laurie... team #9. We made it!

Delee said...

Love the comment I know what I am having for dinner....poor duckies

Becky said...

Margo and Donna in FL, our Poker Girls did pretty good!

Leslie said...

Kinda glad they lost...did you see him push the guy on the bike??!!

Becky said...

Deelee, cute avatar!

monty924 said...

Now the Elimination Station vids from CBS begin. Kudos to TAR and CBS for the 2-hour show.

See everyone Thursday for Survivor.

Laurie said...

Yes! We lived to make another leg in the race!! My team may be on the gray side of life but they are still there.

Becky said...

Good show. Is it just me or do the tasks seem harder this year?

I think Lawyer Lance is the only one I really dislike.

Delee said...

Thanks Monty and Becky.

That was sure fun...Thanks for the place to meet Jackie!!!

Tessa said...

Oh well, I'm out. I'll have to pick another team to root for.

Becky said...

See some of you tomorrow night for DWTS.

Margo said...

Great show - the Poker chicks made it - yea. I hope they do better next week.

Margo

Donna in AL said...

My team is still in, yay!

dla said...

Great season premiere!!!

Loving the Globetrotters!

Not loving the attorney, and glad to see the last team get Philiminated after watching him push the local on the bike. :(

This is one of my happy shows!! Always glad to see it come back for another season...

Margo, I would love to jump in the pool if there is still room!

ChicMc said...

I think someone likes the poker chicks.
That had to be the all - time easiest speed bump ever!

Sydney said...

BOO! I had to miss the show last night due to having a house guest (though that was really great) so I will have to watch it later tonight or tomorrow thank you TIVO!

Margo said...

***TAR POOL UPDATE***

We lost 2 teams last night - boo hoo

Meghan & Cheyne - DKNYNC, ChicMc, Joanie
Maria & Tiffany - Margo, Becky, Donna in FL
Marcy & Ronald - Meb, Laurie, Monty924
Gary & Matt - Delee, Lisanne, Brent McKee
Ericka & Brian - jennasmom, Caroline, Zoetawny
Lance & Keri - Dusty, Donna in AL, Petals
Flight Time & Big Easy - EileenM, Sizzie,
Dan & Sam - Sydney, PDXGranny
Zev & Justin - Nana in NW, Karen in CA,
Mika & Canaan - SueGee, ML

Eric & Lisa - Lynn1, Jackie, Joe in NY
Garrett & Jessica - Rbennie, Tessa,

Margo aka The Lifeguard

Margo said...

dla they official pool is closed put you can join which ever team you would like.

FYI I changes the Globetrotters names to the nicknames they seem to be using. Flight Time (Herbert) and Big Easy (Nataniel).

Margo

Anonymous said...

haha Sidney, my houseguest knew better than to stick around. =)

Lisanne said...

Just watch elimination station for the first time. Don't know whether to be happy or sad that the yoga pair weren't there. Does that mean they didn't even get a free vacation out of it? If they returned home right away, wouldn't that tell folks something about how far they got?

RBennie said...

Well so much for my hopes of having the winning TAR team again. I really thought they would do better! I have to decide who I want to root for now.

Laurie said...

Well, I'm just now watching the show but it didn't take me long to see that Lance is one annoying guy.

I'm in the second hour now, and several people are annoying me but he really takes the cake!

AlbGlinka said...

On Monday Night!: Okay, I have to admit, it was more entertaining than I usually find TAR. Loved the "Eat the Wasabi!!" graphics.

The Sexy Sixty couple were filmed playing archery in Golden Gate Park about two blocks from my house (in San Francisco), I recognized it immediately. It's part of the intro sequence.

meb said...

Marcy and Ron were 9th... almost didn't make it. That was a difficult Japanese challenge since you had no control when the Wasabi would get around to you. Good first episode.

Zoetawny, you've outdone yourself on this graphic. it is really excellent.

EileenM said...

Just caught the show last night. Already not liking two of the couples. Like my team though. Sorry about your team Jackie!

joy n said...

Garret and Jessica, who were eliminated in the second hour episode, became engaged immediately after the show. Garrett said he made those remarks at the end of the show ("We're no closer to being engaged now.") to throw Jessica off guard. He had brought the ring with him. They both said they hope that Zev and Justin win.

This info from People.com.

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Sydney said...

dla - you can sure hop on board with my team == the brothers Sam and Dan.... would love to have you but if you can PICK you might have others in mind.

Anonymous said...

Happy that TAR is back, but there are some serious flaws:

1.) STILL NO HD. Come on Amazing Race, this is getting ridiculous.

2.) Like last season, this season is also ONLY THREE CONTINENTS, and one of them is North America!!! For the second straight season no South America, Africa, or Australia. TAR is going on the cheap so bad it's not even funny.

3.) I HATE that TAR caved in and now has people who shouldn't be in these reality competitions. Last season I was TICKED OFF that writer/actor Mike White was on the show. Now we have a former Miss America, pro poker players, and two HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS? Come on now, that's ridiculous!!

4.) TOO many bunching points. Everyone on just about the same flight, or the boats in Vietnam closed until 7am so everyone can catch up. Even the "japanese game show" was a bunching point as it didn't start until ALL teams showed up.

5.) In the first 2 legs, no detours (Where teams have to choose between two equally difficult tasks). What gives??

6.) First leg ended in Japan. Japan is a beautiful country worth visiting. What was the prize for winning that leg? A trip to Aspen. Aspen, CO. Come on. In the history of TAR, only ONCE has the prize been a trip back to the place where the leg ended. It was Hong Kong a few years ago. Otherwise it's not but I think it should be because the teams don't get the chance to enjoy the countries they visit and TAR frankly abuses the locations. The LEAST they could is promote tourism there. Win a leg in the gorgeous country of Mauritius and what do you win? Free trip to Jamaica. Ughhhh!!!!!!

This is the kind of crap that happens when you win every single Reality Competition Emmy and get really lazy. There's always the Emmy to praise the "clean wholesome" show (I dispute this too because they purposely pick teams that show how ugly Americans can be while traveling).

joy n said...

I still love the show. My only complaint this year is the cheapo prizes so far. Maybe they're just saving the good stuff for the later eliminated contestants who would have more time invested in the race. Hope so anyway.

joy n said...

Did anyone notice when Gary (father of father/son team) arrived at the pit stop on that last leg, he had a big smile on his face when told they were first? Then Phil told him they'd won a kayak each and Gary looked at him expectantly waiting for "the rest" and it never came. Then poor Gary looked confused. I think we all were.

dla said...

Sydney, thanks for the invite! I will hop in the pool with you! I like Sam / Dan, and I will also secretly root for the Globetrotters, as they seemed pretty cool in what we have seen thus far.

Totally agree about the kayaks... I was completely confused! lol