Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business Season Premiere Blog Party


It's back and it's even in HD this year! Everyone is welcome to join in with comments as the show airs -- that's where the real fun is! I'll be updating this post with any big news as I watch it here on the East Coast. My full review of the show will be posted on TV Squad either late this evening or early tomorrow. I'd love to have you visit there, too!

Lifeguard Laurie has the blog pool set. If you didn't make the cut-off, just jump in the pool and cheer on your favorite team. Here's the breakdown:

* Amanda & Kris - meb, Nana in NW, DKNYNC

* Gary & Mallory- Karen in CA. Becky, Laurie
* Flight Time & Big Easy - Terry in PA, Jackie, Monty934
* Jaime & Cara - Donna in AL, JoyN
* Jet & Cord - ML, Margo
* Kent & Vyxsin - Rbennie,
* LaKisha & Jennifer - PDX Granny, Donna in FL
* Margie & Luke - dla, Merrilee
* Mel & Mike - Jenna's Mom, Sydney
* Ron & Christina - Lisanne, SueGee
* Zev & Justin - Zoetawny, Brent

Teams ready? GO!

The winning team of the first leg will get an Express Pass allowing them to skip a task. Teams need to find an item for Phil in the desert before getting their clue. The first eight teams go on the first flight, the others 90 minutes later. The last team has a U-Turn to start out the race.

Kris and Amanda got the penalty.

Pit Stop -
1. Gary and Mallory - won Express Pass - race still on new clue
2. Amanda and Kris
3. Kisha and Jen
4. Zev and Justin
5. Globetrotters
6. Jaime and Cara
7. Marge and Luke
8. Ron and Christina
9. Mel and Mike
10. Kynt and Vyxsin

The cowboys, Jet and Cord, are clueless on the puzzle. But, since it's a "to be continued," they probably won't be Philiminated.

56 comments:

Becky said...

Okay, I'm ready to race with my Flying Ace!

Delee said...

Here we go! Good luck all!

Sharon S said...

I've missed a few months of parties, but I'm ready to dive back in! I'm looking foward to these teams playing again.

SueGee said...

Let's get racing!!

meb said...

Amanda and Kris... I can't remember whether they were likable or not. Guess I'll find out soon enough. Thanks for the pool Laurie.

meb said...

Really like all the new avatars.

Petals said...

Hey guys. Not in this pool, but I love the cowboys!

joy n said...

Not making it easy for them, are they?

Sharon S said...

Petals, I agree -- cowboys are my faves

Petals said...

Oh, Mel & Mike, cool.
(sorry, I know it isnt P.C., but I think the deaf guy is a big baby)

joy n said...

Then it must be a twice-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Cowboys.

meb said...

I would never have made it. Didn't know it was Quantas.

Lifeguard Laurie said...

The pool is just a bit different than what I sent Jackie earlier today.

I mistakenly left off Delee, who was an early responder, so I added her to the team next in line. Then I realized I left Rbennie all alone with her team so I moved myself down there. Pretty sure they won't win!
Here's the corrected version of the pool. If I left anyone off who sent me a message (and it's possible) please let me know!

Amanda & Kris - meb, Nana in NW, DKNYNC
Gary & Mallory- Karen in CA. Becky,
Flight Time & Big Easy - Terry in PA, Jackie, Monty934
Jaime & Cara - Donna in AL, JoyN, Delee
Kent & Vyxsin - Rbennie, Laurie
LaKisha & Jennifer - PDX Granny, Donna in FL
Margie & Luke - dla, Merrilee
Mel & Mike - Jenna's Mom, Sydney
Ron & Christina - Lisanne, SueGee
Zev & Justin - Zoetawny, Brent

Merrilee said...

whoo hoo my team made first flight! (margie and luke)

Becky said...

Thank you, Jackie for hosting us and thank you, Laurie for being our life guard.

My team isn't doing so well.

Caela said...

so sad i missed out on the pool! Im rooting for Flight Time and Big Easy!!!!

joy n said...

Welcome aboard, Delee!

Merrilee said...

Thank you globtrotter for rembering someone was fighting for life and this is just a game

Delee said...

Thank you Joy N I like how they changed it up some. Can get stale!

Delee said...

Haha the sharks are probably full!

Lisanne said...

Am glad they didn't just eliminate the last team before the race even began.

Lifeguard Laurie said...

Anyone watching tonight can still join the pool. Just let me know and I'll add you to the list randomly.

Please send me an email through my profile or let me know on this thread.

Becky said...

Merrilee, I agree. It was a lousy break that the emergency happened, but it is just a game.

Mallory is a little more show-boaty than she was last time.

Delee said...

********** it is snowing here

meb said...

At least the Globetrotter was sympathetic about the emergency landing.

Cowboys are left at the end. My team already has a penalty for coming in last at the beginning. Yes, I'm glad too they weren't eliminated at the starting gate.

joy n said...

It really is nice to know who all these people are by name.

Caela said...

i just thought the same thing Joy! usually takes me half a season to get the names down!

Becky said...

Mallory and Gary are doing great now. I hope they keep it up.

Caela said...

wow they still have to keep racing! I forgot how annoying Mallory is!

Becky said...

I didn't remember Mallory being such an airhead.

Delee said...

I can not believe how the Cowboys are so far behind!

joy n said...

Not looking so good for the cowboys with others being helped so much.

Caela said...

I hope the Cowboys can get back in it! id hate for them to be out on the first day!

Sally said...

Go Cowboys! I hope the editing is making them look further behind than they actually are!

All the beautiful beaches and water and sun are very appealing, with a blizzard going on outside.

joy n said...

Oh, yeah, they're still racing...cowboys aren't out.

Delee said...

Cowboys are toast...sad

Delee said...

TO be continued

joy n said...

To be continued. Cowboys still have a shot at this.

Sydney said...

Hey everybody!

I think I might have had Mel and Mike before? No, that was Mike and someone, the cops. No matter what, I'm rooting for the Cowboys, 100% and Kent and Vixyn.

Caela said...

i hate that there was no elimination tonite!

Sharon S said...

hope the cowboys can get a bit of luck....

meb said...

What could he possibly be doing that he can't see it quote. That is a familiar phrase. I'm surprised the other teams, especially Margie didn't know it, since they had most of it...

Becky said...

Tough break for the Cowboys. They better have some horses in the second half of the challange so they can make up some time. Either that or something that has to be roped.

The season of second chances is a lot harder than usual.

Sally said...

Has TAR done this before--had a pit stop that wasn't the stopping place for the day? Or had a continued episode?

Delee said...

They have done continue racing many times...

meb said...

Thanks Jackie... I have to admit, I couldn't remember my password for Survivor. Tonight I just kept putting things in until it worked. I wrote it down!

Jackie said...

Sally - I don't think they have had one in the first leg, but they've done it before. They probably didn't want to eliminate any of these teams in the premiere.

Lifeguard Laurie said...

Nobody lost tonight? I missed Caela's email so I added her to the pool list.


Amanda & Kris - meb, Nana in NW, DKNYNC
Gary & Mallory- Karen in CA. Becky, Caela
Flight Time & Big Easy - Terry in PA, Jackie, Monty934
Jaime & Cara - Donna in AL, JoyN, Delee
Kent & Vyxsin - Rbennie, Laurie
LaKisha & Jennifer - PDX Granny, Donna in FL
Margie & Luke - dla, Merrilee
Mel & Mike - Jenna's Mom, Sydney
Ron & Christina - Lisanne, SueGee
Zev & Justin - Zoetawny, Brent

Caela said...

Thanks Laurie for adding me to the pool!

SueGee said...

The only thing bad about the "To Be Continued" is that next Sunday the show is up against the Oscars!! TG for DVR's It is the one show they show us on the Left Coast the same time you on the East Coast see it.

SueGee

PDX Granny said...

As usual, I'm waiting for the show to start on the west coast before splashing into the pool, but wanted to stop by long enough to say Howdy!

I don't think I'm going to wait for the goodies tho. I've seen how little have been left for late comers in the past. I'll go ahead and leave my bucket of brew for the rest of you to enjoy, but I'm taking one with me to sip on while I wait for my time.

If anyone brings hot wings, make sure some are saved for me. I figure I should take advantage of any virtual snacks since they only have virtual calories. : )

monty924 said...

Just watched my taped version and happy to see that Jaime and Cara are still the "UGLY AMERICANS"... geesh. I had those girls in the pool when they raced. I'm soooo happy to have the Globetrotters this time out. :)

THANK-YOU LAURIE....

Sally said...

Jackie and Delee, thanks for answering my question. Having a continued episode doesn't surprise me as much as having a pit stop that's really just a clue stop.

I assumed a pit stop meant a chance to refuel and replenish. (Yup...I watched part of the Daytona 500 today.)

Lifeguard Laurie said...

I'm very glad so many of you are happy with your pool picks. It was all up to chance!

Brent McKee said...

Well here's an advantage to being a Canadian (not that there aren't a ton of them already). TAR is on the same network as the Oscars in Canada so the show will be on an hour earlier in Canada than in the United States. Instead of having to choose between TAR and the Oscars I have to choose between TAR and 60 Minutes!

Anonymous said...

So glad the show is HD. I've complained for YEARS that it needs to be in HD (Really should have been one of the first shows in HD, not one of the last), but man oh man did it finally pay off, it was awesome in HD!!

BUT of course, the ep had a downside: The Globetrotters. Once again the idiots with the shameless advertising are back. Remember Kafka stumped and they had to quit. Well this first leg what do they do? Instead of solving the flag puzzle, they admit on TV that they just followed the pack and would get the answer from someone else, and Zed and Justin were happy to oblige. I HATE that they can just go around and expect that another team will give them a clue that they worked hard for, absolutely ridiculous. Here's my order of people who need to go ASAP:

1.) Trotters
2.) Mike and Mel White (sorry, if you were in School of Rock, one TAR is too many, two is absurd)
3.) Jamie and Cara (Jamie is Playboy's Miss Jan 2010 and both are so goddamned rude)
4.) Mallory and her dad (sorry, I think semi-celeb beauty paegent people shouldn't be on TAR, let alone two seasons of TAR)

I can live with the rest, especially Zed and Justin and Margie and Luke :-)