Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Amazing Race 19 Blog Party - Season Finale


I'm ready to give up watching any CBS show airing on Sunday evenings. I've had it. CBS seriously needs to work out a dependable schedule for its Sunday night primetime block. Once again football has delayed the show. And we're talking a season finale. I don't like football, not at all, not anyhow or anyway. However, if CBS wants to continue to air games, they need to start the primetime shows later and possibly lose a show. 


60 Minutes started at 7:42 ET. I expect TAR to start at 8:42 PM ET. That screws up my plans to watch the two-hour part one of Bag of Bones starting at 9 PM (on dependable A&E). That, in turn, screws up my Monday night TV viewing tomorrow as part two starts at 9 PM ET. I'll have to cram in four hours of Bag of Bones after working all day or watch that at another time. All because of CBS airing football well into the Sunday evening primetime block. Thanks a lot, CBS! 

Once it finally starts, as the action happens, I'll be updating this post with the major happenings. But the real fun is in the comments; please pipe in with your thoughts! See you there!

The teams are flying to Atlanta, Georgia. OHHH! I've been in that airport! They head to Flight Safety International where they must take part in a flight simulator exercise. Ack! My team, Marcus and Amani, are doing horribly at it!

Teams are then off to the "former residence known as the dump." Jeremy and Sandy are in the wrong place. Ernie and Cindy are heading right. Marcus and Amani are still at the simulator.
 
Roadblock up next. Who gives a damn? Margaret Mitchell's home, they must type up their next clue. (Gone With the Wind related task)

Ernie and Cindy are in the lead, having finished the typing clue. That hints at an historical ball game. Jeremy and Sandy are now in the right place. Amani and Marcus STILL haven't landed.

Finally Marcus and Amani finished the flight simulator ... after the 12th try! They're way behind, but do know the city. Maybe ... maybe ...

The last task has them on an enormous map -- one on the map, the other shouting out clues -- and they need to map out their race. Ernie and Cindy are there first.

Ernie and Cindy are quasi-lost trying to get to the pit stop. Jeremy and Sandy might be able to catch up. It just looks sad for Marcus and Amani.

Ernie and Cindy win The Amazing Race.

Jeremy and Sandy came in second. 

56 comments:

Joe in NY said...

hi all

Jackie said...

Hey, Joe. 60 Minutes is just ending now. I'm a very disgruntled CBS viewer.

Becky said...

Hey, Jackie and Joe! Are you ready to race?

Jackie said...

I was ready 42 minutes ago. This louses up TWO evenings of planned TV for me.

Joe in NY said...

hi Jackie,

Why 2 evenings?

SueGee said...

Howdy everyone! Can't stay very long, finale for Boardwalk Empire tonight! Will have to catch TAR when it shows Pacific time. They (CBS)better have it right for the Survivor finale next Sunday!!

SueGee on the Left Coast

Jackie said...

Joe - read my actual blog post. I explain it there.

Becky said...

I hope the married couple win even though the engaged couple is my team.

Jackie said...

Amani and Marcus are my blog pool team, plus I like them the best of the remaining teams!

Becky said...

When my Beagle friends met for our annual reunion last summer we went to Atlanta. We saw the Margaret Mitchell House.

Becky said...

Ernie and Cindy are my team, but I am pulling for Amani and Marcus too, Jackie.

~~Silk said...

Maybe Amani and Marcus should exchange seats.

Becky said...

I wonder if the will go to the World of Coca Cola and CNN? I hope they don't have to search the flavors a WoCC for a certain one. Some of those can make you want to throw up.

Cat said...

That's why it pays to live in Canada! The race is over and done here--but I won't give spoilers. :)

And thanks for the reminder about Bag of Bones! I'm a Stephen King fan, and it was filmed in my neck of the woods, and I know the sister of the girl who is in it!

meb said...

Hey all... finally getting over here. I feel so bad for Marcus... he must be devastated considering they had such a good chance of winning since this is home for them.

Becky said...

If Marcus is a former NFL player, he should have plenty of money.

Nickelpeed said...

Hi all. Hope everyone is fine.
Jackie, I'm glad you mentioned "Bag of Bones" because I almost forgot it. Now, it's recording!

Okay, who is everyone rooting for? I really want Amani and Marcus to win. I do not like the other two. Although I dislike Ernie and Sandy more.

Let's see how many remember to use the small case l as a one.

Penny

Joe in NY said...

typewriter! I remember those. Would help to be a little older on this one!

Nickelpeed said...

Oooh, poor Amani and Marcus....:-(

Nickelpeed said...

LOL - Ernie has no clue...LOL
Sorry, that's funny.

Nickelpeed said...

I love the old typewriters. They are so cool.

Nickelpeed said...

How come Canada gets all the shows early? We always get them months later. Same with the soaps.

meb said...

Sure no hint with the letters printed on the keys, cause they're always in caps. She would know that but he doesn't! Wonder if he'll get it?

~~Silk said...

"...borrow your phone..." Who is she calling?

Alicia said...

I like that Amani is supporting her hubby in his distress. I'm still pulling for them!

Nickelpeed said...

I really do not want Ernie and Cindy to win. :-(

Becky said...

I really like this couple. Even though he messed up eleven times she kept telling him that she was so proud of him and was not upset.

Nickelpeed said...

I hope this part slows them down. I really do not want Ernie and Cindy to win.

Joe in NY said...

where's petals?

Alicia said...

Dang-it!

Nickelpeed said...

Well, I think this nailed their fate. Ugh, but they did everything right at the right time. Congrats to them.

Joe in NY said...

how could they not win at this point?

Nickelpeed said...

no, no, Sandy, you are wrong...

Becky said...

Our CBS station and Time Warner are at odds on a contract. TW will drop them -- which means no Survivor Wed.

Alicia said...

Maybe they will have car trouble or something!

Nickelpeed said...

Well, got to say I kind of feel sorry for Ernie and Cindy because their driver does not know where they are going; however, they always love to do this to the fans because it keeps the suspense. I still think they win, they are too far ahead.

meb said...

Becky our station had that happen last year... even tho they threatened, Time Warner never dropped us... they'll probably come to an agreement before the deadline.

~~Silk said...

My GPS says "recalculating" with palpable disgust. I hope their GPS is saying it with glee.

Nickelpeed said...

Becky - that is terrible. I wouldn't know what to do without Survivor!!!! LOL

Nickelpeed said...

CAT - Help us out!!! Are they lost for good??? ;-)

Nickelpeed said...

waaaaaaaaaaa

Nickelpeed said...

I think this is one of the very few times I was not happy who won. Oh well.

Anonymous said...

What's up with all the dislike for the winners?

Becky said...

Good, just found out that not only did my team win but -- best of all, CBS is not locked out, it is NBC.

Becky said...

My team plans on using the money wisely. Hope they follow through.

Nickelpeed said...

I got tired of his temper and her being so uppity so often. Just snippy. That's why I didn't like them that much.

Nickelpeed said...

That's good news Becky.

I don't not think it should be a prerequisite, but it's nice that Cindy and Ernie want to give to an organization to help people.

Becky said...

Okay, I am off for now. See you Wed night.

Thanks, Jackie for making it possible for us to meet here. Catch y'all later.

meb said...

I didn't get over here often Jackie, but I still appreciate that you hang in and give people a place to come and visit with you and others.

I had no favorites once the snow boarders lost, but I'm not unhappy. Any of the three would have been fine with me.

Again, thanks Jackie. And enjoyed hanging out with you all.

Jackie said...

My pleasure. I just wish CBS would do something to make Sunday evening primetime shows dependable.

I don't mind that Ernie and Cindy won. I would have preferred an Amani/Marcus win because I liked them more. But the only person on the race who truly irked me this season was Laurence (Zack's dad).

lynn1 said...

I was cheering for Amani & Macus too.
Congrat to Cindy & Ernie.
This year's contestants were the best bunch ever.
Jackie, thanks for making it even more fun by sharing your blog with all of us.

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Delee said...

YEAH!!! My team came in first!!!

chris said...

I did not read thru the comments yet, but did anyone else think the map was ridiculously easy compared to other final challenges? really 7 countries to list, in the past they had to know what item they saw at a particular road block or detour. geez, the tasks all along the way seemed more challenging and then that? really

Margo said...

**Pool Final Update**

1st Ernie and Cindy - Brent McKee, Becky, Delee
2nd Jeremy and Sandy - Donna in AL, Zoetawny, DoraM
3rd Amani and Marcus - Nana in N G W, Tammy, Jackie

So Long..Farewell..Auf Vederzen…Goodbye
Ethan and Jenna - BuzzmaKaylaniam, Lisanne, Sydney
Ron and Bill - PDXGranny, Glenn, Terry in PA
Kaylani and Lisa - Donna in FL, Laurie, ML
Liz and Marie - SueGee, Jennasmom, ChicMc
Justin and Jennifer - Rbennie, Lynn1, Margo
Laurence and Zac - Ed, estelle, JOEY
Bill and Cathi - Pam, Auntie Leigh, Monty924
Andy and Tommy - Caela, DKNYNC, meb

Margo

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