Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Amazing Race: All-Stars season premiere blog party


Yep, the time is here! Of course -- delayed by golf about fifteen minutes, not a good way to start out the season. (Grr.) It's the season premiere of The Amazing Race: All-Stars! Have I ever told you I'm not too keen on returning competitive reality show teams, houseguests, castaways (you name the term)? I'm not. And, many of the teams this season will irk me. Yet, I'll watch this show no matter what. You know that.

Yet, there's one team out there I really would love to see. That's Dave and Connor, the father/son team. In their season, they were at the top of the pack when Dave ruptured his Achilles tendon and they had to stop. I'm thrilled they have another chance.

If you haven't signed up for the blog pool yet, you still have time. We're delaying the pool as there might be some cast changes in tonight's episode. If I'm wrong, I'll apologize. But both spoilers and the promos indicate something is up. If you want in on the pool, you need to sign up at this link right here. Please don't sign up on this blog party post as your comment might be missed. And, of course, we don't want that!

As the show airs here on the East Coast, I'll update this post with the major happenings. Please refresh the page to get the latest news. However, the real party and the real skinny on our reactions to what's happening will be in the party in the comments area -- come join in!

Ah, the UCLA marching band is doing the show's theme song.

We have Jet/Cord, Caroline/Jennifer, Natalie/Nadia, Brendan/Rachel, Jessica/John, Flight Time/Big Easy, Dave/Connor, Joey/Meghan, Leo/Jamal, Margie/Luke, Bopper/Mark.

Uh-oh. Phil says that one of the racers had an emergency visit with the race doctor. Bopper is out -- the doctor doesn't think he's healthy enough. (Just as the spoilers said.) Phil offers to team up Bopper with someone else so he can still race and race for Bopper, too. Mallory, also from Kentucky, will be racing with Mark.

The first leg has them heading to China, again with two Express Passes ahead -- one to keep, one to give away.

Afghanimals, cowboys, Dave/Connor, twins on the first flight. Once in China, they have to search wedding dress stores for clues in a town known for its wedding dresses. From there, it's onto Canton Tower, home of the world's highest Ferris wheel. The Cowboys are currently in the lead.

The Roadblock has them doing acrobatic wire acts. It's Cowboys in the lead followed by Brenchal (ick).

From there, they need to head on foot to the Pit Stop.

1. Jet and Cord. They get the Express Passes and win apparently nothing else.
2. Brendan and Rachel
3. Dave and Connor
4. Margie and Luke
5. Leo and Jamal
6. Mark and Mallory
7. Flight Time and Big Easy
8. Jessica and John
9. Caroline and Jennifer
10. Joey and Meghan
11. Natalie and Nadiya - the "Twinnies" - PHILIMINATED

Good. That's one team I didn't like down the drain.

73 comments:

David said...

On your mark, race safe.......GOOOOO!!!!!

Only 15 minute delay, need some good 1 hour football delays so I can watch it with you all. I will be 45 minutes behind. =]

Sharon S said...

Trying to be patient. I've missed my shows! Been binge-watching a couple shows on Netflix during any down time I have had for 2 months now; I need a routine!

Jackie said...

Not going to find a steady routine with CBS Sunday night scheduling, for sure!

Becky said...

Hey, Jackie, David and Sharon. It is so good to be back here. This is my brief time of relief during these busy days.

The games is beginning!

Sharon S said...

Good point, Jackie. It's better than what I've had though!

SueGee said...

~~~~SPLASH~~~

Howdy to all that are here, all that come after and to our hostess with the mostest Hi Jackie!!

SueGee on the Left Coast (who thought she was way late)

JonMD1267 said...

Hey everyone :)

SueGee said...

Brrr I know I should have asked if the pool was heated before I jumped in! Better be nice and warm by Wednesday :o)

SueGee

JonMD1267 said...

It would be them and all that is messed up.

Sharon S said...

David said...

Dang, I was hoping for a miracle and it be Brenchal that couldn't race. Ooooo well, guess I can still hope for a disasterous defeat for them.

Sharon S said...

Sorry -- so moved, I lost my words!

I really like most of the teams. Three or four I could do without, but I enjoyed the rest of them in the past.

Becky said...

Darn, why couldn't it have been one of the not so likeable teams.

JonMD1267 said...

I love Brenchal and I'm not ashamed to admit it lol

Donna in FL said...

Oh my I completely forgot to change the channel! I was so engrossed in the Nancy Kerrigan/ Tanya Harding interview. What did I miss?

SueGee said...

Did I hear Brenchel say they are married now?

SueGee on the LeftCoast

Becky said...

Rachael's voice gives me a headache!

Jackie said...

Donna - What you missed is mainly in the post if you want to catch up. We had a delay here.

David said...

I really like Rachels sister from BB but I just do not like her. Well, we all need someone to root for or against just to make it fun to watch, =]

SueGee said...

I like most of the teams and will be happy when a couple are gone - but I sure hope I get a good pool pick!

SueGee on the LeftCoast

Laurie said...

Survivor Cagayan Pool
Pool closes 6 pm Tuesday PST

Survivor Pool so far:
Becky
Brian
Buzzmaam
David
Delee
Donna in Alabama
Dusty
Jackie
Jennasmom
Karen in CA
Knickelpeed
Laurie
Lorraine
LostChyld
Lynn1
Margo
Merrilee
MikesGirl
ML
Monty924
ORKMommy
Paula Bell
PDX Granny
Petals
Rochelle
SueGee
Tammy
Zoetawny

Joe in NY said...

Just got home.

Hi folks.

Who is Mallory?

SueGee said...

I'm impressed Laurie - alphabetical and everything!!!

Thanks so much!!

SueGee on the LeftCoast (too)

JonMD1267 said...

Entertainment Weekly has a recent podcast I listened to today where they interviewed Brenchal about the Race and Big Brother.

SueGee said...

They usually have at least one back-up team waiting in the wings in case something like this happens. Glad Mark could keep racing.

SueGee on the LeftCoast

Sharon S said...

Laurie, I threw my name in the pool, but maybe it was on the wrong post. I'll go click the link Jackie posted here to get my name on that list.

Joe in NY said...

I've always liked Rachel better than Brendon, but they don't bother me. She's a little eccentric, but I just like to be entertained and she's not evil or anything.

JonMD1267 said...

The Cowboys are pretty good.

Donna in FL said...

Thanks Jackie! I caught up ...the one time I'm glad for the delay.
Margo please add me to the pool.

The twinies annoy me more than Rachel and Brenden

Donna in FL said...

ooops I mean Laurie for the pool...

Laurie said...

Sharon S. I missed your post and I apologize. I'm adding you now!

If I missed anyone else, please let me know.

Sharon S said...

Thanks Laurie!

JonMD1267 said...

That is pretty cool.

Nickelpeed said...

Darn, I was watching something else and checked back and it was on.

Hi EVERYONE!!!!!

Nickelpeed said...

Donna,

What was the Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding interview like?

Jackie said...

Folks -- If you want in to the TAR pool, please post on the blog pool post I listed in the main post here. Your request might not be seen here in these comments!

SueGee said...

Hey Penny! I was wondering the same thing. Is the interview on NBC as part of the closing? I still have lots of time to catch it..

SueGee on the LeftCoast

Nickelpeed said...

That's sad about Bopper. Too bad. Hope he's okay.

Nickelpeed said...
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Jackie said...

Joe - Mallory was on TAR17 with her father, Gary.

Donna in FL said...

Nickelpeed, the interview was interesting. Told of the story of the attack on Nancy from both of their perspectives as well as coaches and family and Scott Hamilton.

Joe in NY said...

Where did Mallory come from? Is she a past contestant?

Nickelpeed said...

SueGee,

David Tutera did their wedding and it was on his list of most bizarre. I guess Rachel got so drunk she hid under the head table away from everyone. Brandon apparently has a sister or maybe aunt, who is hugely tall and big. While David Tutera was talking to Rachel, Brandon's sister/aunt picked Rachel up, threw her over her shoulder and carried her out! When Tutera replayed that, I just about died laughing.

SueGee said...

Gee - I think I'm glad I missed the wedding ROFL

Sue

Becky said...

Love the cowboys!

Sharon S said...

I'm happy with the express pass winners.

Nickelpeed said...

Woohoo for Cowboys!!!

JonMD1267 said...

Those Cowboys rock at this.

Sharon S said...

I hope this is the end of the sisters - I really don't want to listen to them fight any more in my life!

Nickelpeed said...

Oh gosh, the twins are at it again. YUCK!

Nickelpeed said...

Hey, Laurie,

My nickname does not have a K in it. It's just nickelpeed. K gives it a little kick though!

Penny

Nickelpeed said...

What is wrong with the twins???

Becky said...

I like the father/son team too. And the hillbillies. It's a shame that the one team member had to drop out.

JonMD1267 said...

The twins have reached the speed of implosion

SueGee said...

I would love to watch one season where the whiners and complainers are all gone in the first couple weeks. These all-star shows do kind of do that

SueGee on the LeftCoast

Jackie said...

Joe - Scroll up in the comments for your answer.

Nickelpeed said...

I wish I had seen the Kerrigan/Harding interview. I was watching the competition when someone whacked her in the knee. I just absolutely love figure skating. Maybe, they'll have the piece on the NBC site.

Nickelpeed said...

I so hope the twins are last. I am so tired of hearing those women argue. ARGH!!!

Nickelpeed said...

Oh HAPPY DAY....please make this an elimination!!!

Donna in FL said...

please let the twins go home...can not take another season of them!

Sharon S said...

Yay!

Nickelpeed said...

woooooohoooooooooo

Sorry girls.....you are irritating.

JonMD1267 said...

This should be a good race. Thanks Jackie and everyone have a great week!!!!

Nickelpeed said...

So, we don't have long to wait to be here next.

SURVIVOR WEDNESDAY!!!!! Can't wait!!!!!!!

Thank you Jackie!!! Appreciate you doing this!

Becky said...

Won't miss the Twinies yelling the entire hour.

Jackie, It is great to be back. Thank you for hosting. And,Laurie, than you for being our lifeguard.

Night all.

Jackie said...

Well, that Philimination seems one of the best-received ever! Oh, not by the "twinnies," but by us!

Sharon S said...

Thank you Jackie!

See everyone on Wednesday.

SueGee said...

One step closer to a race of good teams!!!!

See you all Wednesday when I can get there. 5 o'clock PST is when I'm on the road!!

SueGee on the LeftCoast

Nickelpeed said...

Don't forget SURVIVOR WEDNESDAY!!

Nickelpeed said...

Have a safe trip, SueGee

Jackie said...

Thanks for coming by, everyone! Remember, if you want into the pool, you need to sign up on the post linked in this post!

David said...
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David said...

Thanks Jackie. I am so glad it is them who are eliminated. Ooooo wait, they are just getting in their cars here heading to the airport, don't tell me what happens. =]

See you all on Wednesday.