Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Amazing Race 26 Season Premiere Blog Party and Pool!


Whoa! What a night of television! First we had the season premiere of Survivor: Worlds Apart, now the big twist on the premiere of this season's The Amazing Race! For those of you who might be unaware (I don't know how, but ...!), the theme for this season is "dating couples." That's not a big twist until you note that five of the eleven couples are on a blind date around the world. TAR hasn't really been a show full of "twists" like Survivor or Big Brother, but this season we have one.

After tonight's season premiere, The Amazing Race will be shown in its new (as of last season) time slot -- Friday nights at 8pm ET/PT. That will start THIS Friday, February 27th! I will have a blog party post set up for the show ... please remember it's on!

As tonight's show airs here on the East Coast, I'll update this entry with the major happenings. Refresh the page to get the latest update! 

The Magnificent Margo (and Mom) have made the random matches for the blog pool and here they are:

Mike & Rochelle - Cheryl in NC, Laurie
Aly & Steve - Jackie, SueGee
Lebya & CJ - Donna in FL, PDXGranny
Harley & Jonathan - Becky, Willie J
Jeff & Lyda - Jennasmom, Paula Bell, meb
Matt & Ashley - Delee, Merrilee
Bergen & Kurt - Nana in NW, Rbennie
Blair & Hayley - Terry in TX, Margo
Jeffrey & Jackie - Brian, Donna in AL, ORKMommy
Jelani & Jenny - Marlo, Lynn 1, dla
Tyler & Laura - Ed in OH, David, Nickelpeed

Without further ado, it's onto the show ...

The five single men are standing apart. Phil will bring on the gals. And, there they are. They have to race through a mud run course to get the first flight (eight tickets) to Tokyo. An Express Pass will go to the winner of the leg and there's a U-Turn on this first leg.

Haley/Blair, Mike/Rochelle and Lebya/CJ are one the second flight. I think. I'll fix that if I'm wrong. The first flight will land 45 minutes earlier than the second.

Each team has been given a "selfie camera." @@ 

Detour - Synching Steps (choreographed dancing) or Samurai Sake (memorizing traditional sakes and taking orders).  

Jeff and Jackie get through the Detour first. They don't U-Turn anyone. They're now heading to the Pit Stop, but that's a challenge in and of itself. It's a parking garage. Jelani/Jenny and then Tyler/Laura come through, didn't U-Turn. NSYNC is lost.

Jelani and Jenny win the first leg and the Express Pass!
2. Jeff and Jackie 
3. Laura and Tyler
(Note all three are blind dates.) 
4. Aly and Steve
5. Harley and Jonathan
6. Bergen and Kurt 

Mike/Rochelle U-Turn the only team behind them they know of -- Jeff and Lyda. The other two teams come through, don't use the U-Turn and are shocked that Mike/Rochelle did that to Jeff/Lyda. 

7. Mike and Rochelle 

Jeff/Lyda U-Turn Jeff/Jackie not knowing they're already through.

8. Hayley and Blair
9. Matt and Ashley 

Lebya and CJ are totally lost. But they're there!

10. Lebya and CJ
11. Jeff and Lyda -- Philiminated.

65 comments:

Nickelpeed said...

Hi everyone. Thank you, Jackie!!!!

Penny

Nickelpeed said...

Wow, Jonathan is on the show.

Becky said...

Hey, Jackie, Penny and others. I forgot to tell you earlier, thank you, Jackie for hosting.

Nickelpeed said...

Ultimate blind dates. This ought to be interesting.

lynn1 said...

Hi Gang

Nickelpeed said...

I do not think Haley and Blair will get along!!

He's a surgeon and she's a nurse. We'll see.

Becky said...

This is like a Survivor challange.

Nickelpeed said...

Yeah it is, Becky. I think the cold jump would have done me in. LOL

Jackie said...

It is like a Survivor challenge. At least my blog people are Olympians!

lynn1 said...

My team got on the first flight

Becky said...

I had to go see what team I am cheering.

Nickelpeed said...

I have Tyler and Laura...I think they are the flight team.

Cheryl Sherman said...

hi again...my internet is back ..but my tv is out..:-(
lol..didnt even get to figure who my pool team is yet

CherylinNC

Nickelpeed said...

I might be wrong about the Surgeon and nurse. They may get along.

Becky said...

I need to change my avitar. Just noticed it is still Valentines.

Jackie said...

Glad you're back, Cheryl!

Ed in Ohio said...

Doubleheader tonight!

I have Laura & Tyler. Nice looking couple, hope they're competitors!

See if I can defend my title? I had the 'Sweet Scientist', girls last season & they somehow pulled out the win. Goin' for two in a row!!

Nickelpeed said...

Nope, I have a blind date couple. LOL

lynn1 said...

I feel bad for Blair ( the Dr.) Haley is a compulsive talker and an air head

Ed in Ohio said...

Yea Lynn I thought while he was driving he could've used a pair of ear plugs!

lynn1 said...

My team is in first place

Nickelpeed said...

Jackie, how are you holding up?

Nickelpeed said...

Haley has to be smart in some way, though. She's a pediatric trauma nurse. She probably talks a lot because she's around kids all day. LOL

Becky said...

I am surprised that the girl who's family was from China didn't try the sakki.

Ed in Ohio said...

They're not my team but I kinda' like Jeff & Jackie.

Would'nt be something if one of these blind date couples became a 'real' couple after the show?

Nickelpeed said...

Wow, he's got a great memory!
WTG Jonathan!

Jackie said...

A bit worn down, Penny.

Nickelpeed said...

I would have done the Sake. You're eventually going to get it right. I don't know about the dance.

Becky said...

My last comment was not meant to be or sound racist. I just think that don't they drink sakki in China too?

Cheryl Sherman said...

the sake i think is much easier

cherylinnc

Jackie said...

Even if you went through every single bottle of sake, it would be quicker than learning choreography!

Nickelpeed said...

I bet you're worn down. You have to do 3 hours of blogging! LOL

Jackie said...

Remember, people ... the second episode is THIS FRIDAT

Becky said...

How are you health wise, Jackie?

Cheryl Sherman said...

thanks for the reminder jackie....and Thanks for all your hard work in giving us a place to hangout and watch the show

CherylinNC

lynn1 said...

My team came in first!

Nickelpeed said...

I agree with you, Jackie. They should have done the sake. It would have been much faster.

Jackie said...

Better than I was, Becky.

Cheryl Sherman said...

i dont understand why the ones having the hardest time didint switch tasks earlier

CherylinNC

Nickelpeed said...

I do not think this will be the permanent time slot for TAR. I think it's still going to be Friday.

Marybeth said...

The Selfie thing is going to drive me mad. But I am so happy Survivor and TAR are back! Thanks so much for pulling a double shift Jackie!

Cheryl Sherman said...

ok i quit my pool team...i just cant beleive they uturned them

CherylinNC

Cheryl Sherman said...

a. million dolars would be alot to anyone

CherylinNC

Nickelpeed said...

I don't like seeing Uturns either. I wish they would not have done that. Then they Uturn someone else. :-(

Nickelpeed said...

I feel sorry for Jeff and Lydia.

Nickelpeed said...

I also like the Libby and CJ. :-(

Cheryl Sherman said...

me too ..must suck to feel lost like that

CherylinNC

lynn1 said...

Personally having Survivor and Tar on for an hour and a half back to back was a bit too much of a good thing for me

Becky said...

I had a lifted tail gate fall and hit me on the top of the head. Hard! What does a concussion feel like?

Cheryl Sherman said...

dang it still trying to remeber who is who...lol

CherylinNC

Cheryl Sherman said...

becky.......do you have someone there with you

CherylinNC

Nickelpeed said...

That is horrible Becky. A concussiomn can cause a lot of things. Nausea, dizziness, double vision.

Cheryl Sherman said...

oh noooo

Cheryl Sherman said...

read your clues people

Nickelpeed said...

That's sad.

Thank you for hosting, Jackie. Appreciate it a lot.

See everyone Friday.

Becky said...

See you Friday. Thanks, Jackie.

Ed in Ohio said...

Aaahh they tried!

Good Night All!

Take Care Jackie & Thank You!!

lynn1 said...

Thanks Jackie. Not sure if I will be able to be here on Friday night or not.

Cheryl Sherman said...

Jackie...thanks so much for all you..please get some rest and feel better..
goodnight all...snow day for me tomorrow...yippee

CherylinNC

Jackie said...

Remember ... FRIDAY, this FRIDAY at 8pm ET/PT

Jackie said...

And thanks for coming by!

Becky said...

Cheryl, yes, my husband, the slammer! LOL It was an accident. It happened Monday morning. He has done all the cooking, cleaning and shopping this week! I actually feel sorry for him. It was an accident. I had reached inside just as he yanked down. Night all.

David said...

Thanks Jackie =)

I crashed and burned. Had a long day, Fell asleep and just woke up. Good thing I set DVR for both shows as I had a feeling wasn't going to make it.

Hope you are feeling much better Jackie. We need you back 100% before BB starts in a few months.

Chris said...

I didn't see my name on the blog pool- I thought I signed up??

David said...

You are right Chris, I do not see your name either. I do see where your name is listed as having signed up.

I am sure Jackie will get to the bottom of it. She is good like that.