Tuesday, May 10, 2005


The Amazing Race Finale

OK, the VOLuntarilyConservative wife and I have been hooked on "The Amazing Race" since its inception. The finale was tonight, and I have to say that I am glad Uchenna & Joyce won because they played the race well (probably not as well as Rob & Amber, though) and certainly showed an unselfish nature not normally seen in reality TV. However, I do smell a rat. If someone can convince me that the plane which had originally left Uchenna & Joyce in San Juan wasn't somehow told by Executive Producer Jonathan Littman to return to the runway... All I'm saying is that I have flown quite a bit, and my wife has flown everywhere through her former position with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and neither of us have ever seen anything like a taxiing plane returning to the jumpgate to pick up two ticketless passengers. If Rob & Amber arrive in Miami alone, there is no dramatic "Amazing Race" ending, with teams sprinting and the cameras not showing who is actually in the lead. Call me a conspiracy theorist, but it seems to me that Littman and the execs at CBS have too much invested in this show to let it end anticlimactically, as it probably should have.

I'm sure that Mr. Rocky Top will have more on the dramatic ending tomorrow, although I bet he doesn't give much credence to my cry of "foul!"

Hey Rob! Thanks for checking in on the blog! The Amazing Race is to me like football is to most guys. My friends and I were yelling and screaming in disgust and celebration throughtout the finale! Actually, your little theory on the ending is probably somewhat accurate. Of course CBS execs would never admist to it. Uchenna & Joyce even said on the Early Show that they were so surprised that the walkway was extended back out because that just never happens. Who knows.
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