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STAC Goat
Mar 12, 2008

Watching you sleep.

Butt first, let's
check the feeds.


0% surprised. The producers clearly loved their showmance enough to protect them entirely from their terrible behavior and beliefs, to feed into their production manipulation on a level I've never seen before and essentially rewrite the rules to handcuff other players to benefit them, and to hilariosly by the end of start editing Cody out of the fights he was starting to air them with everyone else. Its the grossest bit of production favoritism I've seen since I've been a feed watcher and was somehow worse than Paul's favoritism that seemed to largely get used up once the show realized it wasn't going over well.

From Jody's perspective Jess is desperate to be a star and Cody actively was asking for this because he wants to play the game where he doesn't have to cooperate with other people (although my limited understanding of Amazing Race suggests his personality should be a handicap there too). And Cody seemed uncertain of how he fit in Jess' life and was actively fantasizing about just following her around and doing reality show stuff. I actually think Cody secretly longs to be a reality TV star despite his assertions otherwise.

From a really cynical perspective its the best chance to prolong Jody's showmance by keeping it a showmance and not letting them go back to the real world and deal with the difficulties of a real relationship. If they can pull out a year I 100% expect them to be showing up in some capacity next season unless one of them has some kind of social media meltdown. At worst I'm guessing they get the Caleb treatment and rehabbed on non-live shows they can control. About time for Survivor to do another Blood vs Water.

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Fast Luck
Feb 2, 1988




Are we sure this season of Amazing Race will ever even make it to air?

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

Fairly sure Cody will end up in a foreign jail and only released after presidential intervention.

Tellah
Aug 8, 2014


On the one hand, I eagerly await watching Cody scream bloody murder at Jessica for failing to complete some menial task like building a wooden bicycle using bamboo. And then calling her a beta to the camera behind her back.

On the other hand, I'm not really looking forward to all you salty betas then reflexively patting each other on the back saying "I KNEW he would go full Hitler, as he is the literal antichrist."

On the final hand, maybe Jody will be the couple to put the final nail in TAR's waterlogged coffin.

ToastyPotato
Jun 23, 2005

CONVICTED OF DISPLAYING HIS PEANUTS IN PUBLIC

STAC Goat posted:

0% surprised. The producers clearly loved their showmance enough to protect them entirely from their terrible behavior and beliefs, to feed into their production manipulation on a level I've never seen before and essentially rewrite the rules to handcuff other players to benefit them, and to hilariosly by the end of start editing Cody out of the fights he was starting to air them with everyone else. Its the grossest bit of production favoritism I've seen since I've been a feed watcher and was somehow worse than Paul's favoritism that seemed to largely get used up once the show realized it wasn't going over well.

From Jody's perspective Jess is desperate to be a star and Cody actively was asking for this because he wants to play the game where he doesn't have to cooperate with other people (although my limited understanding of Amazing Race suggests his personality should be a handicap there too). And Cody seemed uncertain of how he fit in Jess' life and was actively fantasizing about just following her around and doing reality show stuff. I actually think Cody secretly longs to be a reality TV star despite his assertions otherwise.

From a really cynical perspective its the best chance to prolong Jody's showmance by keeping it a showmance and not letting them go back to the real world and deal with the difficulties of a real relationship. If they can pull out a year I 100% expect them to be showing up in some capacity next season unless one of them has some kind of social media meltdown. At worst I'm guessing they get the Caleb treatment and rehabbed on non-live shows they can control. About time for Survivor to do another Blood vs Water.

It also allows alpha Cody to continue to be unemployed for another several months.

But yeah, If Cody thinks TAR will somehow be magically better than BB, he's in for a rude awakening. The game isn't remotely isolationist (there is a lot of sharing space with other teams), and there is actually a social layer built into the game now via PVP punishments (as opposed to the earliest seasons.)

I also look forward to not watching that season because gently caress Jody and gently caress production for shoving them down our throats. I'll read and watch highlights.

sportsgenius86
Jun 17, 2008

THE STREAK IS OVER


Lol I am so here for Jody getting U Turned

Teek
Aug 7, 2006

Am I a good man?


Get ready for some super-salt when they get inevitably U-Turned.

ToastyPotato
Jun 23, 2005

CONVICTED OF DISPLAYING HIS PEANUTS IN PUBLIC

I had the horrible thought that they would cast a weak cast around them to give them the most possible air time. Don't say it wouldn't be done either because they literally built this season of BB around Paul even though it backfired hilariously in the end (but they got two new darlings so win win.)

^burtle
Jul 17, 2001

God of Boomin'


Can we get a briefing on what U-Turned means?

Eltoasto
Aug 26, 2002

We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust.


Grimey Drawer

^burtle posted:

Can we get a briefing on what U-Turned means?

In Amazing Race you have teams competing but there aren't a whole lot of ways to help or punish other teams. You can work with them and help them but that may mean you hurt yourself in the end. But a few times a season you get U-turns, which means that when there is a "do this or that" choice challenge, the team that arrives at it first can select another team and force them to do both options, slowing them down and sometimes dooming them to finish last.

In a heavily edited show, you sort of find out which teams are viewed as the biggest threat or biggest jerks that way.

ToastyPotato
Jun 23, 2005

CONVICTED OF DISPLAYING HIS PEANUTS IN PUBLIC

Also working with other teams can be HUGE in some cases. So if they are really going to be antisocial then lol.

TyrantWD
Nov 6, 2010


BonoMan posted:

Fairly sure Cody will end up in a foreign jail and only released after presidential intervention.

I'm surprised CBS think its a good idea to send an unstable lunatic on a challenging trip around the world. The biggest factor teams have to deal with is frustration, and putting Cody in a situation where him and Jessica face elimination because their cabdriver screwed them is asking for trouble. I'm guessing they are betting on a neutered Cody showing up for the race after he comes to terms with life outside of his comfort zone, which will be needed to continue dating Jessica, because i don't see her giving up being a "VIP concierge" to waitress at the diner wherever Cody lives.

ToastyPotato
Jun 23, 2005

CONVICTED OF DISPLAYING HIS PEANUTS IN PUBLIC

Yeah seriously. TAR is basically the one show that takes your fate out of your hands WAY more than Big Brother. Airport and Taxi RNG is a real thing that has completely hosed people over and sent people home.

I wonder how many times Jody just happen to be saved by non-elimination legs

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TyrantWD
Nov 6, 2010


I found out that The Amazing Race was starting here in NYC, so I went to watch the start of the race. Jessica must have been able to tell I wasn't a fan because she glared at me for like 30 seconds until I felt it was getting awkward and pulled out my phone to look away. Cody was pretty much the same as he appeared on TV. He barely clapped along or had any reaction to most of the lines that were cues for the cast to get hyped. There were a ton of Jody fans present, and Cody eventually he gave in and took a selfie with a couple of teen fan girls which was his was one moment of normalcy. Not much changed from Big Brother with Jody not really bothering to socialize with any of the other teams. They are up against a fairly competitive cast, with a lot of physically strong competitors - so I wouldn't be surprised to see them go home early.

The teams for those interested:
Team Chomp (Joey Chestnut and another competitive eater)
Team Boxing Ring Girls/Instagram Models
Team Twins (Identical twin brothers who are both firefighters and Iraq war veterans)
Team Winter X-Games (I didn't catch their names, but it was two women who won a bunch of medals at the X-Games)
Team Yale Debaters (The two college aged kids are the probably the weakest physical competitors this season)
Team Goat Yoga (Two moms who do Goat Yoga - don't ask)
Team Lifeguard (A couple who are both lifeguards in Miami - they compete in lifeguard competitions and have 1,500 saves between them)
Team NBA All Stars
Team Speed (coined by Phil - Alexander Rossi and Conor Daly)
Team Buff Violinists (They are from some popular string quartet, but are huge and ripped like professional athletes)
Team Jody

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