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18 May 2006 @ 09:15 pm
Amazing Race 9 Finale -- FINALLY!!!  
I have been watching reality shows since Survivor -- I watch American Idol, The Amazing Race, The Apprentice, Survivor, Project Runway, America's Next Top Model and Top Chef. And in near 40 seasons of reality tv, I have never, ever, EVER had my fave win. Ever!! Well, TAR season 9 changed that! YES!!

BJ and Tyler: The Hippies. They were one of three teams I liked from episode one and were my favorites and as the other two teams were eliminated, they were left standing and at the end they won it all. First time ever. I was so happy, I was standing up and watching the screen like I have so many times before in anticipation and this time -- FINALLY!!!! -- my favorites won.

What an awesome feeling it is. It's great! Now I know how millions of other couch potatoes felt when their faves won. Yay!
depudordepudor on May 19th, 2006 03:20 am (UTC)
You weren't rooting for Joyce and Uchenna? That was the only season of TAR I ever watched, and I only watched because of Rob & Amber, but by the end even I was hoping Joyce and Uchenna would beat them.
Arabian: What's not to Love? (Logan)arabian on May 19th, 2006 11:30 am (UTC)
I adored Rob and Amber and Joyce and Uchenna's post-show sissiness soured any positive feelings I had for them. And I'm sorry, I was a flight attendant, you DO NOT bring the plane back after the jetway-thingie has been pulled unless for a DAMN good reason and two very last-minute passengers? Not a good reason. I don't think it was fixed so that R/A didn't win, but I do 100% believe that it was fixed that J/U get on that plane so that the finale would be interesting.

In addition, it was revealed after the fact that the sunshine and roses attitude of J/U was carefully crafted by the editors. The reason J/U kept referring to their fights and difficulties was because they had them on the race, the show just never showed it. They knew J/U won when putting it all together and after the debacle of Kendra/Freddy the season before, they needed the winners to come across as nice and wonderful as possible, thus the happy happy joy joy edit of J/U.

I'm not saying they aren't good people, but they aren't even remotely the saints they were portrayed as on the show and their trash-talking of Rob and Amber after the race was just not flattering at all. I adored Rob and Amber and still do. And I never didn't want them to win.
Tracie (Queen Cleo): Veronica - Squeetlp70 on May 19th, 2006 07:02 am (UTC)
Yay for BJ and Tyler! I could have handled it if Ray and Yolanda would have won, but I'm pretty sure I would have become violently ill if the the frat boys won. I hated them since day 1.
Arabian: Colbertarabian on May 19th, 2006 11:27 am (UTC)
The Frat Boys got somewhat decent as the race continued (and apparently Jeremy and Danielle are considering moving in together!), but I never went out of a vague sense of dislike for them. I wanted the Hippies to win because they ran a great race (as did the Frat Boys, like them or not) and I liked them (as I did Ray and Yolanda, who ran a lousy race). So the Hippies were the best of both worlds. Yay!