Florinaldo August 31, 2014 Share August 31, 2014 Rapido? Scusi? For people that have travelled the world, they sure don't have any concept of one of our national languages. I cringed every time they pulled out their own version of French. Sometimes, it is better to let people think you are stupid instead of opening your mouth and proving that you actually that dumb and misinformed. I suppose they might have thought that throwing random Spanish and Italian words would work instead of French since these are all Latin languages, but i don't credit them with enough intelligence to have made that connection. They were also lucky that the requirement to announce the take-out dishes in French was not assessed too strictly by the bistro patrons, since they and some other contestants made a rather laughable job of it. I think language tests can be too much of a hardship anyway, even more than the physical ones, just as language learning is difficult in daily life (especially for adults). Imagine if they had to do it in a language in which intonation can also alter the meaning, it could have taken all of them longer than the Mentos challenge. I did not mind the twins using the U-turn; this a a race and I don't buy the high morality speech form the hockey players for example. If you want to win, you take every means put at your disposal by the very rules of the game. They may have had a very valid reason not to trust the other team; they all saw each other behave, in and out of the racing itself (I imagine they spend some social time together at the pit stop) for several weeks so they must know more about their true character than we do. I would have liked more explanation as to what exactly went wrong with the Mentos puzzle: color-blindness, simple mental fatigue, problems with spatial perception or something else entirely? I found the proposal completely famewhorish and manipulative; this was designed a a Big Moment certain to delight the producers and to ensure more screentime to that team. He seemed to have been carrying the ring for a while, waiting for the best moment to create the most attractive visuals that the show would just lap up, and having Notre-Dame in the background was quite the money shot. Link to comment
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