For notes on leg construction, task design, course layout, camera work, and the other elements which go into the actual assembly of the Race. It's sort of a behind-the-scenes GUFU with occasional positive notes, and it's one thread per season. Sort of like how it's one course leg per episode.
Clap? Understand: if they hit us with a Superleg on any no-retreads launch episode, I'd be applauding. In the absence of a two-hour premiere, it would be the best way to meet a new crowd -- and it gives the new Racers more of a chance to get used to the rhythms of the course, not to mention potentially evening out those first anti-breaks of luck. But with people we know already...
This might ultimately be a welcome addition to course design. But it's a weird place to see it crop up for the first time -- and having it here probably means we won't have it again for a while.
Slap Automatic U-Turn for the last team to complete what was partially a luck-based task? Why not just start the field with ten pairs and save everyone the potential heartache?
Clap Great setting for a starting line.
No Hand Movement The medical emergency on the first flight was an incident completely outside the control of the Race.
Clap Potentially the most fear-inducing Roadblock ever. Stingrays the size of a bed? Sharks longer than a boat? And it's your first time in scuba gear? Sure, let's pretend no one was on the verge of a full-fledged panic attack. And I mean the viewership.
Admit it: some of you closed your eyes.
Slap Deliberate imprecision of clue language. Previous Superlegs have told the Racers to report to Phil: use of 'Pit Stop' has signaled a rest. Teams could reasonably expect to be stopping for the night -- as could the viewers.
Clap The semaphore clue. Okay, we get it. They're stupid. Really, really stupid. Stupid beyond all rational casting belief. It was a fun clue anyway. But ye gawds, are these people dumb.
!Slap! And you cast them! Again!
Hold still. I have another hand.