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Jeff Probst says that The Amazing Race has won enough Emmys

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 21st 2009 7:03PM
Jeff ProbstSurvivor host Jeff Probst won Best Reality Host last night, but the big news was when he told reporters that The Amazing Race has already won for Best Reality Competition Show seven times and should take itself out of the running!

So, is this just sour grapes or does Probst have a point? Maybe Probst should go on The Amazing Race and Phil Keoghan should go on Survivor and see who can last the longest.

Should The Amazing Race take itself out of the Emmy race?
Yes, it has won enough times.242 (27.8%)
No way. Why shouldn't it be eligible every year?628 (72.2%)

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Harold Love

Maybe if Survivor quit casting total assholes and gave up the puzzles. It's all rehash.

Probst, head back to camp. I got nothin' for ya.

September 22 2009 at 2:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Anyone that says Survivor isn't interesting just hasn't watched the last couple seasons, if you ask me.

September 22 2009 at 12:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I don't know why Probst is bitching...if TAR wasn't in the running then one of the other reality shows would get the prize, but it WOULDN'T BE SURVIVOR. That show stopped being interesting years ago once the novelty wore off. I wouldn't mind if So You Think You Can Dance won more Emmys though - they need the recognition.

September 22 2009 at 11:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

There are several reasons TAR shouldn't remove itself from consideration. First, why should it? Why shouldn't they collect as many awards as they're due? If other shows want an Emmy, do something about it!

The only other time I've heard of someone excluding herself from the Emmy because of consistently winning was Oprah... And what did that do? Did it raise the daytime bar because she bowed out? Hardly. It did nothing, except let someone else win... but is it really a win if the consistent winner just dropped out? Didn't stop the show, just decided that they're so good nobody could even possibly compete, so they have to bow out?

Is that really how Probst wants Survivor to win? Sure... because he knows that people remember the win, not the means of getting there.

September 22 2009 at 9:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
the dude

jeff should go back to rock and roll jeopardy............... that was his shining moment on the medium.

September 22 2009 at 9:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The best show on T.V. should win an award every year. And A.R. is better than most anything on, including most scripted shows.

September 22 2009 at 8:57 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

My guess is that amazing race is just on the top of the list for Emmy nominations. All Survivor needs to do is call it self AA survivor.

September 22 2009 at 8:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Brent McKee

I have a theory. "The Amazing Race" wins Emmys because it is the one reality-competition series that doesn't embarrass the Emmy voters. Can you really imagine the bulk of the TV Academy admitting to each other that they watch "American Idol" or "Project Runway" not to mention "Celebrity Apprentice" (even if they do) but they can very easily say that they enjoyed watching "The Amazing Race" for the scenery.

September 22 2009 at 7:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Emmy nominations be damned, for the love of god would somebody buy this crew some 16:9 kit!!!

You'd think being such a successful show they could afford to upgrade to WIDESCREEN (you know, the format that has been around for over 10 years now?). Hell, I don't even care about HD (although it would be great) but please, this show would really benefit from taking up the whole screen - those black bars hurt my eyes.

September 22 2009 at 12:29 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Ed's comment

Ed, have you seen a HD camera? With the format that the Amazing Race takes the show will be very difficult to film with all the crew having huge cameras. Survivor only changed a year or 2 ago. Imagine the Amazing Race crew running full steam with such cameras. It can't be done.

September 22 2009 at 4:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

First, Amazing Race should NOT take themselves out, because others have said, it is the class act of reality. Second, if Race were not to win or were to bow out, Survivor would not be next in line. I thought the prize should have gone to Top Chef... the other class act of reality programing. Hopefully Chef will break through soon. But I am also fine with Race's dominance.

September 21 2009 at 11:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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