The fifth season of The Amazing Race saw 11 teams race for $1,000,000 around the globe to 'amazing' locations including Uruguay, Argentina, Russia, Egypt, Tanzania, the United Arab Emirates, India, New Zealand, the Philippines and Canada. The teams included identical blonde twins, bowling moms, dating models, a former Miss Teen USA, pizzeria owners, a former Big Brother star, and a dwarf. However only the fastest were able to make it all the way and win the cash prize, and after 29 days of competitiveness, stress and excitement, it was African-American couple Chip and Kim. One new twist introduced was the "yield," which a team could use once at any time to slow down someone behind them. The "yield" was only used once, by Chip and Kim to slow down Colin and Christine whilst in the Philippines.
1The Race Begins
05 Sep 2001Description ▼
In Central Park in New York City, eleven teams begin the Amazing Race. The teams are as follows: Rob and Brennan: lawyers and friends, Frank and Margarita: separated parents, Joe and Bill: a gay couple also known as Team Guido, Kevin and Drew: fraternity brothers and friends, Nancy and Emily: mother and daughter, Lenny and Karyn: dating, Paul and Amie: engaged couple, Dave and Margaretta: older, married couple, Pat and Brenda: working moms, Kim and Leslie: single teachers and friends, Matt and Ana: married. Upon host Phil Keoghan's signal, the teams race to John F. Kennedy airport to take flights to Johannesburg, South Africa. Traveling by taxi and subway, all of the teams eventually arrive at the airport and board flights. Upon arrival in Johannesburg, teams must find a local airport and book charter flights to Zambia leaving the next morning. Once they are in Zambia, they can either hire a driver or drive themselves--some teams chose to use a local driver. The first stop of the morning is Victoria Falls, specifically to a location named the Knife's Edge. The teams receive a clue telling them to make their way to Batoka Gorge. Hiking down to Boiling Point, Rob and Brennan snag the fast-forward which allows them to skip ahead to the first pit stop of the race. The other teams face the detour named air or land, where they either zip line, and then bungee to the bottom of the gorge (air) or hike to the bottom of the gorge (land). All of the teams choose the air option. After the task is complete, teams receive a clue sending them to pit stop at Songwe Village. The teams arrive at the pit stop in the following order, 1. Rob and Brennan (due to the fast-forward), 2. Joe and Bill, 3. Frank and Margarita, 4. Lenny and Karyn, 5. Pat and Brenda, 6. Kim and Leslie, 7. Dave and Margaretta, 8. Paul and Amie, 9. Kevin and Drew, 10. Nancy and Emily, 11. Matt and Ana. Matt and Ana are the least team to arrive and are eliminated from the race.
2Divide and Conquer
19 Sep 2001
3Home for Some
26 Sep 2001
03 Oct 2001
10 Oct 2001
6Whatever It Takes to Win
17 Oct 2001
7Triumph and Loss
24 Oct 2001
8Competition to the Fullest
31 Oct 2001
9The Unexpected Twist
14 Nov 2001
10To the Physical and Mental Limit
21 Nov 2001
12Race to the Finish: Part 1
05 Dec 2001
13Race to the Finish: Part 2
13 Dec 2001
1The World Is Waiting: Go!
11 Mar 2002Description ▼
The eleven teams arrive via helicopter in the desert outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. Their destination is unknown until they rip open the clues waiting on their backpacks. Making their way to the airport in Las Vegas, Nevada, the teams fly to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and find a clue located at the "Big Man" (aka the statue of Christ the Redeemer). The clue instructs them to take a ferry to Paqueta Island and kiss "Fat Maria" (a tree). The next morning, the boats ferry teams back to Rio de Janeiro where they travel by gondola to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. Teams face a detour--either return back down Sugarloaf, go to Ipanema beach and track down the "Girl from Ipanema" or rappel 590-feet down the granite face of Sugarloaf Mountain. After the detour is complete, teams travel by boat to the finish line--located on a yacht anchored in the harbor. The last team to arrive will be eliminated form the race.
2Help Me, I'm American
13 Mar 2002
3My Alarm Clock Didn't Go Off
20 Mar 2002
4This Game Is About Minutes
27 Mar 2002
5Welcome to the World of Being Human
03 Apr 2002
6I'm Gonna Take His Girl
10 Apr 2002
7I'm Gonna Throw Up on Phil's Shoes
17 Apr 2002
8I'm Not a Miner! No, You're an Idiot!
24 Apr 2002
9Ready to Lose Our Lives
01 May 2002
10It's Hammer Time
08 May 2002
11Follow That Plane!
15 May 2002
1What If Our Parachute Doesn't Open?
02 Oct 2002Description ▼
Phil Keoghan, host of Amazing Race, stands in the middle of the Everglades Swamp waiting the arrival of twelve teams about to commence the race of a lifetime. As Phil yells, "go," the teams race for cars to drive themselves to the Miami airport and fly to Mexico City, Mexico. In Mexico City, the teams are directed to find the statue of the Angel of Independence to obtain their next clue. This sends them to the Hotel de Cortes where they will board one of three charter buses in the morning. Having arrived at their destination, teams must choose one of two detours--either skydive from 10,000 feet or ride a donkey cart for seven miles. After successfully finishing the detour, teams make their way to the pit stop.
2This Seems Like the Path Straight to Hell!
09 Oct 2002
3You Always Just Forget About Me!
16 Oct 2002
4Did You See How I Stopped It? With My Face
23 Sep 2002
5What Happens If I Slip? Am I Just Hanging Off a Cliff?
30 Oct 2002
6I'm a Much Better Liar Than You Are
13 Nov 2002
7I'm Supposed to Be Indebted to Her for the Rest of the Race?!
20 Nov 2002
8This Is More Important Than Your Pants Falling Down!
27 Nov 2002
9Why Did You Have to Take Your Pants Off?!
04 Dec 2002
10Don't Try to Play the Moralist Now!
11 Dec 2002
11They're Slithering to the Finish Line Like the Rest of Us!
18 Dec 2002
1Cheaters Never Win - and They Cheated!
29 May 2003Description ▼
At Dodger's Stadium, Phil greets the twelve teams of two people and starts the race around the world with a hearty, "The world is waiting for you." The teams in this season are: Reichen and Chip: a gay married couple, Kelly and Jon: engaged, David and Jeff: friends, Jon and Al: circus clowns, Millie and Chuck: dating couple who are virgins, Tian and Jaree: friends, Monica and Sheree: pro-football wives, Steve and Dave: air traffic controllers, Steve and Josh: father and son. Russell and Cindy: friends, Amanda and Chris: dating from South Dakota, Debra and Steve: married. The teams scurry for their cars and race through the streets of Los Angeles to arrive at the airport and fly to Milan, Italy. After landing in Italy, the teams head for the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II to find their next clue. The clue directs the couples to find bus tickets hidden in local shops. Once a team takes a ticket (it has a time on it), they may not exchange it. The buses travel to Cortina d'Ampezzo in the middle of the night-starting at 2:00am. In Cortina, the teams take a chairlift to the top of Cinque Torri, and must choose a detour: either search or rescue. In search, teams use a locater beacon to find a signal beneath the snow and use a snowmobile to travel to the next clue. In rescue, teams walk to two of rock towers and cross a rescue bridge made of only four cables and then zip line across a ravine. On the way to the chairlift, Steve (one of the air traffic controllers) injures his knee. Monica and Sheree grab the fast forward by using snowshoes to trek to the top of a field, and make their way to the pit stop at Hotel Lajadira. The teams arrive at the pit stop in the following order: 1. Millie and Chuck (tie), 1. Steve and Josh (tie), 1. Amanda and Chris (tie), 4. Monica and Sheree, 5. Dave and Steve, 6. Kelly and Jon, 7. Jon and Al, 8. Russell and Cindy, 9. Chip and Reichen, 10. David and Jeff, 11. Tian and Jaree, Having run into problems at the "rescue" detour, Debra and Steve are the last to reach the pit stop and are eliminated.
2It Doesn't Say Anything About First Come, First Served - and We're Bigger
05 Jun 2003
3I Wasn't Even Going to Touch You Until You Slammed My Head Backwards!
12 Jun 2003
4Check Your Tires Because... Oh God, You Never Know What'll Happen!
19 Jun 2003
5You Are Just Deliberately Trying to Make Us Lose!
26 Jun 2003
6I Could Never Have Been Prepared for What I'm Looking at Right Now
03 Jul 2003
7We're Going Down the Wrong Side of the Freeway... and the Lights Are Off!
10 Jul 2003
8The Princess Reminded Me of My Grandmother. She Was Very Old But Still Very, Very with It
17 Jul 2003
9We're Not at Charm School Learning How to Be a Gentleman, We're Racing
24 Jul 2003
10That's Me. That's My Face. Just Hit My Face. Hit My Face!
31 Jul 2003
11Such a Nice Pheremone Smell to You/Just Makes Me Want to Stay Close to You
07 Aug 2003
12He's a Few Ticks Away from Having a Heart Attack!
14 Aug 2003
13It's Like Adam Building His First House!
21 Aug 2003
1Clearly, Im More Intelligent Than You
07 Jul 2004Description ▼
On the Santa Monica Pier in California, Phil Keoghan starts eleven teams on the adventure of a life time and warns them of a new twist in the race. Teams for the fifth installment of The Amazing Race are as follows: 1. Chip and Kim: married, 2. Colin and Christie: models, 3. Brandon and Nicole: models, 4. Linda and Karen: bowling Moms, 5. Kami and Karli: identical twins, 6. Charla and Mirna: cousins, 7. Marshal and Lance: brothers, 8. Bob and Joyce: dating via Internet, 9. Jim and Marsha: father and daughter, 10. Alison and Donny: the Big Brother 4 runner-up and her boyfriend, 11. Dennis and Erika: formerly engaged. As teams race off the pier, Marsha's father, Jim, falls and injures his knee which requires stitches and nearly causes his team to miss the flight. Teams make their way to Los Angeles International airport where they will fly to Montevideo, Uruguay, where they must locate the "hand in the sand"--a statue on the beach. Once they find the clue, teams travel by ferry to Gorriti Island. On the island, they must find times for ferries leaving the next morning--the timed tickets are hidden on eleven of one hundred trees. The next morning, teams travel by ferry to the suburb of Maldonado, where they carry a 55-pound side of beef for one-half mile from a warehouse to a local butcher. The new twist in the race is revealed: teams may use a Yield which can slow down any team for a predetermined amount of time. Upon completing the task of carrying the meat, teams go to the Conrad Hotel in Punte Del Este and complete a detour: zips or chips. In zips, teams ride a zip line 18 stories from the hotel's roof and drop into the hotel's swimming pool. In chips, teams play roulette with 20 chips in the hotel's casino--the number they bet on must be a winner. Karli, Kami, Chip and Kim all miss the important step of finding the route marker directing them to the detour, but luck into the detour on their own. Once teams finish the detour, they head for the pit stop at the Casa Del Pueblo. When Karli, Kami, Chip and Kim arrive at the pit stop, Phil sends them back to find the route marker--delaying their arrival at the pit stop. So due to the mistake, teams officially arrive in the following order: 1. Alison and Donny, 2. Marshall and Lance, 3. Linda and Karen, 4. Bob and Joyce, 5. Charla and Mirna, 6. Brandon and Nicole, 7. Colin and Christie, 8. Chip and Kim, 9. Kami and Karli, 10. Jim and Marsha, 11. Dennis and Erika. Since they were the last to arrive, Dennis and Erika are eliminated from the race.
2It Turned Ugly Just Now
13 Jul 2004
3I Got Electrocuted
20 Jul 2004
4Who Says Pageant Girls Dont Eat?
27 Jul 2004
5Are You Good at Puzzles?
03 Aug 2004
6Why Cant We Get a Camel?
10 Aug 2004
7Are You Sure This Is Safe?
17 Aug 2004
8I'm Going to Jail
24 Aug 2004
9If You're Gonna Whine, Just Shut Up!
31 Aug 2004
10If Theyre Screwing the Helmet to My Head, It Cant Be Good
07 Sep 2004
11Its Okay, Run Them Over!
14 Sep 2004
12Youve Just Made Me a Millionaire
21 Sep 2004
1The Games Afoot
16 Nov 2004
2Im Not His Wife - He Doesnt Need to Scream at Me
23 Nov 2004
3Counting Bears Is Not Rocket Science
30 Nov 2004
4What If It Isnt Sanitary
07 Nov 2004
5Quit Following Us
14 Dec 2004
6They Should Probably Have Some Counseling
21 Dec 2004
7Phil Is a Choo-Choo Charlie
28 Dec 2004
8One of You, Im Gonna Break in Half
04 Jan 2005
9Tell My Mom I Love Her
11 Jan 2005
10Are There Instructions on Donkey Handling?
18 Jan 2005
11It Always Comes Down to the Details
25 Jan 2005
12You Deal with This Before I Hyperventilate
01 Feb 2005
134 Continents, 24 Cities, 40,000 Miles
08 Feb 2005
1Courteous? This Is a Race!
01 Mar 2005
2The Whole Country Hates Me
08 Mar 2005
3Do You Need Some Mouth-to-Mouth Resuscitation
15 Mar 2005
4What a Gaucho You Are
22 Mar 2005
5Ive Been Wanting a Face-Lift for a Long Time
29 Mar 2005
6Houston, We Have an Elephant
05 Apr 2005
7They Saved the Eyeball
06 Apr 2005
8Mowem Down Like Grass
12 Apr 2005
9We Have a Bad Elephant!
19 Apr 2005
10We Got a Gnome! We Got a Gnome!
26 Apr 2005
11The Devil Made Me Do It
03 May 2005
12Five Continents, 25 Cities and More Than 40,000 Miles
10 May 2005
1Go, Mommy, Go! We Can Beat Them!
27 Sep 2005
2How Do We Know We Arent Going to Get Shot?
04 Oct 2005
3I Dont Kiss, I Make Out!
11 Oct 2005
4Think Like an Office Chair
18 Oct 2005
5Were Getting Out of the Country, Girls
25 Oct 2005
6Im Sick of Doing Stuff I Cant Do
01 Nov 2005
7I Don't Roll with the Punches, I Punch
07 Nov 2005
8You Look Ridiculous
08 Nov 2005
9Hows That Face Feel?
28 Dec 2006
10Dont Talk to Me Like I Was an Animal or Something
29 Nov 2005
11The Family Christmas Card
06 Dec 2005
1225 Days, 50 Cities, and More Than 600 Consecutive Hours as a Family...
13 Dec 2005
1Here We Go, Baby, Off to Win a Million Bucks!
28 Feb 2006
2I'm Filthy and I Love It!
07 Mar 2006
3Im in Russia Playing with Dolls
14 Mar 2006
4Its Not Over Until Phil Sings
21 Mar 2006
5Good Thing I Took That Human Anatomy Class in High School
28 Mar 2006
6Sleep Deprivation Is Really Starting to Irritate Me
05 Apr 2006
7Herculean Effort for Some Herculean Dudes
12 Apr 2006
8Here Comes the Bedouin!
19 Apr 2006
9Do You Know How Much Running I Did Today, Phil?
26 Apr 2006
10Man, They Should Have Used Their Fake Names
03 May 2006
11I Think This Monkey Likes Me
10 May 2006
125 Continents ... 10 Countries ... and More Than 59 Thousand Miles!
17 May 2006
1Real Fast! Quack, Quack!
17 Sep 2006
2Can Horses Smell Fear?
24 Sep 2006
3Oh, Wow! Its Like One of Those Things You See on TV!
01 Oct 2006
4I Know Phil, Little Ol Gorgeous Thing!
08 Oct 2006Description ▼
The eight remaining teams travel from VÃ¡c to Soi Sim Island, Vietnam. At the Road Block, one person from each team must ascend a 10 metre vertical cliff on Hon Yen Ngua Island. The teams have to navigate their away through rough waters and around rocky islands on their way to the Pit Stop.
5I Covered His Mouth, Oh My Gosh!
15 Oct 2006Description ▼
The teams take off from their Pit Stop at the Soi Sim in the Halo Bay and receive a clue instructing them to fly 3,000 miles to Chennai, India. After riding the train to Hanoi, a scramble for planes begins with many twists and turns. All teams eventually arrive in Hanoi some together and the rest trailing only minutes to a couple hours behind. The teams take a bus 40 miles to Mamallapuram and are then faced with a Detour --- Wild Things or Wild Rice. Wild Things requires them to handle crocodiles, while Wild Rice involves constructing a complex pattern out of colored powder made from rice. After completing the task, the teams travel by bus to the Karthik Driving School. A Roadblock requires one member of each team to complete an Indian driving test. Teams then check-in at the Pit Stop, the Chettinad House, after driving ten miles with the driving instructor. When the final team arrives, they are not eliminated, but are surprised to learn about a new penalty twist.
6Maybe Steven Segal Will See Me and Want Me to Be in One of His Movies
22 Oct 2006
7I Wonder If This Is Going to Make My Fingers Pickle
29 Oct 2006
8He Cant Swim, But He Can Eat Cow Lips
05 Nov 2006
9Being Polite Sucks Sometimes
12 Nov 2006Description ▼
The five remaining teams travel from Antananarivo, Madagascar to Helsinki, Finland. At the Road Block, one person from each team has to put their ability to stay calm in a claustrophobic setting to the test, while one person has to overcome their fear of heights at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium.
10Lookin Like a Blue-Haired Lady on a Sunday Drive
19 Nov 2006
11We Just Wont Die, Like Roaches
26 Nov 2006
12Dude, Im Such a Hot Giant Chick Right Now!
02 Dec 2006
13Say Your Deepest Prayers Ever
09 Dec 2006
1I Told You Less Martinis and More Cardio
18 Feb 2007Description ▼
Eleven teams of people who've previously run (and most lost) the race set off from Miami and wind up in Equador. John Vito and Jill (and at least three other teams) show poor decision making in the drive to a national park, and are eliminated.
2Beauty Is Sometimes Skin Deep
25 Feb 2007Description ▼
Rob and Amber lead the pack as they head to Santiago, Chile via Lima. Oswald and Danny are the only others to be on the early flight. But later teams arrive in Chile first due to flight delays. Following a road block requiring attention to detail, teams flew north, then drove through the Chilean desert to the next pit stop. Kevin and Drew didn't pay close attention to directions and thought they needed to drive no faster than 40 kph, allowing others to pass them. They were eliminated.
3Im Sorry Im Wearing a Bathing Suit. It Is Very Weird, I Know
04 Mar 2007Description ▼
The Racers get testy and tempers flare as teams dash for the mat in a three-way fight to stay in the Race. Misread directions and hasty decisions cause critical errors as a lovable pair are eliminated.
4No Babies on the Race!
11 Mar 2007Description ▼
Tight flight schedules and stolen taxis set the scene for a hectic race across Argentina. It's a mad dash to the finish line as a shocking elimination ends one team's Race dreams.
5You Need to Watch Your Jokes, Guy
18 Mar 2007Description ▼
Rats, glaciers, and coal are the weekly challenges for the Racers as they vie for a position in the final six. The wild landscape of Argentina gives way to an African adventure as Teams breathe a sigh of relief in this non-elimination week.
6Were Going to Trade You for Food Now
25 Mar 2007Description ▼
An overbooked flight causes the Teams to split, and a risky move pays off by giving one Team a half-day advantage over the others. Tears, arguments and rough seas combine for an exciting Race leg.
7If I Were in Town, I'd Ask for Your Number: Part One
01 Apr 2007
8If I Were in Town, I'd Ask for Your Number: Part Two
01 Apr 2007Description ▼
Unhelpful locals and a tricky language barrier cause one Team to falter as their rivals surge ahead in a double Race leg through Poland. An All-Star fan favorite Team cannot overcome a time penalty and fall victim to the clock and are eliminated.
9The Way You Look, Yeah
08 Apr 2007Description ▼
A risky flight connection proves disastrous for a former winning Team as they fall too far behind their competition. One Team yields another, inciting promises of payback from a strong Team.
10We Are Trying to Make Love, Not War
15 Apr 2007Description ▼
High-speed car crashes, knocked-down doors and kung fu fighting are on the menu as Teams make their way to beautiful Hong Kong. The situation gets decidedly scarier for the final four.
11Good Doing Business with You
22 Apr 2007
12Oh My God, the Teletubbies Go to War
29 Apr 2007
13Low to the Ground, Thats My Technique
06 May 2007
1Donkeys Have Souls, Too
04 Nov 2007Description ▼
The race begins in Los Angeles and the first stop is Shannon, Ireland. Teams that make the first flight are delayed in London, and arrive late. Tasks on this leg include guiding a donkey carrying peat and crossing a seaside chasm on a bicycle.
2Ive Become the Archie Bunker of the Home
11 Nov 2007Description ▼
After a rest period teams start out from Ireland beginning at midnight and head to Amsterdam. Once there tasks include a detour in which teams can either haul furniture up the side of a building with a hoist or search for color coded bicycles. The roadblock tests pole-vaulting skills as one teammate must jump a muddy ditch to retrieve the clue. One parent's overbearing behavior tests his offspring's patience.
3Please, Lord, Give Me Milk
18 Nov 2007Description ▼
Culture shock awaits teams as they travel from cosmopolitan Amsterdam to the west African nation of Burkino Faso. Once there they must deal with camels and the local language to reach the pit stop. One team's benevolent gesture may have cost them the race as they are edged into last place by a team they just helped finish a task.
4Lets Name Our Chicken Phil
25 Nov 2007Description ▼
Staying in Burkina Faso, one task involves loading a bicycle with many items and delivering the items to a particular stall in a maze of market stalls. Then teams choose between trying to impress local celebrities with their tribal dancing skills or panning for gold. A "U-Turn" in which a team must perform both tasks, puts one team so far behind that they are in jeopardy of being eliminated, and bring down the scorn of racers on the team that penalized them.
5Weve Really Burned Bridges, for Sure
02 Dec 2007Description ▼
Remaining teams race back to Europe, taking three different routes. All reach their destination city, Vilnius, Lithuania, within hours of each other and start their assigned tasks: delivering small packages to people whose name they must remember, then either counting hundreds of fence posts or walking on stilts as part of a Lithuanian folk festival. The use of the U-turn in Africa comes back in the form of karma to haunt the last place tram.
6Cherry on Top of the Sundae Thats Already Melted
09 Dec 2007Description ▼
Teams leave Vilnius and travel to Dubrovnik, Croatia. One team's ticket agent's error in booking business class tickets puts them hours behind. Once in Croatia tasks involve finding the right block to help rebuild damaged city walls, flying through the air on a zip line from an ancient castle's battlements, and either rowing around the harbor or climbing up and down walls. A team's misreading of the clue costs them at least one placement position, not making them very happy.
7This Is Forever, Now
30 Dec 2007Description ▼
The five remaining teams travel from Dubrovnik, Croatia to Florence, Italy. Fatigue and stress cause one team to break down. Another team take some drastic measures in order to improve their position in the race. A new twist is revealed for the last team to reach the Pit Stop.
8Honestly, They Have Witch Powers or Something!
30 Dec 2007Description ▼
The five teams travel from Florence, Italy to Mumbai, India. When one person shows signs of his former self, progress in his team's relationship comes to a halt. Another team resort to performance art in an attempt to throw off their competitors.
9I Just Hope He Doesnt Croak on Us
06 Jan 2008Description ▼
The four remaining teams travel from Mumbai, India to Osaka, Japan. One person becomes physically exhausted and unable to perform the Road Block. Another person blows a gasket after their team are dropped off at the wrong part of the airport by their taxi driver.
10Sorry, Guys, I'm Not Happy to See You
13 Jan 2008
11The Final Push
20 Jan 2008Description ▼
The final three teams travel from Taipei, Taiwan to Anchorage, Alaska. The pressure mounts as one team that normally works well together hit a major bump in the road, while a misread clue threatens the position of another team. The first team to arrive at the finish line wins the US$1 million prize.
1Bees Are Much Calmer Than All This!
28 Sep 2008
2Do You Like American Candy?
05 Oct 2008
3Did You Push My Sports Bra Off the Ledge?
12 Oct 2008Description ▼
The nine remaining teams travel from Fortaleza, Brazil to La Paz, Bolivia. The high altitude makes some of them struggle for breath as they square off against a wrestling group at the Road Block. An argument about a lost item of clothing carries on to the course as two teams battle to avoid elimination.
4I Wonder If They Like Blondes in New Zealand?
19 Oct 2008Description ▼
The eight remaining teams travel from La Paz, Bolivia to Te Puke, New Zealand. Team mates clash when one person accuses the other of being a dictator. Another person wipes out at the Detour and, fearing broken bones, has to push through the pain for their team to reach the Pit Stop.
5Do It Like a Madman
26 Oct 2008
6Please Hold Me While I Singe My Skull
02 Nov 2008Description ▼
The six remaining teams travel from Siem Reap, Cambodia to Delhi, India. Mother Nature tries to foil one team when a windstorm blows away the clothes they are ironing at the Detour. A budding romance between two people from different teams causes friction. Another person lashes out when their team reaches boiling point.
7My Nose Is on Fire
09 Nov 2008
8Im Like an Angry Cow
16 Nov 2008Description ▼
The five remaining teams travel from Delhi, India to Almaty, Kazakhstan. Teams have a close encounter of the bird kind with 30,000 chickens at the Road Block. In their haste to avoid elimination, one team leaves something very important behind on their way to the Pit Stop.
9That Is Studly
23 Nov 2008Description ▼
The four remaining teams travel from Almaty, Kazakhstan to Moscow, Russia. One person's awkward attempt to fall in line at the Detour leaves Russia's military laughing. An expensive purchase made by a team comes back to haunt them. A romance between two people grows stronger.
10Youre Gonna Get Me Killed
30 Nov 2008
11You Look Like Peter Pan
07 Dec 2008
1Dont Let a Cheese Hit Me
15 Feb 2009
2Your Target Is Your Partners Face
22 Feb 2009Description ▼
The ten remaining teams travel from Stechelberg, Switzerland to Salzburg, Austria. En route to the Road Block at Ruhpolding, Germany, they ride a cable car to the top of a mountain. One person has to make a game-changing decision when a groin injury puts his team's destiny in Mother Nature's hands, while a wrong turn leads to the hopes of another person being pinned to some help from a stranger.
3Im Not Wearing That Girls Leotard!
01 Mar 2009
4It Was Like a Caravan of Idiots
08 Mar 2009
5Shes a Little Scared of Stick, But I Think Shell Be OK!
15 Mar 2009Description ▼
The seven remaining teams stay in Russia as they travel from Krasnoyarsk to Novosibirsk. At the Detour, some teams struggle to stay in the race when they have to navigate their Lada cars with manual transmission through Siberia's icy streets. At the Road Block, one person from each team has to strip down to their bare essentials for a bone-chilling task.
6Alright Guys, Were at War!
22 Mar 2009Description ▼
The seven teams travel from Novosibirsk, Russia to Jaipur, India. As the race heats up, one team faces a Speed Bump the size of an elephant. They all encounter a Road Block made of camel feed, and a Detour that is made more complicated for one team by an impatient taxi driver.
7Gorilla? Gorilla? Gorilla?
29 Mar 2009Description ▼
The six remaining teams travel from Jaipur, India to Phuket, Thailand. A shop keeper hinders the movement of one team, while others who started the task after them complete it quicker. They find that time is not of the essence, while other teams find that a hurried pace doesn't translate to a victory, especially when one team makes mistakes for which they incur time penalties.
8Rooting Around in Peoples Mouths Could Be Unpleasant
12 Apr 2009Description ▼
The five remaining teams stay in Thailand as they travel from Phuket to Bangkok. When some teams leave their backpacks behind at the Road Block, they find themselves without their shoes, passports or money. A Detour choice with a karaoke theme gives teams a chance to let off some steam.
9Our Parents Will Cry Themselves to Death
19 Apr 2009Description ▼
The five teams travel from Bangkok, Thailand to Guilin, China. One person gets frustrated when a dancing judge can't understand their question. A battle between two teams throughout the leg leads to a full-blown meltdown when they arrive at the Pit Stop.
10Having a Babys Gotta Be Easier Than This
26 Apr 2009Description ▼
The four remaining teams stay in China as they travel from Guilin to Beijing. One team loses an early advantage when their taxi driver cannot find the place they are looking for. At the Detour, some teams have to overcome a fear of water. Phil has a surprise for the first team to reach the Pit Stop.
11He Made Me Look Like Alice Cooper
03 May 2009
12This Is How You Lose a Million Dollars
10 May 2009
1They Thought Godzilla Was Walking Down the Street
27 Sep 2009
2Its Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars
04 Oct 2009
3Sean Penn Cambodia Here We Come
11 Oct 2009
4Im Like Ricky Bobby
18 Oct 2009
5Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs!
25 Oct 2009
6This is Not My Finest Hour
01 Nov 2009Description ▼
The six remaining teams travel from Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Vierhuizen de Marne, Netherlands. One team becomes brave enough to reveal a personal secret to the others. As the race's stress goes up, another person breaks down in tears.
7This Is the Worst Thing Ive Ever Done in My Life
08 Nov 2009
8Were Not Meant for the Swamp
15 Nov 2009
9Were Not Working with Anybody, Ever, Anymore!
22 Nov 2009
10It Starts with an F, That's All I'm Saying
29 Nov 2009Description ▼
Open with the teams heading to the Spanish Synagogue in Prague. Meghan & Cheyne are confident they are the favorites at this point. At the synagogue they are directed to the Ekotechnicke Museum. Sam & Dan reflect on their new role as show villains.At the museum Meghan & Cheyne learn about this week's Roadblock: One team member must go to a Kafkaesque room filled with ringing telephones. Five of the phones will have a person on the other end giving them one letter of Prague writer Franz Kafka's first name. They then must put the letters together to form 'Franz' before receiving their next clue.Meghan starts the Roadblock by using animals to remember the letters. The Globetrotters head out. Meghan gets all five letters and figures out the word on her second attempt. They are directed to a kryocentrum. Dan begins working on the telephone room.Brian & Ericka start racing and tell us they are not concerned about the Speed Bump they have this week after finishing last the previous episode. The Globetrotters get to the museum and Big Easy works on the phones. Dan gets all five letters and takes a first, incorrect stab at spelling Franz.Meghan & Cheyne get to the kryocentrum where they must spend two minutes in a cryotherapy chamber. Brian & Ericka get their Speed Bump, which is basically having to go to a pub and doing a shot of absinthe. Dan still doesn't know if he's looking for an English word or a Czech word. Big Easy gets his fifth letter and goes to the office where Dan is guessing. Dan and Big Easy decide to work together on figuring out the word. Meghan & Cheyne leave the kryocentrum for the Charles Bridge. Brian & Ericka do their shot.Dan gets the word right, but decides not to tell Big Easy the correct answer. He says only that the word begins with the letter 'F.' Big Easy keeps working as Brian begins the Roadblock.Meghan & Cheyne learn this week's Detour: Legend or Lager. In 'Legend,' teams must cover a heavy wodden golem with wet clay and take it across town to a synagogue. In 'Lager' they must carry 30 beers through the town square to a group of soccer hooligans. Meghan & Cheyne pick Legend.Sam & Dan get in the cryo chamber as Brian gets his fifth letter. Meghan & Cheyne start covering their golem as Sam & Dan head to the bridge. Brian figures out Franz after only a few attempts. Big Easy walks outside and the Globetrotters decide to skip the Roadblock and take a four hour penalty.Meghan & Cheyne finish covering the golem and start wheeling it across town. Brian & Ericka get into the cryo chamber as Sam & Dan pick Legend. Brian & Ericka pick Lager, as Meghan & Cheyne have their golem approved at the synagogue. Sam & Dan have covered their golem and begin taking it across town. Brian & Ericka take their first trays of beers.Meghan & Cheyne get to Phil as his leg's winners. They are qualified for the final three and win "52 TVs. Dan is complaining mightily about the weight of the golem. One hour into their penalty, Big Easy apologizes for not being able to figure out the word.Brian & Ericka drop their first trays of glasses. Brian talks Ericka out of changing to the other challenge. They start again and get a group of drinks to the hooligans. Sam & Dan have their golem approved and get to Phil in second place.With the sun now up, the Globetrotters finally are allowed to begin racing again. Brian & Ericka finish the Lager challenge and get to Phil in third.Flight Time & Big Easy are sent directly to Phil an told they have been eliminated from the race.
11Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound!
06 Dec 2009Description ▼
The final three teams travel from Prague, Czech Republic to Las Vegas, Nevada, where they have to count a maddening amount of poker chips before they receive the location of the finish line from the man nicknamed "Mr. Las Vegas". The first team to arrive at the finish wins the US$1 million prize.
1Nanna Is Kickin' Your Butt
14 Feb 2010Description ▼
Phil welcomes us to a new season, atop a roof in Los Angeles. He lays out the stakes: a race around the world for $1 million. The 11 teams are:The dating models: Caite Upton; Age: 20; Hometown: Lexington, S.C.; Occupation: Model/Actress and Brent Horne; Age: 28; Hometown: Columbia, S.C.; Occupation: Model/Advertising. You may remember her as the beauty pageant contestant who botched a question about maps.Louie Stravato; Age: 47; Hometown: Providence, R.I.; Occupation: Undercover Detective and Michael Naylor; Age: 45; Hometown: Providence, R.I.; Occupation: Undercover Detective. One of them (it's going to be a few episodes before you can tell them apart) says that he sees them winning every leg.Steve Smith; Age: 57; Hometown: Encinitas, Calif.; Occupation: Professional Baseball Coach; World Series Champion Coach and his daughter Allie Smith; Age: 23; Hometown: Encinitas, Calif.; Occupation: Marketing.Jeff Schroeder; Age: 31; Hometown: Norridge, Ill; Occupation: Salesman and Jordan Lloyd; Age: 22; Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.; Occupation: Receptionist. They just started dating after meeting in the Big Brother house (she won). Jordan was the one who confessed she didn't know how to tell time with clocks.Monique Pryor; Age: 39; Hometown: West Orange, N.J.; Occupation: Attorney and Shawne Morgan, 39; Hometown: Bowie, Md.; Occupation: Attorney. Both moms and attorneys.The cowboy brothers: Jet McCoy; Age: 30; Hometown: Ada, Okla.; Occupation: Cowboy and Cord McCoy; Age: 29; Hometown: Tupelo, Okla.; Occupation: Pro Bull Rider.Married high school sweethearts: Adrian Davis; Age: 40; Hometown: Arlington, Texas; Occupation: Medical Sales and Dana Davis; Age: 39; Hometown: Arlington, Texas; Occupation: Market Manager. Adrian explains that he took their entire savings and poured it into a business that failed miserably. So he's got that going for him, which is nice.Jody Kelly; Age: 71; Hometown: Round Rock, Texas; Occupation: Personal Trainer and her granddaughter Shannon Foster; Age: 22; Hometown: Georgetown, Texas; Occupation: Healthcare Outreach Contract Analyst. They're both triathletes.Carol Rosenfeld; Age: 47; Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.; Occupation: Consultant and Brandy Snow; Age: 40; Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.; Occupation: Actress and Voice Over Artist. They're dating.Brothers Dan Pious; Age: 24; Hometown: Barrington, R.I.; Occupation: Financial Advisor and Jordan Pious; Age: 22; Hometown: Barrington, R.I.; Occupation: Strategic Consultant. Jordan introduces himself as "gay all the way."Joe Wang; Age: 42; Hometown: El Segundo, Calif.; Occupation: Software Salesman and Heidi Wang; Age: 37 Hometown: El Segundo, Calif.; Occupation: Stay-at-Home Mom. Joe announces he's "the man in charge" and will be leading the team.Phil says howdy to the assembled teams and sends them to their backpacks to read the clue. They have to get to the airport using public transportation. The models look stumped. There are two flights available, but only the first three teams will end up on the first flight. The second flight is an hour later.The clue is about Santiago, Chile.Jordan and Jeff ask a passing bus driver the fastest way there. Nearby Union Station. Brent and Caite stand at a bus stop while everybody runs around. Someone recognizes her as Miss Teen South Carolina. Jordan admits "when I saw her, I almost pooped myself." Then he recreates her answer almost verbatim: "Many Americans don't have maps and I think that countries like South Africa and the Iraq, everywhere and such as...."Louie and Michael stroll down the street and one tells the other: "C'mon man, Nanna is kickin' your butt."Joe is excited to hop on the Metro because he knows downtown so well. There are several other teams on the train but some miss it and have to wait 20 minutes.Looking at the itinerary, Jordan says she hasn't even heard of some of the countries.On a bus to the airport, the teams prepare to run. The moms reach the counter first, followed by Jordan and Jeff and Dana and Adrian. The lesbians, Carol and Brandy, are the first team on the second flight. They're going through Dallas.The people who took the Metro get the second flight. Caite listens as Jordan does his impression of her for the lesbians (as their team is quickly known). The cowboys change their money for Brazilian money (never mind that they're going to Chile).The lesbians actively root for the first flight to be delayed. And, lo and behold, the first flight is delayed by a maintenance problem. Dana and Adrian rebook. Jordan and Jeff follow suit, followed by the moms. Everyone's on the same flight.They fly through Miami to Santiago, where they have to take buses 60 miles to Valparaiso and take a funicular at some point for their next clue.The moms, models and high school sweethearts make the first bus.The cowboys discover their money issue when the driver doesn't take it. They're on the third bus.In Valparaiso everyone grabs cabs. Jeff and Jordan are in first and hang on for dear life as their cabbie does Speed Racer. The models pass them on the way and get the road block first. They have to walk across a cable, while holding onto another one and cross a valley. Caite volunteers, followed by Jordan.The moms and high school sweethearts are delayed by lost cabbies.Dan starts catching up to the girls on the wire, followed by Joe and Allie. It's windy so they're swaying pretty good up there.Caite finishes first. They have to take a funicular down the hill to the next clue. Somehow, the models miss this part and walk instead.The detectives and grandma and the cowboys finally get into their cabs.Dan gets off balance at one point and ends up hanging by his harness and pulling himself across in a sling instead of walking. Brandy starts to get panicky and thinks she's going to throw up.Shawne crosses, saying "God is with me" the whole way across. Adrian signs on before knowing heights are involved. He's afraid of heights.Jordan finishes second followed by the brothers.Caite and Brent reach a clue which says it's time to "paint the town."Phil explains that the city pays to repaint houses so they have to carry four cans up a hill with a ladder until they find the house matching their color. There, they paint an unfinished outside section and get the next clue from a painter.They have to wander around until they find their house.Brandy finally finishes, looking like she's about to pass out. They're in 6th.Louie gets on the wire and quickly catches up to Adrian mid-wire.The cowboys are still in last.The Big Brothers find their house first and get to painting. They finish in first and have to reach Palacio Baburizza, a 90 year old chalet and the first pit stop.Adrian is still on the wire as the final three teams approach. At one point he falls off completely and just hangs there. A safety person comes to help him and takes him all the way back to the other side. The detectives cheer him as they head on.The Big Brothers are first and win a trip to Vancouver. Brent and Caite are next, but they're busted for not taking the funicular down the hill and walking instead. They get a 30 minute penalty.Jordan and Dan have a problem when Dan realizes he dropped a brush.Meanwhile, Steve and Allie wander into someone's house and start painting a random wall as the locals wonder what the heck they're doing.Cord leaves Shannon in the dust as Adrian tries to get his courage up.The moms come in 2nd.Adrian finally gets back on the wire when Steve and Allie finally finish painting and realize they were supposed to be outside when the confused painter literally doesn't have a clue.The cowboys finish in 3rd, followed by Dan and Jordan, who get a 15 minute penalty for losing a paintbrush. After their penalty, the models are in 7th, with the brothers in 8th.Dana appreciates her husband continuing to try out on the wire. Then he falls again.Grandma comes in 10th.Phil comes to find Dana and Adrian and tells them they've been eliminated. Dana says they've had life challenges that can't compare to the wire. "Ultimately, we've got each other," says Adrian.
2When the Cow Kicked Me in the Head
21 Feb 2010Description ▼
Open with everybody having spent the night in Valparaiso. Jordan & Jeff are first to learn the beginning of this week's leg: Teams will take a bus to Santiago where they must board another bus for the 500+ mile trip to Puerto Varas. There they will take a car followed by a boat, ultimately ending up at Todos los Santos Lake for the next clue.The bus station doesn't open for several hours, so all teams take the same board to Santiago. Carol & Brandy tell us they have more respect for Jordan & Jeff after the couple won the first leg. Jet & Cord tell us they are proud of their cowboy hats. Carol & Brady decide to form an alliance with Joe & Heidi.In Santiago teams begin working on acquiring tickets for Puerto Varas. Joe & Heidi and Carol & Brandy get the last four seats for a bus that arrives at 7am. Louie & Michael, Dan & Jordan, Monique & Shawne and Steve & Allie get seats on a bus leaving an hour later. Jody & Shannon buys tickets for a bus that arrives an house after the second wave.Jet & Cord, Brent & Caite and Jordan & Jeff god to a different terminal and see about getting to Puerto Varas via another city. All three teams learn that they can get their quicker if they go through a city named Temuco. Jet & Cord are on a slightly later bus, but all three will arrive in Puerto Varas approximately eight hours ahead of the other seven teams.In Temuco, Jet & Cord ask about getting tickets for the bus Brent & Caite and Jordan & Jeff are on, which leaves a half hour earlier. They learn that it departs from a different Temuco station, but elect not to tell the other couples. When 6:30 rolls around the other two couples finally realize their mistake and take a cab to the other station, only to be told they've missed their bus. They then take a cab back to the original station but miss getting on Jet & Cord's bus by seconds. The other four won't be able to leave Temuco for five hours.Jet & Cord get in their car and head to the Petrohue Hotel. They arrive hours ahead of the rest of the contestants but must wait to continue until the path opens at 7am.Carol & Brandy and Joe & Heidi are the next two couples to reach the cars and head for the hotel. They are followed shortly by Brent & Caite and Jordan & Jeff.Jet & Cord are finally able to board a boat for an island. The other four couples reach the boats as well and we see the bus carrying Dan & Jordan, Louie & Michael, Monique & Shawne and Steve & Allie has just now arrived in Puerto Varas. Last to their car, Dan & Jordan struggle with the standard transmission. We see that Jody & Shannon are still on their bus.Jet & Cord read this week's Detour. The options are Llama Adoration or Condor Consternation. The llama option consists of going to a pen with the animals and draping a ceremonial blanket over its back and tying a scarf around its neck. The condor option is basically jumping off a tall peer with condor wings and swimming through 50 feet of cold water to a clue. Jet & Cord pick the llama option. On the way back they realize their lead over Joe & Heidi and Carol & Brandy is small.Jet & Cord have little trouble finding an agreeable llama and finish the Detour quickly: Team must drive themselves to the Onces Bellavista Farm for their next clue. Joe & Heidi and Carol & Brandy start tracking down llamas. Brent & Caite select the condor option and jump off the edge in a ridiculous bird costume. The get no distance but quickly get their clue.Steve & Allie get the Detour clue in sixth place, followed closely by Louie & Michael.Joe finds a resting llama and they move into second place. Carol & Brandy aren't far behind after finally getting past the llama challenge. Monique & Shawne get to the island and select the llama option. Jordan & Jeff also pick the condor option and get their clue.Dan & Jordan struggle with directions and end up making a wrong turn on the way to the hotel. Steve & Allie go condor and get their clue in sixth. Only now are Jody & Shannon arriving at the bus stop in Puerto Varas.Dan & Jordan end up turning around and asking for directions. Louie & Michael are having difficulty with the llamas. Monique & Shawne have an easier time and move into seventh place. Louie & Michael corral a llama in one of the corners and leave in eighth.At the farm, Jet & Cord are first to get the Roadblock instructions. Teams must track down ingredients for a traditional German kuchen that is popular in that part of Chile. One member must get 13 eggs, milk straight from the cow, butter, sugar and flour. Once the items are carried to the women in the kitchen the team will get its next clue. Cord completes the Roadblock with ease and they learn they must drive to Gruta de la Virgen, this week's Pit Stop.Carol and Heidi tackle the Roadblock for their respective teams. Brent & Caite arrive at the farm and pick Brent to perform the challenge. Carol & Heidi finish the Roadblock. Jordan & Jeff get to the farm and pick Jeff.Dan & Jordan finally get the Detour clue, just ahead of Jody & Shannon. Jeff finishes and they leave the farm in fifth. Monique tackles the farm Roadblock for their team. Louie & Michael completely miss the turn for the farm.Dan & Jordan have little trouble with the llama Detour and leave a few minutes ahead of Jody & Shannon.Jet & Cord are first to Phil and are given sailboats for winning the leg. Joe & Heidi finish second, followed closely by Carol & Brandy. Monique has her ingredients approved at the farm. Steve is close behind. Louie & Michael are still completely lost.Brent & Caite finish the leg in fourth. Dan & Jordan finish the Detour and Jody & Shannon arrive at the farm. Louie & Michael are still heading down the road past their turn.Louie & Michael get going in the right direction.Monique & Shawne arrive at Phil in fifth position, followed by Jordan & Jeff in sixth.Louie & Michael get to the farm at the same time as Jody & Shannon. Michael will attempt the challenge and has trouble finding the pantry. Jody is working on milking a cow when she gets kicked in the head.Steve & Allie get to Phil in seventh place.Michael starts milking. He finishes and still can't find the pantry.Dan & Jordan finish the leg in eighth place.Michael gets to the pantry as Judy finishes her milking. His gets the thumbs up on his ingredients a few minutes ahead of Judy. This gives them just enough of an edge to get to Phil in ninth place.Phil tells Jody & Shannon they have been eliminated.
3Run Like Scalded Dogs!
28 Feb 2010Description ▼
The nine remaining teams travel from Puerto Varas, Chile to Bariloche, Argentina. Some people become physically exhausted at one of the Detour choices, while at the other option, others find it mentally challenging to follow directions in a search for buried loot.
4We Are No Longer in the Bible Belt
07 Mar 2010Description ▼
We open with everybody departing from Argentina. Jet & Cord are first to learn the first stop of this leg will be Frankfurt, Germany. Team must fly there, then take a train to Hamburg and race to Jungfernsteig Street for the next clue.All teams gets to the airport in Argentina together, though everyone does not take the same route to Frankfurt. Jet & Cord and Louie & Michael are going via Paris, while Carol & Brandy and Dan & Jordan have a direct flight to Frankfurt. Joe & Heidi, Brent & Caite, Steve & Allie and Jordan & Jeff are going via Sao Paulo.Jet & Cord and Louie & Michael are first in Frankfurt to get their train tickets. Those two teams make the first train to Hamburg, while Carol & Brandy and Dan & Jordan miss it by seconds. The four teams from the third flight arrive at the station and those six teams all get the same train.Jet & Cord get to the clue in Hamburg. Up next is an Intersection, meaning each team must partner with another to complete the challenge. The cowboys call over Louie & Michael and tell them the challenge is for two contestants to make their way to Hamburg Harbor and take a 150-foot bungee jump together to get the next clue. Michael and Jet head to the subway.The other six teams get the next clue. Because they come from a "good family," Joe & Heidi decide to work with Steve and Allie instead of Carol & Brandy, who are already at the clue. Joe and Allie will work together. Dan & Jordan arrive at the clue and Dan and Brandy agree to tackle the challenge. Like the previous team, they find a local to take them on to the harbor.The last two teams arrive at the clue and pick Caite and Jordan to work together. The immediately get on a train going the wrong direction. Jet and Michael arrive at the bungee crane first and jump without incident and grab their clue. A limping Joe and Allie get the the crane next, followed closely by Dan and Brandy. Brandy watches Joe and Allie jump and starts getting nervous.Jet & Cord and Louie & Michael read the next clue. Teams must find a statue of Kaiser Wilhelm and get their next clue.Dan and Brandy jump just as Caite and Jordan get to the crane.Louie & Michael get to the statue first and read about this week's Detour: Soccer or Sauerkraut. In Soccer, teams must hit five targets from the penalty stripe to receive the next clue. In Sauerkraut, they must finish a plate of the German food during the time it takes to play a song. The detectives pick Sauerkraut and it looks like Jet & Cord took the long route to the statue. The third and fourth teams head for the statue.Louie & Michael get their plate of kraut and have zero trouble finishing in time. The get the next clue: Team must head to the Haifisch Bar and finish off a boot (large lass in the shape of a boot) full of beers.The fifth and six teams -- Carol & Brandy and Jordan & Jeff -- head for the statue. Cord & Jet get the statue second and pick Soccer. Steve & Allie and Joe & Heidi reach the statue at virtually the same time and pick Soccer as well.Louie & Michael get to the bar and begin drinking their boot. Steve & Allie and Joe & Heidi arrive at the field and start kicking balls. Jet & Cord are having trouble finding the stadium. Brent & Caite pick Socer, while and Jordan & Jeff go with Kraut.Steve & Allie finish the Soccer challenge and head for the bar. Joe & Hedi give up on soccer and go for the Saurkraut as the cowboys arrive at the stadium. The cowboys immediately hit two targets.Louie & Michae finish their beer and get the next clue: Teams must go to Beatles-Platz, a monument to the band. The then must run through the Red Light district and find the Indra Club, this week's Pit Stop.Dan & Jordan and Carol & Brandy both pick Sauerkraut. Jordan & Jeff have trouble finding the Sauerkraut restaurant when their cab plugs the wrong address into the GPS.Louie & Michael have little difficulty getting to Indra Club. Phil rewards them with $5,000 gift cards.Steve & Allie get to the bar and Steve couldn't be happier about drinking beer. The cowboys finish the Soccer challenge. Steve finishes off the beer and they are the second team to head for the Pit Stop. Joe & Heidi get their plate of Kraut and finish it on the first try. Jordan & Jeff still don't seem to be going the right direction.Carol & Brandy get their plate of Kraut and begin to eat. Dan & Jordan get to the soccer field. Carol & Brandy finish their Kraut on their first try. Dan & Jordan finish the Soccer challenge. Joe & Heidi get to the bar at the same time as Jet & Cord and both teams start drinking their beer.Steve & Allie are the second team to get to Phil.Joe & Heidi finish the beer much quicker that the cowboys, at least one of whom claims to have never drank a beer in his life. Jordan & Jeff get their plate of Kraut. Brent & Caite get to the soccer stadium. Jordan & Jeff don't finish even half their plate of food and decide to move to soccer.Caite injures her leg while kicking the soccer ball. She refuses to quit. Carol & Brandy get the bar and start drinking their boot.Joe & Heidi are the third team to arrive at Phil at the Indra Club.The cowboys finish their beer and Jet looks hammered. Carol & Brandy are just a few minutes behind them.Brent & Caite finish the Soccer challenge. Dan & Jordan begin working on their boot.Jet & Cord get to Phil in fourth place. Jordan & Jeff begin kicking soccer balls. Dan & Jordan make quick work of their boot.Carol & Brandy get to Phil in fifth. Brent & Caite start working on their boot. Dan & Jordan are the sixth team to get to Phil.Jordan & Jeff finish the Soccer challenge, while Brent & Caite are near the end of their beer. With a few ounces left, Brent goes outside the bar and starts throwing up. He comes back and finishes the end of the boot a few minutes ahead of Jordan & Jeff. Jeff takes care of the boot quickly.With Jordan & Jeff on their heels, Brent & Caite seem to have trouble locating the club. Eventually they find it and are told by Phil that they are team No. 7. Caite starts shedding tears of joy.Jordan & Jeff arrive a few minutes later and are told they are in last place. Phil tells them this week is not an elimination leg and they are still alive, though they will have a Speed Bump next week.
5I Think We're Fighting the Germans, Right?
14 Mar 2010Description ▼
In the rest period, a bus takes the eight teams from Hamburg, Germany to an unknown location in France, from where they travel to Massiges and find that their nerves are tested by a re-enactment of the First World War at the Detour. When a Blind U-Turn comes into play, one team finds that their cocky attitude may cost them dearly.
21 Mar 2010Description ▼
Racers are less than bubbly after sprinting to the wrong Detour location, and one Racer tests the power of duct tape after their car becomes a casualty of the Race.
28 Mar 2010Description ▼
Previously on...: Seven teams raced through Champagne, France, and the detectives earned their third consecutive win, and Jordan and Jeff finished last despite Brent and Caite's struggles on the detour.Six teams remain: "Who will be eliminated next?"The Seychelles: Louie and Michael were the first team to leave, but all the teams would end up on the same flight because of the islands' remote location. The cops were feeling good after three straights wins, joking about how they're listening to each other and getting along just great. Dan and Jordan were the first team to notice something about checking in a kiosk to get a spot in a certain order.Most teams plotted to get a spot toward the front of the plane so they could get off quickly. Carol and Brandy got a spot in the back without questioning it much. After landing, teams ran to a kiosk to get a number. The first three teams were taken by helicopter to the island of La Digue. The remaining three teams would get their flight an hour later.Brent and Caite, Steve and Allie, and Dan and Jordan got on the first set of flights. The other three teams were annoyed at having to wait. Despite having to wait, Brandy said "the three strongest teams" were the ones in the bottom half.Detour: Nearly 1,000 miles from the nearest continent, Phil said La Digue island was about as remote and laid-back as possible. The two tasks were "Turtle Toddle" and "Ox Trot."In "Turtle Toddle," teams had to lure 100-year-old, 500-pound tortoise across a lawn, then carry a bunch of bananas to a merchant a mile and a half away. In Ox Trot, teams had to load a cart with coconuts without losing any cargo then they had to lead an ox pulling the cart to the merchant.Brent and Caite did the Ox Trot, while Steve and Allie took on the turtles. Dan and Jordan went with the ox.The final three teams finally boarded their helicopters, with Cord saying he wasn't going to give up "until Phil tells us to leave."Brent and Caite lost a coconut, which we saw in super-slow motion, as they loaded their cart. They didn't seem to notice. Meanwhile, Allie was leading her turtle successfully. As Brent and Caite left with their ox pulling their cart, we zoomed in twice more on the fallen coconut -- our familiar "Amazing Race" notice that something crucial has gone unnoticed by the team.Steve and Allie's tortoise crossed the finish line with ease, but as they grabbed their bunches of bananas to head to the fruit merchant, they left their backpacks behind. Dan and Jordan loaded up their coconuts.Allie struggled carrying her bunch of bananas, smearing herself with banana as she moved the bunch into different positions. But they walked right past Brent and Caite, who were struggling to get their ox to move. Dan and Jordan were careful to pick up stray coconuts before leaving. They hooked an ox up to their cart and noticed there was (expletive) coming out of its (expletive). They said it was "(expletive) gross."No (expletive).Their ox walked off quickly. They named it "Box," in honor of their father's delivery company.Louie and Michael decided to do the ox challenge, while Brandy and Carol went with the tortoise. Jet and Cord went with the ox trot.Steve and Allie got their next clue, which instructed them to swim to a boat that would take them to St. Pierre Island. They still didn't have their backpacks.Dan and Jordan's ox literally jogged past Brent and Caite's ox, as Brent and Caite continued to get more frustrated with their slow ox. When they arrive, the fruit merchant said they didn't bring enough coconuts -- and we got another reply of the sole coconut laying on the grass where they loaded the cart. Brent and Caite argued with the fruit merchant, but he wasn't buying it. Brent said he was going to quit.Steve and Allie noticed Dan and Jordan at the boat docks with their backpacks and realized they'd forgotten their own bags at the tortoise challenge. Steve said they had their money and passports with them, but Allie didn't want to leave their backpacks behind.Brent, meanwhile, was fed up with the coconut situation and said he quit. Steve convinced Allie she didn't need the clothes and makeup in her backpack, so they forged ahead.Brent and Caite sulked as they got back on their carts and drove their ox back to the loading area. Meanwhile, Louie and Michael were loaded up and taking off. Brandy and Carol were still trying to coax their tortoise across the course.Roadblock: Steve and Allie arrived at the next challenge, heading underwater to untie a bunch of seven bottles and bring one of them to the surface. Inside the bottle were pieces to a puzzle that created a map to the pit stop.Back at the detour, Brandy and Carol gave up on their turtle and headed to the ox trot.Steve wrapped up the roadblock quickly and headed back to the dock, while Dan and Jordan headed out to the roadblock and Jordan had trouble with the bottle, but grabbed it after a couple of tries.Back at the ox trot, Louie and Michael were heading toward the fruit merchant when they crossed with Brent and Caite, who were heading back the other direction to get their missing coconut. "This is so unfair," Caite whined, apparently thinking the rules shouldn't apply to all the teams. Brandy and Carol arrived at the ox trot while Jet and Cord were just taking off. They were confident they hadn't dropped any coconuts, but our super-zooming cameraman told us different.Brandy and Carol were convinced they were in last place, but Jet and Cord's missing coconut possibly told a different story.Steve and Allie swam to shore and put their map puzzle together, finding their way to Phil before any other team. They arrived without their backpacks, but vowed to move on without them. They won a bunch of stuff from 7-Up. Dan and Jordan showed up a few moments later.Louie and Michael arrived at the fruit merchant with their coconuts and received their next clue without incident. Jet and Cord passed by Brent and Caite as they headed to the merchant's dock, but we knew they left one coconut behind.Brandy and Carol loaded their cart and were careful to look on the sides of the cart for any strays. Where they didn't look was under the cart, and that's where our helpful cameraman zoomed in on one.Jet and Cord arrived and were told they didn't have all their coconuts. They kept their composure and got back on their carts to find the missing one.About the same time, Brandy and Carol were leaving the coconut loading area, still hopeful that "somebody has to make a mistake somewhere." Then we caught a glimpse of the coconut they left behind.Louie and Michael and Brent and Caite were on their boats heading for St. Pierre Island.Jet and Cord saw Carol and Brandy heading the opposite direction and figured they were now in last place. Carol and Brandy thought the cowboys' mistake would bode well for them. Carol and Brandy arrived at the fruit merchant, who told them they didn't load all the coconuts. "Are you kidding?!" they asked, as they realized they had to go back to where they'd started.Carol and Brandy bickered about their mistake, with Carol blaming Brandy for having thrown one over the cart.Brent and Caite arrived at the roadblock and Brent quickly scooped up a bottle. Michael jumped in and grabbed a bottle. Louie struggled with the swim to shoreJet and Cord crossed paths with Brandy and Carol and realized they were no longer in last place. Cord headed into the water and grabbed a bottle. Cord appeared to offer the bottle to the boat operator.Brent and Caite decided to help Louie and Michael to the pit stop, so they worked together and checked in nearly at the same time. At the pit stop, all four players told Phil they'd like to see Carol and Brandy out of the race because they were bad, negative people. Brent said it seemed like "it's pretty anonymous" that most of the teams don't like Carol and Brandy. He meant "unanimous."Jet and Cord swam to shore without their bottle. They left it on the boat. They jogged to the pit stop, where Phil gave them some bad news. They had to go back to the boat and get the bottle and remove its contents before he could check them in.They ran to the shore and saw their boat a good 300 yards from the beach. They started swimming. They saw Brandy and Carol's boat as they swam, but decided not to give up.Brandy and Carol got to shore and put their puzzle together. They seemed to have a little trouble finding the pit stop while Jet and Cord tried to make it back to the pit stop first.In the end, Brandy and Carol arrived first, in fifth place.Jet and Cord were the last team to arrive."I'm sorry to tell you that..." Phil said, before finishing, "the next leg is going to be very tough."This was a non-elimination leg and they were still in it. In the next leg, they will have to perform an extra task."Champions aren't necessarily the people who ride the most bulls," Jet said. "They're the people that can get bucked off and still pick themselves back up and go get on another one. That's just what we do. So, when you hit bottom, there's only one place to go, and that's up.""You should write a country song," Cord told him.
8You're Like Jason Bourne, Right?
04 Apr 2010Description ▼
Teams find that luck doesn't pick sides in a sweat-drenched test of endurance where they must choose to face a 153-step climb or take a 35-foot-high lesson in Chingay.
9Dumb Did Us In
11 Apr 2010Description ▼
Tempers and tensions flare when Racers place a target on one Team's back, and feuds come to a head when a U-turn comes into play.
10I Feel Like Im in, Like, Sicily
25 Apr 2010Description ▼
The teams depart from Singapore in the afternoon. Teams next fly to Shanghai and take taxis to the village of Zhujiajiao.Jet & Cord talk about being homesick. Louie & Michael think other teams may overlook them because they're older. Everybody gathers in the airport and reminisces about Brent & Caite U-Turning the ladies last episode. Dan & Jordan think Caite made a mistake U-Turning Carol & Brandy because Jet & Cord are a much stronger team.In Shanghai, Jet & Cord and Brent & Caite are first to arrive at the Venice-like village. The both get on gondolas. The cab drivers of Dan & Jordan and Louie & Michael stick with each other are and equally lost.Brent & Caite arrive at the Roadblock: One team member must make noodles by hand in the traditional style. Once they make 1,000 grams worth they will their next clue from Pingping, the world's shortest man. Caite (who is obsessed with Pingping) is slected to make the noodles. Jet & Cord arrive a few minutes and pick Jet for the challenge.Dan & Jordan and Louie & Michael finally figure out where to send their cab drivers.Caite seems to be struggling a little bit with her noodles, while Jet quickly gets the hang of the process. Brent is getting frustrated with Caite's progress.The other two teams get to their gondolas. With Jet almost done with his noodles, Dan & Jordan and Louie & Michael get to the Roadblock clue. Louie and Jordan are picked to make noodles. Right away Jordan is having trouble with the noodles.Jet finishes his noodles and they get the next clue: Teams must make their way back to Shanghai and find the next clue in the fashion district.Louie seems to have moved ahead of Jordan into second among the three remaining noodle makers.Jet & Cord get to the fashion district and get the next challenge. Inside a fashion house full of clothes, team must pick a model and a sketch of an outfit. They must find the exact clothes and accessories in the sketch and have the model change into the article. When they get the outfit exactly right they'll get their next clue.Caite finishes her noodles and they get their clue. With Jordan only halfway done, Louie is a few noodles away from completion. Louie finishes and they get their clue. Jordan starts to meltdown and Dan has to walk over to give him a hug.Jet & Cord miss their first attempt with model and try a different shirt. This time they get it right and are given their next clue: They must go to Hongkou football stadium and find the next clue.Brent & Caite arrive at the fashion house and pick their model and design. Louie & Michael get their clue and look for the fashion house.Jordan finally finishes his noodles.Brent & Caite hand the model their first guess at the outfit.Jet & Cord get to the stadium and learn that for the first time in Amazing Race history there is a second Roadblock this week: The teammate who did not perform the noodle challenge must organize a pile of 96 cards into the shape of large design. When the design is completed they will give the card to a group of 96 people seated in a section of the stands. The people will flip the card over and reveal a specific seat where their clue is located.Cord starts laying the pieces onto the track next to the field.Brent & Caite are correct in their first outfit guess and head to the stadium.Louie & Michael finally find the building and start picking out their outfit. Dan & Jordan arrive just ad Louie & Michael's model is trying on their first attempt. Louie & Michael's first guess is wrong and they think the stockings may be black. The take the pair of stockings which it appears Dan & Jordan's design requires.Brent gets to work on laying out his cards.Louie & Michael are incorrect again and Dan & Jordan are wrong on their first guess. The guys realize their models have on each other's stockings and have them switch. Louie & Michael's model is done slightly earlier and they head to the stadium in third.With Cord and Brent nearly completion of their design, Michael and Dan get to work on theirs. AT this point a huge gust of wind picks up and starts blowing Brent and Cord's cards across the stadium. They are forces to chase them down and try to weigh their cards down with articles of clothing and chairs.Cord is the first to complete his design and start handing out cards to the people in the stands. They find their clue and learn that the next step is to take the subway to the the Pit Stop, located at the Shanghai Science & Technology Museum.Brent finishes his design next and learns the location of their clue. Michael is having all kinds of trouble with his design. Dan is progressing well.Jet & Cord are the first team to get to Phil at the Pit Stop. They are awarded a luxury trip for two to Alaska.Brent & Caite get to Phil in second place.Dan finishes his puzzle and gets the pieces to the spectators. It looks as if Michael is going to give up and hand the pieces out in the wrong order. Dan & Jordan find their clue and leave the stadium.Dan & Jordan arrive at Phil and are third this leg.With sun going down, Michael finally finishes his puzzle.Louie & Michael get to Phil in fourth. He tricks them for a second before revealing that this is not an elimination leg.
11They Dont Even Understand Their Own Language
02 May 2010Description ▼
The Final 4 teams struggle with the language barrier in Shanghai while sorting through hundreds of golden Buddhas and thousands of Chinese stamps in their pursuit for a spot in the Final 3.
12Huger Than Huge
09 May 2010Description ▼
With the million-dollar prize on the line, Racers come face-to-face with Darth Vader, and Teams drop all pretense of friendliness after a cut in line cuts into another Team's time while an angry confrontation awaits another at the finish line.
1They Don't Call It the Amazing Race for Nothin'!
26 Sep 2010Description ▼
Open in Boston with Phil introducing us to this year's 11 teams. Brook & Claire, home shopping hosts; Chad & Stephanie, newly dating; Katie & Rachel, beach volleyball partners; Connor & Jonathan, ivy league a capella singers; Nat & Kat, doctors and best friends; Michal & Kevin, father and son; Nick & Vicki, dating couple, Ron & Tony, best friends; Jill & Thomas, dating couple; Gary & Mallory, father and daughter; and Andie & Jenna, a birth mother-daughter pair that has just recently been reunited.Phil tells everyone the standard rules of the show, adding one new wrinkle: this season the winner of the first leg will receive the Express Pass, allowing them to skip a challenge at some point during the first eight legs. Teams are headed to Logan Airport. Two planes will take them to London, with the first flight arriving a half hour earlier and only seating three teams.Teams jump in cars and try to find the airport. Immediately Connor & Jonathan are incredibly lost. Ron & Tony are first to arrive at the airport, followed closely by Chad & Stephanie. Teams start arriving at the airport in rapid succession. Ron & Terry get their tickets first, followed by Jill & Thomas. Chad & Stephanie seem confused as to where to go and are only just able to edge Katie & Rachel for the final seats on the first flight.In London the first three teams grab cars and are directed to a highway and told to find Stonehenge seem to be struggling with navigation. The rest of the teams begin arriving in London. We learn that Nat is a Type 1 diabetic. Andie is having a tough time with the manual transmission and eventually the car won't start.Nat & Kat are first to arrive at Stonehenge. The clue tells them to find the "castle that is the opposite or Nor'easter" (a place called Eastnor Castle). Jill & Thomas are next to Stonehenge, followed closely by Katie & Rachel. Stonehenge employees are able to help direct the teams towards Eastnor. Brook & Claire ends up linking with Nat & Kat. Ron & Tony seem to have no clue where they should go.Jill & Thomas get to the castle first and read about the first challenge. Climb a ladder while fake townspeople douse them with water, then grab a flag, take it across a moat on an ancient boat and bring it to a knight. Jill & Thomas have no trouble with the ladder. They are followed by Brook & Claire and Nat & Kat.Greg & Mallory have a flat tire. Connor & Jonathan leave them wile Gary puts on the spare.The first few teams get to the shell-like boats and find them to be precarious balancing acts requiring a high level of teamwork and patience.Ron & Tony finally make it to Stonehenge and are in last place by a good margin.Jill & Thomas are first across the moat. Brook & Claire and Nat & Kat are right behind them. Chad & Stephanie struggle with the boat.Andie & Jenna are finaly back on track and headed to the castle. Nick & Vicki are also in the back of the back with Ron & Tony.Jill & Thomas arrive at this leg's Roadblock: One team member is taken by horse to a slingshot-like weapon. They must then first watermelons at a suit of armor until they knock it down. Thomas is selected, as is Claire and Kat.Fourth place Chad & Stephanie still can't figure out the boat and are passed by several other teams.Thomas is the first to knock over his suit of armor. The clue tells them to search the ground for this leg's Pit Stop. Jill & Thomas reach Phil first and win the race and the Express Pass.Kat knocks down her suit of armor as Katie & Rachel get to the Roadblock. Nat & Kat reach Phil in second place. Claire accidentally drills herself in the face with one of the melons. She seems in pain but not seriously injured. Claire ends up hitting the suit one her second try after being hit. Connor & Jonathan finish the Road Block. Connor & Jonathan finish third, followed by Brook & Claire in fourth and Katie & Rachel in fifth.Chad works on the Road Block as Michael & Kevin start across the moat. Andie & Jenna finally find the castle on their map. Nick & Vicki are still lost, as are Ron & Toy. Chad knocks down the suit of armor and they head in search of Phil. Gary & Mallory have no trouble with the boat and breeze past Michal & Kevin.Andie & Jenna get to the castle. Nick & Vicki ask yet another person for directions and Ron & Tony appear to have no idea where they are. Chad & Stephanie have no idea where to find Phil and the Pit Stop. Michael & Kevin copy Gary & Mallory's strategy and get across the moat.Nick & Vicki finally reach Eastnor castle but at the top of the wall can't seem to figure out the flag they need to grab is right next to them. Ron & Tony finally pull into to the castle. Kevin and Gary get to work firing melons. Chad & Stephanie are still lost on the castle grounds. Nick & Vicki have another rough moment as they fail to recognize the boasts sitting right on the edge of the shore.Gary and Kevin defeat their knights almost simultaneously. Gary & Mallory finish sixth, followed by Michael & Kevin in seventh. A few moments later Chad & Stephanie finally arrive in eighth.Nick & Vicki make their way across the moat as Ron & Tony arrive at the boats. Jenna knocks down her suit of armor and they get to Phil in ninth place.Nick starts firing melons and it seems as though Ron & Tony have no clue how to figure out the boat. Nick takes care of his suit of armor and they get to Phil in tenth.Ron & Tony never really complete all the tasks and are eliminated.
2A Kiss Saves the Day
03 Oct 2010Description ▼
One team considers using their precious Express Pass after playful Ghanaian locals give some teams a headache while they struggle to complete the high-stakes roadblock.
3In Phil We Trust
10 Oct 2010Description ▼
Open with the teams getting the first clue after a Pit Stop in Ghana. Last week's winners Brook & Claire and the first to learn teams must head to the Akotoku Boxing Academy and find their next clue.Brook & Claire are also first to the boxing school and read about the Roadblock: One team member must learn how to wrap their hands for a fight, then hit a speed bag and jump rope. Brook volunteers.The rest of the teams start making their way to the academy.Brook finishes the Roadblock and gets the next clue: Teams must travel by taxi to a supply depot and get the next clue.Chad and Katie start the Roadblock. Michael & Kevin and Connor & Jonathan race to the boxing academy.Katie finishs the Roadblock just ahead of Chad. Kevin and Connor begin the boxing challenge. Jill & Thomas arrive at the academy and Thomas volunteers. Vicki and Gary start the Roadblock.Nat & Kat are lost trying to find the boxing academy and are having taxi driver issues.Kevin finishes the Roadblock.Nat & Kat finally get headed in the right direction.Gary finishes the Roadblock, followed closely by Vicki. Nat starts the Roadblock.Connor & Jonathan pass Brook & Claire on the way to the supply depot and read the next clue: Teams must load two wheelbarrows with supplies and take them to a primary school. If they bring the correct supplies they get their next clue.Connor & Jonathan finish the wheelbarrow challenge before Brook & Claire even get started. At the school they get a pop quiz: Simply locate Ghana (the country they are in) on a blank map of Africa. Connor & Jonathan whiff on their first four attemptsBrook & Claire begin the wheelbarrow challenge.Connor & Jonathan finally find Ghana and read about the Detour: Bicycle Parts or Language Arts. In 'Parts' teams must use a stick to roll a bicycle rim across a soccer field and back. In 'Arts' they pick a proverb, then using a native visual alphabet find eight symbols corresponding with parts of the proverb. They then go to a large cloth covered with symbols and locate their proverb.Connor & Jonathan pick Arts. They find the decoder quickly and begin searching.Brook & Claire get to the primary school but realize they needed to take a second wheelbarrow. Michael & Kevin also only take one wheelbarrow, but Katie & Rachel pay attention to the clue more carefully. Gary & Mallory and Nick & Vicki start grabbing supplies for the wheelbarrow challenge. Katie & Rachel forget an item and have to head back.Jonathan locates their proverb on the map and are given their next clue. Team must find this week's Pit Stop, located at the "Home of Awusu Ntso." Connor & Jonathan find Phil quickly and are awarded $5,000 each.Brook & Claire are the second team to finish the supply depot challenge and start trying to find Ghana. Nick is losing his patience with Vicki.Gary & Mallory are in third, working on finding Ghana. Gary finds it rather quickly. Kevin & Michael get to the classroom, followed closely by Chad & Stephanie.Gary & Mallory pick Parts.Nat & Kat finally arrive at the supply depot.Four teams -- Chad & Stephanie, Brook & Claire, Katie & Rachel and Jill & Thomas -- all work on the map, essentially tied for third at this point. All end up picking Arts but none of the four teams are able to locate the huge decoder map on the side of the building in front of them.Michael & Kevin find Gahana quickly and also pick Arts.Gary & Mallory complete the Parts challenge and head for Phil.Last place Nat & Kat get to the school and start on the pop quiz. Nick & Vicki are having difficulty finding Ghana.Gary & Mallory get to Phil in second place.Teams start bailing on Arts and heading over to the Parts challenge. Nick is snapping at Vicki as they struggle with the Parts challenge. Chad & Stephanie are the third team to complete the Detour.Brook & Claire finally bail on the Arts challenge.Chad & Stephanie get to Phil in third.Katie & Rachel finish the Parts challenge. Jill & Thomas and Nat & Kat also struggle with the Arts challenge because they do not see the massive decoder map. Michael & Kevin stick with the Arts challenge.Vicki starts to have asthma issues and Nick finally relaxes and becomes more positive.Jill & Thomas and Michael & Kevin both bail on Arts.Katie & Rachel finish the leg in fourth.Vicki works on her second pass with the bicycle wheel. Brook & Claire are close behind. Nick & Vicki complete the Detour just ahead of Brook & Claire.Nick & Vicki get to Phil in fifth, just steps ahead of Brook & Claire in sixth. From this point on all teams will come back the following day and do some remodeling in the school.Jill & Thomas finish the Parts challenge. Kevin finishes his pass with the wheel, but his dad is struggling mightily in the heat. Nat & Kat finish their Detour and head off for Phil. Michael tells Kevin he doesn't think he can finish and ends up having to get medical attention for dehydration.Jill & Thomas are seventh.Nat & Kat are having trouble finding Phil, but it looks grim for Michael & Kevin. Eventually Michael returns to the Detour and makes his way across the field inch by inch.Nat & Kat finally reach Phil in eighth place.This means Michael & Kevin are in last place this week. But Phil tells them this week was a non-elimination leg. They are still in the race but will have a Speed Bump next week.
4We Should Have Brought Gloves and Butt Pads
17 Oct 2010Description ▼
Open with our nine teams helping the primary school featured in last week's episode with a few renovations.Connor & Jonathan are first to depart Africa and learn teams will head to Kiruna, Sweden which is part of Swedish Lapland inside the Arctic Circle. Every team has been given tickets on the same flight to Sweden (but they do not have to use them). When they arrive they must drive to warehouse that houses the ice used at the world famous Ice Hotel.Connor & Jonathan tell us this leg takes place during the college graduation they are missing. Other teams gradually make their way out of Ghana.Kevin borrows a phone from their cab driver and calls the airport. He finds out that there is a different flight leaving two hours earlier. They decide to tell Gary & Mallory about the earlier flight. Connor & Jonathan are suspicious. Nat & Kat got on the same flight and share the info with Brook & Claire who were curious. Connor & Jonathan are unable to get on the earlier flight.The teams land initially in Frankfurt, Germany. The four teams with the different connecting flights sprint across the airport. All four team get to their flight, though Michael & Kevin barely get there.The four teams land in Sweden and get in their cars. Nat & Kat and Brook & Claire are first to the ice storage. Teams must figure out that words carved into their blocks of ice are leading them to Fjellborg's Lodge and the next clue.Michael & Kevin get to the storage facility with Gary & Mallory but are given their Speed Bump for finishing ninth last week. Michael & Kevin must sit on furniture made out of blocks of ice for ten minutes before continuing.Nat & Kat show their block of ice to a local who seems to know what it means.Micahel & Kevin finish their ten minutes without trouble and after the other teams get lost end up being the first to reach the lodge and read about the Roadblock: One team member must learn how to train sled dogs, riding on a training sled and trying to crab as many hanging flags as possible. They then take the flags to a man who will give them a collection of pelts. For each missed flag the player must take an extra lap.Inexplicably Michael will perform the challenge.Gary & Mallory, Brook & Claire and Nat & Kat show at the Roadblock clue. Mallory, Claire and Kat will ride the sled.Michael finishes without missing a flag.The second flight lands in Sweden.Mallory whiffs on at least one flag, Kat was in second but gets passed on the course by both Mallory and Claire.Mallory has to do one penalty lap. Kat and Claire do not.The other five teams write down the ice message at the storage facility and ask locals for help.Michael & Kevin are firs to finish the Roadblock and learn teams must now drive through the Swedish countryside to the Vassijaure Train Station.Brook & Claire finish the Roadblock followed closely by Gary & Mallory and Nat & Kat.The second group of teams starts to reach the Roadblock, though nobody has seen Jill & Thomas anyplace. Katie, Jonathan, Stephanie and Nick will ride the sled for their respective teams.Jill & Thomas are in dead last and completely lost. After running a mile in the wrong direction Jill suggest using their Express Pass but Thomas thinks "it's too early to panic."Jill & Thomas finally get to the Roadblock. Jill will ride the sled.Michael & Kevin get to the train station and are the first team to read about the Detour: Sleds or Beds. In Sleds teams get to the top of a mountain and ride down using an "extreme sports gadget" called a Techsled. Both must reach the bottom in less than 1 minute, 58 seconds or try again. In Beds team have to use traditional supplies and build a "tent-like dwelling" used by the Nomads. When the tent is done and the interior is made comfy the team can get their clue.Michael & Kevin pick Beds. Nat & Kat aren't very far behind and they pick Sleds.Connor & Jonathan lead the four secondary teams who all finish the Roadblock at about the same time. Thomas admit that they may have to pull out their Express Pass.Michael & Kevin are knee-deep in their tent-building.Gary & Mallory are the third team to the Detour and pick Sleds. Brook & Claire also pick Sleds.Nat & Kat get suited up and get on their Techsleds. Nat finishes the first run in 1:47 but Kat goes off the course and gets stuck.Gary & Mallory go down the mountain for their first attempt. Mallory comes across the finish line in exactly 1:58 and they are told they must be 1:57 or faster.Michael & Kevin get their tent up and start with the bedding.Nat & Kat finish the Sled challenge on their second and are first to get the final clue. The Pit Stop will be located at the Norwegian border and teams must drive there.Gary & Mallory complete the Sled challenge on their second attempt. Brook & Claire are just ahead of them and the two teams head to the Pit Stop in second and third.Nat & Kat get to Phil first. They are awarded a trip for two to Belize.Katie & Rachel (seventh) and Nick & Vicki (eighth) both choose sleds.Micahael & Kevin's tent is approved.Gary & Mallory finish second, virtually tied with third-place Brook & Claire.Jill & Thomas are last to get to the Detour.Connor & Jonathan fail at their first attempt down the mountain. Next up are Chad & Stephanie. Stephanie is terrified. She wipes out several times and on the way down says she can't do this. At this point Nick & Vicki and Katie & Rachel get to the mountain.Jill & Thomas used their Express Pass and get the Pit Stop location.Stephanie tells Chad she doesn't want to try the sled again and starts crying.Michael & Kevin get to Phil in fourth place.Connor & Jonathan fail for the second time, with Jonathan the biggest problem.Chad & Stephanie start to work on their tent.Nick & Vicki nail the Sled on their first try and move into sixth place.Katie & Rachel can't figure out the Sleds and switch to Beds. Connor & Jonathan do the same.Jill & Thomas get to Phil in fifth, followed closely by Nick & Vicki in sixth.Connor & Jonathan begin the tent making. They are now in last place.Chad & Stephanie have their tent approved.Katie & Rachel have their tent rejected the first few times.Chad & Stephanie reach Phil in seventh, leaving two teams left in the leg.Katie & Rachel have their tens approved and leave the site. Connor & Jonathan are done a few minutes later.Katie & Rachel get to Phil in eights place.Connor & Jonathan sing their way to Phil and are promptly told they have been eliminated on the same day as Princeton's graduation.
5Tastes Like a Million Dollars
24 Oct 2010Description ▼
A vegetarian racer struggles with a difficult decision when faced with a Norwegian delicacy, and Teams face their fears of heights during a gut-wrenching Roadblock.
6Run, Babushka, Run
31 Oct 2010Description ▼
We open with Nat & Kat the first to learn that this week teams will travel 1,200 miles to St. Petersburg, Russia via taxi, train and plane. There they must find Zayachy Island and their next clue.This week doesn't provide an advantage from last week, so every team arrives in Russia at virtually the same time.By virtue of a super cab driver, Brook & Claire are first to get the first clue and read about the Detour: Classical Music or Classic Cinema. In Music they must listen to three compositions played on gramophones, then walk through several rooms of pianists and find the three playing those pieces. In Cinema teams go to a sound stage and search piles of film clips for something that matches the film on screen, Eisenstein's "October."Brook & Claire pick Cinema as do Micahel & Kevin. Chad & Stephanie and Gary & Mallory pick Music. Jilly & Thomas pick Cinema, Nick & Vicki take Cinema and Nat & Kat take Music.Michael & Kevin beat Brook & Claire to the studio. Jill & Thomas arrive second. Both teams think the challenge looks harder than they expeted.Chad & Stephanie listen to the compositions, then see how many pianos there are. The next two teams to begin Music find the Detour just as tough.The Cinema teams take several unsuccessful stabs before Jill & Thomas get it right and are given the next clue. Teams must race to Palace Square and find their next clue.Brook & Claire finally find the Detour location.Chad & Stephanie are the first team to guess at Music but are incorrect. Gary & Mallory also guess wrong. Nick & Vicki also make a few wrong guesses.Brook & Claire find the film clip and head for the square. Michael & Kevin aren't too far behind.First place Jill & Thomas get to Palace Square and read that teams must take taxis to a store in Alexandrovskaya.Gary & Mallory decide to bail on the 'Music' Detour. Nick & Viki and Nat & Kat make the same choice. Chad & Stephanie are the only team left listening to music.Brook & Claire and Michael & Kevin get their next clue.Brook & Claire beat the very lost Jill & Thomas to the store and read about this week's Road Block: A team member must dress like a traditional Russian babushka and plant a row of 50 potatoes, then fertilize the crops with manure. Brook volunteers for their team and gets started.Michael & Kevin get there a few minutes later and Kevin is chosen. With Brook struggling to find her potatoes Kevin takes a small lead.Chad & Stephanie come close to deciding they should leave Music, but then go back and give it a few more tries. Mostly because of Stephanie they get the songs right and move into fourth.Nat & Kat finish the Cinema Detour.Jill is picked for the Road Block. Brook finally reaches the planting area where Kevin has been working for some time.Gary & Mallory find the film clip. This leaves Nick & Vicki as the only team still working on the Detour. Nick & Vicki decide they should go back to the Music challenge.Kevin finishes the Road Block. Michael & Kevin get the next clue, directing them to the Pit Stop which is at St. Isaac's Cathedral. Brook & Claire are a few minutes behind, with Jill & Thomas a few minutes behind them.Nat and Stephanie are picked for the Road Block.Nick & Vicki plug away at the Music Detour and finally get it right.Michael & Kevin reach the cathedral first, but don't realize Phil is in a park across the street. Therefore, Jill & Thomas finish the leg in first place and are awarded a trip to Brazil.With Michael & Kevin still wandering around the cathedral, Brook & Claire finish in second. Michael & Kevin eventually finish third.Mallory starts the Road Block and tries to join-up with the struggling Nat, who passes. Once they part ways Nat finds the wheelbarrow storage area while Mallory wanders around in frustration.Nat finishes the Road Block. Stephanie loads up her manure and is a only a few minutes ahead of Mallory who finally locates the wheelbarrows.Stephanie finishes the Road Block and head for Phil. Mallory finishes a few moments later and she and Gary are in sixth.Nat & Kat get to Phil in fourth.Nick & Vicki reach the Road Block and Nick volunteers, not realizing what he was getting into. Like Mallory he is having trouble finding the wheelbarrows.Chad & Stephanie and Gary & Mallory both reach the cathedral at about the same time. Chad & Stephanie spot the Pit Stop first and get to Phil in fifth. Gary & Mallory are obviously the sixth team to arrive.Nick finally finishes the Road Block. In the taxi Nick & Vicki talk about being proud of how they ran the race.They get to Phil in seventh, but he tells them this is a non-elimination leg and they are still alive.
7I Want to Be in the Circus, That's Where I Belong
07 Nov 2010Description ▼
Teams are clowning around when they learn a traditional Russian circus act, but it's no joke when multiple teams make a critical error and misread a clue, jeopardizing their positions in the Race.
8Ali Baba in a Suit
14 Nov 2010Description ▼
Following a huge mistake, one Racer makes an important decision that will impact their team beyond the finish line and for the rest of their lives.
9There's a Lot of Nuts and Bullets
21 Nov 2010Description ▼
Tension among the teams runs high when, for the first time ever, two teams are U-turned and have to complete an extra task, jeopardizing their chances of making it to the final four.
10I Hate Chinese Food
28 Nov 2010Description ▼
Jill & Thomas start first and learn teams must fly to Hong Kong, China, take buses and ferries to and island and find Cheung Po Tsai Cave. A travel agent tells them the earliest flight to Hong Kong leaves at midnight that night and everybody will be on the same flight.Nick & Vicki depart and we hear them discuss Nick's temper. Nat & Kat are third to leave and we hear Kat's been to Hong Kong before. Brook & Claire seem to like the fact they will be able to see Jill & Thomas, who U-Turned them last week.At the airport Thomas tells Brook & Claire they were U-Turned out of respect.The teams land in Hong Kong and sprint for the buses. Jill & Thomas get on the first bus and quickly get on the ferry. Brook & Claire and Nat & Kat get on the first ferry, but Nick & Vicki miss it and will have to wait a half hour. They are late because of Vicki's asthma and Nick isn't very understanding.Jill & Thomas and Nat & Kat get to the clue simultaneously and learn the team must travel to another region of Hong Kong and search out the Majesty restaurant. Brook & Claire are a few steps behind, primarily because Claire is struggling with her fitness.On the second ferry Nick isn't able to let the fact they are behind go.The first three teams get into cabs and head for the Majesty. Nick & Vicki get to the cab and get their clue.Nat & Kat are first to the Majesty and read about this week's Roadblock: One teams members must search a large buffet with chopsticks, trying to locate one of several pieces of realistic-looking fake food. Any read food picked up must be eaten. Once they find the fake item they can move on.Nat is picked for the Roadblock.Jill & Thomas are a few minutes behind and Thomas is selected.Brook & Claire arrive third to the Majesty and Claire is picked.Nat is the first to find a fake piece of food. The next clue sends them to the Avenue of the Stars, where teams must figure out they are searching for a statue of Bruce Lee.Nick & Vicki are still on the return ferry trip.Nat & Kat get to the statue first and read about this week's Detour, Ding-Ding or Sampan: In Ding-Ding teams must ride an old bus route, searching for three store signs that reveal the location of this week's Pit Stop. If they do not spots the signs by ride's end they must start over. In Sampan team take a bird cage and board one of the ancient water vessels. In the harbor they must spot a boat with a registrations number matching that of their bird cage. They can trade their birds for the location of the Pit Stop. Both challenges are taking place at night.Nat & Kat pick Sampan.Thomas finds one of the fake items and they depart for the restaurant.Nat & Kat get their birds and get on the sampan.Jill & Thomas pick Ding-Ding.Nick & Vicki arrive at the restaurant. Vicki is picked for the Roadblock. At this point Claire has eaten quite a bit of food.Jill & Thomas get on the bus and start looking for their signs. Almost immediately they miss the three signs.Claire gets nauseous and runs to the bathroom to vomit. Brook follows her in and gives her a pep-talk. Almost immediately Claire finds a fake piece of sushi and they can leave.Both Nat & Kat and Jill & Thomas are having no luck. Jill & Thomas decide to switch to the other Detour.Vicki is having stomach issues of her own.Jill & Thomas get on their sampan.Brook & Claire also pick sampan.Jill quickly locates the matching registration and they are the first team to get their final clue. Teams must head to the center of Hong Kong and locate Statue Square.Nat & Kat find their registration number and head back to the dock just behind Jill & Thomas. Nat & Kat are able to get a cab before Jill & Thomas.Brook & Claire get their bird and get on the sampan.Vicki is still struggling at the buffet.Nat & Kat are the first team to reach Phil. They win the leg and are awarded a trip to Rio.Jill & Thomas are just behind the doctors and finish second.With Brook & Claire still hunting on the boat, we see Vicki head to the bathroom and puke. Nick thinks it isn't worth it and they consider just taking a penalty. Vicki says she doesn't want to take what would be a four-hour penalty and she heads back to the buffet. After one more bite she finds a fake item and they leave for the statue.Brook & Claire still haven't found their registration number.Nick & Vicki pick Sampan. They arrive at the dock and get their birds.Claire spots their boat and they exchange their birds.Nick appears to have checked-out mentally. After more time he lies down on the boat and lets Vicki search by herself.Brook & Claire reach Phil in third place.Eventually Nick asks the driver to take them back. It means a six-hour penalty. They get to Phil, who tells them this week is a non-elimination race. Next week they will have both a Speed Bump and a penalty.
11I'm Surrounded by Ninjas
05 Dec 2010Description ▼
The final four teams travel to South Korea where they battle it out on water and ice to make the final three.
12Hi. I'm Sorry. I'm in a Race.
12 Dec 2010Description ▼
The final three teams soar to new heights over Southern California, competing in the final leg for a shot at the million-dollar prize and, for two teams, the chance to become the first ever all-female team to win the series.
1Head Down and Hold On
20 Feb 2011
2I Never Looked So Foolish in My Whole Entire Life (Outback)
27 Feb 2011Description ▼
Open with Jet & Cord still working on the password they need to give to the captain to get their boat.Kent & Vyxsin, currently in tenth place, get the clue telling them to make their way to Sydney. All the teams are headed that way, needing to figure out they need to find the "To Sail To Stop" anchor sculpture at Sydney Town Hall. The first six teams to get to the sculpture get seats on the first charter to Broken Hill, a mining community about 700 miles away. The next five teams will leave a half hour later.We are reminded that Amanda & Kris have essentially U-Turned themselves and will have to perform both halves of the Detour. Zev & Justin think they could fly below the radar.The teams head for the ferry back to Sydney. We flashback to Ron bringing daughter Christina to tears last week.Last place Jet & Cord finally figure out the password and head to their sailboat.Kisha & Jen jump behind the desk at a museum and Google "To Sail To Stop." While they're doing that Zev & Justin show up. The two teams head to town hall, which is walking distance from their location.Mel is having trouble with the heavy walking this leg. He sits down on the ferry to Sidney and Mike is scared for his father's health. Mel takes full responsibility and they press on.Margie & Luke find someone on their ferry with a computer who looks up the phrase for them.Kisha & Jen and Zev & Justin are the first two to find the statue and sign up for the first charter.Sever of the other teams -- Flight Time & Big Easy, Kent & Vyxsin -- search desperately for help finding the statue.Last place Jet & Cord finish their sailing challenge.Margie & Luke are the fourth team to get on the first charter, just moments behind Jaime & Cara.Totally lost, Amanda & Kris run into Gary & Mallory and decide to follow them.Mel & Mike find their way to the town and snag the fifth seat on the plane. Kent & Vyxsin get there soon after and nab the final spot.Jet & Cord get to last week's Pit Stop and Phil tells them the leg isn't over.Flight Time & Big Easy are seventh to the statue, just missing the early flight. Ron & Christina, Amanda & Kris and Gary & Mallory are next to the check-in, meaning only Jet & Cord haven't signed up for a charter. The cowboys search the streets that night but can't find anyone to figure out the "To Sail To Stop" line. Finally a taxi driver takes them where they need to go.The first six teams board their flight and take off 30 minutes before the next five teams. The first group finds cars waiting for them at the airport. On the windshield is a clue instructing them to find The Living Desert, a "vast bare landscape" in the outback.The second flight lands before any of the first six teams have found the next stop.Zev & Justin get to The Living Desert first and read about this leg's Detour: Spirit World and Natural World. In Spirit, they must use natural elements to create an aboriginal ground mosaic and then perform a dance on top of said mosaic. In Natural, teams create a natural paint and spit it on top of several stencils to create four images.All eleven teams select Spirit world and all are working on their mosaic before any one team has completed the Detour.Teams gradually begin to complete their mosaic but a few of the teams are confused as to what to do next. Zev & Justin are the first team to complete the Detour and get the next clue. Teams must find the "Home of the Magpies," which is the Central Football Club.Margie & Luke are the second team to finish the Detour, followed by Mel & Mike. Kent & Vyxsin finally figure out they are supposed to dance on their sculpture and are the fourth team to finish the Detour. Kisha & Jen finish just after them.Jaime & Cara complete the Detour in sixth.The first man Zev & Justin ask about the "Home of the Magpies" knows exactly where they need to go. It is only a few blocks away.Jet & Cord finish the Detour in seventh, followed by Gary & Mallory and Flight Time & Big Easy. Amanda & Kris finish in tenth and head to the other half of the Detour. Ron & Christina are still struggling with the Detour, the only team left.Amanda & Kris start the Natural challenge as Ron & Christina finally finish their mosaic. Ron & Christina are the eleventh team to finish and have to clean up Ron's stuff before they head out. That delay allows Amanda & Kris to move ahead of them into tenth.Zev & Justin get to the next clue first. The challenge asks if the team is ready for a "Roo'd Awakening." The team must dress as kangaroos and run around an Australian mining town with the Periodic Table of Elements looking for their destination. Streets in the town are named after elements and only two of the elements meet at an intersection. Teams must find that intersection.Margie & Luke are the second team to the athletic club, followed by Kent & Vyxsin in third. Mel & Mike arrive in fourth, just after the other three teams start out in their costumes.Jaime & Cara start the challenge fifth, followed by Jet & Cord and Flight Time & Big Easy.The first three teams find a resident with a smart phone and have her look up the two elements. She points them to the intersection. Kisha & Jen get to the athletic club in eighth.Gary & Mallory are the ninth team to arrive at the athletic club.Kent knows his chemistry and guides his team and Jaime & Cara to the proper intersection.Ron & Christina get to the challenge just ahead of Amanda & Kris.Margie drops a piece of her costume and they have to go back and retrieve it.Zev & Justin get to the next clue first. Teams must drive themselves to the next Pit Stop, a former silver mine called Junction Mine. They change shoes, jump in the car and quickly get directions from two locals.Zev & Justin are the first to finish the leg and Phil tells them they have won a trip for two to Cancun, Mexico.Flight Time & Big Easy are second to the clue box, just ahead of Kisha & Jen. Soon after Margie & Luke, Mel & Mike, Kent & Vyxsin and Jaime & Cara get the Pit Stop clue.Flight Time & Big Easy finish the leg second.Gary & Mallory and Ron & Christina are still looking for the intersection, with Ron doing his best to hold up his own team with inane questions.Jet & Cord out-sprint Kisha & Jen to Phil for the third and fourth spots this week.Amanda & Kris get help from a local while Gary & Mallory and Ron & Christina wander aimlessly.Gary & Mallory and Ron & Christina finally locate the clue box. Amanda & Kris are still looking for the intersection.Margie & Luke finish the leg fifth and Mel & Mike are sixth. Mike tells us how proud he is of his dad.Ron & Christina don't seem to know where they are going.Kent & Vyxsin get to Phil in seventh, just ahead of Jaime & Cara.Gary & Mallory (who Ron earlier decided they shouldn't follow) reach Phil in ninth place, while we see Christina stop to ask for directions. Ron & Christina do end up getting to Phil (who Ron calls "Bill") in tenth and avoid elimination.Amanda & Kris get to Phil in eleventh and Kris blames their U-turn mistake in the premiere for their early demise this season.
3We Had a Lot of Evil Spirits Apparently (Japan)
06 Mar 2011Description ▼
Open with last week's winner Zev & Justin learning teams this week will be flying to Tokyo, Japan and find their next clue at a modern-looking parking garage.As the teams begin looking for plane tickets in Sydney it becomes clear everybody has two options: Fly directly to Tokyo on Qantas and arrive at 6:15am, or go with a Cathay Pacific connection through Hong Kong that arrives 15 minutes earlier. The Cathay Pacific has a three hour window for the connection but several teams seem very wary of risking a second flight.Zev & Justin and Flight Time & Big Easy both decide to take the Cathay Pacific flight, but find out there are only two seats left. The Globetrotters owe them one so they give up the last two seats. After going back and forth about the best option Mel & Mike and Margie & Luke take the Cathay Pacific flight as well. Ultimately half the teams go with the connecting option: Zev & Justin, Mel & Mike, Margie & Luke, Kent & Vyxsin and Jaime & Cara.Right on cue the Cathay Pacific flight has engine trouble and the first flight group ends up being delayed 80 minutes. The Qantas flight learns they will be the first flight landing in Tokyo. They get on the ground and sprint to the parking garage. Teams must drive themselves to the Yabusame Dojo in Kamakura and find their next clue.The first five teams haggle over getting cars from the parking attendant and head on the road.The second five teams arrive in Tokyo and get their cars.Several teams have difficulty navigating the streets of Tokyo, Jet & Cord foremost among them.First to arrive at the dojo are Ron & Christina. They read about this week's Roadblock. One team member dresses as a samurai and learns the proper Yabusame Ritual. Basically they learn form and ritual related to shooting an arrow from atop a slowing spinning wooden horse. Once they hit a target with an arrow they'll get the next clue. Inexplicably Ron is chosen.Gary & Mallory arrive next and pick Gary to handle the challenge. Ron instantly begins screwing up the simplest aspects of the Roadblock. Flight Time & Big Easy get to the dojo next and Flight Time is picked. Kisha & Jen are next to arrive and select Jen.Jet & Cord still have no idea where they're going. Neither do four of the teams from the second flight, who are traveling through downtown Tokyo in a four-car caravan.Zev & Justin get to the dojo and pick Justin. They'e surprised to have made up so much ground after the airplane delay.Mike & Mel and Margie & Luke decide to part ways with Kent & Vyxsin and Jaime & Cara and look for the dojo on their own.The first person to finish the Roadblock is Jen. She and Kisha read the next clue, which tells teams to search for the Kintaro Statue in at a nearby railway station.Justin finished the Roadblock second, followed by Gary. Ron still looks like he has no idea what is going on.Mel, Kent and Luke's teams are the next to get to the dojo and they are picked to tackle the Roadblock.Flight Time finishes the Roadblock just before Jet & Cord arrive and pick Jet.Ron finally completes the Roadblock.Already in last place, Jaime & Cara clip the side view mirror of another car and have to wait for the police to arrive.Kent, Luke and Mike struggle with the Roadblock.Zev & Justin and Gary & Mallory get to the railway station together and read about this week's Detour. Teams pick between two rituals, Prayer of Purity or Frog of Luck. In Purity they take part in a cleansing ritual capped by spending a fully minute underneath a 45 degree water fall. In Luck they strip down to a loincloth and have to dig around in a mud for toy frogs while locals pelt them with clumps of dirt.Both of the first two teams pick Luck. The Globetrotters and Ron & Christina are next to the station and both select Purity. A few minutes later Kisha & Jen arrive and also select Luck.Jamie & Cara arrive at the dojo and are pleasantly surprised to see several teams still working on the Roadblock. Luke finishes the challenge, followed soon by Cord, Kent and Mike. Quickly Jamie is the only one left attempting the Roadblock.The first two teams get their Detour outfits on and start diving for frogs.Ron & Christina and Flight Time & Big Easy work through the first few steps of the Purity Detour will little trouble.Margie & Luck and Jet & Cord pick the Luck Detour.Justin finds the frog and they are firmly in first place. The clue tells them to drive to the Pit Stop, located at a monument to Commodore Perry located in Kurihama. Gary find a frog and they get cleaned up.Kish & Jen get to the Detour site, not thrilled about their bikini-like outfits.Kent & Vyxsin and Mel & Mike are the eighth and ninth teams to arrive at the railway station. Both pick the Luck Detour.Jaime completes the Roadblock.The Globetrotters finish the Detour just ahead of Ron & Christina. Christina is unable to locate the fanny pack she's been using to store valuables. It appears that the Globetrotters grabbed it by accident on their way up to the changing area, but instead of bringing it back down after realizing their mistake simply left it in the men's area. While Christina wastes time searches the area for the pack the Globetrotters get in their car and leave.Kisha finds a frog.Ron locates the fanny pack up in the changing area. They are both upset the Globetrotters didn't bring it back down.As the temperature drops, Jet & Cord waste no time locating a frog. Several more teams arrive at the Luck Detour site.Jaime & Cara select the Luck Detour.Zev & Justin get to Phil in first place and are awarded a trip to Costa Rica.Vyxsin locates a frog as the sun goes down.Several teams talk about how cold it is in the mud, with Mel seeming to struggle. Margie finds a frog.Gary & Mallory finish the leg in second place, just ahead of Flight Time & Big Easy.On their way to the Detour site Jaime & Cara discuss how they've never been so close to the bottom.Mike is worried about Mel, who doesn't want to quit.Ron & Christina are the fourth team to get to Phil. After she tells him about Fannygate, Phil gives Flight Time & Big Easy a 30-minute penalty, moving Ron & Christina into third. With that penalty Kish & Jen are the team with the fourth-best time.Jet & Cord finish in sixth, as Mike decides to take his father to the car to warm up.Jaime & Cara start the Detour.Kent & Vyxsin finish seventh, just ahead of Margie & Luke.Jamie & Cara rather quickly find a frog. But with Mel & Mike off warming up they are convinced they have lost. Phil surprised them with word they are ninth and still in the race.This means Mel & Mike finish last, and are eliminated.
4This Is the Most Stupid Day Ever (Lijiang, China)
13 Mar 2011Description ▼
Open with teams instructed to travel 2,700 miles to Lijiang, China and search for their next clue at the Jade Dragon Mountain.Zev & Justin talk about how Zev has had a lot of easy legs so far. Kishs & Jen, the fourth team to depart, recall a rough history in China. Kent & Vyxsin talk about keeping things positive and immediately start fighting about the car and directions. They get incredibly lost in Japan and with three hours left before the flight leaves they are the only team not at the airport. Navigator Vyxsin blames herself and is so pessimistic she waves "bye-bye" to the camera. 50 minutes before the flight is to leave they are still not at the airport. As the "required" flight takes off for China, Kent & Vyxsin are just seeing signs for the airport. They take off on a different flight almost five hours after the other eight teams.The first eight teams arrive at Kunming Airport and have the ability to decide whether to take a plan or train to Lijiang. Ron & Christina get tickets for the first of two trains, while the other teams get onto the second train.Kent & Vyxsin arrive in Kunming about three hours after the second train has departed. They will not be able to leave for Lijiang until the next morning.Ron & Christina arrive at the marked shuttle first only to learn it doesn't leave until 8am.Kent & Vyxsin get on a plan which departs at 7am. The other eight teams all leave on the same marked shuttle at 8am.With Kent & Vyxsin still on the way, the first eight team arrive at the mountain and spot water and yaks from the shuttle. Teams sprint to the clue box and learn they all must saddle and ride yaks across a precarious section of the river to receive their next clue.Teams next have to ride a gondola up the mountain and find their next clue at Spruce Meadow. All the teams are noticing the altitude as they run.All the teams (besides Kent & Vyxsin, of course) reach the clue together and learn about this week's Roadblock: One team member must search through tens of thousands of hanging charms for the 12 Chinese zodiac animals. They then must hang in the correct order in order to receive their next clue. Luke is selected, as is Cord, Cara, Mallory, Big Easy, Jen, Zev and Christina.With the teams knee-deep in the Roadblock, Kent & Vyxsin arrive at the yak river crossing.Luke gets to the end first, followed closely by Mallory and Christina. But Luke's charm order is incorrect and Mallory ends up winning the Roadblock. She and her father read that teams must locate marked buses and travel to Old Town Lijiang for their next clue.Christina finishes the Roadblock second, just ahead of Luke and Cord. With Zev still wandering around looking a little confused, Big Easy and Cara finish. Jen completes her puzzle, leaving only Zev still looking for charms.Kent & Vyxsin get on the gondola as Justin grows more frustrated with Zev. Zev finally finds his twelfth charm but doesn't realize he needs to hang them in order.Teams get on the marked buses and leave the mountain. Ron & Christina appear to get on non-marked vehicle.Zev still doesn't understand he needs to hang the charms in order and Kent & Vyxsin arrive at the Roadblock, picking Vyxsin for the challenge. Kent lies to Justin about why they were late (he says they had car trouble) and Justin clearly realizes that Kent & Vyxsin may still be facing a time penalty for missing the flight.Ron & Christina figure out their mistake and the Globetrotters stop their bus so they can get on.Zev still doesn't have his charms in order.Gary & Mallory and Margie & Luke are first to Old Town Lijiang and read the next clue. Each team member must locate their zodiac symbol, write a wish on a piece of paper and deposit it in the correct slot to get the next clue. They must verbally announce their sign as they place the wish in the slot.Those first teams figure out the zodiac wish challenge quickly and read about this week's Detour: Teams pick either Hammer or Horn. In Hammer tams must use hammers to pulverize hot candy using an ancient technique. In Horn they take a large ceremonial horn and lead a procession of dancers across town. Both of the first two teams pick Hammer.Ron & Christina get to the Detour clue in third and pick Hammer. Fourth place Jet & Cord also go with Hammer. Flight Time and Big Easy get to the zodiac wish challenge fifth, but Flight Time has no clue what his zodiac sign is. As he goes through all the signs Jaime & Cara and Kisha & Jen show up. Kisha & Jen pick Hammer and Jaime & Cara are the first team to pick Horn.Zev eventually realizes the problem was that he had two of the same symbol. He completes the Roadblock while Vyxsin searches for her final few charms. She is starting to panic.Flight Time & Big Easy finally figure out their zodiac signs and pick Horn.The first five teams work on the Hammer challenge. Jaime & Cara realize the horn is too cumbersome and decide to change to Hammer.Vyxsin is now crying and questioning her intelligence.Margie & Luke finish the Detour first and learn the Pit Stop is at the top of a hill in Old Town at a place called Eternal Tower. Jet & Cord and Gary & Mallory are right behind them, with Kisha & Jen a few minutes behind them in fourth.Despite of Ron being Ron, Ron & Christina finish the Detour in fifth place.Flight Time & Big Easy work on the Horn challenge as Jaime & Cara get to the Hammer challenge.Zev & Justin pick Horn and we see Vyxsin finally complete the Roadblock.Margie & Luke are first to reach the Pit Stop and Phil awards them a trip to Aruba. But they are not thrilled when Phil tells them they are still racing and hands them another clue.The next group of teams reaches Phil in this order: Jet & Cord, Gary & Mallory, Ron & Christina Kisha & Jen, Flight Time & Big Easy and Jaime & Cara.With Zev & Justin still working on the Horn Detour, we see that Kent & Vyxsin left their fanny pack on their gondola and didn't realize the fact until they had been on their marked bus for some time. As Vyxsin tries to explain to the bus driver that he needs to turn around we get a "To Be Contued" banner and the episode ends.
5Don't Ruin the Basketball Game
20 Mar 2011Description ▼
The episode begins with Kent & Vyxsin still struggling to catch-up to the rest of the teams after the fanny pack issues they had last week.Zev & Justin get to Phil in eighth and learn all the teams have been sent back to Kunming to find the Dounan Flower Market. They learn that this week will also feature a double U-Turn.Kent & Vyxsin find their fanny pack.At the train station the tams learn that the lone train to Kunming doesn't leave until 7pm, which means everybody will be starting at the same time. That group includes Kent & Vyxsin, who finish their Detour and are stunned when Phil tells them they are still racing. But he tells them missing their flight last week means they have incurred a 30-minute penalty to be enforced at the end of this leg. Kent is adamant they do not want the rest of the teams to know about their penalty. At the station everyone wants to know if Kent & Vyxsin received a penalty. Vyxsin lies and said they haven't been told.All nine teams arrive in Kunming early the next morning. When they arrive at the flower market they get clues sending them to a memorial archway. Kisha & Jen reach the flower market first, but the teams are pretty close together at this point. The Globetrotters are last and find themselves without a taxi after get to the clue box.Ron & Christina are first to the archway and read about this week's Detour. The options are Honor the Past or Embrace the Future. In Past teams watch a traditional Tibetan performance with more than a dozen actors. They must remember the order in which the actors were lined up and place dolls in the same order. In Future the teams carry a complete solar heating system to the top of a building and install the tubes correctly.Ron & Christina and Zev & Justin pick Past. Margie & Luke pick Future, which Kisha & Jen go with Past. With several teams lost, Flight Time & Big Easy get to the clue box in fifth and pick Future.Ron & Christina and Zev & Justin start their Detour challenge just ahead of Kisha & Jen.Jamie & Cara and Kent & Vyxsin both pick Future. Gary & Mallory and Jet & Cord are next to the archway and pick Past and Future, respectively.Margie & Luke are progressing well with their solar tubes. Ron & Christina are struggling with their memory challenge.Zev & Justin are the first team to finish the Detour. They learn they must to go a place pictured in a photograph and are reminded the U-Turn is ahead. Two teams will have the option at the next clue box to make two other teams go back and complete the other side of the Detour.Kish & Jen finish the Past Detour, followed soon after by Ron & Christina.Flight Time & Big Easy are having trouble finding their Detour site.Margie & Luke complete the Detour in fourth as Kent & Vyxsin and the cowboys are getting started.Gary & Mallory are working on their Detour. The Globetrotters finally find the Detour site. Jamie & Cara are the fifth team to finish the Detour. Jet & Cord finish soon after as Kent & Vyxsin lag behind.The first three teams -- Ron & Christina, Zev & Justin and Kisha & Jen -- realize they've been to the wrong place. This allows Margie & Luke to get to the next clue box in first place. They learn that teams must now head outside of Kunming and find their next clue at the Stone Forest. Margie & Luke elect not to U-Turn anyone.Kent & Vyxin finish the Detour in seventh. Gary & Mallory finish Past in eighth. The Globetrotters are in last place following the Detour.Jet & Cord are the second team to the clue box and also decide they do not want to U-Turn anyone.That is not the case with Kent & Vyxsin, who get to clue box just seconds before Jamie & Cara and decide to U-Turn the cheerleaders. Kent & Vyxsin tell us they U-Turned the cheerleaders because of a past mistake where they U-Turned someone ahead of them. Jamie & Cara decide to U-Turn the Globetrotters.Zev & Justin are next to the clue box (technically in fourth now that Jamie & Cara are headed back to the Detour), followed by Gary & Mallory, Kisha & Jen and Ron & Christina.Jamie & Cara start the Past half of the Detour.The Globetrotters see the cheerleaders have U-Turned them.Jamie & Cara finish the Past half.Flight Time & Big Easy work on their half of the Detour and finish it quickly.Jaime & Cara's taxi driver has stopped for gas and they are frustrated.Kisha & Jen are the first team to the Stone Forest and learn about this week's Roadblock: One team member must pay homage to the fossils found is this province by assembling a life-sized replica of a Dilophosaurus. If one of the paleontologists on-site determines their constuctions is unsafe they will be stopped. Kisha volunteers for their team.Christina and Margie are next to volunteer for the Roadblock. Kent & Vyxsin get to the site next and Kent is chosen.Flight Tim & Big Easy pass the cheerleaders on the road. Zev & Justin and Gary & Mallory have gotten lousy helps from their cab drivers and are still behind.Jet & Cord are next to the site and Cord volunteers. The Globetrotters start the Roadblock in sixth, with Big Easy getting the nod. The cheerleaders get their next and pick Jaime.Zev & Justin and Gary & Mallory get their next. Justin volunteers, but after Gary & Mallory see how daunting the task looks they decide to use the Express Pass they won in the season premiere.Gary & Mallory read the next clue, which is sending them to the Pit Stop at a nearby park. Cord finishes his dinosaur soon after and they are off.Justin, Kent and Christina are all having serious issues with their dinosaur.Gary & Mallory lose their taxi at one point and this allows the cowboys to pass them.Margie finishes the Roadblock in third.Jet & Cord just beat Gary & Mallory to Phil to win this week's leg along with $10,000.Kent's dinosaur is not approved by the judges on several attempts and Vyxsin is worried because they must beat at least one team by a full 30 minutes because of their penalty.Margie & Luke are the third team to complete this week's race.Kisha finally finishes her dinosaur and Kent seems to have finally figured out what he had been doing wrong. They are in fifth place.Big Easy finally finishes his dinosaur and they are the sixth team to leave the Roadblock site.Kent & Vyxsin get to Phil in fourth and he starts their 30 minute clock. Kisha & Jen complete the leg in fourth place.Flight Time & Big Easy show up to the park just as Kent & Vyxsin's penalty ends. They finish fifth this week, followed by the Globetrotters in sixth.Christina finishes her dinosaur, leaving only Justin and Jaime working on the Roadblock. Justin is close, while Jaime seems to be completely lost. Justin finally finishes his Roadblock.Ron & Christina edge out Zev & Justin at the Pit Stop to finish seventh and eighth. That leaves Jaime & Cara in ninth. They are eliminated.
27 Mar 2011Description ▼
Open with Jet & Cord departing first. They get a clue that teams must make their way to Jin Fu Yi Zhan tea shop for a tasting and their next clue. Phil's voiceover tells us the tea they will taste will figure prominently in a clue later in the leg. The cowboys talk about the sacrifice their wives have had to make since they left home.Gary & Mallory depart and Mallory is fired-up for tea. Margie & Luke leave next.Gary & Mallory beat everyone to the tea shop and Mallory notices the flavor as "peach" (and tells the cowboys this on their way our). Jet & Cord get to the tea room ns Gary & Mallory read about their next stop: Teams must fly 900 miles to Kolkata, India and find their next clue at town hall.Kisha & Jen depart next, followed by Kent & Vyxsin and Flight Time & Big Easy.Margie & Luke are third to taste the tea.Ron & Christina are seventh depart, just after last place Zev & Justin.Kisha & Jen, Kent & Vyxsin and the Globetrotters all have their tea. Next are Ron & Christina, and Christina asks the employee (in Chinese) what flavor it is. He tells them "Papaya Mango." Zev & Justin try their tea next and one of them mentions he "has no clue what that tastes like."Everyone lands in India at the same time and starts fighting the crowds for a taxi. But the town hall doesn't open until 10am the next morning and (after having some fun with Mallory's enthusiastic nature) everybody sets up camp on the sidewalk.The next morning they all get to the clue box at the same time and read about this week's Roadblock: Team members must taste teas from a table with hundreds of cups on it until they find the exact flavor they had back in China. Kent, Flight Time, Jet, Luke, Zev, Ron and Kisha are chosen.Ron finds the right flavor almost instantly. He and Christina read that they must now find the Tiwari Tea Stall and their next clue.The rest of the teams seem somewhat lost about the tea.Ron & Christina jump in a cab.The cowboys find the right tea next, followed soon after by Kisha. Jet & Cord search for a cab, while Kisha & Jen don't seem to understand their next clue in on the bottom of the cap on top of the iced tea bottle they were given. They think the clue is to find where Snapple is made and start asking cab drivers.Kent is the fourth one to get the right tea flavor and they head for the next clue. Mallory is next and they leave in fifth.A short time later Zev find the correct tea and they leave. Luke appears to be getting frustrated.Ron & Christina are lost and change cabs. Kisha & Jen arrive at another location, still having not opened the iced tea.Kent & Vyxsin are the first team to the tea stall and read about this week's Detour. Teams will pick between Hindu Art or Bengali Literature. In Art teams must paint a statue of the god Ganesha until it resembles an example. In Literature they are given eight bundles of children's books, get into a rickshaw and direct the driver to a nearby school. Kent & Vyxsin pick Art.Gary & Mallory arrive next and pick Literature.Kisha & Jen finally open their iced tea after a local suggests the idea.Ron & Christina get to the Detour clue third and pick Art. Kisha & Jen weren't too far from the stall and they arrive fourth, picking Art as well.Jet & Cord seem lost.Luke and Flight Time are still struggling to find the right tea.Gary & Mallory get to the book store and grab their bundles. They get directions and head out in the rickshaw.The cowboys find the stall and pick Literature. Zev & Justin are next and also pick Literature.Kent & Vyxsin, Ron & Christina and Kisha & Jen are the first three teams to the Art Detour site and get to work. Ron is bothered by the noise.Flight Time finally finds the tea. Luke is the last contestant tasting and he gets emotional. Margie gives him a pep-talk but admits not being sure he'll be able to finish.Gary & Mallory get to the school and drop off their books. Teams must now make their way to the largest park in Kolkata and find 'The Fountain of Joy,' this week's Pit Stop.Kent & Vyxsin notice that the statue painting is a lot like what they do to get ready in the morning.Jet & Cord are having trouble finding the book store. Zev & Justin get their first and grab their bundles. The cowboys are next to start their Detour.Luke is still striking out with the tea. Margie gives him yet another pep-talk and soon after he gets it right. Even the locals are ecstatic for Luke.Seventh place Flight Time & Big Easy pick Art.Kent & Vyxsin finish their stature and head to the Pit Stop in second place. Kisha & Jen are right behind them, with Ron & Christina in fourth.Margie & Luke pick the Art challenge.Zev & Justin drop off their books at the school and head for the Pit Stop. The cowboys arrive soon after and are in sixth.The Gloebetrotters start working on their Ganesha.Gary & Mallory get to Phil in first place. They are awarded an Indian feast and about $20,000.The rest of the teams are stuck in traffic and seem to think they might be battling for the win. Ron continues to whine about the noise from earlier.Margie & Luke arrive at the Detour with the Globetrotters almost finished with their statue. But just before completion they kick a bucket of paint into their Ganesha's legs and are told they must re-paint that part of the statue.Jet & Cord get to Phil just ahead of Ron & Christina and Zev & Justin. The teams are second, third and fourth. Kent & Vyxsin are a few minutes behind them in fifth.Flight Time & Big Easy finish their statue with Margie & Luke still working. They give Luke a hug on their way to the cabs. The Globetrotters seem to have trouble getting a taxi.Kisha & Jen are sixth to reach Phil.Margie & Luke finish their Detour.The Globetrotters reach Phil in seventh place and Big Easy is emotional.Margie & Luke finish eighth and are eliminated. Luke is beside himself.
7You Don't Get Paid Unless You Win: Varanasi, India
10 Apr 2011Description ▼
Open with a look at Gary & Mallory being told the teams are to head for the city of Varanasi, the "religious heart of India." On the way to the airport they talk about wanting to be the first-ever parent-child team to win.Jet & Cord, Ron & Christina and Zev & Justin depart next. Zev tells us he doesn't like India because it is so crowded.Instead of going to the airport Kent & Vyxsin have their cab driver take them to a travel agency.Gary & Mallory buy a ticket on Kingfisher that lands at 10:45am. Ron & Christina, Zev & Justin and Kish & Jen get on the same flight.The travel agent gets Kent & Vyxsin on the same Kingfisher flight.Jet & Cord get on a Jet Airways flight which arrives in Varanasi one hour later, at 11:45.The last team to leave is Flight Time & Big Easy. At the airport they also get the Kingfisher flight.The cowboys finally realize they missed the earliest flight and are going to be an hour behind the other six teams.The other teams land in Varanasi and race for the first check-in. Zev & Justin's driver stops for gas.Kent & Vyxsin win the race to the first clue this week and read about this week's Roadblock: Using only a photo, one team member must find six specific Sadhus (mystics). Each will give them part of a phrase. They must then organize the phrase and give it to a sevenths Sadhu. Kent volunteers for their team.The Globetrotters arrive next and Big Easy is chosen. Kish & Jen get to the clue next and select Jen. Gary volunteers, as does Ron and Justin.At the point Jet & Cord finally land.Big Easy is first to get a clue and ends up briefly joining forces with Jen. Kent and Gary link up. Not surprisingly Ron is lagging behind. Zev is having issues with the noise while waiting on Justin.Jen is first to complete the clue and get the next clue. Team must next find a nearby Swaminath Akhara (a type of wrestling club) and get the next clue. The jump in a cab.Big Easy and Justin finish together in second and third place.Jet & Cord finally get to the Roadblock. Cord volunteers and starts to whip through the challenge.Ron seems totally lost.Despite promising he'd show him where the final Sadhu was located (Kent accidentally found him first), once Kent and Garry get their sixth clue he immediately sprints off and leaves Gary behind. Kent & Vyxsin leave and Mallory immediately realizes what Kent's done. Gary finishes the Roadblock fifth.Kish & Jen have direction problems, which helps Zev & Justin and the Globetrotters reach the next clue first. The two teams simultaneously read about this week's Detour: Feed the Fire or Feed the Buffalo. In Fire teams travel along the Ganges to a local milkman. There they make 50 fuel patties out of manure, load a stove with pre-made patties and get a fire started. In Buffalo teams cross the Ganges and get a bale of hay. They then must come back across the river and find the address on their bale. The first two teams both select Buffalo.Kisha & Jen find the clue box and pick Fire.Zev & Justin and Flight Time & Big Easy get their bales.Cord passes Ron and finishes the Roadblock in sixth place. Ron continues to have no idea what is going on. After wasting time down by the rivers he gets his second clue.Kish & Jen get to their Detour stop and start making patties.Kent & Vyxsin pick Fire, as do Gary & Mallory.Ron finally finishes the Roadblock and they head for the next clue.Kisha & Jen bicker over the size of their fuel patties.Zev & Justin finish the Detour first. Teams not head for the Pit Stop, which is at Ramnagar Fort on the other side of the Ganges. The Globetrotters are right behind them.Jet & Cord select Buffalo.Kisha & Jen get their fire started and get the clue for the Pit Stop. Kent & Vyxsin and Gary & Mallory arrive soon after.Flight Time & Big Easy get to Phil in first and win a trip to Hawaii.Zev & Justin finish second.Jet & Cord get to their hay bales.Ron & Christina get to the Detour clue and select Buffalo.Kent & Vyxsin leave the Detour just ahead of Gary & Mallory.Ron & Christina get their bales.Kent & Vyxsin have issues with how slow their water taxi is moving. Vyxsin jumps into the river so they can go back to the shore and get a regular taxi.Kisha & Jen finish the leg third.Jet & Cord complete their Detour and head for Phil.Ron & Christina (at least based on the editing) seem close behind.Gary & Mallory are the fourth team to complete the leg.Kent & Vyxsin can't find a taxi.Jet & Cord complete the leg in fifth.Ron & Christina make a point to take a water taxi. We see Kent & Vyxsin bullying locals as they get into a taxi cab.Kent & Vyxsin end up reaching Phil in sixth place.That means Ron & Christina are seventh. Phil tells them they have been eliminated.
8I Cannot Deal With Your Psycho Behavior: Austria
17 Apr 2011Description ▼
Open with teams learning they are next headed to Vienna, Austria where they will get their next clue in a car. Teams go immediately to local travel agencies.Flight Time & Big Easy and Zev & Justin get a connecting flight that arrives at 5:35am the next morning. Kisha & Jen are on the same flight, as are Gary & Mallory. Jet & Cord take a direct flight in order to avoid the possibility of a delay, but will arrive at 6am. Kent & Vyxsin bicker while booking the connector set to arrive in Austria at 5:35.The first five teams arrive on time in Vienna and sprint to the cars. In the car a video of Phil tells them that the winners of this leg will receive two new cars. Teams are instructed to put the car into reverse and use their reverse camera to find the next clue. Written on the ground behind them are the words "Schloss Schallaburg," which is the name of a castle where they will find their next clue. Gary & Mallory seem to be struggling to find the words and lose time before they finally figure it out.Jet & Cord arrive at their car in last place.Zev & Justin, Kent & Vyxsin and Kisha & Jen all get directions to the castle at a gas station. The Globetrotters and Gary & Mallory also get directions from locals. Jet & Cord do the same.Zev & Justin are first to reach the castle. Inside they are given a book with the name of a Viennese library. They depart as several other teams arrive. Kent & Vyxsin are in second, close to Kisha & Jen, with the Gloebtrotters and Gary & Mallory in fourth and fifth.Jet & Cord reach the castle, still in last.Zev & Justin reach the library first and read about this week's Detour: Long Hard Walk or Quick and Easy Meal. In Walk teams must take an analyst's couch from Sigmund Freud office to a nearby university where he lectured. In Meal they go to a ferris wheel and grab two traditional Austrian meals which they must eat in one 12 minute rotation of the wheel.Zev & Justin pick Meal, as do Kisha & Jen. After a few minutes other teams begin to arrive. Gary & Mallory pick Meal. The Globetrotters and Kent & Vyxsin pick Walk.Kisha & Jen get to the ferris wheel first and begin to eat the huge (and primarily fried) plate of food. Zev & Justin are just behind them. Both of the eating teams are struggling at the halfway point. Kisha & Jen just miss finishing in time and head for the other leg of the Detour.Gary & Mallory get to the ferris wheel.Zev & Justin also fail the Detour and head for the other half. Gary & Mallory start their trip.Flight Time & Big Easy grab their couch and head for the University of Vienna. Kent & Vyxsin are a few minutes behind them, with Kisha & Jen a few minutes behind them.With four minutes left Gary & Mallory don't seem all that close to being finished.Jet & Cord finally reach the museum and select Walk.Gary finishes his plate but Mallory can't clean hers. They head for the other Detour.The couch is proving at tough challenge for most of the teams. Jet & Cord see Zev & Justin on their way into the museum, meaning Gary & Mallory are now in last.Flight Time & Big Easy reach the university first and get the next clue: Teams must now drive themselves to Salzburg and find a specific restaurant.Gary & Mallory finally get their couch and start carrying.Kent & Vyxsin finish the Detour in second. Kisha & Jen are just behind them in third.After a decent gap Jet & Cord reach the university in fourth. Zev & Justin got bad advice and unnecessarily carried the couch to the third floor. They are well back of the cowboys in fifth. Gary & Mallory finish the Detour in last place.Zev & Justin pass the cowboys on the highway. Kent & Vyxsin are fighting over directions.The Globetrotters get the next clue first and read about the Road Block. One team members must dress in a chimney sweep's uniform. They climb to the top of a building, clean a chimney, then climb down to the bottom and open a clean out door to get their next clue. Big Easy is chosen.Big Easy completes the Road Block just as Zev & Justin arrive and pick Zev to take on the challenge.The Globetrotters read that teams will now head to this week's Pit Stop, the actual home of the Von Trap family featured in The Sound of Music.Kisha & Jen get to the Road Block just ahead of Kent & Vyxsin. Kishsa and Vyxsin are chosen. Zev finishes his cleaning as Kisha and Vyxsin get to the roof. Zev & Justin leave after getting some directions from locals.Flight Time & Big Easy stop and ask a cab driver for directions.Kisha and Vyxsin complete the Road Block together and head out in third and fourth.Jet & Cord get to the Road Block clue and Jet volunteers.The Globetrotters appear to have trouble with directions and are caught on the road by Zev & Justin, who reach Phil in first and win the cars.Flight Time & Big Easy are somewhat disappointed to reach Phil in second.Jet finishes his Road Block just as Gary & Mallory arrive. Gary volunteers and the cowboys leave.Kisha & Jen are having direction issues.Kent & Vyxsin reach Phil in third, their best finish this season.The cowboys catch up with Kisha & Jen on the road.Kisha & Jen are fourth and Jet & Cord end up fifth.Later we see Gary & Mallory arrive in sixth. But Phil tells them this week was a non-elimination leg and they are still alive.
9We're Good American People
24 Apr 2011Description ▼
Open with the teams learning they will be heading by train to Liechtenstein. When they cross the boarder into the country from Austria they will receive their next clue. Zev & Justin are first to depart and they see there will be a double U-Turn this leg.The sense seems to be that Jet & Cord are the only team that hasn't partnered up with any of the other teams.All six teams get on the same train to Austria. When the trip ends they all sprint for cabs to the border crossing, with Jet & Cord seeming to have a slight lead. With Gary & Mallory's driver having difficulty with traffic, Zev & Justin's cabbie helps them get to the next clue in first.Zev & Justin are first to read about this week's Roadblock: One team member must take a motorized bicycle, a map and an odometer, and measure the entire length of Liechtenstein -- approximately 22 kilometers. If their answer is correct they will be told the next destination. If they are incorrect they must perform the challenge again. Justin, Flight Time, Jen, Jet and Vyxsin are chosen. The teams notice Gary & Mallory (who haven't arrived yet) have a Speed Bump connected to the Roadblock.The first five teams are well on their way on their bikes and Gary & Mallory still haven't gotten to the site. When they finally arrive they learn they must figure out the math required to properly mix the gasoline for their motor bike before staring the Roadblock. They seem initially confused.It looks as if Jet missed a turn along the route, with Flight Time also appearing to be lost. Jen has dropped her map.Gary & Mallory figure out the gas formula and Gary hops on the bike.Jen realizes she doesn't have her map. Justin passes a confused-looking Vyxsin. Gary catches up with Jet and follows him. Justin lets Jen use his map. Gary gets caught up in traffic and Jet leaves him behind.Justin arrives at the finish and guesses 22km. He is correct and sent to a nearby castle. On his way out Justin confirms for Jen the right answer.Jet's guess is incorrect: 35km. He heads for the start line.The other team members are waiting at the castle. Zev & Justin and Kisha & Jen read that teams must travel by bus and train to the ski resort town of Zermatt, Switzerland at the base of the Matterhorn.Flight Time passes the top two teams. He is about to guess 20km, but Justin and Jen tell him the correct number. Flight Time catches up with Gary and tells him the answer as well. Those two get the number correct, as does Vyxsin who is just behind them.We see Jet is being particularly careful this time not to get lost.Gary & Mallory and Flight Time & Big Easy leave the castle in third and fourth. Kent & Vyxsin are just behind them.Zev & Justin and Kisha & Jen get on the train leg, still well ahead of the other teams.Jet has the correct answer when he arrives at the finish line the second time.The next three teams get on the train just as the cowboys leave the castle.The first two teams get to Zermatt and read about this week's Detour: Cheese or Wheeze. In Cheese teams go to a restaurant and must eat a large pot of cheese fondue. In Wheeze they must deliver 20 pieces of luggage to at least five different hotels and return to the station with the correct bag numbers. Zev & Justin and Kisha & Jen both pick Cheese. At the restaurant Justin sees the cheese and is nervous. The ladies feel the same way and Kisha & Jen leave for the Wheeze half. They start the challenge. Zev appears to be carrying their team through the cheese eating.The second train arrives. The Globetrotters pick Wheeze, as do Kent & Vyxsin and Gary & Mallory.Zev & Justin are still battling through the cheese.Kent & Vyxsin immediately start bickering as they begin the Detour.Kisha & Jen are seven bags through.Zev & Justin are going to stick it out with the cheese.Kisha & Jen reach their third hotel and go back to the start for more bags. Gary & Mallory still haven't left the station.Zev & Justin seem to have hit a wall. Justin leaves to throw up on the patio.Kisha & Jen drop off bags at the fourth hotel.Jet & Cord arrive in Switzerland and pick Wheeze.Kish & Jen drop of their 20th bag and head for the train station.Jet & Cord begin their Detour.Zev & Justin finally finish their cheese and get their next clue. They read that teams are supposed to head to the fountain at Inderbinen Brunnen, which is the location of the double U-Turn. Two teams will be able to force two other teams to complete the other half of the Detour. Jen & Kisha get their clue and seem to be in second place, just behind Zev & Justin.Kent & Vyxsin and the Globetrotters near the end of the Wheeze Detour.Zev & Justin are first to the fountain and decide not to U-Turn anybody. They read that teams must travel by electric taxi to the next Pit Stop, the Moos restaurant at the base of the Alps. The guys get on a taxi.Kisha & Jen also decide not to U-Turn anybody and jump on an electric taxi.Zev & Justin are the first team to reach Phil and receive a trip for two to the Caribbean. This is their fourth win of the season.Kisha & Jen are second to get to Phil and complete the leg.Kent & Vyxsin deliver their 20th bag. Flight Time & Big Easy bring luggage to the wrong hotel.Gary & Mallory deliver their 20th bag.Kent & Vyxsin get their next clue at the train station. They read the clue and realize that they've already used their U-Turn for the season.The Globetrotters deliver their 20th bag at a sixth hotel.Gary & Mallory return to the train station and get the next clue.Flight Time & Big Easy get to the train station but only seem to have 18 of their 20 bag tags. They grab two more bags and leave for another hotel.Kent & Vyxsin get to the fountain. Unable to U-Turn anyone they head for the restaurant. Gary & Mallory are just behind them in fourth and decide not to use a U-Turn.Flight Time & Big Easy drop off the two additional bags. Almost simultaneously the cowboys deliver their 20th bag.Kent & Vyxsin reach Phil in third. Gary & Mallory are close behind in fourth.The Globetrotters return to the train station in fifth. The cowboys don't seem far behind. But Flight Time & Big Easy reach the fountain in fifth and use a U-Turn on Jet & Cord. The Globetrotters say they feel bad about it but "it's us or them."Flight Time & Big Easy reach Phil in fifth.Jet & Cord finish their cheese and get to Phil in last. They are eliminated.
10Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen
01 May 2011Description ▼
Teams brave bone-chilling temperatures as they come face-to-face with the world famous Matterhorn, and tempers flare in the most intense argument of the season.
11This is Where It Ends
08 May 2011Description ▼
Open with everyone leaving from Switzerland and being told they are to fly to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and take a tram to world famous steps called Escadaria Selaron.Flight Time & Big Easy get a train to Zurich scheduled to leave at 7:39am. Like the Globetrotters, Kisha & Jen were eliminated at this stage in their season. Gary & Mallory and Zev & Justin get on the same train as the first two teams.In Zurich teams work on travel arrangements for Rio. Flight Time & Big Easy and Zev & Justin get tickets arriving in Brazil the next morning at 7:30. Kisha & Jen and Gary & Mallory are booking arrangements with a travel agent to land much later but when the Globetrotters come and hear their time Mallory realizes something is up. Ultimately all four teams get on the same flight.In Rio they race to taxis. Kisha & Jen are the first team to get to the tram, followed closely by Zev & Justin. The first three teams make it on the same tram. The Gloebtrotters are moments too late (due primarily to a slow cabbie) and will have to wait 30 minutes for the next trip.On the steps Zev & Justin are the first team to locate a route marker tile and see that teams are to head for Largo de Sao Francisco da Prainha, where they will look for their next clue near Rua Sacadura Cabral. Gary & Mallory and Kisha & Jen are just behind.The Globetrotters finally get on the tram.Zev & Justin are the first team to get the next clue and read about this week's Road Block. One team member will learn to dance the Samba and lead a dance troupe on a parade through the streets. Once a judge deems their dancing up to par they receive the next clue. Zev must perform the challenge as he only has four Road Blocks under his belt. He seems to be struggling with keeping the rhythm.Gary & Mallory arrive and pick Mallory. She seems right at home.Kisha and Jen seem to have been dropped off at the wrong location by their cab driver. They get in another cab.The Globetrotters find their route tile on the steps.Mallory has the dance figured out almost instantly, while Zev seems totally lost.Mallory is given the thumb's up on her first try and is given the next clue: Teams are to make their way to Copacabana by taxi and find a specific salon.Zev is giving a 'no' by the judge on his first attempt, just as Kisha & Jen arrive. Kisha is chosen.Gary & Mallory find the salon and read that every team member (male and female) must endure a 15-minute body-waxing procedure before receiving their next clue. Father and daughter start their waxing.Zev gets a 'no' on his second attempt. Kisha, meanwhile, gets approved on her first attempt. With Zev still struggling the Globetrotters arrive and pick Big Easy to perform the samba.Gary & Mallory finish their wax and learn about this week's Detour: On the Rocks or One the Beach. In Rocks, teams make their way to a bar and learn how to make Brazil's national cocktail, the caipirinha. Once they've made 100 acceptable caipirinhas they will get the next clue. In Beach, teams must sell bikini tops on the Copacabana beach. They must get every customer to model their new top using a portable changing room. The leg is completed when they've made the equivalent of $60. Gary & Mallory select Rocks.Big Easy starts working on the Road Block and seems to have no trouble. Zev is still floundering. Somehow Zev is finally given a 'yes' from the judge, while Big Easy flubs part of the dance and is gets a 'no' on his first attempt. With Zev & Justin on the road Big Easy nails his second attempt and the Globetrotters move on.Gary & Mallory are taught how to make the caipirinha. They both seem to have trouble with the order of making the drink.Kisha & Jen start their body waxing.Zev & Justin have trouble with their directions to the Copacabana salon and allow Flight Time & Big Easy to catch them and move into third. The Globetrotters start their waxing.Kisha & Jen finish their wax and pick Rocks. Flight Time & Big Easy are just after them and also select Rocks.Zev & Justin finally get to the salon. They are unfortunately much hairier than the other teams.Kisha & Jen start their bartending, followed just a few minutes by the Globetrotters. Gary & Mallory have a 30-drink lead on the those two teams.Zev & Justin finally finish their waxing and select Beach. Zev & Justin are having trouble finding women willing to both purchase and model a suit.Gary & Mallory maintain their 30-cocktail lead over Kisha & Jen, with the Globetrotters about ten behind them. Gary & Mallory are the first team to finish the Detour and read that team must now make their to way across town to the Pit Stop, Rio's Museum of Contemporary Art. The last team to check in will be eliminated.Zev & Justin decide to give up on selling bikinis and move to the other half of the Detour.Gary & Mallory reach Phil first and win the leg. He tells them they are one of three teams racing to the finish line and they are awarded a cruise.Kisha & Jen finish the Detour just as Zev & Justin arrive. They start making drinks with the Globetrotters only 25 away from completing the Detour.Kisha & Jen finish the leg in second place.Flight Time & Big Easy finish their Detour and make their way to the Pit Stop. Zev & Justin finish their 100th cocktails and drink one themselves.We see the Globetrotters reach and Phil. He tells them they have made the top-3 this season.Zev & Justin realize their fate as they reach Phil. They are eliminated from the race.The second hour begins with Gary & Mallory reading that teams must fly to their final destination: Miami, Florida. When they land they must make their way to the Rickenbacker Marina to find their next clue. Mallory is well aware that no parent-child team has ever won the race.Kisha & Jen depart for the airport, followed soon after by the Globetrotters.Gary & Mallory get their tickets on the first flight out of Rio. Kisha & Jen and Flight Time & Big Easy also get tickets. They seem to all be arriving at the same time.In Miami they get cabs and head for the marina. Gary & Mallory have issues getting a cab and drop to third.Kisha & Jen get to Rickenbacker just steps ahead of Flight Time & Big Easy and both teams read about this week's Road Block. One team member must learn how to operate a forklift designed to move boats into dry dock. Once they have successfully placed a boat on its dock they will receive their next clue. Kisha and Flight Time are selected and get a crash course in how to operate the machine.Gary & Mallory's driver seems not to know where there are headed and grabs his phone.Kisha lifts her boat from the water with no issues and has a slight lead on Flight Time.Mallory is panicking, as it seems their driver is lost.Flight Time finishes the Road Block first and the Globetrotters get the next clue. Teams must head to Key Largo and find their next clue at the Jules Undersea Lodge. Kisha finishes soon after the Globetrotters cab leaves the marina.Gary & Mallory's cab driver still has no idea where to go. They pull over and get directions. Eventually they find the marina and Gary is selected to tackle the Road Block. Mallory tells us they have forklifts at their home.Flight Time & Big Easy reach the lodge in first place and read about another Road Block. The other team member must take a person submarine known as a bob dive and navigate underwater until their find a chest containing the next clue. Big Easy heads inside just as Kisha & Jen arrive and we flash back to the issues Jen has had with water in the past. Big Easy and Jen start looking for their chest.Gary finishes his Road Block without incident and they head for Key Largo. Mallory is trying desperately to stay positive on their way.Big Easy is the first to find the clue. They read a clue that seems to be a riddle telling teams to next find a mile marker 29 at Big Pine Key.Jen fins her clue. The Globetrotters walk outside and see their taxi has left them. In the scramble to find directions from a local resident Kisha & Jen take the lead.Gary & Mallory read the lodge and Mallory sprints to her bob dive.Kisha & Jen get to the mile marker first and read the next clue. It instructs team to walk across a shallow section of the ocean to Horseshoe Island. Under the tallest tree on the island will be the next clue. The Globetrotters seem to be a few minutes behind them.Kisha & Jen get to the clue on the island first and read that teams must return to the mainland and take a high-speed boat to Galway Bay Mobile Home Park. Kisha & Jen sneak past the Globetrotters on their way out. Flight Time & Big Easy find the clue quickly.Mallory finally reaches her clue. Their driver does not know where Big Pine Key is located.Kisha & Jen get on their boat just as the Globetrotters reach the mainland. Gary & Mallory find their next clue and walk across the ocean. The Globetrotters seem to still be just a few minutes behind Kisha & Jen. Gary & Mallory find the clue under the tallest tree and head back.Kisha & Jen reach the next clue and read about the next challenge. Teams must chose a small trailer, wheel their mobile home to vacancy and re-create the decorative set-up from a picture before getting their next clue. Jen & Kisha head out with their trailer still with a slight lead on the Globetrotters.Gary & Mallory take their high-speed boat ride.Flight Time & Big Easy and Kisha & Jen are having trouble battling high winds in the park.Gary & Malloy reach the park and grab their trailer.Kisha & Jen's first attempt is not approved. We are shown that their condiments do not appear to be in the correct order. The Globetrotters also are told their first set-up is incorrect.Gary & Mallory reach their plot and see that the other two teas are still working on the challenge.Kisha & Jen's second attempt is turned down and they seem to realize what they are missing. The judge approves their third attempt. They read they are next to head by taxi for the Finish Line at Seven-Mile Bridge.Flight Time & Big Easy still can't get their set-up to match the brochure. They finally realize their table was also incorrect and are given the next clue.Kisha & Jen reach Seven-Mile Bridge and grab bicycles. Flight Time & Big Easy are a few minutes behind them. Kisha & Jen are having issues with their bikes and the wind and it seems as if the Globetrotters are gaining on them.Gary & Mallory's first attempt at re-creating the mobile home brochure is approved.Jen is now running alongside her bike because of the wind. But Flight Time looks ahead and says to the Big Easy that the girls are too far ahead to be caught.We see Kisha & Jen run past all of this year's contestants and reach Phil. He tells them they have won this year's race. It is the second time in Amazing Race history that an all-female team has won the race. It is the first time this season they have come in first place during a leg. They emotionally tell Phil they plan to use the money to help their mother start up a business.The Globetrotters finish in second place and Gary & Mallory reach Phil in third. We are shown vignettes of both team's season. All of the teams join Phil for a group shot.
1Kindness of Strangers
25 Sep 2011
2The Sprint of Our Life
02 Oct 2011
3Don't Lay Down on Me Now (Indonesia)
09 Oct 2011
4This Is Gonna Be a Fine Mess (Phuket, Thailand)
16 Oct 2011
5I Feel Like I'm in the Circus (Bankok, Thailand)
23 Oct 2011
6We Love Your Country Already - It Is Very Spacious (Malawi)
30 Oct 2011
7Move Goat (Malawi)
06 Nov 2011
8Super Shady (Copenhagen, Denmark)
13 Nov 2011
9It's Speedo Time (Brussels, Belgium)
20 Nov 2011
10Release the Brake! (Brussels, Belgium)
27 Nov 2011
04 Dec 2011
12Go Out and Get It Done (Atlanta, Georgia)
11 Dec 2011
1Tears of a Clown
19 Feb 2012Description ▼
As 11 Teams depart Santa Barbara, Calif. for Santa Barbara, Argentina, one team struggles to keep their nerves at bay. Meanwhile, Teams quickly discover winning $1 million may be tougher than expected when they find themselves skydiving from a plane at 10,000 feet.
2You Know I'm Not as Smart as You
26 Feb 2012Description ▼
Teams race through Buenos Aires, Argentina, where the stress of the Race causes one Team to break down into tears. Meanwhile, chaos ensues when Racers are required to sharpen their numerical skills at the world's largest cattle market.
3Bust Me Right in the Head with It
04 Mar 2012Description ▼
The nine remaining teams travel from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Asunción, Paraguay. Teams struggle to produce during a fruity Detour choice, and face a harsh reality at the Road Block if they don't perfect a local balancing act.
4Taste Your Salami
11 Mar 2012Description ▼
The eight remaining teams travel from Asunción, Paraguay to Turin, Italy. Teams polishing off a dirty Detour choice find an unexpected beheading. In a series first, a team is left in tears after a random act of kindness at the Pit Stop.
5Uglier Than a Mud Rail Fence
18 Mar 2012Description ▼
The eight teams travel from Turin, Italy to Schwangau-Horn, Germany. In Germany's oldest region, they have to search King Ludwig's quarters in the castle that inspired Sleeping Beauty's castle. Tempers flare for one team while they walk through a snowy labyrinth on their way to the castle.
6This Is Wicked Strange
25 Mar 2012Description ▼
The seven remaining teams travel from Schwangau-Horn, Germany to Baku, Azerbaijan. Two teams find out how well they stack up when they hit the hay for a Fast Forward, while several teams break out the sponges for an oily Detour choice.
7I Didn't Make Her Cry
08 Apr 2012Description ▼
8Let Them Drink Their Haterade
15 Apr 2012Description ▼
22 Apr 2012Description ▼
10I Need Hair to be Pretty
29 Apr 2012Description ▼
11It's a Great Place to Become Millionaires
06 May 2012Description ▼
The four remaining teams travel from Vypin, India to Osaka, Japan. As they close in on the finish of the race, they have to call upon their track skills during an exhausting Japanese game show Road Block. The final three teams then travel to Honululu, Hawaii, where they have to draw on all of their remaining stamina. The first team to reach the finish line wins the US$1 million prize.
1Double Your Money
30 Sep 2012Description ▼
Eleven new teams of two travel from Pasadena, California to Shanghai, China. Pressure reaches an all-time high when the teams find out that the first team to check in at the first Pit Stop will win US$2 million if they are also the first to reach the finish. One team's act of kindness comes back to haunt them.
2Long Hair, Don't Care
07 Oct 2012Description ▼
The ten remaining teams travel from Shanghai, China to Surabaya, Indonesia. A bold move made by one team could cost them the game. One person breaks down when a Road Block gets too frustrating for them.
3There's No Crying in Baseball
14 Oct 2012Description ▼
The nine remaining teams stay in Indonesia as they travel from Surabaya to Bangil. It's every team for themself when the teams encounter a Double Blind U-Turn. Some teams start to feel the heat of the race when their heads are set ablaze at the Detour.
21 Oct 2012Description ▼
The eight remaining teams travel from Surabaya, Indonesia to Dhaka, Bangladesh. The game heats up when one person's enthusiasm pushes a competing team to their breaking point at the Road Block. One team performs the unpleasant task of working as "rat collectors" on their way to the Fast Forward.
5Chill Out, Freak
28 Oct 2012Description ▼
6Get Your Sexy On
04 Nov 2012Description ▼
7Off to See the Wizard
8We Was Robbed
The final three teams struggle to complete the previous leg, then all six teams stay in Moscow for the next leg as one team continue their quest to recover a lost passport, and an ankle injury takes its toll on one person, threatening their ability to complete a physical Detour choice.
10Not a Well-Rounded Athlete
02 Dec 2012Description ▼
The four remaining teams travel from Ransdorp, Netherlands to Palma de Mallorca, Spain, where on a visit to Rafael Nadal's practice courts in Manacor, one person from each team has to volley balls in bounds at a smashing Road Block. |
11Take Down That Million
09 Dec 2012Description ▼
The four teams travel from Palma de Mallorca, Spain to Chenonceaux, France. In the Loire Valley, one person from each team has to pick three different types of mushrooms in a terrifying Road Block. The final three teams then travel to New York City, New York, where some people have to escape like Houdini before the first team to reach the finish line wins the US$1 million prize.
1Business in the Front, Party in the Back
17 Feb 2013Description ▼
Eleven new teams of 2 travel from Los Angeles, California to Bora Bora, French Polynesia. The game changes when it is revealed that the first team to check in at the Pit Stop will receive two Express Passes, one that they can use themselves and the other that they must give to another team of their choice before the fourth leg. Written by
2Loose Lips Sink Ships
24 Feb 2013Description ▼
The ten remaining teams stay in Bora Bora, French Polynesia, where they have to choose between setting up for an underwater picnic or diving for pearls at the Detour. |
3Like James Bond Again
03 Mar 2013Description ▼
The nine remaining teams travel from Bora Bora, French Polynesia to Windwhistle, New Zealand. One team has to undergo medical treatment that will decide whether or not they can continue in the race. |
4I Love Monkeys!
10 Mar 2013
5Your Tan Is Totally Cool
17 Mar 2013
6Scorpion King Hunter
24 Mar 2013
7Be Safe and Don't Hit a Cow
31 Mar 2013
8My Cheese Is Out of Control
14 Apr 2013
9The Ultimate Fun House
21 Apr 2013Description ▼
The five remaining teams travel from Grindelwald, Switzerland to Berlin, Germany, where they have to take a 37-storey plunge. At the Road Block, one person from each team takes a twisted journey through a psychedelic labyrinth. |
10Working Our Barrels Off
28 Apr 2013
11Beacon of Hope
05 May 2013
1We're Not in Oklahoma No More
29 Sep 2013
2Zip It, Bingo
06 Oct 2013
3King Arthur Style
13 Oct 2013Description ▼
The nine remaining teams travel from Santiago, Chile to Sintra, Portugal. One team take a big risk hoping to get a huge reward. One person from each team gets medieval when they have to shoot arrows in a knightly Road Block.
4Beards in the Wind
20 Oct 2013Description ▼
The eight remaining teams travel from Sintra, Portugal to Borg, Norway, where they plunge into the Arctic after swinging off a bridge at the Road Block. One team face a tough decision when another team confront them about their Express Pass.
5Get Our Groove On
27 Oct 2013Description ▼
The eight teams continue the leg as they travel from Borg, Norway to Gdansk, Poland, where some of them struggle to keep up the beat in a polka challenge at the Detour. All of the teams' places in the race are under threat when a Double U-Turn comes into play.
6Choir Boy at Heart
03 Nov 2013Description ▼
The seven remaining teams travel from Gdansk, Poland to Vienna, Austria. Will the temptation of a weather-dependent Fast Forward pay off for the team that chooses it? Some of the teams struggle to stay in tune with the world-famous Vienna Boys Choir at the Road Block. An intense dispute breaks out at the Pit Stop after one team steal another team's taxi.
7Speed Dating Is the Worst
10 Nov 2013Description ▼
The six remaining teams travel from Vienna, Austria to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, where they take a joy ride when one person from each team has to ride a zip line, rappel over 60 metres and ride in a racing car at gut-wrenching speeds at the Road Block.
8One Hot Camel
17 Nov 2013Description ▼
The six teams stay in the United Arab Emirates when they travel from Abu Dhabi to Al Ain. A rip-roaring ride on a white water raft helps people to escape the heat of the desert at the Road Block. The season's second Double U-Turn brings two rival teams face-to-face.
9Part Like the Red Sea
24 Nov 2013Description ▼
The five remaining teams travel from Al Ain, United Arab Emirates to Lembang, Indonesia. When the pressure of the race gets to the teams, it causes mistakes to abound. One team's relationship turns nasty when they struggle at the Detour.
10Cobra in My Teeth
01 Dec 2013Description ▼
The final four teams are in Indonesia where they must stomach a serving of snake, and Racers reach their boiling point during a challenging Road Block. |
11Amazing 'Crazy' Race
08 Dec 2013Description ▼
The final teams start in Tokyo where they'll find themselves rolling through a human bowling competition and stripping down for a phone call at the bottom of a giant fish bowl. Ultimately, the final three Teams will sprint to the finish line in Alaska for the one million dollar prize.
1Back in the Saddle
23 Feb 2014Description ▼
Eleven of the most memorable teams return for another Race around the world, but in a dramatic series first, one team will not make it to the starting line. |
2Baby Bear's Soup
02 Mar 2014Description ▼
Mark and Mallory continue to struggle with communication and one major mistake jeopardizes their chances to keep racing. |
3Welcome to the Jungle
09 Mar 2014Description ▼
Teams race through the Malaysian jungle where the roaring rapids crush their spirits and their homemade rafts. Plus, after being struck by taxi deja vu, one team fights to stay in the running. |
4Smarter, Not Harder
16 Mar 2014Description ▼
One racer pours blood and tears into an exhausting Roadblock and another racer suffers a meltdown during an extremely difficult Detour. |
5Can't Make Fish Bite
23 Mar 2014Description ▼
The Race continues in Sri Lanka where teams struggle to get a bite when fishing for their next clue. |
6Down and Dirty
30 Mar 2014Description ▼
The teams are in Sri Lanka, where an exhausting Roadblock drains the racers of all their strength. Also, an epic race through the countryside ends with a footrace to the Pit Stop. |
7The Gladiators Are Here!
13 Apr 2014Description ▼
Teams race to Rome, Italy, where Racers and Roman gladiators square off in a medieval Detour. Plus, three teams strike a deal in order to try to avoid elimination. |
20 Apr 2014Description ▼
The competition gets fierce as the remaining six teams face a double U-Turn, and the Cowboys contemplate a major decision. |
27 Apr 2014Description ▼
With the final finish line getting closer, tension between two teams rises. Meanwhile, three teams make a final three alliance in hopes of making it to the final leg. |
04 May 2014Description ▼
The Racers are in Spain where another double U-turn threatens the accidental alliance. Meanwhile, one team suffers a potentially game-changing injury. |
11Hei Ho Heidi Ho
11 May 2014
12Do You Believe in Magic?
18 May 2014
1Go Big or Go Home
26 Sep 2014Description ▼
11 new teams learn that the duo who wins the first leg of the race will receive "The Save", a game changing element that allows them to rescue themselves if they finish last on a future leg. |
2When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go
03 Oct 2014Description ▼
The race continues in London where teams try to win an Express Pass, but some pairs chances are capsized while boating in a punt in Oxford, England. |
3Get Your Sheep Together
10 Oct 2014Description ▼
The race continues in Scotland's Shetland Islands, where the teams tackle an obstacle course while attempting to corral a flock of sheep. |
4Thinly Sliced Anchovies
17 Oct 2014Description ▼
The race continues in Copenhagen where the dentists realize they may need to use their "Save" during a painstaking Detour. Later, one team's lack of communication leads to a massive meltdown on the mat. |
5Morocc' and Roll
24 Oct 2014Description ▼
The racers face a double U-turn in Morocco. Meanwhile, two teams accuse each other of playing dirty. |
6I Feel Like I Just Kissed a Goat
31 Oct 2014Description ▼
The race continues in Morocco, where a Road Block requires a member of each team to walk across a narrow bridge suspended high above the Atlas Mountains.
7Pretty Fly for a Food Scientist
07 Nov 2014Description ▼
The race continues in Palermo, Sicily, where teams battle to beat the clock in a go-cart race through the mountains. Also, two rival duos form an unlikely alliance. |
8Hot, Sexy Knights
21 Nov 2014Description ▼
The race continues in Valletta, Malta. |
9You're Taking My Tan Off
28 Nov 2014Description ▼
The race continues in Singapore where a dangerous misstep leaves one competitor dangling 600 feet above the ground. Also: a traditional Asian detox leaves some teams writhing in pain. |
10Smells Like Dirty Tube Socks
05 Dec 2014Description ▼
Teams race to Manila, Philippines where they get muddy with an ornery Ox during a memorable switchback challenge from season five. |
11Hooping It Up
12 Dec 2014Description ▼
The race continues in the Philippines where two strong teams make a mistake that could cost them a chance to win the $1 million. At the pit stop, Phil greets the racers with some shocking news. |
12All or Nothing
19 Dec 2014Description ▼
The final four teams race the final leg in Los Angeles, where one duo is eliminated before the other three pairs sprint to the finish line to win $1 million dollars. |
1Great Way to Start a Relationship
25 Feb 2015Description ▼
11 new teams of all dating duos: six who are preexisting couples, and five duos meet for the first time at the starting line...
2I Got the Smartest Dude
27 Feb 2015Description ▼
Teams race through Nagano, Japan where Racers take on an Olympic-sized Detour, and one team takes a tumble that may jeopardize their chances in the Race. |
06 Mar 2015Description ▼
Tensions rise in Thailand as one team forgets their fanny pack, putting them behind, and one Racer celebrates the end of the leg when they pop a very special question. |
4The Great Amazing Nasty Race
13 Mar 2015Description ▼
Teams face a race within the Race when they attempt to navigate the chaotic streets of Bangkok, and Racers eat a traditional delicacy - a "1,000 year old egg." |
5Get in That Lederhosen, Baby
03 Apr 2015Description ▼
Racers strap on lederhosen for a trip to Oktoberfest in Bavaria, Germany, and one team finds their race in jeopardy after losing their fanny pack. |
6Smells Like a Million Bucks
10 Apr 2015Description ▼
For the first time, the Race travels to Monaco, where one team takes a big risk to gain an edge on the competition. |
7Back in Business/Moment of Truth
17 Apr 2015Description ▼
When the race continues in Namibia, a flat tire deflates one team's hopes of leading the pack and the dreaded Double U-Turn returns. |
8Can I Get a Hot Tub!
24 Apr 2015Description ▼
The competition heats up as the final five teams race to Amsterdam and take a dip in a floating hot tub in search of their next clue. |
9Fruits of Our Labor
01 May 2015Description ▼
The final five teams travel to Peru, where the Race gets physical and teams use their fitness trackers to help find their next clue. Also, Blair and Hayley's communication issues reach a boiling point. |
10In It to Win It
08 May 2015Description ▼
In the penultimate leg, the final four teams race through Peru for a spot in the finale and a chance at the $1 million prize. |
11Monster Truck Heroes
15 May 2015Description ▼
Everything is bigger in Texas, including THE AMAZING RACE season finale! With the $1 million dollar prize on the line...
1A Little Too Much Beefcake
25 Sep 2015Description ▼
Eleven new teams take off on the journey of a lifetime from Venice Beach, Calif. and head for Rio de Janeiro, where teams take a thrilling helicopter ride and face a huge decision at the Fast Forward. |
2Get in There and Think Like a Dog
02 Oct 2015Description ▼
Teams travel to the birthplace of Pope Francis, where they visit the church where he was baptized. Also, Racers are driven up a wall when they learn a tango with a twist. |
3Where My Dogs At?
09 Oct 2015
4Good Old Fashioned Spit in the Face
16 Oct 2015Description ▼
As Racers soar high above the breathtaking Victoria Falls toward a double U-turn, Team Texas uses their express pass in the hopes of eliminating The Green Team. |
5King of the Jungle
23 Oct 2015Description ▼
Teams conquer their fears in Zambia, Africa when they plunge more than 250 feet over the Zambezi River, feed a trio of crocodiles and walk with lions through the jungle. |
6My Tongue Doesn't Even Twist That Way
30 Oct 2015Description ▼
Teams travel to Paris where Racers soar high above the French countryside and "drop mics" with a popular French rapper. |
7Full Speed Ahead, Captain!
06 Nov 2015Description ▼
One Team risks falling to the back of the pack after taking a break to sight-see, and Racers take a big jump when faced with a Double Dutch Detour. |
8Krakow, I'm Gonna Get You
13 Nov 2015Description ▼
Teams hit the town in Krakow, Poland with local street musicians to earn a hard day's pay. |
9It's Always the Quiet Ones
20 Nov 2015Description ▼
With only six teams remaining, the competition heats up when Racers face a U-Turn, and some teams enjoy the sweet taste of victory after a candy making challenge. |
10Bring the Fun, Baby!
27 Nov 2015Description ▼
Racers face a third U-turn for the first time in the show's history, and teams try to power through an exhausting, late night detour on their way to an Indian wedding. |
11It's Not Easy Beating Green
04 Dec 2015Description ▼
The final four teams race through Hong Kong and Macau, China where they take part in a spectacular water show at The House of Dancing Water and compete for a chance to race in the final leg. |
12We Got a Chance Baby!
11 Dec 2015Description ▼
The final three teams race to Long Island, New York where, after five continents, 10 countries and more than 34,000 miles, one will be crowned winners and awarded the $1 million prize. |
1I Should've Been a Boy Scout
12 Feb 2016Description ▼
In a series first, 11 new teams of social media stars depart from their own homes all across the country and head for Mexico City, where they set off fireworks and dig deep at an archaeological Roadblock. |
2You Look Like Gollum
19 Feb 2016Description ▼
For the first time ever, the Race travels to Colombia where Racers go mud-diving for emeralds in a volcano. |
3Bros Being Jocks
26 Feb 2016Description ▼
The race continues in Colombia, where claustrophobia could prevent a racer from going deep into the catacombs to retrieve their next clue. |
4Get It Trending
04 Mar 2016Description ▼
A romance blossoms between two racers, and teams are caught in one of the largest-ever footraces to the mat for first place. |
5We're Only Doing Freaky Stuff Today
11 Mar 2016Description ▼
The Race reaches new heights as teams climb 15,000 feet in the French Alps, and one team may be in jeopardy of elimination after dropping their clue down a mountain. |
6Let the Good Times Roll
01 Apr 2016Description ▼
For the first time in THE AMAZING RACE history, teams travel to Yerevan, Armenia, where an express pass is on the line for the winner of the leg. |
7Welcome to Bloody Fingers 101
08 Apr 2016Description ▼
Teams travel to the country of Georgia where they learn how to make a traditional candy and go deep into the trenches at an old Georgian winery. |
8I Have a Wedgie and a Half
15 Apr 2016Description ▼
Teams travel to Dubai where they race camels and swim with sharks. |
9Salt That Sand!
22 Apr 2016
29 Apr 2016Description ▼
Racers embark on a gut wrenching, 40-foot plunge and teams make a difficult decision when faced with a double U-turn. |
11That's Money, Honey
06 May 2016Description ▼
The final four teams race for a spot in the finale and a high-stakes foot race to the mat will mark the end of one more team's journey. |
12The Only First That Matters
13 May 2016Description ▼
As the final three teams race from Shenzhen, China to Santa Barbara, Calif. for the final leg of the Race...
1We're Coming for You Phil!
30 Mar 2017Description ▼
In a brand new twist, all 22 Racers are complete strangers who will meet on the starting line. Before...
06 Apr 2017Description ▼
Teams travel to Sao Paulo, Brazil where tensions rise between two teams when one goes back on their word. |
3Bucket List Type Stuff
13 Apr 2017Description ▼
Racers travel to Zanzibar, Tanzania where teams build and deliver desks to a local school. Also, tensions rise when teams face a blind double U-turn, and one team's Race may be in jeopardy when they misplace their passports. |
4Another One Bites the Dust
20 Apr 2017Description ▼
(Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) - A previously played U-turn causes friction between two teams in Tanzania. |
5Have Faith in Me, Broski
20 Apr 2017Description ▼
(Alesund, Norway) - Racers take on a record setting Roadblock by helping build a 13-story bonfire in Norway. |
6Double U-Turn Ahead
27 Apr 2017Description ▼
Several teams come together and target one set of Racers at the double U-turn in Italy. |
7Have Fun and Get It Done
04 May 2017Description ▼
Teams race through Venice, Italy where one team reaches a breaking point in a frantic search for a water taxi. |
8Good Job, Donkey
11 May 2017Description ▼
While driving to the Detour, one team ends up going the wrong way, and a surprising U-turn causes friction between racers. |
9I Thought We Were Playing It Nice
18 May 2017Description ▼
An extreme fear of heights paralyzes one Racer at a Roadblock when faced with bungee jumping 240 feet from a bridge into the Corinth Canal. |
10Riding a Bike Is Like Riding a Bike
18 May 2017Description ▼
Teams battle the scorching heat while transporting shrimp baskets for one mile to a local fisherman, and one Racer approaches their breaking point during the exhausting Roadblock. |
11As Easy as Stacking Cups
25 May 2017Description ▼
The final four teams race through Seoul, South Korea to clinch a spot in the finale on a chance to race for the $1 Million dollar prize. |
12We're Going to Victory Lane
01 Jun 2017Description ▼
With the one million dollar prize on the line, the final three teams race to Chicago where they must...
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