The Amazing Race 23

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The Amazing Race 23
The Amazing Race logo
Season run September 29, 2013 (2013-09-29)
– December 8, 2013 (2013-12-08)
Filming dates June 9, 2013 (2013-06-09)
– July 2, 2013 (2013-07-02)
Winning team Jason Case & Amy Diaz
Continents visited 4
Countries visited 9
Cities visited 21
Distance traveled 35,000 miles (56,000 km)
No. of legs 12
All-Stars Leo Temory & Jamal Zadran
Season Chronology
Season 22 ◄ Chronology ► Season 24

The Amazing Race 23 is the twenty-third installment of the reality television show The Amazing Race. It features eleven teams of two people, each with a pre-existing relationship, in a race around the world for a US$1 million grand prize.

The season premiered on September 29, 2013, at 8 p.m. ET[Note 1]/PT on CBS, with the two-hour season finale airing on December 8, 2013.[1][2]

Dating couple Jason Case and Amy Diaz were the winners of The Amazing Race 23.

Production[edit]

Development and filming[edit]

The season was renewed on March 27, 2013 for the 2013–14 TV season. A revised opening credits sequence and on screen clue information graphics were developed for this season with an updated map using 3D blue marble layout.[3]

The season spanned 35,000 miles (56,000 km) through four continents and nine countries, including Chile, Norway, and the United Arab Emirates.[4] The Double Express Pass, introduced in the previous season, returned – in which the first team to arrive at the Pit Stop on the first leg received two Express Passes, one for themselves and one to give to any other team.[3]

Cast[edit]

Applications for The Amazing Race 23 were closed on April 26, 2013.

The cast includes former Houston Texans players Chester Pitts and Ephraim Salaam, the wives of baseball players Chris Getz of the Kansas City Royals and David DeJesus of the Tampa Bay Rays, a pair of LA Kings Ice Crew maintenance workers, former Miss Rhode Island USA beauty queen Amy Diaz, former Minor League Baseball player and sports agent Tim Sweeney with former Lingerie Football player Marie Mazzocchi, and a pair of theater performers from the stage comedy The Queen of Bingo. Also included were musician Brandon Squyres and former wildland firefighter Adam Switzer, childhood friends both having grown long beards, thus episode 4 being called "Beards in the Wind."[5][6] Married emergency room doctors Travis and Nicole Jasper (and Travis's twin brother Travan) have also appeared on the docudrama series Untold Stories of the E.R..

Tim & Marie and Leo & Jamal were originally invited, while this season was still airing, for The Amazing Race: All-Stars. Tim & Marie turned down the invitation, but Leo & Jamal participated.

Results[edit]

The following teams participated in the Race, each listed along with their placements in each leg and relationships as identified by the program. Note that this table is not necessarily reflective of all content broadcast on television, owing to the inclusion or exclusion of some data. Placements are listed in finishing order:

Team Relationship Position (by leg) Roadblocks
11 2 3 4 5 6ƒ 7 8 9 10 11 12
Jason & Amy Dating 8th 5th 2nd 2nd 2nd 5th 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 1st Jason 6, Amy 7
Tim & Marie Exes 1st 8th 8th 5th 1stε5 4th 4th 3rd 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd Tim 6, Marie 7
Nicole & Travis Married ER Doctors 2nd2 4th 1st 3rd 3rd 1st 3rd 1stə6 4th 3rd 3rd 3rd Nicole 7, Travis 6
Leo & Jamal Cousins 7th 2nd3 6th 4th 6th
3rd 1st 4th 1st7 4th 4th Leo 6, Jamal 6
Ally & Ashley NHL Ice Crew 6th 7th 7th 7th 7th 6th 5th 5th 5th Ally 4, Ashley 6
Nicky & Kim Baseball Wives 5th 9th 3rd 8th 4th 2nd 6th 6th Nicky 5, Kim 4
Tim & Danny Best Friends 9th 6th 4th 6th 5th 7th Tim 3, Danny 4
Brandon & Adam Childhood Friends 10th 3rd 5th 1st 8th Brandon 2, Adam 4
Chester & Ephraim Former NFL Teammates 4th 1st 9th4 Chester 2, Ephraim 1
Rowan & Shane Theatre Performers 3rd 10th Rowan 2, Shane 1
Hoskote & Naina Father/Daughter 11th Hoskote 1, Naina 1
  • A red team placement means the team was eliminated.
  • A green ƒ indicates that the team won a Fast Forward. If placed next to a leg number, this indicates that the Fast Forward was available for that leg but not used.
  • A purple ε indicates that the team decided to use the first Express Pass on that leg. A magenta ə indicates the team had previously been given the second Express Pass and used it on that leg.
  • An underlined leg number indicates that there was no mandatory rest period at the Pit Stop and all teams were ordered to continue racing. The first place team was still awarded a prize for that leg.
  • An underlined blue team's placement indicates that the team came in last on a non-elimination leg and had to perform a Speed Bump during the next leg of the race.
  • A brown ⊃ or a cyan ⋑ indicates that the team chose to use one of the two U-Turns in a Double U-Turn; or indicates the team who received it;
    indicates that the team was U-Turned, but they used the second U-Turn on another team.
  1. ^ Leg 1 featured two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who did not choose the first Roadblock (the racer who paraglided rather than directed the taxi) was required to complete the second one.
  2. ^ Nicole & Travis initially arrived 1st, but were issued a 30-minute penalty for taking a taxi to the Pit Stop when the clue stated that teams had to go on foot. Tim & Marie checked in during the penalty, dropping Nicole & Travis to 2nd.
  3. ^ Leo & Jamal initially arrived 1st, but could not check in because they did not fully pay their cab fare. When they returned to the cab to pay their fare, Chester & Ephraim checked in, dropping Leo & Jamal to 2nd.
  4. ^ Chester & Ephraim encountered several air travel delays and did not arrive in Lisbon until many hours after the other teams had already finished the Leg. While still in Lisbon Airport, Phil met with them to inform them that they were the last team and were eliminated from the race.
  5. ^ Tim & Marie used their Express Pass to bypass the Detour in Leg 5.
  6. ^ Nicole & Travis used the Express Pass given to them by Tim & Marie to bypass the Detour on Leg 8.
  7. ^ Leo & Jamal departed from the Al Ain Pit Stop in last place alongside Ally & Ashley because they overslept and missed their departure time by two minutes.

Episode title quotes[edit]

Episode titles are often taken from quotes made by the racers.[7]

  1. "We're Not in Oklahoma No More" – Tim (of Tim & Danny)
  2. "Zip It, Bingo" – Marie
  3. "King Arthur Style" – Jason
  4. "Beards in the Wind" – Brandon
  5. "Get Our Groove On" – Adam
  6. "Choir Boy at Heart" – Leo & Jamal (in unison)
  7. "Speed Dating Is the Worst" – Ashley
  8. "One Hot Camel" – Ashley
  9. "Part Like the Red Sea" – Ashley
  10. "Cobra in My Teeth" – Tim (of Tim & Marie)
  11. "Amazing Crazy Race" – Jamal

Prizes[edit]

The prize for each leg is awarded to the first place team for that leg. Trips are sponsored by Travelocity.

  • Leg 1 – Two Express Passes – an item that can be used on the race to skip any one task of the team's choosing. The winning team keeps one for themselves but must relinquish the second to another team before the end of the fifth leg of the race.
  • Leg 2 – A trip for two to the Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Leg 3 – A trip for two to Costa Rica
  • Leg 4US$5,000 each
  • Leg 5 – A trip for two to Hawaii
  • Leg 6 – A trip for two to Anguilla
  • Leg 7 – A trip for two to Paris
  • Leg 8 – A choice of any two of Ford's Eco-Boost vehicles
  • Leg 9US$7,500 each
  • Leg 10 – A trip for two to Cancún
  • Leg 11 – A trip for two to Aruba
  • Leg 12US$1 million

Race summary[edit]

The complete route map of The Amazing Race 23.
Destinations Legenda lotnisko.svg Air travel   Legenda kolej.svg Rail travel   Legenda prom.svg Water travel   Bus-logo.svg Bus travel
Route Markers Detour icon.svg Detour   Roadblock icon.svg Roadblock   Fast Forward icon.svg Fast Forward   U-Turn icon.svg U-Turn   Speed Bump icon.svg Speed Bump   TAR-pitstop-icon.png Pit Stop

Leg 1 (United States → Chile)[edit]

In the first Roadblock of The Amazing Race 23, teams paraglided down from Alto Hospicio in Iquique, Chile.

Airdate: September 29, 2013[8]

At the Starting Line of The Amazing Race 23, which took place at the Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio, teams were informed that the winner of the first leg would win the Express Pass, with the second Express Pass card to be given to another team before at the end of Leg 5. They were given for their first task: had to pick a marked Ford C-Max vehicle and use the Ford Sync system to make a phone call to their contact Javier, who told them that they were headed to Iquique, Chile, and that the first flight had a limited number of seats.

Upon arriving in Iquique, teams headed to Alto Hospicio where they met with Javier for their next clue which turned out to be their first Roadblock, asking "Who wants to follow the leader?". The team member had to take a taxi and direct their driver to follow their partner, who was tandem paragliding from Alto Hospicio down to either Playa Brava or Huayquique Beach (depending on which group of racers had arrived). Once teams reunited on the beach, the glide master would give them their next clue.

This clue told them to travel to Muelle Prat where they encountered a second Roadblock, asking "Who's got their oars in the water?". The team member who had paraglided had to participate in this Roadblock, where they had to collect five fish from one of three boats in the harbor by reaching them on a rowboat. The three fishing boats each had a limited number of fish, so if a boat ran out of fish racers would have to find one of the other boats to get the remaining fish. Once they brought the five fish back to the docks, the fishmonger would give them their next clue. This clue directed teams to travel by foot to Teatro Municipal de Iquique for the Pit Stop.

Leg 2 (Chile)[edit]

The Detours in Chile's Atacama Desert revolved around the region's salt mining industry.

Airdate: October 6, 2013[9]

At the start of the leg, teams were instructed to head to the Museo Corbeta Esmeralda, a retired boat of the Chilean navy. Once there, they had to find a plaque that included a famous quote uttered at the Battle of Iquique by Arturo Prat, the ship's last captain, and repeat it ("¡Al abordaje, muchachos!") to the officer on deck to receive their next clue. The clue from the officer directed them to head out to the Irlanda 3 road sign in the Atacama Desert and search the cluebox stand to find the next clue.

The clue was eventually discovered for a salt mining-related Detour, a choice between Brining and Mining. After biking down to the salt mines of the Tarapacá salt flats, teams chose their task. In Brining, teams had to carry bags of salt and dump them into a pool in order to reach neutral buoyancy. Once they were floating on the surface well enough to read the local newspaper, a salt miner would give teams their next clue. In Mining, the teams had to use pick axes and sledgehammers to open halite boulders until they found one that contained their next clue.

The clue directed teams to head into the capital city of Santiago to the Plaza de Armas, where they found the Roadblock, that asked "Who's got the knack to pack?". One team member had to take on the role of a lustrabota, a Chilean shoeshiner at Paseo Ahumada. After shining a customer's shoes, the racer had to put everything they got at their lustrabota station into the cart and set up back together properly for transport back to the storage depot six blocks away at Merced 738 where they would receive their next clue, directing them to the Cascada de las Animas in San José de Maipo. In an unaired portion of the race, they zip-lined across the Maipo River to reach the Pit Stop on a footbridge above the waterfalls.

Leg 3 (Chile → Portugal)[edit]

One of the Detour options in Lisbon had teams measuring the distance traveled by Ferdinand Magellan on the map at Padrão dos Descobrimentos.

Airdate: October 13, 2013[10]

At the start of the leg, teams were told to head to Lisbon, Portugal. Upon arrival, they had to find Martim Moniz Square and take a Lisbon tram up the hill to Miradouro das Portas do Sol. Once there, they had to find Fado performers that would give them their next clue: a painting of the Embassy Coach sent by King John V to Pope Clement XI. The teams were left to figure out that the clue was directing them to Museu Nacional dos Coches. At the museum, teams had to search for the Embassy Coach depicted in their painting to given their next clue.

The clue received at the museum found out was a Detour choosing between Tiles and Miles. In Tiles, teams traveled to Fábrica Sant'Ana and had to put together a life-size puzzle using porcelain tiles. Once the puzzle was complete, the tile master would give them their next clue. In Miles, teams had to first retrieve a giant-sized compass at the Jerónimos Monastery and then use it to map out the distance traveled by Ferdinand Magellan on his famed voyage on the large map at Padrão dos Descobrimentos; connecting Seville, the Canary Islands, the Cape Verde Islands, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Solis, the Strait of Magellan, Puka-Puka, San Pablo Island, the Mariana Islands, and the Philippines (the San Pablo Island and Mariana Islands markers were on the opposite side of the map, leaving teams to realize that travel between the two was a straight line restarted at the other side of the map). Once teams were within 500 nautical miles of the correct answer of 16,500 nautical miles, a Magellan impersonator would give them their next clue.

The clue following the Detour sent the teams to the Monsanto Forest Park for the Roadblock, asking "Who has the hands for slings and arrows?". Where one team member had to put on a suit of armor and then use a ballista to fire an arrow through a shield 150 feet (46 m) away. Once successful, the knight would retrieve their shield which had their next clue on the back, directing them to Sintra's Castle of the Moors for the Pit Stop.

Leg 4 (Portugal → Norway)[edit]

The Roadblock had teams jumping off of the Henningsvær Bridge, located north of the Arctic Circle in Norway, into the icy cold waters below. In the foreground are fish drying racks that were seen in both of the Detour choices.

Airdate: October 20, 2013[11]

At the start of the leg, teams were told to head to Svolvær, Norway, high above the Arctic Circle. Teams first travelled by plane to Bodø and took a ferry to Svolvær in the Lofoten archipelago. Once arriving in the island, they found their next clue at the ferry terminal.

The clue that found out was a Detour choosing between Hang Your Heads and Hammer of the Cods. In Hang Your Heads, teams had first to string fish heads in six bundles of ten fish heads each. They then had to take them by wheelbarrow to a fish drying rack and place them on a marked rod. Once finished, the fish foreman would give their next clue. In Hammer of the Cods, the teams had to collect 15 pairs of cod from a 30 feet (9.1 m) high fish drying rack and transport them to a manufacturing area (tørrfiskloft) to smash the cod into fish jerky, making sure to remove the bones. Once they had 1 kilogram (2.2 lb) of fish jerky, they would receive their next clue.

The Detour clues teams had to take an RIB to the Henningsvær fishing village's Rorbu where they found the clue for the Roadblock, asking "Who's the biggest swinger?". One team member had to put on a wetsuit and bungee jump off the Henningsvær Bridge. They then had to drop themselves into the waters of the Arctic Ocean and swim to a buoy that held their next clue, and then swim back to their partner who was waiting in the RIB.

Once the team is in RIB to taken back at ashore to return with their partner, where they instructed to take a Ford Ranger to a nearby rock quarry. They had to hitch a granite boulder onto a sled and use the Ford Ranger to pull the sled far enough to reveal both their next clue, instructing teams to head to the Lofotr Viking Museum's Viking Longhouse, and a satchel of Viking coins that they would use later in the race. The Viking Longhouse was the Pit Stop, but teams were told to keep racing.

Leg 5 (Norway → Poland)[edit]

The Roadblock in Gdańsk had teams searching for apartments in the half-mile long falowiec complex in Przymorze.

Airdate: October 27, 2013[12]

After being told to keep on racing, Phil gave teams their next clue, informing them to travel to Gdańsk, Poland, with an informing of the upcoming U-Turn. Teams must take a ferry to Trondheim and a flight to Gdańsk. Upon arrival, teams headed to the Gdańsk Shipyard's Solidarity Square, which was the site of Solidarity movement began in the city, where they received their next clue. The clue instructed them to travel to Golden Gate and searched their next clue.

The clue eventually found out was a Detour took place in Gdańsk's Old Town and was a choice between Pose and Polka. In Pose, teams had to wear costumes and strike stationary poses to imitate the Neptune fountain at the Long Market in order to attract donations from passers-by. Once they collected 75 (approximately US$25), they would receive their next clue from the sculptor. In Polka, teams traveled to Old Town Hall and had to dress in traditional Polish costume before they memorized and performed a polka dance routine. Once their dance instructor was satisfied with their dancing, they would receive their next clue.

The clue teams directed them to search the Motława Riverfront for the foreman at the Medieval Harbor Crane, where they found the U-Turn stand and they must keep wearing their costumes for the remainder of the leg. Tim & Danny chose to U-Turn Leo & Jamal, while Leo & Jamal chose to U-Turn Brandon & Adam.

The clue teams received after the U-Turn sending them to the Falowiec in Przymorze where they found the clue for the Roadblock, asking "Who has a sweet tooth?". One team member had to search for 12 addresses in the half-mile (850 m) long, 6,000 person occupancy apartment complex, tasting a traditional Polish pastry known as pączki in each apartment, searching for an apartment that served a red rose hip jam-filled pączki (identified by its red center). Once they found the right ingredient inside the apartment, the resident would give them their next clue. However, teams would be penalized if they were rude guests. The clue directed teams to the Sopot Pier, the largest wooden pier in Europe, for the Pit Stop.

Leg 6 (Poland → Austria)[edit]

The gloriette of Vienna's Schönbrunn Palace was the Pit Stop for this Leg of the Race.

Airdate: November 3, 2013[13]

At the start of the Leg, teams were told to travel by train to Vienna, Austria. Upon arriving in Vienna, they had to head to the Vienna State Opera where they had to search for someone dressed as Rigoletto who would take them to the costume department for their next clue.

The clues had eventually found out was a Fast Forward. The team to head to the Donauturm, Vienna's tallest structure, to perform a 500-foot (150 m) bungee jump back down to the ground. However, in the event of unfavorable weather, teams were informed that the task would not be available until optimal conditions returned so they could complete the task safely. Jason & Amy had to chose the Fast Forward and they can not do the task.

The other clue was a Detour had teams choose between Light Brigade and Masquerade. In Light Brigade, teams traveled to Ephesos Museum and dressed up as court servants and put together an elaborate crystal chandelier. If it was put together properly, the chamberlain would give them their next clue. However if they were incorrect on their first try, the chamberlain would destroy the chandelier, forcing them to start over. In Masquerade, teams headed to Palais Lobkowitz and put on elaborately colored masks and joined a Viennese ball. They had to search amongst the dancers for the two who wore masks identical to their own, but teams had to pay attention, as the masks only differed in minute detail. Once they found the right dancers, the hostess would give them their next clue.

The clue teams received from the Detour where they headed to Palais Augarten, the home of Vienna Boys' Choir and they picked up the next clue, which was for the Roadblock, asking them "Who's a choir boy at heart?". One team member joined the choir and had to learn how to sing Franz Schubert's "Die Forelle". When the choir master was satisfied with the teams' German pronunciation and musicality, he would award them their next clue, sending them to Schönbrunn Palace. After searching the palace's hedge maze for their clue, they were instructed to head to the palace's Gloriette for the Pit Stop.

Leg 7 (Austria → United Arab Emirates)[edit]

Upon arriving in Abu Dhabi, teams visited the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world.

Airdate: November 10, 2013[14]

During the rest period at the Pit Stop, teams were moved to Vienna's Stadtpark where they were given their next clue, instructing them to fly to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Upon arrival in Abu Dhabi, teams travelled to the Sheikh Zayed Mosque where (after the women put on abayas) they would receive their next clue.

The clue received at the mosque where sending the teams to the Irani Souk to search for their clue for the Detour: a choice between Sort it Out or Sew it Up. In Sort it Out, teams traveled to Al Mina Vegetable Market and had to search through several types of dates to prepare an elaborate display tray. Once it was correct, they would receive their next clue. In Sew it Up, teams headed to the Dhow Harbour and had to put together a traditional fishing net. Once the fishing boat captain was pleased with their work, they would receive their next clue.

The clues after the Detour instructed teams to take a boat over to Yas Island, where in the marina they found their next clue for the Roadblock that asked "Who wants to drop in on a hot lap?". One team member had to take a 200-foot (61 m) drop from the top of the Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi Hotel, rappeling down to ground. They then got into a Le Mans Prototype racecar and rode along on a lap of the Yas Marina Circuit. While in the car, racers had to look amongst signs on the track with drivers' names and lap times logged in the inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for the circuit record of 1:40.279 set by Sebastian Vettel. Once they told the pit crew chief the correct time and driver, he would give them their next clue. If incorrect, they would have to make another lap around the track. Racers would continue to make laps around the track until they got the correct name and time. The clue sent teams to the circuit's champion's podium for the Pit Stop.

Leg 8 (United Arab Emirates)[edit]

Jebel Hafeet was the location of the Pit Stop on this Leg of the Race.

Airdate: November 17, 2013[15]

  • Yas Island (Yas Marina Circuit – Pit Row Garage)
  • Al Khatim Desert (Bou Thib Endurance Village)
  • Al Ain (Al Ain Oasis)
  • Detour: Wedding Guests or Beauty Contest Al Ain (Al Jahili Fort)
  • Al Ain (Al Jahili Tower) Double U-Turn: Nicole & Travis U-Turned Leo & Jamal and Tim & Marie U-Turned Nicky & Kim
  • Ain al-Fayda, Al Ain (Wadi Adventure) Speed Bump: Swim across a wave pool Roadblock: "Who likes rapid transit?"
  • Al Ain (Jebel Hafeet – Mercure Grand Hotel) Pit Stop: Leg 8

At the start of the leg, teams were told to find marked Ford Explorers in the Yas Marina Circuit's pit row garage and use the Viking coins from the Norway leg to decipher a numeric code to unlock their Ford Explorer's doors. Teams then drove themselves to the Bou Thib Endurance Village in the Al Khatim Desert where they had to get out and use dune buggies to follow a marked course until they found a cluebox containing their next clue, directing them to the Al Ain Oasis. After parking their Ford Explorers at the Al Ain National Museum, they could continue onto the oasis where they had to search for their clue amongst several date palm trees. Teams then had to ask help from local tree climbers to get their next clue.

The clue had turned out was for the Detour at Al Ain's Al Jahili Fort, with a warn of an upcoming U-Turn, and the choice was Wedding Guests or Beauty Contest. In Wedding Guests, teams had to prepare machbūs, a traditional Emirati dish for wedding guests. After gathering and cutting up all of the necessary ingredients, they put it into a large pot and then served a finished dish to a wedding party who would give them their next clue. In Beauty Contest, teams had find a camel that met a set of breed guidelines, and then dress it up for an upcoming camel show. If the judges were pleased with their camel selection, they would award the teams their next clue.

The clue sent teams to the Al Jahili Fort's tower where they found the U-Turn stand. Nicole & Travis chose to U-Turn Leo & Jamal, while Tim & Marie chose to U-Turn Nicky & Kim, who were falling behind. The clue teams received after the U-Turn and sending them to the Wadi Adventure park.

For the Speed Bump, Nicky & Kim had to quickly swim their way across a generated wave pool, with a wave 6 feet high crashing down upon them once every 90 seconds. Once they made it up the ladder on the other side of the pool without being pushed off, they could continue racing and move onto the Roadblock. For the Roadblock and teams asked "Who likes rapid transit?", one team member had to ride down the largest man-made river rapids in the world and collect three flags each colored red, green, and black. Once they had all three flags, they were given their next clue, sending them to the Mercure Grand Hotel on top of Jebel Hafeet for the Pit Stop.

Leg 9 (United Arab Emirates → Indonesia)[edit]

The Roadblock in Bandung had teams putting together an angklung, a traditional Indonesian musical instrument.

Airdate: November 24, 2013[16]

During the break at the Pit Stop, all teams were moved to Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi Hotel to start the leg, where they were told to next head to Bandung, Indonesia. Upon arrival, they headed to the village of Cileunyi and to the Cikapandang ram arena to participate in a traditional West Javanese ram fight. After picking up two Priangan rams from a marked Kei truck, teams brought the rams to the arena. Once the two rams butted heads, they had to return the rams back to the trucks in order to receive their next clue.

The clues received where teams informed them to head back to Bandung by train for the Detour, giving them to choice between For the Elephants and For the Birds. In For the Elephants, teams visited Simpang Dago Market where they had to pick up eight watermelons, two bunches of bananas, one dozen sweet potatoes, and five strokes of sugar cane before heading to Bandung Zoo. Once there, they transported the food on one of the provided hand trolleys to the elephant enclosure where they fed the elephants and received their next clue. In For the Birds, teams picked up two matching Peach-faced Lovebirds from Kios Pak Dedi at Sukahaji Market and then took them to a bird song competition at the Sumber Sari Arena. After entering the birds into the competition, teams would have to get their birds to sing and scored by a judge who would award them their next clue.

This clue following the Detour sent teams to the town of Padasuka for the Roadblock, asking them "Who has an inkling for an Angklung?". One team member had to properly assemble an angklung, a traditional Indonesian musical instrument made of tubes of bamboo. Once they had assembled the stand correctly and could play a complete octave, one of the students would give them their next clue, sending them to the Bosscha Observatory in Lembang for the Pit Stop.

Leg 10 (Indonesia)[edit]

This Leg's Roadblock had teams cooking hardboiled eggs in the hot springs of the Tangkuban Perahu volcano.

Airdate: December 1, 2013[17]

  • Parongpong (Indonesian) (Ciwangun Indah Camp — King Cobra House)
  • Subang (Tangkuban Perahu Volcano – Kawah Domas Crater) Roadblock: "Who's feeling Hard Boiled?"
  • Subang (Tangkuban Perahu Volcano – Kawah Ratu Crater) (Unaired)
  • Detour: Paint Your Partner or Turn Over a New Leaf Subang (Gracia Spa Graha Ciater or Ciater (Indonesian) Tea Plantation)
  • Cisarua (Indonesian) (Curug Cimahi (Indonesian)) Pit Stop: Leg 10

At the start of the leg, teams were told to travel to the town of Parongpong and find the Ciwangun Indah Camp's King Cobra House. Once there, they were told they had to eat a 20-centimetre (7.9 in) portion of grilled king cobra meat in order to receive their next clue.

The clue were eventually directed them to Tangkuban Perahu volcano for the Roadblock and they asked "Who's feeling Hard Boiled?". One team member picked up 60 eggs from a foodstand and then took an 8-minute moped taxi ride into the Kawah Domas crater of Tangkuban Perahu to use one of the volcanic hot springs to boil the eggs. After returning to the stand with the cooked eggs, the egg man would slice each of them open to see if they were hard-boiled. Once they had a dozen hard-boiled eggs, teams would receive their next clue.

The clue instructed teams to travel to the Kawah Ratu crater in an unaired segment to pick up their clue for the Detour: a choice between Paint Your Partner and Turn Over a New Leaf. In Paint Your Partner, teams went to the Gracia Spa Graha Ciater where they had to make each other up in traditional Javanese bridal makeup without a mirror. Once the beautician was satisfied with their work, he would give them their next clue. In Turn Over a New Leaf, teams traveled to a tea plantation in Ciater and dressed in the traditional uniform of the tea harvesters. They then had to search the tea plantation for a pair of clipping shears hidden in the tea plants which they could trade to the local tea plantation worker for their next clue. The clues sent teams to the town of Cisarua and the Curug Cimahi waterfall for the Pit Stop.

Leg 11 (Indonesia → Japan)[edit]

Upon arriving in Tokyo, teams traveled to the Gotokuji Temple, known for its extensive collection of maneki-neko statues.

Airdate: December 8, 2013[2]

During the Pit Stop, all teams were moved to the Sheraton Bandung to start the leg, where they were told their next destination was Tokyo, Japan. Upon arrival, teams had to make their way to the Gotokuji Temple in Setagaya, known for its extensive collection of maneki-neko statues, where they searched their next clue amongst with these statues.

The clue had found out that was a Detour, giving them the choice of Knock It Down or Call It Up. In Knock It Down, teams had to pick up four pins from outside the Tokyo Media City studios and then participate in a Human Bowling game show, alternating sliding down on an inner tube into a set of pins. Once they got a strike, the game show host would give them their next clue. In Call It Up, teams participated in an art installation in Kinuta Park using Tokyo's obsolete phone booths filled with water and goldfish. One racer had to put on a swimsuit and goldfish-shaped swimming cap and then jump into the booth, dial a provided telephone number, and then listen to the provided message: "Welcome to Tokyo. Wasabi taberu." They then had to tell the message to their partner who had to run over to a judge to relay the message back to them. If they were correct, they received their next clue.

The clues after the Detour sent teams to Shinjuku Central Park where they had the Speed Bump and the Roadblock. For their Speed Bump, Leo and Jamal had to join a group of zookeepers in an escaped rhinoceros drill. Once the "rhino" was captured, they would be permitted to continue onto the Roadblock with the other teams. In the Roadblock, the teams asked "Who needs to Pipe Up or go home?", one racer had to put together a "robot" using a set of cardboard pipes, with only a miniature model as a guide. Once the engineer was pleased with their build job, they received their next clue.

The Roadblock clue where teams received directed them to Shibuya and had to search the Shibuya scramble crossing for a roaming "vending machine" that held their next clue, directing them to Shibuya's Konnō Hachimangū Shrine for the Pit Stop.

Leg 12 (Japan → United States)[edit]

In the Juneau Icefield, teams traversed the Norris Glacier (pictured with the Taku Glacier) for their next clue.

Airdate: December 8, 2013[2]

During the Pit Stop, all teams were moved to Shinjuku Central Park to start the leg, where they were given their final destination city: Juneau, Alaska. Upon arriving in Juneau, teams took a boat from Douglas Island to Mendenhall Valley where they took part in the Roadblock, and asked "Who needs to increase their Flour Power?". One team member rode in a bush plane flying at 60 miles per hour (97 km/h) at least 150 feet (46 m) above the ground in a supply drop exercise, dropping a bag of flour onto a target on the ground. Once they hit the target, they received their next clue.

The clue after the Roadblock where teams sending them to the Norris Glacier in the Juneau Icefield. Upon arrival at the glacier, teams picked a mountain guide to help them reach the face of the glacier, crossing a crevasse and going through an ice tunnel along the way. They then had to search the glacier for their next clue frozen inside the glacier and then dig it out with a pickaxe. However, there were several false clues instructing teams to search the glacier for the real next clue that instructed them to kayak out to a marked island. (Teams never had to kayak to or even close to Hoonah, which is located 70 miles from Juneau) that held their next clue. After finding their clue on the island, teams took a helicopter to downtown Juneau.

The teams then arrived in downtown Juneau, Juneau is NOT considered "mainland" it is a landlocked City (only way in or out is by boat or plane), teams then headed out to the Blueberry Hills Trailhead where they found their final task. Teams had to put together a wall of totem poles that spelled out the names of the currencies used in the countries they visited in the proper order:

Once they had the right order, they were given their final clue, instructing them to drive to the end of the North Douglas Highway and then down the Outer Point Trail to the Finish Line.

Ratings[edit]

U.S. Nielsen ratings[edit]

# Airdate Episode Rating Share Rating/Share Viewers Rank Rank Rank Rank
Households 18–49 (millions) Timeslot
(Viewers)
Timeslot
(18–49)
Week
(Viewers)
Week
(18–49)
1 September 29, 2013 "We're Not in Oklahoma No More" 5.4[18] 8 2.0/5 8.62[19] 2 4 <25 <25
2 October 6, 2013 "Zip It, Bingo" 5.9[20] 9 2.4/6 9.74[21] 2 2 23 <25
3 October 13, 2013 "King Arthur Style" 5.0[22] 8 1.9/5 8.08[23] 3 4 <25 <25
4 October 20, 2013 "Beards in the Wind" 5.5[24] 8 1.9/5 8.87[25] 2 2 25 <25
5 October 27, 2013 "Get Our Groove On" 5.0[26] 7 1.8/4 8.11[27] 3 4 <25 <25
6 November 3, 2013 "Choir Boy at Heart" 5.8[28] 9 2.1/5 9.38[29] 2 3 22 <25
7 November 10, 2013 "Speed Dating Is the Worst" 5.5[30] 8 2.2/5 9.12[31] 2 2 24 24
8 November 17, 2013 "One Hot Camel" 5.4[32] 8 2.0/5 9.12[33] 3 3 24 <25
9 November 24, 2013 "Part Like the Red Sea" 4.9[34] 7 1.6/4 7.97[35] 3 4 <25 <25
10 December 1, 2013 "Cobra in My Teeth" 6.1[36] 9 2.1/4 10.29[37] 2 2 17 23
11 December 8, 2013 "Amazing Crazy Race" 5.4[38] 8 2.1/5 9.21[39] 2 3 18 25
  • Episode 1, "We're Not in Oklahoma No More", aired at 8:12 p.m. Eastern / 7:12 p.m. Central in some markets due to the NFL on CBS.
  • Episode 2, "Zip It, Bingo", aired at 8:44 p.m. Eastern / 7:44 p.m. Central due to the NFL on CBS.
  • Episode 4, "Beards in the Wind", aired at 8:42 p.m. Eastern / 7:42 p.m. Central in some markets due to the NFL on CBS.
  • Episode 5, "Get Our Groove On", aired at 8:08 or 8:36 p.m. Eastern / 7:08 or 7:36 p.m. Central in some markets due to the NFL on CBS.
  • Episode 6, "Choir Boy at Heart", aired at 8:59 p.m. Eastern / 7:59 p.m. Central due to the NFL on CBS.
  • Episode 7, "Speed Dating Is the Worst", aired at 8:46 p.m. Eastern / 7:46 p.m. Central due to the NFL on CBS.
  • Episode 8, "One Hot Camel", aired at 8:08 p.m. Eastern / 7:08 p.m. Central in some markets due to the NFL on CBS.
  • Episode 9, "Part Like the Red Sea" went up against the 2013 American Music Awards; the episode aired at 8:10 p.m. Eastern / 7:10 p.m. Central in some markets due to the NFL on CBS.
  • Episode 10, "Cobra in My Teeth", aired at 8:51 p.m. Eastern / 7:51 p.m. Central due to the NFL on CBS.
  • Episode 11, "Amazing Crazy Race", aired at 8:27 p.m. Eastern / 7:27 p.m. Central in some markets due to the NFL on CBS.

Canadian ratings[edit]

Canadian broadcaster CTV also airs The Amazing Race on Sundays. Episodes air at 8:00 p.m. Eastern, Central and Pacific (9:00 p.m. Mountain and Atlantic) with one exception: Episode nine aired two hours earlier than its normal start time due to CTV's broadcast of the 2013 American Music Awards.

# Airdate Episode Viewers
(millions)
Rank
(Week)
1 September 29, 2013 "We're Not in Oklahoma No More" 2.377 6[40]
2 October 6, 2013 "Zip It, Bingo" 2.043 6[41]
3 October 13, 2013 "King Arthur Style" 1.734 10[42]
4 October 20, 2013 "Beards in the Wind" 1.988 6[43]
5 October 27, 2013 "Get Our Groove On" 2.298 2[44]
6 November 3, 2013 "Choir Boy at Heart" 2.166 3[45]
7 November 10, 2013 "Speed Dating Is the Worst" 1.947 6[46]
8 November 17, 2013 "One Hot Camel" 2.407 2[47]
9 November 24, 2013 "Part Like the Red Sea" 1.655 22[48]
10 December 1, 2013 "Cobra in My Teeth" 2.508 4[49]
11 December 8, 2013 "Amazing Crazy Race" 2.644 2[50]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Eastern/Central premiere was delayed by 12 minutes.

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