The Amazing Race 11

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The Amazing Race 11: All-Stars
Season Run February 18 – May 6, 2007
Filming dates November 20 – December 17, 2006[1]
No. of Episodes 12/13[2]
Presenter Phil Keoghan
Winning team Eric Sanchez and Danielle Turner
Season Stats
Continents visited 6
Countries visited 9
Cities visited 30
No. of legs 13
Distance traveled 45,000 mi (72,000 km)
Season chronology
← Previous
Season 10
Next →
Season 12

The Amazing Race 11 (also known as The Amazing Race: All-Stars) is the 11th installment of the US reality television show The Amazing Race. The Amazing Race 11 featured eleven teams of two – ten returning teams from previous editions, and a dating couple who had met and competed against each other on a previous season – in a race around the world.

The eleventh season premiered on February 18, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. EST, 7:00 p.m. CST, for one hour,[1] and the season finale was on May 6, 2007.[3]

Dating couple Eric Sanchez and Danielle Turner, who had competed on opposing teams on The Amazing Race 9, won this edition of the race. They were the first team to win a season without finishing first in a non-final leg of the race.

A DVD was released on May 1, 2013, courtesy of Amazon's CreateSpace program.

Production[edit]

Development and filming[edit]

The docks of the Charles Deering Historical Estate located outside of Miami was the starting line of The Amazing Race: All-Stars.

As early as 2004, there had been talk about an all-star edition, with speculation that it would occur during the eighth season, as with Survivor. These rumors were fueled by reports that season 4 winner Reichen Lehmkuhl had been invited to appear in a future all-star race.[4] Speculation continued for the next few years, particularly after CBS aired all-star editions of their two other reality competition series, Survivor and Big Brother.[5] On September 28, 2006, CBS ordered an 11th season of The Amazing Race;[6] in November 2006, the network officially acknowledged that an all-star edition was in production.[7] Host Phil Keoghan was originally skeptical that an all-star edition was feasible. Over time, Keoghan felt that "as we got more and more really good teams, it [All-Stars] just seemed like it had to happen."[8]

This season traveled a little over 45,000 miles (72,000 km), across 30 cities and six continents.

This season was the second (after season 5) to visit every continent except Antarctica. The new locales visited in this season were Ecuador, Mozambique, Poland, Macau, and Guam. This was the last season in the US series to feature the Yield. As of 2016, this is also the last season that did not either start or finish in the Greater Los Angeles Area.

Six legs of this race were won by all-female teams (four by Dustin & Kandice and two by Charla & Mirna) setting a record which would later be matched in season 17.

Cast[edit]

This season's 11 teams were selected from past contestants, going back among the first ten seasons.[9] Keoghan personally submitted a list of 15 teams that he thought should return. Ten of them were chosen. The team he didn't choose was Eric & Danielle, who did not previously race together. Keoghan said, "I didn't think of that new combination, which actually is a really good one."[10] He also added that the production team's goal for the race "wasn't to pick the best racers", but "to pick the teams that have earned the most attention over the last 10 seasons".[8] Despite the "All-Stars" title, only one team, Uchenna & Joyce, had won a previous season. Some former racers were angered by their omission from All-Stars, most notably Chip and Kim McAllister (Season 5), and BJ Averell and Tyler MacNiven (Season 9), who publicly criticized CBS' casting process.[11] Colin Guinn and Christie Woods (Season 5) were expected to be in All-Stars but could not participate due to Christie's pregnancy.[12] Flo Pesenti and Drew Riker (who began dating after meeting during Season 3) were invited to participate, but Flo reportedly declined for two reasons: she felt the first race had brought out the worst in her, and her season 3 winning partner, Zach Behr, was not invited to join her. The newly created team for All-Stars thus became Eric and Danielle.

The full list of returning teams (and their prior race placements) are:

  • from season 1:
    • Joseph "Joe" Baldassare and Bill Bartek, life partners, 3rd place
    • Kevin O'Connor and Andrew "Drew" Feinberg, fraternity brothers, 4th place
  • from season 2:
    • Oswald Mendez and Danny Jimenez, best friends, 4th place
  • from season 3:
    • John Vito Pietanza and Jill Aquilino, formerly dating (dating in season 3), 5th place
    • Teri and Ian Pollack, married, 2nd place
  • from season 5:
  • from season 7:
    • Uchenna and Joyce Agu, married, 1st place
    • Rob and Amber Mariano (née Brkich), newlyweds (engaged in season 7), 2nd place
  • from season 9:
    • Eric Sanchez and Danielle Turner, dating, 2nd place and 8th place respectively1
  • from season 10:
Note
  1. ^ In their original season, Eric and Danielle were on competing teams. Eric raced with his friend Jeremy Ryan, and Danielle with her childhood friend Danielle "Dani" Torchio.

Marketing[edit]

This season introduced the Elimination Station, featured on the official website. A series of 13 web episodes presented the eliminated contestants living together in a common house in their sequester location in Acapulco, Mexico. The series was viewable only in the United States and was available on the Innertube video streaming service on the CBS website, with a new episode debuting immediately following the airing of each new Amazing Race episode in the Pacific time zone.[13]

The Amazing Race 11: All-Stars
Season Run February 18 – May 6, 2007
Filming dates November 20 – December 17, 2006[1]
No. of Episodes 12/13[14]
Presenter Phil Keoghan
Winning team Eric Sanchez and Danielle Turner
Season Stats
Continents visited 6
Countries visited 9
Cities visited 30
No. of legs 13
Distance traveled 45,000 mi (72,000 km)
Season chronology
← Previous
Season 10
Next →
Season 12

The Amazing Race 11 (also known as The Amazing Race: All-Stars) is the 11th installment of the US reality television show The Amazing Race. The Amazing Race 11 featured eleven teams of two – ten returning teams from previous editions, and a dating couple who had met and competed against each other on a previous season – in a race around the world.

The eleventh season premiered on February 18, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. EST, 7:00 p.m. CST, for one hour,[1] and the season finale was on May 6, 2007.[15]

Dating couple Eric Sanchez and Danielle Turner, who had competed on opposing teams on The Amazing Race 9, won this edition of the race. They were the first team to win a season without finishing first in a non-final leg of the race.

A DVD was released on May 1, 2013, courtesy of Amazon's CreateSpace program.

Production[edit]

Development and filming[edit]

The docks of the Charles Deering Historical Estate located outside of Miami was the starting line of The Amazing Race: All-Stars.

As early as 2004, there had been talk about an all-star edition, with speculation that it would occur during the eighth season, as with Survivor. These rumors were fueled by reports that season 4 winner Reichen Lehmkuhl had been invited to appear in a future all-star race.[4] Speculation continued for the next few years, particularly after CBS aired all-star editions of their two other reality competition series, Survivor and Big Brother.[5] On September 28, 2006, CBS ordered an 11th season of The Amazing Race;[6] in November 2006, the network officially acknowledged that an all-star edition was in production.[7] Host Phil Keoghan was originally skeptical that an all-star edition was feasible. Over time, Keoghan felt that "as we got more and more really good teams, it [All-Stars] just seemed like it had to happen."[8]

This season traveled a little over 45,000 miles (72,000 km), across 30 cities and six continents.

This season was the second (after season 5) to visit every continent except Antarctica. The new locales visited in this season were Ecuador, Mozambique, Poland, Macau, and Guam. This was the last season in the US series to feature the Yield. As of 2016, this is also the last season that did not either start or finish in the Greater Los Angeles Area.

Six legs of this race were won by all-female teams (four by Dustin & Kandice and two by Charla & Mirna) setting a record which would later be matched in season 17.

Cast[edit]

This season's 11 teams were selected from past contestants, going back among the first ten seasons.[9] Keoghan personally submitted a list of 15 teams that he thought should return. Ten of them were chosen. The team he didn't choose was Eric & Danielle, who did not previously race together. Keoghan said, "I didn't think of that new combination, which actually is a really good one."[16] He also added that the production team's goal for the race "wasn't to pick the best racers", but "to pick the teams that have earned the most attention over the last 10 seasons".[8] Despite the "All-Stars" title, only one team, Uchenna & Joyce, had won a previous season. Some former racers were angered by their omission from All-Stars, most notably Chip and Kim McAllister (Season 5), and BJ Averell and Tyler MacNiven (Season 9), who publicly criticized CBS' casting process.[11] Colin Guinn and Christie Woods (Season 5) were expected to be in All-Stars but could not participate due to Christie's pregnancy.[12] Flo Pesenti and Drew Riker (who began dating after meeting during Season 3) were invited to participate, but Flo reportedly declined for two reasons: she felt the first race had brought out the worst in her, and her season 3 winning partner, Zach Behr, was not invited to join her. The newly created team for All-Stars thus became Eric and Danielle.

The full list of returning teams (and their prior race placements) are:

  • from season 1:
    • Joseph "Joe" Baldassare and Bill Bartek, life partners, 3rd place
    • Kevin O'Connor and Andrew "Drew" Feinberg, fraternity brothers, 4th place
  • from season 2:
    • Oswald Mendez and Danny Jimenez, best friends, 4th place
  • from season 3:
    • John Vito Pietanza and Jill Aquilino, formerly dating (dating in season 3), 5th place
    • Teri and Ian Pollack, married, 2nd place
  • from season 5:
  • from season 7:
    • Uchenna and Joyce Agu, married, 1st place
    • Rob and Amber Mariano (née Brkich), newlyweds (engaged in season 7), 2nd place
  • from season 9:
    • Eric Sanchez and Danielle Turner, dating, 2nd place and 8th place respectively1
  • from season 10:
Note
  1. ^ In their original season, Eric and Danielle were on competing teams. Eric raced with his friend Jeremy Ryan, and Danielle with her childhood friend Danielle "Dani" Torchio.

Marketing[edit]

This season introduced the Elimination Station, featured on the official website. A series of 13 web episodes presented the eliminated contestants living together in a common house in their sequester location in Acapulco, Mexico. The series was viewable only in the United States and was available on the Innertube video streaming service on the CBS website, with a new episode debuting immediately following the airing of each new Amazing Race episode in the Pacific time zone.[17]

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) Roadblocks4
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 85 9 10 11 12 13
Eric & Danielle Dating 4th 4th 3rd 2nd 6th 5th 5th 5th+ 3rd< 4th 3rd<8 2nd 1st Eric 6, Danielle 6
Dustin & Kandice Beauty Queens 6th 6th 4th2 5th 2nd 4th 1st 3rd^ 1st> 2nd 1st 1st 2nd Dustin 6, Kandice 6
Charla & Mirna Cousins 8th 8th 8th 7th 1st 1st 4th 4th^ 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 3rd Charla 6, Mirna 6
Oswald & Danny Best Friends 2nd 2nd 5th 1st 4th 2nd 2nd 1stƒ~ 4th 1stƒ 4th> 4th9 Oswald 4, Danny 4
Uchenna & Joyce Married 7th 5th 2nd 6th 7th 3rd3 3rd 1stƒ~ 5th7 Uchenna 3, Joyce 3
Joe & Bill Life Partners 5th 3rd 7th 4th 5th 6th 6th 6th+6 Joe 2, Bill 4
Teri & Ian Married Parents 3rd 7th 6th 3rd 3rd 7th Teri 2, Ian 3
Rob & Amber Newlyweds 1st 1st 1st 8th Rob 1, Amber 2
David & Mary Coalminer and Wife 9th 9th 9th David 1, Mary 1
Kevin & Drew Lifelong Friends 10th 10th1 Kevin 1, Drew 0
John Vito & Jill Formerly Dating 11th John Vito 0, Jill 0
  • A red team placement indicates that the team was eliminated.
  • An underlined blue team's placement indicates that the team came in last on a non-elimination leg of the race and was "Marked for Elimination"; if the team did not finish 1st on the next leg, they would receive a 30-minute penalty.
  • A green ƒ indicates that the team won a Fast Forward clue.
  • Matching colored symbols (pink +, brown ^, and magenta ~) indicate teams who worked together during part of the leg as a result of an Intersection.
  • A yellow > means that team chose to use the Yield; < indicates the team who received it.
  1. ^ Kevin & Drew received a penalty for not taking the car they used during Leg 1 when they departed on the second leg. It is not known how long the penalty was, or when it was served.[18]
  2. ^ Dustin & Kandice initially arrived 4th, but they had missed the clue to the Detour, having simply arrived by chance at one of the options (which they completed). They were forced to backtrack and retrieve the missed clue at the Detour and return to the Pit Stop. This did not affect their placement.
  3. ^ Upon their arrival, Uchenna & Joyce were issued a 30-minute penalty for being "marked for elimination" and not arriving 1st. This did not affect their placement.
  4. ^ Two legs contained unaired Roadblocks. It is only known that Danielle completed the one in Leg 7. Images from CBS' official website show Mirna and Danielle completing the one in leg 13.
  5. ^ Due to an Intersection, Uchenna & Joyce and Oswald & Danny were able to work together to complete the Fast Forward, thus both teams were able to skip all remaining tasks and head directly to the Pit Stop, and both teams were declared 1st.
  6. ^ Joe & Bill initially arrived 5th, but were issued a 30-minute penalty for being "marked for elimination" and not arriving 1st. Eric & Danielle checked-in during the penalty time, dropping Joe & Bill to last place and resulting in their elimination.
  7. ^ Uchenna & Joyce missed a connecting flight in Frankfurt and did not arrive in Kuala Lumpur until hours after the other teams had already checked-in at the Pit Stop. They were not shown performing any of the tasks, yet were shown only proceeding from the Batu Caves Route Marker directly to the Pit Stop for elimination. Joyce confirmed in a post-race interview that she had done the newspaper recycling Roadblock prior to being eliminated. Her unaired performance is included in this tally.[19]
  8. ^ Eric & Danielle initially arrived 2nd, but were issued a 30-minute penalty for being "marked for elimination" and not arriving 1st. Charla & Mirna checked-in with approximately 14 minutes left of their penalty time, dropping Eric & Danielle to 3rd.
  9. ^ Oswald & Danny had been "marked for elimination", however, since they checked-in last, they were eliminated without the 30-minute penalty being issued.

Episode title quotes[edit]

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

  1. "I Told You Less Martinis and More Cardio" – Oswald
  2. "Beauty Is Sometimes Skin Deep" – Charla
  3. "I'm Sorry I'm Wearing a Bathing Suit; It Is Very Weird, I Know" – Mirna
  4. "No Babies on The Race!" – A letter from Jeremy and Dani to Eric & Danielle, read aloud by Eric
  5. "You Need to Watch Your Jokes, Guy" – Joe
  6. "We're Going to Trade You for Food Now" – Oswald
  7. "If I Were in Town, I'd Ask for Your Number" (Part 1) – Oswald
  8. "If I Were in Town, I'd Ask for Your Number" (Part 2) – Oswald
  9. "The Way You Look, Yeah" – A local in Kuala Lumpur to Kandice (non-racer)
  10. "We Are Trying to Make Love, Not War" – Mirna
  11. "Good Doing Business With You" – Dustin
  12. "Oh My God, the Teletubbies Go to War" – Oswald
  13. "Low to the Ground, That's My Technique" – Charla

Prizes[edit]

Unless otherwise noted, prizes were awarded to the first team to check in for each leg. All trips were provided by Travelocity. The prizes were:

  • Leg 1   a trip to the Four Seasons Resort, Whistler Lodge in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
  • Leg 2   an off-road motorcycle for each member
  • Leg 3   a home gym for each member
  • Leg 4   a trip to the Royal Lahaina Resort in Maui
  • Leg 5   a trip to Aruba
  • Leg 6   a 12-foot (4 m) catamaran for each team member
  • Leg 7   a trip to Puerto Rico
  • Leg 8   a trip to St. Lucia1
  • Leg 9   a retro-scooter for each team member
  • Leg 10   a trip to Hong Kong during Chinese New Year
  • Leg 11   a Yamaha Waverunner for each member
  • Leg 12   an all-terrain vehicle for each member
  • Leg 13   US$1,000,000
Note
  1. ^ Two teams arrived in first place, due to collaboration on a Fast Forward during an Intersection. There was only one prize offered, however, and Oswald & Danny decided to concede the prize to Uchenna & Joyce.

Elimination Station[edit]

The first five teams eliminated were sequestered at a villa in Acapulco, Mexico to await the finale. Subsequently eliminated teams telephoned the villa to inform those teams at the villa of their elimination, but continued to run the race as decoys to throw off spoilers to the final outcome of the race. The sequestered teams met with the decoy teams in the final destination city to cheer on the final three teams as they crossed the finish line.

CBS posted short videos on its website after each episode aired in the Pacific time zone to show the eliminated teams interacting at the villa.

  • After Leg 1, John Vito & Jill were the first eliminated and sent to the villa. While there, they were guessing who would be eliminated next. They thought it would either be Charla & Mirna or Kevin & Drew.
  • After Leg 2, Kevin & Drew were the second team eliminated and sent to the villa. While there, Kevin, Drew, and John Vito were arguing over what a stoop was. Later, they guessed Charla & Mirna would be eliminated next.
  • After Leg 3, David & Mary were the third team eliminated and sent to the villa. David recounted over breakfast how he was misdirected by several Chilean locals. Later, Jill shows David & Mary the master suite they saved for the first married couple. Later, Drew guessed Teri & Ian might be eliminated next.
  • After Leg 4, Rob & Amber became the fourth team eliminated and sent to the villa. Rob and Amber were welcomed very nicely; John Vito and Jill said they were a strong team. Later, they guessed that the next elimination would be Eric & Danielle.
  • Leg 5 was a non-elimination leg. The four eliminated teams sat around waiting for another team, only to hear John Vito and Kevin figure out that it must be a non-elimination leg. They spent time on a beach overlook; back at the villa, Rob dragged Mary into the pool.
  • After Leg 6, Teri & Ian were the fifth team eliminated and sent to the villa. Drew put on a displeased face for the camera when they arrived. A disgruntled Ian revealed that he believed Oswald & Danny are ruthless racers with no character, saying that when he worked with them in Ushuaia to book flights, they deliberately booked him a different flight and did not confirm it. He said that the same thing happened when Eric & Danielle worked with Oswald and Danny. He also predicted that either Dustin & Kandice or Uchenna & Joyce would win.
  • Leg 7 was a non-elimination leg. John Vito and Jill pondered about this non-elimination round. Ian expressed how he and Teri bonded with Joe & Bill and Eric & Danielle as a result of their spending consecutive days together in airports. Amber did tattoos for entertainment.
  • After Leg 8, Joe & Bill were the sixth team eliminated. The eliminated teams got a call from them and were sad to hear that Joe & Bill were eliminated from the race. Mary asked Joe & Bill who they think should win. Bill said that he would love to see Uchenna & Joyce or Charla & Mirna win. The guests talked about the call the next morning. In a confessional, Kevin and Drew said that since they were so close to the finish line, they would see Joe & Bill where the race finishes.[20]
  • After Leg 9, Uchenna & Joyce were the seventh team eliminated. They called the villa and told the eliminated teams about their flight problem that led to their elimination. The teams at the villa expressed disappointment at Uchenna & Joyce's elimination, and Amber tells them they would meet up at the finish line. Prior to the call, Drew questioned why Dustin & Kandice need to participate in the race when they had already won beauty pageants. Amber took exception to this, having won Survivor: All-Stars prior to her original season of The Amazing Race.
  • Leg 10 was a non-elimination leg. The eliminated teams waited for another team, only to discover that the leg was non-elimination. Amber taught Mary how to swim, allowing her to overcome her long-held fear of swimming.
  • Leg 11 was a non-elimination leg. The eliminated teams waited for a phone call from the next eliminated team, but give up after several days. John Vito came up with the idea of throwing an awards party to commemorate the end of their stay at the villa. Each racer drew another racer's name and presented him or her with funny and sometimes touching gifts.
  • After Leg 12, Oswald & Danny were the eighth and final team eliminated. The five teams at the villa departed for the "end city" in order to cheer the remaining teams at the finish line. They reunited with Joe & Bill, Uchenna & Joyce, and newly eliminated Oswald & Danny. Oswald and Danny said they would like to see Charla & Mirna win the race, while some of the other teams reiterated who they would like to see win.
  • Leg 13 was the final leg of The Amazing Race: All-Stars. Some of the eliminated teams shared their opinions on the winners and the runners-up. The final three admitted to their joys and disappointments.

Race summary[edit]

Route map
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   Yield icon.svg Yield   Intersection icon.svg Intersection   TAR-pitstop-icon.png Pit Stop

Leg 1 (United States → Ecuador)[edit]

The Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador was the locale of the Detour and the Pit Stop of the first leg.

Airdate: February 18, 2007

The first Detour was a choice between Wrangle It or Recover It. In Wrangle It, teams had to help local cowboys lasso, tie down, and groom one wild horse (which had grown hooves too long to walk properly). Team members had to use traditional tools to clip its hooves to a safe length and to trim its mane and tail. When the horse was released, they would receive their next clue. In Recover It, one team member had to put on an historical military uniform. Then, the team must search the field for three items missing from the uniform: an epaulette, a button, and a sword. Once these were found, a general would give them the next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At the start of the race, teams were instructed to open the clues on top of their bags and travel to their first destination city: Quito, Ecuador. Teams also had to pick a marked Mercedes-Benz vehicle to drive to Miami International Airport. The first five teams took an American Airlines flight which departed second but arrived first, while the other six teams took Copa Airlines which departed first and arrived two hours behind the leaders.
  • At Pim's Restaurant, teams had to pull a number to receive one of three different departure times for the next morning: 7:00, 7:15 and 7:30 a.m. At the designated times, teams were provided a map and found cars to drive themselves to Hacienda Yanahurco at Cotopaxi National Park, advised to enter at the north park entrance.

Leg 2 (Ecuador → Chile)[edit]

The Detour in Chile took place at Chuquicamata copper mine. One task involved a dump truck similar to the one pictured.

Airdate: February 25, 2007

In the first Roadblock, one team member had to enter the ground floor of the corporate headquarters of Codelco and search the boardroom for letters of the alphabet that were on display. Teams needed to figure out that the majority of the letters, when unscrambled, would spell one of the ten destinations inscribed on the plaques hanging on the wall. When they believed they had the solution, which was "Chuquicamata", they had to show their answer to the security guard. If they were correct, he would hand them their next clue.

The Detour was a choice of By Hand or By Machine. In By Hand, teams had to choose a two-ton tire and, by properly aligning the bolts and washers, finish securing it to a dump truck. When the work was complete, a foreman would hand them the next clue. In By Machine, each team member had to take a turn driving a huge front loader, transfering gravel. When they moved enough gravel to cover a marked yellow line on a stick, a foreman would hand them the next clue.

Additional tasks
  • After the Detour, teams were instructed to take marked vehicles and drive themselves to the Valley of the Dead (Spanish: Valle de la Muerte) in San Pedro de Atacama for the Pit Stop. They were advised to heed the speed limit of 50 kilometres per hour (31 mph).

Leg 3 (Chile)[edit]

The Petrohué River in Chile's Los Lagos Region was the site of this leg's Detour.

Airdate: March 4, 2007

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to choose an 1,800-US-gallon (6,800 l; 1,500 imp gal) fish-breeding tank, jump in, and catch and transfer all 80 flounder from the breeding tank to a holding tank at the other end of the farm. Once finished, their clue would be revealed at the bottom of the tank.

The Detour was a choice between Vertical Limit or River Wild. In Vertical Limit, teams had to walk 200 yards (183 m) to a cliff where both team members needed to complete a 40-foot (12 m) rock climb. Each team member would grab half of their clue at the top. In River Wild, teams had to backtrack two miles (3 km) to the banks of Rio Petrohué, where they would complete a two-and-a-half mile (4 km) whitewater-rafting course, through level 3 and 4 rapids. After completing the course, they had to hike back to get their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • Upon arriving in Puerto Montt, teams must choose a marked vehicle to drive themselves to the town of Metri.

Leg 4 (Chile → Argentina)[edit]

Ushuaia, Argentina, one of the southernmost cities in the world, was visited by teams on this leg.

Airdate: March 11, 2007

The Detour was a choice between Navigate It or Sign It. In Navigate It, teams had to use a map of Punta Arenas to find the Plaza Muñoz Gamero, where a sailor would hand them a compass. Then, using the compass, the teams needed to walk directly south to the Nautilus Building, a deep-sea salvage business, where a provider would give their next clue. In Sign It, teams had to choose a pole and building supplies and carry them up a flight of stairs to Ferdinand Magellan's map. Using this map as a reference, teams needed to determine his expedition's circumnavigation of the world began and ended in Seville. They then had to build a traditional local signpost listing in order the fourteen ports-of-call on his voyage. While the signs didn't have to point in the right direction, all the cities had to be spelled correctly. When they completed the signpost, they would receive their next clue.

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member was to search through 1,600 pieces of mail from a mailbag to find one of two letters addressed to their team (written by one of the other teams from their season). The team member then had to read the message inside the letter to their partner, after which they received their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • Upon arriving in Punta Arenas, teams had to find the Lord Lonsdale shipwreck and locate the clue nearby.
  • At Carlos Ibanez Del Campo International Airport, teams had to sign-up for one of two charter flights to Ushuaia, Argentina – known as one of the southernmost cities in the world – which departed at 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. the following morning.
  • At Playa Larga, teams had to take a number to reserve a place on a boat from Ushuaia (Bahia Lapataia) to Isla Redonda. Boats departed every 20 minutes and would take a maximum of two teams.

Leg 5 (Argentina → Mozambique)[edit]

The Fortaleza de Maputo (in Portuguese) was the Pit Stop in Mozambique.

Airdate: March 18, 2007

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to guide a rat to find a race marker above a deactivated landmine. Once their rat gave the signal that it found something, an Apopo Mine Technician would search the area. When the Race marker was found, the team would receive their next clue.

The Detour was a choice of Pamper or Porter. In Pamper, teams had to travel a half-mile (800 m) to the Maputo Central Market, choose a nail-polish kit, and convince people to pay them to paint their nails (which in Maputo is a job usually performed by men). Teams needed to earn at least 30MT (about US$1) to receive their next clue. In Porter, teams made their way two miles (3 km) to Mercado Janet, where they would use their bare hands to fill ten 45-pound (20 kg) bags with coal and sew them shut. Then, teams had to carry one of the bags to a specified address where the owner would hand them their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At Martial Glacier, teams had to use an avalanche beacon to search the glacier for another beacon buried in the snow with their next clue. This informed them to start at the base of Martial Mountain and ride a chair lift, pick up equipment, and hike one mile (1.6 km) through a glacier.
  • Teams were informed to take a provided flight to Buenos Aires. Due to flight regulations, tickets were limited with a scheduled arrival at 3:00 p.m.

Leg 6 (Mozambique → Tanzania)[edit]

To reach the island of Zanzibar, teams rode on dhows.

Airdate: March 25, 2007

The Detour was a choice between Solve It or Schlep It. In Solve It, teams had to make their way one-third of a mile (500 m) to the Beyt al Chai hotel, where they would put together a 62-piece puzzle. Once the puzzle was correctly solved, and recreated an image from the tinga tinga style of local artwork, teams would receive their next clue. In Schlep It, teams made their way one mile (1.6 km) to the Kijangwani Lumber Yard. Once there, they had to choose a local handcart, load two 50-pound (23 kg) logs, then take them more than a mile (1.6 km) to a dhow shipyard. When they delivered the logs, teams would receive their next clue.

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member must learn how to use a traditional Maasai wooden weapon called a rungu. They threw the weapon 65 feet (20 m) at clay targets, one of which had their next clue hidden inside.

Additional tasks
  • Upon arrival in Dar es Salaam, teams had to draw a number for one of four departure times on a dhow (ferry) to Zanzibar.

Leg 7 (Tanzania → Poland)[edit]

Teams finished this leg in Warsaw's Łazienki Palace, overlooking its reflection pool.

Airdate: April 1, 2007

The Detour was a choice between Perfect Pitch or Perfect Angle. In Perfect Pitch, teams had to make their way three-quarters of a mile (1 km) to the Prymas Palace and choose a grand piano. Then, they must use the provided tools to tune one key of the keyboard. Once the concert pianist played a piece of Chopin's music and determined that their piano was in tune, he would hand them their next clue. In Perfect Angle, teams made their way approximately half-a-mile (800 m) to the Escada Boutique, obtained a mannequin, and carried it another 400 yards (400 m) to the Panoramik Laboratory. Once there, teams had to use an x-ray machine to locate a clue embedded inside their mannequin; it needed to be positioned at a very specific angle for the image to show the name of their next destination (this task commemorated Marie Curie).

An unaired Roadblock involved teams having to row a boat out onto the reflecting pool from the park to the palace (further details are unknown).

Additional tasks
  • Teams had to take a provided flight from Zanzibar to Warsaw; due to the inavailability of direct flights, they chose to take a connecting flight through various African cities with a required arrival time of 11:25 am the next day.
  • At Czapski Palace, teams had to find a Frédéric Chopin impersonator who would give their next clue.
  • After completing either Detour, teams received the worksheet or x-ray paper, from which they had to determine their next location was the statue of Jan III Sobieski at Łazienki Park.

Leg 8 (Poland)[edit]

In Poland, teams visited the Auschwitz concentration camp and paid tribute to the millions killed during the Holocaust.

Airdate: April 1, 2007

There was an Intersection in Kraków, where teams had to work together in pairs to make decisions and complete tasks until further notice. In a Fast Forward, one pair of newly joined teams had to climb a set of stairs up two different towers (the "fire guard" tower of St. Mary's Basilica and the Town Hall Tower located in the Main Market Square). They had to count how many stairs there were, add these numbers together, and present the total number to a guard. If they had the correct answer, both teams would win the Fast Forward award.

Otherwise, the teams had to complete the Detour, a choice between Eat It Up or Roll It Out. In Eat It Up, the intersected teams would make their way one-and-a-half miles (2.4 km) to an old market. Once there, each team member had to use traditional methods to make a three-inch (7.6 cm) length of Polish kiełbasa (sausage). The teams would then be served 8 feet (2.4 m) of cooked kiełbasa. Once each person ate 2 feet (0.61 m) of sausage, the teams would receive their next clue. In Roll It Out, the intersected teams would make their way one-and-a-half miles (2.4 km) to the J. Mazurek bakery in the city's Kazimierz, the Old Jewish Quarter, and properly roll out twenty bagels. When finished, they would carry a delivery of fresh bagels one-quarter mile (400 m) to Klezmer Hois, and receive their next clue.

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to don a full suit of authentic medieval armor, then lead a horse a half-mile (800 m) through the forest to the castle gates. Once at the castle, they had to deliver the horse to the stable boy, enter the courtyard, and search for the Pit Stop.

Additional tasks
  • At the monument of the Polish Underground State and the Home Army, teams must get tickets for one of two charter buses to their next destination.
  • At Auschwitz-Birkenau, teams had to light a memorial candle on the railroad tracks to honor those who lost their lives during the Holocaust. Once they observed the memorial silence, they would receive their next clue.
  • After completing the Detour, the Intersection ended and teams proceeded individually. Teams then had to find marked cars in a nearby parking a lot and drive themselves to Sułoszowa.

Leg 9 (Poland → Malaysia)[edit]

In Malaysia, one of the Detour choices was to make a batik cloth using a traditional technique. (This picture was taken in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.)

Airdate: April 8, 2007

In this leg's Detour, the choice was between Artistic Expression or Cookie Confection. In Artistic Expression, teams needed to travel one-third of a mile (500 m) on foot to Dewan Lama. Once there, they had to use a traditional technique known as batik to exactly duplicate one of three patterns onto a 45-square-foot (4 m2) piece of cloth. Then they had to dye the cloth to the satisfaction of the artisan, who would give them the next clue. In Cookie Confection, teams made their way on foot a half-mile (800 m) to Chow Kit Bomba, located a marked stall, and searched through 600 boxes of traditional Malaysian festive cookies. They had to search by biting into the cookies, to find one with a black licorice center. The cookie vendor would then give them the next clue.

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member was to nod to Malaysia's eco-friendly practice of paper recycling. Team members had to choose a bicycle with an attached side cart, then scour the neighborhood for residents willing to give them their used newspapers. Once they had collected enough newspaper to make a stack approximately six feet (1.8 m) high, they would receive their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At Batu Caves, teams had to climb the steps and search for their next clue.
  • At Kampung Baru district, teams had to find the Kampung Baru Mosque and search the footbridge for their next clue, where they encountered a Yield.
  • At the neighborhood of Taman Sri Hartamas, teams had to search for a newspaper vendor with a delivery truck to obtain their next clue.

Leg 10 (Malaysia → Hong Kong, China)[edit]

The Happy Valley Racecourse at the Hong Kong Jockey Club was the Pit Stop for this leg.

Airdate: April 15, 2007

The Fast Forward required one team to travel 5 miles (8 km) to a film set located at the former Kai Tak Airport, where a high-speed stunt was being filmed for an action movie. They had to get in a car with a stunt driver and complete a stunt course, which involved sharp turns and the car flipping-over. After completing the stunt course, the team would win the Fast Forward award.

Otherwise, teams had to do the Detour, a choice between Kung Fu Fighting or Lost in Translation. In Kung Fu Fighting, teams had to travel 5 miles (8 km) to Tonkin Street and find the former Cheung Sha Wan Police Quarters. Once there, they had to climb an 11-story bamboo scaffold, while avoiding a mock battle between kung fu stuntmen, to reach the top and retrieve their next clue. In Lost in Translation, teams needed to make their way 4 miles (6.4 km) to Kowloon City and find Nga Tsin Wai Road. Once there, they had to search among hundreds of similar-looking Chinese signs for the specific sign shown in their clue. When they found the matching store sign, the owner would hand them their next clue.

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to kick down doors in the old building of the former Kennedy Town Police Headquarters, and search the rooms for their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At Sun Wah Kiu Laundry, teams received their next clue from the launderer.
  • At Victoria Park, teams had to find a model boat and a Travelocity roaming gnome. They then had to balance the gnome on the boat, and pull the model boat from one end of a pond to the other. If the gnome fell into the water, they had to start over. When they succeeded in getting the gnome across, they could retrive their next clue from the bottom of the model boat.

Leg 11 (Hong Kong, China → Macau, China)[edit]

The Macau Tower was the site of the Roadblock of this leg.

Airdate: April 22, 2007

Teams encountered a Yield sign before the Roadblock. The Roadblock had one team member perform the world's tallest skyjump, walking around the outer rim of the observation deck, using a permanent ascender, then taking a tethered jump off of the tower to fall 660 feet (200 m) to the ground. When they landed, they received their next clue.

The Detour was a choice between Noodle or Dragon. In Noodle, teams had travel to Edificio Fabril Veng Kin, choose a noodle making station, and use traditional methods to flatten and cut dough into two bundles of Chinese noodles. Teams must do it properly to receive their next clue. In Dragon, teams had to travel to a warehouse, obtain a dragon head and drum, and carry them three-quarters of a mile (1.2 km) to the harbor at Nam Van Lake. There, they had to attach the dragon head to a matching dragon boat and deliver the drum to the boat's master to receive their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • Upon arriving in Macau, teams had to find a man on a rickshaw outside the ferry terminal, who would give them their next clue.
  • After the Roadblock, teams had to travel to Lou Lim Ieoc Garden and search for their next clue.
  • At Taipa Island, teams had to find a marked Mini Moke and drive themselves to the Pit Stop.

Leg 12 (Macau, China → Guam, USA)[edit]

B-52 bombers were featured in one side of the Detour in Guam.

Airdate: April 29, 2007

The U.S. Air Force-inspired Detour was a choice between Care Package or Engine Care. In Care Package, teams made their way to a warehouse, chose a loading station, and filled 500-pound (230 kg) packages with various humanitarian aid items for a neighboring island. Once complete, the teams must then board a C-17 Globemaster and participate in an airdrop training exercise. Though easier, the mission would take at least a half-hour. When they landed, the load master would hand them their next clue. In Engine Care, teams had to clean an engine pod on a B-52 bomber, and scour the associated flap section on the wing. When the sergeant was satisfied with their work, a maintenance officer would hand them their next clue.

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to perform a search and rescue mission. Using a handheld GPS receiver, they had to navigate through the jungle. Team members had to find one of four training officers, who provided co-ordinates directing them to the landing zone. Then they used a radio and smoke grenade to signal a rescue helicopter to pick them up. The helicopter brought them back to the naval base, where they received their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • Upon landing in Guam, teams had to choose marked vehicles and drive themselves to Andersen Air Force Base. Once on the base, due to military concerns, they must choose a military escort to drive them to the Air Base's control tower, where they had to climb to the top to find their next clue.
  • Before arriving at the U.S. Naval Base in Orote Peninsula, a naval escort drove teams to a specified location.

Leg 13 (Guam, USA → United States)[edit]

Teams visited the old San Francisco Mint for the final task.

Airdate: May 6, 2007

The final Detour was a choice between Under or Over. In Under, teams had to swim into an underwater cave and retrive a clue anchored to the cave's floor. In Over, teams had to use a paddle board, and paddle together to reach a buoy that had their next clue.

There was a Roadblock that was shown at the photos on the official CBS website, suggesting it involved jumping off a cliff into the water (Mirna and Danielle were shown doing this). Footage of Charla & Mirna approaching jeeps with the clue inside each jeep, after their helicopter landed in Lanai, suggest that the location of the Roadblock was most likely in Hawaii before the Detour, though the exact location is unknown. However, this Roadblock was unaired.

Additional tasks
  • Upon arrival in Honolulu, teams had to proceed to Kamaka Air Hangar where they must sign-up for one of three helicopters that would take them to Lanai. Once they landed, they must choose a marked jeep to drive themselves to Kaumalapau Harbor for their next clue.
  • At Shipwreck Beach, teams had to trek one mile (1.6 km) along the shore to find a clue. This instructed them to use a kayak to find a nearby World War II shipwreck, and their next clue at a buoy.
  • At San Francisco's Old Mint, teams were given the final task which had one team member enter the vault. There, the person would answer four questions relating to their opinion of other teams on the race:
  1. Who is least trustworthy?
  2. Who has the best sense of humor?
  3. Who is most overrated?
  4. Who do you most want to stay in touch with?
Their answers determined a four-digit code which locked a safe containing their final clue. The other team member then had 10 minutes to guess his or her teammate's answers, entering the same code to unlock the safe. If they guessed correctly, the safe would open and the team could follow their final clue. If the 10 minutes expired without a correct guess, a guard would hand them their final clue.

Ratings[edit]

Canadian ratings[edit]

Order Episode Viewers (millions) Rank
1 "I Told You Less Martinis And More Cardio" 1.99 #10[22]
3 "I'm Sorry I'm Wearing a Bathing Suit; It Is Very Weird, I Know" 1.94 #10
4 "No Babies on the Race" 2.06 #6
5 "You Need to Watch Your Jokes, Guys" 1.82 #6
6 "We're Going to Trade You for Food Now" 1.96 #7
7 "If I Were In Town, I'd Ask For Your Number" 1.04 #24
8 "The Way You Look, Yeah" 1.69 #9
9 "We Are Trying To Make Love, Not War" 1.96 #8
10 "Good Doing Business With You" 1.91 #5
11 "Oh My God, the Teletubbies Go to War" 1.97 #9
12 "Low to the Ground, That's My Technique" 2.03 #8

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d The Race is on, all-star style. Retrieved on January 16, 2007.
  2. ^ When first shown in the United States, Legs 7 and 8 were shown as a double length episode. In other countries, these legs were aired separately.
  3. ^ CBS announces The Amazing Race: All-Stars, Survivor: Fiji finales. Retrieved on April 4, 2007.
  4. ^ a b "Reichen: all-star Amazing Race discussed.". Reality Blurred. 2004-10-14. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  5. ^ a b "The Amazing Race: All-Stars Confirmed". IGN. 2006-11-22. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  6. ^ a b Adalian, Josef (2006-09-28). "Race facing 11th run". Variety. Retrieved 2006-09-28. 
  7. ^ a b Adalian, Josef (2006-11-21). "Faves to rerun Race". Variety. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  8. ^ a b c d Angel Cohn (2007-02-16). "Ready, Set...It's The Amazing Race: All-Stars review". TV Guide. Archived from the original on May 15, 2008. 
  9. ^ a b "The Amazing Race producer Bertram van Munster talks 'All-Stars'". Reality TV World. 2006-02-14. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  10. ^ "The Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan dishes about 'All-Stars'". Realitytvworld. 2006-02-16. Retrieved 2007-02-18. 
  11. ^ a b Steve Rogers (2007-10-24). "Former The Amazing Race winners whine about All-Stars exclusion". Reality TV World. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  12. ^ a b Eric Goldman (2007-05-10). "Amazing Race: All-Stars Interview: Charla and Mirna". TV Guide. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  13. ^ ""I'M SORRY TO TELL YOU?YOU'VE BOTH BEEN ELIMINATED FROM THE RACE"? NOW WHAT?". The Futon Critic. 2007-02-15. 
  14. ^ When first shown in the United States, Legs 7 and 8 were shown as a double length episode. In other countries, these legs were aired separately.
  15. ^ CBS announces The Amazing Race: All-Stars, Survivor: Fiji finales. Retrieved on April 4, 2007.
  16. ^ "The Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan dishes about 'All-Stars'". Realitytvworld. 2006-02-16. Retrieved 2007-02-18. 
  17. ^ ""I'M SORRY TO TELL YOU?YOU'VE BOTH BEEN ELIMINATED FROM THE RACE"? NOW WHAT?". The Futon Critic. 2007-02-15. 
  18. ^ Rocchio, Christopher (February 26, 2007). "INTERVIEW: Kevin and Drew talk about their All-Stars experience". Reality TV World. 
  19. ^ Rocchio, Christopher (April 9, 2007). "INTERVIEW: Uchenna and Joyce Agu discuss their All-Stars race". Reality TV World. 
  20. ^ "INTERVIEW: Joe Baldassare and Bill Bartek dish on All-Stars adventure". Retrieved April 2, 2007. 
  21. ^ "Photos of Unaired Leg 13 Roadblock on CBS Website". Archived from the original on June 30, 2008. Retrieved May 7, 2007. 
  22. ^ "Top Programs - Total Canada (English): February 12–18, 2007" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on March 30, 2007. 

External links[edit]

Episode title quotes[edit]

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

  1. "I Told You Less Martinis and More Cardio" – Oswald
  2. "Beauty Is Sometimes Skin Deep" – Charla
  3. "I'm Sorry I'm Wearing a Bathing Suit; It Is Very Weird, I Know" – Mirna
  4. "No Babies on The Race!" – A letter from Jeremy and Dani to Eric & Danielle, read aloud by Eric
  5. "You Need to Watch Your Jokes, Guy" – Joe
  6. "We're Going to Trade You for Food Now" – Oswald
  7. "If I Were in Town, I'd Ask for Your Number" (Part 1) – Oswald
  8. "If I Were in Town, I'd Ask for Your Number" (Part 2) – Oswald
  9. "The Way You Look, Yeah" – A local in Kuala Lumpur to Kandice (non-racer)
  10. "We Are Trying to Make Love, Not War" – Mirna
  11. "Good Doing Business With You" – Dustin
  12. "Oh My God, the Teletubbies Go to War" – Oswald
  13. "Low to the Ground, That's My Technique" – Charla

Prizes[edit]

Unless otherwise noted, prizes were awarded to the first team to check in for each leg. All trips were provided by Travelocity. The prizes were:

  • Leg 1   a trip to the Four Seasons Resort, Whistler Lodge in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
  • Leg 2   an off-road motorcycle for each member
  • Leg 3   a home gym for each member
  • Leg 4   a trip to the Royal Lahaina Resort in Maui
  • Leg 5   a trip to Aruba
  • Leg 6   a 12-foot (4 m) catamaran for each team member
  • Leg 7   a trip to Puerto Rico
  • Leg 8   a trip to St. Lucia1
  • Leg 9   a retro-scooter for each team member
  • Leg 10   a trip to Hong Kong during Chinese New Year
  • Leg 11   a Yamaha Waverunner for each member
  • Leg 12   an all-terrain vehicle for each member
  • Leg 13   US$1,000,000
Note
  1. ^ Two teams arrived in first place, due to collaboration on a Fast Forward during an Intersection. There was only one prize offered, however, and Oswald & Danny decided to concede the prize to Uchenna & Joyce.

Elimination Station[edit]

The first five teams eliminated were sequestered at a villa in Acapulco, Mexico to await the finale. Subsequently eliminated teams telephoned the villa to inform those teams at the villa of their elimination, but continued to run the race as decoys to throw off spoilers to the final outcome of the race. The sequestered teams met with the decoy teams in the final destination city to cheer on the final three teams as they crossed the finish line.

CBS posted short videos on its website after each episode aired in the Pacific time zone to show the eliminated teams interacting at the villa.

  • After Leg 1, John Vito & Jill were the first eliminated and sent to the villa. While there, they were guessing who would be eliminated next. They thought it would either be Charla & Mirna or Kevin & Drew.
  • After Leg 2, Kevin & Drew were the second team eliminated and sent to the villa. While there, Kevin, Drew, and John Vito were arguing over what a stoop was. Later, they guessed Charla & Mirna would be eliminated next.
  • After Leg 3, David & Mary were the third team eliminated and sent to the villa. David recounted over breakfast how he was misdirected by several Chilean locals. Later, Jill shows David & Mary the master suite they saved for the first married couple. Later, Drew guessed Teri & Ian might be eliminated next.
  • After Leg 4, Rob & Amber became the fourth team eliminated and sent to the villa. Rob and Amber were welcomed very nicely; John Vito and Jill said they were a strong team. Later, they guessed that the next elimination would be Eric & Danielle.
  • Leg 5 was a non-elimination leg. The four eliminated teams sat around waiting for another team, only to hear John Vito and Kevin figure out that it must be a non-elimination leg. They spent time on a beach overlook; back at the villa, Rob dragged Mary into the pool.
  • After Leg 6, Teri & Ian were the fifth team eliminated and sent to the villa. Drew put on a displeased face for the camera when they arrived. A disgruntled Ian revealed that he believed Oswald & Danny are ruthless racers with no character, saying that when he worked with them in Ushuaia to book flights, they deliberately booked him a different flight and did not confirm it. He said that the same thing happened when Eric & Danielle worked with Oswald and Danny. He also predicted that either Dustin & Kandice or Uchenna & Joyce would win.
  • Leg 7 was a non-elimination leg. John Vito and Jill pondered about this non-elimination round. Ian expressed how he and Teri bonded with Joe & Bill and Eric & Danielle as a result of their spending consecutive days together in airports. Amber did tattoos for entertainment.
  • After Leg 8, Joe & Bill were the sixth team eliminated. The eliminated teams got a call from them and were sad to hear that Joe & Bill were eliminated from the race. Mary asked Joe & Bill who they think should win. Bill said that he would love to see Uchenna & Joyce or Charla & Mirna win. The guests talked about the call the next morning. In a confessional, Kevin and Drew said that since they were so close to the finish line, they would see Joe & Bill where the race finishes.[1]
  • After Leg 9, Uchenna & Joyce were the seventh team eliminated. They called the villa and told the eliminated teams about their flight problem that led to their elimination. The teams at the villa expressed disappointment at Uchenna & Joyce's elimination, and Amber tells them they would meet up at the finish line. Prior to the call, Drew questioned why Dustin & Kandice need to participate in the race when they had already won beauty pageants. Amber took exception to this, having won Survivor: All-Stars prior to her original season of The Amazing Race.
  • Leg 10 was a non-elimination leg. The eliminated teams waited for another team, only to discover that the leg was non-elimination. Amber taught Mary how to swim, allowing her to overcome her long-held fear of swimming.
  • Leg 11 was a non-elimination leg. The eliminated teams waited for a phone call from the next eliminated team, but give up after several days. John Vito came up with the idea of throwing an awards party to commemorate the end of their stay at the villa. Each racer drew another racer's name and presented him or her with funny and sometimes touching gifts.
  • After Leg 12, Oswald & Danny were the eighth and final team eliminated. The five teams at the villa departed for the "end city" in order to cheer the remaining teams at the finish line. They reunited with Joe & Bill, Uchenna & Joyce, and newly eliminated Oswald & Danny. Oswald and Danny said they would like to see Charla & Mirna win the race, while some of the other teams reiterated who they would like to see win.
  • Leg 13 was the final leg of The Amazing Race: All-Stars. Some of the eliminated teams shared their opinions on the winners and the runners-up. The final three admitted to their joys and disappointments.

Race summary[edit]

Route map
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   Yield icon.svg Yield   Intersection icon.svg Intersection   TAR-pitstop-icon.png Pit Stop

Leg 1 (United States → Ecuador)[edit]

The Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador was the locale of the Detour and the Pit Stop of the first leg.

Airdate: February 18, 2007

The first Detour was a choice between Wrangle It or Recover It. In Wrangle It, teams had to help local cowboys lasso, tie down, and groom one wild horse (which had grown hooves too long to walk properly). Team members had to use traditional tools to clip its hooves to a safe length and to trim its mane and tail. When the horse was released, they would receive their next clue. In Recover It, one team member had to put on an historical military uniform. Then, the team must search the field for three items missing from the uniform: an epaulette, a button, and a sword. Once these were found, a general would give them the next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At the start of the race, teams were instructed to open the clues on top of their bags and travel to their first destination city: Quito, Ecuador. Teams also had to pick a marked Mercedes-Benz vehicle to drive to Miami International Airport. The first five teams took an American Airlines flight which departed second but arrived first, while the other six teams took Copa Airlines which departed first and arrived two hours behind the leaders.
  • At Pim's Restaurant, teams had to pull a number to receive one of three different departure times for the next morning: 7:00, 7:15 and 7:30 a.m. At the designated times, teams were provided a map and found cars to drive themselves to Hacienda Yanahurco at Cotopaxi National Park, advised to enter at the north park entrance.

Leg 2 (Ecuador → Chile)[edit]

The Detour in Chile took place at Chuquicamata copper mine. One task involved a dump truck similar to the one pictured.

Airdate: February 25, 2007

In the first Roadblock, one team member had to enter the ground floor of the corporate headquarters of Codelco and search the boardroom for letters of the alphabet that were on display. Teams needed to figure out that the majority of the letters, when unscrambled, would spell one of the ten destinations inscribed on the plaques hanging on the wall. When they believed they had the solution, which was "Chuquicamata", they had to show their answer to the security guard. If they were correct, he would hand them their next clue.

The Detour was a choice of By Hand or By Machine. In By Hand, teams had to choose a two-ton tire and, by properly aligning the bolts and washers, finish securing it to a dump truck. When the work was complete, a foreman would hand them the next clue. In By Machine, each team member had to take a turn driving a huge front loader, transfering gravel. When they moved enough gravel to cover a marked yellow line on a stick, a foreman would hand them the next clue.

Additional tasks
  • After the Detour, teams were instructed to take marked vehicles and drive themselves to the Valley of the Dead (Spanish: Valle de la Muerte) in San Pedro de Atacama for the Pit Stop. They were advised to heed the speed limit of 50 kilometres per hour (31 mph).

Leg 3 (Chile)[edit]

The Petrohué River in Chile's Los Lagos Region was the site of this leg's Detour.

Airdate: March 4, 2007

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to choose an 1,800-US-gallon (6,800 l; 1,500 imp gal) fish-breeding tank, jump in, and catch and transfer all 80 flounder from the breeding tank to a holding tank at the other end of the farm. Once finished, their clue would be revealed at the bottom of the tank.

The Detour was a choice between Vertical Limit or River Wild. In Vertical Limit, teams had to walk 200 yards (183 m) to a cliff where both team members needed to complete a 40-foot (12 m) rock climb. Each team member would grab half of their clue at the top. In River Wild, teams had to backtrack two miles (3 km) to the banks of Rio Petrohué, where they would complete a two-and-a-half mile (4 km) whitewater-rafting course, through level 3 and 4 rapids. After completing the course, they had to hike back to get their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • Upon arriving in Puerto Montt, teams must choose a marked vehicle to drive themselves to the town of Metri.

Leg 4 (Chile → Argentina)[edit]

Ushuaia, Argentina, one of the southernmost cities in the world, was visited by teams on this leg.

Airdate: March 11, 2007

The Detour was a choice between Navigate It or Sign It. In Navigate It, teams had to use a map of Punta Arenas to find the Plaza Muñoz Gamero, where a sailor would hand them a compass. Then, using the compass, the teams needed to walk directly south to the Nautilus Building, a deep-sea salvage business, where a provider would give their next clue. In Sign It, teams had to choose a pole and building supplies and carry them up a flight of stairs to Ferdinand Magellan's map. Using this map as a reference, teams needed to determine his expedition's circumnavigation of the world began and ended in Seville. They then had to build a traditional local signpost listing in order the fourteen ports-of-call on his voyage. While the signs didn't have to point in the right direction, all the cities had to be spelled correctly. When they completed the signpost, they would receive their next clue.

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member was to search through 1,600 pieces of mail from a mailbag to find one of two letters addressed to their team (written by one of the other teams from their season). The team member then had to read the message inside the letter to their partner, after which they received their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • Upon arriving in Punta Arenas, teams had to find the Lord Lonsdale shipwreck and locate the clue nearby.
  • At Carlos Ibanez Del Campo International Airport, teams had to sign-up for one of two charter flights to Ushuaia, Argentina – known as one of the southernmost cities in the world – which departed at 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. the following morning.
  • At Playa Larga, teams had to take a number to reserve a place on a boat from Ushuaia (Bahia Lapataia) to Isla Redonda. Boats departed every 20 minutes and would take a maximum of two teams.

Leg 5 (Argentina → Mozambique)[edit]

The Fortaleza de Maputo (in Portuguese) was the Pit Stop in Mozambique.

Airdate: March 18, 2007

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to guide a rat to find a race marker above a deactivated landmine. Once their rat gave the signal that it found something, an Apopo Mine Technician would search the area. When the Race marker was found, the team would receive their next clue.

The Detour was a choice of Pamper or Porter. In Pamper, teams had to travel a half-mile (800 m) to the Maputo Central Market, choose a nail-polish kit, and convince people to pay them to paint their nails (which in Maputo is a job usually performed by men). Teams needed to earn at least 30MT (about US$1) to receive their next clue. In Porter, teams made their way two miles (3 km) to Mercado Janet, where they would use their bare hands to fill ten 45-pound (20 kg) bags with coal and sew them shut. Then, teams had to carry one of the bags to a specified address where the owner would hand them their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At Martial Glacier, teams had to use an avalanche beacon to search the glacier for another beacon buried in the snow with their next clue. This informed them to start at the base of Martial Mountain and ride a chair lift, pick up equipment, and hike one mile (1.6 km) through a glacier.
  • Teams were informed to take a provided flight to Buenos Aires. Due to flight regulations, tickets were limited with a scheduled arrival at 3:00 p.m.

Leg 6 (Mozambique → Tanzania)[edit]

To reach the island of Zanzibar, teams rode on dhows.

Airdate: March 25, 2007

The Detour was a choice between Solve It or Schlep It. In Solve It, teams had to make their way one-third of a mile (500 m) to the Beyt al Chai hotel, where they would put together a 62-piece puzzle. Once the puzzle was correctly solved, and recreated an image from the tinga tinga style of local artwork, teams would receive their next clue. In Schlep It, teams made their way one mile (1.6 km) to the Kijangwani Lumber Yard. Once there, they had to choose a local handcart, load two 50-pound (23 kg) logs, then take them more than a mile (1.6 km) to a dhow shipyard. When they delivered the logs, teams would receive their next clue.

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member must learn how to use a traditional Maasai wooden weapon called a rungu. They threw the weapon 65 feet (20 m) at clay targets, one of which had their next clue hidden inside.

Additional tasks
  • Upon arrival in Dar es Salaam, teams had to draw a number for one of four departure times on a dhow (ferry) to Zanzibar.

Leg 7 (Tanzania → Poland)[edit]

Teams finished this leg in Warsaw's Łazienki Palace, overlooking its reflection pool.

Airdate: April 1, 2007

The Detour was a choice between Perfect Pitch or Perfect Angle. In Perfect Pitch, teams had to make their way three-quarters of a mile (1 km) to the Prymas Palace and choose a grand piano. Then, they must use the provided tools to tune one key of the keyboard. Once the concert pianist played a piece of Chopin's music and determined that their piano was in tune, he would hand them their next clue. In Perfect Angle, teams made their way approximately half-a-mile (800 m) to the Escada Boutique, obtained a mannequin, and carried it another 400 yards (400 m) to the Panoramik Laboratory. Once there, teams had to use an x-ray machine to locate a clue embedded inside their mannequin; it needed to be positioned at a very specific angle for the image to show the name of their next destination (this task commemorated Marie Curie).

An unaired Roadblock involved teams having to row a boat out onto the reflecting pool from the park to the palace (further details are unknown).

Additional tasks
  • Teams had to take a provided flight from Zanzibar to Warsaw; due to the inavailability of direct flights, they chose to take a connecting flight through various African cities with a required arrival time of 11:25 am the next day.
  • At Czapski Palace, teams had to find a Frédéric Chopin impersonator who would give their next clue.
  • After completing either Detour, teams received the worksheet or x-ray paper, from which they had to determine their next location was the statue of Jan III Sobieski at Łazienki Park.

Leg 8 (Poland)[edit]

In Poland, teams visited the Auschwitz concentration camp and paid tribute to the millions killed during the Holocaust.

Airdate: April 1, 2007

There was an Intersection in Kraków, where teams had to work together in pairs to make decisions and complete tasks until further notice. In a Fast Forward, one pair of newly joined teams had to climb a set of stairs up two different towers (the "fire guard" tower of St. Mary's Basilica and the Town Hall Tower located in the Main Market Square). They had to count how many stairs there were, add these numbers together, and present the total number to a guard. If they had the correct answer, both teams would win the Fast Forward award.

Otherwise, the teams had to complete the Detour, a choice between Eat It Up or Roll It Out. In Eat It Up, the intersected teams would make their way one-and-a-half miles (2.4 km) to an old market. Once there, each team member had to use traditional methods to make a three-inch (7.6 cm) length of Polish kiełbasa (sausage). The teams would then be served 8 feet (2.4 m) of cooked kiełbasa. Once each person ate 2 feet (0.61 m) of sausage, the teams would receive their next clue. In Roll It Out, the intersected teams would make their way one-and-a-half miles (2.4 km) to the J. Mazurek bakery in the city's Kazimierz, the Old Jewish Quarter, and properly roll out twenty bagels. When finished, they would carry a delivery of fresh bagels one-quarter mile (400 m) to Klezmer Hois, and receive their next clue.

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to don a full suit of authentic medieval armor, then lead a horse a half-mile (800 m) through the forest to the castle gates. Once at the castle, they had to deliver the horse to the stable boy, enter the courtyard, and search for the Pit Stop.

Additional tasks
  • At the monument of the Polish Underground State and the Home Army, teams must get tickets for one of two charter buses to their next destination.
  • At Auschwitz-Birkenau, teams had to light a memorial candle on the railroad tracks to honor those who lost their lives during the Holocaust. Once they observed the memorial silence, they would receive their next clue.
  • After completing the Detour, the Intersection ended and teams proceeded individually. Teams then had to find marked cars in a nearby parking a lot and drive themselves to Sułoszowa.

Leg 9 (Poland → Malaysia)[edit]

In Malaysia, one of the Detour choices was to make a batik cloth using a traditional technique. (This picture was taken in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.)

Airdate: April 8, 2007

In this leg's Detour, the choice was between Artistic Expression or Cookie Confection. In Artistic Expression, teams needed to travel one-third of a mile (500 m) on foot to Dewan Lama. Once there, they had to use a traditional technique known as batik to exactly duplicate one of three patterns onto a 45-square-foot (4 m2) piece of cloth. Then they had to dye the cloth to the satisfaction of the artisan, who would give them the next clue. In Cookie Confection, teams made their way on foot a half-mile (800 m) to Chow Kit Bomba, located a marked stall, and searched through 600 boxes of traditional Malaysian festive cookies. They had to search by biting into the cookies, to find one with a black licorice center. The cookie vendor would then give them the next clue.

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member was to nod to Malaysia's eco-friendly practice of paper recycling. Team members had to choose a bicycle with an attached side cart, then scour the neighborhood for residents willing to give them their used newspapers. Once they had collected enough newspaper to make a stack approximately six feet (1.8 m) high, they would receive their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At Batu Caves, teams had to climb the steps and search for their next clue.
  • At Kampung Baru district, teams had to find the Kampung Baru Mosque and search the footbridge for their next clue, where they encountered a Yield.
  • At the neighborhood of Taman Sri Hartamas, teams had to search for a newspaper vendor with a delivery truck to obtain their next clue.

Leg 10 (Malaysia → Hong Kong, China)[edit]

The Happy Valley Racecourse at the Hong Kong Jockey Club was the Pit Stop for this leg.

Airdate: April 15, 2007

The Fast Forward required one team to travel 5 miles (8 km) to a film set located at the former Kai Tak Airport, where a high-speed stunt was being filmed for an action movie. They had to get in a car with a stunt driver and complete a stunt course, which involved sharp turns and the car flipping-over. After completing the stunt course, the team would win the Fast Forward award.

Otherwise, teams had to do the Detour, a choice between Kung Fu Fighting or Lost in Translation. In Kung Fu Fighting, teams had to travel 5 miles (8 km) to Tonkin Street and find the former Cheung Sha Wan Police Quarters. Once there, they had to climb an 11-story bamboo scaffold, while avoiding a mock battle between kung fu stuntmen, to reach the top and retrieve their next clue. In Lost in Translation, teams needed to make their way 4 miles (6.4 km) to Kowloon City and find Nga Tsin Wai Road. Once there, they had to search among hundreds of similar-looking Chinese signs for the specific sign shown in their clue. When they found the matching store sign, the owner would hand them their next clue.

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to kick down doors in the old building of the former Kennedy Town Police Headquarters, and search the rooms for their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At Sun Wah Kiu Laundry, teams received their next clue from the launderer.
  • At Victoria Park, teams had to find a model boat and a Travelocity roaming gnome. They then had to balance the gnome on the boat, and pull the model boat from one end of a pond to the other. If the gnome fell into the water, they had to start over. When they succeeded in getting the gnome across, they could retrive their next clue from the bottom of the model boat.

Leg 11 (Hong Kong, China → Macau, China)[edit]

The Macau Tower was the site of the Roadblock of this leg.

Airdate: April 22, 2007

Teams encountered a Yield sign before the Roadblock. The Roadblock had one team member perform the world's tallest skyjump, walking around the outer rim of the observation deck, using a permanent ascender, then taking a tethered jump off of the tower to fall 660 feet (200 m) to the ground. When they landed, they received their next clue.

The Detour was a choice between Noodle or Dragon. In Noodle, teams had travel to Edificio Fabril Veng Kin, choose a noodle making station, and use traditional methods to flatten and cut dough into two bundles of Chinese noodles. Teams must do it properly to receive their next clue. In Dragon, teams had to travel to a warehouse, obtain a dragon head and drum, and carry them three-quarters of a mile (1.2 km) to the harbor at Nam Van Lake. There, they had to attach the dragon head to a matching dragon boat and deliver the drum to the boat's master to receive their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • Upon arriving in Macau, teams had to find a man on a rickshaw outside the ferry terminal, who would give them their next clue.
  • After the Roadblock, teams had to travel to Lou Lim Ieoc Garden and search for their next clue.
  • At Taipa Island, teams had to find a marked Mini Moke and drive themselves to the Pit Stop.

Leg 12 (Macau, China → Guam, USA)[edit]

B-52 bombers were featured in one side of the Detour in Guam.

Airdate: April 29, 2007

The U.S. Air Force-inspired Detour was a choice between Care Package or Engine Care. In Care Package, teams made their way to a warehouse, chose a loading station, and filled 500-pound (230 kg) packages with various humanitarian aid items for a neighboring island. Once complete, the teams must then board a C-17 Globemaster and participate in an airdrop training exercise. Though easier, the mission would take at least a half-hour. When they landed, the load master would hand them their next clue. In Engine Care, teams had to clean an engine pod on a B-52 bomber, and scour the associated flap section on the wing. When the sergeant was satisfied with their work, a maintenance officer would hand them their next clue.

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to perform a search and rescue mission. Using a handheld GPS receiver, they had to navigate through the jungle. Team members had to find one of four training officers, who provided co-ordinates directing them to the landing zone. Then they used a radio and smoke grenade to signal a rescue helicopter to pick them up. The helicopter brought them back to the naval base, where they received their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • Upon landing in Guam, teams had to choose marked vehicles and drive themselves to Andersen Air Force Base. Once on the base, due to military concerns, they must choose a military escort to drive them to the Air Base's control tower, where they had to climb to the top to find their next clue.
  • Before arriving at the U.S. Naval Base in Orote Peninsula, a naval escort drove teams to a specified location.

Leg 13 (Guam, USA → United States)[edit]

Teams visited the old San Francisco Mint for the final task.

Airdate: May 6, 2007

The final Detour was a choice between Under or Over. In Under, teams had to swim into an underwater cave and retrive a clue anchored to the cave's floor. In Over, teams had to use a paddle board, and paddle together to reach a buoy that had their next clue.

There was a Roadblock that was shown at the photos on the official CBS website, suggesting it involved jumping off a cliff into the water (Mirna and Danielle were shown doing this). Footage of Charla & Mirna approaching jeeps with the clue inside each jeep, after their helicopter landed in Lanai, suggest that the location of the Roadblock was most likely in Hawaii before the Detour, though the exact location is unknown. However, this Roadblock was unaired.

Additional tasks
  • Upon arrival in Honolulu, teams had to proceed to Kamaka Air Hangar where they must sign-up for one of three helicopters that would take them to Lanai. Once they landed, they must choose a marked jeep to drive themselves to Kaumalapau Harbor for their next clue.
  • At Shipwreck Beach, teams had to trek one mile (1.6 km) along the shore to find a clue. This instructed them to use a kayak to find a nearby World War II shipwreck, and their next clue at a buoy.
  • At San Francisco's Old Mint, teams were given the final task which had one team member enter the vault. There, the person would answer four questions relating to their opinion of other teams on the race:
  1. Who is least trustworthy?
  2. Who has the best sense of humor?
  3. Who is most overrated?
  4. Who do you most want to stay in touch with?
Their answers determined a four-digit code which locked a safe containing their final clue. The other team member then had 10 minutes to guess his or her teammate's answers, entering the same code to unlock the safe. If they guessed correctly, the safe would open and the team could follow their final clue. If the 10 minutes expired without a correct guess, a guard would hand them their final clue.

Ratings[edit]

Canadian ratings[edit]

Order Episode Viewers (millions) Rank
1 "I Told You Less Martinis And More Cardio" 1.99 #10[3]
3 "I'm Sorry I'm Wearing a Bathing Suit; It Is Very Weird, I Know" 1.94 #10
4 "No Babies on the Race" 2.06 #6
5 "You Need to Watch Your Jokes, Guys" 1.82 #6
6 "We're Going to Trade You for Food Now" 1.96 #7
7 "If I Were In Town, I'd Ask For Your Number" 1.04 #24
8 "The Way You Look, Yeah" 1.69 #9
9 "We Are Trying To Make Love, Not War" 1.96 #8
10 "Good Doing Business With You" 1.91 #5
11 "Oh My God, the Teletubbies Go to War" 1.97 #9
12 "Low to the Ground, That's My Technique" 2.03 #8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "INTERVIEW: Joe Baldassare and Bill Bartek dish on All-Stars adventure". Retrieved April 2, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Photos of Unaired Leg 13 Roadblock on CBS Website". Archived from the original on June 30, 2008. Retrieved May 7, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Top Programs - Total Canada (English): February 12–18, 2007" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on March 30, 2007. 

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