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The Amazing Race

The Amazing Race

CBS 2001

This reality television game show pits 11 teams against each other in a worldwide, 30 to 40-day journey through diverse cities and countries spanning the globe. The first team to reach the final destination will be rewarded with $1 million.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of The Amazing Race

The Amazing Race - S6E7

#1 - Phil Is a Choo-Choo Charlie

6.27

Season 6 - Episode 7

A holiday clips show reviews the season so far and gives viewers a look at never before seen footage, including material that builds on previous scenes and completely new material, such as: - A team loses a clue within the first few minutes of the race - A team puts on make-up in preparation for meeeting Phil at the Pit Stop, as they consider him a class-act - A starving team member uses her looks to gain free food - Struggling with the "notoriously unreliable local cars," many teams have trouble filling up the gas tanks

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of The Amazing Race from 26 votes.

The Amazing Race - S18E12

#2 - This Is Where It Ends (2)

6.28

Season 18 - Episode 12

The final four teams race through Rio de Janeiro before heading to the finish line in Miami as the season concludes.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of The Amazing Race from 18 votes.

The Amazing Race - S32E12

#3 - Now It's About Winning

7.04

Season 32 - Episode 12

With the $1 million prize on the line, the final 3 teams travel to New Orleans where, after visiting 11 countries, 17 cities, and travelling more than 33,000 miles, one team will be crowned the winners.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of The Amazing Race from 100 votes.

The Amazing Race - S32E11

#4 - Run on Your Tippy Toes

7.08

Season 32 - Episode 11

In the first-ever city sprint, the final 4 teams have no road blocks or detours, but complete team challenges as they race through Manila, the capital of the Philippines, on the penultimate leg.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of The Amazing Race from 97 votes.

The Amazing Race - S6E2

#5 - I'm Not His Wife -- He Doesn't Need to Scream at Me

7.13

Season 6 - Episode 2

The teams travel from their Pit Stop at the Blue Lagoon in Iceland over 1,000 miles to Oslo, Norway. Once there, they travel to a ski jump where they find themselves facing a Roadblock. In this Roadblock one team member must perform an "Olympian" feat --- sliding down a long zip-line. They then visit a Viking Village where they stay the night. In the morning, the teams split up into two groups of their choice and then compete to paddle boats across the lake. One team makes a critical mistake. At the Detour, the teams must choose between Endurance or Accuracy. Endurance in involves rollerblading one and three quarter miles, while Accuracy involves participating in three grueling challenges. Many teams initially choose Endurance and then opt to do Accuracy instead. Later, the critical mistake comes back to bite the team that made it --- but the thirty minute time penalty might not be enough to cause their elimination.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of The Amazing Race from 38 votes.

The Amazing Race - S6E9

#6 - Tell My Mom I Love Her

7.15

Season 6 - Episode 9

The teams continue from their Pit Stop in Budapest, Hungary, where they receive a clue telling them to find the area's largest wine cast. Once they find that, they travel to Ajaccio, Corsica and find the room where Napoleon was born. Some teams experience flight difficulties, but things are evened again when all arrive and their destination hasn't yet opened. After it opens, two teams opt to try for a Fast Forward, which one eventually claiming it and scoring a special helicopter ride. The remaining teams take marked cars and find a Detour: Climb Up or Fly Behind. Most teams choose Climb Up, which involves complicated climbing and repelling, but one chooses Fly Behind, which involves searching a large water mass for a buoy with a clue. Although this option seems hopelessly awful at first, it turns out to offer an advantage when the team choosing it finds themselves ahead of many who chose Climb Up. Later, a Roadblock involving grape-stomping to make wine causes the same team to stumble

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of The Amazing Race from 34 votes.

The Amazing Race - S18E9

#7 - We're Good American People

7.18

Season 18 - Episode 9

The remaining teams are put on edge when a Double U-Turn is revealed; a team has a hard time consuming a Swiss delicacy.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of The Amazing Race from 34 votes.

The Amazing Race - S4E7

#8 - We're Going Down the Wrong Side of the Freeway...And the Lights Are Off!

7.21

Season 4 - Episode 7

The teams continue to southern India. After a long train ride, they face a Roadblock that involves being dragged through mud by bulls and a Detour choice between chickens and elephants.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of The Amazing Race from 42 votes.

The Amazing Race - S18E8

#9 - I Cannot Deal With Your Psycho Behavior

7.22

Season 18 - Episode 8

Confronted by a psychological Detour, teams try to avoid making a Freudian slip in the slick streets of Austria, and a hefty meal proves to be too big for some teams' stomachs

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of The Amazing Race from 32 votes.

The Amazing Race - S20E8

#10 - Let Them Drink Their Haterade

7.25

Season 20 - Episode 8

The Race takes an unexpected turn when an early alliance is betrayed, and an unforgiving team savors the opportunity to exact their revenge in a game twist.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of The Amazing Race from 48 votes.

#11 - Are You a Rickshaw?
7.26
Season 32 - Episode 8

In the first ever โ€œMega Leg,โ€ teams race through Hyderabad, India where they must complete double the detours and double the road blocks and travel double the distance.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of The Amazing Race from 106 votes.

The Amazing Race - S6E1
#12 - The Game's Afoot
7.29
Season 6 - Episode 1

The teams take off from the United States to Iceland, racing to make one of three flights that connect to Iceland. Weather delays move some teams from first to last, but the teams all end up together at Europe's largest glacier. After doing some snowmobiling, they camp on the glacier for the night and then take charters leaving at half-hour intervals determined by tickets they pulled from their tents. Their next clue brings them to Glacier Ice Beach, where they have a Detour choice of Ice Climb or Ice Search. Most teams opt for the Ice Climb, which involves climbing up a glacier using special gear. Three go for the Ice Climb, which involves searching a seven square-mile area for an orange buoy. This allows some teams to finish fast, but leaves one hopelessly lost for a good while. Ultimately, the 200 mile drive to the Pit Stop at the Blue Lagoon determines the final results, as one team is too late to find the check-in area and is eliminated.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of The Amazing Race from 41 votes.

The Amazing Race - S3E5
#13 - What Happens If I Slip? Am I Just Hanging Off a Cliff?
7.29
Season 3 - Episode 5

The teams travel from Portugal to Morocco. Along the way, they face rapelling, driving difficulties (gas in diesel cars) and more. Positions rapidly alternate, with the driving difficulties ultimately costing one team.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of The Amazing Race from 41 votes.

#14 - Getting Down to the Nitty Gritty
7.31
Season 32 - Episode 10

The final 5 teams race through Siem Reap, Cambodia where they face the second and final double U-turn of the season.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of The Amazing Race from 90 votes.

The Amazing Race - S4E6
#15 - I Could Never Have Been Prepared for What I'm Looking at Right Now
7.33
Season 4 - Episode 6

The teams travel to India, where they are shocked by condition of some of the locals and also face a harowing train ride.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of The Amazing Race from 43 votes.

The Amazing Race - S26E10
#16 - Fruits of Our Labor
7.33
Season 26 - Episode 10

The final five teams travel to Peru, where the Race gets physical and teams use their fitness trackers to help find their next clue. Also, Blair and Hayley's communication issues reach a boiling point.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of The Amazing Race from 132 votes.

#17 - Give Me a Beard Bump
7.33
Season 32 - Episode 7

Teams travel to Almaty, Kazakhstan where they brave the cold weather while perfecting a choreographed fight scene and decorating a yurt.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of The Amazing Race from 109 votes.

The Amazing Race - S26E7
#18 - Back in Business
7.33
Season 26 - Episode 7

Teams fly to the Namibian capital of Windhoek where teams construct traditional dwellings and get up close with the local wildlife, but a flat tire deflates one team's hopes of leading the pack.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of The Amazing Race from 126 votes.

The Amazing Race - S8E6
#19 - I'm Sick of Doing Stuff I Can't Do
7.33
Season 8 - Episode 6

The teams travel 600 miles from their Pit Stop at the Miraflores Locks in Panama to San Jose, Costa Rica on three charter buses leaving in half-hour increments. Once in San Jose, the teams wait for the Volcano State Park to open and then receive a clue telling them that something's brewing at the Doka Estate Coffee Plantation, 17 miles away. What's brewing turns out to be a Roadblock in which one family member must sift through 800 pounds of coffee beans for a single red one --- but one team has to wait after they are Yielded by another. After completing the task, the teams travel 90 miles to the town of Jaco and find a man named Javier at a surf shop called Roca Loca. Their new clue directs them to do a Detour with a choice of either Relic (travel to Rainmaker Adventure Rainforest, cross rickety bridges and search for four Mayan relics) or Ripe (gather fifteen bushels of bananas and then use pulleys to get them to a distribution center.) One team gets stuck in the mud and has to scramble to avoid elimination.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of The Amazing Race from 42 votes.

The Amazing Race - S26E5
#20 - Get In That Lederhosen, Baby
7.34
Season 26 - Episode 5

Racers strap on lederhosen for a trip to Oktoberfest in Bavaria, Germany, and one team finds their race in jeopardy after losing their fanny pack.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of The Amazing Race from 161 votes.

Last updated: feb 26, 2021

Comments

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Maybe its time to have more & longer episodes per week, Maybe its time to have ONE leg of the race last longer than a VERY heavily edited 1h episode per week. & I dont mean they get to the pit stop & Phil hands them a clue & tells them they are still racing. I mean actual longer legs. Legs that last 2-4 episodes. I want to not complain about this version but with all the gimmicks (some just stupid beyond belief: Phil trying to be Matchmaker..s26) the short episodes, the short legs, and everything else in between. It makes it hard Not to complain. I think thats one of the main reasons why I prefer to watch HaMerotz LaMillion over this. & have since 2012. Also back in 2013 I had more fun watching Velyki perehony than I did while watching TAR22. The Ukrainian's version was basic. No gimmicks, no twists, no nothing, other than one continuing leg. So maybe Producers & CBS should think about things, instead of what just seems like bashing out series after series just to get another series on air.

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Even though the race has been gradually dumbed down through the years and I am not a fan of the twists that have been added in more recent seasons, this is the only competitive reality show that I've stuck with since the beginning (I choose to believe that the family version doesn't exist).

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They need to copy Israels version a little bit. At least with having more than 1 43min episode a week.

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The amazing race is awesome

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Best Season ever

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Too expensive to make in UK with current product placement rules

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Need a UK version

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