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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


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)


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


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


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


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
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 #1 Worst episode of The Amazing Race from 34 votes.

The Amazing Race - S18E9
#7 - We're Good American People
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 #2 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!
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 #3 Worst episode of The Amazing Race from 42 votes.

The Amazing Race - S18E8
#9 - I Cannot Deal With Your Psycho Behavior
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 #4 Worst episode of The Amazing Race from 32 votes.

The Amazing Race - S20E8
#10 - Let Them Drink Their Haterade
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 #5 Worst episode of The Amazing Race from 48 votes.

Last updated: may 04, 2021



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.


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).


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


The amazing race is awesome


Best Season ever


Too expensive to make in UK with current product placement rules


Need a UK version

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