The Amazing Race 5 (Courtesy Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
The Amazing Race 5 is the fifth installment of the American reality television show The Amazing Race. The Amazing Race 5 featured 11 teams of two, with a pre-existing relationship, in a race around the world.
This season premiered on July 6, 2004, with weekly showings at 8:00 pm EDT, followed by Big Brother 5. The 2-hour season finale aired on September 21, 2004.
Married parents Chip and Kim McAllister were the winners of the race, and were the first African American contestants to win the competition. At 46 and 44 respectively, Chip & Kim are the oldest winning male and female (she is tied with Season 7's Joyce); together they form the oldest winning team.
A DVD for this season was released on April 24, 2012, via Amazon.com's CreateSpace program.
Development and filming
After the anemic ratings for The Amazing Race 4, CBS chairman and CEO Les Moonves doubted whether the series would be renewed for another season. After much deliberation, CBS officially ordered a fifth installment of the Race in September 2003. Some observers cited the series' recent Emmy win as the factor behind its renewal. While CBS flirted with the idea of a fall premiere, it ultimately gave Season 5 a summer broadcast to create momentum for The Amazing Race 6 on the fall schedule.
This season introduced two major twists to the Race: the Yield and a non-elimination penalty. The Yield allowed one team to force another team to stop racing for a predetermined amount of time. The Yield was available on each leg, though it was not presented on each episode. The non-elimination penalty meant teams finishing last on non-elimination legs were stripped of any money they had accumulated and received no money at the start of the next leg. This was also the first season to see the number of Fast Forwards reduced; only two were available in the entire Race.
The Amazing Race 5 lasted 31-32 days and traveled , which was the longest race route yet, covering six continents (that was later matched by The Amazing Race 11) and twelve countries. The teams visited nine countries not previously seen on the show, including Uruguay, Argentina, Russia, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, Philippines and Canada. This is the first time the former Soviet Union and the Middle East were visited on the race. Also, for the first time the final leg had an intermediate destination in a foreign country. This has also been one of the two seasons so far where all 6 inhabited continents have been visited.
During pre-production the producers moved the Dubai leg of the race from the originally planned location of Istanbul, Turkey. The reason for this decision has not been disclosed. Istanbul was eventually visited by the Race two seasons later.
Marshall and Lance were the first team in Amazing Race history to quit following Marshall's knee injury during the leg 6 roadblock in Luxor, Egypt. When the team arrived at the final roadblock site after all the other teams had left, the decision was made to give up rather than complete the frustrating 'needle in the haystack' digging task.
Two challenges were edited out of the program since they did not affect team placement. The first was a nut finding Roadblock in the markets of Dubai; the second, a tipi building challenge in Banff, Alberta.
Applications were due on October 8, 2003. Filming began on January 30, 2004 and finished on February 27, 2004.
Following two seasons that featured twelve teams, the contestant pool was reduced to eleven for this season. They included a military man, a dating widowed couple, female twins, a former Big Brother contestant, a team member with dwarfism, and a few beauty pageant queens.
Chip portrayed a young Muhammad Ali in the 1977 film The Greatest (Ali portrayed the adult version of himself).
Erika, Alison, Nicole and Christie competed against one another in various beauty pageants. Christie was a former Miss Teen USA champion, while Nicole was the winner of Miss Texas USA.
Colin & Christie were engaged on The Early Show. They were invited to participate in The Amazing Race All-Stars, but had to decline due to Christie's pregnancy.
Erika became a producer with the show and was on-hand during the Season 12 open casting call in Cabazon, CA. Erika is credited with recruiting the show's first and second all-female winning teams, anesthesiologists Nat & Kat, the winners of Season 17, and sisters Kisha & Jen, the winners of Season 18.
Alison of CBS's Big Brother 4 was the first contestant on a previously aired reality show to take part in this race. Alison later appeared on Big Brother: All Stars and was the first person voted out.
In 2005, Chip, Kim, Charla and Mirna all competed on the Bravo reality series Battle of the Network Reality Stars, along with 28 other individuals from various reality series. Mirna was a member of the winning team.
The show also featured Miss Uruguay Natalia Rodriguez Lassiy, who competed in Miss World 2003, as a greeter at the Uruguay pit stop, and Luli Arroyo, the daughter of then-Philippine president, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as the local greeter at the Manila pit stop.
The following teams participated in the Race, with their relationships at the time of filming. Note that this table is not necessarily reflective of all content broadcast on television due to inclusion or exclusion of some data. Placements are listed in finishing order:
A team placement indicates that the team was eliminated.
An team placement indicates that the team was the last to arrive at a pit stop in a non-elimination leg of the race. The teams were forced to relinquish all of their money and were not allotted money for the next leg.
A indicates that the team won a Fast Forward clue. If placed next to a leg number, this indicates that the Fast Forward was available for that leg but not used.
A indicates that the team chose to use the Yield; indicates the team who received it; around the leg number indicates that the Yield for that leg was available but not used.
^ The Roadblock count does not include the results of any unaired Roadblocks.
^Template:Note labelTemplate:Note label Chip & Kim and Kami & Karli initially arrived 1st and 2nd, respectively, but they had missed the clue to the Detour, having simply arrived by chance at one of the options. They had to go back and retrieve the clue before checking in, causing them to fall to 8th and 9th, respectively.
^ Marshall & Lance, exhausted and already in dead last, decided to quit the race during the Roadblock, marking the first time ever that host Phil Keoghan had to eliminate a team still on the race course.
Episode title quotes
Episode titles are often taken from quotes made by the racers.
"Clearly, I'm More Intelligent than You" – Alison
"It Turned Ugly Just Now" – Kami
"I Got Electrocuted" – Charla
"Who Says Pageant Girls Don't Eat?" – Brandon
"Are You Good at Puzzles?" – Brandon
"Why Can't We Get a Camel?" – Marshall
"Are You Sure This is Safe?" – Nicole
"I'm Going to Jail" – Colin
"If You're Going to Whine, Just Shut Up!" – Karen
"If They're Screwing the Helmet to My Head, It Can't Be Good!" – Linda
"It's Okay, Run Them Over!" – Christie
"You've Just Made Me a Millionaire" – Chip
Individual prizes were awarded to the first team to complete a leg.
Leg 1 - A vacation to Hawaii provided by American Airlines website AA.com.
Leg 6 - A vacation to exotic Mexico provided by American Airlines website AA.com.
Leg 7 - A vacation to sunny Latin America provided by American Airlines website AA.com.
Leg 8 - A vacation to sunny Caribbean provided by American Airlines website AA.com.
Leg 9 - A vacation to exotic Mexico provided by American Airlines website AA.com.
Leg 10 - A vacation to Europe provided by American Airlines website AA.com.
Leg 11 - A vacation to Hawaii provided by American Airlines website AA.com.
Leg 12 - A vacation to sunny Caribbean provided by American Airlines website AA.com.
Leg 13 - $1,000,000
Leg 1 (United States → Uruguay)
Airdate: July 6, 2004
Santa Monica, California, United States (Santa Monica Pier) (Starting Point)
Los Angeles (Los Angeles International Airport) to Montevideo, Uruguay
Montevideo (Carrasco International Airport) to Punta del Este (Bus station)
Punta del Este (The Hand in the Sand)
Gorriti Island (Overnight Rest)
Punta del Este (Dock)
Maldonado (José Francisco González Meat Warehouse)
Punta del Este (Conrad Hotel)
Punta Ballena (Casapueblo)
The Detour for this Leg of the Race was Zips or Chips. In both detours, teams must get in the hotel. In Zips, teams had to ascend into a penthouse of the hotel across and travel by zip-line above the ground, then take a second zip line 18 stories down to the hotel pool to receive their next clue. In Chips, teams had to play roulette in the hotel casino with 20 chips and would receive their clue if they won a game. If they lost all of their chips, they would have to do the Zips task.
Teams had a choice to take one of two flights from Los Angeles to Montevideo and then take a bus to Punta del Este, Uruguay.
At the Gorriti Island, teams had to search for three different departure times hidden on 11 trees.
At the Meat Warehouse, teams had to carry a 55 pound slab of meat, from the meat warehouse, then deliver it to La Rosada Carniceria and the butcher will pick up their next clue.
Leg 2 (Uruguay → Argentina)
Airdate: July 13, 2004
Montevideo (Shake Mega Disco)
Colonia del Sacramento (Ferry Station) to Buenos Aires, Argentina
The second Detour was Perro or Tango. In Perro, teams must take on the extremely popular job of dog walking. They had to walk eight dogs on a 1-mile course, while using a provided map to navigate past a series of checkpoints to their final destination, La Flor. They were able to begin the task outside the cemetery. In Tango, teams had to travel to crowded streets across the city to a theater, which was filled with tango dancers, who looked similar to each other. Teams were given a photo of a tango dancer; their task was to find the dancer who matched their photo. If the teams gave it to the wrong dancer, the dancer would take the photo. If they were unsuccessful, they would have to get a new picture and try again. The first Roadblock of the race was to play a game traditionally played by children in a ranch, ribbon roping. One team member must enter a corral and attempt to remove a bandana from the neck of one of the calves and a gaucho woman would give them their next clue.
At the start of the leg, teams had to rip open a foam ball to get the clue inside.
Teams had arrive in Buenos Aires and needed to find the correct grave of former Argentine first lady Evita Perón which the correct location is Recoleta Cemetery and the next clue is located.
Leg 3 (Argentina)
Airdate: July 20, 2004
Buenos Aires (Jorge Newbery Domestic Airport) to San Carlos de Bariloche (Teniente Luis Candelaria International Airport)
San Carlos de Bariloche (Civic Center)
San Carlos de Bariloche (Del Turista Chocolate Factory)
San Carlos de Bariloche (Villa Catedral)
The Roadblock required one team member to search through 11,000 chocolates (by biting into them) until they located one with a white center. Of these 11,000 chocolates, 20 of them had a white center. When the white center is found, they would get their next clue. The Detour was Smooth Sailing or Rough Riding. In Smooth Sailing, each teammate had to paraglide in tandem with an instructor off a mountain. When they successfully landed, they would get their next clue. In Rough Riding, each team must ride a mountain bike on a course down the mountain. When they had completed the course, they would receive their next clue.
Upon arriving at the Civic Center in San Carlos de Bariloche, teams had to find the mayor.
Leg 4 (Argentina → Russia)
Airdate: July 27, 2004
San Carlos de Bariloche (Bariloche Bus Station) to Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires (Ministro Pistarini International Airport) to Saint Petersburg, Russia (Pulkovo Airport)
Saint Petersburg (Battleship Aurora)
Saint Petersburg (Ice hockey rink or Anichkov Palace)
Saint Petersburg (Bronze Horseman)
Pushkin (Old Tower Restaurant)
Pushkin (Catherine's Palace)
This leg's Detour was Block 5 Shots or Drink 1 Shot. In Block 5 Shots, teams had to travel to an ice hockey rink, put on a protective gear and step to the goal's position to block five slap shots by professional hockey players. If the shots are blocked, a coach would get their next clue. In Drink 1 Shot, teams had to travel to Anichkov Palace, and perform a cossack ritual: Balance a shot glass of vodka on the blade of a saber, and tilt the sword to drink the vodka, without dropping the glass. When they are done, they would receive their next clue. The Roadblock required one team member to eat of caviar. When the caviar is successfully eaten, a waiter would give them their next clue.
Leg 5 (Russia → Egypt)
Airdate: August 3, 2004
Pushkin to Saint Petersburg (Vitebsky Rail Terminal)
Saint Petersburg (Hermitage Museum)
Saint Petersburg (Pulkovo Airport) to Cairo, Egypt (Cairo International Airport)
Cairo (Tower of Cairo)
Cairo (Pharaonic Village)
Giza (Giza pyramid complex – Osiris Shaft)
Giza (Base of the Pyramid)
In this Fast Forward, teams had to go to the Pharaonic Village and carry a sarcophagus and transport it via ferry into the temple and deliver it to the priest to win the Fast Forward. In the Roadblock for this leg of the race, one team member had to descend down a series of ladders into Osiris Shaft below sea level. Next, they retrieve a satchel containing puzzle pieces and which presented it to an Egyptologist for getting the next clue. The Detour was Rock & Roll or Hump & Ride. In Rock & Roll, teams had to use traditional techniques to transport of two-stone rock across an area the size of football field. In Hump & Ride, teams had to pick a pair of horse and two camels loaded with carpets to a merchant.
At the Hermitage Museum, teams had to find the painting of the Return of the Prodigal Son by Rembrandt.
Teams had to use the puzzle pieces in the satchel collected at the Roadblock and a map to figure out their next destination. If teams placed their puzzle pieces onto the map, a hole in the puzzle would show them where to go.
Leg 6 (Egypt)
Airdate: August 10, 2004
Giza (Great Pyramids)
Cairo (Old Cairo Airport) to Luxor (Luxor International Airport)
Luxor (Nile River – Banana Island or Pigeon Farm)
Luxor (Habu Temple)
Luxor (West Nile Ferry Port) to Crocodile Island
Luxor (Crocodile Island)
The Detour for this leg of the Race was Herd It or Haul It. In both detours, teams have travel by kalesh, a traditional carriage. In Herd It, teams had travel to Banana Island for load ten goats into a sailboat and deliver them to a shepherd on the other side of the Nile River and give the animals to a waiting shepherd for exchange in their next clue. In Haul It, teams travel to a pigeon farm and use a traditional device to haul water from the Nile into an urn and transport it by donkey to fill a cistern. When it is filled in a correct mark, they will get their next clue. In the Roadblock, one team member had to choose a large dig site to use archeological tools to dig, in a plot of sand, for unearth a scarab, a beetle stone carving which is a part of Egyptian mythology. When the scarab is found, an archeologist will give them their next clue.
Leg 7 (Egypt → Kenya → Tanzania)
Airdate: August 17, 2004
Luxor (Luxor International Airport) to Nairobi, Kenya (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport)
Nairobi (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport - Z. Boskovic Air Charters) to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania (Kilimanjaro International Airport)
Kilimanjaro (Bus station) to Mto wa Mbu, Monduli
Kibaoni (Kavishe Hotel)
Lake Manyara (Lookout)
The Detour for this leg was Buzzing or Busy. In Buzzing, teams had to travel by bicycle to a local honey farm, put on a beekeeper suits and harvest of honey from traditional African hives in order to receive their next clue. In Busy, teams had to travel to a furniture store and deliver two chairs to a specified house. When the chairs are delivered in a right address, the house owner would give teams a receipt. Teams then have to return to the shopkeeper and give him the receipt to get their clue. The Roadblock required one team member to eat an ostrich egg, cook a portion of it equal to two dozen chicken eggs and eat it to get their next clue.
At the Z. Boskovic Air Charters, teams signed up for a charter flight to a mystery destination. The flights were departing at 8:00, 8:45, and 9:30
After the Roadblock, Teams must do the zip line known as Flying Fox, over the gorge below to proceed the next pit stop, Lake Manyara.
Leg 8 (Tanzania → United Arab Emirates)
Airdate: August 24, 2004
Kilimanjaro (Kilimanjaro International Airport) to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Dubai International Airport)
Dubai (Burj al-Arab) (Unaired)
Dubai (Bur Dubai Abra Port)
Margham (????) (Margham Dunes)
Margham (Desert Oasis)
In the unaired Roadblock, one team member had to buy nuts in the local market and then deliver them to a ship. The Detour was Off Plane or Off Road. In Off Plane, teams had to travel to the Al Quwain Aero Club and tandem skydive with an instructor to a landing site in the Margham Dunes. When they had successfully landed in correct zone, they would get their next clue. In Off Road, teams had to travel directly to the Margham Dunes, where they must drive a marked 4x4 over a course to the desert and ending at the skydiving landing site. Teams could get stuck in the sand, forcing them to radio for help, which could take a long time.
During the start of the leg, teams must signed up one of three designated times to a charter flight in Nairobi for departing every 30 minutes apart.
After finish the detour, teams must take a camel and use a GPS navigation system program and guide the arrow properly to the pit stop.
Leg 9 (United Arab Emirates → India)
Airdate: August 31, 2004
Dubai (Wild Wadi)
Dubai (Dubai International Airport) to Kolkata, West Bengal, India (Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport)
Kolkata (Sahid Minar)
Kolkata (Hindu Temple)
Garia (Globe Brick Factory)
Garia to Kolkata (Sealdah Station)
Kolkata (Lansdowne Road or Flower market)
Kolkata (Victoria Memorial)
The Fast Forward instructed teams to travel to a temple and engage in a Hindu cleansing ritual that involves shaving the head of all hair. Once both team members were completely bald, they would win the Fast Forward clue. For the Roadblock, one team member was required to use a traditional Indian mold to make 20 mud bricks. If they weren't filled in the correct way, they fell apart. Once the factory worker determined that they were all properly formed, they would receive their next clue. The Detour required a choice between Heavy but Short or Light but Long. In Heavy but Short, teams had to travel over to Lansdowne to transport a taxi a half-mile to a local garage. The taxis have no engines, so teams had to push the taxi in a short distance, where the owner will hand them their next clue. In Light but Long, teams had to travel to Kolkata's largest flower market to find a particular stall and receive a garland, which they must then release into the Ganges for good luck to receive their next clue.
Upon the opening of Wild Wadi, team members had to take turns riding a free waterfall slide.
Leg 10 (India → New Zealand)
Airdate: September 7, 2004
Kolkata (Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport) to Auckland, New Zealand (Auckland Airport)
Rotorua, Waikato (Rotorua Museum)
Rotorua (Okere Falls or Hell's Gate)
Paengaroa (Matapara Farms)
The Detour was Clean or Dirty. In Clean, teams had to drive to Okere Falls and perform an adventure sport called river sledging. With the help of the two guides, teams must complete course with only a small board, called a sledge for protection. In Dirty, teams had to travel to Hell's Gate and search for clues buried in a hot mud pit. In the Roadblock, one team member had to inflate a Zorb and ride it down a hillside. At the bottom of the hill, the rider had to walk the Zorb a short distance to cross a finish line, then get out and join his or her teammate and run to the Pit Stop.
Leg 11 (New Zealand → Philippines)
Airdate: September 14, 2004
Auckland (Westhaven Marina)
Auckland (Auckland Airport) to Manila, Philippines (Ninoy Aquino International Airport)
Cavite (Malagueña Motors)
Victoria, Laguna (Field Behind Giant Duck)
Manila (Coconut Palace)
In the Roadblock for this leg, one team member had travel to Auckland Harbour Bridge and climb ladder to the girders beneath the roadway. From there, he or she had to walk along the girders until they reached the clue on the other side. They were then lowered to a waiting boat below. The Detour was Plow or Fowl. In Plow, teams had to choose a marked field and use an ox-drawn plow to till the soil, until the plow caught on a buried rope attached to a hidden clue. In Fowl, teams had to work together and herd 1,000 ducks from one pen to another away.
At Westhaven Marina, teams must find a yacht named Hydroflow and used these mark handles to lowered down to get their next clue.
At Malagueña Motors in Cavite province, teams must decorate a jeepney with attaching items to provide completely. Once it decorated properly, teams will get their next clue.
Leg 12 (Philippines)
Airdate: September 21, 2004
Manila (Rizal Park)
Manila (A Soriano Aviation)
Manila (Ninoy Aquino International Airport) to El Nido, Palawan (El Nido Airport)
El Nido (El Nido Pier)
El Nido (Island with Philippine flag)
El Nido (Island with clue box) (Task shown but not indicated as a Detour)
El Nido (Lagen Wall)
El Nido (Lagen Island)
In the one aired choice for the Detour, teams had to put on snorkel gear and search underwater for one of four giant clams containing their next clue. The Roadblock for this leg was for one team member to climb a rock wall using an ascender. Upon completing the ascent, he/she would get the next clue and rappel down back to his/her partner.
At A. Sorano Aviation, teams caught one of two charter flights to El Nido at 10.45am or 11.30am.
Upon arriving at the islands located near El Nido, teams used binoculars and searched the shore of three islands for an island with the Philippine flag. If teams chose an incorrect island, they had to try again. When the correct flag was found, they got their next clue.
After the Roadblock, teams had to paddle themselves in a kayak to the pit stop on Lagen Island.
Leg 13 (Philippines → Canada → United States)
Airdate: September 21, 2004
El Nido (El Nido Airport) to Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Calgary International Airport)
Banff (Shopping task, unaired)
Banff (Outside Banff Springs Hotel) (Unaired)
Banff National Park (Sunshine Village - Lookout Mountain)
Calgary (Canada Olympic Park)
Calgary (Calgary International Airport) to Dallas, Texas, USA (Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport)
Fort Worth (Fort Worth Stockyards)
Dallas (Trammell Crow Park)
There was a final Roadblock of this race, which went unaired, that required one team member to build a teepee outside the Banff Springs Hotel. The final Detour was Slide or Ride. In Slide, teams had to complete the Olympic course on a two-man luge at speeds up to 40 miles per hour, needs to complete the course in 34 seconds or less. If they failed, they had to keep trying until they hit the target time. In Ride, teams had to use mountain bikes to complete the Olympic slalom course in three minutes or less. If they failed to finish in required time, they must keep trying to complete the time for receiving the clue.
At the Lookout Mountain, teams had to hike up a snow slope to Continental Divide in order to get a clue which was placed at the top.
At the Fort Worth Stockyards, teams had to go into the giant maze to find 4 wooden boxes with their names on it, each containing a picture of a place previously visited on the Race (for example, the Canada Olympic Park), using the four keys provided on their respective boards. Then they must take the picture, find their way out of the maze and place it on the board. They must repeat the process for the other two locations with pictures, one at a time, in numerical order. The fourth and last given key from the board will open a wooden box which contains another key that will unlock the glass box on the board, which contains their final clue. The broadcast only showed teams looking for one photograph of the Canada Olympic Park and then finding the box with the key.
At the Shopping center, in an unaired task, teams had to pick an article of winter clothing (either jacket or gloves) for the rest of the leg.