is Kicking Your Butt!
Get your bags, your passport, and your
travel docs out... and leave your inhibitions behind! Another 11 teams are about to
hit the road, the sky, and all points in between in their quest for $1
million. Who'll succeed? Who'll falter? And who'll get lost at the gate? Another
adventure of a lifetime awaits as we begin the sixteenth running... of
the AMAZING RACE!
Your racers are...
- DANA & ADRIAN DAVIS (High School
Sweethearts) - Married couple from Arlington, TX.
- BRENT HORNE & CAITE UPTON (The US Americans) - Dating models
from South Carolina. Caite was the subject of one of the most downloaded
(and most embarrassing) viral clips in recent times... her question on
why people can't point out the US on a map.
- JODY KELLY & SHANNON FOSTER (Recovering Couch Potatoes) - A
grandmother and her granddaughter from Texas. They compete in
- JORDAN LLOYD & JEFF SCHROEDER (The Heads of Household) - Long
distance couple who met in the Big Brother House last year. She's from
Charlotte. He's from Chicago.
- JET & CORD McCOY (Cowboy Bebop) - Cowboy brothers from Oklahoma
- DAN & JORDAN PIOUS (JorDan) - Brothers from Rhode Island.
Jordan is gay. Dan is... not.
- MONIQUE PRYOR & SHAWNE MORGAN (The Mompreneurs) - they're
lawyers. They're moms. They're from the east coast.
- CAROL ROSENFELD & BRANDY SNOW (The Angry Lesbians) - A lesbian
couple from Los Angeles.
- STEVE & ALLIE SMITH (Encinitas Indians) - Steve is a former MLB
player who now coaches for the Cleveland ball club. Allie is his
- LOUIE STRAVATO & MICHAEL NAYLOR (The Police Cops) - Police
detectives from Providence, RI.
- JOE & HEIDI WANG (The Problem Children) - Married parents from
El Segundo, CA
You know how this goes already, but
here's a refresher. Your objective is to follow your clues to route
markers, where you'll find more clues. Eventually, you'll reach a Pit
Stop. Be sure you're the first one there. The 16th Race will have 12
legs and 12 Pit Stops. Eight of them are elimination legs. Get to the Pit
Stop last on one of these, and the only place you're going is
Each leg, you'll receive a
little money to cover expenses and incidentals except for tickets
(business-class only, folks) which are already paid for. Or will be once
this Race is over.
And the first team to cross
the finish line will win, say it with me now, ONE... MILLION...
DOLLARS... CASH MONEY.
We now go live to the
LOS ANGELES, USA
0700 LOCAL TIME
The 25 highways that cut
through Los Angeles are already congested with workday traffic. You will
have to find a way to the airport using public transportation. There are
two flights available, but only the first three teams at the airport
will receive tickets to the first flight, leaving one hour earlier.
But for now, Phil Keoghan,
it is all yours...
"The world is waiting for
GO!" And like that,
The 16th running of the Amazing Race is ON! The first clue is...
FLY TO SANTIAGO,
Take one of two flights to
Santiago! When you land, make your way via bus to the city of
Valparaiso. Once there, make your way via taxi to the top of
Ascensor Villaseca to find your next clue.
Jeff & Jordan L. get a tip
to get to the airport... Go to Union Station. Jordan P. does a dead-on
impersonation of Caite as they take the Flyaway to LAX. The first teams
are already on their way to the airport. Meanwhile, Jeff & Jordan L.
wonder where they're going... Guatemala? China? "You ever watch 'Where
in the World is Carmen Sandiego?" No... Chile.
The first team to the
airport is... Monique & Shawne, Jeff & Jordan L, and Dana & Adrian.
The other teams are relegated to the next flight.
1st FLIGHT to SANTIAGO via
Monique & Shawne
Jeff & Jordan L.
Dana & Adrian
Meanwhile, Jet & Cord decide
to change their money to Brazilian money... big mistake.
2nd FLIGHT to SANTIAGO via
All other teams.
But we have a situation...
one that Brandy was praying for... a mechanical malfunction has grounded
the first flight. Dana & Adrian decide to switch to the other flight.
Jordan L. & Jeff... follow suit, as do Monique & Shawne. So all 11 teams
will be on the same flight.
The first bus leaving at
12:15 has Jeff & Jordan L, Brent & Caite, Dana & Adrian, and Monique &
The second bus leaving at
12:20 should've had Jet & Cord on it, but they're trying to pay their
way with Brazilian money, not Chilean. So they're off. Meanwhile, Carol
& Brandy, Jody & Shannon, Joe & Heidi, and Dan & Jordan P. are on it.
The third bus leaving at
12:30 has Jet & Cord, Louie & Michael, and Jody & Shannon.
Taking the early lead are
Jeff & Jordan L. Brent & Caite are in second. But Brent & Caite are the
first to this series' first...
WHO HAS THE BALANCE
OF A CAT AND THE COURAGE OF A LION?
One of you must perform a cable
walk, 120 feet off the ground and the distance of a football field.
Once you have done that, you will receive your next clue..
Caite gets the first nod.
She doesn't have a fear of heights, so...
Jordan L. decides to take on
the Roadblock, as Jeff's afraid of heights.
One by one, we have each
team get the clue and take to the sky. Did we mention that it was windy?
Caite is the first to
finish, so Brent & her get this...
MAKE YOUR WAY TO
Take one of Valparaiso's
funiculars down Ascensor Artilleria to your next clue. Note: you may
only travel by funicular.
Jody & Shannon and Jet &
Cord are batting cleanup. Meanwhile, Adrian decides to take on the
Roadblock... even though he's afraid of heights. Speaking of, Dan falls
off the highwire and ends up "jsuzszing" himself up to the end of the
rope. It's a challenge for all the teams involved.
Jordan L finally makes her
way across the rope to join Jeff. Brent & Caite... in the lead... WALK
down the mountain. All the while, Jeff, Dan, and the two Jordans head
down via funicular.
Brent & Caite get this...
TIME TO PAINT THE
Multi-colored homes are the
calling card of Valparaiso, so much so that when the salt air
damages the homes, the city pays for them to be restored. Today,
you'll be restoring a home. Choose four cans of paint & carry them
up Templeman Street to paint the marked house. Once you are
finished, you will be given your next clue.
Brent & Caite started to get
annoyed with each other as they carry their paint up the hill. Meanwhile
Jeff & Jordan L. and Dan & Jordan P head to the houses.
Steve & Allie and Joe &
Heidi make their way to the funiculars. Carol & Brandy join them. One by
one, the teams pass Adrian.
Jeff & Jordan L are the
first to find a house in need of paint. And the first to finish!
MAKE YOUR WAY TO
THE PIT STOP!
Make your way to the Palacio
Baburizza, the Pit Stop for this leg of the Race.
WARNING! The last team to check
in here MAY BE ELIMINATED!
Brent & Caite start on their
house... and finish to catch up to Jeff & Jordan L. Back at the
Roadblock, Shannon and Cord decide to take on the cables. Adrian,
meanwhile, is still hanging on for dear life. ... and then he falls off.
He needs to get back on with the help of a safety specialist. But Adrian
is taken back to the start, as Cord starts along his way.
Follow the music to Phil and
a band of happy locals, who greet Jeff & Jordan L... as TEAM #1! They
win a trip to Vancouver, BC!
Brent & Caite are the second
team to arrive... but they incur a penalty for not taking the funicular
down to a clue. The penalty is 30 minutes... starting now.
Dan & Jordan P drop a brush.
Meanwhile, Steve & Allie arrive at the wrong house... and start painting
the inside... The not-so-happy local is wondering what the hell they're
Back on Templeton Street,
Monique & Shawne are head to the Pit Stop where they lock in 2nd Place.
Dan & Jordan P lose their brush and keep on going. Dana is still pushing
Adrian to finish the Roadblock. At around the same time, Louie & Michael
paint the wrong edifice and Steve & Allie... realize their mistake.
Jet & Cord take down 3rd
Place. Dan & Jordan P... are the fourth team to arrive, BUT their
paintbrush will cost them 15 minutes. In 4th, Steve & Allie. In 5th Joe
& Heidi. In 6th, Carol & Brandy.
And finally allowed to check
in at 7th... Brent & Caite. And finally allowed to check in at
8th... Dan & Jordan P. Louie & Michael are in 9th.
... and Adrian has decided
to try some more... and he fell again. Dana's going to push him ragged.
But it's all for naught.
Jody & Shannon are Team #9. Dana & Adrian have to be picked up BY PHIL
on site, where they are eliminated. No doubt, they're not happy, but
Adrian is an iron man to try something and fail... and then try again.
They had each other before. They'll still have each other.
AFTER LEG 1: LOS
ANGELES, USA to VALPARAISO, CHILE
Jeff & Jordan L - trip to Vancouver, BC
2) Monique & Shawne
3) Jet & Cord
4) Steve & Allie
5) Joe & Heidi
6) Carol & Brandy
7) Brent & Caite*
8) Dan & Jordan P*
9) Louie & Michael
10) Jody & Shannon
ELIMINATED) Dana & Adrian
*penalty time incurred
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