"Bust Me Right in the Head With It"
Version United States
Season Season 20
Episode Number 3/11 (229)
First Broadcast March 4, 2012
Episode Chronology
Previous "You Know I'm Not as Smart as You"
Next "Taste Your Salami"

Bust Me Right in the Head With It is the third episode of The Amazing Race 20.


Route Markers

The order of departure from El Gomero are as follows:

  1. Rachel & Dave (12:22 am)
  2. Art & JJ (12:25 am)
  3. Bopper & Mark
  4. Brendon & Rachel
  5. Kerri & Stacy
  6. Nary & Jamie
  7. Vanessa & Ralph
  8. Joey & Danny
  9. Elliot & Andrew

Only Rachel & Dave's and Art & JJ's departure times were shown on-screen.

Teams must fly to Asunción, Paraguay. Upon arrival, teams must travel by taxi to Metalúrgica Punta de Rieles and search the equipment to find their next clue.

Choice A: Stacked Up
Teams would have to travel to the Mercado Central de Abasto and stack watermelons into a 10-by-10 pyramid. Once the pyramid is complete, the fruit monger will give them their next clue.

Art & JJ, Joey & Danny, and Vanessa & Ralph chose this task.

Choice B: Strung Out
Teams would have to traveled to an auditorium at the Universidad Nacional de Asunción where they have to properly string a harp, Paraguay's national instrument. Once the harp is properly strung and ready to be tuned, the harp conductor will give teams their next clue.

Bopper & Mark, Brendon & Rachel, Elliot & Andrew, Kerri & Stacy, Nary & Jamie, and Rachel & Dave chose this task.

Rachel & Dave used their Express Pass to bypass the Strung Out Detour.

Teams must travel by taxi to Plaza de la Democracia to find their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform the Roadblock would have to perform a traditional Paraguayan bottle dance, performing a choreographic routine with a glass bottle on their head. If the bottle broke, racers would have to start over with a new bottle. Teams are given a limited number of bottles, and if they broke all of them without being able to complete the task, they will incur a 2-hour penalty at the Pit Stop.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must travel on foot to Escalinata de Antequera to check in.

For coming in first place, Art & JJ won a trip for two to the Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas, provided by Travelocity.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer in Non-Elimination Leg     Saved from elimination by the Salvage Pass or The Save     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forwardϵ Used the Express Pass User of the first Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the first Double U-Turn slot • User of the second Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the second Double U-Turn slot
 1st place 
Art & JJ
Border Patrol Agents
Brendon & Rachel
 2nd place 
Brendon & Rachel
PhD Student & Event Hostess
 3rd place 
Joey & Danny
Trainer & Club Promoter
Bopper & Mark
 4th place 
Bopper & Mark
Best Friends
 5th place 
Nary & Jamie
Federal agents
Dave & Rachel
 6th placeϵ 
Rachel & Dave
Army Wife & Combat Pilot
 7th place 
Kerri & Stacy
 8th place 
Vanessa & Ralph
Dating Divorcees
Elliot & Andrew
Elliot & Andrew


  • This marks the first time The Amazing Race visits the country of Paraguay.
  • This episode's title was said by Bopper.