"Clearly, I'm More Intelligent than You"
Version United States
Season Season 5
Episode Number 1/12 (049)
First Broadcast July 6, 2004
Viewership (in millions) 10.30[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49) 4.3/12
Episode Chronology
Previous "It's Like Adam Building His First House!"
(previous season)
Next "It Turned Ugly Just Now"

Clearly, I'm More Intelligent than You is the Season Premiere of The Amazing Race 5.


Route Markers

Teams must fly to Montevideo, Uruguay. Upon arriving teams will have to take a bus to Punta del Este and find The Hand in the Sand. There are only two flights for the teams. Flight 1 is American Airlines and can only accommodate 4 teams. Flight 2 is United Flight and can only accommodates 7 teams. The United Flight gets in earlier due to American Airlines's longer layover.

Teams must then take a ferry to Gorriti Island. Once there, teams will find their next clue.

On Gorriti Island teams must search for tickets for ferries leaving in the morning. Teams will either depart on the 8:00, 8:30, or 9:00 ferry. Once they've taken a ticket, they cannot switch for another one. Once back on the Punta del Este dock, they will find their next clue.

Team must make their way to Maldonado and find the José Francisco González Meat Warehouse to look for their next clue.

Teams have to carry a 55 pounds slab of meat, 0.5 miles from the meat warehouse, then deliver it to La Rosada Carniceria where the butcher will give them their next clue.

During the delivery, teams would have the option to Yield a team. None of the teams opted to use the Yield.

Teams must return to Punte del Este and find the Conrad Hotel, where their clue will be found across from the hotel.

Choice A: Zips
Teams have to ascend into a penthouse across the hotel and travel by zip-line 210 feet (64 m) above the ground, then take a second zip line 18 stories down to the hotel pool to receive their next clue.

Alison & Donny, Bob & Joyce, Brandon & Nicole, Colin & Christie, Dennis & Erika, Jim & Marsha, and Linda & Karen chose this task.

Choice B: Chips
Teams have 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.

Charla & Mirna, Chip & Kim, Kami & Karli, and Marshall & Lance chose this task.

Teams must make their way to Punta Ballena and find Casapueblo to check in.

For coming in first, Alison & Donny won a trip to Hawaii, provided by American Airlines.


     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 Forward> Used the Yield< Recipient of the Yield
 1st place 
Alison & Donny
 2nd place 
Marshall & Lance
 3rd place 
Linda & Karen
Bowling Moms
 4th place 
Bob & Joyce
Internet Dating Couple
 5th place 
Charla & Mirna
 6th place 
Brandon & Nicole
Dating Models
 7th place 
Colin & Christie
 8th place 
Chip & Kim
Married Parents
 9th place 
Kami & Karli
 10th place 
Jim & Marsha
Military Dad and Daughter
Dennis & Erika
Once Engaged


  • This episode marks the introduction of the Yield.
  • This episode was said by Alison.
  • This leg marks the first time The Amazing Race visits the country of Uruguay.


  • Tatina Morales at (06/09/2004): "22 New 'Amazing Race' Travelers"
  • Harry Smith on The Early Show (06/06/2004): "Heat Is On For Amazing Race 5"


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