"Good Thing I Took That Human Anatomy Class in High School"
Version United States
Season Season 9
Episode Number 5/12 (101)
First Broadcast March 28, 2006
Viewership (in millions) 9.20[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49) 3.8/10
Episode Chronology
Previous "It's Not Over Until The Phil Sings"
Next "Sleep Deprivation Is Really Starting to Irritate Me"

Good Thing I Took That Human Anatomy Class in High School is the fifth episode of The Amazing Race 9.


Competition heats up in Italy when Teams must reconstruct broken statues in order to get their next clue.

One duo gets lost on their way to the road block and ends up at the pit stop instead. During a detour, teams frantically try to locate a marked item of clothing among 2,400 pieces of laundry. The pressure of the race intensifies and one team member has a meltdown while trying to assemble a statue.[2]


Route Markers

The order of departure from Siegestor are as follows:

  1. Eric & Jeremy (2:15 am)
  2. BJ & Tyler (3:04 am)
  3. Lake & Michelle (3:09 am)
  4. Fran & Barry (5:03 am)
  5. Dave & Lori (5:28 am)
  6. Joseph & Monica (5:52 am)
  7. Ray & Yolanda (6:48 am)
  8. Danielle & Dani (7:28 am)

Teams must fly to Palermo, Sicily, Italy. Upon arrival, teams must find Teatro Massimo and search the grounds for their next clue.

Teams must drive themselves to Castellammare del Golfo and find the Seaside Terrace facing the fortress to find their next clue.

Choice A: Foundry
Teams must walk a nearby metal works name Premiata Fonderia Birrione Campane at 8 Via Renda to carry a 110-pound (50 kg) iron-cast bell. Then using a vehicle known as Piaggio Ape, they have to drive the bell, drop-off at Via Don Leonardo Zangara and delivered it to Chiesa Maria SS. Del Soccorso for a priest to get their next clue.

Joseph & Monica and Ray & Yolanda chose this task.

Choice B: Laundry
Teams must walk to Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi to search through over 2,400 items of laundry for one of sixteen items of clothing bearing a red and yellow tag. If the red and yellow tag is found, they must hand it to the laundry lady to recieve their next clue.

BJ & Tyler, Danielle & Dani, Dave & Lori, Eric & Jeremy, Fran & Barry, and Lake & Michelle chose this task.

Teams must drive themselves to Segesta and find the Teatro di Segesta to find their next clue

At Teatro di Segesta, teams would have the option to Yield a team. Lake & Michelle used the Yield on Danielle & Dani.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would have to correctly piece together of a classical Greek statue. However, racers were not told that there were two extra pieces that did not belong. Once the statue is correct, an archaeologist will hand them their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must walk to nearby Tempio di Segesta to check in.

For coming in first, BJ & Tyler won a digital imaging package from Duracell.


     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 
BJ & Tyler
Best Friends
 2nd place 
Eric & Jeremy
 3rd place 
Joseph & Monica
 4th place 
Fran & Barry
Married 40 Years
 5th place> 
Lake & Michelle
Married Parents
 6th place 
Dave & Lori
 7th place 
Ray & Yolanda
Danielle & Dani
Childhood Friends