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"Gorilla? Gorilla?? Gorilla???"
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Version: United States
Season: The Amazing Race 14
Episode No.: 7/12 (163)
First Broadcast: March 29, 2009
Viewership (in millions): 11.99[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49) 3.7/9
Episode Chronology
Previous: "Alright Guys We're at War!"
Next: "Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant"
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Gorilla? Gorilla?? Gorilla??? is the seventh episode of The Amazing Race 14.

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from Jaigarh Fort are as follows:

  1. Tammy & Victor (10:21 am)
  2. Mel & Mike (10:50 am)
  3. Kisha & Jen (11:02 am)
  4. Margie & Luke (11:03 am)
  5. Jaime & Cara (11:04 am)
  6. Mark & Michael (11:11 am)

Teams must fly to Phuket, Thailand. Upon arrival, using a photo for reference, teams must locate a gorilla statue at the Phuket Zoo, where they will find their next clue.

The Fast Forward instructions were given to them after finding their clue at Phuket Zoo. None of the teams opted to take the Fast Forward. According to a Post-Race interview with Mel & Mike, teams had to go to a market and buy items for a local orphanage using the team's own cash resources.

Teams must take a picture with Phuket Zoo's main mascot, Esso the tiger, then participate in an elephant show, involving being lightly stepped and squatted on by elephants. When the elephant show is finished, the tiger handler would hand them their picture, containing their next clue.

Teams must travel by taxi to Nguan Choon Tong Herbs Shop and ask the storekeeper to open a drawer until they receive their next clue.

Choice A: 100 Barrels
Teams would have to travel to Pae Yod to help prepare a fishing boat for ten days out at sea. They must choose one of 6 fishing boats, fill 47 barrels with water, and load 53 barrels on the upper deck. Once the fishing boat is properly prepared, they'll receive their next clue.

Kisha & Jen and Mel & Mike chose this task.

Choice B: 2 Miles
Teams would have to transport a rickshaw, with one team member sitting in it, 2 miles from Wat Phutta Mongkhon Nimit to King Rama IX Park to find their next clue. In the event of a flat tire, bike pumps would be provided alongside the rickshaws. Teams cannot hire a cab to lead them to the park. Teams can swap who is in the rickshaw and who is pulling at any point during the task.

Jaime & Cara, Margie & Luke, Mark & Michael, and Tammy & Victor chose this task.

Teams must travel by taxi to Wat Thep Nimit Temple to check in.

For coming in first place, Tammy & Victor won a trip for two to Oahu, Hawaii, provided by Travelocity.

Leaderboard

Legend:
     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward Used the U-Turn Recipient of the U-Turn
S14 TammyVictor
 1st place 
Tammy & Victor
Siblings/Lawyers
S14 JaimeCara
 2nd place 
Jaime & Cara
Former NFL Cheerleaders
S14 MarkMichael
 3rd place 
Mark & Michael
Brothers/Stuntmen
S14 MargieLuke
 4th place 
Margie & Luke
Mother/Son
S14 KishaJen
 5th place 
Kisha & Jen
Sisters
S14 MelMike
 6th place 
Mel & Mike
Father/Son

Trivia

  • This episode's title is said by Victor while asking the locals on the streets of Thailand for the location of the gorilla statue.

Reception

  • Alan Sepinwall at "What's Alan Watching?" (03/30/2009): "Stay with the pack!"

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