|"Here We Go, Baby, Off to Win a Million Bucks!"|
|Episode Number||1/12 (097)|
|First Broadcast||February 28, 2006|
|Viewership (in millions)||10.40|
|Previous|| "25 Days, 50 Cities, And More Than 600 Consecutive Hours Together as a Family"|
|Next||"I'm Filthy And I Love It"|
Here We Go, Baby, Off to Win a Million Bucks! is the season premiere of The Amazing Race 9.
The race begins in Denver, Colorado when teams quickly jet off to their first location, Sao Paulo, Brazil where, upon landing, they must venture deep into the heart of the city to find their next clue at the Hotel Unique. Almost immediately, teams make their way by foot to Viaduto Santa Ifigenia, a pedestrian footbridge overlooking the highway and the Vale do Anhangabuau. One team struggles to locate the clue box, while other teams seem to find it with ease.
At the bridge, teams are faced with their first detour and must choose between finding a local motorcycle shop, where they will have to assemble a motorcycle from scratch, or soar high above the city of San Paolo in a helicopter in order to locate a specific building where they will find their next clue.
Teams must find Viaduto Santa Efigênia, where they will find their next clue on top of the bridge.
Choice A: Motor Head
Teams must travel to a motorcycle shop named Caverna Moto Peças and assemble a motorcycle, using an assembled motorcycle as a model. Then, using the parts provided and finished model for reference. When the motorcycle is properly assembled, the mechanic could start the bike and he would receive their next clue.
Choice B: Rotor Head
Teams must travel to Campo de Marte Airport. Then, using a flight directory to locate one of three buildings and find a helicopter. Since they varied in distance and each location had a limited number of tickets. Teams are need to find one of three closest building from a flight directory: Edifício São Luís Gonzaga, Atrium V, and Hotel Meliá. Once it located to their destination, a pilot would fly by helicopter to the rooftop of that building to search the designated area for their next clue. There are limited number of flights available to any one of these given buildings.
Teams must make their way to Santa Cecilia and find the sanctuary at 114A Rua Federico Abranches. Once there, teams have to light a white candle and witness a traditional ceremony known as Candomblé and to receive their next clue.
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
- This episode's title was said by John.
- Josh Wolk at EW (02/28/2006): "Meet the new duos!"
- Jace Lacob at Televisionary (03/01/2006): "Reality Check: Race Returns to Being, Well, Amazing"
- Roger Holland at Pop Matters (03/07/2006): "Key to the Door"
|The Amazing Race 9 Episode List|
"Here We Go, Baby, Off to Win a Million Bucks!" · "I'm Filthy And I Love It" · "I'm in Russia Playing with Dolls" · "It's Not Over Until The Phil Sings" · "Good Thing I Took That Human Anatomy Class in High School" · "Sleep Deprivation Is Really Starting to Irritate Me" · "Herculean Effort for Some Herculean Dudes" · "Here Comes the Bedouin!" · "Do You Know How Much Running I Did Today, Phil?" · "Man, They Should Have Used Their Fake Names" · "I Think This Monkey Likes Me" · "5 Continents, 9 Countries, More Than 59,000 Miles"